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A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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n this issue of NC Living, we dive into the true reason which brings all of us here to the Plateau: its natural beauty. All of us must have felt a little of that magic during our first visit, and it kept us coming back again and again. The verdant valleys and dramatic rock faces bring a sense of wonder to daily life. We’ve asked our writers to tell us about a few of their favorite excuses to go outdoors, which we hope will inspire you to go outside yourself. As an avid golf and croquet player, my appreciation never ceases for these incredible backdrops to my hobbies, not to mention the fascinating outdoor enthusiasts I’ve met from all walks of life as a result. I’m thrilled to announce that Silver Creek Real Estate Group finished 2017 as the number one office on the Plateau by total sales volume, and our brokers’ average sales volume were more than double that of the closest competitor. We are bringing that momentum into 2018 with some exciting new marketing developments that we can’t wait to rollout shortly. To learn more about us and the unparalleled services we offer, visit ncliving.com and begin making your dream of a mountain lifestyle a reality.

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HIGHLANDS MOTORING FESTIVAL BY KRISTIN BOWEN

Longing to have a close-up encounter with a coveted MercedesBenz 300 SL Gullwing worth somewhere to the tune of two million

including 125 car owners for Saturday’s main judging event, “Cars in the Park.”

dollars? Look no further than in your backyard to experience such

The vision behind the Highlands Motoring Festival is to

a rare moment. At the Highlands Motoring Festival in Highlands,

produce a unique educational and social car event, creating a

North Carolina, you never know which spectacular collectible car

fundraising platform to give back to the community. With most

will take your breath away. This festival draws a sophisticated group

car shows charging a hefty entrance fee, this festival is free to the

of car collectors who showcase their pride and joy and give you the

public, making it even more special as a gift to the community.

opportunity to admire and inquire. So, rev your engines and mark

According to the motoring festival spokesman Steve Ham, “It is

your calendars for this year’s Festival, an extraordinary weekend of

exciting to think that an open-to-the-public event like this could

unforgettable cars, community, and camaraderie.

inspire someone to start collecting. It is a spectacular opportunity

Touted as the “Festival with an Altitude,” the Highlands Motoring Festival (HMF) is proud to shout from the Blue Ridge

to celebrate the history of the automobile and experience many rare and exotic cars in one place.”

Mountains that it is the highest motoring festival east of the Rockies.

The HMF weekend is chock full of daily events, from “Monte

Celebrating its eleventh year, this rapidly-growing, family-friendly

Carlo Night” to a scenic 160-mile technical driving rally called “One

event attracts car collectors, enthusiasts, and the curious. This

Lap of the Mountains” to the grand event, “Cars in the Park,” where

June, it is expecting around 3,500 attendees from across the nation,

a judging competition takes place. Trophies created by a local artist

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will be awarded to cars designated as Best in Class and Outstanding

and prepare their cars for show.

in Class. This year’s competition registration is already filling up

Fundraising dollars are raised through Platinum sponsors

with collectible sports cars like the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette and 1967

like Mercedes, Porsche, Ferrari, and BMW, as well as important

Porsche 912 making their inaugural trip to Highlands. Showcased

local supporters, ticket sales, donations, and registration fees. All

at this year’s festival is an exciting new class of vintage racing cars

net proceeds from the HMF go to charity with this year’s event

with an established racing history in famous races such as Le Mans

serving three beneficiaries: The Literacy Council, which endeavors

and the Daytona 500.

to advance lifelong learning and a knowledgeable community;

The level of sophistication of this regional car show is quite

R.E.A.C.H., whose mission is to prevent family violence in all its

evident by the impressive competition. Remarkable past entries

forms; and the Community Care Clinic, which provides free medical

include a 1926 Model T and the most unusual of entries, the

services to the needy.

Amphicar, which operates as both a car and a boat. Copious touring

If you have a pre-1990 collectible car you would like

models and high-performance cars are also present. In the case

to register for the Saturday, June 9th competition, go to

of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, there was not only one at

highlandsmotoringfestival.com. If you want to feel like you are

the show a couple of years ago, but three! Entrants are judged in

walking onto a James Bond movie set, make a plan to attend any one

eight different classes with an awards ceremony to follow. The car

of the weekend events. The pulse and enthusiasm of this unique

owners have gone to great monetary and physical lengths to restore

class of people and cars is something you don’t want to miss.

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“I’ve always been asked, ‘What is my favorite car?’ and I’ve always said, ‘The next one.’” - CAROLL SHELBY

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Monte Carlo Night THURSDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7

A high-stakes “gambling-for-good” fundraiser that kicks off the weekend hosted by Highlands Falls Country Club. Expect game tables, hors-d’oeuvres, cocktails, exotic cars, a live auction, and chances to win lots of “play money.” Cost per ticket: $75.

One Lap of the Mountains FRIDAY DAY, JUNE 8

The Main Event: Cars in the Park SATURDAY, JUNE 9

This classic car show with a judging competition takes place in the heart of Highlands at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park

In its sixth year, this popular road rally is an adventure of a life-

beginning at 11 am. Entrance is free for all spectators, but do-

time, giving participants an opportunity to explore a bespoke

nations are greatly appreciated to benefit three local charities.

curvy route through the countryside. A technical rally rather

Competition cars are judged and awarded Best of Class in the

than a timed rally, the event allows participants to meander 160

following car classes: Touring, Classic, Street Rod and Custom,

miles as a group over paved rural roads taking in vast mountain

American Sport and High Performance, Foreign Sport, Foreign

vistas, lush forests, waterfalls, pastures, historic landmarks, flo-

Classic, and Trucks/Utilities. This year’s special interest class

ra and fauna, and a multitude of lakes and babbling brooks. Pass-

is Vintage Racing Cars, requiring a racing background in such

ing road markers like Happy Place Lane and following detailed

prestigious and varied venues as Le Mans, Indianapolis, Dayto-

maps with directional cues such as “take a left at the hound dog

na, Monte Carlo, etc. Competition entry cost: $35.

by the red mailbox” make the route even more interesting and fun for drivers and their passengers. The lap begins at 9 am and

After the car show ends at 4 pm, “Music in the Park” will round

ends at 3 pm with a stop for lunch along the way. Only a max of

out the night beginning at 6 pm. Free to the public.

40 cars are allowed. Register now so you don’t miss this special event. Cost per vehicle: $125 (includes one passenger).

Welcome Party at High Dive FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 8

Cars and Coffee SUNDAY, JUNE 10

Located in Wright Square, this casual morning send-off at 8:30 am allows participants and spectators alike to gather one last

An evening meet and greet at Highlands’ newest watering hole,

time, relive the weekend, and make future plans. Free to partic-

from 6 pm to 8 pm for all “gear heads” (that’s industry talk for

ipate. No registration required. •

car enthusiasts). Free to participate. No registration required.

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Sitting at just under 4,000 feet of elevation, this magnificent contemporary home boasts huge long-range views into South Carolina, up to 50 miles on a clear day. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows fill the rooms with natural light and create a seamless link to the incredible natural surroundings. Fine finishes, custom woodwork and stonework, thoughtful design elements and clean architectural lines throughout the home combine for a luxurious, modern feel. 14

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The spacious four-bedroom floor plan has three levels, with a great room, kitchen, master suite, guest suite and den/library with bath on the main floor. The great room is very open and bright with high ceilings and a welcoming ambience — perfect for any occasion from an intimate dinner with friends to a rollicking celebration. The master bedroom has beautiful views as well, along with a sumptuous bath and a loft above that would make a great office or gym.


PREVIOUS PAGES: The chef’s kitchen is a dream come true with high-end stainless steel appliances, a big island and breakfast bar with seating, generous storage and gorgeous expanses of granite set against a backdrop of mountain vistas. THESE PAGES: The open floor plan features a large living area on one side, a formal dining area in the center and a beautiful gourmet kitchen with casual seating on the other. Soaring ceilings and windows complement the contemporary interior.

Cool temperatures, gentle breezes and sunshine can be enjoyed on the large decks; the covered portion has its own stone fireplace for chilly evenings. Ideal for guests of all ages, the lower level features a living area with fireplace, game room with wet bar, and two bedrooms with a connecting bath. The oversized two-car garage has direct entry to this floor; an elevator goes up to the main level. The Crest is conveniently located near the restaurants,

shopping and outdoor pursuits of Sapphire and Cashiers, with several country clubs nearby. Residents have access to the many amenities of the Sapphire Valley Resort, including two golf courses, tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming, fitness, walking and hiking trails, snow skiing and tubing, children’s activities and horseback riding, as well as paddleboating and canoeing on picturesque Fairfield Lake. MLS# 87447. Offered at $1,295,000. •

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“IT WAS THERE HE FELT HIS SOUL RESTORED AND HIS IMAGINATION STIRRED.” - Norman MacLean

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THE NIRVANA OF FLY FISHING Words by Kristin Bowen

The mountains of western North Carolina lure those far and wide seeking higher elevations, stunning views, waterfalls, and verdant forests. However, it is the copious streams, creeks, and rivers lying within these mountains that draw fly fishermen of all levels and skills, year-round. North Carolina’s waterways are abundant with wild or stocked rainbow, brown, and brook trout, as well as smallmouth bass in midsummer. When asked what attracts them to the sport, many fly fishermen find it hard to put into simple terms. The collective agrees there is no easy formula in making “the catch,” for an angler is challenged before even stepping into the water. The sport requires thought, instinct, and strategy. Great consideration goes into understanding the fish on that particular day, on that particular stream, since it varies day-to-day, stream-tostream, season-to-season. Sometimes it varies hour-tohour. One must consider the fish’s relationship with its environment, the weather, water temperature, level, and current. The answers are key in crafting a cunning approach to the day’s journey. “There is an art to fly fishing,” according to Ben Elmer, an avid fisherman, prominent local guide and manager at Brookings Anglers in Highlands. “The draw for me comes with chasing the fish and convincing them to eat my fly.” With tens of thousands of artificial flies to consider, wisely choosing a fly that best matches the current bug hatch creates a greater opportunity for this to happen. Equally as important to an aspiring fish catcher is mastering casting techniques where the fly mimics the actual habits of the “bug du jour.”

Elmer describes the scene on the river. An angler first strategically scopes out an ideal location where the fish might be found. He then chooses his fly, not just any fly, the right fly that will tempt the fish. After quietly wading into the water, he fortifies his stance, chooses his cast, and delivers his fly. Patiently he waits. Feeling camaraderie with nature and perhaps his fellow fisher friends nearby, he enjoys the whip and grace of his cast as his fly dances on the surface. There is no impatience in the wait as the rewards are great, and then suddenly, possibly many casts later, STRIKE! He hooks one. A rush of adrenaline courses through his veins as he works to keep the trout or bass on the line. His skill at properly setting the hook will hopefully secure the catch as the duel plays out. However, stalking and catching the fish is only part of the game. “It is not over until the fish is successfully in the net,” says Elmer, “and that is a challenge in itself.” Gail Bell, a ten-year veteran fly fisherwoman from Scaly Mountain, North Carolina says, “Fish are spooky and smart. Stealthiness is always your mantra. Imagine, now the fish has his choice from tens of thousands of natural food floating by. What are the odds he will choose your artificial fly? But when he does ... POW ... lights out awesomeness! It can be spiritual and technical with a little luck thrown in.” “You don’t have to catch a fish though to have a good time,” Elmer shares like a secret. Fishermen vary in the experiences they seek. Some choose to float rather than wade, some want private over public waters, and

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some prefer to fish in the quiet winter months when they can take their catch home. Finding a peaceful experience grounded in nature is ideal for some who want to “get away from it all,� while others seek the thrill of the chase. American author Norman MacLean who wrote A River Runs Through It equates fly fishing to a piece of music that slowly builds to an exciting crescendo. Maybe this metaphor best explains the growth of the sport and its captive audience of all genders and ages. Regarded as being meditative and ther-

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apeutic, restorative fly fishing retreats are plentiful and hosted by groups such as Casting Carolinas for cancer survivors and Project Healing Waters for military personnel and disabled veterans. Brookings Anglers, with locations in Cashiers and Highlands, is a trustworthy resource for finding the best experience. Their guided trips are a terrific way to learn, grow, and perfect techniques. In addition, they offer fly-tying courses, licenses, and full or half-day packages for individuals, couples, and groups. Packages start at $200.


REDINGTON’S QUICK GUIDE TO COMMON FLY FISHING TERMS CAST: This is the motion you make when you collectively ‘throw’ a fly rod, reel and line. DELIVERY: Used to describe the action of casting the fly to a fish or into a promising-looking area of water. DRY FLY: Any fly fished upon the surface of the water, usually constructed of non-water-absorbent materials. Dry flies are most commonly used to imitate the adult stage of aquatic insects. FLY: A hand-tied artificial lure imitating natural insects or baitfish to entice fish. FLY CASTING: A standard method of presenting a fly to a target using a fly rod and fly line. FORWARD (OR POWER) STROKE: In fly fishing, casting is a back-and-forth motion of the rod and line that allows you to place your fly where you’d like.

that do not match the predominant insects present. MAYFLY: Commonly found in cold or cool freshwater environments, mayflies are the most commonly imitated aquatic insects worldwide. ROLL CAST: This is a main cast every fly fisher should master. It can be used to cast short to medium distances - 15 to 30 feet of line. SETTING THE HOOK: The act of pulling the hook into the flesh of the fish’s mouth. STALKING: The action of creeping up on a fish so as not to surprise or disturb it. STANCE: The foot of the casting side should be back at roughly a 45-degree angle from the lead foot and about shoulder width apart. Right handed: right foot back. Left handed: left foot back. This stance allows your body to twist back and forth with the cast easily.

HATCH: A large number of flies of the same species. 
 MATCHING THE HATCH: An attempt by a fly angler to select an artificial fly that imitates the color, size, shape, and behavior of natural insects that fish are feeding on at a particular time. Often when a hatch occurs, fish become very selective and refuse insects

STRIKE: The attempt a fish makes to eat a fly, successfully or not. This term also refers to the movement of the rod a fly angler makes to set the hook. WET FLY: Any fly fished below the surface of the water; nymphs and streamers are wet flies.

