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HISTORIC ESTATE | Mixing Old & New THE RETREAT | Relaxing Weekends Await FAMILY COMPOUND | The Ultimate Getaway

VACATION RENTALS | Lakehouses & Cabins

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AU T U M N BE AU T Y ON THE

PLATEAU

PLUS: AN AWARD-WINNING CHEF LATE SUMMER COCKTAILS A LOCAL ABSTRACT ARTIST NC LIVING FALL 2017

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A road in Highlands, photographed by Frances Gunn. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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sk any of our brokers when they most love to be on the Plateau, and you’ll always hear the same thing: autumn. As schools welcome back students, the summer hubbub on the Plateau begins to subside. To say nothing of the most popular dramatic vistas, even ordinary roads are transformed into Instagram-worthy photo ops. Foggy mornings give way to clear, sunny afternoons that highlight the contrast between vibrant moss and yellow leaves. Fires are lit in fire pits, marshmallows are toasted, and bumpy squashes abound at every farmer’s market. In short, there’s nowhere better to spend chilly fall nights than on the Plateau, and if you’ve only vacationed here in summer, I urge you to experience all four of our seasons for yourself. You may just find that you desire your very own hearth to cozy up to. If you decide to search for property, rest assured our brokers provide devoted, personalized service throughout the processes of searching, negotiating, and closing. We possess historical and current market knowledge, making us invaluable to buyers. In this edition of NC Living magazine, read our suggestions for the hottest food spots on the East Coast and the profile of a local artist, as well as a few ideas for late summer drinks. Also, I’m sure you’ll enjoy learning about The Bascom and what makes the art center’s outreach so effective. I hope you enjoy this fall edition of NC Living magazine!

JOCHEN LUCKE President of Silver Creek Real Estate Group NC LIVING FALL 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE

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FEATURED HOMES 22 BURT FARM An iconic estate in Cashiers history, updated with the finest designer touches

34 OLD EDWARDS A past Southern Accents Showhouse featuring transitional and classic Southern style

86 LAID-BACK LUXURY Exceptional custom estate in the Cedar HIll community

108 WRIGHT STYLE A contemporary home with Whiteside views

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BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER

12 FOUR RESTAURANTS, ONE CHEF 16 LATE SUMMER SPIRITS 18 STROKE OF TIMELESS SPIRIT 26 THE REACH OF ART

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A TEST DRIVE LIKE NO OTHER

THE BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER IS YOUR OWN PERSONAL DANGER ZONE.

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The BMW N63 is the first car engine in the world to utilize the “hot-vee” layout, using direct injection. The M series is available to race at the BMW Performance Center. Feel the BMW 2 Series’ roomy interior for yourself.

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re you ready for an afternoon thrill? Do you like your hands behind the wheel and want to take an engine to its limits with no fear of blue lights in the rear view mirror? Make your way to the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Your day begins with the basics by getting to know your instructor and the cars. Professional drivers provide insight into each of the BMW models. You quickly graduate to a course designed to challenge your skills where you learn how to properly maneuver the vehicles around obstacles. At the performance center you are encouraged to test the brakes— stopping on a dime on a wet track— or open up the engine from 0 to 60 in under five seconds. The course not only tests the limits of the car, it will test yours. This bucket list

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experience is a great one or two day escape from the Plateau. My favorite part of the day was the timed lap race in the M240i. Speed, cut corners, but don’t knock over the cones, all while trying to beat your friends’ times to earn bragging rights. If you apply your skills, you could win the best time of the day. I finished in 24.3 seconds, and I challenge you beat it. The excitement and laughter alone is worth it. The fun of skidding around a circular wet track and nearly losing control of the car is a rip-roaring blast. When you understand the type of car you are driving, your insight into speed, braking,


lane-changing, and taking fast corners bring your driving skills and entertainment to a whole new level. Whether you’re with your buddies or your spouse, this experience is something you won’t soon forget. The center also offers corporate retreats. A little healthy competition and fun is always good for office morale. With an on-site cafe offering options for every diet, you are well taken care of during your day-long adventure. Want to try your skills off-road instead? The two-day driving school provides you the opportunity to pilot the X series vehicles through various terrain obstacles and adverse conditions you may not think the vehicles (or you) can handle. Sometimes you just need to step on the gas pedal and get out there. Open it up, channel your

inner race car driver, and show them what you’re made of. If you’re ready for acceleration, perhaps it’s time to cross racing off your bucket list. If you find yourself wanting more, test your hand at the M School Experience, where you only drive the M Series vehicles; it’s an experience guaranteed to quench your thirst for speed. If you have a new driver in your family, they also offer a driving school for teens! All driver’s classes start at $849. BMW Performance Driving School 1155 SC-101 Greer, SC 29651 1-888-345-4BMW bmwperformancecenter.com

WHAT CARS DO YOU GET TO EXPERIENCE AND TEST DRIVE TO THE MAX? BMW M240i

Horsepower: 320 Torque: 330 lb-ft Weight: 3,535 lbs 0-60: 4.6 seconds

BMW 340i

Horsepower: 320 Torque: 330 lb-ft Weight: 3,695 lbs 0-60: 4.6 seconds

BMW 650i

Horsepower: 445

Torque: 480 lb-ft Weight: 4,275 lbs 0-60: 4.3 seconds

BMW X3

Horsepower: 300 Torque: 300 lb-ft Weight: 4,230 lbs 0-60: 5.3 seconds

BMW X5

Horsepower: 300 Torque: 300 lb-ft Weight: 4,680 lbs 0-60: 6.1 seconds

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One chef, four restaurants Meet the winner of the James Beard Foundation (JBF) Best Chefs in America 2016 Award, Chef Jonathan Waxman. WORDS: MIRANDA ALLFREY

