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The Owl’s Nest at Butler Mountain Highlands Surround yourself with nature, easily entertain your family and friends, and enjoy amazing day and night mountain views from every room.

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Beautifully designed Arts and Crafts estate home Stunning close and long-range mountain views Private, yet minutes from downtown Asheville Level and sloping land with mature landscaping Two-level waterfall Huge great room and outdoor deck with expansive views Unique interior finishes and detailed craftsmanship Wet-bar, media room, gym, offices and double master suites

Live elegantly in this Arts and Crafts estate home on 3.5 private acres with magnificent close and long range views of 8 mountain ranges, including Mt. Pisgah and Cold Mountain. Contact me today for a consultation on how your home can be marketed in the Carolinas and around the world. JANET WHITWORTH 828.768.1808

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estled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 3,000 feet, Ventana provides a private, gated community where residents can appreciate luxury as well as the beauty of nature. Ventana is a place to experience nature and all its possibilities, to enjoy the culture of downtown Asheville, and to come home with a sense of community. At Ventana, you can take in the natural beauty of majestic forests and cool, winding streams from the comfort of your home. No other community in Western North Carolina can offer such gorgeous mountain views while also placing residents within minutes of downtown Asheville. Feel the serenity of the mountains when you come home to Ventana. The overarching philosophy for creating a home in Ventana is to minimize the impact of building on the surrounding landscape. This belief extends beyond the initial construction process to include the home’s long term visual impact on the surrounding mountainsides.

Custom Homes ~ Nature’s Splendor ~ Mountaintop~ City Close ~ All awaits you at Ventana A truly hidden gem just 7 minutes from downtown Asheville. Homes starting at $499,000

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Mountain Homes that will inspire you!

One-of-a-kind, custom-built “Barn House� in S. Asheville! Unique contemporary home with many green features & fine craftsmanship. Open floor plan; soaring Cyprus wood ceiling in living area; master suite on main with silo bath. 5-star plus Energy Star rating with geothermal heating & cooling, solar power, extreme insulation & more. Geodesic dome greenhouse, orchard & many plantings on 1.97 acres. Detached garage with work/flex space & studio. Too many details to list! MLS3276896 $849,000

For the ultimate in luxurious, lock & leave mountain living, look no further than this immaculate arts & crafts town home nestled in the trees of Southcliff, a gated mountainside community only 12 minutes from downtown Asheville. You will appreciate all the attention to detail & fine craftsmanship in the finishes of this like-new home. Main level living; gourmet kitchen; stone fireplace w/gas lighter. A true bargain at $719,000. Also available fully furnished (excluding artwork) for $774,000. MLS3276896

Experience luxurious living and year-round views in this spacious, elegant condo perched at the top of French Broad Place. Open, light spaces flow perfectly for entertaining. Impressive two-story great room with gas fireplace; wet bar and loft upstairs. Two balconies to enjoy morning sunrises with coffee and cool evenings with a glass of wine. Master suite on main level; ample guest space. Roof patio/garden features a dog walk area, BBQ grill, pavilion, benches & picnic table. Walk to downtown Brevard! MLS3292547 $575,000

Colleen Snyder, ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS Broker/REALTOR

Certified Global Luxury Real Estate Specialist 828-606-0287 | Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 9

Distant mountain winter views and year-round privacy!

ENJOY MOUNTAIN SCENERY from almost every room in the house! Upscale custom-built home. Located in the picturesque Catawba Falls Preserve gated community. Hiking trails to Catawba Waterfalls. Minutes to Black Mountain & Asheville, NC. This home welcomes you into a bright, open and spacious floor plan. High end custom hardwoods and finishes thru-out. The main floor features a grand living room, open kitchen, master bedroom and formal dining room. Enjoy peace & serenity while sitting among nature in the family room by the fireplace, or the screened-in 3 season room, where you will see the occasional deer and turkey passing through the property. Views of Mt Mitchell from the observatory deck. MLS:3245805 $650,000

Inspiration found in this 3 bedroom (plus bonus room w/closet), 3 bath home. Main level living 2808 SF featuring updated en suite master bathroom; all new kitchen appliances; new rear decking. Full unfinished basement with tall ceilings could be finished for additional space; already has a workshop and great storage. Beautifully landscaped 1.8 acre oasis with gazebo, waterfall feature, level backyard and driveway with double car garage. Located in a gorgeous Barnardsville subdivision 15 minutes to Weaverville and 25 minutes to downtown Asheville all for $525,000 | MLS#: 3287725

LaNita Cloninger

STUNNING VIEWS FROM THIS high quality, custom Built Log Home. Located in Grandview Peaks gated community in Nebo, NC with picturesque mountain views, a community center, picnic areas and a lake with a beach and walking trails. On the main floor, you enter to beautiful long range mountain views! Where you will find the living room with rock fireplace, open kitchen with breakfast bar and formal dining area, master bedroom/bath with garden tub and walk-in shower. The spacious front deck (fantastic mountain views) leads to a unique gazebo/tower with a private office/hobby area perfect for an artist or gardener! This home features an open floor plan with lots of natural lighting. Upper level features 2 bedrooms and a bonus loft area overlooking the main level. MLS# 3165638 $539,000

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23 Rankin Avenue #301 3 BR/3BA | 4,120 SF | MLS 3249640 Exquisite urban loft in the heart of Downtown Asheville located 2 floors above Lexington Avenue Brewery. This historic building was built in 1916 and the building was totally renovated in 2010. Rustic character throughout including brick interior walls, pine floors, iron railings & original wood beams. Chef’s kitchen w/top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinets & custom copper hood vent. Master features changing areas, walk-in shower & steam sauna. Open plan great for entertaining.

$2,900,000 Jay Lurie The Real Estate Center 828-216-8462 | Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 11


2 Bed, 2 Bath | 1,649 Sq Ft MLS: 3259831 | $825,000 Unique 2-bedroom 2-bath loft where sleek city modern meets funky comfort. An edgy re-do in 2014 brought this historic 1918 residence to life. Striking fixtures throughout include high-end lighting and fans, intricate tile work, riveted steel trim, industrial cable, soaring ceilings, exposed original brick walls and ductwork. The modernized kitchen includes Thermador Professional appliances, sensual concrete counters, expansive bar, and restored vintage cabinetry. If you are looking for urban cool, look no further.

Janis Hall, Broker/Realtor®, SRS “Seller Representative Specialist” 828.292.5536 WWW.LIVEINASHEVILLE.COM To get more from the sale of your home, hire a specialist!

Spectacular Long-Range Mountain Views! See Mt. Pisgah and mountain ranges from custom constructed 4,000+ sf home on 8.98 ac. Spacious Master Suite on Main, Great Room w/ vaulted white pine tongue & groove ceiling and stone fpl, office, recreation/media, custom wine cellar, elevator, multiple decks, hot tub and covered outdoor area w/ fpl. Over-sized garage and storage. 25 Kw Generator and Water Filtration system. Attention to detail throughout. MLS:3287324 | $1,650,000

Stephen G. Duncan


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4 bedrooms, 4 baths | 3,903 SQ FT | MLS 3273374 | $2,450,000 Unique mid century modern (Henry Gaines architect) renovation in a prime Grove Park location. There is nothing like this, this close to downtown. Escape to your own private oasis in this masterpiece of a remodel. Un-compromised views of Sunset Mountain. Stunning kitchen, three en-suite bedrooms include master with screened porch. Swim/spa on expansive deck. Additional 700 sq ft, detached one bedroom apartment. Extensive landscaping including blueberries, grapes and thousands of perennials.

3 bedrooms, 4 baths | 3,637 SQ FT | MLS 3274621 | $1,395,000 Dramatic contemporary offering dominant long range views and pristine setting only 6 miles to downtown. As you enter the home, an open kitchen, dining and great room are walled by floor to ceiling glass exposing a series of mountain ranges. Master suite includes a large sitting room/office. Nearly 3000 sq ft of outdoor decking.


