Soothing Retreat in the Mountains

644 Painted Turtle LaneHighlandsNC28741
MLS# 89441
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3.5
Lot Size
5.02 acres

$535,000

About This Property

You will be seduced by the charms of this country property. This soothing retreat, set in an environment alive with native flora and fauna, gives you the sense of tranquility and escape from the everyday riggers of life.

This beautiful contemporary style home with rustic coziness is a must see. A ridgeline mountain view is enjoyed from both inside and outside the home due to the large glass windows which allow natural light to penetrate the living spaces. With its open floor plan, this home is also a great place for entertaining guests.  The bright and open living room has soaring vaulted accented with wooden beams.  Step out to the deck that wraps around the back and side of this home and take in the view and cool mountain breezes while you relax and let your cares melt away.

Just off the living and dining area, you will find the large kitchen, ideal for the home chef, providing plenty of counter space for food preparation and cabinetry for storage.  The huge kitchen island with built in gas cooktop will be the gathering place when entertaining family and friends for dinner or a casual cocktail party.

The spacious master suite is located on the main level and offers a large bath with walk in shower and soaking tub as well as double vanity, separate water closet and a bidet.

Upstairs you will find a loft which makes a perfect office space, kids play area or sitting room.  There are also two large guest rooms and a full bath giving your visiting family and friends plenty of space to spread out.

The lower level of this home offers a finished basement complete with a full bath, laundry room and a bonus room which can be used to accommodate additional guests, as a home gym, a spacious office or could even be converted to a theater room.

With 5+ acres of property, there are boundless areas for relaxing, gardening, hiking, and walking the dog. Give us a call and come take a look.

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3.5
Lot Size
5.02 acres
Floors
3
  • Interior Features

    • Bonus Room
    • Central Heating & Air
    • Dryer
    • Floor to Ceiling Windows
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Vaulted Ceilings
    • Walk In Closet
    • Washer
  • Exterior Features

    • Acreage
    • Deck
    • Full Generator
    • Garden Space
    • Mountain Views
    • Shed
    • Walking & Bike Trails

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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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Tom Goldacker
Tom had been vacationing to the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau for over twenty years and like many others who have visited, fell in love with the mountains and the quality of life in our area. After spending the majority of his life in Florida and workin... Read more

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