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Property Details

Improvements

Built in 2008, the main house is just over 6,200 square feet and a mix of English and French influences, creating a hospitable Old-World style luxury home with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Family and friends may enter through the front door into the grand room that boasts a 12-foot-tall, coffered ceiling and beautiful hardwood floors to accent. A grand wood burning fireplace keeps the space warm and inviting in the winter months. Four sets of gorgeously tall French doors line the back wall showcasing a pristine mountain view, making the most of outdoor and indoor spaces. Outside the French doors is a perfectly positioned and covered back porch with an oversized stone fireplace. From the grand room, guests may easily spill into the kitchen, dining room, and extra sitting area with vaulted ceilings and wooden trusses. The French country-style kitchen is a perfect blend of homey and elegant with custom cabinetry, a concealed refrigerator, varying stone countertops, gas stove with built-in hood, double electric wall ovens, in-cabinet microwave, and a spacious farmhouse style sink. Additionally, there is a guest bathroom and oversized laundry room on the main floor conveniently located at the breezeway to the carriage house.

 

The master on main also hosts vaulted ceilings with French doors to the back porch and windows revealing the neighboring mountain range. The oversized master bathroom offers a “His Retreat” and “Her Retreat”, both with custom cabinets, large French-style vanities, tile floors, hefty walk-in closets, and private toilets. A walk-in shower is shared and “Her Retreat” also contains a sitting area adjacent to the French-inspired super tub. Downstairs there are two guest rooms, a shared bathroom, wine cellar that holds 800+ bottles, utility room, and a storage room that can easily be converted into a kitchen or kitchenette. Upstairs is currently used as a large playroom/bedroom with bathroom for the grandchildren but is suitable for an office or additional guest room. Above the two-car garage is another bedroom/office/nanny suite with bathroom. 

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Cherokee Cabin

The smaller of the cabins, referred to as “The Cherokee Cabin,” is a former schoolhouse that was originally built sometime around 1750 and is rich with history. “The Cherokee Cabin” offers a quaint Southern front porch and one-bedroom loft-style interior living space. Outside on the porch, guests may enjoy the view overlooking the lower pond and “Yankee Barn” to the left, the vineyard/apple orchard to the right, and large meadows across Blue Ridge Gap Road. 

The Hemlock Cabin

The larger cabin, referred to as “The Hemlock Cabin,” was built in 2004 by a highly acclaimed local builder, Anthony McCracken. “The Hemlock Cabin” offers a spacious wrap-around porch, two working wood burning fireplaces, several living spaces for entertaining, a kitchen with an iconic antique stove, bathroom on the main floor, and an upstairs loft-style bedroom. Sustainable-minded folks will be enthusiastic to learn that “The Hemlock Cabin” has the capacity to run off solar power, which was installed in 2021, and utilizes its own well pump. Outside, guests may enjoy the beautiful view of the upper pond and large Hemlock tree, hence the cabin’s nickname, while sitting next to an outdoor wood burning fireplace on the wrap-around porch, all while listening to the adjacent babbling stream. Your guests may never want to leave their respective cabin.

Yankee Barn

The largest barn on the property, nicknamed the “Yankee Barn,” is currently used as a workshop but is also perfect for storing equipment or hosting large gatherings. The “Yankee Barn” was originally constructed in 1891, then deconstructed and moved piece by piece from New York to Persimmon Valley Farm around 2002. The barn was repainted in the last couple of years and the original gable remains fully intact. The quintessential red “Yankee Barn” is impossible to miss while driving down rural Blue Ridge Gap Road. In this barn is a working full bathroom and loft. 

Tractor Barn & Sheds

This area supports the operations and maintenance of the farm. The tractor barn serves as another workshop and secure place to store large farm equipment out of the elements. The sheds are used to house additional equipment, trailers, and/or hay. Additionally, there are two above-ground fuel tanks - one tank holds 500 gallons of diesel and the second holds 1,000 gallons of gasoline. 

Equestrian Barn & Round Penhe equestrian barn houses three indoor/outdoor stalls along with a tack room, equipment room, and hay storage loft. Outside the equestrian barn is a modest round pen adjacent to one of the fenced pastures.

Potting Shed
A small barn/shed is perfectly placed on the backend of the property next to a former gardening field. This quaint southern potting barn is the only remaining structure of the farm’s original homesite and was fully restored by the current owners for use as a potting shed. Today it is perfect for housing gardening supplies and has a well pump outside for watering the plants.

Run-In ShelterAcross from the potting shed in the adjacent fenced pasture sits a timber-framed white stucco/stone barn that was built in 2016. Historically, this barn served as a run-in shelter for horses and is also perfect for storing hay or other farm supplies.

Lookout Tower

Nestled at the top of the mountain is a lookout tower that the current owners built in 2018. The trail up to the lookout tower is an old road and wide enough to ATV, horseback ride, or simply hike up. The lookout tower boasts gorgeous views of Glassy Mountain to the southeast and North Carolina Mountains to the north. The lookout tower is the perfect place for a private picnic or camping adventure on the farm. 

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