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PL AT E AU A PREVIEW OF THE HIGHLANDS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER EXPANSION + AN INTERVIEW WITH CASHIERS’ ARCHITECT E X T R A O R D I N A I R E + M E E T T H E PA S S I O N AT E E X E C U T I V E DIRECTOR OF THE HIGHL ANDS-CASHIERS L AND TRUST
Plus A Closer Look at the Croquet ProAm Tournament Make-Ahead Picnic Recipes for Outdoor Concerts In Search of the Perfect Rosé NC LIVING SUMMER 2019 1
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A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
hile many hearts and minds turn to thoughts of patriotism during the month of July, the Plateau is a veritable celebration of all that freedom brings far beyond Independence Day, from food and wine to music and culture; from nature and gardens to friends, family, and of course, fireworks! Summer is a wonderful time of year to escape the sweltering heat found at lower elevations, partake in riveting musical performances courtesy of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, enjoy a game of croquet or golf, and tour some of the area's most stunning homes and gardens during the Joy Garden Tour. In this issue of NC Living magazine, we celebrate our growing, prospering community. With the Performing Arts Center in Highlands and The Village Green in Cashiers expanding, as well as businesses all over town getting makeovers, seasonal residents have returned to find the Plateau alive and well. Silver Creekâ€™s team and our community are both thriving. We are so fortunate to call the Plateau home, and we love introducing visitors to the area. We hope to see you and your family on the Plateau this summer, where the average high temperature in July is 78 degrees!
JOCHEN LUCKE President of Silver Creek Real Estate Group
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IN THIS ISSUE
26 MODERN RUSTIC Impeccably designed Cedar Hill home by Travis Mileti
36 LAKE VIEW MANOR Unbelievable Lake Glenville views and beautiful finishes
67 HGTV FINALIST Woodland Cottage, decorated by acclaimed designer Kathleen Rivers
68 HGTV FINALIST Charming home on Lake Chattooga created with reclaimed timbers
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In Search of Rosé
Highlands Performing Arts Center
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson
ProAm Croquet Tournament
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LOCAL CONCERT SERIES
COMMUNITY T R AD I T I O N BY KRISTIN BOWEN
There is a community fever that heats up at the start of summer when the days are warm and the nights are cool and people, visitors and locals alike, gather every weekend on the Cashiers-Highlands Plateau to kick back and
photo by Zuza Galczynska
groove to the music of the free outdoor concert series. Held from May to September, Groovin’ on the Green in
photo by Brian O'Shea
Cashiers and Saturdays on Pine in Highlands attract an incredible roster of regional bands that entertain relaxed crowds. The sense of community is palpable and hearts warm at the sight of young and old toe-tapping, sipping and supping together while musical sounds of various genres such as folk, rock, and bluegrass music ring through the mountains. People splay on their plaid blankets or in folding chairs on the green grasses of Cashiers’ Village Green and Highlands’ Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. Folks enjoy their picnic baskets and coolers packed with prepared foods and beverages while joyfully watching fathers swinging their daughters, grandmothers and grandchildren trading dance steps, and couples swaying
Park creates the sense of place, it is the music that draws
to the music.
people together in celebration and oneness.”
"You can't go wrong listening to live tunes watching the
As a community, we all benefit from the incredible
sun set in the mountains," says Brian O’Shea with Plateau
opportunity to gather, listen, and shake something at one
Daily News. O’Shea looks forward to catching up with
or both of these concert series. See you there!
friends and enjoys the amazing musical line-up.
For more information and to see the musical line-up, go
Like Groovin’ on the Green, Saturdays on Pine was created
to the following links:
by the local Chamber of Commerce in order to bring
people together. Executive Director of the Highlands Chamber, Bob Kieltyka, sums it up for us, “While Founders 8 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
W H AT t o PA C K i n YO U R P I C N I C B A S K E T RECIPES FOR YOUR NEXT OUTDOOR CONCERT
Rub swordfish all over with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil and grill, undisturbed until grill marks appear, about 4 minutes. Carefully turn over and cook on second side until fish is opaque all the way through, about 4 minutes. Transfer to reserved platter with tomatoes and top with oregano sprigs. Season with more salt and pepper. Pour reserved marinade over and let sit at least 15 minutes and up to
Grilled Swordfish with Tomatoes and Oregano by Bon Appètit Magazine | 4 servings
an hour. Top with pine nuts. Can be served cool or chilled.
Grilled Corn and Poblano Chile Salad by Bon Appètit Magazine | 4 servings
½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. EVOO 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
2 12-oz. swordfish steaks, about 1” thick
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
¾ tsp. hot sauce
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. drained capers, finely chopped
4 ears of corn, in husk
1 Tbsp. finely chopped oregano, plus 2 sprigs for serving
2 small poblano chiles
½ tsp. honey
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 large ripe heirloom tomatoes, halved and thickly sliced
2 scallions, chopped
Preparation: Set your grill to medium-high; lightly oil the grate. Toast pine nuts in a dry small skillet over medium heat, shaking often, until golden, about 4 minutes. Let them cool and set aside. Pat swordfish dry and season all over with salt and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, capers, oregano, honey and ½ cup of oil in a small bowl to combine; set marinade aside. Arrange tomatoes on a rimmed platter, overlapping slightly and set aside.
Preparation: Prepare your grill for medium heat; oil grate. Whisk lime juice and hot sauce in a medium bowl; season with salt. Set dressing aside. Grill corn (still in husks) and chiles, turning occasionally, until cornhusks and chiles are nicely charred and blackened in spots and crisp-tender, 10-12 minutes for corn and 8-10 minutes for chiles. Transfer to a platter and let corn cool before shucking. Slather corn with butter, then cut kernels from cobs into bowl with reserved dressing. Remove seeds from chiles and chop. Add to the corn along with the scallions. Toss to combine; season with salt.
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gorgeous wine to drink and pairs beautifully with seafood
IN SEARCH OF ROSÉ BY KRISTIN BOWEN
and grilled meats. Early on in the season and as part of my research of finding my new favorite, I host a rosé tasting with friends, asking each guest to bring a different bottle. It is a great way to liven up a barbeque and learn what is new on the market. It is always an educational treat to learn what rosé appeals to all of our palettes, how the color of the wine relates to the flavor, and how the price relates to its taste. I always look for rosé from the Provence region of France since they are known for making excellent dry rosés, however there are many qualified choices emerging from other regions around the world, including from the U.S.
Finding my favorite summer rosé is something I look
Further on in the summer, I will pull out my new favorite
forward to as much as summer. With dry rosé wines dom-
from the 55-degree wine cooler and further chill it by filling
inating the season’s wine shelves, and at affordable prices,
an ice bucket with cold water and adding two cups of ice.
I find it fun and challenging for my palette to discover
On a hot day, this will keep the wine drinkable during our
something new and different. What was my favorite last
Bocce Ball game in the backyard. As of this writing, my
year will not necessarily be my favorite this year. From pale,
summer search is just beginning, but in the meantime
pale pink to deep raspberry color, rosé is just an all-around
here are three of my past loves from Provence.
AIMÉ ROQUESANTE CÔTE DE PROVENCE
CLOS BEYLESSE CÔTE DE PROVENCE ROSÉ
CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS CÔTE DE PROVENCE
For the past two years this has been my
One of my favorite and more special
"Les Clans", from the makers of Whispering
go-to everyday rosé with an aroma of sweet
occasion rosés with its delicate pink color
Angel, is for the wine snobs out there with
berries, watermelon, and grapefruit that
which comes in a beautiful cobalt blue
a way higher than average price tag, but
support its crisp, clean flavor in a lovely,
bottle (which makes it last longer in the
makes an impressive gift to give or share;
curvaceous bottle, average price $14.00
cellar); it is a blend of three grapes-Cinsault,
a complex and savory wine with tasting
Syrah, and Grenache with a nose of stone,
notes of honey and beeswax; it drinks a lot
watermelon rind, and anise. Sometimes
like a smooth sherry coupled with oaked
can be a bit harder to find, average price
chardonnay, average price $67.00
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Fireworks on Lake Glenville
Joy Garden Tour
High Falls Dam Release
Watch this spectacular show by land or boat for a memorable night.
Spend the day touring some of the lushest private gardens on the Plateau and watch plein air artists in action.
Come to kayak or just to see the awesome sight of High Falls during a release. The trail is directly across from the Lake Glenville public beach.
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Chamber Music Highlands-Cashiers
July 5August 11
Come join the excitement as we celebrate our 38th season of world class music and internationally known artists.
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Come join the excitement as we celebrate our 37th Season of World Class Music and Internationally Known Sara Artists at the Philippe Quint Sant’Ambrogio
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L O O K I N G A H E A D TO T H E P L AT E A U â€™ S NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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Words by Kristin Bowen Images provided by The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center
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A porte-cochère and plentiful parking with handicap access are all part of the master plan.
fter sitting down with local Per- (an 395 additional seats). The new complex will forming Arts Center Director sit on the Cashiers side of Highlands adjacent to Mary Adair Trumbly and Board where the current PAC now stands, but with the Member in charge of capital cam- purchase of three other surrounding properties, paigns Cindy Trevathan to review the new PAC will encompass so much more. Two architectural plans for the first multi-theater newly constructed theaters along with a catering performing arts complex coming to Highlands in kitchen, a large entrance hall which will double as 2020, it is clear that a longtime dream will be com- an indoor event space, a park for outdoor concerts ing true. The beneficiaries of this enthusiastic $10 and festivals, a porte-cochère, and plentiful parkmillion+ dedication to the arts are the people of ing with handicap access are all part of the master the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in North Caroli- plan. The current PAC will be updated to blend na. As word spreads and construction commenc- with the new aesthetic and will be used as a dines, the art-loving public’s ner theater and concert growing anticipation of hall. Indoor hallways will “The economic impact this 27,000 square-foot connect all three theaters the arts has on tourism allowing for free-flowing state-of-the-art center will require a measure walking space between is incredible,” says Mary venues. One of the two of temperance since the unveiling will not happen new theaters is an intiAdair Trumbly. until the fall of next year. mate 85-seat “black box” theater, which will beSince its inception in 2001, the current 220-seat come the new home for the Highlands Playhouse Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, movies, smaller avant-garde theater productions, simply called the PAC, has been the host of an and lectures. The biggest addition to the new outstanding collection of professional musical complex is a 350-seat theater with raked or inand theater productions, including the Cham- clined seating, balconies, and a flexible height orber Music Festival, live-streaming productions chestra pit and stage. Corporations and businessof the MET Opera and National Theater of es will be able to rent this space for meetings and London, and the Highlands-Cashiers Players. events, which could bring more new business to the area. Patrons can expect outstanding acousThe design for the new-fashioned PAC shows a tics and lighting to enhance their experience. contemporary first-class venue housing three theaters under one roof with a total of 615 seats In preparation for the new design, architect
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Paul Schmitt studied various theater buildings across the country. One inspiration for his design was Wofford College’s Center for the Arts in Spartanburg, SC. Like the Wofford Theater, Paul’s design for the entrance hall brings in the beauty of the outdoors with walls of glass. The interior boasts texture with elements of wood and stone, while the exterior blends nicely into its wooded surroundings with natural materials, warm tones, clean lines, and shapes. “My challenge has been to incorporate the uniqueness of the Plateau while fulfilling the multiple needs of the performing arts community and providing a state-of-the-art facility,” says Paul Schmitt.
struction is expected to start this summer. Until the final leg of the project, the current PAC will remain open and operational. The beloved Highlands-Cashiers Players and the ever-popular Chamber Music Festival will return this season and, in its eleventh year, the PAC Youth Theater, directed by Megan Greenlee Potts. The PAC Youth Theater inspires and trains local kids in all aspects of theater production from the front of the house to the back, culminating in at least one production. Grants provide paid internships and no-cost participation for students, giving the community one more reason to love the opportunities the PAC provides.
