Modern farmhouse Airbnb with wine cellar and pool asks $3M

Modern farmhouse Airbnb with wine cellar and pool asks $3M

Photo: Courtesy of Starr Haigler

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The 10,000-square-foot house, nicknamed The Lodge, has been used as an Airbnb for the last year-plus. It’s listed at $3M.

The exact address is 10450 Brief Rd. At 10,027 square feet, the house has five bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms.

Background: The owners of the house, Brian and Starr Haigler, are also the listing agents. They relocated to the Mint Hill area four years ago to build an inn called The Old Haigler Inn.

  • Along with the inn, they want the property to be a gathering places with event space, a spa, cottages, a gift shop, etc.
  • Before opening the inn, they wanted to do a smaller scale experiment first to see if anyone would come. They purchased three properties in the last two years to run as Airbnbs.
  • The Airbnbs have been solidly booked since, Starr tells me.

Now, the couple is selling their three Airbnbs as they “became too much too quickly,” Starr explains. One of the three already went under contract and two are still on the market.

What to expect: The Lodge sits on 10 acres and has a wine cellar, home theater, outdoor living spaces and a separate pool house with a retractable roof.

  • The pool house also has a half bath, two showers, its own kitchen, fireplace and an outdoor grill and patio.
    • The Haiglers renovated The Lodge, freshening up the mountain house-like design with new paint and more modern finishes.
    • The interior features a black and white color scheme, a stone fireplace and accents and shiplap throughout.

      What they’re saying: Starr says they’ve had some interest from potential buyers. Some who want to continue using the property as an Airbnb, and some who are looking for a primary residence.

      • Their other cottage, at 10440 Brief Rd., is also for sale, asking $3.3M. It sits on 83.5 acres.
      • The properties can be purchased together or separately, and acreage can be negotiated between properties.

      No. 1 feature: “Especially with The Lodge, you really feel like you’re in the mountains, with nothing but trees and rolling hills,” Starr says, adding that the interstate is only two miles away.

      Here’s a look around The Lodge.

      10450 Brief Rd front

      10450 Brief Rd entry

      10450 Brief Rd loft

      10450 Brief Rd living room

      10450 Brief Rd living room

      10450 Brief Rd kitchen 1


      10450 Brief Rd bedroom 1

      10450 Brief Rd rooms

      10450 Brief Rd common game room

      10450 Brief Rd sitting area

      10450 Brief Rd entry room area

      10450 Brief Rd movie theater

      10450 Brief Rd hot tub

      10450 Brief Rd pool house

      10450 Brief Rd patio

      10450 Brief Rd pond

      Photos: Courtesy of Starr Haigler

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