Fine Homes Buy Build Design SPRING 2022

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Pushing the Design Envelope The Height of Excellence Home... Where Our Story Begins


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CONTENTS Spring 2022


Pushing the Design Envelope


The Height of Excellence


Home... Where Our Story Begins


Lexington Glassworks


There’s No Place Like Enza Home


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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Natasha Kubis Diane Leibinger


PHOTOGRAPHY Diane Leibinger

Bridget Hepler Dave Soltis

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82 INTERIOR DESIGN & VRBO DESIGN Services available along with a curated retail store for all your furniture and home decor needs. Everything from kitchen to children’s gifts.

239 S. Liberty St, Asheville,NC 28801


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We Build It. You Customize It. Highly desirable homes are being built and sold by Walnut Cove Realty in Asheville’s finest luxury communities. As the Asheville region leaps into global awareness for its climate, reasonable taxes, and quality of life, demand for new luxury homes has outstripped supply. Walnut Cove Realty compresses the arduous permitting and planning process by starting ahead of a buyer’s involvement. Using decades of experience supervising custom home construction, the team locates the best lots in the most sought after communities, applies decades of client feedback on home design, and then works with a curated team of craftspeople to begin construction. By proactively initiating the process, a client steps in mid-stream to finalize selections like a custom home project, but is able to reduce the delivery time to mere months.

Contact Walnut Cove Realty for more information on their luxury new home construction program and current availability. (828) 537-4536 8 Fine Homes | Spring 2022

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PROVIDENCE | $9,950,000 | MLS# 3547592 This 200+ acre farm has it all. There is a 2009 home with great finishes & a screened porch. Clary McCall (828) 768-0413.

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

BILTMORE FOREST | $9,750,000 | MLS# 3720073

Exceptional 4.4-acre golf course estate with distant Pisgah range views, historic stables, green house, resort style pool, carriage house, and exquisite landscape. Ann Skoglund (828) 273-0277.

WAYNESVILLE | $4,500,000 | MLS# 3691934 Ultimate executive mountain top estate with a tranquil setting. Rob Roland (828) 400-1923.

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ZIRCONIA | $3,750,000 | MLS# 3801822 This 41+/- acre estate has privacy, quality craftsmanship, and mountain views. Brian Woodward (828) 551-0258.

HENDERSONVILLE | $5,550,000 | MLS# 3747885 Stonewood Farm is situated on over 47 acres with stunning panoramic year-round views. Kina Kilpatrick (828) 551-7788.

ASHEVILLE | $3,500,000 | MLS# 3744756 This stately Georgian Brick has a NeoClassic Portico Entry, circa 1927. Binford Jennings (828) 707-6442.

BRIGHTS CREEK | $2,989,000 | MLS# 3817235 Beautiful lot with to access Tom Fazio golf course. Heather Chambers and JJ Murphy (828) 699-5914.

LAKE TOXAWAY | $2,630,000 | MLS# 3535386 This mountain oasis directly borders the Pisgah National Forest and the French Broad River. Steve Owen (828) 507-8225.

RAMBLE BILTMORE FOREST | $5,500,000 | MLS# 3782579 BRIGHTS CREEK | $2,400,000 | MLS# 3834305 Custom home with to access Tom Fazio golf course. Heather Chambers and JJ Murphy (828) 699-5914.

BRIGHTS CREEK | $2,395,000 | MLS# 3833225 Beautiful lot with to access Tom Fazio golf course. Heather Chambers and JJ Murphy (828) 699-5914.

Exceptional European manor with sophistication and allure. Wonderful sight lines to inviting terraces, secret gardens, and covered porches enhanced with fountains. Ann Skoglund (828) 273-0277.

ASHEVILLE | $2,200,000 | MLS# 3747358

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath unit will wow you the moment you cross the threshold. Scott Mills & William Coin (828) 571-0744.

PISGAH FOREST | $1,700,000 | MLS# 3791207 Welcome to Riversmith Farms, a 66-acre French Broad River estate. Billy Harris (828) 553-9666.

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RUTHERFORDTON | $1,590,000 | MLS# 3817925 Breathtaking long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains welcome you. Doug Kelly (678) 920-0018.

PENDING CANTON | $1,500,000 | MLS# 3729478 This Scandinavian constructed style cabin has views of Cold Mountain McElroy and Ellege Team (828) 487-0380.

POPLAR RIDGE | $2,500,000 | MLS# 3818428

This gracious lodge-style home with impeccable attention to detail welcomes incredible sunrises with jaw-dropping, long-range mountain views. Elizabeth Etheridge at (828) 712-4356.