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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 from the private winding drive to the handsome library with mountain views. Convenient to Asheville, Tryon, TIEC and airports. Year-round mountain views with gated drive. Over 10,000 sq ft of living area. Also offered with adjacent Hidden Valley Farm for $7,750,000. MLS: 3209298


Hidden Valley Farm

Mountain Home

In the foothills of NC offers a charming farmhouse, a log cabin, caretaker’s cottage, stone house/duplex, two barns, two riding arenas, a pond, creeks, trails and four fenced pastures on 40 acres +/-. Just minutes to shops, dining and amenities of Historic Hendersonville, Asheville, Tryon, TIEC, FENCE and convenient to several airports. Also offered with adjacent 10,000 sf estate home on 20 acres more for $7,750,000. MLS: 3214513

With beautiful detail and breathtaking yearround views. Plenty of room for family and guests with mountain views from almost every window. Enjoy the multiple range vistas while dining on the patio or settle in by the stunning stone fireplace on cool evenings. Expansive outdoor entertaining spaces, large gourmet kitchen for gathering and open design plus an outdoor cooking area. Easy access to charming downtown Tryon, I’26/74, equestrian destinations and airports. MLS: 3208043




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Exquisite craftsmanship in a stunning setting, this Jade Mountain Builders home by architect Michael McDonough delivers on the promise of the mountains: an escape to nature. Site-harvested timbers, local fieldstone and native plantings anchor the home to the site. Details like the birch plywood ceiling, live-edge window casing and ship-ladders offer interest and delight. Oversized and abundant windows orient on year round, long-range views. Whisper Mountain offers miles of private, scenic hiking trails. More at: LISA JACKSON | LEAD BROKER | c + 828-301-5530


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Luxury Luxury inin Western Western North North Carolina Carolina Listed Listed byby Vivien Vivien Snyder Snyder

Asheville: Asheville: Historic Historic 1926 1926 stone stone home home in desirable in desirable LakeLake ViewView Park. Park. Restored Restored & renovated & renovated keeping keeping the the charm charm & coveted & coveted detailing. detailing. Outdoor Outdoor oasis oasis withwith incredible incredible lush,lush, mature mature landscaping. landscaping. Beaver Beaver LakeLake is less is less thanthan a 1/2 a 1/2 milemile from from youryour door. door. Updated Updated mechanicals. mechanicals. $2,500,000 $2,500,000 MLS# MLS# 3293258. 3293258.

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Fairview: Picturesque 19-acres w/ views, a The Ramble: Location & Lifestyle. GreenGreen Built, Built, Arden: 1-of-a-kind Timberpeg homehome on 2.6 Fairview: Picturesque 19-acres w/ views, a The Ramble: Location & Lifestyle. Arden: 1-of-a-kind Timberpeg on 2.6 & 2014 built home w/ unique artisan details, 24-hour security, trails,trails, wellness acres.acres. GatedGated community w/ pond, pool &pool tennis, creek,creek, & 2014 built home w/ unique detailsdetails &a &a artisan details, 24-hour security, wellness community w/ pond, & tennis, level master. $1,175,000 3177691. centercenter & green spaces. $1,250,000 MLS#MLS# 3280793. & adjoins Natl Forest. $1,175,000 MLS#MLS# 3240166. main main level master. $1,175,000 MLS#MLS# 3177691. & green spaces. $1,250,000 3280793. & adjoins Natl Forest. $1,175,000 3240166.

Clyde: 9.95 acres of level, land &land custom Biltmore Park:Park: Spaces & places for all inside & out.& out. Asheville: Rarely available, hidden gem gem in in Clyde: 9.95 acres of gentle level, gentle & custom Biltmore Spaces & places for all inside Asheville: Rarely available, hidden log home w/ views, creek,creek, barn, barn, ridingriding ring &ring Main 4 add.4BRs, living, living, bonus,bonus, desirable SouthSouth Asheville location. Immaculately log home w/ views, & level Mainmaster, level master, add.dining, BRs, dining, desirable Asheville location. Immaculately fenced pastures. $1,150,000 MLS#MLS# 3270937. family, & more. $1,100,000 MLS#MLS# 3219437. maintained. $650,000 MLS#MLS# 3276570. fenced pastures. $1,150,000 3270937. family, & more. $1,100,000 3219437. maintained. $650,000 3276570.

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A stunning home perched high in the beautiful Laurel Ridge community Is a short 15 minute drive from Black Mountain or Asheville. All expectations and dreams for a luxurious mountain home or executive retreat are met. Quality craftsmanship meets convenience at every turn. Main level entry provides one level living between an upper loft suite and downstairs bedrooms with kitchen and family room. Fireplaces, hot tub, walking trails and four garage spaces provide convenience and relaxation. MLS 3273260 | $1,100,000 62 Great Aspen Way, Black Mountain, NC Contact Greybeard Agent Rena Henderson at 828-513-0201 or for more info.


3,628 SF | 3 BR, 4 BA | 1.720 AC. | MLS:3143307 | $895,000 All on one floor. Original house was built in 1970 but was 90-95% rebuilt up and out in 2004. Quality throughout with large paneled doors, hardwood floors, two stone fireplaces, high tongue and groove ceilings, designer’s kitchen, level beautifully landscaped yard and astonishing view. Includes two lots. Two masters. Extra office/guest room. Located within walking distance to Laurel Ridge Country Club.

Marty Prevost


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Located in desirable South Asheville, you will find this captivating 6900 sq ft. Biltmore Park residence boasting unsurpassed quality and details. Immerse yourself in luxury with the amenities you would expect in this grand home. A floor plan with 5 comfortable En Suite BR’s which also includes a separate guest suite. Impressive entrance featuring a Great Room with large windows allowing for an abundance of natural light and magnificent finishes. Large gourmet kitchen with adjoining keeping room, 3 FPs, study with built-ins and mahogany finishes, wine cellar, game room, bonus room, exercise room, music room. Come relax and enjoy the private back yard that includes a stone patio with hot tub and beautiful heated pool with waterfall feature and covered terrace….You’ll have that feeling you belong here with the a comfortable lifestyle this elegant home has to offer. 1806 Ellicott Lane | MLS#3278444 | $1,495,000

John Sams, Broker/Realtor

145 7th Ave, Hendersonville, N.C. 28792 828.230.3765

Nestled in desirable South Asheville on the eastern slope of Ducker Mountain lies 18+ beautiful, serene, and private acreage known as the Lincoln Farm, a true mountain paradise. Up the winding drive that borders a pristine pasture, you will find this custom-built and well maintained mountain contemporary home, with 4 stall horse barn, riding ring, and gardens with stone walkways. Immerse yourself in the peacefulness, but convenient, place in the mountains only 8 miles from the center of vibrant Asheville, and less than 5 min from all conveniences. Home features 3 Br/ 5 Ba , master on main with fireplace, 2 updated kitchens, huge great room with wood-burning stone fireplace and wet bar. Exercise room, large patio, screened porch, and large covered rocking chair front porch. So go ahead, saddle up your horse, take a hike, grow your garden, pick some wildflowers, it’s all here in the mountains of Asheville waiting for you... The Lincoln Farm…..You won’t want to leave. 80 Deerhaven Lane | MLS# 3289526 | $ 2,750,000 Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 19


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Build your new home atop Crest Mountain and enjoy exceptional long range views of Downtown Asheville, The Grove Park Inn, The Biltmore Estate, French Broad River and the surrounding mountains. Stunning Views!

5 Minutes from Downtown Asheville Private, Gated Community Water Fall Park & Walking Trails Lot Home Packages & Custom Home Sites Available Home Sites from the 130’s Home Packages in the 600’s 117 Ben Lippen Road, Asheville, NC 28804 828.348.8014 Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 21


Rare Rare opportunity opportunity to to own own ‘Sunnyside’ ‘Sunnyside’ -a legacy, multi-family, midtown property on Macon Avenue - two blocks from worldclass amenities: spa, golf, dining at the Grove Park Resort & Country Club. Situated on a .75 acre, corner lot, the estate includes a 7K sqft. Tudor manor house and a half-timbered cottage with private entrance and parking. Offered at $1.875M - USD

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sheville has been my home for more than two decades. Put my knowledge of Asheville real estate to work for you. If you are considering listing your home - contact me for a no obligation, confidential consultation about your home’s worth - and to discuss marketing your home through Christie’s International Real Estate. If you are moving across town or relocating to the area, contact me for more information about how I can help, you, find your next dream home. Visit me downtown Asheville @ my Pack Square office, or online at Email: Call or Text: 828-301-6773 | 828.301.6773 IVESTER JACKSON BLACKSTREAM - EIGHTEEN SOUTH PACK SQUARE - DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE

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Mountain Mountain estate estate offers offers exceptional exceptional opportunity opportunity for for family family compound, compound, healing healing center, center, contemplative, contemplative, corporate, corporate, or or non-profit non-profit retreat. retreat. -- PRIVATE, PRIVATE, GATED GATED -- 11.96 11.96 ACRES ACRES on on AYLES AYLES CREEK CREEK -- EXQUISITE EXQUISITE LONG LONG RANGE RANGEVIEWS VIEWS -- ROAN ROAN HIGHLANDS HIGHLANDS && MT. MT. MITCHELL MITCHELL -- FOUR-BED SWISS BUNK HOUSE, FOUR-BED SWISS BUNK HOUSE, THEATER, THEATER,YOGA YOGA STUDIO STUDIO Offered at

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Historic Montford House & Inn “...Finest boutique inn in Asheville ...� - Sunday London Times

Beautiful! ... private residence or continue earning income by operating as conforming inn ... Excellent investment opportunity with positive cash                                       Offered at $2.85M - USD

*Contact me to learn how proceeds from sale of 2061 Hickory Springs Road property will help fund the Nature Conservancy’s ongoing efforts to protect Western North Carolina’s mountains and wildlife.

