The SpaceMy home is a modern, eco-friendly home (3500 sq ft) in the forest overlooking a large stream (Fishing Creek), pond and private gardens about 4 miles from Rock Hill, SC. You have the run of upstairs portion of my house (2 bedrooms, bath, office/library room, two balconies, sitting foyer), as well as all the surrounding property, decks, and grounds, for your private use. Downstairs is a modern kitchen, guest bath, ping-pong room, dining area and living room surrounded by stone and wood decks overlooking the creek, the pond, old homestead chimneys and the forest. On the grounds is an organic garden, sheep, chickens (fresh eggs), horses, and miles of walking trails. Rock Hill is home to top-rated liberal arts college Winthrop University and less than 20 miles to downtown Charlotte, NC.
Hopefully you relish and enjoy solitude and quiet, yet with modern home accoutrements and with city amenities and restaurants just a short distance (less than 5 miles) away. My home is in the forested segment of an 80+ acre property with surrounding homes also situated on equal or larger acreages. Row-crop agriculture (cotton, soybeans, wheat, oats) and forest plots surround the property in an area protected by zoning for agriculture and country living. Owls hoot, humming birds and doves frequent the feeders, otters and beavers swim in the creek.
You will have access to the library of gem and mineral guides, landscaping and gardening books, science and cosmology, cycling, equestrian arts and other areas of interest. I would love to learn your passions and heritage as well.
As a single guy, business owner, and hobby landscape/farmer, I enjoy sharing my home and grounds, especially with like-minded ecologists. Occasionally I host a wedding, have wine tastings, and/or host visiting opera singers or competitive cyclists. I'm delighted to make suggestions for day/multi-day travels in the area, and/or restaurants/outings, and/or you can enjoy organic eggs and plenty of home-grown all-organic veges and fruits when in season. Come enjoy the oasis of peacefulness with the natural beauty of the setting and grounds, yet very near to the metro cultures of Charlotte and Rock Hill. Guest AccessGuests have private use of the upstairs of the house, including 2 bedrooms, bath, office, sitting foyer, two balconys; plus access to the public areas of kitchen, living room, ping-pong and decks/patios. House is situated on acres of forest/fields with equestrian/walking trails through the woods, fields and along the streams. You have access to all this as well as garden products in season. Interaction with GuestsI can be as available or as absent as you prefer. My master suite is separate from the general living areas of the house so I can come and go with little interaction with a guest - or I'm happy to provide stories, tours of the grounds, and discussions of 'whatever'. The property is still being developed as an eco-friendly property so I'm glad to show/explain progress so far, as well as sharing future plans. Organic garden (~1 ac of gardens) provides oodles of seasonal food! The NeighborhoodThis property is located a few miles from downtown Rock Hill, yet worlds away in a mountain-stream-like setting in the forest along Fishing Creek. Our county has a master plan to preserve the pastoral and agricultural nature of this portion of the county so most of the homes in the 'neighborhood' are on 60-200 acre plots. You can walk the roads and trails around the house and rarely see another person or even another house. Getting AroundBecause we are a little removed from town guests are best with their own transport (no buses out here). Downtown Rock Hill is only 6 miles so bicycle transport is easy. Buses and light rail do serve downtown Charlotte from just a few miles away. Other Things to NoteErnie is resident dog. Laid-back fella he is, though he enjoys being the scout if you should take a forest walk. I can have him somewhat corralled if you are allergic or averse to large dogs.
Medium-sized pond with dock is available for swimming, fishing, or bird watching.