A few years ago, I had the pleasure of listing and selling a retreat center in a small community in Whittier, North Carolina. Since then, the new owners have sold a portion and thoughtfully improved the remaining two buildings...a five bedroom farmhouse and a detached bonus building with endless possibilities for uses. The real beauty of this listing at 112 Iris Lane is not only the small community it is located in but also the unparalleled proximity to everything wonderful in the mountains of Western North Carolina...literally, a heartbeat away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
Although the farmhouse could easily be used as a single family residence, the current owner has very successfully operated the property as The Illuminated Heart Sanctuary . The farmhouse has served as an Air B&B giving visitors a highly centralized location to stay at while both enjoying everything our mountains have to offer a visitor and/or attending one of the many seminars or workshops available in this community. The additional bonus building is ideal for presenting speakers, workshops, as well asart, yoga, or meditation classes. As long as the next owner possesses an imagination, the possibilities are limitless.
When the current owners purchased the property, they immediately began making significant improvements. Both buildings now have full air conditioning and have been completely repainted inside and out. A large hot tub sits inside a gazebo alongside the nearby creek and the landscaping is pleasing year round. They've increased the parking availability without detracting from the natural setting. They've done a great job of modernizing the facilities without taking anything away from the charm and personality of the property.
The farmhouse has five bedrooms, three and a half baths ... more than enough for a houseful of family and friends. The country kitchen has room for many cooks without a chance of spoiling the pot, in fact, the more the merrier! The kitchen easily accommodates two large dining tables. The living room is graced by an efficient wood stove to knock off the chill of the mountain air in the cooler seasons and a large comfy covered porch to hang out on.
The huge additional bonus building is right next door to the house. With a full bath and a half bath, day long seminars are a comfortable experience...if you choose not to utilize the building for a business setting then think of this area as a studio, craft room, workshop or overflow guest space - there are two small rooms that people could easily bunk in.
The array of activities close to 112 Iris Lane are many. Besides the Smoky Mountains, there is the Town of Dillsboro, Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin, Sylva and not much further...Asheville. This property is less than 3 hours from Atlanta so it would make a perfect mountain getaway to enjoy endless opportunities to play in the most awesome backyard in the US!
Do yourself a favor and get in touch with me for an in person look at this special listing. Call me or email me at MoonDancer Realty soon, I'm ready to make this happen for you! You won't regret living here in Jackson County, a heartbeat away from the Smokies at 112 Iris Lane in Whittier, NC.