Known for its breathtaking mountain and lake views, WindRiver, a lakefront and golf community on Tellico Lake, is the perfect location for the 2019 Ideal-LIVING Lake Home.


An Ideal Location

Mild Four-Season Climate – Low Cost-of-Living
No State Income Tax or Inheritance Tax – Excellent Medical Care

WindRiver in Lenoir City, Tennessee

These are just a few of the reasons that thousands of people flock to East Tennessee each year.  WindRiver, a Lakefront and Golf Community, offers something for everyone, including an incredibly relaxing lifestyle only 30 minutes from the thriving city of Knoxville, TN. With strong economic growth and flourishing downtown, the Knoxville area is one of the hottest real estate markets. WindRiver residents can enjoy all of the bigger city amenities while appreciating the quiet town of Lenoir City, known as the “Lakeway to the Smokies.” It is a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains. WindRiver also has five major hospitals within a 30-minute drive, while doctors offices and pharmacies are within minutes.

With such an enticing location, it is no wonder that Ideal-LIVING magazine chose to showcase an Ideal Home in WindRiver. The lifestyle afforded by this desirable location, coupled with the quality construction and design of the ideal home, epitomizes what it means to find your ideal destination, life, and home.

Why WindRiver?

WindRiver on Tellico Lake offers the best of life in East Tennessee. Fed by the clean waters of the Great Smoky Mountains, the 16,000-acre Tellico Lake has 350 miles of shoreline, of which five miles wrap around the WindRiver community. 

This gated, resort-style planned community is unique in that it is debt-free. It is owned and operated by the Ayres family, who consider WindRiver their “Legacy Project.” The Ayres family takes great pride in WindRiver and can be seen on property seven days a week and at most community events. 

Their vision was to create a lakefront community where world-class amenities blend with homes of distinction. The homes have incredible water views and majestic mountain vistas, not to mention championship golf. The course at WindRiver was designed by Jack Nicklaus protege, Bob Cupp, and overlooks Tellico Lake with the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains on the horizon. And, the WindRiver Harbor and Yacht Club makes it convenient to explore Tellico Lake.

WindRiver Amenities

Golf: The par-72 Bob Cupp course features six sets of tees ranging from 4,700 yards on the forward tees to 7,225 yards from the championship tees.

Marina: Located on Tellico Lake, part of the Little Tennessee River System,
the gated marina has year-round access to floating docks, covered 30-90 ft.
in-water slips, and extra-wide docks, not to mention kayaking and paddleboarding.

Restaurants: Inside the beautiful Lakeside Inn, Citico’s offers an unforgettable farm-to-table dining experience, while The Grill at WindRiver offers lighter fare.

Trail System:  WindRiver is in the middle of the East Lakeshore Trail System that has 30 miles, with eight branches accessible from five trailheads.

Sports Complex: Pool and lighted sports courts for tennis, pickleball, or basketball.


The 2019 Ideal Home

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This single floor, English Country style brick home designed with comfortable sophistication in mind is the perfect spot to enjoy life to its fullest.

The floor plan was chosen to appeal to the current and future residents of WindRiver, with its single-level open concept living spaces and lots of windows to take in the fabulous views throughout the community (including lakefront, covefront, golf course, Navigator Lagoon, and mountains). 

The 3,777 heated sq. ft. open floor plan with three-car garage creates spacious rooms that are as perfect for entertaining as a cozy evening for two.  

In this ideal home, the indoors meld seamlessly with the outdoors. The eight-foot sliding doors expertly integrate the 420 sq. ft. covered porch with the interior living spaces.

Outdoor living can easily be enjoyed as this home takes advantage of views of Navigator Lagoon from its spacious covered back porch, complete with outdoor living, dining, and kitchen with built-in gas grill. The expansive deck appears to almost float over Navigator Lagoon.

In addition to the main living area, there is also a den and a bonus room. The casual dining area also has a wet bar with an under cabinet wine chiller. The kitchen is equipped with GE Monogram appliances and a large island with Dupont Corian quartz countertops. There is even a hidden pantry with a second refrigerator. 

The master bedroom has waterviews along with a luxurious spa-like bathroom with walk-in shower, soaker tub, and his and hers vanities.

The two guest bedrooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms. 

You must visit the home to truly appreciate its liveability.

Schedule an appointment today to visit the 2019 Ideal Home.

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