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he 2018 season has geared up in earnest, and the Plateau is already a bustling beehive of showings and closings. I’m happy to report that this year’s market has proven to be healthy and

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We’re thrilled to show you the newest developments in our marketing strategy, including the imminent launch of our revamped, redesigned website, which features an expansive visitor’s guide, a curated collection of homes, and best of all, 3D virtual tours. Narrow down your home search or revisit a home you were already shown, all without leaving your living room. Stay tuned for the announcement.We continue to set the bar for real estate marketing on the Plateau. In this issue of NC Living, we cover a few topics that are near and dear to our hearts. As Camp Merrie-Woode celebrates their centennial, we dive into the history of this local treasure by speaking to a few of its alumnae. We hope “Lunch off the Beaten Path” and our Greenville day trip itinerary will inspire you to shake up your routine and try something new. Learn more about sustainable seafood from our interview with Asheville chef, William Dissen. To learn more about our team and the unparalleled services we offer, visit ncliving.com and begin making your dream of a mountain lifestyle a reality.

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f you’re lucky enough to live above Sapphire Valley’s Fairfield Lake, you’ve heard the mystical sounds that waft from the water’s edge on many summer nights. It could be, of course, the sounds of “Follow the Gleam,” Camp Merrie-Woode’s traditional final pageant. It could be the score from a musical performed by the campers in the drama program or just the voices of tired campers singing around the campfire. Either way, it’s pure magic. The campus itself is a jewel in the already-breathtaking Sapphire Valley of North Carolina. Founded in 1919 by Mabel “Dammie” Day, Marjorie Harrison, and Mary Turk, the camp pays homage to Dammie Day’s British roots with designations like King Arthur’s Court for the building that houses the gym and climbing wall. The Castle is home to the Merrie-Woode stage and theater classes, while Merlin’s Alderley Edge houses many of the summer staff. The infirmary, said to be staffed with the nicest nurses ever, is called Cloud 9 and the camp’s directors live in a beautiful home on the property called Tintagel, named for King Arthur’s father’s castle. The current residents of Tintagel are Jim and Denice Dunn, who took the reins as directors in 2002. The parents of two grown sons, they are now summer parents to hundreds of daughters and embody the enthusiastic culture which drives Camp

Merrie-Woode. Jim, formerly the headmaster of Summit Charter School in Cashiers, and Denice, a former engineer for General Electric, have been instrumental in Merrie-Woode’s participation in the wider community, by supporting a campership program, which provides funding for children with exemplary qualifications who otherwise would be unable to attend. In addition, they have encouraged the use of the campgrounds during the off-season, welcoming after-school programs for the Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau as well as team-building activities for the New Century Scholars of Jackson County. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, the 435-acre campground has welcomed girls from around the mountain and around the world, holding fast to its original charter to encourage the empowerment of girls and young women through physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth. It is, perhaps, more than coincidence that the camp opened its gates the same year that women won the right to vote. The campers who are lucky enough to spend their summer days here are designated according to age, as pages, yeomen, squires, and knights. And, in another nod to Merrie-Woode’s British roots, the centerpiece of the entire camp experience is the production of “Follow the Gleam” which reenacts the story of King Arthur’s

quest for the holy grail. The alumnae are a loyal sorority. Many return to the camp as counselors, board members, or for reunions. Dorothy Moss Williams, a curator at the National Portrait Gallery who spent more than ten years at Merrie-Woode, convenes with ten camp friends each autumn in the camp’s guest lodge, which is available to rent. Merrie-Woode is also a desirable venue for weddings, although the camp holds to a strict policy requiring that the bride be an alumna. Additionally, only four weddings may be conducted on the property per year and never during camp weeks. The wedding of a former camper has been booked well in advance for the day after the August closing of this season’s final session. Mary Leland Davenport Hutchison, who attended Camp Merrie-Woode during the 1970s and 80s, recalls a camp fundraiser she attended many years ago when she lived in Atlanta. Husbands were invited and one seasoned spouse stood up to tell the gentlemen gathered: “You have married into a cult and the sooner you pull out your checkbook, the better it will be for you.” The camp’s alumnae have been faithful supporters of various fundraising efforts over the years, making possible such things as the 2005 acquisition of land across Lake Fairfield opposite the camp, which was poised for real estate development. To honor the NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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100th anniversary, a capital campaign has been launched to fund an endowment, as well as attend to several capital improvements. Hutchison, whose daughter Jane has also been a camper, says that raising money for Merrie-Woode is easier than most causes because of the common heart of the alumnae. “The Merrie-Woode connection is neverending. It’s just second family.” Camp Merrie-Woode’s program today has four major components, each of which the campers may experience throughout their stay. They are boating, horseback riding, mountaineering, and drama. In addition, the girls have a chance to choose classes in multiple other sports, as well as traditional art courses such as dance, ceramics, and painting. Knitting has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years and is now part of the offering. Depending on a girl’s interest, she can earn recognition in any of these disciplines through extensive study and practice over several summers. One camper may pursue becoming a Horsemaster, for example, while another seeks to earn a King’s Player designation for drama. Founded as a Christian camp, Merrie-Woode is nonetheless inclusive. All of the campers participate in daily devotionals, with various cabins taking turns

in leading them, and a weekly chapel service is held every Sunday in the outdoor stone amphitheater. Alumna Madeline Edwards, who today works as a journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon, remembers her experiences in the drama program beginning in 2005. She recalls being named a King’s Player, the highest designation possible, and receiving the King’s Player necklace from her best friend at the honor ceremony. Later, as a counselor, she was a ringleader for creative undertakings like decorating the dining hall for Harry Potter night. Borrowing old wedding dresses from the costume shop and covering their faces with white face paint, she and the other counselors entertained the campers from the rafters. Her passion for drama was honed as she played the role of Anne Frank one summer and, another time, garnered the role of Mozart in a performance of Amadeus. But despite these exceptional experiences, she concludes that her favorite memories were “just any downtime spent with my best friends.” Her grandmother, Nancy Edwards, adds, most emphatically, that Merrie-Woode made her the young woman she is today. For others, the outdoor experiences inform their eventual life path. Holly Pierce Ambler, who lives in Boone,

North Carolina, spent ten summers at Merrie-Woode, as both a camper and later as a counselor. She began as a very homesick ten-year-old, sending home several impassioned letters the first week, begging her parents to come get her. But somewhere into the second week, the counselor who held her in her lap at the nightly campfire and the others who urged her to try outdoor activities turned the tide, and she was hooked. She admits that prior to her camp experience she had very little outdoor experience, but the summers on Lake Fairfield were so influential that she eventually earned a college degree in outdoor experiential education. Her first post-college job was as an instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School. As is often the case, her aunt, sister, and cousins are also alumnae. Sara Elizabeth Jackson, a sophomore at Auburn University, is returning this summer for the 11th time. It will be her third year as a counselor, an experience she has come to treasure even more than her time as a camper. She loves seeing the young campers return year after year, noting their development, and considers it a privilege to encourage and guide them. She has become what is called the “Weaving Head” in the arts department and supervises campers as they make pilNC LIVING SPRING 2018

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years. It’s all part of a culture that encourages a young woman to throw on a uniform, pull her hair back into a ponytail, and get on with the joy of self-discovery, unencumbered. Rudi Robbins Pillow, who attended camp for three years beginning in 1964, notes that today’s technical world has created an overly competitive environment for young people and cherishes the fact that Merrie-Woode is one of the few places where a girl has only to compete against herself. She learned to love hiking and canoeing during her camp years and has memories of three-day hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Her three daughters attended Merrie-Woode, as have three granddaughters. A resident of Killen, Alabama, she recalls a recent family wedding which was attended by six Merrie-Woode alumnae from all over the country. This year, Denice confirms a wide geographic diversity will be once again

represented, with campers from 38 different states and six countries. Over 140 people will be hired for staff positions, many of them former campers who are returning as counselors. The return rate is enviable and several full-time directors of the camp were at one time campers. The camp’s centennial is a good excuse to look back at the vision of the three founders who wanted to offer young women a chance to explore their capabilities and challenge themselves in a nurturing environment. That vision has become laser-focused as the years have passed. Whether a girl’s dream is to hike Old Bald Mountain, sing her heart out in a musical lead, or earn a Captain’s Hat for accomplishment in the water, it will all be hers for the taking beginning this June, as a new century of campers follow the gleam. Girl power is clearly alive on the beautiful banks of Fairfield Lake. •


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L U N C H off th e B E AT E N PAT H Written by Kristin Bowen

ABOVE: Photos courtesy of Fortify Kitchen & Bar. House made duck prosciutto, burrata, smoked salmon, hummus, fig mostarda, variety of house made pickles, pickled Plantation Farm quail egg // Vegetarian quiche, petite Fortify salad JOURNEYING FOR LUNCH AWAY FROM THE familiar is a great way to learn about the area outside of your own backyard. While taking in the fresh, cool mountain air on your drive, you will come across spectacular scenery no matter which direction you venture. We have put together our top ten most interesting list of eateries with many being within an hour drive from the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. As you meander toward your destination, take in the spectrum of color, the diverse terrain, and explore a bigger playground. Happy eating!

