“Before you can truly appreciate Sagee Manor, you have to know about Highlands, North Carolina, where the property is located,” says Bob Fisher, current owner of the Sagee Manor. “Highlands is like the watering hole in the African Savannah in that it has attracted sophisticated, successful people from all over the South for generations, and now people beyond the South are discovering it.”
Recently rated by Barron’s as one of the best second home communities, Highlands is surrounded by National Forest with summer temperatures averaging in the mid-70s. Bob believes that the quality of life is what makes Highlands so extraordinary. “People come here to seek respite in a stressful world,” he says. “We have a great climate, a clean environment, friendly people, and sophisticated amenities in a laidback atmosphere. It really is a remarkable place.”
Perched atop a mountain conveniently located inside the Town of Highlands is Sagee Manor, a true work of art when it comes to architecture, interior design, craftsmanship and landscaping. “When my wife and I bought this incredible property in 1999, we wanted to do the right thing with it,” Bob says. “We wanted to create something of permanence, something that would be recognized nationally and internationally for its extreme high quality of design and craft, and something that would last for generations.”
Bob and his wife did just that. The rustic, Tudor-style estate sits on a portion of the 50 pristine acres of woodlands, comprised of its own mountain, with 360-degree vistas. With seven bedrooms, eight full baths, and five half baths, the estate is perfect for hosting guests, especially with three outdoor patios. The grounds of the Sagee Manor are also extremely impressive, with 13 gardens around the house, several designed by famed English designer, Rosemary Verey.
“Between the quality of the location in Highlands, of the site atop an in-town mountain, of the design of the Manor and gardens, of the millwork from local artisans, the result of our and our team’s efforts is unmatched in the modern era,” Bob says.
Sagee Manor is currently listed at $17.9 million for the Manor, and 22 acres with additional acreage are available as well.
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