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By all rights, I should have given up the game of golf years ago. There was the time, in the beginning, when I dutifully followed my husband to the practice range and proceeded to hit every golf ball in my bag with robotic precision. It was only as I swung at the last one that I noticed the huge baskets of range balls provided beside me. There was the time I unknowingly wore a pair of my husband's many golf shoes that I had nervously pulled from the trunk of our car upon arriving at a friend's course. It was maybe on the second hole when I noticed I was sliding a bit in my backswing and I was too embarrassed to say a thing. Note to self: I can play a full round in a pair of men's size 10 shoes, though not very well. Perhaps I should have hung it up when I got a big laugh from my foursome when I asked my young caddy for my “five arm,� or the day I discovered that my 51 handicap was the highest of all the women in our club, 22

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including one extraordinary lady who happened to be legally blind. Why, 35-plus years into my golf odyssey, do I continue the struggle? Quite simply, I live on this beautiful plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains and giving up the game would be like cutting off the proverbial nose to spite my face. It's not enough that drop-dead vistas of waterfalls, craggy mountains, lakes, and streams gift wrap each one of the public and private golf courses in the Cashiers-Highlands area. It's the rare place where you can ask a good golfer (of hole-in-one stature) to name her favorite hole, and she chooses a particular one because of the breathtaking flowers planted around the green. It's the place where Justin Thomas can break the course record at Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club one day, shooting a 64, and a University of Alabama sophomore, Robbie Shelton, can go out the next day and shoot a 61, according to Micah Hicks, the private club's


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director of golf. He also remembers the Bryan Brothers (George and Wesley) agreeing to caddy for the club's member/guest tournament and using the time up here to shoot a trick shot video at Mountaintop and Old Edwards Club. The video went viral on YouTube, raising enough money for Wesley to go on tour, where last year he won the RBC Heritage championship. There is a laid-back culture in this mountain air that attracts players of all levels. Tom Fazio, who is renowned as the golf course architect of more than 120 courses worldwide, is a part-time resident of western Carolina and a frequent local player. The designer of both the Mountaintop and Wade Hampton golf courses, he and his wife are partial to Mountaintop which allows family dogs to ride along on a round. Their dog Maggy frequently accompanies them and avails herself of the dog treats that are available at the course's comfort stations. The setting here allows golfers to get up close and

personal with all sorts of wildlife as well. Golfers at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley remember the year that a mother bear and her cubs took up residence in a covered cart bridge on the sixth hole. After several heart-stopping encounters with golfers, the mama bear was “nudged” to a more remote area by a team of maintenance staffers. For years, there were sightings of a three-legged bear called “Tripod” by the locals, and area golfers experience the occasional sightings of deer, bobcats, and turkeys. A sun-worshipping garter snake hung out on the same drainage pipe day after day one season, to the point that he came to be known as Freddie. People like me, as well as the good golfers, find pleasure in the “good walk spoiled” as John Feinstein famously wrote in his book of the same name. For someone new to the Plateau, there are numerous golf venues. The immediate area features 15 golf courses, three of which are public. The public courses NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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v “Let me get this straight! The player who hits the golf ball the fewest times wins? Well then, why hit it at all?” are all different but together can provide an overview of the special nature of mountain golf. v The oldest is High Hampton, recently purchased by Daniel Communities, which is planning an extensive upgrade of the golf course-among other major improvements. A fun local legend explains the fact that for years the golf course had only 11 holes. The story goes that a previous owner, E.L. McKee, got the bill for those first 11 holes, was shocked by it, and cut off the project there. It would be decades before the other seven holes were added. High Hampton boasts some recent color, too, as the television version of the classic Dirty Dancing was filmed there in 2016, and many people on the staff were enlisted as extras. v Sapphire National Country Club offers a true traditional mountain golf experience. Rated four and-a-half stars by Golf Digest, the course showcases mountains, valleys, and waterfalls and a memorable fifteenth hole island green. v For a real change of pace, check out the Red Bird Links in Sapphire Valley. An executive course, which consists of six par three holes and three par fours, it's a great course for beginners as well as more seasoned players interested in polishing a short game. A weekly golf clinic is available during season, as well as a junior golf program, and the winter finds the course used for “foot golf,” a family-friendly game utilizing soccer balls. Like all golfing paradises, there are funny stories in those majestic mountains, another factor that keeps people like me coming back. One full-time resident, who has been know to tee it up on “mild” days in January, recalls an older gentleman who loved the game and had, in fact, “shot his age” several times. On one memorable outing, 24

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everyone drove onto the fairway from the tee box to hit their second shots. The gentleman struggled to find his ball, temporarily stopping the play, until he remembered that he hadn't hit a tee shot. There are countless stories of determined golfers falling into water in search of errant golf balls. What these stories all seem to have in common is white pants. I also heard the story of one friend trying to help another who had fallen into a pond, only to fall in himself for a double-whammy. Water, of course, is a huge component of the mountain golf scene, to the extent that one local golfer walks a course early some mornings, retrieving lost underwater balls as he goes. He donates his considerable yield to the First Tee Foundation which promotes values like integrity and perseverance in young golfers, a comforting thought to golfers like me who have left many a ball behind in the water. Then there was a gentleman from Japan who had very limited experience with the game. His host explained that the containers of sand on the cart were for divots. At the end of the round, the host discovered that his guest had carefully placed each and every divot he made into the container. As I write these stories, I'm beginning to feel better about my golf game. Did I mention the time I won a nine-holer season championship, only to be informed, post-award ceremony, that I had not played enough rounds to qualify? I can't make this up, but my Waterford bowl prize was taken away and handed to the second-place winner as I sipped my celebratory champagne. And still, as long as I live in this beautiful place, I can't find the heart to quit. Nine and dine anyone?


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cotland is significant to golf lovers around the world as the birthplace of the world-renowned sport. Noted as the most prized invention of Scotland, comparatively to whiskey, it draws visitors from all over the world to tour and play historic clubs that have been around for centuries.

inburgh Golfers Gentlemen dates to 1744 when it was known as the Golfers of Leith.

Golf was played in Scotland as early as the 14th century and possibly even earlier. Other countries have attempted to lay claim to the invention of the sport. However, there was one thing missing from their game formula: a hole. Driving a tiny ball through innumerable obstacles to eventually drop it into a tiny hole is a uniquely Scottish invention.

Where to Play When Visiting Scotland?

Originating on Scotland’s east coast, the game has since become part of the country’s spirit. Once the sport became popular in the 1400s, the government tried to ban the game because it took away from archery practice. Converting to the sport, King James IV helped to build upon the legends and soul of Scottish heritage. Golf had spread throughout Scotland by the beginning of the 17th century―the same period the game was properly organized with rules of play. The national pastime is celebrated during the PGA Tour’s visit to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which was established in 1754. Several clubs try to claim honor as the first golf club in Scotland, as several started earlier or had to move locations to create a full 18-hole course or changed names. The Honourable Company of Ed-

It was not until the 1800s that golf became an international sensation. Tourists flock to Scotland to glimpse stone-lined historic courses and play what may become the most memorable rounds of their lives.

OLD COURSE AT ST. ANDREWS Edinburgh Area A global household name, Old Course at St. Andrews stands iconic in the world of sports as the first complete course conceived in human history. Fairways, bunkers, hills, and greens mesmerize with hues of green and gold set among picturesque stone and architectural backdrops. The Swilken Bridge on the 18th hole has adorned television spots and photographs for years. Every name in golf has left a footprint on this par 72 course.

“Driving a tiny ball through innumerable obstacles to eventually drop it into a tiny hole is a uniquely Scottish invention.”

About St. Andrews, Scotland - As the birthplace of golf (boasting 11 courses), this seaside village northeast of Edinburgh is rooted deep in heritage and pride. With twelfth-century cathedral ruins, along with remnants from a thirteenth-century castle and dungeon, its treasured Fife coastline remains a global spectacle for nature, wildlife, arts, and culture.

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ROYAL DORNOCH Highlands Set amidst a village of 1,200 people, the links are storybook picture perfect. Royal Dornoch, one of the most elite courses of the world, was ranked number five globally by Golf Digest in 2016. I was honored to test my skills on The Championship Course, both a challenge and a delight. The landscape takes even the most well-travelled player’s breath away with its natural beauty and sea views. The par 70 course can add a few strokes if the wind blows across the curving bay of Dornoch Frith. Em-

braced by effervescent sandy beaches, majestic fairways run parallel to the shorelines across two distinct levels of ridgeline. About Dornoch, Scotland - Dornoch’s motto is “you can do it all from here.” It is a fairytale setting rumored to have played host to Madonna’s wedding to Guy Ritchie. While the golfers play, others may enjoy the quaint shops and cafés, or enjoy what Scotland is famous for — Scotch. If you love five-star dining, dinner at the Royal Golf Hotel is a must. The menu changes with the season, but they always offer something fresh from the sea. MACHRIHANISH West Coast This par 70 course set amid the sandy dunes and Atlantic Ocean winds can stimulate a challenging start to your game at the private course known as Machrihanish Golf Club. The majesty of the dunes and fescue grasses play well with the cry of the seabirds at this 19th-century course.

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About Argyll, Scotland - Experience the west coast of Scotland by viewing stone castles, exploring the sea, or getting outdoors in Argyll and the Isles. With over 3,175 miles of coastline and 60 castles, there are many activities from the mountains to the shore and 15 whiskey distilleries in between. This historic area is only a 20-minute flight from Glasgow and offers three golf courses and fresh fare from the sea. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are found here. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP


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THE MOUNTAIN LIFE SITUATED AT 4,000 FEET IN THE PRESTIGIOUS CEDAR HILL COMMUNITY, THIS MOUNTAINTOP GETAWAY IS BASED ON A DESIGN BY RENOWNED LOCAL ARCHITECT TRAVIS MILETI. OFFERED AT $1,675,000. 34

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LEFT: An imposing stone fireplace is the focal point of the great room, which features a towering cathedral ceiling and offers its own incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges. ABOVE: Featuring old-school appointments throughout, including a sliding barn door to the butler’s pantry, shiplap wall coverings throughout and rustic, wooden window shutters, this home is the perfect meeting of comfortable, mountain-inspired design with modern, state-of-the-art creature comforts and fixtures.

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tepping onto the trail, I feel like I am greeting an old friend. It’s been a while since I’ve visited, but there’s a connection to something bigger here. Maybe it is the trail’s history dating back to the eighteenth century. Winter and early spring just happen to be my favorite times to hike this trail, the North Carolina Bartram Trail, for the stillness of it. With the leaves on the trees gone, you can hear the tiniest pin drop. The crunch of the crisp foliage beneath my feet indicates this is a road less traveled. The only other sound I hear is the animated commotion up ahead as my “Labradorgi” (lab/corgi mix) dives into a small waterfall pool. He’s like a kid in a candy store. Aside from my four-legged hiking companion, I am taking to the Trail with a small group of friends who gather annually for this winter hike. Considered one of the most famous hikes in North Carolina, it honors the legacy of the legendary William Bartram, the botanist, naturalist, artist, writer, and explorer who pioneered this route in 1775. On his exploratory journey from Florida to the Carolinas, he documented his findings on native flora and fauna and acutely studied the multiple Indian cultures. According to an article written by National Geographic, Bartram dedicated his life to nature and is considered an icon in wilderness preservation, leaving behind a unique collection of art and writings from pre-Revolutionary War days. The Bartram Trail, all one hundred miles of it, is a moderate to strenuous trail that winds through old-growth Nantahala Forest, waterfalls, and tunnels of rhododendron thickets while undulating over mountains of granite.

Backpacker magazine rated it as one of the “Ten Best Long Trails in America” and “Number One” for solitude. The North Carolina portion of the Trail begins just after the second highest peak in Georgia, the magnificent Rabun Bald (4696 feet elevation). Today our group chooses to catch a two-mile moderate part of the Trail off Highway 106 and summit Scaly Mountain (4804 feet elevation). Time feels elusive on the Bartram Trail. There is no evidence of modernity except for the occasional yellow trail blazes that assist in keeping you on the path. While ascending 1100 feet, we are reminded that this was once Cherokee land and every now and again you’ll pass an ancient “marker” tree that was once used to guide the Indians on their travels. As we climb, we pass a small exhibit of cairns, or rock piles, created by previous hikers. Although the profusion of color from wildflowers and plant life seen on the trail in warmer months is now gone, the colors that remain are hues of evergreen, sage, burgundy, and brown. As we reach the pinnacle of Scaly Mountain, the breathtaking blues of the Blue Ridge Mountains come into view. Our group settles onto the warm bed of granite with a southerly exposure to catch some rays and take in the vastness of the mountains before us. We are all quiet as we breathe in the clean fresh air and let the awe-inspiring vista imprint our reflective thoughts. One can only imagine that this is the same view that spurred William Bartram to write in his journal while resting on an elevated peak in these same mountains, “…I beheld with rapture and astonishment a sublimely awful scene of power and magnificence, a world of mountains piled upon mountains.” NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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For a trail with many places of interest and incredible biodiversity, it is never crowded―even in the summer. On today’s fourmile hike, we encounter only five people and two dogs over the course of two and half hours. The Trail is not a loop, so consulting a trail map is important when determining a turning-around point. Going beyond Scaly Mountain, the trail will take you on a much longer, more strenuous hike towards Tessentee Creek Campsite and further yet to Wayah Bald (5342’). At one point, the Trail briefly crosses the Appalachian Trail and continues for many more miles to the trail’s end at Cheoah Bald (5062 feet elevation). North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, a non-profit trail club established by local residents in 1977, created the North Carolina Bartram Trail. Along with the aid of the US Forest Service, the society’s volunteers are responsible for maintaining the trail and continuing the work of William Bartram. A helpful trail map can be purchased at local hiking shops and from the Society at ncbartramtrail.org. Memberships are also available if you would like to help contribute to their efforts. The week following our group hike, we received 15” of snow. My group decided to do the same hike again, but this time with snowshoes. The Trail took on a distinctive character with sugary white fluff decorating the forest and blanketing the mountain. We were the first and only tracks in the snow and felt as if we were pioneering the Trail, just like Bartram must have felt almost 250 years ago. 38

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Pets on the Plateau WORDS BY MELISSA REED PHOTOS BY BRITTANY SCALES MODELED BY TUCK AND DAUBS

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izzie Morse looks forward to her regular visits to the spa. There is nothing quite like the luxury of a gentle manicure, a stylish haircut, and a sumptuous bath. Her biggest concern of the day is which soap will be chosen: lavender and mint or aloe and coconut. Tipping may be appreciated, but Lizzie does one better: she leaves with her tail wagging. Lizzie, you see, is one of many coddled pets of the plateau, a charming mixed breed rescue dog who hit pay dirt when she was adopted by Ruthie and Jack. Say what you will about the strong constitutions of mountain folk, when it comes to their pets, they are marshmallows. To confirm this observation, go no further than The Village Hound, a home goods emporium in Cashiers which emphasizes canine comforts. Housed in a charming 1920s era building which is listed on the Historic Registry, the carefully culled inventory is a brilliant combination of lovely

antiques and decorative dogthemed accents and accessories. “Many of my clients are waiting for grandkids,” owner Lee Dages says, to explain the popularity of monogrammed dog blankets, sweaters, custom harnesses (fit is important for dogs!), and treats. Lee is a passionate dog lover and “mama” to four rescue dogs who can be seen around the shop. Eve, for example, is a frequent sidekick, having been adopted by Lee at a Humane Society Gala where she lost her heart to the homeless chihuahua. So passionate is she about dogs’ wellbeing, Dages began a dog biscuit company 24 years ago because she attributed dogs’ intestinal diseases to the ingredients in many commercial offerings. Made with quinoa flour, cut into fun shapes with doggy cookie cutters and never frosted, her treats fly off the shelves as testament to local owners’ devotion to their pets. Dages identifies a certain personality who loves dogs as she does. “They’re homebod-

ies,” she says, explaining that they love being in their home and that a pet provides the special ambience and good company to keep them there. Cat lovers get a nod as well, as the shop offers cat paintings, a vintage cat calendar, catnip treats, and cat collars. But make no mistake, The Village Hound is first and foremost all about dogs. Dages’ comments about the ingredients in dog treats leads one to Paws on the Mountain in the Ingles shopping mall, a friendly shop that caters to the responsible care and feeding of pets. Matt Stanley, who with his wife Angel owns the Cashiers store, is a zealous proponent of nutrition for dogs, citing study after study revealing that dogs’ lives are shorter and more diseased today because of the processed ingredients in much commercial dog food. Stanley has a freezer brimming with organic meats and vegetables which clients from as far away as Greenville buy from him. He has developed a reputation on the Plateau for his passion for NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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canine health and holds regular nutritional seminars. But it’s not all serious, because he has a “self dog wash” in the back of the store, where for ten dollars an owner can bathe a dog using healthy shampoos (oatmeal and plum, for example), hair dryers, and big thick towels. Dogs quickly learn that if they behave they will be rewarded with a treat for the ride home. The store is also generously stocked with dog and cat toys and accessories. One “regular,” a bloodhound named Star, very politely peruses the merchandise while his owner does a quick errand in the mall. Not far away, on Highway 107, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is booking grooming appointments at a feverish pace. Julie Roberts, who manages the store, says that smart dog own42

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ers call in January and book for the whole season. Lilian Popescu, the shop’s groomer, who is certified by the Raleigh Grooming Academy, holds a record of sorts for having groomed seven Havanese in one day, which he says is almost as challenging as the two Newfoundlands he tackled in one day.

