Parabull's Point is an Adirondack styled masterpiece on pristine Lake Lure that will absolutely delight friends and family alike. Checking all the boxes for those seeking refuge and relaxation. Resplendent in craftsmanship and detail. Construction took three years at a cost of four million dollars (in 2000). Lake Lure is one of America's most iconic lake resort towns and well known filming location for the movie, Dirty Dancing.
Breath taking views envelope this lakeside retreat. Flagstone terraces and porches ensure there is ample space to take in the natural beauty.
The house is built on huge cypress-tree columns that the developer hand-picked with a forester in the swamps of Mississippi.
One single log, about 45 feet long, runs from the lower floor all the way to the ceiling and forms the support for the stairway that radiates around it. A craftsman hand-chiseled each step into the center column, and an artist crafted the metal railing.
Guests are welcomed on the flagstone terrace with majestic views, an adjacent grotto and an outdoor grill and bar area.
The grounds resemble a water park, with a 75-foot, stainless-steel sliding board that delivers its riders to the lake at about 40 miles per hour. Water pumped from the lake at 500 gallons per minute cascades into a pool of boulders, then runs under the patio, over a 14-foot waterfall and back into the lake. A rather inviting lakeside hot tub resides adjacent to the waterfall.
Early in this three-year construction project, the hand-picked logs were trucked to Lake Lure, where bark was stripped by hand. The developer had to call in the local fire truck for several days to get enough water pressure to remove the cadmium layer underneath.
They tracked down the stone for the fireplace in the southwest. The developer brought in more than 2.5 million pounds of boulders from Maggie Valley for the house and water features.
The primary landscape feature starts above the house with 500 gallons per minute of lake water cascading into a grotto, where several of the boulders weigh more than 30,000 pounds. Water then runs under the patio, emerging in a 14-foot waterfall and making its way down to the lake. A stone bridge crosses the stream part-way down, in the design by Asheville landscape architect Kirk Alexander.
A popular gathering area is a large entertaining deck on the dual-slip boathouse. An adjacent swimming deck is perfect for those afternoon dips.
The main level of the residence just beams with charm and character. Kitchen is a chef's delight with Tumbled Marble Countertops, Limestone Island, Subzero Refrigerator and Freezer, 6 Burner Thermador Range with double ovens and commercial vent. Bar area offers a beer fridge and wine chiller. Adjacent butler's pantry. Dining room opens to outdoor terrace for al fresco lakeside dining. The great room offers soaring ceilings, stone fireplace and king trusses with incredible views. A guest suite, laundry room and powder room complete the main level. Downstairs offers a recreation room and den, bedroom suite, bunk room, another full bath and incredible office nook.
The master suite on the top floor is a work of art offering soaring ceilings, the best views of Lake Lure, a cozy fireplace, wrap around balcony, spa level bath, coffee bar, and gym.
The adorable one bedroom, one bath guest cottage is private and enjoys its own rocking chair porch and incredible views.
Other notable features include an oversized garage with elevator to send luggage and goods down to the house, fire pit terrace, limestone and chestnut floors,
Located only an hour and forty five minutes from Charlotte, an hour from Asheville and Greenville in opposite directions. The quaint mountain towns of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Hendersonville are minutes away. Twenty five minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
Parabull's Point would best be described as the Ritz-Carlton of Lake Lure.