Fine Homes Buy Build Design Spring 2023

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LUXURY LIFESTYLE IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Spring 2023 | BUY BUILD DESIGN Fine Homes BUY BUILD DESIGN SPRING 2023 F INE H OMES Springtime Blooms Creating Your Perfect Home I Must Have Flowers Ofered by Cheryl Cannizzaro Allen Tate | Beverly-Hanks REALTORS® see page 22
JO RIDGE KELLEY  fne art GALLERY– STUDIO     Large Commissioned Oil Paintings 136 N Main St downtown Waynesville NC Open by Appointment 828-226-0549 Uplifting Light - 30x48” Spring 2023 | Fine Homes 3
5 I Must Have Flowers 35 Springtime Blooms 56 Creating Your Perfect Home FINE HOMES BUY BUILD DESIGN CONTENTS SPRING 2023 AVL Media, Inc. P.O. Box 18416 Asheville, NC 28814 | To advertise call us at 828-279-5962 or email FINE HOMES BUY BUILD DESIGN (828) 271-4350 | 4 Fine Homes|Spring 2023


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Te Dyakona’s recently added “Flowers for Roberta” - an original 40x40 oil on canvas, to their collection in their blue themed dining room.  Tis painting was created mostly with painting knives in a heavy impasto technique. It’s something diferent, fun and expressive for me, afer focusing intently on my cloudscapes over the winter. Flowers bring so much joy and this time of year I begin to really need the color and excitement in my studio.  Every home needs a little foral art!

Beginning a collection of original paintings can be a little overwhelming.  Tere are many styles, themes, colors and techniques to consider.  Curating a grouping within a room or ofce that feels connected in some way, will really add to the music of the art.

Here are a few thoughts on color to get you dreaming and planning!

Color plays an essential part in a painting. It has the ability to awaken our emotions, impart meaning, and direct the eye around the painting.  Color can bring on a sense of calm and peace or make us feel energized and joyful. When designing a space, color harmony plays a major role.  Ofen we gravitate toward a favorite color and are drawn to paintings that feature “our color” and build our decor around that work of art, as shown below.

Paintings are conversation starters, always ofering up a story and a glimpse into the artist’s life, adding so much more than just a color statement. You actually “feel” the energy and the love that goes into the creation.  Original Paintings are a wonderful way to begin your room design project!  Jo

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AUBUCHON 828.707.0787

Gated 68-acre Equestrian Estate


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A quintessential tree-lined drive guides you into this premier gated 68-acre equestrian estate boasting majestic mountains and pastoral views, reminding us of all the Blue Ridge Mountains have to ofer. This extraordinary estate ofers a stunning main house, pristine equestrian facilities, flanked with pastures and trails. This picturesque estate boasts a six-stall heated stable, wash stall, private studio apartment/dressing room, tack room and hay/ feed storage. Adjacent is the indoor riding arena, outdoor riding track, oversized RV garage or horse trailer storage, and an eclectic post and beam outdoor pavilion with expanding views. Additionally, this property has 4,400 feet of shoreline along Crabtree Creek, a multitiered natural waterfall, and swimming holes for cooling of in the summer. The main home details soaring cathedral tongue-and-groove ceilings, a stunning floor-to-ceiling stone freplace, a chef’s kitchen, a primary suite on the main level and endless mountain views surrounding the home. Located an easy hour’s drive from Asheville, North Carolina. 15 minutes to downtown Spruce Pine and downtown Burnsville, North Carolina. 10 minutes from the historic Penland School of Craft, and 10 minutes from the magical Blue Ridge Parkway. The Tryon International Equestrian Center is 1 hour, 20 minutes away.

Young Global Real Estate Advisor 828.777.6162 Cheryl Cenderelli Global Real Estate Advisor 828.768.4686 Sotheby’s International Realty ® and
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1987 Rabbit Hop Road, Spruce Pine | $4,150,000

Spectacular 20-acre Private Retreat


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25 minutes to Asheville.
Young Global Real Estate Advisor 828.777.6162 Sotheby’s International Realty ® and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Contact me today for all your real estate needs.
Blackberry Inn Road, Weaverville | Pending $1,475,000 Spring 2023 | Fine Homes 11
This spectacular 20-acre private retreat boasts year-round sweeping views of the Reems Creek Valley and surrounding mountains. The home is a cozy studio with high-end rustic modern design featuring endless windows that bring the outside in creating the most stunning views throughout. From enjoying cofee in bed to sunsets over the Reems Creek Valley or stargazing in the gardens by the fre pit, this home is truly a unique retreat. The oversized back deck is an extension of the home, creating 470 square feet of additional open-air living space. The gardens around the home include native landscaping and fruit trees. A trail leads you from the home to the view platform with breathtaking views. Conveniently located 15
Weaverville and



Christa McElveen (828) 747-4327 and Donald

MLS# 3879351 | $3,250,000 McCall (828) 768-0413 MLS# 3889122 | $3,100,000 Smith (828) 606-0974 MLS# 3903191 | $2,790,000 Ferrell (828) 989-7221 MLS# 3854794 | $3,100,000 Team Billy Taylor (828) 484-3130 MLS# 3940655 | $3,100,000 Vivien Snyder (828) 712-4397 MLS# 3921931 | $3,125,000 Chris and Annie Battista (828) 202-8077 UNDER CONTRACT | MLS# 3902996 | $4,695,000 | Roseann Cioce (828) 450-0997
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Situated on the 12th green of Walnut Cove’s Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and steps from the Pisgah National Forest, this home ofers superior quality and privacy with exceptional long-range views.

