PRICE $479,500  –  MLS # 3277657

Let the sounds of nature please your soul in this custom mountain home!!!

Located in a serene setting yet close to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Rutherfordton. Less than 30 min to Tryon Int’l Equestrian Center.

Private Backyard Waterfall


1926 Memorial Highway Lake Lure, NC $695,000 MLS# 3196825

Reminisce about the good ole days while rocking in a warm gentle breeze overlooking the calm Lake Lure water. This cozy vintage style cabin is perfect for a vacation, second home and/or rental. Tongue and groove pine walls, real wood burning fireplace and screen porch add to the traditional feel of vintage Lake Lure.

A fire pit surrounded by lush greenery overlooks the lake.

A full length deck adds extra entertainment on one of the two boathouses on the property. Only 5 minutes to downtown Lake Lure!! 


131 Jonadel Court Lake Lure, NC $329,000 MLS#3194912


A golfer’s paradise awaits in this incredible home on the 17th green in Apple Valley Golf Course. The private wooded setting opens to the lush greens awaiting your hole in one!

Inside you will find the kitchen has a gourmet layout with lots of cabinets, a butcher block island and built-in gas grill. Professional appliances can be easily added for a more updated style.  A private hot tub just off of the master bath completes the dream of a golfer’s retreat. Who could ask for a better deal? Affordable, well-built and unique! This home is also part of Rumbling Bald Resort. 


231 Tatanka Trail Lake Lure, NC $1,100,000 MLS# 558419

                                                                WHAT A VIEW!!                                               This inspiring home built high above the trees has gorgeous panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Home has impeccable detail including large stone fireplace, a masterful open floor plan and guest suite. Tatanka is Lake Lure’s hidden gem in the mountains with some of the best homes and sites around!



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.

2319 Buffalo Shoals Rd.                     Lake Lure, NC 28746



Our featured “Extraordinary Home ♦ Extraordinary View” this week is a stunning lakeside gem with immaculate views in every corner. Sit on the sundeck and enjoy front row entertainment as the birds soar over the mountaintops, mother ducks teach their brood of ducklings, and an occasional deer peeks through the bushes for a sip of water. 

Enjoy morning tea or coffee on the main level deck as you start your day. The views are spectacular! Watch as the sunlight sparkles on the lake and the mountains paint their reflection on the water.

Wave at the boaters as they cruise around the waterway, and the fisherman as they row home with the day’s catch.

As the sun begins to sink, relax at your lower patio and watch the picturesque lake through old world inspired archways.

On rainy days, sit in the cozy  sunroom and gaze outside your big bay windows as approaching storms light up the mountains and raindrops dance along the lake.

No matter what the day brings, you can always come back home to your own paradise in the mountains. Don’t escape the world, embrace it!

This home is offered by Michael Holden 828.625.9600 x202 828.243.1560


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                      


A Productive November

Our office has closed over $6.5 million in real estate just this month!


Meticulously Maintained Waterfront Home on Lake Lure

Intriguing and meticulously maintained Lake Lure waterfront home. Features include a large great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchen with Corian counters and center island, two fireplaces, main level Master Suite, 2 bonus rooms on the upper level, a large laundry/craft room, and a two-car attached garage. The waterfront features a large boathouse with sun deck, and extensive rock wall terracing and landscaping.

The Market Report – Western North Carolina 2014

Looking at the nation’s housing and economic indicators, there is plenty of positive news to justify continued investor optimism in 2015.


The housing recovery has progressed in fits and starts this year, with historically low mortgage rates and the strongest job gains since 1999 slowly luring buyers into the market. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 3.93 percent in the week ended Dec. 11, down from 4.53 percent at the start of January, according to data from Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia.

At the 2014 Realtors Conference & Expo, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, or NAR, predicted a rebound for existing home sales for the next two years, and he projects the national median existing-home price will rise at a moderate 4 percent in each of those years.

On the new home front, David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, forecasted in an Oct. 31, 2014 National Association of Home Builders webinar that multi-family housing starts were projected to increase 15 percent in the rest of 2014 and hold steady in 2015.

Two major concerns remain: tight lending standards, which continue to keep people who could otherwise afford to buy a home from qualifying for a loan to finance the purchase, and interest rates, which are expected to hit at least 5 percent by year-end. However, as the run-up in home prices decelerates and lending standards become less strict, homeownership may become more attainable for many Americans. Starting Dec. 13, Fannie Mae is allowing lower down payments for first-time buyers and permitting borrowers who are refinancing to reduce equity to 3 percent to cover closing costs.


U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley.

About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate, according to a survey released today by the New York-based investment bank’s wealth-management unit. “After a year where the Standard & Poor’s Index rose 30 percent, some millionaires are moving money out of traditional, long-only strategies to find outperformance, and turning toward alternatives such as real estate and private equity,” said Gary Kaminsky, a vice chairman at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in New York. “Sophisticated, high-net-worth investors are much more concerned about losses.”

Wealthy foreigners have bought high-end U.S. properties for their safety and because they’re denominated in dollars, the world’s reserve currency, he said. This helps domestic millionaires maintain the value of their property investments. This is creating competition, which drives U.S. real estate prices up. U.S. sellers have multiple channels to sell into which gives them more liquidity.


The number of U.S. properties in the process of being foreclosed upon dropped last year to its lowest level since 2006, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said on January 15th, 2015. In total, 1,117,426 properties were at some stage of foreclosure proceedings in 2014, down 18 percent from 2013 and off 61 percent from the peak of the aftermath of the housing collapse in 2010, when 2,871,891 properties had foreclosure filings under way. The data for the year overall showed the foreclosure market is “close to finding a floor and stabilizing at a historically normal level,” Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac, said in a statement.


When compared to 2013, the real estate market is up in almost all counties of Western North Carolina. In 2014, the counties of Western North Carolina posted a total sales volume of $2,011,717,532, selling 9,286 properties, up % over 2013.


2014 was an extraordinary year for us. Here are some of our highlights: • Over $12,000,000 in total sales • Top office in Lake Lure • Highest sale in Henderson County • Third highest sale in Rutherford County • Second highest sale in Lake Lure • Ranked 13th in the Hendersonville Board of Realtors • Highest average transaction in Lake Lure We look forward to a prosperous 2015!

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