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et high in Braeside at Biltmore Park on a private cul-de-sac, this spectacular Chateaustyle, 2.5-acre estate enjoys fresh breezes and views of the Blue Ridge mountains. A gated circular drive and porte cochere welcome you to the stunning main house with threecar garage and artist’s studio. The home’s design and finishes include
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Nestled on 1.5 acres with partial views! Interior finishes are Brazilian cherry hardwood, ceramic, granite and beautiful wood door casing. Sizable entertaining areas both up and downstairs include private billiard, theater, fitness, & second living area in basement. Main level boasts elegant kitchen, formal dining, breakfast room. Master suite features extensive tile, whirlpool tub & large walk-in closet. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with private lush backyard.
MLS#: 3190153 | $1,099,900
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Luxurious 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo with spectacular mountain, city and golf course views. Open floor plan, spacious, bright and very well appointed. Enjoy living next to The Grove Park Inn and only minutes to downtown. Gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances & quartz counter tops. Secured garage access. Deeded parking space and storage unit in garage. www.TheFitzgeraldatGrovePark.com
Main Level living with oversized three car garage. Wonderful floorplan, Incredible Views, Private and only minutes away from all of Asheville amenities. Beautiful Kitchen with FP, great outdoor living (over 1,000 sqft) and low maintenance yard with no mowing! Master suite has a private deck, large walk-in closet, and updated bath. Lower Level is perfect for entertaining with family room, 3 additional bedrooms, and 2 baths. www.180DryRidge.com
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This home has it all! Beautiful views, incredible landscaping by master gardeners, location and one level living! Designed by Bert King with spacious room and 9â€™ ceilings! The home sits on a knoll that allows great views year-round, privacy and space on the 1.23 acre to add a garage/guest house. Every room has a view of the mountains or gardens. Prime location - walkable to Beaver Lake, Restaurants, Library or Country Club of Asheville - only 10 minutes to Downtown Asheville. www.275Stratford.com
Enjoy all the amenities of a newer home but live in your dream farm house with wrap-around porch, privacy and views! Quality construction, reclaimed wood floors, metal roof, 4-zone HVAC, gourmet kitchen, large master suite, bonus room over garage. Additional one-acre lot included for studio, barn, guest house. Open floor plan with lots of light from the Anderson Windows, builtins and plenty of Charm. Great location - 10 minutes to Weaverville and less than 20 to downtown Asheville www.29BonnieBrae.com
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1920’s Kenilworth Brick Colonial Gracious 1920’s Traditional brick colonial in desirable Kenilworth — Classic two-story hall welcomes you into the home, where you’ll find incredible period and modern details throughout. Lovely master suite with amazing stylish master bath, and modern chef ’s kitchen. Beautifully landscaped front lawn with mature trees and lovely private gardens. Outside living includes a relaxing three-season room, and a sunny private tiled deck just off the master suite. One-car garage on main. Renovated handicap-accessible bath on first level. Just minutes to Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village. MLS#3260597 / 4BD/4BA / 3,570 SF / 0.24 Acres
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one of the most legendary estates in Flat Rock was initially built in 1839 and extensively renovated in 1910 by Richard Sharp Smith, supervising architect for the Biltmore Estate. Features include local quarried cut granite walls. Wrap around porches with wooden columns and views over the grounds and mountains beyond. Spacious parlors with curved architecture, carved mantles and decorative molded ceilings. Plus formal gardens, swimming pool, tennis court and separate guest quarters. 72 Beaumont Drive, Flat Rock, NC MLS#3220409 | $1,700,000
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Beautiful European Design
inspired home with mountain views from almost every room. Features include a gourmet kitchen, luxury master bath, beautiful wood, granite and travertine finishes thru-out, arched doorways and windows, custom plastered walls and ceilings, spacious screened and covered porch, and wood burning fireplaces. Extras include ICF foundation delivering energy savings, surround sound wiring, wine cooler, wet bar with taps, generator hookup, future wine cellar space and much more! 141 Majestic View Ct. , Hendersonville, NC MLS#3243019 | $1,000,000
Classic Estate Home
with beautiful mountain views and landscaped gardens. The spacious and open floorplan includes an impressive great room, large eat-in kitchen, 3 separate bedroom suites, a 1400ft 2 indoor heated pool/spa room, offices, and bonus rooms. Outdoor entertaining spaces include a 49x17 slate terrace and an expansive screened porch. The lower level could easily accommodate guests or a live-in as an apartment. Just minutes to downtown! 813 Rickel Dr., Hendersonville, NC MLS#3226254 | $745,000
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A Mountain Masterpiece
High Atop Toxaway MountainOne of Americaâ€™s finest homes, this masterfully crafted estate offers sweeping views of four lakes and three states with all the charm and ambience of an old world manor. Designed by Atlanta Architect Stan Dixon, this home is the crown jewel of Lake Toxaway Estates. Refined appointments include slate roof, stone exterior, five fireplaces, antique oak floors, antique beech paneling, and plaster walls plus an octagonal office with magnificent views. At an elevation of 4,000 feet, this exquisite home also features a meticulously landscaped English garden and 100-mile views. Offered at $5,900,000. MLS 3253746 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895 ArtFisher@FisherRealtyNC.com
Sylvan Habitat Gorgeous 4 BR, 4½ BA Old World manor home on 22.5± acres with a dramatic view of the Parkway and Looking Glass Rock. Located in a 555-acre Conservation Community, this classic home features a large great room with timber beams, a pecky cypress paneled office, 2 interior fireplaces, and custom walnut cabinetry. Slate roof, copper gutters and chimney pots, copper lanterns, and a covered porch with stone fireplace make this one of the area’s finest homes. $2,300,000. MLS 3181288
Exquisite Equestrian Estate This 5 BR, 6½ BA Tim Greene mountain lodge enjoys one of the NC mountains’ most spectacular settings and views. This 10.37± acre estate features a 4-stall barn, a pasture, and a grotto-style pool and offers an outstanding view of Bald Rock and Fairfield Lake. Special features include a paneled great room with a massive stone fireplace, a chef ’s dream kitchen plus an outdoor kitchen and a covered porch with fireplace. $3,600,000. MLS 3234296 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895 ArtFisher@FisherRealtyNC.com
TT R R - Outstanding - Outstanding PlattPlatt Architecture Architecture custom custom homehome on 22.4+/on 22.4+/acresacres withwith a majestic a majestic view view of Pinnacle of Pinnacle Mountain. Mountain. This This immaculate immaculate homehome features features an open an open plan,plan, chef ’schef ’s kitchen, kitchen, two two fireplaces, fireplaces, largelarge screened screened porchporch withwith fireplace fireplace and Brazilian and Brazilian hardwood hardwood floors. floors. $1,395,000. $1,395,000. MLSMLS 3153989 3153989
S S PP H H + A + A - Spectacular - Spectacular viewsviews of of Brevard Brevard and the andsurrounding the surrounding mountains. mountains. This This 3 BR,3 3½ BR,BA 3½ BA homehome features features extensive extensive beambeam work,work, woodwood ceilings, ceilings, and and 2 massive 2 massive stonestone fireplaces. fireplaces. Separate Separate guestguest quarters quarters and and 2 2 covered covered screened screened porches. porches. $1,195,000. $1,195,000. MLSMLS NCM584701 NCM584701
LL T T E E - On- 14± On 14± acres,acres, this this mountain mountain homehome offersoffers slate slate and wood and wood floors, floors, 2 fireplaces, 2 fireplaces, and extensive and extensive beambeam workwork plus plus a steam a steam roomroom and Endless and Endless Pool.Pool. Spacious Spacious covered covered porchporch withwith fireplace fireplace and and sweeping sweeping long-range long-range mountain mountain and and lake lake views. views. $1,650,000. $1,650,000. MLSMLS 3238977 3238977
LL T T E E - Situated - Situated on 10.6+/on 10.6+/acres,acres, this this masterfully masterfully crafted crafted homehome features features 2 BR2 suites BR suites on the on the mainmain level,level, hardwood hardwood floors, floors, stonestone fireplace, fireplace, and charming and charming guestguest quarters. quarters. A large A large stonestone terrace terrace and and covered covered screened screened porchporch offer offer a stunning a stunning lake lake view.view. $1,650,000. $1,650,000. MLSMLS 3239265 3239265
LL T T E E - On- aOn magnificent a magnificent lakefront lakefront site, site, this this spacious spacious one one level,level, 3 BR, 3 BR, 3½ BA 3½ home BA home features features two two master master suites, suites, and and extensive extensive lake lake frontage, frontage, boat boat house, house, and and private private lakefront lakefront sundeck. sundeck. $1,795,000. $1,795,000. MLSMLS NCM590299 NCM590299
S S PP - This - This one-level one-level 4 BR4 ,3½ BR BA ,3½ custom BA custom homehome features features an open an open plan,plan, chef ’schef kitchen, ’s kitchen, stonestone fireplace, fireplace, hardwood hardwood floors, floors, and wood and wood paneled paneled ceilings. ceilings. OnlyOnly minutes minutes fromfrom lake,lake, lakehouse, lakehouse, pool,pool, tennis tennis and trails. and trails. $749,000. $749,000. MLSMLS 3229082 3229082
Art Art Fisher, Fisher, Listing Listing Broker Broker 10 Park 10 Park Place Place West West Brevard, Brevard, NCNC 28712 28712 Office: Office: 828-883-9895 828-883-9895 Cell:Cell: 828-506-4895 828-506-4895 ArtFisher@FisherRealtyNC.com ArtFisher@FisherRealtyNC.com
Architect Designed custom home on a double lot on the 7th Fairway of Biltmore Forest Country Club. Mountain views and incredible detail are the hallmarks of this impressive estate. Timber vaulted 3 season porch with massive stone fireplace. Handsome kitchen with the finest appliances, fitness rooms for cardio and weights, 4 car garage, If you can dream it this house has it. MLS: 3179469 | $4,750,000
