High in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a rocky landscape and sweeping views of the surrounding summit sits the 5.86-acre ridgetop Lazy Bear Lodge in Linville, North Carolina. The estate hit the market for $29.75 million, making it the most expensive home for sale in North and South Carolina.

“This luxury home was designed to blend gracefully with its breathtaking natural setting,” said Marilyn Wright of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Asheville office. “Its practical living spaces, unusual decor and unrivaled amenities combine with a prime location to appeal to the discerning buyer seeking an elevated mountain lifestyle.”

A paved driveway sets the tone upon arrival at the main house, welcoming guests to the gated property, showcasing an impressive waterfall and bear statue. Intricate woodwork abounds with cypress posts and panels, golden birch, poplar and cherry bark that complement the local stone and convey the spirit of mountain modern architecture.

From the classic Victrola in the reading area and the custom iron horn and rawhide chandelier to the Black Forest carvings and antler stool legs, one-of-a-kind details are found throughout. The great room is a 25-foot wood-frame structure that boasts custom light fixtures by Hammerton.

The gourmet kitchen features custom alder cabinets from Banner’s Cabinets and a three-section refrigerator with detailed carvings and elk antler detailing. The dining room has a mesquite dining table by Taber & Company, chairs by Century and John Coleman’s. Addih-Hidish, leader of the Hidats bronze sculpture. The reading room opens onto a wrought-iron balustrade designed by Kevin Clark. Other great details include a polished log wine bar, Quoizel lamps, and a floating stovetop desk with a handcrafted Adirondack chair.

A separate party pavilion is over 3,000 square feet with bay windows, a Hobbit-style guest house, and a massive main house with an epic art collection. The lodge combines Western art, mountain architecture, European and Adirondack influences. Rustic elegance guided by views of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding peaks, cypress columns and paneling, golden birch, poplar and cherry bark soften the design of local stone and wood.

The great room is a 25-foot wood-frame structure with custom lighting. The kitchen showcases alder cabinets, a three-section refrigerator with custom carvings and elk antler handles. The Folly home provides entertaining space with a full kitchen, dining and sitting area. Full accordion doors open to multiple levels of seating with a fire pit and dance floor with full surround sound. The Hobbit Guest House is equipped with a golf simulator, a bathhouse, a sauna and a bathtub.

The hotel is perched atop a 5,000-foot ridge with rocky outcrops and 340-degree views of the surrounding peaks, including the iconic Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The proposed turnkey furnished residence includes an extensive collection of Western art 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 folk architecture, European antiques and Adirondack handcrafts to showcase the best in rustic elegance.

From the classic Victrola in the reading area and the custom iron horn and rawhide chandelier by Peter Filerap to the Black Forest carvings and antler stool legs, one-of-a-kind details are found throughout. The great room is a 25-foot wood-frame structure that boasts custom light fixtures by Hammerton. The inviting gourmet kitchen features custom alder cabinetry from Banner’s Cabinets and a three-section refrigerator with detailed carvings and elk antler detailing.

The dining room features a custom mesquite dining table by Taber & Company, custom chairs by Century and Addih-hiddisch by John Coleman, a bronze sculpture of a Hidatsa chief. The reading room opens onto a wrought-steel balustrade by Kevin Clark. Other fine appointments include a polished log wine bar, Quoizel lamps and a floating stove desk with a handcrafted Adirondack chair.

The terrace offers a wonderful view Grandfather Mountain. The 2,701-square-foot detached home, perched atop a mountain and featuring fully-opening accordion glass doors on three sides, features a full kitchen, dining room, half bath, large fire pit, dance floor and surround sound – emphasizing indoor living at its best and on the street.

There is a separate fitness center and party room on site. The fitness center features a golf simulator and circular Lord of the Rings-inspired Hobbit Doors. The property is also equipped with a golf cart garage and storage.

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

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