AVERY PARK | $1,337,400 | MLS# 3662700

Three lots combined into one with 360 degree views from this mountain top property. Diane Demetris-Duermit(828) 337-1747.

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POPLAR RIDGE | $1,250,000 | MLS# 3823205

This wonderful mountain home is nestled on 1.48 acres with trees and mature landscaping. Todd Kaderabek (828) 712-1982.

MARSHALL | $1,500,000 | MLS# 3790787 Enjoy full wrap-around porch and 18 plus acres of unrestricted, private property. Team Billy Taylor (828) 778-6705.

BRIGHTS CREEK | $1,200,000 | MLS# 3815881 Homesite with to access Tom Fazio golf course. Heather Chambers and JJ Murphy (828) 699-5914.

RIDGE VIEW ESTATES | $1,100,000 | MLS# 3818027 Main level living, open floor plan, plenty of dining space and wine bar. Christina Gallegos Merrill (828) 423-6190.

UNDER CONTRACT JUNALUSKA HIGHLANDS | $1,100,000 | MLS# 3660973 Modern custom home in gated subdivision to Lake Junaluska. Billy Case (828) 508-4527.

BILTMORE FOREST | $2,495,000 | MLS# 3830717 RIVERBEND AT LAKE LURE | $999,000 | MLS# 3836234 Riverfront cabin with open floor plan and long range mountain views. Mariah Leahy (828) 279-5889.

This open home is designed for casual elegance with its barrel vaulted ceiling, flowing floor plan with guests downstairs and everything for delightful living on the main. Ann Skoglund at (828) 273-0277.

UNDER CONTRACT GREAT SKY | $985,000 | MLS# 3810803 This home has unobstructed long range views and is over 2,000 feet in elevation. Stephen G. Duncan (828) 777-5718.

RUMBLING BALD ON LAKE LURE | $975,000 | MLS# 3827530 WAYNESVILLE | $800,000 | MLS# 3823658 Custom built Dove tailed and Chinked Log Home on a This stunning home features a huge open floor plan with high private 12 acre farm. Billy Case (828) 508-4527. ceilings. Mariah Leahy (828) 279-5889.

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Pushing the Design Envelope Buchanan Construction By Natasha Kubis Photography: Ryan Theede

Our homes embody how we live and what makes us happy. When we create a space that meets our needs and expresses our character, we enrich our lives and make people feel instantly welcome in our homes. Designing an exceptional home requires reflection, creativity, and thoughtful choices. Having a talented team of professionals is one of the most efficient ways of creating a dream space that will be the backdrop of memories for you and your family.

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Heralded as “Asheville’s Premier Builder,” Buchanan Construction comprises a team of over 45 industry professionals with decades of experience in constructing custom homes, extensive scale renovations, and commercial projects and developments. Their team boasts some of the most talented and creative minds in the industry, and have deep appreciation for opportunities to push the design envelope on behalf of their clients. One of their latest achievements is a custom home, the Miscela, which boasts vast entertaining spaces. Their inspiration for this five-bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 7,800 square foot beauty was to create a versatile space for larger families and for entertaining friends and loved ones. The bold and modern design serves as a perfect setting for both cozy, intimate gatherings, and larger parties. Some of the most stunning of this home’s exceptional features include a marble, T-shaped kitchen island with marble “waterfall” 16 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

edging, as well as a floating metal staircase, a large movie theater, and a game room. There’s also a built-in fish tank, an in-ground pool and spa, a screened porch with fireplace and heated floors, and an “Owner’s Retreat” featuring two closets and a luxurious bathroom. Open plan living has become the standard in contemporary home design—and for a good reason. Open plan design provides a generous space that allows all your guests to relax in a single home area without feeling crowded. Aside from adding to the spacious feeling of the home, it also means no one needs to miss out on the action. While magic is happening in the kitchen, the cooks can continue to mingle with their guests without ever losing the beat of the conversation. The open floor plan of the Miscela was uniquely designed with well placed walls that serve as room dividers, implying separation of distinctive spaces (like the Dining Room), without obstructing the breezy passthroughs, and light and airy feel of a traditional open floor plan.

