October 1st was about as perfect a day as we get in North Carolina: sunny, blue skies and warm temperatures. We were so pleased to welcome visitors to our Parade of Homes listing, 471 Winding River Road, and were especially pleased to watch their reactions to this very special place.

They responded to the gorgeous setting, of course, but what really made them pause in admiration were the details – large and small – that make this house truly unique.

If you’re planning to come visit us today between 12-5, here are some of the details you won’t want to miss:

  • Reclaimed heart pine floors  – there’s nothing quite like the patina on hundred-year-old pine. These floors add a dimension of classic warmth to the downstairs living areas.
The rich patina on the reclaimed heart-pine floors.

The rich patina on the reclaimed heart-pine floors

  • One-of-a-kind fireplace – the family room’s masonry fireplace is a true centerpiece, topped with a reclaimed mantel that features an elegant, curved edge at the top.
  • Marble tile and radiant floors – the master bath is coming together, and you’ll be able to see the marble tile of the shower, finished with a pencil edge. When you step out of that shower on a cold morning, the floor tiles will warm your feet.
Marble tile surrounds a window in the master bath

Marble tile surrounds a window in the master bath

  • Rooms (and porches) with a view – whether you’re on the side porch beside the fireplace, the back porch with its inset skylights, or looking out the window of the upstairs loft space, you’ll be greeted by the sights of Pleasant Green Farms. Yesterday we were lucky enough to spot two riders and their horses pass by on the nearby equestrian trails.
  • Hand-hewn ceiling beams – you have to see these to believe them. The reclaimed beams run the length of the family room and evoke an era of exceptional craftsmanship.

Our friends from Peak, Swirles & Cavallito Properties will be on site from 12-5 today to answer any questions you might have about these or any of the other timeless details in the home.