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t home in Asheville—is there any place you would rather be? In this issue we wanted to highlight some amazing personal spaces that reflect the creativity and beauty of our mountains. What is your favorite room in a house? So many things go into making a home, and each room offers unique respite. In our home the back porch is both a sanctuary and gathering place. Many celebrations have taken place here and many quiet moments have been shared.  Home is a refuge and a place for your children to always return. It is the one place where you can wear pajama bottoms all day, scream at the tv, and eat with your elbows on the table.  

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October 2017

Departments 10

Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Driver’s Notebook

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Realty Report

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Artist’s Palette

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Travel Destination

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Open House

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Renovate & Refine

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Healthy Lifestyle

26 Abstract Interpretations

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Road Trip

Asheville Artist Linda Gritta

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Lifestyle Calendar

30 A Hip Hap House

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Parting Thoughts

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The Big Crafty

The 19th Big Crafty featured 165 select artists, an indigo-dying activity hosted by the Asheville Area Arts Council, kid's activities hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, music from Chikomo Marimba and a visit from Street Creature Puppets. PHOTOGRAPHYÂ COURTESY OF THE BIG CRAFTY

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

GROVEWOOD VILLAGE CELEBRATES AMERICAN CRAFT WEEK

LEAF FESTIVAL Twice annually the musical cultures of the world descend on Black Mountain for LEAF Festival. Now in its 25th year, this fall's LEAF Festival, which takes place October 19 through 22, welcomes the theme "Fantastic Voyage." 12,000 people come together on the stunning Lake Eden grounds to experience the power music, art and culture have  to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. The lineup includes acts like Toots & The Maytals, Los Lobos, Elephant Revival and Turkuaz, plus lots of dancing and arts activities. 

In celebration of American Craft Week, which takes place October 6 through 15, Grovewood Village will offer artist demonstrations by

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Windsor chairmaker Elia Bizzarri and fiber artist Susan Lenz and will also host open studio art tours on two Saturdays in October. On Saturday, October 7 from 11 AM to 4 PM, Hillsborough Elia Bizzarri, known for his impeccable craftsmanship, will demonstrate his highly-refined turning skills at Grovewood Gallery. On Saturday, October 14 from 11 AM to 4 PM, South Carolina artist Susan Lenz will demonstrate  at Grovewood Gallery, transforming ordinary yarn into functional fiber vessels. In addition to her one-of-a-kind vessels, she will also showcase select works from her popular framed textile series. On October 7 and 21 some of the resident artists at Grovewood Village will also open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works.  Woodworker Elia Bizzarri

INAN AFFAIR IN WHITE: 2017 FALL FASHION SHOW On Thursday, October 12, fall fashion will come to life in downtown Asheville. Asheville Lifestyle presents the Inaugural Fall Fashion Show on the rooftop of the AC Marriott Downtown from 6 to 9 PM. Featuring top local designers and boutiques, Asheville's own models will traipse the catwalk in this season's trends. This inaugural event will benefit Children First Communities in Schools - Buncombe County. For more information, visit AshevilleFashionShow.com.

CRAFT FAIR OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS For nearly seven decades craftspeople of many different  medias have gathered in Appalachia to present their arts and wares. This year, on  October 20 through 22 at the US Cellular Center,  nearly 200 makers from the Southern Highland Craft Guild will carry on the legacy of these fairs. The variety of craft on display will range from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry. In addition to retail, the twice-annual fair hosts demonstrations in support of the Guild’s mission: to educate the public about the history of crafts in this region, various craft techniques, and an appreciation for fine crafts.

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A TIME TO SPANISH-STYLE TAPAS WITH CAPELLA ON 9 ARTICLE EMILY GLASER PHOTOGRAPHY SHONIE KUYKENDALL CONTINUED >

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Culinary Creations

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n Spain, food is savored. Paired with big glasses

Those mountains are hard to forget at

of rich wine or light cocktails, meals are served

Capella on 9—because of the fresh ingredi-

tapas-style, the spices of marinated vegetables

ents on every plate and in every glass, but

and meats bleeding onto thick slices of crusty

more importantly, because of the stunning

bread. They’re nibbled and sipped, bitten and

views that meet the eye at every turn. The

chewed over the course of long, languorous

destination may be in the heart of downtown,

meals. And always, they’re savored.

but up here the hustle of city life fades away

It’s this sense of savoring that pervades Asheville’s newest rooftop eatery and bar,

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and the mountains, in all their rolling beauty, take the cake (or rather, the tapas).

Capella on 9. The menu, a collaboration

Capella on 9 is only the beginning of the

between McKibbon Hospitality and Peter Pollay

collaborations between the two hospitality

and Jordan Arace of Mandara Hospitality Group

groups; Mandara will also serve as consul-

(and Asheville’s own Posana), is rife with flavor-

tants in the opening of uptown Charlotte’s

ful, Spanish-inspired tapas.

new AC Hotel and an independent rooftop

Though the recipes are European (tapas-style

bar. Separately, McKibbon and Mandara have

menus are a signature of AC Hotels by Marriott,

partnered to open two independent restau-

and Capella on 9 sits at the top of Asheville’s own

rants in Asheville's Hotel Arras in late 2018.

