Your Ideal Mountain Home Awaits You in Western North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC | Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009

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No Need to “Climb Every Mountain” –

At elevations stretching 3,000 to over 5,000 feet above sea level and breathtaking vistas as far as the eye can see, the mountains of Western North Carolina are the stuff of legend. For hundreds of years, families from Georgia, Florida, the coastal Carolinas and beyond have sought refuge from the heat during the summer months and a picturesque change of seasons during the fall and winter months in the hills and valleys of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

A land as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the historic villages of Cashiers and Highlands are renowned resort destinations featuring distinctive communities, fine dining, eclectic shopping and a major emphasis on the arts and culture. Many communities in Cashiers and Highlands are highly sought-after – as word of this incredible slice of Heaven spreads. Must-see neighborhoods in Cashiers – from low-maintenance condominiums offering a wide variety of amenities, to quaint cottages tucked inside an ancient forest, to grand estates overlooking the mountain range – include: Arrowhead, Big Sheepcliff, Cedar Creek, Chattooga Club, Chattooga Ridge, Chinquapin, Cullasaja Club, High Hampton, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, High Meadows, Little Terrapin, Lonesome Valley, Mountaintop Lake & Golf Club, Pinchot, Sheepcliff Crossing & Sheepcliff Woods, Spring Forest, Wade Hampton Golf Club and Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Highlands features the following luxury gated communities: Highlands Country Club, Highland Falls Country Club, Lake Osseroga, Lake Sequoyah and Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove.

The nearby town of Sapphire offers the sprawling vacation destination of Wyndham Resort at Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley. The resort’s guests and nearby residents are afforded access to its many acclaimed amenities: the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and more. Many of Sapphire’s amazing communities share amenities with Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley including: Bald Rock, Cedar Hill, Country Club Estates, Deer Run, Eagle Ridge, Falcon Ridge, FiveStone, Fox Run Ridge, Golf Club Estates, Holly Forest, Round Hill, Sapphire High, Stonecreek Crossing, The Divide at Bald Rock and Whisper Lake.

If you’re having trouble deciding whether to build or buy your dream home high atop a mountain or beside the peaceful waters of a beautiful lake – look no further. Western North Carolina’s Lake Toxaway and Lake Glenville offer you both options in one. After spending an unforgettable day on the lake, you and your family can watch the sun set over the mountains in the distance. You won’t want to miss Lake Toxaway’s Bear Wallow Springs, Catatoga, Lake Toxaway Estates or Toxaway Views. Lake Glenville offers future residents plenty of remarkable options with its Bear Lake Reserve, Big Ridge, Bridge Creek, Buck Knob Island, Buck Knob Landing, Cullowhee Forest, Glen Laurel, Glenshore, Sims Valley, Stonebridge, Stone Point, Summer Cove, Summer Hill and Trillium.

Now is the perfect time to buy! For more information on any of the communities along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, or to schedule your visit to this unique corner of the world to view your future community or home site, contact the talented team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group – a full-service brokerage firm of seasoned professionals, representing luxury properties along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Our listings feature some of the very best views North Carolina has to offer. We are dedicated to helping you make informed decisions regarding your real estate investment. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting our website at www.ncliving.com.

When you’re prepared to begin your quest for your ideal primary residence, vacation home or lot on which to build your dream home – a Silver Creek broker is ready to help you. Contact us today by calling 828.743.1999 or drop by our offices located in the Shoppes at CreekSide, just west of the Cashiers Crossroads. We look forward to meeting you and learning all about your vision. What are you waiting for? Your future home, award winning golf courses, quaint shopping villages, scenic hiking trails and endless days of fly fishing await you.

* “Climb Every Mountain” (The Sound of Music) Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein

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Become Inspired – Cedar Hill in Western North Carolina

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Real Estate News | Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009

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“The richness I achieve comes from nature… the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet

Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to visit Cedar Hill on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, and become INSPIRED by this very special community. A nature lover’s paradise with easy access to the exciting shopping, dining and culture of the nearby resort village of Cashiers, North Carolina – Cedar Hill offers its residents the very best of both worlds. Nestled among primeval hardwoods, the peaceful calm of breathtaking waterfalls and gently rolling hills offering some of the most splendid long-range views in Western North Carolina – Cedar Hill provides the modern convenience of underground utilities to each home site, so as not to mar the lovely natural landscape. This established, gated community presents a rich bounty of the very latest elegant new construction homes and one-of-a-kind estate-sized lots. From magnificent sprawling multi-million dollar estates with extraordinary luxury appointments to meet the standards of the most discerning resident (like the stately home offered for sale by Silver Creek), to a painter’s canvas of excellently priced home sites where the view and your imagination will determine the size and scope of your dream home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill

Homeowners may enjoy the serenity found along walking trails throughout the community, many leading to some of Cashiers most mystic waterfalls – or take in amazing views of Bald Rock, Big Sheep Cliff and Whiteside Mountains from their very own backyard. Many residents of Cedar Hill are members of the excusive Country Club of Sapphire Valley – which includes a beautiful mountain golf course with breathtaking views from every hole, four Har-Tru tennis courts, a 3,600 sq-ft fitness center and a lovely clubhouse with three dining rooms overlooking the majesty of the mountains or the golf course. Homeowners are also afforded access to all of the amenities and community activities of Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley. These amenities include the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and more. Directly across the street from the community lies the Cedar Creek Racquet Club – THE premier tennis club of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau offering even more opportunities for fun for the whole family – and just a short drive from Cedar Hill’s gates, the unique shops and world-class dining of historic Cashiers await. To schedule a tour of the Cedar Hill Community, simply call the team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at (828) 743-1999, drop by our offices conveniently located just west of Cashiers Crossroads or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to the opportunity to inspire you to become part of this distinctive Cashiers community!

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Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Sapphire Valley Home and Land Real Estate Sales Update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of August 24, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

A 5 bedroom/6.5 bath home in Eagle Ridge sold for $695,000.
A 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Stillpoint on Lake Glenville sold for $1,487,500.
A 3 bedroom/3 bath home in the Hamlets next to the Country Club of Sapphire Valley sold for $575,000.
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Bridge Creek sold for $620,000.
A 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Cullasja Club sold for $1,050,000.
A 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home in The Crest sold for $632,000.
A 2 bedroom/1.5 bath home in Miami Heights sold for $160,100.
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $695,000.
A 2 bedroom/2 bath home in Bear Wallow Springs sold for $625,000.
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Burlinggame at Sapphire Lake sold for $650,000.
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes sold for $553,500.
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home at Half Mile Farm sold for $700,000.
A lot in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $180,000.
A lot in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $66,938.
A lot in Lake Toxaway Estates sold for $95,000.
A lot in Holly Forest XIV sold for $3,000.
A lot in Holly Forest XI sold for $3,000.
A .40 acre lot off Buck Creek Road sold for $42,000.

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Plateau Pursuits – September 2009 Edition

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009

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The Bascom in Highlands NC

The Bascom in Highlands NC

With Fall’s official arrival rapidly approaching on September 22nd, the excitement is mounting in the towns surrounding the resort villages of Cashiers and Highlands as we await that very first hint of autumn on the mountain. In one month’s time, the lovely green hardwoods that line the mountaintops and valley floors of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau will be transformed to a vibrant painter’s palette of color – red, yellow, orange and brown. (Be sure to mark your calendar for the First Annual Leaf Festival in Cashier the weekend of October 9 through 11!) In the meantime, we invite you to join us for delightfully mild days and loads of family fun in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group has compiled a list of events taking place in our little corner of the world this September. We hope to see you, your friends and family up on the mountain soon!

September 1-5: Printmaking Workshop at The Bascom – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. –Taught by H. Aaron Hequembourg, this class will explore the method for producing wood blocks, printing the blocks on various thin papers and applying them to various surfaces. Cost to participate is $275/$250 for members. For more information, e-mail info@bigwhitedog.net.

September 4-6: “I Hear America Singing” – The stirring music of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer will be performed at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands during Labor Day Weekend. Presented by Robert Ray and sponsored by Skyline Lodge and Jack’s at Skyline Restaurant. All seats are just $25. Three performances only – Friday @ 8 p.m., Saturday @ 8 p.m. and Sunday @ 2 p.m. Buy tickets online at www.highlandsperformingartscenter.org or reserve your seats by calling 828-526.9047.

September 5: Mountain Tail Waggers Walk and Pet Fest – Come one, come all to this very special event in support of our furry, little four-legged friends. The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society presents the very first Mountain Tail Waggers Walk – which is slated to begin at the Highlands School with the finish line located on Pine Street in downtown Highlands – the site of the super fun Pet Fest. Registration for the walk starts at 8 a.m., but walkers may also pre-register online at www.chhumanesociety.org. Pet Fest will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include music, food, craft show, competitions, live demonstrations, and opportunities to microchip your pet. For more information, call 828.743.5752.

