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ith an unparalleled location on the French Broad River, this 4- to 37-acre private, gated estate lies in a very quiet, park-like setting with panoramic views of the river and mountains beyond. The grand, custom-built residence allows for easy living and entertaining indoors and out. An open floor plan features a cook’s kitchen, great room with a soaring coffered ceiling and stone fireplace, formal dining room, wood-paneled office, and a luxurious master suite with fireplace all on the main level. An inviting covered deck is perfect for enjoying the sounds of the roaring river in any weather. Gorgeous landscaped grounds include approximately 4 fenced acres with playground, treehouse and picnic area. Remaining acreage includes a bold creek and could be subdivided into additional estates with river views.

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*This exclusive offering is available for a limited time only, due to the limited number of estate lots available. Southcliff is a registered trademark of MF Southcliff, LLC. Southcliff is marketed exclusively by Beverly-Hanks and Associates, Asheville, NC. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of offers to buy *This exclusive offering is available for a limited time only, due to the limited number of estate lots available. real estate in Southcliff by residents of CT, HI, ID, IL, NY, NJ, OR, PA, SC or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. All prices and plans are subject to change without notice. Southcliff is a registered trademark of MF Southcliff, LLC. Southcliff is marketed exclusively by Beverly-Hanks and Associates, Asheville, NC. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate in Southcliff by residents of CT, HI, ID, IL, NY, NJ, OR, PA, SC or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. All prices and plans are subject to change without notice.

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Bowery Road - One of the finest estates available in Highlands! Highrocks features gated access to a large private 3.6 acre lot with stunning views of Whiteside, and the valley vistas beyond. The house is Ultra Quality, and features multiple stone fireplaces, water features, a custom dream kitchen to die for, main level has Living room, dining area, master bedroom, a Carolina room with fireplace that is accessed off of the Kitchen. Antique wood floors, updated baths, lower level has guest quarters with media room and wine cellar. Large 2 car carport with guest efficiency above. A network of trails explore the landscaped grounds. Highrocks is an Eden in Highlands and will not disappoint even the highest of expectations. Offered at $4,999,000. MLS#83614

Highlands Falls Country Club! Do not miss this lovely mountain contemporary with privacy located on two lots in Highlands Falls Country Club. Main level opens into a soaring greatroom with Brazilian cherry floors, granite surround Fireplace with Gas log insert. There is a music room, and additional bedroom/ office, Dining room and spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and custom cabinets with pull out drawers. A bank of Sliding doors open onto the stone floored Porch with views of the extensive gardens, stream, 16th green, and Big Bearpen in the distance. The Master bedroom is bight and airy, and connects to his and her baths and 2 walk in closets, along with the laundry room, and den/TV room. A 3 car garage with storage rounds out the main level. Upper level features a living room with gas fireplace, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with en suite baths. There is also an artists studio with additional room for expansion. A gardeners paradise! Offered at $1,485,000. MLS#83724

Lovely Grounds & Whiteside Mountain View Tim Greene designed 3 bedroom 4 - 1/2 bath plus loft. Open floor plan with lovely covered porch. Stone fireplaces in living room and master bedroom. Also included adjacent in Highlands Falls is an additional building lot with golf cart garage. Offered at $1,925,000. MLS#83627

Highlands Country Club! One of the nicest move in condition homes. Located on 2.4 acres of grounds, this large 3 bedroom 3 1/2 has a library office and room for expansion above the 2 car garage. Custom Kitchen with stainless and granite. Perfect for entertaining with great flow from living and dining onto a huge Carolina room with fireplace and wonderful mountain view. Master on main with custom bath, 2 bedrooms up with baths and great storage. Offered at $1,850,000. MLS#83898

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Truly One of a Kind.

Amazing Views. A Location Unmatched. The Boulders is the area’s newest gated mountain conservation community, blessed by exceptional views and a location unmatched. Live amid mountain wonder where everything awesome is mere minutes away. Uniquely placed at the crossroads of Asheville and Hendersonville, The Boulders brings you the best of both worlds: only 6 minutes to Hendersonville’s Main St. and less than 25 minutes to the heart of downtown Asheville. Stunning views, nature, convenience and accessibility. Why compromise when you can have it all?

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It’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

6925 Hwy 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723 Office 828.293.1000 10 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

Bernard Gilchrist, Broker Mountain/Lake/Stream Specialist

828.606.2900 |

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 | $1,050,000 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

Nobody knows Western North Carolina Real Estate like SUNDOG’s team of experts. Summer 2016 | Fine Homes & Design 11

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 Alzalea’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: 2595169 | $979,000

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. Chef’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 | $899,000

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 | $659,000

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 | $599,900

Contact Bernard Gilchrist for more information on any of these homes. 828.606.2900 | | 12 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

Lake Lure


MLS 3146227



Impeccably crafted Luxurious Mtn Home located in Vista at Bills Mountain, one of Lake Lure’s upscale premier communities.

Lake Lure


MLS 3163849



Gorgeous beautifully appointed fully furnished interior decorated custom mountain retreat with sweeping panoramic vistas of the hickory nut gorge and the lake.

Lake Lure


MLS 3152487



Beautiful custom built lakefront home on the Eastern shore of Lake Lure.One of the few level lakefront lots!

Lake Lure


MLS 3142678



Impeccably crafted Luxurious Mtn Home located in RBR, 180 degree views of the Mtn’s & Lake Lure.


Lake Lure


MLS 562849


Lake Lure


A very nice, recently renovated lakefront home with a covered boat slip on Lake Lure.


MLS 3163708



Magnificent long-range lake, golf and mountain views.


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The Galvladi Mountain Lodge/Retreat The Galvladi Mountain Residence is located in Sylva, a short 45 minutes west of Asheville. The residence is surrounded by acres of mature hardwood forest that includes hiking trails, waterfalls, creeks, native flora and fauna, wildflowers, rock outcroppings and incredible long-range, layered mountain views. This 9,500 sf masterpiece, situated within a 20-acre wooded enclave at 4,000 feet in elevation, is a composite design that incorporates the structural features of post-and- beam construction with t he rustic elegance of a log home. The home is comprised of three floors: the main level, lower level and upper level. Nicely distributed throughout those three levels are six bedrooms, seven full baths and two half baths. The central core of the main floor is the Great Room, a 30’ x 30’ space of inviting warmth wrapped in solid oak wood flooring, timber-framing columns and beams, generous view corridors through windows and sliding-glass doors to the south. The gourmet kitchen was designed to serve three meals a day to a full complement of house guests, so it is well-appointed with state-of- the-art cooking and food preparation facilities, appliances, storage and pantry space.

MLS 3157347 | $2,690,000 The Galvladi Mountain Residence benefits from an architectural layout and floor plan that that allows for other potential uses: 1) a quaint bed-and breakfast; 2) with the addition of other smaller residential components, a private extended-family compound; 3) a health and wellness retreat would be very consistent with the gorgeous natural surroundings; 4) a corporate retreat for key management personnel, leadership and team-building sessions, continuing education seminars, etc. The owners, concerned about the conservation of this beautiful property, commissioned a Forest Stewardship Management Plan. The Plan outlines the Best Management Practices to preserve the health and well-being of the property’s timber and other native flora, native wildlife habitat, soil and water, and finally the preservation of its aesthetic qualities. This private effort of environmental stewardship is a value-enhancement to the property. An additional 225 surrounding wooded acres are available for purchase, for a premium Lodge/Land acquisition opportunity of $3,690,000. The magazine “Log Home Living” did a feature article on the home in its April, 2013 edition entitled, “Bold New Looks, Hybrid Homes Boost Design Options”.

Carolina Mountain Properties, LLC

Michael Posey

Billy May




Broker/Owner 14 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

The Estate on Longview Trail Spectacular long range mountain views to 6,000 ft peaks. 2.76 wooded acres. Gorgeous 4 BR 4.5 BA home with split MBRs on main floor, openplan great room comprised of living, dining and kitchen areas. Full-finished basement with split secondary BRs and game/family room in between. Solid White Oak flooring on main. Custom Knotty Alder Wood cabinetry with granite tops. Solid Wormy Maple 8 ft doors. GE Monogram appliance package. Two fireplaces. Gourmet Kitchen including Stainless Steel G.E. Monogram Series refrigerator/freezer; 6-burner gas range top, oven and hood; dishwasher with wood panel to match cabinetry; microwave, Danby wine cooler. Reclaimed barn-wood custom cabinetry in great room, laundry room and game room. Located in the gated Sunset Falls at Bald Creek Community is located just 6.8 miles from Exit 24 off of I-40 in Western North Carolina. It is situated within the rural farming community known as Upper Crabtree in Haywood County. 20 minutes to Waynesville, 35 minutes to Asheville. An additional 9.46 surrounding wooded acres are available for purchase for a premium Estate/Land acquisition opportunity of $1,379,000.

NCM588879 | $995,000 • 4 bedrooms; 4 full baths; 1 half bath • Approximately 3,815 square feet of conditioned living space • Another 600+ square feet of unfinished work space on the lower level • Western, southwestern and southern exposures • 180-degree views • Long-range, layered mountain views • Native stone, wood and cedar shake exterior finishes • Insulated, double-glazed Peachtree windows and doors

• Two Trane heat pump systems, individually zoned • Sound System • Security System • Satellite Dish • Private well for domestic water • Private septic and drain field wastewater system • Private Propane tank • Cal Spas BBQ/Grill unit on deck • Solid Cypress flooring at exterior main floor deck • And much, much more

Serving Asheville and Western North Carolina 70 Weaverville Rd., Asheville, NC, 28804 | 828.545.8200

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Cliffs at Walnut Cove Seller says bring offers! Architectural masterpiece. MLS#NCM516277 • Price reduced to $2,995,000

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High Vista Estates Motivated Seller! Contemporary custom design. MLS#3149994 • Price reduced to $679,000

Lisa M. Grefe,

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Broker/Owner Office: 828-337-6300 Cell: 828-337-1360

MLS: 3192357 / $ 1,250,000 Nothing has been spared to create the Ultimate Mountain Home. This Retreat is overlooking the prestigious South Toe River and 4 Star Mt. Mitchell Golf Course. From the balcony you can enjoy extraordinary mountain views or relax on the huge covered patio with rock fireplace. The living room is open and airy surrounded by floor to ceiling windows to offer an unbelievable view of the river, mountains and golf course. The guest house (Over 800 sq ft) is not listed in the overall square footage but offers full kitchen and 2 bedrooms and bath. You will want to give this one a look!

