Fine Homes Buy Build Design Fall 2022

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One of a Kind Oil Paintings


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Jo Ridge Kelley Fine Art


Carlton Edwards, Asheville’s Premier Architect


Garden Therapy at B.B. Barns


Blackbird Frame & Art


Living Stone Masonry AVL Media, Inc. P.O. Box 18416 Asheville, NC 28814 |


photography by David Dietrich

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Jo Ridge Kelley paintings hang in private, public and corporate collections around the world. Throughout her career, her work has been published in books and magazines and has earned various awards and commendations. “I enjoy working with designers and directly with homeowners to create “one of a kind oil paintings” that bring the outside in. Working large, allows the viewer to step right into the landscape and explore a bit of my fantasy while captivated by the natural world. One can escape and explore the serene Atlantic coastline or experience the view from a mountaintop trail under a breathtaking sky!” “When possible, I prefer to paint outside and love experiencing the awakening of all my senses “en plein air” with brush to canvas. Capturing the essence and mood of a scene at that moment in time by the water or on a mountain top, is what I’m particularly drawn to. I like to paint expressively, free and confident, using brush and palette knife work, my fingers and various unique, exploratory tools. The lush foreground textures one can create in oils is absolutely magical and keeps the eye engaged and meandering about.” “I am immensely grateful that I have had the opportunity to create custom paintings for my clients throughout the country. Bringing a vision to life that fits perfectly into a home or office

space, while working together and still honoring my unique creative style, has been an unforgettable experience time and time again.” The first step in your commission process is to determine the size of the painting that would work best in the room in which you wish to enjoy it. Then the fun begins finding images that both inspire you and speak to your vision! You may find inspiration from your backyard view or a special place that holds treasured memories. There may be paintings of mine that speak to you that can be used resourcefully. You may enjoy a monochromatic painting filled with subtle beauty. My custom paintings take approximately 4-8 weeks to create depending on the size and complexity of the piece. Beginning with a sketch, basic design concept and color palette swatches, the process is shared via emails and each step is approved before I continue on. Studio visits are welcomed and encouraged during the journey! Installation can be arranged once your painting is varnished and framed. I work closely with the best: Masterworks Frames, Village Framer and Blackbird Frame & Art. Let’s discuss your ideas for an heirloom work of art! You can find me here by appointment or chance: GALLERY– STUDIO 136 N Main St, Waynesville NC Open by Appointment- 828-226-0549 | Fall 2022 | Fine Homes 5


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EDITOR Tammy Sheppard



ADVERTISING Mike Demos Bridget Hepler Dave Soltis

AVL Media, Inc. P.O. Box 18416 | Asheville, NC 28814 | All advertising published in Fine Homes & Design of Western North Carolina is believed to be truthful and accurate. However AVL Media, Inc. assumes no responsibility and shall have no liability whatsoever for errors, including without limitation, typographical errors or omissions in Fine Homes & Design of Western North Carolina. Any reference made to High Five Enterprises, Inc. is not to be construed as making any representation, warranty or guarantee concerning the information on properties advertised in Fine Homes & Design of Western North Carolina. The content of all ads contained herein are solely the responsibility of the advertiser. The opinions and statements contained in advertising or elsewhere in this publication are those of the authors of such opinions and are not necessarily those of AVL Media, Inc. AVL Media, Inc. reserves the right to edit or refuse any advertising submitted to this publication. 6 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

The Garden Grove Welcome to Ciel, and embrace “The Garden Grove”, a truly extraordinary, mountain retreat with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Downtown Asheville. You will be entranced by its tranquility and beauty. It’s evident that no expense was spared in the fine details and craftsmanship built into this private estate. You will appreciate the vision of the many local artisans who contributed to this home’s beauty and character. From the hand forged artisan iron work to the reclaimed wood floors, to the specialty of each and every door, it feels like home. You can walk the many trails located within the Ciel community, or hop on your bike and head to Blue Ridge Parkway, just a short distance away. Take time to spend with family and friends at the fire pit, or find sanctuary on one of the decks, taking in the awe inspiring views, enveloped in nature. “The Garden Grove”, was considered one of Asheville’s finest homes. It was featured in the WSJ “House of the Week” section, showcasing the artisan workmanship, and the eco friendly construction, making this home a truly unique integration of beauty, vision and mindfulness. Offered at $3,400,000 MLS# 3880606

828.768.4686 Asheville Office 10 Brook Street, Suite 130 Asheville NC

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HORSE SHOE | $6,250,000 | MLS# 3773110 Enveloped by 30 pastoral acres, you will find two sophisticated luxury residences. Chris Battista (828) 243-2555.

BRIGHTS CREEK | $3,399,877 | MLS# 3817501 The “Broad Oak” is specifically designed to complement the lot. Heather Chambers and JJ Murphy (828) 699-5914.

TRENHOLM WOODS | $3,600,000 | MLS# 3845354

The Citadel is an exquisite estate, situated on 7+ acres, in historic Flat Rock’s Trenholm Woods. This stunning, recently renovated, residence is superbly appointed and made for entertaining. Lee Stepp (828) 329-4967.


LAKE LURE | $2,052,200 | MLS# 3876710 Lakefront home with views of Chimney Rock, Party Rock, and Bald Mountain. Lyn Weaver and Doug Kelly (828) 674-9864.

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BUTLER MOUNTAIN ESTATES | $1,950,000 | MLS# 3895327 You will appreciate the prime location of this elegant mountain home with a southern flair. Misty Masiello (828) 777-0902.

MILLS RIVER | $2,477,000 | MLS# 3793805 As you enter this incredible custom built home, you will appreciate the attention to detail. Bill Miller and Alice Miller (828) 777-2513.


