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Holiday MEMOR IES ON THE PLATEAU

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A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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amilton Wright Mabie wrote, “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” You may not remember what you did last Tuesday, but I’m willing to bet you certainly remember the time spent with loved ones last year for the holidays. Nothing beats the joy of giving the perfect present, the coziness of a family dinner, and the cheers when the turkey is finally unveiled. Spending time with those you love and passing the magic of the holidays on to the next generation are the true reasons for the season. And there’s no better backdrop for merry memory-making than the Plateau. We hope you choose to spend your holidays here, and if you do, don’t hesitate to stop by and see us. Whether you need real estate advice from our brokers, if you need a vacation rental for an overflow of guests, or you just want to know the best place to buy a holiday wreath, we’re here for you. In this edition of NC Living magazine, we give hosting advice so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the living room. Read about our favorite winter travel destinations and all the local events you won’t want to miss this season. So put another log on the fire and enjoy this holiday edition of NC Living magazine.

JOCHEN LUCKE President of Silver Creek Real Estate Group

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The first to create an organic whiskey, Benromach brings an integrity to their whiskey-making process that’s unsurpassed.

CHASING A FOURGENERATION DREAM OF TRADITIONAL MALT WHISKEY By Mandy Murry

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n Scotland, whiskey is both an artform and a part of daily life. Distilleries can be found in every nook and cranny of the country. The tastes of this spirit vary with the style and distillation process, and favorite brands are unique to personal likes and dislikes. During a recent visit to the region of Speyside, Scotland, I fell in love with a traditional single malt whiskey. Benromach’s story is as legendary as its whiskey. A four-generation family ambition to own a distillery came true in 1993, when the Urquhart family of Gordon & MacPhail purchased Benromach to create a true handcrafted single malt whiskey. The passion for this liquid runs deep in this family, dating back to 1898 when John Urquhart started working with Scottish distiller Gordon & MacPhail. In 1915, John was named a senior partner, and the pipeline dream of owning a family distillery was born. His son Michael, who joined him at Gordon & MacPhail in 1933, worked hard in perfecting the single malt essence of days past. Benromach opened its doors in 1898, however when the Urquhart family purchased the distillery in 1993, it had sat empty for ten years. It was a clean canvas to create the masterpiece that the heritage of

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TRAVEL Benromach represents. With the use of copper stills and local Romach Hills’ spring water, the family set out to do something unheard of today, making whiskey by hand. At Benromach, they believe in a manual distillery. Every process is done manually by feel, sound, taste, and sight. Nothing happens with the machinery if the distiller does not make it happen. The process is unique to the distillery and instills a sense of pride in the makers and the product. Benromach uses the finest malted barley grown in Scotland, along with a combination of brewer’s yeast and distiller’s yeast in their recipes. They took what is known as a classic Speyside whiskey recipe and made it their own. It’s obvious while touring their facility and conversing over a tasting that whiskey is their breath of life. In speaking with Distillery Manager Keith Cruickshank, his eyes brightened and spirit poured out with his words. The product packaging and the earth floor that stored their hand-filled casks offered simple, classic elegance and a natural feel that tugged at my heart and taste buds. Fairly new in terms of Scottish whiskey distilleries, they are certainly making a name for themselves, and were the first to create an accredited organic whiskey. With barley purchased from a local farm and environmentally friendly casks, the soft bourbon-esque whiskey has been a hit. My favorite single malt at the tasting was Benromach’s 15-year whiskey. Its maturity, smoky whisper finish, and deep color from the sherry cask offered a bit of dark fruit taste up front. Its sister, the 10-year, offered a stronger smoke in the nose and could be considered a good entry-level whis-

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key for those trying the Scottish heritage liquid for the first time. Traditional single malt whiskey is not a commonly produced product. Blends can mature faster, offering income to distillers two or three times faster than a single malt. The Urquharts stand by the integrity of the single malt, the process, and their commitment to their values. Whiskey is the Urquhart’s calling, their life’s work. Each new generation to join the family business are custodians of the legeacy of their whiskey process. ◊


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Speyside Region Travel Tips: WHERE TO STAY: Cluny Bank Hotel - This husband and wife team have created a lovely boutique setting with incredible food. Scotland-Hotels.com WHAT TO SEE: Johnstons Woolen Mills - They produce all the cashmere for Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Speyside Coop Bridge Speyside Dolphins Benromach Distillery WHERE TO EAT: Kimberly Inn Pub

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VERO BEACH TO ASHEVILLE Meet Elite Airways, the airline bringing weekend flight service between East Coast Central Florida and Western North Carolina. BY MANDY MURRY

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he airline originated to enhance the flying experience. With a goal to make your time flying more personal and hassle free, Elite Airways is bringing Western North Carolina and Florida travelers good news. With a new nonstop flight between Vero Beach Regional Airport (VRB) in Florida to Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina, residents and visitors now have the ability to travel between the two destinations Thursdays and Sundays. Elite airways prides itself on customer service. As a pet-friendly airline, they never charge change fees, and the first bag always flies free. Their goal is to provide a quality and memorable travel experience.

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The airline headquartered in Portland, Maine also offers service between the following cities:

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Asheville, NC and Vero Beach, FL

Melbourne, FL and Portland, ME

Portland, ME and Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

Bimini, Bahamas and Melbourne, FL

Melbourne, FL and Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

Sarasota/Bradenton, FL and Melbourne, FL

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Sarasota/Bradenton, FL and Portland, ME

Halifax, Canada and Portland, ME

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CRUISING THE WATERS Barging through the canals of Strasbourg, France BY MANDY MURRY

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ocated near the border of Germany, the charming town of Strasbourg, France invites with its architecture, canals, and streetside cafés. According to TripAdvisor, the number one attraction is the cathedral. Victor Hugo referred to this 12th-century Gothic structure as a “light and delicate marvel.” It is breathtakingly beautiful and the views of the Rhine River from the top of Strasbourg Cathedral will linger in your heart forever. Find your favorite scenes casually jaunting through Strasbourg, canal to café on a pri-

vate barge (captain included), or café to café, indulging in the region’s epicurean delights. Quickly becoming the ultimate way to explore, traveling the canals in your private hotel on the water, a luxury barge, is a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether you are seeking wine, culinary delights, hot air-ballooning, or sight-seeing, your 6-star accommodations can transport you to where you need to go. Strasbourg is in the region of Alsace, and home to a lovely Crémant, a bubbly produced outside of the Champagne region of France. A private tour of the vineyards is highly recommended. The area NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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is one of France’s exceptional wine regions, variety of meats. This is a traditional Sunday meal. producing mostly white wines such as Riesling. True to Strasbourg’s ambience, pastries are a Follow the Route des Vins, or Wine Route, popular delight of the area. You will find many through picturesque villages like Eguisheim patisseries with beautiful éclairs, tarts, macaand Ribeauvillé for a memorable journey. roons, as well as the traditional kougelhopf, a briI had the opportunity to explore the canals of oche-type cake, often made with dried fruits and Strasbourg on a privately-owned barge. Upon nuts, and baked in a special round, fluted pan. arriving in Strasbourg, I spent the first night at Bretzel, a large, freshly baked soft pretzel, Régent Petite France, a fivesalted or unsalted, with opstar boutique hotel nestled tions such as melted cheese between the banks of River or accompanying smoked III and cobblestone magic salmon, or even dusted HOW TO GET THERE in the La Petite Historic with sugar for something District. We filled our senssweet. If you are visiting Travel Lufthansa First Class direct es with local food and wine, in the spring, I hear the from Atlanta to Frankfurt. If you enjoy wandering through coblocal white asparagus are the finer things, such as champagne, wine, a private bed, caviar, and comblestone streets and unsussomething to write about. plimentary pajamas to lounge in, you pecting alleyways to dine And Foie Gras d’Alsace will fly comfortably. Once in Frankfurt, and sip at quaint bistro tais a local delicacy that is hire a private car service, or transfer on bles, all while feeling transoften found on menus. Lufthansa Shuttle Bus from Frankfurt ported to a simpler time. One of my personal favorto the Strasbourg Rail Station. Afternoons across the ite dining experiences was canal locks come to life in the formal dining room at the French café courtof Buerehiesel, a 19th-cenyards serving a selection tury glass atrium. It feels as of French cheeses, foie gras, and French wine. though you are dining in your own private garden Regional dishes derive from German culture. In with the comforts of the indoors and fine cuisine. Alsace, the most famous dish, choucroute garnie, Strasbourg is the perfect place to take a is a version of German sauerkraut—a fermented stroll and enjoy the moments of life. The incabbage cooked in white wine, beer, or cider and fluence of German traits remains, and the seasoned with juniper berries and black pepperflowers of Parisian springtime bloom among corns and garnished with boiled potatoes and a the storied bridges and historical clock tower. 16

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PARIS - You won’t find a better location in Paris than this. Ile de la Cité is one of two islands

that sit in the center of the Seine River. Le Quai aux Fleurs historic apartment is named after the street that runs along the northern edge of the island. It is steps from the short pedestrian bridge leading to the other island, Ile Saint-Louis, just behind Notre Dame. This exceptional apartment of 1,462 square feet was built in 1900. Located on the third floor, it has a convenient floorplan for entertaining. Its features include a magnificent double living room with bow window, balconies, views of Paris monuments, kitchen, two bedrooms with balconies and view of the Seine. Two wine cellars complete this exceptional property. There is an additional parking garage for two vehicles. You’ll fall in love with the unrivalled view of the Seine. Offered at 2,895,000 €

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THE OSCARS OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY WORDS BY ZENA LYNCH

