ELEGANT FARMHOUSE of the highest quality and expression of custom design. Towering ceilings and elongated windows, real stone and masonry, massive white pine beams and thick planked flooring, granite, and quartz. The finest accoutrements and appointments live here with detailing multiplied and a layout of thoughtful practicality. Restful screened and covered porches and patio, a flagstoned saltwater pool and spa, and manicured landscaping across the grounds. Plus a storybook guest cottage, spacious garage with bonus rooms, grassy acres, and pasture. A heartily-flowing Clay Creek beckons for play along with a little gurgling branch; a woodsy and private park-like entrance invites you onto the twelve acres.
A Southern Friendly facade of gleaming white greets you emerging from the tree-towered entry driveway where a real stone walkway and steps - no fake materials on this home - walks you right up onto the columned and covered front porch of the main house for a most relaxing setting, and then through a beautifully transomed double-doored entryway into this south-facing home of three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.
To your left at the entry - a vestibule modestly secludes a coat closet and powder room. Fourteen foot ceilings tower above in the foyer and vault even further into the greatroom where heavy beams cross and vee into the pinnacle. Warm woody tones blend with six foot tall white aluminum-clad casement windows that stream in the light and lend an open and airy feeling throughout the home. Additional unfinished area on the second floor is accessed by a finished wide gleaming stairwell.
The greatroom expands into the kitchen where centers a crystalline quartz-topped island and bar with granite surround workspace with triple sinks plus a coffee bar with sink and hot water spout. Shaker-style inset vertical drawers flank either side of the cooktop. The surrounding cabinetry integrates a vertical open plate display rack and custom-enclaved refrigerator. Across the room a thick-stoned fireplace and hearth lend a warmth and ambiance. Adjacent is a multi purpose laundry room and spacious pantry; a butler's pantry pass through leads to an airy light filled dining room.
Down a bright hallway where plants thrive in the southern sun is an entryway from the garage and a coat cubby. The Master Suite occupies the back corner of the home and offers both a large walk-in closet plus a second closet. In the Master Bath are dual granite-topped vanities - one with powder area and vertical shelving. A claw-foot tub basks in a sun-lit space inviting relaxation; and there's also a spacious walk in tiled and seated shower and a private water closet.
A spacious covered and screened back porch offers a view of the northern grounds and overlooks the pool, spa and flagstone decking. A great space to unwind, watch a game on the wide screen tv, enjoy a great meal or just hang out with family and friends.
Three HVAC systems assure the comfort of the home, one system for the main level, one dedicated to the master suite, and one for the terrace level. For efficiency the systems have primary heat pump ability with propane gas back up and when it gets really cold switches over to propane heat to assure a flow of toasty warm air throughout the home.
Outside the three-car garage offers unfinished space on the second level, and beneath is another garage/unfinished area with HVAC which would also be excellent for a workshop or office.
The terrace level of the home offers two spacious bedrooms, one on each side of the home with each having an attached full bath. Both bedrooms enjoy great views of the pool and manicured landscape. A welcoming family room with wet bar, office/study/hobby area, and custom built- in cabinetry and ample storage also dwell on the terrace level. You can walk right out onto the covered patio and into the spa and pool.
The pool area is an entire recreation area unto itself. The saltwater gunite pool is a welcoming oasis on hot southern day with a waterfall spa and expansive flagstone decking and incorporates the covered patio to offer the option of sun or shade.
Guests or in-laws will live autonomously in luxury and grace in the guest cottage - an open floor plan with sophisticated styling and elegant trappings. Expansive windows, stone and masonry fireplace and park-like views. There's an a full master suite featuring a master bath with air-jetted tub, dual vanities, water closet, and spacious walk in shower. Walk in closets and storage are part of the plan and there's a gleaming kitchen with separate pantry and laundry rooms. A guest powder room and an office/hobby room is located off the great room. The second level offers additional unfinished space for possible expansion with finished stairs in place.
The property is privatized from the main roadway by a woodsy blend of American holly and towering tulip poplars, opening up to a beautifully landscaped setting around the home. Further back the property opens up into several groomed and grassy acres of pasture, and Clay Creek winds around the border. Inset is a possible pond-site area with spritely-flowing branch tumbling. And but a short drive to picturesque Downtown Dahlonega and all special destinations that Lumpkin County has to offer. $997,000