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country Foraging for edibles on the Plateau, p. 34

PLUS MEET CANYON KITCHEN'S NEW CHEF, p. 16 LUXE HOME DECOR FINDS, p. 23 THE HISTORY OF PARI, p. 42 A FIJI ESCAPE, p. 8

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A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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e are so excited to celebrate our first year of NC Living. We created this magazine to spread the word about our beloved Plateau and encourage the discovery of spectacular properties in the area. We have received so much positivity and support from our subscribers in the past year, and we continue to create issues that we hope you look forward to receiving in your inbox. We have been working hard to generate compelling videos that showcase the spirit of our properties, our people, and our communities. Visit ncliving. com/explore-videos to experience them for yourself. We are adding new content every day. This fall issue is filled with thrilling editorial content. Our travel writer tells us about her surprisingly cultural stay in a Fijian private island resort. Meet Canyon Kitchen's new chef, Ken Naron, in the article, "Heart and Soul." We share our picks for refreshing your home decor style. Read about our adventure foraging with No Taste Like Home guide, Becky Beyer. Read about the history of a local treasure, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. If you or someone you know is searching for property on the Plateau, rest assured our brokers provide devoted, personalized service throughout the processes of searching, negotiating, and closing. We possess historical and current market knowledge, making us invaluable to buyers. I hope you enjoy this fall edition of NC Living magazine!

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FALL 2018 FEATURED NEW LISTINGS

28 RECLAIMED LODGE Impeccably designed cottage in The Chattooga Club

54 AERIE MANOR Architectureal treasure in the Big Sheepcliff community

59 NESTLEDOWN A masterpiece of craftsmanship on shining Lake Fairfield

60 SASSAFRAS RIDGE Huge views of the Balsam Mountains and beyond

71 HICKORY RIDGE Panoramic views of Whiteside Mountain and an indoor pool VOLUME 2 NUMBER 5

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acific Escape FINDING PEACE AND HUMAN CONNECTION ON A PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT Words: Miranda Murry

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elcomed by stringed instruments, Fijian lyrics, and bright smiles, you immediately feel the tropical embrace of Royal Davui. The private island resort located in the Beqa Lagoon is a sanctuary of lush land and seascapes bottled into a curated rendezvous that allows time to disappear and invigorates your human experience. Sipping morning coffee in the warm splash pool overlooking a spectacle of blue water begins each day. Each villa inspires a no-technology zone, with an open-air deck, inviting sun or shade lounge chairs, and a tub for two—perfect for stargazing with the one you love. The perfectly transparent turquoise waters offer some of the best snorkeling in the world. Filled with live coral and breathtakingly beautiful fish species, the scenery mesmerizes guests. Low-tide paddleboarding or kayak jaunts will allow a view from above where deep blue starfish can’t escape your eye. Raise a flag poolside for your cocktail of choice to be delivered, or indulge in the refreshing aromas and inviting touch of the spa. The staff brings the resort to life; with only sixteen villas on the island, they all know your name and share their culture, allowing you to feel a part of something much bigger than yourself. The connection with others, yourself, and nature is the most special part of this Fijian escape from the everyday world. Each morning over breakfast, choose your lunch and dinner menu over the sound of crashing waves and the aroma of fresh flowers under the leaves of

a one-hundred-year-old banyan tree. Culinary delights from the island chef include tuna cones with fresh wasabi, cucumber, and ginger or an incredible tuna caesar salad. Enjoy fried cassava root (a healthy alternative to french fries) and the catch of the day. Sweet offerings at the end of lunch and dinner are delightful with an innovative island twist. I was fond of the ice cream affogato drizzled with chocolate and dipped in espresso and coconut vodka. The detox smoothie offers a restorative zing with its mint and fresh ginger, while the spice of the kava-infused vodka bloody mary is a staple at 8 o'clock each morning. Don’t miss the kava experience with the locals. If you are lucky enough to be anointed Ratu (chief), the drinking of kava and singing could go on for hours. Kava root is harvested when it is around three years old. It is cured and ground into a fine powder that is diffused into room-temperature water and used in social gatherings in local villages. Travelers beware, it is a little more powerful than the average alcohol drink. Hermit crab racing will have you in deep anticipation to see if your chosen one will cross the line first, and cocktail hour is always a great time to converse with other guests from across the globe and the bartenders are always good for storytelling. We were fortunate enough to watch humpback whales and dolphins show off from the deck of our villa as we gazed at the edge of the horizon, watching the sun take its final bow as it kissed the sealine. The little moments of smiles and connection were truly life-changing, inspiring new ideas and mottos to live by. Your stay at Royal Davui allows you to relax, unwind, and tap into what matters most.

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/ P I C N I C O N T H E S A N D C AY . Exposed for only a few hours of the day, this stretch of sand, about the size of a football field, provides an afternoon you will never forget. At the edge of Beqa’s lagoon water break, you are surrounded by hues of blue from both the water and horizon—becoming your backdrop for a private picnic lunch for two. Land crabs play hide-andseek, and fish leisurely swim by as you and your loved one spend a couple of hours on a deserted island. / W O R L D WA R I I H I K E . Many people may not realize the history of Fiji during World War II. The island-hopping campaign brought 10,000 U.S. Marines on the ground in Fiji to look out for warships coming through the sea passage. A ten-minute boat ride across the waters from Royal Davui is a small village of approximately one hundred, where local guides will take you up a mountain to one of those lookout points. The hike is not for the faint of heart, yet the view is stunning. This was one of our favorite activities, as we were able to shake the hands of children at school, and see the villagers' lifestyles. / D AY T R I P TO S U VA . Pass villages and visit roadside makeshift stands to buy local fruits and vegetables, freshly

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How to Get Here: From the States, take the direct Air Fiji flight from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Nadi International Airport on the mainland in Fiji. From here there are a few options. One, take a helicopter directly from the Domestic Terminal to Royal Davui Island. It is the fastest and most exhilarating way to get there. Second, have breakfast in the terminal, enjoy a Fiji Bitter at the domestic terminal, and wait for your small plane to take you to the airstrip where you will taxi to a dock and board the 30-minute boat ride to Royal Davui. Third, take a three-hour scenic drive from Nadi to the boat dock and cruise over to the island for your Royal Davui welcome greeting.

caught fish, and straight-from-the-tree coconut water as you make the forty-five-minute drive to the capital city of Suva. The city is bustling with shops, parks, markets, and people. Its main port receives approximately 150 cruise ships a year and offers a perspective on city versus village living. Find souvenirs or try local fare, yet the must-see is the market. Filled with an endless selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, it rivals Pike’s Place in Seattle and the renowned spice markets of MÊrida, Mexico. Its cleanliness and fresh pineapple will linger in my mind forever. / D E E P S E A F I S H I N G . If the urge bites you, take a local charter to the east side of the reef to challenge yourself with a mahi-mahi, marlin, skipjack, or a myriad of other fish. Guides will be happy to strap you in and help you reel in the big one. When you land your prized fish, snap a photo and then enjoy it on your dinner plate. If your sea legs are a little weak, be sure to pack a patch or Dramamine to get you through.

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FEATURED PROPERTY

CARONA, LAGO DI LUGANO, SWITZERLAND - Remarkably large villa over four floors, in Lugano-Carona (9 km to the center of Lugano) with a beautiful plot of 5,000 square meters that guarantees complete privacy. The living area, with its kitchen and wide windows, offers a wonderful lake view. The property comprises four bedrooms with their own bathroom and a splendid attic. Marvelous fitness area with sauna, outdoor swimming pool, and four parking places. Offered at $9,215,172. Contact your local Silver Creek agent for an introduction to the leading real estate professionals in Switzerland.

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Chef Ken Naron

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HEF KEN NARON IS NO STRANGER TO THE KITCHEN, PARTICULARLY LONESOME VALLEY’S CANYON KITCHEN, LOCATED IN SAPPHIRE VALLEY.

Having served as Sous Chef, or second in command, for the last two years under Chef Adam Hayes, Chef Ken’s new role as Chef de Cuisine or Executive Chef will breathe fresh life into the traditions emanating from this highly respected farm-totable restaurant. Patiently working his way up the ranks during nearly twenty years of culinary experience, he has achieved an impressive resumé. And while he looks great on paper through his culinary accomplishments, it is his Louisiana heritage along with his magnetic personality that will bring a fresh heart and soul to Canyon Kitchen’s seasonal debut. As a kid, if he wasn’t on his skateboard, he was getting the cultural education of living off the land in the bayou. He was unaware at the time that this down-home training would shape him for his culinary path and current role. “Although my passion for cooking was realized later, I was always involved with the gathering process and gained an intense appreciation for the land.” Steeped within his memory are happy times spent hunting, trapping, and fishing with his grandfather. Harvesting from the family garden, they ate seasonally in the days when the term “farm-to-table” was not yet a culinary trend. They ate whatever they

caught or grew. It was Ken’s Creole-Irish grandmother who would spend hours creating spontaneous yet traditional dishes from their bounty. He recalls carefully watching her preparations and waiting patiently for her mouthwatering plates to land on the family table. He was always impressed with her ability to pay homage to the land and craft food that radiated passion. When Ken’s teenage aspirations to be a professional skateboarder fizzled, he soon found his next step as a dishwasher to earn money to buy his first car. What he quickly discovered was a fascination for the restaurant life, particularly in the kitchen. The energy, the creativity, the camaraderie, and enthusiasm drew him in, and he soon found himself working under such notable chefs as Tom Wolfe and James Beard award-winning Chef Gary Danko. As a mentor, Gary Danko wielded a great influence on Ken’s career while he worked at Danko’s Relais & Chateaux restaurant in San Francisco. Ken was encouraged by Danko to pay attention to the finer details. Aside from learning how to best manage a kitchen team, he was taught culinary and kitchen secrets that became a turning point in his path and gave him the tools to become a truly great head chef.