Incomparable Mountain Views compliment this architect designed dramatic stone and timber mountain style home with soaring spaces. Secluded 7+ acre site in gated Kenmure golf community it offers every amenity including a 936 sq ft guest house. Energy star qualified with up to 6 car garage space. MLS: 3164794 | $2,750,000
Live the Mountain Lifestyle you crave in the gated Poplar Ridge. Grand open spaces, private guest quarters, view decks, screened porch, pool to enjoy our lovely climate. MLS: 3223609 | $1,375,000
The Very Best in Downtown Living light filled, quiet location-walkable to restaurants, theater, two garage spaces, delightful common areas, great value for spacious 2 bedroom townhouse. MLS: 3228947 | $669,000
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143 Lindsley Ct | Hendersonville A home more than worthy of $200+/sq.ft. is being sacrificed at $111.00 sq. ft!! This magnificent custom luxury home provides gorgeous views from almost every rm. in a private cul-de-sac mountain setting. Two massive covered composite decks provide outdoor living w/amazing views. Inside luxury abounds-Vaulted tongue & groove ceilings in LR/DR - 2FP’s - 2 master suites + lrg. LL w/Kit/BA. Dual Rinnai gas tankless WH. Huge Gourmet Kitchen-SecuritySys-Blt-In Speakers & much more! MLS: 3235325 $699,000 Listed by: Steve Norcia | Steve@CarolinaMountainSales.com (828) 545-8145
125 Stone Brook Drive | Black Mountain Distinctive custom home situated on 10.49 private acres with breathless long range mountain views from every room. This home with approx. 4800 sq. ft. offers coffered ceilings, top of the line chef’s kitchen, outdoor living space, triple garage and many must-see features. Four bedrooms, four and half baths, extra rooms for exercise or office further accentuates this property with one of a kind luxury within the spectacular North Carolina Mountains. Home is being sold furnished and is priced to sell. MLS: 3257844 $1,999,000 Listed by: D’Ann Ford | Dford@CarolinaMountainSales.com (828) 774-0288
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156 Red Oak Lane | Marshall Beautiful custom log home on private knoll & protected by 2.2 gentle acres. Enjoy passive solar heat through intentional SW orientation & dramatic A-Frame windows. Remarkable Timber-Frame Construction is energy efficient and offers breath-taking entertaining & living spaces, while boasting exposed & vaulted beams, stacked stone fireplace, open loft & gourmet granite kitchen. Flex space on the lower level offers spacious rec room, 4th BR, home office, double garage & workshop! MLS:3153324 $625,500 Listed by: The Cain Cox & Jennifer Farley Team | Info@AvlHomeTeam.com (828) 772-7418
91 Gray Duster Circle | Biltmore Lake Beautiful Biltmore Lake home upgraded throughout. Stunning kitchen includes stainless appliances, granite counters, tile backsplash, cherry cabinetry & custom lighting-open to great room w/fireplace. Ideal floor plan offers main lvl guest suite w/full bath, finished lower level w/large family room & office space. Enjoy quiet evenings on the back deck overlooking the fenced in, private backyard! Backs to community trail. Amenities include walking trails, 68 acre lake, playground, clubhouse & more. MLS: 3260491 $615,000 Listed by: Brian Etheridge | BREtheridge@gmail.com (828) 551-8043. Blacksmith Run | Hendersonville New Lot/Home Packages from the $200’s to the $400’s. Blacksmith Run features distinctive, low-maintenance craftsman style homes that include granite countertops, stainless appliances, hardwood floors and the home site. Smart floor plans ranging from 1,200-over 3,000 Sq Ft accommodate a variety of tastes and family sizes. This gated community features a clubhouse, fishing lake, pool, & fitness center. Listed by: Steve Norcia | Steve@CarolinaMountainSales.com & Doug Davlin | DouglasDavlin@gmail.com | (828) 685-3818.
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380 Panthertown Trail | Sapphire Equestrian estate located in The Divide at Bald Rock. Live year round or escape in the summer to this 3BR/3.5BA/4745SF Mission style mountain lodge on 6.55 acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains & enjoy endless trails as the community adjoins Panthertown Valley. Rough log beams, soaring T&G ceilings, stacked stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace & natural light encompass this modern, rustic home. 3-Stall custom, top-of-the-line barn w/pastures & arena make this an equestrian lover’s paradise. MLS: 3159173 $1,500,000 Listed by: Brian Etheridge | BREtheridge@gmail.com (828) 551-8043
2034 Indian Creek Road | Balsam Grove Stunning 13+ acre estate bordering Pisgah National Forest. This incredible property features a high-end, custom built home and detached 2-car garage with a finished studio. The stunning, 4 bedroom home is filled with top of the line finishes and boasts an airy, open floorplan. The completely private setting features both open and wooded acreage with mountain views and trails. This mountain paradise is just minutes from some of the area’s best hiking, fly-fishing, camping, cycling and more! MLS: 3228907 $1,275,000 Listed by: Alec Cantley & Brian Etheridge | Alec.Cantley@gmail.com (828)989-4487 | BREtheridge@gmail.com (828) 551-8043
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478 Jupiter Road | Weaverville Exceptional acreage w/ an ideal Weaverville location bordering Jupiter Road. Property includes 1300 feet of road frontage with 56+ acres of gently rolling land nestled in a beautiful setting with mountain views & stream. Property would be ideal for equestrian estate or development. Multiple premier view sites with 180 degree views and road bed in place make accessing the back of the property a breeze. Close proximity to Weaverville and downtown Asheville. MLS: 3178529 $1,285,000 Listed by: Cain Cox & Jennifer Farley | Info@AvlHomeTeam.com (828) 772-7418
5 Oakwind Hill | Fletcher Stunning luxury home located in the beautiful gated community of Bridgewater. This custom home boast a spacious gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, a main level master suite, two fireplaces, theater and numerous elegant details throughout. The walk out basement downstairs provides plenty of recreation room for entertaining including a wet bar and additional bonus room with full bath, perfect for guest! Located in the highly desirable area of Cane Creek, Bridgewater is only 15 mins from downtown! MLS: 3239898 $ 795,000 Listed by: Lisa Andres | Lisa.Andres.Realtor@gmail.com (828) 398-5700
103 Willow Farm Road | Fairview Stunning luxury home in the beautiful gated community of The Willows,featuring an open floor plan,chef’s kitchen,two master suites,study & dining room on the main level. The lower level has two bedrooms, huge family room,office & work out area.The upper level boasts two suites, play room & living space. An entertainment dream with elegant details, windows & doors are by Jeld-Wen,gorgeous views,multiple decks of Brazilian hardwood & wired for sound throughout;only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. MLS: 3221548 $1,199,000 Listed by: D’Ann Ford | Dford@CarolinaMountainSales.com (828) 774-0288
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51 Bear Track Loop | Black Mountain Custom log home located in a private community on 10.47 private acres. Situated at the end of the road you will find this home to be everything youâ€™re looking for; open floor plan, stacked stone fireplace, generator and long range views, 1 acre pasture for horses or goats, fruit trees and garden space. The home has brand new gutters, fresh painted exterior, workshop and new windows installed in master bedroom. Great second home or full time living and acreage can be subdivided. MLS:3217986 $ 629,000 Listed by: Dâ€™Ann Ford | Dford@CarolinaMountainSales.com (828) 774-0288
33 Big Sky Drive | Leicester Conveniently located 15 minutes from vibrant downtown Asheville, enjoy sunrises over the Blue Ridge Mountains from this tasteful, luxurious European estate. Fine features include all brick exterior, black walnut hardwood & slate stone flooring, SS appliances, granite counters & red oak cabinets in kitchen, large main level deck, private master suite deck & Juliet balcony. 2 Grand staircases w/wrought iron spindles & Gothic sconces bring dramatic flair, while large windows bring in natural light. MLS: 3256247 $550,000 Listed by: Brian Etheridge | BREtheridge@gmail.com (828) 551-8043
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12 Willowside Ct | Fairview Stunning residence in gated community with all the conveniences Asheville has to offer. Look no further, this home truly as it all! From the gourmet kitchen that is sure to be the envy of any chef, the luxurious master suite with fireplace sitting area, to the grand two story entrance, this home has something for everyone! In addition to main level and 2nd story, this home boasts a finished walk out basement with kitchen, media room, full bath, & tons of living space! 10min to DT AVL. MLS: 3260555 $899,900 Listed by: The Brookshire Andres Team | Lisa.Andres@CarolinaMountainSales.com (828) 772-2352
465 Sugar Hollow | Fairview Discover true luxury living in a pristine mountain setting. This stunning custom craftsman is ideal for entertaining and features a striking Truss & Beam ceiling in the great room with soaring 24 ft indoor/outdoor stacked stone fireplaces, floating stairwell w/ iron details, and 10 ft concrete breakfast bar. LL in law suite w/ second kitchen & media room. Impressive outdoor oasis w/ mountain views, wrap around porch, large back deck w/ private yard and hot tub. Located in the highly desirable farm to table community of Sugar Hollow, only 15 mins to DT Asheville. $849,900 Listed by: The Brookshire Andres Team | Lisa.Andres@CarolinaMountainSales.com (828) 772-2352
10 Brook Street, Suite 235 | Asheville, NC 28803
4 bedrooms, 3 baths | 2,918 SQ FT | 1.310 ac. | MLS 3218411 | $578,000
Gorgeous 2 year old Arts and Crafts custom built home All on one level with a FROG. Beautiful 1.3 acre lot, with a view of the charming pasture area out back, plus a fire pit; small park, play area and stream across from home, (1 house beyond this one). Neutral shades, except for girl’s rooms, and split bedroom plan. Dream kitchen with large island, unique pantry; his/her closets in master ensuite with porcelain flooring.
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Grand Plantation style home w/ the feeling of graciously sized rooms bathed in warm, natural light. It boasts of two Front Georgian style Porches, Heart Pine floors, Formal DNRM, LVRM, Family RM, & fabulous completely remodeled Custom Kitchen w/ LG Island. BAs have been renovated w/ Granite, & Tile. Double Decks off Back of home leading to LG (20x40) Diving Swimming Pool & Cabana. 3 BDRMs, plus Off. on 2nd floor & Bonus Rm on third floor. Rolling lawn of 2.174 acres. MLS# 3227675 $675,000
Traditional Home Has It All!