BILTMORE PARK | $1,845,000 | MLS# 3866832 This home’s discerning layout offers lots of privacy, with a luxurious primary suite. Vivien Snyder (828) 712-4397.


SYLVAN HEIGHTS | $1,750,000 | MLS# 3878522 2011 Craftsman home that mixes beautiful woods and refined finishes. Sara Champion (828) 553-2150.

ASHEVILLE | $1,725,000 | MLS# 3894460 This custom home sits on a beautifully landscaped 2.1 acres, with a private pond and dock. Team Billy Taylor (828) 484-3130.


POPLAR RIDGE | $1,700,000 | MLS# 3889539 Experience stellar sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and ample privacy. Ginny Johnson (828) 712-9869.

ASHEVILLE | $1,690,000 | MLS# 3859199 Top notch construction in the heart of Haw Creek. Sandra Justus and Kelly Frady (828) 582-0496.

MILLS RIVER | $3,100,000 | MLS# 3875285

Sitting atop a knoll in the heart of Mills River, the grandeur of this beauty will take your breath away. Although this family home dates back to the 1900’s, it has been completely renovated. Meredith Fisher (828) 734-0973.

BILTMORE FOREST | $1,660,000 | MLS# 3879013 If you’re looking for privacy, this home on a golf course and a cul-de-sac could be your next home. Amy Fleming (828) 231-1112.

RIDGECREST | $1,645,000 | MLS# 3899596 This luxurious mountain home is located privately at the top of Starlight Drive. Matthew Rice (828) 279-7502.

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LAKEVIEW PARK | $1,595,000 | MLS# 3865164 Contemporary interior design and furnishings make this property commanding. Cheryl Cannizzaro (954) 547-2027.

RUTHERFORDTON | $1,590,000 | MLS# 3817925 Breathtaking long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains welcome you to this 35-acre estate. DK Professionals (828) 532-5880.

GROVE PARK | $2,150,000 | MLS# 3886589

This home is minutes away from downtown Asheville and The Omni Grove Park Inn. This home was built for and lived in by one of the original developers of the Grove Park. Matthew Rice and Vivien Snyder (828) 279-7502.


ASHEVILLE | $1,325,000 | MLS# 3895098 Custom-built luxury home with over an acre of lush, expertly designed landscaped grounds. Brent Russell (828) 528-1829.

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LAKE LURE | $1,397,421 | MLS# 3886989 This multi-generational home with functional design is located on the very edge of Lake Lure. Lyn Weaver (828) 674-9864.

RAMBLE BILTMORE FOREST | $1,550,000 | MLS# 3877982 This beautifully handcrafted home in Asheville’s coveted community The Ramble is move-in ready! Vivien Snyder (828) 712-4397.


MILLS RIVER CROSSING | $1,250,000 | MLS# 3857100 Brand new construction with mountain views, one-level living, and high ceilings throughout. Debbie Hrncir (828) 329-5365.

RUMBLING BALD ON LAKE LURE | $1,250,000 | MLS# 3886623 Enjoy the stunning mountain and lake views from this gorgeous log cabin in Rumbling Bald. Mariah Leahy (828) 279-5889.

SPRINGDALE ESTATES | $1,200,000 | MLS# 3899197 You will not find more impressive spectacular mountain views over a beautiful golf course. Ellen Sither (828) 734-8305.


MARSHALL | $1,150,000 | MLS# 3861468 One of the most beautiful and special large homesteads left in the mountains. Heidi DuBose Fore (828) 280-8430.

FOX CROSSING | $1,150,000 | MLS# 3872975 The drive up reveals a panoramic view of the French Broad River Valley and Looking Glass Rock. Erica Banner (828) 553-6588.

BRIGHT’S CREEK | $1,999,900 | MLS# 3841181

Enjoy fantastic mountain and golf course views from this custom home. You can even see the iconic Bright’s Creek waterwheel from the rear of the home. JJ Murphy and Heather Chambers (828) 980-2401.

BRIGHT’S CREEK | $1,004,000 | MLS# 3861638 Beautiful land/home package includes an unfinished basement. JJ Murphy and Heather Chambers (828) 980-2401.

THE WOODS AT HOWARD GAP | $1,000,000 | MLS# 3901355 Gorgeous house located in the mountains of Saluda! Custom built by Don Mintz Builders. Shena Mintz (828) 674-9788.

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BILTMORE FOREST The world is your oyster as you gaze toward the Pisgah range over the manicured golf course of the Biltmore Club, 4.4 prime acres offer exceptional landscape and privacy for this renovated historically significant manor with stable, green house, guest house and resort style pool. Glorious gardens, terraces and lawns beckon you to enjoy the good life. Spacious rooms with every amenity offer a lifestyle second to none. Perfect the Biltmore lifestyle and make it your’s. MLS:3720073 | $8,750,000


Broker (828) 273-0277 Broker Associate for 35 years | 23 years as company’s Top Producer

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THE RAMBLE, BILTMORE FOREST Manor Home with guest quarters in the gated Ramble - an amenity packed community. In the manner of a fine European country home this estate will offer you a life of pleasure and leisure from its library/music room to it billiards room, wine cellar and great room segueing to the covered terrace with a fireplace. While the weight and fine details whisper of the past, the floor plan with its immense kitchen/great room speaks so well to today’s lifestyle. This baronial home offers a guest/staff apartment as well as community amenities like trails, sports courts, clubhouse, saline pool and a fitness center all behind the gates. Love where you live. MLS:3782579 |$4,950,000


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Carlton Edwards

Asheville’s Premiere Architect - Led Design & Build Firm

By Natasha Kubis photography by David Dietrich

Building a custom home is an exciting journey, but it’s also a significant investment that can be an overwhelming and daunting experience for most people. When a client prepares to create the home of their dreams, they typically hire a separate contractor and architect, and the two must cooperate to get their jobs done. This can often lead to chaotic communications and misdirection. Finding a good team to make a dream home manifest into reality is best achieved by hiring a design and build firm to streamline all the different disciplines involved in creating your ideal utopia. Carlton Edwards is a unique architectled design and build firm that offers architectural planning, construction, interior design, and landscape services under a single umbrella. Their expertise in all areas allows them to customize plans for any client considering a home renovation or residential and commercial construction projects. Their project delivery method merges the designer and builder so that the two are part of the same organization, thus making buildability and aesthetics a cohesive process. As the design-builder, they are accountable for the entire project, from planning the architecture and interior design to facilitating the landscaping and construction. Their infrastructure eliminates potential adverse situations between the residential architecture team and construction crews. Design and residential construction solutions overlap to keep the project cohesive, creative, and innovative for the most beneficial cost value and highly customized product. This approach eliminates potential headaches and hiccups, making the experience much more enjoyable for their customers. 14 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

Founded in Asheville, NC, in 2005, Carlton Edwards has since established studios in both Nashville and Memphis, TN. Their team of talented professionals focuses on creating unique experiences that enrich the lives of their clients and community, from renovating historic downtown dwellings to secluded mountain retreats. Founder Rob Carlton focuses on redefining the conventional notion of Appalachian Mountain architecture by keeping the company’s aesthetics artful, modern, timeless, and relevant. His progressive firm includes a diverse team of architects, designers, and builders that offer rich perspectives as they combine their knowledge of integrative and sustainable design solutions that employ regional materials while combining the land’s topography with fresh and innovative ideas.

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In working with the Carlton Edwards team, you can expect open, honest, and frequent communication through onsite meetings and video conferences. They offer virtual reality technology that provides artistic renderings, 3D views, and panoramas that are invaluable to their clients. Real-time visualization creates an accurate and realistic 3D visualization, as it’s designed in real-time. This interaction makes it convenient to see how different ideas impact the project, and the plans can be easily exported and shared with others. It helps the architect and the client understand better how a building will look and function in real life. The process invites the client into each step of the process for more informed decision-making. 16 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

“This technology allows us to understand the design more fully and to communicate about the design more completely both with the client and also with our trade partners. It’s very helpful to explain things that are quite complicated, threedimensionally”, says Rob Carlton. Carlton Edwards knows how to strike the right balance between environmental concerns and aesthetic integrity [CE1] and they educate their clients about the most efficient and costeffective green home options, such as geothermal technologies and solar panels. They dedicate themselves to the continued stewardship of natural resources, which is particularly important because architects play an essential role in seeking new, impactful solutions in response to the realities of the climate crisis.

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With this comes a responsibility to design buildings and spaces that improve people’s lives while positively impacting the natural environment. Sustainability is an integral part of Carlton Edwards’s design process and they believe good design is about harmonizing a building’s ecosystem with the environmental ecosystem. In addition to helping you discover your ideal vision for your space and creating a perfect plan, they also handle the site construction, landscaping, and interior design aspects. As an inclusive interior design firm, they assist you by getting to know your likes, dislikes, and how you envision the space. To save you time, money, and confusion, they help to coordinate color palettes and thematic styles, and their connections with local artisans can be a resource to customize textures, fixtures, furnishings, and lighting for every aspect of custom design. They focus on creating unique solutions that are tailored to the individuality of each client’s needs and simultaneously create instinctive and artful spaces that tell an original story with the inventive use of materials, textures, and light.

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They also work closely with realtors and their clients to help with due diligence in selecting land and ensuring that their clients purchase property that will help them realize their dream of having a home in the mountains.

cohesive and reflects their client’s tastes, habits, daily interactions, and budgets. Cultivating quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and sound environmental principles ensures a legacy of superior work to be enjoyed for generations.

Whether buying a new house or renovating your own, transforming a house into your ideal space is very personal. When the design is based on your needs, wishes, and lifestyle, your home can improve your daily interactions and help you create the future you want for your life. Carlton Edwards observes the needs of their clients and delivers a thoughtfully built dwelling that is

Carlton Edwards 103 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801 828.274.7554 [CE1]Environmental concerns and aesthetic integrity are not at odds with each other. This is not an either-or proposition

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Your Dream Home Awaits “I provide results-oriented, professional service with a strength that lies in a highly trained, caring professional. As a Beverly-Hanks Realtor, I deliver the best in marketing, advice, research, and service in the market.”

Nancy Witek,

Broker Associate (828) 553-4340 | FLETCHER

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IMPRESSIVE HOME Located on the 5th fairway of Tom Fazio’s Mountain Masterpiece with views of the green and pond. You’ll be greeted by soaring ceilings, partially open floorplan, wall of windows, dining area big enough for the whole gang, and handsome stone fireplace. The gorgeous renovated kitchen is light and bright with all you need to please the chef, plus breakfast nook with gorgeous views. There are 2 bedrooms on this level, the spacious main plus guest suite now used as an office. Last but hardly least the wonderful sunroom where you will want to send most of your time, windows on 3 sides to the golf course view. Downstairs has a huge family room with space for pool/ game table, place to watch movies, and wet bar. Also 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and storage space. Outside is equally fabulous with covered sitting area, fire pit, extensive water feature and bolder work, surrounded by beautiful landscaping. This immaculate home is move in ready and located just 8 minutes to downtown Hendersonville. MLS#3901615 $1,525,000

A Community • A Club • A Lifestyle Mary Kay Buhrke and Amber Saxon

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Steve Dozier Group BROKERS Carolyn Dozier | Steve Dozier | Kim Owen | (828) 471-4045

222 Mistletoe Trail | Hendersonville, NC 29791

$1,300,000 | MLS# 3892935 | 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 1 HALF BATH | 4,573 SF | 1.36 ACRES

This gorgeous, light-infused, meticulously maintained home is an entertainer’s dream. The main level boasts a spacious, modern, open concept living area with hardwood floors and a spacious primary suite with its private screened-in porch. Escape to the heated pool, enhanced with a waterfall and gazebo, expanding the entertainment area while maintaining your privacy. Downstairs is perfect for guests with three additional ensuite bedrooms, a large den with wood burning stove, and a workout area.

230 Tranquility Place | Flat Rock, NC 29731

$1,700,000 | MLS# 3859418 | 5 BEDS | 3 BATHS| 2 HALF BATHS | 5,344 SF | 16+ AC

Live out your dreams on a private 16+ acre resort in Flat Rock! A beautifully renovated farmhouse crafted with Frank Lloyd Wright designs, custom woodwork, and an exquisite wine cellar. Ideal for the golfer: a fairway with 100 yards of Bermuda grass fairway & putting green, plus access to Crooked Creek Golf Course. Equestrians can roam the bridle paths through the woods, a corral & 3-stall barn with a tack room and bathroom. In Hendersonville’s most historically prominent area and only minutes to Flat Rock Playhouse, the state theatre of NC.

Voted Best Real Estate Agent for Best of Blue Ridge 2021 & 2022 Ranked #1 Agent in the Hendersonville Office for 2021 5th Ranked Agent in Sales in Henderson County for 2020 & 2021 Produced $72M+ in Sales from 2019-2021 22 Fine Homes |Fall 2022

Garden Therapy at B.B. Barns By Natasha Kubis

Increasing scientific evidence proves that plants, gardens, and gardening are an excellent prescription for our mental health. People who spend time in the garden report good health, higher psychological well-being, and greater physical activity levels. Being outdoors and connecting with nature can boost our mood and have a calming effect. Those without gardens can also benefit – numerous scientific studies have shown that houseplants boost our mood, reduce stress, and even reduce blood pressure. B.B. Barns has been Asheville, North Carolina’s plant therapy center for over three decades and remains a local favorite of garden enthusiasts and those who understand the mental and physical well-being that plants bring into our lives.

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The company began as a small, local operation with love for plants, gardening, and the outdoors. B.B. Barns connects and nurtures people, from staff and customers to the community. When you walk into their stunning 4-acre nursery in Arden, it’s easy to feel that it’s more than just a garden center but also people’s happy place. From beautiful plants to knowledgeable and friendly staff, B.B. Barns creates a sense of community and home. “Our foundation is our love for our employees, customers, community, and the world. Building and developing relationships are our driving forces. We seek to learn as we teach those we serve, always being open to new ideas and seeking improvement in all we do. Integrity and the pursuit of excellence push us to be the best in the horticulture industry. We always desire to do the right thing.” At their Asheville, N.C. location, you’ll find a complete indoor and outdoor nursery stocked with trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, roses, vines, herbs, vegetables, seeds, seasonal plants, and more. They provide the healthiest, most diverse plant stock you can 24 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

find, and if you have special requests, they will be happy to order them for you. Their tropical department is a true treat for house plant enthusiasts. Expect a dependable stock of trending plants like Monsteras and Fiddle Leaf Figs, easy-care houseplants like Snake plants, and collector’s items like orchids and unique ferns. They also carry a variety of pottery and unique containers for indoor and outdoor planting for every aesthetic. Their selection includes tasteful terra cotta, ceramic, or concrete containers. You’ll find special-use containers like window and herb boxes and self-watering pots along with high-quality, all-weather outdoor furniture in various styles, perfect for patios and gardens of any type. The collection of items is primarily handmade in the USA by local manufacturers for the best craftsmanship and style. B.B. Barns offers outdoor living services integrating creative landscape and hardscape designs through its certified landscape services team. From simple bed layouts to complete master plans, their experienced team of landscape designers and architects are equipped to help you through the whole process. They provide extensive services from installing perennials, trees, retaining walls,

and water drainage to light fixtures and waterfalls. They can also perform weekly, monthly, seasonal, or even one-time “Garden Get Well” services, including pruning and deadheading, weeding, pest control, deer protection, fertilization, lawn mowing, edging, and aerating, overseeding, fungal control, and lead removal. Customers consider B.B. Barns a place for ultimate retail therapy, inspiration, and well-being where all their gardening, outdoor living, and indoor décor needs are met and they can create spaces to enhance their quality of life. One of the core values at B.B. Barns is educating and connecting with the public. Their garden coaches are skilled landscape designers who will join you on-site for an assessment of your property’s needs. They coach you through the project and empower you to care for your garden by sharing their knowledge, accompanying you on garden center shopping trips, and guiding you through the planting and care process.

2022 is the first time the Asheville store has hosted three community events in one year, including February’s Houseplant Social and August’s Summer Garden Party, an outdoor soiree in the garden center for guests to connect and shop. Be sure to join them for their largest annual event, Ladies Night Out, in November, which draws crowds looking for after-hours shopping fun and is a great way to begin the holiday shopping season. All events feature a storewide discount, food, drinks, music, and a great time for attendees.

B.B. Barns 3377 Sweeten Creek Rd. Arden, NC 28704 828.650.7300

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Amazing, custom-built luxury home with 4 beds, 3 full and 2 half baths with over an acre of lush, expertly designed, and maintained landscaped grounds nestled between Tree Top Mountain and Bearwallow in Keswick Hills. This home is a true entertainer’s delight! So many features: a SieMatic cherry wood kitchen, (German) and a Small Bone, (English) catering kitchen, beautiful oak flooring, lower level kitchenette, transom windows, front porch rotunda, breakfast room rotunda, delightful rear covered patio with skylights, and over 1,000 sq ft of transition space that can be finished to the buyer’s design. Keswick Hills is a private, gated neighborhood within minutes of all Asheville has to offer. So many outstanding features... Come take a look! MLS#3895098 $1,325,000

Returning to the market with an improved price allows an excellent opportunity to own a home on beautiful Town Mountain at an elevation above 3,200 feet with a level 1.88 acre lot enhanced with mature and lush landscaped grounds. 3 beds, 3 full and 2 half baths with a primary suite on main with a luxurious bath including heated floors, steam shower, jetted tub, and direct access to an outside hot tub! This home is and has been an entertainer’s dream with a fireside eat-in kitchen, formal living and dining, and an exceptional great room with office alcove overlooking the grounds and views. The outdoor spaces, including covered stone terraces, are excellent and expansive for hosting events, family gatherings, or gardening. Buyers adding updates and improvements will find instant equity in this well-built home. Home inspection and repairs completed. Don’t miss this excellent home minutes from Downtown, the Blue Ridge Parkway and all that Asheville and Western North Carolina have to offer. MLS#3900264 $1,099,000

Brent Russell


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Welcome to the one-of-a-kind mountain estate known as Serenity. Enter through the dual gated driveways to the 8,100 sq ft main house on the right, with architecture and ambiance reminiscent of fine mansions found in Charleston and Savannah. Just past the peaceful spring-fed pond, find the cozy 1,500 sq ft guest cottage that awaits visiting friends, family, or business associates. Vintage car collector? The second gated drive leads to a cavernous, 4-bay garage building that will house eight full-size automobiles! You will also love Falls Creek, which runs through the back corner of the property, where you’ll find 3-4 waterfalls and several other suitable build sites! Note that the property is bordered on three sides by conserved land assuring your privacy. Serenity is suitable as a permanent residence, family mountain compound, or corporate investment. Come in and leave the outside world behind. Price recently improved.

MLS# 3801822 | $3,600,000


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828.253.2491 • PO Box 2175, Asheville, NC 28802

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BlackBird FRAME & ART

BlackBird Frame & Art was established by John and Pat Horrocks in Asheville 20 years ago, and has been operating out of its current location, 365 Merrimon Ave, Asheville NC since 2009. Ownership has transferred from the Horrocks’ to Jean Stryker, who has worked at BlackBird for the past three years. The business will continue without interruption or change in personnel. The same outstanding service, unparalleled selection, and creativity in design will continue at this custom art framing, art gallery, and gift shop.

“BlackBird is the most wonderful place to work in the world. All of us enjoy what we do and working together. It’s an amazing team. I am thrilled and proud to carry on the business that the Horrocks’ created,” Jean says.

BlackBird FRAME & ART 365 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28801


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Terri Eisenhauer Signature Properties

$2,495,000 ML#3887251

$2,495,000 ML#3887251

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This remarkable mountain masterpiece ingeniously meshes old world and modern styles while still resonating the timeless ideals of luxury mountain living. A blend of natures finest materials has been thoughtfully and expertly used throughout, from the Brazilian cherry floors to the massive stone fireplace. Walking through the impressive volume doorway with unique Tiffany style stained glass into the grand foyer you will be drawn to the architect and exquisite details from the impressive great room to the luxurious primary suite and the grand gourmet kitchen boasting every high-end amenity imaginable.

$1,475,000 ML#3861398

Amazing panoramic long range views with exquisite home situated on 2.5 glorious acres. The expansive multi-range views, private setting and gorgeous grounds are the most magical you’ll see anywhere. Boasts open living spaces with a floorplan that provides abundant places to enjoy endless breathtaking views from the indoor and outdoor living spaces.

$1,495,000 ML#3848526

Extraordinary extensively renovated mountain top estate with breathtaking panoramic views of the foothills and WNC mountains. Rare masterpiece offers the utmost in privacy, situated on 3.6 acres, with 4600 SQFT of main level luxury living.

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Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, Waynesville, Mars Hill, Burnsville and Lake Lure. Biltmore Forest, Biltmore Lake, Biltmore Park, The Ramble, Walnut Cove, Southcliff, and more...

828.279.5962 | Asheville, NC Contact us at 34 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

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Medallion Pool Company 51 N. Merrimon Ave., Ste 101 Asheville, NC 28804 | 828.253.4594 36 Fine Homes |Fall 2022

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Magnificent home overlooking the 18th Fairway on the prestigious Mt. Mitchell Golf Course. Offers incredible golf and mountain views. Large deck is ideal for entertaining friends and family in a delicious mountain breeze. Fenced yard. This meticulously maintained, luxury home with year round access includes 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths w/upper balcony upstairs bedroom.Also additional bonus/exercise room located in finished basement w/side entrance to downstairs patio area.Updated kitchen & beautiful bar area leading into dining / living room area boasting an inviting stone fireplace and opens to large deck.Perfect for gatherings and entertaining. Upper loft/sitting room is an ideal office. Two car garage w/golf cart storage and newly remodeled workshop space/built-ins “must see”. Plenty of parking & easily accessible year round.Gorgeous landscaping.Minutes fr Blue Ridge Pkwy, waterfalls, hiking trails, fishing. Most furnishings included with acceptable offer.

