Lake James NC Homes for Sale

Lake James is nestled in the rolling hill country of western North Carolina. Lake James features more than 150 miles of shoreline, and it is situated between the towns of Marion and Morganton— just 45 miles from Asheville and 30 minutes to Black Mountain. 

The picturesque waters of Lake James are bordered by the Linville Gorge Wilderness and the Pisgah National Forest—two well-known meccas for outdoor enthusiasts — which means you’re positioned to take in fantastic views. It also means that on any given day, you can soak your feet in the nearby creeks, explore the gorge, or walk alongside waterfalls in addition to enjoying all that lake life has to offer.

Lake James is an ideal place to call home, as this residential community provides both privacy within and access to the natural landscape that surrounds it. As a resident here, you’re able to enjoy a variety of recreational activities during every season—from boating, swimming, and fishing to hiking and biking over 25 miles of trails—ensuring that every day will feel like a getaway. 

Below you will find all Lake James homes for sale. Create an account to save your favorite Lake James homes and to receive email notifications when similar listings become available. 

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2226 Mallard Cove Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2226 Mallard Cove Drive

Price$899,900

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MLS Number CAR3671690

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2722

This custom waterfront home has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and provides plenty of space for family and friends to enjoy lake side living on Lake James, the cleanest lake in NC. This home features a two story great room with wood burning fireplace, open kitchen, laundry, half bath, and master suite with trey ceiling all on the main level. The finished basement provides game room, 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, and office/bunk room and two car garage. Walk out to your covered patio with hot tub. The stairway leads you to the private dock, with slide, just waiting for your kids to enjoy and you can dock your boat. Additionally there is a detached two car garage to store all of your lake toys with plenty of additional space for a work shop. Established landscaping includes a fig tree and blueberry bushes.

Listed by Denice Rechtiene of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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20 Magnolia Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC20 Magnolia Drive

Price$840,000

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MLS Number CAR3670855

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 5276

Enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and golfing in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Lake James, a stunning 6,510 acre lake with 150 miles of shoreline. This custom home by England Builders is just a golf cart ride away from Marion Lake Club where you can enjoy 18 holes, social club, restaurant, and pool. The home features 11 ft ceilings with double crown molding and beautiful reclaimed Heart Pine floors. Relax on the expansive deck and enjoy long-range mountain and lake views. Split bedroom plan offers owner's wing with office area, sitting area, convenient walk-through closet to laundry, and spacious bath with shower and soaking tub. Guest wing features two large suites. The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining guests or host your parties on the lower level with surround sound, pool table, and wine cellar. Additional bedroom over garage. Level driveway, attached two-car garage, and mature landscaping make for worry-free mountain living. See video or call for a private tour.

Listed by Stephenie Thomas of Beverly Hanks & Assoc. Hendersonville

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2231 Obeth Road Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2231 Obeth Road

Price$2,600,000

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MLS Number CAR3670450

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 3545

Exclusive and rare on Lake James in 1780! The privacy of 5+ acres with mountain views surround this progressive home, accompanied by a fully functioning cabin or boat house, in close proximity to the natural beach and two-slip dock, all connected by a groomed, easy-to-walk trail. The details that went into this custom built home are extensive, including fully functioning mud rooms and kitchen/kitchenette on each floor, a wine room that doubles as a safe room, high-end, gourmet appliances throughout, premium HVAC systems with air filtration, multiple wood stoves, and extensive outdoor living areas, decks and an infinity fire pit. Just off the water, nestled in the woods with close proximity to the dock, lies a special cabin, offering an independent experience from the main house. This get-away comes complete with a bathroom, fridge freezer, kitchenette, wood stove, deck and storage for all your water and boat accessories, toys and supplies. Membership to Camp Lake James is included.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Lake James Team

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501 Lake Club Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC501 Lake Club Drive