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Now taking the helm at Canyon Kitchen, Chef Ken and his team introduced an expanded tasting menu, offering more choices of Canyon Kitchen’s signature menu items and incorporating new twists to past presentations. Gracing the menu is gastronomy influenced by Ken’s Creole roots, as well as Mexican and Asian infusions. Thoughtful and inventive, Ken draws inspiration from around the world and the local land. His vision is clear on striking a balance in his culinary creations by marrying flavorful spices with seasonal ingredients. Canyon Kitchen’s practice of using local ingredients from sustainable suppliers along with fruits and vegetables harvested from their own garden will continue to serve as the basis for Chef Ken’s prix fix menu. New features include pasture-raised Lady Edison pork and farm-raised bison from Carolina Bison. You might find these dishes imbued with essences of fresh chamomile and coriander that are new to the garden this season, while heirloom squash, Seminole pumpkin seeds, arugula, and cauliflower with touches of radish and nasturtium brighten the plates. Above and beyond everything else, Chef Ken is all about making his guests happy. “It’s important that the food is flavorful and balanced with every bite,” says Ken. “Our guests can expect an elevated dining experience.” Creative gastronomy guided by Ken’s heart and soul will be the driving force behind his authentic cuisine. If you haven’t managed to visit Canyon Kitchen this season, make sure to make your reservation soon! Not only will you enjoy your experience, you will love getting to know Ken as he meets and greets. For all your Lonesome Valley property needs, contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group at 828-743-1999.

About Canyon Kitchen Located in the scenic Lonesome Valley community in Cashiers, North Carolina, Canyon Kitchen is a seasonal restaurant featuring exquisite dishes in a relaxed setting. The nightly prix fixed menus utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients from the restaurant’s own garden and other local food sources, including Sunburst Trout Farms, Brasstown Beef, and Looking Glass Creamery, to name a few. At Canyon Kitchen, guests enjoy the local flavors of North Carolina while looking upon the thousand-foot granite cliffs and lush forests. Situated in a craftsman-style barn, Canyon Kitchen’s interiors include traditional post-and-beam architecture, stacked stone fireplaces and sliding barn doors throughout allowing guests to take advantage of the crisp mountain air. For more information, visit www.lonesomevalley.com.

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Chef Ken Naron’s Spicy Bread and Butter Pickled Tomatillos 9 each small to medium sized tomatillos, quartered 2 small yellow onions thinly sliced 1 cup sugar 1 cup white vinegar ½ cup water ¾ tsp. black pepper 1 tbsp. cayenne ¾ tsp. turmeric ¾ tsp. cornstarch ½ tsp. celery seeds ½ tsp. mustard seeds 1 tsp. kosher salt Combine all spices and liquids in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add onions and tomatillos and cook 8-10 minutes more. Ladle into sterilized jelly or mason jars, twist on lid to finger tightness, turn upside down on thick kitchen towel and let sit overnight to seal or process in water bath until sealed. Enjoy as an accompaniment with your favorite sandwich or taco.

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FINDING THE LUXE REFRESH YOUR STYLE WITH THESE NC LIVING PICKS

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ooking to be inspired in creating an enviable interior, luxe style today calls for a mix of materials reflective of classic designs but with a contemporary fresh look bringing balance and sophistication to form and function. NC Living found some coveted favorites to delight your design sense and bring envy to all of your well-heeled friends. g

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There is nothing old-fashioned about this mid-century diamond cut pattern on these 15-ounce Bourbon Street Double Old Fashioned (DOF) glasses inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans. Visually making a statement on the bar, the tactile and nicely weighted feel of the glass in hand will elevate the enjoyment of the beverage within. The crisscross design is available in a bevy of sizes and shapes including wine, flute, coupe, rocks, and highball glasses along with a 40-ounce decanter and ice bucket by Rolf Glass. Set of 4 of DOF glass: $72.50 at shoprolfglass.com

Eyelets are back in and they are hot! Pair these Carnival hand crocheted 100% linen napkins with any of Kim Seybert’s napkin rings or her Gem Blocks to complete the look of your tablescape. Kim’s designs are featured in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and luxury retailers around the world. Napkin available in two colors: White/ Beige and White/Seafoam; size 21” square; set of four: $112 at kimseybert.com

Sophisticated and functional, this Chin Hua Lotus Bar Cabinet crafted with maple and walnut solids and satin walnut veneer will add grandeur to any room. Tucked behind the double doors is a mirrored back panel with LED interior lighting, a mirror work surface, wine bottle storage, fixed shelving, and two adjustable shelves. The metal base is black nickel-plated with one fixed wood shelf. Size: 54”w x 17.25” d x 74.25” h. Available colors include Sable (shown), Prairie, Black Pearl, Smoke and Sapphire. $10,650 by Century Living at centuryliving.com

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Designed as jewelry for the table by NY-based designer Kim Seybert, this Gem Block brass napkin ring with faux malachite inlay will inspire any hostess or host to throw one fabulous dinner party. Couple with one of Kim Seybert’s napkins for a finished look. Size each: 1.5”w x 1.75” t; set of four: $84 at kimseybert.com

Literally wrapped in luxury and sitting in front of the fire on a chilly evening, you will delight in your purchase of this Emara throw by Sferra. Made of delicately soft cashmere blended with superfine Merino wool, the design is layered with fluid organic pressed pleats inspired by ripples on water. As much an art piece as a home accessory, Sferra’s attention to detail makes this exquisite work of craftsmanship standout. Available in two colors Winter White and Natural. Size: 50” x 70”; $1,110.00 at sferra.com

Designed by Spanish designer Miguel Arregui, the classic Fonda Chair is intricately handwoven by superior artisans in Mexico. With anything woven being en vogue, this chair is bound to be the center of attention in any room. Made from hand-woven palm leaves wrapped on an iron base, it is available only from the innovative and contemporary Tao Studio Gallery located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Tao Studio can easily ship this one-of-a-kind piece to anywhere in the world. Email Tao for an estimate. Size: 36"h x 18"w x 17”d; $750 (estimated in US Dollars) at taostudio.net NC LIVING FALL 2018

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North Carolina native Whitney Caudle’s fresh designs and bold colorations will make any sofa or chair be the signature seat in the room. With a touch of contemporary, yet a youthful, sophisticated style, Whitney’s vast collection is available in every color, shape, texture, and size. Consult piper-collection.com for her catalog. Priced from $175.

Highly stylized ceramic lighting, including chandeliers, pendants, and table lamps are LA-based designer and artisan Heather Levine’s signature. Sought after by clients from around the world, Heather’s one-of-a-kind designs are artful and functional. This particular pendant’s glossy white glaze is super chic while the decorative circle cutouts give it an edgy feel exposing the light from within. Size: 11.5” tall x 11” in diameter; $1,125 at heatherlevine.com

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This Rattan Daisy Hanging Light by specialty designer Soane in London is made from hand-woven cane by Leicestershire, England weavers. Suspended by a natural rope chain, the 4-bulb chandelier’s sculptural knitted design allows soft light to filter out through the cane as well as casting light below. Antique brass canopy and fittings add to the distinctive detail. Size: 13-1/4” H x 31-1/2” D. Lead time: 8-14 weeks. Headquartered in London, Soane showrooms can also be found in San Francisco and New York. Price upon request at soane.com


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oodland Cottage was decorated by acclaimed designer Kathleen Rivers of Charleston, South Carolina, and designed by Jack Davis of Atlanta, Georgia. The home was assembled from reclaimed nineteenth-century log buildings from Tennessee and

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Kentucky and sited on nearly an acre overlooking Chimney Top and Rock mountains. With its patina of over 150 years of weathering, the log home feels as if it was passed down through many generations. The sumptuous great hall offers 30-foot ceilings and an imposing fireplace crafted by third-generation


stonemason Leland Huey. Reclaimed heart-pine floors are throughout the home and custom touches such as lighting fashioned from found objects and custom cast-concrete sinks in the master bath. The screened porch is the epitome of southern hospitality with a fieldstone fireplace and a porch swing perfect for read-

ing the Sunday newspaper. Take an after-dinner stroll through the garden paths after an evening of entertaining and relaxation. Rarely does a property with such unique architecture and welcoming Appalachian aesthetic as this come on the market. Watch the video at ncliving.com/listing/89048

PREVIOUS PAGES: Blending into a forest of old-growth maple, hickory, oak, and evergreen trees, the beautiful property is pure serenity. THESE PAGES: With all the sophisticated charm of a British hunting lodge, there are historic details everywhere you look, such as dovetail notches and hash marks created by the broadaxes of Appalachian pioneers.

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scan the ground at my feet and spy the green clover-like specimen I am instructed to look for. As I am encouraged to do by our knowledgeable guide, I pluck it from the grassy patch and pop it into my mouth. I taste a mild tangy lemon flavor on my palette. Not bad. “Welcome to backyard foraging,” someone next to me bellows. Despite the fact that I feel like I am eating weeds, well, because I am, I learn that this is yellow wood sorrell, a native weed in North Carolina, and is great in gin cocktails. Hmm… tell me more. Our foraging guide is Becky Beyer from No Taste Like Home in Asheville, who has a master's in Appalachian studies and speaks across the Southeast on Appalachian folk medicine, wild foods, and ethnobotany (huh? the study of the region’s plants and their practical uses). As we walk along the edge of an overgrown field of wildflowers and weeds, we learn about how to steep white yarrow for a cold remedy tea, how orange daylily blossoms are delicious fried after being stuffed with goat cheese, and how sassafras makes a mean root beer and adds a tasty zest to gumbo. We encounter all sorts of wild edibles from greens to flowers to roots that can be used to infuse drinks,

soups, stews, teas, and salads, and many of which can heal a bevy of ailments. Who knew?! Our organizer and host for this day in the country called Foraging Adventure and Wild Food Lunch is Kristin Jorgensen, a talented cook, caterer, and event planner. Entertaining our group of twelve today at her charming event hideaway called The Barn just outside of Cashiers, Kristin has refurbished the old and once minimalist structure, previously owned by her grandparents for almost thirty years, into an inviting, shabby chic finished space where she hosts dinner parties, events, and cooking classes. The Barn is where childhood summers spent with her grandmother were majestically filled with foraging adventures picking blueberries and apples, making jams and pies and sipping lemonade under the big oak tree. Her grandmother’s motto, “Found food always tastes best!” is imprinted deep in Kristin’s heart and for today’s event, Kristin shares this passion with us. She has turned an ordinary Sunday into an extraordinary Sunday that is well organized, educational, and delectable. Our diverse group, hailing from Atlanta, Asheville, and the local area, enjoys an enlightening foraging tour and then relaxing unNC LIVING FALL 2018

