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Fine Homes is a polished, high-end quarterly luxury real estate publication; a companion piece to Real Estate Weekly aimed at luxury real estate buyers and sellers searching for the finest in properties, products and services in Asheville and Western North Carolina.


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    Preserved Forever.Reserved For You.

    2231 Creston Drive, Black Mountain, NC

    Homesites from the $70s. Creston Cabins from the $400s. 828.668.4400

    Discover a Private Mountaintop Community Imagine a mountain community that truly celebrates nature.Where half of the property is permanently protected. Where hiking trails showcase wildlife, native plants and waterfalls. Where homes fit naturally into their hardwood forest surroundings. And where the community clubhouse offers the nest views on the property. That community is Creston.

    Homes and cabins are tucked away, yet reveal breathtaking views and vistas. Rustic design, sustainable materials and careful development come together to create a timeless sanctuary, a quiet veil of seclusion perched eight miles above Black Mountain and just minutes from Ashevilles acclaimed cultural and scenic attractions.

    Join us at our new model home for barbecue and fun before enjoying your private tour of Creston

    during the Parade of Homes.

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    888.517. 3322Downtown Asheville

    in the Grove Arcade

    One Page Avenue, Suite 150

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    CCOONNTTEENNTTSS44 Mount Airy Farm1100 The Many Lives of The Grove Arcade1166 Champion Hills Club Celebrates

    25 Years

    2288 The Lake LureFlowering Bridge

    3366 Thomas WolfesOld Kentucky Home

    4422 A Holiday Tradition - Christmas at Biltmore

    OONN TTHHEE CCOOVVEERR:: Versant.....see page 23

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    PUBLISHER / OWNERAlan Sheppard

    ART DIRECTORKimberly P. Anderson

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    COMPANYHigh Five Enterprises, Inc.

    P.O. Box 8683Asheville, NC 28814


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    By 1915, Grove had completedthe Grove Park Inn andbecome involved in other civicprojects. Grove understood that a successful city neededa vibrant downtown. In the early 1920's, hebegan plans to build an elegant new buildingto enliven the downtown of the city he hadcome to love.

    He conceived of the Arcade as "the most ele-gant building in America" and as a new kind ofretail center. Architect Charles N. Parkerdesigned the Arcade, which was originally

    The Grove Arcade was the grand dream

    of E.W. Grove, a self-made millionaire who moved to

    Asheville in 1910.

    more on page 12

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    envisioned as a 5-story base with a 14-storytower, filled with shops, offices, and living spaces.Grove died in 1927, two years before the building wascompleted. Only the base was built, yet at 269,000square-feet, it was by far, the largest building in theregion.

    When the Arcade opened in 1929, it quickly becamehome to a fine collection of local shops and services.Tenants included candy and cigar stores, a haberdash-ery, a public stenography office, fruit stands, millineryshops, beauty parlors and barbershops, a photographycenter, bookstalls and specialty groceries. Offices filledthe upper floors. For 13 years, the Arcade was the cen-ter of commercial and civic life in Western NorthCarolina.

    The Arcade was closed when the Federal Governmenttook over the building as part of the effort to winWorld War II. Officials chose the building because itwas large and located in a safe, remote place

    Following the war, the Arcade continued under Federalownership and eventually became the headquarters forthe National Climatic Data Center.

    The Grove Arcade was placed on the National Registerof Historical Places in thge 1980s. In response to pub-lic demand that the Arcades historic architectureremain intact and the building be returned to its origi-nal function, a Mayors Task Force was established in1985.

    In the years that followed, more than a dozen privatedevelopers considered renovating the building.Eventually a group of community leaders and con-cerned citizens formed the Grove Arcade PublicMarket Foundation. This not-for-profit had the missionof restoring the Grove Arcade to its original form andfunction.

    In 1997, the City of Asheville acquired title to thebuilding under the National Monument Act and signeda 198 year lease with the Foundation.

    Since then, the Foundation has seen to the restorationof the Grove Arcade Building and its spirit. Therestored Grove Arcade opened in late 2002 andincludes shops, restaurants, offices and 42 luxuryapartments.