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Asheville: European & French Country Quintessential Post-and-Beam Asheville: European & French Country Riceville: Riceville: Quintessential Post-and-Beam Alexander: Alexander: Beautifully Beautifully built house built house on acres on acres design. $1,599,000 MLS#MLS# 591619. home. $1,595,000 MLS#MLS# 3170369. inspired design. $1,599,000 591619.mountain mountain home. $1,595,000 3170369. of rolling of rolling land. land. $1,695,000 $1,695,000 MLS#MLS# 3122370. 3122370.inspired Snyder at (828) 712-4397. Call Marie Morris at (828) 768-0108. Call Vivien Snyder at (828) 712-4397. Call Marie Morris at (828) 768-0108. Call Paul Call Paul Bosonetto Bosonetto at (828) at (828) 545-5028. 545-5028. Call Vivien

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Asheville: Stately, traditional Georgian inspired brick home on large private lot. lot. Elegant desing Asheville: Stately, traditional Georgian inspired brick home on large private Elegant desing withwith magnificent grounds. $3,600,000 MLS# 3170569. CallCall JulieJulie MayMay at (828) 242-5629. magnificent grounds. $3,600,000 MLS# 3170569. at (828) 242-5629.

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Long horn cattle and mountain views will greet you on your drive home to this coveted Cane Creek Valley home.


Sit on your front porch and enjoy the peaceful pond across the way. Two-story foyer and spacious Great room with fireplace are welcoming. Sip on morning coffee or afternoon tea on the quaint covered back porch or entertain friends and family in the large open kitchen featuring a keeping room with fireplace and vaulted cottage board ceilings. Master bedroom opens to the large stone patio perfect for a hot tub addition. Workshop and additional garage plus room to expand await in the unfinished basement. Three bedrooms, two baths on the upper level. Bonus room with full bath would make a perfect office, den or guest room on the main level. Wooded trails on your private 3 acres plus neighborhood trails and an equestrian park make this a special place to call home. MLS# 3149250 | $799,000


Mike and Nona 828.771.2336 |

First time offering!

Buying or selling, locally? With 30 years experience in design and construction - and a background in marketing and project management -as a North Carolina native and WNC resident for the past two decades, Mike Davis offers expertise and added value for clients who are relocating, here, or just moving across town.

Lakeview Park home on desirable Midland Drive is quite, convenient, and beautiful. Impeccably landscaped and maintained premier home located minutes to Beaver Lake, Asheville Country Club, downtown, and shopping. Spacious master, great room, and kitchen open onto beautiful backyard and terrace. Living room opens into large screened porch with stone fireplace - vaulted and cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors throughout main level. NCMMLS#: 3169148

Contact Mike Davis 828.301.6773 “Let’s partner to sell your property and find the perfect home, together.”

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Live in perfect harmony with nature and neighbors

...tucked away from sight, in a picture-perfect 250 acre gated community almost completely surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. Hikers, equestrians, bird watchers, arborists, peace seekers and mountain lovers will be right at home here. This 3 bedroom and 3 bath cyprus-sided retreat, suitable for year-round living, has over 3,000 square feet of living space and offers a sunny garden space, generator and access to a 50+ acre common area to enjoy the magnificent, panoramic and multiple mountain range view. Just 30 minutes from historic Downtown Waynesville and close to Asheville, this custom-built home and unique development are unsurpassed.

Cold Springs Ranch | MLS:3138866 | $525,000

An exquisite light-filled “Southern Living” functional design

...with sensational all-season sun room, overlooking a sweeping impressive year-round mountain view, make this 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath 3,500 square foot home an absolute must see. Refined features include granite surfaces, crown molding, two stone wood-burning fireplaces, large entrance foyer and sloped cathedral ceiling in the great room. The spacious master bedroom suite on the main level, wonderful south facing view and large lower level screened porch, just 10 minutes from downtown Waynesville, define this house as a perfect choice for Western North Carolina mountain living.

Falcon Ridge | MLS:3130069 | $520,000

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A World-Class Club. A True Community.

The #1 Ranked Year-Round Golf Course in Western North Carolina. Our residents have come from 35 different states, but are united by the welcoming, inclusive culture of the Champion Hills community. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a visit tailored to your interests. We know that once you have seen our spectacular location, experienced our lifestyle and spent time with some of our members, you will know you have found your new home. Contact us at or call 800.633.5122 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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Wide Open Spaces • $950,000

Warm and inviting this fabulous Mountain home is perfect for entertaining with its wide open floorplan and year round Mountain views. Amazing wall of windows to enjoy these incredible views, newer kitchen, 3 separate Master Suites and a large office. Terrific outdoor space with large electric awning for enjoying the beautiful weather. Private setting includes, beautiful stone walkway and entry plus extensive mature landscaping. Close to everything! MLS# 594664

Immaculate and Waiting • $595,000

Beautiful home with great curb appeal. Lovely wrap around porch adds to the charm of this well maintained home. Great room with loads of windows and doors to the deck area. Handsome stone fireplace, updated kitchen and master bedroom on main with beautiful new bathroom. Fabulous man cave, great guest space downstairs has library/music/family room and sauna! Spacious garage with epoxy floor and room for golf cart. Immaculate and waiting. MLS# 3158210

Forever Views • $$1,395,000

Magnificent views all the way to the Blue Ridge Pkwy and beyond! The great room has gorgeous windows that frame the view, gourmet kitchen open to dining area, 3 fireplaces, 2 offices, 2 master suites and a FABULOUS wine cellar! Cozy 4 season room has another fireplace and exhaust hood for grilling. Additional 489 sf above oversized garage perfect for studio/exercise room. MLS# 587422

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Architectural Masterpiece


EisEnhauEr (828) 674-1508 rEaltorÂŽ, e-Pro, Cnhs, ClhMs

Stunning architectural elements & detailing throughout as well as sophisticated interior & exterior spaces. Boasts many fine features& finishes: cherry HWD floors, dramatic great room with stone fireplace, wall of windows, chef ’s kitchen with upscale appliances, granite & large island, expansive master suite with fireplace, guest suite, family room & tons of storage. Enjoy the private natural setting from the spectacular screened porch, deck, patio or front porch. $1,100,000 ML 3192038

Exceptional Kenmure Home

A place like no other in prestigious Kenmure. Main level living featuring high quality craftsmanship, architectural details & character situated on 1.01 gorgeous professionally landscaped acres. Outdoor living & entertaining options provide the ultimate in relaxed, luxury mtn living. Features impressive great room with stone fireplace, 2 master suites on main, gourmet kitchen, study, LL family rm & more. $670,000 ML 3184184


Keller Williams Realty . 404 South Main Street . Hendersonville . NC . 28792

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Stunning Mountain Views

Extraordinary Property! Abounding with stunning architectural elements and exquisite detailing throughout, this remarkable 1.94 acre estate is sited to capture magnificent unobstructed long range mountain views from most every room. $995,000 ML 3141459


Phenomenal Landscaping

Architectural Excellence

Outstanding Design

A hallmark of design & quality with ultimate privacy. Outdoor living options include the gazebo-style covered deck, open deck, stone patios, cascading waterfall with Koi pond & lush landscaping. ML 3187530 $975,000

Remarkable home situated on a prime lot in Carriage Park with incredible long range mountain views. Fine appointments and finishes throughout. 4 car plus tandem garage. Gorgeous Landscaping enhances this one-of-a-kind property! ML 3173392 $780,000

Character and charm abounds in this beautiful architecturally designed home situated on 1.57 private acres. Open floor plan offers spacious natural light filled rooms blending the outdoors with the indoors. ML 3183507 $529,900

The Ultimate in Outdoor Living

Unsurpassed Quality

The ultimate in casual elegance & outdoor living abounds in this extraordinary home. The exquisite grounds features an outstanding stone deck pool area, outdoor kitchen, stone firepit, waterfall that flows into pool & expansive waterfall entry with Koi pond. ML 3163850 $1,200,000

Breathtaking VIEWS! Features magnificent great room w/see-thru stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen with every amenity imaginable, expansive master suite, library loft w/reading room, family room/bar area & carriage house. Multi-level decking & waterfall/ Koi pond. ML 3190093 $1,190,000



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Feng Shui brings peace to the bedroom By jini rayne Both bed and bedroom are exceedingly important in feng shui. Beds relate to health, rest and relationships. There is also an important relationship between the bed and one’s wealth. The relative position of the bed within your bedroom and home, and the quality of your sleep, affect your ability to be successful and acquire wealth.

that any items deemed incompatible are screened from the bed. Also keep all electronic devices as far away from the bed as possible, as electromagnetic fields may disturb sleep in more sensitive people. We use a Gaussmeter to measure electromagnetic fields. When measurements are high in relation to one’s pillow, sleep is adversely affected. Often clients simply move electronic devices to another area of their bedroom and find that a more restful sleep pattern returns.

Bedrooms are a place of peace and rest, a quiet retreat from the world. Ideally they should be used only for sleeping and intimacy. Having a desk for bill paying or a home entertainment center in the bedroom is incompatible with the true purpose of one’s bedroom.. If one must have a multi-use bedroom, at least make sure

The bedroom is also symbolic of the inner self. If a person is single and would like to have a relationship, he or she should make sure that there is room in their bedroom (and in their heart) for another person. There should be a bedside table and lamp on both sides of the bed, and the presently unoccupied side should not be

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crowded with books or pillows or anything else. Feng shui values a more square bedroom over one that is distinctly rectangular. A quiet, secure location toward the back of a home will be more restful than one toward the front. The master bedroom/parents’ room is ideally the farthest back and highest up in a household. This location puts its occupants in control of the house. If children’ rooms are in this controlling position and it is impractical to reposition the master bedroom relative to that of the children, than put

something of the parents into their room. Put a high school trophy, childhood collection, picture of yourself or some other symbol of your presence into the highest up and farthest back room in the house. Visualize that you are responsible for and in control of the household. All beds should be backed by a solid wall and have a good view of the door from the bed. Everyone rests a little easier if they can see what is coming. If the bed must be located so that there is no view of the door, then at least have something reflective so that the o (More on page 32) Summer 2016 | Fine Homes & Design 29


This home is one of the finest Custom Builds in North Asheville.