September 5: Cat Chow Gallery Talk: “Beyond Fiber Art” – 6 p.m. at The Bascom. Free.
In a 10-20 minute exhibition reception talk, NY-based designer, performer and former fashion-and-fiber artist – Catharine (Cat) Chow – will talk about conceptual art and redefining the boundaries between art, craft and design. For more information, visit www.cat-chow.com or call 828-526-4929.

September 5-6: The Village Square Art & Craft Show – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Highlands at the Village Square and Kelsey Hutchinson Park. Will feature regional artisans in a variety of methods and mediums – Fine art, baskets, folk art, musical instruments, turned wood, children’s clothing/accessories, pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture and more. Call 828.787.2021 for more information.

Sept. 5-Oct. 7: 100 Years of Land Conservation – ongoing exhibition at Summit One Gallery. Artists have created new works inspired by the very special properties conserved by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. For more information, call 828.526.2673.

Sept. 5-Oct. 10: Exhibition: Cat Chow: “Beyond Fiber Art” – Must see exhibit at The Bascom. Display of the highly touted work of Catharine (Cat) Chow. The New Yorker called this NYC artist one of the most interesting and compelling young talents to come along in years! For more information, visit www.cat-chow.com or call 828-526-4929.

September 7: Art Duplicating Art – An exhibition at Summit One Gallery featuring the works of local artists, depicting the beauty of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. A percentage of the receipts from sales will be donated to HCLT. For more information, call 828.526.2673.

September 8-9: The Repeated Object Workshop: Cat Chow – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Bascom. Two-day workshop in which students will have the opportunity to create a sculpture that is inspired by the idea of the repeated object. Cost to participate in this particular class is $300/$275 for members (to take all 3 workshops in the Cat Chow Series costs $625/$600 for members and includes some materials). For more information, visit www.cat-chow.com or call 828-526-4929.

September 10-11: The Artist as Collector Workshop: Cat Chow – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Bascom.
In this second in a series two-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to create a work that is inspired by their passion for collecting objects and/or images. Enjoy a slide lecture, class discussion, show-and-tell and the creation of a finished work. Cost to participate in this particular class is $300/$275 for members (to take all 3 workshops in the Cat Chow Series costs $625/$600 for members and includes some materials). For more information, visit www.cat-chow.com or call 828-526-4929.

September 10-11: Landscaping & Gardening with Native Plants – Highlands Biological Station. Evening includes refreshments and short tour plus program about the Southern Appalachians and the events that have shaped the forests and diversity of plant species we see around us. Native plant auction will conclude the event. Refreshments begin at 4 p.m. – program to start at 6 p.m. For more information, call 828.526.2602.

September 12: Second Annual Highlands Motoring Festival – Get ready to kick some tires and look under the hoods of some of Western North Carolina’s coolest cars. Event created to benefit the Hudson Library. For more information or to register your car for the event (all cars must be manufactured before 1979), visit www.highlandsmotoringfestival.com.

September 12: Unconventional Adornment: Cat Chow – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Bascom.
In this third in a series one-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to use unconventional materials to make a small wearable object. Enjoy a slide lecture of artists’ works that incorporate unconventional objects, a demonstration of connecting techniques and the creation of a piece that adorns the body such as a piece of jewelry or an accessory. Cost to participate in this particular class is $175/$150 for members (to take all 3 workshops in the Cat Chow Series costs $625/$600 for members and includes some materials). For more information, visit www.cat-chow.com or call 828-526-4929.

September 13: Bel Canto – 17th annual “grand opera” event begins at the Martin-Lipscomb Center for the Performing Arts in Highlands at 4 p.m. – with dinner to follow at the Highlands Country Club. Performances include selections from Broadway musicals to classical operas. Proceeds from this event will be used to enhance The Bascom’s permanent collection, and benefit the music programs at the Highlands School and the Highlands Community Child Development Center. For more information, call 828.526.1947.

September 14: Figure Study Sessions with Live Model – 6 to 8 p.m. at The Bascom. Bring media of your choice: sketchpad, clay or paint box for a leisurely session of figure drawing, sculpting or painting from a nude model. Informal instruction is available. Cost is $20 per session/$15 for members. For more information, call 828-526-4929 or visit www.thebascom.org.