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Wild lemon balm pannacotta and wild fennel shortbread was served as dessert. der The Barn’s signature oak tree sipping Kristin’s Wild Lemon Balm Mint Smash (see the recipe on the next page). As the glorious smells of a wild greens pesto, country ham, and burrata pizza make their way from inside The Barn to the outside, our party takes its cue to head inside to eat. We gather around the state-of-the-art kitchen watching Kristin cook up some fabulous eats and gush over The Barn’s interior, lovingly decorated with antiques, linen, silver, wood, stainless steel, and glass. With many original effects of the barn still intact like the wide plank flooring, the original beams across the ceiling, and the powder room humorously made to feel like an outhouse (only with real plumbing), the place feels bucolic but refined. As the warm, gentle breezes of the day billow through the open doors and windows, the views of the pasture, fields, and distant mountains make for a surreal setting. With the pizza appetizer happily digesting in our bellies, we are invited to sit down at a long, beautifully appointed table for our much-anticipated three-course wild foods lunch meticulously prepared by Kristin. Each course sticks with the theme of the day to include some sort of wild edible. Our starter is a delicious Magenta Lamb’s Quarter (yes, a weed) Gnudi with ramp butter and parmesan, a naked ravioli that melts in your mouth. The chatter dies down at the table as we all dissect and savor the flavors. Our second course of Sunburst trout with a wild sorrel mayonnaise with wild greens

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and field peas is equally as impressive. The trout is so fresh like all of Kristin’s ingredients, which come from sustainable sources from the surrounding area. Our third course, a dessert of wild lemon balm pannacotta and wild fennel shortbread cookies blows everyone away. It is the perfect ending to a perfect meal. As laughter and joyous conversation fill the room, I look down the table and see nothing but smiles. You almost want to shout, “We did it! We ate prepared weeds!” but really the meal is so much more than that because you can feel the love Kristin infused into each preparation. Her intention to create a nurturing space for comfort, happiness and good food where people can nourish their bodies and souls has been accomplished. “I hope that [guests] too will be affected by the magic that my grandparents created here,” confides Kristin, “and for the simple rustic beauty… unplugged and off the beaten path…and sharing a meal together.” One guest, Carol Saul, an attorney from Atlanta, put her perspective into words, “The almost magical serenity of the Barn’s setting in remote and lush Western NC enveloped us as we were served an amazing meal incorporating native edibles from the surrounding fields.” The event calendar is quite packed for The Barn this season with interesting workshops, cooking classes, kids camps, and dinners under the stars. Check out The Barn’s website at www.thebarnnc.com for more dates and information.


The Barn's Wild Lemon Balm-Mint Smash Cocktail Serves 2 (with extra lemon balm simple syrup) In a pint glass or cocktail shaker, combine 4 ounces vodka with 2 ounces lemon balm simple syrup. Add the juice of one lemon and a generous bunch of fresh, wild mint. Shake or stir vigorously and pour over ice into two glasses. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and enjoy!

To Make Lemon Balm Simple Syrup: Combine one cup sugar and one cup water in a small heavybottomed pot over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add a nice big bunch of fresh lemon balm to the pot and stir until its covered. Allow the lemon balm to steep in the warm simple syrup for at least an hour or up to eight hours. Strain syrup thru a mesh sieve, squeezing the lemon balm to extract as much flavor as possible.

SOURCES FOR INFORMATION ON WILD EDIBLES Disclaimer: before picking any weeds to eat, consult the experts https://notastelikehome.org https://gathervictoria.com https://www.drinkingwithchickens.com https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/raw-wild-edibles https://www.wildedible.com NC LIVING FALL 2018

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OLD EDWARDS CLUB Experience true luxury at nearly 4,500 feet with one of the best views the Western North Carolina mountains have to offer.

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Experience true luxury at nearly 4,500 feet with one of the best views the Western North Carolina mountains have to offer. Designed for relaxed entertaining and hosting family and friends in pampered comfort, the expansive floor plan highlights the incredible panoramic vistas from almost every room. The well-appointed home features a magnificent kitchen with all the amenities a chef could desire, looking out to a water feature in one direction and incredible mountain views in the other. The kitchen opens to the dining and a spacious living area which is dressed to impress, with a grand stone fireplace, soaring ceilings and windows, an elegant chandelier and an inviting ambiance that sets the tone for the entire home. A convenient laundry and impressive master suite round out the main level.

Upstairs is a private guest suite, and downstairs are three separate guest suites and a second living area for the whole family to enjoy. Take in the jaw-dropping view from the covered screen porch or the open deck overlooking innumerable mountain ranges, the lush Tom Jackson-designed golf course below, and a lake. Don’t be surprised to see golden and bald eagles soaring below you! This home is ready to start enjoying immediately, a rare opportunity for the discerning buyer. If you’re looking for a great home with inspiring views and cool breezes, look no further. Ask your broker to share the video and 3D home tour of this property. Membership to Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove is optional. MLS# 89129. Offered at $2,300,000. NC LIVING FALL 2018

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Spying the Skies words by Kristin Bowen

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Several decades ago in the days of spy secrets, espionage, and space wars, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had a little known and well-hidden facility right in our own backyard, an undisclosed satellite-tracking center sitting on 200 acres. Opened on October 26, 1963, this top-secret campus located deep within North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, with its bunkers, hidden tunnels, and cutting-edge tracking technology, was critical to national security. It was at this time that the race for space was full on with the Soviets and each side battled for greater knowledge of space exploration and technology by watching and listening to the other’s satellites. Fast-forward fifty-five years, and what once was a covert spy center is now a public education science facility called the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute or simply known

as PARI. Situated near the town of Rosman, NC between Lake Toxaway and Brevard, PARI still largely remains a secret today. Founded by Don and Jo Cline in 1998 as a non-profit astronomical educational foundation, PARI serves to inspire young people, hopeful scientists, astronomers and those who just want to learn more. An entertaining outing for the whole family, PARI surprisingly only sees a little over 6,000 paying visitors annually, as people are just slowly discovering this magnificent destination. “PARI was founded with the vision of providing science discovery and learning experiences to people of all ages, with a special focus on getting young people interested in science with fun, hands-on activities,” said Don Cline. “Today, PARI is a well-equipped science center bristling with instruments and expertise to help maximize an

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making it fun. Having hosted approximately 100,000 students over the course of fifteen years, PARI is proud to have inspired several students who were once new to space science to go on and serve as astrophysicists, astronomers, and scientists. Last summer experience that people will remember for a lifetime.” during the total eclipse, PARI hosted NASA, along Stargazing is at its highest level here at PARI as they with 250 amateur astronomers and eighty astronare well equipped with the latest technology for viewomers from Italy that wanted to use the facility to ing and recording the skies, including two radio teleconduct research and record the skies before, during scopes of 26-meters (85 ft.), one at 12-meters (40 ft.), and after the eclipse. According to a PARI spokesand one at 4.6-meters (15 ft.). With no light pollution person, “This was the first time in history that an to impede the view due to their remote surroundings, eclipse has passed over an array of sophisticated telePARI’s optical telescopes can see deep into space, scopes like [ours], giving us providing a unique the opportunity to conduct "With more than two trillion opportunity to scientific studies that have identify new stars, galaxies and one to four billion stars never before been possible. galaxies, comets, in each galaxy, there is a lot to see Another first for this site.” and things not yet In addition to their stateand learn at PARI." named. With more of-the-art telescopes, PARI than two trillion galowns and displays an imaxies and one to four billion stars in each galpressive collection of rare meteorites from around axy, there is a lot to see and learn at PARI. the world in their museum. One meteorite dates Their goal is to bring greater knowledge of the skies back to 1492 found in Alsace, France. Also on display to a wider audience including many young people. are several fossils, gemstones, and petrified wood Partnered with Duke University for their summer specimens. In another area of the museum is a fasTalent Identification Program (TIP) as well as many cinating display of NASA Space Shuttle artifacts county scholastic programs for all ages and programs and items used and/or collected from outer space. for underprivileged children, PARI has a personal Aside from PARI’s own archival data collected since mission to get kids of all ages involved in science by

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their infancy, they also house the Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (APDA) with over 400,000 plates representing 120 years of history in astronomical data. Next to Harvard, they are one of the largest collectors in the U.S. Essentially PARI has a library of over 220,000 photographs of the sky that show how it has changed or evolved over the years. PARI is still growing its 30 building campus and has many exciting capital projects on the books like the Fluorescent Mineral Exhibit due to open May 2018. Colors from these minerals when exposed to different types of ultraviolet light produce a captivating array of colors, sometimes from the same rock. The largest specimen displayed weighs 2,000 pounds. This glowing tunnel of fluorescence will be a spectacular site to see. When you visit PARI, make a day out of it. Explore the miles of nature trails, eat at their cafe or enjoy a picnic either at Jo’s Cove or atop their observation deck offering an incredible 360-degree long-range view. PARI is open Monday through Friday (9 am to 4 pm), Saturdays (9:30 to late) and Sundays (9:30 to 6 pm). Entrance fees are $10 with senior and student discounts. Children un-

der the age of 5, military and first responders receive free admittance. For an extra fee, private tours can be arranged in advance for small to large groups. For $20 a person, Evenings at PARI, on the second Friday of each month, offer amazing entertainment to view the nighttime sky with astronomer docents. To donate to PARI or for more information on PARI’s mission, guided tour hours, educational programs, and to see a calendar of events and activities, visit their website at http://www.pari.edu/.