// RIZZO’S BAKERY & BISTRO 91 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC Lunch Thursday-Saturday 10 am to 3 pm rizzosbakeryandbistro.com, 828-369-7774

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One of the closest destination lunch spots on our list, Rizzo’s is well known for their daily homemade breads and custom cakes, and most recently their mouthwatering lunch. With a daily changing menu, attention to detail is obvious with their creative use of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Make sure to save room for dessert! We recommend: Baked In-House Tomato Tart or Quiche //Applewood Smoked Ham & Brie Cheese Paris Sandwich // Barbara’s Meatloaf Sandwich

// FORTIFY 69 North Main Street, Clayton, GA Lunch served Wednesday-Saturday 11:30 am -2:30 pm fortifyclayton.com, 706-782-0050


ABOVE: Photos courtesy of Pisgah Inn. Grilled salmon fillet with citrus dill butter // Beets, goat cheese, shaved fennel, apple, candied pecans, balsamic reduction

Since the opening of Fortify in 2014, Clayton has never been the same. The dining scene was suddenly elevated by the partnership between award-winning Chef Jamie Allred and the seasoned restaurant manager Jack Nolan who teamed up to bring an inspiring new restaurant concept to town. Using sustainable practices by supporting local farms, this farm-to-table bistro offers New American fare in a hip, relaxed setting in the revitalized downtown of Clayton. With the success of Fortify, the owners seized the opportunity to grow into the next-door space with Fortify Pi, a gourmet pizza pub. We recommend: Gouda Fritters // Fortify Reuben // Fried Oyster Plate

// LAKE RABUN HOTEL & RESTAURANT 35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont, GA Open April-October for Sunday Brunch only 11 am- 3 pm Reservations recommended lakerabunhotel.com, 706-782-4946 A beautiful country road will take you around the magnificent Lake Rabun to find this well-hidden dining spot. While the historic hotel dating back to 1922 is interesting enough in itself, the superb restaurant is a recipient of several awards. Claiming to have started the farm-to-table movement in the area, the kitchen works with local farmers to bring the freshest of seasonal ingredients to their guests. Their adventurous cuisine is a fusion of American Southern with influences from France and the Middle East. On a nice day, ask for a table on the porch to sit under a canopy of trees and get a small view of the lake.

We recommend: Southern-Style Crab Oscar // Low Country Shrimp & Grits // Smoked Local Rainbow Trout Rillettes

// FIRE & WATER AT FIRE MOUNTAIN 700 Happy Hill Road, Scaly Mountain, NC Open to the public seasonally for lunch only (call for hours) Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance firemt.com, 828-526-4446 Upon finding this magical spot just south of Scaly Mountain just off Route 106, you will be surprised you didn’t know about this well-kept secret. Opening as an inn some twenty years ago, a recent million-dollar renovation of the property allowed the owners to add a state-of-the-art kitchen, indoor/outdoor restaurant, and a chic water feature that breathes fire. The mountain views from this elevated plateau are spectacular. The ingredients are fresh and creative with all menu items sourced from their own backyard. It is nothing short of a peaceful, relaxed dining experience. We recommend: Salmon Niçoise Salad // Vegetarian Club // Chocolate Mocha Icebox Cake

// BELLE’S BISTRO @ CHATTOOGA BELL FARMS 454 Damascus Church Rd, Long Creek, SC Open March 30-December, Tuesday-Sunday 11 am -2 pm chattoogabellefarm.com/farm/belles-bistro, 864-647-9768 Along the Chattooga River at the foot of the Blue Ridge MounNC LIVING SPRING 2018

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FOOD tains, this 138-acre working farm is set in a historic area of South Carolina that was the largest apple-producing area east of the Mississippi in the 1950s. Belle’s treats you to a diverse menu of farm-fresh local ingredients in a unique spot to gaze out at rolling hills, fruit orchards, and green pasture. After lunch, visit their distillery and pick some of the many varieties of fruit from their trees to take home. We recommend: Bacon Herb Burger // Portabella with Cilantro Walnut Pesto on Ciabatta // Roast Turkey with Apple (from their farm) with Pesto on Ciabatta

// THE PHOENIX & THE FOX 14 S. Gaston St., Brevard, NC Lunch/Brunch Monday-Sunday 11 am- 3 pm thephoenixandthefox.com, 828-877-3232 The restaurant movement of farm-to-table and locally sourced ingredients is also a big part of this American gastropub’s mission. Executive Chef Miles Hogsed offers inspiring organic menu items from local farms and many vegetarian options. Unique craft beers and cocktails also flow freely from the bar. We recommend: Classic Crab Hushpuppies // Apple, Bacon, & Brie Burger // Shrimp & Grits

//FROG LEAP PUBLIC HOUSE 44 Church Street, Waynesville, NC Lunch/Brunch served Saturday and Sunday only 11am-3pm Reservations recommended frogsleappublichouse.com, 828-456-1930 Finding a good restaurant in the bustling town of Waynesville is not difficult, but this eatery stands above the rest with its inspiring Southern menu that changes daily. Executive chef and owner Kaign Raymond says, “We prepare everything from scratch and use local products in our bar and kitchen every day of the year to produce innovative, but simple interpretations of traditional Appalachian dishes.” Enough said. We recommend: Butternut Squash, Chard, Chipotle Quesadillas // House Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders // Devils on Horseback

// GUADALUPE CAFÉ 606 W. Main Street, Sylva, NC Lunch served Tuesday-Sunday 11:30 am 20

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guadalupecafe.com, 828-586-9877 This casual, vintage style dining spot calls its food “Caribbean-inspired fusion cuisine.” Of course, it too is sustainable and farm-to-table, but out of all of our restaurant recommendations, this one offers the most unique menu choices including many vegan and vegetarian options. From tapas to entrees, their menu has something for everyone and even allows diners to customize their own quesadillas, burritos, and nachos. We recommend: Curry Bowl // Huevos Rancheros // Pulled Pork and Dark Cove Goat Cheese Tacos

// THE BISTRO AT THE EVERETT HOTEL 24 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC Brunch only; Saturday and Sundays 8:30am-3pm Reservations strongly recommended theeveretthotel.com, 828-488-1934 With a philosophy of “Eat with Integrity-Live with Gratitude”, the Cork & Bean Bistro, simply known as The Bistro, wants you to have a dining experience that engages all of your senses. The chef strives for food that is organic, local and seasonal while being influenced by traditional Southern cuisine. We recommend: Eggs Benedict // Breakfast Crepe // Pimento Cheese BLT

// PISGAH INN on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Pisgah, Milepost 408 Open April-October, lunch 11:30 am- 4 pm First come, first served, so go on “off” times pisgahinn.com, 828-235-8228 The furthest of all of our lunch spots (a good hour and a half trip), this historic inn sits on property once owned by the Clinghams followed by the Vanderbilts at an elevation of 5,000 feet on top of Mount Pisgah. It opened as an inn in 1919 as a resting spot for weary travelers. Sitting majestically just off of the BRP (that’s the Blue Ridge Parkway for newbies), the Pisgah Inn calls itself “A window on the world.” Often it’s crowded and you’ll wait for a table, especially on the weekends, but there is a reason people go-the view! It is worth the drive. We recommend: Walnut Crusted Mountain Trout // Mountain Fried Chicken //Blue Ridge Mountain Beet Salad •


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small city with a fast pulse. If you arrive early enough for breakfast, make your way to Biscuit Head for one of their specialty biscuits, like their decadent pulled pork, jalapeno pimento, bacon, poached egg, and maple syrup option. In keeping with southern tradition, their biscuits are the size of a cat’s head. This small breakfast/lunch chain based in Asheville makes you break any diet in a snap, but then again Greenville is not a place to go on a diet. It’s a foodie town. Before even thinking about your next meal, work off that biscuit by walking or biking the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 19.9-mile scenic path created on a historic rail bed. This well-maintained, paved trail offers gentle walks or easy rides along the Reedy River and through Falls Park, a 32-acre park that runs through downtown. One of the most photographed parks in all of South Carolina, Falls Park should not be missed with its abundant lush green spaces, scenic overlooks, botani-

cals, waterfalls, and the architecturally renowned suspension Liberty Bridge. For bike rentals, Reedy Rides, or Sunrift can set you up for just about any outdoor sport. For more active cyclists take the Swamp Rabbit all the way to Traveler’s Rest, a tiny town nine miles away, which was once a “resting spot for weary travelers” and home to several Indian tribes. For guided excursions, there are tours for history buffs, food lovers, and adventurers. Greenville Glides offers a popular guided Segway tour, a refreshing way to see the sites. For baseball enthusiasts, the Greenville Drive, the Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, plays competitively at a downtown minor league ballpark resembling Boston’s Fenway Park where spectators lounge on picnic blankets. Greenville was home to legendary baseball player “Shoeless” Joe Jackson whose one-time residence is now a memorial library and small museum. Greenville’s very walkable downNC LIVING SPRING 2018

