The home is located in Mountain Air — a gated, fly-in community in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The 500-acre community has 435 homes and condos, per a Mountain Air community site.As a fly-in community, Mountain Air has a runway that allows residents to fly their own planes into the neighborhood. The 2,875-foot-long airstrip has no landing fees and is open for residents and guests alike to use with advance permission.Located at an elevation of over 4,400 feet, the home at 388 Slickrock Road was built in 2011, per the listing. Listed in November 2021, this is the first time the home has been put up for sale, per property listing records. Single-family home prices in Mountain Air tend to fall between $799,000 and $1.89 million, making 388 Slickrock Road's $4.99 million price tag an outlier. It's the most expensive listing in the area at the moment, per Zillow.The openness of the main level puts the focus on the views of the back of the house while flooding each room with natural light, listing agents Alec Cantley and Lacey Power with Sotheby's International Realty said in a joint statement to Insider.The design of the houses in Mountain Air is heavily influenced by the surrounding landscape, and features natural materials such as stone and timber, per the Mountain Air site.The home has a cantilevered design, with parts of the residence protruding out from the main building and hanging over the side of the mountain. The house's steel frame in covered in a protective zinc coating to prevent rusting, per a property factsheet sent to Insider.Source: Sotheby's International RealtySource: Sotheby's International RealtySource: Sotheby's International RealtySource: Sotheby's International RealtySource: Sotheby's International RealtyThe sale of 388 Slickrock includes a complimentary golf membership, per the listing.Whether it is a seasonal or primary residence, there are a variety of activities within the community to participate in, the listing agents said. In the summertime, it is an ideal oasis to beat the heat and enjoy the mountain breeze.