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Old World Craftmanship | Luxury Mountain Estate | Sunalei Preserve

Zionville, Watauga County , North Carolina


Property description

Old world craftsmanship coupled with great design describes this luxury timberframe set on 13 acres in the Sunalei Preserve ( Elev. 4,300+ ft), a low density gated community located at the base of Elk Knob State Park. Heavy timbers, native stone, hand-scraped logs paired with twig railings, poplar bark wall accents, granite, travertine, & hardwood flooring all provide a rich palette of warm and inviting colors and textures that showcase the design elements featured in this tastefully appointed 5 bedroom | 5.5 bathroom luxury mountain lodge offered furnished. Select features include: open concept floor plan, level entry master w/large en-suite bathroom and private covered deck, vaulted 28' two story great room with stone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows that frame the long range layered views, chef's kitchen with stainless appliances, formal & casual dining areas, spacious upper level loft with stone fireplace & cozy sitting area book-ended by two large guest suites with bathrooms. Lower level features include a spacious family room with an additional stone fireplace, large guest suite w/bathroom and private covered deck, bar, billiards area, fitness room, & wine cellar. Extended stay guest|staff quarters can be found above the oversized 2-car garage. Ctrl4 Smart Home, whole house generator, & outdoor fireplace. A must see!


Home Features

  • Entry level master w/large en-suite and private covered deck
  • Chef's kitchen with stainless appliances
  • Floor-to-ceiling picture windows
  • Open and covered decks
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Formal & causal dining areas
  • Spacious loft with cozy sitting area and stone fireplace overlooking the 2-story great room
  • Extended stay guest suite or staff quarters above the oversized 2-car garage
  • 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
  • Oversized 2-car garage
  • Whole house generator
  • Control4 Smart Home
  • Offered furnished

Lot Features

  • Sunalei Preserve is a low-density gated community located at the base of Elk Knob State Park
  • and 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 with 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 bridle paths
  • 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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