Next-Door Neighbors—on the lake and off

The Phillips and Proctors share much in common. They are neighbors in Charleston, SC. Their families are very close. They are fierce Clemson Tiger fans. And they have a mutual affinity for lakefront living. It should come as no surprise then that both families built lakefront Peninsula Ridge homes at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. And as you may have guessed, they are next door to one another.

“Our families do so much together,” says Mark Phillips, “that it’s like we are one big family rather than two separate families. We have very similar interests and share a lot of experiences together, as a group.” The latest example of this kindred spirit came just this past year, when both bought side-by-side lots at Peninsula Ridge—the final lakefront offering at The Reserve. “We looked at a number of lake settings, and a number of places on Lake Keowee, and The Reserve won us over. The location is unsurpassed and the amenities and activities they offer appeal to every member of our families, no matter how old. The kids love it just as much as the adults, maybe even more.”

Twice the fun with these families

“We’ve been doing stuff together as long as I can remember,” says Bart Proctor. “My wife Marian and Mark’s wife Karen are very close, as are our kids. We have all kind of just grown together over the years—going to Clemson games, taking trips together, living close by in Charleston, and now, having lake houses next to each other on Keowee.”

Both Bart and Mark were attracted to Lake Keowee’s pristine water and gorgeous setting, silhouetted by the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. For years both families had been drawn to these mountains: the Proctors had a house in Cashiers, NC and the Phillips in Cedar Mountain, NC. (One of the few times they went their separate ways, figuratively speaking.) But it didn’t take long till both realized they wanted to be on the water, in particular, on Lake Keowee, which was conveniently located near Clemson University, where their kids went to school and where they frequent regularly, especially during football and basketball seasons. “The Reserve just made sense to us,” says Mark. “We knew we wanted lake, first and foremost. But we also wanted to be close to campus because it’s been such a central part of our lives.”

Life on Peninsula Ridge

“We feel like we hit the jackpot when we found these two properties,” says Mark. “Peninsula Ridge offered everything we were looking for in one package: a great lakefront setting, gorgeous views, privacy and seclusion, yet we have access to all the community amenities, as well as close proximity to Clemson just 20 minutes away.” Indeed, the Phillips and the Proctors were two of the first families to buy lots and build homes at Peninsula Ridge, a neighborhood that has become highly coveted because of its large lakefront lots, open water views, boat access, gentle topography, and ferry service to The Reserve Village and a
menities around the clock every day.

“We looked all over Lake Keowee,” says Bart, “and to us, Peninsula Ridge is the best property on the lake. We love coming here throughout the year and enjoying each distinct season.” As for Mark, he concurs: “When you factor in the location along with everything The Reserve offers, Peninsula Ridge is the place to be. We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” It seems the Phillips and Proctors agree on that, as well.

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To learn more about the living experience at Peninsula Ridge, or to schedule a personal Discovery Tour at The Reserve at Lake Keowee, please contact one of our Real Estate experts at 877.922.LAKE (5253)