Burlingame Country Club in North Carolina

Nestled in the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina lies a mature exclusive Country Club that caters to the wishes of those who want the best mountain lifestyle available on the East Coast.

When it is sizzling hot where you may live, we have a comfortable average high temperature in the mid-80s at Burlingame Country Club. Located only one hour from Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC and short two-hour drive from Atlanta, we are easily accessibe whether you are flying or driving.

We are a member owned club which means that our future is managed by our members and not a developer. Our Tom Jackson designed golf course presents a beautiful panoramic view from every tee box. Professionally organized golfing events are held daily that accommodate all skil levels.

In addition, our tennis court and croquet facilities offer excellent programs for all skill levels. Join our members for a relaxing day on one of our competitive teams for inter-mountain competition. Burlingame Country Club's Fitness Center features the finest equipment available from those who value physical fitness as part of their lifestyle.

If you love gourmet food, you will love Burlingame where Chef George features some of the most magnificent dishes you could dream of from mountain trout to New Zealand rack of lamb, you will experience unforgettable dining.

The fall is one of our picturesque seasons where the mountains are covered with a carpet of crimson, yellow and red. The view from our Clubhouse dining rooms and golf tee boxes are breathtaking.


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North Carolina Outer Banks Creek Front Estate

Private waterfront estate in the gated Martins Point community. Lush mature landscaping with live oaks, camellias, a labyrinth and flowering trees. Dock your boat behind your home, go crabbing and fishing off the pier, kayak and jet ski. Cookout with family and friends at your outdoor kitchen by the pool. Ideal one level ranch living, room for expansion on over 1 acre lot at the end of the peninsula. Fenced yard, circular drive, two car garage and large 500 sq.ft. attic. Heated, salt water pool. Two boat lifts at the end of pier. Eight person Jacuzzi spa. 16x12 detached waterfront studio/pool house with patio, disco ball, split vent system. Kitchen features include Subzero fridge, Dacor 5 burner gas cooktop, Bosch double ovens, Bosch dishwasher, Corian counters. Separate wet bar with granite counters, wine cooler and ice machine. $8,975,000.


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Posted on: 11/22/2012 at 12:00 AM
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Second Nature

Residents of The Elk River Club in Banner Elk, North Carolina wake up in a beautifully custom designed home, crafted from the finest native materials, to a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They admire the stunning sight of Mountain Laurel and native Rhododendron blooming in the spring, and are surrounded by neighbors with the utmost Southern hospitality. This is what every day life is like.
            “The scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is unparalleled,” says Rick Foster of Elk River Realtor. “Whether you enjoy hiking along tree lined trails covered in blooming Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel, driving along the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, or fly fishing in crystal clear, cascading mountain streams and rivers, nature lovers and those with active lifestyles will find ‘Heaven on Earth’ in the North Carolina High Country.” Residents like to say Banner Elk and High Country is where Mother Nature goes to vacation.
            The Elk River Club real estate market has remained relatively stable, and it continues to be an excellent time to consider investing in mountain real estate, according to Foster. An investment in mountain real estate at The Elk River Club is not just a property investment, but a lifestyle investment as well. In a place where residents delight in outdoor recreational activities like mountain biking, snow skiing, and white water rafting as well as the luxury of fine dining, outdoor festivals and antique shopping, there is truly something for everyone.
            At The Elk River Club in Banner Elk, North Carolina, expecting relaxation, peace of mind and lots of beautiful living space are second nature. “But most of all, people can expect opportunities,” says Foster. “Opportunities to gather the family closer, to create experiences that become traditions, and legacies that last a lifetime.”
            To view some of the contemporary and luxurious properties currently on the market in Elk River, visit www.elkriverclub.com.

 


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Posted on: 9/20/2012 at 8:02 AM
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Mountain Living: Western North Carolina

Take one part Southern charm, and one part cosmopolitan sophistication. Add in a lush, green setting and you might understand why Western North Carolina has become a most desirable area for living the good life. 