The project is currently in Phase 1 with land and The newly expanded PAC with its steep budget infrastructure preparations and Phase 2 con- requires a hefty amount of financial support
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The biggest addition to the new complex is a 350-seat theater with raked or inclined seating, balconies, and a flexible height orchestra pit and stage.
from local residents and businesses. Luckily, there is a dedicated force that wants to bring this complex to fruition. Angel investors, anonymous donors, individual and corporate contributions, PAC members, and seed investors like Jane Woodruff have all stepped forward to pledge over 90% of the funding. “This new facility is 100% community grown,” says Cindy Trevathan. “Not only will it be a great sense of pride for the community, but also it will be a powerful tool to attract people to the area.” Mary Adair states that continued fundraising is one of the biggest tasks on hand, but “we are almost there.” To complete the venture, more community funding is needed, which they hope to achieve with a $1 million dollar theater naming opportunity. “Who wouldn’t want a theater such as this named after them?” asks Cindy. The good news is that since the PAC operates as a 5013 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax-deductible. The PAC’s mission will continue to promote and encourage the performing arts with a first class, low-cost facility. With the expansion, its Board of Directors sees a great future ahead with many more performance opportunities including comedians, motivational speakers, business leaders, festivals and musical acts. To find out more about the PAC and its performance schedule, go to their website at highlandspac.net. To learn how to get involved or donate to the new PAC complex, email Mary Adair Trumbly at highlandspacnc@ gmail.com or call her office at 828-526-9047.
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A FORCE OF NATURE MEET THE MAN WORKING TO CONSERVE 3,400 ACRES ON THE HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS PLATEAU.
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WORDS BY MELISSA REED
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The first thing you should know about Gary Wein, according to Gary Wein, is that he hires really good people and he likes to talk. Luckily for those who love the natural beauty of this area, Gary is the executive director of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and has built a staff of passionate environmentalists. Within moments of meeting someone, this human force of nature can engagingly describe the important work they do and, in the process, spread a reverence for this land like a beautiful creeping phlox. Our land trust, it turns out, is the oldest one in North Carolina and among the first 20 established in the United States. Its early aspirations, as long ago as 1909, included such things as saving the top of Satulah Mountain from hotel builders by buying the pertinent 60 acres for $500. Until 1980 or so, the land trust was mostly focused on beautification. But the 1980s brought a new tax deduction for conservation easements. In 1990, about the time increased development was beginning to pressure the landscape, the Highlands Land Trust was incorporated, later including Cashiers, and today protects more than 100 different properties on 3,400 acres. The Land Trust, Gary explains, conserves land in three ways. First, owners can deed the development rights to the Trust, while still owning their land. For example, if you owned a 100-acre property, you could legally create a conservation easement specifying precisely how many, if any, houses could be built on it, and whether it could be used to harvest timber, for hunting or fishing, or for building hiking trails. There is a significant tax advantage available to such donors, all the while protecting the acreage from the development of condominiums, hotels or other dense alternatives. Second, the Land Trust can buy a property outright. This is harder to accomplish because of the need for cash, but some property has been purchased with money provided by the Natural Heritage Trust Fund, an environmental agency. And, finally, donors may give the property to the Land Trust, unencumbered, when
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Highlands ca. 1908, R. Henry Scadin, Highlands Historical Society / A selection from the deed for the purchase of 60 acres of Satulah Summit, bought from the Macon County Land Company for $500 in 1909, Kevin Fitz Patrick / Gary Wein in McKinley Meadow in Cashiers, Johan Taljaard / Highlands as seen from the top of Satulah Mountain ca. 1910, R. Henry Scadin, Highlands Historical Society
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OUTDOORS they no longer have plans to reside on it. Again, activities, just as he does when he talks about the staff donors may claim a tax deduction for the gift. he has built. The four full-time employees hold a total of nine different degrees, including five bachelor's But conserving land is only one facet of what the degrees, three master's degrees, and one doctorate. Land Trust does. Since Gary became the agency's first full-time employee in 2006, an active com- As development director, Julie Schott is remunity outreach program has been developed for sponsible for building membership, outreach, children and adults alike. Kids in Nature (KIN) and adult education programs. Though she programs are available year-round to area schools has a formidable education in international as well as to groups such as Scout troops and Boys business and non-profit management, she is at and Girls Clubs. Last year alone, 900 children par- home around a campfire and loves the outdoors. ticipated in the more than 50 programs offered. Kyle Pursel, a real-life herpetologist (as in snakes!), “We want these programs to be 'experi- has the responsibility for stewardship, which means ential,'” Gary explains, “so that, the kids regularly checking on the land entrusted. He can get their hands dirty, so to speak”. takes the occasional call to remove a copperhead or rattlesnake from a A recent program property, always carryat Summit Charter ing with him the necSchool involved a essary hook and cooler. field trip to discover how the Cherokee His wife, Sarah Pursel, tribe used the land, is a development aswhich meant foragsistant and education ing for acorns and coordinator, respondigging up sassafras. sible for the various Later, the children prepared white oak acorn pan- Kids in Nature programs. As an aside, she has a cakes and sassafras tea. In the next few weeks, the master's degree in biology and her special interest local Boy Scouts will be rescuing shrubs from the is arachnology, the study of spiders. She wrote High Hampton renovation and re-planting them her thesis on the lampshade spider and one can in McKinley Meadow in Cashiers, where Gary only imagine the couple's dinner conversations! could be found a few weeks ago supervising the removal of an old pump roof and an invading tree, A newer face in the office belongs to Grace McCants, as well as checking on wildflower management. a recent graduate in environmental science who is presently completing a 10-month commitment for Adult members of the Land Trust may partic- AmeriCorps, the American arm of the Peace Corps, ipate in any of several yearly eco-tours to places which has worked with the Land Trust over the years. like the Pittillo Gardens and Cashiers' waterfalls or enjoy a variety of nature hikes. The summer Rounding out the office family is Ozzie, a gentle brings the popular Village Nature Series in part- giant of a dog whose placid nature belies his somenership with the Village Green, during which what intimidating appearance. There is a powerful guests are introduced to programs of natural and vibe in the small office suite in Highlands, suggestcultural heritage. The 2019 schedule includes a talk ing that this would be a very fun place to work. on fishing in clean streams and conservation of the watershed and another on local birds of prey. Gary sets the tone with his wide-ranging passions and interests, which have led his staff to suggest he Gary sounds positively gleeful as he describes these go on Jeopardy to raise money for the Land Trust.
"CONSERVATION IS A STATE OF HARMONY BETWEEN MEN AND LAND." - ALDO LEOPOLD
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The "Shadow of the Bear" seen from Rhodes Big View, another area protected by the Land Trust. Photo by Johan Taljaard.
Their fluid career paths enabled him to work in a variety of other areas that interested him, including environmental clean-up and epidemiology. Gary is also an accomplished woodworker, who, in his words, “likes to make sawdust”. He is presently He says he is a “captured spouse”, which is science working on a vacation cabin for his mother-inspeak for a botanist married to a botanist, and that law. But make no mistake, Gary's first passion is he learned early on to be resourceful because it is the preservation of the beautiful lands of southvery difficult for two botanists to find two jobs ern Jackson and Macon counties. He is encourin their fields in the same town. His wife, Bever- aged by the interest the community has shown, ly Collins, is presently a full professor at Western the growing membership of the Trust, which can Carolina University as well as Western Carolina's be had for just $35 per year, the enthusiasm for official “leaf forecaster”, basing her predictions on Kids in Nature and the various adult eco-tours scientific analysis of temperature. “It's usually the offered. His goal is the ongoing education of his second week in October,” her husband confides. constituency, which will proudly claim ownership of the environs. “You're more likely to save The couple has one son, Mikel, who is not surpris- your own stuff, once you know about it,” he says. ingly a scientist in his own right. He studied archaeology at the University of North Carolina and A breathtaking coffee table book called First Creis presently on a two-month working visit to Rome, ation, published by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Italy. The entire family is certified in Taekwondo, Trust some ten years ago, quotes Henry David Thothe Korean version of karate, which particularly ap- reau as saying we need “the tonic of wilderness”. pealed to them because it was developed by scholars One could add, perhaps, that the “tonic of Gary and emphasizes honor and integrity. Mikel, who be- Wein” has proven a necessary component to the gan his study at the age of 6, is a certified instructor. preservation of its everlasting beauty. NC LIVING SUMMER 2019 27
Modern Rustic IN CEDAR HILL Situated at 4,000 feet in the prestigious Cedar Hill community, this mountaintop getaway is based on a design by renowned local designer Travis Mileti.
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The impressive two-story fireplace adds grandeur to the luxurious mountain-inspired living space.
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eaturing old-school appointments throughout, including a sliding barn door to the butler's pantry, shiplap wall coverings throughout and rustic, wooden window shutters, this home is the perfect meeting of comfortable, mountain-inspired design with modern, state-of-the-art creature comforts and fixtures. A multi-level deck featuring a covered porch and prom-
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inent stone fireplace offers the ideal setting for outdoor entertaining, with breathtaking views to the east of the striking 144-foot granite cliffs of Lonesome Valley and Bald Rock - among the largest exposed rock faces in the southeast - as well as Toxaway Mountain and Sapphire Valley. If cooler weather prompts company to move indoors, the spacious lower level features a full-service wet bar and ample sleeping
arrangements, with two guest rooms and a pair of bunkrooms downstairs in addition to the two master bedrooms on the upper level. The open layout kitchen conjures images of friends and family gathering around the sprawling kitchen peninsula, topped with Cambria Quartz countertops, enjoying time
together over food and a glass of wine from the adjoining wet bar and wine cooler. Another imposing stone fireplace is the focal point of the great room, which features a towering cathedral ceiling and offers its own incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Offered at $1,799,000. MLS# 91152.
The living space is tastefully appointed, featuring shiplap-covered walls and beautiful hardwood floors. Dine in the formal dining area or serve an al fresco meal on the large covered deck overlooking the mountain ranges.
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A VISION FOR DESIGN WORDS BY KRISTIN BOWEN PHOTOS BY MEYER GREESON PAULLIN BENSON FIRM
AN INTERVIEW WITH CASHIERS' ARCHITECT EXTRAORDINAIRE
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Mark Paullin (on the right) looking over a plan with his colleague Julius Richardson.
hen a child younger than the age of ten displays extraordinary talents in one domain, this child is called a prodigy. Architect Mark Paullin, a partner in the architectural firm of Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson (MGPB) based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, was drawing and sketching before he could write, suggesting his own prodigious talent. For those familiar with his body of work in the Cashiers area, you might know that Mark is one of those rare individuals who can see with his mind’s eye a three-dimensional architectural plan in its natural setting before it is even put to paper. Like his architectural hero Eero Saarinen, the Finnish-American architect made famous for his work of the Gateway Arch National Park (including The Arch) in St. Louis, MO and the main terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport in D.C., Mark is an accomplished woodworker and sketch artist who believes in the finer details and timeless design. He received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University School of Design followed by a master's degree in architecture with an emphasis on urban design and historical preservation from Washington University in St. Louis. His vision for his designs is to not only have form and function but a unique character representative of its owner, as well as its surroundings. “Design styles are a language, and we work to be fluent, whether it is Spanish colonial, eighteenth-century New England, or the early twentieth-century regional vernacular of the Appalachians,” says Mark. 34 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
You may have heard of a private club called The Chattooga Club, another one called Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, and a third exclusive development in the area called Lonesome Valley—all jaw-droppingly beautiful clubs that Mark designed in the Appalachian Mountain style of the early 1900s. Born in Montana and later raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mark’s love for Western North Carolina and its architectural roots began as a teenager when he and his family visited friends one summer. Fast forward to 1988 when Mark was introduced to John and Kathleen Rivers, recent purchasers of the land on which to build The Chattooga Club, who smartly hired him as their architect to develop the first cottages on the 200+ acre property. He was later hired to design the fitness center and spa, the Lodge, and the Pavilion that eventually became the Clubhouse and the “calling card” for the property, as well as Mark’s. “There is something special about this area that I love more than others,” enthuses Mark. “It is a combination of the great topography, plant material, and the people.” From that time on, Mark’s talents were further discovered and he continued to make his design mark on the Cashiers area with residential and commercial properties. His impressive curriculum vitae, which includes fifty or more homes, country clubs, and businesses, follows the MGPB mission, “With our holistic vision of design, we strive to create a synthesis of classic style, regional character, and personal needs.”
