Extreme Homes: North Carolina Cabin With Waterfalls

Entering Cullowhee, N.C., is like setting foot inside another world, as busy highways give way to quiet country roads. Here, in the middle of lush forests and natural waterfalls, sits a 6,000-square-foot cabin with an open floor plan, deluxe kitchen, cozy living spaces and a spacious screened-in porch for appreciating the beauty of Mother Nature.

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Silver Creek Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Gate Welcomes Visitors to Home in N.C.

Entering this private property in Cullowhee, N.C., is like setting foot inside another world, as busy highways give way to quiet country roads. Tall trees and a gated drive welcome visitors to the 73.48 acres of land.

Long Driveway Leads Through Lush Forest

The long driveway is flat and meanders through both sunny meadows and a lush forest. Deer and turkey frequent the fields and sometimes even elk pass through the area.

Driveway Includes View of Grassy Meadows

With walking paths and four-wheeling trails, two ponds with a fishing dock and an abundance of native flora and fauna, there's always something fun to do here in Cullowhee, N.C.

Meadow Seems to Go on For Miles

On the way to the main house, guests can pause to take in views of the land. Here, they can see for miles across the meadow to the forest in the distance.

Rustic Retreat Overlooks Series of Waterfalls

Coming up over the hill treats visitors to an unrivaled view of the house, which straddles Knob Creek and a natural swimming hole. The 6,000-square-foot space overlooks a series of waterfalls, too.

Contemporary Cabin With Spacious Driveway

This rustic retreat was actually built in 2010 and designed to offer relaxing views and sounds of the waterfalls and stream below from almost every room. A large driveway ensures there's plenty of room for cars and four-wheelers.

Stepping Stones Create Path to Front Door

Follow large stepping stones to the front door, where twin planters and lanterns give the home some serious symmetry and balance. Shrubs and flowers along the way complement the natural landscape.

Wood Foyer Takes Cues From Mother Nature

The home's interior takes cues from Mother Nature as well, with a large wooden front door and rustic beams overhead. A faded red area rug softens the floors and guides visitors to the staircase.

Landing Overlooks Wood Ceilings, Windows

Since Mother Nature has provided the artwork, the interior has been fitted with an abundance of wide, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Reclaimed wood, vaulted beamed and trussed ceilings and fine stonework highlight the superior architecture and construction.

Spiral Staircase With Wood Siding

A spiral staircase makes a grand addition to the home, as well as takes visitors passed a wall of windows. With its weathered wood sides and steps, the feature complements the home's more rustic details.

Cozy Family Room With Stone Fireplace

Reclaimed wood ceilings and a stone fireplace make this rustic family room feel especially cozy. After a day of swimming or hiking, the owners will love curling up on those comfortable sofas.

Picture Windows in Rustic Family Room

Large windows fill the family room with natural light and frame views of the forests and waterfalls. With a large sofa and two cushioned armchairs, the owners have plenty of space to stretch out with family and friends.

Rustic Family Room With Versatile Furniture

With a cushioned rocking chair, plush red sofa and two comfy armchairs, this family room can be used for reading, napping, catching up with friends or cuddling by the fire in the evening. The center coffee table is just as versatile.

Wood Table Ties Dining Room Together

With so many chairs, this dining space is the perfect setting for gathering with friends and family. The wood table nicely complements the rustic wood beams overhead, too.

Dining Space With Chic Chandelier

Just behind the sitting area, a round table and seven chairs create a formal dining space. A chic chandelier hangs overhead for extra lighting.

Gourmet Kitchen Includes Large Island

With premium appliances, generous wood cabinetry and a large island with seating, this gourmet kitchen easily allows for enjoying a quick breakfast or preparing food for a party.

Wood Cabinets Work Overtime in Kitchen

To ensure that the kitchen fits with the rest of the house, the designers outfitted the space with warm wood cabinets. Not only are these visually pleasing, but they also offer essential storage.

Sitting Room With Stone Fireplace

This rustic retreat certainly has no shortage of living spaces! In this one just off the hallway, a stone fireplace anchors the far wall, while two cushioned sofas bask in the warmth.

Screened-In Porch With Stone Accent Wall

From the kitchen, the owners can access a screened-in porch with a stone accent wall. Here, two rocking chairs and a sofa sit before a large fireplace and stainless grill.

Fireplace Keeps Porch Warm Year-Round

The best part about a screened-in porch like this? You can enjoy all the beauty and sounds of Mother Nature without being exposed to the elements! The fireplace keeps the space warm on chilly nights.

Comfortable Chairs for Porch-Sitting Season

Against the far side of the porch, four cushioned chairs take in the home's scenic surroundings. With a view like this, who would ever want to leave the wilderness?

Waterfall Offers Soothing Ambient Sound

Being so close to a waterfall has its perks: the feature is both beautiful and provides soothing ambient sound.

Back Porch Allows for Bird Watching

The porch is good for watching birds and deer, too. From way up here, the owners can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature without disturbing any of her creatures.

Natural Waterfall With Lush Greenery

When they want to wade out a little, the owners and their kiddos can follow a set of stairs down to the banks. Lush greenery keeps the space cool and shaded during the day.

Transitional Master Suite With Sitting Area

This master suite is a retreat all its own, with a sitting area, divine custom walk-in closet and spacious bath. After a long day of swimming or hiking, that platform bed becomes an ideal spot to land.

Comfortable Sitting Area With Matching Chairs

On the other side of the room, matching armchairs create a comfortable sitting area. Because they're right by the window, these chairs enjoy natural light and views of the waterfall outside.

Master Suite Boasts Earthy Color Palette

Notice how the master suite uses reclaimed wood ceilings and soft green linens to nod to the home's natural setting. Overhead, a ceiling fan keeps the space cool and comfortable.

Master Bathroom Boasts His-and-Her Sinks

His-and-her sinks are a must for this master bathroom! Wood drawers below offer extra storage for towels and linens, while sconces keep the space bright for getting ready in the morning.

Built-Ins and Desk Create Custom Vanity

Just off the master suite, wood built-ins and a desk serve as a custom vanity. There are plenty of drawers below for the owners' makeup collection.

Walk-In Shower With Frosted Door

With neutral tile all the way around, this walk-in shower is oh-so-soothing. A door with frosted glass offers some extra privacy.

Guest Room With Four Poster Bed

In addition to a bunk room for the kids, a fitness room and a TV/game room with a mini kitchen, this woodland home comes with several spare bedrooms for friends and family.

Single Vanity Bathroom With Vessel Sinks

Stepping inside this spare bathroom reveals a gorgeous wood vanity with vessel sinks. A stall shower with neutral subway tile enhances the soothing aesthetic.

Fire Pit and Chairs Sit Alongside River

What cabin would be complete without a fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows? Two red chairs provide comfortable seating around the feature.

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