5 Bedrooms each with its own Bath. Impressive Living Rooms with Fireplaces, Rich Hardwoods, Outdoor Balconies with VIEWS of Sunset Mountain & Asheville Country Club! Formal Dining Room, Designer Kitchen with Viking Double Ovens, Copper Sinks, Italian Tiles & Granite plus a Butler’s Pantry. Plush landscaping & Gardens overlooking the 9th Green. Easy walk to Beaver Lake!!! MLS:590867


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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 ~ $1,395,000

is what you will experience in this Contemporary Home on 3.75 private acres in prestigious 28804! Elegant taste reflected by the Hand Blown Lights that surround the home. Antique Cedar Doors, Walls of Windows with VIEWS, Dining Room w/Antique Marble Heated Buffet,Unique Breakfast Room that opens to Outdoor Living Space w/Full Kitchen. Dual Staircase to 4 Bdrm Suites & a Grand Master w/Fireplace, Private Balcony, His n Her Closets, Jacuzzi & Sauna! A True Treasure! MLS:593232 ~ $1,375,000



Resting on 42.5 acres this totally renovated exquisite Wood & Stone Home boasts Soaring Ceilings, Massive Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Open Floor Plan, Designer Kitchen, Delightful Screened In Porch and Full Length Decks to relax on and enjoy the Mountain VIEWS! Master Suite is INCREDIBLE with VIEWS and a Spa! Property is Stunning! At one time a wedding venue! Romantic Garden, Firepit, Creek, Hiking Trails, Pasture for Horses and a Barn! From the minute you enter the Stone Pillar Entrance you will be impressed! Country Escape yet minutes to all amenities! MLS:593543 ~ $1,149,000

Stunning Custom Built 4 Bdrm, 3.5 Bath Home on 3 Private Acres of plush Lawns, Gardens & Mountain VIEWS! Home boasts spacious Open Floor Plan, Sought after Outdoor Living Space, 2 Master Suites, Great Kitchen w/new Granite, Island, Pantry and Bakers Rack! Feels like Weaverville but address is Alexander. Also available with just 3 acres. Minutes to all Shopping and Dining. MLS:3152654 ~ $750,000

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Feng Shui... from page 29 cupant can see the reflection of the door from the bed. There should not be a mirror directly at the foot of or over the bed, however. Generally, you don’t want to be able to see yourself from the bed. The same goes for television screens that are like a mirror or an eye watching you as you sleep. Move or cover them with a cloth or scarf in your bedroom or at motels when traveling. You also don’t want the bed to be directly across from the door as the door is the mouth of the chi, and this energy will be bombarding you while you sleep. Do close the door while in bed and also hang a multifaceted crystal between door and bed to redirect and circulate the chi. Generally, you don’t want anything hanging over you while you sleep, so a beam, hanging lamp, plant or ceiling fan are considered “bad” feng shui. Elsewhere in the room is fine. If you are unable to move the bed from under a beam, at least paint it to blend in with the rest of the ceiling or gently drape some fabric over it. Skylights are distracting and let energy escape above you, and while they can be pleasant, feng shui principles say no. There should be nothing placed under the bed so that chi can circulate freely. If it is necessary to use some of this space for storage, the best use of under bed boxes is to store blankets and bed linens. Your bed should be a comfortable height off the floor A bed on the floor symbolizes people being able to walk all over you, while a very high bed requires effort to get into it, symbolizing extra effort required to meet your rest, relaxation and 32 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

If a person is single and would like to have a relationship, he or she should make sure that there is room in their bedroom (and in their heart) for another person. There should be a bedside table and lamp on both sides of the bed

health needs. If a bed is under the low part of a slanting ceiling, your chi will be depressed while sleeping. Move the bed if possible. Alternately, raise the slant visually by mirroring the short wall to reflect the taller one Or use upward shining lights under the slant to raise the energy there. Depressed chi from lack of space overhead also occurs with bunk beds and some loft beds. If you are so fortunate as to have an en suite bathroom, it should be completely separate, and there should be a door between bathroom and bedroom. If there is no door, put one on. It can be any kind of door including a louvered, folding, or partial door. Or hang a curtain or partial curtain in the doorway. Even harking back to the 60’s with a beaded curtain works. Just define that doorway. Bedrooms should be intimate but not confining. If it is too small, use your decorating skills to enlarge it with light or strategic mirrors. If is exceedingly large, comfortable furniture and darker colors might make it more cozy. All of these rules are most important for bedrooms that are used on a continual basis. (A guest room where people only stay for a short time is of less importance.) The bedroom is the room of the house in which occupants spend the most time. It contains your last view of the evening and the first view that greets you when you awaken each morning. So it is ideal to have a view of nature out your window, or a beautiful painting or something else that you find pleasant. This a good way to start and end your day.

Luxury Living

Mountain Living


“The Oaks” on 14 acres in Equestrian Estates features an elegant home with sweeping mountain views and custom designed windows designed for maximum light. Nestled among gorgeous land that could be cleared for pasture for horses. On the FETA trail system and minutes from the Tryon Equestrian Center. MLS:3127432

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Come view this stunning custom home with long range views from the front or rear of this beautiful home. Located within 1 mile of Downtown Asheville with spectacular views from almost everywhere in this home. Come enjoy your spacious gourmet kitchen with Knotty Alder cabinetry and an oversize center island. Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from the cover spaces on the exterior of this beautiful home. Also enjoy the media room above the 3 car garage with an office and Movie Bar space. MLS# 3161731 | $1,250,000

Welcome to your mountain paradise. Just removed from the hustle of downtown Asheville but still an easy commute to all Asheville offers. This beautiful home features expansive stonework and outdoor living with a very private patio and absolutely wonderful living space inside. Situated on 2+ ac lot in Poplar Ridge, this home offers 2 office/study spaces and generous spaced bedrooms as well as a 2,200+ SF unfinished basement for your extra needs. MLS# 594545 | $1,200,000

Steve Dozier

Views are a way of life here. Long range, year round views off the rear of this beautiful home or sit out on the front rocking chair porch and relax by the cascading multi-tier level waterfall which flows into a spacious koi pond. This spacious home offers all the necessary spaces one needs, with 4 plus bedroom spaces, a gourmet kitchen, huge laundry with pet shower and every room is oversized for your comfort. Head on downstairs for a full recreation/media room space with bar and wine room. MLS# 3179061 | $1,150,000

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Showcase home built for contractor’s personal residence. Numerous upgrades thru-out this home since construction. Spacious enough for any and all uses. Over-sized decks wraps entire back of the home w/man cave, workshop, & studio in walkout basement for virtually any hobby. BONUS room with three other bedrooms upstairs; master on main, chef’s kitchen, 5.5 large baths; two garages on main plus additional over-sized garage, winter views and 100 year shingles. All in a beautiful gated community. MLS# 3161754 | $850,000

Looking for year round wonderful views which you can enjoy from every room in this spacious home, then look no further. The features of this home are phenomenal from the archways, the rounded corners throughout this home, the gorgeous loft/office space with long range views. The flow through this home for entertaining is fantastic. Master suite is located on the main level as well as most all of the needed living space on this level as well. This one sets the standard for Somersby Park! MLS3169191 | $824,900

Top Level Quality Throughout This Entire Home! Featuring a Chef`s kitchen with Frigidaire Professional Series appliances. Custom tile,cabinets, granite countertops with beautiful #2 Red Oak Flooring and Frieze carpet downstairs. Fantastic Year Round Long Range Views from the wrap around deck with over 922 S.F. of deck. Wired for standby generator. Enjoy both Open Air decks as well as covered decks to entertain or simply relax on. MLS:3142107 | $700,000

A place to call home where it feels like you are on vacation 24/7! 3 BR, 2.5 BA log home situated on 6.52 acres with fantastic long range views of downtown Hendersonville. Enjoy morning sunrises on one of your two screened decks or evenings on your covered front porch. It’s more than a home, it’s a way of life. Red Oak logs, thermopane windows, and partially finished basement with workshop. Two additional home sites possible. A great home with 2 driveways upper and lower and whole home generator. MLS:3153770 | $685,000

Custom built home with 1 owner with a mountain retreat feel w/privacy and long, year round views from rear of home. This open floor plan is inviting and a great entertaining home offering a see through fireplace, expansive decks and a magnificent 4 season sun room. A spacious master suite on the main levels offers luxurious living space with views. This home also offers a spacious workshop in the lower level. One of the few homes in High Vista with an easy driveway to the entrance. MLS# 3147481 | $615,000 Summer 2016 | Fine Homes & Design 35

A beautiful 2-story home with walkout lower level and long mountain views in Powder Creek Estates. Hardwood floors, granite counters, glass backsplash are just a few notable features. Private, wooded setting with two large decks for entertaining or taking in the views. Custom closet systems, generator and tons of storage. Like new and move in condition. MLS:3144977 | $600,000

12 S Lexington Avenue #207 1 BR/1 BA • 1049 SF • MLS:3139039 • $525,000 Amazing contemporary condo in the heart of downtown Asheville within walking distance of all Asheville has to offer. Bamboo and ceramic tiled floors, open floor plan, 12 foot ceilings with great natural light. This highly desirable building offers great views from the rooftop terrace, secured parking, and fenced dog yard. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances with breakfast bar. Walk-in closet and office area adjoins large master bedroom.

Step back in time and style with this beautiful home and Professionally designed grounds. The grounds are unsurpassed in the area with way too many features to explain here. This comfortable home offers a old farm style but with modern features throughout. Featuring a more formal living room area, you also are offered a 4 full season sunroom off the kitchen area to enjoy year round. Come enjoy the small deck area overlooking the small pond below and pond house. Also, tons of storage. MLS:3181303 | $550,000

Real Estate is my Profession and is not a Hobby!

Steve Dozier


John Carroll Broker, CLHMS, CRB, CRS

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Fletcher: Fletcher: Breathtaking Breathtaking views views from from thisthis mountain mountain style style home. home. 7 acres 7 acres in an in an equestrian equestrian friendly friendly community community withwith a private a private park park & walking & walking trails. trails. Custom Custom built built 6 bedroom 6 bedroom home home withwith lotslots of character. of character. Raised Raised garden garden beds, beds, triple triple garage garage & more! & more! $2,400,000 $2,400,000 MLS# MLS# 3150061. 3150061.

