|Lot Size:||50.20 Acres|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Location:||Mooresville, NC 28117|
Creekside Wood Farm. Reminiscent of America’s great estates, Creekside Wood Farm is an example of encouraging nature by managing the land. Through superb land stewardship this estate doesn’t just coexist with nature, but revels in her glory. From the moment you arrive on the property through the stone and timber gated entrance you are captivated by the natural and manmade beauty of this 50- acre farm just outside Rock Hill, SC. Frederick Law Olmsted would be pleased with the design of this peaceful sanctuary that boasts specimen trees and sits amid hardwood and pine, surrounded by pastures, a large stream, and is home to over 100 varieties of trees and shrubs. Travel down the tree- canopied drive to arrive at the main house. Here nature is complemented by the addition of a 3,969 sq. ft. Gene Beard designed home located on the bluffs overlooking Fishing Creek. Built in 1995 by Southern Builders and renovated in 2001 to include a studio with a spiral stair case to a captain’s watch, this home matches its surrounding. As on all parts of the farm, the short walk from the auto courtyard to the front door is a nature lesson and a view to relish. A dizzying variety of trees and plants greet you and standing at the solid oak front door one is soothed by the sound of the landscaped water feature nearby. Once inside you are struck by the home’s understated elegance as well as efficient design, creating a warm, inviting, yet functional personality. An expansive foyer open to a second floor catwalk directs you to the two story great room and offers sightlines beyond to the deck, pool, screened porch, and backyard. The great room is anchored by a floor-to-ceiling stone wood- burning fireplace with solid mahogany mantle. Nowhere is the indoor-outdoor culture of this home more evident than here. Panoramic views of the back and access to the screened porch and deck leading to the pool and private backyard combine to create a multi-dimensional, visceral experience capturing the essence of this remarkable home. High quality appliances including Viking Refrigerator, gas cook top, and Thermador Double Oven highlight the kitchen. Piranha granite counter tops, breakfast bar, custom maple cabinets with black walnut accent cabinets, built-in buffet with stained glass doors, wine cooler, walk-in pantry and entrance to the formal dining room add to the efficiency and warmth of the kitchen. A mud room accessing the garage, laundry room and full bath provide further practicality for this well-planned home. On the opposite side of the home a guest room with full bath completes the first level. As warm and inviting as is the first floor, the second floor is equally dramatic and picturesque, with delightful views of the property from every vantage point. On the north end of the second level a sizeable guest bedroom and office share a full bath. Separated by a catwalk open to the great room and the foyer below, the master suite is situated on the opposing side. This expansive room feels even larger connected to the studio by a double-sided fireplace. The bedroom features a section of mahogany bookcases, creating a mini library and sitting area in front of the French Limestone façade gas fireplace. Other special touches include a private balcony overlooking the pool, cathedral ceiling, plantation shutters, and a large walk-in closet with window seat, wood shelves and shoe racks. The master bath features tile floor, dual vanity, Jacuzzi garden tub, tile shower with multiple shower heads. But the incredible suite doesn’t end there; enter the studio with hardwood floors, tongue and groove pine cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace with wormy chestnut mantle and stone surround, and Pella windows with built-in mini blinds. What a delightful room in which to read, create, meditate or enjoy glorious views; here a solid oak spiral stair case with wrought iron spindles will take you up to the captain’s watch with its enclosed observation deck and two adjacent, open decks. As if
your senses aren’t already overwhelmed, exchange the awe-inspiring view of the captain’s watch for the pool area. Surrounded by gardens and rare trees, this outdoor living space offers a choice of places to fit your mood and the occasion. Move from the screened porch to the pergola covered deck or enjoy pool side. All in close proximity, flowing together, yet uniquely different. The grounds at Creekside Wood Farm offer a wide variety of experiences that elicit an array of emotions. Always present is the landscaping, from the unassuming to the sublime; perennials, ferns, trees and shrubs of all types; found in every corner of the property. The views hold you and overwhelm you as you move about the estate; the winding drive with tree canopy, hay field framed by trees, riding arena, barn and paddocks, the orchard with its fruit trees, a boxed garden, pastures and of course the paths. The walking/riding paths are just as diverse, passing through select gardens or along the bluffs overlooking Fishing Creek, each with its own personality. Creekside Wood Farm’s equestrian accommodations deserve special note; like all aspects of this property, here the horse and owner/rider have been considered. A six stall barn with concrete center aisle, flexible use stalls that open to the pastures, tack room, and large loft that could be finished as an apartment, sits adjacent to a large riding arena. Multiple pastures are located around the property, all with shelter and water. Horses grazing in the natural beauty of this farm adds just another regal element to this imposing property. Approximately a dozen Traditional American Estates exist and while Creekside Wood Farm is not included on that list, it has its own place as a special property. Besides which, you don’t need a Robber Baron Grandfather to call it your home. Who knows, had he seen this property first perhaps George Washington Vanderbilt II would have considered a different location for his famous estate.