AC Hotel), the ingredients are wholly Asheville.

The first will be a Mediterranean restaurant

“We wanted to incorporate as many local ingre-

focused on large-format, shareable plates,

dients as possible,” says Pollay, noting Hickory Nut

and the second a more casual lounge space

Gap Farm, Mountain Food Products and even

offering small plates and craft cocktails.

visits to the farmer’s market as inspiration and

For now, though, it’s still about savoring—

resource for the menu. The handcrafted cocktails

the subtle and spicy tapas, the ice-flecked

also draw inspiration from our Carolina mountains.

cocktails, and those endless mountain views.


Jordan Arace, Chef de Cuisine at Mandara Hospitality Group, and Chris Hall, AC Hotel Asheville Downtown & Capella on 9 Kitchen Manager, share their favorite recipes from the rooftop eatery. These tapas pair equally well with your home kitchen as they do with Capella on 9’s breathtaking vistas.

ALBONDIGAS WITH TOMATO PEPPER CHICKPEA SAUCE

RECIPE

TOMATO PEPPER CHICKPEA SAUCE

spices. Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer on

INGREDIENTS

low speed until everything is evenly incorpo-

2 cans crushed tomatoes

rated. Roll meatballs into 1 ounce portions. Sear

1 red onion

meatballs, then cook through in the pepper

1 garlic head, chopped

tomato sauce. When thoroughly cooked, place

1 jalapeno

meatballs and sauce in a clay cazuela, top with

1 Anaheim pepper

Manchego and heat in oven until cheese lightly

1 t thyme

browns. Serve with warm bread.

Rough-chop all herbs and lightly toast all

1 bunch parsley 1/2 c white wine

PINCHOS

1 t smoked paprika

ARTICHOKE PINCHO

1 t crushed red pepper

French bread, bias cut

1 t turmeric

1 oz olive oil

1 can chickpeas

3 oz roasted artichoke halves, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 oz parmesan

RECIPE

1/4 oz arugula

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat olive

1/4 oz arugula aioli

oil and sweat onions and garlic. Add peppers

OLIVE PINCHO

and spices and cook until peppers soften.

French bread, bias cut

Deglaze with white wine. Add tomatoes

1 oz olive oil

and chickpeas, season with salt and pepper.

1 oz marinated olives, chopped

Cook tomatoes for 45 minutes. Finish with

1/2 oz Anaheim chilies, sliced thin

herbs and taste for seasoning.

1 oz Manchego, shaved

ALBONDIGAS (MEATBALLS)

1/4 oz microgreens

INGREDIENTS

LA QUERCIA

2 lb Hickory Nut Gap ground pork

French bread, bias cut

2 eggs

1 oz tomato jam

1/4 c garlic, chopped

1 oz La Quercia ham

1/4 c parsley

3/4 oz Spanish goat cheese

1/4 c cilantro

1/2 oz olive oil

1/4 c mint

1/4 oz microgreens

1 t smoked paprika

RECIPES

1 t cumin

Brush bread with olive oil and grill lightly

1 t fennel seed

so the outside is lightly toasted and the inside

3 T olive oil

is still soft. Top pinchos with each ingredient

Salt and pepper to taste

list respectively and drizzle with olive oil.

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THE LONG WAY HOME

Driver’s Notebook

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ARTICLE KATELYN HUTSON

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hat first roar of the engine starting up

even when remembered. First, you feel the

the SUV, was a great indicator that I was

rumble in your chest, and before you know

embarking on an excellent test drive. The

it, there is an uncontrollable smile spread

2017 Maserati Levante accelerates from 0

across your face. No need for an evenly bal-

to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and reaches 164

anced sound system when you can roll the

mph, the highest top speed in its class. Just

windows down and hear the perfectly engi-

about everyone is producing a line of SUV’s

neered 424 hp engine roar.

now; Jaguar with the F-Pace, and Porsche’s

Driving the Maserati Levante is an

Cayenne. Why not Maserati? They thought

experience akin to riding a gravity- defy-

so too and outshined the competition.

ing roller coaster. Acceleration is incom-

Engineered by Ferrari, the engine is a 3.0

parable, setting the tone of what to expect

liter twin-turbo V6, with the ability to speak

throughout all aspects of the drive. A gen-

for itself. Engine sound alone is intoxicating,

uinely pristine performance.


