Almost Heaven Location: Between Boone & Banner Elk
Are you looking for the pinnacle of private mountain luxury close to everything in the High Country? Then look no further than this stunning custom-built Timberframe style home, designed entirely by the homeowner. Truly Almost Heaven, it is sure to become your favorite destination.
Enter the main level through the foyer, lit by an antler chandelier. A half bath is on your right, with a hammered copper sink and granite counter, as well as the main level entrance of the elevator (adult use ONLY, please.) To your right is a den, perfect for those who need to work while away from the office. A few steps further, the space opens into an expansive great room dominated by a see-through, double-sided stacked stone gas log fireplace. The kitchen features yards of granite counters, including a prep area and a second sink. Preparing meals for the entire group will be a snap on the 5-burner gas stove, which has a pot filler piped into the river rock mosaic backsplash. The long wormy chestnut dining table has chairs on three sides and a bench on the third, and there’s room for 6 more on padded stools at the kitchen counter. The ceiling dramatically opens over the family area of the great room. Leather furnishings are arranged around a flush-mounted 55” LED HDTV with DVD player.
The west wing of the main level is dominated by the enormous master suite. This room has a King bed and an HDTV mounted above a fireplace. The private bathroom has a pair of granite sinks, a tiled shower with two glass entry doors, a water closet, and a Jacuzzi tub under a wall of windows overlooking the surrounding woods, perfect for soaking your cares away.
Across the covered breezeway from the kitchen, situated over the garage, is a light and airy game room (note that this room isheated by firewood in the stove, not central heat; and firewood is notprovided at the house). A poker table sits in one corner, with leather furniture arranged around a woodstove, and a regulation-length pool table dominates the other end of the room, just waiting for some friendly billiards competition.
Upstairs is a sleeping loft with a sleeper sofa and a TV set into the chimney. There are three bedrooms on this floor, each with a special decorating theme. The Bear and Moose bedrooms each have a Queen bed, and they share a covered balcony. The Fish bedroom has a pair of twin beds and a unique barndoor-style cutout overlooking the living room below. Also on this floor is a large bathroom with double-topped sinks, a large two-person soaking tub and a stone tiled shower, and a water closet. There are also laundry facilities in this bathroom because the elevator does not go to the third floor.
The ground floor of the home has a second laundry area, covered access to the garage, the entrance to the elevator, and a kitchenette. There are two more bedrooms on this floor. One has a King bed, and the other has a pair of twin beds. The bathroom on this level has a tiled shower.
Step outside onto the rear tiered deck area and relax in the cushioned patio furniture. Enjoy a meal al fresco at the picnic table, or after dark roast marshmallows at the freestanding firepit. Everyone will enjoy a friendly game of ladderball. There is a paved trail all around the home, allowing for easy access as well as providing a nice path to enjoy the cool mountain breezes. Access to over a mile and a half of private patrolled fishing waters is a very short distance away within the community, as well.
With all that this beautiful home has to offer, you may not ever want to leave. If you do, though, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that you’re less than 10 minutes from the heart of Appalachian State University and Boone shopping and dining. Blowing Rock and Hawksnest Tubing are both just 20 minutes away, and Sugar Mountain and Ski Beech are both a short drive away as well. Escape to beautiful Almost Heaven today!
Please note that this home is accessed by a steep gravel driveway. It will be plowed in winter, but 4WD or AWD vehicles are recommended to access it from November to April, and chains may also be necessary.
Please note that the owners use outdoor surveillance cameras to ensure that their home remains safe. No cameras monitor the inside rooms of the home.
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, games, fire pit, king bed, river/creek/pond, sleeping loft.TripAdvisor property ID 2952177...Read more
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