Marion: Marion: Opportunity Opportunity awaits! awaits! OwnOwn a working a working horse horse & cattle & cattle ranch, ranch, estate estate or family or family retreat retreat in theinheart the heart of McDowell of McDowell County. County. HugeHuge mountain mountain viewsviews abound, abound, private private 8 acre 8 acre lake,lake, fishing fishing cabin, cabin, outbuildings, outbuildings, rotational rotational grazing grazing pastures, pastures, walking walking & ATV & trails ATV trails & so&much so much more. more. All ofAll of this just this ajust short a short drivedrive fromfrom Asheville Asheville or Charlotte. or Charlotte. Let your Let your dreams dreams comecome true true at Double at Double Down Down Ranch. Ranch. $2,700,000 $2,700,000 MLS# MLS# NCM573437. NCM573437.

Fletcher: of glass for light & views provides a real WOW factor! Wonderfully creates a casual elegance. Fletcher: Lots Lots of glass for light & views provides a real WOW factor! Wonderfully openopen floorfloor plan plan creates a casual elegance. 4BR/5.5BA, master on main, room+Den+Office+XXL Bonus Room+3 car garage. Professional landscaping, irrigation 4BR/5.5BA, master on main, GreatGreat room+Den+Office+XXL Bonus Room+3 car garage. Professional landscaping, drip drip irrigation system & invisible fencing. County yet minutes to great South Asheville amenities! $935,000 MLS# NCM569525. system & invisible fencing. County taxestaxes yet minutes to great South Asheville amenities! $935,000 MLS# NCM569525.

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Mills River: acres. Beautiful, gentle topography & huge range views in fast growing area, near Mills River: 80+80+ acres. Beautiful, gentle topography & huge longlong range views in fast growing area, near & Asheville Regional Airport. Renovated “Farm House”, barn, house. water & sewer nearby. I-26I-26 & Asheville Regional Airport. Renovated “Farm House”, barn, 2nd2nd house. CityCity water & sewer nearby. Ideal for development, farm, ranch, private estate, or family compound. $5,123,550 MLS#3176942. Ideal for development, farm, ranch, private estate, or family compound. $5,123,550 MLS#3176942.

Fletcher: Expertly manicured grounds, ponds, trails,trails, mature woodlands, & gardens nestled alongalong a bold creek. IdealIdeal for for Fletcher: Expertly manicured grounds, ponds, mature woodlands, & gardens nestled a bold creek. any any type type of retreat. 41 Acres. Five Five bedroom country, Victorian bright, airy airy home with with wrapwrap around deckdeck and and fireplace. of retreat. 41 Acres. bedroom country, Victorian bright, home around fireplace. Less Less than than 10 minutes to desirable South Asheville with with abundant shopping & restaurants. $1,750,000 MLS# 3138475. 10 minutes to desirable South Asheville abundant shopping & restaurants. $1,750,000 MLS# 3138475.

Fairview: Picturesque 19 acres with with mountain viewsviews & a bubbling creek. Located 20 minutes to downtown Asheville. 20142014 built built homehome Fairview: Picturesque 19 acres mountain & a bubbling creek. Located 20 minutes to downtown Asheville. with with stonestone patio,patio, outdoor fireplace, solid solid alderalder doors, tile archways, & custom built-ins. Family roomroom with with mountain & pastoral views. outdoor fireplace, doors, tile archways, & custom built-ins. Family mountain & pastoral views. MainMain level level master has French doorsdoors to the back back yard,yard, dual dual sinkssinks & textured glassglass enclosed shower. $1,175,000 MLS#MLS# 3177691. master has French tofenced the fenced & textured enclosed shower. $1,175,000 3177691.

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North Asheville - Green built with European Horse Arena and Barn 6.18 acres, 6575 Square Feet NCMMLS 3130639 | $2,700,000

North Asheville - Green built, French Estate 6.09 Acres, 4382 Square Feet NCMMLS 3131393 | $1,579,000

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Wildcat Cliffs Phase II is NOW OPEN

Wildcat Cliffs Phase II all view lots now available. 3 miles from center of Asheville’s vibrant downtown. Wildcat Cliffs is a gated community of high end homes on Town Mountain Road. 14 luxury view lots with underground utilities from 200-400K. Call 828-338-9662 for your private tour.

Fairview - Mountaintop home with Spectacular View 11.09 acres, 3285 Square Feet NCMMLS 591626 | $899,000 Ron is the only Certified International Property Specialist in Asheville and is the founder of Asheville kw Luxury Homes International

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Marshall - French Broad Crossing River and Mountain Views Luxury Fractional offering - New to Market Call for pricing options and tour 2.78 Acres, 4978 Square Feet

Tuckasegee - Bear Lake Reserve, Long Range Views, Lake Access 4.85 Acres, 4100+ Square Feet MLS 3131607 | $1,749,000

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Burnsville - North Fork Community, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired waterfall getaway 2.34 Acres, 2756 Square Feet with separate cottage MLS 3155958 | $825,000

Burnsville - Ogle Meadows Community, Literally Top of the World Views, 3 Suites 1.43 Acres (more available), 2620 Square Feet NCM 587308 | $585,000 Ron is the only Certified International Property Specialist in Asheville and is the founder of Asheville kw Luxury Homes International

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Saluda - Spectacular 1895 Queen Anne Victorian B&B .74 Acre, 3564 Square Feet with Carriage House MLS 5181543 | $650,000

Burnsville Turnkey Colonial B&B .87 Acre, 3697 Square Feet MLS 593279 | $675,000

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1480 WHITE TAIL TRAIL, Marshall Take a ride on the wild side through an 1,800 acre gated conservancy to luxury, privacy and incredible views. Contemplate tranquility or rock out to your heart and soul’s content. An easy 40 minute drive to Asheville and phenomenal hiking, biking, stargazing and more. Three gorgeous en-suite guest and living quarters plus another for staff. Opulent yet elegant and refined, built for close to $4,500,000, with minimal real estate taxes of less than $7,000 per year. Weekly SF rentals permitted. MLS# 3189122 | $2,100,000

826 STONEY STREAM LANE, Arden A sweet and gentle picturesque drive up this county lane brings you to Avery Park - the cradle of this warm contemporary home. Designed for easy living, elegant yet informal entertaining and privacy, this architect designed home merges inside and out with the beauty of the surrounding views. Oversized windows framing the nearby mountains, custom finishes, art niches, a gas fireplace and chef ’s kitchen all contribute to the quiet enjoyment and ease of living in this understated showpiece. MLS# 3183444 | $639,900


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105 BIG SPRING DRIVE, Asheville 12 minutes from downtown but worlds away-where Asheville meets the mountains.This beautiful home blends the joy of living on a large Town Mountain lot with the friendship of neighbors. Designed with grace, comfort and privacy in mind this serene home merges architectural design with the beauty of the woodlands and distant mountain views.A master and secondary room on the second floor, a main floor for living and entertaining; a day light basement for the other bedroom just begins the story

MLS# 3177753 | $750,000

DON and KAREN WOODARD Residential Broker Associates

Email: Don’s Phone: (828) 335-1957 | Karen’s Phone: (828) 335-3839

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An exquisite lodge along beautiful Cane Creek, cathedral ceilings to the beautiful h/w floor. ABSOLUTELY must see to appreciate this well crafted lodge-like home gourmet kitchen, great, living, dining, family, & sun rooms. 1500 SF of balconies, patios, & decks. Mstr suite with luxurious bath room. Enjoy waterfall pond, spa, chicken coop, large open barn, gazebo, & covered outdoor cantina. The height of luxury, privacy, & serenity... Minutes to downtown Asheville. MLS # 3162661 | $700,000

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View Estate

in Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock

Austrian crystal entry doors, oak floors, beckoning views, landscaping & water feature gardens designed by Master Gardener owners. Home is perfect for treasured art collections. Three fireplaces & wood burning stove, 4 season sun room with incredible views. Cherry elevator, 2 kitchens, wine cellar, full house generator, tray ceilings & crown molding. Master bedrm. with sitting room, his & her closets & 6 piece master bath. Totally renovated 2006-2009.

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Feng Shui design by Jini Rayne and ecological studies. Fine Homes of Western North Carolina had the opportunity to sit down with Jini and talk about her understanding of how feng shui supports positive change and transformation in our lives. FHWNC: How did you first become interested in Feng Shui? JR: I first became interested when a friend gave me a book by Sarah Rossbach. First published in 1983, it was actually the first feng shui book in modern times. Being a practical person, I decided to try out a few things in the book to see if it worked. At the time, my youngest child was in her freshmansophomore summer. I had been divorced from her father for some time and had decided I wanted a partner in my life again. So I did a feng shui cure for marriage, and within six months my partner Calen and I were married. I did a cure in career because I was at a stand still at work, and within six months we had a breakthrough at work and moved to newer and better facilities. Jini Rayne

By Laura Esculcas One of Western North Carolina’s leading experts in Feng Shui, Jini Rayne has thirty years experience working with this ancient Chinese science of sacred landscape. Jini is a business and teaching professional, teacher of Feng Shui and Space Clearing Blessing, an Independent Reiki Master in the Usui, Japanese, Tibetan and Soul-Wind traditions, and a breathwork consultant. She was a student and disciple of the late His Holiness, Grand Master Thomas Lin Yun, Rinpoche, a Chinese-born Feng Shui master. For many years, Jini studied extensively with the late Professor Lin, who expanded traditional Black Sect doctrine and philosophy to include knowledge and influences from Western medicine, psychology, social science, architecture, ecology, and natural science. Jini consults with clients around the world, helping them to manifest positive change in their lives through her unique blend of practical knowledge and experience with feng shui, Native American space clearing, energy healing modalities, 48 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

Later, when I moved out of that house I didn’t remove the marriage cure. One of my daughters, who was in her early twenties, moved into it and within six months she was married. So I realized this stuff must be powerful, and I began studying it in earnest. FHWNC: What are the origins of Feng Shui? JR: Originally in China feng shui was used to site the graves of ancestors, because it was believed that one’s fortune comes from one’s ancestors watching over them. This practice for the dead was called Yin Feng Shui. Yang Feng Shui is for the living and is what is practiced today. Ernest Eitel’s 1878 book Feng-shui: The rudiments of natural science in China reflects the original form of feng shui. Feng shui is fundamentally about the landscape and what is around you. In ancient China, it was noted that people living in homes that faced south and backed up to a hillside or mountain would have an easier life. From this developed the concept of the landscape around the home forming a basic protection chair that shields the back of the house from the north winds. In feng shui, the most auspicious position comes from what is around you. The compass school of feng shui came in later when people focused on building homes

by looking at absolute direction, rather than at home position relative to the existing landscape.

