“At the top of the world” at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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True to its name, Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club is perched high atop a beautiful expanse of the Blue Ridge Mountains between the popular destinations of Cashiers and Highlands, North Carolina. At 4,000 feet above sea level, Mountaintop offers its residents not only some of the most beautiful views in the region, but also extremely pleasant climates, no matter the season. Set upon a sprawling 731 acres, the developer – Discovery Land Company – has designed a luxury mountain retreat community of just 251 estate lots and 75 cabins and lodges peppered about the property. Lots range in size from one-half acre to over five acres – providing residents with the peace and quiet that has become a trademark of luxury mountain living. From a cascading waterfall to a nest of birds high atop a hardwood tree, the sights and sounds of nature surround the community. However, for those who seek more than just peace and quiet, amusing activities abound.

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Estate

Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club Estate

Mountaintop considers itself the “perfect private mountain retreat, designed to embrace your family for generations.” This unique community is highly revered for the level of service available to club members through the added benefits of property management and lifestyle concierge services. The mission at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club is “to enrich the lives of the Mountaintop family through a genuine desire to create memorable experiences that last a lifetime.” They seek to do so by offering a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the best that Western North Carolina has to offer. For the fun lover, Mountaintop offers a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, as well as opportunities for water sports like kayaking, wave running and canoeing at the private Lake Club on nearby Lake Glenville. For the nature lover, Cashiers offers horseback riding, fly fishing, whitewater rafting and plenty of trails for hiking and exploring. For those seeking inner peace, a trip to Mountaintop’s world-class spa and wellness center should certainly do the trick. And for the foodie, Mountaintop offers several options for your dining pleasure – anything from a family picnic by the lake to casual or formal dining in the clubhouse. The possibilities are truly endless.
Many offer stunning long-range views of the mountains or are set along the fairway of Mountaintop’s famous golf course. We are currently showcasing several new-construction multi-million dollar homes that are available for immediate move-in, including a handful of exquisite estates designed by renowned Atlanta architect, William T. Baker. For photo tours and more information on land or homes for sale in Mountaintop in Cashiers, North Carolina – click on this Mountaintop link.

When you’re ready to buy or build the home of your dreams, contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 742-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form . We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to one of Cashier’s most sought-after communities.


Cashiers/Highlands/Sapphire real estate sales update

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Bank Owned Properties, Real Estate News, Weekly Real Estate Sales Update | Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009

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Here are this week’s real estate sales for the week of May 25, 2009 in the greater Cashiers and Highlands 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.

4 bedroom/4.5 bath bank owned home in the Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove sold for $635,000.
A 0.51 acre lot in Holly Forest IV sold for $30,000.
A 1.94 acre lot in Sheepcliff Crossing sold for $80,000.
A 2.16 acre lot in Sapphire High sold for $55,000.
A 4.43 acre lot in Chinquapin sold for $450,000.
Lots 45 & 46 totaling 0.83 acres sold for $25,000.
A 1.67 acre lot off Highway 107 North (Liles Road) sold for $26,500.


Wade Hampton Golf Club tops Golf Digest list

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Things to Do | Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Golf Digest magazine just published their annual list of top golf courses in the country. They list the top 100 private and public courses as judged by a panel of 900 men and women. Each course was rated on seven different criteria on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being absolutely perfect). The seven criteria and Wade Hampton’s ratings are shot value (8.12), resistance to scoring (8.01),  design variety (8.16), memorability (8.31), aesthetics (8.62), conditioning (8.26), and ambiance (8.45), for a total score of 66.05. This ranking positions Wade Hampton Golf Club as number 17 of the top 100 private courses in the country.  A tribute to a lasting course design by Tom Fazio, the dedication of the members, and the natural beauty of Cashiers, NC. Congratulations!


Sapphire Valley Master Association buys Red Bird Golf Course

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News | Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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On January 27, 2009, the Sapphire Valley Master Association (SVMA) purchased Red Bird Golf Course. Included in the purchase were about 30 acres of land, the pro shop building, carts, and other maintenance equipment. The SVMA also owns the Sapphire Recreation Center, the Sapphire Community Center, and the ski area. The association refinanced their existing debt and purchased the golf course with a new note in the amount of $3,153,853 . According to the president of the SVMA, Mr. Walt Green, the association will save approximately $6,500 per month because of favorable interest rates.


Wade Hampton Golf Club finishes year strong

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News | Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009

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Wade Hampton Golf Club remains one of the most prestigious golf communities in Cashiers. The course designed by Tom Fazio is rated as one of top courses in the country. Three homes closed in November and December of 2008 according to the MLS data. The prices ranged from $975,000 to $2,800,000. The average price per square foot for 2008 was $491 compared to $508 in 2007, a very modest decline in light of the current market.  There are currently only 5 homes on the market in Wade and one is pending. For additional information please contact Jochen Lucke at 828-743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.


Opportunity at Trillium – A private golf & lake community

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Bank Owned Properties, Real Estate News | Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009

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I just previewed three homes overlooking the golf course that are owned by banks. These properties represent a substantial savings to a buyer. The homes feature 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths on two levels. A membership at Trillium allows you, your family and friends to enjoy amenities such as the clubhouse, 18 hole golf course, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, a fitness facility, and the Landings restaurant overlooking Lake Glenville.

If you are looking for value, these homes are worth your consideration. For additional information please contact Jochen Lucke at 828-743-1999 or email me at jlucke@ncliving.com.


Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club estate sold in October

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News | Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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As of today, the highest price sale in 2008 in the Cashiers area is an estate located in the private mountain community of Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club. The custom designed estate overlooks the golf course and sold for $3.9 million. The community is being developed by the Discovery Land Company and features an 18-hole golf course created by famed designer Tom Fazio. Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club is a private equity membership mountain retreat where the opportunity for membership is by invitation only. In addition to the mountain lodge inspired clubhouse over looking the golf course, members may enjoy the Lake Club located on the shores of Lake Glenville. Exclusive to members of Mountaintop, this private facility features a 5,000 square foot pavilion located on over 7 acres. A private marina lets members enjoy all the water activities the lake has to offer. For additional information on this exclusive community, feel free to email Jochen Lucke at jlucke@ncliving.com or call me at 828-743-1999.