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Wow! North Carolina’s most expensive old house listing! 6,000 acres! 5 waterfalls! $97,500,000

November 6, 2023

Wow! Welcome to North Carolina’s most expensive old house listing! I didn’t even know this place existed! Falling Waters was built in 1940. It is located on 6,000 acres in Purlear, North Carolina. There are five major waterfalls on the property, including one that is 180 feet. This property dates back to Daniel Boone. A lot of the property is protected with conservation easements. Four bedrooms, one bathroom and 2,128 square feet. $97,500,000

From the Zillow listing:


Never before offered in its entirety, Falling Waters is 5,200 +/- contiguous acres and the last remaining large acreage tract in Northwestern North Carolina. With a rich heritage dating back to Daniel Boone, it is a magnificent haven with a perimeter protected by natural geography, and totally unencumbered by conservation easements. The interior of the property has been meticulously maintained with miles of trails, paths, and roads, all with grades of 8% or less that provide accessibility to most areas. Rolling hills, five major waterfalls (largest is 180 feet), 20+/- miles of cool water trout-filled streams, several lakes, and miles of top of the mountain trails combine to create wonderful hiking or horseback riding through old timber growth and peaceful meadows, gleaming 360 degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Falling Waters is located near the Blue Ridge Parkway, with 15 to 20 minute travel times to the towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson, and Wilkesboro, each offering desirable shopping, dining, entertainment, and medical facilities. Journey to Falling Waters and let your exploration begin.



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