This gorgeous log home
conveniently located in Waynesville’s Campbell Mountain Estates is at a lower elevation for year-round access and offers mountain and valley views. It boasts two massive stone fireplaces, open floor plan with impressive great room, large loft living area, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and gleaming hardwood floors. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and slate tile finishes. The newer roof, garage workshop, plentiful parking and negotiable furnishings, make this home a real contender! MLS:3198047
Terrific location South Asheville w/ top rated Schools! Stunning 2-story foyer w/ oak & wrought iron staircase. Soaring ceilings in Great Room w/ shower of light from wall of windows. Large Eat-in-Kitchen w/ Keeping Rm, F/P & of course, a Relaxing Sunroom. Main Level boasts Office & Stylish Master BDRM/BA. Finished Terrace Level offers comfortable Media Rm & extra space. Private Fenced Back Yard w/Swimming pool & Hot Tub… perfect for friends & family! Owner is a Realtor. MLS# 3241595 $749,000
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Downtown Asheville... The sights, the sounds, the feel of
Every city has a heart and the heart of Asheville beats the loudest on the South Slope. At 45 Asheland, we welcome you to fall
in love with the people, opportunities, weather, and great mountain views of the South Slope—every day, from the balcony of your freshly constructed condominium. The ﬁrst new condo construction in Asheville’s Central Business District since 2008, 45 Asheland is designed as an anchor for residents seeking all the amenities of the city. These homes are in short walking distance to the bustling activity of dozens of breweries and restaurants throughout downtown Asheville. Situated across the street from the main public transit terminal, you also have safe transportation to locations downtown, as well as across town. 45 Asheland is designed to organically build on the increasing density of downtown. Unit sizes start at 816 square feet for one-bedroom, one-bathroom condos and increase to 1664 square feet for three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouses. At 45 Asheland it’s all about quality and lifestyle and here is where quality in construction intersects with quality of lifestyle. This is the perfect place to choose as your downtown residence.
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Obtain the Property Report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This is not an offer where registration is required prior to any other offer being made. Void where prohibited by law. In South Carolina, Cliffs Realty Sales SC, LLC, 635 Garden Market Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, Harry V. Roser, Broker-in-Charge and Cliffs Realty Sales, SC, LLC, 341 Keowee Baptist Church Road, Six Mile, SC 29682, Marc H. Wilson, Broker-in-Charge. In North Carolina, Walnut Cove Realty, 158 Walnut Valley Parkway, Arden, NC 28704, Dotti Smith, Broker-in-Charge. *Subject to availability. Discovery Visit offer valid for first-time visitors only.
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614 HORNEBEAM LANE $3,795,000 | 4 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 5,186 square feet | 1.58 acres
1224 ROCKCREST WAY $4,495,000 | 4 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 7,130 square feet | 1.75 acres
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1812 BELLA VISTA COURT $2,275,000 | 4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 5,390 square feet | 1.64 acres
1987 WHITE TREE TRAIL $3,295,000 | 5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 5,241 square feet | 0.87 acres 26 Fine Homes & Design | Spring 2017
806 BLACKTHORNE LANE $2,395,000 | 4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 5,301 square feet | 1.29 acres
1832 BELLA VISTA COURT $3,250,000 | 4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 5,267 square feet | 1.28 acres
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110 POWDER CREEK TRAIL $2,195,000 | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 5,845 square feet | 1.31 acres
83 MISTY VALLEY PARKWAY $1,595,000 | 5 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 6,121 square feet | 1.4 acres 28 Fine Homes & Design | Spring 2017
1924 TREE VIEW TRAIL $1,995,000 | 3 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 6,677 square feet | 0.87 acres
1918 WHITE TREE TRAIL $1,385,000 | 4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 3,932 square feet | 0.9 acres
704 CRAGGYSIDE LANE $1,995,000 | 5 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 7,498 square feet | 1.41 acres
911 CLOVERTOP LANE $1,995,000 | 4 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 7,522 square feet | 1.0 acre
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23 MOUNTAIN ORCHID WAY $1,395,000 | 4 beds | 5 baths | 5,063 sq ft | 0.37 acres
86 RUNNING CREEK TRAIL $1,195,000 | 3 beds | 4 baths | 3,446 sq ft | 0.2 acres
25 DEEP CREEK TRAIL $1,495,000 | 3 beds | 4 baths | 3,771 sq ft | 1.35 acres
30 HIDDEN HILLS WAY $1,175,000 | 3 beds | 3 baths | 2,747 sq ft | 0.68 acres
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18 RUNNING CREEK TRAIL $1,175,000 | 4 beds | 5 baths | 4,652 sq ft | 0.68 acres
30 Fine$1,820,000 Homes & Design | Spring | 4 beds 2017 | 6 baths | 5,023 sq ft | 0.22 acres
40 LINKSIDE COURT $1,740,000 | 4 beds | 6 baths | 5,004 sq ft | 0.22 acres
577 WALNUT VALLEY PARKWAY $945,000 | 3 beds | 4 baths | 2,813 sq ft | 0.2 acres
9 CHEDWORTH WAY $980,000 | 3 beds | 4 baths | 3,109 sq ft | 0.2 acres
12 WINDELSHAM WAY $1,299,000 | 3 beds | 4 baths | 3,084 sq ft | 0.3 acres
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26 FOXBRIDGE WAY $995,000 | 3 beds | 4 baths | 3,338 sq ft | 0.23 acres
575 WALNUT VALLEY PARKWAY 2017 |acres Fine Homes & Design 31 $849,500 | 3 beds | 4 baths | 2,803 sqSpring ft | 0.28
Beautiful High Vista Falls... ...home that offers 4000 + sq foot and it backs up to 12th green of the Golf Course. With 4 bedrooms you will enjoy the master on main level. 3 ½ baths, 2 FP with gas logs throughout the home. Very open floor plan with chefs kitchen. Lower level has fantastic guest suite with full bath and including 2nd kitchen plus “sitting” area. You will also find huge rec room/”man’s” cave that opens out to a beautiful, large “stamped” concrete patio. Your golf cart has its own garage and great fenced back yard. There is a large deck off of great room that is perfect for entertaining friends and has golf course views. Hot tub and pool table are included with the house. This home has plenty of storage and is in DESIRABLE ROBERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT. Very convenient to both Asheville and Hendersonville. Gated Community- Pool - Club House - Tennis Courts. Home is priced at $629,900. MLS # 3231337.
Martha Lowe 2123 Hendersonville Road | Arden, NC 28704 | 828.777.4364 | email: MarthaL@c21ML.com CENTURY 21 Mountain Lifestyles | www.c21mountainlifestyles.com
Beauty and Views
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Inspired by the Prairie Home style of Frank Lloyd Wright, this unique & beautiful home has every possible amenity and the setting further compliments its beauty. Just outside the charming village of Weaverville & 15 minutes from Asheville, this property was created & designed to take advantage of the amazing views offered by Reems Creek Valley clear to the Blue Ridge Parkway. MLS#3246256
WATERFORD LAKES | 4 BR, 4 BA | 2 HALF BA | 6946 SF | MLS#: 3218943 | $1,199,000
French Country Stucco & Stone Custom Home in gated community with year round mountain views, entertain your guest on the open decks or covered porch with wood burning fireplace. Open floor plan with 14’ soaring ceilings, chef’s kitchen, en suite, theater and game room. Exquisite quality and details throughout. Beautiful Cane Creek Valley, 20 minutes to downtown Asheville. Natural gas is available.
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ENJOY MOUNTAIN SCENERY from almost every room in the house! Upscale custom-built home. Located in the picturesque Catawba Falls Preserve gated community. Hiking trails to Catawba Waterfalls. Minutes to Black Mountain & Asheville, NC. This home welcomes you into a bright, open and spacious floor plan. High end custom hardwoods and finishes thru-out. The main floor features a grand living room, open kitchen, master bedroom and formal dining room. Enjoy peace & serenity while sitting among nature in the family room by the fireplace, or the screened-in 3 season room, where you will see the occasional deer and turkey passing through the property. Views of Mt Mitchell from the observatory deck. MLS:3245805 $583,000
$1,350,000 EQUESTRIAN ESTATE ON 31.28 AC with stables, fenced/cross fenced. 2 level, main- master/1 guest, 2 BA, family room with fireplace, den. Screened porch, open wrap around porch. Lower level- game room, sitting area, office/exercise room, 1 BR + BA & Additional Rm w/closet. 4 Stall Horse Barn w/tack rm/guest quarters. 6 car Garage/2 car carport. Storage Bldg. Caretaker cottage. Pond w/dock & cabin for changing/guest. New Carpet. Additional 80+/- acres available for sale- $499K or purchase 112 ac + house - $1,799,000
Deanna Gunning, Broker/Agent 407-463-0376
Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners 404 S. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28792
STUNNING VIEWS FROM THIS high quality, custom Built Log Home. Located in Grandview Peaks gated community in Nebo, NC with picturesque mountain views, a community center, picnic areas and a lake with a beach and walking trails. On the main floor, you enter to beautiful long range mountain views! Where you will find the living room with rock fireplace, open kitchen with breakfast bar and formal dining area, master bedroom/bath with garden tub and walk-in shower. The spacious front deck (fantastic mountain views) leads to a unique gazebo/tower with a private office/hobby area perfect for an artist or gardener! This home features an open floor plan with lots of natural lighting. Upper level features 2 bedrooms and a bonus loft area overlooking the main level. MLS# 3165638 $539,000
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This is Not Your Grandad’s Garage In 1930, when Pete Youngblood started up Fletcher Motors, a traditional garage to service cars in Fletcher, North Carolina, he could never have imagined his granddaughter would someday open up a new spin on his garage almost 100 years later. But that’s what has happened in the small, mountain town nestled between Hendersonville and Asheville. Kaye Youngblood, along with her three business partners, Lisa Preston Clark, Ellen Schwab and Susan Brady have taken 6,000 square feet and created an artisan community called The Garage on 25. The four partners are all local gals from Western North Carolina and have a passion for vintage, repurposed, retro and cool stuff.
creations. These artists make everything from handmade furniture, leather journals, lighting, jewelry, original art and more. Each vendor is committed to the art of designing, building, creating and recycling. “Our vendors embody the very best in custom design and fine, handcrafted pieces” commented Susan Brady. Owners of everything from luxury homes to rustic cabins have found what they are looking for at The Garage on 25. The wide variety of styles covering vintage, antiques, shabby, rustic and high end traditional are available to all those in search of just the right piece. “We’ve worked with people furnishing homes, setting up B&B’s and even filling cabin rentals with just the right look” quoted Ellen Schwab.
