175 S Falls Road Sunset, SC 29685
Executive Retreat - A 300 foot-long driveway leads you past a professionally designed and landscaped lawn to this astonishing house at 175 South Falls Road in the Reserve at Lake Keowee. You will feel like you are on the streets of Europe – all while in the wilds of South Carolina – as you pass a variety of ornamental trees, shrubs and plants, beautiful gardenias and tea tree olives, extremely aromatic, dwarf boxwoods, butterflies shrubs, lilies, peonies shrubs, Deodar cedars, Golden spruces and an array of Bonsai trees in the front of the house. The house is situated on two acres filled with red oaks, white oaks, hickories, tulip poplars, black cherries, dogwood trees, mountain laurels, persimmon trees, wild black raspberries, wild blueberries, wild muscadine grape vines. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you will find a courtyard covered with herringbone brick pavers and circular Doggett mountain stone feature that can be used for a bird’s bath or water fountain at the top of the driveway. Are you ready to enter the house? Walk through the Borano custom made double leaf Mahogany doors to a house drawn by James Seward, who designed houses in the Cliffs as well. It has been built with insulated concrete forms, filled with concrete, and reinforced by steel cables and rebar, which makes a home incredibly strong, almost 12-inch thick walls. Because of this, the house is extremely quiet, very well insulated, and highly energy efficient. The foyer featured a half round wall, covered with a textured finish with the coat room and a powder room to the left and right. The great room features a 20-foot tall ceiling wit, custom Douglas Fir timber beams with curved brackets, a custom Dogget mountain fireplace, herringbone firebox, constructed with Isokern fireplace system made with volcanic material from Iceland with Dogget Mountain Stone columns in between arches, supporting arches and timber beams The kitchen features a double groin vaulted ceiling, merchant lantern with glass dome chandelier, a custom made China Cabinet with walnut wood backing, and solid walnut and Carrara Marble counter tops, interior illumination, fully extended drawers. Two Bosch dishwashers, a subzero refrigerators, a wolf single burner gas cooktop and a Gaggenau Induction cooktop highlight the appliances. It also has a pantry and root cellar. Three bedrooms include a luxurious main suite that includes cove ceilings, texture finished walls, Mahogany custom pocket door, a panoramic bay window, his and hers closet and a bathroom featuring a Sanijet pipeless spa bathtub. Still want more? It also has a three car garage and work area with utility sink as well as a patio great for watching sunsets and views of the lake. A once in a lifetime find!
Listing Brokerage NameJoan Herlong Sotheby's Int
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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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