A $29.75 Million Home With Mountain Views Is The Most Expensive Home For Sale In The Carolinas

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High in the Blue Ridge mountains with a rocky landscape and extensive surrounding peak views sits the Lazy Bear Lodge on 5.86 acres of ridgetop in Linville, North Carolina. The estate has entered the market for $29.75 million, making it the priciest home for sale in North and South Carolina.

“This luxurious lodge was designed to graciously blend with its breathtaking natural setting,” said Marilyn Wright of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Asheville office. “Its practical living spaces, extraordinary decor and unmatched amenities are paired with a prime location to appeal to the discerning buyer seeking an elevated mountain lifestyle.”

A paved driveway sets the tone on arrival to the main house, welcoming guests into the gated property showcasing an impressive waterfall and bear statue. Intricate woodwork abounds with cypress post and paneling, golden birch and poplar and cherry barks that complement the locally sourced stone and capture the spirit of mountain contemporary architecture.

From a classic Victrola phonograph in the reading area and a custom iron antler and rawhide chandelier to Black Forest carvings and stool legs made from antlers, one-of-a-kind details are found throughout. The great room is a 25-foot-high timber-framed structure boasting custom light fixtures by Hammerton.

The gourmet kitchen is crafted with custom alder cabinets by Banner’s Cabinets and a tri-section refrigerator featuring detailed carving and elk antler pulls. The dining room has a custom mesquite dining table by Taber & Company, custom chairs by Century and John Coleman’s Addih-hiddisch, Hidatsa Chief bronze sculpture. The reading room overlooks a custom wrought-steel railing sculpted by Kevin Clark. Other outstanding details include a polished log wine bar, Quoizel lamps and a floating slab desk with handcrafted Adirondack chair.

A separate party pavilion spans over 3,000 square feet with accordion windows, a Hobbit-esque guest house and a massive main house with an epic art collection. The lodge blends Western art, mountain architecture, European and Adirondack influences. Rustic elegance guided by views of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding peaks, Cypress post and paneling, golden birch, poplar and cherry barks, soften the locally sourced stone and timber design.

The great room is a 25-foot timber-framed structure with custom lighting. The kitchen showcases alder cabinets, a tri-section refrigerator with custom carving and elk antler pull handles. The Folly house provides an entertainment space with a full kitchen, dining and sitting area. Full accordion doors open to multiple levels of seating settings with a fire pit and dance floor with full surround sound. The Hobbit guest house is outfitted with a golf simulator, wet bar, sauna and half bath.

The property sits on a ridgetop at an elevation of 5,000 feet with rocky outcroppings and 340-degree views of the surrounding peaks including the iconic Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offered furnished, the turnkey residence includes an extensive Western art collection spanning three centuries.

Designed by architect Bob Mann of ATTIC Design in collaboration with interior designer Pamela McKay of Dianne Davant and Associates, the 8,700-square-foot lodge is infused with Western art, mountain vernacular architecture, European antiques and handcrafted Adirondack elements to showcase the finest in rustic elegance.

From a classic Victrola phonograph in the reading area and a custom iron antler and rawhide chandelier by Peter Fillerup to Black Forest carvings and stool legs made from antlers, one-of-a-kind details are found throughout. The great room is a 25-foot-high timber-framed structure boasting custom light fixtures by Hammerton. An inviting gourmet kitchen is crafted with custom alder cabinets by Banner’s Cabinets and a tri-section refrigerator featuring detailed carving and elk antler pulls.

The dining room has a custom mesquite dining table by Taber & Company, custom chairs by Century and John Coleman’s Addih-hiddisch, Hidatsa Chief bronze sculpture. The reading room overlooks a custom wrought steel railing sculpted by Kevin Clark. Other outstanding appointments include a polished log wine bar, Quoizel lamps and a floating slab desk with handcrafted Adirondack chair.

The terrace captures stunning views of Grandfather Mountain. Resting on the top of the mountain and featuring accordion glass doors around three sides that open up completely, a separate folly house spanning 2,701 square feet features a full kitchen, dining area, half bath, oversized fire pit, dance floor and surround sound — highlighting the best of indoor-outdoor living.

The grounds include a detached fitness center and a party house. The fitness center has a golf simulator and a circular “Hobbit door,” inspired by the “Lord of the Rings” movies. The property is also equipped with a golf cart garage and storage.

Click here to watch a video showcasing stunning views of the property inside and out.

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