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2018 has been a great year for Pinnacle Sotheby’s International Realty. We have added three exceptional new agents – Wes and Cathy Cleary of TEAM CLEARY who had the company’s highest listing that resulted in the highest sale of the year and Alan Rieger, who sold his first home with the company less than a month after signing on.

We ended the year with a 35% increase from 2017 and finished with over $22 Million in our Volume Sales!

Our company listed 81 properties and sold 56 in 2018.

We have expanded our geographic interest by adding Lake James and Lake Lanier to our waterfront focus and also have agents licensed in South Carolina.


STATISTICS

Pinnacle SIR Stats 

Thomas McKay

Top Sale-$1,442,500

Average Sold Price-$818,000

Michael Holden & Kevin Swerdlin

Top Sale-$1,299,000

Average Sold Price-$448,744

TEAM CLEARY-Wes & Cathy Cleary

Top Sale-$1,442,500

Average Sold Price-$545,833

Alan Rieger 

Top Sale-$1,000,000

Average Sold Price-$459,850


MLS Stats

Lake Lure 

Average List Price-$495,909

Average Sold Price-$363,048

Total Homes Sold-132

Average DOM-135

Rumbling Bald Resort

Average List Price-$453,806

Average Sold Price-$349,247

Total Homes Sold-39

Average DOM-197

Lake Adger

Average List Price-$558,160

Average Sold Price-$514,225

Total Homes Sold-23

Average DOM-91

Tryon

Average List Price-$518,283

Average Sold Price-$342,967

Total Homes Sold-117

Average DOM-102


 

2018 Significant Sales

255 Deerwood Drive Lake Lure, NC 28746 Sold at $1,442,500

139 Storm Ridge Lake Lure, NC 28746      Sold at $1,400,000

111 & 212 Fiddlehead Ln. Zirconia, NC 28790 Sold at $1,299,000

MARKETING 

When your home is represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand it benefits from the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby’s name and gains exclusive access to highly qualified global clientele.

For those looking to sell their luxury estates, our experienced associates are equipped with the marketing tools needed to ensure your property is presented to a global audience of qualified and interested buyers. Our luxury real estate marketing is designed to give you the competitive edge by increasing interest in your property and engaging our audience both online and off. The Sotheby’s International Realty network acts exclusively on behalf of our client’s individual needs and offer the utmost discretion when helping market and sell your estate.

When a listing is marketed through the Sotheby’s International Realty network it immediately begins a journey to worldwide exposure!


 

 

A new trail was added to the now 1,527 acres of Buffalo Creek Park making it one of the largest town owned parks in North Carolina. This past Friday, May 4, the Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held at the Bald Mountain Farm just inside Rumbling Bald Resort for the official Grand Opening of the Weed Patch Mountain Trail. The backdrop to this ceremony held gorgeous views of Eagle Rock and the beautiful legacy farm and home on the property.

Eagle Rock on Right

Bald Mountain Farm listing can be found here.

This new trail is 8.6 miles and offers hikers, bikers and climbers access to breathtaking views, clean mountain streams and massive rock formations. Excitement awaits! From the average hiker to the most advanced backpacking and rock climbing thrill seekers.

Park photos courtesy of www.conservingcarolina.org

The ceremony celebrated the culmination of nearly a decade of conservation and recreational trails and honored the completion of the 8.6 mile Weed Patch Mountain Trail that connects Buffalo Creek Park to Eagle Rock.

The additional acreage to the Town of Lake Lure’s Buffalo Creek Park makes it 1,527 acres and one of the largest municipally owned parks in North Carolina.

Speakers included, Peter Barr-Trails Coordinator, Kevin Cooley-Mayor of Lake Lure and Trail Builder-Shrimper Khare

For more information including a map of the Weed Patch Mountain Trail visit https://conservingcarolina.org/weedpatch/

177 CHASE LANE LAKE LURE, NC 28756

     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!! 

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.

 

103 Lakeview Rd.

 Lake Lure, NC 28746

 

 

Our featured Extraordinary Home ♦ Extraordinary View this week is a vintage lakeside estate in one of the original neighborhoods in Lake Lure, Timbercove, which still holds some of the oldest homes around the lake! In fact this home was built on the original foundation and closely resembles the very first house on the lot!

Sit at your own private deck and let the morning sun kiss your cheeks as the birds chirp in the distance and the gentle breeze sweeps across the hillside. A gorgeous scene of Rumbling Bald Mountain is the backdrop for the lake. No matter the season you’ll always have a stunning view! 

The lower deck offers an even closer view of the water and the rare opportunity to own a unique waterside deck that can be used for fishing, duck feeding or just lounging close to the water’s edge. The charming sunroom perfectly lets in the morning sun and is the most treasured room in the house. Enjoy the lake from inside during the cold weather or watch a summer storm safely. Make future memories in this traditional style, family lakefront home.  

This home is offered by Thomas M. McKay 828.625.9600 x210  828.243.3811  thomas.mckay@sothebysrealty.com

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 michael.holden@sothebysrealty.com

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.

231 Tatanka Trail  Lake Lure, NC 28746

Price- $1,100,000

MLS#558419

This weeks Extraordinary ♦ Home Extraordinary View is located in TATANKA high above the mountains in the Buffalo Cliffs community. With panoramic views of the gorgeous Rumbling Bald Mountains and serene Lake Lure, the expanse of this homesite is not only picturesque but ethereal.

Authentic Mountain Living

Take in the enrapturing scenes as you breathe the fresh mountain air. A private escape deep in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge.

Wake up to an awe-inspiring sunrise over the mountain tops!

This home was developed (along with all homes in TATANKA) to highlight the natural scenery at every view. This special home is fortunate to have some of the best views around highlighting tall cliffs, natural boulders and mountain peaks as far as the eye can see.

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Embrace the simple things in life. Sit by a warm fire. Watch the stars come out at night. Reminisce as you rock on the porch swing. The developers of TATANKA  quote the saying “to enjoy the process you must embrace the simplicity.”   Embrace it for yourself in this extraordinary home, extraordinary view!

See how majestic this home can make you feel. Your kingdom in the sky awaits!

    This home is offered by Thomas M. McKay                                                   828.625.9600 x210 828.243.3811                             thomas.mckay@sothebysrealty.com

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                                thomas.mckay@sothebysrealty.com

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