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Discover Authentic Mountain Living A private 4,400 acre community located inside a Nature Preserve. Select from an impressive array of activities — Amenities include Arnold Palmer signature golf course, Dining at charming Boarding House, heated pool with fitness & tennis complex New Club village starting soon! All roads newly paved. Miles of hiking, biking or horse back riding trails offer you outside adventure. Nature Center offers activities for all ages.

TRANQUILITY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN At an elevation of 4700’ you will be mesmerized for hours by the ever changing clouds and mountain vistas. This home is perfect for large family gatherings yet intimate when living on the main floor. Three stacked fireplaces add warmth to entertainment areas. Upper floor has guest quarters or private office. Guests can have their own space on the Lower level with 2 additional guest suites, media room, and another bunk room. Separate entrance is available to a large room which can be used for your individual needs. MLS#3261366 $1,875,000



Magnificent mountain views will captivate you from all rooms in this house. At an elevation of 3,600’ cool air will offer you relief from heat in summer months. The vaulted wood ceilings and stone fireplace adds warmth to this expansive open floor plan. Lower level has 2 bedrooms, family room with fireplace, game room plus 2 additional rooms which can accommodate your individual needs (each have built-in closets). MLS#3233481 $1,550,000

This vacation home has lovely mountain views from your covered porch. Enjoying robust fires from either of the two stacked stone fireplaces will make you want to put your feet up & just relax. Reclaimed random width wood floors makes this log interior feel very cozy. Hike right from your front door to miles of trails, waterfall & creek. MLS# 3186042 $640,000

High elevation Homesites also available.

Barbara L. Matzick, Inc.

Real Estate specialist in Western North Carolina & Balsam Mountain Preserve Sylva, NC • 828-713-5238 24 Fine Homes of WNC | Winter 2015

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Located in a most coveted neighborhood with engaging curb appeal and a picturesque setting, this elegant contemporary home has vast views of distant mountains, downtown steeples. The foyer entry dazzles and immense picture windows capture captivating views from every room. With 5,655 SF of generous rooms, three decks, three fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, level driveway, huge main level, so much to offer. Renovated top to bottom in 2015 with designer finishes and modern conveniences, it is a stunning combination of light, style and charm. MLS: 3276651 | Offered at $1,195,000

Custom Arts & Crafts Contemporary sited on a sunny knoll in an established neighborhood of upscale homes, providing privacy, serenity & amazing views. The inviting foyer leads to an open layout & spacious living areas for entertaining. The trendy kitchen will delight the chef who loves wine-sipping company while cooking. Enjoy cool mountain breezes on big covered decks & comfort in the beautiful modern interior. MLS: 3276760 | Offered at $669,000

Marilynn Obrig Residential Broker Associate, GRI Committed to Exceeding Expectations MOBRIG@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM | (828) 550-2810 BEVERLY-HANKS & ASSOCIATES REALTORSÂŽ | WAYNESVILLE

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A True Community. A World-Class Club. THE P ERFECT LIFEST YLE

Fazio’s Mountain Masterpiece: The #1 year-round course in Western North Carolina

To learn more about our debt-free community and member-owned club, visit Hendersonville, NC : 800.633.5122 : Villas, cottages and homes from $300,000 to $3,000,000+ with mountain view and golf course homesites available. Champion Hills Club is a private, member-owned country club. Admission is member-sponsored and requires approval by the Board of Governors.

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Charming Cottage • $535,000

Lovely Arts and Crafts style home with loads of charm, yet all the modern touches you would expect in a home of this caliber. Great open floorplan, with spacious chef’s kitchen, plus 4th bedroom can be office or den. Enjoy long range mountain views from the large covered deck area. Very friendly community with lots of activities that is member-owned and debt-free. All this and only 8 minutes to downtown Hendersonville. MLS: 3243243

Architectural Delight • $735,000

This inviting home beautifully blends dramatic contemporary architectural lines with the lovely warmth of mountain style. Handsome 2-story, stone fireplace, lots of built-ins, Chef ’s kitchen, spacious dining room & great screened porch with 2nd fireplace are just a few of the highlights. Outside offers mature landscaping, a flat yard perfect for gardening and loads of open deck space. 8 minutes to downtown HVL & conveniences. Friendly community! MLS: 3250768

Panoramic Mountain Views • $1,195,000

Lovely sophistication of the great room with rich dark floors, sleek painted beams on the cathedral ceiling blends perfectly with the warmth of the massive stone fireplace. Lots of light and over 2500sf on the main level including a spacious office and romantic master w/fireplace. Down has 2nd master suite w/fireplace, 2 other bedrooms and large family/game room. 8 minutes from downtown Hendersonville. MLS: 3262485

A Community • A Club • A Lifestyle

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50 Acre Retreat Step into another world of Peace, & Spectacular Beauty in this 50 Acre Retreat. 1790’s farmhouse style architecture handcrafted in 2008. Includes a main house, incredible art studio, guest house, meditation/gathering barn w/ library, separate quaint office, camping cabin, workshop. Country kitchen with fireplace for hearth cooking w/wood oven. Fireplace in master & Livingroom. Wall of Windows Studio. Amazing views from House, Studio, Guest House. Trails, throughout. Too many details to describe. MLS# 3278417 $795,000

71 Acre Mountain Farm Breathtaking mountain farm with beautiful 3bd/3ba log home. Enjoy long range mountain views from every window while relaxing on the covered wrap around porches. Large great room, country kitchen, fireplace, and spacious master bedroom. Paved drive, large personal office w/loft. Acres of pasture, barn, and out-buildings. Additional farm house and guest cabin. Trails in place throughout property. More home sites available with septic system installed. Underground utilities & 13kw. Generator. MLS# 3234942 $848,500

Craftsman Home on 20 Acres Signature new 3BR/3BA newly built home on 20 acres tucked away in pristine setting with easy access. Mountain & pastoral views! Designer gourmet kitchen with commercial quality appliances, great room with cathedral ceilings, master on main with luxurious bath.. Huge family room & suite with second kitchen. Offices & multi-purpose rooms/possible additional bedrooms. Attached 3 car garage/large green house. Radiant floor heat, wood furnace plus heat pump. Fenced Pasture, Garden area & Pond. Private. MLS# 3188066 $975,000

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Fines Creek Farm 89 Acres Meander up the old gravel road crossing the bridge over the state stocked trout stream, passing the original farmhouse to this 89 Acre farm. Situated in a private cove of pastures and woodlands the main house sits in a grove of pines. Huge stone fireplace warms the great room surrounded in French doors opening to a covered porch and terrace. In addition, a beautifully built log, guest cabin is perched on the hill overlooking the elegant yet rustic 5,000 sq. ft. post and beam Amish style barn. Open pastures with incredible views, many home sites. Convenient to town. Must experience to appreciate this unique mountain property. MLS # 3267748 Offered for $1,749,000

Magical 45 Acres! Absolutely amazing setting in Upper Crabtree. Long Range Mountain Views, Creeks, springs and waterfalls. Beautiful 3 BR/3BA log home with incredible porches and patios overlooking the view. Open floor plan, master on main level, family room on lower level. Lush perennial gardens, large pond, level pasture. Great barn for animals or equipment. Located in an ideal, pristine and end of the road private setting. Additional 100 acres available. MLS# 3290454 $1,248,000

Magnificent Craftsman Style Log Home with Guest House 52 acres. Careful design and artful detail form the soul of this lodge style home. Soaring great room with stone fireplace, amazing chef ’s kitchen, breakfast room with adobe fireplace. Grand porches overlooking amazing mountain views. Spacious and beautiful master suite w/fireplace & incredible bath. 5 fireplaces! Theater room, Office, Loft. Includes 1BR/2BA Guest Cottage. Joins National Forest. Lovingly handcrafted throughout! Your own piece of Paradise in WNC! MLS 3229432 $2,595,000

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The Cliffs at Walnut Cove MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE all the high end finishes of this Townhouse. Spacious rooms and beautiful views. Open floor plan on multi levels. Located in Village Oak Enclave, it is easy access to the Club Village and Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, all within walking distance to restaurants and club house. This home is equipped with an elevator to enable all guests and owner easy access to all levels.

Grand Plantation style home w/ the feeling of graciously sized rooms bathed in warm, natural light. It boasts of two Front Georgian style Porches, Heart Pine floors, Formal DNRM, LVRM, Family RM, & fabulous completely remodeled Custom Kitchen w/ LG Island. BAs have been renovated w/ Granite, & Tile. Double Decks off Back of home leading to LG (20x40) Diving Swimming Pool & Cabana. 3 BDRMs, plus Off. on 2nd floor & Bonus Rm on third floor. Rolling lawn of 2.74 acres. MLS# 3227675 $675,000

Traditional Home Has It All!