MLS# 3923958 | $2,550,000

Rhonda Phillips (828) 467-1892 and Annie Harper (828) 678-0369

MLS# 3886589 | $2,150,000

Matthew Rice (828) 279-7502 and Vivien Snyder (828) 712-4397

MLS# 4002418 | $1,995,000

Ann Skoglund (828) 273-0277

MLS# 3845354 | $3,600,000 | Lee Stepp (828) 329-4967

TThe Citadel is an exquisite estate, situated on 7+ acres, in historic Flat Rock’s exclusive Trenholm Woods. This stunning, recently renovated, residence is superbly appointed & made for entertaining!

MLS# 3901950 | $1,785,000

Diane Ward (828) 606-8760

MLS# 3846600 | $1,768,080

JJ Murphy (828) 980-2401 and Heather Chambers (828) 699-5914

CALL TODAY (828) 548-1591

MLS# 3903937 | $1,750,000

Lee Stepp (828) 329-4967

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MLS# 3899596 | $1,645,000

Matthew Rice (828) 279-7502

MLS# 3924893 | $1,495,000

Lyn Weaver (828) 674-9864

MLS# 4002907 | $3,450,000 | Roseann Cioce (828) 450-0997

From breathtaking long range Mountain views, gorgeous hickory foors and custom cabinetry, to fat driveway entry; luxury is at your fngertips throughout this perfectly sized home!

MLS# 3919585 | $1,375,000

Shena Mintz (828) 674-9788

MLS# 4002838 | $1,725,000

Debbie Hrncir (828) 329-5365

MLS# 3894460 | $1,675,000

Team Billy Taylor (828) 484-3130

MLS# 3907429 | $1,235,000

Debbie Hrncir (828) 329-5365

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MLS# 3861638 | $1,200,000

JJ Murphy (828) 980-2401 and Heather Chambers (828) 699-5914

MLS# 3888931 | $1,199,000

Vivien Snyder (828) 712-4397

MLS# 3908170 | $1,150,000

Meredith Fisher (828) 734-0973

MLS# 3902804 | $1,100,000

Ellen Sither (828) 734-8305

MLS# 3881082 | $1,100,000 Leslie Elliott (828) 702-2879

CALL TODAY (828) 548-1591

MLS# 3862570 | $1,100,000 Crystal Capps (828) 713-1524

MLS# 3913871 | $3,395,000 | Cheryl Cannizzaro (954) 547-2027 This furnished luxury mountain home is situated on 7+ acres of private, natural beauty. Enjoy SMART home features and remote monitoring technology. Located in North Asheville in sought after Elk Mountain location.
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Classically styled with solid oak fooring, crown and wainscot moldings, formal living and dining rooms at entry with large, wood framed windows. Family life is savored in the newly renovated kitchen that is open to a splendid family room, equipped with freplace. Te screened, covered deck overlooks a private, level, fenced yard, which is great for entertaining or enjoying outdoor living with the family. Combatting allergies is important and this home boasts a vapor barrier crawl space with dehumidifer and air scrubbers. Beautiful sidewalks lead you to schools, shopping, medical, entertainment, community pool, playground, tennis/ pickle ball courts, walking trails and the famous Biltmore Park Town Square. Low HOA fees, low lawn maintenance, attic and enhanced garage storage, natural gas, convenient location, make this home a pleasure to own.

CHAMLET@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM Carol Hamlet Broker Associate 828-216-7731
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Not just another beautiful home! Quality construction with great attention to detail. MLS# 4004926 $1,375,000 (828) 693-0072 | Mary Kay Buhrke and Amber Saxon Members/Brokers Spring 2023 | Fine Homes 17

European style married with  modern decor create this stunning gem of a home.   In the estate area of Flat Rock and privately sited this home will delight you with its gorgeous gourmet kitchen/ family room, grand formal rooms, soaring ceilings and fne fnishes.  Like fne couturiere the details of home make a stylish background for a life well lived.

MLS 4005006  | $1,500,000

Worthy of a magazine cover this well styled all American home is sited in an area unmatched for beauty and convenience.  Lovingly passed down from generation to generation you could be the owner of this home never ofered on the market before.  Create masterpiece meals in the gourmet kitchen, follow a path to the neighborhood pond, chill on the welcoming porches.  Create memories to last a lifetime.

MLS 4007353  | $1,000,000

Ali Thomas

Residential Broker Associate CLHMS


(828) 279-0019

Combining 47 years of excellence in real estate.

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Gracious rooms, high ceilings and wonderful fow invite you to live the luxury lifestyle in Biltmore Forest.  Spacious main foor living includes formal rooms, a great room, a sunroom, an ofce and a well appointed master suite.  Four more bedrooms upstairs and a daylight lower level with aa full bath is devoted to workout, hobbies.

MLS 4002418 | $1,995,000

Impeccably updated and maintained this view home in gated Waterford Lakes ofers an open foor plan, mountain views and delightful outdoor living.  Amenities abound - billiard room, home theater, hot tub, sauna,  a chef’s kitchen/ gathering room with a trendy modern freplace.   Rich woods trim the home while spacious rooms allow for ultimate enjoyment.