The windows and doors are oversized to capture the natural light, and allow you to take in the views of the outdoor living space and the yard. It’s the perfect layout for entertaining guests indoors and outdoors, and the pool is the crowning art piece. The inground spa spills over into the pool, warming the temperature and making it perfect for pool parties. The fully equipped outdoor kitchen allows the homeowner to host outdoor gatherings with ease, while the nearby gas firepit provides a warm and cozy space to gather on cool evenings. Another incredible feature of this home is the Owners Retreat, a wing of the home dedicated to solace and relaxation. The Owner’s bedroom is one of spacious proportions, with ample oversized windows and a vaulted, beamed ceiling complete with a gorgeous chandelier. Just down the hall, two roomy closets were designed with islands for additional storage and plentiful space for dressing. The Owner’s Spa was intricately designed with a spacious shower, free standing tub, stunning sink vignettes, and two water closets. Spring 2022 | Fine Homes 17

Just off the kitchen are 16-foot glass doors leading to a spacious screened porch with skylights, a wood-burning fireplace, and heated tile flooring. This screened area was positioned with care at the center of the main-level living space, providing central access to an indoor/outdoor living space where the family can gather, or groups can escape the larger gathering at parties for quiet conversations. The Miscela is a homeowners dream, offering a beautiful bar, a game room with a pool table, and a pinball machine, among other classic games for guests and family. There is also an open movie theatre with a popcorn machine, surround sound, and reclining seats! As a full-service Design + Build Firm, Buchanan Construction specializes in a highly collaborative process with quality, integrity,

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and professionalism as the motivating values at the center of each decision and action throughout the project. The Buchanan Construction team considers each project an opportunity to work alongside clients to bring their vision to fruition. Buchanan Construction understands that building a home is one of life’s greatest milestones. With this in mind, they consider it their responsibility to build homes not only “to code” but rather to their exceptional standards of excellence so that your home is an inviting and memorable backdrop for your family - and the memories you hold closest - for years to come. Buchanan Construction’s team works seamlessly alongside your collective, multi-dimensional design team – from landscape architects to engineers - to craft the ultimate vision of your home, and bring it to reality.

Want to explore beautiful homes and see Buchanan Construction’s work in-person or virtually? Visit their projects in the 2022 Parade of Homes!

Save the dates: October 8th-9th & 15th-16th, 2022 11AM – 5PM For more info, visit parade-of-homes

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magine a luxury modern mountain home, situated on 58 magical acres of gently rolling pasture and woodlands. A home nestled amongst spectacular mountain and meadow views from every window and vantage point. The superior quality of design and craftsmanship will entice you, but the mountain views will captivate and invite you to stay. This private estate property is truly a rare gem and a special offering. Come experience your dream. BURNSVILLE

MLS: 3801847 • $4,950,000

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

Nancy Witek,

Broker Associate (828) 553-4340 | FLETCHER

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SPECTACULAR UNOBSTRUCTED LONG RANGE VIEWS Located over 2,000 feet in elevation, in development with new owners. Great Sky community, formerly Queens Gap, has breathtaking views, paved roads and will eventually have Broad River public water access, currently on private well. An open Main with tremendous kitchen, eat-in breakfast and dining spaces, great room with vaulted ceilings and stone wood-burning fireplace. Opens to covered screen porch and upper and lower decks. Lower Level has 3 bedrooms, full baths, office space, family room with another fireplace with gas logs. Below is a full unfinished basement for expansion or storage. Elevator to all levels. Double garage on main on 1.12 acre lot. Outdoor fire pit patio and cookout area surrounded by views of Mountains, over the foothills to the Piedmont. TEXT: T40553944 to 81035 for more! MLS#3810803 $985,000

INVESTMENT ACREAGE for a South Asheville residential development. Few remaining tracts of land in this poplar south location. Zoned RS4, with nearly 6 acres (5.94+/- acres) in South Asheville near schools, shopping, and other amenities. Convenient location across from TC Roberson High School on Springside Road. Seller removing two homes allowing for clear property. Gently sloping property with utilities in area. (Utility access will need to be determined based on developers needs.) Property fronts along Springside Road providing excellent visibility and is partially surrounded by well established residential subdivision, (Oak Forest). Property does border a small creek on east border. Property includes two tracts (5.629 surveyed + .31 acre per tax data). Two homes have been removed creating a structure free property. MLS#3712636 $1,200,000

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60 N Market Condominiums

Schedule your showing Today! Stunning corner luxury 4th floor condo in Asheville’s premier condo building. This sprawling, light-filled 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, two private balconies, two ensuite primary bedrooms, breakfast nook facing Beaucatcher Mountain and a large soaking tub. Phenomenal panorama views of Downtown’s most iconic buildings. 60 North Market is a wonderfully welcoming community and welcomes pets. Live, Play, Dine, and Explore in downtown. Just minutes from Everything yet surprisingly tucked away off the beaten path in a quiet, private location. The community features a full array of amenities including a fitness center, chic roof top Clubhouse Room with breathtaking views, roof top patio, two fireplaces, raised bed garden, and grill! Includes two parking spaces in the private gated garage.

