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Mountain Homes

You Can Land in This Beautiful Valley Today By John Shivers


17 Flying Ranch is a private estate of 8.29 acres situated by Stekoa Creek in the North Georgia Mountains. This gorgeous setting will remind you of a mountain valley in Montana or Idaho. Blessed by the surrounding creation, this tract offers four seasons of nature in all its glory and shows the care and love of experienced and gifted gardeners. It’s an amazing property on which to walk-about and enjoy the vistas, creek frontage, as well as old growth and native landscape. Enjoy a view of the waterfall from the dining room and sit on the porch and listen to the water as it cascades down a stream into the beautiful pond. The structures on this tract are ideally positioned for the landscape. To summarize, there’s a main house, guest house with double garage and workshop, root cellar, garden shed, and recently completed 65’ x 69’ foot building. The main house (4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and approximately 2700 square feet) has vaulted, beamed ceilings, an abundance of beautiful real wood paneling, handmade 58 - - June 2022

barn doors, hardwood floors, and amazing amounts of glass that unite the outdoors with the indoors. A welcoming foyer beckons guests to enjoy the hospitality that awaits within. The great room which currently showcases a grand piano with space to spare features a two-sided chimney with a wood-burning fireplace in the living area, and a woodburning stove in the dining room, immediately adjacent to the kitchen with a bay window sink. Wash the dishes and enjoy the view. Glass-fronted cabinets, solid surface workspace, high-end stainless appliances, a center island, and wine refrigerator make this a kitchen sure to please even the most dedicated chef. Two oversize en suite bedrooms are also on this main level, and feature spacious, spa-like baths with generous size showers and unique accents and fixtures. A main level laundry room is nearby. A glimpse at the spacious sunroom will quickly assure you that this will be one of your favorite places in the home, and open