January 16th, 2019
If you think townhome living might be for you, we have a wonderful unit available in Sapphire Valley. Imagine lovely grounds without having to do the work yourself! This single level unit will could be just what you are looking for, and it is already furnished.
As you enter the front door, the galley style kitchen is to your right. Well planned, it has plenty of storage and cabinets in a compact and convenient space. The pass window opens to a breakfast bar next to the dining area.
The living room features a vaulted ceiling. Sky lights flood the area with natural light. The wood burning fireplace will keep you warm and cozy on those cool mountain days and evenings.
There is additional living space on the screened porch. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while comfortably ensconced from rain and bugs; it’s like having a picnic with all the good stuff and none of the bad.
This townhome has a master suite, as well as a guest bath and guest bedroom.
Enjoy a walk down to Meadow Lake or fly fish in the Horsepasture River. Want more? Take advantage of the amenities of Sapphire Valley. Enjoy one of the indoor or outdoor pools, the fitness room, a round of golf, or play a game of tennis.
Call the Carolina Cone Team today for a private tour. This townhome could be just the perfect fit for you. See you next time.
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January 8th, 2019
If you have a few do-it-yourself tendencies, we have just the cozy cabin for you. Just a few minutes from dining and shopping in Cashiers, is this cabin that has wonderful long range mountain views from several rooms. A little updating and this sweet place will shine like a new penny!
The wrap around porch invites you to take advantage of the hanging swing or the rocking chair. Inside, the rooms all boast natural wood, giving a rustic feel to this home. The living room has a wood stove that can heat the entire house, although there are two alternate means of heat as well. The eat-in kitchen has plenty of windows to let in lots of natural light, allowing you to enjoy the outdoor sights while preparing meals.
There are two bedrooms, each with a private bath. Uses for the indoor work space/hobby room are limited only by your imagination. Frankly, I can see myself quilting away the day in here, occasionally looking out the windows.
There is an attached outdoor storage area for all your yard tools. A carport at the end of a roughed-in driveway would make a wonderful covered area for a picnic table.
This sweet place has so much potential…it just needs someone to move in and make it their own! It would make a wonderful getaway, although you might want to be here full time as the current owner chose. Either way, call the Carolina Cone Team to see if this little gem might be just what you are looking for!
Until next time…
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December 21st, 2018
It is snowing again today on the Highlands Cashiers plateau. Most of the snow from last week is gone; today is just a wintry mix. As this holiday season nears its peak and the year nears its end, all of us at the Carolina Cone Team want to thank you for your business, and most of all for your friendship. Our success is in great part due to all of you. May you have a safe, happy, and blessed holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
~Alan, Tina, Allison, and AnnieB
December 6th, 2018
When searching for a home in our area, Highlands is a town often at the top of the wish list. Just a few short minutes from downtown Highlands there is a wonderful home for sale. Located just past Highlands Country Club, this home is convenient to all the shopping and dining pleasures that residents and guests alike have come to appreciate in this quaint, yet upscale, mountain resort.
Lovely, landscaped grounds filled with native plants and flowering shrubs surround this home. Several outdoor living spaces, one with a firepit, as well as the sounds of babbling water from the stream, entice you to enjoy all the sights and sounds nature has to offer. Flagstone pathways make it easy getting from one part of the yard to another, almost delineating the yard into individual rooms. Part of the yard is fenced making it perfect for children and pets.
The rocking chair porch invites you to come inside. The living room centerpiece is the stacked stone fireplace, and at first glance conjures images of cool mountain evenings that call for relaxing in front of a crackling fire.
Further on is the kitchen and dining area. There is a pantry/storage closet and plenty of cabinets. The well designed kitchen is perfect for preparing meals. As you do so, you can enjoy the view of the fenced back yard from the window or the glass doors that lead onto the rear patio.
The split floor plan offers privacy for the master suite. Two guest rooms share a bath.
All through this house, warm wood finishes give one a feeling of “welcome home”. Could this be the perfect full time home or mountain getaway for you? Find out by contacting the Carolina Cone Team for a private tour today.
Until we next visit, I remain…
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November 21st, 2018
Yesterday morning, as I sat having a cup of coffee with my husband, he interrupted my reverie by asking, “Hey, are you alright? You look a million miles away. What were you thinking?” I replied that I was counting my blessings, and that in doing so I realized that I wasn’t sure I could count that high.
I was recounting that story in the office today, and “the girls” all said what a wonderful thing to have so many blessings. Yes, it is indeed! However, I didn’t always recognize them. I started some time ago making a point to see each and every one, and noticed that more often than not, the little ones were the ones that saw me through the trials of life. They are the ones that I was so inclined to take for granted.
Our hope at the Carolina Cone Team is that, as this holiday season begins in earnest, each of you notices all the blessings around you, including this beautiful area we call home. To those of you that have become a part of our CCT family, thank you for being a blessing to us by allowing us to assist in your real estate needs.
To everyone reading this, please have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! And take a minute to count your numerous blessings.
November 5th, 2018
Just a few minutes from the crossroads in Cashiers is a quaint little cottage for sale just waiting for new owners to make it their own. This cozy little place has been in use since it was built in 1915 and has all the turn-of-the-century charm expected from a cottage of that time period. Nestled behind a privacy hedge of rhododendrons, this place has lots of privacy. A circular driveway means ease getting in and out, and there is an enclosed single car garage.
The grounds, on which there is a gazebo, have been lovingly tended and groomed with lots of shrubs and flowering perennials to enjoy throughout the spring and summer months. You might also choose to enjoy one of the swings or rocking chairs on the front porch, which runs the length of the home.
