This newly built shingle style home is located at 28 Longwing Drive in Sapphire, NC. It is situated on 2.44 acres with unobstructed mountain and valley views. It boasts 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. It is now priced at $4,495,000 after a recent $500,000 price reduction. I find the exterior to be unique and charming. The interior makes me feel like I’m living in a log cabin though. There is a little too much wood for my liking.

HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS:

Ghostwood Bear manor….another unique custom home by Schiele Construction. Suspended above Sapphire Valley, this new home offers unobstructed views of the lakes of South Carolina and the multiple mountain ranges of North Carolina. Sitting at a cool elevation of 4550 feet, you can escape the heat and enjoy the cool summer air from one of many decks. The outdoor fireplace offers atmosphere and warmth for those chilly evenings.

Comfort was in mind when designing the accommodations which include two master suites, a guest room with full bath and two studios – one above and one below the garage. Perfect for a getaway retreat with lots of space to entertain in without compromising the charm of a quaint rustic manor, your guest will be in awe with the media room, wine cellar, rec room and the beauty of nature that surrounds this home.

But what really makes this home extraordinary is the creativity and craftsmanship. From the Ghostwood siding, copper and cedar shake roofing, custom Mahogany garage doors, reclaimed vintage timbers, stone flooring, On-Q Intercom System with LCD security cameras, remote security monitoring system, Thermador appliances, climatized wine cellar, theater room and more!

Ownership comes with the Sapphire Valley amenities where you can golf at Sapphire National Golf Course, play tennis, use rec center and fitness room and more. You may also join the private Country Club of Sapphire Valley or one of the many other private clubs in the area. Don’t miss out. Call today for an appointment to see this magnificent home! Seller is motivated and has reduced the home by $500,000!

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  • Tamara

    That would make a awesome winter home if it were in Colorado. It does not seem fitting for NC at all!




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  • Daniel

    You would have to put a gun to my head for me to drive my car into that garage – looks sooooo freaky!

    I don’t like the house at all. Completely not my style. The knotty wood (pine?) is very ugly in my opinion. The ceilings look very low in some rooms, and also seem to have mold growing on them.

    The view is nice, but a little depressing since you cannot see ANY shred of civilization. I suppose some people desire that kind of seclusion, but I ain’t one of them. And $4 million is a HUGE price to pay for this home in this location.




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  • George

    A true Man Cave, I love it.




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  • Grrrowler

    The location is wonderful for a weekend/vacation getaway and the view from the house is beautiful. It’s somewhat secluded, but it is in a community. Plus, a retreat in the NC mountains was good enough for George Washington Vanderbilt…

    As for the house itself, the front seems off somehow. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something’s just not right. Staring harder the pictures, I think there are just too many competing roof angles, and the overall balance is off with the garage sort of stuck on the side like it is.

    Kenny mentioned that he thought the inside was too much like a log cabin (I’m paraphrasing). To me it’s not enough like a log cabin. I’m guessing the architect was going for “Appalachian Cabin”, but the design didn’t go far enough. The interior looks like any normal frame house with some wood paneling nailed up inside. It ends up looking like a somewhat sad compromise between a true timber cabin and a plain frame house. This is what happens when you try to make a design appeal to the largest mass audience possible and water down a design principle to do so.

    There are a few more specific things I dislike about it. Even on its very steep lot there should be a private pool or outdoor hot tub on the property, especially one that takes advantage of the view. I don’t like how the front of the house stands off from the motor court. It looks as if it’s slipping down the hill. As Daniel said, the ceilings in some of the rooms look water stained or mildewed…that’s just ugly. The builder tried to incorporate wood in the interior, but then used cheap black plastic light switch and outlet covers on top of the wood. Tacky tacky tacky. The wood paneling and the wood on the floors is too matchy-matchy. There needs to be some contrast between the different elements. Picture 6: this is supposed to be a mountain cabin and there’s some ridiculous chandelier that belongs in a Paris townhouse hanging from the ceiling. That copper tub in picture 10 looks nice, but it would be completely unusable. It would dissipate heat from the bath water so fast that it would be impossible to soak for long, and why have a tub with a view if you can’t sit and soak?