Calm, cool, and collected, Chef Waxman has a smile that’s larger than life, yet his spirit is humble. He grew up near Berkeley, California, and studied at La Varenne, a cooking school in Burgundy, France, only after setting aside a first love, his trombone skills in a band named Lynx. His culinary career began in the 1970s at the birthplace of Californian cuisine, Chez Panisse. In 1979, he opened Michael’s Restaurant in Santa Monica with restauranteur Michael McCarty. By 1984, Chef Waxman made the bold move from California to the Upper East Side in New York City to open Jams Restaurant. Dubbed the “Rock-and-Roll Star” of the New York culinary scene at the time, he quickly hit celebrity chef status as Jams became the most sought-after dining sensation of the season. JBF quickly named him to the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America that same year. To this day, Chef Waxman is known as a pioneer of California cuisine, and has gained quite a following, even referred to as “one of the country’s greatest chefs” by James Oseland, a main judge for season two of Bravo’s Top Chef: Masters. His accolades from the James Beard Foundation include: • Winner, Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America 1984 • Semifinalist, Best Chefs in America 2008 • Semifinalist, Best Chefs in America 2010 • Semifinalist, Best Chefs in America 2012 • Nominee, Best Chefs in America 2013

• Nominee, Best Chefs in America 2014 • Nominee, Best Chefs in America 2015 • Winner, Best Chefs in America 2016 With his hectic schedule, I was honored to get a few words from the incredible chef about life outside of cooking, writing, and restauranteering. Who does the cooking at home? My wife and I. Your favorite secret indulgence? Native oysters at the Wolseley in London. How did you earn the nickname ‘Obi Wan Kenobi’ on Top Chef? I think Wylie DuFresne gave that moniker. If our readers only have one day in New York City, should they choose Barbuto or Jams? Lunch at Jams, dinner at Barbuto. Do you have a favorite date spot in Manhattan? Sushi Yasuda. Many of our readers are Atlanta natives, what menu item must they try at Brezza? Any of the seasonal pizzas. When you have time off, where do you go to escape? The tennis court. Follow Chef Waxman on Instagram @chefjwaxman. NC LIVING FALL 2017

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FOOD

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NEW YORK CITY

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/ B A R B U TO . 775 Washington Street, New York City, NY. With

/ J A M S . 1414 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY. Chef

its garage doors and inviting atmosphere, this Lower Manhattan restaurant pairs perfectly with a sunny New York afternoon or charming dinners with friends and loved ones. Chef Waxman created something special with this open-air hot spot, evoking that small-town neighborhood vibe of the West Village. The service is the cherry on top at Barbuto. With a menu inspired by Italian favorites and seasonal ingredients, this slightly off-the-beaten-path destination is a must-try for dinner, according to the Chef. I have an urge to get there for Sunday brunch, as I am salivating over the menu adorned with Frittata ($18), Duck Confit ($27), and Crespella ($8 - Italian pancakes with berries, mascarpone, and honey). If there is one thing I know about Chef Waxman, he would never let a wine list disappoint.

Waxman’s flagship restaurant is whimsical with exposed brick, heavenly ivy, and open-air dining. What is cooking at 1 Hotel Central Park in the heart of New York City? Taking farm-to-fork to a whole new level, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch are created from the season’s freshest ingredients. The menu reads like a Van Gogh quote: “I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars (insert menu) makes me dream.” I would take one of each, but if you make me choose I would settle for Half Dozen Oysters ($21), Linguettine with Maine Crab ($29), and Grilled Asparagus ($8), starting with a Moscow on the Hudson Cocktail ($16).

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/ A D E L E ’ S . 1210 McGavock St, Nashville, TN. Named after Chef

/ B R E Z Z A . 675 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA. Chef Waxman

Waxman’s late mother, this Nashville dining establishment is the perfect place to sip a cocktail by the outdoor fire. Located in the happening Urban Gulch area (the southwest fringe of downtown), restaurant-goers rave about the Kale Salad ($12), Meatballs ($11), and the service (something in common among all of Waxman’s restaurants). With a focus on seasonal, accessible comfort food sourced from local farms and purveyors, food-lovers will not be disappointed. Offering an impeccable whiskey selection at the white quarter-sawn oak bar, Adele’s stands out in Nashville.

has a knack for providing culinary experiences in hip, urban locations. Brezza, located in the Ponce City Market of Atlanta, upholds the integrity of his standard. A storied building, once belonging to Sears, Roebuck & Co., revitalized into a vibrant community hub housing a Central Food Hall, various shops, flats, and offices. Brezza dishes up fresh wood-fired pizza with local ingredients, delicious salads, and JW (short for Jonathan Waxman) Potatoes ($18). The relaxed vibe of this 150-seat restaurant befits its namesake: the Italian word for breeze.

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LIBATIONS

late summer

SOIREE SPIRITS Fall in the mountains is nothing short of phenomenal, but we’re hanging on to summer as long as we can with these tempting cocktails.