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296 BECKONRIDGE TRAIL SAPPHIRE

90 WHITE SQUIRREL TRAIL WATER’S EDGE

2502 NORTON ROAD BURT FARM

SOLD SOLD SOLD BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT $1,595,000

SELLER’S AGENT

27 WICKET WAY THE CHATTOOGA CLUB

214 NEEDLEPINE LANE SAPPHIRE

$325,000

SELLER’S AGENT

$4,900,000

38B LITTLE CHEROKEE TRAIL SAPPHIRE

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$349,000

BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT

$249,000


1162 JODYTOWN ROAD GLENVILLE

143 SUNDOWN CREST OLD EDWARDS CLUB

141 TWO PONDS RD SAPPHIRE

SOLD SOLD SOLD SELLER’S AGENT

$175,000

1899 CULLOWHEE FOREST ROAD

BUYER’S & SELLER’S AGENT $2,500,000

124 RACQUET CLUB DR CEDAR CREEK

SOLD SOLD BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT $799,000

BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT

895 W ROCHESTER DR CEDAR HILL

493 QUIET WATER COVE ROAD

$475,000

SELLER’S AGENT

$479,000

1886 SPRING FOREST ROAD CEDAR HILL

SOLD SELLER’S AGENT

$1,595,000

226 MATTERHORN LANE LAKE GLENVILLE

SOLD SOLD SOLD BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT $1,350,000

BUYER & SELLER’S AGENT $1,095,000

SELLER’S AGENT

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CULLOWHEE $6,995,000

Perhaps the most remarkable home and water features in the area, this 6,000+ square foot home straddles Knob Creek and a large swimming hole. The property’s many acres on either side of the creek provide complete privacy with walking and four-wheeling trails throughout. There are two ponds with a fishing dock. The property is gentle with elevations from 3620-3950 feet. The property is convenient to both Cashiers and Highlands. The long driveway into the home is flat and meanders through meadows and under brushed forests. Entering this property feels like entering a huge private estate or National Park. Most of the property is in a conservation easement with the main house and 10 cabin sites as out parcels. There are fireplaces in the living room, in the guest suite, and on the all

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season porch. MLS# 84897.


Sprawling Estate WADE HAMPTON GOLF CLUB

CASHIERS

Wade Hampton Golf Club $3,995,000

Offered for the first time, this elegant sanctuary designed by Tim Greene sits high in the Blue Ridge Mountains inside the premier golf club of Wade Hampton. A serene setting along with the highest quality materials, fine craftsmanship and thoughtful architectural details make it an exceptional find. Exuding a warm and inviting ambience, the main house boasts generous living space, gorgeous mountain views, and seven stacked stone fireplaces. Opening out to a private porch with soothing mountain vistas, the expansive master suite includes two fireplaces, a spa-like master bath, and an adjacent private sitting room. MLS# 87969.

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Just Listed FURNISHED ESTATE HOME WITH CENTRAL LOCATION

BIG SHEEPCLIFF

With exceptional architectural details and luxury finishes throughout, this elegant and inviting home is a

Aerie Manor

utes from the Cashiers Crossroads in the beautiful and private gated community of Big Sheepcliff, Aerie

$3,000,000

must-see for those with discriminating taste and an appreciation for quality. Centrally located just minManor was featured in Veranda magazine as one of the most astounding properties in the Western North Carolina mountains. Sitting at approximately 4,600 feet in a secluded setting, this estate is set amidst jaw-dropping panoramas of Cashiers, Cashiers Lake, and the multi-layered mountain ranges beyond. Soaring 29-foot ceilings greet you at the entry and continue into the stately living area and sitting room. Offered fully furnished. MLS# 89155.

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CASHIERS

Wade Hampton Golf Club $2,950,000

Adjoining national forest, the property looks out over panoramic and pristine mountain views. From the moment you open the front door, you’ll feel the openness and easy flow created by acclaimed architect Al Platt. The kitchen opens to the dining room and out to an incredible Carolina porch with beamed ceilings, featuring an outdoor kitchen and wood-burning fireplace. The spacious master suite is on the main floor for easy access. The upper floor has two guest suites with a large office area, and a second living area and two more guest suites are downstairs. The lower Carolina porch features a hot tub and a fireplace to enjoy the view and breezes. MLS# 88854.

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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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LAKE GLENVILLE

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. MLS# 88426.

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HIGHL AND GAP $1,995,000 Tucked away in picturesque Highland Gap, this extraordinary 48acre 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. MLS# 87036.

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THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB $1,900,000 Five bedrooms and five baths provide plenty of room for guests. Located at the end of a quiet street with plenty of privacy, beautiful landscaping with indigenous plants surrounds the home. A covered deck with wood-burning fireplace boasts spectacular views of Chimneytop, Bald Rock, Hogback, Big Sheepcliff, Little Sheepcliff, Shortoff, and Yellow Mountains. MLS# 88392.

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ROUND HILL ESTATES $1,849,000 Situated on tranquil Fairfield Lake, Nestledown is truly a masterpiece of architectural, interior, and landscape design. Massive stone walls, columns, and mature landscaping grace the approach. The porte cochère’s stonework offers an impressive entry to this elegant estate home with a level of craftsmanship and artistry that is unsurpassed. MLS# 88833.

HIGHL ANDS $1,750,000 Tranquil and picturesque long range vistas abound from this 22acre 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. MLS# 88430.

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SASSAFRAS RIDGE $1,750,000 This stunning mountain estate offers fantastic panoramic, multi-layered views of Bald Rock and the Balsam Mountains beyond. The custom home is nestled on the ridge at over 4000’ of elevation, offering cool summer temperatures and tons of curb appeal. From the moment you enter the home, the captivating views take your breath away. MLS# 89149. $1,750,000.

THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB $1,700,000 Located inside the gates of the exclusive Chattooga Club, this elegant, fully furnished cottage would make a perfect year round residence or seasonal family retreat. Fine finishes and thoughtful design details throughout impart a luxurious yet relaxed ambiance. The classic floor plan is designed for entertaining, with plenty of natural light and outdoor living space. MLS# 88119.

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SASSAFRAS 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. MLS# 87265.

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CEDAR HILL $1,695,000 Nestled in a shady grove of trees, this elegant custom-built mountain estate bids welcome to all who enter. Both formal and casual entertaining are a pleasure in the gourmet kitchen, which has been completely renovated with modern finishes and all-new appliances, including a Wolf gas cooktop, two warming drawers, and double ovens. MLS# 86369.

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HIGHL AND 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. MLS# 87855.

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 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# 88488.

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L AKE GLENVILLE $1,395,000 This is elegant lake-front living at its finest, spread over 1.3 acres. One of the nicest lake homes on all of Lake Glenville, this property is tucked in a tranquil cove, and abuts Summersong the premier estate property on all of Lake Glenville. The home is an entertainer's dream, and features a kitchen that will be any cook's delight - complete with bar and wine cooler. Open, comfortable living area with incredible views out over the lake from most every room in the house. MLS# 87978.

SAPPHIRE $1,350,000 Designed for nature lovers, this home offers a fabulous water feature, a terraced stone patio with a fire pit, and a pavilion suspended high above the valley floor below. On the main level, the master bedroom features two walls of windows and a private covered Trex deck with an en-suite bath which overlooks the breathtaking view towards Whiteside Mountain. The guest bedroom and an office are also located on the main level of the home and offer spectacular views. The family room and an additional bedroom are on the lower level, just a short walk from the gazebo. MLS# 88846.

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BIG RIDGE $1,349,000 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# 88192.

SAPPHIRE $1,295,000 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-toceiling windows fill the rooms with natural light and create a seamless link to the incredible natural surroundings. 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. MLS# 87447.

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THE CHAT TOOGA 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. MLS# 87269.

GLENVILLE $1,285,000 Lane’s End Farm is a magical 20-acre oasis with sprawling pastures, meandering wide creeks and countless trails to explore. A pretty tree-lined driveway leads the way to a breathtaking pastoral setting, with mountain views all around. Complete with a rocking chair front porch and a great view of Ward 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. MLS# 84469.

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L AKE GLENVILLE $1,250,000 Magnificent scenery, cool temperatures and the occasional white squirrel highlight the short drive from the Cashiers Crossroads to this gorgeous waterfront mountain home on the east side of Lake Glenville. High style begins with cedar shake siding and an inviting stone entry, leading to an elegant and rustic interior with eight-foot doorways, oak floors, neutral colors, exposed beams, and reclaimed barnwood lining the soaring ceilings. MLS# 88060.

CEDAR HILL $1,250,000 This meticulously maintained retreat features a grand living room with wood cathedral ceilings and lots of light, a wood-burning stone fireplace, a wet bar and a dramatic wall of glass highlighting the surrounding vistas. Designed for the Plateau lifestyle, the inviting covered porch is perfect for savoring a hot cup of coffee in the morning or gathering friends to have sunset cocktails and dine al fresco. MLS# 87275.

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SUMMER HILL $1,200,000 Bring your suitcase and toothbrush — this custom-built mountain retreat on Lake Glenville is ready for its new owners to enjoy. Nothing was overlooked in creating this spacious showpiece, including fine woodwork, rustic architectural details and lots of glass for abundant natural light. Take in the grand mountain and lake views from the covered and open decks while relaxing by the cozy outdoor fireplace or cooking dinner on the built-in grill. Summer Hill features paved roads, a tennis court, two outdoor pavilions and a spot to park your boat at the community dock. MLS# 89267.

L AKE GLENVILLE $1,150,000 This beautiful lake home is mountain lodge elegance at its very finest, and comes with everything for you to start enjoying the good life right away. Located inside the gates of the prestigious Summer Hill community, this property sits at a cool 3,800’ elevation and offers spectacular views looking out over Lake Glenville with the beauty of the Balsam mounatains beyond the lake. This home displays the work of a true 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. MLS# 86274.

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NEWLY PRICED

SAPPHIRE

Located in the premier equestrian community of Bald Rock, this gorgeous rustic mountain lodge is a

Bald Rock

sublime spot for wiling away the seasons amidst cool temperatures and making lifelong memories with

$899,000

fireplace, wood walls and beams, cathedral ceilings and an abundance of windows for natural light. The

family and friends. In harmony with the natural surroundings, the great room features a massive stone 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. MLS# 88185.

