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Lake Lanier Family Retreat

2 Lake Homes and 2 Boathouses on 1.7 Acres



Discover this one-of-a-kind lakefront family compound with 255 feet of frontage on Lake Lanier.  This property includes an architect-designed main house with a 2-car garage and a cottage built in 2008 with 2-car garage.  Low maintenance landscaping accentuates the property with many trees and native plants. The compound includes two boat houses with attached docks and a storage shed.  A paved private parking area concealed by landscaping at front of this property awaits your guests when entertaining.  Enjoy luxury living on a pristine private mountain lake where you can water ski, jet ski, canoe, fish and swim.   


Main Residence | The architect-designed main house,  built in 1992, offers a fall-away ranch design with generous windows allowing full appreciation of the outdoor views.  The house sits at the highest point of the property while the walk -out lower level falls along the contour of the hill as it descends towards the lake.  The floor plan optimizes the utilization of square footage while making a small footprint on the wooded property. The main house has a first floor master suite with three bedrooms and two full baths on the lower level.  Plenty of storage in the unfinished area of the lower-level.  Faultless design with all the amenities provides total utility and comfort for living in and maintaining this residence.
Living Room |The open floor plan features a large living room with brick accented fireplace and built-in bookcase cabinet serving as the focal point of the room flanked. Notice the large windows, tray ceiling, crown molding and a neutral color palette.  The sunroom, kitchen and dining room all flow off of the living room.  Another design feature is the concealed wet bar in a partial wall delineating the foyer from the living room.
Kitchen | The compact kitchen with island offers many built-in appliances including a range/oven, microwave, wall oven and dishwasher.  For easy storage, enjoy plenty of cabinets and a pantry.  The laundry room, located off the kitchen, provides direct access to the garage.
Dining | The dining room adjoins the living room and is perfect for dining and entertaining.  With close proximity to the kitchen for ease in serving, the dining room further compliments the open floor plan.
Master Bedroom | This sunny master bedroom  is located at the opposite end of the main level, offering privacy from the other living areas.  An adjoining master bath, large walk-in closets and four windows provide all the amenities for a cozy bedroom retreat.
Master Bath | The master bath features his/her basins in the vanity with large mirror and lots of cabinet storage. A full tub and separate shower stall complete this bathroom.
Guest Bedrooms | The lower level features three bedrooms and two full baths for family and guests.  Each room has windows that open to private views. 
Sunroom | What is a lake house without a sunroom?  Located on the main level, the sunroom boasts sliding windows on three walls, capturing stunning lake and mountain views.  This is a great space for enjoying the outdoor views, playing games, reading and/or enjoying family and friends.
Outdoor Patio | Located outside the lower level of the main house, the private patio offers the perfect spot for outside entertaining or just enjoy the privacy of outdoor living. From here, you’ll have views of the pristine mountain lake.  This is ideal settign for morning coffee, an evening cocktail or perhaps afternoon tea.  Who is bringing the scones?
Guest Cottage | Built in 2008, the guest cottage sits at the edge of the lake. The cottage  features one bedroom, loft and two full bathrooms over a two car garage and storage room.  Two decks, one on each level for enjoying the view of the lake.  A boat house with dock is situated at the base of the cottage.
Cottage Great Room | The guest cottage offers an open floor plan for living and dining.  The staircase leads to a loft which can serve as a second bedroom or private office.
Cottage Kitchen | This food prep area is just the right size for the lake picnic or snacking.  Grillin’ and chillin’ is the order for the lake experience! 
Cottage Bedroom/Loft | The cottage has one upstairs bedroom separate from the rest of the living area along with a loft space which can be used for additional sleeping arrangements. This is the perfect space for all the kids and grandkids to enjoy the lake and all its activities as well as a place to “camp” at night.
2nd Boathouse | This lake property features two boat houses with attached docks.  Pictured here is the original boat house built for the main house which has an electric boat lift hoist. The shore level portion of this property hosts covered boat/trailer storage, tool shed and overflow parking.
Lake Views | The guest cottage and both boathouses offer year round lake views.  Located in the first basin, the property offers 255 feet of deep water frontage on Lake Lanier.
Lake Lanier | This private fresh water lake is located in Greenville County, SC between Tryon, NC and Landrum, SC.  Built in the 1920s, Lake Lanier is a pristine mountain lake dotted with summer cottages and year round waterfront homes.  Residents enjoy motor boating, canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing.  Tucked away off the beaten path, this stunning lake is a hidden jewel in the mountains offering both full time and seasonal waterfront living.
Location | Minutes from downtown Tryon, NC and Landrum, SC and close proximity to I-26, Lake Lanier is convenient to shopping, dining, cultural and other recreational activities.  The lake offers easy access to both Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina as well as Hendersonville and Asheville, North Carolina.
Summary of Features

The Main Residence

  • 4 bedrooms; 3 full baths; 1 half bath
  • Built in 1992
  • Approximately 2798 square feet of living space
  • Lakefront on private/restricted Lake Lanier
  • Architect-designed
  • Fall away ranch design
  • Western Red Cedar board exterior
  • Composite shingle
  • Open main level floor plan
  • Main level master bedroom and bath
  • Neutral color palate
  • Carpet, ceramic tile, laminate and vinyl flooring
  • Skylight
  • Ceiling fans
  • Security System
  • Motion sensors
  • Municipal water/Septic
  • Heat pump/central air
  • Propane gas furnace
  • Heat pump
  • Tankless propane water heater
  • Smoke detectors
  • Tri-fuel generator
  • Radon gas mitigation system
  • Cable/high speed internet access
  • Insulated doors/windows
  • Two-car garage
  • Paved driveway
  • Private parking area
  • Outdoor patio
The Guest Cottage
  • 1 bedroom; 2 full baths
  • Built in 2008
  • One story with loft and basement
  • Fiber Cement Siding
  • Composition Shingle
  • Approximately 1100 square feet of living space
  • Open floor plan
  • Upstairs bedroom with loft for additional sleeping space
  • Cathedral ceiling
  • Wood beams
  • Laminate flooring
  • Security system
  • Motion sensors
  • Wired for TV/internet/phone
  • Electric water heater
  • Two decks
  • 2-car garage on the lower level
  • Utility room with storage in basement
The Property
  • Approximately 1.7 acres
  • Located on Lake Lanier, a private/restricted lake
  • Main house is perched on a high knoll 100 feet above the lake
  • 255 feet of deep water lake frontage
  • Natural landscaping and trees
  • Two boat houses with attached decks
  • Retaining wall
  • Covered boat/trailer storage
  • Tool shed
  • Additional parking for guests
  • Water skiing, jet skis, canoe, fishing and swimming
  • Private, tranquil and serene
The Location
  • Located on Lake Lanier in Greenville County, SC between Tryon, NC and Landrum, SC
  • 3 minutes to downtown Tryon NC
  • 5 minutes to downtown Landrum SC
  • 8 minutes to I-26
  • 20 minutes to Hendersonville, NC
  • 25 minutes to Spartanburg, SC
  • 30 minutes to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • 1 hour to Charlotte
Separate Properties | The main residence and the guest cottage can be purchased separately, each with their own private boathouse. For pricing, please see Lake Cottage with Boathouse and Lake Home with Boathouse.
Virtual Tour | View the Virtual Tour
MLS | North Carolina Mountains MLS 517595
Price | Offered at $1,300,000
Contact | To schedule a private showing, contact Sheelah Clarkson

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