With the unique culture and topography of the Cashiers area, he and his team work closely with residential clients to design a home that fits their distinctive character “like a glove.” Mark shares the story of newly married clients (second marriage) who hired MGPB to design a home to reflect their retired lifestyle … one that was modest in size, compact in certain areas, and expansive in the most used spaces. “This couple knew I place emphasis on good daylight and room size when designing, and they were great at prioritizing their list of wants and needs. I think [their home] is the essence of what is the future for second homes,” explains Mark. He goes on to speak of their design collaboration and the importance of making it a fun and explorative process. “We know custom homes are so personal and we make the house your house, not a modification or something already done - either by us or someone else.” For this particular home, it became an extension of the couple’s personalities with niches, lounges, a great kitchen, lots of natural light, and a garden terrace with a 360-degree view. “There are two types of second homeowner clients,” Mark describes. “Those who live for extended periods in the home and those who just want a weekend retreat, and the design trends depend on the type of client.” One chief request he receives is a central and open kitchen since most clients want to enjoy life around food. However, second homeowners who come up on weekends might be willing to forgo a kitchen outfitted with all of the highend appliances, but put more of an emphasis on comfortable indoor spaces for the family to play board games, big dining and lounge spaces for the family to gather, and very easily maintained outdoor areas. For second homeowners living in the home seasonally or even year round, the design requests usually call for one-level living
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made with fine materials like plaster walls and hand-scraped, French style oak floors. Additional trends on their list might include outdoor infrared heat on porches, a master bathroom with a soaking tub and sauna, decked out kitchens with a butler’s pantry, and a well-appointed bar with drink drawers and wine storage. These types of clients also ask for the home to have the ability to adapt to circumstances related to aging. “And surprisingly, they are almost all thinking about the future of artificial intelligence and asking for electric car charging stations and a 'smart' home,” says Mark. “When hiring an architect to build your custom home versus buying a non-custom architectural plan, you get exactly what you want and create an environment that is comfortable and personal,” promotes Mark, “We do architecture for how people live.” Mark’s talents extend beyond his enthusiasm and knowledge of architecture because he also specializes in getting to know and understand his clients, most of whom become good friends in the end. In our next issue, we will reveal our discussion with Mark on his latest project, the new and improved High Hampton Inn. 36 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
â€œThere is something special about this area that I love more than others. It is a combination of the great topography, plant material, and the people.â€?
Lake View Manor IN THE LAKE CLUB Situated in the gated Lake Club, this stately manor has huge views looking south over Lake Glenville to the mountains beyond.
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ituated in the gated Lake Club, this stately manor has huge views looking south over Lake Glenville to the mountains beyond. This architectural masterpiece features a large chef's kitchen with a breakfast bar perfect for relaxed entertaining. The sophisticated living areas flow onto an expansive deck and a roomy covered porch with a wood-burning
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fireplace. Invoking an old-world feel, antique oak floors, custom built-ins, and ship-lap paneling accent the huge stone fireplaces in the upstairs and downstairs living rooms. The luxurious master suite has access to a deck overlooking the epic views below. The top floor offers a large home office or bedroom, while the family room on the
lower level has a kitchenette and another deck. Unlike many mountain homes, this home has storage for vehicles, with both a carport and a twolevel garage. The downstairs garage has plenty of room for toys with room remaining for a workshop. The long private driveway provides a picturesque first impression and plenty of parking.
The Lake Club features a large enclosed clubhouse, offering generous porch and deck space, living and dining areas, a fitness center, children's playroom and kitchen. The community dock provides a convenient place to keep a boat and enjoy sparkling Lake Glenville at a moment's notice. Offered at a $2,175,000. MLS# 89659.
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n just a few weeks, croquet players from around the world will converge at The Chattooga Club in Cashiers, North Carolina, for a ProAm Tournament to raise money for the United States Croquet Association. The event, slated for the weekend of August 23-25, will offer opportunities to view some of the best players in the world and to participate in skills clinics as well. It's not surprising that this event has come to the Plateau, as croquet has burgeoned as a popular sport here. Michael Albert, Western Carolina's district president for the United States Croquet Association, says the numbers of area players have bounced from approximately 300 people ten years ago, to over 1,500 players today, with programs at twelve different clubs. He is a member of Cedar Creek Club and presently enjoys a ranking of tenth in the country. (As a testament to croquet's appeal to all age groups, Albert acknowledges he was knocked from ninth to tenth place last month by a 12-year-old from Rancho Mirage, California!) While it is often assumed that the popularity of the sport is due to its relative ease for older players, Albert says that many of the highest nationally ranked players are in their 30s and 40s. As such, they find it harder than older players to finance championship tournaments in faraway places like New Zealand, Australia, and Great Britain, and that is where the Chattooga ProAm Tournament comes in. (Note: the word “professional” is used to denote the most accomplished players, but there is rarely a purse in a croquet tournament). The three-day event will benefit the USCA's Lee Olsen Fund, which is set up to defray travel expenses for the world's best players. Lee Olsen, appropriately enough, was a passionate proponent of the game who served for a time on the Board of Directors of the Cro-
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MELISSA REED quet Foundation of America as well as the Palm Beach Croquet Club. A co-founder of the Palm Beach International Croquet Ball, she was inducted into the United States Croquet Hall of Fame last year. Indeed, it is apparent that croquet has come a long, long way from the game we used to play in our backyards. There is, in fact, a National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, offering professional instruction for all levels, there are international events all over the world and there are thousands of players who take the game very seriously. Each winter, several clubs in our area take groups of members for skills clinics and friendly competition in warm weather climates But this is not “our father's croquet game”, the old nine-wicket version of family cook-outs that we remember. The game that is catching fire has just six wickets and is called “golf-croquet” because a player may only hit the ball one time a turn, similar to golf. But like the traditional version, which has roots in 19th century England, golf-croquet is played on manicured lawns of uniform measurements (84 feet wide by 105 feet long), and players wear the traditional white with soft-soled shoes. Sponsored by Silver Creek Real Estate Group, the upcoming ProAm event begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 23 and promises great spectator opportunities. Admission is free, though donations are gratefully accepted, and will afford the chance to see some of the finest talents in the world, including Alison Sharpe, the recent winner of the Australian national championship and Cheryl Bromley, the highest ranked woman in America. All of the pros participating, in fact, are ranked among the top ten nationally. There are still a few spaces available for amateurs who wish to compete at a cost of $1,500. This event is a sanctioned tournament, and, as such, will count toward players' ranking
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in national and international standings. And, thanks to Silver Creek's sponsorship, a cash purse will be paid to the top three players.
only once, at the Paris Games in 1900, probably because not enough countries play the sport, but that has in no way altered its popularity.
Saturday kicks off with a morning clinic with these same pros, many of whom are teaching pros at clubs all over the world. The clinics will each last one hour, with just four people per clinic. The cost is $200 per person and includes lunch at the Chattooga Club.
Its followers have been diverse, from Winston Churchill, who claimed he wanted to be buried in his croquet lawn, to Sean 'Diddy' Combs, who once hosted an elaborate croquet party to celebrate his receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, American scientists took the game to the South Pole when they played a game in the snow outside of the Pole's observatory.
Another great spectator opportunity begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday with a round robin played by the pros. The competition will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday to round out the weekend. This 21st-century take on the game is rich in history. Croquet has been around since about 1852, when it was introduced in Ireland, and then in London as a game called “crooky”. At the time, it was considered a bit “cutting-edge” as a sport that women were encouraged to play, albeit in white ladylike dresses, without participating in a contact sport. Croquet has been played in places like Oxford and Cambridge, where students enjoyed it in its earliest days. It was an Olympic sport, 46 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
Perhaps it is the varied facets of croquet that make it so widely appealing. It can be as laid-back as a lazy Sunday afternoon game, or intensely competitive, strategic, and stimulating. There is a reason croquet has been called “chess on grass”! The ProAm Tournament at Chattooga promises wonderful entertainment for spectators of all levels. For information, or to find out if there are spots available in the competition or the clinic, contact Michael Albert at 941-376-1200 or at email@example.com. In the meantime, Pimm's anyone?
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Thursday, August 22, 2019 Opening Gala and Live Auction at 6:00 pm Friday, August 23, 2019 ProAm at The Chattooga Club at 9:00 am Saturday, August 24, 2019 Clinics with the Pros from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Sanctioned Golf Croquet Tournament (for Pros only) at 1:00 pm Sunday, August 25, 2019 Tournament play (for Pros only) continues at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The 2018 ProAm Participants and Pros
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ROM THE MOMENT YOU STEP OUT OF YOUR LITTLE PUDDLE JUMPER ONTO THE TARMAC,
your body quivers to the sounds, sights, and smells of the French island of St. Barthelemy, or simply called St. Barth (and often St. Barts). Yes, the reason could be your legs are a bit liquefied after the daring landing onto the teeny-tiny runway, especially if it’s your first time, but unlike other Caribbean islands, St. Barth is different. There is a supreme sense about it, a vibe, not easily felt elsewhere. Some might say it is the smell of money, since it is known for luring the rich and famous to play, especially during high season (December to March). For me, it is something more grounding, perhaps since I’ve come to know this island well over the last twenty years with almost annual visits. There is no airport welcoming committee handing out Pirate’s Punch with steel drums lulling you into vacation mode. There is just the soothing sound of waves hitting the pure white sand on the beach of St. Jean adjacent to the airport (in fact, the runway ends on the beach). This combined with sounds of Vespas and Mini Coopers zipping by the airport on the bustling main ring road brings you immediately back to island life, as if you had never left. Carried by the gentle trade winds are the fresh smells of sea salt, butter from the nearby bakery (no doubt with bakers pulling fresh croissants and baguettes from the oven), and the seductive scent of the native flower frangipani. The eye-catching turquoise waters beckon me to float, frolic, and swim, and the swaying palms calm my frazzled energy and convert it into sheer bliss. And although I departed Atlanta in wintery conditions, I am greeted by brilliant sunshine and dry 85-degree
heat, reminding me why I dressed in white linen (the preferred island attire) and donned my fedora. Despite the extreme damage that Hurricane Irma did to the island when it swept through in September 2017, destroying vegetation, homes, businesses, hotels, and restaurants, the island and its people seem to have not missed a beat and even appear stronger for weathering the storm. Unlike other islands that were pummeled by Irma, St. Barth did not wait for assistance from the French government and instead immediately launched into recovery mode with all hands, shovels, and bulldozers on deck. The islanders knew they only had three months until the high season to get the island back to tourist conditions, and private money poured in to spur the community effort to renew life here. And once December arrived, frequent visitors flocked to support their little island to capture the joie de vivre that only St. Barth imparts. This little 9.7-square-mile island packs a punch with much to do (or not). The volcanic terrain is rugged and mountainous, yet there is lush vegetation like graceful palms, brightly colored bougainvillea, and yellow tulip vines. With fourteen quiet and beautiful beaches, each with their own unique character, the island views are dominated by the calm Caribbean waters on the exterior while the interior is dotted with hotels, private villa rentals, restaurants, and shops. Two busy commercial centers, the village of St. Jean and the bigger main port of Gustavia, provide ample entertainment while the latter offers even more, from live music to small local museums, historical monuments, fes-
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TRAVEL tivals, events, and, of course, mega-yachts. The island inhabitants mostly work to support the tourism industry and vacationers come for different reasons. Some come to party like rock stars (and sometimes with rock stars), some to honeymoon, and some just want to take it all in from sunrise to sundown and maybe sit awhile on the beach and read. The experience is totally up to you. My day looks a lot like the “take it all in” approach with an early morning bakery run, yoga, a swim in the crystalline blue waters, a daily trip to the market, an hour sunbathing at the beach, a leisurely lunch with a glass or two of rosé, followed by some afternoon reading by the pool. The day ends with cocktails with friends followed by an excellent dinner at any one of the numerous world-class restaurants (it’s a French island, after all) and maybe some stargazing thereafter. There are hundreds of private villas from which to choose, but some prefer to stay at a hotel. Private villas usually come with a pool, ample lounge and living space, a well-equipped kitchen, views, and lots of privacy. On the other hand, hotels provide a high level of service, all day pampering and plenty of action. One favorite hotel is the beloved Eden Rock, part of the Oetker Collection, which reopens this fall after being destroyed by Irma. Situated high on a rocky point and surrounded by white sand and water on three sides, it is tucked into the village of St. Jean with easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016, Eden Rock’s glamorous style is supported by restaurant and cuisine concepts by renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The new ultraluxe accommodations and spa will more than please the most discerning tastes. GETTING TO THE ISLAND
Large commercial airlines fly to St. Marten (SXM) and Puerto Rico with small commercial airlines like St. Barth Commuter from SXM or Tradewinds Aviation from San Juan flying into St. Barth. A high-speed ferry is an option out of St. Marten, but it can be rough seas and you don’t really want to miss the flight of your life. STAY
Villas rentals are primarily rented through St. Barth
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Properties or WIMCO, while hotel favorites aside from Eden Rock are Hotel Le Toiny, Cheval Blanc, and Le Barthelemy Hotel. Each provides something different and appeal to varying levels of taste. SIP
Sunset Cocktails ~ Shellona at Shell Beach, Victoria’s on the Quai Coffee and Fresh Squeezed Juices ~ Bar de L’Oubli, Le Repaire, Kiki-e-Mo, Shankar Juice Local ~ Le Select made famous by Jimmy Buffett Sunday Funday~ Pearl Beach, Shellona, Sand Bar at Eden Rock, Nikki Beach Romantic ~ Villa Marie, Le Tamarin, Le Barthelemy Rooftop Bar Party ~ Nikki Beach, Le Ti St. Barth, Modjo, Baz Bar EAT
Breakfast ~ La Cantina, Le Repaire, Petit Colombe Bakery Lunch ~ Santa Fé, Lil’ Rock, Aux Amis, Fish Corner, La Case de L’ilse Brunch ~ La Langouste, Pearl Beach, Lil’ Rock, Shellona Dinner ~ Bonito, Le Tamarin, Eddy’s, Les Bananiers, La Langouste, Quarter Kitchen, Black Ginger Takeout ~ Maya’s To Go, Só Cuisine, Barts Food Lounge, Petit Colombe Bakery PLAY
Best Beaches ~ Gouverneur, Saline, St. Jean, Colombier Best Beach Clubs ~ Cheval Blanc, Le Toiny, Le Barthelem Best Shops ~ Sea Memory and Baya for you and the home: 100% Capri & Linen, Time, and Pati de St. Barth for Men; Yumé, Clic, Bijoux de la Mer and Calypso for Women Day Spa ~ Le Barthelemy or private treatments at your villa, ask your rental agency Outdoor Adventure ~ Hiking and yoga with St. Barth Wellness, boating with Jicky Marine, sailing with St. Barth Sailor, paddle boarding with Stand-Up Paddle Adventure Company, sea bobbing with Seabob Barth, snorkeling and scuba diving with La Bulle Diving Center In-Home Fun ~ Cooking classes and private chef dinner, ask your hotel or villa rental agency
"The eye-catching turquoise waters beckon me to float, frolic, and swim, and the swaying palms calm my frazzled energy and convert it into sheer bliss."