Handling the Levante became more natural and instantaneous due to its heightened responsiveness. I

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found my ability to drive this car with

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confidence increasing, quickly. The Levante’s

responsiveness

derives

from the 90 percent of both twin engines’ torque, available in less than 2,000 rpm; making the Levante, one of the most agile SUVs on the road. Easily shifting between the automatic transmissions drive modes (Normal, Sport, Off-Road and I.C.E.) are seamless, despite all 3.3-inches of suspension adjustments. The grip is impeccable within the city. Featuring 50/50 weight distribution and a front suspension comprised of double A-arms,

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the result is a satisfyingly sporty drive. The effortless feeling of driving the Levante resonates long after the drive is over. Combined weight distribution and fluid maneuvering of the Levante, inclines one to presume that this must be what driving on clouds is, that, and absolute power. The Maserati Levante is the apex, a powerful driving machine that calls for adventure.   Italian design resonates not only in the structure of the SUV but throughout the interior as well. Zegna mulberry silk and Italian leather adorn the seats, floor pan-

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LIST PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

DOM BDRMS BATHS

Biltmore Forest

$2,225,000

$2,050,000

92%

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5

4.5

Biltmore Park

$1,495,000

$1,390,000

93%

60

5

6.5

The Ramble

$1,325,000

$1,300,000

98%

1

4

3.5

Lakeview Park

$1,250,000

$1,150,000

92%

101

4

3.5

Montford

$925,000

$910,500

98%

372

6

6

Reems Creek

$875,000

$8,375,000

957%

109

4

3.5

Biltmore Park

$750,000

$720,000

96%

18

4

3.5

Biltmore Park

$695,000

$705,000

101%

9

5

3.5

Village Park

$699,900

$680,000

97%

17

4

3.5

Montford Hills

$649,000

$600,000

92%

55

4

1.5

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Artist’s Palette ARTICLE EMILY GLASER | PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE MCCONVILLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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rtist Linda Gritta is an interpreter. Metaphorically, of the emotions and memories she translates

into thickly-colored paintings, but literally too, as an interpreter in sign language. For a long time, it was to that literal field of interpretation that Gritta devoted herself. Despite growing up with a passion for the arts, Gritta initially chose a different path. “It didn’t seem practical when I was deciding what to do in college, with all those voices that say ‘no, you’ll never make it as an artist,’” she remembers. “I came from a family of

Abstract Interpre

teachers, and my grandparents were deaf, so my first degree

was in deaf education. On the side I did my own artwork, and

I thought I was going to be a ‘dabbler.’” Gritta raises her fin-

gers into bent quotation marks around the word “dabbler,” and

pauses. “Somewhere around my mid-thirties, I realized that just wasn’t going to be enough.”

With two young kids in one arm and a handful of doubt in the other, Gritta enrolled at Converse College and pursued another degree in Fine Arts. Over the years she devoted herself not just to the craft, but to the study of it, traveling north to New York to study at the NY Studio School and the Art Students League of New York whenever she could, and at Penland locally. “My degree gave me solid classical training, and all the other things I sought out allowed me to find my own voice,” Gritta says.  As she began to find stable footing as an artist, a new challenge arose in the form of a divorce. Like so many now-Ashevillians, Gritta headed to the mountains for solace and new beginnings. “I’d visited Asheville enough times that I knew it could be a nice place to regroup— that was 12 years ago,” she says with a laugh. “I didn’t know anyone, but I met many other artists, musicians and dancers. It felt like pulling your ship into a port city where everything was available.” Gritta found so much in Asheville: success as an artist, healing through dance, and her husband (who she met doing the Argentine tango). Now she’s one of Asheville’s most sought-after artists, juggling solo shows (including one next spring at UNCA) and commissions. Gritta’s popularity means she receives dozens of requests from organizations for donations every year, and there’s one group to whom she always says yes: the Western North Carolina AIDS Project.  “Their impact is so direct to changing lives and saving lives,” Gritta says of the organization. This year her work, “Red is Feeling Brave,” was selected as winner of the Signature Piece competition for the annual Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala, which took place on September 23.  Like much of her work in recent years, “Red is Feeling Brave” is thoroughly abstract, a swirl of crimson and umber that asks the viewer to look closer and think harder. “I love to really dialogue with each painting, it’s like cooking without a recipe,” Gritta says of the welcome challenge of abstraction. “It feels especially creative and takes me to a different place. I like that the viewer then is also invited to get out of their rational brain. There’s no easy out, you can’t engage at only a rational level. Abstraction invites them to play a little, and I don’t think in our daily lives we have an opportunity to do that, to relax our rational brains.” As Gritta points out, it’s all a matter of interpretation. 26

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A Hip Hap House ATOMIC FURNISHING’S MEGAN AND TODD WALSH MAKE A MID-CENTURY HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS

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his is our dream home,” Megan Walsh, her hand grazing the worn wood of the stair rail, pauses, turns to look behind her, and laughs. “I know everyone says

that, but we’d definitely like to pass this on to our kids.” It’s an open display of the genuineness that marks all that the Walshes do, an almost old-fashioned authenticity that defines their relationship, their business, and the house they call home. Their business—mid-century mecca Atomic Furnishings—and home—a unique dwelling bursting with brass fixtures and fabrics in colors like burnt orange and CONTINUED >

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A HIP HAP HOUSE (CON TI N U ED)