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PREVIOUS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: A cute metallic “Swamp Rabbit” filled with recycled materials reminds riders and runners not to litter along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Firewater Photography/ Kris Decker • The TD Stage at the Peace Center is nestled on the banks of the Reedy River in downtown Greenville. Fred Rollison Photography • Whether you are shopping for a day in the kitchen or a trip around the world, this vintage emporium is filled with old-timey housewares, jellies, clothing, footwear, travel & outdoor gear, toys, over 500 old-fashioned candies and more. Mast General Store • Fried Green Tomatoes at Soby’s New South Cuisine, served with Blackened Haricots Verts, Pimento Cheese Fondue, and Crispy Carrots. Table 301/Stephen Stinson THIS PAGE: In 2015, Methodical coffee opened with a line out the door and has remained a refuge for coffee lovers ever since. Joshua Rodriguez

town has a charming Main Street area chock full of outdoor cafes, specialty stores, a historic district, museums, and even a zoo. Looking for a nostalgic place to shop with kids of all sizes, look no further than Mast General Store, which is a step back in time. For trendy home décor, Vintage Now Modern on South Main is a definite stop for oneof-kind items. A few miles off of Main, West Greenville Village is an area getting a total makeover with many eclectic boutiques, coffee houses, and artisan pop-ups. Greenville’s devotion to food is abundant with choices to fit all tastes, budgets, and occasions. When you are ready to break for food, a favorite eatery for a relaxing wine lunch is Le Passerelle, a casual French bistro located at the base of Liberty Bridge overlooking the Falls. For a lively culinary experience try Jī 24

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restaurant. Craving a burger and a draft from one of the local breweries? Stop by the gastropub called Nose Dive. If a picnic is more your style or you want to pick up some culinary specialties for home, stop at Caviar & Bananas just off Main on North Laurens Street. Post lunch, and to settle your food coma, stroll to Methodical Coffee at 101 North Main or CR Tea off of South Main for an afternoon “pick me up.” If you can stay into the night or overnight, catch a show at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre which hosts everything from ballet to plays to comedic and musical acts. Theater is nothing unless paired with dinner on the town, but with the culinary mega show going on in Greenville, the decision is a difficult one. A favorite among foodies is Husk, from the James Beard Award

winner Chef Sean Brock (dinner only, closed Mondays), specializing in meltin-your-mouth southern cuisine using local ingredients. Pre- or post-theater drinks are a must-do at either the rooftop bar of SIP Whiskey and Wine or go where the locals go for craft cocktails at Ink N Ivy. With so many enjoyable things to see and do in Greenville, if you should need trip planning advice for bigger groups or longer stays, professional companies like Tick Tock Concierge at ticktockconcierge.com will plan everything for you from soup to nuts. For day-tripping-made-easy, check out visitgreenvillesc.com for information on current events, festivals, retail and restaurant hours, and suggested itineraries. With moderate temperatures, Greenville is a year-round destination for playtime anytime with friends or family. •


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t first glimpse of a mountain peak, I be- tion, lower rates of cancer and obesity were also found gin to feel it. I recognize it as a sensation in mountainous communities. Lower mortality rates, of lightness, or possibly even giddiness. greater levels of positive mental health, and lower levels On my journey from the city to the of stress and anxiety were found in mountain residents Blue Ridge Mountains, my excitement compared to those living in more urban environments. builds with each mile marker. As my car climbs the I like this new evidence! Who doesn’t want a healthier first mountain to home, I notice a deep sense of calm heart, lower risk of cancer, less stress, and weight loss? sweeping over me. And as my breath deepens, I observe This green, mountain living could really be the fountain my racing thoughts slow and my blood pressure drops. of youth! My intuition tells me I have made the right move to It is well known that living in a green environment leave the city behind and choose mountain living. While is linked to stress reduction and well-being, and now it I trust my gut, some might need a little science to spur is concluded that a simple walk in the woods slows our or confirm a decision. heart rate and reduces anxiety. It’s obvious that fresh mounUsing brain scans, heart-rate “Lower mortality rates, tain air, a slower pace, cooler monitors, and behavioral tests greater levels of positive temperatures, and green spaces on study participants, researchmental health, and lower are good for us, new research ers, as reported by Scientific levels of stress and anxiety Reports, have proven the sounds tells us living in the mountains has positive health benefits and of nature, like running water or were found in mountain could actually prolong our lives. birds singing, have restorative residents compared to A recent study published in the and positive physiological efthose living in more urban Journal of Epidemiology and Comfects on our bodies and minds. environments. ” munity Health concluded that The Highlands-Cashiers Plaliving at higher altitudes creates teau has a long history of people a lower oxygen environment that mitigates heart dis- seeking wellness in the Blue Ridge Mountains, whether ease. “Lower oxygen levels turn on certain genes, and it is to get away from it all or actually convalesce from we think these genes may change the way heart muscles an illness. Known as a health resort in the late ninefunction. They may also produce new blood vessels that teenth and early twentieth centuries, this area drew create new highways for blood flow into the heart,” people from afar to rejuvenate in the invigorating, clean according to a study produced by the University of air. We even had the first sanatorium in North Carolina Colorado School of Medicine in partnership with the in 1908 during a tuberculosis outbreak. Harvard School of Global Health. Things have not changed much over the decades as Furthermore, higher altitudes stimulate a certain many people still come from far and wide to seek solace hormone called leptin that is responsible for weight here. Of course, anyone who enjoys getting outdoors to management, proper metabolic function, and balancing golf, croquet, fish, hike, yoga, canoe, and camp can find our energy stores. Possibly because of leptin produc- all that and more in this area. Take away excessive light

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pollution and dangerous electromagnetic frequencies found in more urban settings, and you have found your panacea. And as if this couldn’t get any more perfect, our mountains are host to the highest number of vortexes, or energy fields, in the country according to Asheville Magazine. A vortex is thought to be a physical location that harnesses a great amount of positive and rejuvenating energy. Twenty-four vortex have been identified near the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, attracting people who seek emotional healing, spiritual awareness, and tranquility. Some might call it a “mystical Mecca.” Just as the 19th-century naturalist John Muir famously penned, “The Mountains are calling and I must go,” many others are finding themselves “called” to this 400-million-year-old mountain chain. Once some of the

highest mountains in the world, and despite being beaten down by time and erosion, the Appalachian Chain still proudly stands as the highest mountain range in the Eastern United States. The North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains claim a good many of the highest peaks and have the blessed fortune of being a biodiverse temperate rainforest. Some of this may explain why more people are choosing to leave the urban jungles behind for a more relaxing quality of life in the lush, green forests, and mountains with a hue of blue. Yes, we have to travel a little further for an international airport or shopping at Costco, but as we trade fast-paced living, traffic, and smog for cleaner air, taller trees, higher altitudes, and mountain vistas, we relish in our good sense and science’s findings, to feel young and alive here on the Plateau. • NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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focusing on fish We sit down with Chef William Dissen to discuss sustainable seafood and his Asheville restaurant, The Market Place.

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amed to Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force Chef List,” William Dissen, owner of Asheville’s The Market Place restaurant, is a major advocate for sustainable food policy reform in the United States. Working with a network of local farms, artisan producers, and sustainable fishermen to produce flavorful, fresh food for patrons of his restaurant, he has received several honors in regards to his innovative approach to sustainable cuisine. Growing up in the foothills of Appalachia, he watched his grandmother prepare meals straight from her garden. From an early age, he recognized there is no cuisine without gardens or farmers, which is why his menu changes based on readily available farm-fresh ingredients. Dissen attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, after graduating from West Virginia University, studying English and French. Apprenticing under Certified Master Chef Peter Timmins at the Greenbrier Resort gave Dissen the itch to hone his culinary skills. After his stint at the resort, he left for a taste of the lowcountry of Charleston, South Carolina. It was here he worked under James Beard-nominated Chef Craig Deihl at the fine dining establishment, Cypress. He yearned for more. His thirst for knowledge and experience took him to the University of South Carolina, where he attained a master’s degree in Hospitality, Restaurant, & Tourism Management. From the beginning, he had always had a dream of having his own restaurant in the Appalachian mountains, which led him to start roots in Asheville with his Wall Street establishment, The Market Place. By creating taste bud swimming dishes from his heart and soul, Chef Dissen has paved a path in sustainable seafood stewardship without even trying. Keeping his values in the kitchen, he demands the best ingredients to create his menus. “Even