Woof Gang’s, which is one of 70 locations in the United States, also sells a wide array of pet treats, some of which are prepared in the Orlando corporate home office. But the oven in the Cashiers store sees lots of “doggy dough” as well, and the array of dog treats on a center table suggests a fancy bake shop. Wolfgang’s is also a great stop for gifts for pet lovers, like the “sleeps with cats” nightshirt and the “no love like dog love” tee shirts. Another fun source for dog treats and accessories is Highlands’ Mountain Paws on Main Street. Check out the “chicken stogies” treats, that resemble cigars, and the wide array of treats from Smokey Mountain Dog Bakery. A line of locally produced “doggy cologne” is also available. Of course, one can dial it up a notch and head for the near-


est pet spa. Rayne Hellstrom, the assistant manager at Mountain Dog Spa on Highway 64 in Cashiers, oversees grooming, which includes “doggy manicures” and teeth brushing services, as well as boarding and, yes, day care. She says they have many regulars whose owners work outside the home, who are dropped off in the morning for the day. They are organized into play groups, based on size, temperament and energy and spend as much time outdoors as possible when the weather is nice. The hours of noon to two are sacrosanct, as the spa is closed to the public for “nap time.” If you are boarding your dog, you can rest assured that regular play and exercise will be part of the day, and in the off chance that the power goes out in a storm, the spa shares a power circuit with Ingles so the lights will stay on! Over in Highlands, Posh Paws Pet Spa also offers a wide variety of grooming services, from tooth brushing to toe nail service to a full groom service which includes a bath, blow dry, and full

haircut. The spa does not board pets, but the four-legged clients awaiting service look very much at home beneath a floral fabric canopy in the window. It’s also good to be canine (or feline) at Dogz Best Friend in Glenville, the personal passion of Susanne Anderson, a former physical therapist who opened the business four years ago. Her medical background makes her a natural for caring for pets who might need injections or medication for conditions like diabetes and epilepsy. Her cat guests hang out in the main office building, which has the feel of a comfortable family room, because they would find the dog kennel too noisy. The dogs have the run of a state-of-theart kennel, which provides each pet its own indoor and outdoor space. Pets from the same family share space to make sure they feel right at home. All the dogs share a generous double-fenced outdoor play area, though they are sometimes separated by size and temperament. Susanne, who lives in a private home on the property, stresses that the

animals are never alone, and that she monitors their wellbeing 24/7 with surveillance cameras. Susanne has also been certified in dog grooming and says that her clients also tend to schedule their appointments for the year by February. But her first love is the interaction with the animals she boards, sometimes as many as 25 at a time. She points out Tristan, a gregarious poodle, whose “parents” are in Europe for three weeks. Tristan appears very much at home, as do the other dogs, some of whom are day care clients. “The returning customers’ dogs get out of the car, realize where they are, and literally pull their owners in with the leash,” she says. Humorist Will Rogers was quoted as saying “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” True, perhaps, but if you’re lucky enough to be a pet on the plateau, you may be experiencing a little bit of heaven on earth, right here and now. •

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On 23 beautiful, unrestricted acres in Tartan Glenn Farms sits a true post and beam log home with chink siding, evoking fond memories of laughter, games, and sipping cocoa by the fire while spending holidays and vacations with family. Offering plenty of privacy and land to explore, this is the quintessential mountain getaway for now and generations to come. Past the gated stone entrance, a scenic meandering drive leads to paradise, with gorgeous long range, layered mountain views, rolling pastures and the relaxing sounds created by the water feature and falls that have been added, including three ponds. An open deck and screened

porch invite outdoor living in the fresh air and peaceful setting. Inside, a terrific kitchen with stainless steel appliances, barn red accents and a breakfast bar opens directly to the living and dining area. The master suite is on the main level, along with a laundry/mud room area and a wine storage room. Upstairs are two guest suites and a second living area. Over the garage is the fourth bedroom with its own full bath, kitchenette and private entry. Located near Lake Glenville, this very special property also has walking trails, flower gardens, raised vegetable beds and fruit trees. MLS# 87397. Offered at $1,499,000.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Chefs will appreciate the modern gourmet kitchen with premium appliances and a breakfast bar with seating. A scenic meandering drive leads to paradise, with gorgeous long range, layered mountain views. The master suite is on the main level. An open deck and screened porch invite outdoor living in the fresh air and peaceful setting.

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We are dedicated to providing an unmatched level of customer service while delivering the very best results to our clients. We examine each situation individually, and formulate a targeted plan to find the ideal buyer for your property.

102 KNOBSTER WAY LAUREL FALLS

160 HEADWATER DR CEDAR RIDGE

114 GUNPOINT ROAD GUNPOINT

SOLD SOLD SOLD BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT

$249,500

171 A ARROWHEAD COTTAGE RD

SELLER’S AGENT

$525,000

569 PINE FOREST TRAIL PINE FOREST

SELLER’S AGENT

$1,395,000

2808 BIG SHEEPCLIFF RD BIG SHEEPCLIFF

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BUYER’S & SELLER’S AGENT $425,000

BUYER’S & SELLER’S AGENT $2,750,000


393 BUCK KNOB ROAD SHERWOOD FOREST

143 SUNDOWN CREST OLD EDWARDS CLUB

581 HIGH PINNACLE RD PINNACLE RIDGE

SOLD SOLD SOLD BUYER’S & SELLER’S AGENT $494,999

BUYER’S & SELLER’S AGENT $2,500,000

1017 GLENSHORE DR GLENSHORE

182 LOCUST COURT HOLLY FOREST V

SOLD SOLD BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT

$1,195,000

64 LEVI ROAD SOUTH TATER KNOB

BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT

$475,000

194D NAPA RIDGE LANE HIGHLANDS COVE

BUYER’S AGENT

$1,250,000

3808 CULLOWHEE FOREST ROAD

SOLD BUYER’S & SELLER’S AGENT $299,000

461 HAVEN RIDGE TRAIL CEDAR CREEK

SOLD SOLD SOLD SELLER’S AGENT

$995,000

SELLER’S AGENT

$575,000

SELLER’S AGENT

$525,000

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THE CHATTOOGA CLUB BECOME PART OF THE CASHIERS MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY WHERE FAMILY AND LAND COME TOGETHER IN PERFECT HARMONY.

THE DEVELOPER OF THIS EXCLUSIVE GATED community in Cashiers sought to pay homage to the native architecture and cultural heritage of the Western North Carolina region. You’ll see all the modern conveniences, with an upscale, family-friendly club atmosphere against the backdrop of the beautiful natural scenery of the property’s 200 acres. You may feel like you’ve taken a step back in time to a bygone era when you play on one of two world-class croquet lawns. The grounds include areas to play bocce, shuffle board, and pickle ball as well. The 52

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Club’s Life Enhancement Center lives up to its name by offering a variety of the latest fitness equipment, classes and personal trainers, paired with a world-class spa. Additional amenities include a private lake, two heated saltwater swimming pools, three Har-Tru tennis courts, active children’s programs, hiking trails, and flower and vegetable victory gardens, plus a fully stocked trout lake, firepit, and playground. A scenic picnic area at Mac’s View offers stunning vistas of Whiteside Mountain and gorgeous afternoon sunsets. Club membership is by invitation only.


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Would you like to make the most of your time on the Plateau, living within walking distance of every amenity at the Chattooga Club, without the worry of maintenance? Whether you want a getaway for yourself, or would like extra space for family and friends, The Retreat was designed with these needs in mind. Offered at $590,000 with a $50,000 presale discount. Included in your purchase is a $35,000 decorating allowance and a reserved membership. Current Chattooga Club members will not incur additional annual dues. Membership by invitation only.

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THE CHATTOOGA CLUB

THE CHATTOOGA CLUB $1,295,000

This cozy three bedroom, three bath Tudor-style Club Cottage is full of storybook charm, with enchanting views of Chimney Top and Rock Mountains in a lush setting. Features include poplar bark siding, wood interior walls and ceilings, marble bathrooms and fine finishes throughout. Enjoy the crisp air and beautiful scenery on the screened living porch with its own fireplace and room for dining. Conveniently located just steps away from all Chattooga Club amenities and minutes from downtown Cashiers, this carefree bungalow is the perfect getaway. Landscaping service is included with all Club Cottages. MLS# 87269.

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THE CHATTOOGA CLUB

With magnificent long range views of Chimneytop and Rock Mountains, Bear Rock is a beautiful custom

Bear Rock

five bedroom, five and a half bath estate in the exclusive gated community of The Chattooga Club. The

$1,495,000

room with natural light and highlights the mountain vistas beyond. Relax or dine al fresco with family

living room features a soaring 30’ ceiling, towering stone fireplace, and a wall of windows that floods the and friends on the screened porch and open deck. Also on the main level is the master suite plus a den/ office and half bath. The upper level has three guest bedrooms with private baths and a loft area. MLS# 80907. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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Sassafras is a charming and spacious three bedroom, three bath Tudor style Club Cottage in the pre-

Sassafrass

and minutes from downtown Cashiers, this carefree cottage is a wonderful getaway for the season or

$795,000

mier gated community of The Chattooga Club. Ideally located just steps away from all club amenities just the weekend. Design features include poplar bark siding, lap board interior walls, a wood-burning stone fireplace and cathedral ceiling in the great room, and a divine screened living porch with space for dining. Mature landscaping with beautiful indigenous plants and trees surround this very inviting summer home. MLS# 81813.

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SAPPHIRE VALLEY Many communities in Sapphire and the surrounding area are afforded access to all of the incredible amenities available at Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley. These amenities include 50-acre Lake Fairfield, 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, 10 tennis courts, a health club with state of the art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, a game room, massage services, miniature golf, a ski and tubing slope, musical concerts and more.

Communities offering access to Fairfield's Sapphire Valley include: Bald Rock, Cedar Hill, Country Club Estates, Deer Run, Eagle Ridge, Falcon Ridge, FiveStone, Fox Run Ridge, Golf Club Estates, Holly Forest I - XIV, Round Hill Estates, Sapphire High, Stonecreek Estates, Stonecreek Crossing, The Divide at Bald Rock and Whisper Lake. Sapphire Valley is also home to two private golf and country clubs, the Country Club of Sapphire Valley and Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes. Read more about golf courses and country clubs on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

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Equestrian Compound MOUNTAIN LODGE, GUEST HOUSE / STABLES, & ADDITIONAL ACREAGE

BALD ROCK INQUIRE FOR PRICE Located in the premier equestrian community of Bald Rock, this gorgeous rustic mountain lodge is a sublime spot for wiling away the seasons amidst cool temperatures and making lifelong memories with family and friends. In harmony with the natural surroundings, the great room features a massive stone fireplace, wood walls and beams, cathedral ceilings and an abundance of windows for natural light. The family chef will love the gourmet kitchen with its large center island, six-burner gas cooktop, double ovens and warming drawer. Outfitted with clear shades for inclement weather, a covered living porch adjacent to the dining room offers another comfortable space for casual meals and relaxing by the fire. A grilling deck is just outside. The versatile floor plan has ample room for hosting guests of all ages. The mainfloor master suite has its own fireplace and an inviting bath with a jetted tub and separate walk-in shower. The main, upper and lower levels each have a guest suite, with the last boasting exterior access. Extras include a full generator, stone fire pit, and bonus room over the garage with an open living area, two sets of bunk beds, a full bath and open deck. The property is beautifully landscaped and adjoins national forestlands. Furnishings are negotiable.

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ADJOINING HOME WITH STABLES $489,000

A unique property offering an array of options for the equestrian enthusiast! Located in the picturesque gated community of Bald Rock, this fantastic newer mountain getaway sits on over six acres. Ready to use at a moment’s notice, the thoughtfully designed layout makes riding and caring for one’s horses very convenient and comfortable. Three stalls, a tack room and caretaker’s accommodations sit on the main level, while the stylish second floor features three bedrooms, an open great room with kitchen and dining areas, and a covered porch for grilling dinner and relaxing with a cool drink at the end of the day. The property borders Panthertown National Forest for additional privacy. Furnishings are negotiable. MLS# 87095.

ADJOINING 6 ACRES $99,000 Located in Bald Rock this lot features gentle topography and is perfect to build a mountain home on at a higher elevation in a fabulous gated community. Bald Rock is the premier equestrian community on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Take a look at this well priced lot today. MLS# 87096. $99,000.

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ONE OF A K IND Perhaps the most remarkable home and water features in the

a huge private estate or Na-

area, this 6,000+ square foot home straddles Knob Creek and

tional Park. Deer and turkey

a large swimming hole. The property’s many acres on either

frequent the fields and even an

side of the creek provide complete privacy with walking and

elk has been seen there recently.

four-wheeling trails throughout. There are two ponds with

Most of the property is in a con-

a fishing dock. The property is gentle with elevations from

servation easement with the main

3620-3950 feet. The property is convenient to both Cashiers

house and 10 cabin sites as out parcels.

and Highlands. The long driveway into the home is flat and

There are fireplaces in the living room, in

meanders through meadows and under brushed forests. The

the guest suite, and on the all season porch.

entry gate is remotely controlled and features large stone col-

MLS# 84897. Offered at $6,995,000.

umns and fencing. Entering this property feels like entering

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GOL F CLU B ESTAT ES Perched at 3,400 feet overlooking the lush golf course

flows into a comfortable den and coveted four-season

of The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, this lovely

porch with a cozy fireplace and operable clear panels

estate offers exceptional long range panoramic views

for colder weather. The second porch and open deck

of Bald Rock, Big Sheepcliff and Cow Rock Mountains

are ideal for hosting small or large gatherings. Two

from almost every room. The circular driveway is

guest suites are located on the lower level, along with

gated and fully landscaped for privacy. Professionally

a spacious family room featuring a beautiful custom

decorated in an elegant Southern traditional style,

bar, pool table, and television viewing area. Golf Club

the entire home has been recently updated with fine

Estates is a gated community just a short drive from

finishes, fixtures and window treatments. Most liv-

the shopping, dining, golf, hiking and other activities

ing areas are located on the main level, including the

of Cashiers and Sapphire. MLS# 85630. Offered at

master suite with his and hers baths. The open kitchen

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LAKE GLENVILLE With a surface area of over 1,400 acres and 26 miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville draws visitors from all over the Southeast to its pristine waters and glorious scenery.