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t’s no secret that the world currently has an overabundance of celebrity chefs. They put their name on everything from spatulas to dog food. In this day of blogs and YouTube, anyone can aspire to achieve celebrity status and acquire their own show (and a cult following) on the television channel that’s wholly dedicated to food. You could even say that the celebrity chef movement spawned an onslaught of celebrity psychologists, celebrity doctors, and celebrity dog trainers. But long before reality TV―before cooking was even a form of entertainment―America was not a place that came to mind when people thought of sophisticated gastronomy. It took pioneers such as Julia Child to bring America to the forefront of gourmet cooking. Although many consider Child to be the first celebrity chef, it was a man named James Beard who hosted the first-ever televised cooking show. Many know his name, but few know much about him. Born in 1903, Beard emerged from a culture of microwaved TV dinners, Jell-O molds, and Spam. He was raised in the Pacific Northwest by his self-sufficient English mother, who taught him to cook the seafood and wild berries that they gathered themselves from the Oregon beach. A fierce student of the theater, he lived abroad for several years to pursue his dream of acting at his mother’s encouragement. After eight years of failing to break into theater or movies, Beard was forced to learn to make money some other way. He started a catering business that later blossomed into a food shop

called Hors d’Oeuvre, Inc. He then began what was to be a prolific career writing cookbooks (he would publish over twenty-five of them before his death in 1985). Upon his return from the war in 1945, Beard jumped right back into the culinary world, appearing on NBC in America’s first cooking show. “This is Sarasota Unbleached Flour. Let me tell you what unbleached means. It means untouched, unartificial, unfooled with, untampered with, unmessed with, unfiddled with, uncorrected, unperfected,” a stout James Beard matter-of-factly touts to the camera. This commercial for Sarasota Flour encapsulates just what made James Beard such an icon. He was one of the first to shake America from its lazy slumber of canned food and baking mixes. Some have described this period as “the death of food.” Companies had discovered the gold mine that was the American housewife and the result was a movement of factory farming, fast food, and processed food that America has yet to fully recover from. Beard railed against the idea that easy is always better. He suggested buying produce when it’s in season―a common sense idea that was revolutionary in a time when “organic” was just thought of as a type of chemical compound. As his ideas gained popularity, Beard established the James Beard Cooking School, with locations in New York City and Seaside, Oregon. He spent the remainder of his life writing cookbooks, traveling, NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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and tirelessly teaching others his concepts of good food, ethically prepared with fresh ingredients. He was eventually recognized by the New York Times as the “Dean of American cookery” for his efforts in coalescing American cooking traditions into a national cuisine. Upon his death, Julia Child urged Peter Kump, a former student of the James Beard Cooking School, to purchase Beard’s Greenwich Village

brownstone and continue Beard’s legacy. Although its purpose has expanded over time, the James Beard Foundation’s core principles have remained the same as was originally stated by a press release on the day it opened in 1986: “to provide a center for the culinary arts and to continue to foster the interest James Beard inspired in all aspects of food, its preparation presentation, and of course, enjoyment.”

The foundation now hosts over 250 events annually, featuring bourgeoning chefs from all over the world. It also launched the James Beard Awards, considered to be the food industry’s highest honor and called by Time magazine “the Oscars of the food world.” For more information about James Beard or to see the James Beard Foundation’s calendar of events, visit the foundation’s website at jamesbeard.org.

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A MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS BY MELISSA REED

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hristmas on the Plateau is much more than a single day or a week. It seems to begin the moment one pushes away from the Thanksgiving table. The kick-off event takes place the day after Thanksgiving, November 24, so that any guests in town for one holiday can immediately begin celebrating the next. The place to be is Cashiers' Village Green, where from 2 to 5 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the Village Green gazebo to hear the Christmas wishes of local boys and girls. There will be games, a few tasty treats, and hot drinks as guests await the traditional lighting of the CASHIERS CHRISTMAS TREE, a spectacular 65-foot spruce. The lighting will take place between 5 to 6 p.m., accompanied by holiday music. Stay to roast marshmallows and make s'mores around the fire pit. Meanwhile, over at the Bascom Center for the Arts in Highlands, there will be GINGERBREAD WORKSHOPS at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both Friday, November 24 and Saturday, the 25th. Families should register in advance to attend and come prepared to build personalized gingerbread houses, which will be entered in a contest for Bascom gift certificates. On Saturday, November 25, Mr. and Mrs. Santa will make their way to Highlands at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. An added attraction will be the reading of the Christmas story by local ministers. Song books will be distributed for a community sing-along and local merchants will be offering hot chocolate and cookies. The TREE LIGHTING, which

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takes place at 6:30 p.m., will be especially dramatic as all the other business lights will be turned off for that special moment. If you're in the park for the tree-lighting, be sure to check out the ICE-SKATING RINK which will be open extra hours during the Christmas holidays. The charge to use the rink is just $5 and ice skates are provided. The rink, which opened for the 20172018 season on November 9, will be available for extended hours throughout the holiday season beginning each day at 1 p.m. For more information regarding the holiday schedule, call the Highlands Recreation Department at 828-526-3556. With the lighting of these community Christmas trees and the season's kick-off comes thoughts of a tree for one's own home. There is no better place to find a live tree than here in Western Carolina, where CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS are a cottage industry. Our region's elevation, excellent soil, and well-dispersed rainfall contribute to its deserved

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reputation as a reliable source for Christmas trees. A perfect place to visit is the 80-acre Tom Sawyer's Tree Farm in Glenville, where families can choose and cut their own Fraser Fir trees, measuring from three to twelve feet. While the tree is being packed to take home, visitors can check out the farm's charming village populated with Christmas elves, a craft tent for creating Christmas art, and a storytelling room. Move to the big red barn for food, drink, and evergreen selections, participate in a scavenger hunt and then drop off letters to Santa at his own post office. A ride in a horse-drawn carriage can round out a memorable experience. Tom Sawyer's is open through the season until Christmas Eve for people arriving to the mountains later in December. Please note, because of his busy schedule in December, Santa will only be at the farm on weekends. Of course, you could choose to create a truly indelible family memory with the “CHRISTMAS TREE


PACKAGE” from Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, the luxury hotel which is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Spend one night, enjoy dinner at Madison's, and take in such family-friendly amenities as popcorn, holiday movies, and games in the Kelsey Game and Theater Room. You can even ask an elf to come to your room to tuck in the children. Awake the next morning and drive to a local tree farm with a voucher for a five-to-six-foot Christmas tree. Now that's a holiday kick-off! The month-long celebration continues the following week with HIGHLANDS' OLDE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS PARADE, Saturday, December 2 at 11 a.m. This tradition draws participation by area marching bands and school groups and boasts a live nativity scene including real camels, the Mountain Garden Club Dancing Ladies and, of course, Santa Claus. Small children are encouraged to bring bags for the candy that is distributed from the various floats. The merchants in Highlands will be competing in a holiday window decorating contest, making Main Street and surrounding streets perfect for strolling all day long. Cashiers hosts its CHRISTMAS PARADE on Saturday, December 9, at noon. This year's parade is

titled “Silver and Gold Bells, It's Christmas Time in the Village” and honors the Village Green's 25th anniversary and the Volunteer Fire Department's 50th. Look for another appearance by Santa and then head to the nearby Community Center for the tenth annual CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON showcasing Cashiers Cares. The luncheon provides a timely opportunity to learn about the work of this “neighbors helping neighbors” organization which supports ten local charities. A hot dog luncheon will be provided by Cashiers Rotary Club, and Santa (he's everywhere!) and Mrs. Claus will be guests of honor for those wanting photos. Christmas, of course, would not be Christmas without special music and The Cashiers Adult Community Chorus is practicing for its CHRISTMAS CONCERT to be presented in the Sanctuary of the Cashiers United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. Selections include the “God with Us!” cantata, Handel's “Hallelujah Chorus,” and Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.” Another community offering on December 5 at 7:30 p.m. is the RHYTHMIC CIRCUS PERFORMANCE of “Red and Green” at Western Carolina University's Bardo Performing Arts Center. A fam-

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ily-friendly celebration of the season, “Red and Green” is a song and dance extravaganza of rapid-fire tap backed by a seven-piece band. Of course, merchants from Highlands to Cashiers will be a big part of the holiday spirit with lots of festive temptations. One must-see is the famed “CHRISTMAS COTTAGE” on Main Street in Highlands which has been a local landmark for more than thirty years. Richard Osborne, who owns the shop with his wife Teresa, says that Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones themed ornaments are very popular this year, as is an electric “climbing Santa” who walks up and down a ladder that can be leaned against a wall. Animated “Christmastime televisions” are also flying off the shelves. A visit here will fortify you for the rest of your holiday shopping and preparations. And, before you know it, it's here! Packages wrapped, family safely gathered, pantry fully stocked. By Christmas Eve it's time to slow down and remember what the season is all about. After all, isn't this where the best family memories are made?

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Thanksgiving,

MOUNTAIN STYLE By Melissa Reed

Thanksgiving on the Plateau is becoming a holiday tradition as more and more people are discovering the pleasures of food, family, and football at 3,500 feet. For others, it is the week-

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end that officially signals the end of the summer and fall seasons and an obvious time to fill the house or cabin with loved ones. It provides the warmth of a family gathering without all the stress that often comes with Christmas. But for those of us who see nothing stress-free in preparing a delectable feast, there are ways to ease the burden. More and more local businesses stand ready to streamline the holiday with an array of delicious offerings that seem homemade but require little effort. Robin Crawford, for example, the well-known proprietor of the Cashiers Farmer’s Market, will be offering everything from all-natural turkeys you prepare at home to multi-course à la carte meals you build from her considerable list of sides. Typically, she says, she offers meals to serve four to six people and a customer may pick up a fully cooked turkey along with any number of sides, including a squash casserole, green beans, and “pilgrim mashed potatoes,” a recipe similar to twice-baked potatoes without the skin but with lots of butter. She can even provide the homemade gravy. All the traditional pies will be available, of course!


Tip: Pick up a custom spice blend from The Spice and Tea Exchange in Highlands and use it as a finishing touch for everything from soup to wine. It will make each dish look freshly made (even if it wasn’t).

While Thanksgiving marks the end of the season for the Farmer’s Market, they will stock garlands and greenery to usher in the Christmas holidays. Some people, she says, will put a fall-colored bow on a green wreath and just change the ribbon to green or red as Christmas nears. She also carries a fun selection of yard decorations—turkeys and pumpkins mounted on wire to be stuck in the ground—and can provide simple centerpieces made from straw. In Highlands, the Mountain Fresh Grocery at the bottom of Main Street offers a complete traditional dinner for six people, the centerpiece being a butter-basted turkey or spiced, glazed ham cooked Thanksgiving morning. The meal includes dressing, traditional green bean casserole, cranberry relish, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, turkey herb gravy, and homemade yeast rolls. For dessert, the market offers Granny Smith apple, pumpkin or pecan pie. A new and welcome addition to Thanksgiving takeout this year is Sapphire Valley’s Library Restaurant and Bar. Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr anticipates a traditional menu with a Southern accent or two, such as collard greens and macaroni and cheese. He, too, will be preparing ham, and orders may be picked up on Thanksgiving morning. Ingles is another helpful source, offering a ful-

ly-cooked turkey or ham dinner for the holidays. A variety of side dishes are available, including homestyle gravy, sweet potato casserole, broccoli and rice casserole, and Amish-style cole slaw. If you fall somewhere in between doing dinner from scratch and carrying it home ready-made, the Plateau offers lots of help. The Spice and Tea Exchange in Highlands is stocking a wonderful assortment of seasonings to dial your cooking up a notch. Consider, for example, a turkey or ham herb rub. Manager Adison Harris also recommends a baker’s spice blend, a pumpkin pie spice blend, and an autumn harvest blend which intensify the flavors of fruit breads, soups, squash, and sweet potatoes. Another idea she suggests for a home celebration is a mulling mix spice blend that is delicious with NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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jellies, which are also sold in Williams Sonoma and Whole Foods Market, include several which are perfect for Thanksgiving. She makes a rich cranberry relish and also recommends a homemade holiday pepper jelly, made from pecans and cranberry. Of course, there is always the option of dining out, and the choices are enticing. Madison’s, at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, will be offering a full-service dinner, as will Wolfgang’s, also in Highlands. Wolfgang’s will serve dinner in a series of seatings, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. The menu features such favorites as shrimp and lobster bisque, traditional turkey or ham, as well as a slow-braised lamb shank with root vegetables. The Verandah, not to be outdone, will be serving an extensive buffet from noon to 6:00 p.m., featuring a “cold table” laden with shrimp and salads and a hot buffet serving the traditional turkey as well as “turducken,” made of boneless turkey, duck, and chicken held together with stuffing. An elaborate dessert bar will finish off the experience, including traditional pie as well as an assortment of cookies. And so, like those Pilgrims hundreds of years ago, we gather together for what can only be called a magnificent mountain feast. ◊


