Flat Rock Private Estate
Historic Estate on 10 Acres near Flat Rock, NC
First time on the market in 50 years! This historic estate home designed by Erle Stillwell is the centerpiece of a 10-acre estate property poised on the edge of Flat Rock. The main residence features oak floors, spiral staircase, high ceilings and totally private views. The charming pool house with 1 bathroom offers an ideal guest house. The estate includes rolling property with a bold creek and back pasture. Enjoy a gracious setting close to both Hendersonville and Flat Rock. This elegant estate is one of the most notable historic estates in the region.
The Entrance |
The estate features a handsome stone column entrance and winding drive flanked by tall shade trees, stonework, and meticulous landscaping.
The Residence |
Designed by noted Hendersonville architect Erle Stillwell and built in 1949, this elegant but comfortable home features 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. The residence includes a beautiful foyer with spiral staircase, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, beautiful sunken living room, den, huge covered patio, and large master suite on the main floor.
The Foyer |
This graceful entry sets the tone for this lovely estate home. Boasting custom spiral staircase with iron railings and narrow plank oak floors, the foyer offers a welcoming ambiance for family and guests. The foyer offers direct access to the formal living room and the formal dining room. A powder room is located just to the side.
Living Room |
Truly the center of the house, the bright living room features a wood burning fireplace with marble surround, built-in bookcases, 12.5-foot ceiling and narrow plank oak floors. Notice the gracious crown molding, oversized windows, and incredible views across the estate grounds.
This sunny kitchen is ready for your updates. It features two sink areas, two ovens, dishwasher, griddle, refrigerator, microwave, white counters, pantry, breakfast bar and tile flooring, There’s plenty of space and natural light in the breakfast nook.
Located just off the kitchen, the beautiful dining room features oak floors, bay window, custom scalloped shelving, and crystal chandelier. The room offers a grand venue for formal dining and guest entertainment.
This cozy room features walnut paneling, built-in bookcases, beamed cathedral ceiling, bay window, and brick wood burning fireplace. Located out of the main flow of the house, the den will be a favorite place to curl up and watch movies or read a book.
Master Bedroom |
The large sunny master suite provides sweeping views of the grounds. The room features wood floors under the carpet, lots of windows, huge dressing room and closet. The master bath with tub and shower is ready for your updates.
Guest Rooms |
Upstairs, the home offers three quiet guest rooms, all with oak floors and private views. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath while the third guest room boasts an ensuite bath with both an interior and exterior entrance. There is also a small foyer with linen closet on this level.
This huge covered patio will be a favorite place to entertain. Overlooking the pool and grounds, this relaxing patio offers slate flooring and beamed ceiling. This is ideal venue for quiet relaxation or outdoor dining.
Studio & Garages |
The estate includes two oversized garage bays and one carport bay. The former maid’s quarters and laundry located just past the garage could serve as a small apartment or artist studio. In the basement is a great space for a workshop area or storage room.
Pool House |
Built around 1973, this wonderful pool house is ideal for relaxation and entertainment. Downstairs is a one car garage and plenty of storage. Upstairs, the casual great room with its vaulted beamed ceiling and brick wood burning fireplace provides a great year round entertainment venue. The pool house features one bedroom with an oversized bathroom plus a second bath with outside entry, perfect for clean up before you come inside. Notice the handy kitchenette with ice maker. Disappearing sliding doors open to the wonderful modified kidney shaped swimming pool. This idyllic setting overlooking the very private grounds will be a favorite for the entire family.
Estate Grounds |
This estate offers a highly private ambiance with a mature landscape of rhododendron, azaleas, boxwoods, and evergreens. The house sits well back from the road, nestled amid natural surroundings. Although located only 3 miles to downtown Hendersonville, the home is exceptionally secluded and surrounded by other estate properties. The massive back yard will be a favorite place for children to play. The terrain gently falls to the creek below the main residence. A charming rock and wood bridge lead to the 5.75-acre back pasture. Horses are permitted.
The Location |
Just on the edge of Flat Rock and close to other historic estate properties, this Stillwell designed home is a stand out. The gracious grounds are truly one of the finest in the area. The estate is convenient to shopping and dining Hendersonville as well as the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and the Flat Rock Playhouse. Greenville, Spartanburg, and Asheville are all about 45 minutes away.
Summary of Features
- Built in 1949
- 4 bedrooms; 3 full baths; 1 half bath
- Approximately 3,720 square feet of living space
- Designed by famed architect Erle Stillwell
- Brick exterior
- Alarm system
- Roof with architectural shingle
- Double garage
- Spacious rooms with high ceilings
- Master on main
- Hardwood floors of narrow plank oak though out
- Foyer with spiral staircase
- Living room with wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases and picture window overlooking grounds
- Eat-in kitchen with tile floors
- Formal dining room with bay window and custom scalloped shelving
- Den with beamed cathedral ceiling and wood burning fireplace
- Large guest rooms, all with private views
- A magnificent historic home with “good bones” ready for updates
- 10 acres
- Gentle rolling terrain
- Stone column entry
- Paved winding drive
- Exceptional privacy, yet very close to downtown
- In-ground swimming pool
- Stunning grounds and manicured lawns
- 5.75-acre pasture
- Bold creek runs through property
- Charming bridge across the creek
- Horses permitted
- Located in the county on the edge of Flat Rock NC
- 3 miles to downtown Hendersonville NC
- 4 miles to Flat Rock NC
- 6 miles to I-26
- 15 miles to the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
- 25 miles to Asheville NC
MLS | North Carolina Mountains MLS 562868 and MLS 565070
Price | Offered at $995,000 with 10 acres OR $799,000 with 4.14 acres
Contact | To schedule a private showing, please contact Jim Kirkpatrick.
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