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The Manor at Stone Hedge

25-Acre Historic Estate in Tryon, North Carolina


The Manor at Stone Hedge is a classic 1930s private estate featuring a magnificent stone manor home, guest house and poolside cottage set amid 25 acres of manicured grounds.  Each building is a unique fieldstone structure exhibiting the character of its vintage architecture.  The main residence boasts a large stone fireplace, pine paneling, elevator and Art Deco finishes.  The estate grounds are accented by stunning gardens, rolling meadows, woodland walkways and remarkable stonework. For the first time since the 1970s, this remarkable property is being offered on the open market as a private estate.   

The Manor Home | The exterior of the manor home is faced with fieldstone collected from the property during original construction in the 1930’s.   With over 5,000 square feet of living space on two levels, the home also includes a full unfinished basement and separate laundry room.  All three levels are accessible by the Otis elevator.  Because Stone Hedge operates as an inn, the home has been fully maintained and updated to accommodate discerning guests.  Recent updates include a 3-zone heat pump system (AC/heat) in 2006 and a new roof on the main and guest house in 1998.  The 3-car detached garage is accessed from the basement and had a new concrete deck poured in 2000.   
History | Stone Hedge was built circa 1934 as a private residence for Tom and Lily Costa of Ohio.  With its classic fieldstone architecture and elegant setting, the estate served as the private mountain retreat for several additional families.   During the 1970s, Stone Hedge was transformed into an inn and has since provided accommodations and fine dining for guests year round.  Although not listed on The National Register of Historic Places, the historic significance of the estate renders it a possible candidate. 
Entry | The handsome arched door set into stacked stone construction provides a welcoming entrance to the manor home.  Inside, the foyer offers a tile floor, coat closet and nearby powder room.
Great Room | This classic space includes handsome exposed beamed ceilings, plaster walls and the original tongue and groove oak floors.  The large wood burning stone fireplace with a hand carved mahogany surround provides a gathering point.   From the great room, enjoy easy access to other levels via the Otis elevator. The great room opens out onto a tile floor solarium with its large window and panoramic views.  An inlaid millstone is a focal point in the solarium floor. 
Dining & Kitchen | Part of the great room, the dining area is set in a sunny corner and offers private views across the estate grounds.  The kitchen, currently serving as a commercial restaurant kitchen, includes a pantry, storage area, full bath, and breakfast room (currently used as the restaurant prep area and dish room).  These spaces would easily revert back to their original uses.
Master Suite | The handsome master suite is located on the second floor and is easily accessible by elevator or staircase.  This spacious room features oak floors, a large living room with fireplace, and large windows.  The suite includes a private bath and two closets with built-ins.
Guest Bedrooms | There are two additional bedrooms on the second level, each with its own bath. The rooms offer oak floors, plenty of space and views of the estate grounds.
The Grounds | Wander the 25 acres with rolling meadows, woodlands and two streams and you’ll become entranced by the majestic setting. The estate is accessed by a private road and offers year round views of White Oak Mountain, Tryon Peak, Warrior Mountain, and Miller Mountain. With its extensive stonework and private venue, the estate has served as the backdrop for many wedding ceremonies and has been featured on local television stations for its holiday themes and historic setting. The property is zoned R-1, allowing this property to be subdivided for residential use.
Guest Cottage | This charming guest house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchenette and stone fireplace with wide log mantel and stone hearth. Outside, a wonderful wood deck looks out across pastures, mountains and gardens. Built with the same historic construction methods as the main residence, this private cottage offers a delightful ambiance with plenty of square footage and useable amenities.
Pool Cottage | The pool house is a cute 1-bedroom stone cottage with pine-paneled walls, hand hewn beams, full bath and wood-burning fireplace with split log mantel. Notice the classic terra cotta barrel tile roof. Overlooking the in-ground swimming pool, this cozy cottage also includes a flagstone picnic patio with an outdoor fireplace. Constructed in the 1930s and advanced for its time, this facility resembles the outdoor kitchens of today.

Equestrian Friendly | Transforming this property into an equestrian estate can be easily accomplished with the addition of fencing and a barn. The lush grass fields are already in place and are well maintained. Located in the center of Carolina horse country, the estate offers proximity to equestrian centers and year round equestrian events including dressage, hunter pace, fox hunting, eventing, horse shows, steeplechase, carriage driving and horsemanship clinics.
The Location | The Manor at Stone Hedge is located just outside the city limits of Tryon, North Carolina. From this historic country estate, you’ll be only 5 minutes from shopping, dining and cultural events in Tryon and 10 minutes from additional shopping venues in Landrum, South Carolina. With quick access to I-26, you’ll have an easy drive up to the larger towns of Hendersonville and Asheville.
The Possibilities | This remarkable one-of-a-kind historic property offers numerous possibilities. The current owners operate a bed and breakfast facility and are willing to sell the business at an additional price to new owners who would like to maintain the bed and breakfast operation. As a private residence, this estate is unparalleled in historic significance. With some renovation, the manor house could be returned to a magnificent single family home. The two cottages make the property ideal for a family compound. The addition of a barn and fencing would create a stunning equestrian estate in heart of Carolina horse country. The property also lends itself to the planting of vineyards for a possible agricultural operation.
Summary of Features

The Manor House

  • One-of-a kind historic stone structure
  • Constructed circa 1934
  • 3 bedrooms; 5 full baths; 1 half bath
  • Hand built by local artisans who mined the stone from the property
  • 3 levels
  • 3-story Otis elevator with brass gate
  • Current master suit on 2nd level but option to utilize a now existing office (same footprint) as a master suite on main
  • Roof new in 1998
  • Updated HVAC in 2006
  • 3-bay detached garage
  • Full unfinished basement with separate laundry room
  • Open floor plan with spacious estate-style rooms
  • Original oak floors
  • Original tile floors in entry and solarium
  • Full commercial kitchen (restaurant style)
  • Spacious master suite with large, sunny windows
  • Magnificent stone patio overlooking the grounds
The Cottages
  • Stone guest cottage with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, stone fireplace and wood deck overlooking the estate grounds
  • Cute stone pool cottage featuring terra cotta barrel tile roof, pine paneling and flagstone picnic patio with outdoor fireplace
The Grounds
  • 25.95 rolling acres
  • Scenic winding drive
  • Exquisite stonework and multiple stacked stone walls
  • In-ground swimming pool
  • 2 streams
  • Numerous garden spots
  • Pond potential with earthen dam still in place
  • Mature hardwoods
  • Many different types of flowering bushes and plantings
  • Wonderful year round mountain views
The Location
  • 3 miles to shopping, dining and entertainment in Tryon
  • Easy access to I-26
  • Minutes to horse show facilities and trail riding venues
  • 25 minutes to Hendersonville
  • 40 minutes to Asheville
The Possibilities
  • Private estate or family compound
  • Development potential with the R1 designation
  • Potential for horses on 8 acres of established rolling pasture
  • Acreage for establishing a vineyard
  • For an additional price, the current bed and breakfast business can be purchased to continue the existing operation

Price | Inactive listing
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