GREY'S HOUND COCKTAIL Inspired by the greyhound cocktail, The Market Place Restaurant of Asheville looked to their spring and summer gardens’ fresh rosemary to create a spin on a classic. This light cocktail is easy to drink, refreshing, and tastes great too! 2 oz Grey Goose vodka 1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup 2 oz Ruby red grapefruit juice lime wedge rosemary sprig Method: In a mixing cup, combine ice with vodka, lime wedge, rosemary simple syrup, and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously and pour into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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KIKI COLADA There is nothing quite like freshly squeezed Key lime to beat the heat of summer. A Floridian favorite, the kiki colada was made famous on Casey Key in Florida. Many refer to the frozen cocktail as a Key lime colada. Keep calm and rum on! 1 oz Liquor 43 2 oz vanilla rum 1 ½ oz Key lime juice 1 oz cream of coconut 1 ½ oz pineapple juice 1 tsp. sugar 1 cup ice

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Method: Combine the ingredients below in a blender. Prepare margarita or martini glasses by rubbing lime around the edge and dipping the rim in graham cracker crumbs. Divide blended yumminess into two glasses and garnish with slices of lime. The Market Place Restaurant 20 Wall Street Asheville, NC 28801 828-252-4162 www.marketplace-restaurant.com Twitter: @chefbillyd / @marketplaceavl Instagram: @chefbillyd @market_place_avl

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A STROKE OF TIMELESS TRADITION The spirit of croquet is alive and well on the Plateau. BY MIRANDA ALLFREY

One of America’s favorite backyard pastimes is one that distinguishes Cashiers and Highlands from many other mountain towns. What is it? Croquet. The traditional game played with wooden mallets and balls brings laughter and competition to the area known for its lush landscape of waterfalls and golf courses. From tournaments to weekly gatherings, summer on the green takes on a whole new meaning with over 1,600 croquet players in the highlands of Western North Carolina. It is a sociable spectacle where teams face off to hit a ball through a course of hoops or wickets (as Americans have named them). Croquet dates to the 1400s, but it didn’t become a recreational activity in the United States until the 1860s. The game turned into a tradition for many East Coast 18

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families, and has remained part of the lifestyle on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Despite its French name, croquet is very English. The polished appearance of the wisely dressed players and immaculate grass can be deceiving. Players must outwit their opponent(s), creating a slight dog-eat-dog aspect to the game. If you can manage to roquet, or hit a rival’s ball, you might gain a slight edge with gaining an extra shot. Strategy is the key, as you should consider not only your current shot, but the one after that and the one after that, making this game an authentic technical challenge. The classic game of croquet brings the community together for social events throughout the season. With clubs offering wine and wicket hours, it is common to see players


sip their favorite vintage in between running a hoop. The Plateau offers a myriad of courts for the croquet-lover to choose: THE CHATTOOGA CLUB is an East Coast croquet treasure with its world-class courts and facilities. Offering a nostalgic feeling of the early 1900s with its scenery and services, the club is postcard perfection. It is a United States Croquet Association (USCA) member club. CEDAR CREEK RACQUET CLUB is minutes from both Cashiers and Highlands with a course overlooking its lake. Down-to-earth in nature and perfect for a family-friendly

escape, it’s named one of the top twenty tennis facilities in the country by World Tennis Magazine. BURLINGAME is nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjacent to the Horsepasture River. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and its croquet lawn is an integral part of member activities. It is a United States Croquet Association (USCA) member club. THE COUNTRY CLUB OF SAPPHIRE VALLEY is known for Wednesday Twilight Croquet, Friday Croquet Mixer, and Sunday Wine and Wickets. Prefer to watch? Take in the serene vista from the Mountain Verandah and watch the competitive spirit unfold. NC LIVING FALL 2017

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LOCAL HIGHLANDS COUNTRY CLUB is distinctive with its Donald Ross designed golf course and unspoiled mountain landscape. Tuesdays and Thursdays play host to Wine and Wickets at this alluring, sociable croquet lawn. CULLASAJA CLUB is known for its par-72 championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, as well as Ravenel Lake, and the cascading waters of the Cullasaja Rivers; however, the private club opened a full-size croquet court, The Lawn at Cullasaja, in 2013. HIGHLAND FALLS COUNTRY CLUB is set amongst heart-stirring long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy the social game while breathing in fresh mountain air, or visit with friends on the croquet pavilion, which offers a wood-burning fireplace, wet bar, and washrooms.

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LAKE TOXAWAY COUNTRY CLUB is set amongst peaceful woodlands, offering a regulation-sized croquet lawn. With a 20-acre golf learning center, five Har-Tru tennis courts, and a private lake, this club is deeply rooted in scenic elegance. It is a United States Croquet Association (USCA) member club. TRILLIUM LINKS & LAKE CLUB is the perfect lake escape in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a private residential, lake, and golf community known for wine and wickets each Monday and Thursday afternoon during the season. Tips to enhance your croquet game: Use a regular golf ball rather than a croquet ball when practicing. Keep your head down and make good contact in the ball, and take note of your swing. This will help you recognize how fast or hard you are hitting the ball, creating a more precise rhythm for your swing.


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Regional designers added their magic touch to this historic estate.


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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-

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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The expansive estate provides ample opportunities for croquet and tennis matches. LEFT The nearly level drive meanders through an abundance of native shrubs, color plantings, and mature trees.

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Burt Farm from above.