2 BED | 2.5 BATH MLS: 3793811 • $1,099,000

Bob Gardner

Broker Associate


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Privacy, quality craftsmanship, and mountain views are what you will love as the new owner of this 41+- acre estate in the Western NC mountains known as “Serenity”. The main house features 8,100 sq ft of relaxation space with custom features at every turn. Beautiful, unique, hand-crafted details, too many to list here, abound throughout the house and grounds. The estate also provides luxury comfort for your family and guests in the lovely two-level guest house located just a short stroll past the pond. Do you need a home for your vintage car collection? The estate has a separate gated drive that leads to the four-bay garage/workshop that can easily house eight automobiles. Serenity is suitable as a permanent residence, family mountain retreat or corporate investment. Come in and leave the outside world behind.

MLS# 3801822 | $3,750,000


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The Height of Excellence Bringing the Beach to the Mountains

Our modern world has a lot of background noise. Talli’s goal is to create spaces where her clients can get away from all that noise, and focus on making meals and memories with family and friends. Talli’s design firm, A+R Interior Design, provides a paired down, clean and uncluttered aesthetic as one part of that approach, while her team’s extensive experience in project management provides a streamlined execution. Allard + Roberts Interior Design, Inc offers interior design and project management services for both new construction and remodel projects. Believing that the best designs are the result of a collaborative approach, they enjoy working alongside homeowners, builders & architects as part of a design team. The A+R design team takes projects from conception through to completion, often providing project management services for clients who are building or remodeling from afar. They love taking the stress out of new construction or renovations so that their clients can enjoy the process and their fully customized completed homes! This penthouse is located at the top of the highest building in downtown Asheville, and comes with incredible views. The location provides the convenience of walking to area shops and restaurants, making it the perfect vacation home. As Talli explains, “Our client came to us with a particular request for the look and feel of his interior. He wanted something unique and asked that his home “feel like the beach, but in the mountains”. He finds the soft blues and greens at the beach relaxing, which is how he wanted his vacation home to feel when he could get away from long work days to enjoy it.” The A+R design team saw those same tones in the landscape and mountain views, visible through the expansive walls of glass. So, his request and those views became the inspiration for a soothing color palette of soft grays, blues, aquas and natural wood tones, with touches of black accents. “We Spring 2022 | Fine Homes 27

were particular with our selections so that the interior palette was relaxing, without being distracting from the views beyond”, Talli adds. “First, we refreshed the cabinetry with new finishes and hardware, and replaced the kitchen backsplash with spa toned hand-made tiles. The existing fireplace tiles were removed and it was re-clad in a concrete plaster finish by a local craftsman, and we had custom white oak shelving made for the fireplace wall and the kitchen. The lighting throughout was updated in a matte black finish for contrast, and furniture and decor were sourced for each room. The fabrics are Crypton, so that friends and family can enjoy the home when the homeowner is away, without worries of any damage to furniture. If coffee or wine are spilled, they can 28 Fine Homes | Spring 2022

be wiped up without absorbing into the materials. This approach to finish selections often puts our clients at ease, so that more of their friends, family and pets can be welcomed to enjoy the home, without concerns over maintenance of the fabrics and finishes.” “Some features, such as the breakfast table, are custom made to our design by a local craftsman. A+R intentionally sourced the area rugs and furnishings through local and regional makers and suppliers, incorporating the aesthetic of Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina into the space. This also ensures that when our clients relocate or purchase vacation homes in the area, their resources are reinvested back into the local community of furniture makers, trades and craftspeople. This is at the heart of what we do…helping to connect our clients

with the right team of professionals, artists and craftsmen to personalize their home, while simultaneously investing into their new community. We also managed the project and collaborated with the construction team, so that our client could focus on his own career, and was then able to come to Asheville to relax and enjoy his new home. We enjoy being able to invest our time, talent and expertise on behalf of our clients, with a focus on connecting them with their new community in Asheville and the surrounding WNC area.”

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WNC Bridge Foundation

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Every two weeks our 10,000-squarefoot showroom is f illed with new estate items. Each sale is different and offers something for every taste and budget.



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ERHAPS you are downsizing now that the kids have left home. Maybe you are the executor of an estate that needs

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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 Foundation Estate Sales & Services. There are no additional fees for our services. All proceeds support WNC Bridge Foundation’s You’re Special Fund, Children’s Services Fund, WNC Greatest Needs Fund, Health Scholarships, and Rathbun House.

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VOLUNTEER! WNC Bridge Foundation Estate Sales and Thrift Stores are friendly, upbeat places to volunteer. Folks of all walks and ages are making a positive impact in our community. For information call 828 .575. 2509 or go to and click on the Volunteer link.


