The Hill is a pleasantly secluded mountain home high above the FT Valley, tucked in on the edge of the forest with stunning mountain views and surrounded by spectacular ornamental gardens. Designed as a casual but refined retreat for enjoying country living with friends and family, the home reflects the ambience and allure of the spectacular natural setting and the gentle beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the horizon. A large addition and renovation took place in 2016 and it is now a roomy 4,000 square foot home in pristine condition. The paved driveway winds its way from the South FT Valley Road, past a picturesque barn, up the southern arm of Deal Mountain to this hidden gem. The cedar-sided home is surrounded by porches and terraces where you can enjoy the endless western views or slip into a shady nook to admire the bountiful gardens and listen to the birds. There are outdoor spaces for cooking, dining and entertaining. The home features an open floor plan with soaring ceilings, plentiful windows, interesting spaces and impeccable finishes. The main level includes a handsome living room that flows to the dining room and another cozy sitting area surrounding the fireplace. The kitchen is a gourmand’s delight with premium appliances, leathered granite counters, plenty of storage and an impressive pantry. It has a large island with kitchen-side seating and there is room for a breakfast table. If that isn’t enough, there is also a catering kitchen for more elaborate entertaining. With an eye to the convenience of one level living, the owner’s suite is also on the main floor. It features built-in shelves and cabinetry, hickory floors and a sumptuous bathroom with walk-in shower, dual vanities and excellent lighting. The upper level includes an open loft area for enjoying media, reading and writing. There are two bedrooms and a full bath on this level. The lower level includes a large family room, full bath, a separate space that would make a great media room and a sensational wine cellar. The cellar features built-in wine shelving and storage cabinetry, tile floor, recessed lighting, and a heat pump split unit to ensure constant temperature. A stabilized turf walk leads to the cedar-sided three-car garage with a studio/apartment above built in 2016. The deep bays accommodate cars, storage and workshop areas. Upstairs the flexible space can be used as a guest room, small apartment (with a minimal modification), artist or writer’s studio or a spacious office. It has a full bath, kitchenette and is wired for a full kitchen if desired. The current owners use it as an office and exercise room. The property includes a propane powered 30 KW whole house generator that handles all the critical functions in the home. It automatically engages if the power goes down so even if there is no one home, the property is protected. The garage/studio includes a generator transfer switch for a future generator installation. The Hill includes 26 acres that is already divided into two separate lots affording a purchaser financial or family planning flexibility. The second lot has a beautiful open building site above the barn. The lot, and barn, already has electric service with underground power lines. The entire property has been meticulously maintained and is in turnkey condition. It is rare to find a home that was built with a focus on entertaining friends and family, both inside and out. Every inch of the home is full of special details sure to make all guests feel welcome and comfortable.
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