While children have spent the past few weeks scouring the pages of toy catalogs and websites to prepare their Christmas wish lists, grownups have had their eyes on dream properties in United Country’s catalogs and atUnitedCountry.com. United Country features more than 35,000 incredible properties from across the nation at UnitedCountry.com, including vacation homes, mountain escapes, beach homes, lake homes, waterfront properties, log homes, country homes, small and mid-size city homes, recreational land, ranches, farms and commercial properties of every type imaginable. Here’s a sampling of some of the most viewed United Country listings of the last month.
Historic Turner House – Greer, S.C.
Listing Number: 39032-05720
The R. Perry Turner house was constructed in 1937 in Greer, S.C., by renowned architect William R. (Willie) Ward. This magnificently restored home is constructed of handmade brick, topped by a slate roof and finished off with copper gutters. The front entry, with a two-story covered front porch and a hanging second floor balcony, leads to a grand foyer punctuated by a sweeping semi-circular grand stairway. The balance of the first floor is comprised of a large music room/parlor, formal living room, formal dining room with built-in corner cabinets, butler’s pantry/breakfast room, wood paneled library, kitchen, utility room and the first floor bedroom suite discreetly tucked away to the rear of the house. At the top of the grand staircase, the focal second floor grand hall mirrors the foyer and provides access to four bedroom suites plus the back hallway that leads, in turn, to a sewing room/nursery, sleeping porch (or sixth bedroom), and the back staircase that reaches the attic, from the basement, in three flights. The tree-canopied grounds are completed by a lighted formal English garden, fishpond, slate roofed two-car garage and interconnected front and rear driveways accessing both bordering streets.United Country – Carolina Real Estate Company
Listing Number: 48102-06650
Imagine owning this unique, beautiful and established turn-key business that has a high occupancy rate, many returning customers, verbal agreements with at least three area businesses to host clients and business associates, a history that includes providing lodging and fine dining to movie stars and professional musicians, and comes with an offer from the current owners to provide 30 to 60 days of free consultation to a new owner? Ages Past Country Inn has been an established Bed and Breakfast since May of 1997. Built in 1898 by John Cremer for his lovely bride, this 111-year-old Victorian home was purchased by the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in 1918 to be used as a rectory for its resident priests. In 1996 the current owners purchased and restored this 7,500 square foot home. Guests can choose from seven different rooms (including three suites), each with a private bathroom. Throughout the property you will find king-size mahogany beds from Indonesia, oak furniture from Europe, a turn-of-the-century armoire and side table from Belgium, fireplaces, beautiful stain glass windows, authentic signed carpets from the Middle East (one of which is 120 years old), a Chinese sculpted carpet, and chandeliers from Belgium dating back the 1800s. The majority of the personal property and furnishings will be sold with this Bed & Breakfast business. Other features of this home include lounges, foyers, a kitchen, a reception room, and two laundry areas. There is also a full apartment in the basement level. This turn-key business comes with a computer system including a full-access website and online reservation program.United Country – Oakwood Realty LLC
Listing Number: 40019-00018
Escape to Harmony Hills Ranch, the Midwestern getaway of your dreams. Characterized by gently rolling green landscapes in the famous prairie pothole region of the central flyway zone, this ideal recreational ranch is an eastern South Dakota treasure. Over the past 70 years, this contiguous 560-acre ranch has won many conservation awards including: Top Ten in the Nation of Farming in the Flyways by Ducks Unlimited Inc. (long-time United Country strategic parter), Outstanding American Conservationist Award by Pheasants Forever, Conservation Tree Care Award, Wildlife Habitat Conservation Award, and Land & Wildlife Stewardship Award. Harmony Hills Ranch harbors a variety of wildlife habitat, including 12 abundant wetlands, thousands of trees ranging from nine to 90 years old, including Ash, Oak, Cedar, Pine, Spruce, Russian Olive, Box Elder, Apple and Lilac trees. Hunting and recreational opportunities include a wealth of waterfowl, trophy white tail deer, wild turkey, pheasants and other upland game birds, and an abundance of fishing. An established bison herd of 130 bison currently roam the 400-acre grasslands surrounding the ranch. The wetlands, trees and four home sites make up the remaining 160 acres. Located only two miles south of the 2,000 acre Lake Sinai, which is one of the deepest and best walleye lakes in South Dakota, this area naturally attracts thousands of ducks and geese flocking in season.United Country – Advantage Land Company
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During this month’s 61st International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Greensboro, N.C., the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and National Auctioneers Foundation (NAF) elected new members for the NAF Board of