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umber—and even the Walshes themselves harken back to a simpler time, a time when furniture, and love, were built to last. Which makes the fact that they met through the distinctly contemporary vehicle of Craigslist all the more compelling. Despite the internet’s hand in their partnership, it was their shared passion for mod design that ultimately brought them together. A white, vinyl, tufted bench caught Megan’s eye on the site back in 2013. When the gruff seller rebuffed her request to buy the bench (a buyer had already claimed it), Megan asked him to let her know if the deal fell through. Which it did. The rest, as they say, is history.  Well, a history with a hand set squarely in the realm of fate. “We tell people you have to have a lot of faith to be in this business,” Megan says. “It’s almost spiritual,” Todd adds with a nod and a smile. It’s a sentiment that pervades their life; from their personal relationship, which bloomed from their business partnership, which in turn emerged from that initial Craigslist encounter, it’s fate who seems to have guided their twined paths.  Married since 2014, the Walshes have grown their local business into the Southeast’s preeminent home for authentic mid-century furnishings, meticulously refinished to their groovy glory. Like any small business, Atomic has faced its fair share of challenges—fruitless buying trips, a saturated market—but it seems that faithful fate always steps in, and those challenging buying trips end with a final trove of flawless finds. They don’t leave it all to fate, of course; the Walshes have also adapted to a shifting, growing market in innovative, authentic ways. When they began Atomic Furnishings, what’s now a mid-century craze was merely a modest trend, and over the years they’ve grown with it, or even around it. As it becomes more and more difficult to track down authentic mid-century furnishings, the Walshes are considering alternatives. “We’re shifting into manufacturing,” Todd explains of Atomic’s upcoming projects. “We want to make mid-century looking pieces that are still built to last.”  Their storefront is also shifting with the times, from a warehouse bulging with antiques into a true gallery in which each piece is displayed as the piece of art that it is. It’s a concept that’s being implemented in their new showroom, a cavernous space off Merrimon in Woodfin. It’s big enough to hide a woodshop in the back (for that new manufacturing endeavor), a gallery for goods, plus mini-shops for peddling locally-made wares and specialty products.  The heart of the business remains the same: mid-century furnishings lovingly restored for the 21st century. The customers who come to the Walshes for both furniture and design consultations span a spectrum, from younger folks looking to furnish their first homes, to retirees who want to outfit their houses in the style of their childhoods. With credenzas and coffee tables, in rattan and teak and warm, worn walnut, the Walshes help turn houses into homes. Much as they did with their own property, a unique house set high on a hill in Burnsville. “When we say we live in a Hap House, local Burnsville residents kind of raise their eyebrows,” Megan says of the small community she and Todd call home, an intentional amalgamation of unique homes that provide an enclave for artists of all types, from potters to weavers.  The exterior—dark-veined concrete and muted wood—blends into the mountainside scenery, but the interior does anything but. It’s an homage to the goods that brought (and now keep) them together, a patchwork of mid-century color and design: fawn-tinged leather, bold teal and burnt orange, brass and glass and tufted, wooled wall hangings. Lived-in and well-loved, the mid-century treasures all blend together into a house that is distinctly, authentically home. October 2017 | Asheville Lifestyle

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Travel Destination

A Worldly History NEW APPEAL AT THE TENNESSEAN

ARTICLE ANNA VAN ERVEN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT SMITH

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n May of 1984, Ronald Reagan stood behind a

“Local project designer and architect McCarty Holsaple

podium, a mass of balloons his colorful backdrop,

McCarty, Inc. also helped bring our vision of incorporating

and welcomed crowds to the World’s Fair in Knoxville,

the state throughout the hotel to be a genuine representa-

Tennessee. The international event hosted participants

tion of our name,” Cazana adds.

from 22 countries and attracted over 11 million visitors

Even the most simple of design elements in the hotel’s luxu-

during its six-month run. The city, steeped in Southern

rious rooms are a tribute to this side of Tennessee. “When faced

hospitality and outdoor beauty, has since awaited a

with the decision of how to source the furniture, I decided to

more abiding attraction to draw visitors.

have the pieces made locally with Hackney Furniture to sup-

With the recent addition of THE TENNESSEAN Hotel, which sits on the grounds of the former World’s Fair, it

was integrated into every room,” Cazana says.

feels like Knoxville has come full circle. The first of its kind,

It’s not just the decor that’s homegrown. At The Drawing

THE TENNESSEAN promises a personal luxury experi-

Room, the fare is local, seasonal, and threaded with Knoxvillian

ence when guests stay in any of its 82 rooms. The elegant

influences. Harkening back to an era when visitors were greeted

decor is complemented by a list of world-class amenities,

with grace and cordiality, this upscale space promises sophis-

including tailored concierge services, a personal butler,

ticated Southern comfort by way of the fare and craft cocktails.

and products from the leading UK brand Molton Brown.

The Drawing Room also offers Knoxville’s largest selection of

“I am a Knoxville native, and I wanted to bring a special kind of hotel to our city,” says Nicholas Cazana, THE TENNESSEAN Hotel innkeeper.