The crown jewel of the Glenville community – at 3,500

a stirring in your own heart. This feeling keeps visitors re-

feet above sea level – Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of

turning year after year, as they continue to build upon their

the Mississippi. With a surface area of over 1,400 acres and 26

special memories of days spent at the lake.

miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville draws visitors from all over

Lake Glenville is located in close proximity to the histor-

the Southeast to its pristine waters and glorious scenery. The

ic resort village of Cashiers, providing its residents with an

high elevation provides pleasant climates year round, as well

opportunity to shop and dine to their heart's content. Homes

as incredible views of the lake, mountains, forest and water-

on Lake Glenville provide the best of both worlds – water-

falls that are common in the region. Whether fishing, boating

front home combined with mountain home. A handful of

or swimming in this extraordinary lake, once you set foot in

Glenville communities provide a country club environment,

Lake Glenville, gently stirring her glassy surface, you'll feel

all of which celebrate the natural beauty of the region.

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LAKE GLENVILLE

This beautiful lake home is mountain lodge elegance at its very finest, and comes with everything for you

Summer Hill

to start enjoying the good life right away. Located inside the gates of the prestigious Summer Hill com-

$1,100,000

Glenville with the beauty of the Balsam mountains beyond the lake. This home displays the work of a true

munity, this property sits at a cool 3,800' elevation and offers spectacular views looking out over Lake master craftsman. Eleven different types of wood were used inside the home, and features a beautiful and impressive suspended cherry log staircase down to the lower level. The home features wrap around decks on both levels, so you can enjoy the cool mountain breezes. MLS# 86274. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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LAKE GLENVILLE

Leawood $1,195,000

Large “mountain contemporary� atop Bright Mountain. This 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home features a dramatic view of Lake Glenville and many mountain ranges all the way to the Great Smokies. Home faces northwest, providing beautiful sunset views from this elevation at over 4,000 ft. Home also features a wall of windows 2 stories high in the great room facing the view. To either side of the great room are 2 large screened porches, one with a stone fireplace. Custom woodwork inside with hardwood floors and abundant cabinets and closets. MLS# 85887.

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LAKE GLENVILLE

This custom-built home with 180 degree panoramic views of Lake Glenville and the mountain ranges

Summer Hill

beyond. Spacious master suite on main, with screened sleeping porch. The home features four fireplac-

$2,395,000

the incredible views in every direction. Upstairs, you’ll enjoy views from almost every room-even from

es-two inside and two out, plentiful covered screened deck space and a large open deck below to take in the chef’s kitchen with a small office. Downstairs you’ll enjoy the three guest suites, large second living area, an office with custom built-ins, and a state-of-the-art home theatre-all except the theater room offering incredible lake and mountain vistas. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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SUMMER HILL Bring your suitcase and toothbrush - this large rustic mountain lodge on Lake Glenville is ready for its new owners to start enjoying. No detail was spared in creating this sprawling masterpiece, that features amazing woodwork throughout - including a spiral log staircase. Perfect for a large family, or being able to sleep several guests. Plentiful outdoor deck space to take in the majestic mountain and lake view - complete with an outdoor fireplace. A short golf cart ride to the lake. MLS# 83508. Offered at $1,200,000.

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LAKE GLENVILLE

Summersong

$6,500,000

This exquisite private estate is nestled on 20 magnificent acres of giant poplars and beautifully manicured meadows, with over 1,700 feet of shoreline on beautiful Lake Glenville. Reminiscent of a graceful Southern plantation, the residence at the heart of the property is truly a timeless classic. A Victorian home constructed in the Queen Anne style of the late 1800s, it has all the hallmarks of a true legacy property. Don’t let appearances fool you — tucked just within the spindles, gables, ornamental details and graceful porches of this home lie all the modern luxury conveniences that you and your family crave. MLS# 85553. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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newly priced

LAKE GLENVILLE

Glen Pointe $995,000

Dreaming of a mountain home with an exceptional lake view and plenty of room for family and friends? If so, this spacious Glen Pointe estate fits the bill. Sitting on almost two acres, with five bedrooms and five and a half baths, this elegant residence features a dramatic view looking down Lake Glenville with the mountains beyond. Enjoy the natural beauty from the large covered decks or relax by one of several fireplaces. Multiple living areas and a great floor plan make entertaining a pleasure. This home also includes private lake access with a dock and generous parking. MLS# 74152.

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Lane’s End Farm is a magical 20-acre oasis with sprawling pastures, meandering wide creeks and

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countless trails to explore. A pretty tree-lined driveway leads the way to a breathtaking pastoral setting, Mountain, the charming main house is surrounded by flowering gardens with arbors. The cozy guest cottage has its own front porch and a nice living area with a wood stove, full kitchen, two bedrooms and a guest bath. In the lower field, a covered pavilion sits next to a bold creek - the perfect place to relax and enjoy a good book or a glass of wine. MLS# 84469. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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WITH HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, DETAILED WOOD AND STONE WORK, AND A LOVELY PROPERTY, THIS NOTABLE ESTATE MUST BE SEEN TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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itting at 3,700 feet in the private gated community of Cedar Hill, this exceptional custom home features expansive living space on three levels for hosting family and friends in comfort and style. Enjoy breathtaking long range, layered views across Sapphire all the way to Toxaway Mountain, with the lush fairways of The Country Club of Sapphire Valley below. After entering the grand double doors, the eye is filled by the impressive great room, which makes the most of the incredible vistas with soaring ceilings, tongue and groove white pine ceilings, beautiful architectural timbers and a striking stone fireplace. Chefs of all skill levels will love cooking in the gorgeous kitchen with a large island. A large living room downstairs contains a game room and a fully-outfitted wet bar. These rooms, as well as an office and the gym, have direct access to the deck and feature incredible views. Step out onto the lower level deck to watch the sunrise with a hot cup of coffee or relax with a cocktail in the evening by the outdoor fireplace. Multiple covered and open decks offer lots of options for enjoying the fresh mountain air. Offered at $2,895,000.

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Clockwise from top Your first glimpse of the estate is a truly impressive one, with its cedar shake roof and poplar bark siding. / A large island with Prestige cabinets and breakfast bar graces the kitchen. / The expansive wine cellar is climate-controlled.

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From top The decks feature Brazilian tiger wood, with large entertainment spaces and two outdoor fireplaces. / You won’t find a more luxurious master suite, with its grand bath, office area, and, of course, the impressive view.

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CEDAR HILL $1,250,000

Spectacular home with views across Sapphire Valley and Lonesome Valley with the majestic rock face. This meticulously maintained home features a grand living room with wood ceilings, stone fireplace, and a wall of glass inviting you to enjoy the views. You will find the main suite and additional bedroom suite on the main level. The family room with wet bar and fireplace serves as additional entertainment area or space for friend and family to gather. This is a must see home! MLS# 87275.

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CEDAR HILL $995,000

Amazing view of Lonesome Valley Canyon from this home located in the premier gated community of Cedar Hill, just minutes to Cashiers and Sapphire. From the moment you enter the home the views greet you and invite visitors to relax and enjoy. The living room opens to the covered deck. The main bedroom and one of the guest rooms are on the first level of the home. A family and two additional guest rooms as well as another outside deck can be found on the lower level. Great location and views! MLS# 84371.

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The Summit INQUIRE FOR PRICE

Nestled in a shady grove of trees in The Summit of gated Cedar Hill, this elegant custom-built mountain estate bids welcome to all who enter. Both formal and casual entertaining are a pleasure with the gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, and wet bar flowing easily to the great room with its striking stone fireplace, soaring ceiling with exposed beams and gorgeous wide plank oak floors. Step out onto the sublime covered living porch with its own fireplace — the perfect spot for savoring a glass of wine or dining al fresco in the fresh mountain air. The spacious master suite with its luxurious bath is located on the main floor along with the study.

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CEDAR HILL $1,099,000

Built by R. T. Ward, this custom farmhouse enjoys fantastic views of the Lonesome Valley canyon with its dramatic rock faces. Gleaming wood floors, a stacked stone fireplace, beamed cathedral ceilings and a wall of glass in the great room with the mountain vistas beyond make a terrific first impression. The open floor plan flows into the kitchen, dining area and spacious deck, which is ideal for entertaining and enjoying the mountain lifestyle of outdoor living. A master suite, den and office area can also be found on the main level. Upstairs are two guest bedrooms, one with a morning kitchen and deck access. Offered fully furnished. MLS# 85980. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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Enjoy beautiful, long range mountain views from this 22+/- acre estate. Positioned at an elevation of 3,780 feet.

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HIGHLANDS $1,750,000

Tranquil and picturesque long range vistas abound from this 22-acre Blue Valley estate in Highlands. Positioned at an elevation of 3,780 feet, the property features excellent privacy and incredible panoramic views of several mountain ranges, with layered ridges that turn a cool, misty blue in the distance. Taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings, the main home offers several inviting outdoor living spaces for entertaining friends and extended family. To the front, a huge open deck makes the perfect place to savor morning coffee as the sun rises over Queen Mountain, the Satulah Mountains and the Small Fodder Stack Mountains beyond. MLS# 85694.

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BIG RIDGE $1,495,000

Created by acclaimed architectural designer Tim Greene, this beautiful home offers breathtaking views of the Great Balsam Mountains with layers that seem to go on forever. The spacious layout is perfect for hosting friends and family, with the master suite on the main level and three guest suites upstairs. The winding entrance drive is very picturesque and leads to a paved motor court with generous parking. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, an eat-in area, ample countertops for serving, and premium appliances including a six-burner gas range, dual wall ovens and a warming drawer. MLS# 83978.

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GLENVILLE

BIG RIDGE $1,399,000

Situated high atop Big Ridge, this modern farmhouse at app. 4,000' of elevation offers stunning panoramic long range mountain views. Overlooking the 22 acres which includes a pond and expansive lawn areas not typically in the area, this estate property must be seen to fully appreciate. The main level includes the generous living and dining rooms both with stone fireplaces and attractive wood floors. The expansive main bedroom suite with sitting area opens to the porch and magnificent views. MLS# 85901.

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HIGHLAND GAP $1,595,000

Located on over six acres in the picturesque Highlands Gap community of Scaly Mountain, this unique custom home offers gorgeous long range mountain views. No expense was spared in the construction or upkeep of this spacious retreat. Features include master bedroom suites on each level, three stacked stone fireplaces and a beautiful chef’s kitchen, along with a large media room, home office and laundry/ mud room. The open decking and screened porch with hot tub offer the best in outdoor living. Take time to enjoy the good life! MLS# 83884.

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HIGHLANDS SCALY MOUNTAIN GAP

HIGHLAND GAP $925,000

First time on the market, this is your chance to begin your new mountain lifestyle this season. Situated next to the USFS, with end of road privacy this home exudes peace, quiet and privacy. You are welcomed home by the sounds of the rushing water of Middle Creek falls accompanied by birdsong and a lovely front porch which begs you to come in and make yourself at home. High ceilings, wood floors, and the open great room draws you in to great room and dining area, and a kitchen designed for entertaining. Open and airy, you can enjoy the natural surroundings from every room. MLS# 81868.

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HIGHLAND GAP $1,995,000

Tucked away in picturesque Highland Gap, this extraordinary 48-acre estate has been lovingly carved out of Nantahala National Forest. The striking, partially furnished three-bedroom home is reminiscent of the Biltmore Bungalows, with true Arts and Crafts architecture, authentic period pieces, and careful attention to detail in the design and woodwork. The spacious front porch with tapered columns offers long-range views of several mountains, while a four-foot roof overhang protects the cozy sleeping porch and main level screened porch from rain. MLS# 87036.

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ZACHARY’S GAP

ZACHARY’S GAP $2,590,000

On five acres in the idyllic mountaintop community of Zachary’s Gap, this stunning estate welcomes you with rich wood and stone architectural details. The foyer opens to the living room with a massive stone fireplace, soaring ceilings with strong timber beams and room for a grand piano, and then flows into the elegant dining room with wet bar — an inviting atmosphere for small gatherings or larger festivities. The impressive gourmet kitchen is designed for every level of culinary skill, from the casual cook to the experienced chef. This beautifully finished custom home offers an array of living spaces for privacy, comfort and versatility. MLS#86270.

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SASSAFRASS RIDGE $1,700,000

Located on over nine acres for absolute privacy, this beautiful mountain estate offers gorgeous long range, layered mountain views of Bald Rock and beyond from high atop Sassafras Ridge. Enjoy the panoramic vistas from almost every room in the house, including the striking great room with a massive stone fireplace and the fabulous covered porch with its own stone fireplace for cool evenings. Fine finishes, rich wood floors and walls, beamed cathedral ceilings, abundant natural light and professionally decorated interiors impart a feeling of casual elegance. The spacious floor plan makes hosting the entire family a pleasure. MLS# 87265. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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SPRING FOREST $1,890,000

Amongst the clouds at 4,000 feet of elevation in the gated community of Spring Forest, this gorgeous custom estate offers spectacular panoramic views of Chimneytop and Rock Mountains and sparkling Fairfield Lake. The home’s elegant yet relaxed ambiance is highlighted by rich finishes, fine woodwork and distinctive stone masonry. Designed for entertaining, the floor plan includes an impressive living room with a massive stone fireplace and lots of glass to enjoy the vistas beyond. Featuring another grand fireplace, the formal dining room fits twelve comfortably. Let the party spill out onto the spacious deck, with its multiple seating areas for dining, cocktails and conversation. MLS# 86210.

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FALLS COVE $859,000 This welcoming and comfortable two-story lakefront home sits in Falls Cove at the south end of beautiful Lake Glenville. Norton Falls, the largest waterfall on the lake, is only a few hundred feet from the dock and the relaxing sounds of rushing water can be heard throughout the house. MLS# 82924.

CEDAR HILL $859,000 Boasting great curb appeal, this modern rustic mountain home is located in the premier gated community of Cedar Hill, just minutes from the dining and shopping of Cashiers and Sapphire. The spacious floor plan offers five bedrooms, with the master bedroom on the main level and guest bedrooms above and below. MLS# 86384.

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TUCK ASEGEE RIVER $799,000 Nestled in a pristine forest with Hatcher Falls close by, you will be mesmerized at the first glimpse of this hidden 5 plus acre treasure with the west fork of the Tuckasegee River as backdrop! The ambient noise of the river adds to this grand timber peg post and beam home with Tennessee field stone exterior and cedar shake roof containing 3 bedrooms. MLS# 85758.

COWEE RIDGE $699,000 This recently renovated four bedroom, three bath home sits at the very top of the gated Cowee Ridge community, with stunning 180-degree, long range mountain views. Enjoy the cool temperatures at an elevation of over 4,000 feet. Cowee Ridge is midway between Highlands and Cashiers. A major remodel in 2006 included an all new kitchen, new HVAC. MLS# 86365.

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THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB $699,000 Summer Cottage is a quaint and cozy two bedroom, two bath Club Cottage sitting on a corner lot in the exclusive, well-established gated community of The Chattooga Club. Ideally located just a short walk from all club amenities and minutes from downtown Cashiers, this carefree cottage is the perfect escape for the weekend or the season. MLS# 86873.

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WATERFALL COVE $695,000 Tucked away in one of the most beautiful waterfall coves on any lake, you’ll enjoy the enchanting sounds from Norton Falls from this cute lakefront cottage on Lake Glenville. The three bedrooms are spread out-with one on each level of the house, to give you and your guests privacy. Current owners have done extensive landscaping and rock work. MLS# 86617.

