Joni Gregg has Feature Home in Waterside Crossing

146 Northshores Drive on Lake Keowee

146 Northshores Drive on Lake Keowee

This home is located in the upscale community of Waterside Crossing. The interior features are top quality craftsmanship an open floor plan and oversized rooms and high ceilings. 

South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountain Views

South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountain Views

Views of Lake Keowee and the Blue Ridge Mountains can been seen from the home.  Lake Keowee and your private dock is a short walk down the well landscaped back yard. 

Lush Private Gardens

Lush Private Gardens

Blue Berries burst from the 97 blue berry bushes for delicious eating in the spring and summer. 

Showcase Kitchen

Showcase Kitchen

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Main Level Master Suite

Waterside Crossing boasts a master planned swim and tennis club, playgrounds, miles of leisure trails, waterfront picnic shelter and private boat slips. 

Junior Olympic Size pool and master planned clubhouse

Master Planned Clubhouse and Junior Olympic Size Pool

multiple play areas

Multiple Playgrounds

WSC boat slips

Private Boat Slip

waterfront picnic shelter

Waterfront Picnic Shelter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just minutes from Clemson University, Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC this home at 146 Northshores Drive in Waterside Crossing is a must see!

Joni Gregg REALTOR®

Joni Gregg
REALTOR®

 

DIRECT: 864.982.3421

  jonigregg@gmail.com 

 


Why Keowee remains full and other lakes drop?

Why Keowee remains full and other lakes drop?

South Carolina’s Seneca River and Georgia’s Tugaloo River meet underneath the water of Lake Hartwell to form the Savannah. Both rivers sport privately-owned reservoirs used to produce electricity for the region. The reservoirs also provide water for lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond—and therefore the rest of the basin. Stakeholders in the basin occasionally ask the U-S Army Corps of Engineers why Keowee seems to remain full while Hartwell and Thurmond drop, especially during drought.

Savannah River Below Hartwell Dam

Savannah River Below Hartwell Dam

The reality, according to water manager Stanley Simpson, is that Duke Energy, owner of Keowee, Lake Jocassee and the Bad Creek reservoir, provide significant amounts of water to the basin. Under a 1968 storage balance agreement, Duke provides water to Lake Hartwell based on the remaining conservation storage in Hartwell.

Lake Keowee Fall 2014

Lake Keowee Fall 2014

As Hartwell declines during the drought, the total conservation storage of Duke’s reservoir system must decline by the same percentage. Another important issue requires a more stable water level at Lake Keowee — the Oconee Nuclear Station.

Lake Jocassee, SC

Lake Jocassee, SC

A leveling off of the district’s reservoirs is expected by the end of the year. Long-range outlooks by the National Weather Service, an anticipated milder winter, and the annual, natural reduction in evaporation and transpiration should lead to the reservoirs stabilizing.

More Sellers. More Buyers.

More Sellers. More Buyers.

Hartwell Lake Office

Keowee Key Office

Lake Keowee Office

Waterfront Office

John Pulliam, Broker/Owner

Clemson Office: Sorrell Hoover,Broker

 


Sellers Take Note…Buyers Love Outside Living Spaces!

Sellers Take Note…Buyers Love Outside Living Spaces!

Studies have shown that simply being outside makes people feel more alive. That is certainly true in the Upstate of South Carolina, where mild summers lead to our grills and outdoor kitchens and brisk fall temps welcome a fire pit and late night sing a longs.

This growing popularity for outdoor living areas is easily done with the likes of large home improvement stores advertising the whole idea coming together in a 3 day weekend or BIG projects finished in a week off in the summer.

Experts who specialize in residential design across the country reviewed some of the most in demand outdoor living features and design elements.

Kitchens and Grills

Poplar Springs Road  MLS 20154312

882 Poplar Springs Road
MLS 20154312/Greg Coutu REALTOR®

Whether its building in your new grill, smoker or deep fryer you will want to have some work space and possibly cover from the elements. Popular finishes are brick, slate, concrete countertops and stone. Stainless steel grills and appliances have great outdoor life as well.  Easy to clean and normally hold up in the elements.  Remember, this is an upscale showcase for your home and entertaining – upgrades are a must!