Tennessee small batch whiskey, a true local tradition. As Knoxville continues to define itself as a destination, the hotel helps enhance the city’s reputation, giving overnight

The hotel is a celebration of Tennessee and its third

guests a more authentic stay with a personal luxury flair. Many

largest city, Knoxville. “In our design process, we wanted

locals and city officials are hopeful that THE TENNESSEAN will

to pay homage to the history of our city by incorporating

become a draw for outdoor enthusiasts and foodies, visiting fans

elements of East Tennessee,” Cazana says. 

of the Tennessee Volunteers, and convention center attendees,

The Tennessee River is a major theme that travels and

which is connected to the hotel by a covered walkway.

bends its way throughout the hotel’s rooms and lobbies: the

“There has never been anything like this before in East

plush carpeting reflects the rippling river water, while large-

Tennessee,” Cazana says. “The hotel has attracted new visitors

scale maps detail the blue river’s journeyed path. A partic-

and boosted tourism to our city, while also giving locals a nice

ularly beautiful representation can be found in one of the

place to have small plates and drinks or even take a staycation

lobby’s bookshelves, where the books are arranged so that

for the weekend.” Laced with local flare, THE TENNESSEAN is

their spines bring to life the varicose ramblings of the river.

a tribute to the history of Knoxville and a promise of its future.

MAKE THE MOST OF THE KNOXVILLE EXPERIENCE

international

the

many other cultures from the world

World’s Fair. Still standing is the

through the museum’s various col-

THE TENNESSEAN puts guests in

Sunsphere with an observation deck

lections and exhibitions.

the heart of Knoxville so that favorite

offering breath-taking city views.

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

FAMILY FUN

attractions are within close proximity.

LOCAL FLAIR

notoriety

with

1. Muse Knoxville: Kids of all ages

1. Great Smoky Mountains: This

will enjoy the hands-on learning

1. Market Square: Dating back to

natural treasure of foliage and

experiences from over 4,000 square

1854, this has long been a site for local

wildlife is a must-see for even the

feet of science and art exhibits and

gatherings. Today it hosts a farmer’s

novice outdoor enthusiast.

play spaces.

market, art festivals, live music, and seasonal celebrations. 2. World’s Fair Park: In 1982, these grounds brought Knoxville 36

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2. McClung Museum of Natural

2. Zoo Knoxville : See exotic ani-

History and Culture: Learn about

mals, both large and small, at the

the

leading zoological experience in

geological,

historical,

and

artistic history of Tennessee and

the southeast.


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Open House

10 QUESTIONS

TO ASK YOUR LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENT WE ASKED DIANE DUERMIT, A LUXURY REAL ESTATE BROKER WITH BEVERLY-HANKS, FOR TIPS ON THE HOT ASHEVILLE HOUSING MARKET

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What unique skills and experience

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How long have worked professionally

We hear that the local real estate

in real estate? I began working as a realtor

markets are hot. Is the luxury market on

you from other luxury real estate bro-

full-time in 2004. However, I have also gained

a similar pace? The Asheville area mar-

kers? My family owns a custom home

experience in the industry as a licensed

kets are hitting records for how fast prop-

design and construction company that

General Contractor and by maintaining a

erties are coming on and off the market.

has built over 70 luxury homes in WNC.

portfolio of investment properties over the

But that record-setting pace is confined to

Participating in the creation and con-

years. In addition, my family owns a custom

homes priced under $600,000. The luxury

struction of luxury “one-of-a-kind” homes

home design and construction company that

markets are active, but most properties

has been a valuable learning experience

has built over 70 luxury homes in WNC.

priced over $1M are being marketed for

and is the perfect launching pad to sell in

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about nine months. Unique properties are

this exciting market! On another note, I

6

was honored this year with the REALTOR

piece of advice when selecting a luxury

Board Volunteer of the Year Award. Giving

agent, what would it be? Selling your lux-

back to the community I live and work in

ury home can be a very emotional experi-

8

has always been a way of life for me. 

ence, even if you are excited to be moving!

home? Location, condition and price all

If you could give someone only one

in high demand by out-of-market buyers and are selling more quickly.

How long will it take to sell my

08 09

Look for an agent you are comfortable with

have an impact on how quickly a prop-

How do you evaluate your client’s

and can speak openly with. The process

erty will sell. Properties well-prepared

experiences in order to improve? I

can be intense and lengthy, so enjoying

for the market often spend less time on

encourage regular, open communication

your working relationship is critical.

it and will sell closer to their asking price.

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with my clients to discuss what is work-

When listing, I recommend allowing a

ing and what needs to improve. In addi-

few weeks for my team and I to obtain

tion, I send a third party survey to my cli-

professional photos and video, review

ents after each transaction and ask them

advertising copy and ensure the home is

to evaluate their experience from start

parade-ready. Properties always receive

to finish. This provides me with honest

the most interest when they debut and

feedback to improve my processes.

we want a perfect first impression.

