Famed Retreat Home – A Sanctuary, a Retreat, a Magnificent Estate just 43 minutes from Charlotte, NC!
Just far enough from Charlotte for social distancing, yet close enough to enjoy big-city arts and entertainment.
Affectionately, known to locals as the ‘Old Burris Home’ in Lincolnton, NC the home was constructed in 1976 for the Burris family ala Burris Industries, a well-known furniture manufacturer. It has been an entertainment hub, often visited by celebrities such as Mickey Mantle. At one time it was owned by NHRA Hall of Fame Fuel Racer Doug Herbert.
I love Lincolnton! I think that it’s such a great small town. People are friendly and nice. I wouldn’t have been able to find this property any other place. When I found it – it was just ‘Yes!’ ” Donna Downey, Current Owner and Internationally Renowned Oil Painter and Author
Every detail is meticulously designed and crafted with a Frank Lloyd Wright, Mid-century modern feel. Majestic wooden beams, each carefully salvaged and preserved from old local schools and churches are prominent throughout the home. The house is a fortress, its frame consisting of 2’x6′ solid cedar. Full of texture, the floors are slate and intricate herringbone wood. Four spectacular stone fireplaces add even more texture. Windows are massive, looking out to the wooded sanctuary and 11′ deep, saltwater pool.
Poolside — The expansive outdoor entertaining area includes a gorgeous in-ground pool, pool house/bar, and fire pit. The architecture of the pool house complements the home’s design and includes a complete kitchen with dishwasher, frig, microwave, and gas range. A large stone-surfaced eating counter easily seats five to six persons.
The 23-acre property is mostly wooded and untouched. Truly a meditation sanctuary, it is divided into two plots of land with the house sitting on ten acres and the second plot having thirteen acres with a beautiful peaceful stream.
The setting is tranquil, punctuated by the distant sounds of church bells. Deer meander through the property in the early morning and at dusk and the occasional fox should be expected. A collection of owls, including Bard owls, make this place home.
The property is located in the center of the quaint town of Lincolnton, 1.5 miles from everything where summers bring live concerts downtown every Thursday, and the Apple Festival draws visitors from near and far. Downtown has a quintessential small-town feel with neighborhood restaurants, vintage shops, and markets. There’s a taphouse as well as a new craft beer microbrewery called “Brick Tree”.
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|Address:||109 Saddletree Rd|
|Bathrooms:||6 Full, 2 Half|