For Sale In Sunset
140 Long Ridge Road, Sunset, SC 29685
Moments after entering The Reserve’s Keowee Gate with the most convenient access to Clemson, you will arrive at a truly lovely and inviting golf course home overlooking the 12th green of the Jack Nicklaus Signature course. As you turn into the driveway the home’s placement on the property, extensive landscaping and it’s blend of classic mountain-lake features inherent in the Garrell Associates design, all blend to give you a welcoming sense of being home surrounded by the beauty of nature. Expectations that the interior of this impeccably maintained home will rival or perhaps exceed its exterior will be rewarded as you step onto the stone front porch, gaze at the natural stained wood door with sidelights, set of tall windows all with beveled glass and look into the tastefully updated rustic elegance you’re about to enter. Immediately, you will be struck by the contrasts between the brightness of the walls, dark wood columns, massive granite floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace and the naturally finished wood cathedral ceilings. This portion of the home’s core features the reception foyer, a spacious dining room, an open staircase to the terrace level and the lodge room complete with 3 impressive ceiling trusses and a wall of windows framing the golf course view. Flow from these formal entertaining areas to the well-designed chef’s kitchen is natural and inviting. The large granite topped island refinished in a pale celery color, is the kitchen’s anchor and accompanied by areas of white custom cabinetry, including a serving nook with a copper sink that can serve as a morning coffee bar, cocktail hour wine bar or a dessert serving area for more formal dining parties. The island faces the family dining area and welcoming keeping room which features board and batten walls, a raised coffered ceiling and a gas fireplace surrounded by built-in cabinetry. Direct access to the screened-in porch with built-in gas grill and outdoor tv is from the kitchen. Incorporating a split floor plan design, the primary suite is reached via a small alcove off the lodge room to promote privacy. This spacious bedroom has a raised tray ceiling and large windows providing additional golf course views. The deck is accessed from this bedroom or the kitchen. The bath has a barreled ceiling, double vanities, a walk-through shower and two walk-in closets. The main floor guest wing is off of the kitchen and includes two generously sized bedrooms one of which feature a large built-in dresser and a full bath for guests. Also on the main level is a half bath, walk-in pantry, a well-equipped laundry room, mud room with charming built-in bench-storage unit and access to the epoxy floored garage. The Terrace level with its 10 ft. ceilings, updated engineered rustic wood floors, large entertainment spaces and sleeping areas may be the place where guests and family gravitate for more casual occasions. This level includes a family room with stone fireplace and is open to a spacious kitchenette with wet bar, beverage refrigerator, dishwasher, convection microwave and another copper sink. There is also a large area for billiard, plus a game table for cards or dining. Exit to the large stone patio and enjoy s’mores at the fire pit. Back inside there are two bedrooms (one of which the owners use as an office) with a shared bathroom. On the other side of the Terrace Level is the Bunk Room and the “yours to decide room.” Currently being used as a playroom with twin bed for napping, this room has rubberized flooring and could be an exercise room, a theater room or something else. There’s an additional half bath on this level and access to the golf cart and storage room. Also of note, there’s a home wide A-V system with wall mounted TVs, that’s been significantly updated (2020-21), a whole house generator (2021), Rinnai water heater, heated floors in all full baths, extensive low-voltage outdoor lighting, an active radon mitigation system and elevated dog bathing station.