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9

As a successful agent, how do you

How does your marketing plan

ensure every detail is handled well? I imple-

differ from other luxury agents? In

ment a team of professionals who specialize

addition to a complete marketing team,

in marketing, transaction management,

including credentialed designers, videog-

photography and video. Together we ensure

raphers, and writers, Beverly-Hanks’ mar-

each property is shared with the broadest

keting staff includes a Luxury Marketing

possible audience matching the buyer profile

Contact Diane at (828)656-0251

Specialist (LMS). I am able to work closely

we’ll identify for your home. We use a careful

or dianed@beverly-hanks.com

with the LMS to ensure my clients’ prop-

selection of traditional and online media tar-

for more information!

erties receive the broadest possible expo-

geting local and global audiences.

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04

How will we communicate and how often? I ask what

sure using targeted marketing strategies.

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With Asheville’s luxury real estate becoming increasingly

is most comfortable for the seller, and that is the predominant

global, how do you market beyond the Western North Carolina

form of communication that will be used. There are always

region? Through our connection to Leading Real Estate Companies

exceptions, but making the seller comfortable while keeping

of the World®, I am able to market my luxury properties to a targeted

them abreast of activity involving their home is paramount.

audience by leveraging the highly trafficked websites of over 565 top local real estate brokerages and the connections of 130,000 associates in more than 60 countries.

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Renovate & Refine

Great(Room) Expectations ARTICLE WESLEY BROWN | PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN THEEDE PHOTOGRAPHY & CHELSEA LANE PHOTOGRAPHY

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that break open the outdoors, that ancient beauty has a spot inside, too.

less beauty of nature. Their majesty lies in the curves that

“The mix of metal finishes and warm wood tones really helps keep

tell a story centuries old. A thoroughly modern home might seem

the space cozy and not obtrusive,” says Littell of the room, touching

at odds in such a place, the sharp, crisp edges of mankind a jar-

on that mix of old and new that makes the house work in the heart

ring antithesis to the mountains around it. But in the case of the

of our mountains. “The large doors which open up the back of the

Gold’s home in Southcliff, it’s in that juxtaposition that beauty is

house completely to the patio really bring the outdoors in.”

ur mountains are ancient, rolling testaments to the time-

found; the home is simultaneously at odds and in harmony with the nature which surrounds it.

The room isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it’s practical too. “The great room and the the back porch are one great open space that

“The house is a mountain modern style, and so many times you

allows for all inclusive entertaining,” Littell says. “Bonnie and David

think of modern as stark, but this home is far from that,” says Annie

love their family and have worked hard to make the space comfort-

Littell of IDology, who took the reins on this breathtaking escape.

able and feel like home.” There’s space for everyone during their

“With large, comfortable spaces and the infusion of art, nature and of

family gatherings; kids can crash on the couch while adults work

course family, it really becomes a home.”

together in the kitchen or grab a glass of wine on the porch, all

Littell points out that the home’s objectives—like those of the Golds

within earshot and eyesight of one another.

themselves—is to provide a social ground for familial hangs and, simul-

And that’s most important of all, that sense of comfortable gather-

taneously, a gallery for the stunning nature that’s just outside. It’s those

ing. Our mountains may be ancient and beautiful, but they’re certainly

intentions that make this great room so, well, great. The sprawling space

rivaled by the ancient, beautiful bond of family and friendship. In this

fits snugly into the home’s modern aesthetic, but with wide windows

home they both take center stage in sweet harmony.

M O D E R N

A M E N I T I E S

The glass back-

The beam and cable

Nature’s tones are

Sustainable bamboo

The induction

With ample open

splash in the kitchen

design of the kitch-

reflected in the

cabinetry provides

cooktop allows for

space for family

a cleanable surface.

looks strikingly

en’s light fixtures

glass of the gaping

extra storage space

modern but is also

highlights the height

windows and in the

on the back of

the perfect room

and friends, it's

easy to keep clean.

of the ceiling.

decor itself.

the island.

for entertaining.

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Healthy Lifestyle

WHAT’S

BREWING? DISCOVERING THE ART OF TEA

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BLACK TEA

GREEN TEA

• Made from fully fermented Camellia sinen-

• Made from unfermented Camellia

sis leaves

sinensis leaves

• Retains its flavor for several years.

• Different varieties of green tea are produced

• Black tea is processed using either the or-

depending on the variety of Camellia sinensis

thodox method or CTC (crush, tear, curl). The

used, growing conditions, horticultural meth-

CTC method involves the mincing of weath-

ods and time of harvest.

ered tea leaves.

• Processing starts by soaking green tea

• Black tea is often blended with other plants

leaves in an alcohol solution.

to create different varities. Earl Grey tea is

• Higher-quality green teas are steeped at

black tea blended with bergamot oil.

cooler temperatures and for a shorter amount

• Suggested health benefits of black tea in-

of time than lower-quality green teas.

clude reducing atherosclerosis (clogged ar-

• Traditional Chinese and Indian medicines

teries), lowering the risk of heart attack and

use green tea extracts for a variety of health

cardiovascular disease and may also aid in

benefits: as a stimulant, a diuretic, an astrin-

lowering the risk for diabetes, high cholester-

gent and to improve heart health.

ol and kidney stones. SUGGESTED STEEPING TIME

SUGGESTED STEEPING TIME

3-5 minutes at 206 F

3 minutes at 180-185 F

WHITE TEA

OOLONG TEA

• There isn’t a universally-accepted definition

• Made from partially fermented leaves, buds

of what white tea is, but it is essentially young

and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant

or unprocessed tea.

