Welcome to this beautiful, well-constructed and impeccably maintained home by builder Jeff Holder which exudes quality throughout. As you drive in, it will immediately become apparent that this is a very private setting. When the home comes into view, you will enjoy the exquisite landscaping surrounding it and the classic circular drive which has a lovely garden and water fountain in the center. But the best is yet to come! You will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking view the moment you walk through the entrance into the Great Room with its soaring beamed ceilings and expansive stone fireplace. The view boasts glorious sunsets behind the 5 mountain ridges and can be seen from almost every room. The owner, a Kitchen and Bath designer, opened a wall up to create an open concept living space and put in an entirely new Chef's Kitchen which is an entertainer's dream. With her boundless creativity she also designed a spacious Butler's Pantry in what used to be a second office. The Kitchen is equipped with a paneled Meile Refrigerator & Dishwasher and a 6 burner Wolf stove. A Subzero Refrigerator, built in wall Oven & Convect-Oven/Microwave and second Dishwasher are in the Butler's Pantry. We did say quality! There is a lovely Breakfast Nook off the Kitchen which draws you right into the warm and cozy atmosphere of the Sunroom. For more refined entertaining you can use the formal Dining Room and for a large group you can flow throughout the connected entertaining areas. The Office is off the Great Room and separates the Master Bedroom from the more public area. The Master has an Ensuite with a double vanity, separate soaking tub, walk-in shower and two walk-in closets on either side. Downstairs you will discover a wonderful area for all your guests to enjoy. The Lower Level includes a great Bonus Room with a fireplace, a Game Room with a pool table, 3 Guest Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms and the incredible Craft Room which is any crafter's dream. This room could also function as a Bunk Room, Exercise Room or bring your imagination. This room has a door to the outside which takes you right to the Hot Tub patio. Back on the Main level you will enjoy doing laundry in the large light filled Laundry Room which has its own entry to the outdoors. From there you can walk under the open but covered breezeway to the separate entrance that takes you above the generous 2.5 car garage to a lovely Guest Room with Ensuite. The Bedroom is separated from the Sitting Room which has its own mini fridge. There is also a detached Garage for golf cart or workshop. The current owners put hundreds of thousands of dollars into the home since they purchased almost 5 years ago. They replaced all hardwood floors. Brand new carpeting was put in the 3 Bedrooms on the Lower Level. Three HVAC Systems, two for the main floor and one for the downstairs, were replaced in 2021. The HVAC for the Guest Suite over the garage was replaced 7 years ago and in the Sunroom 5 years ago. Leaf Filter Gutter Guards added with transferable lifetime warranty. There is a whole house Generator and ample storage in throughout. Whole house and garage plus guest suite central vac. This home is in the incomparable Reserve at Lake Keowee which offers over $100 million in world-class amenities: Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Orchard Clubhouse with fine dining, Fitness Center, Several Hiking Trails, Har-Tru Clay Tennis Courts at the Tennis Center plus Lawn Tennis on the Great Lawn, Pool, Jacuzzi and Cabanas, Settlement Village Pool Pavilion, Pickleball Courts, Marina, and Village Market for casual dining.
Community - Lake Keowee
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In the Upstate region of South Carolina lies the beautiful Lake Keowee, known for its scenic views and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The lake provides a leisurely lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.
Lake Keowee real estate includes over 100 communities built around the lake. Homes in the Lake Keowee area range from small lakefront cabins to grandiose estates near a golf course. Many Lake Keowee homes are located directly on the water with their own private dock, offering immediate access to the lake and uninterrupted views of surrounding scenery. There are a number of luxury home communities surrounding Lake Keowee, including Keowee Key, a gated enclave situated on a peninsula in Salem, South Carolina.
Lifestyle and Attractions
Lake Keowee is a 18,372-acre man-made lake situated in Upstate South Carolina. It was created by Duke Energy as a power utility and recreational destination in 1971. The lake collects water from the Keowee and Little Rivers, and the water is used to cool Duke Energy’s nuclear reactors and generate hydroelectric power. The water in Lake Keowee is known for its purity and cleanliness. There are a number of residential communities and small towns surrounding Lake Keowee, including Seneca, Keowee Plantation, Fairview, White Harbor, Salem, Keowee Key, Six Mile, Newry, and more. Residents in the Lake Keowee area enjoy convenient access to nearby larger cities, including Greenville, Anderson, Atlanta and Asheville.
Lake Keowee is situated approximately 800 feet above sea level, providing pristine views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. This is an excellent location for those who appreciate both the mountains and lakeside living. Lake Keowee features over 300 miles of shoreline, stretching 23 miles long and 3 miles wide at its widest point. The lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating, swimming, sailing, kayaking, and other water sports. There are several parks dotting the perimeter of the lake, where residents and visitors may access the sparkling blue waters of Lake Keowee. Parks include South Cove County Park, Bayshore Lakeside Park, High Falls County Park, Mile Creek Park, and several other smaller parks.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Students in Lake Keowee are served by Oconee County School District and Pickens County School District. The Oconee County School District operates 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, and three specialized schools. The Pickens County School District operates 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools, and a career and technology center. There are a number of private schools in the area surrounding Lake Keowee. Residents may access many colleges and universities in the area, including Clemson University, Tri-County Technical College, and Anderson University.
The word “Keowee” is roughly translated to a Cherokee name meaning “the place of the mulberries.” Before Europeans settled in North America, Cherokee Native Americans lived in the area and called the settlement “Keowee Town,” which was located along what they called the Keowee River. In 1753, settlers built Fort Prince George across the river, and the Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced the Cherokee out of the region.
In 1963, the South Carolina Land & Timber firm began purchasing land along the river in order to acquire, hold, and develop land and timber properties. Duke Power Company then purchased 83,400 acres from the Singer Corporation and various private landowners. In the mid-1960s, Duke began making plans to supply the southeastern US with greater electricity through a reservoir project. In 1965, Duke Energy announced plans to begin the Keowee-Toxaway project, which would cost an estimated $700 million. As construction began, archaeologists from the University of South Carolina discovered thousands of artifacts, including pottery and human and animal remains, during the excavation of the Cherokee settlement. The demolition and building project took several years to complete, and the initial transfer of water and commercial operation began in December 1973.
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