104 Golden Bear Drive Sunset, SC 29685
Welcome to 104 Golden Bear Drive, located in the Reserve at Lake Keowee. So much to discover in this beautiful setting. The ultimate in lake/golf/mountain living, this home offers peace and tranquility with beautiful views of the golf course (second and third holes) and Six Mile Mountain. Sellers have made significant improvements to wood flooring, carpet, paint, landscaping, countertops, fireplace, cabinets, appliances, sinks, faucets, shelving, security system, living room cabinets and lighting. The recently remodeled kitchen is fabulous with NEW Wolf double ovens with warming drawer, NEW Wolf under cabinet microwave, NEW Wolf gas cook top, NEW Subzero refrigerator, NEW Subzero beverage cooler and NEW LG dishwasher. Sought after location being so close to the Village and amenities and being able to hop on your golf cart and be in the center of the Village. The design of this home offers flexibility with three different and separate entrances that can be accessed from the exterior. The outdoor living spaces and custom finishes are what you would expect in a Reserve quality custom home. Full time living while offering family or friends separate living quarters. Rental capability is fabulous. Previous owners used this home as a 2nd home, but when not used by the owners, it was rented to other Reserve members who own property in the community. There are many possibilities. Rent out the entire house (if you are here part time), or just the upper or lower levels. The value is unrivaled. MAIN LEVEL: Master bedroom suite with private bath and access to covered deck, guest suite with full bath, additional half-bath, spacious chef style gourmet kitchen which is open to the great room with stone fireplace, dining area, covered deck and laundry room with new LG washer and dryer. The UPPER LEVEL has a set of bunks, office area, large room with bed, couch, tv, small dining table, snacking kitchen and full bath. The TERRACE LEVEL is large enough for most families: Kitchen, three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, laundry and large rec/tv room with walkout to lower porch. Sellers are willing to offer the home furnished with an acceptable offer. The Reserve at Lake Keowee offers over $100 million in world-class amenities: Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Orchard Clubhouse with fine dining and pub, Fitness Center, Hiking Trails, Har-Tru Clay Tennis Courts at the Tennis Center, Resort Style Pool and Cabana, Settlement Village Pool Pavilion, Pickleball Courts, Marina, and the quaint Village Market for casual dining. Square footage dimensions are included in the photos. Rental income average prior to 12/2020 was $52,000 per year (per previous sellers). SPORTS MEMBERSHIP $30,000 deposit required at closing.
Listing Brokerage NameJoan Herlong Sotheby's-Clemson
Community - Lake Keowee
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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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