Jochen Lucke presents
This estate was aptly dubbed "Ushuata", a Cherokee term meaning "where the earth ends and dreams begin". No other phrase comes close to describing how it feels to enter its gates and step into a garden paradise surrounded by splendid views of the ancient Appalachians. Boasting one of the finest private gardens in the Southeast, the home sits jewel-like amid terraced gardens, which perfectly blend into the remarkable site and take full advantage of the views of Bald Rock and Lake Fairfield.
The gardens were planted and maintained to be a haven for wildlife, particularly birds and butterflies, with myriad sources of nectar. Many species of mountain swallowtails, fritillaries, buckeyes, painted ladies complete the Edenic atmosphere of the garden. The property is also home to a wide variety of breeding birds, including warblers, vireos, hummingbirds, tanagers, bluebirds, and other songbirds. The water feature is a magnet for migrating birds in the spring and fall when one can sit and watch the thirsty warblers descend for a drink. It also serves as a breeding site for green and wood frogs, as well as grey tree frogs, spring peepers, and salamanders.
Incorporating over 500 species and varieties of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and ferns, many of which are rare and choice, the garden's formal and naturalistic elements add continuous interest as the seasons unfold, from the spring trilliums and other wildflowers through to the splendid fall foliage.
Address: 2018 Spring Forest Road, Sapphire, NC 28774
photo credit: Silver Creek Real Estate Group
For more information contact Jochen Lucke at 828-226-1126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jochen Lucke is the real estate agent who exclusively represents the Highlands, NC market as a part of the Haute Residence real estate network. View all of his listings here.