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3 CLOVE HITCH COURT CASHIERS

577 WHISPER WINDS CT WHISPER LAKE

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96 JOSH’S TRAIL GLENVILLE

307 LEDGEVIEW ROAD CEDAR HILL

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2700 YELLOW MTN RD CHATTOOGA CLUB

174 SUMMER COVE RD SUMMER COVE

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113 CUCUMBER CT WHISPER LAKE

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3808 CULLOWHEE FOREST ROAD

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500 GANA SITA CIRCLE CASHIERS

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

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

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


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

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exterior

Exuding elegance, these units were designed in the Southern tradition. You will find nothing but the finest quality finishes wherever you look, from the rough sawn pine eaves, to the metal roof with standing seam. Stone flagging will grace the entryway, and walkways and stairs will be timber with durable decking. Every detail has been carefully thought out with the height of luxury in mind.

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The elegant feel continues as you walk into the units. The living room will have shiplap wood walls, with painted ceilings. Floors will all be hardwood, with the exception of natural limestone tile in the bathroom. Plumbing fixtures and fittings will be Kohler. The shower enclosure is a full height frameless glass system. The kitchenette/wet bar will feature an under-counter refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, and sink. Cozy up in front of an adobe gas fireplace with a raised hearth in the large living area.

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ear Rock is a beautiful custom five bedroom, five and a half bath estate in the exclusive gated community of The Chattooga Club. On the main level is the master suite plus a den/office and half bath. The upper level has three guest bedrooms with private

baths and a loft area. The lower level consists of a cozy family room with stone fireplace plus a bunk room and bath — perfect for the kids and grandkids! Membership to The Chattooga Club is by invitation only. MLS# 80907.

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Indian Territory $1,375,000

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ndian Territory is a charming poplar bark-sided cottage in the exclusive gated community of The Chattooga Club. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a very private street, this well-maintained home exudes elegant yet relaxed Southern style. Perfect

for quick getaways or hosting family and friends, the comfortable floor plan features two bedrooms, two full baths and a powder room on the main floor, with a third bedroom and full bath upstairs. A wonderful covered living porch and three wood-burning fireplaces add to the welcoming feel. Homeowners have access to Lake Chattooga, which is restocked with trout annually, as well as a quiet picnic area known as Mac’s View. Boasting breathtaking views of three states, it is the perfect spot to watch a colorful sunset against the dramatic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Club membership is by invitation

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ilk Purse offers the privacy of a mountain retreat in a tranquil setting with beautiful architectural accents. This comfortable four bedroom, three and a half bath family home features an open floor plan with a stone fireplace in the living room, vaulted ceilings with wood beams and generous built-ins. The inviting outdoor deck features its own fireplace and views over the private pond. The master suite on the main level with his and her baths offers a spacious sanctuary. A den on the main level could be converted to a guest suite. The lower level encompasses a separate living area with a kitchen, two bedrooms and two baths, while the upper level has a roomy office. This home is handicapped accessible. Club membership is by invitation only. MLS# 83218.

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Sassafrass $850,000

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harming and cozy hassle free Chattooga Club cottage only steps away from all amenities. Three bedrooms, three baths. Wood burning fireplace on main level, large covered and screened-in deck off of dining room. Tudor style architecture. All yard maintenance including bushes and window boxes, driveways is included in HOA fee. Corner lot with easy in and out access. Located in the gated and well established community of the Chattooga Club. Membership by invitation only. MLS# 81813.


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

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

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his gorgeous rustic mountain lodge is a sublime spot for whiling away the seasons amidst cool temperatures and making lifelong memories with family and friends. In harmony with the natural surroundings, the great room features a massive stone fireplace, wood walls and beams, cathedral ceilings and an abundance of windows for natural light. The family chef will love the gourmet kitchen with its large center island, six-burner gas cooktop, double ovens and warming drawer. An open deck for grilling is just outside. The main-level master suite has its own fireplace and an inviting bath with a jetted tub and separate walk-in shower. Upstairs are two bedrooms, three baths and a family room for watching the big game. A private fourth bedroom and bath on the lower level boasts exterior access. Extras include a full generator, stone fire pit, and bonus room over the garage. The property is beautifully landscaped and adjoins national forestlands. Furnishings are negotiable. MLS# 85868.


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itting at a 3,300 feet of elevation, this elegant and spacious four-bedroom family home enjoys cool breezes and beautiful views of Sapphire Valley and Chimneytop and Rock Mountains. Offering an impressive entry, the great room features rich wood floors, a tongue and groove vaulted ceiling, custom built-ins, lots of premium glass for enjoying the scenic vistas and natural light, and a stacked stone fireplace for chilly evenings. Preparing meals is a pleasure in the gourmet kitchen; both the kitchen and the dining room also enjoy direct mountain views. The large rear deck and screened porch with its own fireplace are perfect for dining al fresco or enjoying drinks with friends while admiring a colorful sunset as it falls slowly below the ridgeline. The luxurious master suite is on the main floor, along with a guest bedroom and bath. The lower level has a terrific family room with another fireplace and a wet bar, as well as two more guest bedrooms and baths, plus bonus room with full bath and access to a long covered deck. Membership to CCSV is by invitation only. MLS# 86493. Offered at $1,295,000.

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erched at 3,400 feet overlooking the lush golf

and hers baths. The open kitchen flows into a com-

course of The Country Club of Sapphire Val-

fortable den and coveted four-season porch with a

ley, this lovely estate offers exceptional long

cozy fireplace and operable clear panels for colder

range panoramic views of Bald Rock, Big Sheepcliff

weather. The second porch and open deck are ideal

and Cow Rock Mountains from almost every room.

for hosting small or large gatherings. Two guest suites

The circular driveway is gated and fully landscaped

are located on the lower level, along with a spacious

for privacy. Professionally decorated in an elegant

family room featuring a beautiful custom bar, pool ta-

Southern traditional style, the entire home has been

ble, and television viewing area. Golf Club Estates is a

recently updated with fine finishes, fixtures and

gated community just a short drive from the shopping,

window treatments. Most living areas are located on

dining, golf, hiking and other activities of Cashiers

the main level, including the master suite with his

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A series of magnificent waterfalls. can be seen from almost every room of the home,

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erhaps the most remarkable home and water features in the area, this 6,000+ square foot home straddles Knob Creek and a large swimming hole. The property’s many acres on either side of the creek provide complete privacy with walking and four-wheeling trails throughout. There are two ponds with a fishing dock. The property is gentle with elevations from 3620-3950 feet. The property is convenient to both Cashiers and Highlands. The long driveway into the home is flat and meanders through meadows and under brushed forests. The entry gate is remotely controlled and features large stone columns and fencing. Entering this property feels like entering a huge private estate or National Park. Deer and turkey frequent the fields and even an elk has been seen there recently. Most of the property is in a conservation easement with the main house and 10 cabin sites as out parcels. There are fireplaces in the living room, in the guest suite, and on the all season porch. MLS# 84897. Offered at $6,995,000. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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

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pleasant climates year round, as well as incredible views

3,500 feet above sea level – Lake Glenville is the highest

of the lake, mountains, forest and waterfalls that are

lake east of the Mississippi. With a surface area of over

common in the region. Whether fishing, boating or

1,400 acres and 26 miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville

swimming in this extraordinary lake, once you set foot

draws visitors from all over the Southeast to its pristine

in Lake Glenville, gently stirring her glassy surface,

waters and glorious scenery. The high elevation provides

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visitors returning year after year, as they continue to

heart's content. Homes on Lake Glenville provide the

build upon their special memories of days spent at

best of both worlds – waterfront home combined

the lake.

with mountain home. A handful of Glenville com-

Lake Glenville is located in close proximity to the historic resort village of Cashiers, providing its resi-

munities provide a country club environment, all of which celebrate the natural beauty of the region.

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his 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. The home features wrap around decks on both levels, so you can sit outside and enjoy the cool mountain breezes that come with this elevation. Adjacent lot is also available to have as a buffer, or to build a guest house to this property. Summer Hill property owners have deeded lake access to Lake Glenville and can park their boat at the community dock. In addition to the lake access, Summer Hill has paved roads throughout, two outdoor pavilions and tennis courts for its owners to enjoy. This is one of the nicest homes on Lake Glenville and is in a great community. MLS# 86274.

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BELOW, RIGHT Wraparound covered decks offer plenty of space for outdoor living and entertaining while enjoying gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. BELOW, LEFT Chefs will appreciate the modern gourmet kitchen with premium appliances and a breakfast bar with seating.

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itting on the shore of beautiful Lake Glenville, this immaculate custom home boasts a very comfortable three-story floor plan. The master suite sits on the main level and features a lovely four-season sun room overlooking the water. The nearby media room is a prime spot for watching the game, while custom built-ins at one end make a great office. Two inviting guest bedrooms are located upstairs. Downstairs is a fourth bedroom and a family room with wine cellar and doors leading to the patio and fenced backyard. Filled with mature hardwoods, the gently sloped lot provides easy access to the lake and large dock, as well as convenient driveway entry and parking. A pretty gazebo sits near the water, perfect for relaxing in the crisp, clean air and lush natural surroundings. A two-car garage and separate ATV garage afford room for all the toys. For peace of mind during inclement weather, the backup generator has an automatic transfer switch, which runs all major systems. MLS# 85089.

