Beautiful Log Home in Bent Tree

The 3 bed, 3½ bath home at 375 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree hit the market last week with an asking price of $435,000.  Click here to link to the listing information.

375 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

375 Cutthroat Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

“…along a stream & the 8th fairway.”

June 16, 2017 - view of Hole 8, Bent Tree Golf Club

June 16, 2017 – view of Hole 8, Bent Tree Golf Club

The sales of at least two more golf course homes have recently closed (with closing prices of $234,990 and $360,000) and can be added to the list of sold homes from last Sunday’s post.  There are other golf course homes with the status of “Sale Pending”.  The golf course home at 611 Fairway Drive hit the market a couple of weeks ago with an asking price of $375,000 and is still available.  Click here for more information about the 3 bed, 3 bath log home that sits on over 1½ acres.

611 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

611 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

It makes me laugh every time…

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July 15, 2983 – excerpt from Board of Governors meeting minutes

While going through some old Bent Tree info for yesterday’s post, I read this excerpt from the minutes of the July 15, 1983 Bent Tree Board of Governors Meeting.  I come across it every once in a while, and it makes me laugh every time. It may have been under Old Business, and it may have happened almost 34 years ago, but it never gets old.  The names are blacked out for privacy’s sake, but you get the gist…the man inquiring as to who was the Vice-President of the Board was the Vice-President of the Board.

You have to give the Vice-President the benefit of the doubt, because it seems things were pretty confusing and contentious in Bent Tree during that time.  Some of the players were:

  • The Liberty Corporation
  • Bent Tree Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Liberty Corporation)
  • Club Corporation of America
  • Bent Tree Country Club, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Club Corporation of America)
  • Bent Tree Board of Governors (an advisory group between the property owners and CCA)
  • Bent Tree Property Owners Association, Inc.
  • Six individual Bent Tree property owners
  • Bent Tree Villas Homeowners Association, Inc.

There will be more posts on this subject next week.  Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something to do this morning, the guest speaker at today’s Lake and Wildlife Partner Meeting is from the Georgia Wildlife Federation.  The meeting will be at 9:30 in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room (downstairs).

Quintessential Mountain Charm

The move-in ready cabin at 330 Little Hendricks Mountain Circle in Bent Tree is perfect for full-time living or a weekender getaway home.  Click here to link to the listing information.  The asking price is $184,900.

330 Little Hendricks Mountain Circle in Bent Tree (listing photo)

330 Little Hendricks Mountain Circle in Bent Tree (listing photo)

 

 

Happy Trails To You

One of the items on today’s board meeting agenda involves the following:  “Move approval of the request from Lake & Wildlife Committee to develop hiking trails above the water treatment retention ponds”.
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For some time, there has been interest in having a long distance hiking trail in Bent Tree, of a more rugged nature than the existing community trails.  Bent Tree has a large greenbelt area that seems perfect for such a trail. The plan is to begin with a ¾ mile trail from Bella Vista to a waterfall, then add spurs in different directions.  The Lake and Wildlife Committee would handle the responsibility of blazing and maintaining the trail, and would also pay for any costs (which should be minimal).  This proposal made me think about the BTCI 20/20 Ad Hoc Committee.  I looked back at the 20/20 information and, interestingly enough, their kickoff meeting was held nine years ago today (May 23, 2008).  A long distance trail was one of the recommendations in their 2009 “interim report”.

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one of the recommendations from the 20/20 committee in 2009

 

Wow!

The home at 1650 Little Hendricks Road in Bent Tree has 5 fireplaces, an elevator, a gourmet kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a recreation room, an exercise room, a media room, an office, 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths, great outdoor living spaces, and long range views.  Wow!

Click here to link to the listing information.  The asking price is $799,000.

1650 Little Hendricks Mountain Road in Bent Tree (listing photo)

1650 Little Hendricks Mountain Road in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Barred Owl

A barred owl had some sort of prey just off the road in the underbrush.  We were driving by in a golf cart and must have startled the owl, and it startled us as it flew from the ground to a tree.  We stopped and watched it for a few minutes, until it seemed to get a little annoyed and started moving from tree to tree, getting closer to us (and its prey).  We moved along so it could get back to its meal.

May 18, 2017 - Barred Owl in Bent Tree

May 18, 2017 – Barred Owl in Bent Tree

Pine Beetles

May 14, 2017 - Goldfinch on limb of dead pine tree in Bent Tree

May 14, 2017 – Goldfinch on limb of dead pine tree in Bent Tree

One of the topics for discussion for today’s (May 16) Board Work Session is “Pine Beetles”.  The effects of the drought on both hardwoods and pine trees in our area will show up in the short-term and over the long-term.  Drought stressed pines in Georgia are susceptible to several types of pine beetles, including the Engraver Bark Beetle which is infesting forests in our state (especially in the Piedmont and Mountain regions).  Click here for some historical information (1972-2007) about “Georgia’s Most Destructive Forest Pest”, the Southern Pine Beetle. 1979 was a really bad year.

May 14, 2017 - dead pine trees in Bent Tree

May 14, 2017