Extraordinary Homes Extraordinary Views will feature some of our favorite homes around the lake. Each home (of course) has to have an extraordinary view which makes living at the lake an even greater experience. And as you know Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty is not just about finding a home it’s about finding the experience.

181 ALLEN DRIVE                   LAKE LURE, NC  28746                         

Price – $940,000    

MLS# 3190641


Our featured “Extraordinary Home ♦ Extraordinary View” this week is a sophisticated masterpiece built in 1986 by Climis and Carol Lascaris. Combining elements of Old World Charm with luxurious details, “The Palace”  captivates you and the moment you walk in the door you can feel the special memories of the past whisper from room to room. This unique property features not one but two homes, each with their own distinct character. 


The original house (base for the guest house) was purchased by Louise Matthews (Carol’s mother) after their 1st visit in 1979  – she saw the view and had to have it.  Wrote a check on the spot. The A-frame section and the deck were        added later.                                                                                            

The Lascaris family, who are world renowned interior designers, later decided to design and build their house in the mountain (a larger home on the same site) – it took three years to build because they could not use dynamite to remove the rock.  It was dug and chipped out by hand. Imported marble has been laid throughout the entire home. Floors, countertops, showers and fireplaces shine with rich blends of intricate design. 

The home was acquired by a new owner several years ago and due to unforseen circumstances have not been able to utilize and maintain it to its full potential. This offering is a great opportunity for someone with creativity and vision to restore the homesite to its original grandeur. 

 As for the view…..well let’s just say it is one of the most spectacular of the entire Hickory Nut Gorge area. As far as the eye can see left all the way to the right, over 220º stunning views of the Rumbling Bald Mountain chain. Inspiring peaks, steep cliffs and massive boulders can be seen from nearly every room in the house. Watch as hawks and eagles circle and soar the landscape and song birds sing their morning tunes all while in the comforts of home!

Opportunities include:                                                                                           Rental Income Investment, Corporate Retreat or Private Residence                                                                                                                                                               This home is offered by Thomas M. McKay                                                          828.625.9600 x210  828.243.3811