712 Lost Valley Road,
Tucked away in picturesque Highland Gap, this extraordinary 48-acre estate has been lovingly carved out of Nantahala National Forest. The striking, partially furnished three-bedroom home is reminiscent of the Biltmore Bungalows, with true Arts and Crafts architecture, authentic period pieces, and careful attention to detail in the design and woodwork. The spacious front porch with tapered columns offers long-range views of several mountains, while a four-foot roof overhang protects the cozy sleeping porch and main level screened porch from rain. Filled with natural light, a glassed-in room in the back of the house would be a perfect studio for artists, crafters and writers. A haven for nature lovers, this special property is a fun place for adults, kids and pets with lots of interesting places to explore. Imagine the memories made on adventures walking through the forest, making forts and singing by the campfire while roasting s'mores. A private road allows access to several hiking/riding trails along a pretty cascading creek and an open area with ancient stone steps and a big fire pit. 'Old Otto Rd' features the remnants of the chimney and fireplace used at the trading post when the road was the only way to travel from Scaly Mountain down to the valley below. Another trail leads to an amazing 150-foot waterfall that flows into a private swimming hole for skinny dipping and resting tired feet in the cool water. The waterfall, trails and fire pit are located in the center of the acreage to ensure complete privacy. There are also several possible home sites with views to crate a legacy estate. The property rises east to the high ridge with broader views and could be accessed from the existing driveway. Highland Gap is a large, well-maintained neighborhood with generously sized lots, beautiful homes with mountain views or water frontage, and a caring community of both year-round and summer residents.