  • ... of Pisgah and Cold Mtn can be yours from this recently renovated rustic mountain traditionalhome. Features include a dramatic great room with floor-to-ceiling stone FP, special chef's kitchenw/professional appliances, soapstone counters, 3 BRs, 3.5 BA's. Perfectly sited on 7.2 acres of private grounds complete with stream, ponds, and waterfall. You have to see this one! Only 5 milesfrom town, across from Champion Hills. Ask for Betty @ 828-606-5896. MLS# 543862

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  • FEATURES New 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Mountain Timber inspired

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    selections Timber & stone accents Open floor plan Custom kitchen cabinets, granite countertops

    & hardwoods Flex space or optional 4th bedroom Covered outdoor living space with 2nd stone fireplace Exterior finishes incl. native stone & maintenance-free

    siding Seller is licensed NC broker MLS# 542823

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    No living designer has more credits on Golf Digest'slist of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Fazio haswitnessed firsthand the ebbs and flows of the golfindustry.

    "It is capitalism 101" said Fazio. "The growth spirt in golf from 1992-2005 was just as much about real estate as it was about golf. Duringthe 13-year period, the industry added 3,000 golf courses, a numberthat ultimately exceeded demand. Just as the real estate is slowly heal-ing, the golf industry is slowly healing."

    Fazio's primer for a successful communityTom Fazio believes there are eight important criteria to analyze beforejoining a golf community.

    A strong initial developer, quality golf, a central location, numerouschurches and banks, access to healthcare, strong non-profits, a con-venient airport, and a dedicated Board of Directors all play a role inthe vitality of a club.

    Fazio distinguishes between the word club and community. "In mymind, club refers to the physical amenities, community refers to thepeople," said Fazio.

    "When a strong initial developer launches a club, the infrastructure isbuilt to high standards and ages well," said Fazio. "Down the line,when the club is transitioned over to the members, the club is in everybit as good shape, sometimes better shape, than when it held its grandopening."

    Through his 40 years in golf course design, Tom Fazio has been

    recognized for creatingaward-winning courses

    around the world.

    Champion Hills Club celebrates 25 years

  • Fazio can't underscore the importance of quality golf. "Imight be a bit biased since I designed the course atChampion Hills," smiled Fazio. "But, the fact is, a qualitygolf experience drives membership. The course is thecore amenity everyone focuses on."

    A central location is key. "We raised our family inHendersonville. The possibility of driving 45 minutes toget to a grocery store was not an option," critiqued Fazio."While removed from downtown, Champion Hills is onlya 10 minute drive to Main Street Hendersonville." Fazioalso advises to research accessibility of churches, banks,and healthcare.

    "A town with a complete array of services shows peopleare serious about living there. Unfortunately, we can'tcheat father time. As we get older, health care becomesmore and more important. It is comforting to knowHendersonville is served by Pardee Hospital and MissionHospital, a regional medical center close by."

    "We all want the next generation to excel. A strongschool system guarantees our kids have a fighting chancein the ever more competitive business world," said Fazio."For those families who need a little extra help, healthynon-profits are a lifeline.

    This year marks another important anniversary inHendersonville. Twenty years ago, my wife and I found-ed the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County, one ofthe premier non-profit charities in the state."

    Finally, a strong Board insures the stability of a commu-nity will endure. "Members must place trust in theirelected Board of Directors," advised Fazio. "The destinyof the club is in their hands. At Champion Hills, the hier-archy of control is clearly defined. This creates strongoversight and crisp management decisions."

    As a result, even during the recent recession, the com-munity remained debt-free and the member-owned clubmaintained a healthy financial reserve. In fact, in 2010,the club expanded the already extensive amenities withnew dining options, renovation of the clubhouse andexpansion of the fitness center.

    "It does not surprise me Champion Hills is celebrating its25th anniversary year, as a successful, well-run memberclub. It has all the pieces of the puzzle." said Fazio. "I'mproud to call it my summer course."

    It does not surpriseme Champion Hills iscelebrating its 25thanniversary year, as asuccessful, well-runmember club.

    --Tom Fazio

  • Janet [email protected]


    Long range mountain views andprivate cul-de-sac inReems Creek GolfCommunity. Vaultedceilings, fabulous fixtures and nature'slight and mountainviews thru carefullyplanned windows and doors. Built by the builder for thebuilder.

