THIS HIGHLY UNIQUE PROPERTY CONSISTES OF OVER 90 ACRES OF ROLLING LAND, FLANKED PARTIALLY ON ONE SIDE BY USFS LAND. THE PROPERTY HAS ABOUT 27 ACRES OF OPEN PASTURE WITH THE ADDITONAL WOODED ACREAGE THAT HAS STREAMS AND FLANKS TO THE CHATOOGA RIVER ON A STRETCH OF WHITEWATER, WATERFALLS AND SWIMMING HOLES. THERE ARE VIEWS OF BLACKROCK MOUNTAIN WITH ROCK FACES AND RIDGELINE IN THE DISTANCE BEYOND THE PASTURE. THIS IS A PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY FULLY RENOVATED IN 2005 BY LUPOLI CONSTRUCTION.
Premium Highlands commercial parcel, zoned B-3, with easy egress/ingress from Highways 106 and 64, as well as Holt Knob Road. Superb topography, visibility and mature trees and shrubs, offering multiple building sites/potential uses. The section off Holt Knob Road and Hwy 64 could be a terrific site for either residential or commercial. Buyer may purchase a portion of the 3.12+/- acres, if desired. Sellers reserve the right to approve the intended use of the Subject Property.
UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND EXCEPTIONAL ESTATE ENCOMPASSES OVER 20 ACRES WITH SOME OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR WATER IN THE HIGHLANDS AREA. RECENTLY RENOVATED HOME IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. GUEST HOUSE AND DETACHED GARAGE. GATED ACCESS AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Life in the fast lane calls for an exit - the one that leads to a calming of the soul fed by the strength of the mountains. No two families are alike, no two getaways are alike, but the yearning for such a refuge is the same. Villa Cascata offers such a refuge. Angled toward the 75-foot waterfall named Highlands Falls this graceful home communes with nature. With its front toward the manicured English garden and its back to the natural waterfall, this home provides an oasis of tranquility. Completely updated in a shower of affection, the spirit of this house evokes an ambiance of luxury combined with a touch of playfulness. The generous rooms offer several gathering areas for intimate conversations and lively debates. The floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the dining room with light overlooking the falling waters. Large decks on both levels expand the space for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen is open to the cozy hearth room with fireplace. A private library is on one side of the home and the enticing master suite with his and her baths sits on the opposite wing. The terrace level has a second great room with antique heart pine floors and another fireplace. The three large guest suites are complete with ensuite baths. The three-car garage and a large recreational room provide plenty of storage and room for grand-kids to play. Only a stone's throw away from all of the amenities of Cullasaja Club, you can walk to the fitness center for your morning workout. Located inside the gates of Cullasaja Club, you can join the club at market rate upon club approval. Cullasaja Club features a wide variety of amenities including an Arnold Palmer golf course, an elegant clubhouse with several dining venues, an outdoor pool, a fitness center with a weight room, an aerobic room, tennis courts and a croquet lawn. This home is an endangered species with its undeniable charm and relaxed sophistication. Claim this shelter from the world as your personal sanctuary!
This historic estate has three completely updated homes totaling eight bedrooms. This family compound on over 7 acres is only two short miles to Highlands, North Carolina. A picnic pavilion and a Creekside cottage with heated great room with a fireplace add additional living space for family and friends. All of us have an inimitable connection to our homes. The smell of fresh rain and cinnamon from childhood, fresh cut grass in the summer, the rush of water in a stream, a crackling fire in the fall - all these moments of life have a place in our personal spaces. The estate at 81 South Old Walhalla Road has memories of such happy moments for only two families in its sixty-nine year history: the Abney family from South Carolina and the Messer family from Chicago. Homes glean personalities from their owners. Thus, a brief background of these two families must be told. Mrs. Sally Abney Rose was heiress to the Abney Mills Textile estate. She summered in Highlands and built this estate to accommodate her staff and her family. A guest cottage housed the help and a historic log cabin was moved to the property to house guests along with the extra bedrooms in the main home. Sally Abney Rose is described as one of the most charming, loving and giving women of her time. Her mother took over the textile mills when her father died and survived him for more than 26 years and grew the company from five to fifteen ultra-successful mills. She instilled her keen business acumen in Sally. A giving family, they established The Abney Foundation which is still active today and has awarded over 54 million dollars to various charitable organizations. Sally Abney Rose died in 2005 at the age of 88. The estate full of beautiful antiques and collectibles, was listed. Wendy and Barry Messer came to Highlands from Chicago by way of Longboat Key in Florida. They were looking for an estate to house their large family and fell in love with 81 South Walhalla Road.
Just four tenths mile from Highlands' Main Street is the gated community of Ravenel, one of the most desirable in the area. Amenities include a pavilion with terrific views over the Town of Highlands, a private park and the Historic Ravenel Family Summer Residence. This absolutely one of a kind home, known as Buena Vista is impeccably maintained and in like new condition. Sited on one of the very best lots in Ravenel, the views are sweeping and panoramic from Whiteside Mountain, to Blackrock, Horse Cove and on to the Fodderstacks . Designed by Jeffrey Owens and built by Craig and Craig, the home is completely private and features stunning mature gardens and landscaping. Clad in stone, poplar bark and cedar shake roof, it is a study in Beaux Arts Shingle Style. Enter the circular drive and into the Motor Court, with stone pavers and exit through the arched porte cochere. The entrance features a soaring vestibule which leads to the barrel vaulted great room and the large deck beyond. The eat-in kitchen features top of the line appliances, custom cabinetry, a butler's pantry and service entrance. Adjoining the kitchen is the sunroom/den which opens to the stone terrace and beautiful gardens. Also on the main level is the master suite which includes a sitting room, study, fireplace and incredible bath. Upstairs, there are three guest suites, one with separate sitting room. There is an attached, two car garage with potting shed facilities and an artist's studio complete with full bath and kitchenette. This could easily function as a separate guest quarters. Clearly the best in Highlands In Town Living.