MLS 4008384  | $1,575,000

ANN SKOGLUND Broker (828) 273-0277
Combining 47 years of excellence in real estate.
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Important historic golf course estate with distant mountain views.  It was totally updated in the early 2000s by  architect Robert Grifn.  Designed by noted architect Richard Sharp Smith it has a resort style pool, guest house,  gorgeous gardens and  historic stable.   Located in treasured Biltmore Forest carved from the fabled Biltmore  Estate in 1922 by Edith Vanderbilt. It is without peer.  MLS 3720073 | $7,995,000

Mountain style view home on a very private double lot boasting every amenity for your luxury lifestyle.  Wrap around decks, full outdoor kitchen with freplace.  Dramatic vaulted ceilings enrobed in wood, home theater, billiards and workout rooms, sauna, wine cellar, double ofce. Landscaping delivering interest in all seasons.  MLS 3940261 | $2,750,000

ANN SKOGLUND Broker (828) 273-0277
37 years of excellence
luxury real
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One-owner Custom Designed

This one-owner custom designed and built home (2008) has been gently lived in as a second home and well maintained. This Southern exposure facing home has been strategically positioned with lg windows framing picturesque mountain views and live and ever changing art. Home has an elevator that serves each foor and many other accessibility features all throughout to accommodate for ease of living. Take daily swims in your own home’s interior gas heated saline pool, grow exotic plants in the pool’s atrium as you listen to the soothing rock waterfall --perfect for year-round entertaining and family enjoyment of the main foor dining room. Location is in a popular subdivision called Bare Bridge Fields is right outside the town limits of the quaint town of Burnsville and only 30 mins. from Asheville. MLS#3914326 $1,100,000

Donna Banks Residential Broker Associate, CLHMS, LRS 828-284-0509
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180 degree Blue Ridge Mountain Views

Welcome to SKY VIEW. Available TURN KEY! Move in to this exclusively FURNISHED luxury home in North Asheville. Sought afer Elk Mountain location. Does a 10 minute drive to downtown Asheville restaurants, galleries and street musicians appeal to you? If so, SKY VIEW on Elk Mountain in North Asheville gives you both! No drive-by trafc, bicycles or noise. Enjoy only the sounds of wildlife and nature from your decks or sunset room as you drink morning cofee or sip wine at dusk. A waterfall greets you and your guests at entry. Beautiful stone steps to the lower terrace level provide a private entrance for your family/ guests. Tey can come and go without entering the main level if desired. An elevator gives access to both foors. Main level living ofers 12 foot ceilings, Primary bed/ bath and GREAT ROOM allowing an entertaining area few can imagine. A media/ exercise room, theater, billiards/rec room and dedicated ofce await downstairs. Smart home/remote monitoring technology. MLS#3913871 $3,395,000

CHERYL CANNIZZARO 954-547-2027 Residential Broker Associate Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Diamond Level Broker 2021 CCANNIZZARO@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM 22 Fine Homes|Spring 2023
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On the Cover (828) 553-4340 | FLETCHER “I provide results-oriented, professional service with a strength that lies in a highly trained, caring professional. As a Beverly-Hanks Realtor, I deliver the best in marketing, advice, research, and service in the market.” Nancy Witek, Broker Associate Your Dream Home Awaits Now Representing Carriage Park NEW CONSTRUCTION! 24 Fine Homes|Spring 2023

kitchen featuring gas range, wine cooler, walk in pantry and large dining area make this open foor plan perfect for entertaining. Upper level feature two spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Relax in basement in front of the second freplace and soak in the views in the hot tub. Two bonus rooms, exercise room and plenty of storage make this a great full time residence or second home. $1,495,000

LYNWEAVER@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM LYN WEAVER Residential Broker Associate, SSFR 828-674-9864 Take in the tremendous views on top of Bills Mountain in this extraordinary crafed home in the gated community of Vista! Well thought out layout to take advantage of the westerly views of the Gorge-primary bedroom and stunning ensuite with huge WIC, home ofce, and laundry all the main level. Stunning great
a gourmet
4 bed | 5.5 bath | 6,316 sqft | 1.54 acre Spring 2023 | Fine Homes 25
stone freplace,

Luxurious, amazing views, contemporary, comfortable, entertaining and custom built, all describe this luxury home nestled in a private perch just above Asheville overlooking the city and mountains beyond. Come and delight in this sun-flled home with three primary suites, two guest bedrooms, four full and one half bath with a third lower level guest suite apartment with full kitchen. A true chef’s kitchen with Bosch appliances and unique custom cabinetry to refect the views, beautiful island with seating, marble and granite bathrooms, three zone heating and cooling and stainless steel and bamboo accents make this a truly unique home. Tere are three levels of entertaining on covered decks and terrace level, all with spectacular year around views. Elegant exterior features defne this custom home including stone accents, professional landscaping and lighting design, natural walkways with stone steps and a viewing gazebo for entertaining and enjoying the views. Tis must-see home is located adjacent to the UNCA observatory forest with trails for hiking and minutes to shopping and dining. Come Home! $1,900,000

Brent Russell Broker, LRE, ABR, AHWD 828-528-1829 BRUSSELL@BEVERLY-HANKS.COM
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Imagine living in the fnest, historical condominium building in Downtown Asheville, designed by Richard Sharp Smith, Architect of the Biltmore Estate. Tis never occupied, luxury 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is completely refurbished with the fnest combination of old-world and contemporary design and livability. Te original heart of pine foors, a terrazzo foored original freplace, and the open foor plan with soaring windows and ceilings make for living large with an abundance of natural light. Custom cabinetry throughout, quartz countertops, a chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a breakfast bar and island, a walk-in pantry, utility, laundry room, and ample storage defne this luxury Downtown residence. Tere is a two-car tandem parking in the climate-controlled garage with an additional storage room. All mechanical, electrical, roof, and interior walls are new in 2019. Tis secure, elevator-access home is located within walking distance to grocery, shopping, and dining. $1,350,000