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ADJOINING HOME WITH STABLES $449,000

NEWLY PRICED

ADJOINING 6 ACRES

A unique property offering an array of options for the equestrian enthusiast! Located in the pictur-

$75,000

esque gated community of Bald Rock, this fantastic newer mountain getaway sits on over six acres.

Located in Bald Rock this lot features gentle

Ready to use at a moment’s notice, the thoughtfully designed layout makes riding and caring for one’s

topography and is perfect to build a mountain

horses very convenient and comfortable. Three stalls, a tack room and caretaker’s accommodations

home on at a higher elevation in a fabulous

sit on the main level, while the stylish second floor features three bedrooms, an open great room with

gated community. Bald Rock is the premier

kitchen and dining areas, and a covered porch for grilling dinner and relaxing with a cool drink at the

equestrian community on the Highlands-Ca-

end of the day. MLS# 87095.

shiers Plateau. Take a look at this well priced lot today. MLS# 87096.

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SAPPHIRE $1,149,000 This stunning home is in the scenic gated community of Stonecreek Estates, centrally located near the Cashiers/Sapphire line with restaurants, shopping, golf, hiking and more just minutes away. An abundance of windows and doors grace all of the living spaces, offering dramatic vistas year round and an in-pouring of natural light. Every room on the main and lower levels has direct access to 2,200 square feet of decking, providing a gentle transition between the outside world and the casually elegant spaces within. The gracious open floor plan provides a grand setting for entertaining family and friends. MLS# 87716.

SAPPHIRE $1,100,000 Perched at 3,400 feet overlooking the lush golf course of The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, this lovely estate offers exceptional long range panoramic views of Bald Rock, Big Sheepcliff and Cow Rock Mountains from almost every room. The circular driveway is gated and fully landscaped for privacy. Professionally decorated in an elegant Southern traditional style, the entire home has been recently updated with fine finishes, fixtures and window treatments. Most living areas are located on the main level, including the master suite with his and hers baths. MLS# 85630.

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CEDAR HILL $999,000 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.

CEDAR HILL $995,000 Lots of natural light fills the spacious great room, which includes vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, impressive windows, built-ins, and rich wood floors. A master suite and guest bedroom are on the main level. Don’t be afraid to invite the whole family over, because on the lower level are the family room, a second kitchen, and three additional bedroom suites, as well as a large deck. The upper level features another large bedroom with its own cozy sitting area. Spectacular mountain and rock face views and a central location minutes to Cashiers and Sapphire make this a perfect seasonal retreat or year round home. MLS# 88704.

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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CEDAR HILL $965,000 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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CEDAR HILL $949,000 Perched at approximately 3,700 feet with excellent long range views of Big Sheepcliff and Yellow Mountains, this well maintained, solidly built home is located in the prestigious gated community of Cedar Hill. The 2.34-acre property offers privacy and a rare combination of incredible vistas with plenty of near-level space for guests to enjoy. MLS# 88199.

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HICKORY RIDGE $939,000 Enjoy panoramic views of Whiteside and Chimneytop Mountains from this spacious four bedroom, four and a half bath home in Hickory Ridge, a picturesque enclave located just minutes from town. Vaulted ceilings and skylights bring in lots of natural light to the open floor plan. The master suite, one guest room and an office are located on the main level. Two additional guest rooms are located on the lower level, along with an indoor pool with glass doors opening onto a stone patio. The covered decks expand the living area and let you enjoy cool summer breezes along with the amazing views. MLS# 89127. NC LIVING FALL 2018

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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.

HIGH MEADOWS $799,000 Situated only minutes from Cashiers in the private High Meadows community, this custom-built getaway features the perfect blend of a mountain-inspired rustic feel with all the modern accouterments. Every detail was thoughtfully designed in this light and bright home, including Douglas fir posts and beams, shiplap wall coverings, and impressive exterior stonework. MLS# 88386.

PENDING THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB $795,000 Sassafras is a charming and spacious three bedroom, three bath Tudor style Club Cottage in the premier gated community of The Chattooga Club. Ideally located just steps away from all club amenities and minutes from downtown Cashiers, this carefree cottage is a wonderful getaway for the season or just the weekend. MLS# 81813.

CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN $749,000 This magnificent three-bedroom log cabin with charming rustic touches has huge views facing south over Lake Glenville and numerous mountains. This spacious property is perched at 4,000 feet of elevation with end-of-the-road seclusion. A separate living area downstairs offers privacy for guests with another bedroom, bath, a living area with its own fireplace, and a full kitchen. MLS# 88701.

FALLS COVE $735,000 Tucked away in the quite Falls Cove neighborhood is this charming lakefront cabin. 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. The deck on the back of the home is the perfect place to enjoy the fantastic waterfall. MLS# 88303.

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NORTH NORTON $725,000 This fantastic log home with huge long-range views of mountain ranges and Lake Glenville is a must-see.The over four-acre property is a rare opportunity to own land that is almost flat until the edge, where it falls away for a stunning view. All of the living areas are on the main floor, with two lofts for an extra office, bunk beds, or play areas. The backyard on the view side is terraced with a stone patio and fire pit, providing plenty of room for family fun. MLS# 88660.

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.

COWEE RIDGE $649,000 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.

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.

BRIGHT MOUNTAIN $624,900 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.

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SAPPHIRE HIGH $625,000 This three-bedroom pristine mountain home provides unbelievable views of Chimneytop Mountain, Whiteside Mountain, Yellow Mountain, and Hogback Lake. The living room is impressive, with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and a floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplace. A second kitchen, living area, game room, and bonus rooms are on the terrace level. MLS# 88644.

SHEPHERDS MOUNTAIN $599,000 Situated at a cool 3,900+ feet in elevation, the 2.10 acre lot is teeming with natural flora and fauna and features a view you’ll never grow tired of! Both the main and lower level have spacious decks looking out to Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond. If the sights of the cool lake beyond entice you to go for a swim, the public beach access is only a quick ten-minute drive from your front door! There is also a private walking trail that leads to the community lake access that has an additional picnic area, perfect for lake days! MLS# 88450.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PILOTS KNOB $599,000 This exciting new home offers 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 was the builder on this project. MLS# 86968.

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GLENSHORE $599,000 Located in the gated Lake Glenville community of Glenshore, this traditional home sits on a double lot, with beautiful lake and mountain views from almost every room. The convenient floor plan features the master bedroom and two guestrooms on the main level, as well as a sunny great room, covered porch and kitchen with a center island and eat-in area. Relax with friends in the expansive lower level family room with a built-in bar and wood stove, along with a walkout to the stone patio. The upper level loft would make a great office or hobby room. MLS# 89054.

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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HOGBACK L AKE $595,000 Offering the best of waterfront living at an excellent price point, this spacious home sits on two lots on serene Hogback Lake in the heart of Sapphire Valley. Spend the day on the pontoon boat, or relax before dinner on one of the covered or open decks. The rich wood interior and stone fireplace in the living room add to the welcoming feel. MLS# 85838.

NEW LISTING WATERFALL COVE $575,000 Only steps away from Lake Glenville’s cool shore, this three-bedroom, three-bath lakefront home is loaded with mountain charm! The property features two stories of wrap-around decks and tons of natural light, staying remarkably cool during the summer months. If the lake views entice you to take a dip in the refreshing waters, you can do so from your own private dock, just yards from the gorgeous Norton Falls. MLS# 88951.

HIGHWAY 64 WEST $550,000 Overlooking majestic Whiteside Mountain, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is brimming with old world Cashiers charm on over six acres! The property is totally unrestricted and has a large yield well, making it perfect for a small development, tiny home compound, or family estate. The property features an updated guest suite over a garage, as well as a single room guest cabin down the hill. MLS# 88801.

HIGHL ANDS FALLS COUNTRY CLUB $550,000 Situated at a cool 4,000 feet of elevation in the gated community of Highlands Falls Country Club, this charming mountain getaway has been recently remodeled with a completely new look. The home boasts three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, an attached single car garage, golf cart storage, and a large deck that’s ideal for entertaining or relaxing. MLS# 89109.

L AKE TOX AWAY $549,000 Incredible long range mountain and lake views await you in this well-maintained three bedroom, four bath home in scenic Lake Toxaway Estates. Sitting at a cool elevation of over 4,000 feet, it offers breathtaking vistas of multiple mountain ranges and four lakes in three different states — Lake Toxaway (NC), Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee (SC), and Lake Hartwell (GA). MLS# 79994.

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L AKESIDE CIRCLE DRIVE $549,000 Enjoy peaceful living on the large, unrestricted lot. A long meandering drive past the pond, meadow, and pasture area leads you to the front door of the original charming farmhouse that was built in 1930. The main farmhouse has been updated and features two bedrooms. On one side of the house is an adorable guest house, with its own bathroom and kitchen. the quaint barn—a large two-car garage under a full apartment with its own kitchen. MLS# 88619.

NEWLY PRICED CEDAR CREEK WOODS $525,000 This home has it all: mountain view, lake view, rock face view, sounds of rushing nearby Laurel Creek and only minutes from shopping and dining in Cashiers! This spacious home has soaring ceilings in the great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone wood burning fireplace. An open concept living area and lots of windows provide the living area with lake views. MLS# 87710.

NEW LISTING COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $524,900 There’s plenty of room for family and friends in this spacious mountain log home in the heart of Sapphire Valley, offering relaxed mountain living in a beautiful country club community. The master suite is on the main floor, along with an expansive open living area with an updated kitchen. Upstairs is an office that’s large enough for two, flanked by two spacious bedroom suites at either end of the hall. The property is a short golf cart ride away from the Country Club of Sapphire Valley. MLS# 88947.

NEWLY PRICED 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# 87947.

NEWLY PRICED BRADLEY FALLS $499,000 Situated on 20+/- acres, this large custom-built home is light and open with cathedral ceilings in the living room and dining room. The view of Blue Ridge Parkway, park-like setting, and bold creek make this a true legacy estate. Enjoy long hikes or horseback rides on the trails throughout the property. The home is being offered fully furnished with a short list of exclusions. MLS# 88382.

