About the Property
In the 1920s and & ’30s, Joe Webb designed and built around 36 singular log cabins and frame houses in the Highlands NC area, many of which are now on the National Historic Registry. Surrounded by lush rhododendron and mountain laurel, these rustic dwellings capture the essence of summertime in the mountains of the south. Their simple interiors center on large stone fireplaces which set the tone for the dwelling. Webb built the homes entirely by hand, without power tools. Instead, they used crosscut saws, adzes for corner notching and draw-knives to debark the logs, which were either local chestnut or pine found near the work sites.
“Big Billy” is offered for sale for the first time since it was relocated from the top of Billy Cabin Mountain by Tommy Chambers in 2005 and expanded to the perfect mountain home that it is today. Built for the Randall family, along with a second cabin – Little Billy – Tommy found the ideal location for it on Pinky Falls. Perfect because Pinky the nickname for Mrs. Randall.
The magnitude of this quality home with stream frontage combined with over 23 private wooded acres, allow for several possibilities. Corporate retreat, vacation rental and personal hideaway are just some of the opportunities available. This stunning log home has 6 bedrooms, 5 full and one half baths and huge family/game room all with finishes and attention to detail that are apparent at every turn.
Located down a long gravel driveway, you would never know what a special home awaits you. The living room is the epitome of rustic elegance and has vaulted wood ceilings with two beautiful chandeliers and signature floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, all complimented by beautiful hand crafted wood flooring. On either end of the living room are staircases, each of which leads to two upstairs bedrooms with jack-n-jill bathrooms. On both sides of these upper bedrooms there is a private vaulted balcony for the enjoyment of guests.
The main floor features a large master suite with vaulted ceilings, native stone fireplace and access to the large covered deck. The fabulous bath is complete with rustic cabinetry, granite vanity tops, a stone shower and hammered copper soaking tub with old fashioned pump faucet. Just outside the master suite is a cozy sitting/reading room, perfect for relaxing in the evening before bedtime. The main level also boasts a great in-law or guest suite which has easy access to the living room and kitchen.
The exquisite kitchen has been designed to embrace the style of log homes in years gone by. In the corner there is a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. On one side there is a dining table for those informal family gatherings and on the other, a Viking Professional six burner gas range with extractor hood. Adjacent to the kitchen is the large walk-in pantry which houses the refrigerator and freezer.
The kitchen, living room, master suite and master sitting room all have access to the spacious covered deck with its large stone fireplace, the ideal area for entertaining guests who want to enjoy the cool mountain air without getting chilled. The lower level has a spacious club/lounge which features a full-size pool table and bar. Along with a comfortable home theater area, the large wet bar has a full-size refrigerator and pantry, and again, is perfect for entertaining. In a corner is a very comfortable seating area centered around the stone fireplace. The lounge opens to a stone patio, it too with fireplace. This level is perfect for families with small children because the land is level and perfect for play. On the lawn there is also a huge millstone set on a pedestal which serves as a table with seating for at least eight people.
If you are looking for a mountain home like no other, look no further. This home has all the features of a 21st century mountain home that master builder Tommy Chambers would include yet retains the ambiance that Joe Webb dreamed of when he built this wonderful cabin almost a century ago.
Contact Judy today for a personal tour of this fantastic home! 828-526-1717
- Central Air
- Central Heating
- Ceramic Tile
- Den / Office
- Dining Room
- Family Room
- Laundry Room
- Living Room
- Main Floor Bathroom
- Main Floor Bedroom
- Master Suite / Retreat
- Media Room / Home Theater Area
- Security System
- Walk-in Pantry
- Wooden Beams
- Covered Porch
- Private Lot
- Waterfront Lot
- Within 5 Miles from Town/Dining/Shopping
- Wooded Lot
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.