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An Entertainer’s Dream Home

by Ashley Stewart

Owned and built by Tommy Chambers, a prominent log home builder in the Highlands area, this two-story log home is the ultimate dream house. Originally built in 1979, it started as a simple square cabin. As his family grew through the intervening decades, so did the house.

The last addition was added in 1998, resulting in a five-bedroom, five-bath home that is designed to look like it had been there forever, with craftsmanship that will ensure that it will.

Four of the five bedrooms are in the main house. While each of them has its own private bathroom, three of them have their own fireplaces. The master bedroom also features a balcony that overlooks the diamond-shaped pool and the lake. The basement has been converted into the ultimate playroom, complete with a movie theater and a sauna.

The fifth bedroom is in the adjacent apartment. Featuring a full kitchen, bath, and sleeping loft, it also has a fireplace and a separate entrance. Tucked in against the trees, the salt-filtered pool has a hot tub built into the corner from the same red flagstone as the patio. There is also a full yard for the kids to romp in, with a quaint little barn on the far side.

The house sits on 28.48 acres and isn’t the only house that comes in the package. On the other side of the lake is a three-bedroom, two-bath cottage with a hot tub and stocked fishing pond. Take a walk up the short hiking trail to the third cabin, a one-bedroom, one-bath cottage with its own pond and hot tub. Last but not least, there is a separate office located up on the hill above the main house. Complete with a full kitchen and a half bath, Tommy once ran his construction company out of it. It’s the perfect place to run your business or could easily be converted into yet another living space.

This truly is an entertainer’s dream home. The estate is listed for $2.5 million. For more information, call Emily Chastain at Country Club Properties at (828) 526-2520.

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