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PRESIDENT/BROKER | 828-226-1126
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 "AMAZING SERVICE! What a wonderful experience we had working with Jochen Lucke. He is a very knowledgeable real estate PRO! He knows the area very well and offered solid advice on the properties. He was patient and thorough in his approach to each property. I was beyond impressed at his level of professionalism and expertise on buying in this area. I took his advice on a number of things and he made home buying EASY! The purchase process was one of the most smooth and non-stressful experiences in my life. They have a lifelong customer now. I would never think of letting anyone else help with my real estate needs again. If you are moving to the Highlands/Cashiers/Sapphire Area, I would highly recommend Silver Creek Real Estate Group." - GRANT H., BUYER
â€œHaving been in the real estate business for some 25 years and in a position to represent myself in the sale of my home, I instead choose Silver Creek and Jochen Lucke to handle the marketing, sale and transaction servicing on sale of our home in Cashiers. Experience had told me that only a firm truly committed to the total process, each piece, would be the correct partner for sale of our higher priced home in a market still recovering from the recession. This choice was the correct one. Jochen and the Silver Creek team's marketing package is by far the "best in class" on the plateau and his attention to detail on all other aspects of the process are not left wanting. His experience in the market place, knowledge of service providers and people you need to know to get things done have proven to be very valuable. No doubt, we made the correct choice with Jochen and Silver Creek.â€? - ANDREW A., SELLER
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BROKER | 828-508-2107
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
"Dan is a true professional. He was great about keeping us posted on showings and feedback from those showings, and helped when we needed to have things done at the home by recommending a good handyman (it is a vacation home so we were not there much of the time.) When we received an offer, he was very professional and helped greatly with the negotiation process from beginning to end and all the way through the closing. I would highly recommend Dan Allen and would certainly work with again in the future should we decide to purchase another home." - JOHNSONS, SELLERS
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BAMBI FAMOUS KAINE BROKER | 828-200-4040
ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: Drawing from over a decade of experience in real estate, coupled with longstanding pharmaceutical sales, I have built a reputation for my enthusiasm, integrity, and caring nature, which is an asset for matching client’s desires. HOW I DO IT: Having lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, and now North Carolina, I understand the experience of buying and selling homes and the benefits of mountain living.
TESTIMONIALS “I have had the distinct privilege of knowing Bambi Famous Kaine for over 10 years. I am a builder of finely crafted custom homes with the finest finishes, details, and must-haves for our discerning clients, and Bambi is one of my go-to advisers on the trends and fashions in new custom homes. She has exceptional taste and a deep knowledge of the market both for what her clients demand in their home and for helping connect the dots between her clients' goals and what is available on the market. We also have collaborated on a custom home together, and she is one of those rare individuals who are willing to put in the time and effort to make everything perfect, providing her clients and friends with timely advice when it comes to all things real estate. "You will be well-served if you are fortunate enough to enlist Bambi to help you prepare and sell your home or to find the home of your dreams.” - STEPHEN H. ELLIS, MGB FINE CUSTOM HOMES “I have worked with Bambi Famous Kaine for over 20 years in numerous real estate transactions and highly recommend her as a real estate broker for your purchasing and selling needs. She is extremely intelligent, very knowledgeable in the intricacies of real estate, organized and detail-oriented, and an incredible problem-solver. Add to that a positive, cando attitude and her ability to connect on a personal basis to understand your specific needs and goals. She is the perfect broker to assist with your transaction from A to Z and make the entire process smooth and easy.” - LENORE TREIMAN, MICHAEL SAUNDERS & CO., FL
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CAROL MATHEWS BROKER | 828-342-1625
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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EDDY McDONALD BROKER | 828-421-8196
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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BROKER | 828-226-0383
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 currently serve as a director on the MLS Board. I have also 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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LINDA PRIDGEN BROKER | 828-507-3206
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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BROKER | 828-734-7302
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 64 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
BROKER | 828-506-8520
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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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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Featured in Garden & Gun and Southern Accents magazines, Woodland Cottage was decorated by ac-
The Chattooga Club
claimed designer Kathleen Rivers. The home was assembled from reclaimed nineteenth-century log
mountains. With its patina of over 150 years of weathering, the log home feels as if it was passed down
buildings from Tennessee and Kentucky and sited on nearly an acre overlooking Chimney Top and Rock through many generations. 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. The sumptuous great hall offers 30-foot ceilings and an imposing fireplace crafted by third-generation stonemason. MLS# 89972. NC LIVING SUMMER 2019 69
The Chattooga Club
Skylark is a charming lakefront home with a two-car garage in the exclusive gated community of The Chattooga Club. Located on a serene, private street, this well-maintained home exudes elegant yet relaxed Southern style with heart pine floors, reclaimed timbers, and hand-hewn beams. Perfect for quick getaways or hosting family and friends, the comfortable floor plan features a roomy master bedroom with his and her baths on the main floor, as well as two roomy bedrooms, two baths, and an office area with a wet bar. A wonderful covered living porch overlooks Lake Chattooga, and three wood-burning fireplaces add to the welcoming feel. MLS# 90238.
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Big Sheepcliff $3,000,000
With exceptional architectural details and luxury finishes throughout, this elegant and inviting home is a must-see for those with discriminating taste and an appreciation for quality. Centrally located just minutes from the Cashiers Crossroads in the beautiful and private gated community of Big Sheepcliff, Aerie Manor was featured in Veranda magazine as one of the most astounding properties in the Western North Carolina mountains. Offered fully furnished, Aerie Manor is ready for its next owners to begin enjoying mountain living immediately. MLS# 89155.
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The Chattooga Club
Offered for the first time, this warm and inviting home offers majestic views of Whiteside Mountain from every room. Entertaining family and friends is a joy in the beautiful great room with wet bar, formal dining space, gourmet kitchen with large center island and breakfast bar, and an expansive porch with its own cozy fireplace and hot tub. Perfect for casual entertaining and hosting guests, the spacious two-story floor plan features two bedrooms on the main floor with his and her bathrooms, while the lower level includes two bedrooms, two baths, a sitting room with fireplace, and another covered deck. Kids and pets will love the fenced-in yard and garden area. MLS# 90349.
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This custom-built home with 180 degree panoramic views of Lake Glenville and the mountain ranges
beyond. Spacious master suite on main, with screened sleeping porch. The home features four fireplac-
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 theater. MLS# 90908.
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THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB $1,995,000 Situated on a beautiful setting backing up to Lake Chattooga with a view of Terrapin Mountain, this unique home was designed by Charlotte architect Meyer Greeson Paullin. Clad in poplar bark and trimmed in red cedar, the casual exterior blends into the woodlands around the site. The main room opens onto a boxwood-edged lawn that runs alongside the picturesque drive. The living room, kitchen, and master suite have exposures on both sides of the house, creating a light and airy environment. The living space features painted flat panel and molded paneling, and a coffered ceiling. The owner, an award-winning interior designer, filled the home with fine finishes and beautiful fixtures. MLS# 90704.
CEDAR HILL $1,799,000 Situated at 4,000 feet in the prestigious Cedar Hill community, this mountaintop getaway is based on a design by renowned local designer Travis Mileti. Featuring old-school appointments throughout, including a sliding barn door to the butler's pantry, shiplap wall coverings throughout and rustic, wooden window shutters, this home is the perfect meeting of comfortable, mountain-inspired design with modern, state-of-the-art creature comforts and fixtures. MLS# 91152.
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SASSAFRAS RIDGE $1,750,000 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. Impressive beams and a three-tiered antler chandelier add drama to the cathedral ceilings of the living room. The well-appointed chef's kitchen provides a large island and state-of-the-art appliances. A wet bar adjoining the dining room allows guests to serve themselves while dinner is being prepared. There are two bedrooms on the main level and another two upstairs along with the loft. Step directly onto the balcony from the master suite which features a remote controlled gas fireplace through the French doors. The lower level features spacious additional bonus rooms and a lower deck, offering another area for family and guests to gather and take in the jaw-dropping views. A convenient space over the garage could be used as an office or studio with an en-suite bath. MLS# 90407.
HIGHL ANDS $1,750,000 Tranquil and picturesque long range vistas abound from this 22-acre Blue Valley estate in Highlands. Positioned at an elevation of 3,780 feet, the property features excellent privacy and incredible panoramic views of several mountain ranges, with layered ridges that turn a cool, misty blue in the distance. Taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings, the main home offers several inviting outdoor living spaces for entertaining friends and extended family. MLS# 88430.