3BR | 3BA | 3,752 SQ FT MLS#3265895 | $975,000

Terrific location South Asheville w/ top rated Schools! Stunning 2-story foyer w/ oak & wrought iron staircase. Soaring ceilings in Great Room w/ shower of light from wall of windows. Large Eat-in-Kitchen w/ Keeping Rm, F/P & of course, a Relaxing Sunroom. Main Level boasts Office & Stylish Master BDRM/BA. Finished Terrace Level offers comfortable Media Rm & extra space. Private Fenced Back Yard w/Swimming pool & Hot Tub‌ perfect for friends & family! Owner is a Realtor. MLS# 3241595 $729,000

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   deck and watch the fun at the park. Combined lots provide ample room for the home and the internationally recognized pool and pavillion. For more information and photos on 32 Ramble Way in Asheville, NC, please visit:

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319 S Braeside Court | Asheville Asheville INCREDIBLE VALUE! Immaculate, state-of-the-art home in the Braeside section of Biltmore Park. Situated on 2 acres, the fine quality & craftsmanship of this home features Mexican marble fireplaces, office w/herringbone hardwood floors, cherry cabinetry & Viking appliances throughout. Includes elevator, home theater, billiard room, & complete lower-level guest suite! MLS: 3260910 $739,000. Listed by: Brian Etheridge | (828) 551-8043

224 Westover Drive | Asheville Beautiful Modern home in Desirable MONTFORD. Tons of natural light, airy, high ceilings, many upgrades. Large 3rd level loft perfect for home office/rec/hobbyist or yogi. New American Standard 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. Community oriented neighborhood. Walk-able to downtown Asheville. MLS: 3236472 $570,000. Listed by: Mark Lavin | (828) 777-8085

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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 in 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 $649,000. Listed by: Jay Grimmett (828) 423-9897

106 Laurel Trace | Marshall 45 Minutes north of Asheville. Wide open floor plan LOTS of natural light & scenic mountain views. Great Room with floor-toceiling rock fireplace, open to spacious kitchen, eating area, and entertaining center. Attached guest area with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, and kitchenette. Great covered porch area, hot tub + outdoor fireplace. 3 Acres surrounded by more preserved acreage and long-range mountain views. Community features: Observatory, Lodge, picnic area viewing pond, stable for horses, and riding & hiking trails. MLS: 3258903 $799,000. Listed by: Greg Palombi | (828) 216-4037

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135 Kalmia Drive | Asheville SPECTACULAR North Asheville Town Mountain rustic-arts & crafts retreat @3600 ft elevation. Pristine 6.62 acres adjoins Blue Ridge Parkway & Mountain to Sea Hiking Trail. Special design with character & charm. Newly added “Treehouse� wing perched atop Rice Knob ridge. Wall of windows, vaulted T&G wood beam ceilings, fireplace, skylights. Passive solar & radiant hot water heat. Attached greenhouse. Large tile decks. PRIVACY & MAGNIFICENT LONG RANGE VIEWS YEAR ROUND! Truly an outstanding property! MLS: 3292050 $739,000. Listed by Gary Seifried | (828) 275-8834

380 Panthertown Trail | Sapphire Equestrian estate located in The Divide at Bald Rock. Live yearround or escape in the summer to this 3BR/3.5BA/4,745SF Mission style mountain lodge on 6.55 acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjoining Panthertown Valley. Rough log beams, soaring T&G ceilings, stacked stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace & natural light . 3-Stall custom, top-of-the-line barn w/pastures & arena make this an equestrian lover’s paradise. MLS: 3159173 $1,500,000. Listed by: Brian Etheridge | (828) 551-8043

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6 Red Plum Lane | Black Mountain HUGE mountain views from nearly every room! This contemporary mountain home features an expansive open floor plan with unique, artistic touches throughout. Main & lower level fireplaces, custom tile in master ensuite, picturesque windows and a stunning, timeless gourmet kitchen. Hardwood floors, built-ins, canned lighting & plenty of storage space completes this oneof-a-kind home! Minutes to downtown Black Mountain. MLS: 3270250 $599,900. Listed by: Brian Etheridge | (828) 551-8043

125 Stone Brook Trail 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.

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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.

51 Bear Track Loop | Black Mountain Custom log home located in a private community on 10.47 private acres. Situated at the end of the road you will find this home to be everything you’re looking for; open floor plan, stacked stone fireplace, generator and long range views, 1 acre pasture for horses or goats, fruit trees and garden space. The home has brand new gutters, fresh painted exterior, workshop and new windows installed in master bedroom. Great second home or full time living and acreage can be subdivided. MLS:3217986 $629,000.

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.

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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.

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 $874,900.

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60 Bucks walk | Black Mountain Beautifully handcrafted custom log cabin on 3+ acres w/ stunning long range mountain views and private gated drive within a gated community. This exquisite home boast hand scribed hemlock/ locust logs, soaring 24ft cathedral ceilings, maple flooring, two stone fireplaces and over 1k sq ft of covered decking. The separate guest cottage includes 1BR/1Bath, mountain views and covered deck. All the elements to live off grid including solar panels, diesel generator and 5k gallon cistern water storage. MLS: 3279253 $949,000.

5 Oakwind Hill | Fletcher Stunning luxury home located in the beautiful gated community of Bridgewater. This custom home boast a spacious gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, a main level master suite, two fireplaces, theater and numerous elegant details throughout. The walk out basement downstairs provides plenty of recreation room for entertaining including a wet bar and additional bonus room with full bath, perfect for guest! Located in the highly desirable area of Cane Creek, Bridgewater is only 15 mins from downtown! MLS: 3183874 $794,900.

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.

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1920’s Kenilworth Brick Colonial Gracious 1920’s Traditional brick colonial in desirable Kenilworth — Classic two-story hall welcomes you into the home, where you’ll find incredible period and modern details throughout. Lovely master suite with amazing stylish master bath, and modern chef ’s kitchen. Beautifully landscaped front lawn with mature trees and lovely private gardens. Outside living includes a relaxing three-season room, and a sunny private tiled deck just off the master suite. One-car garage on main. Renovated handicap-accessible bath on first level. Just minutes to Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village. MLS#3260597 / 4BD/4BA / 3,483 SF / 0.24 Acres / $845,000

Elegant Two-Story Montford Traditional! Classic four-square style home with modern high-end designer details and fixtures throughout. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen has marble and soapstone counters, gas range, custom cabinets and tile back splash. Updated bathrooms. Bonus office/ studio in basement not in HLA. Fully fenced level yard, detached garage, private drive, covered back porch, mudroom, and more. Beautiful, mature landscaping. Wonderful central location, just 1.2 miles to the Hotel Indigo and walking distance to Montford restaurants and to Montford Park. MLS#3286137 / 4BD/2.5BA / 2,050 SF / 0.24 Acres / $689,900

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Exceptional Home built by Morgan Keefe Builders... ...and designed by architect Alice Dodson. Rare 180 degree views include downtown Asheville, Beaver Lake, & the French Broad River. Bedrooms all with ensuite baths. Media, wine cellar, bar/entertainment area, spa/exercise room, extensive outdoor living areas. Easy entertaining & living! MLS#: 3216137 | $3,500,000

Gorgeous Custom Home on the 10th Hole... ...of the popular Reems Creek Golf course. Beams, vaulted great room, and a wall of windows greet you. Fabulous open floor plan, great for entertaining. Chef ’s kitchen with double oven, gas range. Huge butlers pantry with additional stove and sink. Lower level bar and den. Tons of outdoor living! Level drive and front yard. MLS#: 3262413 | $875,000

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Surround yourself w/Quality in this Handsome 5 bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home. Home boasts 4 Garages, 2 Full Kitchens, 3 Fireplaces, 2 Laundry Rooms, Office/Library, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceilings & Views off the expansive decks. Incredible Chef ’s kitchen, Large Luxurious Bedrooms all En Suite. Two separate Upper Levels. One w/2 Bedrooms, Bath & Loft. The other off the kitchen perfect for an Au Pair Suite or Office. LL houses a Family Room, Full Kitchen, Theatre Room, Bedroom, Bath & Garage. Truly one of Asheville’s prettiest homes! Situated to capture breathtaking Mountain Views! Flawless Design, Impeccable Detailing! Prepare to fall in love! MLS:3252893 ~ $1,500,000

INCREDIBLE LAKE HOME... Lake Home on Lake James with Double Level Dock! Custom Built Timberpeg Construction throughout! 3 Fireplaces, Heated Floors, 2 Car Garage with Unfinished Apt., Heated Concrete Driveway, ELEVATOR and Wrap Around Covered Porches on all three levels! An Architectural Masterpiece! MLS:592951 ~ $1,200,000

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Stunning French Country Home in Asheville’s premier Gated Community! Homes features 6 Bedrooms all En Suite, Gourmet Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets, Center Island, Granite, SS Appliances and Sunny Breakfast Nook open to Great Room with Fireplace. Extensive Crown Molding throughout. Custom Grand Staircase with Oak and Wrought Iron Stair Rails. Handsome Library with Coffered Ceilings, Formal Dining Room. Luxurious Master on Main with access to Rear Porch. Media Room with Wet Bar, Exercise Room, Game Room and 3 Car Heated Garage. Beautifully landscaped on .59 acres with additional lot available for purchase. The Ramble offers Saline Pool, Fitness Center, Trails and Park. Impressive Home! MLS:3163079 ~ $1,750,000


