181 Windjammer Drive in Harbour Watch community is on the Batesburg-Leesville side of beautiful Lake Murray, SC. It’s just minutes from downtown Lexington, a quaint, historic town where splendid scenes surround you with a feeling of peaceful hospitality. Lexington is one of the fastest growing areas in the state leading the way in healthcare, education and recreation. Harbour Watch is less than 30 miles from Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city, and home to the University of South Carolina; 40 miles to Aiken, SC; and 25 miles to Newberry, SC, home to the famous Newberry Opera House. Harbour Watch is located in Lexington School District 3 where students attend Bateburg-Leesville Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
South Carolina Homes & Gardens featured Harbour Watch community in its magazine, highlighting this lovely home at 181 Windjammer Drive in Leesville, SC on Lake Murray! The all brick home is classically designed. The front door is highlighted with fluted columns. Enter into an open floor plan with hardwood floors and high ceilings. To the left of the foyer are French doors covered with a transom that opens to a bedroom that doubles as a large office/study. There is a wall of custom-made built-ins. The room has a closet and bathroom. To the right of the foyer is a large, formal dining room with tray ceiling and raised panel chair rail. The dining room is flanked by fluted columns and arches. Moving on through the house, the master bedroom has high ceilings, a private bath with double lavatories, whirlpool tub, separate shower and water closet. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, linen closet, sitting area and wall of windows and a door that opens to an oversized lakeside deck.
The family room has a gas log fireplace surrounded by marble. An electrical switch to the right of the fireplace operates a receptacle over the mantle. The high ceilings and large windows highlight the magnificent views of Lake Murray and a door opens to the deck. Off the family room, there’s a lovely breakfast room and large kitchen that is a cook’s dream. There’s a self-cleaning convection oven, built-in microwave over the range, two dishwashers, a refrigerator and a freezer, pull out mixer shelf, pull out trash can, granite counters, bar, island and cabinets galore! The kitchen and breakfast room have beautiful coffered ceilings. There is a splendid screened porch off the kitchen. The door from the breakfast room to the deck is equipped with a retractable screen door.
Downstairs, two large bedrooms have walk-in closets and share a large bath. Both bedrooms have tremendous views of Lake Murray. Each opens onto the large, covered patio. The bath has double lavatories, linen closet, tub/shower and a water closet. All full bathrooms throughout the house have lighting behind drop molding, a wonderful feature to utilize in lieu of night lights.
This home has two superb, yet unexpected surprises. Accessible from the utility room, a staircase leads to an approximate 14 x 36 unfinished room over the garage with pull-down attic access. Off of one of the downstairs bedrooms is another magnificent space. Measuring approximately 20 x 22, an unfinished room is used as a boat house, workshop, and storage area. There is a single car garage door, which makes storage of lake toys super convenient. Either of these areas could easily be converted into living space/additional heated square footage.
The three car, side entry garage has block glass transom windows, street side windows, a service entry door to the side of the house, utility sink, built-in work benches and storage.The yard is beautifully landscaped. Irrigation is lake drawn, while the house has public water and sewer. A large and charming gazebo at water’s edge awaits countless hours of relaxation and enjoyment. The dock is equipped with a 6000 lb boat lift that can accommodate a V-hull boat or pontoon.
With more than 500 miles of shoreline and 50,000 acres of water, Lake Murray is truly a sight to behold. Beautiful property nestled within a peaceful lake setting makes the area appealing to vacationers and residents alike. The area has more than 20 golf courses open year round for public play. Lake Murray is also home to many annual events including professional bass fishing tournaments, sailing regattas, powerboat races, the annual Tour of Homes, and many fabulous boat parades and holiday fireworks displays. With an average temperature ranging from 56 degrees in January to 92 degrees in July, residents enjoy a perfect climate for year-round outdoor recreation.
Harbour Watch on Lake Murray is a family friendly community referred to by Lexington County Sheriff James Metts as the flagship of Lexington County. Harbour Watch boasts two grounds keepers, a fitness center, pool, restrooms, boat ramp, fishing pier, marina, tennis courts, putting and chipping green, picnic shelter, playground, golf cart paths and parking, nature trails, and large clubhouse equipped with a caterer’s kitchen. A very active social committee presents lots of activities and events, including Bunco, gardening and book clubs, children’s events, pot luck dinners, parades and more. Harbour Watch is truly a place where residents can enjoy and take pride in their homes, beautiful surroundings, and the Leesville, SC, community in which they live. It is an environment where neighbors, friends, and family feel welcome and are encouraged to participate in enjoyable activities and fellowship. Harbour Watch is “Lake Murray Living at its Finest!”
Lake Murray SC Real Estate: Sallie Chester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Consultants.
With an emphasis on Lake Murray property sales, Sallie Chester specializes in residential real estate in Lexington, SC and surrounding areas. Sallie has been a top producing agent since she joined Exit Real Estate Consultants in 2009. She lives on the lake and her clients value her knowledge, professionalism and business experience. Sallie was the #1 agent among ALL Exit agents within South Carolina for 2011 and within the top five for 2012. Utilizing Exit’s cutting edge technology and supported by her full-time, licensed assistant, Sallie takes pride in providing each client with superior real estate service in the Lexington/ Lake Murray area of South Carolina. Contact her today at 803-707-8595.
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