MLS® ID: 1407673
1400 & 1394 Butter
Landrum, South Carolina, 29356 $1,200,000
Whatever one may call this lovely bit of our Foothills (a writer’s retreat, a family compound, or an estate-of-sorts) ‘Less –Trodden’ is, above all, less trodden. It was assembled and kept from the ominous fate of development by its current owners’ determination to preserve the serenity of the forested hills, and their privacy and sanity and the breathtaking mountain views. ‘Less-Trodden’ consists of 33.5 acres and two residences comfortably situated on a small plateau surrounded by a sylvan sanctuary. The land is hilly and heavily forested with mature hardwood. It is magical any time of the year: delicately tinted in the spring awakening; emerald-like for the summer and absolutely electric as things give way to winter when it rests. Perched on the western edge of the plateau high above Butter Street, the primary residence and the guest residence are not visible from any outside vantage point. The 2,894-square foot main residence is understated upon approach. Within it is somewhat minimalistic and designed with the mountains in mind. An architecturally integrated pool, together with its’ broad concrete surrounds, spans the entire west side of the house providing a visual interlude between the interior spaces and the bold mountain vistas. Overlooking the pool, the living room, dining room, den, and master bedroom each frame a mountain view and, of course, revel in sunsets. Single level on the approach, a second, lower level opens fully onto the pool area. A bit fanciful with its’ wide, live-edge wood siding, the second dwelling-cum-studio measures 2,167-square feet. It enjoys a peaceful setting sequestered among trees and perennial gardens with winter views and summer seclusion. It’s just far enough away to ensure privacy for both residences. The property consists of separately deeded parcels that can be sold individually.