The front hall/entryway is perfect for displaying books of precious memorabilia on the shelves. To the right is the bedroom. The generous closet has room for storage, and the windows give views of the front and side yards. The large master bath beckons one to relax in the tub after a day of hiking or working in the yard.
To the left of the entryway is the living room. With its wood ceiling and gas log fireplace, all that is needed is a good book and warm drink on a cool mountain evening. Passing through, one finds the kitchen and, to the right of that, the dining room.
Left of the kitchen is the mud/laundry room which has a full bath with walk in shower. The mud room gives way to the side deck with stairs going down to the driveway and garage.
This cozy little house will make someone a great starter home or vacation getaway. It is being sold furnished. Call the Carolina Cone Team today for a private tour of this or any other home in the area. They will be honored to have the opportunity to help you locate your perfect real estate fit.
Until we meet again, I remain….
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October 29th, 2018
Fall is here! Leaves are changing…this isn’t the most colorful year for our leaves, but beauty nonetheless abounds.
Fall in the Mountains
This is my ninth season here as a transplanted local. I never tire of it. Of all four seasons, fall is my favorite. Perhaps because where I grew up, fall simply meant that, unless it was evergreen, it turned brown and that temperatures would generally stay below 90. It sounds terrible, I know; there are things I miss from Louisiana, but this is home now. I didn’t grow to love it; it was love at first sight. It was where I was meant to be. It helps to define me. I love a warm drink on my deck, wrapped in a quilt, looking out over the water. The crisp air puts a snap in my step (at least as much snap as an old lady can take) as I walk down to the pasture. The cows come to the fence to be petted. Yep, even the farm animals somehow seem more genteel in the fall wearing their fuzzy coats in place of shiny summer fur. The streams seem to babble a little differently. The deer, bear, and rabbits have been frequenting my yard. My canine kids snuggle down for naps curled up rather than spread out like seven days wash. My kitchen even exudes fall with the smells of black walnut cake, caramel apple pie, and warm buttermilk biscuits dripping with pear honey. It is, perhaps, nature’s way of telling us that winter is around the corner, that we should enjoy this fleeting time, this tapestry woven by nature.
It is the wish of all of us at the Carolina Cone Team that you, too, enjoy this fall. Whether at a boisterous fall festival or on a quiet path in the woods, take a few minutes to relish where we are and how blessed we are to be here. If you are visiting, welcome. If you don’t like the idea of leaving, call us. We can help you find a place of your own. Then you can see for yourself all the seasons, and after a year or two, decide if fall is your choice for favorite.
Until next time,
June 22nd, 2018
A lovely home for sale in Holly Forest XI is the focus for today. Come along for the tour. While the yard is manicured, it has been done leaving as many trees in place as possible, which leaves one feeling a communion with nature. There is an inviting rocking chair front porch, from which to enjoy these surroundings.
Through the front entry, you are greeted by a large living room. Natural light abounds. A gas log fireplace assures you of warmth on chilly winter nights. Gleaming wood floors add a warm feel to the room. Arched doorways lead to the dining room and kitchen, respectively. Everyone knows I am always drawn to the kitchen, and this was no exception. There is ample counter space and plenty of cabinets. The breakfast bar invites companionship from family and friends as meals are prepared. The spacious dining room accesses and open deck, great for grilling, dining al fresco, or just relaxing in privacy.
The master suite is on the main level and features both a jetted tub and walk in shower. Two generously sized bedrooms, a full bath, and loft comprise the upper level. The lower level has a fourth bedroom with a wet bar and en suite bath, the laundry room, and an enclosed double garage that is more than large enough to encompass a workshop.
This home would make an excellent choice for those wanting a year round residence or would work equally well as a “home away from home”. Call the Carolina Cone Team today for a private showing.
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May 11th, 2018
Nestled in Holly Forest 6 is a home that offers a lot for the price. There is an attached two car garage…what a blessing in inclement weather! The lovely tree studded front yard offers privacy, while the almost level back yard provides great play space for youngsters and adults alike. Spend a little time on the rocking chair front porch relaxing with a cool drink and a good book in nice weather.
Step inside the front door and take in the great room. The kitchen and dining areas have gleaming wood floors. There are plenty of cabinets. The kitchen island provides more storage, and also serves as a breakfast bar or a spot for friends and family to keep you company as meals are prepared.
On into the living area we find a stone faced gas log fireplace, very cozy and low maintenance for those cold mountain nights in the winter. The fenestrated rear wall of the house brings nature inside and floods the room with light. Living space is expanded thanks to the screened rear deck, which overlooks the back yard and green space.
The split floor plan of the home has two bedrooms and a bath on either side of the great room. With a total of four bedrooms, there is plenty of space for family and guests. There is also a loft with a half bath, which would be great for overflow sleeping, an office, or a hobby room.
Call the Carolina Cone Team today for a private showing. This home is being offered on a Short Sale, so don’t wait around!
See you soon!
January 18th, 2018
A delightful little starter home is for sale in Sapphire. This attractive house would also make a great rental property. It has been recently renovated.
The home welcomes you immediately with a large covered front porch. The foyer gives way to a generous living room that features wood floors.
Down the hallway I find the kitchen and dining area. There are plenty of cabinets and counter space. Just off the kitchen is a bonus room with a full bath that could be suited to your specific needs, be it extra sleeping space, a play room for the kids, or a hobby/exercise room.
The master bedroom has a ½ bath. There are two guest rooms and another full bath as well.
The yard is almost level, rather unusual for this area, with a stream running across it. The back yard is fenced, great for keeping young ones or four legged family members corralled. There is a large storage building perfect for all your tools and lawn equipment.
Call the Carolina Cone Team today for a private showing of this or any property in this area. They will be sure to find just what you are looking for. Until we next meet….
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