Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Welcome to this one-of-a-kind, custom-built retreat in North Georgia, surrounded by a lush landscape and spectacular mountain views! Exquisitely designed by William Stewart of Stewart Mohr Designs, this private estate is sure to take your breath away from the moment you enter through the winding, gated drive. The great room exudes warmth, volume and strength, featuring a wall of windows, a leather entryway wall, wide-plank black walnut flooring, a soaring 24’ vaulted ceiling with on-site hand-cut Douglas fir trusses and one of six dry-stacked or river rock floor-to-ceiling fireplaces. A custom motorized TV life console hides the TV when not in use and provides a graceful separation between the living and dining areas. The fireside gourmet eat-in kitchen features a stone fireplace, custom dark walnut cabinets, a massive kitchen island with seating, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, a pot filler, a prep sink, exotic leathered granite countertops and radiant heat stone flooring. A huge walk-in hidden pantry with an appliance garage features a full freezer for extra storage. Natural light pours into this space from the vaulted ceiling with skylights. An adjacent, inviting game room off the kitchen impresses with picture windows and a full bar looking out to the outdoor kitchen and spacious stone patio. The primary suite – or, more aptly, the owner’s wing – of the home offers a generous fireside master bedroom with a morning bar and a fireside sitting room with built-ins. Relax in the spa-inspired bathroom outfitted with a walk-in shower and a built-in bathtub featuring captivating views of the surrounding landscape. This area is created for comfort with radiant heat flooring, dual separate bathrooms, a custom walk-in closet, a separate walk-in cedar closet, a private balcony and a private owner’s office. Built for entertaining, this residence boasts a guest wing on the main level, complete with two powder rooms, a handsome den and a home manager’s office – both featuring reclaimed pine walls and cabinets, a spacious gym, an enormous mudroom and a laundry room with a full bathroom and extensive storage. Through the spacious hall highlighted by a wall of windows that floods the space with natural light, discover a two-story floating black walnut staircase leading to the second level. Designed as a statement piece, the stairs are supported by an iron sculpture and lead to three large junior suites. Each bedroom includes generous closets and private bathrooms, and open onto the fabulous second-level balcony. The exquisite craftsmanship of the home itself is nothing compared to the true star of the estate – the outside living space. This isn’t just any backyard! This paradise serves a second living area, with a well-outfitted outdoor kitchen, multiple patios and an outdoor living room featuring a stone fireplace. The resort-style infinity saltwater pool includes a Pebble Tec finish and must be seen in person to appreciate. In addition to beautifully landscaped grounds, the property includes a fabulous potting room attached to the three car garage with abundant storage, walls of windows and a half bathroom, plus a charming greenhouse, gardens galore and raised planting beds. The three-car oversized garage is temperature-controlled with slate floors and provides the perfect place for all your automotive needs. Absolutely no expense or detail has been overlooked! A private paradise lovingly crafted down to the last detail, this home’s landscaped walkways, gardens and enchanting lookouts are designed to captivate with color and interest all year long! It simply would not be possible to build a property of this caliber with these grounds anywhere close to today's pricing.