Brent Russell Broker, LRE, ABR, AHWD
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Presenting the Newest Homes in Ashecrof

Exciting new community in Asheville! Ashecrof is focused on custom-quality construction in a wooded environment, close to shopping and services with a variety of home plans. Each foor plan has been thoughtfully designed for everyone, and also allows “aging in place”. You can truly have your forever home now! Standard features include site fnished oak foors, Silestone quartz counters, KitchenAid dual fuel range and French door refrigerator, tile showers, Pella windows and doors, 9’ ceilings on main level, and upgraded carpet. Common reserved wooded space to preserve views and create a sense of spaciousness. Easy access to downtown Asheville, West Asheville, the Arboretum, and the Blue Ridge Parkway! Prices from $725,000

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Newer crafsman style cottage, walking distance to Lake Louise and downtown Weaverville! Modern neutral fnishes, and designer decor. Open foor plan with lots of light. Raised breakfast bar, stainless appliances and granite counters. Charming tile freplace in dining area. Large primary suite on main level. Large laundry/ pantry of the kitchen. 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms plus ofce upstairs. Two large hall closets for storage. Large unfnished basement with garage, can be fnished for future additional living space. Comes fully furnished, down to the kitchen utensils! Just move right in, or start your vacation rental/second home! $675,000

Builder’s personal home in popular East Asheville neighbourhood. Beautiful setting with large level lot for gardening and outdoor play. Creek at the rear of the lot can be heard and seen from the house and the deck. Extensive perennial landscaping, plus large fruit-producing fg trees. Fenced yard for pets. Home has two primary suites plus an ofce on the main level. Open foor plan, both suites and the living area open to a large sunroom. Tile walk in showers, foors, and granite counters in both main level baths. Hardwood foors on main are newly refnished and there is new paint throughout. Upper level has large open family room, second kitchen, ofce, bedroom and full bath. Juliet balcony overlooks the yard and creek. RV garage, plus two car attached garage. Mountain views and a quiet pastoral setting below the Blue Ridge Parkway lands provide a peaceful setting less than 20 min from downtown Asheville, and 10 minutes from East Asheville groceries and amenities. $849,000

828-280-8430 |
Heidi DuBose Fore Broker Associate
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Aonce-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the entire second level of the historic Southern Bell building, which is ideally located on the corners of Lexington, Walnut, and Rankin in the heart of historic downtown Asheville. This unique property offers you the opportunity to live in one space and operate a retail or other business out of the other. This innovative renovation was designed by the Griffin award winner Allen Roderick.

MLS: 3917656 • $2,550,000

Asheville Scott Mills & William Coin BROKERS (828) 782-5588 Downtown Asheville’s Market Leaders for Over 15 Years.
25 Rankin Avenue Downtown
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Terri Eisenhauer Signature Properties

This remarkable mountain masterpiece ingeniously meshes old world and modern styles while still resonating the timeless ideals of luxury mountain living. A blend of natures fnest materials has been thoughtfully and expertly used throughout, from the Brazilian cherry foors to the massive stone freplace. Walking through the impressive volume doorway with unique Tifany style stained glass into the grand foyer you will be drawn to the architect and exquisite details from the impressive great room to the luxurious primary suite and the grand gourmet kitchen boasting every high-end amenity imaginable. Completing the main level is a designer dining room, library, study, powder bath and amazing laundry room. MLS#3931945 $2,495,000

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$2,495,000 MLS#3931945


This spectacular home, updated with no expense spared, showcases an extraordinary architectural design and stunning fnishes. Sited in a natural park-like setting on .87 gorgeous private acres. The heart of the home is the great room with cathedral ceilings, stone freplace and open concept connecting seamlessly to the showstopper designer kitchen featuring high-end appliance and fxtures, gorgeous quartzite and huge island. The dining area and breakfast room are exquisite. The master suite boasts tray ceiling, 2 walk-in closets, walk-in tiled shower, double quartz vanity and soaking tub. Main level also features a study, 2 guest rooms, full bath, laundry room with sink and pantry. There is a bonus room on second level. The lower level features a family room, huge recreational room, full bath and additional bonus room with en-suite bath. Ofering the ultimate in outdoor mountain living with the covered front porch, screened porch, deck, patio and amazing grounds with walking paths. $1,195,000


Experience mountain luxury living at its fnest in this exquisite Kenmure home with major updates situated on 1.27 gorgeous acres. Prepare to be impressed as you enter the grand foyer w/ vaulted ceiling. Features distinctive architectural design boasting extensive crown molding and trim, vaulted & cathedral ceilings, designer lighting, living room w/ freplace, gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, granite, island, cofee bar, breakfast bar, breakfast area, formal dining room, great room w/ freplace, spa-like master suite w/ sitting area, walk-in closets, dual vanities, walk-in tiled shower, jetted tub, guest suite, powder bath and laundry room with cabinetry and sink. MLS#3906565 $1,295,000

MLS#4000635 MLS#3906565
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MLS# 4000635
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Springtime Blooms have arrived at Biltmore

Biltmore’s iconic tulips are blooming, signaling an early start to the estate’s annual spring growing season

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2023)

From the earliest buds that herald the return of warmer weather to the splendor of George Vanderbilt’s magnifcent gardens and grounds dur $1,350,000.00 ing Biltmore’s annual Biltmore Blooms celebration April 1 – May 25, spring transforms the estate into the ultimate destination to experience this special season in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New this spring, guests will be able to explore Italian-themed experiences that complement Biltmore’s newest exhibition, Italian Renaissance Alive.

