The Sanctuary on 1st

Distinctive living in downtown Highlands NC


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The Sanctuary on 1st will be an enclave of 11 luxury homes offering the distinctive lifestyle that defines Highlands NC.  Located in the heart of downtown, The Sanctuary on 1st affords you the opportunity to easily take advantage of all Highlands has to offer.  Walking to your favorite restaurant on a sunny afternoon, enjoying the latest art exhibit at The Bascom, taking in a performance at the Highlands Performing Arts Center, enjoying music at Kelsey Hutchinson Park, shopping at one of the boutiques on Main Street or just going for a walk on one of our glorious mountain days; there is no limit to the active lifestyle you can lead when you call The Sanctuary on 1st your home.

The homes in this stunning community offer unparalleled luxury to elite clients demanding the best quality, location, service and security.  Choose from a few exceptional floorplans designed to take advantage of the natural surroundings.  These 3 to 5 bedroom, 3+ bath homes are built in the popular transitional farmhouse style - traditional while offering a sleek, updated feel. With main floor master bedrooms, multiple fireplaces, open living areas, black metal-framed windows, sleek light fixtures, ceiling fans, black steel railings, and white shiplap walls and ceilings, there is a clean, comfortable, and modern vibe throughout each home in this special community.  

Gary Williams of Sanctuary Developers partnered with the local expertise of Summit Architecture, Futral Construction, and Byrd Landscape Design to bring the most discerning client a community offering distinctive living in downtown Highlands NC.  


Sanctuary on 1st - Woodcrest - Highlands NC

This 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is built in the popular transitional farmhouse style - traditional while offering a sleek, updated feel. The layout includes a main floor master bedroom, 4 fireplaces, and a sun porch that is accessible from the great room. 

Town of HIghlands water, sewer and Wi-fi available.

Woodcrest A - Main Level - Floor Plan
Woodcrest A - Lower Level - Floor Plan

Woodcrest A - Upper Level - Floor Plan

Exterior and Interior Video Rendering of Plan A


Lot 4 is a popular transitional farmhouse style and features: 5 bedrooms / 5.5 baths, primary bedroom on the main level, sun porch on main, 3 fireplaces, metal glass operable windows throughout, standing seam metal roof, fire pit and garden space and Town of Highlands water, sewer and Wi-Fi available.

Exterior and Interior Video Rendering of Plan B


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