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The Summit at Hamburg Mountain Enjoy exquisite views in all directions from one of three remaining lots in The Summit at Hamburg Mountain, an exceptional neighborhood less than 5 minutes from the charming downtown of Weaverville and only 15 minutes to Downtown Asheville. Longstreet Court ends in a cul-de-sac and has no drive through traffic. This is the perfect location to build your dream home and enjoy the tranquility this area offers.

Priced from $228,000 to $297,000

Barbara Baskerville Broker Associate, CRS, GRI | (828) 777-7171 DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE

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BILTMORE FOREST The world is your oyster as you gaze toward the Pisgah range over the manicured golf course of the Biltmore Club, 4.4 prime acres offer exceptional landscape and privacy for this renovated historically significant manor with stable, green house, guest house and resort style pool. Glorious gardens, terraces and lawns beckon you to enjoy the good life. Spacious rooms with every amenity offer a lifestyle second to none. Perfect the Biltmore lifestyle and make it your’s. MLS:3720073 | $9,750,000

BILTMORE FOREST With building costs soaring and super tight inventory now is the moment to take this home of top quality construction to the next level. It is an incredible value per square foot. The current owner replaced the roof, gutters, HVAC, chimney caps, driveway, plus some carpet, hardwoods paint and even installed a gorgeous glass and wood double front door. MLS:3741746 | $2,150,000

PENDING BILTMORE FOREST County French style with superb custom built quality adjoining the Biltmore Estate. Snapped right up in 7 days. MLS:3830717 | $2,495,000


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

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THE RAMBLE, BILTMORE FOREST In the manner of a fine European country home this estate will offer you a life of pleasure and leisure from its library/music room to it billiards room, wine cellar and great room segueing to the covered terrace with a fireplace. While the weight and fine details whisper of the past, the floor plan with its immense kitchen/great room speaks so well to today’s lifestyle. This baronial home offers a guest/staff apartment as well as community amenities like trails, sports courts, clubhouse, saline pool and a fitness center all behind the gates. Love where you live. MLS:3782579 | $5,500,000

WILLOW FARM Live the high life in a gated community with easy access to downtown- every amenity awaits you from a home theater, to a vaulted great room to an expansive view deck. MLS:3840100 |$2,695,000


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This 2018 transitional farmhouse is conveniently located just down the street from The Ramble Living Well Center with its large open gathering space, workout facility, commercial kitchen, outdoor heated saline pool, tennis, pickleball and Bocce. The main level at 48 Hallett has a huge kitchen open to the great room plus a study off of the foyer and a spacious primary suite. The large screened porch off the great room looks out over the backyard and the Ramble common space beyond. Three bedrooms on the lower level also enjoy a family room with a walk-out patio for quick access to the backyard firepit. In addition to The Living Well Center amenities, enjoy Longmeadow Park, Buckspring’s Cabin, miles of trails, parks and 24 hour patrol.

Clary McCall BROKER

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Home... Where Our Story Begins Creating an Environment as Unique as You Are by Diane Leibinger “I recognize that home furnishings is not a store of needs – it’s a store of wants. Therefore, customer service is key in that if we can help people buy one thing that makes them feel special, we have succeeded.” Owner Peggy Yarborough, Yesterday’s Tree Furniture and Design. Since opening her small boutique store 37 years ago featuring unfinished furniture, Yarborough has focused on her customer’s wants, wishes, and budget. After opening in 1985 she soon realized Asheville consumers were actually looking for something more- “they needed a place that thought of furniture differently; with an emphasis on sophistication, elegance and fashion”. Yarborough listened and within a few years became the area’s leader in first quality designer furniture at affordable prices. 38 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

Yarborough and her team have evolved Yesterday’s Tree located on Hendersonville Road into a 8,000+ square feet store tastefully brimming with home furnishings and design that combines stylish, chic décor with great prices. According to Google it is known not only for eclectic, excellently crafted furniture, but also for a wide selection of eye-catching lighting, unique wall & window treatments, rugs, gifts and accessories along with a professional staff of in-house designers. The new downtown Asheville pocket store ‘Curated by Yesterday’s Tree` on 58 College St. also offers the latest styles and trends with “a little bit of downtown vibe.” Yarborough grew up with relatives involved in the furniture industry, leading her to create her own Asheville home

