"Skyla" is offered to the market for the very first time and it is the quintessential old Highlands "charmer." As a former holiday home, this residence is bursting with stories of elegant cocktail parties, visits from prominent executives and politicians and endless summers of quality family time. Skyla was built in 1946 on the historic Big Bearpen Mountain surrounded by woodlands and walking trails offering peace, and privacy. The layout has been updated since it was originally built and now offers five bedrooms, three bathrooms. Air-conditioning has been added, the bathrooms have been updated and walls removed to improve the flow from one space to the next. The former porch is now a much-used dining room/den with a cozy gas stone floor to ceiling fireplace. The French doors open out to a covered back porch where you will love to enjoy an alfresco repast, and a cocktail or two. Some of the features are the Knotty Pine walls and ceilings, the two masonry stone floor to ceiling fireplaces and it is believed to have hardwood floors underneath the carpet, except the Kitchen area, and a slate floor in the den. Improvements throughout the home include beautiful landscaping, ceiling fans throughout, new windows, a storage shed, and a resurfaced driveway. Skyla was originally used from June to Labor Day, but since being updated, it is now a comfortable mountain hideaway year-round. You can enjoy a board game by the fire or take a walk through the woods down to the little waterfall affectionately known as the Fairy Dell or sit on the porch and watch the clouds float through the amazing view of Wildcat Cliffs. The current owners have enjoyed this beautiful home for 73 years and are excited to now pass it onto new owners who can create their own lifelong memories within the grounds of this historic home.
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.
World Class Dining
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.
Championship Golf Courses
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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