About 908 Country Club
An approximately 12,000-square-foot country manor nestled on 12 acres of lush landscape within the highly sought-after Lexington Country Club community, modeled after Winston-Salem’s famous and historic Graylyn Estate, sold to the highest bidder yesterday at a live auction, Concierge Auctions has announced. Built with a combination of traditional detailing and state-of-the-art technology, the auction was held on-site at 908 Country Club Drive, where 7 bidders participated. The property sold in cooperation with John-Mark Mitchell of The John-Mark Mitchell Group / eXp Realty of the Carolinas. Mitchell also represented the buyer. The buyer’s name and sale price are confidential.
Experience the elegance of manor life set against the resplendent backdrop of North Carolina’s finest community. Modeled after Winston-Salem’s famous Graylyn Estate, this Lexington residence offers an enchanting, elaborate home that will make you feel like royalty — from the tip of its rounded spires to the bottom of its stone turrets — nestled on 12 privately gated acres of lush landscape.
Premier Location, Unparalleled Privacy
This home is truly fit for a king!
Located within the highly sought-after Country Club community, this private Lexington home features all the modern amenities your heart could desire while maintaining the sophistication of an English manor. The estate was modeled after the Graylyn Estate in nearby Winston-Salem. Graylyn, a popular destination for high-end business retreats, weddings and special occasions, is known throughout North Carolina for its enchanting, historic residence.
Although 908 Country Club in Lexington may not share as long a history (it was built in 1988 rather than 1925), it shares a similar design and was built on a similar dream of combining traditional detailing with state-of-the-art technology. This remarkable property consists of 12 acres of meticulous gardens, dense woods, a lush carpet of grass and, of course, an impressive 12,000+/- square-foot Traditional-style manor overlooking it all.
This stone manor with crawlspace foundation features plenty of living, entertaining and sleeping areas. Outside, an extraordinary pool with its own bathroom and a expansive backyard offer an excellent space for a casual, relaxing social gathering. Host more formal gatherings in the living and dining rooms, show off your best prizes in the trophy room, watch a film on the big screen in the home’s private theater, gather around one of the four fireplaces or just relax in the upstairs lounge.
If you need some personal space, six bedrooms and six full baths, a private office, workshops, solarium and a hidden room offer ideal retreats. An attached garage and two detached ones easily hold up to 13 cars, but can also keep your favorite toys — such as bikes and boats — safe from the elements.
First impressions are important, and this Lexington home knows how to make an unforgettable one. As you travel through the spectacular, 16-foot-tall gated entrance, you will be treated to the breathtaking sight of a two-story, stone-sided manor complete with turrets in the distance. Take in the beautiful greenery along the driveway or head to the backyard for an even larger garden, a wide veranda, an extraordinary pool and bubbling fountains. Sit in a small rotunda to enjoy the breeze or explore your own private woods.
Enter into this Lexington home through the magnificent grand entry with while russet floors and painted off-white and gray-tiled walls, an at-once warm and welcoming first introduction. Wood detailing on the baseboards and crown molding and paneling by the staircase, intricate ironwork and a whitewashed wooden ceiling add a sense of rustic charm to the foyer.
Follow the elegantly-curved wooden staircase up to a lounge, perfect for relaxing with a book or chatting with family and friends. Two alcoves near the front door are decorated with murals of the African savannah. Pass through rustic wooden double doors into the Great Room or veer to the right to enter the more intimate den.
Deep crown molding and a high, whitewashed ceiling make this great room truly spectacular. Whitewashed wood paneling along with dark wood baseboards and doors are offset by the continuation of the russet tiles from the foyer. Let natural light spill in from the panned doors leading outside or create a cozy atmosphere at night with the soft tones of the elegant chandelier, recessed lighting, wall sconces or large fireplace.
Whether you are a weekend cook or a gourmet chef, you will love creating meals in the estate’s commercial-grade kitchen. This luxury kitchen features state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, including an extra-wide refrigerator and freezer, a six-burner gas stovetop and oven, a grill, a deep fryer, a dishwasher and two sinks. The unique tiled backdrop over the grill and deep fryer feature paintings of rabbits, fish and fowls prepared for cooking.
There is even a soda fountain and an icemaker on the center island! Enjoy a casual breakfast here or spread out a buffet for a dinner party. Or, host brunch in the imitate breakfast nook in the turret, complete with a gorgeous chandelier, wall sconces and unique wallpaper as well as space beside the fireplace for an additional small table.
The formal dining room near the foyer features deep crown molding, a gold chandelier with an intricate, eye-catching medallion, built-in glass displays and wood wainscoting. Like the den, this room features wooden flooring as opposed to russet tiles. The warm wood glows in the light of the chandelier as well as the natural light that pours in from the windows. Impress your guests with a formal dinner party or host the next family reunion in this gorgeous room.
No mansion is complete without a master bedroom fit for royalty. This enormous room features a fireplace with a beautifully-designed mantle; an elegant pink ceiling offset by light wood rafters; and uniquely-textured, soft gold carpeting.
One door leads back to the hallway while another grants you convenient, direct access to the back acreage of the home. A third door reveals a spacious bathroom with marble flooring, a claw-footed bathtub, a separate shower and a spacious vanity. A chandelier featuring sculptures of geese and hand-painted tiles add special touches to this luxurious bathroom. His-and-Her walk-in closets and built-ins offer plenty of space to store clothes and accessories.
The home’s additional five bedrooms and bathrooms each offer plenty of space as well as unique details. Warm, textured carpeting or whitewashed wooden flooring fills most rooms and each showcases custom built-ins along the walls for plenty of storage. Brightly-colored walls and meticulous murals make each room distinct.
Private bathrooms and walk-in closets allow other family members and guests to escape to their own oasis at the end of a day filled with adventure.
