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Custom Ellijay mountain retreat billed as ‘slice of heaven’ seeks $996K

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Tucked away in the Cohutta Mountains, this elegant log cabin provides a modern escape from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta     

A photo of how seclusion and mountain scenery reign in Ellijay.
Seclusion and mountain scenery reign in Ellijay.
Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

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Overlooking Conasauga Creek in the Cohutta Mountains, not far from Fort Mountain State Park outside Ellijay, this 2008 custom log home overflows with plenty of rustic appeal one would expect from a mountain home.

Throughout the 5,354-square-foot house, which is constructed of hand-hewn, dove-tail heart cypress logs, find stacked stone fireplaces, reclaimed chestnut flooring, columns resembling tree trunks, and vaulted beam ceilings.

Complementing these hand-crafted characteristics are modern features as well, such as the expansive kitchen with custom cabinets and the glassed-in double shower in the master bath.

Outside, the property offers decks galore, including covered porches with an outdoor living room and hot tub.

Although hidden in the surrounding forest, this home is just 12 minutes from charming downtown Ellijay, home to the popular annual Apple Festival.

Other popular activities in the area naturally lend themselves to the outdoors, such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and tubing, all available within minutes of the property.

And, because Ellijay is less than two hours from Atlanta in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, buyers could enjoy a relaxing weekend outside the city on a regular basis. (Provided they escape interstate traffic en route.)

Plus, with a current asking price of $995,900—down from the original listing price of $1.17 million—this could be quite the affordable second home.

That is, for those intowners with deep bank accounts and an appreciation for so much rustic space.