Sept. 14-Dec. 16: Young Artists Program – In order to help engender a continuing love of the arts and give birth to some budding artists, The Bascom offers fun and thoughtful art classes geared to the skills and interests of children from pre-school to pre-teen, during the school year. Mondays 3 to 4 p.m. (grades 2-5); Tuesdays 11 to 11:30 a.m. (preschoolers) and 3 to 4 p.m. (grades K-1); and Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (homeschoolers ages 4-7), 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (homeschoolers ages 8-14), and 3 to 4 p.m. (grades K-2);  Cost $15 for a 6-class session, preschool;  $30 for a 6-class session, homeschoolers and grades 1-5. For more information, call 828-526-4929 or visit www.thebascom.org.

September 14-18: Gaining a Perspective on Drawing and Painting – Workshop instructor Adrian Deckbar calls the ability to use perspective “power over space.” Students will learn how to see the three-dimensional world so they can flatten it into a two-dimensional image. If you have struggled to make things look “real” and three-dimensional, this is the class for you. 1 to 4 p.m. Cost of workshop is $300/$275 members. For more information, call 828-526-4929 or visit www.adriandeckbar.com.

September 15: Geology Eco Tour – Hiking tour hosted by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust – free to Trust members and $25 donation for new friends. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 828.526.1111 or emailing Julie.hitrust@earthlink.net. HCLT invites you to “come see what you’ll discover…”

September 19: Field Trip around Highlands – The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society hosts this FREE trip around the Highlands to look for Fall migrating birds. Meet at the public parking area next to Town Hall bright and early at 7:30 a.m. For additional information, call Brock Hutchins at 828.787.1387.

September 19: James (Jim) Landon Lecture – “Issues Affecting Antiquities and Art” – 5 p.m. at The Bascom – Admission is just $10/free to members. Atlanta attorney Jim Landon will present a brief history of the creation of museums and their collections, as well as the ethical and legal issues facing individuals and institutions when acquiring cultural property. He will reference the recovery of art plundered during the Second World War and the claims of countries of origin on antiquities now owned by some of the world’s most prestigious museums. For more information, call 828-526-4929 or visit www.thebascom.org.

Sept. 21-25: Silk Painting – Janet Taylor’s gorgeous silk scarves and ties (see www.janettaylorstudio.com) have been wildly successful in the Shop at The Bascom. Now she invites YOU to learn her secrets in this very special class at The Bascom. Best part is, students will leave with beautiful hand-painted scarf of their own. To register or sign up, visit www.thebascom.org or call 828.526.4949 ext. 100.

September 22: Blue Ridge Parkway Field Trip – The Highlands Plateau Audubon Society hosts this trip around the Blue Ridge Parkway to look for Fall migrating birds. Meet at the public parking area next to Town Hall bright and early at 7:30 a.m. For additional information, call Brock Hutchins at 828.787.1387.

September 24: Cashiers Historical Society’s Founder’s Day – this very special annual celebration is designed to help make the past come alive for children and grown-ups alike as they are transported back to the time when Cashiers was first founded. Hosted at the beautiful, historic Zachary-Tolbert House and sponsored in part by the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley. For more information, call 828.743.5752.

September 25-27: Fifth Annual Highlands Antique Show – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Highlands Recreation Center. High quality antiques from all of your favorite vendors and other exhibitors from around the world will be featured in this year’s show. Admission is just $12.

September 30: Understanding the Black Bear – 6:30 p.m. Cashiers Village Green – free to all. This special presentation by Bill Lea is part of the Village Nature Series, and is co-hosted by Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and the Village Green. Contact HCLT for information at 828.526.1111 or email Julie.hitrust@earthlink.net.

Now thru Oct. 17 Southern Landscapes Exhibition – Featuring the works of Lamar Dodd and Will Henry Stevens at the Bascom in Highlands. For more information, call 828-526-4929 or visit www.thebascom.org.

Now thru Oct. 30: Dave Russell Exhibition – Stacked Stone Sculpture/Outdoors at the Bascom in Highlands. For more information, call 828-526-4929 or visit www.thebascom.org.

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Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Sapphire Valley Home and Land Sales Update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of August 10, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

A 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Golf Club Estates sold for $1,005,000.
A 4 bedroom/5.5 bath home in Chattooga Club sold for $2,750,000.