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Leawood $1,195,000

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arge “mountain contemporary� atop Bright Mountain. This 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home features a dramatic view of Lake Glenville and many mountain ranges all the way to the Great Smokies. Home faces northwest, providing beautiful sunset views from this elevation at over 4,000 ft. Home also features a wall of windows 2 stories high in the great room facing the view. To either side of the great room are 2 large screened porches, one with a stone fireplace. Custom woodwork inside with hardwood floors and abundant cabinets and closets. One of the porches is off the kitchen and also has a large stone patio off the kitchen, perfect for meals and socials. Located in the gated community of Leawood with paved roads. Convenient to Cashiers and an easy drive to Highlands, this is a central location for dining and shopping. MLS# 85887.


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irst time on the market, for 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 fireplaces-two inside and two out, plentiful covered screened deck space and a large open deck below to take in the incredible views in every direction. Upstairs, you’ll enjoy views from almost every room-even from the chef’s kitchen with a small office. Downstairs you’ll enjoy the three guest suites, large second living area, an office with custom built-ins, and a state-of-the-art home theatre-all except the theater room offering incredible lake and mountain vistas. The home is located in the gated community of Summer Hill-one of the most prestigious communities on Lake Glenville, and offers you the privilege of docking your boat at the community dock. For the discriminating lake buyer who is looking for quality craftsmanship and phenomenal views, this one is it. MLS# 85939. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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

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epresenting lakefront living at its finest, this completely remodeled home on the east side of Lake Glenville offers spectacular views of the lake and mountains from almost all rooms. Fresh style and on-trend design elements result in a sophisticated yet wonderfully relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. An integrated smart home system controls lighting, temperature, music and security from anywhere in the world. The great room is the focal point for gathering, with a wood-burning stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings and rich hardwoods. The gorgeous chef’s kitchen features premium stainless steel appliances, an oversized island with seating, stone countertops and a beautiful glass tile backsplash. A short, nearly level walk leads down to the lake from the lower level of the house. The dock is in excellent condition and sits in an area of deep water. MLS# 85481. Offered at $995,000. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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


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ane’s End Farm is a magical 20-acre oasis with sprawling pastures, meandering wide creeks and countless trails to explore. A pretty tree-lined driveway leads the way to a breathtaking pastoral setting, with mountain views all around. Complete with a rocking chair front porch and a great view of Ward Mountain, the charming main house is surrounded by flowering gardens with arbors. The cozy guest cottage has its own front porch and a nice living area with a wood stove, full kitchen, two bedrooms and a guest bath. In the lower field, a covered pavilion sits next to a bold creek - the perfect place to relax and enjoy a good book or a glass of wine. MLS# 84469. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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his exquisite private estate is nestled on 20 magnificent acres of giant poplars and beautifully manicured meadows, with over 1,700 feet of shoreline on beautiful Lake Glenville. Reminiscent of a graceful Southern plantation, the residence at the heart of the property is truly a timeless classic. A Victorian home constructed in the Queen Anne style of the late 1800s, it has all the hallmarks of a true legacy property. Don’t let appearances fool you — tucked just within the spindles, gables, ornamental details and graceful porches of this home lie all the modern luxury conveniences that you and your family crave. It comes complete with a lovely outdoor terrace and picture-perfect gazebo for entertaining, roomy guesthouse for visiting friends and family, boathouse, caretaker’s house and two barns. MLS# 85553.Offered at $6,500,000. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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

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

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ewly remodeled and expanded, this outstanding home in the premier gated community of Cedar Hill offers wide open views of Laurel Knob and Cow Rock Mountains. Designed for those who love entertaining, this retreat has a gourmet kitchen with a large center island and adjoining custom wet bar, multiple dining areas, and a huge covered deck with a built-in grilling center, outdoor fireplace, and lots of seating — the ultimate space for relaxed mountain living. Downstairs, everyone will love the theater, game room and family room with its own fireplace, plus a third bedroom, second kitchen, laundry and bonus room. The well-outfitted lower level is wheelchair accessible directly via a path outside, and the steps to the front door can easily hold a ramp. MLS# 83310.

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pectacular home with views across Sapphire Valley and Lonesome Valley with the majestic rock face. This meticulously maintained home features a grand living room with wood ceilings, stone fireplace, and a wall of glass inviting you to enjoy the views. You will find the main suite and additional bedroom suite on the main level. The family room with wet bar and fireplace serves as additional entertainment area or space for friend and family to gather. This is a must see home! MLS# 85782. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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mazing 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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estled in a shady grove of trees in The Summit of gated Cedar Hill, this elegant custom-built mountain estate bids welcome to all who enter. Both formal and casual entertaining are a pleasure with the gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, and wet bar flowing easily to the great room

with its striking stone fireplace, soaring ceiling with exposed beams and gorgeous wide plank oak floors. Step out onto the sublime covered living porch with its own fireplace — the perfect spot for savoring a glass of wine or dining al fresco in the fresh mountain air. The spacious master suite with its luxurious bath is located on the main floor along with the study. Downstairs, guests can relax by the hearth in the family room before retiring to one of three beautiful guestrooms with en-suite baths. Additional sleeping quarters and generous storage can be found on the upper level. Two stories of decks make this home a great place for a party under the stars or just enjoying the magnificent views of Bald Rock and beyond. MLS# 86369.

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uilt by R. T. Ward, this custom farmhouse enjoys fantastic views of the Lonesome Valley canyon with its dramatic rock faces. Gleaming wood floors, a stacked stone fireplace, beamed cathedral ceilings and a wall of glass in the great room with the mountain vistas beyond make a terrific first impression. The open floor plan flows into the kitchen, dining area and spacious deck, which is ideal for entertaining and enjoying the mountain lifestyle of outdoor living. A master suite, den and office area can also be found on the main level. Upstairs are two guest bedrooms, one with a morning kitchen and deck access. Downstairs, a fabulous family room with a full bar and gaming area is the perfect spot for gathering friends to have a party, play cards or watch the big game. A large woodshop with an outside entrance is perfect for hobbyists, crafters and tinkerers alike. Offered fully furnished. MLS# 85980.


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

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his estate enjoys mountain living at its best by taking advantage of 180 degree views and outdoor living spaces. The main home with over 5,000 sq. ft. offers four cozy living spaces for friends and extended family to enjoy. To the front, the huge open deck is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee as the sun rises over Queen Mountain, Satulah Mountains and the Small Fodderstack Mountains beyond. On the terrace level, you will find a large patio with stone fireplace and built in grill, a putting green, horseshoe pit and shuffle board court. The kitchen is completely remodeled and centrally located. The newly added sunroom with wall to wall windows boasts a satellite kitchen with 2 dishwasher drawers and its own grilling porch. Three bedrooms, three bath, living room, sunroom, playroom, den and two office spaces complete this beautiful home.. The first guest house has 1 bedroom/1.5 bathroom, with adorable living room/kitchen, bonus room and rocking chair front porch. The second guest house has gorgeous Blue Valley views looking over the Nantahala National Forest from the back of the house and the front enjoys views of Brushy Face Mountain and Little Yellow Mountain. Only 4 miles to downtown Highlands. MLS# 85694. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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reated by acclaimed architectural designer Tim Greene, this beautiful home offers breathtaking views of the Great Balsam Mountains with layers that seem to go on forever. The spacious layout is perfect for hosting friends and family, with the master suite on the main level and three guest suites upstairs.The winding entrance drive is very picturesque and leads to a paved motor court with generous parking. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, an eat-in area, ample countertops for serving, and premium appliances including a six-burner gas range, dual wall ovens and a warming drawer. Step out onto the screened living porch or open deck to enjoy casual dining or sunset cocktails while taking in the incredible views. This property sits at 3,800 feet of elevation on over four acres, with additional acreage available for even more privacy. Two wells, water storage tanks and a full generator offer peace of mind during inclement weather. Secure space on the lower level keeps ATVs and sporting gear clean and dry when not in use. MLS# 83978.

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Layers upon layers of misty ridges seem to go on forever. The nearly level 20.64-acre property is breathtaking, with a pretty pond and expansive, lush lawn areas not typically found in the area, nor at this elevation. Cool temperatures year round make outdoor living a pleasure.

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


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irst time on the market, this is your chance to begin your new mountain lifestyle this season. Situated next to the USFS, with end of road privacy this home exudes peace, quiet and privacy. You are welcomed home by the sounds of the rushing water of Middle Creek falls accompanied by birdsong and a lovely front porch which begs you to come in and make yourself at home. High ceilings, wood floors, and the open great room draws you in to great room and dining area, and a kitchen designed for entertaining. Open and airy, you can enjoy the natural surroundings from every room. On the main level a gracious master suite, large laundry, powder room, and guest suite with private balcony. The lower level leads to the third bedroom, full bath, and bonus room; both with a private patio leading to the lush lawn and garden. With 6 acres, mountain views, private trails and bridges to your own waterfalls and picnic areas, your retreat is complete. Additional acreage available. MLS# 81868.


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his 48+/- acre estate at a high elevation, has been lovingly carved out from National Forest. There are several view home sites on this gorgeous property to add to your private estate. The three bedroom home is reminiscent of the Biltmore Bungalows, with true Arts and Crafts architecture. You will marvel at the attention to detail in the woodwork and authentic period pieces. A great example of detail is a 4 ft roof overhang which keeps the rain from the screened sleeping porch and the main level screened porch off the dining area. The large front porch enjoys the view of several long range mountain vistas. The property on the east rises to the high ridge and broader views and could be accessed from the existing driveway. After you enter the property through the gate you will notice a road to the right. This private road leads to an open area with ancient stone steps and a large fire pit. From this area, you can access several hiking/riding trails along a cascading creek, or to the "Old Otto Rd" where you will find the remnants of the chimney/ fireplace from the trading post used when the road was the only way to travel from Scaly Mountain down to the valley below. A trail to the top of the 150 ft waterfall that flows into a private swimming hole for skinny dipping, then cascades down the valley, or you take a circular trail to the top of the falls and rest your feet in the cool water. The waterfall, trails and fire pit are located in the center of the acreage to ensure you are completely private. MLS# 87036. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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


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ABOVE An impressive stacked stone fireplace in the living room creates a warm atmosphere for gatherings, while cathedral ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors add a feeling of spaciousness. LEFT Sitting on just over an acre at an elevation of 3,600 feet, this majestic stone and timber property has breathtaking unobstructed views of Bald Rock Mountain and the lush valley below.

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his stunning home is in the scenic gated community of Stonecreek Estates, centrally located near the Cashiers/Sapphire line with restaurants, shopping, golf, hiking and more just minutes away. An abundance of windows and doors grace all of the living spaces, offering dramatic vistas year round and an in-pouring of natural light. Every room on the main and lower levels has direct access to 2,200 square feet of decking, providing a gentle transition between the outside world and the casually elegant spaces within. The gracious open floor plan provides a grand setting for entertaining family and friends. The main-level master suite includes an office, spa-like bath and oversized walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms and baths are located on the upper and lower floors, offering privacy for guests. The kitchen is outfitted with premium appliances, beautiful granite countertops and a breakfast bar, which adds convenience and a congenial feel. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then surely the 500-square-foot raised stone patio with built-in gas fire pit is the soul. With gorgeous views and custom lighting, railings and stonework, it is a sublime spot for endless hours of relaxation, stargazing and creating new memories with loved ones. A built-in indoor/outdoor music system enhances every occasion. Furnishings are included. MLS# 85490.