“I remember how proud my granddad was of his work at the garage” Youngblood said “and I wanted to be a part of creating a space in Fletcher where artists could showcase their work and feel that same sense of pride”. The four partners host over 65 vendors and showcase their hard work and
But the excitement of what is going on here is not just being contained strictly within the walls of the interior. According to Lisa Preston Clark, “The Garage on 25 will be hosting Vintage Hendo, in May, which will consist of an outdoor marketplace with
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North Carolina Mountain Estate in Brevard, NC
Custom built five bedroom-four bath home that can be bought with either four or 23 acres. There are views of the Blue Ridge Parkway from nearly every room in the house. The acreage includes 7 acres of pasture, a 1200 sq.ft metal building, fruit trees, a pond and close to 1/3 mile of creek frontage full of trout. The home has treyed ceilings, two large kitchens with granite counter tops,central vac, two fireplaces and a huge recreation area. Four acre price $895,000. 23 acres. $1,195,000.00 Call Jim Lorenz owner/broker at wncproperty.com 828-553-1674.
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Easily Accessible and Convenient to Town! This 4 bed/3.5 bath on .73 acre has open floor plan, with natural light, Great room open to breakfast area, & dining area. Master suite on main level with private wrap around deck. Lower level has 2nd master suite, family room, media space, bonus room, and wrap around deck. Long range views. MLS# 3264060
Space for Entertaining Covered Porch, Deck
Priced below Appraisal and only 10 minutes to downtown Asheville. Lots of natural light with 6 bed/bonus and 4.5 bath home 2 master suites, ample space for entertaining, living room and family room, office, spacious kitchen formal dining, built-ins, 2 gas fireplaces, large covered porch, deck, 3 car garage & apartment or in-law space! MLS# 3229334
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vendors, food trucks and live music”. “Garage Sales” will also take place on the grounds this summer and if unique and out of the box ideas are what you’re looking for, the Garage on 25 is your place. Each month you can look for some fun, quirky event such as at Christmas time when the Garage offered a photo booth in front of the store in the form of a decorated vintage Shasta Travel Camper for anyone looking for a unique Christmas portrait at no charge. Connected to the Garage on 25 is the Coffee Garage. An independent coffee shop owned by Stephen & Tippi
Mace and Youngblood. Decorated by remnants from her granddad’s garage, customers can sit and relax amongst old gas pumps and industrial furniture made from car grills and truck tailgates. The shop serves up delicious, local baked goods and roasted coffee by Ingenious Coffee Roasters out of Marion, NC. At night the coffee shop is rented out for art classes, lectures, jam sessions and open mic nights. Rentals for private parties are also available. And just as the old service department at Fletcher Motors became a place for people to gather and discuss the interests of the day, the Coffee Garage has become a local hang out for community members to conduct business, relax, meet up with friends or have a dang, good cup of coffee. Stephen and Tippi will take care of you and make you feel welcome immediately upon entering The Coffee Garage.
“We’ve worked with people furnishing homes, setting up B&B’s and even filling cabin rentals with just the right look”
As the town of Fletcher continues to grow, The Garage on 25 is a welcomed addition to the community. Stefanie Bonham posted on Facebook after her first visit, “I love this
place! Just what our area needed! I love supporting local and the shop layout is beautifulâ€?. As you plan the decor for your new home or want to spruce things up at an already established one, it is well worth your time to visit The Garage on 25. The warm welcome, cool merchandise and overall wonderful atmosphere will win you over quickly. Rest assured,
visiting The Garage on 25 will charge your batteries and help give your home that much needed tune up youâ€™re looking for! The Garage on 25 and The Coffee Garage are located in Fletcher, NC at 3461 Hendersonville Road. On Facebook: The Garage on 25 and The Coffee Garage on 25.
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A True Community. A World Class Club. THE P ERFECT LIFEST YLE
Fazioâ€™s Mountain Masterpiece: The #1 year-round course in Western North Carolina
To learn more about our debt-free community and member-owned club visit ChampionHills.com Hendersonville, NC : 800.633.5122 : CHinfo@ChampionHills.com Villas, cottages and homes from $300,000 to $3,000,000+ with mountain view and golf course homesites avaliable. Champion Hills Club is a private, member-owned country club. Admission is member-sponsored and requires approval by the Board of Governors.
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Arts and Crafts Cottage • $479,000
Updated Arts and Crafts style cottage. New roof (2012), All New Windows (2006), Interior painted (2015), 2 HVAC units (2008). Open layout, large Chef Kitchen. Brick and stone fireplace in Great room. Master on main with huge master bath. Second master and 3rd guest ensuite on 2nd level with an open loft area as flex space. Located in Champion Hills which is rated #1 for private, year round play and rated by Golf Digest as #6 in NC. MLS: 594061
Privacy and Two Streams • $799,000
This home is the perfect blend of Mountain warmth and clean contemporary lines and is nestled on a gently sloping lot bordered by 2 streams. Beautiful spacious kitchen, great room with handsome beams and stone fireplace, lovely master suite and more. Built with conservation in mind including geothermal heating, tankless water heater, etc. Located in a friendly debt-free amenitized community 8 mins. to Hendersonville. Includes lot next door. MLS: 575121
Mountain Masterpiece • $2,850,000
Stately, one of a kind Mountain Masterpiece nestled on 3.35 very private acres. The utmost attention was given to quality and design. Slate, copper, rock, cedar exterior. Open floorplan, cathedral wood ceilings with antique beams, rustic oak + stone floors, 4 fireplaces, chef ’s kitchen, elevator, wine cellar, 2 screened porches, extensive mature, arboretum-like landscaping, and too much more to mention. 8 mins. to downtown Hendersonville. MLS:561056
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Asheville: Historic Grove Neighborhood close to Downtown Asheville. Gaze Asheville: Historic Grove ParkPark Neighborhood close to Downtown Asheville. Gaze out out overover the the GPI GPI GolfGolf Course towards western sunset views! $1,990,000 MLS# 3263749. Carol Pennell at (828) 273-7770. Course towards western sunset views! $1,990,000 MLS# 3263749. CallCall Carol Pennell at (828) 273-7770.
Asheville: Delightfully updated in privateFairview: Fairview: Enchanted, tranquil setting, Delightfully updated in private Enchanted, tranquil setting, Asheville: Intimate private retreat Asheville: Intimate private retreat with with Asheville: setting. $1,200,000 3262448. devine home. $1,195,000 3261264. $1,200,000 MLS#MLS# 3262448. Call Call devine home. $1,195,000 MLS#MLS# 3261264. on-site $1,275,000 3206138. setting. on-site spa. spa. $1,275,000 MLS#MLS# 3206138. Ann Skoglund at (828) 273-0277. Call Vivien Snyder at (828) 712-4397. at (828) 273-0277. Call Vivien Snyder at (828) 712-4397. Call Barbara Newell at (828) 337-7576. Ann Skoglund Call Barbara Newell at (828) 337-7576.
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The beautiful astonishment of Spring at the NC Arboretum By Colleen Watson
Spring came early in western North Carolina before winter, in its final throes of the season, took back control. The blossoms of spring were unsure about timing, but at the North Carolina Arboretum, you can find beauty in any season. 48 Fine Homes & Design | Spring 2017
This spring finds many activities designed to get you out of the house and back into nature! The grounds are replete with hiking and biking trails, gardens, exhibits at the Education Center and the Baker Exhibit Center and Greenhouse (as well as in the gardens themselves), and a myriad of events for all ages. The NC Arboretum was established in 1986 and is an affiliate campus of the University of North Carolina. The 434-acre public garden is located just south of Asheville inside the Pisgah National Forest, one of the most beautiful natural settings in America. With its forested coves and meandering creeks, its beauty speaks to our very soul. The NC Arboretum includes 60 acres of cultivated gardens and more than 10 miles of groomed hiking and biking trails. Events bring the outdoors inside and change throughout the year. Spring is an exciting time at the Arboretum, with its seasonal landscape garden exhibits that run from April through October. It’s also a particularly beautiful time of year with the amazing colors of springtime in the ever-changing variety of spring flowers and the budding new leaves.