Townhome in North Asheville!!!! Home boasts Open Floor Plan, Upgrades galore, Master on Main w/Idyllic Sunroom, Chef ’s Kitchen w/Granite, SS Appliances, Sunny Breakfast Nook & Pantry. 2nd Bedroom w/Full Bath on Main currently used as a Media Room. Formal Dining Room, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceiling & Fireplace. Lower level houses a Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Full Bath, Storage Room & a Workshop or Man Cave. Wonderful outdoor living space overlooking Reems Creek!!! MLS:3223162 ~ $525,000


has an impressive entry from the shrub lined private drive to the impressive VIEWS from every room! Home boasts two full Kitchens, two Master Suites, sought after Open Floor Plan and incredible Outdoor Living Space. You will fall in love with the Designer Kitchen and the impeccable Wood Tray Ceilings. This stunning home overlooks a Pond and the 10th Tee of the Laurel Ridge Country Club! Treat Yourself and Come Take A Look! MLS:3162609 ~ $725,000

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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 ~ $1,395,000


Picturesque setting with 19 acres and a Custom Built House you will want to call Home! Home offers sprawling rooms of comfort. Great Room with Wood Burning Fireplace, Fabulous Country Kitchen complete w/Granite, SS Appliances, Pantry & Sunny, Charming Dining Area! Spacious Master Suite, 3 Guest Rooms and an Office on the Main Level. Upper Level boasts a Game Room, Media Room and half Bath. Property has a detached 2 Car Garage, Workshop, 2 Stall Barn and Creek. MLS:3288665 ~ $950,000


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 ~ $685,000

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Incredible Golf... ...and wellness amenities in Cliffs at Walnut Cove enjoyed by this neo gothic mountain home. MLS:3215656 $3,950,000

Over 50 Acres...

...of views, trails, barns, guest house and unique contemporary design await you. Indoor and outdoor waterfalls, indoor pool! MLS:3276025 | $2,250,000

Biltmore Forest...

...Robert Griffin addition to elegant, livable home in prime location on the 5th green of Biltmore Forest Country Club. Superior design and decor. MLS:3268752 | $1,850,000

Enchanting Mountain Masterpiece... ...Infinity pool with views to Cold Mountain and Pisgah, stone fireplace, built in hot tub and pool kitchen/bar/lounge. Shut the door and never leave your personal resort in gated Poplar Ridge. MLS:3288716 | $2,095,000

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A New Way of Seeing by Laura Esculcas

I recently stumbled across a scholarly article entitled “The Poetics of Concealment,� by Samir Akkach, which articulates an idea that has really struck a chord with me in my work. We attribute great significance to the architecture erected over sacred sites. The narrative about such sites is often centered on the building’s historical origin and the original intent of its builders, or what we suppose it to be. The building is often the central focus of our attention when visiting great monuments, whether at an actively used temple such as a gothic cathedral in France, or the ruins of an ancient holy city such as Machu Picchu in Peru. In part, our fascination can be attributed to the architectural mastery of the builders, and the fact that we humans naturally gravitate toward imposing structures and symbols of power.

The story we are often told at a temple is about how and why the men (usually men) envisioned and built the temple, implying that only when the temple was consecrated (made or declared sacred) does the rest follow suit.

Yet most of these monuments simultaneously reveal and conceal the sacred. The monument itself reveals the site to be significant while at the same time containing, concealing or covering that which is significant about it.

Akkach writes about one particular sacred site, the Dome of the Rock, but I believe this premise applies to

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But what if we turn this around and view the temple not as the focus of the narrative, but as one part of the full narrative of the sacred site? In other words, the site is sacred in its origin, and the building is something acquired by that already sacred site. This removes architecture from the center of the narrative, and with it the importance of who built it and why. This frees our attention and shifts us out of the head, away from facts, and into our experience in the presence of the sacred. This is when we shift from traveler to pilgrim.

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many more sacred places. Akkach describes it: “At this point, it no longer matters what the original intent was, or who the author was, for the Rock seems to have its own ulterior motives that are independent of the consciousness of human agents. This inversion gives primacy to the sacred and its hierophantic acts and objects over human intentionality and architectural intervention.”

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller When we travel to sacred places, it’s easy to get caught up in the photos, the facts, and the materiality of the place as the central focus of our visit. This is natural, because we have physically journeyed to be physically present in this physical structure. At times I’ve heard people say, “I don’t feel anything.” At these moments, it helps to remember that the sacred is always veiled, and must be, as we would find it nearly impossible to behold in its unveiled manifestation. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things,” said Henry Miller. And likewise Akkach so eloquently suggests that the challenge “seems to lie in one’s ability to see beyond the materiality of both the Rock and its beautiful architectural veil, to comprehend the enduring secrets that lie deep beneath the transience and ephemerality of both architecture and history.” To “see beyond the materiality” is part of being a pilgrim. This resonates with me and why I find it so meaningful to go beyond history and explore the myths and legends of the places I visit. Every myth contains a bit of truth, but the very nature of myth is to be a narrative that draws the imagination “deep beneath the transience and ephemerality of both architecture and history.” By letting ourselves be drawn into the mythical realm, we may briefly get past the veils of materiality. For as Fernando Pessoa put it, “Myth is the nothing that is everything.” For more information, visit. Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 49

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Taste: While most people aren’t grazing on ornamental shrubs, it can be an option to design an edible landscape that produces the same colors, shapes and aesthetics as those that don’t provide some form of nutrient (to you). Right now, it is said that roughly 60 million Americans grow edible plants of some kind during the year. The use of fruit plants, veggies and herbs can be both functional, pleasing to the eye, and doesn’t necessarily have to be contained in a garden specific part of your yard. For example, growing blueberry bushes throughout the more ornamental ones can provide that touch of color with a seasonal treat each time you go outside. Ideas: - What are your favorite fruit or vegetables that you feel confident in growing, maintaining and harvesting? - Will you want edible plants that will return every year with little maintenance, or will you be planting seasonal ones that need more attention? Or both? - How can you utilize edible container gardens throughout your yard for more enhanced greenery? - If you love hanging baskets - did you know strawberries can be grown in a hanging basket?

Smell: Imagine walking towards your home and being greeted by a variety of smells, from blossoming flowers and herbs tucked in all corners of your yard. Adding certain kinds of thyme in between pathway stone can bring a welcoming new dimension as you release its fragrance each step of the way. For many, the scents of spring and summer flowers are enough to make any day seem more refreshing. Did you know that researchers from Rockefeller University were able to conduct a test which showed that the nose can smell at least one trillion distinct scents? Smell really is a powerful way of understanding our environment. Ideas: - If you notice odors that you don’t enjoy in your yard, how can adding or subtracting items dampen it’s smell? For example, if you don’t like the smell of mulches, try working with more ground cover or no mow grass instead. - Research the scent of plants before installing, and be sure to strategically places them around your yard for the most effect. Container gardens with herbs, such as rosemary, can give wonderful aromas throughout your yard - plus handy for cooking or specialty drinks!

Sound: Are you the kind of person who feels energized by the singing of distant birds, or one who is soothed by the sound of trickling water? All of us have our ‘go-to’ preference. Unfortunately, many homeowners struggle with unwanted sounds that take away from being able to enjoy their yard. For those those looking to dampen neighborhood sounds from cars or other activities, they can    

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        walk barefoot on the grass, soak up vitamin D from the sun, and have a space to get our hands dirty. At the end of the day, the landscape of your home should entice you to spend quality time outside. Ideas: - How are you going to want to spend time in your yard? Whether you need a place to sit, relax or even lay in the gras, is that currently possible? - Do you want a personal garden to get your hands dirty?           cool evenings.

Understanding and implementing a multisensory landscape allows you to be more in tune with your outdoor living environment. Creating a space that makes you feel good, while tailoring to your needs, should be the top priority when either constructing or renovating the landscape on your land.           senses and brainstorming what comes naturally to you. At the end of the day, a more individualized landscape, tailored to your needs and likes, creates a higher chance of spending more time outside. We think that makes the investment worth while, and for some, it just makes scents!

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French Country Stucco & Stone Custom Home in gated community with year round mountain views, entertain your guest on the open decks or covered porch with wood burning fireplace. Open floor plan with 14’ soaring ceilings, chef’s kitchen, en suite, theater and game room. Exquisite quality and details throughout. Beautiful Cane Creek Valley, 20 minutes to downtown Asheville. Natural gas is available.