    $630,000 MLS# 536417

    Bright and sunny fabulous home on alevel lot in a gatedcommunity. Sunroom's large windowscapture the mountainviews perfectly. Largelot with grape vineyard, fruit treesand garden spaces. Entertain or just relax on the two upperdecks and large lower patio.

    $659,000 MLS# 538903

    Stunning modernhome, year roundmountain views,in very desirable Biltmore Park. Spacious and elegantopen kitchen withgreat room. Downstairs livingand game area is every family's dream. Extraordinary outdoorentertainment space with fireplace, hot tub and TV.

    $900,000 MLS# 547500

    Lovely FrenchCountry homethoughtfully renovated byinterior designer/owner to maintainoriginal architecture.Entertain in the spacious kitchendesigned for use by 2 chefs. 5+ acres includes a one acre pondfilled with fish.

    $630,000 MLS# 544714

  • Diane Vander Linden828-231-3117

    [email protected]


    Celo Cove is a gatedcommunity inBurnsville, NC.This home has privacy and 21 waterfalls flowingright in your ownback yard. Easilysleeps 10 people andis a wonderful house for entertaining many guests.

    $1,250,000 MLS# 547065

    Located in a fly ingated community,Mountain Air Country Club, 30minutes fromAsheville. Never livedin timber framehome, privacy andmountain view.

    $1,600,000 MLS# 513773

    You have to visitthis property toappreciate it'scharm.Fly fishing just across thestreet, pasture forhorses, pavillion for entertaining and an apt over the garagefor a care taker or inlaw suite. New kitchen, several fireplacesand a wonderful home for family and entertaining.

    $695,000 MLS# 547500

    Mountain AirCountry Club, located convenientlyhalf way up the mountain with golfcourse and mountainviews. Open floorplan with views fromevery window.

    $875,000 MLS# 518856

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    Drive Kimberly Avenue in theGrove Park section of Ashevilleand feel the elegance that cannot be copied. Designed bythe Grove Arcade's architect,Charles Parker, and built in1933 for Harry L. Parker, thishouse overlooks SunsetMountain and The Grove Park

    Inn golf course. The home retains many original features with atouch of modern. $829,000

    This 4000 square foot custom-built traditional home sits on

    almost two acres overlooking abold stream which meanders

    through the storybook property.This large home is in the city

    school district, minutes to down-town and yet a world away. The

    gracious foyer leads you intolarge open rooms with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.

    A huge family room with full bath can be easily divided for a 4th bedroom. $835,000

    This custom-contempo-rary, open-concept homeis located on the 12thfairway in the vibrantReems Creek GolfCommunity inWeaverville. Year-round,270-degree uninterruptedviews are ever changing in the seasonal landscape.

    The foyer frames a magnificent fairway and mountain landscapethrough a towering wall of glass in the living room. There are fourbedrooms and four and one-half baths, gourmet kitchen, elevator,and private master suite. $829,000

    A masterful creation ofcasual elegance, mixed

    with the grandeur ofnature, this four-bedroomhome on 16+ acres joins

    the NC WildlifeCommission land to

    create long-range uninter-rupted vistas. Custom-builtfrom high-quality materials and meticulously detailed, this home is

    open and bright with garden areas, a barn with two guest apart-ments and a stocked, spring-fed pond. A retreat of the

    highest caliber! $1,500,000

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    Lakeview Park ElegantTudor built in 1927 inLake View Park. New slateroof, new upstairs CentralA/C unit, new gutters, andwindows are just a fewupgrades made to thisstately home. Inside, youwill find Quarter Sawn

    Oak Floors, updated kitchen and wonderful views from the sun-room overlooking the private landscaped flat backyard. $895,000

    East Asheville Elegant and informal mountain home, with a com-plete green renovation and a new first floor master suite additionwith radiant floor heat in an unparalleled setting close to down-town Asheville. The house includes reclaimed heart wood finishes,natural mineral plasters, craftsman details, solar water heating and apassive solar floor plan for maximum energy efficiency.This 18+acreproperty includes a full separate guesthouse and much more!$1,675,000

    Grove Park Yes you canhave it all!! This grand historical home has beencompletely updated whileretaining the originalarchitecutural details ofHenry Gaines. Beautifulfinishes, great floorplan,private, wrought irongated entrance are only

    the beginning of the list of outstanding features. The dreamkitchen and butlers pantry is one of a kind and sure to delight all!Detached three bay garage w/2 bedroom guest house has alsobeen completely remodeled. $3,750,000

    Biltmore ForestThis historical home was

    designed by WilliamDodge for Wm. Knight,

    one of the original developers of BiltmoreForest. The home has

    been completely restoredand sits on nearly 4 acres.