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mongst the clouds at 4,000 feet of elevation in the gated community of Spring Forest, this gorgeous custom estate offers spectacular panoramic views of Chimneytop and Rock Mountains and sparkling Fairfield Lake. The home’s elegant yet relaxed ambiance is highlighted by rich finishes, fine woodwork and distinctive stone masonry. Designed for entertaining, the floor plan includes an impressive living room with a massive stone fireplace and lots of glass to enjoy the vistas beyond. Featuring another grand fireplace, the formal dining room fits twelve comfortably. Let the party spill out onto the spacious deck, with its multiple seating areas for dining, cocktails and conversation. The master suite, study and one guest suite sit on the main level. Upstairs is an additional guest suite, with the family room, more bedrooms and a second covered deck on the lower level. The spacious property is professionally landscaped and full of color. MLS# 86210. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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HIGHLANDS OASIS THIS MAGNIFICENT CONTEMPORARY HOME IN HIGHLANDS OFFERS SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF WHITESIDE AND ITS DRAMATIC ROCK FACES WITH A BACKDROP OF MOUNTAIN RANGES THAT SEEM TO GO ON FOREVER. MLS#84373. OFFERED AT $ $2,395,000.

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LEFT: The expansive floor plan was designed to take maximum advantage of the premier location, featuring huge vistas from every room. Durable and beautiful ipe decks run almost the entire length of the home and all rooms but one open onto them. ABOVE: The large formal dining room is perfect for hosting both intimate dinners and large parties with ease. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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he historical Burt Farm Estate is a true legacy property, first settled by the Zachary family, one of the founding families of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Leave the world behind in this idyllic setting of rolling meadows filled with wildflowers, bubbling creeks, flowing streams, sparkling ponds and an abundance of native shrubs and mature trees. The nearly level drive meanders to the stately 1880s main residence with its generous indoor and outdoor living spaces. Overlooking lush green lawns and colorful plantings, the spacious covered porch is a relaxing spot for sunset cocktails with friends. Enjoy a competitive or social match of tennis, practice on the putting green or play a lively round of lawn cro-

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quet. The estate also features a separate house for a caretaker or guests. The back of the property gently climbs in elevation and is suitable for being subdivided or building additional homes or cottages. Rarely does a property such as this become available for purchase. For those seeking privacy, substantial acreage and a cherished family homestead just minutes from Highlands, downtown Cashiers, and several exclusive golf and country clubs, the Burt Farm Estate is the unparalleled choice. Burt Farm is the Cashiers Historical Society’s 2016 Designer Showhouse. Extensive remodeling includes all baths, a completely new kitchen with Viking appliances, and brand new roofs on the house and garage.


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Chefs will appreciate the modern gourmet kitchen with premium appliances and a breakfast bar with seating. Entertaining is a pleasure in this incredible dining space with fresh green textiles and mismatched dining chairs. The curtained wall and wood-clad ceiling in the master bedroom provides a cozy atmosphere to fall asleep listen to the dying embers of the wood-burning fireplace.

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FALLS COVE $859,000

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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. Enjoy fishing, boating and swimming or simply sit back and take in the tranquil water views from two huge covered rear decks. The great room has striking beamed cathedral ceilings, lots of natural light and a large dining area. MLS# 82924.

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This spacious home offers cool temperatures and beautiful mountain views of Big Sheepcliff. The split floor plan is ideal for hosting family and friends alike. The master suite and two guest bedrooms sit on the main floor, with a fourth bedroom upstairs. A full in-law suite with a living area, kitchen, full bath and its own entry and covered deck is located on the terrace level. Preparing meals is a breeze in the well-lit gourmet kitchen with its large island, generous storage and premium appliances, including dual refrigerator/ freezers, two wall ovens, two dishwashers, an oversized sink and a warming drawer. Cozy up to one of the fireplaces on chilly nights and enjoy the picturesque views year round from the four-season Carolina room. MLS# 84857. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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Nestled in a pristine forest with Hatcher Falls close by, you will be mesmerized at the first glimpse of this hidden 5 plus acre treasure with the west fork of the Tuckasegee River as backdrop! The ambient noise of the river adds to this grand timber peg post and beam home with Tennessee field stone exterior and cedar shake roof containing 3 bedrooms, 3 car garage. The beautiful living area features cathedral pickled white knotty pine ceilings and walls, an oversized floor to ceiling stone fireplace. MLS# 85758.

Tucked away in one of the most beautiful waterfall coves on any lake, you'll enjoy the enchanting sounds from Norton Falls from this cute lakefront cottage on Lake Glenville. TThe three bedrooms are spread out-with one on each level of the house, to give you and your guests privacy. Current owners have done extensive landscaping and rock work since purchasing, including putting in a sea wall at shoreline. Great use of space inside the house, but you'll be tempted to spend countless hours either out on the covered deck or down at your own private ironwood dock on the lake. MLS# 86617.


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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, new roof, raised ceilings and new bathrooms on the main level, and hardwoods. MLS# 86365. Summer Cottage is a quaint and cozy two bedroom, two bath Club Cottage sitting on a corner lot in the exclusive, well-established gated community of The Chattooga Club. Ideally located just a short walk from all club amenities and minutes from downtown Cashiers, this carefree cottage is the perfect escape for the weekend or the season. This quaint retreat is being offered fully furnished, with few exceptions. Homeowners enjoy the trout-stocked lake, canoes and a beautiful picnic spot known as Mac’s View, boasting views of three states — a great place to watch the sunset while sipping on your favorite cocktails with family and friends. Landscaping service is included with all Club Cottages. Membership to The Chattooga Club and Chestnut Society is by invitation only. MLS# 86873.

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Offering the best of waterfront living at an excellent price point, this spacious mountain home sits on two lots on serene Hogback Lake in the heart of Sapphire Valley. ous mountain home sits on two lots on serene Hogback Lake in the heart of Sapphire Valley. The rich wood interior and stone fireplace in the living room add to the welcoming country feel. The four-bedroom floor plan offers plenty of room for family and friends. MLS# 85838. Tucked away on 16 gently rolling acres, this beautiful, farmhouse offers plenty of privacy and is convenient to Cashiers. Architectural details like rich wood floors, painted wood walls, a stone fireplace in the living room and lots of glass for natural light, exude the relaxed mountain lifestyle. The rear deck overlooks the lushly wooded property and a tranquil pond with the sound of rushing water in the distance. A cozy study and generous master suite with sauna and jetted tub sit on the main level, with three more bedrooms upstairs. Waterfall on the property. MLS# 82361.

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Exuding a warm and welcoming feel, this two-story traditional home boasts incredible long range, layered views of Whiteside and Big Sheepcliff Mountains with lush Lonesome Valley below. Designed for entertaining, the open floor plan flows smoothly. The living room has a striking wall of windows and a stone wood-burning fireplace, while the kitchen with stainless steel appliances overlooks the dining room and family room with wet bar. Take in the gorgeous vistas from the screened porch while enjoying a hot cup of coffee in the morning or dinner on the barbecue in the evening. MLS# 86662.

End of the road mountain escape awaits. 5 bedroom, 5 bath and 2 half bath home. Sitting among the mountain tops at an elevation of approximately 3,366 ft, the panoramic views of 10 mountain tops and Meadow Lake below provide a wonderful atmosphere for all to enjoy year round! Carport, spacious living room with cathedral ceilings, large kitchen with island, gas cooking, lots of cabinetry and dining area, fireplace, large master, Jacuzzi tub, tile shower, double decks, Sister home available. MLS# 85950. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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This lovely home sits high atop Bright Mountain with excellent southerly views of the Trillium and 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, offer many possible uses. You’re at the top of the mountain with views all around. MLS# 85959.

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


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NC mountains. This home sits at a cool 4000’+ elevation and offers a breath-taking view of multiple mountain ranges and looks out over 4 lakes in 3 different states (Toxaway - NC, Jocassee & Keowee - SC and Hartwell in GA). Master on main with additional bedrooms and baths up and down. MLS# 79994.

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Tucked away in the idyllic setting of Cedar Creek Woods, this inviting lakefront home boasts captivating views of Lupton Lake that can be enjoyed from most rooms. The new wraparound deck with steel cable railings is the perfect spot to luxuriate in the relaxed Carolina mountain lifestyle, from coffee in the morning to cocktails in the evening. The main house features two large bedroom suites, while the adorable guest house offers a studio-style combined bedroom, kitchenette and eating area, plus a full bath. Guest House has a new roof. Both the main house and guest house have brand new furniture, which makes this a perfect move-in and enjoy your mountain home situation. Cedar Creek Racquet Club and all of its amenities, including tennis, croquet, dining and fitness, is within walking distance. Membership to Cedar Creek Racquet Club is by invitation. MLS# 86823.

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This lakefront tri-level Trillium home boasts fantastic unobstructed views of Lake Glenville and is well suited for hosting two families at a time. It is an easy stroll to The Landings restaurant and a short drive to golf, tennis and the main clubhouse. Rich wide plank wood floors lead to to a large stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room, while hewn wood beams add character and dimension to the family room.Walk down to the shared deep water dock for a boat ride. Also included is a front row seat to Lake Glenville’s stunning Fourth of July fireworks show! Close to downtown Cashiers and Highlands, this home is priced to sell quickly. MLS# 85519. Your end of the road mountain escape awaits complete with 5 bedrooms, each with their own full bath and two half baths. Sitting among the mountain tops at an elevation of approximately 3,366 ft, the panoramic views of Nix, Chimney Top, Rocky, Yellow, Black Rock, Little Sheepcliff, Glassy Rock, Cowrock, Laurel Knob and Meadow Lake below provide a wonderful atmosphere for all to enjoy year round! MLS# 85961. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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D Looking for a great little cottage on the highest lake in the eastern United States? This cottage is priced to sell. Located on the Mill Creek Cove part of Lake Glenville. Across the small cove is Mill Creek Falls. So you have the wonderful soothing sounds and views of the waterfall while nestled on the edge of this quiet cove. Low maintenance home on a very gentle lot. Plenty of parking and turn-around areas. In addition, there is a small stream which runs through the property - the kids will love it! The lake here has a very gentle bottom, which is also great for the kids. Master is on main. Dock included. MLS# 87062. Currently under construction, this exciting new home will offer high-end finishes and exceptional layered mountain views at an affordable price. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac at an elevation of over 4,100 feet, it is the perfect place to leave the big city behind and enjoy mountain living in lovely cool temperatures. The house will feature shiplap siding on the main level, as well as wide plank wood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Jennings Construction is the builder on this project. Pilots Knob is gated and not far from Lake Glenville, where one can purchase a dock slip and keep a boat in the water. The house will be finished in the spring, in time for the 2018 season. MLS# 86968.

