This elegant-but-casual home fosters a friendly, inviting lifestyle that encourages friends and family to gather. Built on a pinnacle in High Hemlock, a welcoming community close to downtown Cashiers, North Carolina, this family compound commands a benevolent majesty overlooking Cashiers Valley framed by centuries old mountains. Anyone who has traveled to the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau knows that somehow life is different here. Maybe it's the quality of the sunshine, the freshness of the air, the safety in the remoteness with convenient amenities that makes it such a special place. No matter the reason, many people find the area undeniably charming.
This family compound is comprised of a main lodge with a formal but inviting Grand Room, formal dining room, catering kitchen connected to the heart of the house by a grand hallway opening to an intimate den with stone fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, the master bedroom and bath on the main with two guest suites up. The lower level has a large office, mudroom and safe room. Specific architectural features-changes in levels and rooflines, window shapes, and wall thickness, for example-imbue this home with age-old authenticity. The large entertaining decks and screened porch strengthen the home's livability and exude a casual ambience providing a strong indoor-outdoor connection.
Two guest homes each with two bedrooms and baths provide independent living for guests. These homes are not your typical guest homes with beautiful paneling, full kitchens, spacious great rooms and storage. They independently could be full-time residents. There are two additional storage structures which could easily be converted to homes. A large working garden provides healthy vegetables for your summer dinners. The current owners have lovingly created this family estate with a "Joie de Vivre" personality. This "Joy of Living" is now ready to be shared with the next fortunate family-let it be yours!