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Round Pond Farm

12-Acre Historic Estate in Hendersonville NC


Round Pond Farm is a quintessential historic equestrian estate set amid 12 pristine acres. The regal 1909 estate home, meticulously restored, features a gourmet kitchen, oak and heart pine floors and 6 fireplaces.  The estate includes a charming private pond, bold creek, manicured grounds, extensive stonework and 1998 guest house a sauna, steam-shower, and 3 bathrooms.  For equestrians, Round Pond Farm boasts a 5-stall barn, outdoor ring, and fenced pastures. Enjoy proximity to Hendersonville, Flat Rock and equestrian trails at DuPont State Forest

The Residence | Built in 1909 and completely remodeled over the past 15 years, the elegant main residence features 4 bedrooms, each with ensuite bath, large gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, handsome living room with stone fireplace, delightful sunroom, master on main and two guest suites upstairs with a second sunroom.
The Entrance | Experience a majestic estate approach amid a gracious setting.  As you turn up the winding private drive, you’ll pass rock walls, beautiful landscaping, the distinctive barn, lush pastures, and the classic round pond.  Flanked by towering shade trees, the approach road curves up the hill to the main residence and guest house.

Living Room | At the heart of the home, this handsome living room features the original stone fireplace upfitted with gas logs. Notice the heavy molding, handsome built-in bookcases, French doors, and large windows overlooking the sun room and the estate grounds beyond.  A charming side room, perfect for your piano, is tucked on the south end of the room.

Kitchen | This gourmet kitchen is designed with the accomplished chef in mind.  The room features custom bead board cabinetry with glass fronts plus handsome butcher block counters and large center island.  The appliance package includes Thermador professional gas range with griddle and grill; two ovens; oversized hood;  Bosch dishwasher; Sub-Zero refrigerator; and Dacor microwave. Recessed lighting and sunny windows provide the finishing touches.  The adjacent laundry room includes a sunny window, sink, utility closet and washer/dryer hookup.
Dining | The gracious dining room features a handsome fireplace, now upfitted with gas logs, boasts the original Dutch-pattern tile and marble surround.  Located adjacent to the kitchen, this room boasts oak floors, an abundance of sunlight from the large windows with magnificent private views across the estate.
Library | Beautiful pickled pine walls and custom shelving make this warm room the perfect spot to read or work while out of the main flow of the house.

Master Suite | Located on the main level, the master bedroom features oak floors, large windows on three sides, closet and custom bath.  Notice the handsome stone fireplace with keystone and the gleaming oak floors.  The master bath boasts an antique farmhouse sink, custom terra cotta floor tile, linen closet, Toto toilet, tub with tile surround, built-in vanity and bright window.
Guest Bedrooms | There are 3 guest rooms in the main residence, each with ensuite custom baths.  The main level guest room boasts oak floors and wood burning fireplace plus a bath with marble counters, undermount Kohler sink and beadboard cabinets. The two upstairs suites both offer private views across the grounds. One features the original claw foot tub, now beautifully restored.

