The quality of design, materials and workmanship are evident throughout this Len Talley built custom home. The extra wide nearly level concrete driveway and parking area lead to a three car garage. The brick front, cement fiber siding and composite decking offer the prospect of minimal maintenance for years to come. The serpentine concrete cart pathway leads to a 2-slip covered dock and deck located on over a 100 feet of crystal clear water. Crown molding, solid 6-panel doors, hardwood floors, 9+ ceilings and other custom finishes are further evidence of the quality throughout this beautiful Keowee Key waterfront home. Beautiful oak hardwood covers the living room, dining room and kitchen floors. French glass doors flanked by windows and with transoms bath the living room with daylight and open on to the inviting screened porch. The fireplace with its eye catching mantel and granite surround sits between white custom cabinetry and shelves. Graceful white columns lead into the dining room graced by a bay window and tray ceiling. The well designed kitchen features custom oak cabinetry, Corian countertops and tiled backsplash and a dining bay with sliding glass doors that open on to the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Keowee. The master bedroom suite is entered through double doors for added privacy. Access to the deck outside is through French doors flanked by windows with transoms to allow in more light. Crown moldings and the tray ceiling with built in lighting complete this restful setting. His-and-her walk-in closets are nestled between the sleeping and the fully equipped master bath. Separate marble topped vanities in the bathroom provide each person with their own space. Walk-in shower and jetted tub complete this spacious master bathroom. A large laundry room with a stainless steel sink, two guest bedrooms and a guest bath complete the main level living area of this wonderful Lake Keowee home. The center piece of the lower level is a multi-purpose recreation room over 26 feet long with a fireplace, wet bar, bay window and French glass doors opening on to the lower deck. Adjoining the rec room is a separate room set aside for exercise or games and yet another room is perfect for crafts. The large office with custom built desk top, shelving and file drawers is perfect for the quiet pursuit of business. An additional 4th bedroom and bath round out this well thought out walk out lower level. And of course there is the much desired unfinished but climate controlled area for storing those seldom used things. Seller is SC licensed Realtor
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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