1161 Hudson Road Highlands, NC
$ 8,200,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#94878
  • TypeLand
  • CountyMACON
  • CityHighlands
  • AreaHighlands In-Town
  • Zip28741
  • StyleLand
  • Price$ 8,200,000
  • Bedrooms0
  • Full Bathrooms0
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Lot Size11.77 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Data Source:
Highlands Cashiers MLS
Property Description

In 1980 the orignal "Rainwater" home burned to the ground. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, in the early 1980's Frank Smathers purchased the property and built his luxury home on the very same foundation. As you entered the driveway into the meticulously manicured landscape you were surrounded by rhododendrons forming an archway up the circle drive leading you to the front entryway. You entered through the heavy copper and bronze front doors into a high ceiling entryway clade with crystal chandeliers and a winding staircase encompassed by a beautiful and colorful hand painted Guohua leading your eye to the second level. But it was when you entered the main gathering space, anchored by a huge stone fireplace and a semi-circle of glass windows that you became breathless looking out over the Blue Ridge Mountains as far as one could see. Music and laughter roared through the rhododendrons and mountain laurels that surrounded the Rainwater-Smathers estate on those nights. You knew you had officially arrived in Highlands if you were invited to attend one of the Smathers' elaborate parties. While the house is no longer atop the mountain, you now have a glimpse into the history of one of Highlands most famed and cherished properties. It's time for you to start creating new memories and a legacy among one of the most prized flat plateaus in Highlands. The estate still features a stone observation tower to take in the views from all angles or star gaze as you begin your dream creating and building your very own estate. This is the last undeveloped acreage close to downtown Highlands and this property can be subdivided into 7 lots! Call for a tour of this great historical land with limitless views and opportunity.

Price History
10/5/2020 Listed $8,200,000

General Features

City Limits 1
Community Amenities Gated Access, Paved Access, Picnic Area
County Macon
Elevation 3501-4000
Listing Area Highlands In-Town
Listing Type Land
Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Hudson Road
Township Highlands
View Exceptional, Long, Mountain, Panoramic, Year Round
Water Public

Interior Features

Photo Count 38

Exterior Features

Latitude 35.04110333
Longitude -83.21921
Remarks In 1980 the orignal Rainwater home burned to the ground. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes
Lot Dimensions 11.77
Sewer/Septic Septic Tank, Septic Permit


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 28741

AVG $380K
AVG 31

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