Build your Custom Home in High Meadows Community in Cashiers NC

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For that great location just minutes from Cashiers, High Meadows is a community you’ll love where you can relax, stay active in the great outdoors, or simply take in the breath-taking scenery.  High Meadows in Cashiers NC is a private, gated estate community that features soothing waters and lush natural terrain with stunning mountain views.  Available homesites range up to …

Building Green on The Highlands Plateau: Waste Not…

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When we hear the term “green building,” most of us think of energy efficiency and healthy indoor air quality.  While those are certainly central components of high-performance housing — especially given our nation’s current energy prices — they are not the only factors that ensure a truly sustainable approach to home building. One of the lesser-known aspects of green building …

Gorgeous Home in The Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove with mountain views

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Located inside The Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove, this excellently crafted home is the nature lover’s dream.  On a quiet lot that borders US Forest Service land, this Highlands Cove home offers great scenery in the mountains.  Other highlights include an inviting open floor plan, custom cabinetry and granite countertops, elegant hardwood floors throughout, and a family room with …

Jackson County NC officials planning new zoning ordinance

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Late last month, Jackson County officials announced the U.S. 441 Development Ordinance, which is in its first draft.  The ordinance is intended to ‘clean up’ the look of the U.S. 441 corridor in Whittier from a clash of billboards and ‘unregulated growth’ for a better mountain-themed look with careful landscaping and distinctive architecture.  For over a year now, the county-appointed …

A Closer look at the Prestigious Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove

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Whether you desire to have a custom built home or a condominium in a pristine, breathtaking mountain community, The Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove will exceed your dream home expectations.  Make the Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove your personal retreat for quiet enjoyment of the beautifully maintained golf courses, country sights, and mountain living on top of the Carolina Blue Ridge …

North Carolina’s Official International Festival is Coming July 2009

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The 2009 Folkmoot Festival has recently finalized their official schedule and tickets are currently on sale.  The Folkmoot is one of three international folk festivals in the US and will feature over 300 dancers and musicians from all over the world.  Performers from such places as Serbia, Mexico, Netherlands, Kenya, Romania, Israel, Greece, India, and Spain will be coming to …

Building a home in Highlands or Cashiers NC

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The prospect of building a new home can cause a lot of anxiety, stemming from a combination of mystery, misperceptions, myths, and illusions most people have about the homebuilding profession. Getting to know a builder can foster a greater respect and a higher level of confidence for a company’s ability to deliver a high-quality new home. First, it is important …

New Construction Highlands NC Home with Mountain Views

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With gorgeous mountain views from most rooms, this new construction home in Highlands North Carolina is a pristine dream.  Built in 2008 with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, the stunning features of this Highlands home will delight you.  Highlights include a large living room with a grand floor to ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors and high ceilings featuring an elegant …

May is the time to get away to Highlands and Cashiers NC!!!

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What a great month to get outside, enjoy the weather and Go Camping! There are numerous campsites and campgrounds in the areas surrounding the Highlands Plateau. Some are public, some are private and some are in the National Forest… From primitive tent camping to popup trailers to million dollar RV’s…most all of the sites offer accommodations for each style of …

What Makes A Home or Building Green?

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“Green design” building revolves around the integration into a sound environment a sustainable design, construction, and systems, which produce a positive impact on human health and comfort.  All of these factors work in harmony to achieve sustainability when the home or building is constructed, occupied, operated, and maintained.  As a result, the home or building becomes interconnected with the neighborhood, community, and …