Case Study: 160 Eliza Ln Marietta SC Natures Watch Luxury Property


Tucked away in the prestigious Nature’s Watch community, this charming hamlet of just eleven immaculate homes is a rare find, prized for its enviable location and cozy atmosphere. At the epicenter of this idyllic neighborhood stands 160 Eliza Ln, a haven imbued with grandeur and sophistication.

Luxurious 2-Story Craftsman Home Overview:

  • Client Profile: Senior Couple, Downsizing, Need to Sell Quickly
  • Location: Marietta, SC – Nature’s Watch
  • Property Type & Price: 2-story craftsman, 4-bdr, 4-bath, Multiple garages, huge yard, $849,000
  • Real Estate Agent Name: Chris McNabb, Realtor®,ePro®, The McNabb Group powered by The American Realty and Jen Hayes
  • Special Features: Dual Primary Suites on the main level, custom appliances, custom cabinets, huge front and backyard.
  • Negotiation Highlights: Successful pricing strategy emphasis to sell property quickly and profitably
  • Nearby: Table Rock State Park, Pickens, SC, Travelers Rest, Greenville, Hendersonville, Ashville, SC
  • Built by: Teddy Youngblood, Licensed contractor for 35 years. Main house built in 2010, and the back addition in 2017
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Separate HVAC unit with an upgraded air filtration system.
  • Natural gas heating
  • 1 Renai water heater, 1 electric water heater
  • Generac Home Standby Generator – In case there is a power outage, you’ll still have electricity!
  • Neighborhood-wide underground utilities
  • Southern Pine floors
  • Solid doors throughout
  • Keep Safe laminated glass front storm door.
  • Cul de sac location
  • Original landscape plan by Dabney Peeples
  • Enlargement of landscape plan by Landscape Perceptions
  • The entire property is irrigated: gardens, lawn, wildflower meadow
  • Dog invisible fence
  • Covered gutters





TWO Master Suites on Ground Floor…

Flaunting two lavish master suites, on the ground level, a generously proportioned and fluid design, cutting-edge appliances, masterful craftsmanship, painstakingly maintained foliage, and abundant storage spaces for cherished indoor and outdoor belongings, this exquisite property proposes a living experience beyond compare.





Primary Master Suite with Private Balcony…

The premier master suite boasts an expansive custom walk-in closet complete with a dressing room, offering an intimate space for both relaxation and organization. This large master suite features a cozy sitting area adorned with floor-to-ceiling bespoke bookshelves, as well as a discreet, remote-controlled, drop-down TV nestled within the ceiling.


The suite extends to a private balcony overlooking the enchanting, professionally landscaped gardens below. Moreover, an adjoining, secluded office space is nestled within the suite, showcasing picturesque corner windows that frame the flourishing gardens and grant access to the roomy screened-in porch.

Master Bath with Heated Flooring…

As for the indulgent master bath, it is equipped with heated flooring, an accessible shower, a sizable garden tub, a dual vanity flanked by individual linen closets, and a separate chamber for the toilet and bidet—providing a luxurious and rejuvenating haven for residents.


Secondary Master Suite…

Equally opulent, the secondary master suite exudes spaciousness, featuring an amply sized walk-in closet that adjoins a grand bathroom, elegantly adorned with exquisite Lee Jofa wallpaper. Conveniently situated on the main level, both master sanctuaries come complete with light-blocking window treatments, ensuring the utmost comfort and serenity for their fortunate occupants.





Luxurious Kitchen with Premium Jennair Appliances…

Complementing the luxurious master suites, the main level showcases a welcoming open layout that incorporates a capacious kitchen, complete with abundant storage solutions. The sizeable kitchen island, crowned by an exquisite quartzite surface, doubles as an informal dining space and a generous area for meal preparation and service.

Aesthetically balanced by the quartzite, a spacious dual-bowl porcelain farmhouse sink takes center stage, while the island itself features wraparound storage, a stainless steel dishwasher, and a trash compactor. Custom cabinetry throughout the kitchen boasts over-counter lighting and diverse storage options, including open shelving, glass cabinet doors, and soft-close drawers. Premium Jennair appliances, such as a convection microwave, convection oven, and externally vented stovetop, complete the ensemble.



Butler’s Pantry…

Adjacent to the kitchen lies a sophisticated Butler’s Pantry, which offers a bar sink with a pull-down faucet, sleek granite countertops, under-cabinet lighting, glass-front cabinet doors, and deep storage drawers. A separate pantry section provides floor-to-ceiling shelving, ensuring all your kitchen necessities are both elegantly displayed and conveniently accessible.

Gas Lit, Wood-Burning Fireplace…

The inviting living area beckons with a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace equipped with a gas lighter and integrated fire screen, allowing for effortless conversion to gas logs if desired. Accentuating the fireplace is a 2-inch raised hearth paired with a distinguished 3-inch 1904 pine mantle sourced from Cherokee Manufacturing. 


Remote-Controlled Drop-Down TV…from the ceiling!

Enhancing the living room’s allure, a concealed remote-controlled drop-down TV seamlessly descends from the ceiling, melding modern technology with timeless elegance.


Beam Central Vacuum System…

A large corridor seamlessly links the living area to the first master sanctuary. This passageway features an ample linen closet, access to the alfresco grilling deck and screened porch, and an entrance to the laundry room. Ascend to the second level to discover two additional bedrooms (one presently utilized as an office) and a well-appointed full bathroom. Refined crown molding graces the entirety of the residence, which also benefits from a natural gas HVAC system, a Beam Central Vac system, and a plethora of other luxurious amenities that elevate the home’s appeal.