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CEDAR HILL $1,695,000 Currently under construction, this exciting new home, offering high-end finishes and exceptional layered views of Bald Rock and the mountains beyond, will be completed by August 2019. The custom home with a two-car garage, designed by Mountainworks and built by Lehotsky & Sons Builders, features stunning architectural finishes of stone, wood, zinc, marble, and other fine materials. Upon entering the home, the open layout kitchen conjures images of friends and family gathering to enjoy time together over food and a glass of wine from the adjoining wet bar and wine cooler. The imposing stone fireplace is the focal point of the great room, which features a towering cathedral ceiling and offers its own incredible views of Sapphire Valley. MLS# 90816.
ROUND HILL ESTATES $1,675,000 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 cochĂ¨re's stonework offers an impressive entry to this elegant estate home with a level of craftsmanship and artistry that is unsurpassed. As the magnificent entry door swings open, your eyes are immediately drawn to the massive stone fireplace which anchors the two-story living room finished in the finest wood paneling. As you enter, you are greeted by views of the lake and the undeveloped mountains beyond. The main level, which includes the master bedroom suite, is brimming with architectural details wherever you look. Additional bedrooms on the upper level also take advantage of the stunning vistas. Nestledown is being offered for the first time since it was carefully constructed over a two-year period. A visit will be required to fully appreciate both the estate and its unique setting. MLS# 88833.
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LONESOME VALLEY $1,675,000 No detail was spared in creating this like-new home in the coveted Lonesome Valley community. Situated in a serene setting that overlooks Trout Pond, the property is bordered by creeks on three sides. Nearly flat, the almost two-and-a-half acres are walkable and beckon you to explore every inch. Every room of the home is on one level with a guest apartment over the two-car garage. The light, bright, and open floor plan features a gourmet kitchen that is open to both the living and dining areas with stunning views in both directions. Outside, you'll enjoy sitting on the covered screen porch with wood burning fireplace overlooking Trout Pond. You can cast your line only a few steps away from the porch. MLS# 89884.
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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HIGHL AND GAP $1,395,000 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 chefâ€™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# 90429.
CEDAR HILL $1,350,000 Perched high above the valley in the prestigious community of Cedar Hill, this stunning custom-built timber frame home boasts spectacular long-range mountain views over Sapphire and Cashiers. The two-story great room has impressive timber beams and an abundance of windows and doors that flood the entire room with natural light. The open floor plan offers ample space for entertaining or simply unwinding. MLS# 89323.
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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.
SPRING FOREST $1,275,000 This fantastic home overlooks Sapphire Valley in Spring Forest, a distinctive gated community close to town offering the best of luxury mountain living. Vaulted wood ceilings, a stone fireplace, and expansive windows illuminate the impressive living room, opening to the covered deck with majestic mountain views. Dine al fresco on the deck or in the formal dining room after serving cocktails from the wet bar. The spacious kitchen makes entertaining a pleasure, adjoining a breakfast nook with beautiful views. The main bedroom with a double-sided fireplace (shared with the master bath) completes the main level and opens to the deck. The family room and guest suites on the lower level provide ample room for guests, or for even more privacy, they can enjoy the game room with its own full kitchen over the two-car garage. MLS# 90671.
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GLENVILLE $1,270,000 Let your imagination run wild with this amazing farm located conveniently near the shores of Lake Glenville. The property consists of gently rolling hills, fenced pasture land, and a beautiful pond fed by three different springs. A scenic, meandering drive leads to the top of the property, where youâ€™ll find a large, comfortable log home perfect for kicking up your feet after a long day of playing outside. The home offers incredible seclusion, sitting at almost 4,000â€™ elevation with wonderful long-range mountain views from both inside and outside the home. The lower level provides private living for in-laws or guests, complete with a separate entrance, its own bedroom, bathroom, living area, laundry room, and even a kitchen. The property is currently being enjoyed as a gentleman's farm and estate, but the fact that there are no restrictions makes its uses limitless. MLS# 90574.
SUMMER COVE $1,250,000 This property offers a rare chance to own a spectacular newly constructed home with stunning Lake Glenville and long-range mountain views, as well as a designated slip on the Summer Cove community boat dock. Designed by Travis Mileti of Mountainworks and built by Bill Young, this charming four-bedroom home is now ready for its new owners. The quality finishes and fine appointments of this mountain getaway include reclaimed flooring, painted shiplap walls on the main level and lower level playroom, and a metal roof with galvanized gutters and downspouts. The kitchen is a chef's dream with Sub-zero, Wolf, and Bosch appliances and a large kitchen island. The master bedroom is on the main level with another bedroom and bath upstairs, as well as two bedrooms and a bonus room below, along with a second living area. Sit by the fireplace on the outdoor porch to enjoy cool mountain breezes from 3,800 feet of elevation. Why buy a lakefront home when you can enjoy the peace and serenity of a new lake view home with all the accoutrements, and keep your boat ready to go at the community dock all season long? MLS# 91163. 82 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB $1,225,000 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# 89912.
CEDAR HILL $1,195,000 Located in the very desirable gated community of Cedar Hill on a quiet cul-de-sac, this gorgeous home is offered fully furnished and boasts exceptional long range views of the mountains above Sapphire Valley and the majestic rock face of Lonesome Valley. Cedar Hill is very private yet ideally located just a few minutes from the supermarket, restaurants, retail stores, and country clubs. 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# 90302.
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CONTINENTAL CLIFFS $1,195,000 On the market for the first time, this amazing property in Continental Cliffs is situated on eight-and-a-half acres of serene privacy that will make you feel like you’re in another world-yet you’re only three miles to the center of Cashiers. This is one of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring views that can be seen anywhere. Perched at a cool elevation of just under 4,000 feet, you’ll feel as if you’re able to reach out and touch the famed Whiteside Mountain in one direction, and with just a tilt of your head, you can see all the way into South Carolina. The home offers one-level living with four bedrooms, an office, and another bonus room. Impeccably maintained, a master suite and a magnificent chef’s kitchen have recently been added and appointed with the latest cooking amenities. If expansion might be in your plans, there are a couple of near-level spots within the acreage to build a guest cottage. MLS# 90416.
SUMMER HILL $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 mountains 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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HICKORY RIDGE $1,100,000 This spacious home on over six acres is located just minutes from Cashiers and offers beautiful Whiteside Mountain views. Soak in the tranquility of the mountains while sitting on the wraparound porch, or take advantage of the central location and enjoy the area's renowned dining, shopping, and golf, all just minutes away. The expansive great room is part of an open floor plan that offers plenty of room for entertaining large groups with a large dining area, hardwood floors, and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling fireplace. MLS# 89934.
SAPPHIRE $1,100,000 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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CEDAR HILL $1,095,000 This premier estate home in prestigious Cedar Hill offers loads of curb appeal, fine finishes, a spacious open floor plan, and year-round mountain views on a private, gently rolling 3.49-acre lot. This fantastic mountain retreat was custom built with great attention to detail and features five oversized bedrooms and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, whole home surround sound with exterior speakers, double decks, a screened living porch with wood burning fireplace, an attached two-car carport, and much more. Loaded with mountain charm, this inviting and roomy retreat is sure to have something for everyone! Full Sapphire Valley Resort amenities are available as well. MLS# 90183.
SUMMER HILL $995,000 Bring your suitcase and toothbrush â€” 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. MLS# 89267.
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. This home also includes private lake access with a dock and generous parking. MLS# 74152.
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WILDCAT CLIFFS COUNTRY CLUB $974,500 On the market for the first time, this spacious lodge-style home overlooks ponds, mountain ridges, and the Wildcat Cliffs Golf Course's fifteenth hole. Only a short walk from the clubhouse, the light-and-bright home features architectural details of stone and wood. The floor-to-ceiling windows highlight the gorgeous views and landscaped backyard. Membership in Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is required. Included in the listing price are all furnishings, the golf cart, and membership in the Lake Glenville Club, upon approval of WCC membership (not included) with no transfer fee, as well as a full Wildcat Country Club Golf Membership credit of $40,000 to the buyer at the time of closing. MLS# 90919.
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.
CEDAR HILL $925,000 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 $925,000 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. Donâ€™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. 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# 91053.
CEDAR HILL $889,000 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.
L AKEWOOD SHORES $865,000 Many priceless summertime memories await once you fall in love with this charming three-bedroom, two-bath lakefront home! The property is located on the desirable east side of Lake Glenville in the quiet Lakewood Shores neighborhood. The path down to the lake's shore and private dock is a short, gentle walk that's easy for kids carrying lake toys and supplies. As you enter the home, you're greeted by an expansive, up-close view of Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond. Continuing through the home, you'll find a cozy breakfast nook, a massive stone fireplace, and a spacious deck that's perfect for enjoying the cool summer evenings and the lakefront breeze. MLS# 90267. 90 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
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.
TAHAL A SHORES $799,000 This completely remodeled cottage offers countless upgrades, including a new seawall and dock, a storage building for a John Deere Gator utility vehicle, and a picturesque concrete path to the lake. The charming interior features shiplap walls, a new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, HVAC units, a generator, roof, windows, and more. This incredible home is being offered turnkey, including its furnishings from The Summer House and the utility vehicle! MLS# 89885.
HOLLY FOREST $775,000 Hidden amongst the lush greenery of Sapphire Valley, this well-appointed three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home abounds with thoughtful details, such as exterior gas lighting, a warming drawer and wine cooler in the kitchen, and gorgeous wooden accents on the ceiling in the living area. This home is sure to have something for everyone, whether it be the gorgeous kitchen, equipped with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, or the abundance of outdoor living space, including the deck and a gazebo overlooking the stream. MLS# 90931.
HIGH MEADOWS $750,000 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 CEDAR CREEK WOODS $749,000 This immaculate home is situated on a stunning lakefront setting on Lupton Lake just minutes from Cashiers and Sapphire. As you approach the home, a private pond welcomes you to this waterfront oasis. The expansive deck with a stone fireplace are perfect for enjoying the great outdoors, and many of the rooms take advantage of the stunning setting and views. MLS# 90549.
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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.
UNDER CONTRACT L AKE TOX AWAY $699,000 Start enjoying lake life immediately in this lakefront home on Lake Toxaway with its own dock slip. The home features two bedrooms and two full baths on the main level, a bonus room with sitting area and full bath upstairs, and a second living area and a full bath on the lower level. There's an abundance of storage areas both inside and outside the home. MLS# 90851.
HOLLY FOREST $650,000 This immaculately kept home loaded with tasteful updates and mountain charm is situated on a gentle slope facing Chimneytop Mountain in the Holly Forest VII community. The home boasts an abundance of storage space, an open concept floor plan ideal for entertaining, and loads of gardening space. MLS# 90533.
COWEE RIDGE $629,000 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.
SHEPHERDS MOUNTAIN $599,000 Perched at 3,700 feet, this lovely, spacious home sits in a park-like setting at the end of a cul-de-sac, offering only the sounds of nature to enjoy. The property features complete privacy throughout its two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The home has been extremely well-maintained by its owners who have lived there full-time since building. The quiet gated community of Shepherds Mountain offers a clubhouse, play area, two-lane paved roads, and deeded lake access to Lake Glenville. MLS# 89461.
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TRILLIUM LINKS $599,000 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. Designed for entertaining, the well-appointed kitchen is completely open to the living and dining area, and the living room boasts a magnificent floor-to-ceiling, wood burning stone fireplace. MLS# 87407.
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.
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# 90049.
BRIGHT MOUNTAIN $598,000 This lovely home sits high atop Bright Mountain with excellent southerly views of the Trillium Links & Lake Club and the mountains beyond. The owners have turned the property into an outside living paradise with a fire pit located by a huge rock outcropping and other seating areas. Two unique cottages, currently used as a potting room/ bar and an office. MLS# 85959.
GLENSHORE $575,000 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.
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WATERFALL COVE $575,000 Only steps away from Lake Glenvilleâ€™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. The lower level is self-contained, making it a great rental or mother in-law suite. MLS# 88951.
L AKEWOOD SHORES $575,000 Magnificent scenery, cool temperatures, and the occasional white squirrel highlight the short drive from the dining and shopping of Cashiers to this lakefront home on the east side of Lake Glenville. With a tucked away loft, wonderful wood details, and tons of natural light, the two-bedroom, two-bath cabin is loaded with rustic old world charm. The open concept floor plan between the living, dining, and kitchen areas creates a space for effortless entertaining. MLS# 90751.