though Asheville is four hours from the nearest ocean, it is equally important to know how and where your seafood comes from as it is to know the same about your produce and livestock. For me, it’s also a pledge to do the right thing for our planet and community so we have these resources for generations to come,” stated Dissen. Named as Seafood Watch Ambassador by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 2009 for his pledge to serve, sell, and advocate for sustainable food systems and sustainable seafood, he has made a real difference, even appearing on the steps of Congress to influence legislators. Being named a Blue Ribbon Task Force Member by the aquarium was a proud moment for Dissen. He keeps integrity with all of his selections in The Market Place. One of the many things I admire about him is his relationship with Alan Musket of No Taste Like Home, a wild food foraging tour company. The Chef’s restaurant will allow No Taste Like Home attendees to bring their foraged finds to the restaurant to be prepared with their meal. In addition, Dissen purchases from many local foragers and farmers to always have the best of the best, whether it be chanterelles, ramps, lobster mushrooms, or everything in between. Having hosted two James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour dinners and multiple field dinners, Dissen is always working together with local, regional, and national Chefs to provide his patrons an experience, something I admire about the young Chef. He is a go-getter and has a deep passion for his craft, and for providing a total experience. He truly understands hospitality and tourism. Chef Dissen recently opened a new restaurant in Charlotte in January. “Fresh, local and seasonal menus will be the driving force at Haymaker. Our restaurant menus will be centered around our Woodstone hearth. I would expect to see food that’s fun and refined, and showcases the best the region has to offer.” NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, which is part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean.) I’ll let you know if I get some downtime! My favorite vacation place is to get away from it all, such as fly fishing in Montana on the Madison River, or going to a beach destination like Tulum, Mexico and exploring the Sian Ka’an Reserve. I met up with William Dissen on my last visit to Asheville to get his take on his favorite dishes, vacation spots, and more. 4- What is your favorite experience in Asheville? Walking down the street on any given day and seeing the 1- Where was your love for culinary arts born? nun on her bike from the LaZoom Tour, walking past a bluegrass band busking on the corner that could have a signed reMy grandparents had a farm in rural West Virginia, and I cord contract, and then three topless women on unicycles ride grew up visiting their farm and eating fresh food straight from by drinking craft beer on their way to march at Pack Square. their gardens. It wasn’t until later in life that I had a realization that if you want to cook great food, then it has to be prepared 5- What is your favorite menu item and libation from The Market with the freshest ingredients. Place? I love our Pappardelle Pasta. We take braised lamb shanks 2- What is your favorite at-home meal to create? and make a ragu from it with roasted shallots and garlic, confit tomatoes, and roasted oyster mushrooms, and serve it with My wife Jenny is from India, and we love to cook Bhindi hand cut semolina pappardelle with parmesan and ramp pesto. Masala (or curried okra) and serve it with jasmine rice, whole For me, it’s a modern interpretation of Appalachia. fat yogurt, cilantro, and lime. Super easy to make, super flavorFor libations, I love our Benton’s Old Fashioned. Country ful and good for you! Ham and Bacon King extraordinaire Allan Benton is a good friend of mine, and we like to take his bacon and add it to the 3- Favorite vacation destination? Wait, do you get to vacation? classic old-fashioned cocktail through a process called “fat washing”. It’s a great drink. Smoky, sweet, and did I mention it’s I’m headed to Mallorca this week! (Mallorca is the largest made with bourbon? 38

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what is sustainable seafood? What is sustainable seafood? The Monterey Bay Aquarium defines it as Seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that have minimal impact on ocean health and ensure the availability of seafood for future generations. Today half of the fish eaten in the U.S. is farmed, and the practice is growing fast. Just as we raise cattle and chickens to eat, we’re now raising seafood to meet the growing global demand. Aquaculture, or farming of fish and other seafood, is helping relieve increasing pressure on our ocean resources. Global aquaculture includes 100 species, farmed in everything from traditional earthen ponds to high-tech tank systems. Each farming system has its own distinct environmental footprint. By choosing seafood from better farms and production systems, consumers can play a positive role in reducing aquaculture’s potential negative impacts.

How do you know which fish to purchase? Download the Seafood Watch App by the Monterey Bay Aquarium for your guide to sustainable seafood. The app will provide you with markets or grocery stores near you that participate in the program, as well as allow you to search all the various types of fish and their ratings. What do the colors mean? ○○ ○○ ○○ ○○

Green - Best Choice Yellow - Good Alternative Red - Avoid White - Eco-Certification. In addition to “Best Choice” and “Good Alternatives,” look for certain eco-certified labels on specific seafood. NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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27 WICKET WAY THE CHATTOOGA CLUB

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191 NORTH HOLLOW CASHIERS

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191 CHIPMUNK TRAIL GLENVILLE

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354 ROCK CREEK COURT SAPPHIRE

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335 TWIN LAKE DR HOLLY BERRY ESTATES

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

THE DEVELOPER OF THIS EXCLUSIVE GATED community in Cashiers sought to pay homage to the native architecture and cultural heritage of the Western North Carolina region. You’ll see all the modern conveniences, with an upscale, family-friendly club atmosphere against the backdrop of the beautiful natural scenery of the property’s 200 acres. You may feel like you’ve taken a step back in time to a bygone era when you play on one of two world-class croquet lawns. The grounds include areas to play bocce, shuffle board, and pickle ball as well. The 44

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


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

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

Bear Rock

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

$1,495,000

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

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

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THE CHATTOOGA CLUB $1,295,000

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

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Sassafrass $795,000

Sassafras is a charming and spacious three bedroom, three bath Tudor style Club Cottage in the premier gated community of The Chattooga Club. Ideally located just steps away from all club amenities and minutes from downtown Cashiers, this carefree cottage is a wonderful getaway for the season or just the weekend. Design features include poplar bark siding, lap board interior walls, a wood-burning stone fireplace and cathedral ceiling in the great room, and a divine screened living porch with space for dining. Mature landscaping with beautiful indigenous plants and trees surround this very inviting summer home. MLS# 81813. NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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Sitting at just under 4,000 feet of elevation, this magnificent contemporary home boasts huge long-range views into South Carolina, up to 50 miles on a clear day. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows fill the rooms with natural light and create a seamless link to the incredible natural surroundings. Fine finishes, custom woodwork and stonework, thoughtful design elements and clean architectural lines throughout the home combine for a luxurious, modern feel. 52

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


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

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

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

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ffered for the first time, this elegant sanctuary designed by Tim Greene sits high in the Blue Ridge Mountains inside the premier golf club of Wade Hampton. A serene setting along with the highest quality materials, fine craftsmanship and thoughtful architectural details make it an exceptional find. Exuding a warm and inviting ambience, the main house boasts generous living space, gorgeous mountain views, seven stacked stone fireplaces and rich custom woodwork constructed of heart pine reclaimed from the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania. The great room and bedrooms in the main house feature impressive vaulted ceilings with substantial timbers. Opening out to a private porch with soothing mountain vistas, the expansive master suite includes two fireplaces, a spa-like master bath, and an adjacent private sitting room. This mountain estate is ideal for entertaining and lodging generations of friends and family, readily accommodating guests in stylish comfort. The upper level of the main house has two guest suites, while private

guest quarters with a separate entrance include a kitchenette and four guest suites, comfortably accommodating two foursomes for a golf weekend. Perfect for both intimate gatherings and large parties, the main house has a well-equipped gourmet kitchen, as well as formal and informal dining areas, a wine room, a full wet bar, an outdoor kitchen with builtin barbeque, and open and covered decks with ample sitting areas and a fireplace. The host of amenities continues with a fitness studio, an elaborate wood shop, a screened-in, covered putting green, a separate building with four indoor/outdoor dog runs for use as a kennel or storage, and an adorable tree fort. The beautifully manicured grounds and outdoor sitting areas create a tranquil haven for relaxation and communing with nature. Less than 10 minutes from the Crossroads, the location offers a perfect balance of privacy and proximity. Wade Hampton’s newly updated golf course is currently ranked 25th of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest. Membership to the club is by invitation only. MLS# 87969. NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The main house boasts gorgeous, panoramic mountain views. | The master bedroom opens out to a private porch with soothing mountain vistas. | A separate building houses four indoor/outdoor dog runs for use as a kennel or storage. | Off the back of the house, you’ll find an outdoor kitchen with built-in barbeque, and open and covered decks with ample sitting areas and a fireplace.

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ABOVE: The upper level of the main house has two expansive guest suites.

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

BALD ROCK $995,000 Located in the premier equestrian community of Bald Rock, this gorgeous rustic mountain lodge is a sublime spot for wiling away the seasons amidst cool temperatures and making lifelong memories with family and friends. In harmony with the natural surroundings, the great room features a massive stone fireplace, wood walls and beams, cathedral ceilings and an abundance of windows for natural light. The family chef will love the gourmet kitchen with its large center island, six-burner gas cooktop, double ovens and warming drawer. Outfitted with clear shades for inclement weather, a covered living porch adjacent to the dining room offers another comfortable space for casual meals and relaxing by the fire. A grilling deck is just outside. The versatile floor plan has ample room for hosting guests of all ages. The mainfloor master suite has its own fireplace and an inviting bath with a jetted tub and separate walk-in shower. The main, upper and lower levels each have a guest suite, with the last boasting exterior access. Extras include a full generator, stone fire pit, and bonus room over the garage with an open living area, two sets of bunk beds, a full bath and open deck. The property is beautifully landscaped and adjoins national forestlands. Furnishings are negotiable. MLS# 88185.