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ross the covered wooden bridge just off Franklin Road in Highlands, and you will find yourself on the magical campus that is The Bascom. Set on six lush acres of what was once Crane’s Horse Farm, this extraordinary center for the visual arts is a sensory treat for anyone who loves art. You know you are somewhere special long before you walk through the door. To one’s right is the original horse barn which has been transformed into a ceramics center. The main building, designed by the Atlanta architectural firm of Lord Aeck Sargent, is composed of wood, glass, and stone to pay homage to the natural materials that are native to our part of the world. A walking nature trail surrounds the campus, containing a variety of site-specific sculptures comfortably positioned among indigenous plants and flowers. An outdoor amphitheater, tiers defined by stone seating, is the perfect setting for weddings, classes, and guest lectures. Like the warm hostess that she is, Teresa Osborn, meets me at the Center’s front door.

As executive director, she quickly explains how she sees the Center’s three important missions: exhibition, education, and outreach. This is no hushed gallery of hands-off, “important” art—nor is it intended to be. The exhibition aspect of the Center’s mission is everywhere you look, as the 30,000 square feet of space abound with remarkable pieces created by artists from the Southeast, many of whom call the Blue Ridge Mountains home. Oil paintings mix comfortably with photography and pottery, the occasional piece of primitive furniture and whimsical pieces like a room-size “tree” composed of discarded clothing. One can also find jewelry, basketry, and wood-turned vessels here. The collections are fluid so visitors can enjoy a totally unique experience each time they come. A fun aspect of this art center is the opportunity for hands-on creativity. Check out the “smARTspace” loft on the third floor, and try any of many self-directed art activities. A “wishing tree” downstairs invites visitors to write their deepest desires on papers to hang from a tree. The wishes are as random as you would expect, from “I wish I was a horse” to “I wish I could destroy my computer and phone.” These two areas speak to Teresa’s deepest passion: that art be a unifier, accessible

“Art must be a unifier, accessible to all, regardless of income, ability, or anything else.”

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ART SCENE to all, regardless of income, ability, or anything else. Education is unquestionably a big part of The Bascom’s mission as well. The Center offers artist residencies, fellowships and internships in ceramics, photography, sculpture and community, which is a teaching position involving outreach to all ages. Residencies range from two weeks to one year and afford artists housing, teaching opportunities, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to sell their art. The community at large is a huge focal part of the educational component, and an adult education calendar offers a palate-pleasing menu of everything from “Playing in the Clay” to “Highlands Landscape Photography.” In addition to after-school classes during the school year, area children (and visiting grandchildren) are invited to eight different art day camps in the summertime. Private lessons, too, are available for all ages through Art by Appointment. “Outreach,” says Teresa, warming to a subject dear to her heart, “is a yearlong activity, diverse and widespread.” Area youth are served through school programs: the Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Gordon Center for Children, to name just a few. The needs of our adult community are addressed through programs like those at Cashiers and Jackson County Senior Centers, the Center for Life Enrichment, the Chestnut Hill retirement community, and the Eckerd

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Living Center. It is no small feat that admission to this visual feast is free. Thanks to year-long sponsors, such as Delta and The Chaparral Foundation, The Bascom is accessible to everyone. A robust membership lends further support, as do various sponsors of individual exhibits. The vision for this Center began in the 1980s, when Watson Barratt’s estate made possible an exhibition space in the Hudson Library. Proceeds from the sale of his family home on Satulah Mountain founded The Bascom, which honors the maiden name of his wife, Louise Bascom Barratt. Although he died in 1962 when Highlands was still a village, his belief in the need for a permanent gallery was prescient. Today, more than 20,000 individuals visit The Bascom each year, and that does not include all those who learn and create at the Center, or the thousands of people who are enriched through the outreach programs. A centerpiece of Teresa’s delightful, art-cluttered office, is a charming piece of decoupage, teeming with buttons and ribbons and miniatures, created by a gentleman who struggled with developmental challenges. His family, she says, was stunned and thrilled to see how much joy he gleaned from the compilation of this masterpiece, and she keeps it in a place of honor to remind her always, of the life-changing possibilities of art. The Bascom’s ever-growing impact in the community is a living testament to Watson Barratt’s foresight and a gift to all of us who call these mountains home.


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WHIMSICAL JOURNEY Painting the paint with colorist Karen Weihs WORDS BY MELISSA REED

When in the mountains, it’s easy to find yourself staring into the majestic vistas that surround you. You will feel something similar when viewing the abstract, contemporary oil paintings of Karen Weihs. Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” For Karen, art is about creating imagery that allows the onlooker to formulate their own story, their own connection. Alluding to the familiar without giving the pieces away, she 34

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captures the essence of personal experience and reality to shape what the eyes see. In a magical blend of technique and tool, she paints a million stories of human experience on one canvas. Her skill is honed by palette knives and a selection of brushes that produce the glimmer of day by evening light. Weihs’ canvases are illuminated by intuition. Her mind may visualize a deer prancing deep within


the forest while sun rays gently kiss the morning dew, yet it is the dance of her hand anticipating the next jab, carve, or smoothing technique that brings the deer to life. The impromptu maneuvers are the platform for the viewer to continue the journey of the story they see, perhaps recalling a past memory or looking toward a dream. “The magic happens and draws me in, and I find myself driven to capture and paint those responses over and over again,” says Karen. “It’s deeply gratifying. This erudition has earned me a confidence in looking for the cutting edge of paint technique, ever evolving to a higher standard. Usually the viewer can find something of the subject matter to relate to. This process allows me to tackle a subject that may or may not appear as my eyes see, painting the paint.” Her works radiate from the inside out, without attachment, separating her visualization from the journey another will take at its sight. Masterpieces meant to inspire, encourage, stimulate, or spark something from within another, whether that be dew on the earth, floating clouds, sunlight, leaves swaying in the treetops, or the piercing blank stare of a deer. Karen and her husband moved to Cashiers from Charleston, South Carolina, where she was born and raised. Her private mountain home studio, Sunny Point Cottage, is both a working and teaching studio, offering half and full day retreats (private critiques and workshops) to encourage confidence and craft. The artist desires to help others find the best from within themselves, advising others to trust the process and their instincts. Where can you view the art of Karen Weihs?