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This beautifully appointed townhome is bursting at the seams with fine designer finishes. Completely furnished and decorated, this little piece of heaven is ready for its new owners to enjoy. Wood floors, custom window treatments and a striking floor-to-ceiling, wood-burning stone fireplace complete the warm, welcoming feel. Preparing casual meals for family and friends is a treat in the open kitchen, which features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. MLS# 84220.

It is rare that a home on the golf course in Golf Club Estates comes up for sale, especially an affordable one, but here it is! With gorgeous views of the 3rd and 4th holes at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, this well-kept mountain retreat is move-in ready. The one-story floor plan features a light and bright great room with vaulted ceilings and a terrific kitchen with a large center island designed for entertaining, and the expansive covered deck is a showstopper, with a stone fireplace, and poplar bark accents. MLS# 84253.


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F Wonderful mountain view family home in well-established club and tennis community. Located in the lovely Cedar Creek Woods neighborhood. Roomy 4 bedroom/5 bath home with nicely landscaped grounds. Master bedroom plus guest bedroom on main floor. Additional guest rooms upstairs. Loft area upstairs, workshop/artist studio on main floor. Wonderful year round or summer retreat. MLS# 79265. Located at the end of the cul-de-sac for privacy, this home offers mountain views from most rooms. The two story great room with wood beams and stone fireplace opens to the dining area, and large kitchen. The expansive open deck is perfect for small gatherings and entertaining. Spacious bedrooms with en-suite baths can be found on the main level and the upper level. Conveniently located just minutes to both Cashiers and Sapphire. MLS# 85899. Well-maintained high elevation home with exceptional long-range mountain views. The main level has a large dining area open to a spacious kitchen with Corian countertops, gas range, wine cooler, large island and 3 sinks. The master is on the main and includes a private bathroom with jetted tub, dual sinks and large walk-in closet. The upstairs consists of 2 large guest rooms with baths. Lower level consists of a large open room with kitchenette, wood burning stove, office and bathroom. MLS# 85981.

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Tucked away in the scenic enclave of Holly Berry Estates between two troutfilled streams, this custom three bedroom, three and a half bath home is a true mountain retreat. The 6.75 acre lot begins at the gated driveway and surrounds the home in lush foliage and mature trees. Listen to the rushing waters of Greens Creek from the screened porch and open decks or take a leisurely walk through the quiet neighborhood. Relaxation and tranquility are the inspiration for this beautiful property, a perfect escape from the stress of city life. MLS# 86677. Perched above 4,200 feet in elevation in the quiet and picturesque enclave of Falcon Ridge, this attractive family home boasts gorgeous southerly views of layered mountains. Three bedrooms, two living rooms, an office/bonus room and four full baths provide plenty of space to accommodate family and friends. The bright open kitchen has everything a chef could want, with a gas cooktop, dual ovens, a large main sink plus prep sink, a long breakfast bar and plenty of cabinets. MLS# 86967. Built in 2004 with wood construction and cedar log siding, this home is in impeccable turn-key condition with negotiable furnishings. If you want peace and quiet, enjoy watching hawks and eagles soar overhead, or hear the hooting of owls at night, then the one-mile drive through a pristine forest will take you to such a place. Embrace the feeling of seclusion with long mountain views while only 15 minutes from Cashiers and 20 minutes from Sylva. MLS# 85579. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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Spread your family out in this spacious, newer-constructed log home on a double lot. Master is on main, with sleeping rooms both upstairs and down. The house sleeps a lot, which makes it a coveted property if you’re looking for rental income. Downstairs has a separate large game/living area. House has exposed beams, arched windows and great natural light. More than 1000 feet of deck space. Path to fire pit off deck. MLS# 83641. Located in the heart of beautiful Sapphire Valley, this spacious mountain home boasts stream frontage and excellent curb appeal with almost an acre of property for privacy. Everyone will enjoy a relaxing stroll down to the stream in the fresh, crisp air, and kids of all ages will love the cute tree house in the backyard! MLS# 84698.

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

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A unique property offering an array of options for the equestrian enthusiast! Located in the picturesque gated community of Bald Rock, this fantastic newer mountain getaway sits on 6.12 acres. Ready to use at a moment’s notice, the thoughtfully designed layout makes riding and caring for one’s horses very convenient and comfortable. Three stalls, a tack room and caretaker’s accommodations sit on the main level, while the stylish second floor features three bedrooms, an open great room with kitchen and dining areas, and a covered porch for grilling dinner at the end of the day. MLS# 87095. Sitting at over 4,000 feet, this adorable three bedroom, three bath home boasts incredible 180-degree long range layered mountain views of Chimneytop, Terrapin and Sheepcliff Mountains. Features include an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, stacked stone wood burning fireplace, lots of glass, granite countertops, Brazilian cherry flooring, and a large wraparound deck. This well-maintained home is in excellent condition, with an aggressive list price and a motivated seller. Don't miss it! MLS# 86708. Lake Glenville home on a large lot with a private dock, great views and approximately 100+ feet of shoreline. This charming 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath Cape Cod is surrounded by lush rhododendron, laurel, hardwoods and is tucked away in a scenic cove. The home features cathedral ceilings, double decks, a bonus room, lower level, loft, and an enchanted trail to the lake. Easy year round access. MLS# 79943.


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F Overlooking Lonesome Valley and the mountains beyond, this home situated on over 4 acres affords you privacy and convenience to both Sapphire and Cashiers. Wonderful mountain feel with an open floor plan which is inviting and makes for the perfect year-round or summer home. Large unfinished basement for additional space. The home is fully furnished with some minor exceptions. MLS # 86640. Nestled in the beauty of nature, and just a short walk to the pristine shoreline of Lake Glenville - this charming home has everything you could want in a mountain getaway. Oversized master bedroom and master bath, with two nice size guest rooms all on separate levels. Nice covered deck on main level is a great spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Bedroom on main level opens out to the deck. House has deeded access to Lake Glenville, which is just a short 3-5 minute walk away. MLS# 86366. Contemporary home is just a short golf cart ride to The Country Club of Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation only). Nestled on 1.8 acres for privacy with great open decks and views of the beautifully landscaped yard from many of the rooms. The great room with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace opens to the sunroom and screened porch. SVMA membership optional. MLS# 84518.

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This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was completely rebuilt in 2016! Come see all of the brand new finishes and upgrades including a new roof, wood siding, windows, wood floors, carpeting, appliances, electrical wiring, HVAC system and more. Quality tongue & groove ceilings were added in the great room, sun room and master suite. The great room features a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of room for the family to unwind. MLS# 86903. Clean as a whistle, this premier Bald Rock custom cabin was meticulously built in 2009. Handsome and strong hickory hardwood floors adorn the main living area, while a beautiful floor-to-ceiling stone wood-burning fireplace highlights the great room. The master bedroom, guest room and laundry are all on the main level with a bonus space and full bath upstairs in the enclosed loft. A small stream runs near the back deck and the lot adjoins 28+ acres of Bald Rock POA property for extra privacy. MLS# 84204.

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 rocking chair front porch — perfect spots to enjoy the Carolina mountain lifestyle. Inside, a natural stone wood-burning fireplace. Cedar Creek Woods is just off Highway 64 and convenient to Sapphire and Cashiers; membership by invitation. MLS# 86347. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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YELLOW MOUNTAIN $359,000

WATER’S EDGE $350,000

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JODY TOWN ROAD $349,000

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LIT TLE SWITZERL AND $329,000

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F Crossing over Knob Creek and through the woods, you’ll pass a blue heron, ducks, a beaver or deer to find a peaceful cedar home on Lake Winona. Grandmother’s house has nothing on this handicap accessible home with 1.78 beautiful acres and curb appeal to include the welcoming, running waterfall feature to the left of the entry door. This home is perfect for those looking for acreage, their own dock on a lake, larger bedrooms, open floor plan, handicap accessible and an abundance of parking at an affordable price! See it today as it might not be available tomorrow. MLS# 86857.

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Fully furnished and ready for move-in, this affordable three bedroom, two and a half bath home is perched at 3,900 feet. The wraparound porch is the perfect spot to relax amidst cool breezes while taking in majestic long range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including Clingmans Dome and beyond. The spacious 4.48-acre property is an easy five-minute drive from beautiful Lake Glenville. MLS# 86843.

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Tucked away in a tranquil setting at a cool elevation of 3,800 feet, this scenic property is comprised of 3.5 very gentle acres and a pretty pond, with a fire pit and plenty of room for kids and pets to play. The farmhouse-style home has excellent curb appeal and attractive landscaping with a long, picturesque and nearly level driveway. MLS# 86093 Perched at over 4,000 feet, this attractive three bedroom, three and a half bath home offers cool summer breezes and gorgeous mountain views. Features include an open great room with a stone wood-burning fireplace, rich wood floors and ceilings, open and covered decks, a full generator, and an unfinished lower level of approximately 2,500 square feet. Visiting family and friends will enjoy plenty of room and privacy. The spacious five-acre property is filled with mature trees and has a classic red barn. A six-minute drive leads to a fantastic waterfall, hiking trails and a public park with boat launch on scenic Lake Glenville. MLS# 87057. Cozy and well maintained, this adorable cottage has pretty views of Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond from two covered decks. The master is on the main level, with two additional bedrooms and a bonus room downstairs. Updates include new kitchen appliances, a new driveway and fence, a new septic tank and a new well with a whole house water filtration system. The property is very close to the center of Cashiers, and just a short distance from Trillium Links and Lake Club. MLS# 85402.


WHITESIDE FOREST $289,500

HOLLY FOREST $275,000 NEWLY PRICED

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F Great get-away rustic cabin nestled in the woods with easy access to both Cashiers and Highlands. Small pond is totally owned by you. Adjacent flat picnic/garden area. Large patio area makes the cabin live large. Very private yet in a neighborhood with paved roads. Surrounded by National Forests and very near Whiteside Mountain and the Chattooga River. The sliding rock is just a few minutes up the road. You can walk down the neighborhood road and right into the Chattooga Wilderness with miles upon miles of beautiful hiking. MLS# 85358. This traditional home has been recently updated. The living room with an elegant stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings opens to the dining room and a spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinets, newer stainless steel appliances and a center island. The master suite with sitting area is on the main level, with a family room and two additional bedrooms and baths downstairs. MLS# 82915. Close to Cashiers and Lake Glenville, this rustic, cute, wooden white home with a metal roof and massive rock fireplace welcomes you with curb appeal! . Inside, elements of the outdoors are brought in by poplar wooden accents throughout. Tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in great room add to the rustic nature of this cute, cabin style home. The large, covered and uncovered back deck overlook the almost level backyard. MLS# 86931

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This classic cottage makes a delightful mountain getaway! The screened porch with vaulted ceilings and stone flooring is perfect for enjoying the sublime weather. The interior includes wood finished walls, vaulted ceilings and a cozy stone fireplace. The master bedroom is located on the main level, with a second bedroom upstairs for additional privacy. Nearly level lot allow for easy access year round, and The Country Club of (membership by invitation) is a short walk or golf cart ride away. MLS# 81279.

