Price: $949,900 (NEW LISTING 8/30/21)
Location: Mitchell County (Bakersville)
Detailed Property Information
- Heated Square Footage
- 4,236 heated s.f.; 672 unfinished s.f.
- Year Built
- # of Bedrooms
- Three/Four bedrooms
- # of Baths
- Two full baths; one half bath
- Overall Condition
- Excellent condition
- Approximately 35 acres
- Surface Water
- Creek and springs
- Open Field/Pasture
- Nearest Interstate Highway
- 17+ miles, I-26
- Nearest Four Lane Road
- 17 miles, I-26
- Nearest High Density Area
- 18 miles (Burnsville); 17 Miles Unicoi, TN
Just because a property is out in the country doesn’t mean you have to rough it. This one-of-a-kind architecturally designed masterpiece is testimony to that. Situated in northern Mitchell County (north of Asheville and Burnsville), this 35 acre mountain private mountain property features a stunningly crafted home overlooking the mountains and woodlands.
Access is very easy from anywhere, via a paved state maintained road to the entry to the property. Once there, pass through the remotely operated electronic gate and enter a world of woodland beauty and serenity. Make your way along the well maintained gravel road that parallels a stunning creek, then branch off up to the home site. The drive is gentle and easy enough for any sort of two wheel drive passenger vehicle. Again, no need to rough it here.
Once you arrive at the house, you are met with a modern take on the Prairie Style of architecture looking like something Frank Lloyd Wright would have created. In fact, it may as well have been, because the architect was a devotee of Wright’s (George Peters, who designed this for his personal residence). The exterior treatment is unlike any we’ve ever seen (and we’ve seen a lot!) featuring vertically placed dark stained wood, spaced 1/4″ apart to create depth and a reveal. The large, deep overhanging roof provides shelter and shade when needed. Along the stone walkway is an incredible rock formation surrounded by all manner of quality plantings, attracting butterflies, bees and the sort.
Entering through the eight foot tall solid wood custom made door, the stone pathway continues inside and leads you to a large, high ceiling great room and kitchen. It was “open concept” before “open concept” even became a term. Anchoring one end of the great room is a large stone fireplace with comfortable sitting area, and the kitchen is a chef’s dream. With a sweeping island, the chef in the family has a commanding view of the great room and beyond through the utterly massive floor to ceiling windows. Everywhere you look, you’ll see custom craftsmanship at every turn with every cabinet, knob, shelf and lighting. Click here for a full immersive 3D tour.
Step out of the combination kitchen/dining/great room onto the expansive covered deck and you quickly realize why you love the mountains. A view corridor has been opened up through the trees, revealing a distant, multi-layered mountain view. Situated at approximately 3,300′ above sea level, you’ll enjoy the cool mountain air while taking in the view. Because you own all the trees in view, one could open up the view even more if desired. (There are no restrictions here.) A portion of the deck is covered while a portion is open to the sky. This is a very large deck ideal for entertaining, and hidden within custom crafted cabinets long the exterior wall, you’ll find “cubbies” in which you can store all manner of outdoor gear. Its simply an exceptionally well thought out design.
The main level features a spacious two car attached garage, a very large library lined floor to ceiling with custom book shelves. Off the kitchen, and sharing a pass through, is a pantry of large size with plenty of room for everything needed for entertaining and food prep. Down the hall you come to the massively comfortable Master Suite with sitting area, views and a spacious Master Bath with full tiled walk in shower. Like a spa.
Going down to the lower level, you’ll find a half bath tucked into a corner midway down, then you enter the lower living area. Along the view side of the house are three bedrooms, each with views to the mountains. At the end of the hall is a large full guest bath, again with walk in tiled shower. High ceilings and top quality finishes ensure this lower level feels just as sumptuous as the main.
At the other end of the hall, you’ll be surprised to find a very large great room space waiting for your finishing details. Already featuring finished sheetrock, walls and ceiling, recessed lighting and a radiant heated slab floor, this space is ready to go. Features a door that opens to the finished grade stone patio. It could be finished out into any manner of purpose (den, game room, theater, bedroom, kitchen, etc.). Lining the back wall is wood paneling mirroring that of the exterior siding, thus bringing the inside in. But there’s more!
Hidden behind the paneled wall is a door leading to a large, high ceilinged storage room. Lined with large shelving, it is ideal for storing items you wish hidden from view, yet easily accessible. You can never have enough storage.
Around the home is total privacy. The grade of the house site is gentle enough such that there is actually some flat yard area above and below the house. This is great for children, gardening, etc. That is, this house is not hanging on the side of a cliff. Step off the yard area into the lush woods and explore till your heart’s content. There are interesting rock formations, view points, springs and such throughout it. As an added bonus, the property actually adjoins a 2,300 acre USFS tract which has the effect of increasing your usable/enjoyable acreage by 98%! How often can you boast that you live adjacent to US forest land? If you’re looking to hunker down and “bugout” in style, this property provides just that. End of the road privacy, no neighbors on top of you, gated entry, plenty of wildlife, abundant water, etc. It would make both an ideal vacation home or survival property if needed.
So call us today for a private showing of this architectural masterpiece. It has all the hallmarks for year round comfortable living, yet in a very private secure area when we see the world around us going crazy. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a getaway place like this in uncertain times? Shown only be appointment with proof of financial capability. Serious inquiries only please.