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Top of the Hill, Private Mid-Century Modern One Level Frank Lloyd Wright Style

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

House - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 4-8)

Top of the Hill was featured in the February 2014 edition of Pinestraw Magazine. Totally private, sprawling, one level Mid-Century Modern three bedroom two bath home, on two woodsy and beautifully landscaped acres of 50 year old azaleas and camelias in Southern Pines, NC. You can’t see any neighbors - its like being in the country, yet minutes to the heart of town. Totally quiet and peaceful, a bird lovers paradise.

Top of the Hill was built in 1958 and designed by Thomas Hayes, an architect who taught at NC State at the time. It is featured in as an example of North Carolina mid-century modern architecture.

Furnished unlike any vacation rental house with four generations of family antiques and quality beds, sofas and upholstered pieces.

Cooks will be delighted by the large and very well equpped kitchen and library of cookbooks.

This is my second home and as such it reflects my interests in design, architecture, gardening, cooking, entertaining and living well. I hope you enjoy it as I do!

The main living areas have original redwood shiplap ceilings and terrazzo floors. The living room has a wall of glass providing stunning views of the Pines, deck, gardens and sky.

The kitchen in all new and equipped for the serious cook or entertainer and every convenience for guests on the go. The laundry room has new front loading washer and dryer.

The foyer has glass walls that create a space that seperates the bedroom wing from the bedroom wing, and a view of a Japanese garden.

The dining room seats 6-8 and opens to a side patio with propane grill.

The bedroom wing is carpeted, each bedroom is very well furnished and equipped with every convenience. The beds are all high quality and linens are provided.

The grounds are stunning with 50-plus year old plantings by a Landscape Architect who worked with Thomas Hayes. There is a hammock, a bocci set, a big deck with dining table and lounge chairs.

There are two drives, one to the garage (garage no included) and the other very large drive for guests proving parking for ten or more cars for a party.

This home has just been repainted inside and redecorated with valuable family antiques. I am only interested in sharing my home with people who will respect it and treat it with care.

Big living room with Terrazzo floors, flat screen TV with Bose sound, cable and DVD system and a wall of glass looking out on big deck with lounge chairs and a dining table and chairs with umbrella. Huge yard, mature gardens full of 50 year old azaleas, camellias, magnolias and other lush southern plants, surrounded by pine forest. Enormous fireplace. Formal dining room seats six to eight, looking out on separate patio with gas grill. New fully equipped kitchen including 6 burner stove, microwave, refrigerator and ice maker. Three bedrooms including one with queen beds and one with a double bed separated by full bath with combination tub and shower and dual sinks. The third bedroom has a queen bed and adjoining hall bath

Top of the Hill is a unique,stylish and fun property located minutes to Broad Street, (the main street of Southern Pines) where there are many excellent restaurants and shops, and ten minutes to the center of Pinehurst Village.

More Details

Rob Rose
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Rob Rose

I am a Fort Lauderdale native and a Realtor in that area. My family is from coastal North Carolina. Top of the Hill is my second home. Furnished with family antiques, art, books and other beautiful and things not usually found in vacation rental homes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and past guests have.

Rob Rose purchased this house in 2006

Why Rob Rose chose Southern Pines

I love the small town atmosphere of Southern Pines which was founded as a resort town after the Civil War. Of course the big draw here is golf, but for me, being an hour from a major city (Raleigh) and hours from the beach and the mountains makes this ideal

What makes this house unique

It surprises most people that North Carolina has the third largest concentration of Mid-Century houses in the US after California and Illinois. This is thanks to the design school of NC State that attracted architects and landscape architects of Modernism to thier faculty starting in the 1950's. This home was designed by Thomas Hayes, one of those Architects and is a true gem of its period. I love the mix of 50's modern with antiques. Watching the sun come up behind the Pines through the wall of glass in the living room is heaven to me!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rating: 5 stars

Additional comments:

We just returned from a relaxing week at Top of the Hill in Southern Pines. Took my 92 year old dad, after having lost our mom earlier after their marriage of 61 years. The reason I mention it is my dad has never vacationed without my mom. The house is the epitome of class and style. Clearly obvious that the owner is a well-traveled gent with a fabulous sense of first class understatement. The home is very well appointed with outstanding grounds. Perfect for older people also as it is one level. The house is well situated on the lot and is Very Very Very private. The attention to detail is obvious: First class linens and towels, glassware is well selected, even down to the coffee table books of one of my favorite designers, Billy Baldwin. The kitchen is well stocked, and overall the home truly feels like a RItz-Carlton appointed residence. The best part is the house fits well into the laid back golf atmosphere of Southern Pines and Pinehurst. The house is literally 6 m inutes from the quaint, Mayberry-esque main street of downtown, (complete with picturesque train station, coffee shop, great restaurants, a great wine and cheese bar, AND one movie house!) and is also about 11 minutes from the fabulous town of Pinehurst. Robert, the owner, is outstanding, and was available when needed (especially the one night after a summer storm and the lights went out..we took the kerosene lamp and the abundant candles and sat outside near the big horse--which will make sense once you are sitting on the deck!). This was a 5 star experience for a 5 star home and a 5 star owner. We will be back!
Aug 2014
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Southern Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hall Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual Sinks
  • There is one bath in between two bedrooms at the end of the hall with double sinks and a seperate tub/shower and toilet. The other bath is in the hall across from the third bedroom. There is a toilet in the laundry room off kitchen.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Tivoli AM/FM radio with IPhone jack
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Alarm clock, Smart TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Smart TV, Tivoli AM/FM radio, alarm clock.
  • Two bedrooms are separated by a full bath with combination shower and tub and dual sinks; one bedroom with a queen bed, the other with two twin beds. The third bedroom has a queen bed and uses the hall bath. There are three queen air mattress and two long comfortable couches with linens for extra guests. Wii-fi.thoughout the house.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
I have a concierge available who cooks, caters, makes reservations for golf, restaurants, provides transportation to area airports., etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Top of the Hill, Private Mid-Century Modern One Level Frank Lloyd Wright Style
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews
Boca Raton, FL