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FARMHOUSE $675,000 Tucked away on 16 gently rolling acres, this beautiful, farmhouse offers plenty of privacy and is convenient to Cashiers. Architectural details like rich wood floors, painted wood walls, a stone fireplace in the living room and lots of glass for natural light, exude the relaxed mountain lifestyle. The rear deck overlooks a tranquil pond. MLS# 82361.

DEER RUN $665,000 End of the road mountain escape awaits. 5 bedroom, 5 bath and 2 half bath home. Sitting among the mountain tops at an elevation of approximately 3,366 ft, the panoramic views of 10 mountain tops and Meadow Lake below provide a wonderful atmosphere for all to enjoy year round! Carport, spacious living room with cathedral ceilings. MLS# 85950.

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L AKE TOX AWAY $649,000 One of the best panoramic long-range lake and mountain view properties in the NC mountains. This home sits at a cool 4000’+ elevation and offers a breath-taking view of multiple mountain ranges and looks out over 4 lakes in 3 different states. Master on main with additional bedrooms and baths up and down. MLS# 79994.

TRILLIUM $649,000 Perched at 4,000 feet of elevation, this charming Arts and Crafts home offers the finest in outdoor living to take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. The comfortable and functional layout includes spacious rooms spread throughout the main level, with a bonus room upstairs that would make a great office or study. MLS# 87407.

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BRIGHT MOUNTAIN $649,000 This lovely home sits high atop Bright Mountain with excellent southerly views of the Trillium Links & Lake Club and the mountains  beyond. The owners have turned the property into an outside living paradise with a fire pit located by a huge rock outcropping and other seating areas. Two unique cottages, currently used as a potting room/bar and an office. MLS# 85959.

HIGH HEMLOCK $649,000 Amazing setting overlooking Lonesome Valley with views of Laurel Knob rock face and Cow Rock. This from 4,000’ elevation in wonderful High Hemlock. Well maintained log home provides comfort and relaxation, with wood floors, wood-burning fireplace and master suite on main. This home is just a short drive from Panthertown Valley. MLS# 82295.

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CEDAR CREEK WOODS $629,000 Tucked away in the idyllic setting of Cedar Creek Woods, this inviting lakefront home boasts captivating views of Lupton Lake that can be enjoyed from most rooms. The new wraparound deck with steel cable railings is the perfect spot to luxuriate in the relaxed Carolina mountain lifestyle, from coffee in the morning to cocktails in the evening. MLS# 86823.

TRILLIUM $599,900 This lakefront tri-level Trillium home boasts fantastic unobstructed views of Lake Glenville and is well suited for hosting two families at a time. It is an easy stroll to The Landings restaurant and a short drive to golf, tennis and the main clubhouse. Rich wide plank wood floors lead to to a large stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room. MLS# 85519.

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PILOTS KNOB $599,000 Currently under construction, this exciting new home will offer high-end finishes and exceptional layered mountain views at an affordable price. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac at an elevation of over 4,100 feet, it is the perfect place to enjoy mountain living in cool temperatures. Jennings Construction is the builder on this project. MLS# 86968.

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DEER RUN $599,000 Your end of the road mountain escape awaits complete with 5 bedrooms, each with their own full bath and two half baths. Sitting at an elevation of approximately 3,366 ft, the views of Nix, Chimney Top, Rocky, Yellow, Black Rock, Little Sheepcliff, Glassy Rock, Cowrock, Laurel Knob and Meadow Lake below provide an atmosphere for all to enjoy! MLS# 85961.

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STRAWBERRY HILL $599,000 Looking for a great little cottage on the highest lake in the eastern United States? This cottage is priced to sell. Located on the Mill Creek Cove part of Lake Glenville. Across the small cove is Mill Creek Falls. So you have the wonderful soothing sounds and views of the waterfall while nestled on the edge of this quiet cove. MLS# 87062.

HOGBACK L AKE $595,000 Offering the best of waterfront living at an excellent price point, this spacious mountain home sits on two lots on serene Hogback Lake in the heart of Sapphire Valley. This mountain home sits on two lots on serene Hogback Lake in the heart of Sapphire Valley. The rich wood interior and stone fireplace in the living room add to the welcoming feel. MLS# 85838.

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GOLF CLUB ESTATES $525,000 It is rare that a home on the golf course in Golf Club Estates comes up for sale, especially an affordable one, but here it is! With gorgeous views of the 3rd and 4th holes at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, this well-kept mountain retreat is movein ready. The one-story floor plan features a bright great room with vaulted ceilings and a terrific kitchen. MLS# 84253.

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CATS PAW $499,000 This attractive, well maintained home has exceptional long range, layered mountain views extending as far as Clingman’s Dome, Newfound Gap and the Balsams. At 4,700 feet, cool summertime temperatures are the norm — no air conditioning needed! Rustic yet refined, the interiors are light and bright with lots of windows. MLS# 85981.

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HOLLY BERRY ESTATES $495,000 In Holly Berry Estates between two trout-filled streams, this custom three bedroom, three and a half bath home is a true mountain retreat. The 6.75 acre lot begins at the gated driveway and surrounds the home in lush foliage and mature trees. Listen to the rushing waters of Greens Creek from the screened porch and open decks or take a leisurely walk through the quiet neighborhood. MLS# 87548.

FALCON RIDGE $495,000 Perched above 4,200 feet in elevation in the quiet and picturesque enclave of Falcon Ridge, this attractive family home boasts gorgeous southerly views of layered mountains. Three bedrooms, two living rooms, an office/bonus room and four full baths provide plenty of space to accommodate family and friends. The bright open kitchen has everything a chef could want, with a gas cooktop, dual ovens, a large main sink plus prep sink, and plenty of cabinets. MLS# 86967.

VIEWPOINT $449,900 This beautiful mountain view home is conveniently located near the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. This one-owner home has been lovingly maintained and cared for since 2001. Enjoy the cool mountain breeze from this high elevation home that sits at 3,900 ft. Cozy great room features wood floors, cathedral ceiling, lots of windows and wood burning stone fireplace. Furnishings included in sale. MLS# 86115.

TURKEY KNOB $429,000 Sitting at over 4,000 feet, this adorable three bedroom, three bath home boasts incredible 180-degree long range layered mountain views of Chimneytop, Terrapin and Sheepcliff Mountains. Features include an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, stacked stone wood burning fireplace, lots of glass, granite countertops, Brazilian cherry flooring, and a large wraparound deck. MLS# 86708.

WOUDES MOUNTAIN $425,000 Lake Glenville home on a large lot with a private dock, great views and approximately 100+ feet of shoreline. This charming 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath Cape Cod is surrounded by lush rhododendron, laurel, hardwoods and is tucked away in a scenic cove. The home features cathedral ceilings, double decks, a bonus room, lower level, loft, and an enchanted trail to the lake. The property has been well loved and is move in ready. Easy year round access. MLS# 79943.

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CEDAR LEDGES $425,000 Nestled in the beauty of nature, and just a short walk to the pristine shoreline of Lake Glenville - this charming home has everything you could want in a mountain getaway. Oversized master bedroom and master bath, with two nice size guest rooms all on separate levels. Nice covered deck on main level is a great spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Bedroom on main level opens out to the deck. House has deeded access to Lake Glenville. MLS# 86366.

NEW LISTING HOLLY BERRY ESTATES $399,000 On the market for the first time, this attractive and affordable lakefront home in Holly Berry Estates offers beautiful lakefront and mountain views throughout. The main level features an oversized living room filled with natural light and a well-designed kitchen with an island, eat-in area and lots of storage. The adjacent newer deck is the perfect spot for enjoying sunset cocktails, making dinner on the barbecue or simply relaxing amidst the soft breezes. MLS# 87356.

HOLLY FOREST VI $399,000 This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was completely rebuilt in 2016! Come see all of the brand new finishes and upgrades including a new roof, wood siding, windows, wood floors, carpeting, appliances, electrical wiring, HVAC system and more. Quality tongue & groove ceilings were added in the great room, sun room and master suite. The great room features a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of room. MLS# 86903.

GOLF CLUB ESTATES $385,000 Contemporary home is just a short golf cart ride to The Country Club of Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation only). Nestled on 1.8 acres for privacy with great open decks and views of the beautifully landscaped yard from many of the rooms. The great room with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace opens to the sunroom and screened porch. SVMA membership optional. MLS# 84518.

BALD ROCK $369,000 This premier custom cabin was meticulously built in 2009. Handsome and strong hickory hardwood floors adorn the main living area, while a floor-to-ceiling stone wood-burning fireplace highlights the great room. The master bedroom, guest room and laundry are all on the main level with a bonus space and full bath upstairs in the enclosed loft. A stream runs near the back deck and the lot adjoins 28+ acres of Bald Rock POA property. MLS# 84204.

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CEDAR CREEK WOODS $365,000 This classic cottage sits at a convenient distance from Cedar Creek Racquet Club and all of its amenities, including tennis, croquet, dining and fitness. The new open deck leads to a large front porch — perfect spots to enjoy the Carolina mountain lifestyle. Inside, a natural stone wood-burning fireplace. Cedar Creek Woods is just off Highway 64–convenient to Sapphire and Cashiers. MLS# 86347.

YELLOW MOUNTAIN $359,000 Crossing over Knob Creek and through the woods, you’ll find a peaceful cedar home on Lake Winona. Grandmother’s house has nothing on this handicap accessible home with curb appeal to include the welcoming, running waterfall feature to the left of the entry door. This home is perfect for those looking for acreage, their own dock on a lake, larger bedrooms, open floor plan, and an abundance of parking at an affordable price! MLS# 86857.

WATER’S EDGE $350,000 This unique four-plus acre subdividable property has gorgeous Lake Glenville views, open meadows, lots of mature trees, and a small pond. The view can be opened further with tree-trimming. Conveniently located, it is an easy five-minute drive from Cashiers with no steep roads to climb. Included is an old home with good bones, a large stone fireplace and a wormy chestnut interior. Lots of development possibilities! MLS# 86542.

CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN $349,000 Fully furnished, this affordable three bedroom, two and a half bath home is perched at 3,900 feet. The wraparound porch is the perfect spot to relax while taking in majestic long range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including Clingmans Dome. Seemingly endless layers of misty ridges stretch well into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The spacious 4.48-acre property is an easy five-minute drive from beautiful Lake Glenville. MLS# 86843.

PENDING JODY TOWN ROAD $349,000 Tucked away in a tranquil setting at a cool elevation of 3,800 feet, this scenic property is comprised of 3.5 very gentle acres and a pretty pond, with a fire pit and plenty of room for kids and pets to play. The farmhouse-style home has excellent curb appeal and attractive landscaping with a long, picturesque and nearly level driveway. MLS# 86093.

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NEW LISTING HOLLY FOREST VI $345,000 This inviting four bedroom rustic log cabin is situated on over an acre of land with end-of-the-road privacy. It makes an ideal mountain home for year round living, a family getaway, or an income-producing property. The large open great room has lots of charm, including a massive wood burning fireplace to warm up the room on chilly nights and lots of windows to let in natural light. MLS# 87251.

LIT TLE SWITZERL AND $329,000 Cozy and well maintained, this adorable cottage has pretty views of Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond from two covered decks. The master is on the main level, with two additional bedrooms and a bonus room downstairs. Updates include new kitchen appliances, a new driveway and fence, a new septic tank and a new well with a whole house water filtration system. The property is very close to the center of Cashiers and Trillium Links and Lake Club. MLS# 85402.

WHITESIDE FOREST $289,500 Great get-away rustic cabin nestled in the woods with easy access to both Cashiers and Highlands. Small pond is totally owned by you. Adjacent flat picnic/ garden area. Large patio area makes the cabin live large. Very private yet in a neighborhood with paved roads. Surrounded by National Forests and very near Whiteside Mountain and the Chattooga River. The sliding rock is just a few minutes up the road. You can walk down the neighborhood road. MLS# 85358.

NEW LISTING GLENVILLE $285,000 Close to Cashiers and Lake Glenville, this rustic, cute, wooden white home with a metal roof and massive rock fireplace welcomes you with curb appeal! Inside, elements of the outdoors are brought in by poplar wooden accents throughout. Tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in great room add to the rustic nature of this cute, cabin style home. The large, covered and uncovered back deck overlook the almost level backyard. MLS# 86931.

TRILLIUM $265,000 Fully furnished and move-in ready, it features an open great room and master suite with soaker tub on the main level, with two more bedrooms and a family room downstairs. The cozy covered porch with its own fireplace is a great spot for relaxing with a drink. This affordable mountain getaway is convenient to the many Trillium amenities. MLS# 85419.

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Private and peaceful, this three bedroom, two bath home with frontage on rushing Mill Creek is nothing less than a true mountain escape. A massive free-standing stone fireplace is the perfect spot to cozy up on cool evenings. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of cabinet and counter space for the family chef to create delicious meals, while the adjacent open dining area makes entertaining easy. Lots of sun shines on the wraparound deck. MLS# 86381. This classic cottage makes a delightful mountain getaway! The screened porch with vaulted ceilings and stone flooring is perfect for enjoying the sublime weather. The interior includes wood finished walls, vaulted ceilings and a cozy stone fireplace. Nearly level lot allow for easy access year round, and The Country Club of Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation) is a short walk away. MLS# 81279. Those looking for a private and affordable home in the mountains with cool summer temperatures may find that this one fits the bill! Perched at over 4,000 feet of elevation on .81 acres of land with mature trees and shrubs, this three bedroom, three bath home is ready for fresh colors and personalized updates. MLS# 86971.

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This beautiful Burlingame golf front villa has two spacious bedrooms and a fully enclosed sun room. Level access from the parking area with just a few steps inside the foyer area to the main living space. MLS# 86191.

Prepare to fall in love with this picture-perfect mountain hideaway! This charming cottage is stylish, crisp and clean with a wonderful cozy ambience. Upgrades include granite counters, hardwood floors, fresh paint, newer appliances and tile baths. You’ll love to linger on the roomy covered front porch and relax to the sounds of the babbling brook. MLS# 86082.

This quaint and charming two bedroom cabin is tucked away in the peaceful and quiet neighborhood of Robinson Creek. A cozy wood burning stove, skylight, washer/dryer connections and HVAC system make this rustic getaway feel like home. Gorgeous antique wood flooring adorns the living space and kitchen, and the front porch is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the cool mountain air. MLS# 87287. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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COMMERCIAL SAPPHIRE $1,100,000

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Great business location between intersection and Ingles. Fantastic exposure on most traveled section of Highway 64. Office, retail, etc .If you are needing easy access and/or high visibility, this is the location. Property is currently rented. Continued occupancy is negotiable. MLS# 83247.

Large commercial building has many possible uses. Main building is a metal building with high ceilings and large entry doors. Attached to main building are wings on either side previously used for offices and showrooms. A small second building can be used for storage. Property is flat and could have many different possibilities. This is a bank foreclosure and nothing is guaranteed. Sold “as is�. MLS# 86755.


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Big Ridge

easy year round access and close to both Cashiers and Highlands NC. MLS# 87144. $60,000.

Spectacular panoramic views from this 17 acre tract of land are perfect for subdividing or a new mountain estate home. Long range views are not all created equal and these are a must see to appreciate. A short drive from Cashiers to this private estate acreage in Big Ridge surrounded by other larger tracts of those that seek privacy with the convenience of town nearby. MLS# 85902. $257,500.

