Sitting regally atop a small knoll overlooking the seventeenth fairway of the course which was first played by legendary golfer, Bobby Jones, the 4th Cottage combines the charms of yesteryear with the comforts of today.
Family and friends eagerly gather on the large front porch to enjoy the gentle breezes that stir the uppermost branches of decade old trees. You are deep into your favorite book, but it is hard not to break away for a glance at the graceful swans that swim in Club Lake just a few hundred yards below. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the meticulously manicured grounds are ablaze with color. The combination of native and cultivated plants dresses the landscape in eye catching splendor. The gently rolling lawn reminds you of homes found in your favorite movie.
From its first days in 1928 until today each owner has sacredly guarded the homes integrity. Wainscot paneling of pre-blight chestnut warm the walls of the Great Room with its massive stone fireplace and beamed cathedral ceiling. Built-in library book cases installed when famed author-psychiatrist, Corbett Thigpen, best known for The Three Faces of Eve, owned the home from 1955 to 1980, provide the perfect repository for your cherished books, photos and family memorabilia. In 1999 the current undertook to renovate the cottage with the help of local architect Dennis DeWolf. Paying careful attention to preserve the integrity of the original cottage, they set out to update the home with all of the features that families expect in a twenty-first century home.
Visitors to the home following the renovation marvel at the finished product. A large stone fireplace on the expanded porch closely resembles the original one that anchors the Great Room. Even the most finicky chef would feel at home in the updated kitchen. The master suite with its his and her baths provides the perfect escape for a busy couple to rest and recuperate from a day filled with all the activities that Highlands has to offer. Adjacent to the bedroom is a room which is an idyllic spot for a small office or library, or dressing room. Use your imagination to personalize this space to your specific needs. Throughout the house your eye is drawn to carefully thought out design details that you seldom find in homes built today.
When family and friends come for a visit, they will enjoy their own privacy in one of two guest cottages. In addition, there is a workout studio and a two car garage.
The 4th Cottage might just be the perfect mountain home.
For more information, contact Michelle Muraco at Meadows Mountain Realty at 828.526.1717 or by email at [email protected].