56 Stone Ridge Lane
Tryon, NC 28782

Think Stone Ridge Elegance – SOLD

This elegant 5-bedroom, 4½-bathroom Mountain “Cottage” was built by Chicago manufacturer Samuel Bingham in 1925.  It was designed by renowned Chicago architect Lincoln Norcott Hall.  

Inside the house, you get the feeling of a mountain retreat from the beam ceilings, large stone fireplaces, and oak floors. With its stately front door and wide oak stairs, the foyer creates a grand entrance. Beyond the foyer, the living room is a gathering place to capture the mountain view from every angle. The library features a stone fireplace, built-in bookshelves, seating and opens out to the covered porch. The formal dining room has a stone fireplace and mountain views. Leading from the dining room is a renovated kitchen, butler’s pantry, and mudroom. The area provides more space and allows for entertaining. The butler’s pantry was original to the kitchen. The kitchen features marble and stainless steel countertops and skylights bring in more natural light. The cabinets in the mudroom still bear the signatures of Hollywood celebrities. The stars attended costume parties given by former owners. The names include Gigi, written by Leslie Caron after she starred in the movie with the same name, as well as Clark Gable’s wife Kathleen and others. Off the mudroom are a full bath and a charming office. Upstairs the spacious master suite has a large bedroom with fireplace, sitting area and a stunning master bath with a separate show and jetted tub in which you can relax and enjoy the mountain view.  A second master suite includes a sitting room and ensuite bath. 2 guest bedrooms and a bathroom complete the upper level.  One of the best features is the porch, which faces the mountains. The outdoor living spaces include stone porches, patios and terraces surrounding the home. The view from the terrace stretches from below Hogback Mountain to Howard Gap and beyond. The grounds are a delightful blend of hardscape and professional landscaping.

Property Features

  • 5.84 acres
  • 1925 Cottage designed by Chicago architect Lincoln Norcott Hall
  • Wood exterior
  • 4672 +/- sq ft
  • Mountain views from most elevations
  • Architectural shingle roof
  • Stone patios and porches
  • Professionally landscaped
  • Central location
  • Convenient to shopping and interstate
  • 10 minutes to TIEC, 40 minutes to Asheville

Interior – Main Level

  • Foyer – Stately front door opens into a large, light-filled foyer with gallery wall and wide oak stairs
  • Living Room – The charming living room has a beamed ceiling, oak floors, French doors to the front and rear patios and a stone wood-burning fireplace
  • Library – Cozy library with plenty of built-in space for a large book collection, beadboard walls, and access to covered porch
  • Dining Room – Grand dining room with plenty of windows and a stone fireplace
  • Kitchen– Large, gourmet kitchen with island, stainless appliances, stainless steel & marble counters, abundant cabinets, appliance galley, breakfast counter, butler’s pantry, wet bar
  • Mud Room – Sink, storage cabinets
  • Full Bath – Full bath with shower located off the mudroom
  • Office – Cute office tucked off the kitchen
  • Stone patios and porches surround the exterior of the home.

Interior – Upper Level

  • Landing – Perfect light-filled space for an art gallery
  • Master Suite – Exceptional master suite features enough room for a sitting area and stone fireplace. The master bath features a marble double vanity, jetted soaking tub, walk-in shower, grasscloth wallpaper, and wainscoting
  • 2nd Master Suite – Large bedroom has an adjoining sitting room and en-suite bathroom
  • 3rd Bedroom – Cozy but large enough for 2 twin beds and a chair or two
  • 4th Bedroom – This charming room is perfect for an overnight guest
  • 3rd Bathroom is shared by 3rd & 4th bedrooms


  • Equipment Room – Enough room for operating systems and some cold storage


  • 2-car garage with a stone walkway to the main house


  • Stunning mountain views
  • Beautiful, professional landscaping
  • Stone patios, walls, and terraces meander around the property
  • Adorable log playhouse sits on the property


  • Conveniently located close to town and shopping
  • Within an hours drive of 3 major airports