Featured Cabins

Off the Grid and Outta Sight

A couple builds a secret (& green) hideaway in the mountains of North Carolina

By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: August 20, 2010
There is getting away, and then there is getting away – from civilization, from everything.
When real estate developer Ted Prosser and his wife, Sharon, first started snooping around the Asheville, N.C., area for land on which they could build a timber frame cabin, they knew they wanted something private and serene. Then they stumbled upon a piece of pristine property on Bear Lake, located high up in the mountains – an area surrounded by a chain of lakes and thousands of acres of national forest. With less than a dozen houses built on the 476-acre lake, the spot promised a good dose of tranquility.
“Most bodies of water are clustered with houses and development,” says Ted. “But this was a beautiful, rustic, underdeveloped piece of land with long, beautiful coves and fingers surrounded by red oak and white pine trees. It was just what we wanted.”
Registered User Content
REGISTER TODAY to become a member of CabinLife.com
Registration is FREE and takes only a few minutes to complete. Registered members get access to these great online features:
  • Participate in the forums
  • Post photos in the online galleries
  • Comment on articles
  • Receive our e-mail newsletter
Already a registered member?
Login below to view this article
Haven't registered yet?
Register for a FREE account below
Subscriber Only Content
Subscriber Only Content
Look for this icon. This denotes premium subscriber content.  Learn more »
Become a Member
Register online for access to more valuable resource information.
Don't miss your connection to the reader forums, projects, photo galleries, and more.
Not a Member?
Subscriber and Member Login

Free Twice-Monthly E-Newsletter

Receive useful tips & inspiration from Cabin Life

Expand Ribbon
close logo