SAPPHIRE HIGH $575,000 This 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. The open living area extends into the remodeled kitchen, a layout perfect for entertaining. Wood flooring and fine finishes make this home completely move-in ready. MLS# 88644.
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 barnâ€”a large two-car garage under a full apartment with its own kitchen. MLS# 88619.
TRILLIUM LINKS & L AKE CLUB $525,000 Spacious, fresh, and with hints of rustic charm, this four-bedroom, four-bath standalone home is situated in the picturesque Trillium Links & Lake Club. The home is situated on a gentle hillside which provides a combination of mountain, lake, and wooded views throughout the year. MLS# 90389.
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UNDER CONTRACT COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $499,000 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.
NEW LISTING L AKE GLENVILLE $499,000 This welcoming three-story log cabin is easily accessed from its paved circular driveway with a porte-cochere. Views of Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond can be seen from every bedroom on each floor of the house. An impressive wood-burning stone fireplace spans the two-story height of the living room. The kitchen is outfitted with unique tile countertops and stainless steel appliances. A screened-in patio offers a lovely spot for dining al fresco. MLS# 91122.
BIG RIDGE $495,000 On the market for the first time, this mountain retreat is located on 20 wooded acres for the ultimate in privacy and tranquility, yet with a convenient location very near Lake Glenville. The possibilities of this property are endless; many homes sites with views could be created with a little tree clearing. In addition to multiple home sites, the property includes a 24’ x 30’ detached double garage and two complete RV sites. The property also features a spring that is the headwaters to Shoal Creek. MLS# 89870.
TRILLIUM LINKS $485,000 Finished with just the right amount of mountain elegance, this turnkey retreat is located right off the 14th green 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.
UNDER CONTRACT HOLLY FOREST $479,000 This pristine mountain home was built by the highly sought-after Fern Creek Builders. Listen to the babbling stream from any of the many open and screened decks. The perfect combination of rustic materials was used to create this cozy mountain home. The large inviting covered front porch overlooks lush landscaping and a manicured stone walking path. MLS# 90853.
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NEWLY PRICED CEDAR CREEK WOODS $475,000 Lovingly and meticulously maintained, this home has it all ... beautiful mountain, lake and rock face views, sounds of rushing water from nearby Laurel Creek, and a terrific location only minutes from shopping and restaurants in Cashiers and Sapphire. Soaring heights in the great room and a floor-to-ceiling stone wood burning fireplace highlight the open concept floor plan. MLS# 90285.
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.
STONECREEK CROSSING $435,500 Designed for the coveted mountain lifestyle, this unique home in Stonecreek Crossing boasts a fabulous location within walking distance of The Country Club of Sapphire Valley and the Sapphire Valley Resort. Setting it apart from other properties in a very popular price range, this getaway features convenient single-level living and great curb appeal, as well as vaulted ceilings, a spacious great room with wood floors, an open kitchen, and both formal and informal dining areas for entertaining. MLS# 90130.
TRILLIUM LINKS & L AKE CLUB $425,000 Poised directly above the first tee on the Trillium Links Golf Course, this charming, stand-alone, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home is loaded with rustic charm. This well-kept getaway offers quality post and beam construction, an open concept floor plan between the dining and living areas, as well as fantastic golf course and mountain views. MLS# 90322.
VIEWPOINT $399,995 This beautiful mountain home has been lovingly maintained and cared for by the original owners. The welcoming great room features wood floors, cathedral ceilings, lots of windows, and a wood-burning stone fireplace for chilly evenings. The master suite and laundry room are on the main floor with a loft, guest room, and full bath upstairs. MLS# 86115.
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L AUREL FALLS $395,000 Tucked away on a gentle knoll in the low-density gated community of Laurel Falls, this newly constructed one-bedroom, one-bath getaway is situated on a spacious 11.47+/- estate lot. This fresh and tidy home features expansive long range mountain views, including Mount Lyn Lowry, Waterrock Knob, and Wesner Bald of the Blue Ridge Parkway. MLS# 90367.
NEWLY PRICED HOLLY FOREST $374,000 Wake up to the view through the master bedroom bay window of the long fifth fairway of Sapphire National Golf Course. This beautiful year-round mountain golf view home has been lovingly maintained and tastefully remodeled. A lighted stone entrance marks the private long, level driveway with plenty of parking and a large turnaround. Stunning hardwood floors adorn the main living areas, and four skylights allow natural light to brighten the home. MLS# 90841.
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 â€” perfect spots to enjoy the Carolina mountain lifestyle. Inside, a natural stone wood-burning fireplace. Cedar Creek Woods is just off Highway 64â€“convenient to Sapphire and Cashiers. MLS# 90441.
HIGHL ANDS $359,000 This completely remodeled turnkey mountain getaway is being sold fully furnished. Fruit trees, a stream, and old-growth rhododendron fill the picturesque backyard. The master suite and guest bedroom and bath are located on the main level, and the upstairs provides a newly decorated bedroom and half bath. There is also a bonus room for an overflow of guests, which could double as an office or media room. MLS# 90554.
SAPPHIRE HIGH $349,000 Sitting on more than four acres, this light and bright home in Sapphire High offers privacy and tranquility. On the market for the first time, this home has been carefully maintained with an all-new kitchen, hardwood floors, and a new roof added in 2016. The kitchen has an eat-in area perfect for cozy breakfasts and opens to the dining and living areas. The master and laundry room are on the main floor, with two guest bedrooms and a second full bath upstairs. MLS# 90020.
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KILLIANS PARK $349,000 The abundant character of this quaint A-frame style home is sure to capture your heart. Located in the Killians 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 wood-adorned cathedral ceilings. MLS# 90271.
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $339,000 This is a rare opportunity to purchase a short sale property, which is priced well below tax value! Situated on a level lot, this unique home with golf course frontage has an attached two-car garage. Its exceptional location in the gated Country Club Estates area is near the end of a cul-de-sac free from road noise, and is just a short walk or golf cart ride to the Sapphire Valley Resort amenities, including Red Bird Golf Links and several fine restaurants. MLS# 90988.
TOLL HOUSE VILL AGE $329,000 You will love the warm welcome this cheerful house offers to all who enter. Custom built on 1.5 acres, this classic mountain getaway is immaculately kept and features spacious rooms, beautiful windows, abundant light, cathedral ceilings, a striking twostory fireplace, and stone and timber accents throughout. Enjoy the fresh air on your private screened porch and large open deck, both overlooking the beautiful granite rock face that only Mother Nature could have created. MLS# 90271.
UNDER CONTRACT HOLLY FOREST $299,000 Only minutes from Cashiers, this affordably priced home has been impeccably maintained. 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. Owners have access to the Sapphire Valley community amenities. MLS# 90969.
LOGAN CREEK COT TAGES $299,000 This cozy mountain cottage has two bedrooms and a bonus room, each one with a private bath. The efficient wood-burning Buck Stove in the living room keeps the electric bill low in the winter. The master bedroom and guest room are both on the main floor, as well as a screened-in deck and separate laundry room. Additional features include a security system and a private well. Cable internet and television are readily available. The furnishings are negotiable. MLS# 90193.
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NEW LISTING HOLLY FOREST $289,000 This charming one-level home with a double car garage is located in the heart of Sapphire Valley in a unique setting with Sapphire National Golf Course frontage and a small stream meandering through the backyard. The large open back deck overlooks the footbridge that leads to the golf course. The split floor plan is open, offering a spacious kitchen with a large island perfect for serving breakfast to guests. MLS# 91172.
WHITESIDE FOREST $269,500 Great get-away rustic cabin nestled in the woods with easy access to both Cashiers and Highlands. Small pond is totally owned by you. Adjacent flat picnic/garden area. 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.
PILOT MOUNTAIN $205,000 Tucked away in the gated Pilot Mountain community, this charming two-bedroom, one-bath cabin is abounding with rustic mountain charm. An open concept floor plan makes the most of the kitchen and living areas, and the spacious covered deck on the front of the home provides the perfect place to relax after a wonderful day exploring the mountains. MLS# 89560.
GLENVILLE $202,000 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# 90559.
RIVER RUN $200,000 Turnkey River Run unit is ready for you to enjoy this season. It is offered fully furnished. Covered front porch opens to the enclosed foyer being used as an extra living area. The two bedroom suites both open to an open deck. This end unit has lots of windows and high ceilings for a bright and airy feel. MLS# 90922.
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HILLTOP $129,000 Offered nicely furnished with just a few exceptions, this spacious three-bedroom, twobath unit in Hilltop sits in a pretty wooded area and offers some winter mountain views. The great room has a wood-burning fireplace and double sliding glass doors, leading to a large screened back deck. MLS# 90132.
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Big Ridge 11.23 acres of beautiful rolling pasture land with exceptional mountain views and all situated above 4,000 ft. elevation! Equestrian lover's will delight at the thought of riding in this heavenly setting, but anyone who wants to enjoy long range mountain views in a peaceful and serene setting will appreciate this land. The perfect building knoll sits just a tad higher than the rest of the acreage providing great sight lines in all directions. Lot faces west for remarkable sunset views! Located in the Big Ridge area, approximately 10 miles from town, it's far enough out to be private yet close enough to go to town to go to the grocery store or enjoy one of the many fine shoppes or restaurants in the area. Cashiers offers many free local events to enjoy as well such as Groovin' on the Green concerts every Friday night in the summertime. Call to schedule a showing of this property! MLS# 90175. $399,000.
Big Sheepcliff Dream building lot that will have easy driveway access and excellent mountains views! This northerly facing estate size lot has 2.39 acres and consists of mostly all walkable property. Home site sits just above 4,300 feet elevation and backs up to a 72+ acre private estate for added privacy. Big Sheepcliff is a highly desirable gated community with easy driving access and just minutes from Cashiers. Stocked ponds for fishing, picnic pavilion and a nice meadow for owners to enjoy. Low annual property owner fees and with a current 4 bedroom septic permit, electricity and water access right at the road, this property is just waiting for a new owner to build on it. The Cashiers area has many restaurants, shoppes, social events, hiking trails, waterfalls and lots more to explore! MLS# 90127. $165,000. Located just minutes from the crossroads in prestigious Big Sheepcliff, this lot is located in the upper section of the community with mountain views of the Glenville Valley. MLS# 90673. $129,000.
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. 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. Beautiful lot in gated community. Long layered mountain views all the way to the Blue 100 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
Ridge Parkway. Community has paved roads, impressive covered bridge entry, large community pond and chimney garden. Close to Cashiers and Highlands. Near Lake Glenville and all the water activities. MLS# 90944. $40,000. North facing lot with big mountain views. Gated community close to both Cashiers and Highlands. Impressive covered bridge at entrance. Community pond and chimney garden. MLS# 90945. $40,000. NEW LISTING 0.50 acre lot at 3,900 feet elevation with tucked away views of Lake Glenville. Located in the low density neighborhood of Bridge Creek, just a short scenic drive to Cashiers and 25 minutes to Highlands. Cross over the charming covered bridge spanning the trout waters of Norton Creek to enter the quaint community of Bridge Creek which offers a community pond, picnic area, outdoor chimney garden and hiking trails. MLS# 91223. $23,000. Located in the quiet and low density gated neighborhood of Bridge Creek is this incredibly affordable lot. As you enter the community you’ll notice the gorgeous rustic covered bridge that straddles Knob Creek as well as the serene feeling that comes with the area. Gentle building site and privacy of the surrounding woods make this lot perfect for someone looking to construct their mountain dream home in a fantastic community! Bridge Creek is an easy 10-minute drive to Cashiers’ dining, shopping and more. MLS# 89357. $22,500. Super gentle lot with winter mountain ridge views and a noisy stream to enjoy! If you are looking for a private house site that isn't far from town, this is the ideal location! Bridge Creek has a gated entrance and a charming covered bridge that you drive through to enter the community. Property owners enjoy use of the community pond and picnic area with an outdoor stone fireplace. Great price for an easy building lot! MLS# 90331. $20,000. Affordable lot in a gated community convenient to both Cashiers and Highlands. Paved roads, beautiful covered bridge entrance, large pond and chimney garden. MLS# 90943. $20,000. 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. This is a very neat property to enjoy and explore. If you are looking to reconnect with nature yet be only 15 minutes from Cashiers and 25 minutes from Highlands, this is the perfect spot! Bridge Creek has a gated entrance and a charming covered bridge that you drive through to enter the community. Property owners enjoy use of the community pond and picnic area with an outdoor stone fireplace. Great price for an easy building lot! MLS# 90329. $19,900.
