Dry Falls, Nantahala National Forest
Not much blogging lately due to some changes over here. After moving south in January and having almost completed a coastal house design for our lot on the Port Royal Sound, we have made a decision to make an "about face". I use that term because our decision is affected by a military decision announced in March to place approximately 80 new supersonic F 35 jets (you may have heard about them in the news for their cost overruns) at the Air Station in Beaufort over the next few years.
Whiteside Mountain, Highlands, NC
Since our break ground date was set for late June, we saw the timing as an opportunity to make a change. We decided to search for a home in other favorite areas of the Carolinas and ended up in beautiful Highlands, NC in the Nantahala National Forest. Since husband works from home, we are free to live anywhere with a good internet connection. Situated near the borders of SC, NC and GA, Highlands is a summer escape for Southerners. It and its sister city, Cashiers, are known for mountain views, waterfalls, hiking trails, and charming towns with excellent restaurants, pretty shops and a world renown inn.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa in downtown Highlands
We have purchased a small ranch home with a porch view of Whiteside Mountain in the distance. Here are a few shots of the house and lot, taken on a very cloudy afternoon as rain was approaching. Will post more once we make the move.
The home is well kept and decorated beautifully. We love the raised ceiling and fireplace.
We are purchasing most of the porch wicker, the sellers want to keep a few pieces. The view is difficult to see in the light of that day. There are plastic blinds in place that roll up for warm weather, they will keep things nice and dry through the winter.
Stone steps to the front door. They are taking the chimney pot, we wanted to purchase it. ;o( I left ours with the buyers of our Ohio house because it covered the well pipe.
May trim foliage for an enhanced view.
View from the garage. A drainage system is in place in the gravel driveway.
The street circles around a common land park with a playground and community garden plots.
We will move in late June. Our plan is to escape back to the Low Country in the winter months for sunny breaks. I will post in a few days with some beautiful images of mountain homes in the Highlands/Cashiers areas.
Thanks for visiting!