We are a husband and wife real estate team that have been working together successfully for over 20 years. We are uncompromising in our pursuit of excellence and dedication to our clients. We will work together with you in managing the marketing of your property or helping to locate a sweet spot to carry out your lives and find as much happiness in Polk County, NC as we did.
Tryon, Columbus, Landrum and Campobello are the prettiest little towns in and around Polk County, NC with the nicest, animal loving people. For horse enthusiasts there are several riding trail systems that are unique and one of a kind in North America: CETA, FETA, NPA and several smaller organizations provide groomed trails for landowners and people living in the area for a small fee each year.
Having lived in three countries and having experienced many different cultures and areas, Polk County, NC truly is the best place in the world. From small cabins in the woods with a waterfall next to it, to large horse farms and estates; you can find properties in every price range. If you are looking for an investment property to gain from the impact that the Tryon International Equestrian Center will have over time, we are the realtors to talk to. Having renovated and resold many houses and developed land holdings for clients, we have a vision for the future and lots of experience. There is no property too small or too large for us. Please call us and we are happy to meet you over a cup of coffee to discuss your needs and ideas.
NEW LISTING – 295 Mockingbird Hill Road
Mockingbird Hill Road is intriguing for its leafy canopy and narrow, winding path meandering thru a physically well spaced, but in a neighborly way, tight-knit community. The laneway ends at Saddle-up Farm, where one can actually saddle-up and ride the seemingly endless FETA trail system. The property consists of 6 acres with comfortable accommodation for your horses. Two acres are fenced as pasture and dry lot with direct access for the horses to the 3-stall barn, and the round pen area. With its’ red metal roof and full-length plantation verandah with Sunday stairs, the house is ‘cottagesque’. On the back, there is a covered porch and walled, sunken garden. The 32 x 15 living room has a fireplace and is ideal for family sessions, but it’s the big country kitchen that usually draws the crowd. The master suite is on the main level and with two bedrooms upstairs and a hobby room on the walkout lower level. While Saddle-up Farm is exceptionally private, only 8 minutes to Tryon/Landrum. $499,000
‘Many Levels’ is a charming, established residential enclave close to Tryon in Hunting Country. Discreet, paved roads are canopied by mature trees, and houses are sequestered within large parcels. This property may be a near-perfect retirement home. It is a smartly designed home by the locally-legendary architect, Holland Brady. On the main level, the kitchen and family room, which has a fireplace, are open to one another; as are the adjoining living room and dining room: spaciousness. Also, on the main level is the master bedroom with a generous en suite bath and a second bedroom with a full bath. A screened porch connects the 2-car garage to a mudroom and laundry area. The lower, walk-out level has a third bedroom, a full bath, an office, and a workshop. An in-ground, gunite pool has been integrated into the landscaping and view and accents the front of the house. Around the house, it’s quite level. There are good winter mountain views, and partial summer views. $449,000
Lake Lanier, updated log home on the water: 512 Caledonia Loop, Landrum SC
This very private, high quality, and updated log home has 367 ft. of frontage with a dock on Lake Lanier. It is a tall structure with 2200± square feet on three levels with a 147± square foot sleeping loft within the peak of the 16-foot-high living room. The high ceilings, open spaces and floor to ceiling stone fireplace emancipate the spirit of the all wood interior. Bound to the west and south by broad decks, a stone walkway leads to the main level. On this level is the kitchen with granite countertops and dining area; separated from the great room by a 2-sided stone fireplace. A powder room and the master bedroom suite lie to the east of the living room. The lower level features very high ceilings and a rustic den, kitchenette and another fireplace flanked by glass doors that lead to a stone patio shaded by the upper deck. There are also two additional bedrooms, a bath, laundry and utility area on this walkout level. Being a Smarthome makes it an ideal vacation home or rental. $549,000
Privately nestled within 5.45 acres is a charming, little, family-equestrian homestead. Facing easterly, it is all perfectly laid out on a gentle hillside and, without overstatement, everything is very well done and impeccably maintained. There are 3± acres of pasture which is newly fenced with 4-strand Electrobraid; a 60 x 120 riding ring with a two-stall barn and tack room; and a 30 x 50 x 12 high, 3-bay, insulated shop/garage with a concrete floor. The lovely, 3-bedroom house has 1,645 square feet with hardwood floors on the main level; and 1,345 sq. ft. finished on the walkout, lower level which could be independent quarters. Now $399,000
