$5.1 Million Georgian Estate is Highest-Priced Residential Sale in History of North Asheville

259 Midland Drive

An exceptional Georgian estate has sold for $5.1 million — it is the highest-priced residential sale in the history of North Asheville. Nestled on a gated, one-acre property, this stately four-story home offers one of the area's most coveted lifestyles. Encompassing 17,850 square feet of heating living space, the residence is crafted with the finest materials and elegant finishes. Located at 259 Midland Drive, the listing was marketed exclusively by Marilyn Wright of Premier Sotheby's International Realty's Asheville office.

Guests are welcomed through a grand foyer with mahogany woodwork and a stunning stairway. Offering six bedrooms, 10 full baths and five partial baths, the home is a perfect blend of luxury and privacy. The main level showcases an incredible chef's kitchen, complete with custom mahogany cabinetry, high-end appliances and a 20-bottle wine cooler. A dramatic conservatory is crafted with a Tiffany window with draped glass, while the sunroom features a fireplace with a 19th-century American mantel.

Exceptional appointments abound: an indoor natatorium includes a heated saline pool and spa, as well as two full baths with dressing rooms; a 1920s, fully functional ice cream bar is appointed with a sink, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer and ice maker; the game room is equipped with a 20-foot antique American oak back bar and eight-seat front bar; a distinguished library is built with mahogany bookcases and features a 19th-century German mantel; the home theater seats 15 people; a Scandinavian steam sauna complements an exercise room; and a 1,000-bottle, climate-controlled wine cellar includes hidden access behind the exercise/game room TV cabinet.

A full outdoor pavilion showcases a complete kitchen with seating for 12, a stone gas fireplace and an outdoor patio for 32. The extensive gardens are enhanced by a koi pond, bronze fountain and waterfall, irrigation system and lighting. A jaw-dropping domed observatory has a 360-degree rotation to stargaze, while 2,100 feet of terraces boast breathtaking views of Mt. Pisgah and Cold Mountain.

"This architectural gem commanded a record-breaking price because of its timeless design, unmatched level of craftsmanship and ideal location," said Wright. "Meticulously maintained, its array of custom features and resort-style amenities attract a discerning buyer who wanted the best of both worlds: a private retreat near Asheville's abundant cultural offerings."

Source: Premier Sotheby's International Realty


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