Estate houses in Scotland, or Scottish country houses, are large houses usually on a promontory overlooking the valley below. One such estate exists in Highlands, North Carolina, at the apex of Highlands Country Club. This comfortable residence is suitable for royalty, nobility and local lairds who want to escape the hot summers of the Southeast. However, one does not have to belong to the aristocracy to own such an estate. This country home was completely customized approximately eight years ago by the current owners with the guidance of celebrated local Architect, Jeff Weller. With an affectionate hat-tip to the grand, meticulous and storied architectural wonders of Scotland, this hybrid mix of arts and crafts and manor style creates the most glamorous mountain home on the Plateau. As with many estate homes, the gardens and terraces are less formal creating an important part of social life. Hospitality includes major activities in front of the large outdoor fireplace and summer kitchen serving as centerpieces to enjoy the long range mountain views from all directions. The original owner of this home was a developer of The Ritz Carlton hotel chain which explains the overriding standard of excellence in every aspect of this home. A luxurious master suite is on the main level with a second master on the upper level accessed by an elevator. A separate wing with four guest suites provide privacy for family and guests. The gourmet kitchen opens to the enchanting dining room overlooking the terrace and flat yard. One must experience this home to fully appreciate the outstanding masterpiece now available for your enjoyment. Asking price is $4,950,000.