Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Getting ready for boating season on Lake Keowee

It is almost that time of year! The temperatures are rising and the beautiful emerald Lake Keowee seems to be taunting you. The days of sunset cruises and soaking up the sun are just around the corner! It is time to pull that boat or PWC out of storage, dust it off and find that… Read more »

Beyond the Surface: Lake Jocassee

When we think about Lake Jocassee we tend to envision the vast blue water, endless views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, numerous waterfalls, and maybe even the gorges and protected forests that surround.  But did you know that Lake Jocassee is actually a man-made reservoir, and that underneath, homes and structures are still visible? We… Read more »

Hike to a lakeside pavilion high in the mountains

The Cliffs Communities are well sought after for their seamless blending of luxury homes and world-class amenities within breathtaking natural surroundings. Many of their Lake Keowee and South Carolina communities offer not only golfing, dining, and boating, but also miles of beautiful trails for avid outdoorsmen to enjoy.   From beginners to the most experienced… Read more »

Your House As Seen By…

How do you perceive the value of your own home? Odds are, it differs from the view of your lender, potential buyer, tax assessor or appraiser. Pause for a moment to reflect on the info graphic below, courtesy of Rob Fraim. Home appraisals are an important tool in the home sale process for all parties… Read more »

Clemson Overthrows Crimson Tide

  Securing the 2017 National Championship title for the Clemson Tigers looked like a distant dream after trailing 10 points going into the fourth quarter. That’s when Clemson’s quarterback, Deshaun Watson, began to dominate the Alabama defense, which had been considered among the greatest in college football history. Watson completed 12 of 18 passes for… Read more »

The Eagle Has Landed

Caesar’s Head, the gateway to a large area of public lands in northern Greenville County, collectively called the Mountain Bridge Wilderness has an active hawk watch September through November. If you visit on the right day in mid September you might see hundreds of Broad-winged Hawks in migration from the overlook. Luckily, our Broker, Justin… Read more »

Italian-Villa Styled Summerour Home in Sublime Waterfront Location

  207 Sunrise Pointe | Keowee Falls | Salem | SC 5 bedrooms, 6 baths with 2 half baths. Keith Summerour designed, and built by boutique craftsman, Mike Blackburn. An exceptional, 1.53 acre waterfront lot, with gentle slope and 326 ft. of prime shoreline leading to a covered boat dock with lift. Unique master suite… Read more »

Introducing to the Market | 211 Vineyard Park

Spacious and utterly enchanting, this impressive Mill Creek Post and Beam (authentic timber frame construction) beauty represents the quintessential mountain-lake home. Much admired for its many original features, this home has been featured in “Timber Homes” magazine. Expansive living areas (with over 7,000 square feet fully finished) are beautifully laid out over heart pine floors,… Read more »

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