Pristine home with Mountain Views

1437 Shortoff RoadHighlandsNC28741
MLS# 86523
Lot Size
1.24 acres


About the Property

This great home has it all –view of Shortoff Mountain plus a pond and stream on property. Doesn’t get much better than that except that the home is in pristine condition. Pre-inspected and repairs completed. This is the complete package and won’t last long!

The main level features a large great room with cathedral ceilings and a stone corner fireplace. The large wall of windows brings in the views. A balcony from a sitting room above provides the perfect stage for kids to put on plays – which is just what the wee ones from this family did for many years.

A cozy den area that is open to the kitchen and dining room is the perfect place to relax and keep the conversation flowing with the chef. They will delight in this gourmet kitchen with oversized work island and plenty of counter space to prepare the largest of feasts.

The master bedroom is spacious and has a large walk-in closet plus a garden tub and separate shower. Upstairs are two spacious guest suites, plus two nooks perfect for catching a snooze on a lazy afternoon or reading a good book. There is a little surprise room upstairs that the grands will love to have as their private hideaway and if there are no grands – it would make great storage!

The full basement is a dream for a hobbyist with high ceilings and outside access. If this is not enough to entice you, perhaps the spectacular grounds will do the trick. In addition to a flowing stream, there is a beautiful pond to practice your fly fishing, a lovely yard for dogs or kids, extensive landscaping for the gardener to enjoy plus that great view of Shortoff Mountain.

Lot Size
1.24 acres
2 car
  • Interior Details

    • Built Ins
    • Central Air
    • Central Heat
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Garden Tub
    • Kitchen Island
    • Master Suite
    • Play Room
    • Refrigerator
    • Walk In Closet
    • Washer
  • Exterior Details

    • Deck
    • Garage (2 car)
    • Garden Space
    • Gated Drive
    • Mountain Views
    • Pond with Water Feature
    • Workshop

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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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