HIGH ABOVE THE ATLANTA PIEDMONT in the mountains of North Georgia lies a grand estate property at cool elevations with views as far as the atmosphere will allow. A Craftsman's authentic log lodge home lies at the highest peak on this 346+/- acres (that's over 1/2 square mile of land!) with noisy trout waters, beautiful forestlands, creeks and waterfalls, and 2+ miles of boundary with the U.S. National Forest. $7,999 per acre.
THE LOG RESIDENCE of genuine silvered cypress timbers with rustic tin roof is perched upon the highest peak at over 2600' elevation. An open and expansive great room lofts up 20' or so with thick-beamed timbers and a massive real masonry stone fireplace from floor to ceiling. The open floor plan encompasses the family area, dining, breakfast, and kitchen and the open-air views through the windows and doors are ever-present and awe-inspiring. Wide planked pegged heart pine flooring complements the thick-slabbed stairways and railings. There are three bedrooms, two baths, three levels, and room for addition.
The kitchen features expansive solid marble counters and rich-toned heart pine cabinetry. Dual ovens of which one is an antiqued bake-n-broil, deep well sink, large fridge, electric range, dishwasher; all of the highest quality. Adjacent is a cupboard pantry and a walk-in pantry. The open dining area is spacious for family and friends. A breakfast keeping-room projects out into the views that extends towards Atlanta.
The Master Bedroom resides on the main level where windows look out towards layers of mountains to the southwest and a doorway gives entry onto the deck. Motorized shades, a cedar lined walk-in closet, and a “pot-belly slim” wood stove complement. The bath for this level carries heated stone flooring, cypress walls, a dual marble vanity, and frameless glass spa entry.
Upstairs is a full bedroom, again with fantastic views and a marble and heart pine bath. The terrace level is full-footprint and has a large open layout over slate floors. Currently set up as a third bedroom, it could easily be organized into a family area. A spacious equipment and hobby-room section is adjacent; herein is the washer/dryer, laundry sink, twin H2O heaters, and workshop section with exterior entry.
The two-car garage has an electrical subpanel with full apartment area above and is already stubbed for septic and water.
Outside are covered and vaulted porches with Tennessee flagstone flooring. The porches and decking with its galvanized steel-bar railing wrap all the way around the home to make outdoor enjoyment a priority.
Windows, door, baths, fixtures; all new and of the highest quality. The home was soundly constructed, has been carefully maintained, and is in immaculate condition.
THE VIEWS are arguably the very best in North Georgia. From the home’s pinnacle at 2600' elevation you can see 50+ miles to the south in clear conditions. Sawnee Mountain in Cumming is clearly visible; to the southwest Burnt Mountain and its layers of ridgelines stand tall on the horizon. The plains and piedmont of Georgia stretch far below and away from you all the way to Stone Mountain in Atlanta and beyond.
And all this is just from your back deck. Equally inspiring views to the north may be trimmed out and across the acreage are several peaks with stupendous mountain views of their own waiting to be revealed. Truly rare and exceptional views are the norm on this property.
THE LAND is a half-square-mile plus aggregate of some of the Southern Appalachian’s finest. Trout waters flow freely from the National Forest through this property, noisy and startling in their clarity. The waters and the falls of Cola Cutta pour across the granite and flow across. Numerous other springs and branches form in the hollows and traverse the property.
Terrain varies from mountainous peaks to flat along the creeks, undulating but never intimidating. This is one of the most richly biodiverse portions of the Southern Appalachian Mountains with essentially every species represented here. Wildlife roams across this area free of the duress of humankind – there’s no telling “who” you might meet here. Beautiful timber covers the land and delicate native plants reside beneath.
Trails wind their way around the property to explore the forest - beckoning for wheels or feet. Two+ miles of boundary with the U.S. National Forest in the Amicalola Mountain area gives this property a unique seclusion - hundreds of square miles of untainted land adjoining.
The opportunity exists to trim out broad-ranging mountain views or to clear out gentle terrain and convert into open grassy meadows. Faint signs of settlers from an earlier area may be spotted along what were once open and fertile bottomlands where you may see remnants of old stone walls and chimneys.
The terminus of the Appalachian Trail atop Springer Mountain is about five miles distant from here as the crow flies and the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi - Amicalola Falls – is about a mile away in the adjacent State Park.
Although located in a wilderness area the “remote” location is relative. You’re only an hour from Atlanta and half that from the North Georgia Premium Outlets, urban dining and entertainment, and the historic town of Dahlonega. Groomed gravel roadways, cell service, and underground utilities all serve the property.
This property would serve admirably equally as a private estate or for a corporate or group retreat, or for any use where acreage and beauty are paramount. Opportunities from the outdoorsy – hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, tubing, trail riding; to the urban - are either here onsite or within commute. Or just sit in awe of the sprawling Georgia overview from the top of Amicalola Mountain. The combination of uplifting views, inspiring forestlands, and turn-key use make this unique among properties in the Southern Appalachians.