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furnishings store. This tradition continues as her own family business now includes daughter Jayme, son Nick, daughter-in-law Courtney, along with an occasional check-in by her 98 year old father. A total of 11 employees “who are like family” work at the two locations. Maggie and Sophie act as the store’s personal greeters and feelgood ambassadors. These well behaved, friendly 4-legged helpers are much loved and well known to customers. Various hounds have modeled in many of Yesterday’s Tree successful campaign ads (which in early days was highly unusual). Yarborough and her team feel strongly that they are able to offer a consumer-friendly store where friendships are made and the customer is happy with their purchase. “We want you to feel at home while shopping within our store and we are always respectful.” Yarborough explained “to us, selling a blanket is just as important as selling a sofa.”

it’s my community where I’ve made new friends, it’s an emotional uplift when I step in the front door! Peggy, the owner, with her son Nick and his wife Courtney are super nice experts in design, fabrics, lighting, rugs and more. All of the sales folks are exceptionally qualified and helpful. I’ve been shopping here for years and more than half of my house is designed by the folks at Yesterday’s Tree! I look forward to my next visit!” – SC Yarborough and her team strive for transition, evolution over time versus a complete change of everything at once. The goal is to work with the furnishings you currently have and add to it tastefully. They also offer designer services with someone coming to your home for a consultation. They love to mix your things with what they have in the store. The styling is not ultra-modern, it has clear lines.

Below is only one of many customer reviews that sum up why Peggy’s business is so much more than a furniture store and a favorite to visit for creating one of a kind home space.

Another suggestion by Yarborough is “Focus Wisely on Quality – better to spend money on a couch/chair with high quality fabric. We can help you find the right fabric for your lifestyle. Do not spend as much on a coffee table or end tables that can be more easily replaced in the future.” As she explained, “Better to buy the Ralph Lauren belt and wear it with the dress from Target.”

“Love, love, love this furniture store! It’s so much more than a furniture store—it’s my happy place when I just want to browse,

Stop in for a chat, pet the dogs and gather some inspiration to create a home that uniquely enhances how you & your family live.

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“The dogs have changed, but I am still here!” Owner Peggy Yarborough, Yesterday’s Tree TWO LOCATIONS: Yesterday’s Tree 780 Hendersonville Road Asheville, NC 28803 OPEN Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm. 828-274-4296 Curated by Yesterday’s Tree 58 College Street Asheville, NC 28801 OPEN Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm.

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Where Classic Southern Elegance Meets Mountain Charm FPO Pool photo

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

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



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 42 Fine Homes | Spring 2022


SOLD - $2,495,000 Luxury Homes & Unique Mountain Properties Mark Fields 828.777.0452

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Medallion Pool Company 51 N. Merrimon Ave., Ste 101 Asheville, NC 28804 | 828.253.4594 44 Fine Homes | Spring 2022

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ASHEVILLE’S Premiere Mountain Community Private, Gated Community

m Custom Home Sites &

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

m 32 Acres of Open Space and Walking Trails

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

m Basketball and Pickleball Court

m Adjacent to The Country Club of Asheville featuring a

Donald Ross Golf Course

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

5 French Willow Drive. Asheville, NC 28804 | 828.348.8014 | | 46 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

Lexington Glassworks is excited to announce the expansion of our lighting services in 2022, culminating in the opening of the LGW Design Studio. With this expansion comes a renovation. We have decided to officially close the bar and event space and transform it into our Lighting Design Studio and secondary gallery. This expansion allows us to offer more comprehensive design services tailored to the client’s needs, including lighting design consulting, art styling, planning, and site visits for largescale lighting projects. Currently, Lexington Glassworks assists clients with the incorporation of custom hand-blown glass lighting into new construction, renovation, or the redesigning of an existing space. We work one-on-one with homeowners, designers, architects, and builders on both big and small lighting projects as well as wall installations and artistic styling of our hand-blown glass. Open seven days a week, we invite you to watch the artists at work, as well as peruse the gallery for the perfect accent piece for your home, office, or a unique gift for a special occasion. Housed in a 1940s warehouse in downtown Asheville, Lexington Glassworks is a glassblowing studio and gallery featuring one-ofa-kind hand blown glass pieces and custom lighting. Each piece is skillfully crafted using century-old techniques with the singular goal of creating top-notch work.