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NEW LISTING TRILLIUM LINKS $485,000 Finished with just the right amount of mountain elegance, this turnkey retreat is located right off the 14th tee of Trillium's renowned golf course. A striking stacked stone fireplace in the living room soars to the heights of the cathedral ceiling, while wood walls and ceilings give this home a warm, welcoming feel. Enjoy the lovely golf views on the covered deck with its own woodburning fireplace or admire your own private waterfall as you stroll along the garden paths through lush landscaping. Your own private golf cart storage is just a few steps away. MLS# 89260.

HOLLY BERRY ESTATES $475,000 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. Offered fully furnished. MLS# 87548.

FALCON RIDGE $475,000 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. MLS# 86967.

NEWLY PRICED CEDAR RIDGE ESTATES $469,000 Don’t miss the opportunity to live in this classic home situated on a very gentle lot in quiet Cedar Ridge Estates, private yet conveniently located just minutes from the Crossroads and several golf and country clubs. The master bedroom and office are conveniently on the main level, while the lower level features two additional bedrooms and a cozy family room with a fireplace. MLS# 88699.

COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $469,000 Exceptional location in the heart of Sapphire Valley, within a golf cart ride to The Country Club of Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation only) and the Sapphire Valley Master Association. The property is being offered with the additional lot adjoining to the south for additional privacy. The spacious great room finished with wood on the walls and ceilings has multiple seating areas, a fireplace and a built in bar. This great entertaining space opens to the covered screen porch. The kitchen with stainless appliances opens to the dining area as well as the open deck. MLS# 89303.

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NEWLY PRICED HOLLY FOREST $439,900 Offered tastefully furnished with rustic accents such as log, wine barrel, and leather pieces, this welcoming log home is brimming with character. On the market for the first time, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath custom-built home with an attached two-car garage was constructed with an impressive round timber roof system using nine-inch logs with seven-inch cross ties. This home has been meticulously and lovingly maintained by the same owners who supervised construction. MLS# 88637.

VIEWPOINT $409,900 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. MLS# 86115.

CEDAR LEDGES $399,000 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.

CONCHO MOUNTAIN $389,000 This elegant cottage has been recently updated, with renovated bathrooms, kitchen and sunroom. The 12-foot wrap-around, covered porch makes this cottage perfect to enjoy solitude while listening to birdsong. This great porch is a gathering place for eating al fresco, enjoying the views and beautiful gardens. Personal touches include the new siding made from hemlocks harvested from the property. Property adjoins 33 acres with a deeded nature preservation. MLS# 88442.

KILLIAN’S PARK $369,900 The abundant character of this quaint A-frame style home is sure to capture your heart. Located in the Killian’s Park community, this home has a deeded lakefront lot just a short walk away. When you arrive at the home you’re greeted by its inviting appearance and ample gardening space. The home offers two bedrooms with an additional loft area above the upper level and a spacious living area with woodadorned cathedral ceilings. MLS# 88687.

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BIG RIDGE $389,000 Spectacular 360 degree views from this charming log cabin perched at 4,600+ ft. elevation! Long range mountain views are enjoyed from both sides of the great room, master bedroom and main level guest room. Renovations on this mountain escape were just completed and include new wood flooring throughout the main level and new carpet on the lower level. MLS# 87697.

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.

HOLLY FOREST $349,000 First time on the market, this adorable house has lots of customizable space and a terrific central location in the heart of Sapphire. The master is on the main level with a bonus room and full bath above. The detached two-car garage features a workshop area, perfect for DIYers; above is a full apartment with a kitchen, living area, bedroom and full bath. Ownership includes Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. MLS# 87817.

HOLLY FOREST $329,000 Only minutes from Cashiers, this affordably priced home has been impeccably maintained and would be perfect for a second home or full-time residence. Enjoy easy mountain living in the open split floor plan with all the rooms sitting on the main level. Take delight in the private wooded backyard with lots of hardwoods, laurel, and rhododendron from the back deck, or cozy up on the lower deck on a stormy day. Owners have access to the Sapphire Valley community amenities. MLS# 88348.

NEW LISTING TRILLIUM LINKS & L AKE CLUB $295,000 Sitting at a cool 3,600 feet of elevation, this turnkey cottage has been meticulously maintained and is offered with all of its fine furnishings.The open floor plan combines the living room, dining room, and kitchen into one easy-to-use space. Two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and two baths are on the main floor. Membership to Trillium Links and Lake Club is an appurtenance to the property. MLS# 89012.

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CASHIERS IN-TOWN $270,000

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This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is within a very short distance to Cashiers area restaurants, shopping, community recreation center, swimming pool, and the Village Green. The well-maintained home sits on a gently rolling, fenced-in lot and offers plenty of additional parking, garden space, and a large private yard for kids and pets to explore. The necessities are located on the main level. MLS# 88838.

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E 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. 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. MLS# 85358.

F Totally renovated down to the studs, this elegant River Run condo has been given a completely new look. Upgrades include hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, new appliances, and an HVAC system. There isn't a nicer condo or townhome on the market in this price range. MLS# 89145. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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.

Are you searching for an affordable cottage with bold cascades and picturesque waterfalls? This cottage is located on the confluence of two large streams, and the sounds of the water resound throughout the property. A cozy covered porch provides beautiful views of the stream below. The access is easy just off Highway 107, with Lake Glenville and Cashiers’ shopping just minutes away. MLS# 88822.

Calling all nature enthusiasts! Nestled in the serene woods of Glenville, this three bedroom, two bath home features plenty of garden space, an easy to maneuver circular driveway, and end of the road privacy. Relaxing amongst the sights and sounds of the mountains is a joy with the outside entertainment space and hot tub accessible off the side deck and living area. MLS# 87834.


HOLLY FOREST $185,000

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Sitting at over 3,200 feet of elevation in picturesque Holly Forest, this affordable three-bedroom, three-bath home would make a great seasonal or year-round residence. Offering loads of potential, this home is being sold as a fixer-upper and is in need of repairs. The price has been greatly reduced in light of this and is a fantastic opportunity for the savvy investor or contractor. Enjoy the mountain views from the deck and balconies, or a side patio. MLS# 88707.

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E 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.

This absolutely charming two-bedroom, two-bath townhouse is the perfect long weekend getaway spot. Tucked away in the woods overlooking a small pond, the home is within walking distance of the beautiful Meadow Lake common area complete with picnic tables and a dock. The interior features cathedral ceilings, quality wood floors throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a brand new HVAC system, a built-in breakfast nook, and a floor-to-ceiling stone wood-burning fireplace. Anglers will love being just a short walk from the troutfilled Horsepasture River. MLS# 89142.

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Nestled in the woods of Concho Mountain you'll find this unique off the grid tree house style cabin sitting on 6+ wooded acres! As you walk to the home, you'll travel on a winding forest path and cross over a quaint mountain stream. As the trail opens you're certain to be drawn inside by the funky and fun character of this little secret hideaway. MLS# 88309.

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. Spacious unit with some mountain and golf course views. Great room has a stone wood burning fireplace and double sliding glass doors leading to long back deck. Fully equipped kitchen with small serving window and breakfast bar. Large dining room with private balcony, great for entertaining guests. MLS# 87692.

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COMMERCIAL SAPPHIRE $1,100,000

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C Let your imagination run wild in this spacious-almost 12,000 sf building. No restrictions on the property. Currently being leased by Wyndham/Diamond Resorts. Would make for a great office building, restaurant, retail space or even employee housing. CWS sewer and water in place, and has capacity to expand current # bathrooms in building. Property is almost two acres and has a total of 70 parking spaces-38 in top parking lot, and 32 on lower lot behind building. MLS# 85231.

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Great commercial opportunity being offered in the heart of Sapphire Valley, connected to CWS sewage and water system. Nice welcoming entry foyer with reception area, conference room, kitchenette, two bathrooms and a large office on main level. Stone fireplace in entry. Upstairs is another 6 offices and bathroom. Room to expand behind building and almost 2 acre parking lot next door can be purchased for additional parking/expansion. MLS# 88278.

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.


LOTS & LAND

Big Ridge 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# 88346. $257,500.

Big Sheepcliff Lot is located in the upper section of the community with mountain views of the Glenville Valley. 4 bedroom septic evaluation. MLS# 83307. $139,000.

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

clubhouse features a full kitchen, living area, pool table, fitness center, shower facilities and a beautiful outdoor grilling area with patio for entertaining. Short range mountain views may be possible with tree trimming. MLS# 88242. $20,000.

Cedar Creek Woods 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. MLS# 86997. $50,000.

Cedar Hill 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. MLS# 87462. $129,000.

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.

NEWLY PRICED Looking to build your mountain home on a gentle sloping lot in a gated community and only minutes to Cashiers and Sapphire? You just found it! With a winter mountain view this lot offers a great building envelope with lots of privacy. MLS# 88200. $69,000.

Beautiful lot at the end of a gravel road for privacy in the peaceful subdivision of Bridge Creek! Wooded and filled with nature, this land provides the peace and quiet needed for a great mountain home site. Bridge Creek is one of the best kept secrets off of North Norton Road. This gated community features trails, a pond, chimney garden and quiet!! This 1.71 acres is the perfect parcel for peace and tranquility in the mountains within a short distance to town! Natural North Carolina flora and fauna dominate the land making it indigenous and lush. Looking for a smaller cabin in the mountains? The minimum square footage for cabins in Bridge Creek is 1,500 heatable square feet. MLS# 84655. $27,900.

Cold Springs

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. $19,900. 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 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. 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. $29,500. Great lot with over an acre of land to build your vacation home! Pond frontage and overlooks the community clubhouse, park, playground and rushing Cedar Creek. The private

Gorgeous lakefront lot in the desirable Cold Springs Saddle & Tennis Club. Paved roads throughout community with level access onto this lot and home site. Once home site is clear you will have a front and center view of the lake! Located close to Highlands for quick trips to town for shopping and dining out. MLS# 88189. $250,000.

