Grand Estate on Big Buck Road

869 Big Buck RoadHighlandsNC28741
MLS# 85171
Lot Size
35.53 acres


About the Property

BIG BUCK LODGE is truly a grand estate in a forest setting. Drive along the private road past incredible rock outcropping, a rushing stream and several cascading waterfalls. Two private bridges allow water views that will amaze your guests. This private and serene property consists of 35 wooded acres nestled into the National Forest for a natural and serene retreat.

Exceptional quality and care was taken while building this one-of-a-kind-estate: heated flooring in the master bath as well as a steam shower, to the incredible mill-work and lavish wood paneling through the home. The massive living room with stunning rock fireplace is a wonderful backdrop to the pristine mountain views available from the French doors that lead to the back deck and porch area.

This home with over 7,000 square feet, was built with the grandeur of a formal home – no expense was spared. Marble, granite, hardwood floors, 20 foot library shelving, 4 fireplaces (1 in the master suite & another in the master suite porch), elevator, double car garage. Pamper yourself in luxury. The chef’s kitchen is clad in custom wood cabinets, granite counters with a stainless steel Viking appliance package: 6 burner gas cook-top, double warming-drawers & double Sub Zero refrigerators. The butler’s pantry/catering kitchen has direct access to the 2 car garage – the perfect staging area for any party. Enjoy entertaining in the formal dining room that comfortably seats 10. Enveloped in richly stained wood paneling, the grand foyer is warmly lit by sconces and a crystal chandelier. The elegant coiffured ceiling lends to the craftsmanship throughout this incredible home. Big Buck Lodge is the perfect family compound with 5 BR’s in the main home and 3 BR’s in the guest home. The main home has a complete 2nd kitchen/ LR with fireplace & deck along with 2 BR suites on the lower level. Exquisitely furnished (with a few exceptions) this property is move-in ready.

Guest home/caretaker quarters is also move in ready and very private from main home.  Guest home offers over 2,500 square feet.

Lot Size
35.53 acres
2 car
  • Interior Details

    • Balcony
    • Basement
    • Breakfast Area
    • Central Air
    • Central Heating
    • Ceramic Tile
    • Dining Room
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Elevator
    • Fireplace
    • Hardwood
    • Heated Floors
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Security System
    • Stove
    • Trash Compactor
  • Exterior Features

    • Covered Porch
    • Deck
    • Fireplace
    • Garden
    • Mountain View
    • Gated Property

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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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