About the Property
This contemporary 4 bedroom and 5.5 bath lake retreat was designed by the architect/owner to take advantage of the wonderful lake front property in Cold Springs Saddle and Tennis Club. Spreading out over just under an acre of beautiful property with 3 beautiful structures on the grounds, National Forest on one side of the property and end-of-the-road location, you will find tons of privacy.
From the driveway, a path leads you under a freestanding gabled entrance and to the front door of the main home perched at the waters edge. Upon entering, to your right is the dining area and a large kitchen with vaulted ceilings with large semi-circular and picture windows over the sink area. The kitchen features wood cabinetry with solid surface counter tops, glass mullion doors, appliance garage, vent hood, vegetable sink and a desk. There is also an island which provides an additional food preparation or serving area.
Separating the kitchen from the living room is a fabulous floor to ceiling native stone fireplace. Accessed from either side of the fireplace, the living room opens out and you are greeted by great natural light from the large windows to the covered deck with its expansive views.
The master bedroom also opens onto the deck and boasts a delightful free standing bed-wall which separates the master bath and closet from the bedroom. Here you will find vanity cabinets with his and her sinks, together with a walk-in shower and plenty of closet space. The placement of the bed-wall means that you have a great view and easy access to the deck…the perfect place to wake up in this truly unique setting. There are also two guest bedrooms on the main floor, each with private bath and access to a small loft. On the lower level there is a large family room complete with a full bath, media room and a playroom
Privately set back from the home is the 2-story, 2-car garage that houses a fabulous guest retreat on the upper level. Complete with vaulted ceilings, full bath and balcony offering lake views. A path between the main house and guest house leads you across the waterway via a wooden bridge, past the canoe launch, to the large gazebo-styled summer porch. Set on the island surrounded by rich, natural landscaping and native plants, this structure compliments other architectural features to preserve the uniqueness of the setting. Enjoy the tranquil setting…perfect for creativity, meditation or just plain relaxation.
The possibilities for this beautiful property could include: a year round mountain home, a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city or the perfect writer’s/artist’s retreat.
- Bonus Room
- Central Air
- Central Heating
- Granite Counter Tops
- Living Room
- Main Floor Bathroom
- Main Floor Bedroom
- Master Suite / Retreat
- Stainless Steel Appliances
Exterior & Community Details
- Garage w/ Guest Apartment (detached)
- Private Lot
- Water View
- Community Tennis
- Horse Trails / Facilities
- Within 5 Miles from Town/Dining/Shopping
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.