Luxury Sunalei Preserve Equestrian Estate With Spectacular Long Range Views

Zionville, Watauga County , North Carolina


Property description

Luxury MossCreek designed timberframe lodge incorporating design elements modeled after the Great Camps of the Adirondack's being offered fully furnished. This unique property offers some of the most spectacular long range, panoramic, layered views in the NC High Country and easy access to Elk Knob State Park. Exposed heavy timbers, native stone, hand-scraped locust logs and posts paired with custom fitted twig railings, poplar bark accents, cedar shakes, granite, travertine, and hardwood flooring provide a rich palette of warm and inviting colors and textures to showcase the rustic design elements of this masterfully crafted and elegantly appointed 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom masterpiece situated on 13 acres at an elevation of 4300+ ft at the base of Elk Knob State Park. No detail has been overlooked, and this wonderful representation of old world meets new is a testament to great design, craftsmanship, and impeccable taste. Key features include: main level master w/large ensuite, gourmet kitchen, formal & causal dining, spacious loft with sitting area, 4 fireplaces, lower level family room with bar, fitness room, billiards area, wine cellar, open and covered decks, oversized 2-car garage, & whole house generator.


Home Features

  • Main level master w/large en-suite and private covered deck
  • Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Open and covered decks
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Formal & causal dining areas
  • Spacious loft with sitting area and stone fireplace overlooking the 2-story great room
  • Spacious private guest suite above the oversized 2-car garage for live-in staff or extended family
  • 4 custom stone fireplaces using repurposed natural stone from the home site
  • Lower level family room with bar and beverage center
  • Lower level fitness room
  • Billiards area
  • Wine cellar
  • Open and covered decks
  • Oversized 2-car garage
  • Whole house generator
  • Offered furnished

Lot Features

  • Located in Sunalei Preserve, a low-density gated community at the base of Elk Knob State Park
  • Sunalei Preserve, is comprised of approximately +/-300 acres with a mix of camp and homestead lots.
  • Approximately 1/3 of the +/- 300 acres has been set aside in conservation easements to preserve and protect the communities natural beauty.
  • Community amenities include a high ridge camp for the exclusive use of owners and their guest and features a billiards area, game room area, full gourmet kitchen, and spacious lounge/gathering area with high-end furnishings, sofas, and big screen TV. There is also a lower level community club house complete with tennis court, putting green, kitchenette and outdoor grilling area.
  • Hiking, biking and riding trails
  • Property comprises two adjoining acreage tracts representing +/- 13.12 acres
  • Live water/stream located on property
  • Gently rolling topography at +/- 4,300 feet of elevations


  • 4 miles to schools
  • 90 miles to airports
  • 20 miles to hospitals
  • 15 miles to shopping
  • 2 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


862 Buffalo Nvno, Zionville, Watauga County, North Carolina


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