About the Property

This lovely Arts & Crafts style custom 3 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath built in 2000 has updated throughout the years. It is located on Big Bear Pen is one of the most desirable locations in downtown Highlands. From your front door at 4100+/- ft. elevation you can hike the Kelsey Trail into downtown Highlands.Seated in your sunroom or your covered porch with its wood burning fireplace, you can admire the beautiful views of the stone face of Whiteside Mountain and the cascading falls at Highlands Falls Counrty Club. As you walk through the foyer you are greeted by the spacious light -filled great room with beamed cathedral ceiling and living room with large stone fireplace. This open floor plan with its formal dining area and outdoor living space is the perfect home for entertaining. The kitchen features beautiful English cabinetry and granite counters with a large pantry. A spacious master suite on the main has his/her walk-in closets, dual cedar closets, as well as an area for a nursery or office. Master bath features dual vanities, with custom cabinets with granite tops, separate shower, a jetted tub, with adjoining laundry. An attached large 2 car garage for easy access. Upstairs you’ll find two spacious guest suites, each with private bath, plus a reading/game area at the top of the stairs. A Media/family room adjoins a large office. This home offers an abundance of storage, wide doors, lots of windows, providing great lighting. The grounds are gently rolling and beautifully landscaped. The 1/1 guest cottage is adorable, with a kitchenette, and full bath and private screened porch perfect.

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

    • Central Heating & Air
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Formal DIning Room
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Jetted Tub
    • Library/Study
    • Pantry
    • Security System
    • Washer
    • Vaulted Ceilings
    • Walk In Closet
    • Wine Cooler
  • Exterior Features

    • Close to Town
    • Covered Deck
    • Fireplace
    • Full Generator
    • Garden Space
    • Guest House
    • Mountain & Waterfall Views
    • Walking & Bike Trails

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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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Mitzi Rauers
Having spent 20 years involved in the medical field as a respiratory therapist and owner of a successful respiratory equipment company, Mitzi sold her business in 2007. Armed with a lifetime affection for small town charm, she went off in search of h... Read more
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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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