Known as the “Paris of the South,” Western North Carolina has been coveted land since George Vanderbilt built his vacation home, the Biltmore Estate, over 100 years ago. Since this landmark building, it seems others have followed suit. Boasting a temperate year-round climate, an abundance of outdoor activities, and a moderate price of living, the influx of interest in the area makes sense.

The region’s housing market is on the upswing, in fact, ensuring plenty of accommodating options throughout the state. Whether you are in pursuit of a high-end estate in Waynesville or a multi-story condominium in Downtown Asheville, Western North Carolina has the inventory for even the most discriminating buyers. “As a region, sales in price ranges over $700,000 are up 50% over the same period last year,” says Michael Phelan, area expert at Beverly-Hanks & Associates.

Untouched nature devoid of chains, overdevelopment and traffic await those who visit the North Carolina mountains. It is a place that offers an unparalleled quality of life that most can only aspire to. The region is so relaxing that U.S. News & World Report recognized Asheville as one of “America’s Best Affordable Places to Retire” in 2009.

Western North Carolina also boasts countless dining options, and quite the craft beer scene, for those who appreciate local libations. Chefs in Asheville serve up delicious dishes while taking pride in using locally grown produce and grass-fed livestock.

Western North Carolina’s emphasis on quality food and the accessibility to breathtaking natural resources provide a picture-perfect canvas for living a healthy, active lifestyle in the last of America’s paradise.

 


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Posted on: 9/19/2012 at 4:11 PM
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A Breath of Fresh Air in North Carolina

Escape to a place where the familiar monotony of everyday life is no longer a worry or a rut to be stuck in. Imagine luxuriating in your finely crafted home which emits a natural feeling of peace and leisure.  Many folks say that the minute they arrive they begin to decompress from the stress that has become familiar in their city life. Here, a casual glance through your windows reveals layers of smoky mountains thick with trees, posing in verdant contrast to the cerulean sky.

This is what one finds, living in the mountains of North Carolina. The cool, clean mountain air compliments the comforts of southern hospitality. In summer the mornings and evenings are cool, with warm afternoons perfect for hiking or horseback riding uncharted mountain paths. Fall brings breathtaking and vibrant colors from Mother Nature, and winters in North Carolina are mild and enjoyable.

There is no limit to the adventure in North Carolina. Opportunities are endless – recreationally and in property choices. “Folks come all year long to seek a life stimulated by nature and close community and in an unpretentious environment,” says Barbara Matzick, Western North Carolina Realtor.

One of the properties she is marketing is a casual home under 2,000-square-feet with a large amount of crafted stone on the exterior and two fireplaces. The orientation captures magnificent westerly mountain views looking towards Sylva, North Carolina, and evening sunsets. It was one of the first homes built at Balsam Mountain Preserve and is in close proximity to the golf course. The covered patio has a fireplace to enhance the ambiance of overlooking many mountain ranges. This well-crafted home is offered at $875,000 and is perfect for entertaining.  It is a premier gated community with amenities, including an Arnold Palmer signature golf course, heated pool, horse stables, tennis courts and guest cottages.


To learn more about Barbara Matzick's properties please visit www.Balsamteam.com. 


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Top 10 Inviting Gardens

The garden is one of many features a visitor sees when they visit your home. Often majestic, colorful and widespread throughout the grounds, a well-groomed garden is a reflection of the homeowner. Whether it's an English garden, xeriscape type, ornamental garden or custom-designed one, most reflect the area's regional climate as well. We all love to see a beautifully established garden. We have reviewed and selected the Top 10 gardens below from those that submitted. Perhaps you will find one that you love and create at your place!

