Perfect Mountain Retreat!

781 Hudson Road, Highlands, NC 28741
Lot Size
.56 Acres

About the Property

Totally renovated, expanded and redesigned in 2002 by acclaimed Atlanta architect, Norman Askins. This 4BR/4BA home is the perfect mountain retreat!

The kitchen features professional gourmet appliances, tumbled marble backsplash with Corian countertops. It has two levels of extensive western red cedar wrap-around decks to enjoy the beautiful views while entertaining your family and friends. Relax in the spacious living room by the stone fireplace while watching the amazing mountain views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Terrace level features media room with seven-speaker surround sound, one office, one bedroom, a workshop room, and wrap-around decking at the ground level.

Additionally, this home offers an endless pool (8×13 swim area) with porcelain tile surround and floor in its own room where you can take advantage of all the benefits of exercise, aquatic therapy and relaxation in the comfort of your own home.

This home is a “smart house” wired for phone, cable, satellite & internet. Additional features include undercourse cedar shake siding, standing seam heavy duty metal roofing, whole-house 12kw Winco generator, two separately zoned for up and down heating and cooling.

Main living areas, master and guest bedrooms all on the same level. Low maintenance exterior. Build with finest finishings and craftsmanship throughout.


Lot Size
.56 Acres
2 Car
  • Interior Details

    • Basement
    • Breakfast Area/Nook
    • Central Air
    • Den/Office
    • Dining Room
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Family Room/Great Room
    • Fireplace
    • Home Office
    • Jetted Tub
    • Laundry Room
    • Living Room
    • Master Suite/Retreat
    • Media room
    • Stove
    • Vaulted Ceilings
    • Walk-in Closet
    • Washer
    • Workshop Room
  • Exterior Details

    • Community Clubhouse
    • Community Croquet
    • Community Pool
    • Community Rec. Center
    • Community Tennis
    • Endless Pool w/8X13 Swim Area
    • Garage (attached)
    • Generator (full)
    • Golf Course View
    • Mountain View
    • Within 5 Miles to Town/Dining/Shopping

Learn More About


A mere two hour drive from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; and Greenville, South Carolina is the idyllic mountain town known as Highlands, North Carolina. At a pristine elevation of over 4,000 feet, this quiet rustic mountain community is located at the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by national Forest. It straddles the Eastern Continental Divide and still seems to the first time visitor like just a few steps from Heaven’s door.

This picture perfect mountain oasis, so reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting, had its humble beginning back in 1875, when as legend has it, two Kansas developers drew intersecting lines on a map from New York to New Orleans and from Chicago to Savannah. They theorized that the point where these lines met would one day be a great trade center and the hub of commerce. Fortunately, they missed their calculations by approximately 120 miles (Atlanta Georgia) and this rich and fertile mountain village was able to develop as a health and summer resort town on the highest plateau of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina. The year round population of the Highlands area is about 4,500, but the summertime temperatures draw visitors from around the southeast who come to enjoy the cool days and brisk mountain evenings.

Unlike most resort towns, the majority of our summer visitors are also homeowners and the town has created a community of concerned citizens and cultural organizations with many diverse activities. This community atmosphere makes for an ideal relocation to Highlands. Within the four blocks of Main Street and adjacent streets that make up the center of town, Highlands is a delightful blend of country and city cultures. Rarely is it possible for such a small town to offer the array of services found in Highlands. Medical needs are met with a full-service hospital and a staff of general practitioners and specialists.

The cultural amenities include professional theatre, chamber music concerts, cabarets, art exhibits, galleries, a fine art center and other special events. A variety of educational classes and informative seminars are also available. Highlands gives you a range of choices and somehow manages to nurture your spirit at the same time.

For those who possess a more adventuresome spirit, nature is always calling and beckons you to spend time away from the harried cares of your world. Take a long walk or an invigorating hike to a nearby waterfall; go mountain biking or stroll the sidewalks of Main Street. There is championship golf, tennis, swimming, fly-fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and even whitewater rafting in the rivers nearby. Spring, summer, fall and winter each of the seasons offers its own unique set of outdoor adventures that attract residents and visitors alike to revel in the magnificent splendors of the mountains.

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Mitzi Rauers
Having spent 20 years involved in the medical field as a respiratory therapist and owner of a successful respiratory equipment company, Mitzi sold her business in 2007. Armed with a lifetime affection for small town charm, she went off in search of her dream destination. And, as a result of many weekend visits to Highlands along with her husband Hammond, who is the co-owner of Franklin Ford in Franklin, they eventually bought their permanent home in Highlands Country Club. In the years following their move, while enjoying the wonderful restaurants, arts, play... Read more

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