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Estate of Mt. Shadyoak

Guest house offered with the Estate of Mt. Shadyoak

One of a kind estate, conveniently located in the cooler mountains of Historic Flat Rock, includes 8 acres of landscaped ground with 2 homes comprised of 6831 SF of luxury living sited in a unique compound setting. Both homes were designed to “bring the outside in” with many windows & high ceilings that give an open and airy feel. The cabinetry was custom built using top of the line craftsmanship. There are many custom designed built-ins through out the main level. All rooms enjoy the view. Both houses have screened porches, large decks and a patio w/a spectacular outdoor fireplace at the main house. The lower level has 2 spacious BRs with walk-in closets & bath. A third area was designed for the owner’s show dogs with kennels and a dog spa with an elevated tub & sink. There are Main level 2-car garages in both houses with an oversized LL garage at the main house. The guest house is prime for Vacation Rental or for a family member that enjoys luxury living. This ideal, near-in location with its park-like setting and two

homes is truly unique. Be sure to visit our online listing at which includes an aerial and virtual tour of the property.

MLS#3262635 | Offered at $1,800,000 Wilkinson ERA Real Estate (828) 606-5896 | For More Information Please Contact Betty Oates 54 Fine Homes of WNC | Summer 2017

Trenholm Woods

Magnificent home in Trenholm Woods— Designed for those who have a passion for Arts & Crafts architecture & Old world charm. Features a close connection between the interior spaces and outside world with a nice view over the patio, raised gardens and a wooded backdrop. Sited to enjoy 4.76 acres of almost level useable grounds. Conveniently located in Historic Flat Rock near the Carl Sandburg National Park and the Flat Rock Playhouse. You will be impressed by the unparalleled level of luxury evident throughout this grand home. Recent updates in the master bath, with FP that opens to the master BR & to Master Bath.. 3 Zone HVAC system, 2 full kitchens— chef inspired main level kitchen with quality appliances & butlers pantry-- open to the fami-ly room and a downstairs kitchen in the game room. 5 BRs, 4 BAs & many comfortable luxurious living spaces throughout the house. 2 laun-dry rooms, 950 + sf that has been used as a workshop. 3-car garages, each bay is large enough to park a suburban. To appreciate all the fine features, you must view this home. Call Betty @ 828-606-5896.

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A Glorious Rainbow of Books at Bookends, Pack Library’s Used Book Store By Colleen Watson Summer spreads her golden light, beckoning us with warm breezes and sun-drenched dreams to climb out of our boxes and head into the sunlight. We walk through the forest, skip lightly by the stream and pause, listening to the music of nature. If we’re observant enough, we might see Swallows nesting under eaves, feeding their babies making a fuss, drawing the neighbor cat’s attention. This is reality, but for those of us with a love of the written word, books can take us into the world of summer … even if it’s not. And who doesn’t have a fond childhood memory of sitting under an ancient Elm, her limbs spread wide in comfort and grace, as we lose ourselves in a good book? Daydreams aside, books take us to fascinating places, opening our eyes to the cultures and landscapes of the countries of the world. Or, books may teach us how, in the seeming randomness of the natural world, we 56 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2017

find mathematical order based on Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio. Libraries are the repositories of vast amounts of knowledge and information and in Buncombe County, the public library system consists of the main library and 11 branch libraries, one located within fairly close proximity to every resident. A Law Library, housed in the County Courthouse, is also available to the public and the legal community. In addition, Buncombe County is fortunate enough to have a grand used book store, Bookends, as part of the Pack Memorial Library, the county’s central branch. While libraries, such as they were, date back to the earliest of times, they originally consisted mainly of archives of early forms of writing, such as transactions captured on clay tablets or temple records on the papyrus of Ancient Egypt. As long ago as 700 BC,

a discovery in Nineveh showed an actual library classification system in use. In the US, the first library was founded in 1701 as part of the Anglican church. Public libraries with books available to members or through subscriptions would soon follow. The first free public library was started in New Hampshire in 1833, and quickly became the norm.

Illustration by Tom Seidmann-Freud, Sigmund Freud’s niece, from ‘David the Dreamer’ (1922).

Since libraries are free and open to the public, they count on a variety of public and private sources for funding. Funds support the acquisition of new and classic fiction, nonfiction and reference books, audio books, eBooks, music and movies, art prints, magazines and newspapers, as well as other electronic material. Librarians and other staff support the operations of the library system. Pack Memorial is the largest library, with more than 150,000 items available for review and checkout. Their Sondley Reference Department provides a vast amount of research materials from reports and literary criticism to homework help. Numerous events are also sponsored by Buncombe County libraries. Open to the public, these events provide valuable information, services or activities for all ages. At Pack, the Lord Auditorium is a 150-seat facility often used for events. It’s available for public use during library hours, but must be reserved in advance.

A variety of collections, such as the North Carolina Collection with its local history and genealogy resources, and the Thomas Wolfe Collection honoring Asheville’s favorite son, sets the Pack Library apart. Friends of the Pack Library provide key financial support to help fund necessary items or events that may fall outside of the library’s annual budget. Friends organizations are prolific throughout America’s library system and sometimes include used book stores, like Bookends. The Pack Friends group includes volunteers who manage the used book store located just inside of the Pack Library in downtown Asheville. Through the sale of gently used books of all genres, as well as other items such as Audio Books, CDs, DVDs, comic books and graphic novels, Bookends supports the library financially. continued on page 60 Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 57

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Anyone can become a Friend of the Library through a $15 membership fee that goes directly to either the main library or one of the branches, as designated by you. With a Friends’ membership, you will receive a subscription to Happenings, the library’s newsletter, and it’s a great way to support the library. Bookends depends on the generosity of the public. It gets its books, music and movies through donations, as well as items withdrawn from the library’s system. These are then sold at very reasonable prices with the funds raised benefiting the library, and consequently the community. For those with large collections, Pack Friends will often assist with packing and transporting the books to the library. It’s a partnership that runs full circle.

A Friend of the Library browsing the books.

The Pack Friends call the first Friday of every month “Frugal Friday.” On these days, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you will find books galore in the entryway of the Pack Memorial Library, where you can get even better deals on books and other items from the book store for just 25 cents or $2.00 a box. Children’s books and a few others are sold for 10 cents. It’s great for everyone and provides an opportunity to restock the shelves with additional items.

Other fundraisers and book sales are held throughout the year and are always posted online and at the library. Libraries are and will continue to be extremely crucial to our society. With digital books on the rise and as more and more information is made accessible through our laptops and cell phones, libraries continue to evolve. They offer new and varied services, such as online checkout of digital books and much more. Libraries provide a solid foundation for access to knowledge. It is a foundation on which we as a society is built. Bringing our young people into a vast repository of actual books, allowing them to touch their pages, brings reading to life. Teaching the importance of reading to children at an early age instills in them a curiosity that will stay with them for their entire lives, helping them to turn information into knowledge … and knowledge into wisdom. Libraries mean different things to different people, but for those who love and support libraries, the world would be a very different place without them. Dr Maya Angelou is one who actually credited a library with saving her life as a child. She called a library “a rainbow in the clouds.” 60 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2017

“Information belongs to everyone,” she said in an interview with the New York Public Library when they acquired Dr Angelou’s papers in October 2010. “Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else. There may be details that are different, but a human being is a human being.”

Event announcement using an old WWII poster.

Graphic novels, a specialty item.

Bookends is open to the public inside the Pack Memorial Library at 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville during regular library hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payment for your used books and more can be made (cash only) at the library’s front desk. Buncombe County residents or property owners can obtain a free library card with appropriate identification, which enables them to borrow, renew or request materials from any Buncombe County library branch. Also, individuals with library cards have access to books from libraries in other counties that participate in the NC Cardinal Program. -----------------------------For more information on Bookends, visit their Facebook page at: For information about the Buncombe County Library system, go to: Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 61

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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

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

Builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Personal Arts/Crafts Home Nestled on 1.5 acres with partial views! Interior finishes are Brazilian cherry hardwood, ceramic, granite and beautiful wood door casing. Sizable entertaining areas both up and downstairs include private billiard, theater, fitness, & second living area in basement. Main level boasts elegant kitchen, formal dining, breakfast room. Master suite features extensive tile, whirlpool tub & large walk-in closet. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with private lush backyard. In Poplar Ridge. MLS#: 3190153 | $1,099,900

Luxury Home in Delightful Community On almost 2 level acres w no HOA! Close attention was paid to every detail. This main-level living home boasts high ceilings throughout, tremendous amount of natural sunlight, and ample entertaining space! Master features huge walk-in closets, phenomenal bath w extensive tile work. Kitchen is spacious, includes walk-in pantry and induction cook-top. Other features include custom whiskey hideout, great basement workshop w garage door, and beautiful fireplaces. In Woodbridge. MLS#: 3244778 | $845,900

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MLS#3188497 $1,595,000

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The Ultimate Log Home Retreat! It’s Another World Up Here

Ever DREAM of a living in a REAL LOG HOME? This is your opportunity to live in the NC Mountains in a Wahconah Log Home with Spruce and Pine Logs. Beautifully designed with too many upgrades to print, it is a must see! The specially designed kitchen is masterful example of how to work with wood when designing the most occupied space in the home. The exposed wood adds a distinctive personality. Fabulous year round views with beautifully landscaped grounds nestled on 6.69 Acres just minutes from the Great Smoky National Park, Cherokee and Sylva for great food, shopping. Just minutes from the Tuckasegee River for Fly Fishing and white water Fun! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to live in a Luxury Log Home at it’s finest! | $1,399,900

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Bernard Gilchrist, Broker Mountain/Lake/Stream Specialist

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Bear Lake Reserve Lake Fronts and Customs Bear Lake Reserve is a crystal clear lake amid the Blue Ridge Mountains with uncompromised beauty. We are offering 4 magnificent homes in this beautiful mountain lake community.

