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 From Highlands, NC (9 miles):

 - Take Highlands Road (NC 106) ~6 miles, past the "Welcome to Scaly Mountain" sign and take the next left on Hale Ridge Road just
    past the Scaly Mountain Post Office on the left and Poss Realty on the right.

 - Travel ~3 miles down Hale Ridge Road (becomes Bald Mountain Road) to HeatherStone at Ford Mountain and turn right at Scenic

 From Atlanta, GA (2 hours):

 - From I-85 North, take Exit 113 on the left (I-985).

 - Continue on I-985 for 30 minutes through Gainesville, GA.

 - Road becomes 441 N. Stay on 441 (4-lane) for about 1 1/4 hours.

 - Last 15 minutes: Turn right at the light at SR 246 (Chevron Station) just past Dillard, GA. 

  - Travel up the mountain to just past the "Welcome to NC" sign and turn right at Old Mud Creek Road (Blinking Light)

  - Travel ~3.5 miles to HeatherStone at Ford Mountain and turn left on Scenic Drive.
"Rainbow Sunset" from our back deck
185 Scenic Drive
The Premier Gated Community of
HeatherStone Highlands Tops at Ford Mountain
Located half-way between Sky Valley, GA and Scaly Mountain, NC
On the "Atlanta side of Highlands"
Elevation 3,800
Close to Highlands when you want to be . . . 
Close to Nature when you don't!

We call our home "Top of the Rainbow".  And that's where you'll really find the gold.  Beautiful golden sunsets, spectacular rainbow sunsets, breathtaking afterglows.  Every night of the week, every one unique, all beautifully framed in your "wall of windows" like a living painting.  I've captured one above and several more on subsequent pages.  Even after living here for almost 14 years, we are still amazed at the beauty surrounding us.

Our home is nestled deep in the Blue Ridge mountains (3,800 ' above sea level).  Our neighborhood was formerly part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Blue Ridge Divide runs right through the middle of it.  We're a stones-throw from the Georgia / North Carolina border, enjoying both a tranquil getaway and easy access.  We're also part of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, enjoying a "Subtropical Highland Climate", with average July highs below 80 degrees.  

The gated community of HeatherStone Highlands Tops at Ford Mountain is 9 short miles from Highlands, NC and 2 1/2 miles above Sky Valley, GA, where there's a beautiful Country Club and a golf course that's open to the public, a swimming pool and state of the art fitness center.  It's also conveniently located 1 1/2 hours from either Asheville, NC or Gainesville, GA and an easy two hour drive from Atlanta or Greenville, SC.

HeatherStone is a community of 28 homes at the top of Ford Mountain, with paved roads and breathtaking views.   We have a community water system with the purest drinking water you can find and a Property Manager who is one of our residents, so he's always there to keep things running smoothly.

Plenty of extras:  Two Master Suites, Hickory hardwood floors, vaulted Tongue & Groove ceiling, 4-Season Room with hot tub, 2 grills and gas fireplace, newly upgraded Master Bath (granite and travertine tile) and custom woodworking by a master craftsman.  A large Bonus Room can be used as a Gym, Playroom, or converted to a Kitchen or Theater Room. 

Home maintenance is a breeze, with redwood stained rough pine siding and cedar shakes, a stone entrance and stone and pressure-treated decks on two levels.  Natural landscaping (no grass to cut!), native boulders and stone walls and walkways surround the house and provide access to a one-of-a-kind custom-built fire pit, perfect for entertaining or family get-togethers.  An easy path leads to the "Yacht Club", where you can enjoy the relaxing music of the waterfall on Scenic Pond.

If you like to hike, you can trek from your front door to the top of Rabun Bald (4,700 ft - the second highest peak in Georgia) and back in about two hours.  The scenery is breathtaking!

Select the buttons at the top to preview interior and exterior photos and watch a virtual tour.  These pages also allow you to access additional details about the house and print brochures or a floor plan.

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Beautiful landscaping surrounds the house
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2-Story Decks on the back of the house
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Beautiful landscaping surrounds the house, with Redwood stained Rough Pine Siding, Stone Entrance and Columns, 2.5 Car Garage and Circular Concrete Drive
Enclosed 4-Season Room with Spa, Gas Fireplace, Big Green Egg and Pellet Grill
Custom-Built Fire Pit, perfect for family entertaining
"Rainbow Sunset" view from our back deck
Two-Story Decks on the back of the house, with expansive yard for entertaining

Great Room with Tongue & Groove Ceiling and "Wall of Windows" to the Mountain View
Quartz Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances and Huge Pantry
Adjoining Pond and Waterfall, fish or just relax to the sounds of nature.

Offered for sale by 
Nancy Plate 
Sotheby's of Highlands

(828) 226-0199