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

Private and peaceful, this three bedroom, two bath home with frontage on rushing Mill Creek is nothing less than a true mountain escape. A massive free-standing stone fireplace is the perfect spot to cozy up on cool evenings. Lots of sun shines on the wraparound deck and it is just a short walk down to the scenic Mill Creek. MLS# 86381. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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L AUREL FALLS $249,500

BIG RIDGE $235,000

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YELLOW MOUNTAIN $199,000

RIVER PARK VILL AS $189,000 NEW LISTING

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WOLF KNOB ACRES $140,000 NEWLY PRICED

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Peaceful and welcoming, the 2.5-acre property offers abundant space for outdoor entertaining including beautifully landscaped garden areas, a rocking chair front porch, and a covered back porch with views. The living area is the perfect spot to gather and unwind after a busy day, while just a few steps away is a terrific kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. One bedroom and bath are on the main level, with two bedrooms and bath upstairs. MLS# 86391. Very affordably priced, this charming three bedroom, two and a half bath English Tudor style cottage offers beautiful mountain views and cool temperatures. Remodeled from the studs up in 2007, it is movein ready and perfect for entertaining family and friends. Easily accessible year round with no steep roads to climb, it is just five minutes to Lake Glenville boat access and 20 minutes to Cashiers. MLS# 84293. Those looking for a private and affordable home in the mountains with cool summer temperatures may find that this one fits the bill! Perched at over 4,000 feet of elevation on .81 acres of land with mature trees and shrubs, this three bedroom, three bath home is ready for fresh colors and personalized updates. It has the potential to be a charming second home or a great choice for a firsttime buyer. The lower level has a two-car garage, full bath and laundry, plus two bonus rooms that could be utilized for office space or recreation. MLS# 86971.

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This beautiful Burlingame golf front villa has two spacious bedrooms and a fully enclosed sun room. Level access from the parking area with just a few steps inside the foyer area to the main living space. MLS# 86191. Prepare to fall in love with this picture-perfect mountain hideaway! This charming cottage is stylish, crisp and clean with a wonderful cozy ambience. Upgrades include granite counters, hardwood floors, fresh paint, newer appliances and tile baths. You’ll love to linger on the roomy covered front porch and relax to the sounds of the babbling brook. Includes use of the community pavilion. Great low maintenance weekend getaway or an affordable Cashiers cottage. MLS# 86082. Very cute two-story three bedroom and three full bath cabin offers excellent mountain views and large wraparound covered and open decks. The living area features a cozy wood-burning stone fireplace and new wood floor. MLS# 87029.


COMMERCIAL SAPPHIRE $1,100,000

SAPPHIRE $450,000

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GLENVILLE $349,000

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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. Contact list agent for more details. This is one of the largest multi-purpose buildings in the Cashiers/Sapphire area. Building is partially leased to help with cash flow.MLS# 85231.

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Great commercial opportunity being offered in the heart of Sapphire Valley, connected to CWS sewage and water system. Nice welcoming entry foyer with reception area, conference room, kitchenette, two bathrooms and a large office on main level. Stone fireplace in entry. Upstairs is another 6 offices and bathroom. Room to expand behind building and almost 2 acre parking lot next door can be purchased for additional parking/expansion. MLS# 86019.

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

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

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

Big Ridge A wonderful piece of property for an estate, horse farm, or private home site. Elevations above 4,000 feet with big views. Many possible house locations. Property is currently all wooded. Springs on property. MLS# 85308. $549,500. Spectacular panoramic views from this 17 acre tract of land are perfect for subdividing or a new mountain estate home. Long range views are not all created equal and these are a must see to appreciate. A short drive from Cashiers to this private estate acreage in Big Ridge surrounded by other larger tracts of those that seek privacy with the convenience of town nearby. MLS# 85902. $257,500. Exceptional long range mountain views from the top of this 9.45 acres with small spring. Lots of hardwoods, mountain laurel, rhododendron and native flora. MLS# 83671. $64,900.

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

Bridge Creek Large level corner lot on bold trout stream. Norton Creek is the largest stream feeding into nearby Lake Glenville. This gated community features covered bridge entrance, underground utilities, walking trails, large community pond, chimney garden and more. MLS# 76927. $27,500. Beautiful lot at the end of a gravel road for privacy in the peaceful subdivision of Bridge Creek! This 1.71 acres is within a short distance of town! MLS# 84655. $27,900.

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 Racquet Club clubhouse with a nice mountain backdrop. This is truly an ideal building site with gentle topography that is already partially cleared making it easy to view and walk. Come check it out before it’s gone! Membership to Cedar Creek Racquet Club is available separately and upon approval of the club. Membership amenities would include tennis, pool, fitness center, croquet and the clubhouse. MLS# 86997. $50,000.

Cedar Hill Located in the premier gated community of Cedar Hill, this very level and easy to build on lot features exceptional views of Sapphire Valley. Enjoy views of Bald Rock, Lonesome Valley Canyon, and Hogback Mountain. Bring your builder to this exceptional lot at over 3800’ of elevation and build your mountain getaway home. Did we mention how level and easy to build on this home site was??? Just minutes from the heart of Cashiers and Sapphire. MLS# 81000. $250,000. For those seeking easy year around access to both Cashiers and Sapphire and all of the shopping, restaurants, clubs, and other amenities, Cedar Hill is a perfect place to call home. Very reasonable POA fees, without any initiation or transfer fee. Underground utilities are available to all home sites. There is an expired septic evaluation for a 4 bedroom dwelling. This 2.92 acre lot has good mountain views and access to the Sapphire Valley Master Association amenities. MLS# 85841. $109,000.

Cedar Ridge Estates

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

Chattooga Club

This lot has an easy building knoll with a natural walking trail leading to the stream and partially cleared area below on the lower portion of the property. Great price for an easy building lot! MLS# 85016. $24,900. Beautiful wooded lot and filled with nature and a mountain view provides the peace and quiet needed for a great mountain home site. This gated community features trails, a pond, chimney garden and quiet!! MLS# 84657. $17,900.

Capitiva Mountain Lake Glenville access lot with community dock on Lake Glenville with picnic shelter. Big view of mountain and rock face. MLS# 83343. $65,000.

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

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Beautiful, unique building site on Fowler Creek which flows into the Chattooga River. Close to dam. Gated, well established and prestigious neighborhood in the Chattooga Club. MLS# 86066. $550,000. Level and easy building lot located inside the prestigious, well established and gated community of the Chattooga Club. Homeowner amenities include Lake Chattooga, which is stocked yearly with trout; small boats available and fishing is allowed. Also included is a gorgeous picnic area with covered shelter and bbq, picnic tables with


LOTS & LAND magnificent view of Whiteside Mountain and additional mountain ranges surround this special venue. Membership to club by invitation only. MLS# 85572. $335,000.

you pass on right going in. 4 bedroom septic evaluation in hand. New survey in hand. Located on a quiet little cove. MLS# 85310. $375,000.

One of the few lots remaining in the gated and well established Chattooga Club community. Beautiful and gentle 1.4 acre lot with beautiful hardwoods, lush native rhododendrons, mountain laurels and mountain views. Membership to Chattooga Club by invitation. MLS# 83298. $360,000.

Fivestone

Very gentle easy building site on corner lot on a quiet street. In prestigious well established gated community of The Chattooga Club. Amenities include picnic spot deeded to homeowners with views of 3 states. 10 acre lake stocked with trout, hiking trails, beautiful mature landscaping consisting of native flowering shrubbery and trees making for a very lush environment. Club membership by invitation only. MLS# 86667. $330,000.

Chestnut Ridge Fronting on Fenley Forest Trail and adjacent to Trillium, this 6+ acre parcel is the perfect spot with low HOA fees and close to Cashiers. Producing well on property. Nice building area. MLS# 85483. $49,500.

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# 83525. Reduced to $199,900

Falcon Ridge Mountaintop acreage directly across from the street from Panthertown Preserve at 4,300 feet elevation. Perfect for an estate or subdivide with views of Whiteside, Chimneytop, Rock, and Sheepcliff mountains. MLS# 83535. $499,000. Private 3 plus acre nearly level lot with fantastic long range mountain views that include Chimney Top and Whiteside Mountain. Perched at 4,200 foot elevation with multiple building sites and plenty of room for a garage and circular driveway. Falcon Ridge is a high end, high elevation, low density mountain community with cool summertime temperatures and an abundance of wildlife. Amenities include golf, tennis, private lakes, waterfalls, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, spas, sauna, ski slope, community center, etc. 10 minutes to Sapphire restaurants, 15 minutes to Cashiers. MLS# 86584. $169,000

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

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

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

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

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. $149,000.

Lake Glenville access lot with dedicated boat slip. No need to share, this lot has short walk to community boat dock and across drive from community tennis court. Very level building site. Some lake view. Underground utilities. MLS# 81650. $199,500.

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. $89,000.

Lake Glenville access lot with dedicated boat slip in community dock. Wooded lot in gated community with tennis court. Easy building site, easy septic. Hear the sounds of Norton Creek Falls just yards away. Unlike most lake access communities, Glen Pointe has a boat slip for every off lake lot. MLS# 81651. $129,500.

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. $69,000.

Glenview

Fenley Forest Well priced lakefront lot on Lake Glenville. Shared well. Well is in the small building

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. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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

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

This lot situated on a quiet street has potential mountain views.at 3,360’ of elevation makes this a cool mountain property. Features Sapphire Valley amenities. MLS# 84271. $12,000. NEWLY PRICED This is a remarkable deal for a lot that has lovely stream frontage, golf course frontage and great mountain view potential! Extremely level driveway access and a nearly level house site will make this an easy building site. A short walk around to the back side of the lot shows the view potential to look down the 14th fairway of Sapphire National Golf Course. Ownership comes with Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. This lot is also walking distance to Lake Fairfield where you can enjoy the 3 mile trail around the lake, the beach area or rent a canoe or paddle boat from the boat house. MLS# 86724. $8,000.