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ADJOINING HOME WITH STABLES $489,000

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

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

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Stonecreek Estates $1,149,000

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

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SAPPHIRE

Perched at 3,400 feet overlooking the lush golf course of The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, this lovely

Golf Club Estates

tains from almost every room. The circular driveway is gated and fully landscaped for privacy. Profes-

$1,200,000

estate offers exceptional long range panoramic views of Bald Rock, Big Sheepcliff and Cow Rock Mounsionally decorated in an elegant Southern traditional style, the entire home has been recently updated with fine finishes, fixtures and window treatments. Most living areas are located on the main level, including the master suite with his and hers baths. MLS# 85630.

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Exceptional Private Estate SURROUNDED BY WATERFALLS ON 73 ACRES

Perhaps the most remarkable home and water features in the area, this 6,000+ square foot home straddles Knob Creek and a large swimming hole. The property’s many acres on either side of the creek provide complete privacy with walking and four-wheeling trails throughout. There are two ponds with a fishing dock. The property is gentle with elevations from 3620-3950 feet. The property is convenient to both Cashiers and Highlands. The long driveway into the home is flat and meanders through meadows and under brushed forests. 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 SPRING 2018

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

screened porch invite outdoor living in the fresh air and peaceful setting. Inside, a terrific kitchen with stainless steel appliances, barn red accents and a breakfast bar opens directly to the living and dining area. The master suite is on the main level, along with a laundry/mud room area and a wine storage room. Upstairs are two guest suites and a second living area. Over the garage is the fourth bedroom with its own full bath, kitchenette and private entry. Located near Lake Glenville, this very special property also has walking trails, flower gardens, raised vegetable beds and fruit trees. MLS# 87397. Offered at $1,499,000. NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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

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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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The crown jewel of the Glenville com-

in your own heart. This feeling keeps visitors

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

returning year after year, as they continue to

Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mis-

build upon their special memories of days

sissippi. With a surface area of over 1,400

spent at the lake.

acres and 26 miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville

Lake Glenville is located in close proxim-

draws visitors from all over the Southeast to

ity to the historic resort village of Cashiers,

its pristine waters and glorious scenery. The

providing its residents with an opportunity to

high elevation provides pleasant climates

shop and dine to their heart's content. Homes

year round, as well as incredible views of the

on Lake Glenville provide the best of both

lake, mountains, forest and waterfalls that

worlds – waterfront home combined with

are common in the region. Whether fishing,

mountain home. A handful of Glenville com-

boating or swimming in this extraordinary

munities provide a country club environment,

lake, once you set foot in Lake Glenville, gently

all of which celebrate the natural beauty of the

stirring her glassy surface, you'll feel a stirring

region.

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

Lane’s End Farm

with mountain views all around. Complete with a rocking chair front porch and a great view of Ward

$1,285,000

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

GLENVILLE

Summer Hill

$1,200,000

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

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LAKE GLENVILLE

Glen Pointe $995,000

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

LAKE GLENVILLE

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

Summer Hill

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

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

munity, this property sits at a cool 3,800' elevation and offers spectacular views looking out over Lake master craftsman. Eleven different types of wood were used inside the home, and features a beautiful and impressive suspended cherry log staircase down to the lower level. MLS# 86274.

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LAKE GLENVILLE

LAKE GLENVILLE

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

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

$2,395,000

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

places-two inside and two out, plentiful covered screened deck space and a large open deck below to 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.

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LAKE GLENVILLE

This is elegant lake-front living at its finest, spread over 1.3 acres. One of the nicest lake homes on all of

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Lake Glenville, this property is tucked in a tranquil cove, and abuts Summersong - the premier estate

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renovations. The home is an entertainer's dream, and features a kitchen that will be any cook's delight

property on all of Lake Glenville. Owners have given this home a completely new look, with first class - complete with bar and wine cooler. Open, comfortable living area with incredible views out over the lake from most every room in the house. MLS# 87978.

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THE MOUNTAIN LIFE SITUATED AT 4,000 FEET IN THE PRESTIGIOUS CEDAR HILL COMMUNITY, THIS MOUNTAINTOP GETAWAY IS BASED ON A DESIGN BY RENOWNED LOCAL ARCHITECT TRAVIS MILETI. OFFERED AT $1,675,000. 74

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

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

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CEDAR CEDAR HILL HILL

CEDAR HILL $1,250,000

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

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CEDAR HILL $1,099,000

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

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CEDAR HILL

CEDAR HILL $995,000

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

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

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HIGHLANDS $1,750,000

Tranquil and picturesque long range vistas abound from this 22-acre Blue Valley estate in Highlands. Positioned at an elevation of 3,780 feet, the property features excellent privacy and incredible panoramic views of several mountain ranges, with layered ridges that turn a cool, misty blue in the distance. Taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings, the main home offers several inviting outdoor living spaces for entertaining friends and extended family. To the front, a huge open deck makes the perfect place to savor morning coffee as the sun rises over Queen Mountain, the Satulah Mountains and the Small Fodder Stack Mountains beyond. MLS# 87902. NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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BIG RIDGE

BIG RIDGE $1,495,000

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

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BIG RIDGE $1,399,000

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

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HIGHLAND GAP

HIGHLAND GAP $1,595,000

Located on over six acres in the picturesque Highlands Gap community of Scaly Mountain, this unique custom home offers gorgeous long range mountain views. No expense was spared in the construction or upkeep of this spacious retreat. Features include master bedroom suites on each level, three stacked stone fireplaces and a beautiful chef’s kitchen, along with a large media room, home office and laundry/ mud room. The open decking and screened porch with hot tub offer the best in outdoor living. Take time to enjoy the good life! MLS# 87855.

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HIGHLAND GAP $1,995,000

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

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ZACHARY’S GAP

ZACHARY’S GAP $2,590,000

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

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SASSAFRAS RIDGE $1,700,000

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

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SPRING FOREST $1,595,000

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

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TRILLIUM $949,000 This Mark Carruth custom home breathes mountain elegance from the moment you step inside. Located in a private setting at the end of the road, you’ll have a hard time choosing where to spend your time in this one - inside or out. Inside, you’ll enjoy a luxurious master suite on main, with doors that open to an open deck. MLS# 87824.

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

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

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

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

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COWEE RIDGE $679,000 This recently renovated four bedroom, three bath home sits at the very top of the gated Cowee Ridge community, with stunning 180-degree, long range mountain views. Enjoy the cool temperatures at an elevation of over 4,000 feet. Cowee Ridge is midway between Highlands and Cashiers. A major remodel in 2006 included an all new kitchen, new HVAC. MLS# 86365.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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L AKE TOX AWAY $549,000 One of the best panoramic long-range lake and mountain view properties in the NC mountains. This home sits at a cool 4000’+ elevation and offers a breath-taking view of multiple mountain ranges and looks out over 4 lakes in 3 different states. Master on main with additional bedrooms and baths up and down. MLS# 79994.

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CEDAR CREEK WOODS $549,000 This home has it all: mountain view, lake view, rock face view, sounds of rushing nearby Laurel Creek and only minutes from shopping and dining in Cashiers! This spacious home has soaring ceilings in the great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone wood burning fireplace. An open concept living area and lots of windows provide the living area with lake views. MLS# 87710.

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CATS PAW $549,000 This attractive, well maintained home has exceptional long range, layered mountain views extending as far as Clingman’s Dome, Newfound Gap and the Balsams. At 4,700 feet, cool summertime temperatures are the norm — no air conditioning needed! Rustic yet refined, the interiors are light and bright with lots of windows. MLS# 87947.

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PENDING GOLF CLUB ESTATES $499,000 It is rare that a home on the golf course in Golf Club Estates comes up for sale, especially an affordable one, but here it is! With gorgeous views of the 3rd and 4th holes at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, this well-kept mountain retreat is move-in ready. The one-story floor plan features a bright great room with vaulted ceilings and a terrific kitchen. MLS# 84253.

FALCON RIDGE $495,000 Perched above 4,200 feet in elevation in the quiet and picturesque enclave of Falcon Ridge, this attractive family home boasts gorgeous southerly views of layered mountains. Three bedrooms, two living rooms, an office/bonus room and four full baths provide plenty of space to accommodate family and friends. MLS# 86967.

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

NEWLY PRICED VIEWPOINT $439,900 This beautiful mountain view home is conveniently located near the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. This one-owner home has been lovingly maintained and cared for since 2001. Enjoy the cool mountain breeze from this high elevation home that sits at 3,900 ft. Cozy great room features wood floors, cathedral ceiling, lots of windows and wood burning stone fireplace. Furnishings included in sale. MLS# 86115.

