$650,000 • 52.57 acres
Natures’ Retreat. The noun retreat means a place you can go to be alone, to get away from it all. Often, we take a vacation to “get away from it all”, but what if you lived “away from it all”? What if your home was your retreat? A place that offered you proximity to nature and its healing touch; and being close to nature has shown to reduce the production of cortisol — our primary stress hormone. A place that provided you clean air, calm surroundings, and your favorite animals. Interacting with animals has also been shown to decrease levels of cortisol and lower blood pressure. Other studies have found that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost your mood. Come to 10663 Cool Springs Road and find your retreat, your personal nirvana. 52+ private acres, created by nature and designed by man for your comfort and that of your animals. A calmness settles in as you enter the property through the gated entrance down the long drive with tree canopy. Emerge from the trees to witness the stately log home situated on a high knoll overlooking a large pasture. The home was designed to unite with nature, showcasing numerous large windows, expansive deck with superb views and large covered front porch. It is part of the landscape; it fits here. Entering the home from the full front porch, one is awe-struck with the great room cathedral ceilings and the floor-to-ceiling wall of windows showcasing the deck and views beyond. Hardwood floors, suspended beams, 2nd floor catwalk connecting two sides of the home separated by the large stone floor to ceiling fireplace; all add to the grandeur and warmth of this central living space. The open floor plan adds to this nature-sensitive home, as such, the great room opens to a dining area and kitchen with all the features; custom cabinets, solid surface countertops, tile backsplash and accent wall, stoned breakfast bar, double wall oven, gas cooktop, and pantry. The main floor also includes a large master suite. The bedroom opens to the deck and the bathroom includes a whirlpool garden tub, separate shower, dual vanity and water closet. The 2nd level has a guest bedroom and bath and a loft area open to the great room. This space, ideal for an office, has a Juliet balcony, again promoting indoor/outdoor living. A lower level offers another guest bedroom with private outside access, full guest bathroom, laundry room, storage space including a mud room/storage room with patio access and an entrance to the 2-car garage. While the home is designed to be rustic, it certainly doesn’t mean it is not high tech or designed for convenience. Just a few of the many amenities include central vacuum system, water filtration system, security lights, private gated entrance with combination access, driveway alarm, 350-gallon propane tank, two wells, and the one designated for the home has a thermostat-controlled heat lamp for cold weather. The home is also wired for a generator. There is an RV/equipment storage carport with concrete pad, easily accessible but discreetly hidden from view. The estate includes 41 acres in the forestry program, reducing property taxes significantly. Wildlife flourishes in the mixture of hardwood and pine forests, and along Third Creek, a boundary on one side of the property. For the equestrian, your horse has free run of a large vinyl fenced pasture and access to a barn with water (a designated well) and electricity, hay storage, feed room, and work shop area. Numerous trails through the woods and along the creek provide hours of riding pleasure without having to leave your property. This private retreat offers that much desired ability to get away, while located a short driving distance from highway 70 and Statesville, Salisbury, I-77 and I-40. Nature beckons, come to 10663 Cool Springs Road, Woodleaf, NC.