Wildwood Forest - Highlands, NC 28741
Farmhouse-Inspired Mountain Retreat
At over 4000 feet of altitude and almost exactly halfway between Highlands and Cashiers, this well-maintained and quaint farmhouse-style home in Wildwood Forest is a great find in the coveted Highlands/Cashiers Corridor. Wildwood Forest is a quiet mountain neighborhood with lush wooded trails and Smokey Mountain views that the area is known for. Proximity to public access and the trail head to the top of Whiteside Mountain along with a multitude of nearby walks and waterfalls is why so many choose to have a second home here.
This home features covered level entry, vaulted ceilings, a cozy stone fireplace with rustic log mantel, large screened porch, and open living spaces including a loft. The eat-in kitchen is spacious with an extra large island that seats four. Stainless appliances that include an over-sized refrigerator and sleek granite countertops offer great work spaces and easy cleanup.
Throughout, wood floors, cabinets, stairs, and trim are constructed of light woods. Interior paint is light and bright giving this home a terrific balance of rustic accents with updated colors. French doors open from the kitchen to a large covered and screened back porch with great potential as a well-appointed Carolina Room for three season entertaining.
With three bedrooms, three baths, and one half bath, this home is spacious enough for year round living. With a price under $600k, and reasonable annual fees of $1000 that include water and road maintenance, it is also well positioned as a vacation rental property for generating income in the spring, summer and fall. Landscape maintenance is minimal with most of the almost quarter-acre home site beautifully xeriscaped with indigenous plants and trees which also makes this a perfect lock and leave vacation home.