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. MLS# 87680. $199,900.

The Divide Beautiful long range views from this oversized lot in the premier community of Bald Rock and The Divide. Enjoy the views from your new mountain retreat or take advantage of the Pavilion at the Divide and invite your friends for a gathering. Only minutes to Sapphire and Cashiers, from this gated community. Also, take advantage of the Sapphire Valley Master Association amenities. MLS# 88702. $159,000. NEW LISTING Unbelievable price for this almost 2 acre lot! Sitting at just over 3,900 feet elevation, this super easy building site has majestic southwesterly year-round mountain views. The driveway is already partially roughed-in with an easy walking path to the very gentle and newly cleared home site. This lot offers the perfect building knoll with generous property lot lines allowing owner to open the views for a nice panoramic view! The Divide community has tons to offer including a covered pavilion with 2 stone fireplaces, full kitchen and restroom facilities, an equestrian center with on-site caretaker, over 9 miles of hiking/riding trails, many waterfalls to enjoy throughout the community and the adjoining 6,300 acre Panthertown National Forest. Ownership also comes with Sapphire Valley Resort amenities including golf, tennis, community center, park/playground, rec NC LIVING FALL 2018

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LOTS & LAND center with indoor/outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, fitness center, carpet golf, arcade/game room, ski slope, tubing, zip lining and more. Owners also enjoy use of Lake Fairfield where you can rent canoes and paddle boats, enjoy the beach swimming area, grill out at the covered pavilion or hike the 3 mile trail around the lake. Sellers are asking much less than they paid for the property and they just want to close before December 31, 2018 for tax purposes, so bring an offer! Their loss is your gain! MLS# 89292. $99,000.

Falcon Ridge 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# 88183. $499,000. This may be the best and longest view lot in the area. At 4,600 feet in elevation, there is no higher mountain looking south. So the view is only limited by the clarity of the day and the curvature of the earth! On a clear day you see the following lakes in South Carolina; Bad Creek, Jocassee, Keowee, and Hartwell. On a clear night you can see the lights in Clemson and Greenville and many other towns in South Carolina. MLS# 87828. $250,000. 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. MLS# 86584. $159,000.

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. 2 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 - $29,500. MLS# 74340, and 74341.

Glen Pointe 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.

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.

NEWLY PRICED 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. $99,000.

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.

NEWLY PRICED 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. $99,000.

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.

Falls Cove This lot looks directly at Norton Falls, the largest waterfall on Lake Glenville. Has great lake access and plenty of room to spread out. A four bedroom septic evaluation is on file with Jackson County Health Department. Sit and enjoy the sounds of the waterfall from any location on this lot! MLS# 88354. $599,000.

Fenley Forest Well priced lakefront lot on Lake Glenville located on a quiet little cove. 4 bedroom septic evaluation in hand along with a new survey. Shared well. MLS# 85310. $300,000.

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! MLS# 86284. $72,000.

Golf Club Estates

Fivestone

Beautiful lot located in gated Golf Club Estates. Just a short golf cart ride away from the Country Club of Sapphire Valley and SVMA amenities. MLS# 87721. $19,900.

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. MLS# 88178. $699,000.

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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.


LOTS & LAND MLS# 86181. $675,000. Wonderful opportunity to build on a nearly flat lot at a higher elevation in High Hemlock. The meandering driveway opens to the cleared home site that already features a barn for storage and other mountain toys. Seldom do you find such a great lot that will save on construction costs, for those seeking to create their perfect mountain getaway at cool temperatures. The view photo has been taken from the home to the south of the property to show the view potential. First time on the market! MLS# 89297. $325,000.

High Springs 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.

A noisy stream runs along the bottom portion of this lot! This gently sloping home site will make the perfect mountain cabin spot. A great location for nature lover’s with a canopy of trees surrounding the property. Just a short walk to the Narrows waterfall and common area. This would be a great building site for a 2 story home that overlooks the stream. Expired septic permit on file and community has low homeowner’s fees. Ownership comes with Sapphire Valley amenities. MLS# 88627. $9,000. Great building lot in growing resort area in the Blue Ridge Mountains, possible mountain views with trimming. This lot is located on a cul-de-sac road in growing resort area. The septic permit on file was issued in 2009. With trimming lot will have a great view of Whiteside Mountain, Chimneytop Mountain and Bald Rock Mountain. The topography should provide a good site for a home with a partial basement. MLS# 88744. $5,000.

Highway 64 East

Vacant lot with great mountain view potential. Dreaming of your own mountain getaway? The price is right to build on this affordable lot with great view potential of Whiteside, Chimneytop and Rock Mountains. The topography lends itself to a home with a lower level. It’s easy to see the potential by seeing the view from neighbors home. MLS# 88747. $5,000.

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. $599,000.

Vacant lot with great mountain view potential. Dreaming of your own mountain getaway? The price is right to build on this affordable lot with great view potential of Whiteside, Chimneytop and Rock Mountains. The topography lends itself to a home with a lower level. It’s easy to see the potential by seeing the view from neighbors home. MLS# 88746. $5,000.

Holly Forest Unbelievable long range views from this fantastic building site in Holly Forest XIV. Community features include paved roads, underground utilities with public water and sewer available at road. Southwesterly views from this lot sitting at 3,800 ft. elevation. Enjoy the panoramic vistas of Chimneytop Mountain and Rocky Mountain. MLS# 88095. $99,000. 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. Nice gentle lot with over an acre of land and year-round mountain view potential! This property has a long private driveway already roughed in so it’s easy to see where the best home site would be. Both lots on each side already have homes built on them so privacy won’t be an issue. Expired 4 bedroom septic permit on file. MLS# 88273. $30,000. 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. NEW LISTING Great view lot in the heart of Sapphire Valley. Just minutes to Cashiers and Sapphire, as well as all the Sapphire Valley amenities. Year around view will be available from the home once the trees are trimmed. MLS# 89042. $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. MLS# 86461. $11,500. 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. MLS# 87573. $10,000.

NEWLY PRICED 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. MLS# 86920. $4,000.

Leawood 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. 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. MLS# 87603. $175,000.

Laurel Falls Gently rolling 10+/- acre lot in the Laurel Falls community in Glenville, NC. Plenty of privacy and usable acreage to build your dream home. Great potential for a unencumbered ridge line view with selective tree clearing. A small babbling stream runs through the property adding to the mountain charm. A driveway and partially cleared home site has been pushed in and an expired 3 bedroom septic evaluation is on file. MLS# 87876. $74,900. NEW LISTING Two great adjoining lots in the scenic, wild and gated subdivision of Laurel Falls. Each lot has a survey, septic evaluation for a 3 bedroom home with easy building sites! A small stream runs through the property providing additional mountain charm. Ridgeline views with tree trimming. Lots of usable land. Laurel Falls is bordered by thousands of acres of protected Panthertown Valley. The Yosemite of the East. MLS# 89196. $65,000. Perched atop a gentle knoll in the private and peaceful Laurel Falls gated community is NC LIVING FALL 2018

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LOTS & LAND this 4.65 acre lot. This lot has potential for a fantastic long range mountain view with clearing, and is gentle enough to make for easy building. Laurel Falls is a wild and scenic gated, low density community with large un-manicured lots for a true deep in the mountains feel. MLS# 88595. $25,000.

Old Wagon Road Perched at 4,240+ feet in elevation is this fantastic and high potential lot! The view you could have with selective tree clearing from the prospective building site would be phenomenal and include dozens of mountaintops, a front row seat to Whiteside Mountain as well as a view of the famous “Bear Shadow” that blankets the valley below in the autumn months. As you explore this lot you’ll fall in love with the serene feel and the mountain landscape teeming with natural flora and fauna. MLS# 88819. $225,000.

Pilots Knob Pilots Knob is a gated, mountain top community with high elevation lots rising above 4,100 feet. The community offers paved roads, green space, beautiful landscaping, a community pond, fire pit and refreshingly low HOA fees. With 4 recent home sales, numerous lot sales, developer owned spec builds and privately owned custom builds soon to be underway, Pilots Knob is quickly becoming a bustling mountain community! MLS# 88759. $92,000. The communities finest big view lots handpicked for ease of build and their incalculable long range views! Pilots Knob is a hot and new gated, mountain top community with high elevation lots rising above 4,100 feet. The community offers paved roads, green space, beautiful landscaping, a community pond, fire pit and refreshingly low HOA fees. With recent home sales, numerous lot sales, developer owned spec builds and privately owned custom builds are underway. MLS# 88752. $89,900. The community’s finest big view lots handpicked for ease of build and their incalculable long range views! Pilots Knob is a hot and new gated, mountain top community with high elevation lots rising above 4,100 feet. The community offers paved roads, green space, beautiful landscaping, a community pond, fire pit and refreshingly low HOA fees. With recent home sales, numerous lot sales, developer owned spec builds and privately owned custom builds are underway. MLS# 88758. $84,900. 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. MLS# 85946. $79,000. 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. This particular lot has a very gentle building site with easy driveway access and large rock outcroppings for built-in landscaping features. Low POA fees and underground utilities. MLS# 85489. $29,500.

Sapphire Dramatic large acreage inside Sapphire Valley. 63 acres of mountain beauty with a bold stream flowing through the middle. Includes a small cabin and numerous out buildings. Property has views of mountains and rock faces. Little Hogback Creek is the stream which cascades through the property with many small waterfalls. The sounds of the stream can be heard all over the property. The small cabin has a new kitchen and bath. MLS# 87880. $1,250,000.

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# 88280. $300,000.

Sapphire High NEWLY PRICED 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. MLS# 82083. $175,000.

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. MLS# 87153. $99,000. 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. Lot 28 has a Southeastern facing view and offers a very gentle driveway to lot and easy build site. 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. 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. MLS# 87152. $19,900.

Sheepcliff Woods 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. MLS# 87480. $69,000.