Biltmore Blooms

Set against the backdrop of Biltmore House’s European-inspired architecture, the estate’s world-class landscapes thrive with a progression of color throughout the Biltmore Blooms season. Tousands of dafodils, crocus, and Biltmore’s iconic tulips are emerging across Biltmore’s historic grounds, heralding an early start to spring. Biltmore’s signature spring tulips that honor George Vanderbilt’s Dutch heritage will delight with a mix of red, orange, purple, apricot, white, and yellow blooms in the Walled Garden.

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Inside Biltmore House

Musicians will be stationed on the frst foor of Biltmore House, setting a sweet tone as guests tour through the house. Biltmore’s foral team will showcase their talents with carefully designed centerpieces and fourishes that feature spring blooms. Cherry blossoms in the Library; bouquets of lilac, viburnum and peonies adorning the Banquet Hall table; and unique blooming Chenille plants in the Winter Garden.

Italian Renaissance Alive

Italian Renaissance Alive celebrates Italian culture, architecture, sculpture, and literature. Staged at Amherst at Deerpark, light, color, sound and fragrance are choreographed in this large-scale multi-sensory event. A powerful Italian score enhances Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Te Last Supper, Boticelli’s Te Birth of Venus, and other works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, and Veronese.

Ciao! From Italy in Antler Hill Village

Te perfect companion to Italian Renaissance Alive, Ciao! From Italy is a charming display that showcases eight large-scale sculptural postcards inspired by George and Edith Vanderbilt’s Italian travels. Te design is reminiscent of accordion-style picture postcards, and combines botanical designs with authentic greetings from the Vanderbilts, including notes from George Vanderbilt’s travel journal. It goes on view in Antler Hill Village on April 1.

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New! Chihuly art at Biltmore Winery

A newly commissioned, blown-glass Iris Gold and Garnet Chandelier created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly was recently installed in Biltmore Winery. George Vanderbilt was a thoughtful collector of wine and art. “He (Vanderbilt) enjoyed bringing beautiful objects to fll Biltmore House and sharing excellent vintages at his table,” said Bill Cecil, President and CEO of Biltmore and great-grandson of George Vanderbilt. “Our family commissioned this piece to represent the importance of wine in our history, from the Vanderbilt era to our modern-day winemaking philosophy.”

Stay at Biltmore!

Named by Southern Living’s readers as one of Te South’s Best Hotels 2023, Te Inn on Biltmore Estate ofers the chance to step back in time to when the Vanderbilts lived on the property. Various stay packages are available, including throughout the run of Italian Renaissance Alive. Additional accommodations on the estate include Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, and the Cottages on Biltmore Estate. Booking information is available here.


Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore includes Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; Te Inn on Biltmore Estate, a fourstar property; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division.

To learn more about Biltmore, go to or call 877-BILTMORE

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Broker/Owner, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRES, CNE, PSA

“Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor”

Certifed Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 147 4th Ave West Suite B | Hendersonville, NC 28792 | c 828-329-9397 | o 828-785-5535 |

Prepare to be Impressed

Custom Built beauty sited on 1.42 very private acres with lovely winter views. Very accommodating foor plan ofers room for everyone. Light & Bright Primary opens to private rear Decking. Additional Ensuite Bedroom on main. Great room boasts walls of windows & features elegant 14f Cofered Ceilings, Gas freplace & opens to Rear decking. Dining room/Ofce features elegant Window seat, wainscotting & ample built-in Cabinetry. Beautiful Kitchen features Newer appliances, 2nd prep sink, granite counter tops, Dining area, nearby butler’s pantry & is open to covered side deck to relax on. Lower Level Family room opens to 2nd rear Deck, features Wet Bar & Gas freplace perfect for entertaining adjacent to Enormous Game/Billiards room. Two additional guest bedrooms in Lower Level, one Ensuite. Unfnished 500sf in Lower Level perfect for storage/hobbyist. Enjoy the beneft of the 3 Car Garage, 29.6w x 23.6d. Optional Club membership ofers 18 hole Golf, Tennis, indoor Pool, Fitness center and dining. MLS#4001755 $1,100,000

Laura Flores
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ONE OF A KIND Deltec home on a mountain top!

Enjoy this massive 3 bedroom/ 4bath/ 3 bonus room home on approximately 6.35 acres with views for days at 3200f! Tis unique Deltec home boasts 4000 sq. f. with giant wrap around porch in the gated community of Deer Run Estates. House is currently set up as a 6BR. Upstairs is an open foor plan with huge kitchen and living area, 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms and 1 bonus room. Downstairs is another 2 bedrooms and another bonus room with spacious kitchen and living area with a freplace, pool table and huge views! Detached 2 car garage with gas powered golf cart.  Short-term rentals allowed. Come check out this one of a kind Mountain Home! MLS# 3928423 $889,000

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!  Tis  sprawling stately 5BR/2BA home rests on approximately .41 acres but feels like so much more.  Situated on the famous 17th Green of the Black Mountain Golf Course.  Tis par 6  747 yd hole was at one time the longest hole in the world!   Tere are so many places to spread out. Relax in the massive living room with giant rock wood burning freplace or enjoy golf course views from your newly renovated kitchen with giant island perfect for entertaining. You will appreciate the huge mountain views  with privacy from the screened in porch, open deck with hot tub, and sizeable rock patio all overlooking the golf course. Plenty of extra storage in the detached 2 car carport. Not only can you enjoy the golf course, but you are only .7 mile away from Lake Tomahawk and the Black Mountain pool and 1.5 miles from downtown Black Mountain. Ofered at $779,000.