Lighting

Think beyond traditional light fixtures, take advantage of the open space of the outdoors to use a larger than normal globe or cast iron lanterns, and lamp posts. Running in ground natural gas can be a big help to turn up the look of lanterns, lamp posts and not to mention the ease of quick lighting fuel for your appliances.  Most designers recommend ambient lighting placed beneath seating and garden features can bring a chic, ethereal atmosphere to your outdoor living areas.  Lighting not only enhances the beauty of your landscaping and extends your time of use, it is an important safety feature for guests coming and going.

Seating and Dining Areas

3008 Boulders Drive MLS 20158735/Greg Coutu REALTOR®

3008 Boulders Drive
MLS 20158735/Greg Coutu REALTOR®

All-weather materials are more abundant than ever, offering homeowners the opportunity to choose the perfect seating and dining arrangements for any backyard, lakeside or mountain view. Comfortable seating around a fire pit or table encourages guests to linger, and having a spacious outdoor dining set makes even the most ordinary family dinner something special.

Fire Pits

A fire pit is a great way to add ambiance to an evening get-together. Do-it-yourselfers of nearly any experience level can assemble a fire pit or grill from a kit.  Several portable versions are available and can easily be covered or stored out of site when not in use.  Larger structures require foundation work and finishing with stone, rock or brick to create a year round spot for outdoor enjoyment.

412 Pine Acre Court  MLS 20154414

412 Pine Acre Court
MLS 20154414/Melanie Fink REALTOR®

 

Creating a beautiful space for outdoor enjoyment CREATES a new place for family fun and INCREASES your casual living appeal when perspective purchasers view your home! Transform your vacant space to get ahead of the other homes in your market.

 

 

More Sellers. More Buyers.

More Sellers. More Buyers.

Hartwell Lake Office

Keowee Key Office

Lake Keowee Office

Waterfront Office

John Pulliam, Broker/Owner

Clemson Office, Sorrell Hoover Broker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome to the “Hamptons in the South”

The view is exceptional and the layout is welcoming. Built in 2007 the owner placed the plans for her dream home in the very capable hands of Lee Bolding, Bolding Quality Construction. Now that dream home is referred to as a little piece of the Hamptons right here in South Carolina.

Expansive lake side of home

Expansive lake side of home

Peaceful and protected setting with long views on Lake Keowee

Peaceful and protected setting with long views on Lake Keowee

 

 

Beautiful architectural detail

Beautiful architectural detail

 

As you enter the main level and gaze across the grand open great room, cast your view upward to the massive ship perched in a bay window. Much of the style and feel of this room was built around the boat.  Even taller front doors were installed to draw attention upward so that the model ship would not be missed!

Unique flooring

Unique flooring

Oversized entrance door

Oversized entrance door

Oversized kitchen

Oversized kitchen

 

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Lower level

The kitchen opens off the great room, divided only by small pillars, leaving both rooms, accessible during larger gatherings. The double islands and other countertops in the kitchen feature bushed and flamed granite.  A weathered look has been added to the island cabinetry.  Variable width plank flooring adds to the nautical feel on the first floor, while a black and cream color schemed cabinetry completes the kitchen.

Master bath

Master bath

Comfortable sitting room

Comfortable sitting room

 

Master suite

Master suite

 

Other highlights of 219 Hillview Drive in Waterford Pointe on Lake Keowee include…

  • Five bedrooms, Four and one half baths, over 5000 sq ft
  • Interior transom windows
  • Timeless bead board trim
  • Inspired lighting
  • Carlisle extra-wide plank hardwood flooring
  • Oversized kitchen has two islands, two sinks, panelized refrigerator and beverage cooler
  • Dining room, screened porch and many more rooms have lake view
  • Master bedroom on main level with sitting area
  • Luxurious master bath with large soaking tub, walk in shower and his/her closets
  • Upper level has a bonus bedroom with full bath
  • Lower level walk out basement has three of the bedrooms with two full baths
  • Just under one acre this home site has full size covered dock and rip rapped shoreline
  • Easy walk to the covered dock and featuring a Tennessee stone patio

As quoted in a magazine article about this home in the fall of 2008, “…a Hamptons home with no New England winters. ”

 

 

Greg Coutu, REALTOR®

Greg Coutu, REALTOR®

 

Greg Coutu, REALTOR®

CELL 864.230.5911

EMAIL  gcoutu_9@hotmail.com

1st CHOICE Realty – Keowee Waterfront


LAKE KEOWEE

 

Changes to Shoreline Management Plan

Effective: September 1, 2014

Lake Keowee Aerial View

Aerial View of Lake Keowee

Duke Energy Invited Jim and I to a very informative meeting on the update to the Shoreline Management Plan for Lake Keowee.  This wealth of information allows us to ensure that the latest report from Duke Energy is available to our waterfront clients. If you have owned property on Lake Keowee since the early years then you already know the original Shoreline Mangement Plan (SMP) was developed in 1987.  Two separate updates have occurred on the different plans – one for Lake Keowee and one for Lake Jocassee.  As of September 2014, there is a new single Keowee – Toxaway Project Shore Management Plan covering both lakes.

Sunset on Lake Keowee

Sunset on Lake Keowee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few points from the meeting:

Changes to Docks -

Due to the possibility of the water depth having a potential of being lowered five feet, Duke is allowing changes to a docks configuration.  Normal size dock limits will increase from 1000 to 1200 square feet The additional 200 square feet must be for the purpose of reaching deeper water.  It will be permissible to “follow the water” by moving a dock during drought or lower water times provided the dock is returned to the permitted location within 14 days of the water situation returning to normal.

Important Changes to Fees –

$0 fee (temporary) for dock reconfiguration permits

$300.00 to apply for dock permit

$500.00 for mandatory Habitat Enhancement Program(payable to HCP – not Duke)

Covered dock and rip rapped shoreline on Lake Keowee

Covered dock and rip rapped shoreline

For more details on changes that may effect your lakefront property on Lake Keowee or Lake Jocassee click on http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/keowee-toxaway-relicensing.asp

I hope you found this information helpful and please call on us, Sharon and Jim Wagner – Keowee Land and Homes Team with any questions you may have!

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REALTOR®, SFR, e-PRO, BPOR

 

 Sharon & Jim Wagner

Sharon@KeoweeLandAndHomes.com

864. 784.2896

Jim@KeoweeLandAndHomes.com

864.784.0650

 

 

 

 


Lake Keowee vs Hartwell Lake

Lake Keowee vs Hartwell Lake…

Keowee lake home

Lake Keowee Shoreline home

Lake Keowee vs Hartwell Lake…We live in a day of comparison: automobiles, sports teams, computers, etc. so why not upstate SC lakes?  The two most prominent of course are Lake Keowee and Hartwell Lake.  Both lakes have plenty to offer with regards to recreation, fishing and camping. The buyer will have to decide which is best for them.  However, I am often asked how the two compare regarding the number and amount of yearly sales, sale price vs. list price, average price sold versus average price listed, and average days on market for water front properties.  I have researched the Western Upstate MLS for the answers to those questions and the results are listed below:

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Aerial view of Hartwell Lake Dam

 

Information is pulled from WUAR and is a 6 month (semi-annual) snap shot of SOLD data from YTD 2014

Information is pulled from WUAR and is a 6 month (semi-annual) snap shot of SOLD data from YTD 2014

Parkview

256 Parkview Drive,  Hartwell Lake $559,750

Lot 49 Keowee Bay 147,000

Keowee Bay Lot 49, Lake Keowee $147,000

 

Lake Keowee  Oak Stone Shores  Lot 14  $239,900

Lake Keowee
Oak Stone Shores
Lot 14 $239,900

632 N Flagship on Keowee

632 N Flagship in Keowee Key, Lake Keowee     $799,900

Peek, Gerald

REALTOR®, CCIM

Gerald Peek

(864)787 5151 Mobile

(864)944 2400 Office

geraldpeek@charter.net


Lake Front Luxury in Keowee Key

44 Quartermaster in Keowee Key

44 Quartermaster in Keowee Key $1,249,000.

Your dream of lake side living can be realized in this 5000+/- square feet, 4 bedroom, 4 bath lake front home with 185 feet of private shoreline and a covered boat dock. The design of this home, with the large open spaces and the use of glass and decks encompassing the panoramic views is spectacular. No details were overlooked in the layout and functionality in offering a comforting lake side ambiance while bringing the outdoors into each of the major rooms by the use of picture windows, sliding glass doors and decks. The decks are built with weather resistant composition material. There is an elevator shaft built into the home ready for a future use.  Hardwood floors, built in bookcases and cabinetry, cathedral ceilings add to the many features this home offers to make this a place to be for a beautiful lifestyle.

The entrance vestibule…large and inviting. This vestibule opens in to the large flowing spaces of the living room. Panoramic lake views are visible through the glassed walls. Glass doors offer easy access to the waterfront decks. Picture6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The gathering room…adjacent to the formal elegance of the living room is the gathering room/den. Another large, comfortable room shares the views and offers a wall of built in cabinets surrounding a fireplace and a media center. The kitchen and breakfast room are adjacent to this room.Picture9Picture8Picture10

The formal dining room…sized for large gatherings on those special occasions or a comfortable setting for the family. Again, large windows provide light and views of the surroundings.Picture3Picture7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A modern kitchen…that is extremely functional and a gourmet chefs delight. Centrally located to serve both the dining room and the breakfast room, it also serves the gathering room by means of the sitting bar. Ample windows make working in this kitchen fun and enjoyable.

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An oversized master bedroom suite…is very bright and has views of the lake, and a private fireplace for total comfort and relaxation. Master bath is also very large. A second main floor bedroom or office is also generously sized with the same expansive windows as the master suite.bedroom5bedroom3

The lower level offers so much…a family room, wet bar area, two additional bedrooms with full baths. These lovely bedrooms and the lower level family room has access to the decks. There is a workshop with outside access. These are all just a short walk to the shore and owner’s private boat dock. Waterfront living is all about…the decks and dock! This Lake Keowee home also has an easy elevation to the shoreline and dock.

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This Lake Keowee home is both large and inviting for anyone looking to make Keowee Key and all of its grand amenities their next lifestyle!

Erickson, Jeanne

 Jeanne Erickson

 Cell: 864.710.4690

 Jme1616@charter.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2014 SPRING HOMES TOUR & LUNCHEON

Looking for something fun to do this weekend, while supporting a great cause? Here’s an idea for Sunday!

 This Sunday April 27, 11am-5pm enjoy the 2014 Spring Homes Tour & Luncheon

  •  A delicious luncheon at the Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) at Patrick Square

  •  NEW THIS YEAR a tour of the state-of-the-art indoor practice facility on the CU campus 

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Five charming and unique area  homes (ONE of the homes Architecturally Designed by our own 1st Choice Realtor, Michael Sherrill-Come see his design ~You never know he may be able to help you with your own clients!)

 

The major goal of the Homes Tour is to fund scholarships for as many children as possible. All proceeds benefit the Clemson Child Development Center whose mission since 1969 has been to provide an exceptional pre-school education for children regardless of their ability to pay. This bi-annual event has become one of the most-anticipated and well-attended fundraisers in the Clemson, Seneca, and Pendleton area. It’s the perfect way to spend a spring Sunday.

 

 

On The Tour:

   Claudia & Rob Hubbard…This is our own Michael Sherrill’s Design!

   115 Lewis Road, Clemson ( to honor the memory of Kathy Young)

 

   Sue & Jim Reneke

    1007 Keystone Lane, Clemson   (Clemson Downs)

 

   Susan & David Scott

    908 Lakecrest Drive,  Seneca  (Lake Keowee)

 

   Boo & Macon Sheppard

    506 Shorecrest Drive, Clemson

 

   Boo & John Wilson

    132 Sikes Avenue,  Clemson  (Patrick Square)

 

    Indoor Practice Facilities

    Clemson University (Perimeter Rd next to Tiger Field)

 

In addition, Patrick Square model homes with flower arranging and interior design demonstrations will be open for tour guests to enjoy.

Get Your Tickets ($25) At:

•  Heartwarmers  337 Market Street, Seneca

 

•  Hubbard/Young Pharmacy,  402 College Avenue, Clemson

 

•  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Patrick Square

 

•  Razzberry Fizz  104 Keith Street, Clemson

 

•  Wine Emporium 1229-A Stamp Creek Road, Salem

 

•  The Arts Center, 212 Butler Street, Clemson

 

•  The Village Baker & Café, 108 E. Main Street, Pendleton

 Tickets will also be on sale at individual homes – (exact change or checks only) Remember, all proceeds go to the Kids!