ALLISON SPROCK FINE ART 600 Queens Road Charlotte, NC 704-705-2000 B GALLERY AT THE BASCOM Franklin Road Highlands, NC 28778 828-526-4949 ELLA RICHARDSON FINE ART 58 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401 843-722-3660 GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL GALLERY 11 Boston Way, The Village at Biltmore Asheville, NC 28805 828-398-5555 SUNNY POINT STUDIO, KAREN’S HOME, BY APPOINTMENT 889 Laurel Knob Road Cashiers, NC 28717 828-226-4024 NC LIVING FALL 2017

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Perched high above the Old Edwards Club at 4,500 feet, this magnificent Arts and Crafts style estate offers breathtaking layered mountain views along with a bird’s-eye view of the lush Tom Jackson-designed golf course. Designed for relaxed entertaining and hosting family and friends in pampered comfort, the expansive floor plan highlights the incredible panoramic vistas from almost every room and an abundance of covered decks built of ipe Brazilian hardwood for durability and lasting beauty.

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The formal living room is dressed to impress, with a grand stone fireplace, soaring two-story ceilings and windows, an elegant chandelier and an inviting ambiance that sets the tone for the entire home. The adjoining dining room flows into a well-appointed chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, a professional Thermador range and large limestone island with generous seating and space for serving. Whip up a casual dinner in the enclosed four-season keeping room with its built-in grill, custom ventilation system, flat screen TV and cozy fireplace.

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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!”

“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

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

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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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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 ex-

clusive 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

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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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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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BALD ROCK $1,095,000

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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

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

golf course of The Country Club of Sapphire

fortable den and coveted four-season porch with a

Valley, 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 FALL 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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you'll feel a stirring in your own heart. This

– at 3,500 feet above sea level – Lake Glenville

feeling keeps visitors returning year after year,

is the highest lake east of the Mississippi. With

as they continue to build upon their special

a surface area of over 1,400 acres and 26 miles

memories of days spent at the lake.

of shoreline, Lake Glenville draws visitors from

Lake Glenville is located in close proximity

all over the Southeast to its pristine waters and

to the historic resort village of Cashiers, provid-

glorious scenery. The high elevation provides

ing its residents with an opportunity to shop

pleasant climates year round, as well as in-

and dine to their heart's content. Homes on

credible views of the lake, mountains, forest

Lake Glenville provide the best of both worlds

and waterfalls that are common in the region.

– waterfront home combined with mountain

Whether fishing, boating or swimming in this

home. A handful of Glenville communities pro-

extraordinary lake, once you set foot in Lake

vide a country club environment, all of which

Glenville, gently stirring her glassy surface,

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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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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 FALL 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 FALL 2017

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Glen Pointe $1,245,000

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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 FALL 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 FALL 2017

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Clockwise from top left: Your first glimpse of the estate is a truly impressive one. You won’t find a more luxurious master suite, with its grand bath, two walk-in closets (one with an island), and, of course, the impressive view.

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CEDAR HILL $1,679,000

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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, hot tub 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 FALL 2017

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HIS 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.

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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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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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CEDAR HILL $1,099,000

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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.


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ell-suited for entertaining family and friends, this exceptional four bedroom, five-anda-half bath luxury estate looks like it came from the pages of a design magazine. Lush professional landscaping, classic mountain curb appeal and a formal entry gate set the tone for the entire property. The home's gracious interior boasts designer decor, a stunning chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, exposed antique wood beam ceilings, and an open great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, as well as a wine cellar, wet bar and much more. Your guests may never want to leave their spacious suite with its own hearth, sitting room and kitchenette. An expansive screened living porch with fireplace and a Brazilian hardwood deck showcase sweeping panoramic vistas of Sapphire Valley and the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway. This beautiful home has been professionally decorated and is being sold fully furnished. A must-see! MLS#85909.

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BIG RIDGE $1,495,000

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HIGHLANDS GAP $1,595,000

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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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HIGHLANDS GAP $925,000

TUCK ASEGEE RIVER $799,000

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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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ESTLED 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.


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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 FALL 2017

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ZACHARY’S GAP $2,590,000

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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.


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. NC LIVING FALL 2017

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wright style AT A TIME WHEN MOUNTAIN CONTEMPORARIES ARE MORE IN DEMAND THAN EVER, YOU’D BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ONE IN A MORE SPECTACULAR SETTING THAN THIS.

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This striking Jim Fox contemporary masterpiece sits on over five acres, with fantastic panoramic views of Whiteside Mountain — the best view in Jackson and Macon Counties! Soaring walls of windows let the natural light pour in and emphasize the spectacular vistas. The prime location offers privacy and paved access, just 10 minutes from the Cashiers Crossroads. MLS# 85455. Offered at $2,198,000. 112

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Enjoy the best of Mother Nature in the lush grounds with flowers, lily ponds, trails and a waterfall.

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Clockwise from top left: This office could make an incredible art studio to paint the surrounding vistas. Wake up to unrivalled views of Whiteside Mountain from the master bedroom. The open floor plan allows seamless cooking and dining.