Bridge Creek is a wonderful gated community only 4 miles from the Cashiers crossroads. Lot 40 is a nearly level stream front lot with underground utilities and an easy build site. Common amenities include a chimney garden and fishing/swimming pond. No time limit for beginning to build. Wonderfully maintained community with easy year round access and close to both Cashiers and Highlands NC. MLS# 87141. $40,000.

Exceptional long range mountain views from the top of this 9.45 acres with small spring. Lots of hardwoods, mountain laurel, rhododendron and native flora. MLS# 83671. $64,900.

Large level corner lot on bold trout stream. Norton Creek is the largest stream feeding into nearby Lake Glenville. This gated community features covered bridge entrance, underground utilities, walking trails, large community pond, chimney garden and more. MLS# 76927. $27,500.

NEW LISTING An affordable lot with beautiful long range mountain views! Choose from one of two ideal home sites or choose your own spot. Easy driveway access, nearly level building site and community water will make this an inexpensive place to build your mountain retreat. Enjoy the views and cool mountain breeze sitting at approximately 4,500 ft. elevation. An adjoining 5.65 acre tract (MLS# 87388) can also be purchased and is listed separately. There is also an existing newly renovated home with an additional 2.72 acres available for purchase as well. Buy all 3 parcels for a discount! Owner financing available. Inquire for more details on these properties. MLS# 87387. $45,000.

Big Sheepcliff

Beautiful lot at the end of a gravel road for privacy in the peaceful subdivision of Bridge Creek! This 1.71 acres is within a short distance of town! MLS# 84655. $27,900. This lot has an easy building knoll with a natural walking trail leading to the stream and partially cleared area below on the lower portion of the property. Great price for an easy building lot! MLS# 85016. $22,900. Beautiful wooded lot and filled with nature and a mountain view provides the peace and quiet needed for a great mountain home site. This gated community features trails, a pond, chimney garden and quiet!! MLS# 84657. $17,900.

Burlingame NEW LISTING Affordable building lot with a great mountain view! Close enough to Highway 64 to enjoy easy and paved access but far away enough to not listen to road noise. Ideal home site location with space for a gentle meandering driveway that leads to a private, almost flat building site featuring great mountain views. Located in the pristine community of Burlingame where membership is optional. Non-members may still may use the dog park, playground and picnic area that sits along the bold Horsepasture River. The clubhouse is walking distance from the home site where members enjoy the golf club, dining hall, swimming pool, spa, fitness center and tennis and croquet courts. Underground utilities and community water access make this the perfect place to build a mountain getaway! MLS# 87446. $49,000.

Cascades at Cedar Creek Extremely gentle and easy lot to build on in a beautiful community close to Lake Glenville. Lot has winter mountain views from the back side of the lot. This home site is a stone’s throw from the private community clubhouse, Cedar Creek stream, playground and covered pavilion. MLS# 84182. $35,000.

Cedar Creek Woods Exceptional location at an elevation of approx. 4,200’. Long range views over the Lake Glenville Valley from this 12 acre lot with septic installed. MLS# 83308. $349,000. Lot is located in the upper section of the community with mountain views of the Glenville Valley. 4 bedroom septic evaluation. MLS# 83307. $149,000.

Bridge Creek Bridge Creek is a wonderful gated community only 4 miles from the Cashiers crossroads. Lot 59 is a big view lot with underground utilities, an easy build site and end of the road privacy. Common amenities include a chimney garden and fishing/swimming pond. No time limit for beginning to build. Wonderfully maintained community with

Wow, what a deal for a great buildable lot that is just minutes from town! This extremely gentle lot is perfect for someone looking to build a mountain home with a lake and mountain view but doesn’t want to be far from local shopping and restaurants. With just a little tree trimming you can enjoy a lovely view of Lupton Lake, the Cedar Creek Racquet Club clubhouse with a nice mountain backdrop. This is truly an ideal building site with gentle topography that is already partially cleared making it easy to view and walk. Come check it out before it’s gone! Membership to Cedar Creek Racquet Club is available separately and upon approval of the club. Membership amenities would include tennis, pool, fitness center, croquet and the clubhouse. MLS# 86997. $50,000.

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LOTS & LAND Located in the premier gated community of Cedar Hill, this very level and easy to build on lot features exceptional views of Sapphire Valley. Enjoy views of Bald Rock, Lonesome Valley Canyon, and Hogback Mountain. Bring your builder to this exceptional lot at over 3800’ of elevation and build your mountain getaway home. Did we mention how level and easy to build on this home site was??? Just minutes from the heart of Cashiers and Sapphire. MLS# 81000. $250,000. NEWLY PRICED Situated high atop The Summit at Cedar Hill section on East Ridge Road, this 1.46 acre lot features an easy building site for the perfect mountain home with great views. Located just minutes to Cashiers and Sapphire, the gated community of Cedar Hill is conveniently located to so many amenities. Enjoy the casual stroll around the neighborhood or a hike along Rochester Creek to the Pavilion with stone fireplace. Great value for this home site in the upscale community of Cedar Hill. MLS# 87462. $149,000. For those seeking easy year around access to both Cashiers and Sapphire and all of the shopping, restaurants, clubs, and other amenities, Cedar Hill is a perfect place to call home. Very reasonable POA fees, without any initiation or transfer fee. Underground utilities are available to all home sites. There is an expired septic evaluation for a 4 bedroom dwelling. This 2.92 acre lot has good mountain views and access to the Sapphire Valley Master Association amenities. MLS# 85841. $109,000.

Cedar Ridge Estates Listen to the sound of rushing water in your backyard with the convenience of being minutes to Cashiers and Sapphire and all of the wonderful amenities. Located on a cul-de-sac. MLS# 81921. $39,900.

Chattooga Club Level and easy building lot located inside the prestigious, well established and gated community of the Chattooga Club. Homeowner amenities include Lake Chattooga, which is stocked yearly with trout; small boats available and fishing is allowed. Also included is a gorgeous picnic area with covered shelter and bbq, picnic tables with magnificent view of Whiteside Mountain and additional mountain ranges surround this special venue. Membership to club by invitation only. MLS# 85572. $335,000. One of the few lots remaining in the gated and well established Chattooga Club community. Beautiful and gentle 1.4 acre lot with beautiful hardwoods, lush native rhododendrons, mountain laurels and mountain views. Membership to Chattooga Club by invitation. MLS# 83298. $360,000. Very gentle easy building site on corner lot on a quiet street. In prestigious well established gated community of The Chattooga Club. Amenities include picnic spot deeded to homeowners with views of 3 states. 10 acre lake stocked with trout, hiking trails, beautiful mature landscaping consisting of native flowering shrubbery and trees making for a very lush environment. Club membership by invitation only. MLS# 86667. $330,000.

Cross Creek Preserve Unique 2.68 acre lot with a BOLD stream and 2 waterfalls with mountain views backing up to the common area. Nearly level building site, underground utilities, community water, expired 3 bedroom septic permit. $199,900.

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Mountaintop acreage directly across the street from Panthertown Preserve at 4,300 feet elevation. Perfect for an estate or subdivide with views of Whiteside, Chimneytop, Rock, and Sheepcliff mountains. MLS# 83535. $499,000. Private 3 plus acre nearly level lot with fantastic long range mountain views that include Chimney Top and Whiteside Mountain. Perched at 4,200 foot elevation with multiple building sites and plenty of room for a garage and circular driveway. Falcon Ridge is a high end, high elevation, low density mountain community with cool summertime temperatures and an abundance of wildlife. Amenities include golf, tennis, private lakes, waterfalls, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, spas, sauna, ski slope, community center, etc. 10 minutes to Sapphire restaurants, 15 minutes to Cashiers. MLS# 86584. $169,000. Enjoy long range southwestern views from this large 11.73 acre gently rolling lot. Located in desirable Falcon Ridge, this lot sits at a cool 4,000+ feet elevation & has amazing views into SC. MLS# 83900. $129,900. Enjoy long range southwestern views from this large 7.21 acre gently rolling lot. This lot sits at a cool 4,000+ feet elevation & has amazing views into South Carolina. Second adjoining lot can also be purchased separately for a total of 11.73 acres. Sapphire amenities available. MLS# 83896. $79,900. Enjoy long range southwestern views from this large 4.52 acre gently rolling lot at 4,000’+ elevation and has amazing layered views into South Carolina. The neighboring lot is also available and can be purchased together for a total of 11.73 acres for even more privacy. Sapphire Valley Resort amenities included. MLS# 83899. $59,900.

Fivestone This lot is a investor’s dream, an entire subdivision ready for completion! This 53 acre gated development features signature views of Whiteside and Chimneytop mountains. The entrance alone is grand with it’s own waterfall! The first 4 of the 18 lots have been sold, leaving the remaining 14 contiguous lots totaling 41 acres as a package deal. The lots can be sold individually or held as a private estate. Septic evaluations have been completed on all lots. For current and up-to-date evaluations, contact list agent. MLS# 83545. $550,000.

Fox Run Ridge Unusually level 6+ acre high elevation lot with incredible long-range rolling mountain views! Sitting at over 4,200 feet elevation this estate size tract is as unique as it is beautiful. A driveway has been roughed in and leads to the perfect building knoll. The year round view has been opened and with additional trimming could be panoramic. Borders Panthertown Valley! Paved access, power and water on site. Sapphire amenities included. Community center, fitness center, golf course, private lakes, waterfalls, picnic area, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, weight room, tennis, ski slope, zip lines, excursions, playground, gem mining, etc. 15 minutes to restaurants, 20 minutes to Cashiers, 35 minutes to Highlands. MLS# 86146. $249,900.

Glen Laurel Huge views of Lake Glenville and mountains. Access to Lake Glenville with shared dock. Paved roads and community water. Underground utilities. Less than 1/4 mile, from a public boat launch. MLS# 81939. $49,500. Large view lot with lake access. Paved road wraps around lot with gentle building area at bottom and big view from top. Lake and mountain views. Paved road and underground utilities. MLS# 85586. $35,000.


LOTS & LAND 3 Lots in Glen Laurel - Easy build lake access lots within walking distance to Lake Glenville and the community boat dock. Glen Laurel has paved roads and underground utilities. Minimum square footage for homes, only 1,400 sf. Affordable opportunity to own your mountain cabin with an almost lake front lot. Within ¼ mile of public boat ramp. $22,500 - $39,500. MLS# 74340, 74341 and 74350.

Stunning level property on Highway 64 in Sapphire Valley located across the street from Lonesome Valley entrance. The rear of the property is bordered by the Horsepasture River. This property is suited for a variety of development opportunities including multi-family, restaurant, RV resort, or a host of other commercial uses. Sewer available. MLS# 85720. $699,000.

Glen Pointe

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Lake Glenville access lot with dedicated boat slip. No need to share when you have your own slip in community dock. Gated community with tennis court. Norton Creek Falls just a few yards away can be heard clearly. MLS# 81652. $129,500.

Easy build lot with a great view of Chimney Top Mountain. Sapphire HOA has approved access through adjoining green space allowing for a gentle driveway and very private home site. Quick drive to Highway 64 with no steep roads to climb or descend. MLS# 83009. $35,000.

Lake Glenville access lot with dedicated boat slip. No need to share, this lot has short walk to community boat dock and across drive from community tennis court. Very level building site. Some lake view. Underground utilities. MLS# 81650. $199,500. Lake Glenville access lot with dedicated boat slip in community dock. Wooded lot in gated community with tennis court. Easy building site, easy septic. Hear the sounds of Norton Creek Falls just yards away. Unlike most lake access communities, Glen Pointe has a boat slip for every off lake lot. MLS# 81651. $129,500.

Glenview Exceptional year round lake and mountain view lots with paved access and community water. Three well-priced lots to choose from, so cherry-pick the best one! Expired septic evaluations on file. Easy 15 minute drive to Cashiers. MLS# 87042, 87043 and 87044. $60,000 each.

Glenville Amazing river front property! Heavily wooded lush forest with several trails cut through the acreage. The property adjoins not only Shoal Creek but the Tuckasegee River. Astoundingly beautiful with hundreds of boulders dotting the landscape. Deep water channels, recirculating pools and small waterfalls all lead to a large swimming and fishing hole, a fly fisherman’s and nature lovers dream! Nearby hiking trail leads to both Hatcher and High Falls. 10 minutes to Lake Glenville boat access and its only public beach. 15 minutes to Cashiers. This is a unique mountain property with a true water feature. Want something that your friends don’t have? Here’s your chance. MLS# 86284. $72,000.

High Hemlock One of the most beautiful building sites on the plateau. Gorgeous views everywhere you look including Laurel Knob and Whiteside Mountain. 5.55 acres with flat building site - ready to begin your dream home in the charming small subdivision of High Hemlock. MLS# 86181. $675,000.

Southern exposure lot with long range views of Chimneytop Mountain with clearing. Build your mountain getaway on this beautiful lot and enjoy the natural southern light. Enjoy the great amenity package offered by the Sapphire Master Association that are associated with this lot. MLS# 85759. $29,000. This 1.47 acre lot has been priced to move! Lot sits above road so you are not in a hole and you should be able to situate your house so it is private. Home to the right is built close to its right property line and no home can be built on the left as it’s Holly Forest Association Green Space. Comes with Sapphire amenities. MLS# 85844. $15,000. Located in the heart of Sapphire Valley, this 0.79 acre lot has an ideal gently laying building site overlooking a noisy stream. The perfect location for a mountain getaway that feels private but is only minutes from the hub of Cashiers including the grocery store, farmer’s market, restaurants and other shopping. This Holly Forest XI community is also adjacent to the Sapphire National Golf Course and is closer to the Sapphire Valley amenities than all the other Holly Forest areas. Sapphire Valley Resort amenities include golf, tennis, fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, picnic area along Horespasture River, playground, track, carpet golf, community center, ski slope, zip lining, Lake Fairfield access and more! Expired 3 bedroom septic evaluation on file. MLS# 86461. $12,000. At 3,360’ elevation, this lot is situated on a quiet street and has potential mountain views. Features Sapphire Valley amenities. MLS# 84271. $12,000. NEW LISTING Peaceful stream front lot with gentle building site. Partially cleared so it’s easy to see the potential home site. Conveniently located close to Highway 64 East for easy access but with no road noise! Walking distance to the Holly Forest common area on Hogback Lake where owners can enjoy fishing, swimming or canoeing from the dock. Community has paved roads and underground utilities. Expired septic permit on file. The minimum square requirement is 1,350 total heated square footage and there is no time limit to begin building. This lot backs up to a portion of the 106+ acre Holly Forest green space for added privacy. Sapphire Valley amenities include golf, tennis, fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, track/playground and deeded access to Lake Fairfield. MLS# 87573. $10,000.

NEWLY PRICED It doesn’t get much better than this! Gentle 1.8 acre building lot with easy driveway access and a house site that has already been partially cleared. Southwesterly views of Whiteside Mountain, Satulah Mountain, Yellow Mountain, Black Rock Mountain and more. MLS# 87611. $78,000.

This gentle home site will be a breeze to build on! Great location with easy paved driving access into the community and just a few minutes’ drive to Cashiers. Drive past pretty Hogback Creek on the way to and from this lot! Located towards the end of a cul-de-sac for extra privacy. Lot backs up to a wide Holly Forest green space area and is also just a short walk to the community waterfall common area called Narrows Falls. Just around the corner from the public Sapphire National Golf Club. Ownership comes with Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. This lot is also walking distance to Lake Fairfield where you can enjoy the 3 mile trail around the lake, the beach area or rent a canoe or paddle boat from the boat house. MLS# 86920. $7,000.