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 over-
LOTS & LAND looks the community clubhouse, park, playground and rushing Cedar Creek. The private 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. $19,000.
Cedar Creek Woods Wow, what a deal for a great buildable lot that is just minutes from town! This extremely gentle lot is perfect for someone looking to build a mountain home with a lake and mountain view but doesn't want to be far from local shopping and restaurants. With just a little tree trimming you can enjoy a lovely view of Lupton Lake, the Cedar Creek Club clubhouse with a nice mountain backdrop. This is truly an ideal building site with gentle topography that is already partially cleared making it easy to view and walk. Come check it out before it's gone! Membership to Cedar Creek Club is available separately and upon approval of the club. Membership amenities would include tennis, pool, fitness center, croquet and the clubhouse. MLS# 90287. $48,000.
Cedar Hill Tucked away in the gorgeous gated community of Cedar Hill is this high elevation, easy build lot with beautiful mountain and ridge line views. There is a septic evaluation on file with Jackson County for a three bedroom home- one less step out of the building process for you! Full Sapphire Valley amenities are available with initiation and additional annual fees. This lot is a quick five-minute drive to Cashiers and a twenty minute drive to Highlands. Snag this great deal and begin construction on your dream home in a fantastic community! MLS# 90637. $80,000.
Cedar Ridge Estates Great views of Big Sheepcliff mountain from this elevated building site. Build your mountain dream home on this lot and start enjoying the cool summer temperatures found on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. This premium lot is priced to sell, so don't miss the opportunity to purchase this home site in the well-established Cedar Ridge Estates community. Located just minutes to Sapphire and Cashiers with all the amenities these two communities have to offer. MLS# 89686. $39,000.
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 directionâ€Śwhile 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. 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.
Chinquapin Chinquapin is a 2,000 acre private community that offers a park like living with outdoor adventure amenities. Lot 104 has a private mountain ridge view and is situated close to trail access. The driveway is partially in place and you can walk trails on the property. There could be a possible mountain ridge view with trimming. MLS# 89610. $99,000.
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. Amazing long range mountain views can be seen from this home site in the prestigious gated community of Cross Creek Preserve. As you enter the community through the charming covered bridge you will see that this is a very well maintained neighborhood with nice common areas including a trout fishing pond with waterfall and a huge field and fire pit for owners to enjoy. Nearby Trillium Links & Lake Club can be seen from this north facing lot. Surrounded by several upscale neighborhoods, Cross Creek is also close to Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club and Old Edwards Club. Conveniently situated between Highlands and Cashiers for quick trips to town for shopping and dining. Seller already has a complete set of ready to build custom house plans designed specifically for this lot for a 3-4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Contact listing agent for more details! MLS# 89979. $185,000.
Gorgeous panoramic mountain views from this 2.65 acre home site! Easterly facing lot situated at 3,700 feet elevation and overlooking the beautiful Cashiers Valley. Enjoy a direct view of the infamous Chimney Top Mountain along with others including Rock and Laurel Knob Mountains. Walk down the short mulch path into the lot to see the views from this gentle home site at the top of Timber Ridge. Community features a gated entrance, paved access, underground utilities and community water at the road. With a current 4 bedroom septic permit, this lot is ready to be built on! Only minutes from downtown Cashiers, grocery store, boutique & antique stores and many local restaurants. All of this, along with low annual property owner fees, make this the perfect spot to build your mountain escape! MLS# 90698. $138,500.
The Chattooga Club
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.
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 to Chattooga Club by invitation. MLS# 90007. $360,000.
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.
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. $99,999. NC LIVING SUMMER 2019 101
LOTS & LAND 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.
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. $550,000.
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.
Glen Cove Estates
Great lakefront lot located close to town on the highly desirable east side of Lake Glenville. Approximately 100 feet of rock seawall installed and ready for Duke Power dock approval. The property is tied into community water and septic. You won't need to leave room for a septic field so you can build closer to the lake! Located just a quick 7 minute drive to downtown Cashiers. Adjoining lot is also available. Cherry pick your favorite or buy both for added privacy and lake frontage. MLS# 89867. $250,000. Great lakefront lot located close to town on the highly desirable east side of Lake Glenville. Approximately 100 feet of rock seawall installed and ready for Duke Power dock approval. The property is tied into community water and septic. You won't need to leave room for a septic field so you can build closer to the lake! Located just a quick 7 minute drive to downtown Cashiers. Adjoining lot is also available. Cherry pick your favorite or buy both for added privacy and lake frontage. MLS# 89869. $250,000.
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 Trail 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# 90419. $295,000.
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Incredible panoramic, long-range mountain vistas from this premier lot located behind the gates of the Glenridge subdivision. At 4,300’ elevation, this lot offers cool temperatures and an easy flat build site and then drops off-assuring you will own this incredible view. A large circular driveway has already been cut in, off the paved road and septic system and water are already in place. The lot is more than 3 acres in size, ensuring that you will have privacy and elbow room around you. All that’s left to do, is grab an architect and builder to start creating your dream home in the mountains. The Glenridge community is a very short distance to the entrance to Panthertown Valley - a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Panthertown is referred to as “The Yosemite of the East” and offers visitors cascading waterfalls, trout streams, panoramic views, sheer granite cliffs and the headwaters and east fork of the Tuckasegee River. It’s one of the most popular spots in the Western North Carolina mountains for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and rock climbers. MLS# 90987. $189,000.
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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 lot with Lake Glenville access. Community has a dock. Glen Laurel is located on the north end of Lake Glenville. The community has paved roads and underground utilities. Community is the perfect place to build your small cabin. Easy access to Cashiers, Franklin, Cullowhee and Sylva. Lot is gently rolling with a small spring fed stream on one side. MLS# 90420. $49,000. 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. 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.
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.
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.
Highway 64 East 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.
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. $94,999. Easy build lot with a great view of Chimney Top Mountain. Quick drive to Highway 64 with no steep roads to climb or descend, very usable in the winter. Less than 5 minutes to amenities and restaurants, 8 minutes to Cashiers. MLS# 90878. $25,000. 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. $23,000. NEWLY PRICED 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. $9,900. 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. Southern exposure lot with long range views of Chimneytop Mountain with clearing. Build your mountain getaway on this beautiful lot and enjoy the natural southern light. Enjoy the great amenity package offered by the Sapphire Master Association that are associated with this lot. MLS# 90311. $7,500. NEWLY PRICED 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. $6,500.
VIEW POTENTIAL 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
Gently sloping lot with potential mountain view with home site clearing. Located in a popular area of Holly Forest IV and within walking distance to the Hogback Lake common area where owners can picnic under the covered pavilion, go fishing or take a canoe ride. Public water and electricity access at road and there is an expired septic permit on file. Comes with Sapphire Valley amenities which also allow owners access to the Sapphire Valley Resort which include golf, tennis, community center, fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, game room, park/playground, ski slope, zip line, tubing and deeded lake access to Lake Fairfield. MLS# 89422. $7,000. NEWLY PRICED 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 growNC LIVING SUMMER 2019 103
LOTS & LAND ing 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. $3,000.
minimum building requirement making it the perfect spot to build a mountain cabin. An adjacent 8.66 acre lot is also available for purchase so buy both for a discount and own over 15 acres. This acreage backs up to Chinquapin property for added privacy. MLS# 89645. $140,000.
NEWLY PRICED 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. $3,000.
Over 8.5 acres of land to enjoy at 4,100+ ft. elevation! Short range mountain views, and possibly some long range views, from this north westerly facing lot. A gently laying lot with a trail leading to the partially cleared house site. There is currently a shared driveway roughed in but buyer may put in their own driveway if they wish. Lots of options with this property. Laurel Falls is a private neighborhood with gated access and low property owner fees. Nature lovers will appreciate the community's private access into the 6,300 acre Panthertown National Forest and trout fishing in Robinson Creek. Laurel Falls only has a 1,000 sq. ft. minimum building requirement making it the perfect spot to build a mountain cabin. An adjacent 7.23 acre lot is also available for purchase so buy both for a discount and own over 15 acres. This land backs up to Chinquapin property for added privacy. MLS# 89644. $130,000.
NEWLY PRICED 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. $3,000. This gentle home site will be a breeze to build on! Great location with easy paved driving access into the community and just a few minutes’ drive to Cashiers. Drive past pretty Hogback Creek on the way to and from this lot! Located towards the end of a cul-de-sac for extra privacy. Lot backs up to a wide Holly Forest green space area and is also just a short walk to the community waterfall common area called Narrows Falls. Just around the corner from the public Sapphire National Golf Club and the Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company restaurant. Ownership comes with Sapphire Valley Resort amenities including golf, tennis, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, Horsepasture River picnic area, track/playground, ski slope, zip line and more. This lot is also walking distance to Lake Fairfield where you can enjoy the 3 mile trail around the lake, the beach area or rent a canoe or paddle boat from the boat house. MLS# 90253. $4,000.
Laurel Falls Over 15 acres of land to enjoy at 4,100+ ft. elevation! Long range mountain views and short ridge views from these 2 northerly facing lots. A gorgeous property that is truly unique and offers a ton of sprawling level acreage. Position your house anywhere you'd like among the native flora and ferns that cover the property. The driveway is already partially roughed in and leads you to a clearing and a fire pit area where you will enjoy the best views. Laurel Falls is a private neighborhood with gated access and low property owner fees. Nature lovers will appreciate the community's private access into the 6,300 acre Panthertown National Forest and trout fishing in Robinson Creek. Laurel Falls only has a 1,000 sq. ft. minimum building requirement making it the perfect spot to build a mountain cabin. These two lots are being listed together and offered at a discounted price for 15.89 acres. This property backs up to Chinquapin land for added privacy. MLS# 89652. $249,000.
Listen to the sounds of Robinson Creek from this gently sloping 5+ acre lot. There is a trail into lot from road which leads you to a partially cleared home site. Enjoy short range mountain views with some tree trimming. Robinson Creek borders this lot on one side with another small stream on another side. There is also a small sliding rock waterfall area off the smaller stream. Laurel Falls is a private neighborhood with gated access and low property owner fees. Nature lovers will appreciate the community's private access into the 6,300 acre Panthertown National Forest and trout fishing in Robinson Creek. Laurel Falls only has a 1,000 sq. ft. minimum building requirement to it's the perfect spot to build a mountain cabin. The adjoining Lot 39B (5.91 acres) is also available for sale and is listed separately. MLS# 89643. $120,000. 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.
Walk to a huge waterfall from this almost 6 acre lot sitting at 3,500+ ft. elevation! A nice trail has been cut in from the road to the building knoll and continues past the home site to the noisy waterfall. The waterfall is not located on the property but the owner is giving deeded access to walk to the waterfall. This property also has Robinson Creek frontage towards the bottom of the lot. House site has some short ridge mountain views, at least in the fall/winter, that may be obtainable year-round with tree trimming. Underground utilities are already run to this lot. The adjoining Lot 39C (5.32 acres) is also available for sale and is listed separately. MLS# 89646. $159,000. Over 7 acres of land to enjoy at 4,100+ ft. elevation! Long range mountain views and short ridge views from this northerly facing lot. A gorgeous property that is truly unique and offers a ton of sprawling level acreage. Position your house anywhere you'd like among the native flora and ferns that cover the property. The driveway is already partially roughed in and leads you to a clearing and a fire pit area where you will enjoy the best views. Laurel Falls is a private neighborhood with gated access and low property owner fees. Nature lovers will appreciate the community's private access into the 6,300 acre Panthertown National Forest and trout fishing in Robinson Creek. Laurel Falls only has a 1,000 sq. ft. 104 SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP
The communities finest big view lots handpicked for ease of build and their incalculable
LOTS & LAND 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. $49,000. NEW LISTING Fantastic building lot in the desirable neighborhood of Pilots Knob! Truly a hidden gem of a community where owners enjoy beautiful majestic long range mountain views and quaint Christmas tree farms as they drive through the area. Community features a pond and fire pit common area. Pilots Knob is paved throughout and has an inviting gated entrance with a pretty waterfall feature. This particular lot has a very gentle building site with easy driveway access and large rock outcroppings for built-in landscaping features. Winter mountain long range views with possibility of more year-round views with tree trimming. Low POA fees and underground utilities make this a great place to build your mountain escape at 4,000+ feet elevation! MLS# 85489. $27,000.
