The Master Suite consists of two rooms divided by a two sided fireplace. A 20' X 17' main bedroom, and a 14' X 15' adjacent area, which can be used for a dressing area, office or reading room. The two complete areas are divided by a see-through masonry & stone fireplace. The perimeter walls are log and the interior walls are of select cherry & walnut. The his & hers walk-in closets are also cherry and walnut, as are portions of the master bath. The walk-in master spa & shower is natural stone & travertine with a Moen 3-way body spray, hand held, rain head shower system and custom stained glass windows.
The Upper Level has two bedroom suites, each with a bathroom (photos). Each bedroom suite has a unique loft area.
The Wine Room is in the style of the old world Tuscan wine vaults. Storage space for approx 1000 bottles. An automatic sliding glass door with access control keypad, LED lighting in all the wine cubbies, house intercom & sound system, wet bar, and aqua-cooled, dedicated temp & humidity unit (more) ...
Lower Terrace level is designed for activity and entertaining (photos). Accessed via the tower steps from above or from the east side exterior doors. Lower level has a large entertainment room, a reading room, a billiards & game area with wet bar, a guest bedroom with full bath, a large laundry room with dumbwaiter transport and access to all upper floors. The wine room is also located at this level.
The Great Room (27' X 25') opens to an outdoor deck and view of the mountains (photos). The deck is constructed from pine logs and imported epay Brazilian hardwood. Ceiling-height of 28' at the peak. Double sided stone fireplace, a Meyda Tiffany 54" tiffany chandelier, integrated programmable low voltage scene lighting, an upper level catwalk, front door welcome foyer, and entrances into the stone tower leading either to the upper or lower levels.
Gourmet Kitchen with old world handcrafted cabinetry. Chiseled edge granite, professional grade stainless steel appliances, hickory flooring and designer lighting. 48" Viking island range has a custom hood overhead. The entire hood system is engineered for functionality with controlled make-up air supplied from behind the rangetop and synchronized with exhaust air pulled by the hood insuring that all cooking smoke and fumes are extracted while maintaining equal inside home air pressurization levels, to prevent air having to be drawn from other sources, such as fireplace openings.
The Dining Area has three full walls of architectural windows providing a 270 degree view of the Tusquittee Mountains. (photo) View from dining windows of the NC mountains.
The Stair Tower is constructed of an 8" reinforced concrete center with 8-12" of stone both on the interior and exterior ... a 28"+ structure providing access to all 3 levels of the home. The iron handrails and spindles, formed in the design of mountain laurel, were hand forged and crafted by local blacksmith artist Lynda Metcalfe. The roof support beams of the tower were cut from massive timber beams, reclaimed from a Tobacco Factory in Rockingham, NC, that was over 150 years old when taken down. Additionally, to the tower's copper roof support system, the entire staircase was constructed from these historic beams (photos)
Features & Specifications
The 6000 + SF residence features 3 stories with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. A true masterwork of log, stone & iron. All the natural elements in an energy efficient 'smart house' ... utilizing the latest in green building technologies along with total electronic integration and single program control of the HVAC, radiant, security, surveillance, entertainment & LV lighting systems.
Chipmunk Hollow ~ luxurious mountain estate home occupying 7+ acres in Castlewood. Long range views of North Carolina's Tusquittee Mountains. 3 levels with 4 bedrooms & 4.5 baths. Constructed of Northern Red Pine from Maple Island Log Homes & NC stone from local mountain areas.This is an energy efficient 'smart home', utilizing green building and insulation techniques and equipped with full electronic integration and programmed control of HVAC, radiant heated floors, intrusion detection security, CCTV surveillance, entertainment & low voltage lighting systems.