Rustic elegance in desirable neighborhood of Highgate

1420 Highgate RoadHighlandsNC28741
MLS# 85692
Lot Size
1.0 acres


About the Property

Located only minutes from Main Street in the desirable neighborhood of Highgate, this incredible custom home in Highlands NC, with unique and luxurious finishes, affords a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.

Constructed from reclaimed barn timbers which were dismantled, numbered and shipped from Pennsylvania, this is the true epitome of a mountain home. From beams to reclaimed hand crafted wood flooring, this home has taste and mountain style.

A beautifully landscaped English garden courtyard leads you to the carved front doors. On entering the wide foyer, the exquisite carving continues with a beautiful frieze to your right and antique cabinetry which hides a wet bar to your left.  Ahead is the great room with native stone fireplace and four floor to ceiling Palladian windows which were imported from France.  The great room naturally flows to a wrap-around covered deck and outdoor living area with another stone fireplace plus hand crafted beams and cabinetry, perfect for enjoying the sunsets and cool mountain evenings with family and friends.

The beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen with its stainless steel appliances and granite countertops is just off the great room. Here, floor to ceiling wood cabinetry is complimented by the antique barn beams and crafted flooring.  The kitchen boasts a lovely seating area with yet another fireplace because everyone always gathers in the kitchen to supervise and enjoy the company of the cook!

In the master bedroom two Palladian windows offer light, great views and access to a private screened porch.   The master not only has his and her closets but a private laundry and a sumptuous bath.   Upstairs there are three guest suites plus a large family room with a lovely window seat ideal for a mid-afternoon nap.   Each room upstairs exposes elements of the barn structure and look down on the front gardens as well to the rolling back yard with its pathways and pond.

On the lower level you will find a family room a second family room with fireplace plus the laundry room and an additional guest suite which could serve as an office.

A detached Log Guest House with rocking chair front porch is adjacent to the main house. This charming retreat offers a fireside living room and fully equipped kitchen and powder room on the main floor.   Upstairs are two bedrooms both with beamed vaulted ceilings, plus a full bath and stack laundry.

With everything you would want in a mountain home and just minutes from all that Highlands has to offer, this amazing retreat can be enjoyed by a couple or is large enough for an extended family or a gathering of friends.

Lot Size
1.0 acres
2 car
  • Interior Details

    • Breakfast Area
    • Central Air
    • Central Heating
    • Ceramic Tile
    • Den / Office
    • Dining Room
    • Dryer
    • Family Room
    • Fireplace
    • Granite Countertops
    • Hardwood
    • Laundry Room
    • Living Room
    • Master Suite / Retreat
    • Refrigerator
    • Stainless Steel Applinaces
    • Stove
    • Washer
    • Wooden Beams
  • Exterior Details

    • Covered Porch
    • Fireplace
    • Mountain View
    • Screened Porch
    • Gated Community

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Highlands NC

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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Judy Michaud
Thirty one years ago, Judy Michaud began her career in real estate in the sleepy hamlet of Highlands, North Carolina. She spent countless weeks, months and years honing her craft as one of the two top broker/agents in this bustling arena, working tir... Read more

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