It doesn’t get much better than this! Gentle 1.8 acre building lot with easy driveway access and a house site that has already been partially cleared. Southwesterly views of Whiteside Mountain, Satulah Mountain, Yellow Mountain, Black Rock Mountain and more. MLS# 83338. $79,000.

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

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Lake Glenville

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

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

High Springs

Holly Forest Easy build lot with a great view of Chimney Top Mountain. Sapphire HOA has approved access through adjoining green space allowing for a gentle driveway and very private home site. Quick drive to Highway 64 with no steep roads to climb or descend. MLS# 83009. $35,000. Southern exposure lot with long range views of Chimneytop Mountain with clearing. Build your mountain getaway on this beautiful lot and enjoy the natural southern light. Enjoy the great amenity package offered by the Sapphire Master Association that are associated with this lot. MLS# 85759. $29,000. This 1.47 acre lot has been priced to move! Lot sits above road so you are not in a hole and you should be able to situate your house so it is private. Home to the right is built close to its right property line and no home can be built on the left as it’s Holly Forest Association Green Space. Comes with Sapphire amenities. MLS# 85844. $15,000. Located in the heart of Sapphire Valley, this 0.79 acre lot has an ideal gently laying building site overlooking a noisy stream. The perfect location for a mountain getaway that feels private but is only minutes from the hub of Cashiers including the grocery store, farmer’s market, restaurants and other shopping. This Holly Forest XI community is also adjacent to the Sapphire National Golf Course and is closer to the

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Sapphire Valley amenities than all the other Holly Forest areas. Sapphire Valley Resort amenities include golf, tennis, fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, picnic area along Horespasture River, playground, track, carpet golf, community center, ski slope, zip lining, Lake Fairfield access and more! Expired 3 bedroom septic evaluation on file. MLS# 86461. $12,000.

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Leawood High above the highest major lake in the East, you have huge views of Lake Glenville, multiple mountain ranges, all the way to the Smokies. Easy access on paved roads, located in the gated Leawood community, and only a short drive to Cashiers and Highlands. Build your dream home atop Bright Mountain. Sit on the porch and watch the boats below and see the hawks and eagles fly by. Facing west, you will have amazing sunsets. Community water. MLS# 85984. $199,500.

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


Pilots Knob

Low POA fees and underground utilities. MLS# 85489. $35,000.

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# 86070. $300,000.

Sapphire High

The communities finest big view lots handpicked for ease of build and their incalculable long-range views! Pilots Knob is a hot and new gated, mountain top community with high elevation lots rising above 4,100 feet. The community offers paved roads, green space, beautiful landscaping, a community pond, fire pit and refreshingly low HOA fees. With recent home sales, numerous lot sales, developer owned spec builds and privately owned custom builds are underway. Pilots Knob is quickly becoming a bustling mountain community! While manicured and elegant, Pilots Knob’s beauty remains unspoiled and the wildlife is abundant. Conveniently located just minutes from Lake Glenville, the areas premier lake, with access to boating, hiking, a public lake front park, a waterfall hike and a whitewater kayaking boat launch is all just around the corner. Pilots Knob is a scenic drive from Cashiers or Highlands and allows for easy access to restaurants, shopping and groceries while providing a true mountain escape! Pictures and words don’t do this property justice. Pick your floor plan today! MLS# 86152. $89,900. Pilots Knob is a scenic drive from Cashiers or Highlands and allows for easy access to restaurants, shopping and groceries while providing the true mountain escape! Pictures and words don’t do this property justice. Pick your floor plan today! MLS# 86153. $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. This one has it all--big mountain views, level driveway, almost flat build site at a high elevation where you’ll be able to enjoy the cool Summer breezes. All in the gated community of Pilots Knob. MLS# 85946. $79,000. Very unique, 2.48 acre double lot with exceptional long range views and an estimated 450 feet of stream frontage. Trees will need to be limbed or cut to open the view but its easy to see what awaits you. The steam cascades through the property into numerous pools before plunging to the valley floor from the top of a large waterfall. The private home site is surrounded with laurel and rhododendron thickets a offers a tree house feel. This is not a typical manicured subdivision lot. MLS# 81724. $48,900. Fantastic building lot in the desirable neighborhood of Pilots Knob! Truly a hidden gem of a community where owners enjoy beautiful majestic long range mountain views and quaint Christmas tree farms as they drive through the area. Community features a pond and fire pit common area. Pilots Knob is paved throughout and has an inviting gated entrance with a pretty waterfall feature. This particular lot has a very gentle building site with easy driveway access and large rock outcroppings for builtin landscaping features. Winter mountain long range views with possibility of more year-round views once other owners clear some trees to build on their lots as well.

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

Sheepcliff Woods Here’s the perfect spot to place your mountain dream home. Only 1 mile from the center of downtown Cashiers to this property-very easy building envelope, to keep your foundation costs minimized. Sitting at 3600’ elevation, this lot has a view of the famed Whiteside Mountain. Community water in place and an expired 3 BR septic permit in hand, that could likely be improved-given the size of the lot. This one has everything-great gated community, extremely close to downtown Cashiers, a view, easy build, water in place, and less than $100k. Owners had planned their dream, but life has called for them to pass this opportunity along. See it for yourself. MLS# 85480. $99,000.

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

Sims Valley Extremely desirable building lot with bold stream frontage and a nearly level building site. This is the ideal place to build a mountain home overlooking a beautiful babbling stream with many small waterfalls. Enjoy some short and long range mountain views from this peaceful setting as well. Conveniently located near the community clubhouse, outdoor pool, fitness center and pavilion that owners can use for social gatherings. MLS# 85846. $59,900. Big view, small price! This easy build lot includes community water, paved roads, streams, ponds, a clubhouse with pool and exercise room and an antique farm house community center. Sims Valley is private, gated and just 10 minutes from Lake Glenville and 20 minutes from Cashiers. MLS# 86429. $35,000. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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

Stone Pointe

with fireplace and tennis court. MLS# 76073. $295,000. Large lake access lot with great mountain and sunset views. MLS# 73981. $115,000. Big lake access lot with western exposure. View of mountains and sunsets. MLS# 73982. $115,000. Very large Lake Glenville access lot. This lot faces west with sunset and mountain views. MLS# 73983. $115,000.

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.

Tahala Shores

Summer Cove

Trillium

Fantastic opportunity to buy a lot with a boat dock on Lake Glenville within easy walking distance and not pay the high price of a lake front lot. Dock is in. Shared well. Easy build wooded lot. MLS# 83464. $115,000.

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

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

This incredible view lot offers amazing views down the south channel of the lake, with many layered mountain ranges in the distance. Property has a designated slip on the 10-slip community dock. You’ll enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular views from 3800’, while just a short walk to your dock. MLS# 84681. $295,000 Tremendous lake and mountain views, with a southern exposure from this lot. This incredible view lot offers amazing views down the south channel of the lake, with many layered mountain ranges in the distance. Summer Cove offers all lake view property owners a designated slip on the 10-slip community dock that’s just a short golf-cart ride away. Sitting 300’ above the lake, you’ll enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular views from 3,800’. Adjacent lot (Lot #17) is also available for purchase to provide a buffer, or opportunity to build main house/guest house. MLS# 84680. $275,000.

Whitewater Ridge Lot 41 has 7.51 gentle acres, has gorgeous panorama views of Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee and the multiple blue mountain ranges beyond. Located in a private gated community of Whitewater Ridge. Easy access on paved roads, underground utilities, and community water. Lot 41 is bordered by the Nantahala National Forest to ensure privacy and views. MLS# 85317. $200,000. Exceptional long range mountain views and adjoins Nantahala National Forest! This 3.07 acre lot sits at approximately 3,650 ft. elevation and has dead-on views of Whiteside Mountain and outlying mountains as well. Gentle driveway access and house site with community water and underground utilities. This is the perfect lot to build your private mountain dream home. MLS# 81013. $125,000.

Summer Hill at Lake Glenville

Zachary’s Gap

Perched at a cool 3800’, this is one of the premier lake and mountain view lots on all of Lake Glenville. Easy building site with current 4 bedroom septic evaluation. MLS# 82855. $319,000.

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

Almost 3 acre lot in Summer Hill, a premier Lake Glenville community. Driveway partially in. Big lake view. Community dock, boat launch ramp, sandy beach, picnic shelter

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

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

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

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

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


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HIGH HEMLOCK Living on the Edge

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WHISPER L AKE Lakeside Cottage

L AKE GLENVILLE Summersail

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

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Amazing setting overlooking Lonesome Valley with views of Laurel Knob rock face and Cow Rock. This from 4,000’ elevation in wonderful High Hemlock. Well maintained log home provides comfort and relaxation, with wood floors, wood-burning fireplace and master suite on main. This home is just a short drive from the endless hiking trails of Panthertown Valley. Nestled on 65 magnificent acres on sparkling Lake Glenville, this gracious lakefront home would make the perfect spot for your next getaway, wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat. The main home features three bedrooms and two and a half baths with wraparound porches and a lovely outdoor terrace for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and all the tools of the trade is a chef’s delight. The guest house offers three additional bedrooms and two baths and overlooks a quiet cove of the lake. Relax and enjoy the stunning views in the picture-perfect gazebo perched at the end of the peninsula, launch your boat from the four-slip boat dock to explore the lake and its scenic waterfalls. NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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JOCHEN LUCKE PRESIDENT/BROKER

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

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

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

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

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DAN ALLEN BROKER

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

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

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

MEGAN McLEAN

BROKER/TEAM MEMBER

WHAT I DO: Well-versed in today’s fast paced marketing and advertising environment, Megan is a technology guru and works diligently for her clients to fulfill their real estate needs. Megan knows that listening is the first crucial step in providing superior customer service and surpassing expectations. “Megan McLean has renewed my faith in real estate professionals as I had multiple bad experiences in my past where in the end I was simply a commission check and not really a person. Megan made me feel more like an old friend rather than just a customer.” - SAM J., BUYER NC LIVING HOLIDAY 2017

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

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CAROL MATHEWS BROKER

ABOUT ME WHAT I DO: My business principle is to build lasting relationships and provide exceptional service to my clients with loyalty and integrity. Whether you are purchasing a home or looking for investment property, I will work hard to make the transaction a smooth and rewarding process.

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

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

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

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EDDY McDONALD BROKER

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

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

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

- JOE AND MARY S., VACATION RENTAL OWNERS

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

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

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CASSIE NEAL BROKER

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

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

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

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

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LINDA PRIDGEN BROKER

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

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

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

- MIKE M., BUYER

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

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

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CHUCK SELF BROKER

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

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

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

- DAN AND BEV S., SELLERS

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

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

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RAY TRINE BROKER

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

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

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

- MATTHEW H., BUYER

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

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