The Story Behind “Kayc’s Kottages”......
Because of its phenomenal view and location, our point was one of the first lake lots built on after the Lake Burton Dam was finished in the late 1920’s. The first cottage was built in the early 30’s by an Atlanta developer. Some years later he built a second little cottage right next to the first one. This is now our Guest Cottage. Then in May 1976 he sold both of these small cottages to me, Kayc. I was 23 and I decided to use my savings towards lake property rather than buy a house or condominium. I had been to Lake Burton on a blind date and I fell in love with the lake.
I couldn’t have been more excited than the day I drove up to my first little piece of real estate, soon to be known as “Kayc’s Kottages”. The first cottage was getting so old it was called Critter Cottage because that’s where all the animals slept! So in 1984 I replaced the older cottage with the Main House with the glass prow front, but I kept the smaller cottage next to it to be the Guest Cottage. It is one of the few old small cottages left on the lake.
Then in 2007 my husband and I renovated the cottage and added to the Main House as you see it today. We added a penthouse master bedroom and master bath, a country French bedroom and bath, a large entrance foyer, and an all new kitchen and breakfast nook. We also recently added a rustic covered porch to the boathouse.
Kayc Bond purchased this house in 1976
Interesting Tid Bits about the Lake......
Lake Burton has over 1100 homes on it with 75% of the lots owned and leased out by Georgia Power. In the 1920’s Georgia Power bought the land and built the Burton Dam fed by the Tallulah River. Lake Burton is about 10 miles long. The city of Burton is underneath the 80 foot deep water basin in front of our lake house. From our house you can see mountains from three states: North Carolina’s Standing Indian Mountain, the Tennessee mountains and Georgia’s tallest mountain, Brass Town Bald.
The Lake Burton Country Club rests on top of one of the Lake Burton mountains overlooking its award winning golf course. It was built by the Ritz Carlton founder Bill Johnson, who originally had a Tennessee Walking Horse farm on that site.
People you may know with homes on Lake Burton include Alan Jackson, Sam Nunn, Vince Dooley, Fran Tarkenton and Nick Saban. Recently, Iron Chef Winner and Atlanta restaurateur, Kevin Rathbun, rented our place to cook for a group of his friends. And the world renowned Cirque Du Soleil performers spent their Christmas at our place!
For those that know the 1972 film Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, scenes were filmed along the Tallulah River where it feeds into Lake Burton. Also filmed on Burton was Four Seasons starring Alan Alda and Carol Burnett. And more recently, we met Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake when they were at the lake for scenes in Trouble With The Curve.