By Linde Hyder
The best of two worlds come together beautifully in this captivating French Country manor, where inspiring golf course views are surpassed only by pastoral lakefront vistas. Situated just outside the quaint township of New London, the 1.65-acre property is enviably positioned on the 14th hole of the exclusive Old North State Club, ranked among the Top Ten golf courses in North Carolina. Additionally, the residence overlooks Badin Lake, a 5,350-acre lake offering 115 miles of pristine shoreline and endless opportunities for water enthusiasts.
Beyond the cobblestone driveway and exquisitely detailed stone façade is the promise of something equally stunning inside the 8,462-square-foot design. Custom built to meet the owners’ stringent specifications, the three-level plan reflects the highest attention to detail and the finest quality materials, finishes and fixtures throughout. The result is an entertainer’s dream that leaves a lasting impression whether hosting grand affairs, intimate dinner parties or friendly gatherings.
The open layout features expansive interior spaces highlighted with dramatic coffered ceilings, handcrafted walnut woodwork, and walls of windows that capitalize on scenic surroundings. Complementing the main floor formal rooms is a lower level recreation area comprising a luxurious spa with a 12-person Jacuzzi, six-person sauna and heated floors. Also on this level is a theater room with seating for 20, an extensive wet bar and an adjoining game room.
Facilitating any occasion is the chef’s kitchen outfitted with an abundance of work and storage space, Viking appliances, ample seating and a butler’s pantry. Casual get-togethers will surely focus outdoors where sweeping terraces lead to a private covered pier equipped with a boat lift, intercom and stereo system.
Private accommodations include four bedrooms—each with its own marble bathroom. In addition to a generously sized bedroom, the master suite features a large sitting area overlooking the lake and golf green, private patio, fireplace and a resort-style bath with
Jacuzzi tub and heated floors.
Further enhancements to the four-bedroom, six-bathroom layout include four fireplaces, two central vacuum systems and a four-car climate-controlled garage. Situated in a secluded community just 25 minutes to Albemarle and 45 minutes to Charlotte, this estate offers an incomparable lifestyle for both golf and lake aficionados.
Mitchell Prime Properties
John-Mark M. Mitchell