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LOTS & LAND High above the highest major lake in the East, you have huge views of Lake Glenville, multiple mountain ranges, all the way to the Smokies. Easy access on paved roads, located in the gated Leawood community, and only a short drive to Cashiers and Highlands. Build your dream home atop Bright Mountain. Sit on the porch and watch the boats below and see the hawks and eagles fly by. Facing west, you will have amazing sunsets. Community water. MLS# 85984. $199,500. NEW LISTING Come escape the heat and enjoy the highest lake East of the Mississippi! Located in the gated community of Leawood, this 1.83 acre lot offers exceptional views of Lake Glenville and multiple mountains beyond. Owners also have a set of plans for the lot available to the buyer. This small gated community is easily accessible with paved roads only a short drive into either Cashiers or Highlands, NC for shopping and plenty of great restaurants. Don’t wait! Call today to schedule your private showing. MLS# 87603. $175,000.

Paradise Mountain Sitting at approximately 3,880 feet on Scout Mountain, three lots combine to form this 4.22+/- acres of beautiful countryside with amazingly BIG mountain views and sounds from the bold, rushing creek bordering the side of the property. There is a gentle building site with a roughed in driveway...look carefully for it as nature wants to stay here! With multiple places to access the land, you can choose how you enter and leave your property. Throughout the acreage, nature expands with mountain laurels, rhododendron bushes, hardwood trees and other native flora throughout making this a MUST buy lot! Whether you have a love for walking in the woods, having coffee on the porch while gazing at short range mountain views or hearing/playing in the rushing water of the creek, you can have and do all three with these lots! MLS# 83279. $22,000.

Pilots Knob

almost flat build site at a high elevation where you’ll be able to enjoy the cool Summer breezes. All in the gated community of Pilots Knob. MLS# 85946. $79,000. Very unique, 2.48 acre double lot with exceptional long range views and an estimated 450 feet of stream frontage. Trees will need to be limbed or cut to open the view but its easy to see what awaits you. The steam cascades through the property into numerous pools before plunging to the valley floor from the top of a large waterfall. The private home site is surrounded with laurel and rhododendron thickets a offers a tree house feel. This is not a typical manicured subdivision lot. MLS# 81724. $48,900. Fantastic building lot in the desirable neighborhood of Pilots Knob! Truly a hidden gem of a community where owners enjoy beautiful majestic long range mountain views and quaint Christmas tree farms as they drive through the area. Community features a pond and fire pit common area. Pilots Knob is paved throughout and has an inviting gated entrance with a pretty waterfall feature. This particular lot has a very gentle building site with easy driveway access and large rock outcroppings for built-in landscaping features. Winter mountain long range views with possibility of more year-round views once other owners clear some trees to build on their lots as well. Low POA fees and underground utilities. MLS# 85489. $29,500.

Sapphire Commercial Almost 2 acres with 461 feet of frontage along Highway 64 in the heart of Sapphire. 5 tap fees have been paid for CWS sewer and water, and will convey with property. Property can be used for residential and light commercial purposes, such as hotel/motel, office and/or retail space. Parking area represents about half of total parcel with stream and land behind. MLS# 86070. $300,000.

Sapphire High What everyone wants in a mountain property. A cascading stream with waterfalls and pools that is entirely inside the property. A building site with long-range mountain views that also overlooks the falls. Southern exposure from the building site and a mountain to the north to block the cold winter winds. A community with golf courses, pools, playgrounds, picnic areas, a swimming-canoeing-and fishing lake, hiking trails, tennis, community center, fitness center, restaurants and bars. Just a short drive to the resort towns of Cashiers and Highlands. You may have heard that all this wasn’t possible in one property - but here it is. MLS# 82083. $199,500.

Sapphire Ridge Cool mountain breezes, incredible mountain vistas and end of road privacy await you from this 3 acre lot in Sapphire Ridge, perched at approximately 3,500’. Very easy drive in to this property, with a very gentle build site awaiting your dream home. If ultimate privacy is what you’re after, the two lots below lot 15 are also available and would give you your own private road. Developer will consider selling all three lots together, and allowing buyer to combine in to one PIN, with only 1 HOA fee. Great price on a big view lot in Sapphire Ridge, a gated community that’s less than 8 miles to the center of Cashiers. Sapphire Ridge is a gated community that offers wide paved roads, and water and in-ground power in place. Sapphire Ridge affords you the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities the Sapphire Valley Master Association provides. Be sure to see this incredible value-priced lot now. MLS# 87153. $99,000.

Perched at almost 4,000’ elevation, you’ll enjoy beautiful long-range mountain views and a long private driveway that leads to this lot. This almost 2 acre lot provides you views that leave no doubt where you are. Very gentle, nearly flat driveway cut in that leads to a flat build site for the main level. The property drops off below the homesite, assuring you’ll own the view for years to come. This one has it all--big mountain views, level driveway,

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Here’s your chance to have great mountain views, with end of the road privacy in the gated community of Sapphire Ridge. This lot could be combined with lot 27 to the right, or lots 29 and 30 to the left for the ultimate in BIG VIEWS and PRIVACY. Developer would consider allowing buyer to “bundle” additional lots and combine in to one parcel and pay just one POA fee. It doesn’t get much better than this, for the perfect spot to build your dream home in the mountains. Lot 28 has a Southeastern facing view and offers a very


LOTS & LAND gentle driveway to lot and easy build site. Do yourself a favor and schedule to see this lot, and the other opportunities surrounding it. Sapphire Ridge is a gated community not far from the center of Cashiers that offers only the finest in infrastructure--wide paved roads, with in ground utilities and public water already in place. Enjoy mountain living the way it’s meant to be, while being able to enjoy all of the amenities offered by the Sapphire Valley Master Association. You’ll have plenty to keep you busy, while not enjoying spending time in your beautiful new home on this great lot. MLS# 87156. $99,000. A big mountain view awaits you from this estate size lot perched at almost 3,600’, including views of the rock face on Little Hogback mountain. Gentle homesite in the gated community of Sapphire Ridge. This lot offers you privacy and big views, yet it’s less than 8 miles from the center of Cashiers. Sapphire Ridge is a gated community, with only the best in terms of infrastructure. Wide paved roads, underground utilities and public water all in place. Start designing your dream home today on this lot! As a property owner in Sapphire Ridge, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the amenities offered by the Sapphire Valley Master Association. MLS# 87155. $95,000. Developer has reduced price from $49,000 on this very “easy to build” lot. Large 2.5 acre lot where you can enjoy the sound of moving water surrounding the home site - a nice stream runs through the property down along homesite. Very gentle access to lot and near level build, surrounded by beautiful trees. If you’re looking for privacy in a newer community with all of the utilities in - this one is it. Sapphire Ridge is a newer community with estate-size lots with wide paved roads, in a gated community less than 8 miles from the center of Cashiers. Great value-priced lot that gives you all of the amenities (golf, tennis, fitness center, Fairfield Lake, pool and others) that the Sapphire Valley Master Association offers. MLS# 87152. $19,900.

Sheepcliff Woods PRICE REDUCED Here’s the perfect spot to place your mountain dream home. Only 1 mile from the center of downtown Cashiers to this property-very easy building envelope, to keep your foundation costs minimized. Sitting at 3600’ elevation, this lot has a view of the famed Whiteside Mountain. Community water in place and an expired 3 BR septic permit in hand, that could likely be improved-given the size of the lot. This one has everything-great gated community, extremely close to downtown Cashiers, a view, easy build, water in place, and less than $100k. Owners had planned their dream, but life has called for them to pass this opportunity along. See it for yourself. MLS# 87480. $69,000.

Shepherds Mountain Here’s your chance to build your dream home in the mountains in the nice gated community of Shepherds Mountain. Perched at 3,700’ elevation, this lot offers cool summer temperatures and end of road privacy. Shepherds Mountain has two lane paved roads throughout, and has a clubhouse and deeded access to Lake Glenville. Water rights in place and there is an expired 4 bedroom septic permit. If you’re looking to build your dream at a high elevation in a great peaceful community, without spending a lot of money-this lot is worth checking out. Owner has plans for a custom log home for this lot and are happy to convey with purchase. MLS# 85588. $19,000.

Sims Valley NEW LISTING Truly an awesome lot! Paved driveway already in place leading to the perfectly flat building site with 360 views. Long or short range mountain views in any direction you look! This private home site adjoins another 22+ acre tract that is privately owned with road access from the opposite end of the property providing this home site ultimate privacy. Sims Valley is a beautiful gated community with paved access,

community water and underground utilities. Owners also enjoy use of the clubhouse, swimming pool, pavilion, pond & fitness center. Located only 10-15 minutes from the Lake Glenville public boat ramp and beach swimming area. MLS# 87563. $119,000. Extremely desirable building lot with bold stream frontage and a nearly level building site. This is the ideal place to build a mountain home overlooking a beautiful babbling stream with many small waterfalls. Enjoy some short and long range mountain views from this peaceful setting as well. Conveniently located near the community clubhouse, outdoor pool, fitness center and pavilion that owners can use for social gatherings. MLS# 85846. $59,900. Big view, small price! This easy build lot includes community water, paved roads, streams, ponds, a clubhouse with pool and exercise room and an antique farm house community center. Sims Valley is private, gated and just 10 minutes from Lake Glenville and 20 minutes from Cashiers. MLS# 86429. $35,000. Beautiful almost level lot with easy year round access and a near perfect build site. A rock lined bridge driveway goes level onto the lot. Betsy Creek boarders the property to the right of the driveway. Mountain views possible with tree trimming. Sims Valley is a scenic gated community located just 20 mins outside of Cashiers NC and offers amenities to include a clubhouse, pool, exercise facility, pond and picnic areas. MLS# 87145. $15,000.

Shoal Mountain NEW LISTING Possibly the most dramatic view in the mountains. Own the whole mountain top at the northwest corner of Lake Glenville. You can see the whole lake and all the mountains ranges surrounding. Miles and miles of views all the way to Tennessee. The building site is flat and the mountain falls away in every direction. Perfect for building without need for much foundation, but offering a unsurpassed view in every direction. This is truly unique! Owner also owns a dock on Lake Glenville which would provide access to all the Lake’s amenities. Dock available for an additional fee. MLS# 87237. $615,000.

Stonecreek Estates Four fabulous lots, some with incredible mountain views, in this conveniently located neighborhood in Sapphire Valley. A short walk or golf cart ride to CCSV or SVMA. Lots from $15,900 to $39,900.

Stone Pointe Nestled on the western shores of Lake Glenville, this 1+ acre lot is ready for your lakefront home. The home site features: driveway, potable and non-potable water lines, and underground power. The house site is cleared and a large dock is in place. Come see and imagine yourself on this beautiful piece of mountain waterfront property. MLS# 84508. $425,000.

Summer Cove This incredible view lot offers amazing views down the south channel of the lake, with many layered mountain ranges in the distance. Property has a designated slip on the 10-slip community dock. You’ll enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular views from 3800’, while just a short walk to your dock. MLS# 84681. $295,000. Tremendous lake and mountain views, with a southern exposure from this lot. This incredible view lot offers amazing views down the south channel of the lake, with many NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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LOTS & LAND layered mountain ranges in the distance. Summer Cove offers all lake view property owners a designated slip on the 10-slip community dock that’s just a short golf-cart ride away. Sitting 300’ above the lake, you’ll enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular views from 3,800’. Adjacent lot (Lot #17) is also available for purchase to provide a buffer, or opportunity to build main house/guest house. MLS# 84680. $275,000.

Trillium

Summer Hill at Lake Glenville Easy build lot inside Trillium with Lake Glenville and mountain views. Owner bought 2 adjacent lots to be able to clear the view. All 3 lots total 3.14 acres. Only one amenity fee. 18 hole golf course, beautiful club house, tennis, pool, fitness center and a club house and dockage on Lake Glenville. This is the only full amenity club on Lake Glenville. Conveniently located approx. 3 miles from the Cashiers crossroads. MLS# 85667. $150,000. The lowest priced lot in Trillium. Great location, close to both the lakeside clubhouse and marina and the golf clubhouse and associated amenities. This lot faces south with a view of Yellow Mountain. MLS# 84110. $29,000.

Whisper Lake Great opportunity to own a large 1.68 acre double lot in Whisper Lake. A beautiful, noisy stream borders the left side of the property. Mountain views may be obtainable from the top portion of the lot with tree trimming. 3 bedroom septic permit. MLS# 83314. $16,500.

Zachary’s Gap

NEWLY PRICED Large lake access lot with great mountain and sunset views. MLS# 73981. $85,000. NEWLY PRICED Big lake access lot with western exposure. View of mountains and sunsets. MLS# 73982. $85,000. NEWLY PRICED Very large Lake Glenville access lot. This lot faces west with sunset and mountain views. MLS# 73983. $85,000.

Sunset Ridge

Nice one-acre lake and mountain view lot (including Whiteside Mountain). Lot is located on the East side of Lake Glenville at an elevation of 3,900 ft.+/-. The lot offers a gentle building site, sunset views and only minutes to the heart of Cashiers North Carolina to the South, or to Signal Ridge Marina to the North. MLS# 87317. $100,000.

Tahala Shores PRICE REDUCED Fantastic opportunity to buy a lot with a boat dock on Lake Glenville within easy walking distance and not pay the high price of a lake front lot. Dock is in. Shared well. Easy build wooded lot. MLS# 83464. $100,000.

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High above the valley floor at 4000’ of elevation with a panoramic view of Sapphire Valley including views of Whiteside, Chimneytop, and Rock Mountain. This partially cleared lot with fire pit area and path from the road cleared offers spectacular views. Located in the small gated community of Zachary’s Gap, this lot’s views are absolutely amazing! MLS# 80127. $410,000.


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Rustic elegance meets classic Southern style in this spacious tri-story home, situated on a private road in exclusive, gated Chattooga Club. With plenty of room for the entire brood, entertaining guests is a pleasure. Gather for lively conversation or curl up with a good book in the great room with its soaring cathedral ceilings and stone fireplace. The family chef will love the beautiful, light-filled French Country gourmet kitchen featuring a professional gas range, double oven, center island with seating, and reclaimed timber beams. Step out onto the divine covered living/dining porch with its own hearth to truly enjoy the mountain lifestyle. You must be a member of the Chattooga Club to enjoy any of the amenities.

CHATTOOGA CLUB

Tsali Cottage

Quaint and cozy cottage inside the gates of the prestigious Chattooga Club community. Conveniently located to Clubhouse/Lodge and all amenities. Beautifully furnished two bedroom, two bath cottage with wood burning fireplace, wonderful deck with fireplace & open area. Master bedroom on main level, second bedroom upstairs. You must be a member of the Chattooga Club to enjoy any of the amenities. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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SAPPHIRE Holly Forest Hideway

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SAPPHIRE Whisper Ridge

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SAPPHIRE River Chase

D Family friendly home located in Sapphire Valley. This home offers an open kitchen, dining area, Master bedroom with private bath, and TV. Living room has a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace (wood burning), and large deck. Two additional guest bedrooms on main floor, both have a Queen bed. Another large bedroom downstairs with king. Great home for a couples getaway, guys golfing weekend or larger family. Sleeps 8 + daybed. For a small fee, guests have access to the many Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. Tucked away on 16 gently rolling acres in the historic neighborhood of Burt Farm, this beautiful, well maintained farmhouse offers plenty of privacy with just a short drive to downtown Cashiers. A wonderful place to enjoy wine and appetizers as the cool evening approaches, the rear deck overlooks the lushly wooded property and a tranquil pond with the sound of rushing water in the distance. A cozy study and generous master suite with sauna and jetted tub sit on the main level, with three more bedrooms upstairs. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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This 4 bedroom, 3 full bath gem is nestled in the woods of Holly Forest IV. It features 2 king sized bedrooms, one full bedroom and a bedroom with two twins that is great for kids. In addition there is a loft that kids will love to hide in and often sleep in. This house sleeps 8-10 comfortably. The upper level of the house has the kitchen which is beautiful with granite counter tops and Kitchen Aid appliances. There are two decks off of the main dining area with outdoor tables.