Lin as a lama and enthroned him in ceremony on both coasts of the United States, so that all his students could participate.

So really feng shui came from very practical observations and needs. It is an example of native people putting themselves in harmony with the land and the environment.

FHWNC: In your work, you emphasize space-clearing ceremonies and teach a Space Clearing Blessing. Tell me your experience with space clearing and how it benefits clients.

FHWNC: I understand you trained with Grand Master Thomas Lin Yun, Rinpoche. What was it like to study with such an esteemed Feng Shui Master?

JR: In feng shui, there are ceremonies designed to clear out energy before the decorating work can be done. For the “pretty stuff” and placement of objects that we normally associate with feng shui to be effective, the space must be cleared of residual energy. Clearing is the foundation for everything; otherwise the feng shui cures are not going to work very well.

JR: Professor Lin was friendly, kind, and humble. He liked to joke a lot, so it was fun to study with him. He taught in Chinese, which was then translated for us. He was affable and unpretentious, wearing Hawaiian shirts rather than robes. He would tell the story that when he was a child in China, he was playing with his group of friends one time near the monastery and when the monks approached them to see who might be interested in becoming a monk, he couldn’t run away because he was so chubby! Sarah Rossbach studied with him and he authorized her to write the first book that I had read. Professor Lin taught all over the world. In conversations with his senior students, Professor Lin presented oral transmissions, some of which are not yet published in books. FHWNC: What is Black Hat Sect Feng Shui? JR: It is short for Black Hat Sect Tantric Buddhist School of Feng Shui. Tantric Buddhism comes from Tibet, and began to influence elements of traditional Chinese feng shui. Professor Lin expanded the doctrine and philosophy of Black Sect to include the essence of Confucianism, Taoism, Yin-Yang philosophy, Eclecticism, Exoteric and Esoteric Buddhism, I-Ching, Theory of Chi, holistic healing, feng shui, and indigenous studies. The Tibetans recognized Professor

I also studied with Denise Linn, who has studied many cultures around the world. Her approach to feng shui is to combine the feng shui practices from Professor Lin with approaches from other cultures. As a Native American woman, Denise put equal emphasis on the clearing of energy when she taught. She combined feng shui from Professor Lin with her multicultural approach to clear energies and raise the positive energy of the space. With my clients we do an energetic spring cleaning to make everything sparkling and clear. We deal today with the ancestral energy of the property, as well as identifying more mundane problems. We had a client - a lawyer - who bought a19th century property. In our energy clearing, we found a very unhealthy residual energy in the master bedroom. Under further investigation, we discovered that the toilet in the master bathroom had never been connected to the drain, so sewage had flowed under bedroom for years. Feng shui goes much deeper than the decorating and cures. The foundation of energetic cleaning must be there for an effective solution. In order to start at the foundation, we ask our clients to complete an extensive questionnaire to get to Summer 2016 | Fine Homes & Design 49

the underlying issues they are having, which give us hints at where to look and what to look for when we start our work. FHWNC: What is your process when working with a new client? JR: We begin with a questionnaire filled out by every person living in the house who is old enough to write his or her own answers. The questionnaire is filled out without speaking with each other. It’s also helpful to have a plot plan and house plan, because my partner Calen needs to figure out energetically what’s going on. I like to work cooperatively with people. We talk about what’s working and what is not, and I reiterate how this relates to what they had put on their questionnaire. I do this while we walk around the house and talk about it. I like to point out what is working and what is good feng shui. I have a teaching background, so I like to work together with clients to find solution that work with their lifestyle and taste, often using things they already have in their home that might need to be moved to some other place. Part of my role is helping clarify what is working and what’s not, and then taking action I will give examples of several approaches, traditional and non-traditional ways to deal with the situation, and usually someone will say, “Oh, I have something like that.” And something like that really resonates with people and is

comfortable for them, so it’s likely to happen. It’s not just some weird thing that they might not actually do. Feng shui is not just a philosophy – for it to work, we have to actually take action. Traditionally you’re supposed to put cures in as quickly as you can, it’s not something you are supposed to delay on. Once you know what do, my advice is to get busy and do it. FHWNC: Why is it helpful to hire a Feng Shui consultant? JR: Besides their knowledge and experience, a feng shui consultant helps you to take action to bring about the change you want in your life – a lot like a coach. A lot of what we’re doing is helping people clarify what works and what doesn’t work in their life and then do something about it. It’s like going to the doctor. If you think something is wrong with you, you pay the doctor a visit and then you act on the doctor’s advice. For example, you don’t go home with a prescription for antibiotics and then set it aside for a couple of weeks before you start taking the antibiotics. If you have something going on in your life and someone hands you a cure, it’s best to act immediately. The advantage of hiring a feng shui consultant instead of just trying to do it on your own is that you invite another set of eyes to look at the situation. Even the best feng shui experts invite other colleagues to their homes to get a fresh perspective on things. (More on page 52)

410 Lakewood Drive, Fontana Lake Estates A luxurious rustic lake side retreat with everything you could desire. Designed to effortlessly entertain family and friends from a secluded peninsula on Fontana Lake, the home is perfectly sited for the postcard setting. The estate has a separate two bedroom, one bath guest cottage, plus a cabana above the floating dock. Just bring your clothes and toothbrush, offered turn key, everything in the home, as well as, a boat, 2 jet skis, 3 kayaks, & 2 paddle boards are included. $10,000,000 MLS# 3180933

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A Mountain Paradise Named “Fernbrook”

...and rightfully named, as it is located among the peaceful, natural landscaping of Wild Ferns, Mountain Laurels, Rhododendrons, year-round Creeks/Brook. Hiking Paths and walls built from stones and rocks, found on the land, enhance the beauty and border the brook. Enjoy drifting off to sleep while listening to the sound of the trickling water in the stream…. Gated Private Drive through the beautiful natural foilage takes you to this spectacular 60+ acre, private estate, this quality-custom-built, 4 bedroom, 3 bath Ranch Style home is located next to one of the year-round continuous running creeks (parallel to main house) and has a gorgeous deck built over the creek, perfect for relaxing, enjoying your meals, or entertaining. Floor to ceiling windows in most every room will allow you to enjoy the natural wooded setting among the trees, creek, wildflowers, turkey, deer, birds and other wildlife that call “Fernbrook” home. Hike on the blazed trails that lead up to the natural waterfalls on the property. A Spacious Artist/workshop studio with ½ bath could easily be converted into a guest or in-law suite, or there are options for many other building sites. MLS:NCM589641 | $989,000

Enjoy the spectacular long range views of mountains, Lake James and the city lights below, from the decks of this custom built home with 3-car garage on 6.5 acres. A spacious open floor plan with grande foyer entrance.... There are multiple bonus rooms and spaces such as a large loft for your office or hobby area. A family media room for hours of entertainment! Extra storage room w/plumbing could easily be transformed into another guest/bedroom. A must see and only 10 minutes to I-40 access. Low HOA’s in this gated community shared with wild turkey, deer and other wildlife. Craft-style shed has natural window lighting and would be perfect for an artist studio or Gardener! MLS#3158383 | $599,000

Find serenity in the desirable gated community of Grandview Peaks! Featuring this spacious and pristine Log Home with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths that offers a beautiful open floor plan with a stone fireplace and plenty of natural lighting. You will enjoy long range views of the beautiful mountains and valleys. Nice Level lot great for gardening. The turret tower has windows all around and makes a wonderful studio or office space! The lower level of the turret, offers great storage space for gardening tools. The basement has been partially finished with plumbing and could easily transform into many uses. Low HOA fees include enjoyment of the community center and lake! MLS# 3165638 | $599,000

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Jini Rayne... from page 50 FHWNC: What is one of the more extensive cures you’ve been involved with? JR: I consulted with a lawyer who had a large office suite on two floors. His office was on the second floor and had a large window overlooking a busy street that headed directly toward his window before it jogged around the building. There was a small side street that crossed this main street directly in front of the building. He called me because, although he was quite successful, it seemed that he kept getting pounded with problem after problem. Feng shui says that a building in direct line with oncoming traffic is always getting bombarded with unwanted energy. The ideal solution would have been to have a large, round fountain in front of his building to mitigate and circulate the energy, but there was no room because of the smaller cross street. I gave him some alternate ideas after mentioning the ideal, and I did not hear from him for months. The next time I visited his city, I drove by his office location and the cross street had been closed off and replaced with a beautiful plaza featuring a large fountain in just the right place. I am still not sure exactly how he pulled that off, but it did solve the issue.

FHWNC: As you have stated, Feng Shui is about putting oneself in harmony with the surrounding landscape. Please share some of your observations about the landscape of Western North Carolina as it related to Feng Shui.

Feng shui is not just a philosophy – for it to work, we have to actually take action.

FHWNC: Could you share a unique situation you encountered while consulting in a foreign country? JR: In Guatemala it is common to have walls and guards around the homes of wealthy people; the more layers of security, the more expensive the house. At one house under construction, there were four checkpoints with increasingly powerful armaments at each one, leading up to the fifth wall where the guards had machine guns. As I toured the house, I realized that the helicopter garage and pad (ready for a quick escape if necessary) were in the part of the energy map (bagua) commonly known as marriage. So the clients not only had a relationship with danger, but also symbolically had a quick escape from their marriage. It was an interesting situation to try to remedy! I use a gauss meter to check for strong electromagnetic fields in homes. Usually they are found around stoves and microwaves and other electronic equipment when in use. 52 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

Sometimes people have a clock or clock radio near their bedside that puts a strong field on their pillow that disturbs their sleep. At one estate in Guatemala there was a low level field everywhere we went. That puzzled us until we figured out that it was higher on one side of the property than on the opposite side. It turned out that the higher readings were on the side closer to the volcanoes. I had not realized that volcanoes have an electromagnetic field with such an extensive reach.

