Reinhardt University is opening the door to more than just learning, with a tour of three of the most exclusive and luxurious homes in Cherokee to benefit its A DAY program.
The Tour of Homes will be in the prestigious golf community of Hawks Ridge, located in Ball Ground, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“I wanted to broaden the awareness of the university and the Cherokee County grant as we raise funds to support local students,” said Barbara Manous, director of annual giving for the university located in Waleska. “A Tour of Homes is a creative and fun way to address all these goals. For years, we’ve reached out to the local community and asked for their support. This year, we’ll be adding the tour to our outreach.”
Hawks Ridge Golf Club has played host to multiple U.S. Open Section Qualifier rounds and has been featured on the Golf Channel’s hit show “The Haney Project.” The golf community has also received multiple recognition in America’s Best Communities by Links Magazine.
Featured this year will be three spectacular homes — each containing their own unique features.
Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at www.reinhardt.edu
/tourofhomes or by calling (770) 720-5546 or (770) 720-5506.
The Hasty Home
The Hasty Home is a Mediterranean-style home situated on 5.5 acres with French gardens overlooking the 11th fairway of Hawks Ridge Golf Course with views of the North Georgia mountains, Big Canoe, Jasper and Bent Tree.
The home was designed by architect Bill Harrison of Harrison Design Associates, and was built in 2008 under the guidance of Dick Clegg of Housing Trend Inc. and designed by Joyce Barley of Simply Home by Addington Osborne and Pat Bell of Patricia Bell Interiors.
The home is 20,000 square feet, including six bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, four fireplaces, separate guest quarters with full kitchen, and computerized audio, video, lighting, climate and security.
The main floor features a freestanding masonry spiral staircase, chef’s kitchen with keeping room, mahogany floor to ceiling paneled library and master bedroom with morning bar. The terrace level includes an English pub, wine cellar, home theater, massage room, and exercise and yoga rooms with bamboo floors.
The grounds feature an infinity salt water pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.
The Nixon House
The Nixon House stands on 10 gated acres overlooking the golf course. The 20,000 home square-foot home has eight bedrooms, nine full baths and three half-baths.
The property contains two pools and a pool house, and multiple outdoor living areas including a media room and English pub.
Features of the home include a fireside keeping room, gourmet kitchen and lavish master suite with sitting room,
The dining room seats 12 and has a butler’s pantry.
This lovely estate also features a tennis court and guest house with a stage, a $2 million professional recording studio and a full catering kitchen among many deluxe features.
The Owens’ House
The Owens’ House is a luxurious home located on three-plus acres. The home has six bedrooms, seven baths and two half-baths.
It features a gourmet kitchen, a huge fireplace in the keeping room and a lavish master bedroom with a stained barrel ceiling.
The master bath contains a spa with dressing room and custom closet.
This remarkable home features an extensive outdoor living area with an infinity edge pool and built-in grill overlooking the golf course.
Created in 1988, the A DAY for Reinhardt campaign is an annual fundraising effort to provide support for Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University. A DAY helps to fund the University’s Cherokee County Grant program, which gives eligible students the opportunity to receive as much as $8,000 during their four years at the University.
Since A DAY’s inception, more than $3 million in Cherokee Grants has been awarded to deserving local students. For more information about A DAY for Reinhardt, visit www.reinhardt.edu/advancement