Price$975,000

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MLS Number CAR3670106

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 3938

Views to die for from almost every room in the house! Expansive water and mountain views as soon as you walk through the front door. 2 story great room with tongue and groove ceilings and hardwood floors. Double sided fireplace between kitchen and living room. Spacious kitchen updated in 2017 w/SS appliance and granite tops. Large dining and breakfast area with bar seating. Large screened porch overlooking the lake. Master on main with large walk in closet, bath with jet tub and shower. Upper level features 2 ensuite bedrooms, office & bonus room over garage. Lower level has an additional bedroom, full bath, family room and unfinished storage areas. Take a golf cart ride to the lake and enjoy the single slip covered dock with lift and PVC decking. Plenty of area to sit and enjoy the beautiful views, swim, or relax in the sun. Concrete patio and and block seawall. Driveway with plenty of parking and OS 2 car garage. New roof 2018. Marion Lake Golf course membership optional.

Listed by Laura Faria and Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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577 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC577 Waterglyn Way

Price$1,599,000

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MLS Number CAR3662542

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 5
  • Square Feet 5003

Enter the great room from the covered front porch to view the 2 story stacked stone WB fireplace, 9 foot wainscotting & soaring great room windows showcasing the lake & mountain views. Dream kitchen has leathered granite island, Sub Zero full size refig/freezer, induction cooktop & Wolf double ovens. Butlers pantry w/icemaker. Main level master w/new Kohler soaking tub, double sinks and marble shower. Master closet is a room in itself w/shelf system & skylights. Also main level office or additional bedroom with full bath. Upper level has 2 BR's w/private baths & library nook. Lower level family room w/wetbar area, tray ceiling, exercise room, sauna and bunk area w/full bath as well as over 900sf of unfinished storage. Four season room off kitchen leads to uncovered ipe deck and lower level has covered fieldstone patio overlooking the lake. Take the stone steps or drive your cart to the double decked 2 slip floating dock w/lifts. Three car garage with workshop and sink.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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429 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC429 Waterglyn Way

Price$425,000

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MLS Number CAR3436115

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2640

If you've seen this house before and passed it by, look again! It's gotten new life with new flooring, up and down, a new garage door, fresh paint, the landscaping has been refreshed, and a new beautiful flex space in the previously unfinished side of the basement has been finished out. It's great. What a lovely place! It has 10.55 feet of lake frontage at the end of the cove on the lake so you can launch your own kayak or canoe, plus deeded boat slip at the community dock. One level living with master suite on main (2 WICs), a nice living room with gas fireplace, breakfast nook in the kitchen plus a formal dining area, screened porch, powder room and laundry. Downstairs you have another bath, two bedrooms and that beautiful new flex space. There's lots of great outdoor living, too, with a huge front patio, and the back yard has fruit trees, a raised garden and a fire pit. You must see it now!

Listed by Charlene Blevins of Charlene Blevins Real Estate

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284 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC284 Waterglyn Way

Price$552,900

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MLS Number CAR3586417

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 5703

Luxurious and spacious waterfront home at Lake James, less than a mile from Marion golf course. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, bonus room, large deck, and sunroom. It has 6 rooms that could be used as bedrooms along with a second kitchen in the basement. The main level boasts a spacious living room with cathedral ceilings, rocked fireplace, and built-ins. Also on the main find the master with an enormous master bath w/ jetted soaker tub, 2 vanities, and 2 walk-in closets. The kitchen offers high-end cabinetry, appliances and open concept dining area with water view. Hardwoods throughout main and upper level, tile in basement. Every shower is custom tiled and every cabinet has granite tops. Large pantry & laundry room on the main. Enjoy the peaceful neighborhood, deeded boat slip (#9), low HOA's, no city taxes, very little yard work, oversized double garage, updated HVACS, 2 Rinnai water heaters, and unfinished utility room in the basement. This home offers too much to list!

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate Inc.