This bright and airy open-concept contemporary home of 4990 sqft has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and three decks on three levels. Located on a private wooded lot of nearly 3 acres in a mature, upscale neighborhood, it has many windows on all sides with great views of the outdoors. A covered veranda/deck serves as the primary entrance leading to the main floor, which features a spacious master suite, open kitchen, dining and sitting areas, living room, laundry room/guest bath, and another deck. $465,000
“The Wilcox Place”: Historic home with guest cottage, 574 Howard Gap Road, Tryon
Built in 1913, this historic homestead, known as The Wilcox Place, is nestled within 2.81 landscaped acres at the foothills with a winter mountain view. The entry-level is country style with a bright foyer and an adjacent office. The living room is 30 feet long and is wainscoted-encapsulated with small, richly hued boards accented by a stone fireplace. In a former attic space is another newly created bedroom suite. There is a fireplace in the master bedroom, and a second bedroom is joined by a den. The antique guest house is very comfortable for visitors, you have to possibly evicted friends and fam! The entire property has been professionally fenced and is secure for all makes and models of dogs; diggers and climbers. $524,900
Positioned atop a ridge overlooking rolling pastures, framed by panoramic mountain views, Windrush Farm, originally established as a vineyard in 1891, was the first house built in historic Hunting Country. Five fireplaces, wooden doors, and paneling were crafted by local artisans from material sourced from the original “Many Levels” farm. The 3600sqft home, renovated with updated amenities, maintains the original charm of old Hunting Country. $959,000
UNDER CONTRACT! – Mountain views, cottage and 47 acres of privacy: 3146 Green Creek Drive, Columbus
This remarkable enclave is called Look-afar-Farm for the lovely pastures that sweep away from the privacy of a hilltop, to rolling meadows and their sequestering woodlands, leading the eye over the treetops, far away to the mountains. The property consists of 47 acres, of which about 27 acres are in the pasture. The dwelling is ‘cottagesque’: woodsy, cozy, and comfortable on three levels. $670,000
SOLD! – Stunning Horse Farm on over 10 Acres – 132 Green Meadows
This 10.9-acre property is situated within the heart of the 70+ miles of the CETA trail system and is part of Green Fields, a planned and highly desirable equestrian community. Green Fields consists of 17 generous farm parcels, encompassing 180 acres. Property owners can as well enjoy riding and walking along the community’s private roads. “Letter Perfect Farm” is ready to go with three large fenced pastures, a 70×136 ft. riding ring with all-weather footing, a 3-stall barn with dry lot turnouts, wash stall and hay storage and a shedrow barn in one of the fields and equipment shed/workshop.
SOLD! – Ranch on the CETA Trails – 7640 Hwy 9 Highway
This light-filled, well maintained, 1,400 square brick ranch, sits on 1.69 acres. Completely fenced and cross fenced for horses or other pets. There is a double run-in shelter with an attached 14 x 24 barn/storage building, In an area of nice horse farms. With CETA trail on the deed. If you are looking for a compact, easy to manage horse property, this is for you. New roof in 2015, new furnace in 2017. Windows are tilt in and energy-efficient. The kitchen, dining area, and living room span the front of the house in an open fashion, and there are three bedrooms and a full bath to the rear. There is a propane fireplace in the living room. Wood and tile floor throughout.
SOLD! – 19 acres, a stream, barn, trails and pasture: come bring your horses
Aptly named, “Meandering Farm”, this 19-acre property lays comfortably in the hills surrounding Lake Adger, where beautiful roads meander for mile upon mile as they deliver access to every nook and cove of the lake. Designed as an equestrian property there are pastures interspersed with woodlands, a very active spring and a creek. A Pennsylvania Amish built cedar barn (48 x 36) with 4 oak-lined box stalls, hay storage, tack room, and a huge loft sits right in the middle of the property.
Part of Caroland Farms, an exclusive equestrian community, Eagle’s Wing is sequestered at the end of a pretty country lane. The Farm’s entrance is unfettered, allowing the mountain views, and the lily pond and 7-acre lake to speak for themselves. The meandering driveway follows along wooden-fenced pastures to the stables, which are situated adjacent to the house and a spacious pavilion. All structures are handcrafted post and beam with stucco and stone exteriors. Depending upon your perspective, the crown jewel may be the 3,524-square-foot residence or the tall 30’ x 64’ stable. But it is the storybook, 25-acre setting that brings it all to life. The house is infused with a collection of old-world elements from antique doors to 9-foot stained glass windows that are complemented by hewn timbers and soaring ceilings. Eagle’s Wing has direct access to enjoy the use of Caroland’s exclusive 14-mile hiking and horseback riding trail system (NPA). $1,950,000