For more information or to shop our gallery online, visit us at 81 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville NC

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There’s No Place Like Enza Home a selection of unique furniture and home decor by Natasha Kubis

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David Madora Furnishings & Mattresses Arden, NC Enter Enza Home’s factory direct showroom for a rich collection of furniture unique to the Asheville area. The staff is welcoming, knowledgeable and available! When David Madora moved to Western N.C. in 2018, he had already been retired from the furniture industry for 15 years. While furnishing his new home, he found a void in the market for high quality, mid-priced, and well-designed furniture. The lack of options compelled him to come out of a boring retirement to fill a gap in the market and introduce superior products with an affordable price point. David knew how to bring exciting products and value to the home decor market. With 37 years of accumulated knowledge, David is uniquely qualified to seek out well-constructed products at good value. Having worked with domestic and international manufacturers to improve quality and fashion. He started researching companies with well-made goods that carried affordable pricing. He came across Enza, a Turkish manufacturer/ retailer with 600 locations in Europe and the Middle East. Due to their economy of scale, vertical integration and low shipping costs they present an extreme value to the consumer in both their furniture and Yatas mattress brand. His inviting showroom at 25 Long Shoals Road in Arden is the company’s first U.S. retail location, Enza Home Furnishings & Mattresses. Enza Home offers prompt delivery, a variety of styles and unique wood items. They feature fabrics from European mills, with farmhouse to mid-century modern and urban contemporary furniture and decor. They also have an assortment of domestic and international products from high-quality manufacturers such as leather furniture from Italy, sleeper sofas from Finland, leather and fabric recliners, area rugs from around the world, unique accent furniture from India, upholstered beds, adjustable bed bases, spring-hybrid-latex-foam and hemp mattresses, along with organic cotton, bamboo, and wool bedding. In addition, for special ordering, the store highlights “Wondersign” – a large touch screen shopping experience that expands Enza Home’s product line showing real-time inventory. Recently David has added an extensive North American upholstery line that can ship custom leather and fabric upholstered goods within an eight-week time frame - Palliser has been producing motion and stationery furniture for 75 years and it’s now in Asheville! Spring 2022 | Fine Homes 49

Most of Enza Home’s upholstery and mattresses ship from warehouses just a few hours from Asheville in High Point, NC and surrounding towns. Enza Home has their own truck and chooses to pick up special orders to shorten delivery times to you. They are up-front and transparent about suppliers’ production times. This local supply chain means Enza Home is not affected by supply-chain issues often faced in the furniture industry, which means you can expect your new mattress to arrive same day or within 2 weeks! Many items are available for immediate delivery with new products arriving daily. Their service includes: • Complimentary design consultations – bring photos of your rooms • Printable 1/4” graph paper on their website – to plan your layout • Book an appointment for a luxury shopping experience anytime – evenings included Enza Home Furnishings & Bedding is where quality home decor and affordability meet! You can even enjoy snacks, organic tea or a hot cup of coffee from their onsite coffee bar while you shop! Stop in and discover Enza Home’s selection of unique furniture and home decor for every room.

Enza Home Furnishings & Mattresses 25 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704 (828) 844-8100 50 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

EXTRAORDINARY Home nestled on 25 acres of Captivating VIEWS!

As you enter the gates you will find a unique setting with a Main House, Apt. above Garage, Detached Garages with an Apt. and an Outbuilding that is sure to become a Man Cave like no other! A 9 Hole Putting Green that used to be a HELIPAD. A Designer Kitchen sure to delight any cook. 2 Double Sinks, 2 Sub Zero Refrigerators, 1 Sub Zero Freezer, 2 Dishwashers, Top of the Line Gas Cooktop & Electric Oven plus a Double Wall Oven, Walk-In Pantry and Breakfast Nook. I could go on and on. Great Room with Fireplace, Grand Dining Area and Game Room and ask me to show you surprise sure to thrill the kids!!!! A sumptuous Master Suite that is filled with Warmth and Luxury. Complete with Sitting Area & Fireplace, Office with Wall of Windows and VIEWS, Huge Dressing Area and Bath complete with Shower, Tub and Two Sinks. And did I mention a Wine Cellar!!! A Must See to Capture all this Property has to Offer!

MLS:3789433 ~ $2,900,000

Lynn B. Phillips 828-275-5957 | Coldwell Banker King The Biltmore Building | 1 N. Pack Square, East | Suite 100 | Asheville, NC 28801 Spring 2022 | Fine Homes 51

LOTS OF SPACE FOR ONLY $170 / SF All the charm of Weaverville just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. This is a custom built 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home with a spacious open layout offers 5 Bonus rooms on the main floor. The oversized 2 car garage has a 448 SF second living quarters upstairs. This space has an 8’ wide picture window of the Blue Ridge mountains and some unbelievable sunrises. This property will not last long. See the MLS VIRTUAL TOUR for Matterport 3D photos.

$699,000 MLS # 3842886

Carl Whitt

828-216-4729 | 52 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

Expect Exceptional!

