Tanya Knutson

394 High Pinnacle Road Glenville, NC 28736


7 Beds 4.1 Baths

4 full, 1 half
Property Status
Primary BR on Main
Golf Course

Turkey Ridge, the Plauche' Estate, nestled on nearly 24 acres of unrestricted land & located 15 minutes from downtown Cashiers, was the lifelong dream of Dr. Herbert Plauche' & his beloved wife,Virginia. It was a dream that grew out of their deep love of nature & privacy.And so they created their own sanctuary surrounded on 2 sides by 727 acres of conservation land. Most importantly though, Turkey Ridge was created to make lasting family memories. Over the last 24 years, its 2-1/2 acre meadow hosted weddings, BBQ's, family reunions, badminton & croquet tournaments, fireworks & meteor shower displays. It is the heart of the estate. When constructing Turkey Ridge,every detail was meticulously scrutinized. Virginia,a botanist, insisted during construction that she & Herbert approve which trees would be removed, making sure to preserve the important trees while maximizing sunsets. Virginia carefully selected the plants for the property & made certain to transplant plants from their home in Louisiana that would survive the cooler climate-a reminder of the family's roots. Herbert researched & planted only old varieties of apples for the orchard based on historical significance. The plans for the estate were personally drafted by Virginia on graph paper. The 3BR/2-1/2 BA main house was sited for sunsets & was crafted from hand-hewn logs disassembled from a turn-of-the-century stagecoach way station from TN.The floors were reclaimed from an old Louisiana church, & Virginia had been so enamored by her fireplace in Louisiana that she got inside it herself, measured it & created two exact replicas in her mountain home.The building materials for the 4BR/2 BA guest cabin, settled in a native fern forest,were critical to the continuity of the estate, so Virginia & Herbert drove the family to TN to personally inspect the assembled logs.The estate also boasts an open-air pavilion,constructed from a reclaimed barn,overlooking the meadow.

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  • Residential


  • 1.5 Story
  • Log

Year Built

  • 1998

List Date

  • Jun 8, 2022



  • Wall/Wall Carpet
  • Wood
  • Tile


  • Furnace
  • Gas


  • Dryer
  • Oven/Range-Electric
  • Exhaust Hood
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer
  • Disposal
  • Gas Oven/Range
  • Refrigerator

Interior Features

  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Built-ins
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer/Dryer Connection
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Garden Tub

Specialty Rooms

  • Library/Study
  • Office
  • Other-See Remarks
  • Bonus Room

Room Floor

  • Master Bedroom
  • Main


Exterior Features

  • Pasture
  • Guest House
  • Generator-Partial
  • Other-See Remarks
  • Garden Space

Exterior Construction

  • Stone
  • Log

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Located in the Nantahala National Forest and just 10 miles from Highlands, North Carolina, Cashiers is a popular destination. 


What is Cashiers, NC known for?

Situated in Cashiers, North Carolina, Panthertown Valley is home to more than 6,311 acres of spectacular views, soaring mountains, roaring waterfalls, gorges and valleys. 


Things to do in Cashiers, NC

Home to an abundance of rainfall each year, Cashiers has more than 10 waterfalls to see and explore, and not all of them require visitors to go on a long hike first. 


And of course, the ever popular Panthertown Valley, is a huge hit with visitors and residents alike. 


A fly fisherman’s paradise, Cashiers is lucky enough to house the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, where fly fishers will experience 15 ideal places to reel in brown, rainbow and and brook trout.


Take a break from exploring the outdoors when you stroll through the Cashiers Farmers Market, where you can buy from local farmers and artisans and get a quick bite to eat. 


Cashiers, NC weather

Technically classified as a temperate rainforest, Cashiers receives a large amount of precipitation each year. An escape from the heat, in July, which is the hottest month all year, the average temperature is 81 degrees. Expectedly, January is the coldest month of the year and temperatures average around 37 degrees. Air quality is exceptional in Cashiers, with data reporting the pollution index is 86% better than the national average.


Real Estate in Cashiers, North Carolina

Homes for sale in Cashiers, NC range from cozy cabins to mountain retreats and lake-side luxuries. Featured communities where most residents reside include Glenville, Highlands, Lake Toxaway, Sapphire, and Cullowhee. 

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