Privacy and elegance await at this 4 BR, 3 ba European-style mountain estate! The property offers 22+ pastoral and wooded acres with over 900' of frontage along Mud Creek. Meander down a gentle, gravel road to be greeted by a stately row of Lombardy Poplar and a manicured landscape as you enter the property. Upon entrance to the home, find an inviting living area with wide plank hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, dining area and hidden armoire bar. The well organized kitchen offers stainless steel appliances and a spacious pantry. Enjoy outdoor living on the screened porch or stone patio. A guest bedroom and bathroom complete the main floor living space. As you journey upstairs, you will find a spacious master sanctuary that includes a walk-in closet, sitting room, and gas log fireplace. The master bathroom has great storage space and a stackable washer and dryer that is private to the owner. A second bedroom 'office' completes the upper floor living area. As you venture downstairs to the lower level living area, you will find a secondary living space complete with a kitchenette, a small exercise room, guest bedroom large enough for two double beds and a well appointed guest bathroom. Double French doors lead from the lower level living area outdoors to a concrete patio that's perfect for guest parking or entertaining. As you step outside to explore the land, you'll find a secondary babbling creek, outdoor bonfire sitting area, a garden shed and over 22 acres of beautiful native flora and fauna. The opportunities are plentiful for having horses, private riding trails, raising small livestock or simply enjoying the property just as it is. Conveniently located within a 20 minute drive to Highlands, NC, a 15 minute drive to Clayton, GA and less than 5 minutes from Rabun Gap Nacoochee School.