The owner of this home created a sanctuary that satisfies the emotional, spiritual and functional needs of a large family. Second homes are a wish list of what family members need to relax and recharge. This home succeeds in satisfying a large wish list for the entire family. Almost every room enjoys a panoramic view that stretches for miles which can be enjoyed off of two decks on two levels with two outdoor fireplaces extending the length of the home. The exquisite materials chosen include cherry floors, custom cherry millwork and cabinetry, with a wide staircase that is a showpiece. The Chef's kitchen has top of the line appliances including Wolf and Subzero, double dishwashers and a Butler's pantry. The Master in the main has a luxurious master bath and long-range mountain view. Another large bedroom suite with a beautiful stone wall is on the main level as well. The upper level has two guest suites and a secret garden room for children as well as a sitting area. The terrace level has two additional guest suites, a family room with fireplace, a second laundry room, a wine cellar, an exercise room, plus a cozy den. The owners did not stop with finishing an amazing home: they extended their discerning taste into the garden and landscaping. Lush landscaping, a glorious bridge overseeing a quoi pond provides a serene sense of arrival into this marvelous oasis.
Age: 6-10 Years Old
Amenities: Deck, Pond, Wet Bar, Ceiling Fan, Elevator, Garden, Wired
Breathtaking views front and back- This home has 6 + bedrooms, 8 1/2 baths, 6 fireplaces, elevator to all floors, guest house, expansive technology and security, entertaining kitchen, offices, exercise room, invisible dog fencing, outdoor living room and privacy. Although the original house was built in 1983, it was gutted and completely re-built, tripling the size in 1999. Huge price reduction!
Age: 31-40 Years Old
Amenities: Deck, Wet Bar, Security System, Security System, Garden
This John Lupoli built home has breathtaking 180 degree views when you walk up to the front door of this 5 bedroom/5.5 bath home in Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove. These majestic panoramic views are visible from nearly every room of this 3 level home. The home boast an open floor plan great for entertaining with gourmet kitchen that includes an 8 burner stove centered under a rustic hand painted hood vent, double ovens, wine fridge, built-in refrigerator, dishwasher, and ice maker. The large center island looks out through double sliding doors onto one of two screened in porches with stone fireplaces. French doors take you back into a large dining room with floor to ceiling windows that bring the mountains inside. Custom ceilings with copper bark accents and beautiful rustic beams flow throughout the kitchen, dining room, and great room. The expansive hallways, 8 foot doors, antique oak floors, and hammered wrought iron stair railings make this home flow wonderfully. The main floor master bedroom includes a stone fireplace and French door out to patio. Luxury awaits you in the master bath featuring a large walk in shower with multiple jets, over-sized sir jet soaking tub, his/her vanities, heated towel rack, heated floors, & large walk-in closet w/ custom built-in shelving. Upstairs there is a second living area, office/play area, and three bedrooms each with their own private baths that include custom tile showers. Down the stairs to the lower level leads you to a theater room with butlers kitchen and a guest bedroom complete with its own private bath. All lower level rooms lead you out to the second screen porch with fireplace and more views. A private back yard awaits you with landscaped waterfall, koi pond, outside kitchen, and fire pit that allows you to sit back and enjoy these incredible mountain views.
This custom home was lovingly built by the first President of Cullasaja Club and his wife. The contractor was Schmitt Construction, one of the premier builders in the area. The owner/builders at the time already had a home inside Cullasaja Club so they were there every single day ensuring that no detail was overlooked. Their fastidious attention resulted in a high-quality, well-planned mountain retreat. The kitchen is truly in the heart of the home surrounded by a cozy den/hearth room, the dining area and the spacious great room with its massive stone fireplace. The master suite is sited at one wing of the home with an office, luxurious master bath and large closets. With private guest suites on the upper level and another great room with adjacent guest suites on the lower level, your family and friends will enjoy complete privacy. The large covered deck with a built-in grill and another stone fireplace is the perfect spot to visit and watch the wonders of nature. Finally, the 1.6 acre lot contains a beautiful water feature and is laced with almost a mile of walking trails. Located inside the gates of Cullasaja Club, you can join the club at the market rate upon club approval. Cullasaja Club features a wide variety of amenities including an Arnold Palmer golf course, an elegant clubhouse with several dining venues, an outdoor pool, a fitness center with a weight room, an aerobic room, a classroom, tennis courts and a croquet lawn. This is in addition to the activities available on Lake Ravenel such as canoeing, fishing, paddle-boarding, rafting and driving around in your fishing boat with an electric motor. Located half-way between Highlands and Cashiers, you can enjoy each community in a ten minute drive. Highlands is called the Aspen of the East with its award winning restaurants, spas, art galleries, world-class shopping, a famous regional art center called the Bascom, a Playhouse, a Performing Arts Center and numerous hiking trails and waterfalls.
Age: 11-20 Years Old
Amenities: Deck, Vaulted Ceiling, Barbecue Area, Ceiling Fan, Security System, Mother In Law Suite, Security System, Garden