106 Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain, NC | 828.357.5243
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Holly Lindsey Broker 828.736.1166

Undeniably, one of the prettiest farms in our area! A frst time ofering, this land has been in the same family for several generations. Every part of the 21+ acres is simply breathtaking!

A cedar & brick farmhouse sits on a hillside presiding over the expansive rolling felds with stunning mountain views, & big sky visible from every window. Live in the pretty, renovated home, or build closer to the fowing creek or gorgeous pond. You could potentially sell or rent the farmhouse short or long term. Te home has a full basement with a separate entrance & there are multiple outbuildings including a pond house, equipment shed, & even a large, open barn that could hold horses or host events! Tere are multiple building sites, fenced pastures, & no neighborhood restrictions! Only 5 minuteas to restaurants, 10 minutes to grocery, & 20 minutes to the center of Asheville! What dreams can come true for you at this jewel of a property?

MLS# 3877894 $1,250,000

Kim Gentry
Senior Broker | Christie’s Certifed Luxury Specialist Mobile 828.301.3330 Web: Email: 18 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801
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Lakefront Beauty

Tis magnifcent 4 BR, 5½ BA home is situated in a prime location near the club, Marina and Greystone Inn. Tis legacy lake home features hardwood foors, a stunning great room with stone freplace, chef’s kitchen, wet bar, and a cozy keeping room with wood burning freplace. Tis home ofers outdoor living at its fnest with a large enclosed porch with freplace, outdoor kitchen, extensive decking and stone work plus a beautiful outdoor “living room” with freplace overlooking the lake, boat house with sun deck, and a newly installed dock.

$5,500,000. MLS 3918054

One of the Finest Views In The Mountains Of North Carolina.

Tis three bedroom, three bath home with attached one bedroom, one bath guest house features an open, lightflled foor plan, three stone freplaces, and two bedrooms on the main foor. It also ofers a two-car carport, twocar garage, outdoor frepit, and many additional special features. 1200 square feet of outdoor entertaining space with breathtaking views of Lake Toxaway.

$1,695,000. MLS 3835323

Art Fisher, Listing Broker

10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712

Ofce: 828-883-9895

Cell: 828-506-4895

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Magnificent Mountain Views

Extensively remodeled. 4 BR, 3 BA home on Lakeside Mountain with magnifcent view of Toxaway Mountain, Cold Mountain, Panther Tail Mountain, and Blue Ridge Parkway. Tis conveniently located home features a large great room with a stone, wood-burning freplace, two primary bedrooms and beautiful study on the main foor. New hardwood foors, newly remodeled kitchen, new deck, and screened porch. A large carport with extensive storage and fresh interior and exterior paint. $1,250,000. MLS 3915097

Lake Toxaway Estates

Some of the most beautiful real estate in the country is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina surrounded by state parks & national forests. Lake Toxaway Estates boasts cool summers and the largest private lake in North Carolina. Te lake, the country club community and the surrounding area make Lake Toxaway Estates a unique and unmatched second home destination.

Lake Toxaway is a 640 acre lake with 14 miles of shoreline. Te lake elevation is approximately 3,010 feet and ofers swimming, boating, water skiing, sailing and fshing.

Lake Toxaway Estates also ofers golf, 6 tennis courts, croquet, a Club House with Pro Shop, fne dining, social programs with the Tom Fazio Golf Learning Center and ftness center nearby. Located on Lake Toxaway, the Greystone Inn ofers access to the Lake Toxaway Country Club, a spa, six-course gourmet dinners and champagne cruises on the Miss Lucy.

Art Fisher, Listing Broker

10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712

Ofce: 828-883-9895

Cell: 828-506-4895

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Straus Park

Immaculate 4 BR, 4½ BA custom home overlooking Lake Straus. Tis meticulous home features a slate roof, copper gutters, extensive stone work, hardwood foors, chef’s kitchen with Sub-zero a nd Wolf appliances, serene master suite with spacious and luxurious bath, 2 large stone freplaces, and 3 guest suites. Extensive outdoor entertaining area including a stone patio and freplace overlooking the lake.

$2,695,000. MLS 3886207

Straus Park

Since the inception of Straus Park in 1997, Fisher Realty has played a vital role in its development. We take pride in our ongoing involvement and in our outstanding selection of Straus Park properties.

Located within the city limits of Brevard, Straus Park ofers the peace and seclusion of a mountain home along with the convenience of being just minutes from historic downtown Brevard, which features frst rate entertainment, distinctive dining, unique shopping, and endless cultural opportunities.

Straus Park ofers a variety of mountain architecture including spacious custom homes on large wooded lots, the Mountain Cottages of Blueberry Hill, unique Mountain Park homes with sidewalks out front reminiscent of the friendly neighborhoods of yester-year, Lakeside and Parkside Townhomes designed by renowned mountain architect Al Platt, and Straus Ridge ofering one, two, and three bedroom luxury condominiums.

Straus Park amenities include a 6-acre lake, a community lake house for various social events, a pool, tennis courts, and a trail system for enjoying outdoor life.