In Case Of Power Failure – Generac Home Standby Generator…

If the utility power goes down, this home standby generator powers up and provides electricity.  The benefits of a standby generator are many, but the important ones to mention are safety for lighting, security systems and medical equipment, food preservation,  climate control, and internet access.

2,400 sq ft Basement…

The basement spans an impressive 2,400 square feet, housing an expansive three-car garage, though it could accommodate even more vehicles if needed. Boasting four entry bays and five automatic garage doors, this versatile space is truly remarkable.

The initial double-vehicle entry leads to a spacious storage area complete with shelving—ample enough to accommodate a third vehicle or recreational equipment such as an ATV or tractor. A fifth garage door, centrally positioned in the basement, acts as a divider between the double entry and storage zone from the rest of the subterranean expanse.

Side Entrance Garage Door for Gardening Equipment…

On the garden-facing side, a garage door grants easy access for garden machinery, such as tractors and mowers, while an additional door on the driveway side allows for supplementary parking. This sprawling garage also encompasses a dedicated workshop room, a half bathroom, a kitchenette, a mechanical room, and a wealth of storage possibilities, catering to a myriad of needs and hobbies.






2.10 Acre Plot of Land…

Sitting on a generous 2.10-acre plot, the residence is surrounded by immaculate landscaping and verdant gardens. An irrigation system ensures the lawn and gardens remain lush and well-nourished. Furthermore, the home’s remarkable craftsmanship showcases the pinnacle of architectural excellence and attention to detail.






Key Features of The McNabb Group’s Services

The McNabb Group, powered by The American Realty, stands out due to its deep understanding of the market, a vast network of potential buyers, and a dedicated team that prioritizes each property. They utilize advanced technology for property listings, ensuring maximum online exposure across various platforms. At the heart of their operations is a belief in trust, transparency, and truly grasping their clients’ requirements. More than just facilitating property transactions, they aim to nurture enduring relationships that go beyond a mere signed agreement.

Benefits of Choosing The McNabb Group

Customers gain from The McNabb Group’s offerings due to their streamlined sales approach, transparent client interactions, and the guarantee of securing the best value for the properties they handle. In the Easley, SC real estate scene, their esteemed reputation underscores their dedication to top-notch service. Their comprehensive method to both the transaction and client rapport ensures that clients are more than just pleased—they’re thrilled with what they offer.


Dive into a Craftsman Dream: Marietta’s Gem

Upon entering the property, prospective buyers encountered the seamless blend of an open-plan kitchen and living space. Highlighted by the shine of modern appliances and the artisanal quality of bespoke cabinets, this area stood as the home’s centerpiece.

The story continued. The house boasted 4 roomy bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, providing ample space for expansion. For outdoor enthusiasts? A vast front and backyard beckoned, perfect for children’s giggles, BBQ gatherings, or tranquil morning brews.

The McNabb Mastery: Expertise in Action

In the intricate ballet of real estate, the right ally can be transformative. Introducing Chris McNabb from The McNabb Group. Identifying the family’s twin priorities of swift sale and optimal profit, Chris crafted a pricing approach that was brilliantly effective. This strategy not only aimed to sell the home swiftly but also to secure the highest profit for the family, becoming the pivotal element of the sale.

Priced attractively at $849,000, the home instantly garnered significant interest. Chris’s profound knowledge of the Marietta market dynamics guaranteed that even with the family’s pressing timeline, they didn’t compromise on value.

Challenges Faced by Clients in the Marietta Market

This couple, mirroring the sentiments of many, felt uneasy about the unpredictable shifts in the real estate market of the Marietta, SC region. They voiced apprehensions about selling their home promptly in line with their job-induced relocation and feared that their tight schedule might hinder a lucrative sale. With both undergoing job transitions and balancing work, children, and relocation preparations, the challenges and intricacies of a property transaction weighed heavily on their minds.

How The McNabb Group Addressed Client Concerns

Chris McNabb worked closely with Jen, his broker, and meticulously managed every facet of the property listing. He initiated the Site Utilities Survey by contacting 811, ensuring a secure spot for the ‘For Sale’ sign in the front yard. He personally took care of capturing photos and videos, crafting all the promotional materials, and ensuring the property was prominently showcased online. Chris made several dedicated visits to the home, addressing the sellers’ concerns face-to-face and assuring them that everything was in order. There were numerous text exchanges between Chris, Jen and the sellers kept them informed at every stage. This thorough communication and individualized care provided the clients with a sense of calm, knowing a seasoned professional was guiding them throughout the entire sale process.

Special Negotiations: The Key to a Swift Sale

Though the property was undoubtedly impressive, the true brilliance was in the negotiation tactics. Chris’s effective pricing approach went beyond just setting the right price. It was a delicate balance of grasping buyer behavior, gauging market needs, and pinpointing the perfect time to list. The outcome? The home was sold in an impressive 115 days, aligning with the family’s tight schedule and ensuring they got the best value.

Ultimately, the family was able to concentrate on their downsizing relocation, confident that their cherished Marietta residence was sold swiftly and for an optimal price. The proficiency of Chris McNabb, Jen, and The McNabb Group was evident, transforming what could have been a tense scenario into a triumphant real estate tale.

Special Case Study Note and Disclaimer: While this is a real case study, this transaction actually did occur, and most all of the details inside this post are accurate, a few of the client specific details, including some of the images were changed or masked to protect the identity of the client.

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