Paradise FOUND!

  • 5 of 5

My prior golf vacation rentals were in Pinehurst but this great house in Southern Pines has made me a total convert. The wooded setting is fabulous, you feel "away from it all" yet you're just minutes from downtown and Pinehurst and all the area golf courses (one of which, the Elks Club of So Pines, is about half a mile away and one of the best plays in the Sandhills). The house is spacious, bright and a great place for entertaining...both inside and out on the huge deck, and the neighborhood is upscale and a beautiful place to walk. I spent a month there and can't wait to return in the spring!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
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Wonderful cozy place

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 6 cyclists who come every year in Pinehurst area for a spring training camp. This is the second year in a row that we stay at this place and we like it very much. This is a great location: close enough to Southern Pine and Pinehurst. There is a large back yard and you can't see neighbors. There are 4 beds but enough place to add one mattress. The house is beautifully decorated, well equipped with tons of amenities. You will find in the kitchen all the tools a real chef would required, including a nice gas stove. Beautiful patio with sun exposure all day long. We have been in a few places in that area and this house is definitely the best place we have been. We are looking forward to coming back next spring.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
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Sanford, NC


  • 5 of 5

We had so much to concern ourselves with moving into the nearby area...the last thing we had thought about was where to stay while the movers did their work. We happened upon Top of the Hill and although the movers were a nightmare, our stay at Robert's gorgeous home was a dream. The kitchen has everything you need to address special diet and cooking needs, the bedrooms are comfortable and offer abundant privacy, and every important accessory is on hand (Wifi, cable tv, quiet places to read and on). Phone conversations are made more enjoyable ambling through the spectacular backyard. The home is impeccably maintained and designed, all of which contributes to what will always be a calming experience amid the storm that may be raging in your lives. A find!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2011
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boulder, co

Location, Confort

  • 4 of 5

My family just spend a long week in this home.

We enjoyed it a lot. The location was perfect. Neslted up the hill but a very short drive to downtown Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen etc or to all the wonderful local golf courses including Pinehurst.This home has a 60s feel but is confortable, spacious and well furnished. The backyard, hamac and foosball table were perfect for the kids. The kitchen is VERY WELL equiped which makes cooking easy for breakfast or dinner. Wireless DSL made is convenient for cruising emails or gathering local infos.

Rob was friendly, always accessible and easy to deal with.

I recommend this home for a family vacation, golf getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
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Durham, NC

Bright Living Room, Huge Deck, Private Backyard

  • 5 of 5

What a great house. Rob - thanks for a stress free rental experience. We had a great time enjoying the great combination of the bright living room, huge deck, and secluded backyard. All in all, it made for a very relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
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Fredericksburg, VA

Great Golf Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Southern Pines and rented "Top of the Hill" The house is in great condtion and convenient to town. Dealing with Rob was very convenient and would recommend renting this house to anyone and hope to go back next year or in the fall.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
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Dugans Pub
"Great fish and chips!"
Pinehurst Village
"Beautiful walkable Pinehurst Village. "
The PInehurst Track restaurant
"Little breakfast spot beside the harness track."
Ironwood Cafe
"Great restaurant and bar between Southern Pines and Pinehurst."
North Carolina Zoo
"Great zoo a short drive away."
Pinecrest Inn - Restaurant
"Great brunch, breakfast spot, and a bargain!"
Chef Warren's
"Right on Broad St in Southern Pines. Upscale bistro."
Elliott's on Linden
"One of the best restaurants in the area, Elliot also owns the Sly Fox on Broad Street"
The Rooster's Wife
"Owned by the roosters x-wife and my friend Janet Kenworthy. Sunday night concerts are not t..."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Raleigh Durham
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
O'Donnel's Irish Pub
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Southern Pines Amtrak Station on Broad Street
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ashten's-a personal favorite
Nearest Beach
135 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Car: recommended

With over 400 holes of golf, Moore County North Carolina is the home of Golf. Southern Pines is a charming town of 10,000 people with a picturesque main street lined with shops, restaurants, a bookstore, and theater. Located 10 minutes from Pinehurst, Southern Pines is a step back in time.

Other Activities: The Spa at Pinehurst

Golf: Moore County is the Home of Golf in North Carolina. Top of the Hill is located within 10-15 minutes of the Pinehurst Resort, Mid-Pines Resort, and many area golf courses. Check out Home of Golf dot com for more information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check Out Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.75%

Reservation deposits are non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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