Monday, September 30, 2013

Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Lake Greenwood was created between 1935 and 1940 by the construction of the Buzzard's Roost Dam near Chappells, SC. Buzzard's Roost Dam is a hydroelectric facility providing electricity for the Greenwood area. The Dam was built across the Saluda River. The lake has 212 miles of shoreline. The Reedy River joins the Saluda River at Lake Greenwood.The lake is used primarily for fishing, boating and recreational purposes.

We spent some time with the resort owner cruising the lake on his houseboat. No hard sale of the lots, just some great company, great weather, beautiful scenery and cold sodas.....

An outstanding example of old world houses kept in fantastic shape. Amazing what a nice coat of paint and a little gardening will do for appearances. I would have loved to see the inside of this beautiful home.

Not every home has to be huge to be impressive. This "cottage" style home was every bit as homey as the one depicted above. Much easier to clean too....

As I had said earlier, we went out on the houseboat with the owner. This view of the railroad bridge in the distance is just off the docks at the resort.

There was hardly any wind on the lake. Perfect for skiing, swimming, tubing or floating.

So, this is how the other half lives. Vacation homes on a beautiful lake. And, not just tiny cabins, I'm talking some pretty large homes.

I think I would spend most of my time on the screened porch overlooking the water. Very peaceful setting.

I loved the style of this home, so I had to include another picture. One of my favorites.

Here is an example of awesome architecture allowed to deteriorate. This home has some exciting features like the upstairs porches, the downstairs sitting areas, angled doors etc., yet the owners have neglected it to where it appears unsafe. Even the stone walls around the property were overgrown.
Every adventure has to come to an end. This one is no different as we return to our home.
If you look closely, you can see our coach in the middle.

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