For more than three years, we’ve been tracking progress of a unique, modern-style mountain community that’s coming together in Young Harris where a planned subdivision once started but fell victim to the Great Recession.

Called The Nest at Brannon Ridge Reserve, the project has been marketed since inception as being like nothing else in Georgia. With tiny, Scandinavian-inspired options now coming out of the ground, that statement could be more accurate than ever.

Project reps reached out in April with news that two lots with three tiny mountain moderns had come to market, with prices starting in the $270,000s and a lenient stance on short-term rentals. (Heads up: Both pint-sized options appear to have gone under contract since; we’ve asked today for clarification; UPDATE: 9:41 a.m., MAY 11: Sellers confirm both properties went under contract in a few days.)

Both new-construction projects are scheduled to be finished in August this year, according to listing agent Brad Baso, a Realtor with Nourish Real Estate. He says 10 lots of an initial three dozen remain available at The Nest today.

The Nest at Brannon Ridge Reserve; courtesy Nourish Real Estate

The cheaper option (see above), listed for $279,000, is two stories with an open loft area and high windows in just 450 square feet. The single bedroom is upstairs, the lone bathroom downstairs, and a small deck is placed out front.

“One of my favorite features,” Baso wrote via email, “is the skylight over the bedroom, making stargazing an extra special treat.”

On the (slightly) larger and pricier side is a lot that comes with two small, one-story structures, counting three bedrooms and two baths total.

The so-called “main house” bookends a kitchen and living area with bedrooms in 575 square feet. The price for that package: $469,000.

Design of the 575-square-foot "main house" on a lot that includes a smaller second home for $469,000. The Nest at Brannon Ridge Reserve; courtesy Nourish Real Estate

Elsewhere on the property, a new swimming pool and contemporary amenities area are expected to be finished for the summer season, Baso says.

Situated about two hours north of Atlanta, or roughly 15 minutes from Blairsville, The Nest is marketed as a uniquely eco and design-conscious community for the North Georgia Mountains, an increasingly popular second-home destination for Atlantans, Floridians, and others with the means.

It’s being developed by Atlanta native Kim Morrison, founder of Tiny South, a MicroLife Institute board member, and general advocate for minimized living. Closer to home, Morrison’s company also developed the tiny Cottages on Vaughn in Clarkston—a runner-up for Urbanize Atlanta’s best small-scale development of 2021, as determined by reader votes.  

Find a thorough rundown of The Nest’s diminutive mountain dwellings in the gallery above.


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