The Point at Glenville Lake Lake living in one of the premier communities on Lake Glenville can be yours today. Build your dream home on this lot which is just a short walk to your dock and the community common area overlooking the lake and the community pavilion with fireplace. Just minutes to town from this convenient location on the west side of Lake Glenville. Bring your architect and builder and let's get started on your dream lake home! MLS# 90356. $175,000.
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. With the market heating up a savvy investor is sure to snap this property up! Located in close vicinity of Hampton Glen and the Horsepasture River is this 1.40 acre nearly level lot suitable for either multi-family or commercial use. This lot features several streams on site, an abundance of dense and lush trees, and the soothing sounds of nearby waterfalls. A fantastic Sapphire location means this lot is just minutes from SVMA amenities, local restaurants, shopping and more. Water and electric are in place, Carolina Water Service has approved sewer connections. This lot is not currently accessible to SVMA amenities but you can opt to join. Come take a look at this lot while you can! MLS# 90889. $69,000.
ing 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. $149,500.
Sapphire Ridge Located in the heart of Sapphire Valley in the gated community of Sapphire Ridge. This double lot provides a fantastic views of Toxaway Mountain and into South Carolina. This almost 5 acre property is located on a cul-de-sac for additional privacy. Only one Sapphire Valley Master Association amenities fee. Both lot 18 and 19 have a 3 bedroom septic permit. Don't miss this opportunity to build your dream home with spectacular long range views, while being only minutes to town. MLS# 89822. $179,000.
Sassafras Ridge Stunning lot in the private enclave of Sassafras Ridge featuring a magnificent panoramic view of the valley, the Country Club of Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation only), rockfaces and your own private waterfall! Imagine gazing out across Sapphire Valley and listening to the soothing sound of rushing water. Not all lots are created equal. Don’t miss this opportunity to build your special mountain retreat. Tree plan to protect the view over the valley and overlooking the waterfall has already been approved by the POA. Build your dream home today and start enjoying the mountains! MLS# 89584. $295,000. Exceptional view lot high above Sapphire Valley in the gated community of Sassafras Ridge. This high elevation lot is perfect for enjoying cool summer breezes and panoramic mountain views. MLS# 90868. $125,000.
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. $49,900.
Shepherds Drive Situated at 3,720 ft. in elevation is this spacious, un-manicured and gently rolling lot, full 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.
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.
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LOTS & LAND 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. $49,900.
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. Located on a gentle knoll in the gated Sims Valley Community is this 3.24+/- acre lot awaiting your dream home! This lot has awesome potential views with some clearing and is large enough for you to spread out. The Sims Valley Community features a pristine clubhouse, outdoor pool, museum on the area, and breathtaking layered mountain views throughout. There is also community water available within the subdivision. This lot is priced to sell, so don't miss out! There is a package deal available including this lot and five other lots for a total price of $40,000. MLS# 90770. $15,000. Easy build and aggressively priced 0.94 acre lot in the Sims Valley community. The Sims Valley Community features a pristine clubhouse, outdoor pool, museum on the area, and breathtaking layered mountain views throughout. There is also community water available within the subdivision. This lot is priced to sell, so don't miss out! There is a package deal available including this lot and five other lots for a total price of $40,000. MLS# 90763. $10,000. Tucked away in the beautiful Sims Valley gated subdivision is this 1.25+/- acre gently rolling lot. This lot is situated in the heart of the community and is a short drive from amenities. The Sims Valley Community features a pristine clubhouse, outdoor pool, museum on the area, and breathtaking layered mountain views throughout. There is also community water available within the subdivision. This lot is priced to sell, so don't miss out! There is a package deal available including this lot and five other lots for a total price of $40,000. MLS# 90768. $10,000. This 0.52+/- acre lot is an easy build with the beginning of a paved drive already installed. Perfect for a smaller cabin, this lot would make for a fantastic home site in the heart of the gated Sims Valley Community. The Sims Valley Community features a pristine clubhouse, outdoor pool, museum on the area, and breathtaking layered mountain views throughout. There is also community water available within the subdivision. This lot is priced to sell, so don't miss out! There is a package deal available including this lot and five other lots for a total price of $40,000. MLS# 90766. $8,000. Located in the gated Sims Valley Community is this gentle 1.15 acre lot awaiting the construction of your new mountain home. The Sims Valley Community features a pristine clubhouse, outdoor pool, museum on the area, and breathtaking layered mountain views throughout. There is also community water available within the subdivision. This lot is priced to sell, so don't miss out! There is a package deal available including this lot and five other lots for a total price of $40,000. MLS# 90767. $8,000. Wonderful lot in scenic Sims Valley with stream. 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# 90257. $5,000. Overlooking the mountains and valley below within the gated Sims Valley Community, this 1.65 +/- acre lot has great potential views and is priced aggressively. The Sims Valley Community features a pristine clubhouse, outdoor pool, museum on the area, and breathtaking layered mountain views throughout. There is also community water available within the subdivision. This lot is priced to sell, so don't miss out! There is a package deal available including this lot and five other lots for a total price of $40,000. MLS# 90769. $5,000.
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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# 90110. $799,000.
Stonecreek Estates Lots 15, 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. Lots available individually. MLS# 89300. $59,000. 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# 90977. $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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Wonderful lake and mountain views from this 5.77 acre north westerly facing property. Great natural building shelf already on the property for the perfect home site. Enjoy Lake Glenville views and a cool breeze from 3,700+ feet elevation! Private community water and just a short drive to several public boat ramps and the Jackson County Rec Park area with swimming area and hiking trails. MLS# 90259. $115,000.
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.
Listen to the sounds of a rushing waterfall on Lake Glenville! 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.
Large lake access lot with great mountain and sunset views. MLS# 73981. $95,000. Big lake access lot with western exposure. View of mountains and sunsets. MLS# 73982. $95,000.
Wade Hampton Lot has a good view of Whiteside Mountain in well-established and exclusive neighborhood of Wade Hampton. Priced below market value! Motivated seller! MLS# 90236. $85,000.
Waterdance 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. 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 NEWLY PRICED 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. $28,500.
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. $325,000.
NEW LISTING Exceptional mountain view lot that adjoins Nantahala National Forest Service and is just short walk to Sandy Gap pond. This 3.07 acre lot sits at approximately 3,650 ft. elevation with a direct view of infamous Whiteside Mountain. Many other mountains can be seen as well including Yellow, Shortoff, Black Rock & Hogback mountains. Building on this site will be a breeze given the gentle topography and easy driveway access. There are already two beautiful homes built on the lots directly to the right of this property and the lot to the left has the view cleared but has not been built on yet. Expired 4 bedroom septic permit on file. The Whitewater Ridge community has a lot to offer with a gated entrance, pond common area, hiking trails, community water, underground utilities and views into the foothills of SC including Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. Community is bordered on 3 sides by National Forest service and community trails lead to Whitewater River. MLS# 91131. $105,000.
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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.
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.
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Prime retail/office location with frontage along Highway 64 West, located just east of the Cashier's crossroads. Own your space which located on the ground level in Laurel Terrace and suitable for both retail or office. Currently used as an owner/user space. This is a double unit with multiple office and conference area, as well as open space. This former bank location also features a vault! Tired of paying rent, this is the perfect in-town location. Desks and conference room furniture included. MLS# 91046.
VACATI ON & RENTALS LOTS LAND CASHIERS Whiteside Mountain Lookout
A L AKE GLENVILLE Summersail
THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB Boxwood
SAPPHIRE Riverchase Retreat
SAPPHIRE Holly Forest Hideaway
F This three bedroom, two and half bath home sits atop your own private sanctuary with stunning long/short range Whiteside mountain views. The house is situated on ten acres, with a level shaded yard making it a welcome spot for families and friends to relax. Be the first to stay in this newly furnished townhome. The perfect place for 2 couples or families. Each bedroom is located on a separate level for total privacy and has its own bath. Wonderful fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar open to the living area. Home is equipped with all new furniture throughout. Including beds, mattresses, linens, as well as 3 smart TVs, WiFi, and a gas grill. All Sapphire Valley Resort amenities are available as well - please ask for details.
Nestled on 65 magnificent acres of giant poplars and manicured meadows with over 1,700 feet of shoreline on sparkling Lake Glenville, this gracious lakefront home would make the perfect spot for your next getaway, wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat.
Conveniently located to Clubhouse/Lodge and all amenities. This four bedroom, four bath home has a master bedroom on main level as well as another large bedroom with private bath. You must be a member of the Chattooga Club to enjoy any of the amenities.
This great condo is located in the Sapphire Valley community of River Chase. It is in a wonderful neighborhood with lots of places to walk to including Meadow Lake & the Horsepasture River. This two bedroom two bath condo with living room w/ stone fireplace, mantel & high vaulted ceiling. Two decks overlooking a rhododendron forest. Unit is only a short drive to many of the Sapphire Valley amenities.
Family friendly home located in Sapphire Valley. This home offers an open kitchen, dining area, Master bedroom with private bath, and TV. Living room has a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace (wood burning), and large deck. Two additional guest bedrooms on main floor, both have a Queen bed. Another large bedroom downstairs with king. Great home for a couples getaway, guys golfing weekend or larger family. NC LIVING SUMMER 2019 111
VACATION RENTALS L AKE GLENVILLE Tuckaway
L AKE GLENVILLE Lake Therapy
HIGHL ANDS The Views
C WHISPER L AKE Lakeside Cottage
THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB Tsali Cottage
E Magnificent scenery and cool temperatures highlight the short drive from the crossroads to this gorgeous waterfront mountain home on the east side of Lake Glenville. Family and guests of all ages will love this paradise getaway with so many activities to enjoy, such as boating, swimming, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, hiking, and more! Cozy waterfront cottage with dock on Lake Glenville in the Tahala Shores community. This cozy cottage offers all the charm and romance needed for a great getaway. Almost every room in the house has a full lake view.
Wonderful three bedroom, three bath condo with fabulous mountain views of Shortoff and Yellow Mountain. One of the best views anywhere! This beautiful upper unit features a vaulted ceiling with beams and a stone fireplace in the living area. Oversized master suite with long range views of the mountains.
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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.
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.
VACATI O N RENTALS THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB Bear Rock
A CEDAR HILL Raptors Retreat
B THE CHAT TOOGA CLUB High Five
With magnificent long range views of Chimneytop and Rock Mountains, Bear Rock is a beautiful custom five bedroom, five and a half bath estate in the exclusive gated community of The Chattooga Club. The living room features a soaring 30â€™ ceiling, towering stone fireplace, and a wall of windows that floods the room with natural light and highlights the mountain vistas beyond. Relax or dine al fresco with family and friends on the screened porch and open deck.
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.
Exceptional four bedroom, five and a half bath luxury home located in Cedar Hill, an upscale gated community in Cashiers. Gracious interiors boasts high-end designer decor, fine finishes, a stunning chef's kitchen, open great room, wet bar and screen living porch with fireplace. All rooms are spacious. At approximately 4000 feet of elevation, enjoy breathtaking panoramic long range mountain views.
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Welcome to the summer edition of NC Living Magazine! Features include local event highlights, an exploration of St. Barts, an interview with...
Published on Jun 26, 2019
Welcome to the summer edition of NC Living Magazine! Features include local event highlights, an exploration of St. Barts, an interview with...