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SASSAFRASS RIDGE $1,700,000

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OCATED on over nine acres for absolute privacy, this beautiful mountain estate offers gorgeous long range, layered mountain views of Bald Rock and beyond from high atop Sassafras Ridge. Enjoy the panoramic vistas from almost every room in the house, including the striking great room with a massive stone fireplace and the fabulous covered porch with its own stone fireplace for cool evenings. Fine finishes, rich wood floors and walls, beamed cathedral ceilings, abundant natural light and professionally decorated interiors impart a feeling of casual elegance. With five bedrooms, six and a half baths and a large lower level family room with morning kitchen, the spacious floor plan makes hosting the entire family a pleasure. MLS# 80772.


SPRING FOREST $1,890,000

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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 FALL 2017

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PRIVATE 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 FALL 2017

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LEFT: Fine finishes, luxury materials and a soft, neutral color palette throughout will blend seamlessly with a wide range of furnishings and décor. ABOVE: The luxurious bath looks out into the valley below.

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D Boasting great curb appeal, this modern rustic mountain home is located in the premier gated community of Cedar Hill, just minutes from the dining and shopping of Cashiers and Sapphire. The spacious floor plan offers five bedrooms, with the master bedroom on the main level and guest bedrooms above and below, as well as a family room with wet bar and bonus room above the covered parking. Relax in the fresh air with friends and family and enjoy scenic mountain views from the double decks. MLS# 86384.

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

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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SHEEPCLIFF WOODS $749,000

GOLF CLUB ESTATES $699,000 SOLD

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Beautiful farm style home featuring quality construction with the great room boasting a large stone fireplace open to the back deck and screened porch offering views of Chimneytop and Cow Rock Mountains. Main bedroom and guest room on first level with additional guest rooms with en-suite baths on the upper level. Â On the lower level, discover the great room with a large stone fireplace, a full kitchen, three bonus rooms, covered deck leading to a huge level yard with fire pit. MLS# 82757.

Natural light fills the living spaces of this incredible home, which overlooks both Bald Rock and the number seventeen fairway of Country Club at Sapphire Valley. The master bedroom and two guest bedrooms are both on the main level, with a spacious family room and guest room on the lower level. The golf course is just a short golf cart ride away. This great location and rare view make it an ideal opportunity for golf lovers. Membership at the Country Club at Sapphire Valley is by invitation only. MLS# 85504.

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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. This timber frame designed home has huge long and short range views of the area mountains! The main floor offers an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings complete with tongue and groove wooden ceilings over wooden floors and architectural, rounded exposed wooden beams. Enjoy the views outside from the screened-in porch or sit on the deck and enjoy the views. Grab your bags and head to the mountains, this home within this gated community has it all! MLS# 83905.


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This picturesque four-acre estate property offers a separate caretaker’s cottage, three-car garage and heated indoor pool house. The three bedroom, three bath main residence is approximately 5,400 square feet and features cathedral ceilings, two massive stacked stone fireplaces and double living rooms, as well as a sunroom, game room and huge wraparound deck. The master suite takes up the entire top floor. Generous indoor and outdoor space. MLS# 82865.

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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. 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. NC LIVING FALL 2017

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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.

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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 trails of Panthertown Valley. MLS# 82295.

One of the best panoramic long-range lake and mountain view properties in the NC mountains. This home sits at a cool 4000’+ elevation and offers a breath-taking view of multiple mountain ranges and looks out over 4 lakes in 3 different states (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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D Beautiful southern vistas and the soothing sounds of rushing water are the perfect antidote for the stress of city life. Escape to this enchanting newer mountain home with lovely long range views and a cascading stream running the full length of the property — a very rare find! Spacious great room on the main level and family room on lower level both with fireplaces. Additional features include two spacious covered decks and three fireplaces, wood floors throughout, as well as a carport and garage. Furnishings are negotiable. MLS# 84954. 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.

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This quality built 3 bedroom, 3 bath home offers all one level living in a country club community. This split floor plan with two master suites is located on a large, nearly level private lot surrounded with lush rhododendron and mountain laurel setting makes this the perfect mountain getaway!. Enjoy the cool mountain breezes on the amazing covered deck with wood burning fireplace. This home is located behind the gates in the heart of Sapphire Valley and have access to all of the amenities. MLS# 86604.

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.

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D One of the best views anywhere! Enjoy maintenance-free living at The Old Edwards Club in Highlands Cove. This beautiful three bedroom, three bath upper unit features a vaulted ceiling with beams and a stone fireplace in the living area. The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a wet bar. Enjoy the majestic scenery in the large screened-in porch with its own fireplace. With only three stairs to the entrance, this is an amazingly rare unit is the best upper unit available and a must see!! MLS# 85493.

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.

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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 two lots totaling more than 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. The property borders Panthertown National Forest for additional privacy. Furnishings are negotiable. MLS# 85869. 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.


ARROWHEAD $545,000

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HOLLY BERRY ESTATES $495,000

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F Behind the gates of Arrowhead sits an elegant, quaint community of well designed, upscale timber framed homes and townhomes. This luxurious, fully furnished endunit townhome is surrounded by lush greenery and feels very cozy and inviting. High ceilings, warm wooden floors, soft colors and fine finishes set the tone for the gracious interior, which is highlighted by a floor-to-ceiling, wood burning stone fireplace. Designed for casual entertaining. MLS# 84219.

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.

