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$ 1,125,000

1928 Castle

300 Piney Mountain Rd
Gillette Woods
Tryon, North Carolina

Top O' Piney Historic Tryon NC

Beautiful mountain views and historic living
less than a mile from downtown Tryon.
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Aerial view
Aerial view
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,150
Unheated Sq. Ft. 1,021
Stories 2
Acres 11
Property Taxes
6,958.12
Assessed Tax Value
1,049,682 does not include garage/apt
MLS No. 3441413

Features.

  • Has Rentable Unit(s)
  • Basement
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk out Basement
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Guest House
  • 1 Outbuilding
  • Patio
  • Basement Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • 2 Fireplaces: Wood
  • High Ceilings
  • Laundry Chute
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Hand-hewn Beams
  • Steam Radiators
  • Turret
  • Det garage w/apartment
  • Screened porch
  • Stone terraces
  • Stone walls
  • Tile roof

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Appointment through showing service - 828-651-8883
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Kim Karaman

Phone: 828-817-2965

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More About This House

Top O’ Piney, the historic estate situated atop Piney Mountain and less than a mile from downtown Tryon encompasses all the charm of a bygone era. The stone and tile structure originally built in 1928 reflects a time when homes were residential masterpieces created by local craftsmen and artisans using locally sourced materials. The estate has maintained many original features. The grounds exhibit many seasonal plantings along with rambling stone walls and steps to explore. A screened porch opens to wide terraces allowing you to be absorbed into the setting embraced by the surrounding mountain landscape. The great room is reminiscent of a lodge or castle grand hall. Three bedrooms with adjoining baths, grand dining room and kitchen round out the main house. Basement level garage and storage. Separate 4-car garage with apartment was completed in 2013. Become the next generation to experience this grand estate! For more detail – www.topopiney.com

History

Top O’Piney was built in 1928 by Prentice and Nora Luckey. Mr Luckey was an importer/exporter of fine jewelry in New York City. The architect was Laurence Doubleday, a relative of Abner Doubleday, the Civil War general and purported inventor of Baseball. Laurence was an architect with the firm of Shreve and Lamb, the designers of the Empire State Building. His family has a long and storied history with Tryon and Laurence was responsible for designing a number of the area’s most prestigious homes. Laurence’s grandfather purchased Piney Mountain after the Civil War. Doubleday Road is at the base of the mountain where you can still find remnants of the terraced grape vineyards that covered most of the mountain in the early 20th Century. Tryon Grapes were famous the world over and were even featured on the menu at the Waldorf Astoria. The beams and mantle in the Great Room were hand-carved with grape leaf motifs by artisans trained at the Biltmore House in Asheville. Granite for the Top O’Piney came from a quarry at the bottom of the mountain.
The Luckeys sold Top O’Piney and returned to New York during the Great Depression where Mr Lucky headed Cartier Jewelers. Only five other families have owned Top O’Piney since it was built.

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