Magnificent is the word to describe this stately home located in downtown Highlands and sited on +/-5.6 lovely acres! This was the original Town of Highlands doctor's home built in 1926 with the finest craftsmanship and is listed as one of the 189 historic structures in Highlands by the Highlands Historical Society. The warm wormy chestnut and farm board walls, custom woodwork and angles combined with plentiful windows enhance the charm and beauty of this special place. Enter in the large foyer that leads to a grand parlor on the right with a fireplace and to the left are 2 spacious bedrooms and baths. Beyond the staircase is a large updated eat-in kitchen with a large gas range and built-in Sub-zero refrigerator and freezer. Entertain guests in the gorgeous dining room, reflective of a bygone era, that opens to a stone-laden sunroom with windows that offer views of the expansive yard. Stroll the grounds in the cool morning mist or play a game of tennis on your own court and then relax in the private gazebo. The upper level features 4 expansive bedrooms and baths, filled with beautiful furnishings and custom draperies and wallpapers that reflect the charm of the era. Large pantries and a basement are perfect for storage, including wines! A separate guest house allows guests their privacy and is adorable. This is a rare find in town behind a gate that reveals a private and lovely domain!
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At an elevation of 4,118 feet above sea level, Highlands, North Carolina is the ultimate destination for those seeking a quiet mountain getaway. With year round events and scenery, a picturesque downtown and five star culinary experiences, Highlands is truly breathtaking.
Real Estate in Highlands, North Carolina
Searching for the perfect spot for a second home in the mountains? Or perhaps, you’re looking for the perfect spot to retire--whatever the reason, Highlands, NC is a great place to call home.
Highlands is home Dubbed “the height of happiness,” Highlands is home to properties featuring small cabins on Mirror Lake, large estate properties, and homes with amazing mountain views. If a neighborhood feel nestled in a quiet mountain town is what you’re after, Highlands also has homes available in gated and non-gated communities. Avid golfers will feel right at home here, as Highlands boasts not one, but five private golf developments.
At only two hours from Atlanta, Georgia, and adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains, Highlands is a great area for an investment property, for those looking to expand their real estate portfolio.
Lifestyle and Attractions in Highlands, NC
Located in the Nantahala National Forest, there’s no denying that Highlands, NC is an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, boasting plentiful mountain trails, waterfalls and rivers.
A breath of fresh air in hot summer months, many visitors seek out time in the Highlands, as their average temperatures in the warmer months hovers around the low 80’s during the day and cools off to temps in the 50’s and 60’s at night. Sunburnt visitors can catch much needed reprieve from the heat as they explore Glen Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, or Whiteside Mountain.
Known for rich fall color, thanks to the ample rainfall the area is welcomed with each year, Highlands receives the second highest amount of rain in the continental US. Explore mountain color as you dine al fresco at one of Highlands’ many unique culinary delights. For a more relaxed vibe, check out the ever popular Mountain Fresh Grocery, or stop by The Wine Garden for some patio views. End your day with an upscale experience at Madison’s Restaurant, located in the Old Edwards Inn and Spa or On the Veranda sited on Lake Sequoyah or even Wolfgang’s Bistro on Main Street.
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