Looking for something a little larger than just a small Get-A-Way... ...then you need to see the first Custom Home built in Bear Lake Reserve, Experience the Rustic Elegance with 6 inch Hardwood Plank floors, custom Rock/stone fireplace, granite counter tops throughout, open concept with dining, kitchen and great room. Absorb the fantastic views from the entire house looking through the architectural windows. Complete with 2 Master Suites, 2 Guest Rooms, Entertainment Room, Bonus room with two full size beds and chase lounge and a loft for the kids. One must see this beautiful home and create you LEGACY TODAY at one of the best kept secrets in the Southeast at Bear Lake Reserve. Enjoy water sports, full service dining, golf, hiking, pools and much more. Come experience a simple lifestyle with a little flair in the Great Smoky Mountains at Bear Lake Reserve. MLS: 26002213 | $699,900

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Bear Lake Reserve Lake Bear Lake Reserve is a private gated mountain lake resort with a Jack Nicklaus designed 9-hole golf amenity. Enjoy the Lake Club with full service dining, pools, lake access, tennis, fitness and much more.

This brand new Custom â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Arts & Crafts Lake Front home, affectionately know as The Mustard Seed is nestled in a private cove in Bear Lake Reserve, truly an experience like no other in the Southeast! Gourmet Kitchen with HUGE Island and gas range, bar seating as well as formal dining room. Screened porch, 3 bedrooms & baths. Have an Artist in the family, enjoy the Art loft/office looking out at the long range vistas and the gorgeous lake. Large family room and guest quarters downstairs includes morning kitchen sink and coffee bar! HUGE Wrap around decks on both levels, fantastic vistas of the Lake and Cedar Cliff Rock Outcropping from every vantage point. Shared Dock for the boat, kayaks and all other water toys. Lay by the poolside, lakeside. $5K Selling Bonus to Selling Agent . COME LIVE ON THE LAKE AND START THE FAMILY LEGACY YOU ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT! MLS: 26002518 | $939,500 Are you ready to live in your DREAM Custom home on the LAKE! Well, you have found one of the most gorgeous homes in WNC with LONG LAKE views and custom Decks with 4 wood burning fireplaces to enjoy the gorgeous scenic views around Bear Creek Lake. Complete with upgraded Appliances, Sub Zero Refrigerator, Island with gas range with vented Hood, fully decorated with rustic accents and furnished, granite counterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throughout, engineered hardwood floors, Master bathroom has a Clawfoot Tub and large shower along with slate floors. Private outside relaxation area just off the Master Bedroom (main level). Enjoy the Amenities of Bear Lake Reserve with Lake Club with full service dining, pools, fitness, theatre, marina and much more. Relax with a round of golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed 9-hole golf course at 3600 feet in elevation after playing on the lake. Hike the 20 plus miles of hiking trails. Kayak, Canoe to the waterfalls. Bear Lake Reserve is a one of a kind destination Mountain Lake Resort. Come experience the Rustic Elegance of Bear Lake Reserve in the Great Smoky Mountains! MLS: 26000559 | $1,350,000

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Bernard Gilchrist, Broker Mountain/Lake/Stream Specialist

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Now available, a must see in Gorgeous Bear Lake Reserve This 5000 plus sq ft custom built Arts & Crafts style home that sits on 5 acres at 3200 feet in elevation with stunning vistas of the Tuckasegee Valley and Nantahala National Forest. Huge open floor plan with 4 fireplaces, 3 custom Bedroom Suites, High-end custom kitchen with state of the art Wolf appliances, granite countertop islands for entertaining, Great room wired for sound, custom cabintry, Media Room, Lower Family Room, Double attached garage with Bonus room as bunk room above, screened in porch, and a 40 foot deck with furniture to absorb the gorgeous views. Private Mountain Lake Resort with Lake Club and Full Service Dining. Features Pools, Saunaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fitness Center, Movie Theatre, Lounge, Game Room and Retail shop. Lake Access. Play a round of golf on the Jack Nicklaus designed 9-hole Executive Golf Course, play tennis at 3600 ft in elevation. Hike on the 15 miles of trails, kayak to the waterfalls or Fly Fish native Robinson Creek. Come feel the Rustic Elegance of Bear Lake Reserve! $20K Selling Bonus to Selling Agent. MLS: 26004149 | $1,299,999

Contact Bernard Gilchrist for more information on any of these homes. 828.606.2900 | | Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 79

Reconnect With Nature

By Ted Carter and Calen Rayne

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Blue Ridge Mountains offer many opportunities to spend time in nature, and we attract artists and lovers of the outdoors who enjoy spending time in Asheville, and in doing so, bring tourist dollars to our region. Some journey to Asheville to reconnect with nature and slow the pace of their lives. For those who wish to establish or strengthen an earth-based connection, there are as many ways to reconnect with earth as there are people on the planet. Each of us has a unique link, like an energetic fingerprint. When you turn your senses over to nature, it heightens your awareness of everything. Following are a few tools one can use to enhance your experience either at home or during your travels to Asheville and other locales. 1. A perfect way to start: David Suzuki’s thirty-by80 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2017

thirty challenge. Spend thirty minutes outside for thirty straight days. Walk, run, explore, or just sit out in nature, and let it have its way with you. Reconnecting to the earth is just plain good for you. As his website shows, scientific research proves that after just two minutes, being in nature begins to relieve stress; within two hours, your memory and attention span improve; and after two days in nature, cancer-fighting white blood cell levels increase by as much as fifty percent. Maybe those doctors of long ago who sent their patients to Asheville as a “treatment” knew what they were doing. 2. On your nature walks, see if you can identify three trees. Stumped? No worries, there’s an app for that: Leafsnap ( is an “electronic field guide” that allows you to take a picture with your smart phone and dig into a database that will eventually include all varieties of trees in the continental United States. continued on page 82


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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3. Branch out and be with nature at night. It’s a whole other world. Note how your nonvisual senses perk up. 4. Develop a walking meditation practice. How often have you solved a problem or received an inspiration just by walking quietly by yourself? Why? Because outside, you are closer to your own life source, a wisdom as old as time itself. 5. Visit the North Carolina Arboretum (, featuring 65 acres of various cultivated gardens and exhibits, as well as more than 10 miles of hiking trails. 6. Sit in a garden or a wooded area, near a seashore, or just sit on a porch, park bench, or any other place where you can be outside in relative quiet. With eyes closed, let the sounds seep into you. Note how your breathing slows and your stress level declines. 7. Go hunting with a camera or a tape recorder. Take pictures that record your experience. Set your tape recorder near a lake or stream and record the sounds. Share on your website or social networking sites. 8. Visit Asheville’s River Arts District and downtown art galleries. They are full of work of artists who have tried to capture the ephemeral, changing nature of art on canvas, in photographs, and in a variety of other modalities. Nature is elusive; it never stands still. There is great tradition of using art in your landscape, of honoring nature’s capacity to stir wonder and act as a canvas and backdrop for companion works of art that are manmade. 9. Bring a piece of Asheville art back to your home. Whether you fill your garden and home with paintings, solar lamps, gazing balls, angels, ornamental iron, sculpture, chimes, shepherd’s hooks, works of art are a beautiful way to enhance your home décor or landscape. It can add perspective, balance, harmony, charm, and memories from your travels. We are the first generation to be disconnected from the stars and skies that humankind has always turned to in awe. Because of pollution and bright city lights, we are often cut off from the sight of the cosmos to which we belong. Whenever you can, do any of these practices under a full night sky and feel the moon and the stars above you and the earth beneath you. It completes a magical and mystical circle that each of us relates to without knowing why. For more from Ted and Calen visit: 82 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2017

My father considered a walk among mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. Aldous Huxley

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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

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Foundations of Feng Shui By Jini Rayne

Most of the earlier people on our earth sought to live in harmony with their surroundings in order to facilitate an easier life. 90 Fine Homes & Design | Summer 2017

The Chinese system, called feng shui, has been handed down through the generations in several iterations, and is available for us to use today. Feng shui posits that all of life, our fortunes and destiny, are closely linked with nature and the workings of the whole universe. Indeed, our physical surroundings affect every aspect of our lives. Records of feng shui elements date back to the fourth century B.C., so the foundations were established much earlier. Human survival depended upon the successful cultivation of crops, which in turn, depended on the caprices of nature. The Chinese saw the cycles of heaven and earth, rain, drought, flood, frost, and sun, as being entwined with the workings of the whole universe. In order to survive, they realized they needed to be in harmony with nature. Nature was venerated. To go against the natural course of the landscape was to leave oneself vulnerable to disaster. Therefore, they took great pains to avoid disturbing the balance of nature when building anything, be it a road, a city or even just a house or barn.

maintain physical, mental, emotional and environmental balance. Feng shui seeks to help us position ourselves in such a way as to harness good environmental ch’i to enhance the flow of ch’i within our bodies to improve all aspects of our life. Clutter blocks the flow of ch’i, so clearing out clutter is one of the first tasks in feng shui. The Chinese believe that there are five factors that contribute to one’s fortune in life. Most important is one’s fate or destiny, which can be good, fair or poor and determines around seventy percent of one’s fortunes. Fate is determined by the place, time, direction and speed with which you hit the road at birth. We have all heard of someone being born with a silver spoon in their mouth and the advantage that good start implies. Fate also has to do with one’s astrology.

