Luxurious Mountaintop Lodge Is Most Expensive Home In North And South Carolina

A magnificent mountaintop estate known as Lazy Bear Lodge in the distinguished Linville Ridge Country Club has entered the market for $29.75 million — the highest-priced home in North and South Carolina. Located at 1907 Flattop Cliffs Drive on 5.86 acres, the unique home sits on a ridgetop at an elevation of 5,000 feet with rocky outcroppings and 340-degree views of the surrounding peaks including Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offered furnished, the turnkey residence includes an extensive Western art collection spanning three centuries. Marketed exclusively by Marilyn Wright of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Asheville office, the listing details can be viewed here.

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 vernacular architecture, European antiques and handcrafted Adirondack elements to showcase the finest in rustic elegance. A paver drive welcomes guests into the gated property showcasing an impressive waterfall and bear statue. Intricate woodwork abounds with cypress post and paneling, golden birch and poplar and cherry barks that complement the locally sourced stone. From a classic Victrola phonograph in the reading area and a custom iron antler and rawhide chandelier by Peter Fillerup to Black Forest carvings and stool legs made from antlers, one-of-a-kind details are found throughout. The great room is a 25-foot-high timber-framed structure boasting custom light fixtures by Hammerton. An inviting gourmet kitchen is crafted with custom alder cabinets by Banner’s Cabinets and a tri-section refrigerator featuring detailed carving and elk antler pulls. The dining room has a custom mesquite dining table by Taber & Company, custom chairs by Century and John Coleman’s Addih-hiddisch, Hidatsa Chief bronze sculpture. The reading room overlooks a custom wrought steel railing sculpted by Kevin Clark. Other outstanding appointments include a polished log wine bar, Quoizel lamps and a floating slab desk with handcrafted Adirondack chair.

Outside, the terrace captures stunning vistas of Grandfather Mountain from handcarved cedar chairs. Resting on the top of the rocky mountain and featuring accordion glass doors around three sides that open up completely, a separate folly house with 2,701 total square feet features a full kitchen, dining area, half bath, oversized fire pit, dance floor and surround sound — highlighting the best of indoor-outdoor living. The 1,006-square-foot hobbit guest house and exercise room are carved into the side of the mountain with decking overlooking the forest.

There is room for a round of golf, full classes on screen or additional living with wet bar and half bath. The property is also equipped with a golf cart garage and storage.


“This luxurious lodge was designed to graciously blend with its breathtaking natural setting.

Its practical living spaces, extraordinary décor and unmatched amenities are paired with a prime location to appeal to the discerning buyer seeking an elevated mountain lifestyle.”

  • Marilyn Wright, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 sales professionals in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage was founded by The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964, and is a proud Peerage Realty Partner. For more information, visit