Highlands, North Carolina | www.sageemanor.com

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada | 15elmbankroad.com

Secret Beach, Kauai, Hawaii | www.hawaiilife.com

San Clemente, California | www.3PowerRE.com

Charlevoix, Michigan | www.garydeters.com

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia | www.SmithMountainLakeProperties.org

Brentwood, Tennessee | www.5106Pickney.com

Coronado, California | www.527oceanblvd.com

Casa Piena, Southern California | www.mycasapiena.com

Highlands, North Carolina | www.sageemanor.com


17th Anniversary Top 10: Wine Cellars

Las Vegas, Nevada | www.tanyamurray.com

Orlando, Florida | www.oxfordrealty.com

Nashvlle, Tennessee | www.worthproperties.com

Charlotte, North Carolina | www.hmproperties.com

Charlotte, North Carolina | www.hmproperties.com

Bethel, New York | www.chapinestate.com

Franklin, Tennessee | www.homesinnashville.com

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | www.sircaymanislands.com

San Diego County, California | www.mycasapiena.com

Seminole, Florida | www.carolemerritt.com

Want to see more Top 10s? Click here to view our 17th Anniversary issue online!


17th Anniversary Top 10: Views & Vistas

Ondine, Vermont | www.ondinevt.com

South West Florida | www.barrydenicola.com

Palm Springs, California | www.iamthedesert.com

Emerald Bay Exuma, Bahamas | www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com

Banner Elk, North Carolina | www.elkriverclub.com

Naples, Florida | www.billearls.com

Lake Burton, Georgia | www.juliebarnettrealtor.com

Kent Woodlands, California | www.finelivingmarin.com

Miami Beach, Florida | www.oceanhousesouthbeach.com

Bozeman, Montana | www.suplatinum.com

Want to see more Top 10s? View our 17th Anniversary issue here!


17th Anniversary Top 10: Dream Kitchens

Las Vegas, Nevada | www.tanyamurray.com

Rancho Mirage, California | www.iamthedesert.com

Palm Springs, California | www.iamthedesert.com

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida | www.carpenterkessel.com

Muscle Shoals, Alabama | www.davidgardnerhomes.com

Charlotte, North Carolina | www.hmproperties.com

Malibu, California | www.premiermalibuestate.com

Miami Beach, Florida | www.oceanhousesouthbeach.com

Fort Lauderdale, Florida | www.luxuryrealestatefl.com

Bozeman, Montana | www.suplatinum.com

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17th Anniversary Top 10: Entertainment Rooms

Canyon Lake, California | www.canyonlakebrentbestbuys.com

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | www.christiesrealestate.com

Charlotte, North Carolina | www.hmproperties.com

Coronado, California | www.527oceanblvd.com

Gold Coast, Australia | www.sovereignislandhomes.com

Miami Beach, Florida | www.oceanhousesouthbeach.com

Orlando, Florida | www.oxfordrealty.com

Windermere, Florida | www.oxfordrealty.com

Las Vegas, Nevada | www.tanyamurray.com

Fort Myers, Florida | www.viprealty.com

Want to read more about these properties? Click here to view our 17th Anniversary Issue online!


17th Anniversary Top 10: Dining Rooms

Fort Washington, PA | www.christiesrealestate.com

Bethel, New York | www.chapinestate.com

Rincon, Puerto Rico | www.castleofrincon.com

Miami Beach, Florida | www.oceanhousesouthbeach.com

Bozeman, Montana | www.suplatinum.com

Bozeman, MT | www.suplatinum.com

Livingston, MT | www.suplatinum.com

Parker, CO | www.sandyweigand.com

Altanta, GA | www.kellyboudreau.com

Highlands, NC | www.sageemanor.com


17th Anniversary Top 10: $17+ Million Estates

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | $35 million | www.sircaymanislands.com

Anini Beach, North Shore of Kauai | $24 million | www.hawaiilife.com

Kailua Beach, Kailua Oahu | $32 million | www.hawaiilife.com

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | $30 million | www.christiesrealestate.com

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | $49.5 million | www.sircaymanislands.com

Indian Creek Island, Florida | $52 million | www.thejills.com

Cape Cod, Massachusetts | $17 million | www.jackcottonrealtor.com

Highlands, North Carolina | $17.9 million | www.sageemanor.com

Ocala, Florida | $19.5 million | www.joanpletcher.com

Charleston, South Carolina | $17.5 million | www.twoconcord.com


Sagee Manor

“Before you can truly appreciate Sagee Manor, you have to know about Highlands, North Carolina, where the property is located,” says Bob Fisher, current owner of the Sagee Manor. “Highlands is like the watering hole in the African Savannah in that it has attracted sophisticated, successful people from all over the South for generations, and now people beyond the South are discovering it.”

