Mountain Top Golf & Country Club - Cashiers, NC.
Design inspirations were drawn from the historic Blue Ridge Mountain
range and from the American homestead architecture prevalent in the
The main floor, with the warm entry as the heart of the mountain lodge,
leads into the bar lounge area with grand views of the golf course. The
lounge has several small areas for groups to gather and enjoy the elegant
wood fireplace, private dining, or outdoor seating. Off of the bar/lounge
lies the main dining room, a space reminiscent of the Southern sunroom,
ideal for guests to enjoy the community atmosphere and surrounding
mountain views. Sophisticated furnishings in a style derived from the
high mountain lodge create a rustic, yet elegant club environment.
The five unique guestrooms each have a local theme relating the
mountain surroundings. Many have four poster beds, and all have
fireplaces with antique tiles and private soaking tubs. Warm colors and
textures compliment the natural surroundings.
The men’s and women’s locker rooms each have a private lounge and spa
facilities. The pro shop, adjacent to the main clubhouse, has a boutique
atmosphere that retains the notion of a large, luxury home.
Materials and finishes include local reclaimed wood for ceilings, beams,
columns, and flooring. Mountain lodge historic black and white tiles
brighten the spa and locker areas. Wrought iron light fixtures and
hardware, copper accents, and antique glass are featured throughout the
interiors. Design inspiration for the carpets and fabrics is drawn from the
Client: Discovery Land Company
Team: Interior architecture and FF&E by BraytonHughes Design Studios*, Project Architect Laura Cook and lead interior designer Lisa Lorino. Hart Howerton, Design Architect.
Photography by John Sutton.
*Work completed at BHDstudios