JR: It is ideal for the house to have protection or support behind it, some smaller support to the sides, and a wide vista to the front. Here in the mountains that is a fairly common circumstance. But many homes are built with the view to the back of the house so that the driveway goes down from the road and there is no support for the back of the house. In feng shui terms, the energy from the three back areas of the bagua: wealth, fame, and marriage is draining away down the slope so that there are likely issues in these areas.

I have recently begun working with a number of clients who own ocean front properties in New England. This is also an issue for them. The energy falls off, and there is water behind in an area that is supposed to have fire energy in the five-element system. An effective cure helps to mitigate energy loss. FHWNC: Thank you for your thoughts on the fascinating subject. Is there anything else you would like to add? JR: I always say that you want your home to rise up and meet you. Feng shui is about deepening the relationship with your home and the land. It is about putting everything in harmony so that you all support each other to get – and to give - the most out of life. For more about Jini, or to inquire about a space clearing or feng shui consultation, visit

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Feel like you live in a resort every day in this exceptional home. Relax, dine and entertain on the covered front porch overlooking the cascading waterfall and spring fed no maintenance pond. This home offers a blend of fine appointments and luxurious living perfect for entertaining. Spacious chef-inspired kitchen w/island, bar area, soaring ceilings, open floor plan, great room with stone fireplace, cozy den/library with built-ins, and hardwood floors. An incredible Master Suite features a 17 foot double closet with built-ins, spa shower and jetted tub, exercise area and office overlooking the pond. Each guest room has a private bath. An oversized bonus room is perfect for dance or art studio with a built-in home theater. Two car garage and RV bay. $569,900 MLS# 3186877

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Lake Summit A private lakefront home with majestic views over the lake, surrounded by unmatched gardens and landscaping. Master gardeners have worked years to establish the trails, gardens & mature plantings. The lake is designed for fun, fishing, boating and water sports with over 680 feet of lake front. The house is large enough to accommodate family and friends, and has over 6000 SF with 3 levels, 3 fireplaces, 6 BRs, 4.5 Baths, formal and informal areas. There are decks, patios & balconies at the main house for outdoor enjoyment and a 2-slip boathouse with a spacious deck. The property includes over 2 acres of grounds with a 2-car detached garage. The house is being sold furnished. MLS# 3131597 $2,400,000 Call Betty @ 828-606-5896 to view this home.


Enjoy endless special features in this impressive 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home nestled in a beautifully landscaped private setting. Whether entertaining or just relaxing there is an abundance of space including 3 covered screened porches and an expansive deck. Sunny and bright, the inviting open floor plan brings the outdoors in with walls of glass, HW floors, 2 oversized master suites, den and laundry. The lower level features tongue and groove walls, a perfect guest suite with screened porch, kitchenette, oversized multi-use recreation area including a media area, library or office with many built-in book shelves, and an abundance of walk-in closets. Two large storage areas offer space for hobby’s/workshop, one with inside/ outside access. $595,000 MLS# 3183302 Call Betty @ 828-606-5896 to view this home.

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Stones of Wisdom Most people think of Stonehenge in England as an example of standing stones. Recently researchers from University of London’s Institute of Archaeology brought forth the idea that blue stones used to build Stonehenge came from a Welsh tomb. In many cultures, the graves of one’s loved ones are marked by a head stone that provides information about the deceased. Professor Mike Parker Pearson of the University of London “thinks the Welsh reused the stones as a way of bringing their ancestors with them when they traveled to England.” 58 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

But there are thousands of stones standing on megalithic sites in countries all over the world, some in mysteriously aligned formations, some in small groups known as cromlechs, or “gathering of stones,” and still other stones that stand alone. These stand alone stones are called menhirs, and they often serve as silent witnesses. Some refer to menhirs as “Stones of Wisdom,” for it is believed they connect Heaven and Earth and carry the ancestral memory of land surrounding them. They often act as windows into our past.

When contemplating a home’s landscape design ... consider using fire pits and menhirs because they speak to an ancient piece of who we are

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Julian Richards believes our ancestors “exploited the magic of stones.” He continues, “they used stone as building blocks for the living and dead; as a canvas for their sacred art; and as a means of marking and commemorating the land of which they were an inseparable part.” A grouping of stones or a single standing stone can have great presence, especially if given a prominent location within a landscape design. Ted Carter, a landscape designer in Maine, is currently working on a large commercial project in that area, and has positioned a large menhir where two paths cross within what will be an apple orchard. It will now become a focal point of that project and take its place as a “record keeper” for property going forward. This particular stone was picked from a quarry in New Hampshire by Asheville based geomancer Calen Rayne, who has trained with European geomancers from a number of different lineages. He wandered through the quarry for several hours and picked out numerous stones that will be used in Carter’s future landscape designs. Carter and Rayne work together on certain projects to create what can best be described as “sacred landscapes” or “ritual landscapes.” Because many of these projects are located on ocean front property in Maine, the concept is to blend plants, earth, rock and water to

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create a harmonious and balanced environment that nourishes both homeowner and the natural environment surrounding a home.

Other stones become an integral part of a landscape design when grouped together to mark a pathway to a front door. Stones can also be arranged with plants to bring a balanced design feature to a property.

This process is based on design elements described by Ernest Eitel in his 19th century book, Feng shui- Sacred Landscapes of Old China. Groups of stones and menhirs can be placed for a variety of purposes. Recently a Publix store opened in South Asheville, and a menhir is located at the base of a driveway that connects to Hendersonville Road. So one possibility is to mark an entrance to a property. Another use is to create a meditation space with seating so one can sit and engage with the stone. Other stones become an integral part of a landscape design when grouped together to mark a pathway to a front door. Stones can also be arranged with plants to bring a balanced design feature to a property. When contemplating a home’s landscape design, consider stones as a viable option to enhance your project. When Carter discusses landscape design with new clients, he mentions elements like fire pits and menhirs because “they speak to an ancient piece of who we are.” He believes “there is some sort of instantaneous relationship or attachment to these objects that we just can’t fully explain.” For more information, visit

Welcome Horse Lovers to the “Gem of the Blue Ridge Mountains!�

5 bedrooms | 6 baths, 2 half baths | 9,219 sqft | MLS 594685 | $2,699,000 Bald Rock is a unique, premier equestrian community located in the heart of Sapphire Valley, NC, providing a fresh, mountain living experience, in luxury, for you, your family, and your horses! Bald Rock Equestrian Community offers a Stable Facility (24 stalls), Equestrian Center, Riding Arena, Barn Manager, and common natural pasture areas for your horses to graze and blaze! Experience an extensive network of trails (9.2 miles) for exploring and riding horseback, just steps away from your front door! Residents of Bald Rock have access to Sapphire Valley Resort, PGA Sapphire Golf Country Club, and all the amenities the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer! The temperate climate of the Blue Ridge makes this an ideal setting for your horses to call home! The splendor of the Blue Ridge combined with the rustic craftsmanship of this estate home creates an experience like no other! Visit:

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5 bedrooms | 5 baths, 2 half baths | 6,073 sqft | MLS 3152171 | $929,000 Absolutely fantastic luxury home in Waterford Lakes. Custom built home with 5 bedrooms & 5 full & 2 half baths. This home has an open floor plan with several layers of decks. Just imagine coming home to your covered deck & custom built pool to sit & relax as your family gathers around to share stories from the day. Many, many great memories to be made living in this wonderful home & neighborhood.

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Sunset Creek Estate: Blaze A Trail In the Blue Ridge Are you ready to live in a magical place and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity? This is what most potential homeowners ask themselves after their first visit to the mountains of Western North Carolina. With it’s soothing vistas, pristine natural beauty, and temperate climate, this enviable area has been the preferred destination of luxury buyers for many, many years. The Highlands-Cashiers plateau is the perfect location for you and your family to rejuvenate your spirits to the sounds and backdrop of the Blue Ridge. Now, the equestrian lover can have a chance to purchase a piece of paradise! Sunset Creek Estate is located in a premier equestrian, gated community that sits abreast a mountain in Sapphire Valley, known to those who reside there as Bald Rock. Bald Rock boasts luxurious mountain estates, an equestrian facility, green pastures, fenced paddocks, creeks, streams, waterfalls, extraordinary views, and absolutely perfect weather for your horses! Bald Rock is specifically designed for horse and owner to pleasure ride together and explore all the wondrous forest glades and secret nooks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of the best places to live in North Carolina, Bald Rock offers 776 acres of trails that are carved throughout the community allowing residents easy access from their own estate to 62 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

Panthertown National Forest. Adjacent to Bald Rock, Panthertown National Forest is an adventurers’ dream providing an additional 6700 acres to discover throughout the summer months with your trusty steed. Many equestrian homeowners live in southern states where the summer is too hot for their horses. According to Broker Heather Hines, equestrian expert for Keller Williams Biltmore Village, “Here in Bald Rock, the average temperature during the summer season is in the mid 70’s! You have the rare opportunity to relax with your family, entertain with your friends, ride your horses, and beat the heat, you cannot dream of a better place than this. It’s heaven!” The owner of Sunset Creek Estate echoes the same sentiment: “I woke up this morning and it was 58 degrees outside!” “I turned to my husband and said let’s go for a ride! And it’s July! We will miss this place.” Sunset Creek Estate, in Bald Rock, is no ordinary “cabin in the mountains”. It is over 9000 square feet with separate guest quarters and 5 Stall Barn, all resting on 13.5 acres in the heart of Bald Rock. Pine wood floors and ceilings outline almost every room of this home. This type of architectural style blends harmoniously with the natural elements of the property invoking a sense of peace and tranquility. The interior of the home accentuates traditional gaming décor with a Feng Shui design creating a sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance. The Stone Carved Veranda overlooking the property and Speak Easy Room allows guests to be entertained amidst this unique vibe, setting the stage for a leisurely mountain, luxury experience. This is your mansion in the mountains. A second home you may never want to leave!


