Timeles Rustic Elegance Located in The Prestigious Highgate Community

49 The HemlocksHighlandsNC28741
MLS# 87650
4 Full/1 Half
Lot Size
.68 acres


About the Property

Timeless rustic elegance. With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, this designer home located in the prestigious ORIGINAL Highgate community , in Highlands, NC offers the feel of coziness with more than enough room for the entire family. The poplar-bark clad exterior is tastefully accented with an application of native rock along the foundation and weathered antique beams on the front porch. The living room is highlighted by a massive stone fireplace that is flanked by book shelves. Massive antique beams are once again used as an accent for the vaulted living room ceiling, a true designer touch. The kitchen, with granite counters, breakfast area and gas cook-top, flows nicely into the open dining room with access to the covered porch. The large back porch with rustic roof posts offers an additional eating area and extra sitting area where everyone will enjoy the lazy days of summer. The large master bedroom suite on the main level features a sitting area, double sinks and glass enclosed shower. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath, are located on the upper level and are accessed by the graceful stairs that are accented with custom wrought iron banister detailing. The lower level features a full bathroom as well as the 4th bedroom, which could easily be turned into a bunk-room, second master bedroom, or movie-room – it is currently being used as second living room. The home is accessed by two driveways, one for the main level entry and a second for the lower level and 2 car garage. Don’t miss this rustically elegant masterpiece located in the quiet upscale neighborhood of The Original Highgate. Located just 7 minutes from down town Highlands where there are several high-end restaurants, a playhouse, movie theater, world class shopping, and the Kelsey-Hutchinson park where local bands play every Friday night during the summer and ice skating is available during the winter.

4 Full/1 Half
Lot Size
.68 acres
2 car
  • Interior Features

    • Built In Bookshelves
    • Built In Refrigerator
    • 2 Car Garage (Attached)
    • Central Heating & Air
    • Dishwasher
    • Double Oven
    • Dryer
    • Eat In Kitchen
    • Gas Cooktop
    • Granite Counter Tops
    • Kitchen Island
    • Stone Fireplace
    • Vaulted Ceiling
    • Walk In Closet
    • Washer
  • Exterior Features

    • Accessed by 2 Driveways (1 for Main Level Entry, 1 for Lower Level Entry & 2 Car Garage)
    • Additional Community Parking
    • Covered Deck
    • Close to Town

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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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Andrea Gabbard
A native of Saratoga, New York, Andrea has delighted in the warm personalities and warm weather of the South. She has often remarked, “I moved here as quickly as I could”. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York... Read more

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