10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712


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LAKEVIEW PARK 345 Midland Drive Laura Livaudais | 828.712.5445 LAKE JAMES 4950 Canterbury Place Rachel Alosky Stark | 828.329.3552 $3.225 M $2.75 M 828-367-9001 | 46 Fine Homes |Spring 2023
Sharing the Stories of North Carolina’s Most Distinctive Homes Asheville | Highlands | Greenville | Charlotte | Lake Norman | Wilmington STONE GATE 1409 Stone Gate Drive Joy Pharr | 704.418.2963 TRYON 205 Hooper Creek Road Damian Hall | 828.817.2046 $1.525 M $924,000 Spring 2023 | Fine Homes 47
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Estate Sales SERVICES

75 FAIRVIEW ROAD | Asheville, NC 28803


WNC Bridge Foundation Estate Sales Services and Thrift Store are friendly, upbeat places to volunteer. Folks of all walks and ages are making a positive impact in our community.



PERHAPS you are downsizing now that the kids have left home. Maybe you are the executor of an estate that needs to be settled. Or perhaps you simply want to eliminate some clutter. Whatever the circumstances, our experienced team can make the process easier. We have helped thousands of area clients pack, move, and liquidate furnishings, household items, and artwork.

Proceeds from estate sales are divided equally between the seller and WNC Bridge Estate Sales & Services. All of our proceeds support WNC Bridge Foundation’s You’re Special Fund, Children’s Services Fund, WNC Greatest Needs Fund, Health Scholarships, and Rathbun House.

Call to set up a free in-home or virtual consultation today

828.575.2509 option 2

CHOOSE YOUR OWN VOLUNTEER ADVENTURE. Find your niche in furniture, vintage clothes, linens, tools, jewelry, rugs, dishes, silverware, artwork, gadgets... etc. You might like interacting with the public by packing estates, ringing up purchases, and helping on estate sale days. Or you may prefer working behind the scenes by sorting, cleaning, and unpacking treasures for the showrooms.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES . Sign up for a few hours per week, per month, or come in multiple days each week. Or be a seasonal volunteer if you go away winters or summers.

FIND A COMMUNITY. We are a place where friendships are built. The feeling of community here is strong and supportive.

WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS, ALWAYS. We welcome you! Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to get one of your friends or neighbors to volunteer with you this spring?

For information call 828.277.4888 or go to and click on the Volunteer link.

UPCOMING ESTATE SALES SALE DAYS | THURSDAY–SATURDAY 10–4:30 PREVIEWS | WEDNESDAY 1–3 4–6 18–20 MAY JULY 13–15 27–29 JUNE 1–3 15–17 29–1 APR 6–8 20–22
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Medallion Pool Company 51 N. Merrimon Ave., Ste 101 Asheville, NC 28804 | 828.253.4594 50 Fine Homes |Spring 2023
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Where Classic Southern Elegance Meets Mountain Charm

Nestled in Historic Flat Rock

just four miles south of downtown Hendersonville, Kenmure Country Club ofers all the historic charm of yesterday with all the exciting amenities of today’s innovative country club.

• Antebellum mansion clubhouse

• Gated Main Entrance with 24 Hour Security

• 18 Hole Joe Lee designed golf course with practice facility

• Indoor and outdoor heated pools

• Pickle Ball and Bocce Ball

• Fine dining and casual dining opportunities

• Hard and sof-surface tennis courts

• State-of-the-art ftness center

• Large banquet facility

• Numerous social activities • On-site sales team

• Property ofers include condominiums, villas, single family home sites and homes, and new cottage-style homes

Kenmure Enterprises, Inc. • 100 Clubhouse Drive • Flat Rock NC 28731 Real Estate/Rentals: (828) 693-8481 or (800) 345-1860 (outside NC) • Clubhouse: (828) 693-8506
FPO Pool photo KENMURE VILLA 3BD 3.5BTH MLS #3900643 $699,000 GREAT VIEWS 3BD 3.5BTH  MLS #4001309 $935,000 52 Fine Homes |Spring 2023
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Five Bedroom, Six Bath home in gated community with a dramatic two story great room, wood foors, ceramic tile, stone freplace, gourmet island kitchen with butler pantry, an ofce, main level luxurious master suite with freplace, recirculating tankless water heaters, inviting covered porches, a game room, home theater, bonus room and bathroom with steam shower, 3 car garage and so much more located on quiet private street in the Cane Creek valley. MLS#4007621 $1,600,000

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Mark D. Mathews Real Estate Broker since 1994 828-691-1317 23 Arlington Street, Asheville, NC 828-255-7530 Spring 2023 | Fine Homes 55

Creating your Perfect Home with Teresa B. Brown

Teresa B. Brown knows your home is where your story begins, and she makes it her business to help you defne your design and tell your story. As a real estate agent, interior designer, and owner of Digs Home, a home goods store in Burnsville, Teresa creates authentic places for her clients to live and play.

As a designer, Teresa’s timeless aesthetic balances creativity with functionality. She believes simplicity is elegant and she emphasizes nature to promote wholesome and healthy living. Her style has a seamless fow, and her free-spirited aesthetic mixes various design expressions for the best results. Teresa’s diverse portfolio exemplifes her approach to diferent interior design types, from traditional and mid-century to modern styles. She fnds ways to honor history by showcasing heirloom pieces and antiques. She ofen thinks outside the box by bending the rules for more playful outcomes, for example, placing unusual objects in unexpected places or combining relics of the past and signature antiques with modern and new pieces. She notes that most people have sentimental items they’ve collected along the way that carry emotional value, and she works to integrate these pieces tastefully and seamlessly. She brings nature inside by using a calming and subtle color palette and incorporates greenery and fresh fowers, ofen preferring to use what’s available around the home’s yard, like ferns, oak leaves, and pine. Aside from a beautiful space, Teresa ensures the rooms are balanced with comfort and functionality. Tere needs to be more to a space than just looking pretty! She’s a big supporter of local art and feels it’s a perfect way to emphasize the culture of a home’s surrounding area. It’s important to her to be sensible and cost-efective so she won’t break the bank to create your ideal space. She knows that a home is intensely personal, and when working with her clients to create their perfect spaces, she tells them, “It’s all in the feeling!”