This great condo is located in the Sapphire Valley community of River Chase, a wonderful neighborhood with lots of places to walk to including Meadow Lake & the Horsepasture River. It has two bedrooms, two baths, and two decks overlooking a rhododendron forest. Unit is only a short drive to many of the Sapphire Valley amenities. Some of the amenities include beautiful Fairfield Lake where you can hike or fish and enjoy nature at its finest.


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SAPPHIRE Needlepine

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HIGH HEMLOCK Living on the Edge

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WHISPER L AKE Lakeside Cottage

L AKE GLENVILLE Summersail

D This wonderful three bedroom, three bath, single level living home is located in the heart of Sapphire. Entertaining is a pleasure with the well-appointed kitchen and an open, airy floor plan makes for comfortable living. Enjoy the cool mountain breezes on the large screened porch. Just minutes away are the many Sapphire Valley Resort amenities, including golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, mini-golf, a fitness center and game room. Amenities also include access to Fairfield Lake for swimming, fishing and boating. This lakefront home is situated alongside tranquil Whisper Lake in the heart of Sapphire Valley. The upstairs has an expansive Great Room that features a gas fireplace and wall of windows overlooking the lake and mountains. All four bedrooms are roomy with good views and have access to a full bath. The outside garden was designed to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Guests have access to the many Sapphire Valley Resort amenities and 55+ acre Fairfield Lake.

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Amazing setting overlooking Lonesome Valley with views of Laurel Knob rock face and Cow Rock. This from 4,000’ elevation in wonderful High Hemlock. Well maintained log home provides comfort and relaxation, with wood floors, wood-burning fireplace and master suite on main. This home is just a short drive from the endless hiking trails of Panthertown Valley. Nestled on 65 magnificent acres on sparkling Lake Glenville, this gracious lakefront home would make the perfect spot for your next getaway, wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat. The main home features three bedrooms and two and a half baths with wraparound porches and a lovely outdoor terrace for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and all the tools of the trade is a chef’s delight. The guest house offers three additional bedrooms and two baths and overlooks a quiet cove of the lake. Relax and enjoy the stunning views in the picture-perfect gazebo perched at the end of the peninsula, launch your boat from the four-slip boat dock to explore the lake and its scenic waterfalls. NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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“I truly enjoy real estate and development and find great reward in the accomplishment of finding the perfect property for my clients.” 116

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JOCHEN LUCKE PRESIDENT/BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: I have negotiated and closed many deals that others might have walked away from. I truly enjoy real estate and development and find great reward in the accomplishment of finding the perfect home for my clients. HOW I DO IT: I have a firm grasp on the local real estate market while always keeping an eye on national trends. I have an innate understanding of the practice of purchasing and selling properties, both as a broker and a developer.

TESTIMONIALS “My wife and I had an extremely difficult sale to accomplish: our home of the past 25 years, a lake compound with not just one house to sell, but two. Although we were familiar with many Cashiers area brokers, we elected to retain Jochen, someone we’d never met but knew of thanks to his stellar reputation. Not only did Jochen provide the guidance we hoped for early on, he delivered the kind of results we never dreamed of. Both houses were not only sold but escrow closing less than 50 days after the property was listed. Furthermore, we received offers at or near our list price for both homes. What we thought was going to be a painful long-term process of real estate liquidation instead became a winwin for all involved. Jochen took care of every eventuality at each step along the way - including ending a vacation early to walk the new buyers through the main home. Jochen Lucke is quite simply the best!” - SETH M., SELLER

“It is hard to know where to begin to describe the stellar experience that my husband and I have had with Jochen Lucke over the past several months, both in selling our home as well as finding a new one. His professionalism, in depth knowledge of the area, patience and guidance have been invaluable to us in this process. Jochen consistently delivered beyond our expectations in helping us negotiate highly satisfactory transactions as both sellers and buyers.” - GINNY AND BRUCE V., BUYERS/SELLERS

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“I love helping other families realize their dreams of living in the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

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DAN ALLEN BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: I bring a fresh approach and genuine enthusiasm about our area to each new client I serve. My positive attitude, local knowledge and proven dedication make me a terrific buyer’s agent or listing partner.

HOW I DO IT: I was able to realize my lifelong dream when I moved here and set down roots at a mountaintop farm near Cashiers. I quickly began building a solid reputation as a skilled real estate professional. My success is based in large part on my innate understanding of what draws families to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, just as I was drawn here many years before.

TESTIMONIAL “Let me begin that saying that having been a Marine for ten years, my standards for sacrifice, professionalism, and commitment are unfairly high. Dan not only met, but surpassed each and every expectation set before him. He has fought for us, stood next to us, in times of need guided us with steadfast commitment, and represented us with great professionalism. Though we are not among his wealthiest clients, he has made us feel as though we were. What speaks to his character is that he did not simply represent us, he took ownership of our goals and made them his own. We began our journey with the hopes to buy a house, fortunately we chose Dan Allen, and instead we found our home.” - EAGLE ENTERPRISES, BUYER

MEGAN McLEAN

BROKER/TEAM MEMBER

WHAT I DO: Well-versed in today’s fast paced marketing and advertising environment, Megan is a technology guru and works diligently for her clients to fulfill their real estate needs. Megan knows that listening is the first crucial step in providing superior customer service and surpassing expectations. “Megan McLean has renewed my faith in real estate professionals as I had multiple bad experiences in my past where in the end I was simply a commission check and not really a person. Megan made me feel more like an old friend rather than just a customer.” - SAM J., BUYER NC LIVING EARLY SPRING 2018

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“I delight in helping others find a special place to hang their hearts here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.”

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CAROL MATHEWS BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: My goal is to always be present. I bring my complete self to the situation, whether working with a buyer or seller. I am there with my heart, soul, and an open mind to listen to your needs and hear what you need or expect from me.

HOW I DO IT: My expertise in commercial and residential development and investment opportunities on the Plateau makes me an asset to any real estate client. My vast knowledge of the real estate market encompasses private communities, farms and land, high-end luxury homes and the small weekend refuge.

TESTIMONIALS “Always available, always positive, always a smile on her face, but most importantly, she got the job done. We knew the sale of our home would be a challenge due to the market, the remoteness of our home and the asking price. Not only did she sell our home at a very nice price, she has become a friend for life.” - SUE AND GARY G. , SELLERS “She made us feel as though we were her only clients, although I know we were not. Carol was so attuned to our wants and needs; we ended up buying the first house she showed us. ” - TIM AND NANCY H., BUYERS “We will always be grateful to Carol Mathews for helping us in the recent purchase of our home in Sapphire, North Carolina. We appreciated her devoting so much time showing us various properties. Carol obviously had done her homework so that she was organized and prepared prior to our viewing the real estate. Being a long time resident of Highlands, she knows the area well. Our purchase was a long, drawn-out process due to obstacles out of our control, but Carol’s expert advice and perseverance made it possible to close on our house.” - WALLACE M., BUYER

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“I chose the Plateau as my home because of its strong sense of community, wonderful people, and laid-back mountain vibe.”

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EDDY McDONALD BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: My knowledge of the area and passion for building relationships with my buyers and sellers have been major factors in my success.

HOW I DO IT: I believe in going above and beyond to assist my real estate clients, providing them with a superior level of service and the resources to make informed decisions.

TESTIMONIALS “Eddy is a fabulous realtor. He has been responsible for our rental home for the last year and has increased our rentals by 200%! He knows marketing and internet advertising. He is always available and responsive to our needs and those of the renters. He has what it takes to make an excellent agent - friendly and smart, a strong work ethic, and salesmanship.”

“We recently sold our summer home in the Cullasaja Club in Highlands and our realtor was Eddy. As a realtor for over 20 years dealing mostly in high end and waterfront properties, I knew what I would want and expect in a realtor. Eddy surpassed those expectations and gave us the experience selling our house that all sellers should have. If we ever buy again in the Highlands-Cashiers area, he will be our first call!” - ANNIKA AND JASON G., SELLERS “We had the extreme pleasure of working with Eddy in the recent purchase of our home in Cashiers. Eddy quickly sensed what we were looking for and arranged a nice variety of homes for us to see. Eddy is the best!” - CARY AND HENRY K., BUYERS

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“I go to great lengths to ensure my clients have the smoothest buying or selling experience possible.”

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CASSIE NEAL BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: I have an extensive knowledge of marketing, technology and the greater Sapphire and Cashiers market and have earned a reputation among agents as someone who is hard working and extremely competent. My sense of responsibility to my clients and attention to detail make me an asset to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the area.

HOW I DO IT: I am an active member of the Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors and have served on the Technology Committee in the past. My National Association of Realtors Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification has proven to be beneficial in the many short sale, foreclosure and REO transactions I have closed over the years.

TESTIMONIALS “Cassie was very patient with us as we looked for just the right mountain home to meet our specific needs. She was very knowledgable of the areas that we had the most interest in. Cassie was always very professional and worked in our best interest to help us achieve our goals.” - ELIZABETH S., BUYER “Cassie sold my house in four days in the middle of winter!” - JAN G., SELLER “Over the years we have worked with several real estate brokers in different parts of the country. They were all good but Cassie Neal was far and away the best, efficient, accessible, knowledgeable and personable. She was by our side all the way through the difficulties of buying a property - from selecting a house to the close - most important to us since we were doing most of this from Indianapolis by phone, email and fax. She was patient and cheerful in explaining what was needed, the how and why of various forms necessary to meet deadlines. All in all, Cassie Neal as representative of Silver Creek Real Estate Group made the frequently frustrating task of buying a house a real pleasure and we recommend her highly.” - TOM AND URSULA R., BUYERS

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“In the Plateau’s unique market, sellers and buyers need an agent with a strategic approach.Clients will benefit from my years of experience.”

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LINDA PRIDGEN BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: I believe in clients for life, all the while ensuring that they receive the very best this industry has to offer. I love finding the right place for my clients.

HOW I DO IT: I have managed The Chattooga Club for two decades and was also the onsite real estate broker, focusing on The Chattooga Club and Wade Hampton Golf Club. My extensive knowledge of luxury properties in both of these communities, as well as High Hampton, make me a natural fit for Silver Creek Real Estate Group.

TESTIMONIALS “Linda handled all of the details from setting up the legal closing to transferring the utilities etc. in a beautifully seamless fashion. Since then I have spent most summers at Chattooga and have come to admire and respect Linda and her knowledge of the market in the Highlands-Cashiers area. She spends a tremendous amount of time with her clients making sure she understands their needs and desires in the real estate arena. She is truly professional in all she does for her clientele.”

- MIKE M., BUYER

“When we decided to sell our home in the Chattooga Club, Linda was the first person we called to help us. Her understanding of the market from pricing, staging of a home, updating, and showing the home were invaluable and resulted in a sale in a very tough competitive high end market. Her network of potential buyers was considerable and relates to her ability to arrange the many moving parts needed to complete a successful sale. Her understanding of the real estate sales contracts and forms as well as proper referrals for legal questions for closings provided a welcome comfort during the sale and closing process.” - STEVEN AND NEDRA P., SELLERS

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“My background and attention to detail enable me to avoid some common pitfalls that can befall buyers and sellers.”

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CHUCK SELF BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: Spend a moment with me, and you’ll see my passion for everything this area has to offer. I find tremendous satisfaction in matching my clients with their dream mountain home or home site.

HOW I DO IT: Prior to selling real estate, I enjoyed a successful sales career in the television and entertainment industry, working most recently as Vice President of Sales for both Raycom Sports in Charlotte and Warner Brothers Television in Atlanta. This experience has carried over into my work in real estate, allowing me to build strong relationships with other agents that result in smooth negotiations.

TESTIMONIALS “Chuck is a very personable and yet extremely professional real estate agent. From the first interview through to closing, he handled every detail with utmost care and consideration. He anticipated and answered all our questions throughout the process in a timely manner. Chuck did an excellent job marketing our house, and helped us price it appropriate to our market. He brought in a professional photographer to capture our house and portray it in an accurate and flattering light. He assisted us through the negotiations and due diligence process; always informing, alerting, and anticipating. In short, I would unreservedly recommend Chuck Self for anyone’s real estate needs here on the plateau.”

“It’s always great to work with someone who loves what they do and are great at it. Chuck got to know us, cared about our wants and our budget and was able to match us up with a house that was perfect for us. He had the opportunity to steer us towards more expensive properties that wouldn’t have been ideal for what our family needed but would have been better for him. We love where we ended up. His help didn’t end with finding our house. He has helped our transition to the community and it is clear that he has a vested interest in making sure that we are happy and ready to be productive members of the community. I feel like we made a friend in the neighborhood. This was BY FAR the best experience I have ever had with a realtor. I wish all realtors were like Chuck. I can’t recommend him strongly enough. Hate to sound like I’m using hyperbole. Couldn’t imagine working with someone else.” - PETE AND ANDREA F., BUYERS

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“If you choose to work with me, your goals will become my goals. My extensive background will make them achievable.”

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RAY TRINE BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: I can be your guide to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, offering personal experience, countless fascinating local narratives, and a seemingly limitless knowledge of mountain living.

HOW I DO IT: Coupled with my dedicated community involvement, my background of accounting, property development and real estate sales has provided me with priceless insights into this unique area. I am a seasoned professional who brings enthusiasm, vision and over 45 years of experience to the team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group.

TESTIMONIALS “Ray Trine is the quintessential agent. In an era when the internet and tech companies are challenging realtors’ traditional business model, Ray is a reminder that there is no replacement for experience and expertise. I had done some initial research to try and narrow the scope of our search for a second home in North Carolina and handed off my findings to Ray. It quickly became apparent that Ray knew the area incredibly well. Based on a snapshot of what we were looking for, he was able to tailor and hone our search down from the 15 or so areas I handed him to a small handful. Throughout the showings, offers, negotiations, and closing, Ray was there with just the right things to say and do, every step of the way. There are reasons people use realtors and those are never more apparent than when working with Ray. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

- MATTHEW H., BUYER

“Ray has been my real estate agent for close to three decades and no one knows more about Cashiers and Lake Glenville than he does. He’s great to work with. I’ve bought and sold several properties in the area and no one could have done a better job. When you need to get in touch with him he always returns phone calls quickly.” - CASON, BUYER/SELLER

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NC Living Magazine - Early Spring Issue  

Published by Silver Creek Real Estate Group, NC Living magazine encompasses the lifestyle and aesthetic that our beloved Highlands-Cashiers...

NC Living Magazine - Early Spring Issue  

Published by Silver Creek Real Estate Group, NC Living magazine encompasses the lifestyle and aesthetic that our beloved Highlands-Cashiers...