AN ELEGANT AND QUALITY EQUESTRIAN LIFESTYLE IN THE FOOTHILLS
Located just North of Hickory and South of Blowing Rock, this custom designed and built 11 acre farm is waiting for the most discerning buyer. Just a low enough elevation that snow fall is minimum and a high enough elevation that you avoid the sweltering summer heat.
The custom built 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom 2,441 square foot home was built in 2009. Convenient and comfortable living all on one floor. It is obvious the home owner/builder customer builds cabinets for exclusive high end users. He incorporated all his favorite features in the cabinets throughout the home. White oak hardwood and tile floors are utilized throughout the home. The open and light floor plan flows from the minute through the extra wide solid wood front door with beaded sidelights and transom, to the custom columns distinguishing the dining room from the foyer and the great room. High coffered and trey ceilings bring dimension and warmth to the living spaces. Much thought went into selecting colors for cabinets, granite and tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. A split floor plan separates the master suite from the guest rooms. Guests may stay longer than planned once they get realize they two have a master bath with a tile surround whirlpool garden tub and separate shower. One guest room has a large walk-in closet, while the other has a double door extra deep closet and both with shelves. This wing of the home has its’ own laundry room with utility sink while the master has a private laundry room off the master closet. The master suite was obviously designed by the owners, since it offers a walk-in closet anyone would envy with custom pull out cabinets, granite topped vanity and double rows of hanging cabinets. The master bath has an extra long soaking whirlpool tub and a separate tiled shower with two heads and a hand held. The frameless glass surround creates clean elegant lines. The granite and upgraded plumbing compliment each other in this bathroom, as well as, the kitchen and other baths. French doors open to the screened in porch with tongue and groove pine ceilings and private hot tub.
The great room opens to the kitchen and offers a stone gas burning fireplace with built-in cabinets and book shelves on either side. The focal point is the beautiful Cypress log carved mantle depicting the fox and the hare. A 5’ x 9’ granite island/breakfast counter provides plenty of room for guests to visit with the chef while the chef takes advantage of the gourmet kitchen. GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances including a wall mounted convection oven and convection Microwave, Induction glass top range and a U-line under counter beverage fridge. Rope lighting, glass cabinet puck lighting and under counter are not only practical but set the mood. Nine foot cabinets ensure you have plenty of cabinet space. Remember custom cabinet builder added all the bells and whistles. The kitchen also incorporates upgraded plumbing including a touch faucet with spray wand.
While there is so much more to mention about the interior of the home, the outside is equally important with this property. A brick walled private in-ground pool and patio is a great place to relax and entertain. A covered deck overlooks the patio area and stone gas fireplace.
The home is centrally positioned on the property in order to take advantage of the pasture and long range views. Surrounded by lush pastures, all accented with almost 175 Cleveland Select and Bradford Pear trees, one never tires of the setting. Enter through a gated entrance and take the paved driveway to the 3 car garage and concrete parking pad or towards the 4 stall barn. The barn is self-contained with its’ own septic and electric meter. Stalls are 12 x 12 and have mats, corner grain bins and hay racks. Two wash stalls with hot water also double as grooming stalls. The tongue & groove pine lounge offers a kitchenette, half bath and heated. Two pull through equipment and trailer overhangs on each side of the barn, one side with 50 amp hook-up for the trailer. Store your unlimited supply of hay in the walk-up hay loft. Easy drive around the barn for trailers and farm equipment. The board fenced sand arena is located next to the barn for convenience purposes. The entire property is fenced with 4-strands of black rubberised electric fencing ensuring the safety of your horses or livestock. A more comprehensive, well designed and built farm can’t be found in today’s market.
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