In addition to the standard rooms found in a house, this particular home features several unique rooms.
Show off your hunting prizes or fill the displays with awards in the trophy room. Hunters will also love the hidden gun room — perfect for keeping your rifles safely stored — as well as the shooting gallery.
Keep warm during the cool North Carolina winters in the sunny Solarium. Stay in shape without having to join a gym in your own grand fitness room. Gather together to watch all the best movies in your own masterpiece theatre, with cushy seats and a state-of-the-art projector. Curl up by the fireplace in the wooden den with built-in bookshelves and a beautifully-patterned white ceiling.
About the Area
Lexington Country Club
Golf aficionados will love being part of the Lexington Country Club neighborhood. This elegant Club is renowned for its golf course — rivaling even the most upscale clubs in the Triad area. Get the most for your money, whether you are an avid golfer looking to push your skills to the limit or a novice still learning the ropes. Perfect for both corporate events and family fun, the Club is a wonderful place to network and socialize.
Lexington, North Carolina
Lexington is a bedroom community just 20 miles south of Winston-Salem in North Carolina in the heart of the Piedmont Triad area. Relaxed and friendly, this quaint town offers a laidback and easygoing lifestyle that is oftentimes associated with more rural cities, yet is a short commute to the hustle and bustle of the nearby metropolitan areas of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte.
There is plenty to do within Lexington, however. Despite its genuine small-town charm, historic Uptown Lexington maintains a vibrant central business district filled with a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. Explore these local shops and discover hidden treasures you won’t find anywhere else!
Weather in Lexington is pleasant year-round — perfect for escaping to the beautiful beaches just hours away or enjoying a scenic mountain ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Or, discover nature in Lexington’s own backyard; pop over to the adjacent High Rock Lake — one of the area’s best recreational facilities — or spend a relaxing day playing golf at the Country Club.
There are also numerous street festivals held throughout the year. Famous as the Barbeque Capital of the World, Lexington’s largest festival, the Barbecue Festival, draws in 150,000 attendees each year.
Nearby Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The fourth largest city in the beautiful state of North Carolina, Winston-Salem is filled with a rich history and many citywide attractions. Often referred to as the “Twin City” for its dual heritage and “City of the Arts” for its dedication to fine arts and theater, Winston-Salem has an excellent education system, multiple museums and dozens of art attractions, the most popular of which include the many historic districts — such as Bethabara, Reynolda and Old Salem — and family-friendly places, including the famous Sciworks and Children’s Museum.
The historic town of Winston-Salem dates all the way back to 1753, when it was founded on behalf of the Moravian Church. Much of this city’s culture and architecture has been preserved, restored or rebuilt in order to save this essential part of America’s past. The small town of Winston was not founded until 1849, and was named after a local hero from the Revolutionary war. The two cities combined post offices in 1899 and officially became a single city in 1913.
Winston-Salem is also home to the Hanes Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the state. Many other popular retail chains and local boutiques have gathered around Hanes, turning it into the city’s largest shopping district.
This bustling city is surrounded by thousands of acres of dense woodland and lush pastures. Many suburban homes, including those in Bent Tree, feature large lots with views of this lovely landscape.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Located less than one hour from the property is Greensboro, North Carolina, a city filled with robust culture, a storied past and recreational activities. Once the seat of Guilford County, Greensboro was established in 1808. Always an important city for civil rights, Greensboro is known for running its Underground Railroad right alongside its famous rail lines. Its essential role in the American railroad system earned Greensboro the nickname of “Gate City” in 1891.
The third largest city in the state of North Carolina, Greensboro is part of the metropolitan area known as the Triad, which includes Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. The city is an essential hub for transportation as well as a tourist destination thanks to its rich historical value and beautiful scenery.
Other fun, family-friendly attractions in the area include the Bog Garden, International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Blandwood Mansion and Gardens, Hagan Stone Park, the Natural Science Center of Greensboro and Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe. The area is especially popular among equestrian fans. In addition to the huge Friendly Avenue open-air shopping complex and other popular retail shopping destinations, Greensboro is home to the largest retail horse depot in the world, once the wholesale supplier to the Pony Express. The farm continues to sell thoroughbred mares, yearlings, fillies and Arabian horses to an approximately 8,000 private purchasers each year.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Look closely at Charlotte, and you’ll discover a lot. Once you’re here, explore off-the-beaten-path Charlotte neighborhoods, high-octane adventures at attractions like the NASCAR Hall of Fame and time-tested, year-round things to see and do. No matter where you go in Charlotte, you’ll find a lot to your liking …not to mention plenty of Southern comforts and urban excitement along the way.
Most people in Charlotte like to play as hard as they work, which has shaped the city into a place where mountain-biking trails meet expertly-manicured greens. With world-famous public golf courses, pro sports events that bring fans to their feet, and adventurous attractions clamoring for thrill seekers, you’ll see why Charlotte enjoys playing so hard…and be ready to join them. If you like sports, cheering for the Carolina Panthers can be followed up by tubing along the shores of Lake Norman. If you are looking for some recreation, a day of whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center is best complemented by a stroll through an oak-shaded park.
Centrally located in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Charlotte is not only accessible — it’s a draw for some of the nation’s premier family attractions. But allow us to warn you before you come, Charlotte’s great things to see and do may result in belly laughs, lasting memories, or even…family bonding. Feed the giraffes at Lazy 5 Ranch, while enjoying your own private safari. Hold on tight to feel the rush of the rapids at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Bear hug your favorite Peanuts gang character before stepping aboard a heart-pounding coaster at Carowinds. Or, catch a foul ball at a Charlotte Knights game, while snacking on peanuts and crackerjacks. And that’s only the beginning.
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