The Arboretum continues to provide innovative educational activities and events and spring is one of the busiest seasons. “We are excited about the new garden offerings and exhibits coming to the Arboretum this spring,” said George Briggs, the NC Arboretum’s executive director. “In nature, new growth often leads to new opportunities for plants and animals. With these additions, we hope we can continue to grow our mission of connecting people with plants, and provide more opportunities to educate our visitors, members and students.” On April 29 and 30, the Arboretum is hosting its 58th Annual Rhododendron & Azalea Flower Show. Presented by the Southeast Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, this judged event features hundreds of Rhododendron and Azalea blooms. The show runs from 12 noon until 5 PM each day, with a guided trail walk on both days beginning at 1 PM. The walk takes you along Bent Creek to the Azalea Garden to view the Arboretum’s National Native Azalea Collection. With the early spring weather, the Azalea’s may have bloomed early, but there still should be blossoms and color at the end of April. Spring 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 49
Running through July 9, #themountainsarecalling is an exhibit by local photographer Camilla Calnan. Camilla focuses on the diversity and uniqueness of WNC ecosystems. Her images, located in the Education Center, capture the beauty and creativity found in nature. A wonderful outing for the kids is the Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit. Running through October on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 PM, this G-Scale (garden scale) model train demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade, but please note that it does not operate in rainy or wet conditions. Naturally, environmental issues are a concern and this season the Arboretum is focusing on butterflies in its continuing effort to raise awareness for pollinators. Its seasonal garden exhibits feature many plants and flowers that attract and support butterflies, and its signature Quilt Garden is designed in a butterfly quilt block pattern. The Forest Meadow garden has added several new butterfly-focused plantings and includes
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interpretive signage about butterflies and other pollinators. Beginning May 13 and continuing throughout the summer, you can see the “miracle of metamorphosis” in the Baker Exhibit Center Greenhouse. Winged Wonders is a new indoor butterfly experience that will feature a butterfly nursery and walk-through butterfly house where a variety of local species, including monarchs and swallowtails fly free. Coinciding with this exhibit, a new metal sculpture entitled “Life of the Monarch” will be unveiled in the Forest Meadow. Created by Waynesville NC artist, Grace Cathey, the sculpture is a colorful, upright kaleidoscope design featuring the different stages of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The 7th annual World Bonsai Day also kicks off on May 13 at 10 AM. This internationally celebrated event is dedicated to furthering bonsai awareness and appreciation world-wide. A full collection of bonsai will be on display and the Arboretum’s curator will provide a guided tour of the garden.
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May 13 is a busy day at the Arboretum, as it also celebrates the spring season with its Nature Play Day. Starting at 10 AM, this event is designed to get kids outside where they can explore and enjoy a wide variety of activities such as building fairy houses and gnome homes.
plants to make the handmade papers she incorporates into her paintings. Ms Ellison has exhibited and sold her work throughout the US for more than 30 years. The Elizabeth Ellison Gallery is located in Bryson City NC. A native of Milton NC, Ms Ellison is of Occaneechi Indian descent.
Nearly a century before the NC Arboretum was founded, Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the father of American landscape architecture, was in the process of designing the grounds and gardens for George Vanderbilt II’s country estate. Opening May 27 and running through September 4, a Spirit of Place will be on display inside the Baker Exhibit Center. This exhibit features the artwork of painter and papermaker Elizabeth Ellison. Ms Ellison utilizes both traditional and oriental techniques, and often employs American Indian motifs, to depict the varied wildflowers, animals, human inhabitants and landscapes of the Smokies region and beyond. She frequently gathers and processes native Appalachian 52 Fine Homes & Design | Spring 2017
In addition to the exhibits and events, many people come to hike or bike the trails, which are designed for all ages and ability levels. Trail options include easy, moderate and difficult levels and are dog-friendly. From the many trails within the Arboretum, hikers have access to other areas such as Lake Powhatan, the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors can also take advantage of the Guided Forest Trail Walks, which take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning at 1 PM at the Baker Exhibit Center. Trained volunteer guides lead small groups
along woodland trails, identifying plants and trees and discussing wildflowers, natural history, and the cultural and land use history of the NC Arboretum. These walks are held rain or shine and last between 1.5 to 2.5 hours and are approximately one to two miles in length. (Pre-registration is required for groups of five or more and is highly recommended for others.) The term Arboretum was coined by landscape gardener and writer John Loudon in 1833, but the establishment of botanically significant collections dates back to the Egyptian Pharaohs. Intended for scientific study, one of the main aims of Arboretums is to conserve native and indigenous trees. The NC Arboretum is part of the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, a system of 80 Experimental Forests and Ranges that are administered by the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service. The system provides opportunities for long-term science and management studies, which supplies a wealth of data and knowledge of environmental changes in both natural and managed forest and rangeland ecosystems throughout the US. As part of the Experimental Forest system, the NC Arboretum supports ecosystem research and helps the Forest Service and other entities meet current and future conservation challenges through the synthesis of data. Over the years, many major discoveries have resulted from the research collected from Experimental Forests and Ranges. For example, based on long-term precipitation chemistry data at a New Hampshire Experimental Forest, scientists were able to recognize the effects of acid rain on vegetation. And, in the Pacific Northwest, research helped set the stage for conservation planning for the northern spotted owl. Nearly a century before the NC Arboretum was founded, Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the father of American landscape architecture, was in the pro-
cess of designing the grounds and gardens for George Vanderbilt IIâ€™s country estate. During that time, Mr Olmsted envisioned a research arboretum as part of his legacy and plan for the Biltmore Estate, which was the first professionally managed forest in the US. This spring, the NC Arboretum has been busy adding garden enhancements and a variety of facility upgrades. In addition to newly renovated restroom facilities in the Education Center, visitors will find a new front gate system installed to help provide faster access for visitors and member cardholders. To adhere to its commitment to the environment, nearly all indoor lighting fixtures now use LED bulbs, which use 80% less energy than conventional lights, and a majority of the outdoor lighting has been converted as well. The Arboretum is also adding six more call boxes along the trails to help bikers and hikers communicate directly with campus police should a problem or need arise. The NC Arboretum does not charge a per person admission fee, only a parking fee. To sustain the upgrades and create opportunities for future enhancements and jobs, the Arboretum has increased its basic per vehicle parking fee by $2. Parking rates for personal vehicles are now $14. The Arboretum offers a half-price parking special the first Tuesday of every month for personal vehicles. Access into the property is free for pedestrians, bikers and members of the NC Arboretum Society. The Arboretum is open to the public with spring and summer (April through October) hours from 8 AM â€“ 9 PM, with the entrance gate closing at 8 PM. The Bonsai Exhibition Garden is open from 9 AM â€“ 5 PM daily. For more information on the Arboretum, visit www.ncarboretum.org Spring 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 53
Itâ€™s Another World Up Here Bear Lake Reserve Lake Fronts and Customs Bear Lake Reserve is a crystal clear lake amid the Blue Ridge Mountains with uncompromised beauty. We are offering 3 magnificent homes in this beautiful mountain lake community.
Looking for something a little larger than just a small Get-A-Way, then you need to see the first Custom Home built in Bear Lake Reserve, Experience the Rustic Elegance with 6 inch Hardwood Plank floors, custom Rock/stone fireplace, granite counter tops throughout, open concept with dining, kitchen and great room. Absorb the fantastic views from the entire house looking through the architectural windows. Complete with 2 Master Suites, 2 Guest Rooms, Entertainment Room, Bonus room with two full size beds and chase lounge and a loft for the kids. One must see this beautiful home and create you LEGACY TODAY at one of the best kept secrets in the Southeast at Bear Lake Reserve. Enjoy water sports, full service dining, golf, hiking, pools and much more. Come experience a simple lifestyle with a little flair in the Great Smoky Mountains at Bear Lake Reserve. MLS: 26002213 | $699,900
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Bernard Gilchrist, Broker Mountain/Lake/Stream Specialist
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Bear Lake Reserve Lake Bear Lake Reserve is a private gated mountain lake resort with a Jack Nicklause designed 9-hole golf amenity. Enjoy the Lake Club with full service dining, pools, lake access, tennis, fitness and much more.