Teresa’s love for interior design began around age 10 when she would choose paint colors and home furnishings from her grandmother’s Sears and JCPenney catalogs. She would design her

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perfect dream homes and fnd fun and creative ways of decorating and redecorating her room. Even then, Teresa knew anyone could have a house, but it takes passion and an artistic mind to make it a home. Tose childhood dreams eventually made Teresa a trailblazing entrepreneur wearing many hats as a real estate agent, designer, business owner, and proud mother of two children. Her husband, Steve, daughter, Bridget, granddaughter, Ro, and fur baby, Bella, are what make her home her sanctuary.

Teresa has had her challenges, and it’s been a long road, but as she says, “sometimes we take the long way to get where we are going. It’s not about how we get there, but how we arrive. It’s even better if you get a little skinned and tarnished along the way”. When her daughter was born with Down’s Syndrome, Teresa lacked the support she needed and decided to take matters into her own hands to seek the best opportunities for healthy development. Today, both of her kids are happy and successful. Her daughter is an avid reader who loves to cook, and her son is in his last year of his pediatric cardiology fellowship. Teresa learned that unwavering determination was crucial to raising her children and becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Combining home design and furnishings with her real estate business is a necessary triad like a healthy and thriving marriage. Before designing the interior of a home, it’s essential to fnd the ideal space, to begin with! Teresa has listed and sold hundreds of commercial and residential properties and only works with the creme de la creme for appraisers, mortgage ofcers, home inspectors, land surveyors, and contractors. She not only guarantees her full attention when working with a client, but she also ofers the utmost focus on detail.

Teresa loves the adventures that her creative impulse leads her on. For example, she purchased a one-hundred-year-old brick building on Town Square in Burnsville and renovated it to become the storefront for Digs Home. Teresa also designed four condos located above the store that are currently in the completion stage.

Teresa is known for creating beautiful and livable spaces and says that your home should be the story of who you are and a collection showcasing what you love. Her Digs Home store ofers home decor and custom furniture that do just that. It’s a “one-stop shop” for all things home! Teresa grew up in a small community right outside of Burnsville, in a town called Double

Island, which inspired the name for Digs Home (Double Island Girl). Unique fnds in the shop include locally made pottery, antiques, accent chairs, leather sofas, local art and photography, artisanal bowls and serving plates, and even natural detergents, candles, and fragrances. Visit Digs Home in Burnsville, NC, for home decor, interior design, and real estate services! She also has an incredible team that is integral to her success. Teresa lives to inspire others and to create memorable lasting design moments that appeal to all the senses.

Digs Home 828.536.5333

4 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

Teresa B. Brown Design 828.691.1045

Teresa B. Brown Real Estate 828.691.1045

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Unique furniture and home decor at affordable prices with prompt delivery.

Great values on Latex Mattresses. Organic Cotton and Wool Bedding.

Special orders & free design services.

365 Merrimon Ave • 828-225-3117 • WNC’S LARGEST SELECTION & MOST EXPERIENCED STAFF My ‘go to’ frame shop for years now, for both my business clients and my personal projects. Blackbird is several steps above any other shop I’ve ever used. — Sandra Dykes, Interior Designer 828.279.5962 | Asheville, NC Contact us at F INE H OMES BUY BUILD DESIGN Serving Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Biltmore Lake, Biltmore Park, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure, Mars Hill, Southclif, The Ramble, Walnut Cove, Waynesville, and more...
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Riverbend Forest is a new East Asheville community by builder Sulaski & Co. Only three builder lots remain. This is the Forest Hills model, a 4 bedroom 4.5 bath 3679 square foot build. Delight in the sites and sounds of the Swannanoa river along the six acre riverside park. Enjoy being within eight miles of downtown Asheville, near shopping and the Blue Ridge Parkway. O ered at $1,909,000

Riverbend Forest is a new East Asheville community by builder Sulaski & Co. Only three builder lots remain. This is the Woodland model, a 3 bedroom 4 bath 3865 square foot build. Delight in the sites and sounds of the Swannanoa river along the six acre riverside park. Enjoy being within eight miles of downtown Asheville, near shopping and the Blue Ridge Parkway. O ered at $2,125,000

Build your dream home in Reynolds Mountain with the amazing Keystone 1401 model which boasts 3 bedrooms 4 baths and 3813 square feet. Views of Beaver Lake and the French Broad River may be possible depending on home placement. Enjoy nearby restaurants, shopping, breweries and attractions and be within 10 minutes of downtown Asheville. O ered at $2,567,400

Beautiful .6 acre lot in one of Asheville’s premiere gated neighborhoods, The Ramble. Amenities include tness and saline pool at the Living Well Center, tennis, pickleball, parks and miles of trails. Amazing location and chance to make this land that was once part of the famed Biltmore Estate yours. Build your custom home here in the mountains of Western NC. O ered at $350,000

Engel & Völkers Asheville 26 College St Asheville NC 28801 +1 828-232-4030

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