What makes you an expert in Equestrian properties? Heather Hines, Broker with Keller Williams Biltmore Village was asked that very question three years ago when deciding to take on her first equestrian listing. “I love horses so I was enthusiastic to take up the challenge” “I knew the first thing I would need to research was the equestrian community. I have a BA in History so research was not going to be a problem for me”. “My challenge was to become familiar with the language of the equine so that when the time came to prospect to equestrian power brokers and international equestrian brokerage firms, I could sell my client’s home” In the years that have followed, Heather has developed a template to sell equestrian properties and created a database with not only equestrian power brokers but luxury agents local, national, and international. “Selling a home whether it be equestrian or not, the key is to tap into your buyer market. I know now what websites to be on, what magazines to advertise in, the locales of equestrian communities to send mailers to, and exactly who I need to call!” The bottom line is that homeowners that buy high end homes are represented by Luxury Brokers. I have found you need to create a conversation with them first!” Summer 2016 | Fine Homes & Design 63

101 Crestwood | Asheville Beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright architecturally inspired home on Sunset Mountain. This contemporary home on over 2 acres is uniquely designed for every room to enjoy spectacular long-range views of our Western NC mountains & downtown. Its light-filled & spacious layout makes this home great for family & entertaining. Large windows, maple flooring & modern details add to its architectural flair. Recent updates incl.; new roof, interior/exterior painting & new appliances. Offered at $1,495,000. Listed by: Sandi AuBuchon |

26 Eastwood Road | Biltmore Forest, Asheville This beautiful brick Tudor estate home is perfectly tucked into its 1.3 acre setting. Impeccably renovated & restored in keeping with its original details & charm, the large, open & bright rooms make this Biltmore Forest home a must see! Its backyard terrace & patio w original brick walls shape the outdoor living space. Updates include; Geothermal HVAC system, new roof/ gutters, restored hardwoods & renovated master bath to name a few! Offered at $1,299,000. Listed by: Sandi AuBuchon |

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40 Brookline Drive | The Ramble, Biltmore Forest, Asheville This Rustic Elegant home captures the best of Mtn living in S. AVL. Cedar shake siding & Tennessee field stone exterior, flagstone porches, custom knotty alder cabinetry, hand-scraped hickory wood flrs, 4 floor to ceiling stone fireplaces & stone accents create its unique ambiance. Outdoor living area w fully retractable doors & phantom screens bring the outdoors inside & are truly one of a kind. Its exceptional details and craftsmanship must be seen to be appreciated! Owner; Lic. NC Realtor. Offered at $1,699,000. Listed by: Sandi AuBuchon |

24 Chloe Lane | Waynesville Builder’s own home, filled with exceptional quality and attention to detail. Private and peaceful, yet close to town in Whispering Woods at Sanctuary Cove. Open plan on three levels, offering privacy and functionality. Many windows and French doors to capture the surroundings. Ideal outdoor living spaces to relax and enjoy the sound of the creek on the property. Master on main, two bedrooms up and two en suite bedrooms on lower level. Bonus room with separate entrance would make an ideal office. Offered at $819,000. Listed by: Kate Brantly |

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1082 Apple Creek Road | Waynesville Beautiful custom-built home, light and bright, great for entertaining, just minutes to Waynesville and Maggie Valley. Manicured grounds, a running waterfall into Koi pond, charming indoor/outdoor room with hot tub, granite countertops, dining room, great views. Elevator to all floors, vaulted ceilings in Master, potential 4th bedroom downstairs (3-bdrm septic) along with family room/bonus. This home offers easy living, very spacious. Great for get away, permanent or retirement home. Offered at $599,000. Listed by: Kate Brantly |

Maggie Valley Club | Maggie Valley Located at the lovely Maggie Valley Country Club, 30 minutes from Asheville, overlooking lush fairways, and mountain peaks, the exquisite Masters Landing Plateau homes feature open living spaces, on either one or two levels to suit your lifestyle. Master suite, den, kitchen and living areas are all on the main level. The homes seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living spaces. Architectural details include native stone accents, fireplace (s), hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, wood cabinetry and granite countertops. Pricing from $440,000 -$699,000. Listed by: Kate Brantly |

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3 Willowside Court | Fairview Custom Old World European design in gated community & mountain view. 10 minutes from Asheville. 6700 square feet high-end luxury. *5 Bedroom floor plan, coffered/tray ceilings, crown molding, hardwood. Huge great room, gourmet kitchen, viking gas stove, granite. 6(six) fireplaces. ULTIMATE $200,000+ entertainment level-rec/billiard room, FP, FULL sport bar, wine room, custom home theater. Screen porch w/FP mountain view. Yard to play+outdoor FP, 3+Car garage. Energy Star Rated Home. Offered at $997,500. Listed by: Gary Seifried |

39 Great Aspen Way | Black Mountain Pure Mountain Living-Private custom arts & crafts with year round views! Pristine Laurel Ridge gated community in Black Mountain. Gorgeous one level 3 Bedroom mountain home with easy access PLUS separate newly finished 700sf apartment with balcony over 3 Car Garage. Great room-fireplace, wood floor, huge covered rocking chair porch & stone terrace. Primary or second home with established vacation rental 30K yearly income. ALL FULLY FURNISHED. TURN KEY...Just bring your suitcase & hiking shoes! Offered at $550,000. Listed by: Gary Seifried |

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14 Niagra Drive | The Ramble, Biltmore Forest, Asheville Exquisite custom home in the heart of S Asheville, minutes to downtown, Biltmore Estate & Mission Hospital. The finest finishes throughout-no expense spared! Cedar shake & stone exterior, dramatic walnut floors, cypress paneling, hand scraped natural beams, LaCanche & SubZero appliances, marble counter tops, 3 floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, private guest wing & more. Community features clubhouse, trails, fitness center, wellness center & the Blue Ridge Parkway is right across the street. Offered at $1,795,000. Listed by: Brian Etheridge |

92 Flat Top Mountain Road | Fairview Experience the grandeur of a magnificent, National Historic Landmarked property. Min to d’twn AVL- updated, rustic revival style main lodge has 3 separate cabins (currently used as rentals) & long-range panoramic mountain views. Cascading waterfalls, creek, & enormous rock outcroppings are just a few of the features to be explored. Originally built by William Nelson Camp, Jr., property receives tax exemptions. Potential for family compound/estate, B&B, vacation rentals, wedding venue & more. Offered at $1,850,000. Listed by: Brian Etheridge |

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80 Deerhaven Lane | Asheville This 18+ acre Deerhaven estate adjoins Biltmore Park & comes with all the conveniences of city living without city taxes. Updated home with 2 kitchens, incredible great room w/wet bar & fireplace, stone patio, wrap-around rocking chair front porch, master on main, established gardens, stone walkways, horse barn & fencing, riding ring & more make this home not only unique, but move-in ready. Price upon inquiry. Listed by: Brian Etheridge |

The 1899 Wright Inn | Montford, Asheville The 1899 Wright Inn is a turn of the century, historic 11BR/11BA established B&B in the historic Montford district in downtown Asheville. The property encompasses a caretakers quarters, separate 3BR/2BA carriage house & separate 3BR/1.5BA owners residence all located on over an acre of award-winning, pristine, park-like grounds. Over 500, 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor. Property receives special tax exemptions. Offered at $2,750,000 Listed by: Alec Cantley |

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The Views at Reynolds Mountain | Asheville New construction townhomes in The Views at Reynolds Mountain! Enjoy easy living with tremendous long-range views. High-end finishes and flexible living space--great for entertaining, or simply relaxing and enjoying life in the mountains. Master on main, your family and/or guests are accommodated downstairs in style, along with more porch and views! Elevator adds ease to daily living. Downtown Asheville is 10-15 minutes away. From $995,000-$1,195,000. Listed by: Kate Brantly |

34 Chiles Avenue | Asheville Move right in to this exceptional new construction nestled in a neighborhood community on a quiet street in Kenilworth, close to all amenities. Blending a modern open floorplan, efficiency as NC Healthy Built & Energy Star Certified home, alongside a timeless Tudor style that has been thoughtfully designed along with a master on main, home office, double car garage, bonus room, two laundry locations, and much more! Generous indoor & outdoor living spaces; with four bedrooms on three floors there is room for everyone. MLS: 3187666 Offered at $650,000 Listed by: Scott McKenzie |

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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 | & Doug Davlin |

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50 Booter Road | Fairview Gorgeous home in unbelievably beautiful setting in the hills of Fairview. Year Round Views, fenced pasture for horses by the bubbling creek! Tons of potential for expansion in the basement with wood stove to keep it toasty!I !Light filled open kitchen with breakfast bar, 9ft. ceilings throughout entire home! Decks to enjoy the views, lovely master complete w/ custom closet.15min to Downtown!If you crave peace, privacy & tranquility this home is for you! Come take a look at a little piece of paradise! Offered at $619,800 Listed by: Lisa Hagan |

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45 ASHELAND Downtown Asheville’s newest residential community

1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums starting the low $400’s Limited number of units will allow for short term rental use. Call for special pre-construction pricing! Ideally located half a block from Patton Avenue on the red hot South Slope, this 7 story 39 unit building will allow a limited number of short-term rental units, secure parking, spacious balconies, storage areas and luxurious appointments. All this steps from worldclass shopping, dining brewpubs & a very vibrant nightlife. 1/3 of units are already under contract! Scott Mills • 828.215.8019 William Coin • 828.242.3785 68 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016



feel the earth. touch the sky.

The Prive is an exquisitely placed modern home on the South facing slope of Elk Mountain Scenic Highway has impeccable views of Asheville, North Carolina. Located just minutes from the city center, the home offers prestigious seclusion whilst maintaining it’s the integrity of the natural landscape. Features include a spacious open plan kitchen and living room divided by a dual faced fireplace, 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms,a home cinema room, large terraces, laundry and wet bars on two levels with views throughout. MLS# 3165925 $2,895,000

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Deltec Homes designed with the planet in mind

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By Colleen Watson Asheville has a history of innovation and creativity, so it’s not surprising to find a company like Deltec Homes headquartered here. The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in this area, which helps keep Western North Carolina on the cutting edge in many ways. And that spirit can be found in the mission of Deltec Homes, and has been present throughout its history. Founded in 1968 by brothers Robert and Wayne Kinser, Deltec Homes is a family-owned business, and a member of the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum (FBF). The FBF has been providing opportunities for family businesses to share knowledge and excellence with its members for the past 15 years. Many of its members speak about the advantages of being associated with the FBF, and Deltec Homes is no exception. According to the company’s president, Steve Linton, over the years, Deltec Homes has benefited from their association with the FBF.

We’re pushing ourselves, and our homes, to have a restorative effect on our planet, envisioning what the next generation of homes must be like in order to preserve our world for the future.

