Priced $40,000 below appraisal. This one-of-a-kind property will leave you breathless! 18.9 acres with 2400 feet of river frontage on the pristine ELK RIVER and 1500 feet of road frontage, this property has been owned by the same family for one hundred years. The first floor of this home once housed the family general store. Most recently it was a productive ceramic studio. It could easily become a family room, workshop, or be converted into living space. A 16 x 16 kiln room addition could also be incorporated into living space. The comfortable second floor living space consists of a large eat-in kitchen, a spacious living room, two bedrooms, and one bath. Three French doors leading out to the top deck give the space lots of light and excellent views. Covered decks wrapping around this home on both levels allow views of the river and the surrounding mountains. Excellent opportunities for bird and wildlife watching abound with many bird species, deer, bear, fox, bobcat and wild turkeys being frequent visitors. Or just relax to the sounds of beautiful Elk River while you enjoy your morning coffee or a good book. The 8000 SF barn is weathered outside; but come inside and find workshop areas along with a half bath on the lower level. The upper level is divided into several loft areas with lots of potential. There are two other storage buildings and two flush toilets located at the river (no hiking to the house when camping or picnicking). A natural cave and beautiful rock outcroppings add to the allure of the property. A few perfect choices for this property would be: mountain retreat and spa, riverfront home sites, campground with camp and river amenities, organic farm, artist studio, horse farm/stables,...the list is endless here! Local attractions include: Watauga Lake, Elk River Falls, Franklin Falls, NC's Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk, Appalachian State University, East TN State University, Johnson City's Med Tech Corridor and Johnson City Med Center(leading heart hospital) Purchase this gorgeously diverse property and enjoy the luxury of gardening, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, four wheeling, caving and SO MUCH MORE, ALL ON YOUR OWN PRIVATE RETREAT!