NEWLY PRICED BIG RIDGE $425,000 Spectacular 360 degree views from this charming log cabin perched at 4,600+ ft. elevation! Long range mountain views are enjoyed from both sides of the great room, master bedroom and main level guest room. Renovations on this mountain escape were just completed and include new wood flooring throughout the main level and new carpet on the lower level. MLS# 87697.

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NEW LISTING STONECREEK ESTATES $439,000 Fabulous location with short walk to The Country Club of Sapphire Valley as well as SVMA. One level living, vaulted ceilings, spacious great room with wood floors, open kitchen, both formal and informal dining areas, are just some of the features which set this home apart from others at similar prices. The great room with wet bar opens to the screened deck and the sounds of the creek, perfect for coffee and cocktails. MLS# 87933.

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

NEWLY PRICED CEDAR LEDGES $399,000 Nestled in the beauty of nature, and just a short walk to the pristine shoreline of Lake Glenville - this charming home has everything you could want in a mountain getaway. Oversized master bedroom and master bath, with two nice size guest rooms all on separate levels. Nice covered deck on main level is a great spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Bedroom on main level opens out to the deck. House has deeded access to Lake Glenville. MLS# 86366.

NEW LISTING MILL CREEK $389,000 Sitting in the cool air at an elevation above 4,000 feet, this well-kept and affordable mountain retreat sits on a sparkling private lake on the north side of Yellow Mountain. The natural beauty of the property is enhanced by pretty landscaped areas complete with a rock path leading to the water. The entire family will have something fun to do, such as canoeing, hiking, fishing and swimming. MLS# 87815.

NE WLY PRICED HOLLY FOREST VI $385,000 This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was completely rebuilt in 2016! Come see all of the brand new finishes and upgrades including a new roof, wood siding, windows, wood floors, carpeting, appliances, electrical wiring, HVAC system and more. Quality tongue & groove ceilings were added in the great room, sun room and master suite. The great room features a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of room. MLS# 86903.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW LISTING HOLLY FOREST $349,000 First time on the market, this adorable house has lots of customizable space and a terrific central location in the heart of Sapphire. The master is on the main level with a bonus room and full bath above. Downstairs is a partially finished basement offering all kinds of possibilities - it would make a great home gym, art/music studio or office. Ownership includes Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. MLS# 87817.

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

WHITESIDE FOREST $269,500 Great get-away rustic cabin nestled in the woods with easy access to both Cashiers and Highlands. Small pond is totally owned by you. Adjacent flat picnic/ garden area. Large patio area makes the cabin live large. Very private yet in a neighborhood with paved roads. Surrounded by National Forests and very near Whiteside Mountain and the Chattooga River. The sliding rock is just a few minutes up the road. You can walk down the neighborhood road. MLS# 85358.

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

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MILL CREEK $250,000

GOLF CLUB ESTATES $249,000

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F Private and peaceful, this three bedroom, two bath home with frontage on rushing Mill Creek is nothing less than a true mountain escape. A massive free-standing stone fireplace is the perfect spot to cozy up on cool evenings. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of cabinet and counter space for the family chef to create delicious meals, while the adjacent open dining area makes entertaining easy. Lots of sun shines on the wraparound deck. MLS# 86381. This classic cottage makes a delightful mountain getaway! The screened porch with vaulted ceilings and stone flooring is perfect for enjoying the sublime weather. The interior includes wood finished walls, vaulted ceilings and a cozy stone fireplace. Nearly level lot allow for easy access year round, and The Country Club of Sapphire Valley (membership by invitation) is a short walk away. MLS# 81279.

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

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Those looking for a private and affordable home in the mountains with cool summer temperatures may find that this one fits the bill! Perched at over 4,000 feet of elevation on .81 acres of land with mature trees and shrubs, this three bedroom, three bath home is ready for fresh colors and personalized updates. MLS# 86971.

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

This quaint and charming two bedroom cabin is tucked away in the peaceful and quiet neighborhood of Robinson Creek. A cozy wood burning stove, skylight, washer/dryer connections and HVAC system make this rustic getaway feel like home. Gorgeous antique wood flooring adorns the living space and kitchen, and the front porch is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the cool mountain air. MLS# 87287. Spacious unit with some mountain and golf course views. Great room has a stone wood burning fireplace and double sliding glass doors leading to long back deck. Fully equipped kitchen with small serving window and breakfast bar. Large dining room with private balcony, great for entertaining guests. MLS# 87692.


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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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LOTS & LAND

Big Ridge Spectacular panoramic views from this 17 acre tract of land are perfect for subdividing or a new mountain estate home. Long range views are not all created equal and these are a must see to appreciate. A short drive from Cashiers to this private estate acreage in Big Ridge surrounded by other larger tracts of those that seek privacy with the convenience of town nearby. MLS# 85902. $257,500. An affordable lot with beautiful long range mountain views! Choose from one of two ideal home sites or choose your own spot. Easy driveway access, nearly level building site and community water will make this an inexpensive place to build your mountain retreat. Enjoy the views and cool mountain breeze sitting at approximately 4,500 ft. elevation. An adjoining 5.65 acre tract (MLS# 87388) can also be purchased and is listed separately. There is also an existing newly renovated home with an additional 2.72 acres available for purchase as well. Buy all 3 parcels for a discount! Owner financing available. Inquire for more details on these properties. MLS# 87387. $45,000.

Big Sheepcliff 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. $325,000. Lot is located in the upper section of the community with mountain views of the Glenville Valley. 4 bedroom septic evaluation. MLS# 83307. $139,000.

Bridge Creek Bridge Creek is a wonderful gated community only 4 miles from the Cashiers crossroads. Lot 59 is a big view lot with underground utilities, an easy build site and end of the road privacy. Common amenities include a chimney garden and fishing/swimming pond. No time limit for beginning to build. Wonderfully maintained community with easy year round access and close to both Cashiers and Highlands NC. MLS# 87144. $60,000. Bridge Creek is a wonderful gated community only 4 miles from the Cashiers crossroads. Lot 40 is a nearly level stream front lot with underground utilities and an easy build site. Common amenities include a chimney garden and fishing/swimming pond. No time limit for beginning to build. Wonderfully maintained community with easy year round access and close to both Cashiers and Highlands NC. MLS# 87141. $40,000. Large level corner lot on bold trout stream. Norton Creek is the largest stream feeding into nearby Lake Glenville. This gated community features covered bridge entrance, underground utilities, walking trails, large community pond, chimney garden and more. MLS# 76927. $27,500. Beautiful lot at the end of a gravel road for privacy in the peaceful subdivision of Bridge Creek! This 1.71 acres is within a short distance of town! MLS# 84655. $27,900. This lot has an easy building knoll with a natural walking trail leading to the stream and partially cleared area below on the lower portion of the property. Great price for an easy building lot! MLS# 85016. $22,900. Beautiful wooded lot and filled with nature and a mountain view provides the peace and quiet needed for a great mountain home site. This gated community features trails, a pond, chimney garden and quiet!! MLS# 84657. $17,900.

Burlingame Affordable building lot with a great mountain view! Close enough to Highway 64 to enjoy easy and paved access but far away enough to not listen to road noise. Ideal home site location with space for a gentle meandering driveway that leads to a private, almost flat building site featuring great mountain views. Located in the pristine community of

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Burlingame where membership is optional. Non-members may still may use the dog park, playground and picnic area that sits along the bold Horsepasture River. The clubhouse is walking distance from the home site where members enjoy the golf club, dining hall, swimming pool, spa, fitness center and tennis and croquet courts. Underground utilities and community water access make this the perfect place to build a mountain getaway! MLS# 87446. $49,000.

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

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

Cedar Hill Situated high atop The Summit at Cedar Hill section on East Ridge Road, this 1.46 acre lot features an easy building site for the perfect mountain home with great views. Located just minutes to Cashiers and Sapphire, the gated community of Cedar Hill is conveniently located to so many amenities. Enjoy the casual stroll around the neighborhood or a hike along Rochester Creek to the Pavilion with stone fireplace. Great value for this home site in the upscale community of Cedar Hill. MLS# 87462. $149,000. For those seeking easy year around access to both Cashiers and Sapphire and all of the shopping, restaurants, clubs, and other amenities, Cedar Hill is a perfect place to call home. Very reasonable POA fees, without any initiation or transfer fee. Underground utilities are available to all home sites. There is an expired septic evaluation for a 4 bedroom dwelling. This 2.92 acre lot has good mountain views and access to the Sapphire Valley Master Association amenities. MLS# 85841. $109,000.