Sunrooms | Both levels of the home offer delightful sunrooms with stunning views across the estate grounds to the pond.  The lower level sunroom features a beadboard ceiling, cedar shakes and doors at both ends. The upper level sunroom boasts a tin ceiling, cedar shake wall and built-in cabinets, perfect for home office or playroom.
Guest House | Built in 1998, this incredible guest house is more than just a guest house.  The downstairs includes a two-car garage, laundry, bath with sauna and steam shower, a second bath with outside entry for clean-up before you come inside.  Upstairs, your guests will be pampered with a full kitchen featuring a huge breakfast bar, reproduction antique stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and custom cabinetry. The bedroom suite offers an oversized bath with claw foot tub while the sunroom (great for extra folks sleeping over) and large living room boasts beadboard paneled walls. This cute guest house is ideal for teens, visitors or a private yoga retreat.
Grounds | The rolling front lawns with magnificent views will be a favorite place for the children to play.  The breezy summer gazebo, built for outdoor entertaining, features a stone fireplace, grill, custom rockwork.  Enjoy lush surroundings with colorful dogwood, shady white pines, towering maples, poplars and oaks plus a gracious abundance of ivy covered stonework.
Barn | Equestrians will appreciate the 5-stall center aisle barn. The barn features solid wood stalls with mats and Dutch doors, wash rack, tack room with skylight, running water and electricity.  A picturesque old-world stone bridge over the creek joins the barn to the pasture.
Equestrian Amenities | Round Pond Farm offers pastures with established grass and post and rail fencing. The outdoor ring is ideal for training and lunging.  Round Pond Farm is located only 10 miles from miles of public equestrian trails at DuPont State Forest. Additional public trails are located only 15 miles away in Pisgah National Forest. Enjoy year round horse shows and horsemanship clinics at the nearby Western North Carolina Agricultural Center and the Biltmore Estate Equestrian Center. An annual equestrian pass at Biltmore Estate allows you to bring your own horse to ride more than 80 miles of equestrian trails the Vanderbilts once enjoyed on their private estate.
The Community | Wilson Farm is a private community located in the countryside just outside Hendersonville. Enjoy the benefits of an established neighborhood without being in the middle of it.  Round Pond Farm sits at the edge of the Wilson Farm development and is part of the community.  This property has already been subdivided into lots which could be sold individually.
The Location | Poised on the edge of Flat Rock and close to other historic estate properties, Round Pond Farm is located only 1 mile from the renowned Kanuga Conference Center, an international Episcopal retreat.  Enjoy proximity to dining and shopping in both Hendersonville and Flat Rock. The larger cities of Greenville, Spartanburg, and Asheville are only 45 minutes away.
Summary of Features
The Residence
  • Built in 1909
  • 4 bedrooms; 4 full baths
  • Approximately 3,500 square feet of living space
  • Trane central AC
  • Heat pump
  • Generator
  • Sound system in dining room and living room
  • Security system
The Interiors
  • Hardwood floors of oak and heart pine thoughout
  • Chefs kitchen with Thermador, Dacor and Sub-Zero appliances
  • Handy laundry room with sunny window
  • Gracious dining room with sunny windows and fireplace with original Dutch-themed tile work
  • Handsome living room with original stone fireplace, piano nook, and magnificent views
  • Library with pickled pine shelving and walls
  • Main level sunroom with cedar shakes and stunning views across the estate grounds
  • Main level master suite with stone fireplace
  • Main level guest suite with fireplace
  • Two upper level bedrooms, each with ensuite baths, one with original claw foot tub
The Guest House
  • Built in 1998
  • 2-car garage on the main level
  • Sauna and steam shower on the main level
  • Laundry on main level
  • Full kitchen
  • 1 bedroom; 3 baths
  • Living room with paneled walls
  • Sunporch with paneled walls
The Equestrian Facilities
  • 5-stall center aisle barn with running water and electricity
  • Outdoor ring
  • Fenced pasture
  • Proximity to public riding trails in DuPont Forest and Pisgah National Forest
  • Proximity to Biltmore Estate Equestrian Center and horse shows at the WNC Agricultural Center
The Grounds
  • 12 Acres
  • Charming summer pavilion with stone fireplace
  • Beautiful private pond
  • Bold creek
  • Paved drive
  • Landscaped grounds
  • Towering native hardwoods and white pines
  • Magnificent stonework
The Location
  • Located in Wilson Farm, a private upscale community near Kanuga Conference Center
  • Perfect location close into Hendersonville but feels worlds away
  • 1 mile to Kanuga Conference Center
  • 4 miles to downtown Hendersonville
  • 6 miles to Village of Flat Rock and the Flat Rock Theater
  • 10 miles to DuPont State Forest
  • 16 miles to the WNC Agricultural Center
  • 16 miles to the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
  • 25 miles to the Biltmore Estate Equestrian Center
  • 25 miles to Asheville

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MLS # | North Carolina Mountains MLS 546406 and MLS 554272
Price | Offered at $1,175,000 SOLD!
Contact | For details, please contact Jim Kirkpatrick or Sheelah Clarkson

Email Jim

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Office: 828.694.1558
Cell Phone: 828.674.5733

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Office: 828.694.1558
Cell: 828.712.2232