This brand new Custom ‘Arts & Crafts Lake Front home, affectionately know as The Mustard Seed is nestled in a private cove in Bear Lake Reserve, truly an experience like no other in the Southeast! Gourmet Kitchen with HUGE Island and gas range, bar seating as well as formal dining room. Screened porch, 3 bedrooms & baths. Have an Artist in the family, enjoy the Art loft/office looking out at the long range vistas and the gorgeous lake. Large family room and guest quarters downstairs includes morning kitchen sink and coffee bar! HUGE Wrap around decks on both levels, fantastic vistas of the Lake and Cedar Cliff Rock Outcropping from every vantage point. Shared Dock for the boat, kayaks and all other water toys. Lay by the poolside, lakeside. COME LIVE ON THE LAKE AND START THE FAMILY LEGACY YOU ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT! MLS: 26002518 | $985,000 Are you ready to live in your DREAM Custom home on the LAKE! Well, you have found one of the most gorgeous homes in WNC with LONG LAKE views and custom Decks with 4 wood burning fireplaces to enjoy the gorgeous scenic views around Bear Creek Lake. Complete with upgraded Appliances, Sub Zero Refrigerator, Island with gas range with vented Hood, fully decorated with rustic accents and furnished, granite counter’s throughout, engineered hardwood floors, Master bathroom has a Clawfoot Tub and large shower along with slate floors. Private outside relaxation area just off the Master Bedroom (main level). Enjoy the Amenities of Bear Lake Reserve with Lake Club with full service dining, pools, fitness, theatre, marina and much more. Relax with a round of golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed 9-hole golf course at 3600 feet in elevation after playing on the lake. Hike the 20 plus miles of hiking trails. Kayak, Canoe to the waterfalls. Bear Lake Reserve is a one of a kind destination Mountain Lake Resort. Come experience the Rustic Elegance of Bear Lake Reserve in the Great Smoky Mountains! MLS: 26000559 | $1,450,000
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Now available, a must see in Gorgeous Bear Lake Reserve This 5000 plus sq ft custom built Arts & Crafts style home that sits on 5 acres at 3200 feet in elevation with stunning vistas of the Tuckasegee Valley and Nantahala National Forest. Huge open floor plan with 4 fireplaces, 3 custom Bedroom Suites, High-end custom kitchen with state of the art Wolf appliances, granite countertop islands for entertaining, Great room wired for sound, custom cabintry, Media Room, Lower Family Room, Double attached garage with Bonus room as bunk room above, screened in porch, and a 40 foot deck with furniture to absorb the gorgeous views. Private Mountain Lake Resort with Lake Club and Full Service Dining. Features Pools, Saunaâ€™s, Fitness Center, Movie Theatre, Lounge, Game Room and Retail shop. Lake Access. Play a round of golf on the Jack Nicklaus designed 9-hole Executive Golf Course, play tennis at 3600 ft in elevation. Hike on the 15 miles of trails, kayak to the waterfalls or Fly Fish native Robinson Creek. Come feel the Rustic Elegance of Bear Lake Reserve! MLS: 26004149 | $1,300,000
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Bernard Gilchrist, Broker Mountain/Lake/Stream Specialist
828.606.2900 | email@example.com
Unique Mountain Estates in Jackson County Looking for a Family Compound or just a great retreat to enjoy nature at its fullest? You have found it, this 80.34 acre bowl of a mountain has a custom Post & Beam 4100 sq ft 3/3 hand built by the Owner. Simply gorgeous, too many features to name! Located in Cedar Creek Farms, this parcel is truely enchanting with natural elements and plant life throughout, such as Lady Slippers, Trilliums, Flaming Alzaleaâ€™s, unbelieveable! Complete with Wood Stove (Downstairs), Fireplace(Main Level), Hardwood Floors, Custom Wood Countertops, Large pantry, 3100 sq ft of decks, work shop, garden area, chicken coop/run and Workshop (Tools Negotiable). Over 12 more buildsites if you are looking to build more cabins. Be sure and watch the Virtual Tour on this amazing property! MLS: 25951693 | $899,000
This 4000 +/- square foot home sits in the Cove at Flat Gap. ONLY home in the community for COMPLETE PRIVACY! Fantastic Views of the Cullowhee Valley with mulitiple layers of wrapped decks to absorb the outdoors. 4 full Master Suites (2 up and 2 down) 2 Full Kitchens, Main level and lower level. Chefâ€™s kitchen comes with gas Wolf Range/Hood, state of the art Stainless steel appliances. Custom archways built with inlaid stone and brick. T&G vaulted ceilings, Austrailian hand laid pine floors, Large Dining Area. Builtin DECOR custom shaker style cabintry, T&G Vaulted Ceilings, 2 Gas log fireplaces on main level. Entire Downstairs ceramic tile floor is heated. Additional full laundry, mechanical room, crafts room/family room, all downstairs. Fully wired for sound and Security. Double Detached Garage with Storage. MLS: 25952146 | $749,900
This Exquisite 4600+ Custom Home is sure to impress from the moment you enter the gate. In the center of 9+ wooded acres with breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains. The gourmet kitchen features solid surface granite countertops, a massive island, Rohl water features, Thomasville Custom cabinetry, upgraded LG appliances include double oven, microwave & side by-side refrigerator. The open floor plan has a great room with soaring T&G Wood Ceilings & stacked stone gas fireplace. The Gunstock Oak Hardwood flooring sprawls throughout the upper level.Wake up in the Master on Main with double doors that open to the wrap around porch with endless mountain vistas. Master bath features marble flooring, Jacuzzi tub. A large loft upstairs has great views. The lower level has another full Master Suite, private entrance to lower porch with large family room & 2 Bonus Rooms. Convenient to HWY 441 for travel! MLS: 26000789 | $649,900
This gorgeous Arts/ Crafts style custom home sits in the relaxing Community fo Sundrops on Caney Fork, fabulous views, craftmanship, granite countertops, wood burning stove in Great Room, Island in Kitchen, Master Suite on Main. Comfortable outdoor covered porch to capture the scenic vistas of the Caney Fork Valley while sitting by the wood burning stone fireplace. Downstairs includes family room, 3 bedrooms and walk out patio. Enjoy swimming in the infinity lap pool, fish in the trout stream, tube down the Caney Fork Stream to the Tuckasegee River or take a ride to the lakefront Laughing Trout Camp, the private timberframe pavilion complete with bathroom/showers/kitchen to play on the lake! This Boutique community is the #1 Amenitized Community in Cullowhee, just 4 miles from WCU and 15 minutes to Historic Sylva. Fantastic Rental income with this property or live year round. Come experience the mountains of NC in style! MLS: 25952119 | $725,000
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Enjoy Downtown Living at its Finest
2 BEDROOM | 2 BATH | 2,425 SQFT MLS: 3204088 | $1,150,000
Enjoy downtown living at its finest in this light filled, beautifully appointed condo on the quieter, NW side of the building with views of the mountains & historic buildings. The extra square footage of this unit provides for larger rooms & 4 patios. You’ll love the 9 foot ceilings, hardwood & tile floors & upscale kitchen & baths. There’s inside parking for 2 cars plus temporary guest parking. Ample storage inside the unit & in a separate storage room. Rooftop entertaining & exercise areas.
Lot 11 Elk Mountain Ridge | Asheville Distant Views of the City and Sweeping Long Range Mountain Views are available from this lot in a small neighborhood of exceptional homes. The scenic drive to this lot is less than 2 miles from Merrimon with its wide range of shopping, dining & entertainment. Close to Asheville Country Club, Beaver Lake, UNCA & Downtown, this is a perfect location for your dream home. MLS#: 3173345 | $199,000
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Wildcat Cliffs Phase II: Elevate Your Experience
Wildcat Cliffs is a gated community of stately high-end homes just minutes to downtown Asheville. Choose from 14 exclusive lots with underground utilities, priced from $200K to $400K and ranging from 1.08 acres to 3.69 acres. All lots have captivating mountainous views and most display dramatic long-range views. Driveways are established. Ready to build!
Lindon Cove Crossing Phase II: Savor the Scenery This quiet cove has gentle slopes, stunning view lots and numerous streams, delivering all the best in Western North Carolina home site options. Choose from 19 exemplary lots, priced from $90K to $300K and ranging from 1.08 acres to over 10 acres.
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Luxury Fractional Ownership Opportunities: 174 Moonshadow Lane, Marshall, NC A spectacular build with mesmerizing river and mountain views in the Southern Living Inspired Community of French Broad Crossing in Marshall, NC. Call for pricing options and tour. MLS #s 3246088, 3193347, 3193321 and 3190455.
The Ultimate in Privacy: 506 Wooten Cove Road, Weaverville, NC This luxury tabula rasa on the mountaintop spans 31+ acres with multiple build sites and pond fed by 3 active springs. Offered below $830,000. MLS # NCM567799
French Normandy Inspired Estate: 400 Lynn Cove Road, Asheville, NC An enthralling masterpiece on 6+ acres with exorbitant gardens and green-built features overlooking multiple streams, waterfalls and private pond. Offered at $1,579,000. MLS # 3131393 Ron is the only Certified International Property Specialist in Asheville and is the founder of Asheville kw Luxury Homes International
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Natural Landscaping: The Elegance of Western North Carolina. By Snow Creek Landscaping Arden, North Carolina
For over 27 years, we have been working with our clients on developing landscapes that embrace their personal needs, as well as what is best for the property and surrounding environment. The area of Western North Carolina offers itâ€™s own geographical uniqueness, one of elegance and beauty. Itâ€™s those ecological characteristics of this area which led to the growth of our company, and is the backbone of who we are today. For us, natural landscaping can also be looked at as a spectrum. Think of one end of the spectrum as a land that will grow and develop into what resembles an untouched landscape. Overtime, it will cycle through stages that can only be replicated by letting nature take its course.
The opposite side of that would be one that completely manipulates the land to show no signs of native species or geographical characteristics specific to that region. When choosing to incorporate native plant communities into their landscape, one must have an understanding of how those species work together with the geographical features of the land. The slopes of a mountain side would have different plant characteristics than that of a flatter valley location. All are equally important to the ecosystem, as well as you as a homeowner. Natural landscaping is way to incorporate native plants and geological features in a way that mimics the ecological characteristics of pre-settlers. Itâ€™s utilizing the plants that have thrived in this region and applying that to a functional landscape design that is environmentally conscious, low maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing. Environmentally Conscious Utilizing native plants on your property has multiple benefits. From an environmental perspective, they fit perfectly into the ecosystem of that area. They have been evolving with those particular insects, animals, and other geographical features for thousands of years.
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Native plants allow for the success of pollinators, birds and other animals in the area who have adapted to thrive off those regional plants. Birds, for example, utilize certain shrubs and trees of native plants to stay safe from predators, while at the same time use certain plants as a nutritional supplier with either the plant berries or the insects that prefer the native plant as well. Hummingbirds are provided a significantly more amount of nectar from native plants of the region in comparison to non-native or hybrids to the area. The roots of many plants from this region are deep and can absorb extra rain water. As a property owner, this is vital to help run off from working against your home foundation or surrounding properties. For the rivers and streams, those plants help provide a filter which can then supply clean water for our community. Finding the optimal balance between functional areas, such as turf and places of high use, and spaces for untouched native plant growth can reduce your carbon footprint. Letting nature take itâ€™s course means less work and resources. Low Maintenance Think of it this way, if a native plant is thriving and filling up the space provided, then there is less room for weeds and other plants to grow. Understanding the land and what plants can be successful there will allow for easy maintenance down the road. Top: Finding the perfect balance between functionality and the natural land can create a perfect atmosphere. Middle: Creating rain gardens can help with the flow of drainage, protecting your foundation and your neighborhood. Bottom: Northern Maidenhair Ferns can thrive in shady areas, allowing less maintenance.
For example, in shady areas that need plants that grow in low light, certain native shade plants will thrive and need less attention. Species such as the Northern Maidenhair Ferns are beautiful plants that can grow up to 2 feet with long lacy fronds, which creates less space for additional growth and therefore needs less maintenance over time. Using a more natural landscape with native plants will require less time, money and energy in maintaining the flow of the land. Aesthetically Pleasing In creating an individualized landscape, it is important that it is aesthetically appealing to the people who living there. We are an advocate of utilizing your natural surrounding, so functionality and aesthetics are incredibly important. If you don’t want to spend time in your landscape, or enjoy it, than it can’t benefit you to the fullest. Many people often think that native plants aren’t going to provide them the aesthetics they are looking for or they will be full of weeds. Nothing could be further than the truth! In fact, by using plants that thrive in this area, you can plan out a landscape that provides color and beauty all year long. When you are taking on the journey of utilizing a more natural landscape, you are finding the perfect harmony between functionality and the natural world around you.
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Top: Blending design and the natural landscape techniques can promote a beautiful harmony between you and the natural world around you.