Recently rated by Barron’s as one of the best second home communities, Highlands is surrounded by National Forest with summer temperatures averaging in the mid-70s. Bob believes that the quality of life is what makes Highlands so extraordinary. “People come here to seek respite in a stressful world,” he says. “We have a great climate, a clean environment, friendly people, and sophisticated amenities in a laidback atmosphere. It really is a remarkable place.”

Perched atop a mountain conveniently located inside the Town of Highlands is Sagee Manor, a true work of art when it comes to architecture, interior design, craftsmanship and landscaping. “When my wife and I bought this incredible property in 1999, we wanted to do the right thing with it,” Bob says. “We wanted to create something of permanence, something that would be recognized nationally and internationally for its extreme high quality of design and craft, and something that would last for generations.”

Bob and his wife did just that. The rustic, Tudor-style estate sits on a portion of the 50 pristine acres of woodlands, comprised of its own mountain, with 360-degree vistas. With seven bedrooms, eight full baths, and five half baths, the estate is perfect for hosting guests, especially with three outdoor patios. The grounds of the Sagee Manor are also extremely impressive, with 13 gardens around the house, several designed by famed English designer, Rosemary Verey.

“Between the quality of the location in Highlands, of the site atop an in-town mountain, of the design of the Manor and gardens, of the millwork from local artisans, the result of our and our team’s efforts is unmatched in the modern era,” Bob says.

Sagee Manor is currently listed at $17.9 million for the Manor, and 22 acres with additional acreage are available as well.

For more information about Sagee Manor, click here.


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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“Winston-Salem is the center of the East Coast, which attracts northerners and southerners,” says John-Mark Mitchell, Principal Broker with eXp Realty of the Carolinas. “We have northerners who want southern hospitality without going too far south, and we have southerners who want the cooler weather of the north without the extremes.”

Winston-Salem was the first city in the United States to have an arts council, which led to the nickname “City of the Arts”. Multiple galleries and artisan workshops, as well as the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, are located in Winston-Salem, and the city hosts many theater and film festivals throughout the year. Many notable artists call Winston-Salem home, like Jon Kuhn, a glasswork artist whose artwork has been featured in the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the permanent collection in the White House.

In addition to notable things about the area, Wake Forest University, N.C. Baptist School of Medicine and Forsyth Hospital, all located in Winston-Salem, offer some of the best hospitals in America. Old Salem is a major tourist attraction, and Winston-Salem’s sweetest claim to fame is that it’s home to Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

One property in the area that John-Mark is currently representing is NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson’s 150-acre ranch estate. “Junior’s estate could continue to function as a ranch, or it could be turned into a winery,” John-Mark says. “It’s a very unique property and one of the most outstanding homes I’ve ever seen.”

The best part about Winston-Salem, John-Mark notes, is the feeling of community in Winston-Salem. “I’ve traveled a great deal, but nothing quite compares with the residents of Winston-Salem, the opportunities people have here, and the amount of support our community gets.”


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Seven Eagles in North Carolina sold to NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson

"Luxury homeowners have higher expectations for marketing their home for sale, and duPont REGISTRY™ always exceeds their expectations. duPont is a staple when it comes to marketing a luxury home because of the quality, the brand, and the results. I’ve used duPont multiple times for my listings, and I’ve seen results from doing so.

Most recently, when the December 2011 issue of duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes® came out, I picked up a copy to help one of my clients, NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson, find a new home. He was instantly interested in that month’s cover property, Seven Eagles in Charlotte, North Carolina. He toured the home, made an offer, and he and the homeowner closed on the property just a few weeks ago. We’re now placing Junior’s previous estate in the next issue of duPont REGISTRY."
-John-Mark Mitchell, eXp Realty of the Carolinas

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