Beautiful mountain views and historic living
less than a mile from downtown Tryon.
Located, as it’s name would imply, overlooking Tryon from the top of Piney Mountain, this remarkable home of stone and tile has captured the imaginations and memories of generations.
Top O’Piney is now available for the next generation.
This historic and truly unique home sits on 11.5 wooded acres at the top of Piney Mountain overlooking the Town of Tryon. This remarkable stone house is favored with 360º views of two states and a half dozen counties.
The Main House has more than 3,000 sq ft of finished space. The tiled entry foyer opens onto the dining room, great room, kitchen and a half-bath for guests. To the right of the entry door is the Great Room with it’s tall ceilings and oak floors. At the far end, a hand-carved mantle over its large stone fireplace. An exterior door from the Great Room opens to the outside terrace. The room is filled with windows looking West toward Melrose and Hogback Mountains and east to Tryon. Supporting the high ceilings of the Great Room are beams capped with grape leaf details carved by the fabled Tryon Toymakers - also responsible for carving the fireplace mantle. A Dining Room sits off the entry foyer with it’s own fireplace and door to the terrace. The spacious and open kitchen has oak floors and cabinets and doors to two covered porches. The passageway leading to the dining room holds a modest bar with its own sink and closet, ample china storage, a linen press. Up the curved stairs, you’ll find an enormous master suite including a sitting room and two full baths. At the other end of the hallway, your guests will enjoy a comfortable Guest Bedroom with its own full, ensuite bathroom.
A large stone terrace wraps around the south and west sides of the house offering plenty of space for barbeques, family dinners or a sundowner cocktail while you wait for the sun to drop behind Melrose Mountain. The grounds are landscaped with stone walkways and seating areas and filled with mature nut and fruit trees, roses, camellias, azaleas, blueberry bushes and other native species.
A full basement and one-car garage offer plenty of storage and convenience. Down the driveway or a stone path, just below the Main House sits the Guest House built in 2013 with a small apartment and kitchenette over a four-car garage.