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Georgia Mountain Laurel Magazine

One-of-a-kind Property: By Land and By Air

Apr 03, 2018 11:02PM ● By Tracy McCoy

Unique is an often over-used adjective, but when describing a property like the Big Creek Flying Ranch southeast of Clayton, the word unique simply may not be adequate. From the appointments of the lodge-like residence itself, to the adjacent accommodations for family aircraft, the list of descriptors is endless.


Nestled against a backdrop of four-seasonal forest, beneath the canopy of sky that has made Rabun County famous, this sturdy, rustic, creek-side home is graced with a presence that draws both eye and soul. Inside, it’s more of the same.


Access to the property is via an open-sided covered bridge spanning the creek that becomes a part of the home’s setting. Reverse board and batten on the exterior above low, stacked stone sets the tone for the texture of the property. Finished out in earthy hues, the home with the welcoming front portico supported by two massive timbers, and nestled behind a greying split rail fence, declares this property to be a destination… a place to come home.


From the portico that shelters against northeast Georgia winters and summer’s bright sun, entry is only a few footfalls away. No steps necessary to reach the welcoming front door beneath the oversized transom, flanked by bays of triple windows.


While the exterior was impressive, inside the “WOW” factor quickly ramps up several notches. A vaulted ceiling soars, carrying the eye to an interesting truss system supported by huge timbers. The Paul Bunyan size stacked-stone fireplace is the focal point of the room that houses kitchen, dining and living in a comfortable, cozy style, with just the slightest hint of formal running throughout. There’s ample room for lots of company.


The large, open floorplan is finished in neutrals, earth tones and stained wood. A rolling, folding wall of glass doors connects the TV area to the screened porch, overlooking the burbling creek that flows next to the deck, complete with an outdoor kitchen. Amazing is the only word to describe the master suite, closet and master bath, where a large round window in the glass shower overlooks the creek as well.


A double carport opens directly into a butler’s pantry, and hardwood floors, custom cabinetry and lighting throughout complete the vision of home-sweet-home.


It’s only a short distance from the house to the aircraft hangar / RV building, so whether you arrive by car or by plane on the adjacent airstrip, convenience is the name of the game. Upstairs over the hangar, a fully-appointed apartment provides guest space, in-law quarters, or caretaker housing. There’s a large workshop / equipment shed, a fenced area for dogs, and a pond.


Big Creek Flying Ranch’s seclusion in this park-like setting encourages a retreat mentality. But with its close proximity to all the conveniences of town, and easy access to the skies above, there’s only one word to describe this adventure in living… unique!


A unique home looking for a unique owner.

Contact Scott Poss, listing agent at ReMax of Rabun, at 706-490-2305 or at [email protected] for details.



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