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Coleen and Jim Hester's
family is on the water or
on the deck of their Lake
Lure home nearly every
day during the warm
season. The way the light
reflects off the lake into
their home prompted
them to name it
"Dancing Waters Lodge."

his office upstairs, Osterfeld can run the 277 Penn
Station East Coast Subs restaurants that his business
owns. Founder and CEO, he's scaling back to enjoy
more time with his family, much of it at their home
on Lake Jocassee. He and his wife found the lake about
10 years ago on their way home to Cincinnati from
Georgia.
"We came home and decided if we ever have a
second home, we wanted it to be in the mountains,"
he says.
Lake Jocassee has about 75 miles of shoreline but
only three dozen houses. Fed by four rivers, including
the national wild and scenic Horsepasture River, it's
one of the clearest lakes Osterfeld has ever seen. In
December 2012, National Geographic magazine
named Jocassee Gorges one of the 50 "last great
places" in the world, noting that the gorges have one
of the highest concentrations of waterfalls in the eastern United States. Jocassee Lake has produced five
state record-sized fish and is a great place to hook red
eye bass and rainbow and brown trout.
The Osterfelds started their castle by buying two
lots on the point and then adding another 10 acres to
protect their privacy. Reasoning that an all-stone
house would seem natural in the mountains, they told
their architect they wanted something like a monas-

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tery - large rock, heavy timbers and arched doorways.
The house took two years to build.
The Osterfelds have four children ranging in age
from 21 to 28. Once every month or so, some configuration of the family gathers at the house. Jeff has
a private pilot's license, so the 85-minute flight from
Cincinnati often includes the Osterfelds' two daughters who live there as well (a third daughter lives in
Houston, a son in nearby Greenville, S.C.). The family loves getting away to the lake home.
"It's such an escape kind of place," Osterfeld says.
"I find any excuse that I can just to tinker in the
house." He spends a lot of time hiking in Jocassee
Gorges; two years ago, he and son Jake, then 24, spent
six days hiking 66 miles on trails there. Osterfeld cherishes the memory.


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From the Editor
From the Farm
Festivals & Events
The Hike
Creature Feature
Mountain Report
Country Roads
Potomac Highlands Adventures
Get Up Early! Great Farm Vacations
Saving Mabry Mill
Photo Essay: Mountain Skies
Signature Mountain Dishes
Waterfront Living
Mountain Garden
Cabin in the Woods: Canaan Resort
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2014 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2014 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2014 - Country Roads
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2014 - Potomac Highlands Adventures
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2014 - Saving Mabry Mill
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2014 - Photo Essay: Mountain Skies
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