Shepherds Drive Situated at 3,720 ft. in elevation is this spacious, un-manicured and gently rolling lot, full

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LOTS & LAND of wildlife and natural flora. As you explore the land you’ll find a small stream, roughed in roads, and a serene mountain setting. This lot has an abundance of gentle grade potential home sites, and can be subdivided into 1 acre minimum parcels. There are few restrictions on this parcel, providing ample opportunity for development and enjoyment. MLS# 88628. $45,000.

Shepherds Mountain $50,000 price drop on this incredible lake and mountain view lot with a flat building site to perch your home 400’ above Lake Glenville. This almost 2 acre lot is located in the gated community of Shepherds Mountain--that provides property owners in-ground utilities, nice paved roads, a small clubhouse, play area for the kids and deeded access to Lake Glenville. MLS# 88407. $99,900.

Snowbird Tucked away in the high end Snowbird gated community is this fantastic 45.71 acre Gentleman’s farm! This property has plenty of room for homes and an abundance of easy building sites. As you approach the small rustic camping cabin, your greeted by gently rolling meadows and gorgeous layered mountain views. The cabin itself is studio style, with an outhouse steps away for a true 1800’s historic feel. MLS# 88803. $799,000.

Stonecreek Estates

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. MLS# 85588. $19,000.

Sims Valley Paved driveway already in place leading to the perfectly flat building site with 360 degree 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. 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# 88694. $30,000. 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. Great value for this 1.64 acre lot with nice building site, gated, paved, year round access. Possible long or short range ridgeline views with tree cutting. Located in the scenic Sims Valley, a beautiful gated community with paved access. Residents enjoy the private clubhouse, pavilion, swimming pool, ponds, fitness center, community water and underground utilities. MLS# 87773. $14,950.

Shoal Mountain 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. MLS# 87237. $615,000.

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. MLS# 89300.Lots from $15,900 to $39,900. Fabulous views over Sapphire Valley and a short golf cart ride away from The Country Club of Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation only) and the Sapphire Valley amenities. Build your dream house on this value priced lot. Lot next door also available for those seeking additional privacy or larger yard. Enjoy the views of Bald Rock and Lonesome Valley canyon. This gated community offers quick access to everything Sapphire Valley has to offer. MLS# 87722. $25,000.

Stone Pointe One of the premier lakefront lots on all of Lake Glenville is now available for the discerning buyer. Lot 5 is the namesake for its community, sitting on a point and features a beautiful rock outcropping. The lot features 1.54 acres to spread your wings, very gentle build site and walk to water, more than 400’ of shoreline, deep water, and an incredible Southerly facing view down the main channel of the lake. The extensive rock work and boat dock convey, along with a 5 BR septic permit and drain field already installed.. MLS# 88390. $849,000. 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.

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LOTS & LAND Listen to the sounds of a rushing waterfall on Lake Glenville from this beautiful lot in Strawberry Hill! Build high to take advantage of lake and mountain views. Just a short walk to the common area access to Lake Glenville and the tennis courts. Peek-a-boo views of Lake Glenville that can be improved some with tree trimming and house site clearing. There is stunning rock face wall that sits just behind the home site adding a natural and unique landscape feature. MLS# 88761. $49,000.

Stonecreek Estates

to Chattooga Club by invitation. MLS# 88891. $360,000. NEW LISTING Enjoy the soothing sounds of splashing water, from this beautiful lake-front lot behind the gates of the prestigious Chattooga Club. This lot provides you the opportunity to site your dream home so you can enjoy the combination of seeing, and listening to, continuous water pouring over the dam in one direction…while enjoying a nice long view of Lake Chattooga from the other. Owner has beautiful set of house plans, designed by Meyer-Greeson-Paullin-Benson out of Charlotte, NC, that includes an observation deck and an optional guest house. One of the premier lots in all of Chattooga Club-now priced to sell, so you can start enjoy luxury lake living in the mountains. MLS# 89283. $349,000.

NEW LISTING Lots 15, 18, 32, and 36 in Stone Creek Estates with public water and sewer available. Conveniently located behind the gates at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley. A short walk or golf cart ride to the amenities of Sapphire Valley including golf, tennis, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center, ski slope, zip lines and more. Membership to The Country Club of Sapphire Valley is by invitation only. MLS# 89300. $59,000.

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. Membership to club by invitation only. MLS# 87975. $335,000.

Summer Cove

Very gentle easy building site on corner lot on a quiet street. 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.

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 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’. MLS# 84680. $275,000.

Summer Hill Almost 3 acre lot in Summer Hill, a premier Lake Glenville community. Driveway partially in. Big lake and mountain view. Community dock, boat launch ramp, sandy beach, picnic shelter with fireplace and tennis court. Well managed gated community with wide paved roads and friendly neighbors. MLS# 88751. $295,000. Large lake access lot with great mountain and sunset views. MLS# 73981. $85,000.

Trillium 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.

Wade Hampton NEW LISTING Lot has a good view of Whiteside Mountain in well-established and exclusive neighborhood of Wade Hampton. Priced below market value! Motivated seller! MLS# 88888. $79,000.

Big lake access lot with western exposure. View of mountains and sunsets. MLS# 73982. $85,000.

Waterdance

Very large Lake Glenville access lot. This lot faces west with sunset and mountain views. MLS# 73983. $85,000.

If you love the idea of walking out your front door and going for a swim in the gently moving pool below your home, then this is the lot for you. The section of river frontage you own with this lot has both small rapids and slow moving pools, perfect for the avid angler or nature enthusiast. This lot has a valid septic permit for a three bedroom home, and also has access to the community water located 100’ from where the proposed home site is. MLS# 88593. $125,000.

Tahala Shores This lot is a must-see for anyone looking for an easy-build site for their lakefront dream home with convenient boating access. The lot overlooks the wide part of the lake, offering unrivalled views. Its central location between Cashiers and Highlands provides a short drive to a variety of shopping and dining. A site plan is available that outlines the potential layout of this gently sloping lot, and a current three-bedroom septic permit is on file. MLS# 88490. $239,000. 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.

The Chattooga Club NEW LISTING One of the few lots still available in this established, exclusive and gated community. Gentle building site with view potential. Many beautiful hardwoods and indigenous plants on property including rhododendron and mountain laurels. Membership

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NEW LISTING Located in the scenic Waterdance gated community is this great 1.76 acre riverfront lot! The lot has a roughed in road leading directly to the potential building site, which is just steps away from the rushing Tuckasegee River. There is a current three bedroom septic permit on file (no septic tank installed yet) and community water is readily available. The community itself features paved roads, covered bridge, gated access, and gorgeous water features such as the waterfall that is up the road from this lot. MLS# 88921. $125,000.

Whisper Lake Just around the corner from the Whisper Lake common area, this home site is the perfect setting to build a mountain getaway! The Whisper Lake common area has a lake side picnic area and dock where you can enjoy swimming, canoeing and kayaking. This beautiful lot also comes with Sapphire Valley amenities. MLS# 88503. $35,000.


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F 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. 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.

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. 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. 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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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. 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. 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.

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High Five

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. You must be a member of the Chattooga Club to enjoy any of the amenities.

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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.

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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 “Jochen Lucke was our agent when we first started looking for a vacation home in the Cashiers area. He quickly surmised that what we wanted, at the price point we were considering, was not for sale at that time (2013). He then recommended that we consider building this home. Because we live in the mid-west, this was not our favorite option, but we listened. “Jochen immediately showed us lots for sale that fit our requirements.. We desired that the home have a big view, be a close proximity to town, and have a distinctive mountain architecture that was as beautiful on the exterior as it was on the inside. He quickly found a lot that delivered on the long, layered easterly view and was close to Cashiers. Jochen then went to work helping us purchase the lot under market value. He also helped negotiate for the Seller to finish out the road and bury utilities and sewage lines past our lot and up to the top of the mountain. “Years later when we reluctantly decided to sell the home, Jochen sold it in a few weeks, very close to our asking price. He is highly ethical, extremely responsive and a pleasure to deal with. My wife and I would not hesitate to give Jochen our highest recommendation to anyone buying, selling or considering buying land to build in this mountain area.” - JEFFREY A., BUYER

“We have used Jochen Lucke twice for the purchase and sale of our home. He is very professional and takes care of every detail. I would not hesitate to recommend him and Silver Creek Real Estate Group for any real estate transaction. He is the best Realtor my wife and I have ever used.” - STEVE B., BUYER/SELLER

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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

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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 FALL 2018

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“I feel blessed to have rediscovered the Plateau as the place to even further my dreams as a Trusted Real Estate Broker and Advisor with Silver Creek.”

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LYNETTE GROUT BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: I have successfully marketed and sold real estate since 2000 in Southwest Florida. For the last fifteen years, I’ve been a top producing sales associate with John R. Wood Properties in Naples and currently serve on the President’s Council. I bring this extensive experience to the Plateau. HOW I DO IT: I stage all my listings prior to presenting them to the market. With a reputation for marketing distinguished properties, in addition to extensive training and market knowledge, I am a critical resource for luxury property owners. I know that discretion and privacy are important factors for many owners and have the expertise to coordinate the intricate details of today’s sophisticated transactions.

TESTIMONIALS “Lynette is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with! She took the time to get to know our needs up front. She worked hard to analyze the market and to focus our attention on homes that met our criteria. She planned our visits perfectly and used our time very efficiently. She modified her approach the more she understood our objectives. She helped us execute the transaction smoothly and effectively. Lynette is detail-oriented and intelligent. She works hard and smart. She made us feel like we were her only customer. She cares. She also happens to be a wonderful person. Five stars are not enough!” - JOSEPH D., BUYER

“We are so grateful for the exemplary, courteous, and skillful representation we received and hope that we can pass our delight on to anyone looking for a true Real Estate Professional, who exceeds expectations and helps make dreams come true. We needed so much more than a Real Estate agent, and Lynette Grout was expertly skilled to act as our Real Estate Representative and then assume the extra role of our Relocation Specialist with equal skill and enthusiasm.” - LEN & LYNN C., BUYERS

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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.”

- JOE AND MARY S., VACATION RENTAL OWNER

“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.” DAN AND BEV S., SELLERS “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 NC LIVING FALL 2018

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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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