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1191 High Trail Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC1191 High Trail Drive

Price$874,900

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MLS Number CAR3655667

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 2516

Magnificent lakefront home on beautiful Lake James voted as one of the Top 10 cleanest lakes in the US. This home is perfection top to bottom offering lakefront & mountain views. Step inside the beautiful foyer and fall in love with the rustic yet modern decor under the soaring ceilings w/ open concept living room, dining, and kitchen area. Spacious master on the main with an impressive master bath that includes a free-standing soaker tub. Downstairs find 2 more bedrooms w/ private baths all of ample size, another living room w/ a fireplace, wet bar and fridge, laundry area, & poured patio. Matching detached garage & covered deck w/ gorgeous fireplace, all wood doors, prof. landscaping. Comes with high end & like new furnishings throughout. If this will be your 2nd home this community allows vacation rentals and this property has a great rental history! The home has its own personal lg. aluminum dock w/ platform area and arm system. Located less than 45 mins from Morganton & Asheville.

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate Inc.

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2199 Yellow Fork Trail E Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2199 Yellow Fork Trail E

Price$1,585,000

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MLS Number CAR3653723

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3219

Privacy can be your on this secluded 5 acre peninsula property. Custom built log home built in 2011. Great room with timbered ceiling, stone wood burning fireplace and views of the lake. Master bedroom on main has deck access Additional office space or bunk room on main with half bath. Open kitchen with bar seating and island with prep sink and large pantry. Reclaimed wood floors throughout main level. Cozy lower level has family room with stone fireplace, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, laundry and den. Take the doors leading out of family room to stone patio and fire pit and path to "fishing cabin". Just the place to hang out and talk about the catch of the day! Gathering area and sleeping loft space with mini split HVAC. Take one of the winding paths to your private pier and dock or one of the prettiest secluded private lagoons and sandy beaches on Lake James. Camp Lake James membership included. Minutes to Fonta Flora bike trails and just 30 minutes to downtown Morganton.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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3594 N Powerhouse Road Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC3594 N Powerhouse Road

Price$4,950,000

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MLS Number CAR3648843

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 7699

One of the most amazing homes at Lake James. Five private acres with over 800 feet of beach frontage. California inspired home is unlike any other at the lake. Glass entry is flanked by a stunning glass gallery leading to the master suite and the 30 foot cantilevered glass wall in the living area. Dream kitchen w/lavish butlers pantry. Open entire corner of the house to covered patio & outdoor kitchen dining area. Master suite w/private balcony, large enclosed shower & tub area, 2 spacious walk ins. Floating staircase leads to upper bedrooms & down to lower level-fitness room, sauna, guest suite, wet bar, family room, office, hot yoga room & half bath. Intercom & Sonos app surround sound, 3 car garage w/epoxy flooring, workshop area with built in cabinetry. RV parking pad w/50 amp hookup & dump station. Property is entirely fenced w/IPE gates. Short walk to the lake and covered dock for your boat & lake toys. Expansive water and views of the Linville Gorge & Blue Ridge Mountains.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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63 Cabin Bluff Drive Marion NC 28752

MLS Number CAR3645870

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 1065

Over 9.5 private acres with a lovely, rustic cabin and room to grow in beautiful Black Forest on Lake James. Large, private, double-slip floating dock with covered pier deck already built on property as well. Start enjoying the lake immediately. Home includes 2 main level bedrooms, living room with fireplace, and a screened back deck. There is another bedroom and bathroom in the basement leading out into the garage area. Black Forest is a strictly secured, gated community with a full time caretaker on duty. It also includes a community house, Lake Camp and River Camp amenity areas, and miles of hiking trails.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Lake James Team

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135 Gamelands Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3642510

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Full Bath 1
  • Square Feet 688

Start with this thoughtfully designed, large/tiny home in Old Wildlife Club and grow from there. The Hansel, created by renowned Lake James artists ALM Bulding & Design, gives you enough room to start making your family memories now and may become your attached guest quarters when you're ready to expand. Expansion plans are included! Currently under construction, the Hansel combines rustic and modern design with a vaulted ceiling, large kitchen, laundry, and large loft bedroom. A rustic locust log extends through from the stained concrete floors to the turret roof to allow for spiral stair access to upstairs bathroom and loft bedroom. A screened porch off the living area is just part of your potential outdoor living space and will create the connection for a future addition. Exterior materials include hardy board and baton and boral ash shiplap siding. Your deeded boatslip is included and nearby. And, membership to Camp Lake James is included. Must see.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Lake James Team

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