• Different styles vary widely in flavor—flavors

• Produces very pale green or yellow-

range from sweet and fruit to woody to green

colored liquor.

and fresh.

• No processing occurs—white tea is general-

• The process involves withering the plant

ly just plucked and allowed to wither dry.

under the sun and allowing it to oxidize.

• There are different classifications of white

• Leaves are formed into two distinct styles:

tea including Bai Hao Yi Zhen (Silver Nee-

rolled into long curly leaves or wrap-curled

dle), Bai Mudan (White Peony), Gong Mei

into small beads with tails.

(Tribute Eyebrow) and Shoumei (Noble,

• Suggested health benefits of oolong tea

Long Life Eyebrow).

include boosting metabolism, lowering

• A study suggests white tea acts as an an-

cholesterol, increasing mental awareness,

tioxidant agent and may reduce the risk of

aiding digestion, preventing osteoporosis

premature aging.

and more.

SUGGESTED STEEPING TIME

SUGGESTED STEEPING TIME

1-3 minutes at 175-185 F

3-5 minutes at 185-206 F

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Road Trip

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ur mountains offer a relaxed retreat for vacationers, and they have for centuries. It’s to the medicinal draw of our sweet

mountain air that we owe many of our monuments; the men behind Biltmore, the Grove Park Inn and even Lake Lure built their busi-

nesses and homes here after healthful getaways in the Asheville area. These idyllic mountains continue to call to vacationers, but with development and city expansion there are few serene pieces of property left to escape to. That’s what makes this luxury cabin in Marshall so special. “Every once in a while, if that, a plot of land becomes available that  is distinct in the three critical elements of location, access, and view. This is one of those properties,” says builder Bill Hanke of Alderman Homes. Perched 800 feet above a bend in the French Broad, the soaring views are truly unrivaled. “As fortune would have it, the property was purchased by a family who was able to pay homage to the view and commission an architect to design a home to match its grandeur yet not overpower it, a home that sets into the side of the mountain as if it grew from it,” continues Hanke. 

Mountain RETREAT

This getaway was designed for fractional ownership (see sidebar), so the home features uniquely private elements, including a master suite on the main with lower level separation of family or guests and owner lockouts on both levels for security and convenience. The four bedroom, five bath home includes luxury amenities and is located just two doors down from the French Broad Crossing Clubhouse. The luxuries of the property are tremendous, but even those are secondary to the true star: the views. “When we look out the towering windows and see the mountains and hear the river below, we feel like we

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are part of something bigger, something beyond ourselves,” says owner

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Douglas Chen. “We’ve searched throughout the western Carolinas, and don’t believe you will find a more majestic view than found here.” It brings to mind the era of the Vanderbilts and the Groves, the unsullied, pristine nature that inspired a generation and the beautiful town we call home. 

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October OCTOBER 1

OCTOBER 6 - 21

ASHEVILLE BARNAROO

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

FRANNY'S FARM

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE MAINSTAGE, FLAT ROCK

Asheville BARNAROO celebrates 5  years at Franny’s Farm in Leices-

Don’t feed the plants! One of the longest-running off-Broadway hits of all

ter September 29- October 1, featuring non-stop music over 33 acres for 3

time makes its Flat Rock Playhouse debut in this hilarious musical come​

days to benefit the youth musical community of the Asheville Music School.

dy about a boy and his ​bloodthirsty plant, featuring a sensational score

Photography courtesy of Adam McMillan

reminiscent of early 1960’s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown.

OCTOBER 7 OKTOBERFEST PACK SQUARE PARK Asheville's own Oktoberfest merges the eccentricities of Asheville with local brews and Bavarian traditions downtown in Pack Square.

OCTOBER 7 5TH ANNUAL CIDERFEST NC SALVAGE STATION WNCGBC’s 5th Annual Fundraiser brings the fruits of fall's labor to

OCTOBER 1

the test for CiderFest, a kid-friendly festival along the French Broad.

ARTIST RECEPTION GIVENS ESTATES

OCTOBER 14

The resident artists of Givens Estates will be hosting a reception dis-

BURNPILE HARVEST FESTIVAL

playing their best works. Professional to beginner artists will be avail-

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able to discuss their work in a variety of media. Some pieces will be

Burnpile Harvest Fest celebrates the season with over 30+ brewer-

available for purchase. GivensEstates.org

ies from NC and around the country pouring seasonal beer offerings alongside live tunes.

