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$2.99 Million Mountaintop Log House In North Carolina




    Twenty-five thousand blocks of decomposed granite were woven together to form the renowned architect's striking textile-block structure, which has been featured in films like "Blade Runner" and the original "House on Haunted Hill." For more information on this property, contact Gregg Antonsen of Christie’s Great Estates, Hilton & Hyland's Aaron Kirman and Ray Hayes of Dilbeck Estates. (Published Thursday, Sep 16, 2010)

    Head for the hills in this sprawling, 6,490-square-foot, red cedar log home, set high in the mountains of North Carolina. Cathedral ceilings, knotted wood details, a two-story, wood-burning rock fireplace and an authentic Elk antler chandelier add the rustic charm one might expect to find in Banner Elk. A two-story, heated slate foyer, gourmet stainless steel kitchen with custom cabinetry, hammered copper soaking tubs and an 8-person sauna room bring the luxury to this seven-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath mini-estate. Ready to expand—the property boasts views of four states, after all—a detached garage may easily convert into a guesthouse.