Inspired by historic mansions, this one-of-a-kind stunning home on 2.8 private acres in the gated enclave of Governors Club will captivate at every turn. This home showcases rooms designed for comfort and refuge, as well as enjoying guests. The main house features 9,225 square feet of living space with twelve-foot ceilings on the first level, “eyebrow” arch details throughout, four fireplaces and a fabulous floor plan — enticing for spending time together or apart.
Enter through the eight-foot double chestnut doors to the dramatic foyer with a sweeping curved staircase crowned by back-lit dome lighting at the 25-foot peak. Architectural features such as crown moldings, coffered, trey and beamed ceilings, cumaru flooring, cast stone fireplaces, wood-paneled library and cocktail room underscore the attention to detail throughout. The abundant windows frame masterpieces of natural beauty such as specimen trees, verdant landscaping and distance views in the winter.
The garden room with its soaring windows, exposed beams, stacked stone fireplace and twin sets of French doors to the back terrace, is pure magic and a favorite respite.
Designed for entertaining, the right side of the home flows effortlessly from the garden room to an expansive family room with a wall of windows and cast stone fireplace, birdseye-paneled cocktail room with bar, plus a wine cellar and tasting room. The mahogany-paneled library with its soaring bookshelves and central fireplace is the perfect retreat for quiet reflection or conversation. A guest suite, tucked away down a private hallway could also be a main level owner's suite.
The left-wing is distinguished by the chef’s kitchen, equipped with Subzero refrigeration, Wolf six burner gas range and hood, double ovens, beverage drawers, warming drawers. The outsized center island multi-tasks as prep, serving and dining space. A separate coffee bar area can be closed off with a pocket door. A butlers pantry with glass cabinets and serving area leads to the significant dining room with seating for 20 and custom arched niches.
The second level focuses on the private living quarters. The owner suite with its sitting area and tiled fireplace, stretches from views of the front gardens to the ample bathing and dressing areas overlooking the peaceful back yard. A separate study or den, perfect for early morning coffee or late night libations, is adjacent to the owner's enclave. At the opposite end of the floor are two ample bedrooms with ensuite baths plus an additional 'flex' room, perfect for Zooming, streaming or online studies. One bedroom is currently utilized as a gym.
The detached oversized garage is linked to the main house by a porte-cochere. A separate studio or office with abundant natural light and a half bath adjoins the three-car stalls. An interior staircase leads to an additional 2,200 square feet of floored space with large windows providing abundant natural light. The ultimate home gym and spa, caretakers or extended family suite awaits your finishing touch. Let the imagination flow.
For those in search of 'hidden treasures,' tucked away in the backyard of 32528 Archdale is a geologic marker, denoting the highest point from Chapel Hill to the North Carolina coast.
The exclusive gated community of Governors Club, with three Jack Nicklaus-designed 9-hole courses throughout the 75 acres on Edwards Mountain is truly a destination featuring privacy, security and resort-style living.