OCTOBER 1 - 8

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MUSIC ON THE ROCK SERIES: THE MUSIC OF LIONEL RICHIE AND DIANA ROSS FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE DOWNTOWN, HENDERSONVILLE The sounds of these beloved musical icons will take the stage in downtown Hendersonville with all your favorite tunes. Photo courtesy of Heirloom Hospitality Group

OCTOBER 4 GATHERING ASHEVILLE: WILD FOODS FORAGING & DINNER SERIES NIGHTBELL Gather wild food with No Taste Like Home, then enjoy a five course dinner at Nightbell featuring your foraged edibles. Come for the tour, the dinner, or both.  Foragers begin the day at 9:30am with the dinner at Nightbell at 6:30pm.

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OCTOBER 14-15 & 21-22 ASHEVILLE HOME BUILDERS ™

PRESENTS:

AN AFFAIR IN WHITE

2017 FALL FASHION SHOW

ASSOCIATION’S PARADE OF HOMES ASHEVILLE Discover the best of Asheville’s homes in this self-guided tour open from 1-5 PM. Visit ParadeOfHomesAsheville.com for more information, magazine locations and more.”

OCTOBER 19 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS : A MASQUERADE EVENT BILTMORE RESTORATIVE MEDICINE Learn secrets and tricks to look, feel & love better. Visit BiltmoreRestorativeMedicine. com/Event or call 828.505.2885 to RSVP for this inspiring evening.

OCTOBER 26 NOVEMBER 4 MUSIC ON THE ROCK SERIES: AUGUST 1969: THE WOMEN OF WOODSTOCK FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE DOWNTOWN, HENDERSONVILLE From the Greenwich Village folk scene to the psychedelic height of Haight-Ashbury, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Melanie, and Grace Slick sang songs of love, heartache and social injustice. Hear them once again in Hendersonville. 

OCTOBER 27 NOVEMBER 11 ​DIAL M FOR MURDER​​ FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE MAINSTAGE, FLAT ROCK A classic whodunit just in time for fall at the Playhouse, Dial M for Murder is a sophisticated, chillingly sinister thriller brimming with

Thursday October 12 6PM - 9PM

AC MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE ROOFTOP

Top Local Designers & Boutiques. Featuring The Diamond Drop presented by United Federal Credit Union. All Proceeds to Benefit Children First Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. WWW.ASHEVILLEFASHIONSHOW.COM 48

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madness, murder and mayhem that will hold you spellbound with suspense.

OCTOBER 28 & 29 INAUGURAL BEAVERDAM STUDIO TOUR BEAVERDAM VALLEY The ceramists, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass and textile artists and watercolorists who live and work  in North Asheville's Beaverdam Valley will open their doors for self-guided tours this fall. 


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Parting Thoughts Flexible, adjustable deep

Open shelves for things like

Upper shelving—capable

shelves hold a series of tools

gas cans keep combustibles

of holding 1,000 pounds

or accessories hanging below.

safe but still out of the

per four feet—allows you to

Pairing smaller items with

hands of kids.

store long-term seasonal

their larger partners—fishing

equipment out of the way.

gear with waders, for example—eliminates wasted time spent scrounging for supplies when you’re ready to go.

Easy access to everyday items using smaller adjustable shelves is integral for

High ceilings accommodate

worry-free hobbies.

double stacking.

RECLAIM

YOUR

GARAGE

ORGANIZING TIPS & TRICKS FROM THE GARAGE AUTHORITY

H

ome may be where the heart is, but more often than

Authority are indicative of the different sizes, shapes and

not your garage is where the stuff is. Shoved in nooks,

solutions available to homeowners these days.

piled in boxes, dusted with cobwebs, our garages are the

The first step is implementing a system like one of these

often the messy mecca of our homes, but with modern stor-

that allows you to cohesively and strategically organize

age solutions and design elements, they don’t have to be.

your stuff. By separating and organizing your belongings

With school and sports seasons in full swing, it’s import-

by activity—helmets near bikes, gardening gloves near the

ant to keep the right supplies at hand for quick convenience

shovels—you guarantee a less-stress kind of lifestyle. And

as you head out the door, whether that’s to soccer practice

when you put everything back where it belongs as soon as

or the ski slopes. These special set-ups from The Garage

you’re done using it, it stays that way.

A well-organized workbench gives you easy access to tools, especially when tool boxes are hung right

A variety of hooks that are flippable (front or back) also makes it easy to rotate seasonal gear or decorations.

below and slatt wall is installed above for small tools. It can also be designed with tool drawers in cabinets and choice countertops for a more decorative yet

Movable props like ball bags and baskets make for flexible

feet from the walls,

storage and a place for

making it easy to layer

everything.

storage. Put the seasonal stuff at the back

functional solution. Cabinets are a great

Scalable shelves with movable bars

option for messier gear

and hooks adapt to new hobbies and

or anything you want to

lifestyles over the years.

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Brackets extend two

and rotate the daily supplies to the front.


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Model Shown: 2017 Range Rover. *Price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the 2017 Range Rover Sport. Supplies are limited. Excludes destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your Land Rover Asheville or call (828) 891-7493 for qualifications and complete details. © 2016 Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC


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