    Home sits on nearly 4 acres with natural stream & stone lined pond, formal gardens &100 yr-old hardwoods. Features include slate roof, copper gutters,

    German silver door knobs, gargoyles, new gas power, customkitchen, new plumbing and electrical systems and much more!


  • Pre-construction opportunities in the heart of Grove Park. Customize your new bungalow,

    fronting the golf course and only one milefrom downtown! Lots are available to

    purchase as well! Don't miss out - only three homes will be built!

    Starting at $795,000.

  • The Sign of Excellence

    IMPECCABLE 4 BEDROOM 4.5BATH HOME! Loaded withstorage, workshop, guest or inlawhandicap access suite withfamily room, bed, bath & fullkitchen. 2 fireplaces, vaulted atri-um ceiling in great room on main.Laundry on main is huge-great for crafting, sewing, etc. Playroomon upper level as well as office. This home is priced over $100,000less than recent appraisal. Property includes 1/4 undiv interest in8+ acre tract for privacy for owner & 3 neighbors. $520,000MLS:547787

    ENCHANTING TUDOR HOMEWith English country charm andperiod elegance. Main leveloffers large country manor kitchenwith breakfast room, formal din-ing room with custom built-ins,wonderful custom oak paneledfamily room with FP, formal living room, study, master rnsuite and aheated sun room. 3 ensuites, bonus room and unfinished area on2nd level. Coffered ceilings in many rooms. Manicured lawn andgardens. Fenced back yard with pool. Patios, outside grill, 3 cargarage and more $1,500,000 MLS:544409

    EQUISITE MOUNTAIN TOPESTATE Incredible 3 bedroom 2.5bath main home with a 2 bed 2 bath guest home. This propertyoffers privacy, luxury and incredi-ble views. The main home isdesigned with entertainment andviewing of the mountains in mind.Native components on walls, flooring and structure. Screened porch,two fireplaces, walls of windows. Two kitchens in main home. Fruit &hardwood trees, gardens and so much more. Come experience andlive the life you desire. Perfect for a family compound or corporateretreat. Sold Turn-Key for $2,175,000. MLS:528777

    EXPERIENCE THE SERENITY ofYour own mountain modge.Waterfall, beautiful views, comfort& convenience. A peaceful retreat,A mountain lodge on nearly 5acres where you can get awayfrom the stress of the city anddecompress in comfort. Main levelmaster, three guest rooms on upper level and a guest room and office on lower. This beautiful homeblends the timeless, rustic nature of a traditional log structure withthe efficiency of modern frame construction. Welcome Home!$895,000 MLS:532802

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    Visitors to Lake Lure in Western North Carolina have long

    appreciated the natural beauty of the area. The Hickory Nut Gorge

    where Lake Lure sits among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

    is home to amazing vistas and an environment of extraordinary


    Chimney Rock State Park attracts visitors from all over the world to enjoy hikingits trails. Now visitors can enjoy a new phenomenon, the Lake Lure FloweringBridge, a vision that has come to life just this year.

    The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

  • The gardens have welcomed visitors since April, but the official Grand Opening andDedication of the bridge is scheduled for Saturday, October 19. Scheduled activities for thatday include guided tours of the gardens with docents, as well as exhibits and items for salefrom the Lake Lure Artists Club in an adjacent shaded grove.

    Beginning at 4:30 that afternoon, ceremonies will include remarks from Peter Loewer, VicePresident of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville. A scavenger hunt is planned for children,as well as music and light refreshments. The traditional ribbon-cutting will feature a garlandof flowers. As dusk approaches, the lights, including bridge lamps reminiscent of thoseoriginally on the bridge in 1925 will illuminate the gardens.

