Could THIS be your personal Mountain Retreat? It features 7 bedrooms, 7 baths plus lofts & bonus rooms on 5.75 acres with a waterfall and 2 ponds. For hikers and those who love to explore these mountains, it's a short walk to the trailhead leading to Rabun Bald (the second tallest mountain in Georgia) surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest laced with trails, including the famous Bartram Trail. With Sky Valley Golf Course (open to the public) just down the road, the avid golfer will be delighted, especially with the cool temperatures that come with the 3100 feet elevation (this home is actually higher). There's something to do in every season - snow tubing, zip lining, fishing, swimming and tennis, all within a few minutes of this property. Also nearby are great restaurants and shops in Clayton, Dillard and Highlands. But you really need not leave this 5.75 acre tract with its rare combination of extraordinary landscape features. At the top of the list is the "walkabout" yard with two ponds fed by a cascading stream and waterfall. It is beautifully landscaped with native plants like rhododendrons, azaleas and others, all well-established. Looking out and up is a view of Rabun Bald... to the west is lower terrain with gorgeous evening sunsets. With ponds and a firepit and for the kids, being here will seem like living at summer camp, but with luxury accommodations. The main driveway is paved and leads to a drive-through porte-cochere and impressive mahogany and wrought iron entrance door. Let's step inside and look at the details of this custom-built home. There are 2 fireplaces, one wood burner with gas starter, and one with gas logs (in the master bedroom). The cabinetry is beautiful and extensive, custom made by Gillespie's Cabinet Shop. The gathering spot in the kitchen is the large island that is built for "stand up" counter height. It's a delightful surface and space for food preparation (built in appliance lift), eating, serving and just gathering around. Appliances include the 48" professional gas 6 burner cooktop with griddle, warming shelf and hood, KitchenAid double wall ovens (both convection), trash compactor, dishwasher, side-by-side commercial size refrigerator and freezer, and built-in ice machine. More custom cabinetry is in the living room with entertainment and display shelves by the fireplace, in the sewing room, and the dining room which has a built-in buffet and china cabinet. Now comes a breakdown of the interior spaces: The main level has the living room, kitchen and the informal dining area which flow together and open to the porch and face the view. Large windows are plentiful, casting good light on hardwood floors and high ceilings. The spacious master suite and a guest suite are also on the main level plus the foyer, dining room, sewing room, home office and pantry. Note: the main level has a wheelchair ramp. Upstairs are 3 large suites (two of the suites have a bonus room and loft) and the daylight basement is a guest suite and bunk room with spaces for a home theatre, home gym, pool table, and ping pong table. The entertainment space opens to a large porch with a hot tub that also overlooks the waterfall and ponds. The basement level is large and has a garage with room for 5 cars, outdoor equipment and a workshop. Outside is a covered RV parking spot. A separate driveway serves this level. More details are available. If what you have read already sounds good, make an appointment to see this exceptional property. In the meantime, please see the virtual tour which includes a drone video.
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