The area of Western North Carolina offers it’s own geographical uniqueness, one of elegance and beauty. Established in 1989, Snow Creek Landscaping provides a full range of landscaping services to residential and commercial clients throughout Western North Carolina. Services include: Design, Installation, Maintenance and Gardening Crews Irrigation, Lighting and Specialty Projects Certified Tree Arborists for a Range of Tree Services Specializing in Native Species to WNC
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888.517. 3322 Downtown Asheville in the Grove Arcade One Page Avenue, Suite 150
Exceptional Home built by Morgan Keefe Builders... ...and designed by architect Alice Dodson. Rare 180 degree views include downtown Asheville, Beaver Lake, & the French Broad River. Bedrooms all with ensuite baths. Media, wine cellar, bar/entertainment area, spa/exercise room, extensive outdoor living areas. Easy entertaining & living! MLS#: 3216137 | $3,500,000
Gorgeous Custom Home on the 10th Hole... ...of the popular Reems Creek Golf course. Beams, vaulted great room, and a wall of windows greet you. Fabulous open floor plan, great for entertaining. Chef ’s kitchen with double oven, gas range. Huge butlers pantry with additional stove and sink. Lower level bar and den. Tons of outdoor living! Level drive and front yard. MLS#: 3262413 | $975,000
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A HOME OF DISTINCTION...
Surround yourself w/Quality in this Handsome 5 bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home. Home boasts 4 Garages, 2 Full Kitchens, 3 Fireplaces, 2 Laundry Rooms, Office/Library, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceilings & Views off the expansive decks. Incredible Chef ’s kitchen, Large Luxurious Bedrooms all En Suite. Two separate Upper Levels. One w/2 Bedrooms, Bath & Loft. The other off the kitchen perfect for an Au Pair Suite or Office. LL houses a Family Room, Full Kitchen, Theatre Room, Bedroom, Bath & Garage. Truly one of Asheville’s prettiest homes! Situated to capture breathtaking Mountain Views! Flawless Design, Impeccable Detailing! Prepare to fall in love! MLS:3252893 ~ $1,500,000
INCREDIBLE LAKE HOME... Lake Home on Lake James with Double Level Dock! Custom Built Timberpeg Construction throughout! 3 Fireplaces, Heated Floors, 2 Car Garage with Unfinished Apt., Heated Concrete Driveway, ELEVATOR and Wrap Around Covered Porches on all three levels! An Architectural Masterpiece! MLS:592951 ~ $1,200,000
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RAMBLE BILTMORE FOREST...
Stunning French Country Home in Asheville’s premier Gated Community! Homes features 6 Bedrooms all En Suite, Gourmet Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets, Center Island, Granite, SS Appliances and Sunny Breakfast Nook open to Great Room with Fireplace. Extensive Crown Molding throughout. Custom Grand Staircase with Oak and Wrought Iron Stair Rails. Handsome Library with Coffered Ceilings, Formal Dining Room. Luxurious Master on Main with access to Rear Porch. Media Room with Wet Bar, Exercise Room, Game Room and 3 Car Heated Garage. Beautifully landscaped on .59 acres with additional lot available for purchase. The Ramble offers Saline Pool, Fitness Center, Trails and Park. Impressive Home! MLS:3163079 ~ $1,750,000
SOUGHT AFTER ARTS & CRAFTS...
Townhome in North Asheville!!!! Home boasts Open Floor Plan, Upgrades galore, Master on Main w/Idyllic Sunroom, Chef ’s Kitchen w/Granite, SS Appliances, Sunny Breakfast Nook & Pantry. 2nd Bedroom w/Full Bath on Main currently used as a Media Room. Formal Dining Room, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceiling & Fireplace. Lower level houses a Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Full Bath, Storage Room & a Workshop or Man Cave. Wonderful outdoor living space overlooking Reems Creek!!! MLS:3223162 ~ $525,000
THIS CUSTOM BUILT HOME...
has an impressive entry from the shrub lined private drive to the impressive VIEWS from every room! Home boasts two full Kitchens, two Master Suites, sought after Open Floor Plan and incredible Outdoor Living Space. You will fall in love with the Designer Kitchen and the impeccable Wood Tray Ceilings. This stunning home overlooks a Pond and the 10th Tee of the Laurel Ridge Country Club! Treat Yourself and Come Take A Look! MLS:3162609 ~ $725,000
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Stunning Views of City & Mountains... ...from this Europeanstyled Robert Griffin designed home on Town Mountain. Less than a mile to downtown, this contemporary house has hand finished Mexican tiles in the foyer, high-end honed granite and stainless appliances in the kitchen and views from all rooms! Over 2500 sqft of porches with mountain views! Recently installed Gerard metal roof, copper flashing, Pella doors and windows, MLS: 3212239 | $2,700,000 | www.11Trailridge.com
This 1949 Art Deco ranch home... ...had a professional face lift and boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, multiple living spaces and a gracious in-ground pool for a sweet, cool splash. Entertain in style on this cul-de-sac street close to the lake and the amenities of North Asheville. Large lot with mature hardwoods, shaded patio and landscaped in native plants. Over 4000 square feet on .82 acres. MLS: 3253241 | $930,000 | www.12PineTreeCircle.com
Fabulous views of the Swannanoa Valley... ...with topping rights. Fully equipped gym, two offices and an in-law apartment with a separate entrance and porch are just a few outstanding features of this well built home in a private subdivision. Enjoy meditating in a specially designed room or on the porch looking at the distant mountains. MLS: 3248839 | $795,000 | www.29HopeViewRoad.com
LeNoir Medlock (828) 691-9981 firstname.lastname@example.org 39 Woodfin Street, Asheville NC 28801 | www.preferredprop.com
Build your new home atop Crest Mountain and enjoy exceptional long range views of Downtown Asheville, The Grove park Inn, The Biltmore Estate, French Broad River and the surrounding mountains. Stunning Views!
5 Minutes from Downtown Asheville Private, Gated Community Water Fall Park & Walking Trails Lot Home Packages & Custom Home Sites Available Home Sites from the 130â€™s Home Packages in the 600â€™s 117 Ben Lippen Road, Asheville, NC 28804 828.348.8014 www.crestmountain.com
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ASHEVILLEâ€™S PREMIERE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY Private, Gated Community
dD Custom Home Sites & Lot Home Packages Available
dD 32 Acres of Open Space and Walking Trails
dD 5 Minutes from Lively Downtown Asheville
dD Pavilion and Community Gardens
dD Playground and Recreation Lawn
dD Adjacent to The Country Club of Asheville featuring a Donald Ross Golf Course
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The BEST value you will find in the Cliffs Community! Gorgeous home with high end finishes and absolute privacy. This home is the definition of cozy mountain elegance. Minutes from Hendersonville and an easy drive to Greenville makes this an ideal location. Motivated sellers. MLS:3235502
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T Stunning Quality Throughout
3 Bedroom / 4 Bath • 3078 sqFt • $498,000
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3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath • 3176 sqFt • $535,000
Unparalleled Luxurious Mountain Living
3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bath • 4334 sqFt • $990,000
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Luxury Home in Delightful Community On almost 2 level acres w no HOA! Close attention was paid to every detail. This main-level living home boasts high ceilings throughout, tremendous amount of natural sunlight, and ample entertaining space! Master features huge walk-in closets, phenomenal bath w extensive tile work. Kitchen is spacious, includes walk-in pantry and induction cook-top. Other features include custom whiskey hideout, great basement workshop w garage door, and beautiful fireplaces. MLS#: 3244778 | $845,900
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83 Incredibly Beautiful Acres Rolling Pastures and Woods. Amazing panoramic views. Incredible 5,000+ sq. ft. lodge style home. Chef â€™s kitchen, Viking appliances, Luxurious master suite, two fireplaces, Great room and Family /Media room, 3 car garage, barns and caretakers cottage. Many additional home sites. All with long range views!
Offered for $1,495,000 MLS#3229432
Gardenerâ€™s Delight On 20 Acres Mountain and pastoral views! Tucked away in a pristine setting with easy access. Meticulous attention to detail! Amazing designer gourmet kitchen, Beautiful great room, Huge family room suite with second kitchen. Offices and multi-purpose rooms, possible additional bedrooms. Attached 3 car garage and large green house. Radiant floor heating, wood furnace & heat pump. Fenced pasture and area for garden.
Offered for $995,000 MLS#318066
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Ultimate Lodge Style Log Home on 52 Acres Careful detail and artful design form the soul of this magnificent 3 BR 3 BA Craftsman log lodge style home set in privacy with outstanding mountain views. Soaring great room and dining with stone fireplace, amazing chef ’s designer kitchen, breakfast room with adobe fireplace. Grand wrap around porches overlooking mountain views! Cathedral beamed ceilings in spacious and beautiful master suite with fireplace and incredible bath. Theater room. Office. Loft. 5 fireplaces. Adjoins National Forest. Garage. Southern exposure. Home is lovingly handcrafted throughout! Includes a private 1 BR 2 BA guest cottage with full kitchen, garage, etc. Truly a one of a kind masterpiece! $2,595,000 MLS#3229432
Fines Creek Farm 89 Acres Meander up the old gravel road crossing the bridge over the state stocked trout stream, passing the original old farmhouse, the gatehouse to the property. Situated in a private cove of pastures and woodlands, the main house sits in a grove of pines. In addition, a beautifully built log guest cabin is perched on the hill overlooking the elegant yet rustic 5,000 sq. ft. post and beam barn. Must experience to appreciate.