“Programs offered by the Family Business Forum have given us an opportunity to see different ideas and unique perspectives from those of our own business. On many occasions, the Forum has been an excellent tool for taking us outside the boundaries of our comfort zone where we’ve been able to explore and implement new ideas.” Tracking Deltec’s history, it’s easy to see a consistent thread–integrating new ideas and technologies to build homes of the future. From its beginnings as Delta Technologies, the company has been focused on energy efficiency, initially with its round resort and vacation homes that dot the mountainsides of WNC. In 1985, the name was changed to Deltec Homes as they moved more toward the residential market. Since then, they have continued to introduce new designs that embrace one of their core values of environmental responsibility. The physics behind Deltec’s designs have proven to be not only much more energy-efficient, but wind and

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hurricane resistant as well. Today, with 50 employees and fi e family members, this prefabricated home manufacturer offers everything from their flagship round homes to mo ern net-zero energy designs that are best known for their energy efficie cy and durability. FineHomes & Design recently had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Linton about Deltec Homes, their passion and commitment to the environment and what keeps this family business in Asheville. FineHomes: What do you see as the biggest change in your home designs since your business began? SL: When Deltec began in 1968, our round-shaped homes were primarily built for coastal and mountain resorts. Over the years, as people began staying in our homes on vacations, they began asking us in ever-increasing numbers to build a Deltec home for their primary residence. Today, well over 90% of our homes are custom-designed and built for individual homeowners. The other significant change in our home design was the launch of our Renew Collection in 2013. Deltec has decades of experience in building high-performance and net-zero homes, and the Renew Collection allows us to use this expertise for homes of all shapes and sizes. While some of these “rectangular” homes 72 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2016

Asheville brings together beautiful outdoor panoramas with a vibrant culture that values art, creativity and entrepreneurship. The unbelievable outdoor landscapes in this area have been an inspiration for the innovative designs of this area’s dwellings for centuries.

were very foreign to our staff at first, the collection has been extremely successful and allows us to continue on our journey to change the face of housing in America. We strive to build homes that move beyond the status quo, to the Deltec way, where quality and excellence come first where homes have a positive effect on the planet, connect people and their homes with the environment, and protect those within from the most severe weather on earth. FineHomes: What would you say is the impact of a Deltec home on the environment? SL: Deltec’s vision is to be the worldwide leader in homes that are environmentally responsible, and we do that through living our values each and every day, striving to do something that sounds so simple but in practice requires great diligence: building the house the right way the first time. We’re no longer talking about lessening our impact–because “less bad” is still bad. We’re pushing ourselves, and our homes, to have a restorative effect on our planet, envisioning what the next generation of homes must be like in order to preserve our world for the future. FineHomes: Clearly you have a great concern for the environment. Given that, what makes Asheville a unique place to live and conduct business? SL: With its location in the heart of (More on page 74)

Gorgeously Maintained and Presented Home, A Pleasure to See! Very appealing floor plan, built by premier builder W.D. Metcalf. Extensive crown moulding & specialty trim package. Cook’s kitchen & breakfast area opens to a covered deck w/long-range mtn views. Soaring living area with wood-burning fireplace and two stories of windows. Large master suite with tile tub & shower. Bonus space downstairs could be in-law suite. Lots of storage! MLS#: 3142691 | $699,000

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Deltec Homes ... from page 72 the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville brings together beautiful outdoor panoramas with a vibrant culture that values art, creativity and entrepreneurship. The unbelievable outdoor landscapes in this area have been an inspiration for the innovative designs of this area’s dwellings for centuries. We hope that history will show that Deltec homes, with their knack for “bringing the outdoors in,” are no exception. FineHomes: Thinking ahead over the next five years, what do you think should be Asheville’s main focus? SL: We would really like to see the community continue to rally around the idea of improving housing availability and affordability. FineHomes: What part of Asheville’s culture do you wish you could mass-produce and export to the world? SL: We already export round houses and beer, what more could you want? But seriously, we’re not sure we’d want to mass-produce Asheville. What makes our area so wonderful may be impossible to distill into something that could be meaningful in another part of the world. FineHomes: What suggestions do you have for keeping

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Asheville’s culture alive and thriving? SL: We hope this area continues to place a high value on individual creativity, expression and the entrepreneurial spirit. It is our diversity of thought as a community that is our greatest strength. FineHomes: And one final question, Steve. Deltec homes can be found in all 50 states and in 30 countries, what would you say about Deltec to someone considering building a home? SL: For anyone considering building a new home today, we would ask them to imagine what the homes of our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be like. How will they perform? How will they make us feel? Why not build this home of tomorrow, today? For information about Deltec Homes, call (828) 2530483, or check out their website at For more information about the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum, contact Cindy Clarke, Executive Director, at (828) 232-5091. To find out how you can become a member or to check upcoming events, access their website at

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Gorgeous Custom Built Kenilworth Home Custom built home on a lovely street in the desirable Kenilworth neighborhood. This spacious, open-concept home features a large gourmet kitchen, two masters on main, 21 foot vaulted wood ceilings, fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors, and surround sound. The upper level guest suite with bonus loft space has the potential to create a fourth bedroom. Huge windows in great room overlook the incredible rock waterfall and professionally landscaped gardens...just breathtaking and perfect for outside entertaining. Post and beam construction and a two-car garage. Just minutes to Downtown Asheville. MLS#3169983 / $799,000 / 3BD/3.5BA / 0.44 Acres

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1920’s Kenilworth Estate Gracious 1920’s Spanish revival home in desirable Kenilworth — situated on a huge triple lot with multiple, professionally landscaped garden areas. A unique octagonal hall welcomes you into the home, where you’ll find incredible architectural and period details throughout. Eco-friendly addition in 2008 includes private master suite, chef ’s kitchen and covered veranda with fireplace. One-level living with a finished basement. Three mini-splits with solar powered radiant floor and hot water. Just minutes to Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village. MLS#3162706 / $1,150,000 / 4BD/3.5BA / 0.87 Acres | 60 Biltmore Avenue | Asheville, NC 28801 | 828.275.8534 Summer 2016 | Fine Homes & Design 77

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High Elevation Custom Home Contemporary home at an elevation of 4300 feet. Captivating Mountain views.

Located at the headwaters of Cashier Creek, this site is bordered on three sides by conservation easement land, ensuring privacy. A sophisticated mountain contemporary design includes white oak flooring, granite and stone countertops, Snaidero Italian cabinetry and exposed steel cross beams in the main living area. The master suite is a sanctuary with separate study, large walk-in closet, private patio and glass-enclosed dual-head shower in master bath. MLS: 3125592 Offered at $1,545,000

The Balsam Team covers Balsam Mountain Preserve and all of Western North Carolina. We are here for you! Club Amenities: • Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course & Golf Practice Park • Soft surface tennis courts • Junior Olympic pool • Finess center • The Boarding House Restaurant & Lodge • Full service Equestrian Center • Hiking on more than 30 miles of groomed private trails • Family campsite inside the c ommunity • Stream fishing • Nature Center with on-site Naturalists

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Take advantage of this rare opportunity to be the owner of a luxury townhome in Biltmore Park Town Square. Located in the heart of vibrant Biltmore Park Town Square, 6 Pilsgate Way combines high-end finishes, great outdoor living space, and a two-car garage. Offering the perfect blend of privacy and convenience, you can enjoy premier shopping, dining and entertainment within easy walking distance from home. If you are looking for a new luxury townhome in an outstanding South Asheville location, you will want to explore 6 Pilsgate Way. Contact me today to learn more. • 2,815 Heated Square Feet

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Summer concerts at the Biltmore Estate Celebrate your summer nights at Biltmore with the estate’s 20th annual Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now. The series takes place on the South Terrace of Biltmore House which features expansive sunset views of the 250-room Biltmore House in one direction, and Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the other. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. All tickets may be purchased at www.biltmore. com/concerts or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reservation and Ticketing Sales Center. A variety of ticket, dining and lodging packages will be available for the concerts. Tickets do not include or require estate admission. Performers and dates are subject to change Here’s the 2016 Biltmore Concert Series line-up:

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Casting Crowns with special guest Jeremy Camp.

Christian rock band Casting Crowns has won Grammy, Dove, and American Music Awards, along with multiple chart-topping radio singles. Jeremy Camp is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter with 12 years of accolades and accomplishments, including 4 million albums sold and a Grammy nomination.

Aug. 14 Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter Country Music Hall of Fame singer Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans more than 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums, and has lent her talents to countless

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fellow artists’ recordings. Mary Chapin Carpenter is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee.

Aug. 16 Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald Boz Scaggs fuses rock and roll with R&B, with hits that include “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle,” “What Can I Say,” and “Lowdown,” which won a Grammy for Best R&B Song in 1976. Five-time Grammy award winner Michael McDonald’s hits include “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Yah Mo B There,” and “On My Own” as well as Doobie Brothers tracks such as “Takin’ It to the Streets” and “What a Fool Believes.”

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The O’Jays and Chaka Khan

The O’Jays have been performing for more than 50 years. Their single “Lovetrain,” rose to #1 on both the R&B Singles and the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Other charttopping hits include “Backstabbers,” “For The Love of Money,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” Chaka Khan is a ten-time Grammy Award winner with ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles, and ele en RIAA certified gold and platinum albums

Aug. 23 Rick Springfield w th special guests Night Ranger and The Romantics Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and musician Rick Springfield has sold 25 million albums with 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” Night Ranger is celebrating 34 years with more than 17 million albums sold, and more than 2,500 live shows.

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212+ Acres of Beauty and Tranquility Welcome to Bell’s Cove

A privately owned, unique Mountain Estate Property with views everywhere for everyone.... • 25+ acres of groomed pastureland • Spring-fed pond with waterfall and dock • Nine miles of maintained roads • Access to numerous home sites • Wooded mountain borders the National Forest

• Ease of access to property from main road • Commercial septic system • Underground power • Spring-fed water system for the home and out buildings • Campsites • Picnic shelter • Fire pit

Property potentials are endless.... can be used as commercial business, residential development or private estate, all of which are possibilities at Bell’s Cove near Asheville, North Carolina. NCM594391


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Mosaic Comm. Lifestyle Realty, Vanessa Byrd........ 76-77

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Phillip C. Price Law Firm, PLLC........................................ 78

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The Mountain at Crest Mountain................................... 56

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Town and Mountain Realty.............................................. 3

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