Dunross, Designed by Donald J. Ross

  • $2,750,000
415 Fairway Drive Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Dunross, Designed by Donald J. Ross

415 Fairway Drive Southern Pines, NC 28387
  • $2,750,000


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Carriage House

Own a piece of PINEHURST HISTORY with this stunning home built in  1929 by Donald J. Ross, the legendary golf course designer. One of the first  five homes in historic Knollwood Heights, this property is conveniently  located near Pinehurst No. 2, Mid Pines and Pine Needles – three of Ross’  finest creations. The stately facade is reminiscent of a Scottish manor  house, which is appropriate given Ross was born in Dornoch, Scotland and  began his career at St Andrews in 1899. 

Christened ”Dunross” by the current owners, the gracious 2.3-acre estate  features a 6000+ sq ft main home, carriage house with a one bedroom, two  bath apartment located above a three-car garage, and a 1900 sq ft  workshop devoted to the husband’s passion for vintage car and motorcycle  restoration. The property offers a spectacular setting for outdoor  entertaining with its extensive gardens, magical nighttime lighting,  multiple brick terraces and walkways, koi pond, massive wood-burning  fireplace, and outdoor kitchen with new built-in natural gas Viking grill and  refrigerated drawers, plus a two- burner gas cooktop and sink. Children  adore the treehouse and enjoy having a special place to call their own.  

Gardening enthusiasts will love the hundreds of azaleas, camellias,  gardenias, and hydrangeas that blanket the estate. The romantic Victorian  greenhouse imported from Belgium is perfect for nurturing seedlings for  the 36’x38′ raised bed vegetable and flower garden. The lighted maiden  fountain at the center of the garden welcomes a steady stream of pollinators  and provides a relaxing backdrop for enjoying cocktails in the garden  seating area adjacent to the greenhouse. Maintenance of the grounds is  made easier with two RainBird irrigation controllers, configured into thirty  plus zones with hundreds of sprinkler heads, all fed by the property deep  well with 220-volt submersible pump.  

A solid wood Tudor arch door with unique “Speakeasy” style window  welcomes all who enter Dunross. From the foyer, one enters the elegant  living room, accented by original 12″ crown molding, hardwood floors, and  an offset fireplace, conveniently updated to remote-controlled natural gas.  An identical fireplace can also be found in the adjacent Carolina room,  along with breathtaking views of the grounds. The fabulous chefs’ kitchen  easily accommodates an intimate dinner party or a full catering staff with 

its Viking Professional gas range and nearby warming drawer, Gaggenau  convection oven with a special baking stone for pizza and breads, a Sub Zero built-in side-by-side refrigerator plus under counter double  refrigerated drawers in the island, KitchenAid dishwasher, disposal, two  sinks, and miles of marble countertops. The lovely dining room, lit by a  gorgeous crystal chandelier and showcasing two lighted corner cabinets  along with stunning crown molding, is perfect for larger or more formal  gatherings. Serve pre-dinner cocktails in the bar overlooking the rear brick  terrace and fireplace. Mixologists will love the built in Scotsman ice maker,  under counter refrigerator, sink, and marble countertops, along with  enough shelf space to hold hundreds of bottles or stemware. The screened  porch with newly installed outdoor awnings, ceiling-mounted infrared  heaters, and remote-controlled clear Fenetex screens offers the ideal spot  for morning coffee or anytime relaxation.  

Ascend the graceful staircase, accented overhead by an Italian Rococo 25  light chandelier, to the second-floor master suite, two large guest bedrooms  connected by a Jack and Jill bathroom, one additional guest bath across the  hall, and office space perfect for “work from home” due to its direct  Ethernet connection, abundant shelving, and privacy provided by double  entry French doors. The master suite clearly dominates the upstairs floor  plan with its generous dimensions, remote-controlled natural gas fireplace,  connecting sitting room, his and her walk-in closets and bathrooms, and a  shared oversized steam shower. “Her” bathroom also provides the perfect  setting for bubble baths with an old-fashioned slipper tub positioned by a  bank of windows showcasing the rear gardens. A fully functional cable  driven birdcage elevator can be used to travel between the first and second  floors, if desired.  

The rear wing of the house, accessed by a separate staircase, features an  upstairs third guestroom and full bath, plus downstairs family room, which  can also be entered from the rear brick terrace via two double- entry French  doors. The fully finished basement currently contains a large workout  space, home theater system, laundry room and full bath (directly accessible  from the outdoor kitchen), Fisher Paykel refrigerator, additional storage  space and the owners’ EuroCave wine storage units. A dedicated electrical  panel was installed to support wine storage, enabling an easy conversion of  the space to a 3000-bottle cellar. 

The 1900 sq ft workshop was constructed in 2018 by Dunagan Builders. It  includes an office space, kitchenette, washer/dryer connections and half  bath that are heated and cooled by a 9000 BTU 16 SEER Trane ductless  mini split heat pump system. The main workshop features multiple infrared  gas heaters, high performance commercial ceiling fans for cooling, an  insulated metal ceiling, 220-volt power, and three rolling steel doors. The  exterior of the building is designed to complement its residential location,  and the space could be readily repurposed to function as a pool house,  entertainment area, or secondary guest accommodations.  

All renovations and additions were approached from the perspective of  honoring and preserving the property’s special history. The original slate  roof has been completely refurbished, and new copper valleys, gutter,  downspouts, collector boxes, and gutter guards installed on both the main  home and the carriage house. The 37 original leaded glass casement  windows provide wonderful natural light throughout the home and are now  fully functional, following a two-and-a-half-year restoration project. The  interior walls, ceilings, and floors of the main house have been completely  stripped and refinished by highly skilled craftsmen. All four of the HVAC  units supporting the main home have been replaced with 15.5 SEER Lenox  Elite Series units controlled by NEST Wi-Fi thermostats, and a new duct  system installed. The plumbing system has been upgraded with two new  80-gallon Bradford White water heaters, a recirculation pump, RainSoft  drinking water system and EC4 water conditioning system, a QRS whole  house carbon tank and sediment filter, and a 6-gallon heater under the  kitchen sink. Exterior drainage systems have been re-engineered,  dysfunctional French drains replaced, new systems added where needed,  and ones with continuing value power flushed. The entire estate is  protected by a security system with 18 ethernet-wired cameras that can be  monitored remotely. The underlying technological support for this system  includes a 1GB Wi-Fi mesh network that covers the property via CAT6a  cable connecting the network head-end to an outdoor point-to-point bridge  that extends coverage to the workshop. Other access points are positioned  in various locations to ensure reliable service and support the multiple  Sonos units that control music streaming throughout the property.


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  • Address 415 Fairway Drive
  • City Southern Pines
  • State North Carolina
  • Zip/Postal Code 28387

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Pamela O'Hara
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  • Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Pinehurst Realty Group
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