Blackwood is a 23.64 acre parcel located four miles from the quaint town of Highlands, North Carolina. Blackwood consists of The Lodge or main house and a separate guest house called The Homestead. The acreage has two wrought-iron gated entrances, more than a mile of asphalt roads, two ponds, a barn, a well house, a gardener's cottage, and underground power, telephone and water with backup generators. The Lodge comprises approximately 7,000 square feet. There are five bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths, a large office suite, three fireplaces, an elevator and four-car garage. The front entrance is marked by a stone and beam two-car porte-cochere with chandelier and sky lights. The large gourmet kitchen is open to the living room which features a high beamed ceiling, and a large wood burning stone fireplace with gas starter. There are hardwood floors throughout the main living areas of The Lodge. An outdoor entertaining area features a large covered, open-air picnic porch with a flagstone floor, skylights stone columns and benches, wooden tresses and beams, and speakers that broadcast music from the interior surround sound system. The outdoor entertaining areas are accessible from the kitchen, dining room, and living room and are surrounded by a rim of flower/herb gardens and a buttress of natural rock. The Homestead is a three-story log house with Victorian trim that was custom built in 1993. This house has approximately 2,600 square feet with two bedrooms, three baths, living rooms with stone fireplace, full kitchen and multipurpose rooms. An elevator connects two floors. There is high quality and attention to detail throughout.