June 18, 2020

The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs’ Tiny Home Community Now Open in Highlands-Cashiers

Designer Cottages®, Engel & Völkers Highlands Cashiers, and The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs Partner to Offer Luxury Cottage Living for Western North Carolina Enthusiasts

HIGHLANDS, N.C., June 18, 2020— Designer Cottages® announced the opening of the The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs, a tiny home community located in Highlands, NC.

The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs offers the turnkey, modular floor plans that Designer Cottages® is known for, including land packages for 47 lots across 33 acres. The homes are nestled amongst streams, waterfalls, mountain views and deep lakes on the Highlands-Cashiers plateau. The Designer Cottages® brand provides luxury second homes and vacation homes that embrace a minimalist, attainable lifestyle without sacrificing style or comfort. Engel & Völkers Highlands Cashiers, formerly known as Old Cashiers Realty, is the exclusive listing agency for Black Rock, LLC (DBA, The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs).

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Designer Cottages® floor plans are inspired by nature. Large windows offer abundant natural light and 270-degree views, seamlessly welcoming the outdoors in. Hiking trails and waterfalls surround the cottages, as the sounds of Norton Mill Creek meandering throughout the 33-acre property offer tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs is best described as remote, stylish living in a peaceful, outdoor oasis.

“The luxurious cottages of The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs offer the perfect retreat for people across the world looking for an upscale mountain getaway with a cozy floor plan,” said Jim Greer, national brand manager of Designer Cottages®. “This exclusive community offers home buyers comfort, privacy and relaxation, with an emphasis on both indoor and outdoor living spaces.”

In addition to the stunning views of the famous Whiteside Mountain, The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs’ tiny community offers on-site management, a secured gated entrance, landscaping, trails and streams maintenance, electric car charging stations, fiber-optic internet technology, community fire pits and more. Homeowners also have the flexibility to offer their vacation home as a unique rental property, without restrictions. This vacation spot is located an hour and a half from Asheville, NC and three hours from Charlotte, NC. and Atlanta, G.A. Land and home packages start at $299,000, compared to the median list price of $650,000 in the Highlands area.

“This is understandably an unprecedented time for home buyers, and we remain dedicated to providing our customers with flexible options and online shopping tools to seek the perfect floor plan that fits their unique lifestyles,” said Grace and Mark Battle, co-owners of Engel & Völkers Highlands Cashiers and The Preserve at Whiteside Cliffs. “Now more than ever, families are recognizing the importance of having a home that provides safety, security, comfort and seclusion – the ultimate luxury.”

Engel & Völkers Highlands Cashiers will serve prospective buyers at The Preserve as well as home buyers and sellers across Western North Carolina, including the markets of Highlands, Cashiers, Lake Glenville, Sapphire Valley and Lake Toxaway. Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialized in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts, and aircrafts. Engel & Völkers operates a global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit

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About Designer Cottages®

Designer Cottages® and Designer Cottages of Cashiers are a division of Clayton, an American home builder offering both off-site built homes and traditional site-built housing. Incorporating modern finishes and high-end features, Designer Cottages® offer a unique option for ‘tiny living’ without sacrificing luxury or comfort. Designer Cottages® are not available at Clayton Homes retailers.  Sales centers and communities that offer Designer Cottages® are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit

About Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a personalized client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today’s savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 200 shop locations with 4,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand’s global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit