This peaceful mountain view setting can easily be deemed one of Lake Keowee's finest locations. A custom designed maintenance free exterior home, built by Glenn English, lovingly maintained and in move-in condition. From the start of the grand and welcoming living room, there are subtle touches in exposed wood beams and multiple stone fireplaces that make this a special place to call home. This tranquil spot with it's sloping lot offers wide mountain views that stretch from west of Cashiers NC to the east of Table Rock SC in the sweep of an eye. There are floor to ceiling windows across the lakeside that offer a northern exposure for a bright and airy feel throughout the day. Through the living room and into the kitchen is a large, beautifully designed space with another uncompromised view. The focal point of this room is a ten by six foot marble island that offers a cook-top on one side and bar seating facing the lake on the other. The dining room is incorporated into the kitchen and a spacious all season porch can be found on the other side. Each contribute to an entertaining, family friendly lifestyle that can be enjoyed year-round. The owners suite features another large wall of windows with an open seating area, spacious bath and an oversized walk in closet. Through the two sided fireplace of the owners suite is the home office. Over eight foot tall bookcases frame the corner and add to the tone of this special retreat. Each fireplace offers unique character and adds a comfortable backdrop among the multiple lake views. The terrace level houses a second large living room with wet bar, two guest bedrooms, an exercise or optional third guest room, three full and one half bathrooms, and a spacious workshop with the benefit of a utility half bath. Special features include a cedar closet, multiple person sauna and direct lake access from the east side bath. Over the three plus car garage is a finished 568 sq. ft. bonus room featuring a double door entry and a storage area perfect for holiday items or extra craft space. No home that perfects the lake lifestyle is complete without an outside that matches the quality of the inside. There are flowering plants throughout the year, dry stack rock walls and stone steps that compliment the sloping hillside facing the lake. A concrete cart path leads to a deep water ironwood dock with unique upgrades including SeaFlex anchoring, kayak hoists and an ez-climb ladder. Contact the Listing Agent for a detailed listing of upgrades and features. This is the view that made Lake Keowee famous... call for your private showing today!
Community - Salem
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Salem is a small town located along Scenic Highway 11 in Oconee County, South Carolina. With a total radius of 0.8 square miles, Salem lies in between Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Salem was originally established as a lumber town but is now known for its gorgeous golf courses and luxurious residential neighborhoods.
Real Estate in Salem
Oconee County is often a top choice for retirees and members of the senior population because of the low real estate costs and laid-back lifestyle. With the third lowest property taxes in South Carolina, Oconee County offers a high quality of life perfect for residents of all ages. If you are looking for a mountain-lake cottage with miles of pristine lake views or a luxurious home with a golf course setting, look no further than Salem, SC.
Lifestyle and Attractions
The Oconee lifestyle offers lake living, charming downtowns, outdoor experiences, main street shopping, endless waterfalls, and a full calendar of community festivals and events. Known as the “golden corner” of the state, Oconee ounty boasts a beautiful backdrop of the blue ridge mountains. Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Hartwell provide tens of thousands of acres of adventure for visitors and residents.
The many museums throughout the county highlight different aspects of Salem’s history including the Museum of the Cherokee of South Carolina and the Lunney House.
Enjoy dozens of markets and festivals offered year-round. Weekly farmers markets, music festivals, holiday celebrations, and parades fill the calendar and ensure that residents and visitors feel plugged-in and connected to the community.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Salem’s close proximity to Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University, and the Oconee campus of Tri County Technical College offer residents the opportunity to attend year-round sporting events, participate in continuing education classes, and engage in cultural experiences.
The School District of Oconee County encompasses 29 schools. Comprised of public, private, charter, and christian schools, the district has a total of over 10,000 students.
The name Keowee comes from Cherokee word meaning ‘Place of the Mulberries’. During the American Revolution, the Cherokee lost favor with their former British allies resulting in the Cherokee War between the Cherokees and the South Carolina militia. The war ended with the Cherokees pursuing peace by giving up nearly all their land in South Carolina. Many Cherokee artifacts can be found in the local museums throughout Oconee County.
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