Incredible lodge-like home atop 40 acres with extreme 360 deg. mountain and valley views! Over 5000 sf, 4 bedrooms with private baths, massive stone fireplaces (5 of them), and a welcoming wrap-around covered porch with inside-outside dining area beckons you relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Geo-thermal heating, mahogany floors, copper kitchen countertops, and artisan-crafted locust wood porch railings are just a few examples of the quality that that went into the construction. Features also include a real observatory with a spiral staircase on the inside that leads to the Mt. Palomar-like dome for observing the heavens. Just 40 minutes from Asheville, and 20 minutes from Black Mountain, the drive home has character, too. Gentle grades and beautiful tree-covered mountains along the way home makes it feel as if you are in a national forest. This property is guaranteed to take your breath away! Showings by appointment only. Listing agent will accompany. No drive-by's please.