 Have a Great Weekend Everyone & See You at the Spring Homes Tour & Luncheon!

ClemsonOffice 1st Choice Realty Clemson

405 College Avenue Ste 110

Clemson, SC 29631

Phone 864-653-8525

 


Lake Retreat for nature lovers, romantics & large families…

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Retreat to Lake Keowee, SC

This elegant, mountain, rustic property is located within the gates of the Cliffs at Keowee Falls South along Lake Keowee’s pristine shoreline.

This home was built by the award winning Gabriel Builders and its unmatched build quality and materials shows.

Unmatched Build Quality

Unmatched Build Quality

 As you enter the home you immediately take notice of the high vaulted ceilings and beams in the great room along with the stacked stone fireplace and the majestic French limestone surrounding the mantle. This same spectacular limestone is used in the keeping room and in the kitchen.

Magnificent Main Kitchen

Magnificent Main Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Room

The Great Room

You will love the spacious kitchen with its center island, high ceilings, hewn beams and large custom lime stone hood. Top of the line appliance include: Miehle convection/steam oven, large Viking 8 burner range plus two burner grill, Miehle double ovens, Miehle microwave/convection oven, Sub Zero double refrigerator/freezer, two warming drawers and dishwasher. The butler’s pantry has Miehle Coffee, Espresso, hot chocolate, cappuccino machine, warming drawer for coffee cups, Sub Zero freezer drawer, sub zero refrigerator drawer, ice maker, wine cooler, and dishwasher.  The great room easily flows into the dining room with its marble Venetian ceiling and wall treatments. The keeping room, just off of the kitchen has high ceilings with formal beams and fireplace.

Grand Bunk Room

Grand Bunk Room

The home offers three master suites and a large bunk room with 8 bunks and his and her bathrooms for the grandchildren.

The outdoor living areas take full advantage of the lake. There’s 4000 sq. ft. of covered porches and decking. The screened porch features phantom screens. There are two outdoor fireplaces and one fire pit all on 1.12 acres of professionally landscaped grounds. Don’t forget you’re just steps away from your covered dock with boat lift.

Entertaining Room

Entertaining Room

 

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls South is one of three Cliffs communities on Lake Keowee. 

The new owner is afforded the opportunity to enjoy all amenities at each club. Amenities are a short drive by boat or car.

Family Compound on Lake Keowee, SC

Family Compound on Lake Keowee

 

 

 

 

 

 

138 Blue Water Trail

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls South • Salem South Carolina • 29676

Eric Stegall, REALTOR®

Eric Stegall, REALTOR®

For more information and a private tour of this Ultimate Destination on Lake Keowee contact

Exclusive Realtor® Representative Eric Stegall 864.903.5719 or lakekeoweesales@gmail.com

 


No Need to Roam…Make Keowee Your Home!

It’s NOT hard to ask folks to come look at Lake Keowee, because well – its obvious?

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 NATURAL SERENITY AND BEAUTY- YEAR ‘ROUND – ALL AROUND!Vivians BEST KEOWEE PICTURE

 

 

 

 

 

The location of the Lake to the mountains, 200 waterfalls within 50 miles, Clemson University , Greenville/Atlanta/Asheville… come on over, you WON’T want to leave – We didn’t!

And ,while you are here, have a look at THIS  bargain on the Lake!  24 Eastern Point, located in a gated, quaint, well located community.  The views DO NOT get any better than this!!.  From inside this waterfront home you feel as if you are onboard a ship!  View our beautiful pristine lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains thru the immense 2 story windows across the entire back of this home!

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 Priced $200K under the appraised value, this 4000 square foot  waterfront can be your family reunion compound, retirement dream come true, or weekend getaway.  Enjoy it all along with 153’ of waterfront, sandy beach, full size dock, clubhouse , pool and tennis/pickle ball courts– in your “backyard”! 

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If you don’t believe, just come see it!  Let us take the “guess” work out of your  Real Estate decisions!  It would be our pleasure!  

 

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Sharon and Buddy Guess, REALTOR®

864.247.8429

keoweeguesses@bellsouth.net