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Asheville and “Eco-Tourism” By Ted Carter and Calen Rayne
One of Asheville’s most important tourist attractions, in addition to craft breweries, boutique shopping, art, music, and a vibrant restaurant scene, is its location, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering an abundance of opportunities to experience nature. At times the shoppers and foodies are joined by a totally different group, what some refer to as “eco-tourists.” Eco-tourists arrive to hike mountain trails, zip line through trees, raft down rivers, fish, kayak, explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, and hopefully experience a brief respite from their daily routine. For some visitors, it offers quiet time and maybe a chance to give their electronic devices a short, but well deserved rest. Regardless of someone’s reason to visit Asheville, they cannot avoid interacting with her natural surroundings. That gives nature an opportunity to engage with them, and bring a subtle message of a desire for interaction. According to Paul Deveraux, what’s required now is a reinstatement of an “ancient sense of our relationship with nature.” He 84 Fine Homes & Design | Spring 2017
posits that in an eco-physiological sense, it’s the mind that needs healing, and modern mentors and therapists use nature to accomplish that, reflecting a nod to old times. Yaqui shaman Lench Archuleta, for example, takes clients into the Arizona desert to “get their spirits back,” stressing quiet, contemplation, and time spent alone in nature. One of the first things he does is make people take their shoes off and wiggle their toes in the earth. Archuleta believes “they’ve lost that connection to Mother Earth and they need to get it back. It usually takes a day or two to detox from the stress they left behind. Once they get used to the quiet, things begin to open up in them. They become alert in ways they did not know they can be. That’s because being in nature gently forces you to use your five senses.” It’s a simple thing—to take your shoes off—but it’s also very powerful. It makes you keenly aware of how different the earth feels on your skin. We walk
on the earth all the time without having any sense of its texture and temperature. As you walk around, Archuleta encourages people to name what they see. Naming things is another small but powerful act. When you name something, you have to look at it and acknowledge its existence. Naming objects is one of the first lessons we teach our children. It is how we connect them to their world, how they identify its component parts and grow familiar with their surroundings. It gives them a sense of home.
encouraging children to spend time in nature has declined tremendously. One of the painful results is that children recognize the component parts of nature less and less. The discouragement of naturally play stems from several reasons. In Last Child in the Woods, Robert Louv explains that there are Author Paul Hawken believes “we are nature.” many causes: a marked increase in the amount of Hawken continues: “We live in community, not television children watch each day, the rise in alone, and any sense of separateness we harbor is personal computer and internet usage, the increase in organized play versus It’s a simple thing—to take your shoes off—but it’s also very unsupervised play, and the powerful. It makes you keenly aware of how different the earth huge popularity of video games, tablets, and smart feels on your skin. We walk on the earth all the time without phones.
having any sense of its texture and temperature. illusion.” Awareness to this lack of separateness offers us a chance to stretch ourselves, to expand beyond our egos.” Through nature, our species is introduced to transcendence, in the sense that there is more going on than the individual. Most people are either awakened to or strengthened in their spiritual journey by experiences in the natural world.” Many studies indicate that in the last fifty years, and especially the last twenty, the practice of
Shrinking green spaces and the preponderance of lawsuits now make playing outside a high-cost risk, but even the pervasive use of air-conditioning is part of the problem. The end result is the same. Children as well as adults have less and less an understanding of what nature is all about. Not knowing nature’s vocabulary limits our understanding of our place in it. It also limits our preciousness to us. It is difficult to value what one cannot name.
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In 1972, when we saw pictures of our planet from space—the famous big blue marble shots sent back by astronauts—it shocked and delighted the whole human race. The picture became so ubiquitous that psychologist Jean Houston reported seeing it pinned on the walls inside huts in remote tribal villages. “It went into our minds—we physically internalized our planetary home.” When William Davidson and family first settled in what would become Asheville as we now know it in 1784, we can only imagine the quiet beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains then. Eventually doctors began to “prescribe” a visit to Asheville for nature walks and bathing in various hot springs to rejuvenate tired bodies. Asheville is currently home to a growing number of healings arts practitioners offering a wide range of modalities. Local landscape artists allow visitors to return home with a photo or painting to remind them of their journey. But at the core, it is still nature that drives our tourism.
We believe what we see and hear, and nothing makes that as real as nature does. So the next time you travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway from one end of Asheville, or further along to Looking Glass Rock or Linn Cove, stop your car near all the other cars parked near trailheads. Take a few minutes to wander a little ways into the woods, take off your shoes and socks, and reconnect to earth for a spell. You will feel refreshed, the earth will welcome your visit, and from that will come an understanding that we are all part of an interdependent web of existence. Ted Carter is co- author of Earth Calling: A Climate Change Handbook for the 21st Century and Reunion: How We Heal Our Broken Connection to the Earth with Ellen Gunter. For more information visit www.sacredlandscapes.com
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$1,000,000 This parcel of land consists of 15.31 acres, platted as 9 lots by LandDesign. Assets include approval by city for water and natural gas connections, as well as, elevation providing views of the French Broad River and common area riverfront for use by owners of lots in the subdivision, plus adjacent to Blue Ridge Parkway. Five minutes to shopping and movies of Biltmore Park & 10 minutes to downtown Asheville. Assets that cannot be beat! MLS#: 587091
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Garden Feng Shui By Jini Rayne
Now that those tantalizing warm winter days are past and spring is really arriving it is time to get serious about making our outside spaces as attractive and useful as possible. Many people think of feng shui only in relationship to interior spaces, but the site and situation of your dwelling are actually the foundation of feng shui. If the energy of your home site is askew, then nothing that you do inside can completely make up for it. So let us turn our attention outside and see what insights feng shui can give us. In a previous article for this publication (Feng Shui Design and Your Homeâ€™s Entrance, Winter 2016) I dealt with the feng shui of the approach to your home. An article by Laura Esculcas (Creating Sacred space in Your Home or Garden, Spring 2016) might also be of interest. Both are available at www.FineHomesofWNC.com. There are several signs to look for to determine if the chi of the land surrounding your home is positive. Is there healthy wildlife such as songbirds and perhaps deer or other friendly animals? (Insect infestation, unhealthy or dead birds or animals or scavengers are all negative signs.) Is the vegetation lush and of desirable species? (Scrawny, deformed, diseased, discolored, or scrub 92 Fine Homes & Design | Spring 2017
species as well as a barren area are all negative.) If there is a waterway, is it clean and clear, meandering and with healthy fish and vegetation? (Pollution, stagnation, muddiness or a torrential flow are all undesirable.) If there is an issue with the health of any of the previous questions, deal with that first. If all is in order with respect to the health of the chi, we are ready to move on. It is helpful to make a simple site plan before spending energy and money on your garden. Sketch a drawing of the basics of your home and landscape: the road in front, and the position of your house on the lot. Include the driveway, outbuildings and any pathways as well. Make a copy to use later for planning your dream garden. Go outside and walk around noting on your drawing potential problems such as utility poles and lines. Also note the houses, landscape and businesses that surround your lot. Take some pictures from different angles of problem areas and areas with which you are especially pleased. There are so many possibilities for garden and yard spaces. Many people want a space to entertain. Does that include a deck or patio, outdoor kitchen or grill, pool, fire pit or something else for you? Do you need a
place for children (or adults) to play? What does that include? Do you want a kitchen or herb garden, a place for perennials or roses? How about a space for quiet and contemplation or perhaps a labyrinth? Make a list of all the important functions your yard needs to perform and see if there is an obvious place for each. Some people like to clip pictures of plants, arrangements, colors, and features they would ideally like to see in their garden. If you have done this over a period of time it gives you an idea of the look and mood you will like and perhaps some ways to approach your design. Many people actually have several yards or gardens to consider. The front yard is the most public space, the one that welcomes your guests and gives the first impression as people approach. Keeping it clean and neat shows that you value your home. The back yard may be enclosed and is a more private space. It represents the future, symbolizing what might happen in your future so you want it to be lush and abundant. In feng shui, the left side yard as you face the house from the street is auspicious for a healthy family. To foster good family
relationships it is especially vital to have healthy plants in this area as the wood element is prevalent here. The right side yard is associated with children and creativity so keep it free of clutter. This might be a good place for something fun in your garden. As you are planning, remember that your home should be the center of the garden. It is ideal if you can easily enter and exit the garden from your home. You want the view from your windows to be attractive and, if you sometimes have your windows open, be aware of the scent of what you plant outside them. A pleasant scent wafting in enhances a beautiful view. Now look back at your site plan and photos and identify any problems or areas that you need to change for either feng shui or practical reasons. Cutting down a dying tree has both practical and feng shui benefits for example. Crowded plants will need to be thinned; eyesores will need to be disguised or relocated. If the footprint of your house is an irregular shape you will want to plan to fill in any missing areas to complete the geometry with a deck or garden.
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As you are planning, remember that your home should be the center of the garden. It is ideal if you can easily enter and exit the garden from your home. When you are ready, use your second site plan to sketch out your ideal yard and garden plan. Consider how you will enter each section as entrances are inlets for chi in a space. A gate, arbor, archway, trellis or doorway of any kind establishes a bridge to each garden, setting it apart so that it can be dedicated to the purpose you intend. A path that meanders or winds encourages gently flowing nourishing chi rather than a rushing torrent. Judicious use of straight pathways can bring chi to out of the way or hidden areas that lack sufficient energy. Feng shui has looked to nature for many centuries to use what works best for humans in their interactions with nature. The aim is to foster harmony and balance and to reflect healthy nature in man-made environments. Therefore we wish to echo the shapes, contours and indigenous vegetation of our surroundings. Thus more formal, angular or boxed in gardens which are not found in nature and inhibit the flow of chi are replaced with curves and flowing forms.
Nature consists of contrasts: tall and short plants; rough and smooth, hard and soft textures; long and short views; so use mixtures of shapes, sizes, colors, textures and perspectives. Balance out hotter colors (reds and yellows) with cooler ones (blues and purples), keeping the desired activity level of that part of the garden in mind. Metallic colors (silvers and golds) stimulate prosperity. Be careful not to crowd your plants, honoring each one and allowing room for its mature size. Keep thorny plants away from paths and doorways so as not to snag anyone. Remember that your garden is not an outdoor area separate from your house. It can be a fertile area for representing symbolically and helping to manifest your goals and desires. By working in harmony with nature in planning and cultivating this space you can establish and maintain a continuous flow of good energy and facilitate creativity, health, joy, opportunity, connection and opportunity for your whole family. For more information visit www.sacredlandscapes.com
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