Escape to the tranquility of the Mountain Lakes Region of the Upstate of South Carolina. Savor and command panoramic views of Lake Keowee from this beautifully sited Lake Keowee waterfront home executed in low maintenance and durable stone and fiber cement siding and located in the prestigious Waterford community near the towns of Seneca and Clemson. A gracious front porch welcomes you and your guests upon arrival. Step through the front door and you will be immediately greeted by mountain lake views; an experience repeated as you enter every living and sleeping space on both the main and garden levels in this exceptionally well-designed open floor plan. Throughout the home you will enjoy premium finishes including custom crown molding, large picture windows and multiple fireplaces. The entry flows into the vaulted living room bathed in natural light and appointed with hardwood floors, a natural gas fireplace and custom built-in cabinetry. The living room opens into the kitchen and dining area in a perfect arrangement for both large-scale entertaining and fun-filled family gatherings. The gourmet kitchen features rich custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, illuminated granite counter tops and a nearby walk-in pantry. You’ll note three-car garage is conveniently just steps away. The spacious dining room offers captivating views of the lake. Also open to the kitchen is the sun room which opens onward to the screen porch and grilling deck. While still on the main level you’ll find the private owner’s retreat which includes a comfortable master bedroom, a luxurious master bath with jetted tub and walk-in shower, an enormous dressing closet and a separate reading room. Every room you’ll need for daily living is located on the main level including a large laundry room and a powder room for guests. The garden level features a fireside family recreation room with a wet bar for ease of entertaining family and lake guests, an office and three comfortable bedrooms with three full baths arranged as two suites. Each bedroom and the office offers refreshing views of the lake. Walk out from the family recreation room onto the patio, perfect for an escape to sheltered privacy. Steps further on your journey to the lakeshore take you through the tastefully landscaped garden with its private fire pit. Completing this exceptional property is a rare double-slip dock. It’s your gateway to the emerald waters of Lake Keowee. (A fifth finished bath adjoins an unfinished area above the garage creating the potential for an additional future bedroom/living suite.) Dimensions and numeric values are approximate. If these are important to you, please verify.
Community - Seneca
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Seneca is a charming town located along the shore of beautiful Lake Keowee in Upstate South Carolina. Boasting a popular historic district, lakefront homes, and plenty of small-town attractions, Seneca is a wonderful place to call home.
Seneca real estate includes an array of homes ranging in style, size and price point. There are a number of homes in Seneca located along the shore of Lake Keowee, offering breathtaking lake vistas and immediate water access. Seneca homes are typically situated on spacious lots, enjoying the natural beauty of this charming town.
Lifestyle and Attractions
Situated along the southern shore of the sparkling Lake Keowee lies Seneca, a charming town of just over 8,000 residents. The historic downtown area of Seneca features a number of shops, eateries and other local businesses, concentrated in the charming Ram Cat Alley filled with buildings built between the 1880s and 1930s. This narrow 21-building commercial district is filled with character and history, and remains a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
See a movie at Premiere Seneca Cinema 8 or a production at the Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca. Or explore the great outdoors just outside of town with a visit to Lake Keowee, where you can go skiing, boating, fishing, swimming, or hiking along nearby trails. The historic Lunney House Museum was built in 1906 and features a beautiful Arts & Crafts interior filled with period furnishings. Oconee County Hospital is located in Seneca, providing quality healthcare for residents and those living in surrounding communities.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Seneca is served by the School District of Oconee County, which operates 16 elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools, and a state-of-the-art career and technology center. Additionally, there are a number of private school options available within the region. While there are no colleges or universities in Seneca, residents may easily access the institutions in nearby Clemson, including Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University, and Clemson College.
Seneca was originally founded as Seneca City, named for a Native American village in the area and the Seneca River. Seneca was situated at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Railroad and the Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line Railroad, which are now part of the Norfolk Southern Railway. Two engineers for the Air Line Railroad purchased the land from Colonel Brown of Anderson, South Carolina. The land was divided into one-mile lots stemming from a stake driven into the center of the railroad intersection, which marked the center of town. The town held an auction on August 14, 1873 and Seneca City received a charter on March 14, 1874. It wasn’t until 1908 that the town’s name was changed to Seneca.
Seneca became a prominent marketing and shipping point for cotton, and eventually, a passenger terminal, a number of hotels, and a park — now called Norton-Thompson Park — were built near the railroad tracks. Several textile mills were also erected in Seneca and most have since closed their doors.
The town saw significant growth with the construction of Lake Hartwell in 1963, Lake Keowee in 1971, and Lake Jocassee in 1974.
Approximate Distance to:
Anderson: 25.5 Miles
Greenville: 37.5 Miles
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport: 50.5 Miles
- Oconee Memorial Hospital: 2 Miles
- Greenville Hospital: 36 Miles
- Highway 28 S: 1 Mile
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