Chattooga Club Estate

Chattooga Club Estate sold in Cashiers NC

A 3 bedroom/3 bath home in Cedar Ridge Estates sold for $850,000.
A 3 bedroom/2 bath home in Holly Forest I sold for $235,000.
A 3 bedroom/2 bath home on John’s Road in the Lake Toxaway area sold for $350,000.
A 2.5 acre tract of land on Treasurewood Road (off Cedar Creek Road) sold for $115,000.
A lot in Still point on Lake Glenville sold for $696,000.
A 3.9 acre tract of land on Three Ponds Place in Hamburg Township sold for $154,000.
A dock at Cedar Point Landings sold for $105,000.
A commercial lot in Wright Memorial Square sold for $860,000.

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Finding the Perfect Fit at Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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The convergence of so many classic elements of life in Western North Carolina, Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes is a community that offers endless possibilities for the “perfect fit” to its residents. Established in 1983 as an equity club and master-planned community, Burlingame continues to provide numerous real estate opportunities to potential homeowners on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Whether you’re an avid fisherman who prefers to build their dream home on a riverfront home site, a nature lover who enjoys long-range mountain views from the rear deck of their luxury home, a boat enthusiast who seeks a unique lakefront estate complete with boat dock, or an empty nester who appreciates the comfort and low-maintenance of the rustic lodge-inspired condominiums that line the development’s 18-hole championship golf course – there’s something for everyone at Burlingame.

Burlingame Entance Sign

Burlingame Entance Sign

Burlingame Country Club lies at the heart of the community, and features three dining rooms and two lounges inside an exquisitely appointed Clubhouse. The Country Club is also home to a 24-hour fitness center, four Har-Tru tennis courts, one hard court, and a heated pool. Burlingame, nestled within a forest of hardwoods, hemlock pines and mountain laurel and woven through by the mighty Horsepasture River, also provides guests and homeowners with a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Silver Creek Real Estate Group is currently representing several distinctive properties within Burlingame, including a secluded home – designed by local architect C. Allen Brown – which features several walls of windows throughout the interior, each offering amazing views of the beautiful natural setting that is Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes. Other features include floor-to-ceiling stone hearth, hardwood floors, two levels of flexible living space, screened-in porch and 275 feet of tranquil river frontage. It is the ideal home for the fly fisherman or the family who enjoys waking up to the peaceful sound of rushing water, and – at such a reasonable price – it’s the best catch on the Horsepasture River. For more information on this amazing home and other great properties in sought-after Burlingame at Sapphire Lakes, contact the team at Silver Creek at (828)743-1999 or drop by our offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads. We can begin the quest for YOUR perfect fit TODAY!

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Don’t Miss the 12th Annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse!

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Things to Do | Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009

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Silver Creek Real Estate Group is a proud supporter of Cashiers’ Designer Showhouse 2009, sponsored by the dedicated folks at The Cashiers Historical Society (CHS) and the media sponsor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine. This year’s Showhouse represents the twelfth year for this very special event – an annual fundraiser to benefit CHS – and will be hosted at Cashiers’ historic Nancy Hanks House. Nancy Hanks (1927-1983) – a prominent summertime Cashiers resident and former president of the American Council for the Arts – is perhaps best known for spearheading the federal government’s involvement in the arts. The Designer Showhouse will feature 28 rooms of stunning interior design through the hard work and artistic talent of both local designers and top Atlanta-based design firms. Showhouse Shops and on-site Merchant’s Green Market are sure to please visitors who wish to shop to their heart’s content. The Showhouse will be open to visitors from Saturday, August 22 through Sunday, September 6 during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. General admission is $25, and tickets are available at the door or through The Cashiers Historical Society. A Customer Appreciation Day will be held on Wednesday, September 2 – and admission will be just $15 all day! The Nancy Hanks House is located at 1903 Highway 107 – approximately two miles south of the Crossroads in Cashiers, GA.

Other events surrounding the 2009 Designer Showhouse support an eco-friendly theme – “Green: Leaving a Legacy”. The event Preview Patron’s Party – “A Green Affair” – will be hosted the evening of August 21, with entertainment provided by ANITA and catering by Lee Epting of Athens, Georgia. Opening day – August 22 – the Church of the Good Shepherd will be the site of “Farm Fresh Foods: From Garden to Table” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special event features guest speaker Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia Restaurant in Atlanta, and limited seats are available at $75. On Wednesday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – the Church of the Good Shepherd will play host to two “green-friendly” lectures: “Always in Style: Everyday Green Living” presented by Laura Turner Seydel and “Wellness Within Your Walls ™: Eco Friendly and Healthy Interiors” by Jillian Pritchard Cooke. Tickets to this event are also $75. The Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 1448 Hwy 107 South in Cashiers.