    Unrelated to the house itself, but has anyone tried putting the address the into Bing Maps? It takes me to South Africa. :-/




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    • Siobhan

      Definitely agree that I’d want a hot tub somewhere on the back of the property.




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    • Siobhan

      And yes, I landed in South Africa, too. Strange.




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  • Cole@LavishProperty

    Nice place, but seems overpriced for NC. Sorry, I gotta agree, if it were in Colorado or Utah, then it would be perfect.




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  • Oliver

    I love the exterior of this house! Its different but thats what i like about it. I do however agree with grrrowler in the fact that the interior is all wrong. Cool ideas but not followed through properly. This house either needs more wood or less on the inside but right now its at an akward place in between. Am i a cabin or arent i. Also it should AT LEAST have a hottub on one of those many decks to take advantage of those awesome views. I dont know if itd drop 5mil on it but i do really love the exterior look its got all sorts of different styles and lines hitting you all at once. And i cant believe im saying it but i actually like the fact that it looks like its slipping off the hill. It helps the views. Makes it look like its just floating there. Also i like how you can see into the basement level from the front of the house!




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    • organbrett

      I do too! Even though I despise the interiors, I love the fact that you have lots of light going to the basement. That being said, if an architect knows his stuff, you can always use the front wall for a room which doesn’t require light (such as a home theatre) & leave the light-required rooms for the rear & rear sides.




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  • Siobhan

    What’s with the ladder up to the tub in the Lower Master Suite? And wouldn’t the glass shower door slam into the first step? I see the step is cut on an angle, and that the door doesn’t go all the way to the floor, but the layout right there is awfully awkward. And I’d be the jerk who stubs her toes on those steps and the shower lip.

    But those VIEWS! So lovely. And as far as location, there really is no pleasing you guys. Some people want a retreat in NC because that’s where they want to go. This looks very luxurious for the location.

    I guess I don’t care how much it costs because I’m not actually shopping.




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  • Iemand

    Agree with all above. Yeah it’s livable and the view is awesome. But somehow I don’t see 4,5 (or 5) million in this one.

    And yes it’s a bit woodish but I don’t really care. It’s looks fine but it certainly isn’t a 4.5 million dollar mansion.




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  • Mak

    I like houses that look more in tune with the site. This one looks like it was shoehorned in. I would like to see some elevation images from several different sides before I comment on the exterior further. I do love the views. As for the interior, its not my style at all. I’m not a fan of “knotty pine” walls in any configuration, nor do I like silly contrivances like the location and steps up to the tub. It makes the ceiling look low, and the windows tiny,

    As for the price, I don’t know what mountain hideaways go for down there, so I couldn’t comment as to whether its the right price or not.




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  • Travis

    I like the exterior, and the front doors. The inside, not so much. I agree with Oliver that they didnt go far enough with the cabin style. I also don’t like the horizontal paneling on top of the vertical paneling; it just looks weird…
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  • M.Waxter

    I dont’ like the color choices for the interiors (the wood choices scream americana/early american) the facade is attractive enough but it really loses it once you step inside.




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  • Nick

    Not something special…I don’t like anything in this log cabin.

    I have seen much better log mansions in WA, UT and CO.




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  • Elaine

    Not to be disrespectful but the interior of this is really cheap looking, the light colored wood just isn’t very attractive. I find it pretty off putting in fact. It looks like a glorified log cabin, on a happy note..this is a great site!!




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  • Venom

    The exterior is beautiful but the wood just ruins the interior.
    The location is gorgeous also.
    However the price is way too much.




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  • hahaha

    It’s funny how you people think this would not be an area where people would spend 4+ million on a vacation house yet I would say 20 or 30 billion and multibillion heirs live within a 15 to 20 mile radius of this home. No, I don’t care for some of its finish work but still a very valuable home indeed. Do some research before you assume you know the area. The residents of the area don’t really want you to know where they vacation.




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    • Venom

      No billionaire would have an interior that cheap and atrocious….




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      • hahaha

        You would be suprised by how some billionaires live. Its not really what they show on tv. Go meet some!




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  • Al Robinson

    If I were to build a “dream cabin-type home”, this one is a nice one to copy. I like those hardwood floors, the fireplace is great, and what views!




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