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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. 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 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 10 minutes from Glenville, 15 minutes from Cashiers, and 20 minutes from Sylva. MLS# 85579. NC LIVING FALL 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 Hospita. 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. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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Panoramic long-distance views of Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond await you from this incredible lot, with a guest house already in place. All behind the gates of the prestigious Summer Hill lake community. Buy today, and live in the guest house while building the house of your dreams right next to it. Very gentle lot to build on, so foundation costs minimized. A four bedroom septic system is already in place, so you can start building today. All of this comes with the ability to dock your boat at the community dock in Summer Hill. MLS# 86400.

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.

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


TURKEY KNOB $429,000

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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.

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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.

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 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 FALL 2017

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WATER’S EDGE $350,000

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views, open meadows, lots of mature trees, and a small pond. The view can be opened further with tree-trimming. Conveniently located, it is an easy fiveminute drive from Cashiers with no steep roads to climb. Included is an old home with good bones, a large stone fireplace and a wormy chestnut interior. Lots of development possibilities! MLS#86542.

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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. Bordering community green space for added privacy, this property offers a very serene and picturesque setting with stream frontage. Listen to the bubbling stream from the wraparound porch or take a leisurely stroll through the woods down to the water’s edge. Cathedral ceilings and a huge wall of windows keep this newer home bright and cheery while bringing the scenic outdoors in. Ownership includes Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. MLS# 83771. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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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. 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 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 Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation) is a short walk or golf cart ride away. MLS# 81279.


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F 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. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of cabinet and counter space for the family chef to create delicious meals, while the adjacent open dining area makes entertaining easy. Lots of sun shines on the wraparound deck and it is just a short walk down to the scenic and meandering Mill Creek. MLS# 86381.

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, granite countertops and rich wood cabinetry. One bedroom and bath are on the main level, with two bedrooms and bath upstairs. MLS# 86391.

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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 move-in 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.

Elegantly updated one level living overlooking the green and golf course. If you are looking for a home in which to enjoy the mountains in this summer, look no further. Gorgeous kitchen overlooking living with coffered ceiling and family room, as well as the screen porch. Many architectural details have been added by the decorator, distinguishing this home from others. Convenient access to 64 and Burlingame Country Club. MLS# 86038. With over 200 feet of frontage on Knob Creek and deeded access to Lake Winona, this affordable two bedroom, two bath retreat is a hidden treasure. The nearly level property has a beautiful yard with mature trees and foliage in a serene, park-like setting. An elevation of 4,000 feet promises cool summertime temperatures and cozy winter nights in front of the fire. The home features a detached carport, front deck and sun room, as well as a covered side deck for relaxing amidst the soothing sounds of cascading water. The open kitchen and living area is spacious and bright with a natural stone, wood-burning fireplace. MLS# 86757. NC LIVING FALL 2017

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CASHIERS $169,900

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D 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# 84643. 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.

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This beautiful Burlingame golf front villa has 2 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.

Beautiful and private 2.65 acres with majestic long range mountain views. Studio style living area with full kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom and half bath sit above the garage. Private well recently installed and there is enough acreage to add another home on the property. Many upgrades made to property and a wonderful place to escape to the mountains! MLS# 83803.

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SAPPHIRE $1,100,000

Let your imagination run wild in this spacious-almost 12,000 sf building. No restrictions on the property. Currently being leased by Wyndham/Diamond Resorts. Would make for a great office building, restaurant, retail space or even employee housing. CWS sewer and water in place, and has capacity to expand current # bathrooms in building. Property is almost two acres and has a total of 70 parking spaces-38 in top parking lot, and 32 on lower lot behind building. 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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This is a prime commercial location in Cashiers near Ingles grocery store. Less than a mile from the Cashiers Crossroads with approximately 87 feet of Highway 64 frontage. This 4,000 +/- square foot building is all on one level with two heated single car garage bays as well as tons of floored attic space. Beautifully remodeled in 2009 and is move-in ready. One of the largest retails spaces available in the Cashiers area! MLS# 84872.

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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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

Large building lot, 3.5+ acres, with a wonderful, easy site to build a home on. This lot has huge views of Lake Glenville and the mountains all around and beyond. Situated at the end of the road at over 4000’ of elevation and just over 4 miles from the center of Cashiers. MLS# 84582. $260,000, Beautiful lot at the end of a gravel road for privacy in the peaceful subdivision of Bridge Creek! This 1.71 acres is within a short distance of town! MLS# 84655. $27,900. This lot has an easy building knoll with a natural walking trail leading to the stream and partially cleared area below on the lower portion of the property. Great price for an easy building lot! MLS# 85016. $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.

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. 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. Just minutes from the heart of Cashiers and Sapphire.The most fabulous long range, layered mountain views over Sapphire Valley including Bald Rock and the Country Club of Sapphire Valley. One of the highest elevation lots in Cedar Hill. MLS# 85975. $150,000. 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.

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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.


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Chattooga Club

tiful 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 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. 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. 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 magnificent view of Whiteside Mountain and additional mountain ranges surround this special venue. Membership to club by invitation only. MLS# 85572. $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. 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, beau-

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 ($134,900/MLS# 83896 or both lots for $224,900) 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.

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

Fivestone This lot is a investor’s dream, an entire subdivision ready for completion! This 53 acre gated development features signature views of Whiteside and Chimneytop mountains. The entrance alone is grand with it’s own waterfall! The first 4 of the 18 lots have been sold, leaving the remaining 14 contiguous lots toNC LIVING FALL 2017

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LOTS & LAND taling 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! Thousands of national forest acres set aside for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and fishing! 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.

utes 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.