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

Chattooga Club Level and easy building lot located inside the prestigious, well established and gated community of the Chattooga Club. Homeowner amenities include Lake Chattooga, which is stocked yearly with trout; small boats available and fishing is allowed. Also included is a gorgeous picnic area with covered shelter and bbq, picnic tables with magnificent view of Whiteside Mountain and additional mountain ranges surround this special venue.


LOTS & LAND Membership to club by invitation only. MLS# 87975. $335,000. One of the few lots remaining in the gated and well established Chattooga Club community. Beautiful and gentle 1.4 acre lot with beautiful hardwoods, lush native rhododendrons, mountain laurels and mountain views. Membership to Chattooga Club by invitation. MLS# 87890. $360,000. Very gentle easy building site on corner lot on a quiet street. In prestigious well established gated community of The Chattooga Club. Amenities include picnic spot deeded to homeowners with views of 3 states. 10 acre lake stocked with trout, hiking trails, beautiful mature landscaping consisting of native flowering shrubbery and trees making for a very lush environment. Club membership by invitation only. MLS# 86667. $330,000.

Chestnut Ridge NEW LISTING 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# 87981. $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# 87680. $199,900.

Falcon Ridge Mountaintop acreage directly across the street from Panthertown Preserve at 4,300 feet elevation. Perfect for an estate or subdivide with views of Whiteside, Chimneytop, Rock, and Sheepcliff mountains. MLS# 83535. $499,000. NEW LISTING This may be the best and longest view lot in the area. At 4,600 feet in elevation, there is no higher mountain looking south. So the view is only limited by the clarity of the day and the curvature of the earth! On a clear day you see the following lakes in South Carolina; Bad Creek, Jocassee, Keowee, and Hartwell. On a clear night you can see the lights in Clemson and Greenville and many other towns in South Carolina. MLS# 87828. $250,000. Private 3 plus acre nearly level lot with fantastic long range mountain views that include Chimney Top and Whiteside Mountain. Perched at 4,200 foot elevation with multiple building sites and plenty of room for a garage and circular driveway. Falcon Ridge is a high end, high elevation, low density mountain community with cool summertime temperatures and an abundance of wildlife. 10 minutes to Sapphire restaurants, 15 minutes to Cashiers. MLS# 86584. $169,000.

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

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

Fox Run Ridge Unusually level 6+ acre high elevation lot with incredible long-range rolling mountain views! Sitting at over 4,200 feet elevation this estate size tract is as unique as it is beautiful. A driveway has been roughed in and leads to the perfect building knoll. The year round view has been opened and with additional trimming could be panoramic. Borders Panthertown Valley! Paved access, power and water on site. Sapphire amenities included. MLS# 86146. $249,900.

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

Glen Pointe

Enjoy long range southwestern views from this large 11.73 acre gently rolling lot. Located in desirable Falcon Ridge, this lot sits at a cool 4,000+ feet elevation & has amazing views into SC. MLS# 83900. $129,900.

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

Enjoy long range southwestern views from this large 7.21 acre gently rolling lot. This lot sits at a cool 4,000+ feet elevation & has amazing views into South Carolina. Second adjoining lot can also be purchased separately for a total of 11.73 acres. Sapphire amenities available. MLS# 83896. $79,900.

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

Enjoy long range southwestern views from this large 4.52 acre gently rolling lot at 4,000’+ elevation and has amazing layered views into South Carolina. The neighboring lot is also available and can be purchased together for a total of 11.73 acres for even more privacy. Sapphire Valley Resort amenities included. MLS# 83899. $59,900.

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.

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

Glenville

of Whiteside Mountain, Satulah Mountain, Yellow Mountain, Black Rock Mountain and more. MLS# 87611. $78,000.

Highway 64 East NEWLY PRICED Stunning level property on Highway 64 in Sapphire Valley located across the street from Lonesome Valley entrance. The rear of the property is bordered by the Horsepasture River. This property is suited for a variety of development opportunities including multi-family, restaurant, RV resort, or a host of other commercial uses. Sewer available. MLS# 85720. $599,000.

Holly Forest Easy build lot with a great view of Chimney Top Mountain. Sapphire HOA has approved access through adjoining green space allowing for a gentle driveway and very private home site. Quick drive to Highway 64 with no steep roads to climb or descend. MLS# 83009. $35,000. Southern exposure lot with long range views of Chimneytop Mountain with clearing. Build your mountain getaway on this beautiful lot and enjoy the natural southern light. Enjoy the great amenity package offered by the Sapphire Master Association that are associated with this lot. MLS# 85759. $29,000. This 1.47 acre lot has been priced to move! Lot sits above road so you are not in a hole and you should be able to situate your house so it is private. Home to the right is built close to its right property line and no home can be built on the left as it’s Holly Forest Association Green Space. Comes with Sapphire amenities. MLS# 85844. $15,000.

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. MLS# 86284. $72,000.

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

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

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Located in the heart of Sapphire Valley, this 0.79 acre lot has an ideal gently laying building site overlooking a noisy stream. The perfect location for a mountain getaway that feels private but is only minutes from the hub of Cashiers including the grocery store, farmer’s market, restaurants and other shopping. This Holly Forest XI community is also adjacent to the Sapphire National Golf Course and is closer to the Sapphire Valley amenities than all the other Holly Forest areas. MLS# 86461. $12,000. At 3,360’ elevation, this lot is situated on a quiet street and has potential mountain views. Features Sapphire Valley amenities. MLS# 84271. $12,000. Peaceful stream front lot with gentle building site. Partially cleared so it’s easy to see the potential home site. Conveniently located close to Highway 64 East for easy access but with no road noise! Walking distance to the Holly Forest common area on Hogback Lake where owners can enjoy fishing, swimming or canoeing from the dock. Community has paved roads and underground utilities. Expired septic permit on file. MLS# 87573. $10,000. NEWLY PRICED This gentle home site will be a breeze to build on! Great location with easy paved driving access into the community and just a few minutes’ drive to Cashiers. Drive past pretty Hogback Creek on the way to and from this lot! Located towards the end of a cul-de-sac for extra privacy. Lot backs up to a wide Holly Forest green space area and is also just a short walk to the community waterfall common area called Narrows Falls. Just around the corner from the public Sapphire National Golf Club. MLS# 86920. $6,500.

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.


LOTS & LAND Come escape the heat and enjoy the highest lake East of the Mississippi! Located in the gated community of Leawood, this 1.83 acre lot offers exceptional views of Lake Glenville and multiple mountains beyond. Owners also have a set of plans for the lot available to the buyer. This small gated community is easily accessible with paved roads only a short drive into either Cashiers or Highlands, NC for shopping and plenty of great restaurants. Don’t wait! Call today to schedule your private showing. MLS# 87603. $175,000.

Winter mountain long range views with possibility of more year-round views once other owners clear some trees to build on their lots as well. Low POA fees and underground utilities. MLS# 85489. $29,500.

Laurel Falls

NEW LISTING Dramatic large acreage inside Sapphire Valley. 63 acres of mountain beauty with a bold stream flowing through the middle. Includes a small cabin and numerous out buildings. Property has views of mountains and rock faces. Little Hogback Creek is the stream which cascades through the property with many small waterfalls. The sounds

Gently rolling 10+/- acre lot in the Laurel Falls community in Glenville, NC. Plenty of privacy and usable acreage to build your dream home. Heavy wooded with mature hardwoods, mountain laurel, rhododendron and native flora. Great potential for a unencumbered ridge line view with selective tree clearing. A small babbling stream runs through the property adding to the mountain charm. A driveway and partially cleared home site has been pushed in and an expired 3 bedroom septic evaluation is on file. MLS# 87876. $79,900.

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Pilots Knob

of the stream can be heard all over the property. The small cabin has a new kitchen and bath. The out buildings include bunk shelters, picnic shelters, and a large wood storage You feel like you’re camping-out in the middle of a National Park and yet you’re only a few minutes from all the amenities Sapphire Valley has to offer. Golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, lakes, fitness center and more. There are plenty of places to build other homes or to develop a family compound. MLS# 87880. $1,250,000. Perched at almost 4,000’ elevation, you’ll enjoy beautiful long-range mountain views and a long private driveway that leads to this lot. This almost 2 acre lot provides you views that leave no doubt where you are. Very gentle, nearly flat driveway cut in that leads to a flat build site for the main level. The property drops off below the homesite, assuring you’ll own the view for years to come. 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.

