A Country Home in Happy Valley

For Sale in Blairsville, Georgia

This is a 15 year old 4 bedroom 2 bath country home.  It is based on the newest design for Easy Living and is almost maintenance free, with Hardiboard concrete board siding.  This is a home where you can grow old comfortably after you have raised a family in the cool clear air of the North Georgia Mountains.  While elevated off the ground enough to give you the feeling of overlooking the valley, the house and porch are accessible without steps, from the garage entry, directly into the pantry/laundry area of the home.  This ramp entry is part of the wrap-around porch and provides wheel chair accessibility to the home.   With arms loaded with groceries, the pantry is just steps away from the garage.
The laundry area has room for a clothes folding table and with a large window, you can see your horses or the wild critters while doing even the most mundane of chores. 

The next few steps bring you to the kitchen, with custom designed wood cabinetry with a Silastone countertop.  SilaStone is a scratch resistant and heat resistant countertop.   There are pull-outs for easy access to your pots and pans and the bar and desk area provide ample room for a quick bite or paying bills.  The kitchen opens to the living room and dining room.  The dining room is meant to be a part of the integral living area of the home divided with a low stone wall with a decorative wood shelf, yet the bay windows, overlooking the valley and pond, give it an elegance and style for a formal dining experience.

The living room’s focal point is the massive stone hearth and fireplace that is flanked by doors leading out onto what once was only a covered deck.   The fireplace insert is the well known Heat-a-lator brand and it can be converted from wood burning to propane with the addition of the gas logs. 
It is already wired and plumbed for gas.

The deck is now enclosed and can be used as an extra bedroom, sewing room, a place for tropical plants in the winter or a large office area. 
There is also a closet located off this addition and there is also access to the Master Bathroom from here.      

The flooring in the living and dining area is hardwood flooring and the walls and ceiling are made from Channel Rustic pine with an accent of wall paper designed to bring the outdoors inside.

The main entry, at the front of the house, has a built in niche.  This can be turned into an artistic arrangement or stay utilitarian.  There is also a small closet for the winter jackets and hats that you take off when first coming in from the pasture.

          The Master Bedroom has a built in corner shelf which hides the return air duct and has a huge walk-in closet with 6’ mirrored glass doors.
The offset in the far corner is perfect for a computer station.  The master Bath is just steps away from the bedroom, allowing you to show off a stunning bath to guests while maintaining your bedroom privacy.  There are 2 linen closets for the Master area one in the bedroom hallway for your linens and a second in the bathroom proper for towels.  There are 2 separate vanities, with one having a sit-down makeup area.  The huge walk-in shower is wheelchair accessible and  has 2 shower heads, one high and one at a lower level and convenient for anyone sitting on the built-in seat.  There is also a built in shower niche for your shampoos and soaps.  The tile backing is Duroc, an extremely durable concrete board and the shower, bathtub and toilet wall areas are all reinforced with extra wood backing between the studs for installation of grab bars should it ever become necessary to have an additional assist for a physically challenged person.   The tub is a 6’ jetted whirlpool tub, perfect for relaxing after a long day.  Again, there is a custom niche for convenient storage of your bath essentials.  A door leads from the master bath area to the back enclosed addition.

The second and third bedrooms are on the other side of this home, with the second bathroom easily accessible to either bedroom or to guests. 
Both bedrooms are spacious with large closets with one having mirrored sliding doors.  Either bedroom would be easily converted to an office.

The back porch has been enclosed for an additional room and it has a large closet storage area.  There is yet another storage area at the back of the house, also accessible by ramp for small landscape tools or mowers.  The ceilings on both porches are T1-11 for easy cleaning.   

 

The 3 car garage is oversized with a double (16X8) and a single (9X8)  automatic doors.  There is lots of work room in this area because of the extra depth . The walls and ceiling in the garage are pine T/G.

New 20'X36' metal barn with enclosed tack room electric and water. Interior of barn area is finished in plywood. 

DESIGN FEATURES

A free-flowing design with 3-4 foot doorways and hallways.  No sharp turns or blind areas to negotiate.  Very low thresholds.  HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.  Walls are reinforced for chair rail or grab bars.  Levered door and plumbing handles.  Hardwood floors in the main living area, Tile floors in entrance and bathrooms.  All wet areas have a backing of Duroc.  Lots of lighted closet space.  Ceiling fans and lights throughout the entire house and porch areas.  Huge double-paned double hung vinyl windows.  R-30 Insulation in the ceiling and R19 in the walls with a wrap of Tyvek to prevent moisture from getting into the home.  Underneath the home, the 4’ high crawl space is lit up with up to 16 lights, not only providing light but, when turned on periodically, an effective method to prevent any dampness that could cause mold.  There is also a 6 mil visquine over the ground, and the floor is completely insulated with R11 batts.  Heating and cooling is a combination central propane heat and electric air conditioning.  The system was upgraded in 2015.  The siding on the home is a concrete-lap siding that is fire resistant and mold resistant.  It holds  paint color for up to 15 years.  The metal roofing is 29 gauge gavalume, which is fade and rust resistant in a rich burgundy color.  The home has County water and garbage service.  Both the phone company and power company can provide fast DSL service for your computer.  The home is also wired for Satellite service.

THE PROPERTY

 Property address is 288 Happy Valley Drive
The home is situated on almost 10 Acres of beautiful valley property.  It would be eligible to be placed into the state’s conservation covenants which would reduce taxes. There is a strong running designated trout stream tributary of Moccasin Creek which is the boundary on one side.  A pond has been designed to utilize the water provided by a small underground spring and it also acts as a water retention area for draining the pasture.  An underground slotted piping runs from the pond to the creek, effectively draining the entire property.  The perimeter of the property has 4 board fencing, painted black, every post set in concrete.  Fence has been completed with 4X4 fence posts, heavy gauge field fence, with a board on top and 16' gate opening.  Barn has been brought to the ground using 2"X12" kick boards, painted to match the barn.  This would make an ideal country estate for you and your horses.

The home is located 10 miles North of Blairsville, GA just off Hwy 19/129 and .5 mile from the North  Carolina line.  Murphy NC is only 10 miles away.  Both towns have a Walmart and either a Home Depot or Lowe's.

SALE PRICE AND FINANCING

This property is being offered at $420,000. Personal Lender is willing to do creative financing at a fixed rate of 5.5%.  or up to a 35 year mortgage. Minimum of $20K down. Giving you a payment of $2,271. (based on 30 years)

A flat fee commission of up to $12,000 will be paid to any realtor who brings me a qualified buyer.

KEY—call below for key location or appointment to see home.

Call Carol Lakics owner/builder/financier
478-862-9733
Karaga@aol.com