Skillful, savvy and unfailingly clever, Kim is a breath of fresh air in luxury real estate. She makes the impossible possible wherever she goes. Kim Gentry Justus

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

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Lakefront Cottage Well maintained 3 BR, 2 BA cottage with new stone seawall on beautiful Lake Toxaway. Located on Skier’s Cove, this 1.76± acre park-like setting offers a unique mix of privacy and usability and features a private boat ramp as well as an area to create a double boathouse. Large trees and a level entrance plus a private pond and stream make this a rare opportunity on Lake Toxaway. $2,250,000. MLS 3736149

One of the Finest Views In The Mountains Of North Carolina. This three bedroom, three bath home with attached one bedroom, one bath guest house features an open, lightfilled floor plan, three stone fireplaces, and two bedrooms on the main floor. It also offers a two-car carport, twocar garage, outdoor firepit, and many additional special features. 1200 square feet of outdoor entertaining space with breathtaking views of Lake Toxaway. $1,795,000. MLS 3835323 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895 54 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

Burlingame This immaculate four bedroom home overlooks the 6th fairway and features plenty of room for entertaining indoors or out. It offers an open living area, a well equipped chef ’s kitchen, and a screened porch with stone fireplace and views of the golf course. $1,400,000. MLS 3834386 Hunter Trombetta, Listing Broker 828-551-5190

Gorgeous Panoramic Views Situated on 5.15± acres this 3 BR, 3½ BA home offers an open floor plan with a spacious master suite on the main level. The upper level includes 2 BR, and 1 BA. The lower level offers a bonus room, a bath, and workshop space. Nicely landscaped yard with a fire pit and mountain views. $1,100,000. MLS 3826547 Amy Fisher, Listing Broker 828-507-0246

10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 828-883-9895 Spring 2022 | Fine Homes 55

An Absolutely Fantastic Home and Setting Located in Lake Toxaway, this 3 BR, 3½ BA log home and 2 BR, 1 BA guest house are situated on 16.5± acres with a beautiful private pond, gazebo, and trails. Features include a large open great room with stone fireplace, a chef ’s kitchen, and a covered porch and extensive deck overlooking the pond. $1,199,000. MLS 3713252

Glen Cannon A 4 BR, 4½ BA mountaintop estate with long range views of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Situated on 22.3± acres, this home features a large great room with fireplace and wet bar, gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite, and two guest suites upstairs with loft. Screened porch, and many more exquisite features. $1,295,000. MLS 3645962 Art Fisher, Listing Broker 10 Park Place West Brevard, NC 28712 Office: 828-883-9895 Cell: 828-506-4895 56 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

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Balsam Mountain Preserve | 379 Sweet Fern Way, Sylva, NC 28779 3 BD I 4.5 BA I 5984 SF | MLS #3778183 $5,250,000

North Asheville Windows On The World | 92 Robinhood Road, Asheville, NC 28804 4 BD I 4.5 BA I 4982 SF | MLS #3791972 $2,450,000 Christie’s International Masters Circle Member consistently year after year ever since its inception REALM Founding Member Top 100 Asheville Realtors 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017… Haute Residence - Asheville’s Exclusive Agent Certified Christie’s Luxury Specialist

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North Asheville Luxury Residence | 51 Robinhood Road, Asheville, NC 28804 5 BD I 4.5 BA I 6,399 SF | MLS #3746119 $3,675,000

Minutes to Pisgah National Forest | 400 Ray Hill Road, Mills River, NC 28759 8 BD I 8.5 BA I 5413 SF | MLS # 3796425 $3,450,000

Laura Browne Livaudais

Ellen Browne McGuire

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Offered at $1,836,715

with 20.09 acres and Stunning Long Range Mountain Views

Jana Osada, REALTOR/Broker

Million Dollar Producer (828) 279-6344 | ZILLOW: 60 Fine Homes|Spring 2022

2 beds, 2 baths ∙ 2713 sq. ft. ∙ 20.09 Acre Lot 1400 sq ft unfinished basement MLS# 3808954 | $1,836,715


bout this beautiful custom built home designed by award-winning Al Platt Architecture. Thoughtfully sited and designed to maximize stunning mountain views and optimize southern exposure. Home comes with 20 private acres, pastured land and lots of living spaces

to enjoy outdoor living year round. The main entry features southern pine v-joint boards and an 8’ mahogany front door. Once entering the foyer with wormy chestnut paneling and a broken tile floor, be prepared for a grand view looking through the screened sleeping porch! Both interior and exterior design are inspired from the 1800’s Arts and Crafts era and rooms at the Grove Park Inn. Much of the construction finishes was hand crafted on site with quality materials including solid wood doors, quarter sawn built ins, porcelain tile, reclaimed oak barnwood flooring, true beaded boards, some antiques, solid brass and copper fixtures. 1400 sq ft unfinished basement is ready for your finishing touches.

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