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

Sapphire High What everyone wants in a mountain property. A cascading stream with waterfalls and pools that is entirely inside the property. A building site with long-range mountain views that also overlooks the falls. Southern exposure from the building site and a mountain to the north to block the cold winter winds. A community with golf courses, pools, playgrounds, picnic areas, a swimming-canoeing-and fishing lake, hiking trails, tennis, community center, fitness center, restaurants and bars. Just a short drive to the resort towns of Cashiers and Highlands. You may have heard that all this wasn’t possible in one NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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Sapphire Ridge Cool mountain breezes, incredible mountain vistas and end of road privacy await you from this 3 acre lot in Sapphire Ridge, perched at approximately 3,500’. Very easy drive in to this property, with a very gentle build site awaiting your dream home. If ultimate privacy is what you’re after, the two lots below lot 15 are also available and would give you your own private road. Developer will consider selling all three lots together, and allowing buyer to combine in to one PIN, with only 1 HOA fee. Great price on a big view lot in Sapphire Ridge, a gated community that’s less than 8 miles to the center of Cashiers. Sapphire Ridge is a gated community that offers wide paved roads, and water and in-ground power in place. Sapphire Ridge affords you the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities the Sapphire Valley Master Association provides. Be sure to see this incredible value-priced lot now. MLS# 87153. $99,000. Here’s your chance to have great mountain views, with end of the road privacy in the gated community of Sapphire Ridge. This lot could be combined with lot 27 to the right, or lots 29 and 30 to the left for the ultimate in BIG VIEWS and PRIVACY. Developer would consider allowing buyer to “bundle” additional lots and combine in to one parcel and pay just one POA fee. It doesn’t get much better than this, for the perfect spot to build your dream home in the mountains. Lot 28 has a Southeastern facing view and offers a very gentle driveway to lot and easy build site. Do yourself a favor and schedule to see this lot, and the other opportunities surrounding it. Sapphire Ridge is a gated community not far from the center of Cashiers that offers only the finest in infrastructure--wide paved roads, with in ground utilities and public water already in place. Enjoy mountain living the way it’s meant to be, while being able to enjoy all of the amenities offered by the Sapphire Valley Master Association. You’ll have plenty to keep you busy, while not enjoying spending time in your beautiful new home on this great lot. MLS# 87156. $99,000. A big mountain view awaits you from this estate size lot perched at almost 3,600’, including views of the rock face on Little Hogback mountain. Gentle homesite in the gated community of Sapphire Ridge. This lot offers you privacy and big views, yet it’s less than 8 miles from the center of Cashiers. Sapphire Ridge is a gated community, with only the best in terms of infrastructure. Wide paved roads, underground utilities and public water all in place. Start designing your dream home today on this lot! As a property owner in Sapphire Ridge, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the amenities offered by the Sapphire Valley Master Association. MLS# 87155. $95,000. Developer has reduced price from $49,000 on this very “easy to build” lot. Large 2.5 acre lot where you can enjoy the sound of moving water surrounding the home site - a nice stream runs through the property down along homesite. Very gentle access to lot and near level build, surrounded by beautiful trees. If you’re looking for privacy in a newer community with all of the utilities in - this one is it. Sapphire Ridge is a newer community with estate-size lots with wide paved roads, in a gated community less than 8 miles from the center of Cashiers. Great value-priced lot that gives you all of the amenities (golf, tennis, fitness center, Fairfield Lake, pool and others) that the Sapphire Valley Master Association offers. MLS# 87152. $19,900.

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

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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 Truly an awesome lot! Paved driveway already in place leading to the perfectly flat building site with 360 views. Long or short range mountain views in any direction you look! This private home site adjoins another 22+ acre tract that is privately owned with road access from the opposite end of the property providing this home site ultimate privacy. Sims Valley is a beautiful gated community with paved access, community water and underground utilities. Owners also enjoy use of the clubhouse, swimming pool, pavilion, pond & fitness center. Located only 10-15 minutes from the Lake Glenville public boat ramp and beach swimming area. MLS# 87563. $119,000. Extremely desirable building lot with bold stream frontage and a nearly level building site. This is the ideal place to build a mountain home overlooking a beautiful babbling stream with many small waterfalls. Enjoy some short and long range mountain views from this peaceful setting as well. Conveniently located near the community clubhouse, outdoor pool, fitness center and pavilion that owners can use for social gatherings. MLS# 85846. $59,900. Big view, small price! This easy build lot includes community water, paved roads, streams, ponds, a clubhouse with pool and exercise room and an antique farm house community center. Sims Valley is private, gated and just 10 minutes from Lake Glenville and 20 minutes from Cashiers. MLS# 86429. $35,000. Beautiful almost level lot with easy year round access and a near perfect build site. A rock lined bridge driveway goes level onto the lot. Betsy Creek boarders the property to the right of the driveway. Mountain views possible with tree trimming. Sims Valley is a scenic gated community located just 20 mins outside of Cashiers NC and offers amenities to include a clubhouse, pool, exercise facility, pond and picnic areas. MLS# 87145. $15,000. NEW LISTING Great value for this 1.64 acre lot with nice building site, gated, paved, year round access. Possible long or short range ridgeline views with tree cutting. Located in the scenic Sims Valley, a beautiful gated community with paved access. Residents enjoy the private clubhouse, pavilion, swimming pool, ponds, fitness center, community water and underground utilities. MLS# 87773. $14,950.

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


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Stonecreek Estates

distance and not pay the high price of a lake front lot. Dock is in. Shared well. Easy build wooded lot. MLS# 83464. $100,000.

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.

Trillium

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

Stone Pointe 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.

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.

Zachary’s Gap

Summer Cove This incredible view lot offers amazing views down the south channel of the lake, with many layered mountain ranges in the distance. Property has a designated slip on the 10-slip community dock. You’ll enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular views from 3800’, while just a short walk to your dock. MLS# 84681. $295,000. Tremendous lake and mountain views, with a southern exposure from this lot. This incredible view lot offers amazing views down the south channel of the lake, with many 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 Large lake access lot with great mountain and sunset views. MLS# 73981. $85,000. Big lake access lot with western exposure. View of mountains and sunsets. MLS# 73982. $85,000. Very large Lake Glenville access lot. This lot faces west with sunset and mountain views. MLS# 73983. $85,000.

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

Tahala Shores Fantastic opportunity to buy a lot with a boat dock on Lake Glenville within easy walking

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. NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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SAPPHIRE Whisper Ridge

HIGH HEMLOCK Living on the Edge

F Family friendly home located in Sapphire Valley. This home offers an open kitchen, dining area, Master bedroom with private bath, and TV. Living room has a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace (wood burning), and large deck. Great home for a couples getaway, guys golfing weekend or larger family. Sleeps 8 + daybed. For a small fee, guests have access to the many Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. This 4 bedroom, 3 full bath gem is nestled in the woods of Holly Forest IV. It features 2 king sized bedrooms, one full bedroom and a bedroom with two twins that is great for kids. In addition there is a loft that kids will love to hide in and often sleep in. This house sleeps 8-10 comfortably. There are two decks off of the main dining area with outdoor tables. This great condo is located in the Sapphire Valley community of River Chase, a wonderful neighborhood with lots of places to walk to including Meadow Lake & the Horsepasture River. Unit is only a short drive to many of the Sapphire Valley amenities. Some of the amenities include beautiful Fairfield Lake where you can hike or fish and enjoy nature at its finest.

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This wonderful three bedroom, three bath, single level living home is located in the heart of Sapphire. Entertaining is a pleasure with the well-appointed kitchen and an open, airy floor plan makes for comfortable living. Enjoy the cool mountain breezes on the large screened porch. Just minutes away are the many Sapphire Valley Resort amenities. This lakefront home is situated alongside tranquil Whisper Lake in the heart of Sapphire Valley. The upstairs has an expansive Great Room that features a gas fireplace and wall of windows overlooking the lake and mountains. All four bedrooms are roomy with good views and have access to a full bath. The outside garden was designed to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Amazing setting overlooking Lonesome Valley with views of Laurel Knob rock face and Cow Rock. This from 4,000’ elevation in wonderful High Hemlock. Well maintained log home provides comfort and relaxation, with wood floors, wood-burning fireplace and master suite on main. This home is just a short drive from the endless hiking trails of Panthertown Valley.


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High Five

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

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Tsali Cottage

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

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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 “Jochen was very professional and helpful during our search for a home near Cashiers. He was insightful and discerned from our discussions what type of place we desired. He then followed through by efficiently showing us the options that best matched our wishes. He stayed involved during the closing process and was instrumental in working with both the Seller and I to resolve issues. I would highly recommend Jochen if you are looking to buy or sell property in the area.” - MICHAEL S., BUYER

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

Very professional. Jochen guided us throughout the sale and as we approached closing he anticipated our questions and and had all the answers. His staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and the office is very well organized. A very professional operation that clearly focused on our interests throughout the sale. - BILL & DAPHNE H., SELLERS NC LIVING SPRING 2018

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

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DAN ALLEN BROKER

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

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

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

MEGAN McLEAN

BROKER/TEAM MEMBER

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

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

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CAROL MATHEWS BROKER

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

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

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

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

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EDDY McDONALD BROKER

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

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

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

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

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

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CASSIE NEAL BROKER

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

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

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

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

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LINDA PRIDGEN BROKER

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

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

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

- MIKE M., BUYER

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

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

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CHUCK SELF BROKER

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

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

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

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

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

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RAY TRINE BROKER

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

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

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

- MATTHEW H., BUYER

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

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