Jochen Lucke – owner and senior broker of Silver Creek Real Estate Group – will be representing the Silver Creek team and their support of “green living” as he takes part in “Putting for the Green” on Sunday, August 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This fun community event will be hosted by the Chattooga Putting Club at The Nancy Hanks House. Tickets are $75 for participants, and $50 for spectators and fans.

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss the 12th annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse, a very special event in support of an excellent cause – preserving Cashiers colorful history (and our planet!) for future generations. Jochen Lucke and the rest of the team at Silver Creek hope to see you there! For more information or to purchase your advance tickets, call The Cashiers Historical Society at 828-743-7710 or via e-mail at zacharytolbert@aol.com.

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Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Sapphire Valley Home and Land Sales Update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Bank Owned Properties, Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of August 10, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

A 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in High Hampton sold for $1,300,000.
A 4 bedroom/4 bath home in the Sheep Laurel Section of High Hampton sold for $800,000.
A 3 bedroom/2 bath home in Cedar Creek Woods sold for $505,000.
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Cedar Hill sold for $545,000.
A 2 bedroom/2 bath home in Hidden Falls sold for $470,000.
A 3 bedroom/2 bath home in Cullowhee Forest sold for $368,000.
A 3 bedroom/3 bath home on Cherokee Trail sold for $297,000.
A 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Primeval Estates (Highlands) sold for $1,100,000.
A 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home in Wildcat Cliffs Country Club sold for $464,000.
A lot in High Hampton sold for $300,000.
A lot was deeded back to the bank in the Bear Pen section of River Rock for $109,500.
A 25.6 acre tract of land in Cullowhee Mountain sold for $800,280.
A cabin lot in Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club sold for $200,000.

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Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Sapphire Valley Real Estate Sales Update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of August 3, 2009 in the greater Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley NC area. For additional information on any of these sales or assistance in purchasing or selling property, please call our office at (828) 743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.

A 4 bedroom, 8.5 bath home in Highlands Point sold for $1,500,000.
A 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Cullasaja Club sold for $ 825,000.
A 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Trillium sold for $450,000.
A 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in Killian’s Park sold for $277,000.
A 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium in River Chase sold for $120,000.
A 10.2 acre tract of land in Heaton Forest (High Hampton) sold for $1,575,000.
A lot in Cedar Hill sold for $300,000.
A lot in Cedar Hill sold for $85,000.
A lot in Holly Forest XI sold for $20,000.
A lot in the Chipmunk Trail area sold for $16,000.
A lot in Holly Forest IV sold for $3,000.
A lot in Holly Forest I sold for $29,500.
A lot in Holly Forest XI sold for $40,000.
A lot in Holly Forest V sold for $7,500.

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Cullasaja Club of Highlands – “Home is Where the Heart Is”

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Friday, August 7, 2009

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It is said that the reason so many members of Cullasaja Club choose to call this unique community “home”, is that this is where their hearts are. Comprised of over 685 peaceful acres, Cullasaja Club offers slightly less than 300 select home sites in a stunning blend of natural settings and country club atmosphere. Membership to the Club is by invitation only and the number of members is capped in order to maintain the tranquility and exclusivity that make Cullasaja so special. From breathtaking long range mountain vistas, to the peaceful sound of waterfalls flowing into the Cullasaja River, to the glass-like surfaces of Lake Ravenal and Mirror Lake – it’s no wonder why Cullasaja is home to so many hearts.

At the “heart” of the community lies the par 72, 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course – pairing the striking beauty of nature with a truly challenging game of golf. With so many gorgeous distractions, the most challenging aspect of the game may be found in simply keeping your eye on the ball. The prestigious Clubhouse features a multitude of gathering spaces, fireplaces and dining options – from a mixed grill to a formal dining room. The Club also boasts one hard surface and five clay tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness and activity center, and a bounty of water-filled fun on fully stocked Lake Ravenal. Adjacent to Nantahala National Forest, there are a wealth of opportunities for hiking and biking while taking in the majesty of a lush mountain forest. Close proximity to the historic village of Highlands provides residents of Cullasaja with additional options for dining, shopping and entertainment.

Offering a wide variety of homes – from quaint cottages to estate-sized homes – as well as a handful of lots on which to build your ideal mountain retreat, Cullasaja Club could soon be home to your heart, as well. You are invited to “Experience – Escape – Energize – and Enjoy”! For a tour of Cullasaja’s available homes and/or home sites, contact the talented team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at 828-743-1999. We look forward to helping you make sure your heart is in the right place!

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