There are many tools and approaches used in feng shui. To become an expert requires many years of study and practice.

Ch’i: energy, human spirit, or cosmic breath, is the force that links all of our universe together. There are different kinds of ch’i as the varying synonyms seem to imply. There is the ch’i that circulates in the atmosphere and the heavens. The ch’i of the earth is the energy that creates landscapes and influences what flora and fauna thrive or struggle in a given area. The Chinese speak of “dragon points” which are similar to the energy paths once traced in Europe.

Human ch’i moves within us and is different for each person. It is with us from birth and is the energy that animates us. While a person’s appearance may change greatly through the years, one’s signature ch’i pattern typically allows others to recognize us even at that fiftieth class reunion. Ch’i is the energy necessary to

The second factor is luck, the pattern of events that impact you as you head down your life path. Third is feng shui, your placement or positioning on the earth. Making sure that you are aligned with good feng shui is the most important single thing you can do to improve your fate and luck.

The fourth factor contributing to your fortune in life is charitable actions, those positive actions or good deeds done without hope of recognition or reward that many believe influence your karma. Fifth and least important percentagewise is self-improvement. Improving one’s character and moral fiber, as well as going to school or learning new skills, invites good people, events, opportunities and well-being into your life. In the Western world, when things are not going our way, we tend to look at ourselves and believe that gaining some new skill or personality trait might be what is needed to make the difference that we desire. The Chinese would be more likely to begin by examining their feng shui to locate what is blocking their success,

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Charming Home with Guest Cottage

surrounded by professionally landscaped gardens! Stone pathways, unique stone water fountain, studio & potting shed nestled in the gardens filled with easy to maintain native plantings, split-rail fenced area with artists made gates, cozy benches to sit & enjoy the views. Perfect for two separate households, vacation rentals, in-laws, or Airbnb. A fabulous master bedroom & bath, all bedrooms open to the outside, great patio areas, a very special house to call home.


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3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths | 2,947 SQ FT | 12 Acres MLS 3277548 | $985,000 Uncommonly pristine and private mountain retreat on 12 gentle acres, custom log home including almost finished, daylight, poured concrete lower level with fireplace; separate guest or caretaker’s cottage, immaculate 4-stall Morton Barn with 4.6 acre fenced pasture and round pen; year-round views of mountains and pastoral scenes; bold stream, Mill Creek, borders one side of property. Located off quiet country lane.

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The BEST value you will find in the Cliffs Community! Gorgeous home with high end finishes and absolute privacy. This home is the definition of cozy mountain elegance. Minutes from Hendersonville and an easy drive to Greenville makes this an ideal location. Motivated sellers. MLS:3235502

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and make those changes first before moving on to charitable actions and self-improvement. Perhaps we would do well to add feng shui to our list of strategies to facilitate our efforts to accomplish our goals. Let’s start by getting a little bit better understanding of feng shui. The term feng shui is composed of the two Chinese words for wind and water. These two natural elements flow and circulate everywhere on earth. Both are necessary to sustain life. Their combined qualities largely determine climate which, in turn, influences food supply and lifestyle, an important factor in our health, energy and even mood. In his book “Gun, Germs and Steel”, Jared Diamond concludes that the determining factor governing the rate

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of progress and destiny of human societies is the environment in which they exist. This is entirely consistent with the feng shui tenet that your immediate environment affects you daily and contributes to your long-term destiny. Much like a grain of sand or small pebble in the shoe, if not removed, will cause a blister that might get infected and cause a cascading series of misfortune over a period of time, a small environmental irritant can start a downward spiral in one’s life. While one might appreciate the quiet or even solitude afforded by living on a road marked “dead end” or “no outlet”, the subconscious suggestion of a lack of possibilities could cause inhabitants to become frustrated or limit themselves.

There are many tools and approaches used in feng shui. To become an expert requires many years of study and practice. As implied in the last paragraph, one important aspect to consider is analysis of the symbolism, whether the symbolism is chosen, as in artwork and other decorating features, or not chosen, as in that road sign referenced earlier. For example, when consulting with a single person who wishes to find a partner, I often find that most of the art in their home depicts a solo item. Usually there are no pairs of anything to be found on display, not even two candlesticks on the dining room table. This is reinforcing their singleness. Consciously populating their home with representations of pairs sets the stage for a different outlook and outcome. The bagua is an energy map or mandala of right relationship and is an important tool in feng shui. Getting the right balance and arrangement in the bagua of your home or office aligns you with the larger energy resonance pattern. This map can be used on a macro level in analyzing a country or city, or on a micro level in looking at the energetics of one’s desktop or even bed. It is typically used in analyzing the plot of land or site before a home is built, the blueprint of the whole home, and also each room within the home. Generally, the more time you spend in a given environment, the more 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. Next time we will look at how to use the bagua to evaluate and improve the feng shui of your home. Until then, clear out your clutter and look at the symbolism in your surroundings and see if they are in sync with your life as you wish it to be.

Magnificent private parcels bordering Blue Ridge Pwky, connecting to Mountain to Sea Trail, with miles of meticulously maintained trails carved throughout. Beautifully crafted and perfectly sited post-and-beam home boasts YEAR-ROUND SE views, ponds, 70 ft waterfall. Radiant heat on two floors. Generator. MLS#: 3212378 | $2,500,000

Perfect blend of luxury, art, and incredibly warm mountain retreat with FOREVER views at 4500’ elevation. Built by premier luxury timber home builder, Scott Campbell, sited gently & privately with open floor plan, this very special mountain home exudes warmth and offers many artisan features, such as custom wood carvings, iron work, lighting, TN river rock, reclaimed barn wood flooring. Unique opportunity! MLS#: 3188723 | $1,250,000 Co-listed with Billie Green - 828.734.2938

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SUMMER 2017 COMPANY ................................................................ PAGE Coldwell Banker King, Colleen Snyder ........................... 9 ERA Wilkerson, John Sams ............................................. 19 ERA Wilkerson, Betty Oates ...................................... 54-55 Fisher Realty ............................................................... 70-72 French Broad Crossing ................................................... 47 GreyBeard Realty ........................................................... 18 Ivester Jackson|Blackstream ................................... 86-87 Ivester Jackson|Blackstream, Mike Davis ............... 22-23 Janet Whitworth, Premier | Southeby’s Int’l Realty ...... 2 KB Properties, Kathleen Blanchette .............................. 32 Keller Williams, Terri Eisenhauer ................................ 68-69 Keller Williams, Chrissie Miller ......................................... 10 Mark Fields & Associates ................................................... ......................................... 5, 30-31, 38-39, 58-59, 84-85, 99 McKinney Insurance Services ........................................ 18 Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty, Vanessa Byrd ..... 40 Mountain Home Properties ...................................... 28-29 Outside Realty, Lisa Jackson ......................................... 15 Phillip C. Price Law Firm, PLLC ....................................... 66 Preferred Properties, Laura Livaudais, Ellen McGuire .... 74 Preferred Properties, LeNoir Medlock ............................ 89 Private Mountain Communities .................................... 88 Snow Creek Landscaping ........................................ 50-52 Sundog Realty ........................................................... 76-79 The Boulders ..................................................................... 3 The Mountain at Crest Mountain .................................. 21 The Real Estate Center, Jay Lurie ................................. 11 The Thoms Estate ............................................................ 20 Ventana Asheville ............................................................ 4 Summer 2017 | Fine Homes & Design 97

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


Space for Entertaining Covered Porch, Deck

Priced below Appraisal and only 10 minutes to downtown Asheville. Lots of natural light with 6 bed/bonus and 4.5 bath home 2 master suites, ample space for entertaining, living room and family room, office, spacious kitchen formal dining, built-ins, 2 gas fireplaces, large covered porch, deck, 3 car garage & apartment or in-law space! MLS# 3229334


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