High Springs 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.

Glen Laurel

Highway 64 East

Wonderful large building site that can be subdivided. Big views of mountains and Lake Glenville. Access to shared dock on Lake Glenville. Very gentle building sites. Underground utilities available. Wildlife Service boat ramp is within 1/2 mile so you can put in and take out your lake toys easily. Fivestone provides the best that nature has to offer - all within close proximity to town, dining, and shopping. MLS# 78191. $99,000.

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

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.

Holly Berry Estates

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

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. 5 minutes to Glenville, gas, restaurant and convenience groceries. 10 minutes to Lake Glenville boat access and its only public beach. 15 min-

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Wonderfully private 4+ acre lot with stunning views of Whiteside Mountains epic rock face and a meandering stream running along its border. Hidden away in Holly Berry Estates this unique property has everything desired for a true mountain experience. The road leading in is lined with massive boulders, some the size of a house. End of the road privacy and bordering National Forest. The home site allows for a view of both the rock face and water while being completely surrounded with mature trees and native flora. Power has been run to the lot and includes deeded access to the crystal waters of Holly Berry’s private lake’s and park area. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes to both Cashiers or Highlands. MLS# 86012. $109,500.

Holly Forest Easy build lot phire HOA has ing for a gentle way 64 with no

with a great view of Chimney Top Mountain. Sapapproved access through adjoining green space allowdriveway and very private home site. Quick drive to Highsteep roads to climb or descend. MLS# 83009. $45,000.

Southern exposure clearing. Build your ural southern light. Master Association

lot with long range views of Chimneytop Mountain with mountain getaway on this beautiful lot and enjoy the natEnjoy the great amenity package offered by the Sapphire 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


LOTS & LAND getaway that feels private but is only minutes from the hub of Cashiers including the grocery store, farmer’s market, restaurants and other shopping. This Holly Forest XI community is also adjacent to the Sapphire National Golf Course and is closer to the Sapphire Valley amenities than all the other Holly Forest areas. Sapphire Valley Resort amenities include golf, tennis, fitness center, indoor/ outdoor swimming pools, picnic area along Horespasture River, playground, track, carpet golf, community center, ski slope, zip lining, Lake Fairfield access and more! Expired 3 bedroom septic evaluation on file. MLS# 86461. $12,000.

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.

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. This is a remarkable deal for a lot that has lovely stream frontage, golf course frontage and great mountain view potential! The expired septic evaluation on file shows the best available home site which is already partially cleared for easy viewing. 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 including golf, tennis, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, Horsepasture River picnic area, track/playground, ski slope, zip line and more. This lot is also walking distance to Lake Fairfield where you can enjoy the 3 mile trail around the lake, the beach area or rent a canoe or paddle boat from the boat house. MLS# 86724. $9,000. An inexpensive way to get a building lot with all the Sapphire Valley amenities. Lot faces southeast so has good year-round sun. Paved road, underground utilities. MLS# 85189. $5,000.

Lake Glenville 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.

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 This beautiful countryside consisting of three lots totaling 4.22+/- acres provide the best of the woods, mountain side and rushing waters. With multiple places to access the land, you can choose how you enter and leave your property. MLS# 83279. $22,000.

Pilots Knob 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

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 built-in landscaping features. Winter mountain long range views with possibility of more year-round views once other owners clear some trees to build on their lots as well. Low POA fees and underground utilities. MLS# 85489. $35,000. NC LIVING FALL 2017

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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

utes from Lake Glenville and 20 minutes from Cashiers. MLS# 86429. $35,000.

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

Stone Pointe

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. Nearly level high elevation 11 acre estate at an elevation of 4,300 feet, the property is essentially flat, heavily wooded and sub-dividable. MLS# 83547. $114,900

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 min-

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One of the premier lake-front lots on all of Lake Glenville is now available for the discerning buyer. Lot 5 is the namesake for its community, sitting on a point and features a beautiful rock outcropping. The lot features 1.54 acres to spread your wings, very gentle build site and walk to water, more than 400’ of shoreline, deep water, and an incredible Southerly facing view down the main channel of the lake. The extensive


LOTS & LAND rock work and boat dock convey, along with a 5 BR septic permit and drain field already installed. The beginning of a paved driveway to the lot is already in place. Stone Pointe is a gated enclave of only 8 lake-front home sites. The community features paved roads, beautiful landscaping, and two water systems in place with back-up pumps -- one for drinking water and one for landscaping and fire protection. All of the infrastructure is hooked in to a generator system, to assure you won’t be without water if the power goes out. If you’re looking for the best lot to build your dream home on, on an incredibly beautiful lake--you’ll want to make plans to see this one before it sells. MLS # 86837. $795,000.

Tahala Shores

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.

Trillium

Summer Cove

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. Nice wooded building site above the road. Very close to common area on Lake Glenville. Easy build, priced to sell. MLS# 82952. $35,000

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.

Wade Hampton Lot has a good view of Whiteside Mountain in well-established and exclusive neighborhood of Wade Hampton. Priced below market value! Motivated seller! MLS# 84740. $199,500.

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.

Summer Hill at Lake Glenville 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. 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 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.

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.

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. Amenities include cool elevations, a community pond and hiking trails in the Nantahala Forest, which surrounds the community, and a trail to Whitewater River for trout fishing. 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.

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

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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.

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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. NC LIVING FALL 2017

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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. SILVER CREEK REAL ESTATE GROUP

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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.


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