The main-level living room is centered around a large stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry and large eat-in island. PHOTO BY CARLY AND ETHAN PHOTOGRAPHY
AN ALPINE ESCAPE
This rustic compound in Blue Ridge brings a sense of grandeur to the humble mountain cabin.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are known for their natural splendor—rolling hills and sprawling landscapes, snowy peaks and stunning views as far as the eye can see—a means of connecting with the earth as Mother Nature intended. Among 34,000 miles of dynamic landscapes sits a contemporary rustic compound encompassing a humble nearly 60 acres of North Georgia land backing a great national forest.
The kitchen features ample cabinetry and Viking appliances. PHOTO BY CARLY AND ETHAN PHOTOGRAPHY
The picturesque winding path of Wisteria Lane that leads to the Morganton cabin high in the North Georgia mountains is a long one but reveals a cabin—that feels more like a palace than a mountain house—at its end. The 4,180-square-foot main house contains four bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, with details of cozy mountainous decor consistent throughout the wood-paned structure. Off the main house is a bespoke porch—large and wide enough to host cabin weekends and college football watch parties in the fall—which also features a large masonry fireplace and outdoor gourmet kitchen. The terrace-level den opens to a large stone patio and heated pool with a jacuzzi overlooking its lush lands in complete privacy and serenity. Also on the property is an original hunter’s blind-turned-outdoor party pavilion with 180-degree mountain views, a massive fire pit, and an unfinished 4,000-square-foot barn with power and plumbing alongside two small pole barns and a three-bay car garage. The opportunity to make this property all one’s own, painted to their desire against its already pristine landscape, is one that excites the mind and entices the senses in support of the innate human desire for creation.
The main house is complete with four bedroom suites PHOTO BY CARLY AND ETHAN PHOTOGRAPHY
The design of this home is not to be unexpected—it is a characteristic mountain cabin with warm wood accents and furs from myriad hides. However, the integration of a robust gray palette into the decor provides a contemporary contrast that brings a new angle to rustic design. Previous homeowners Jason Muntz and Adam Hammond, an interior designer and a builder, respectively, are self-proclaimed “passionate about design.” And their passion is palpable in this Blue Ridge compound, with luxe details that meld in cohesion, from gray washed oak floors to the kitchen’s Viking appliances installed throughout to Carrara marble countertops, which tie in feathered veins of silver to marry with the warm neutral color palette. Combining modern comforts with mountain simplicities, the estate provides solace to all, from the most cosmopolitan to the most rugged of outdoorsmen.
The primary bathroom hosts a large shower with glass doors and Carrara marble flooring throughout. PHOTO BY CARLY AND ETHAN PHOTOGRAPHY
This home is not for the faint of imagination. The opportunities for innovation, creation and creativity are endless. The estate, secluded in the North Georgia mountains, can evoke a sense of childlike wonder unique to that of making a place all your own into something resembling a true safe haven. Logan Fitts, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, 706.851.4486, atlantafinehomes.com
The 1,110-square-foot bespoke party porch has 24-foot rooflines, a large masonry fireplace and a gourmet outdoor kitchen PHOTO BY CARLY AND ETHAN PHOTOGRAPHY
The terrace-level den opens up to a large stone patio and heated pool with jacuzzi overlooking a lush meadow, stocked pond and complete privacy. PHOTO BY CARLY AND ETHAN PHOTOGRAPHY