    As he tells the story, Bill Miller was "dragged as a child" to the Bridge of Flowers inShelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Created in 1929 by a group of determined women on anold trolley bridge spanning the Deerfield River, the Bridge of Flowers remained in Miller'smind, a vivid memory of walking across a river between flower beds. Its unique attractionlingered in his thoughts for decades.

    Now retired in Lake Lure, Miller remembered the unique beauty of that bridge when the1925 highway bridge over the Rocky Broad River was replaced and decommissioned in2011.

    As a member of the Lake Lure Parks and Recreation Board, Miller saw the possibility to turnthe old bridge into a garden reminiscent of the one from his childhood visits. Though origi-nally scheduled for demolition, at Miller's urging the old triple-arch bridge over the RockyBroad was instead deeded to the Town of Lake Lure.

    Miller spread the word about his idea and brought together like-minded residents of theHickory Nut Gorge. The enthusiastic group formed the non-profit Friends of the Lake LureFlowering Bridge with a mission to create a "Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful."

    They began raising funds for the project even as they started learning how to go about thework. Consideration had to be given to preservation of the bridge structure itself, as well asprotection of the trout stream that flows beneath it. The group hired landscape architects todesign a plan for gardens that would stretch more than 350 feet with approaches from bothends of the 155-foot bridge surface.

    The bridge surface had to be smoothed to allow a protective surface to be applied.Volunteers, with help and advice from local engineers, planned and installed irrigation andelectrical infrastructure. Local artisans created raised garden beds on the bridge surface,faced with natural stone to complement the graceful balustrades that line the bridge. A gen-tly curving path of pavers was created through the flower beds, continuing the Town ofLake Lure walkway.

    The development of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is ongoing. With a focus on nativeplants and a mission to educate, every effort is made to help visitors identify the plants theyare seeing. The volunteer garden committee not only works to keep the beds watered, fertil-ized and mulched, but manages seasonal changes needed to keep the gardens thrivingthroughout the year.

    The East Gardens include a Founders Circle and a dry creek bed as well as split rail fencesand a hand-crafted locust bench where visitors can sit to enjoy a view of the river flowingbelow. Unique plants are here, too, including the Franklin Tree, also called the "lost camel-lia."

    The development of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is

    ongoing, with a focus on native plants

    & a mission to educate.

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    more on page 30

  • An American native plant lost completely from the wild in 1803, this plant was saved by a botanist father and sonteam, the Bartrams, who named it for their friend Benjamin Franklin and saved it as a cultivated plant. Also visiblein the East Gardens are the antique gates that support the beautiful Lake Lure Flowering Bridge sign made by alocal iron artisan. Standing tall over the gardens is an historic lamppost that once stood in front of the old LakeLure School. This lamppost, like many features of the gardens, was donated by a local resident.

    On the bridge itself, twelve garden beds delight visitors with their individual themes. The herb garden includesmedicinal, culinary, fragrant and ornamental plants. One bed is dedicated the Lake Lure Classical Academy, featur-ing their mascot, the Raptor, and plants chosen by the students, including some that are carnivorous. There are twobeds that feature plants selected since 1982 by the North Carolina Botanical Society as North Carolina Wildflowersof the year.

    There are also garden beds that feature roses, prairie plants, succulents, fragrants, tropicals and plants that attractbirds and butterflies. Throughout these beds are decorative items placed to enhance the viewing experience, mostdonated by area residents.

    The diversity of these gardens reflects the accommodating climate of the area which is part of a thermal belt, amountainside zone where frost or freezing temperatures are less likely to occur than they are at either higher orlower elevations.

    Still in development are the gardens at the west approach to the bridge. As funds become available, the pathwaywill extend through this area to nearby Boys Camp Road. Early planning suggests featuring more native plants inthis area.

    As progress continues with the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, the attraction is drawing not just visitors from near andfar, but also entrepreneurial ventures. Already serving customers nearby is the recently opened Carolina Moon coffee shop located in the Pinnacle Sotheby's Realtybuilding.

    The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge has been recognized as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National WildlifeFederation. