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Fine Homes & Design


Art and the Artistic Process

Mapping the Energy of Your Home

Tiled Style: Home Design in Portugal





FALL 2017

A PREMIER Luxury HOMES & SERVICES MAGAZINE for western north carolina

YOUR LOCAL PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH Janet Whitworth brings 14 years of local real estate experience to Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, a brokerage with decades of experience and a reach that extends to 68 countries and territories globally.

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tately custom home with majestic mountain views, over 11 acres of privacy, 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. Gated winding drive lined with stacked stone walls lead you to an elegant porte-cochere. Expansive kitchen and outdoor decks for entertaining

or family gathering. Hand-thrown pebbledash stucco exterior, locally handcrafted mahogany doors and wrought iron work. Grand master suite with beamed ceilings and huge bath. Designed to be energy efficient and low maintenance. Multiple garages on all levels.

Contact me today for a consultation on how your home can be marketed in the Carolinas and around the world. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 10 Brook Street | Suite 130 Asheville, North Carolina 28803

JANET WHITWORTH 828.768.1808

Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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On the cover... Janet Whitworth, Premier | Sotheby’s International Realty Owl’s Nest HIgh Atop Butler Mountain on page 21 6 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

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828.230.7537 High Five Enterprises, Inc. P.O. Box 8683 Asheville, NC 28814 828.279.5962 All advertising published in Fine Homes & Design of Western North Carolina is believed to be truthful and accurate. However High Five Enterprises, 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 High Five Enterprises, Inc. High Five Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to edit or refuse any advertising submitted to this publication. 8 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017


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View Point at Lake Toxaway Country Club Stunning mountain home in Lake Toxaway Estates with one of NC’s most spectacular views! This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath mountain lodge has a view from every room. Luxurious master suite, chef ’s kitchen, fireplaces, library/media room and more. Extensive decks, landscaping and even a whole house generator. First class construction of 6700 square feet, ONLY $945,000. Must see! MLS # 3295414

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This four bedroom – five bath home has it all with incredible entertaining area that looks out over the city skyline of Asheville and the western mountains, it does’nt get any better! Chef ’s kitchen, lower level living quarters, private back deck and all only minutes to the city amenities. This is a must see for WNC luxury living! Adjacent lot available for purchase as well. MLS # 3296812

Your WNC mountain real estate discovery guide Brett D. Miller 101 French Broad Lane Fletcher, NC 28732 | 828-775-7765 | Fall 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 9

45 Years Serving the Carolinas Penland’s Furniture is a family-owned furniture store located in beautiful Western North Carolina. This beautiful Tudor-style home

is nestled in the forest of Ravenwood Estates and offers a superb floor plan for multi-generational living. Marvelous setting with mature landscaping and level, fenced yard plus walking trail into your own woods. 4517 sq.ft. with 6BR/4. 5BA and 2.35 acres gives you a country feel yet you are only minutes to DT Asheville and Hendersonville. MLS# 3294120

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3 BEDROOM | 2.5 BATH 3,685 SQFT MLS: 3301539 | $675,000 4430 HEATED SQ. FT AND 4 GARAGES IN E. ASHEVILLE’S, PRESTIGIOUS, SONDLEY ESTATES. The construction is phenomenal. Main house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3685 sq ft & 2 car garage. There are 3 wood burning stoves in the main house. Save on fuel bills! The yard is fenced and fortified to thwart the escape tendencies of any dog. Dog tested many times. The big bonus is a 745 square foot apartment. Use for a studio w/ 2 car garage (workshop space). Secluded and 12 min to downtown.

Sandra Justus and Kelly Frady Broker Associates, CNHS CNHS FRADY-JUSTUS@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM

SANDRA’S: (828) 230-5568 | KELLY’S: (828) 582-0496


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Stunning Views of City & Mountains... ...from this European-style architecturally designed home on Town Mountain. Less than a mile to downtown, this masterfully crafted home    ican tiles in the foyer, honed granite, culinary level appliances and views from all rooms! Over 2500 sqft of porches with mountain views! Impeccable quality represented through Gerard roof          doors & windows and solid concrete foundation. MLS: 3212239 | $2,500,000 |

386 Kimberly Avenue was built by... ...Asheville dentist, Dr. Charles C. Bennet in 1927 and it has since been home to 4 families. Colonial Revival in design, focal points of the house are the large un-coursed ashlar  

 rally patinated chestnut oodwork, and the original French doors in the dining room woodwork, and sunroom. Although this home has been renovated over the course of the last decade, particular attention was given to making sure its true nature has not been altered. MLS: 3275995 $875,000 |

Enjoy the mountain views from...      designed house in Asheville’s historic Grove Park neighborhood. Four levels of living space provide lots of privacy and quiet time for a large family.      architect planned additions in 2002 and 2006, the house is in tip-top condition with up to date systems, appliances and amenities. The lot is level and gently sloping with plenty of room for gardening and play. Minutes from downtown yet wooded with mountain view. MLS: 3295426 | $995,000 |

LeNoir Medlock (828) 691-9981 39 Woodfin Street, Asheville NC 28801 |


Surround yourself w/Quality in this Handsome 5 bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home. Home boasts 4 Garages, 2 Full Kitchens, 3 Fireplaces, 2 Laundry Rooms, Office/Library, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceilings & Views off the expansive decks. Incredible Chef ’s kitchen, Large Luxurious Bedrooms all En Suite. Two separate Upper Levels. One w/2 Bedrooms, Bath & Loft. The other off the kitchen perfect for an Au Pair Suite or Office. LL houses a Family Room, Full Kitchen, Theatre Room, Bedroom, Bath & Garage. Truly one of Asheville’s prettiest homes! Situated to capture breathtaking Mountain Views! Flawless Design, Impeccable Detailing! Prepare to fall in love! MLS:3252893 ~ $1,450,000

Lynn B. Phillips 828-275-5957 | Coldwell Banker King The Biltmore Building | 1 N. Pack Square, East | Suite 100 | Asheville, NC 28801 12 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017


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:3278573 ~ $1,300,000


Lake Home on Lake James with Double Level Dock! Custom Built Timberpeg Construction throughout! 3 Fireplaces, Heated Floors, 2 Car Garage with Unfinished Apt., Heated Concrete Driveway, ELEVATOR and Wrap Around Covered Porches on all three levels! An Architectural Masterpiece! MLS:592951 ~ $1,200,000 Contact: Lynn B. Phillips for more information on any of these properties | 828-275-5957 | Fall 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 13



has an impressive entry from the shrub lined private drive to the impressive VIEWS from every room! Home boasts two full Kitchens, two Master Suites, sought after Open Floor Plan and incredible Outdoor Living Space. You will fall in love with the Designer Kitchen and the impeccable Wood Tray Ceilings. This stunning home overlooks a Pond and the 10th Tee of the Laurel Ridge Country Club! Treat Yourself and Come Take A Look! MLS:3162609 ~ $675,000

Stunning Custom Built 4 Bedroom, 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, well designed Kitchen w/Granite, Island, Pantry and Bakers Rack! Feels like Weaverville but address is Alexander. More Acreage Available. Minutes to all Shopping to Dining. MLS:3270478 ~ $675,000



Sought after Laurel Creek ..... home is warm and inviting from the minute you step into the Foyer. Private, natural setting with a Sunroom that will capture your heart! You will feel like you are in a tree house with all of natures beauty pouring through the wall of windows! Gourmet Kitchen w/Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances. Great Room with Fireplace, spacious Master on Main, Bedrooms all En Suite with Lower Level Media Room & Screened in Porch. Low Maintenance Yard and Creek on property. Community offers a Clubhouse, Pool, Tennis Courts, Dog Park and Playground. MLS:3308685 ~ $535,000

Townhome in North Asheville!!!! Home boasts Open Floor Plan, Upgrades galore, Master on Main w/Idyllic Sunroom, Chef ’s Kitchen w/Granite, SS Appliances, Sunny Breakfast Nook & Pantry. 2nd Bedroom w/Full Bath on Main currently used as a Media Room. Formal Dining Room, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceiling & Fireplace. Lower level houses a Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Full Bath, Storage Room & a Workshop or Man Cave. Wonderful outdoor living space overlooking Reems Creek!!! MLS:3223162 ~ $500,000

Lynn B. Phillips 828-275-5957 | Coldwell Banker King The Biltmore Building | 1 N. Pack Square, East | Suite 100 | Asheville, NC 28801 14 Fine Homes of WNC | Fall 2017

STUNNING ARTS & CRAFTS CUSTOM HOME built by Copperwood Builders in desirable walkable community, Cheshire Village. Craftsmanship at its finest with outstanding woodwork, soaring ceilings, and artisan stained glass. Home boasts two master suites, granite counters, stainless Kitchenaid appliances, and so much more. Flow between living, dining, and kitchen, creates open, yet intimate spaces. Enjoy private back patio, or relax on spacious wrap-around porch with western mountain view and open green space. Simply gorgeous! MLS #3313869 $965,000


BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME in desirable N. Asheville Lakeview Park. Full of light, this home flows between indoor and outdoor living. Multiple sliding glass doors lead to large screen porch with gas fireplace, and generous deck. Lower level offers guest space with kitchenette, plus sitting room and deck for quiet reflection. Large lot wth mountain views, landscaped areas, and woods. Perfect balance of open flow, intimate space and outdoor areas - live and entertain with ease! MLS #3311072 $995,000

LUXURIOUS YET COMFORTABLE CUSTOM BUILT HOME only steps from the Grove Park Inn & minutes to downtown Asheville. Fabulous open gourmet chef’s kitchen with cozy adjoining keeping room. Large master suite with see-thru fireplace on main level. Media room, expansive family room, soaring ceilings, ELEVATOR from garage to top floor, & sauna are just a few of the many features! Plus, 1000+ EXTRA heated sf in lower level one bedroom apartment. Plenty of room for everyone! MLS #3311405 $1,275,000

Libby Mijanovich Broker Associate


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Understated Elegance with Old World Style

820 TOWN MOUNTAIN ROAD Offered at $2,450,000 with 3.21 acres or $2,750,000 with 6.86 acres

European inspired estate on gently sloping knoll with southeast exposure and winter views. Commanding granite exterior, detailed copper trim and awnings, home extensions of stone terrace/patio areas. Exceptional interior features including rough-hewn beams and grand stone fireplaces. Enchanting home nestled in the woods on 50 (+/-) acres. Three water features, detached artist’s studio, two stone fireplaces, cherry floors, fabulous kitchen and custom cabinetry. Mentioned in Huffington Post article. 3 BD, 3 BA | .24 AC. | 3,058 SF | MLS#: 3256368 | $1,499,000

Judy Byrd

Pam Autrey-Hester

Broker Associate

(828) 713-2468



Enjoy the Changing Seasons and Long Range Mountain Views! NEW Quality crafted 3,328sf home on 1.45 acre has 3 Masters & huge walk-in closets. Chef ’s Kitchen, Family Room, Master, Laundry, Half Bath, Garage, Huge Deck, all on the Main Level! Views, Gorgeous Granite, White Oak Floors, Maple Cabinets, Gas Fireplace, Bosch Wall Oven & Appliances! Lower Level with Wet Bar, 2 Masters, Office/Studio, Huge Storage, Deck, & Flex Space. Easy Access, Paved Road, County Taxes, only 15 Large Lots in private subdivision. Less than Less than 8 minutes to Shopping, Downtown Weaverville, Asheville, and Award Winning Restaurants! The camera cannot capture this home’s magnificence! Come, Elevate your Views and Lifestyle!

Priced at $649,000

Call about Lots for Sale

Kathy Laferriere, REALTOR® 55 N Main St, Weaverville, NC 28787 Each office is independently Owned and Operated 16 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017


One of a Kind Historic Estate Property. Renovated to perfection to the cost of $600,000. Enter though an enchanting drive to Stately home nestled on nearly 7acres. Manicured Gardens framed with stone walls & walkways. Pasture setting & Creek border rear. Master Suite complete with Massive Fireplace, Garden Office, 2 Luscious Baths & Extensive Closet Systems. 2 Private Guest Bedrooms. Gorgeous Cooks Kitchen with dining. Fabulous Great Room, abundant natural light. Cozy Den with 2nd Stone FPL. Office with Private Bath. Minutes to town. MLS:3291207 | $1,495,000

Exquisite French Country. Sited on 3.15 very Private acres. Absolutely Fabulous Long Range Mountain Views! Amazing Chefs Kitchen boasts Thermador & SubZero appliances. Enjoy Spacious Great Room with High Bar open to Kitchen, Stunning Gas Fireplace. Features 3 Masters, Theater Room, Elaborate Wet Bar, Wine Room & Study with 2nd Fireplace. Lower Level Patio & Separate Screened Side Deck for relaxing. Coffered Ceilings, Arched Doorways, Built-Ins throughout & much more to impress. Minutes to downtown. MLS:32894261 | $1,300,000

Amazing quality & craftsmanship are evident throughout. Features gorgeous Brazilian Cherry Floors, stunning Cabinetry & Beautiful Built-Ins. Flag Stone Fireplace in spacious Great Room. Chefs Kitchen with Keeping Room, Features 48in Range, 2 Sinks & Island. Relax Outdoors on screened porch with FPL listening to your own waterfall, stunning! Spacious Master suite w/ FPL & stately Office/Den on Main. Guest Suites, Family Room &1350sf ready for expansion and/or workshop located on LL. Private Park like setting. 3 Car Garage. MLS:3190539 | $975,000

Fabulous Luxury Loft in the heart of downtown. Enjoy historic charm with Sophisticated modern comforts. Complete Restoration, No expense spared! Features 2 En-Suite Bedrooms, Office, Workshop, Front & Rear Balconies, Gorgeous Cooks Kitchen, Stained Glass Windows, Heart Pine Floors, Wainscoting, Tin Ceilings & more. Entertain in Spacious Great Room or Relax in outstanding Home Theater. Dramatic Entry & Foyer. Walk to Restaurants, Shopping & Playhouse. MLS: NCM571496 | $795,000

Laura Flores, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRES, CNE LAURAFLORES@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM | (828) 329-9397 Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor

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Custom Built for Bright & Spacious Living...

Located in Black Mountain

A SPECTACULAR VIEW IN HAYWOOD COUNTY Come view this Magnificent Custom Log in Waynesville! It has an open floor plan with a huge great room and a floor to ceiling fireplace. This home also boasts a gourmet kitchen, a large walk-in butler’s pantry and a huge laundry/craft room. There is a wonderful 600 square foot heated workshop on the lower level, an over sized garage and the whole house generator is a PLUS!! Come sit on the immense decks and enjoy the peaceful views.

$699,900 4 BD | 4.5 BA | 4,831 SF | 2.410 AC | MLS: 3262482

Imagine making these views yours to wake up to every morning. Multiple decks to sit and look at year round mountain scenes. Enjoy from the hot tub or rocking chairs.

Anne Page

Broker Associate, CNHS


18 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017 a peaceful, tranquil setting. Beautiful landscaping with irrigation & private trail. Decks on 2 floors. Winter light pours through clerestory windows while north facing views afford the spectacle of the Craggies. In summer, lush & cool with low maintenance gardening as an option. Year round, with 1 level accessible living, & flowing floor plan highlights this sophisticated, impeccable offering. This gorgeous home feels like being in a big beautiful treehouse. MLS: 3257309 | $739,000

Contact Greybeard Agent Rena Henderson at 828-513-0201 or for more info.

Stunning 10 acre estate with fabulous year-round views...

...and downtown Asheville only 8 min. Custom home expertly maintained. Open floor plan & soaring ceilings for a light and bright home. Entertain with a wonderful flow, butler’s bar, chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero and WOLF appliances, breakfast and hearth room, covered deck, patio, balcony, 4 car garage plus RV/Hobby garage. Superb master suite with spa wing, walk-in closets with fantastic dual steam shower and baths. All bedrooms en suite, 4 fireplaces, 2 dens plus loft.

MLS:3323547 | $1,895,000 4 BD | 4/2 BA | 5584 HSQ FT | 10.110 AC

Brent Russell


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NCMMLS#: H3295210 | $1,220,000

Your Mountain Retreat Enjoy year round mountain views and privacy on over 6 acres and yet close to town and a golf cart ride to Champion Hills. Walking paths, landscaped with blooming trees, shrubs, flowers and a multi-tiered water feature make this a true escape from the ordinary. The design and build are exceptional quality. The home has soaring ceilings, 4 fireplaces, chef’s kitchen, library, office, dining room, exercise/hobby room, family room, great room, 2 wet bars, wood floors, granite counters, 3 car insulated garage, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths Home Warranty included.

Paula Campbell Broker Associate


Stunning Custom Home in a Picturesque Setting This one-of-a-kind exceptional luxury home is nestled in a delightful rural upscale neighborhood only minutes to downtown Asheville. Five bedrooms, 4 baths, huge custom kitchen with breakfast room, great screened porch,and formal dining room open to the family room with the focus on the grand stone fireplace. The master suite is on the main along with a guest bedroom and bath. Upstairs are three more bedrooms and two baths. An amazing full unfinished basement is ready to finish and expand the already 3294 square feet. Could be finished into an in-law suite, or huge rec room. Or..keep it unfinished for a workshop, workout room, or any other need you may have. You will love coming home to and unwinding in this beautiful retreat!

5 BD, 4 BA | 3,294 SF | 0.870 AC | MLS#: 3288421 | $599,000

Jan Rector


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THE OWL’S NEST Perched atop Butler Mountain


njoy spectacular close and long-range mountain views from all rooms in the Owl’s Nest, an architecturally designed Arts & Crafts style home with Asian influences. It is minutes from downtown Asheville on 3.5 private rolling acres with waterfall and landscaped gardens.

Grand stone fireplace, custom-designed bar, decks and chef’s kitchen are perfect for entertaining. This residence features giant Locust columns, master retreat with dual baths, handmade doors, reclaimed pine flooring, radiant floor heat, custom cabinetry and more.

173 Pinkerton Corner | Fairview, North Carolina Offered at $2,400,000 |

Contact me today for a consultation on how your home can be marketed in the Carolinas and around the world. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 10 Brook Street | Suite 130 Asheville, North Carolina 28803

JANET WHITWORTH 828.768.1808

Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Featuring 125 Stone Brook Trail in Black Mountain...

Distinctive custom home situated on 10.49 private acres with breathless long range mountain views from every room. This home with approx.4800 sq. ft. offers coffered ceilings, top of the line chef’s kitchen, outdoor living space, triple garage and many must-see features. Four bedrooms, four and half baths, extra rooms for exercise or office further accentuates this property with one of a kind luxury within the spectacular North Carolina Mountains. Home is being sold furnished and is priced to sell. MLS: 3257844 $1,999,999. Listed by: D’Ann Ford | (828) 774-0288.

Carolina Mountain Sales

103 Willow Farm Road | Fairview Stunning luxury home in the beautiful gated community of The Willows,featuring an open floor plan,chef’s kitchen,two master suites,study & dining room on the main level. The lower level has two bedrooms,huge family room,office & work out area. The upper level boasts two suites, play room & living space. An entertainment dream with elegant details,windows & doors are by Jeld-Wen, gorgeous views, multiple decks of Brazilian hardwood & wired for sound throughout;only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. MLS: 3221548 $1,174,000. Listed by: D’Ann Ford | (828) 774-0288.

134 Traditions Way | Mars Hill Luxurious mountain home with beautiful mountain views filled with details and natural light. The home features Cathedral ceilings, views from every room, wraparound deck and stone fireplace. Kitchen is appointed with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Living room features,stacked stone fireplace tongue & groove ceiling. Outdoor court yard added for entertainment that will make for many memories. There is a water feature, garden area, hot tub, and more. MLS: 3291180 $635,000. Listed by: D’Ann Ford | (828) 774-0288.

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with high quality finishes throughout. Floor plan is great for entertaining both inside and out. 4 bedrooms with private baths and walk in closets. Plus a powder room. Luxurious master with jaccuzi tub, large shower, sitting area and fireplace. This home offers custom built - ins throughout. 2nd bedroom setup as second master suite with TV sitting area. Basement ideal for teens with media room, pool room, complete with bathroom and kitchenette.

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Exceptional Quality and Ideal Location...

...for this custom designed Bill Ashe French Country home located in desirable Biltmore Park. Home has extensive millwork throughout and offers 6 bedrooms including 4 with ensuite bathrooms, 2 staircases, 3 massive stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Floor to ceiling windows fill the home with light. Stone patio overlooks waterfall and professionally landscaped 1 acre fenced yard with private access to walking path.

6BD/5BA | 2 HALF BA | 5,795 SF | .98 AC MLS:3310009 | $1,449,900

Jennifer Negrea Broker Associate JENNIFERNEGREA@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM | (828) 273-7747 BILTMORE PARK

25 Fine Homes of WNC | Winter 2015

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3 Landsdowne Ct | The Ramble, Biltmore Forest Exquisite home in The Ramble with unparalleled finishes. 10-Ft ceilings, antique oak flooring, crown molding, solid wood shutters & elevator to all levels. Main level master suite w/ washer/dryer. Kitchen features SubZero, Wolf, Miele appliances and fireplace. Porch with remote retractable screens overlooking landscaped, private, fenced yard with double-sided fireplace, heated pool and hot tub - backs up to nature trails. Generator, 3-zone AC/heat. Very private. Price upon enquiry. Listed by: Molly McNichols | (828) 712-7877.

36 Chiles Ave | Asheville Beautifully renovated Kenilworth home showcases ideal mix of historic and modern. Hardwood floors accented by gorgeous woodwork. Large living room with fireplace and covered patio. Huge custom kitchen with Carrara marble counters, KitchenAid appliances including a 6 burner stove and a double oven. Huge island can seat the whole family. 2 huge masters with large walk-in closets. Finished basement is ideal game or family room. MLS:3296624 Price upon Inquiry Listed by: Molly McNichols | (828) 712-7877.

Carolina Mountain Sales

39 Floyd Drive | Asheville This truly remarkable A-Frame built by Living Stone Construction is nestled among the trees & surrounded by boulders, a water feature, wildlife, & an inspiring landscape plan. Entertain or enjoy the private setting as your Asheville retreat, with the Blue Ridge Parkway, shopping, dining, groceries, coffee, breweries, and so much more, conveniently close by. Create in the 2-car detached garage w/loft & carport, lower level workshop, or craft room. MLS: 3260560 $565,000. Listed by: Scott McKenzie | (828) 419-0883.

1186 Old Highway 70 W | Black Mountain Originally designed as a stagecoach stop circa 1830, this historic property has undergone several transformations. For the past 27 years, Black Mountain Inn has operated as a 7 BR/8BA B&B w/innkeepers quarters on the main. Accommodations include 6 gracious guest rooms on the 2nd floor, incl 2 traditional sleeping porches. The entire 3rd floor is the 7th amazing guest suite, Artist Loft. Continue as B&B or convert to Event Center on 2.24 beautiful acres w/ mountain views & 180 ft. road frontage. MLS: 3315579 $1,275,000. Listed by: Chris Andres | (828) 424-8807. 319 S Braeside Ct | Asheville INCREDIBLE VALUE! This immaculately kept, state-of-the-art home in the Braeside section of Biltmore Park boasts views of the Biltmore Estate & offers the finest finishes, quality & craftsmanship. Situated on 2 acres, the home features Mexican marble fireplaces, office w/ herringbone hardwood floors, cherry cabinetry & Viking appliances throughout, elevator, home theater, billiard room & complete lo PDF: wer level guest suite w/family room, full kitchen & dining room. View the Matterport 3D tour! MLS: 3260910 $1,799,000 Listed by: Brian Etheridge | (828) 551-8043.

10 Brook Street, Suite 235 | Asheville, NC 28803

828-277-5551 26 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

380 Panthertown Trail | Sapphire Equestrian estate located in The Divide at Bald Rock. Live year round or escape in the summer to this 3BR/3.5BA/4745SF Mission-style mountain lodge on 6.55 acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains & enjoy endless trails as the community adjoins Panthertown Valley. Rough log beams, soaring T&G ceilings, stacked stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace & natural light encompass this modern, rustic home. Incl 3-Stall custom, top-of-the-line barn w/pastures & arena. MLS: 3159173 $1,500,000. Listed by: Brian Etheridge | (828) 551-8043.

307 Pine Forest Trace | Hendersonville Experience this exquisite custom home overlooking a Tom Fazio Championship Golf Course w/sweeping year round mountain views! Arts & crafts charm w/rustic elements encompass the entire housefrom the bronze hood & hand made tiles over the fireplace to the beadboard insets within the numerous built-ins & tray ceilings. Large bonus room w/full bath over the garage & full unfinished basement ready to be expanded. Club & golf memberships available. MLS: 3305973 $995,000. Listed by: Brian Etheridge | (828) 551-8043.

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259 Ox Creek Road | Weaverville Beautiful mtn estate in the Ox Creek valley offering panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Located near Weaverville & mins from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy a wrought-iron & rock gated entry w/picturesque mtn & pasture views on 23.44 acres of level & gently sloping mtn land w/walking trails. Impressive one-level mtn home has A-Frame design & features views along bold Ox Creek. Lovely screened-in sunroom overlooks the creek with blooming gardens, charming bridges, creekside patio & fish pond. MLS:3210195 $885,000. Listed by: Cain Cox & Jennifer Farley | (828) 242-7707.

224 Westover Drive | Asheville Beautiful Modern home in Desirable MONTFORD. Tons of natural light, airy, high ceilings & more! Large, 3rd-level loft perfect for home office/rec/hobbyist or yogi. New HE Furnace (main floor). Maple Butcher Block and metal countertops. JennAir Appliances, custom lighting and cabinetry. Beautiful master bath with walk-in shower. Gorgeous perennial gardens with established plantings and ornamental trees. Walk-able to downtown Asheville. MLS: 3236472 $575,000. Listed by: Mark Lavin | (828) 777-8085.

5445 Holbert Cove Road | Saluda Very unique rustic retreat minutes from downtown Saluda. Masterfully crafted, well maintained log home full of charm & rustic detail. Constructed w/ c.1850 logs reclaimed from The Woodlands, a historic plantation Santuc SC. Able to sleep multiple guests in 2 buildings on 3.39 acres. Possible build site on same 3.39 acres & additional 18.67 acres available for development options-zoned multi-use. Surrounded by NC Green River gamelands: hiking, biking, boating, hunting, & fishing paradise. MLS: 3288311 $565,000. Listed by: Jay Grimmett (828) 423-9897.

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455 Sugar Hollow Road | Fairview Luxury living in a pristine mountain setting. Stunning custom craftsman ideal for entertaining features a striking truss & beam ceiling in the great room, soaring 24 ft indoor/outdoor stacked stone fireplaces, floating stairwell with iron details, and 10 ft concrete breakfast bar. Lower level with second kitchen & media room. Outdoor oasis with mountain views, wrap around porch, large back deck with private yard, and hot tub. Located in highly desirable farm to table community of Sugar Hollow, 15 mins to DT Asheville. MLS: 3266356 $849,900. Listed by: The Brookshire Andres Team | (828) 707-2773.

12 Willowside Court | Fairview Looking for a mountain retreat in a gated community with all the conveniences Asheville has to offer? Look no further, this home truly as it all! From the gourmet kitchen that is sure to be the envy of any chef, the luxurious master suite with fireplace sitting area, to the grand two story entrance, this home has something for everyone! In addition to main level and above, this home boasts a finished walk out basement with a kitchen, media room, full bath, & tons of living space! 10min to downtown Asheville. MLS: 3260555 $849,900. Listed by: The Brookshire Andres Team | (828) 707-2773.

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689 John Shehan Road | Tryon Ready to create your perfect country farmhouse retreat? This property borders Bold Creek, is nestled on a knoll with year round pastoral, long-range mountain views, and is only 2 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center! This idyllic home boasts a commercial grade LG country kitchen! Whether you’re looking to build your dream horse farm or just needing a beautiful, private getaway, this home has something for everyone. Waiting for your TLC & vision. MLS: 3271536 $429,900. Listed by: The Brookshire Andres Team | (828) 707-2773.

68 Crestridge Drive | Asheville In the exclusive gated community of Poplar Ridge,this stunning residence is an incredible find!W/ 3 tiers of decking, pool,& longrange mountain views from almost every room, this is the ultimate home for gracious entertaining.The main level includes 2 master suites & office, while the LL includes its own garage, kitchen,& access to an extensive deck -perfect for a mother-in-law suite or guest quarters. Home boasts a theater, stunning wine cellar,& an additional spacious bonus room.Welcome Home! MLS: 3302077 $1,495,000. Listed by: The Brookshire Andres Team | (828) 707-2773.

The Brookshire Andres Team: Lisa Andres (828) 772-2352 |


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...has the most amazing long distance views to the West. Enjoy fabulous sunset views from the private decks & almostevery room. High end finishes including SS appliances, granite and speciality woods compliment the overall quality of the home. The very private master suite encompasses the entire fourth floor. Beautiful tiered stone walls flank the driveway. LL shares the views & offers great guest space and an office. Four bedroom septic. Close to downtown!

$1,400,000 4 BED · 2/1 BA · 3800 HSQ FT · 5.370 AC · MLS: 3320097

4 BD · 2/1 BA · 3800 HSQ FT · 5.370 AC · MLS: 3320097

Carol Fisk

Residential Broker Associate CAROLFISK@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM | (828) 674-0441 | BILTMORE PARK

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As our hemisphere steadily tilts away from the sun’s direct warmth, we begin to experience a change within all aspects of our daily life. The surrounding environment begins to physical change color and shape. We begin          embracing the seasonal foods and festivities. The changing of the leaves will bluntly lets us know that soon we will be experiencing frigid mornings, a new year, and a back-to-back holiday season. For now, let’s celebrate what summer gave us and look forward to the winter months ahead. Though, let’s not forget the landscaping chores! 

       what summer gave us.

Be Present Both In and Out of Your Yard This Fall. Quick tips on fully embracing the autumn months. From your friends at Snow Creek Landscaping.

               right around the corner. Feel the cooler breeze on your skin, taste the seasonal foods, and really take time to really see the beauty in the changing of the leaves. It’s here. It’s happening. Many of us become unknowingly affected by the seasonal transition from the summer to winter months. We became comfortable with the longer days and warmer weather, which often makes us hesitant to accept this seasonal particular change. Take time this fall to experience all the activities that Western North Carolina has in an effort to ease that seasonal transition. If anything, we are joyfully headed into pumpkin pie season! Let’s remind ourselves how this part of the natural cycle and that we can embrace the changing of the seasons. 32 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

Your landscape spent all summer growing, developing and strengthening its ecosystem - let’s appreciate that.

Quick Fall Landscape Checklist Turf fertilization and soil amendments Aerating Overseeding Leaf removal Deadhead pansies General clean up Weed control *Keep going! Summarize how your spring and summer looked Continue hardscape work Ask yourself - a re there drainage issues? Check the status of your trees Pruning Perennial cutbacks *Come see us to design, build and create your natural outdoor living area. *Call 828-687-1677 to get your landscape work completed!

During the next few months, we need to focus on replenishing and spending time on really getting to know the status of your yard. Your landscape spent the summer growing, developing and strengthening its ecosystem. Nutrients have been used, unwanted guests may have popped up, while its once vibrant color has begun to slowly fade with the increasing colder temperatures. Take a moment to really appreciate the beauty of it all. It’s here. It’s happening. Use the checklist to the left to help plan out your landscaping needs for the next few months. When the temperature changes and the daylight shortens, the leaves of certain trees stop their food making process. As the chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, leaving behind the orange and yellow colors to reveal the beautiful autumn colors that we know and love.

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While the leaves are changing color, the tree is also creating a layer of cells that will sever the tissue which once held the leaf in place. Once the leaf falls, the tree is already sealing the cut of where the leaf once was!

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About us: Snow Creek Landscaping          with Western North Carolina. Established in 1989, Snow Creek Landscaping provides a full range of landscaping services to residential and commercial clients throughout WNC.

226 Clayton Road, Arden, NC 28704             region, we create sustainable environments using native and appropriate plants and materials. Our innovative approach and steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction have earned us recognition as an industry leader.

Let’s Talk Landscape: 828.687.1677

Here’s a brief list of all that we do. - Consultation, Design, Installation and Maintenance packages - An Emphasis on Native Plants and Environmentally Conscious Practices. - Extensive Tree Services - Hardscape Installation Retaining Walls Walkways Railings, Steps Outdoor Kitchens and Seating Fire Pits and Fire Places and more. - Rock Gardens and Boulder Work - Landscape Lighting - Irrigation, Drainage and Rain Gardens - Water Features - Art, Structure and Container Installations

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After 27 years, we are looking to change things up a bit. Our team is excited to end 2017 strong, and fully take on the new year. With the changing of the seasons, we are happy to announce the introduction of our new look for 2018. What do you think? Let’s enrich your life, together. 34 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

Classic Biltmore Forest Home... ...updated to perfection. Spiral staircase and fabulous new kitchen/ family/breakfast area. Master suite has designer bath, 4 other ensuite bedrooms, lovely formal rooms, bonus room. Sited on a lot and a half. MLS:3313316 $1,995,000

Enjoy all the Ramble offers... ...parks, pool, hike/bike trails fitness in a superb gated community. A vaulted great room, gourmet kitchen, office or second bedroom on main, private master suite. Spacious guest, entertainment area on lower level. MLS:3316078 | $1,250,000

In Gated High Vista...

Curl up by the stone fireplace, read in the bright sun room. The kitchen breakfast area is ideal for entertaining. Enjoy this lifestyle community close to all south end amenities. MLS:3304913 | $599,900

Nearly New Home with Custom Details... ...throughout and European flair across from the park in the sought after gated Ramble. Dramatic 2 story great room, delightful screened porch with fireplace, chef’s kitchen, master suite with sitting room/ fireplace 4 car garage. MLS:3323129 | $1,990,000

Ann Skoglund Broker Associate for 30 years | 22 years as the company’s Top Producer ANNSKOG@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM | (828) 273-0277 BILTMORE PARK

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Breathe in the tranquility of the majestic Blue Ridge Mtns from this luxury condominium adjacent to the iconic Grove Park Inn. High end finishes and lock and go convenience only add to this unique mountain experience. Enjoy the views of the mountains and golf course, or walk over to the Inn for a treatment at the world class spa or dinner at one of their 5 restaurants. Downtown Asheville arts, entertainment and dining is only a short 5 minute drive.

The Fitzgerald | 288 Macon Avenue #108 | MLS#: 3278430 | $1,299,000

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Welcome to Arrowalk Welcome to Arrowalk–a scenic, private sanctuary with a stunning mountain modern home, perfectly situated to experience amazing mountain views just minutes from downtown Asheville. This home embodies mountain living with modern extravagance. From the moment you enter through the beautiful iron gate and drive up the long and winding driveway you will be captivated by the lush woodland setting and stone walls. The home’s exceptional design, meticulous craftsmanship, custom stonework, wood features, cathedral ceilings with it’s open, white and light-filled floor plan provide beauty, comfort and function with every step. This extraordinary residence and property will captivate the most discerning buyer. MLS: 3303557 | $1,985,000

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Ron Basile, Owner/Broker 828.776.6202 | Fall 2017| Fine Homes & Design 39

Historic “Friendly Hills� estate This Tryon Estate is truly a story book setting in the heart of horse country. Old world charm abounds throughout the English Tudor Revival main residence and gardens. This Estate was once owned by renowned novelist Margaret Cullkin Banning. The log cabin where she did her writing is part of this unique estate as is a charming 3/2 2500 sqft home and saltwater pool claimed to be the first private pool in Tryon. Custom wood work by Tryon Toymakers. MLS#: 3299730


Well Appointed Arts and Craft Home... ...behind the gates of Brights Creek the areas only Equestrian & Golf development. Custom finishes with attention to detail. Beautiful setting with mountain views, beautiful landscaping. Peaceful backyard with large rock outcroppings and creek. Brights Creek offers several levels of boarding and miles of riding trails. 20 mins to Tryon International Equesterian Center. MLS#: 3251512


Heather Chambers Broker Associate HEATHERCHAMBERS@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM | (828) 699-5914

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For The Most Discriminating Buyer Impeccable craftsmanship, luxurious appointments & furnishings with expansive living spaces. No expense spared in creating this mountain estate w/gated drive, private owners’ wing, guest quarters, stunning library & mountain views. Close to Asheville, Tryon, TIEC, FENCE & airports. 10,000+ sq ft of living area. This is the best of the best! (Also offered with Hidden Valley Farm $6,750,000 for 60+ acres w/barns & arenas.)


Hidden Valley Farm Hidden Valley Farm of NC on 40+ acres offers a 3 bedroom main house + a log cabin, + a caretaker’s cottage + stone house/duplex, two barns, two riding arenas/one covered, ponds, creeks, trails and four fenced pastures on 40 acres +/-. Close to shops, dining, water sports, theater & amenities of Tryon, TIEC, FENCE, Asheville, Hendersonville, Flat Rock & airports. (Also offered with adjacent 10,000 sf estate home on 20 acres for $6,750,00)

$2,000,000 For more beautiful homes like this visit

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A Mountain Masterpiece

H A T MOne of America’s finest homes, this masterfully crafted estate offers sweeping views of four lakes and three states with all the charm and ambience of an old world manor. Designed by Atlanta Architect Stan Dixon, this home is the crown jewel of Lake Toxaway Estates. Refined appointments include slate roof, stone exterior, five fireplaces, antique oak floors, antique beech paneling, and plaster walls plus an octagonal office with magnificent views. At an elevation of 4,000 feet, this exquisite home also features a meticulously landscaped English garden and 100-mile views. Offered at $5,900,000. MLS 3253746 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895

E E E This 5 BR, 6½ BA Tim Greene mountain lodge enjoys one of the NC mountains’ most spectacular settings and views. This 10.37± acre estate features a 4-stall barn, a pasture, and a grotto-style pool and offers an outstanding view of Bald Rock and Fairfield Lake. Special features include a paneled great room with a massive stone fireplace, a chef ’s dream kitchen plus an outdoor kitchen and a covered porch with fireplace. $3,600,000. MLS 3234296

S H Gorgeous 4 BR, 4½ BA Old World manor home on 22.5± acres with a dramatic view of the Parkway and Looking Glass Rock. Located in a 555-acre Conservation Community, this classic home features a large great room with timber beams, a pecky cypress paneled office, 2 interior fireplaces, and custom walnut cabinetry. Slate roof, copper gutters and chimney pots, copper lanterns, and a covered porch with stone fireplace make this one of the area’s finest homes. $1,975,000. MLS 3181288 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895

R - Outstanding Architecture custom TT R - Outstanding PlattPlatt Architecture custom on 22.4+/a majestic of Pinnacle homehome on 22.4+/acresacres with with a majestic view view of Pinnacle Mountain. immaculate features an open Mountain. This This immaculate homehome features an open plan, plan, ’s kitchen, 2 fireplaces, screened with fireplace chef ’schef kitchen, 2 fireplaces, large large screened porchporch with fireplace Brazilian hardwood $1,195,000. 3153989 and and Brazilian hardwood floors.floors. $1,195,000. MLSMLS 3153989

O A ± A - Magnificent compound with longO ± - Magnificent privateprivate compound with longmountain This unique includes main house, range range mountain views.views. This unique estate estate includes a mainahouse, a guest with workshop large workshop or studio, andhouse. pool house. a guest househouse with large or studio, and pool Features include ’s kitchen, beautiful elevator, beamed Features include chef ’schef kitchen, beautiful office, office, elevator, beamed ceilings, and geothermal $1,950,000. 3273365 ceilings, and geothermal heat. heat. $1,950,000. MLS MLS 3273365

T E On 14± this mountain LL T E - On- 14± acres,acres, this mountain and wood floors, 2 fireplaces, and extensive homehome offersoffers slate slate and wood floors, 2 fireplaces, and extensive a steam and Endless Spacious beambeam workwork plus plus a steam roomroom and Endless Pool.Pool. Spacious covered fireplace sweeping long-range covered porchporch with with fireplace and and sweeping long-range mountain $1,650,000. 3238977 mountain and and lake lake views.views. $1,650,000. MLSMLS 3238977

T E - Situated on 10.6+/LL T E - Situated on 10.6+/acres, acres, this masterfully crafted features BR suites this masterfully crafted homehome features 2 BR 2suites on theon the hardwood fireplace, and charming main main level, level, hardwood floors,floors, stone stone fireplace, and charming quarters. A large and covered screened guest guest quarters. A large stone stone terraceterrace and covered screened a stunning lake $1,650,000. view. $1,650,000. 3239265 porchporch offer aoffer stunning lake view. MLS MLS 3239265

S H - Situated on 10.13± acres,acres, this this S H - Situated on 10.13± exceptionally crafted 4 BR, 4½ 4½ BA BA custom homehome exceptionally crafted 4 BR, custom features heartheart pine pine floors, two two massive wood-burning features floors, massive wood-burning fireplaces, largelarge windows, an open kitchen, and extensive fireplaces, windows, an open kitchen, and extensive outdoor entertaining $999,500. MLSMLS 3198100 outdoor entertaining $999,500. 3198100

A R FF ~ A J O C -C Stately 4 BR, 4 BR, A R ~ A J O - Stately 3½ BA homehome on 13.2± acres acres with mountain view. view. 3½ brick BA brick on 13.2± with mountain This This homehome features a newly updated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, features a newly updated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, large large master suite suite with private porch,porch, large screened porch,porch, master with private large screened library, and gorgeous back terrace. $799,995. MLS MLS 3259337 library, and gorgeous back terrace. $799,995. 3259337

Art Fisher, Listing Broker Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park PlacePlace WestWest 10 Park Brevard, NC 28712 Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell:Cell: 828-506-4895 828-506-4895

Easily Accessible and Convenient to Town! This 4 bed/3.5 bath on .73 acre has open floor plan, with natural light, Great room open to breakfast area, & dining area. Master suite on main level with private wrap around deck. Lower level has 2nd master suite, family room, media space, bonus room, and wrap around deck. Long range views. MLS# 3264060


Upscale Custom Home with Views from Many rooms

High end hardwoods and finishes thru-out. Unique floor plan balances open, easy flow with nooks and private spaces perfect for entertaining. Luxurious master has sitting area w/gas log FP & bright, open bath w claw feet tub & step-in shower. Enjoy the outdoors on screened porch, patio, or deck with views to Mt. Mitchell. Hiking trails outside your door. Catawba Falls Preserve is a gated community 10 min to DT Black Mountain & 30 min to DT Asheville. MLS# 3313362


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Biltmore Biltmore Lake: Lake: Stunning Stunning custom custom home home on aon large, a large, private private lot in lotgated in gated section section of Biltmore of Biltmore Lake. Lake. Attention Attention has has been been paidpaid to every to every detail. detail. $2,999,999 $2,999,999 MLS# MLS# 3305965. 3305965. Call Call AnnAnn Skoglund Skoglund at (828) at (828) 273-0277. 273-0277.

Historic 19261926 homehome in desirable Asheville: Elegantly crafted, custom built built Asheville: Historic in desirable Asheville: Elegantly crafted, custom Arden: Arden: Extraordinary Extraordinary custom custom homehome on 2 on 2Asheville: $2,500,000 MLS#MLS# 3293258. MLS#MLS# 3312245. Call Bill community. $2,500,000 3293258. home.$2,400,000 home.$2,400,000 3312245. Call Bill gatedgated acres.acres. $2,750,000 $2,750,000 MLS#MLS# 3315913. Call Vivien Snyder at (828) 712-4397. ByrneByrne at (828) 242-4721. Call Vivien Snyder at (828) 712-4397. at (828) 242-4721. Call Vivien Call Vivien Snyder Snyder at (828) at (828) 712-4397. 712-4397.

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Asheville: Samsel Architect’s ‘green-leaning getaway’ nestled lightly onacre 29 acre sanctuary of forest creating Asheville: Samsel Architect’s ‘green-leaning getaway’ nestled lightly on 29 sanctuary of forest creating private sanctuary. $2,200,000 MLS# 3315701. Carol Elizabeth Pennell at (828) 273-7770. trulytruly private sanctuary. $2,200,000 MLS# 3315701. Call Call Carol Elizabeth Pennell at (828) 273-7770.

Asheville: Fabulous Timberpeg Asheville: Multi-generational Asheville: Fabulous Timberpeg homehome with with Asheville: Multi-generational livingliving with with Fletcher: European elegance with mountain Fletcher: European elegance with mountain amazing views. $1,400,000 3320097. an guest house.$1,400,000 3271989. amazing views. $1,400,000 MLS#MLS# 3320097. an guest house.$1,400,000 MLS#MLS# 3271989. views. $1,495,000 3302428. Call Ann views. $1,495,000 MLS#MLS# 3302428. Call Ann Call Carol Fisk at (828) 674-0441. Call Vivien Snyder at (828) 712-4397. Call Carol Fisk at (828) 674-0441. Call Vivien Snyder at (828) 712-4397. Skoglund at (828) 273-0277. Skoglund at (828) 273-0277.

Asheville: Beautiful condo Beautiful openopen condo with with long long Asheville: Luxurious yet comfortable Fairview: Fairview: Sweeping mountain Asheville: Luxurious yet comfortable Sweeping mountain viewsviews and andAsheville: views. $1,100,000 3292534. views. $1,100,000 MLS#MLS# 3292534. custom home. $1,275,000 3311405. more. $1,200,000 3316792. custom home. $1,275,000 MLS#MLS# 3311405. more. $1,200,000 MLS#MLS# 3316792. Call Call rangerange Call Edward Delaney at (828) 551-8637. Call Edward Delaney at (828) 551-8637. Call Libby Mijanovich at (828) 380-0496. MistyMisty Masiello at (828) 777-0902. Call Libby Mijanovich at (828) 380-0496. Masiello at (828) 777-0902.



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Columbus: Columbus: Opportunity Opportunity to own to own an iconic an iconic mountain mountain top top estate estate withwith privacy, privacy, luxury luxury andand views views to take to take youryour breath breath away. away. $1,300,000 $1,300,000 MLS# MLS# 3305500. 3305500. Call Call Sharon Sharon Carlyle Carlyle at (828) at (828) 551-1478. 551-1478.

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Two beautiful homes being sold together! This extraordinary cabin and guest house have a combined total of 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, plus screened porches, sitting parlors, and artist studio. The enchanting setting includes mountain views, historic carriage paths, terraced landscaping with large boxwoods, rhododendron and a spring head with creek. Located in the mountain community “Pathways of Solomon� adjacent to Champion Hills and just 5 miles from Main Street Hendersonville. MLS#3318210 | $699,000

Wonderful home, newly completed in 2016. Located in desirable Ridgeview neighborhood, conveniently nestled in between South Asheville and Hendersonville. Some of the great features include low maintenance stone, brick and hardiboard exterior, hardwood floors, stone stacked fireplace, quartz counter tops, Bosch appliances, covered porches, wood blinds, walk-in and cedar closets, and plenty of extra space for workshop, storage or expansion. Private cul-de-sac location with some mountain views! MLS#3322968 | $699,000

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one of the most legendary estates in Flat Rock was initially built in 1839 and extensively renovated in 1910 by Richard Sharp Smith, supervising architect for the Biltmore Estate. Features include local quarried cut granite walls. Wrap around porches with wooden columns and views over the grounds and mountains beyond. Spacious parlors with curved architecture, carved mantles and decorative molded ceilings. Plus formal gardens, swimming pool, tennis court and separate guest quarters. 72 Beaumont Drive, Flat Rock, NC MLS#3220409 | $1,500,000


Imagine the endless mountain views from your beautiful log cabin perched atop this private 6.5 acre estate. Relaxed mountain living. Nature surrounds you. The mountains and skies painted by the daily rising and setting sun. You have come to Carolina! Wonderful covered porches, 2 story great room with stone stacked fireplace, spacious kitchen, open floor plan, master suite on the main level, and ample room for guests. Bonus lower level space with a recreation/workroom and spacious private office. 175 Springhead Trail., Hendersonville, NC MLS#3287585 | $675,000

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RARE OPPORTUNITY to own nearly six acres only minutes from downtown Asheville in this elegantly crafted, custom built home. Main level living offers soaring vaulted ceilings with long range southern views. Exquisite kitchen with every amenity a top chef would want. This light filled, open floor plan has spectacular stone work that offers two indoor & one outdoor fireplace. Large master suite with sitting area that overlooks the landscaped yard & views. Three car garage w/huge bonus room above.

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NOW’S YOUR CHANCE to have these close in “Chamber of Commerce” views of the City of Asheville with Pisgah Mountain in the backdrop. 1.5 miles to Pack Square. Beautifully renovated home on 1.2 acres. 4 bedroom , 3 1/2 baths 4500 square feet on 2 levels. 2000 additional square feet available on lower level unfinished with 10 foot ceilings. Open floor plan with lots of windows to take in the spectacular views from almost every room in the house. End of cul de sac privacy in a quiet neighborhood.

MLS:3313997 | $1,645,000

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Art and the Artistic Process By Calen Rayne

Think of works of art as a visual representation of energy. Asheville has increasingly become a destination for art collectors. Our area has a number of world class artists creating unique creative works in a variety of disciplines, including over two hundred artists working in River Arts District studios. For some visitors, being immersed in works of art is a near religious experience. With heart and mind open, an artist can make use of works of art to enable his or her audience to enter a spiritual plane of consciousness and commune with whatever one’s interpretation of God or Spirit or Wisdom is. Theologian Matthew Fox sees wisdom and creativity as inseparable. Wisdom and creativity go together according to our deepest spiritual traditions. Knowledge in and of itself produces neither creativity nor wisdom. Wisdom has to do with our relationship to the whole, to the cosmos, to nature, to both the feminine and masculine powers of nature. Fox believes “It is our creativity itself that lies at the essence of our humanity.” 58 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

He continues, “Creativity may be the nearest one-word definition we possess for the essence of our humanity, for the true meaning of ‘soul’.” As artists, we must possess a hopeful, persevering and energetic disposition. Every time we pray or meditate or find our spiritual center, we engage in a renaissance of the mystery of creativity, commanding us to join a global community of spiritually creative people. This community of artists endeavors to produce works of art that would leave a record that not only were they here, but they made a difference with the artistic works created. There is a spiritual energy flowing from the beginning of the beginning, and mystic artist Alex Grey, who has shared his creative genius with Asheville audiences, believes “we are expressions of this spiritual energy.” We need to see ourselves as vehicles of compassion and relate to this great community of the universe in a way that is a reflection of that infinite compassion.

Artists need to unveil their true artistic nature, and there discover a wonderful source of wisdom, compassion, and power to bring their artistic vision to bear on our world. Grey offers following advice to artists: “If one wishes to be an artist, and loves his or her work, an amazing reservoir of creativity will open its doors. Someone once asked rethink the way they see the world and open up to a more loving attitude toward the web of life.” George Washington Carver was once asked how he discovered so many different uses for the peanut. “Whatever you love opens its secrets to you,” the great inventor replied. Once the secrets are opened to us, Alex Grey tells us to “transcend our rational, conceptual minds and get ready to transcend the great mystery.” One needs to have confidence in one’s own spirituality and artistic ability to share that “great mystery” in a unique, meaningful way. One should not try to replicate the artistic vision or works of others, but rather trust their own inner wisdom for inspiration. The mind must be empty and open when approaching a blank canvas. Grey reminds us that in our creative process, “we are receiving information on a scale beyond our ability to process.” There may be some “plan” as to what is about to unfold in the creative process, but there is no predicting what will happen once brush meets canvas. Grey says that for the artist, “the creative act must be in alignment with their soul’s mission,” and part of that mission is to “align your creativity with a spiritual source and receive creative energies from a higher source.” If one is passionate about their work, and is completely open to receiving “the secrets” from these higher realms, the ensuing process will be both fresh and spontaneous. Matthew Fox offers the following reflection of Aquinas on the creative process bringing forth the Holy Spirit, “The same Spirit who hovered over the waters at the beginning of creation hovers over the mind of an artist at work.” To generate works of art, an artist must focus on his or her creative expectation for their work. This is often a meditative process. Artistic expression and meditation practice are similar in many respects. An artist stares at a canvas or a lump of clay and begins continued on page 62 Fall 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 59

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a journey into the unknown, hoping to create an original expression of their being, while risking that they may produce a work of art similar to works of others they have seen or studied. A person who sits in meditation, while trying to create mind space for original thoughts, could end up pondering the words of one of his teachers or someone he has studied.

Terton Perspective painting by Calen Rayne

The artist, like the person who meditates, must try to transcend their ordinary “regular reality” consciousness to explore the depths of creativity and compassion. One needs to remove oneself from the ordinary, mundane thinking process and enter a spiritual realm in which one communes with the creative visionary thinking process. Often this is only possible through a meditative practice, or an artistic endeavor. The process itself is not the end product, but rather a means by which the artist can change the mind’s ability to pursue their creative consciousness, and see a different reality, one that they can transfer to some form that can be shared with their audience, and a form that moves that audience toward a more compassionate vision.

The artist who is successful in opening to the mystery inherent in each moment will manifest a transformation of understanding that will then free the energy of compassion within. Compassion will be the natural product of an artistic expression born of the depths of the soul of the artist, where the artist is in touch not only with his own, innate spirituality, but the spirituality inherent in other people, and the rest of the Universe. Hildegard of Bingen reminds us, “There is wisdom in all creative works.” How to create artistic expressions that are an embodiment of this wisdom is the greatest challenge faced by an artist. Matthew Fox believes this blend is essential to commune with one another through our artistic endeavors. Wisdom and compassion; compassion and wisdom: wouldn’t such energy revitalize civilization, forge new links with world cultural traditions, create gentler and more dialectical relationships to earth, to body, to pleasure, to work, to the artist within and among us? An artist cannot rush the process of creating meaningful works. An artistic work may be years in the making, but length of time to create an artistic expression drawn from the inner depths of the soul that enables others to experience a deepening of their own spirituality, as well as a sense of the love and compassion needed to produce such a work, is unimportant. Many search for the path to mental and emotional equilibrium, a balance of wisdom and compassion. Our goal should be clear, to create and maintain a constant relationship with the “mystery of the now,” where one 62 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

might experience a communion with compassion. If an artist wishes to be in communion with the mystery, or Spirit, one of the best ways to do so is through a meditation practice. From the core of mystery, the artist realizes, in the words of Alex Grey, that “art is a reflection of universal consciousness” and that we are “the same ocean of pranic energy.” Grey speaks of the “one layer of sacred interconnectedness” that births a “void clear light from which everything emerges.” This is the clear light from which our artistic vision is translated to creative works in our medium of choice. We simply need to unveil that which has been birthed in our creative consciousness. A wonderful painting, as with any artistic work, is the result of the feeling in your fingers. If you have the feeling of the thickness of the paint in your brush, the painting is already there before you paint. When you dip your brush into the paint you already know the results, or else you cannot paint. So before you do something, “being” is there, the result is there. It is important that the artist arrive at a balance with their

creative expressions, a blend of wisdom and compassion, one might say. For regardless of the intent of the artist, the purpose must be for an artistic expression to move his or her audience, and our world, toward compassion. This, too, is a precursor to a spiritual transformation for

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teaching. Think of works of art as a visual representation of energy. A painting may serve as a conduit for life-force energy. It is most important that the artist is to bring to his audience an awareness of the interconnectedness of everything in our cosmos, and to bring them to an awareness of the compassion that fills our universe. If an artist can realize this goal, he or she has the ability to rediscover religious mysticism, discover great wonder, and unveil incredible mystery on a moment by moment basis. Artists must move toward a sense of wholeness where their work incorporates energies that support and sustain our spiritual journeys. When an artist approaches a blank canvas, he or she draws from imagination, mystery, Spirit, or a myriad of other inspirations to “speak to the soul of humanity” as Alex Grey says. Grey believes that “art we view and make can transform us.” He says the artist must draw from the “eye of the intellect and the “eye of the spirit,” and that

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“the artist needs to open as many eyes as possible when working.” And from what boundless source is the artist to draw his or her inspiration? Grey offers the following observation from Kandinsky in his book, Sacred Mirrors: “The artist must not only train his eye but also his soul, so that it can weigh colors in its own scale and thus become a determinant in artistic creation.” Master Seppo was one of the great masters of Zen Buddhism who lived around 850 c.e. in China. Seppo had this observation about the boundless source, which describes eloquently the creative vision of the artist... “All this universe is in this eye of mine.” Plan a visit to one of the many art galleries and studios nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in and around Asheville and see how local artists use their innate creative vision to engage our ecofield in a myriad of mediums and styles. For more from Calen visit




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47 Acre Estate 10 minutes to Asheville, Yet a World Apart! This spacious 4BR/3.5BA home overlooks rolling meadows, beautifully landscaped pond and incredible barn! Walking trails meander through majestic woods. 2 master suites, upscale kitchen, 2 fireplaces, large living and family room. Spacious sunroom, library, craft room, 3 car garage, shop/building & RV garage, picnic pavilion with fire pit. Paved and gated entrance. Can be sub-divided. Enjoy the country lifestyle, yet close to everything! MLS# 3297008 $2,299,000

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Enjoy downtown living at its finest in this light filled, beautifully appointed condo on the quieter, NW side of the building with views of the mountains & historic buildings. The extra square footage of this unit provides for larger rooms & 4 patios. You’ll love the 9 foot ceilings, hardwood & tile floors & upscale kitchen & baths. There’s inside parking for 2 cars plus temporary guest parking. Ample storage inside the unit & in a separate storage room. Rooftop entertaining & exercise areas.

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Mapping the Energy of Your Home by Jini Rayne

In the last issue, we discussed some basic feng shui concepts. Please refer to that article on the website at: Foundations-of-Feng-Shui - for a discussion of chi and how it flows, the importance of symbols in one’s environment, as well as other basic tenets of the Chinese view of mankind’s relationship with our universe. Placement and flow within the bagua is another important tool in determining and adjusting the feng shui of any habitat. The bagua, like any mandala or map, is a picture diagram of relationship. Getting the right balance and arrangement in the bagua of your home or office aligns you with a larger energy resonance pattern. The bagua can be used on both macro and micro levels. It can be used as a template to determine optimal arrangement on a piece of property or lot, throughout the whole house, within an individual room, or even on a desk top or bed. Generally, the more time you spend in a given environment, the more 72 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

impact it has on you. Therefore, adjustments made to your bedroom or office are likely to be more effective than those made in the guest bedroom or another room where you spend little time. The base line of the bagua is always situated in alignment with the wall which contains the architectural front door of a home or business. Even if a side or back entrance is used more often, the bagua for the whole building is aligned with the intended front door. This is the “mouth of the ch’i”, where energy comes into the space. The bagua is then elongated or compacted to fit within the available space, each of the three guas on a side governing one third of the available space. Think of drawing a tic-tac-toe grid over your space with the bottom of the grid on that base line of the bagua established on the wall with the front door. continued on page 74

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Each room within a structure may also be analyzed independently by aligning the base of the bagua with the wall containing the main entrance to the room, regardless of its particular location within the structure. If a building has many angles or is very complex, you may wish to apply the bagua to each room in this manner rather than to the whole structure. A complex building may require a feng shui expert to determine how the bagua applies to the whole. A projection from a structure creates an enhancement if it is less than one half the width or depth of the building. Missing areas are created when the projection is equal to or greater than the width or depth of the building. When in doubt about whether there is a missing area or an enhancement, check the history of the building and its inhabitants for a good indication of the effect that the projection has had. An “L” or “U” shaped house can lead to large areas being outside of the bagua. This is often a problem, especially if the kitchen or a bedroom is outside the bagua. In this instance, the occupant may often eat or sleep away from home, leading to a less cohesive family life. If a projection is used as a home office, however, it may enable the office occupant to keep work in its place in the office, leading to a healthy separation of work from family life. The midpoint of a structure is the halfway point between the front and the back. Rooms situated behind this midpoint are in a more secure position than rooms at the front of the building. The farther back and the higher up, the more secure and therefore commanding the location. This is why the CEO’s office is usually in a back corner on the highest floor. The Commanding Position in a room is the one that is diagonally back farthest from the door. Placing one’s bed, desk or chair in this position with a view of the door, gives the occupant the most warning of anyone entering the space. Much like the Old West adage of “keeping your back to the wall and your eye on the door”, feng shui believes that you will sleep or work better if you place yourself in the secure Commanding Position. It is desirable for the office of the president or manager of a company and the bedroom of the head of the household to be at the back far corner of the building. 74 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

Each of the nine areas of the bagua (eight around the outside with one in the middle) resonate with different factors that make up the whole of one’s life. We use the bagua as a tool to determine where to place solutions to problems or enhancements to increase success. Let’s look at each of the bagua areas starting in the center front and going clockwise around ending in the middle. Career/Life Path/The Journey: This area, commonly called Career, encompasses much more than just the job at which you earn your living. The area is associated with the Water element and represents your ability to flow through life with ease and straightforwardness. When this area is in harmony, you will be clear about your life’s path. It is a good area in which to place objects that are liquid or that symbolize water in some way. Beautiful pictures of oceans, rivers, fish, or lakes or actual liquids such as oil, paint or ink would all be appropriate. An enhancement in this area usually brings accumulation of wealth and an ability to use it wisely to inhabitants. When this area is missing, some occupant is likely to suffer from illness unless there is a compensating correction in the area. Knowledge/Contemplation: This area, usually called Knowledge, refers mostly to inner knowledge, wisdom from within. It is associated with Mountain, an energy that is solid, old and still. It is symbolized by the stillness of nature in winter and by places of worship, solitary places and objects, and empty places or objects such as caves and boxes. This is one area of the house that should not have a projection or indentation and will have to be adjusted if either is present. When this area is missing, couples are likely to have difficulty conceiving children. Single women are likely to have difficulty with their reproductive system. A projection in this area is likely to lead to tension and arguments among the increasingly selfish inhabitants. (Too much attention to self!) When this area is in balance, inhabitants will spend some time in introspection and be aware of and honor their inner wisdom. Family/Elders/Ancestors: This area, often called Family, has to do with those who have come before us, much as Thunder precedes a storm. It refers to your ancestors and all who are considered yo be your “superiors” such as bosses as well as parents. The Wood energy of this area moves upward and outward like a tree, so tall plants or pictures of trees and forests are good enhancements. The sunrise

also has this energy. If there is a projection in this area, the energy of the house will lead to success for inhabitants. An indentation, however, is likely to indicate that inhabitants will lack energy, endurance and vitality. Children born into homes with indentations may lack regard for their elders and leave home at an early age. When this area is in balance, inhabitants will have energy to accomplish their goals and a healthy regard for their elders. Wealth/Abundance/Fortunate Blessings: This area, usually called Wealth, is really about all of the blessings in our lives. To have this area in balance is to be blessed by good luck in all areas of life, including good health and harmony as well as prosperity. Receiving a promotion, acknowledgement from an employer or parent, or any honor indicates balance in this area. Symbolized by Wind, the energy of this area is penetrating, like wind blowing through the tops of trees. A missing area in this part of the house will usually manifest as “bad luck� such as frequent accidents, business difficulties, tax or contract problems, and so forth. Fame/Reputation/Illumination: This area is usually called Fame. Indeed, when there is a projection in this area, the energy will often cause people to become well known. For most of us, this area has more to do with being clear about

who we are, an illumination from within that shines and is manifested in our Reputation. The energy of this area is Fire, an active, pulsating energy as is typical of summer. This area is enhanced by objects that illuminate, such as great music and works of art. When this part of the house is indented or missing, inhabitants will often lack self-confidence and be overly concerned with what others think of them. Occupants of homes with this area in balance will be true to their inner nature, keeping on their path as defined 180 degrees away in the Career/Life Path area. Marriage/Relationships/Partnership: This is the area of the bagua having to do with all relationships with others, passionate, platonic and professional. The energy of this area is the most yin of the bagua, that of the receptive Earth. To be in a successful relationship is to be open and receptive. Relationships with others help us to know ourselves better, and the better we know ourselves, the better our relationships are likely to be. When this area is missing or indented in a house, women are likely to have trouble living there. There also may be troubles around land or farming. A projection in this area is very beneficial to women living in the house, but may be uncomfortable for the men.

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Benefactors/Helpful People/Travel: This area of the bagua is the area where Helpful People enter your life as good neighbors, supportive co-workers, volunteers, and encouraging friends. It is also the area through which you play similar roles in the lives of others, giving away your time and talents. The symbol of this area is Heaven, the most yang area of the bagua. If this area is indented or missing, the men in the house may lack energy, be ill, or have difficulty with employment. A projection in this area will lead to philanthropy on the part of the inhabitants, not necessarily monetary, but showing a concern for others and supporting them when possible and appropriate. When it is in balance, your “angels� will appear as you need them; you will find the help you need. The Center/Tai Chi: The center of your home contains aspects of all of the other parts. It is the place where it all comes together, the place of unity. It is a traditional place to bring various complementary parts of the outside or to have a small courtyard garden or atrium. It is important that this area be orderly and clear. It is definitely not the place for clutter. This is the center of health in the house. To be truly healthy is to have all of the eight aspects in balance. As you look at each of these areas within your home, ask yourself questions about how The base line of the bagua is always situated in alignment in synch each is with how your life is going with the wall which contains the architectural front door and how you wish it to be. If all is smooth of a home or business. and as you desire it in your partnerships, for example, appreciate that you have apparently created harmony in the Relationships area and notice what Children/Creativity: This area of the bagua is associated this looks like. If there is an area of your life that you want with everything that we create. This traditionally was our to improve in some way, look at that part of the bagua and children but may also be projects, crafts, arts, even mastersee what is presently going on in your home. Is there clutpieces, all arising from our imagination. When this area is ter? Clean it out. Are there symbols or metaphors there in balance, life is full of joy and new ideas. This area that are at odds with what you desire? What is a way that symbolizes all of the sensory organs, so delicious fragrancis meaningful to you to represent your desired result in this es, tastes, sights, and sounds enhance it. This area is also area? Feng shui is not a magic way to transform your life. associated with twilight. An indentation in the Creativity It is rather a constantly evolving way to point your life in area of the house will often mean that occupants have the direction you desire, to make the most of your possibiltrouble saving money for their own enjoyment. Instead, ities. they will give it away or spend it foolishly. They may also have difficulty imagining or completing their creative projFor more information ects. A projection in this area means that inhabitants are about Jini, visit: likely to be happy and active socially. They may, however be the brunt of gossip. 76 Fine Homes & Design | Fall 2017

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Portugal is an 800-year-old country with design influences that date back at least 2000 years to when it was known as the Roman territory of Lusitania. The design influences of Roman mosaics are still seen today in the elaborate stone mosaic patterns of Portugal’s cobblestone sidewalks. Despite being a small country on the periphery of Europe, or perhaps because of this, it was Portugal that launched the age of discovery, which brought European ships to Asian shores and Asian aesthetics to European design.

to functional farmhouses surrounded by orchards and vineyards, to elaborate “palacetes� stuffed with art and antiques. Yet within this wide range of styles and tastes, a few common design elements emerge.

In recent decades, popularity of azulejos has risen again and many homes are decorated with painted tiles both inside and out.

Both the practicality and the adaptability of the Portuguese people can be seen in Portuguese home design to this day. It is difficult to point to one predominant style in Portuguese home design, because homes are constructed in response to the various microclimates across the country and adapted to the taste and needs of the occupants. Just like in most countries, there is a wide range of design preferences among the Portuguese, whose homes range from sleek, modern city apartments,


Sharing meals with family and friends is at the heart of Portuguese culture. Portuguese kitchens, no matter the size, are fully equipped with all the spices, herbs and kitchen tools needed to serve a multitude. Families gather around the kitchen table for daily meals, but Sunday afternoons are reserved for big family gatherings at the dining room table. Hospitality is one of the most treasured values among the Portuguese people, and no occasion is too small to celebrate. For these reasons, every Portuguese home is equipped with a large, sturdy, extendable table, traditional table linens and an abundance of earthenware or porcelain serving dishes in all shapes and sizes. In Portuguese homes, there is always room for one more person at the table, and everyone leaves a gathering with a very full belly. Fall 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 83


interiors of churches and palaces. In recent decades, popularity of azulejos has risen again and many homes are decorated with painted tiles both inside and out. The tiles serve a practical as well as aesthetic function, protecting walls and surfaces, and making it easy to keep a house clean enough to meet the exacting standards of most Portuguese homeowners. Beyond the painted azulejos, many other types of modern tiles are used throughout Portuguese homes, including cement hydraulic tiles, which are also handmade in Portugal. Kitchens and bathrooms are tiled from floor to ceiling, and nearly all Portuguese homes have tiled floors throughout, allowing floors to be easily swept clean and keeping homes

factories in Moorish Seville. During the Renaissance, a method of handpainting pottery developed in Italy was imported to Portugal and applied to tile design, local tile factories opened, an influx of Flemish artists brought fresh perspectives and delicate painting skills, and geometric patterns were replaced with floral and nature-inspired motifs, giving rise to uniquely portuguese azulejo designs.

refreshingly cool during the hot summer months.

One of the most unique aspects of home design in Portugal is the use of hand painted tiles. On a stroll down any historic street in cities like Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, one of the first things you’ll notice are the ceramic tiles covering the facades of homes and buildings. These tiles, called azulejos in Portuguese, are a cultural heritage and an important part of Portuguese home design for both practical and aesthetic reasons. Azulejo comes from the Arabic word for “polished stone” and use of azulejos in Portugual originated with the Moors. Following the Christian conquest of Portugal in the 13th century, colorful, geometric tiles were imported from

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Portugal is a predominantely Catholic country and the importance to Portuguese culture of saints such as Our Lady of Fatima cannot be overestimated. Many Portuguese homes are adorned with sacred art, such as images of Our Lady as well as other saints that hold particular significance to the homeowners. When entering a Portuguese home, you will often see saints depicted on azulejos, which are mounted beside gates or over the

front door of the home. Within the home, you may encounter a home altar adorned with candles, flowers, photos and keepsakes, and upon which most commonly stands a statue of a favorite saint, but which may also hold a holy image from any number of traditions held sacred by the homeowners. Portugal is a little more than half the size of North Carolina, yet for such a small country it is a place that centuries ago greatly influenced countries around the globe, and which today continues to contain an amazing diversity of cultural style, taste, and tradition, reflected and yet somehow unified in the design of homes. For more from Laura visit

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