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Arts and Crafts Style Home Nestled in the northern mountains of the Swannanoa Valley, this beautiful arts and crafts style home has everything plus a view! This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is charming inside and out. Walk inside to the light, bright great room with cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and surrounding built-ins. The primary suite has 2 large closets and large ensuite bath. 2 more bedrooms and a full bath complete the main level. Go through the laundry/mud room to the extended double garage or up the stairs to the spacious office with built-in cozy daybed and private deck. Main floor has a terrace with long range views of the southern mountains all year. Lower level has a 2nd primary bedroom with a large closet and bath. Living room, dining room, full kitchen and another bedroom make this a great in-law suite or rental unit. The lower level also boasts a bunk room, an exercise room, and its own deck, with accessibility to its own parking spot. House comes fully furnished. STRs allowed. MLS#3885900 $1,150,000

Joellen Maurer

Owner/Broker-in-Charge REALTOR®


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Stunning Exquisite Luxury Home Stunning luxury home featuring breathtaking & unique, long-range, mountain views including Mt. Mitchell off the front porch and Pisgah from the back. This exquisite home has all the amenities you’d expect featuring 21’ ceiling in foyer & great room, massive stone fireplace, sliding patio doors & windows that disappear and connect you seamlessly with the outdoors, large deck, outdoor fireplace & TV, hand-hewn acacia wood floors, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, wine fridge, Miele coffee, steam shower, master bath heated floors, jetted tub, energy efficient, & more. Main living & master on first floor with 4 bedroom, 3 baths down including a second primary bedroom, kitchen & large living/media area. 5800 sq ft in main house, plus an additional 800 sq ft conditioned space in the separate pool house featuring an 8’X14’ luxury Endless Pool. Large 3 car garage, plus 2 stall additional option in pool house for those extra toys. Located on a spacious ridge at approx 3900 ft atop beautiful Grand Highlands. MLS#3899216 $4,200,000

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Privacy, Security, Views and Beauty abound in this gracious home surrounded by elegant low maintenance perennial gardens with apple, cherry and pear trees. An easy and scenic twenty minute drive from downtown into the lovely countryside, an unexpected surprise when you arrive to the lovely enchanting gated entrance to Blue Mist Farms.

3 BR | 3 BA | 1 Half BA • 1.65 Acres • 3,211 SF

• MLS# 3889712


126 View Ridge Parkway


MARK FIELDS 828.777.0452 42 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

SOLD - Under Contract in 2 Days - $1,250,000 $1,250,000 TRYON NORTH CAROLINA 148 CRESTWOOD LANE 3 BR | 3 BA | 1 Half BA 3.41 Acres • 3,577 SF

Luxury Homes & Unique Mountain Properties Mark Fields 828.777.0452

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Magnificent Lakefront Home This 5 BR, 4 BA one-level home enjoys two lakefront sites with sweeping views of Lake Toxaway and Toxaway Mountain and 210’± of lake frontage. Features include a beautiful paneled great room with massive stone fireplace overlooking the lake. The kitchen opens to a charming keeping room. Extensive outdoor entertaining space with a large flat yard overlooking the lake, a private dock, a boathouse, and stone steps into the lake. $4,250,000. MLS 3880434

Straus Park Immaculate 4 BR, 4½ BA custom home overlooking Lake Straus. This meticulous home features a slate roof, copper gutters, extensive stone work, hardwood floors, chef ’s kitchen with Sub-zero and Wolf appliances, serene master suite with remodeled bath, 2 large stone fireplaces, and 3 guest suites. Extensive outdoor entertaining area including a stone patio and fireplace overlooking the lake. $3,250,000. MLS 3886207 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895 44 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

Lake Toxaway Estates Immaculate lakefront home featuring 3 master suites, 2 half baths, large great room with stone fireplace, and a well appointed kitchen plus a large main level bonus room/study. Fenced yard with lovely landscaping, extensive outdoor entertaining space with large two stall boat house with rooftop living room, firepit, Brazilian hardwood dock, and gorgeous view of Lake Toxaway and Toxaway Mountain. $3,495,000. MLS 3901291

One of the Finest Views In The Mountains Of North Carolina. This three bedroom, three bath home with attached one bedroom, one bath guest house features an open, lightfilled floor plan, three stone fireplaces, and two bedrooms on the main floor. It also offers a two-car carport, twocar garage, outdoor firepit, and many additional special features. 1200 square feet of outdoor entertaining space with breathtaking views of Lake Toxaway. $1,750,000. MLS 3835323 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895 Fall 2022 | Fine Homes 45

Country Living This lovely private cabin is nestled on 3.64± acres and is bordered by a bold stream. Enjoy mountain views from a large screened porch plus expansive deck and wrap around porch. The cozy interior offers main-level living with an upper floor for guests and a full unfinished basement. $599,000. MLS 3851397

Amy Fisher, Listing Broker 828-507-0246

Blueberry Hill Cottage Charming 3 BR, 2½ BA home in Straus Park featuring a private setting and an open, light-filled floor plan. Two stone fireplaces, wood floors, master suite on main, plantation shutters, granite countertops, beautiful porch, and covered parking. $665,000. MLS 3871914 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 828-506-4895

10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 828-883-9895 46 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

Living Stone Masonry By Natasha Kubis

The craft of stonemasonry, known for its complexity, technique, and dexterity, remains one of the most revered trades in our civilization and can be described as an essential means to preserve our most treasured historic buildings and structures. The Egyptian and Central American civilizations built pyramids, the Persians built palaces, and the Greeks built temples. Every society in existence has its iconic symbols and structures, the vast majority of which were crafted by the stonemasons of the time. Modern-day stonemason Will Waller’s passion for the art of stone masonry was first cultivated as a child while visiting his relatives in England. The profound impressions of the historic stone architecture of churches, bridges, and homes left him in awe and stirred his future professional path. At age 19, Will lived in Arizona and worked as a trail restoration crew member for Prescott National Forest, where he built stone walls and staircases. This experience continued to pique his interest in the art of

masonry. In 2012, he and his wife, Alyssa, sought out Asheville, NC, because of the booming stonemason industry and the fact that stonework plays a central role in mountain architecture. That is when he came to work for Living Stone Masonry and eventually took over the business in January 2021. Living Stone Masonry specializes in building stone walls, patios, steps, walkways, fireplaces, chimneys, and foundations. Something that sets them apart is that they use both mortar and no mortar (dry stone method) and are certified by DSWA (Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain). Dry stone is the method of building with stones that uses no additional binders such as concrete, mortar, or clay. This construction method relies on the interlock and weight of the stones to keep things in place. Building features without mortar harmonize the structure with the environment and help to prolong its life and integrity. They also specialize in mortared stonework and closely fit each stone while providing quality design elements such as archways. Will and his team keep history alive with the restoration aspect of the business and are passionate about breathing new life back into Fall 2022 | Fine Homes 47

older structures while preserving them as much as possible. They have done some notable restoration projects around Asheville, such as repointing the Vance Monument, repairing the stonework on the historic estate of Senator Robert Rice Reynolds, and rehabilitating a century-old arched bridge in Biltmore Forest.

The Living Stone Masonry team is a small group of highly trained artisans capable of large-scale and small-scale projects, whether building a large retaining wall with 1,000-pound boulders, restoring historic stone architecture, building garden walls, or restoring chimneys.

“When I’m working on a restoration project, I often imagine the craftsman that was also standing in the same spot 100 years before me, and I find it fascinating to contemplate the history behind it”, Will said.

They also provide various hardscape services such as rock gardens, dry streambeds, boulder walls, sculptural boulder placements, and water features. They have access to local boulders and heavy equipment, and Will does his best to source most of his

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stone regionally. One of Will’s most exciting projects that he and his team achieved was redirecting a natural spring into a dipping pool embellished with a site-harvested stone waterfall. Stone is a limited resource and should be treated as such. Living Stone Masonry’s philosophy is to respect the materials they work with. They recycle and reuse stone and rubble whenever possible, and all the stone used is quarried locally. Good stonemasonry is built to last for generations, and Living Stone Masonry takes steps to ensure its work will stand the test of time by incorporating beautiful designs with stonework of superior quality and durability. Living Stone Masonry Asheville, N.C. 484.678.9739 | Fall 2022 | Fine Homes 49


ive Bedroom, Six Bath home in gated community with a dramatic two story great room, wood floors, ceramic tile, stone fireplace, gourmet island kitchen with butler pantry, an office, main level luxurious master suite with fireplace, recirculating tankless water heaters, inviting covered porches, a game room, home theater, bonus room and bathroom with steam shower, 3 car garage and so much more located on quiet private street in the Cane Creek valley. MLS#3871180 $1,725,000 50 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

Mark D. Mathews Real Estate Broker since 1994 828-691-1317

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Deanna Gunning Broker/Owner

Cell 407-463-0376 Office 828-513-0139

Custom Mountain Lodge ONE OWNER CUSTOM MOUNTAIN LODGE. 5.8 ac with Mountain view of 7 ranges including Mt Pisgah. Gated Community with 40’ waterfall, trails, club house, gym, pool. TURNKEY HOME WITH FURNITURE. 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath. Dog Wash, Butler Pantry. Theatre. 3 Car Garage. Onan 20kW generator. 3 HVAC. 50 yr. arch shingles. Ample Decking including screened porch with Fireplace and Built in Napoleon BBQ. On Demand Hot water heaters. Radon System. Long range views from upper and lower decks. MLS#3882502 $2,350,000

Custom Built Beauty

Magnificent Unobstructed Northeast Long Range Views

Enjoy the very best of what WNC is known for! Take in 5 layers of breathtaking mountain tops. Home features 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths, sited on .57 Acre. Enormous Cooks Kitchen features ample Island, Dining area, stainless steel appliances. Spacious Primary on Main, features its own four seasons Room. Great Room features dramatic 18ft ceilings & walls of windows, floor to ceiling stonework highlights the Gas Fireplace. Upper Level boasts a gorgeous office suite & 3 additional guest bedrooms. For the Car or Hobby enthusiast, Lower Level features storage for 8 cars. Private setting & Elegant entry. Community features, clubhouse, tennis, indoor pool & gated entry. Minutes to burgeoning downtown amenities. Visit for more information. MLS#3902654 $1,150,000

Laura Flores

Broker/Owner, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRES, CNE, PSA “Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor”

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 147 4th Ave West Suite B | Hendersonville, NC 28792 | c 828-329-9397 | o 828-785-5535 | 54 Fine Homes|Fall 2022


A gorgeous farm with lovely home, pond, stream, and multiple outbuildings.


Abundant berries, fruit trees, even a mature grapevine…food is as bountiful as the serenity you will find at this peaceful property. Garden beds are ready to go! What an ideal property for homesteading! The convenient setting has easy access to I-40 and is minutes from Black Mountain’s charming shops and restaurants. Asheville’s city center is just 20 minutes away, and the Asheville Regional Airport is just 30 minutes away offering direct flights to the major cities of Tampa, DC, NYC, Denver, or Miami! A level sunny yard, groomed forest and a flowing stream all delight. Listen to the raindrops lull you to sleep when they hit the metal roof. Ridgecrest is the backyard with it’s paved walking trails & magical spaces. 14 Locust is the perfect spot for relaxing under the stars, enjoying a crackling fire, or hanging inside warmed by a cozy wood stove. This one truly has it ALL! MLS#3901392 $699,000


No crazy curves! This is a first time offered jewel of a property. Here you will enjoy the easy pace & natural beauty Madison County is known for. They don’t call the county “Jewel of The Blue Ridge” for nothing! This beautifully & recently updated home is tucked in the woods, but open and sunny. The centrally located circular staircase is a show stopper, as is the soaring stone fireplace. You will love this homes spacious main level primary suite complete with the large, deck that is so perfect for morning coffee, or relaxing as you reflect on your day and how fortunate you are to reside at such a peaceful property. Fiber internet available! Fenced side yard for your pups! No HOA! Mature landscaping and blooming flowers everywhere! Only 10 min to Weaverville, 20 minutes to Asheville and 6 minutes the Mars Hill University. MLS#3863996 $575,000

Kim Gentry Justus

Elite Broker | Ivester Jackson Blackstream Christie’s Christie’s Certified Luxury Specialist Mobile 828.301.3330 Web: Email: 18 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801

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$2.75 M



99 Crestridge Drive

4950 Canterbury Place

Laura Livaudais | 828.712.5445

Rachel Alosky Stark | 828.329.3552

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Sharing the Stories of North Carolina’s Most Distinctive Homes





139 Stonecrest Drive

177 North Shore Drive

Miriam McKinney | 828.777.7924

Joy Pharr | 704.418.2963

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7 Wedgewood Terrace Black Mountain, NC

Vacation home and short term Rental 2 beds | 2 baths | 2,166 sqft | 2.28 acres | $599,000 MLS# 3877274

Lovely and unique custom-built home in gated Laurel Ridge community, 15 minutes North of Black Mountain and 30 minutes to downtown Asheville. Abundant native plants and outdoor spaces surround the home with gorgeous stone and cedar shake exterior siding. Situated to maximize privacy and stunning mountain and valley views, especially from the Great Room. Enjoy nature and the outdoors from the Wrap Around deck! Open layout on main and a Great Room with a cozy wood burning fireplace. Kitchen shows off a Heartland wood burning cooking stove.Flexible floor plan allows bedrooms to be on both main and upper. Upstairs room can be tweaked into an exercise room, art studio/office. Many recent improvements and updates completed throughout the home! Some upgrades include fresh interior paint, all new appliances, Skyrunner fiber optic Internet installed, ceiling fans, new kitchen flooring and lighting, updated bathroom fixtures and lighting. Short term rentals are allowed!!! $599,000 MLS# 3877274

Jana Osada, REALTOR/Broker

Million Dollar Producer (828) 279-6344 | ZILLOW: 58 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

Laurel Ridge Community

Close to the town of Black Mountain

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Leaders in Prefinished Siding | (800) 948.4349 | Arden, NC

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Where Classic Southern Elegance Meets Mountain Charm FPO Pool photo

Nestled in Historic Flat Rock just four miles south of downtown Hendersonville, Kenmure Country Club offers all the historic charm of yesterday with all the exciting amenities of today’s innovative country club.

• Antebellum mansion clubhouse • Gated Main Entrance with 24 Hour Security • 18 Hole Joe Lee designed golf course with practice facility • Hard and soft-surface tennis courts • Indoor and outdoor heated pools • Pickle Ball and Bocce Ball • State-of-the-art fitness center • Large banquet facility • Fine dining and casual dining opportunities • Numerous social activities • On-site sales team • Property offers include condominiums, villas, single family home sites and homes, and new cottage-style homes

YOU FOUND IT! 4BD 3BTH MLS# 3899859 $525,000

UPDATED VILLA 3BD 3BTH MLS#3900643 $729,000

Kenmure Enterprises, Inc. • 100 Clubhouse Drive • Flat Rock NC 28731 Real Estate/Rentals: (828) 693-8481 or (800) 345-1860 (outside NC) • Clubhouse: (828) 693-8506 62 Fine Homes |Fall 2022

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ASHEVILLE’S Premiere Mountain Community Private, Gated Community

m Custom Home Sites &

Lot Home Packages Available


Offering Design / Build Services on any of the developer’s remaining lots

m 32 Acres of Open Space and Walking Trails

m 5 Minutes from Lively Downtown Asheville

m Pavilion and Community Gardens

m Playground and Recreation Lawn

SELLING FAST! Only 18 Lots Left

m All models feature main level living and custom design details throughout.

m Basketball and Pickleball Court

m Adjacent to The Country Club of Asheville featuring a

Donald Ross Golf Course

Open spaces, private living and an active, yet relaxed atmosphere.

5 French Willow Drive. Asheville, NC 28804 | 828.348.8014 | | 64 Fine Homes|Fall 2022

Majestic Mountain Views

Want a Custom Built Home in a Gated Community without waiting 12 months? Enjoy over 4,000 SF of heated and cooled luxurious living space combined with 1200 SF of covered porches, patios and decks with majestic mountain views in the safety and security of a prestigious gated community. All these high end features and a wine cellar too. A main level second living area allows space for guests, family or anyone requiring more space to be comfortable. A home planned for multi generational living. Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain has a spacious lodge-style clubhouse, an old fashioned community barn, dog park, tennis courts, fitness center, equestrian facilities and a network of hiking and riding trails within the community. The property is about 15 minutes from the commercial district in Hendersonville and about 30 minutes to Asheville.$2,200,000 MLS#3874627

Carl Whitt

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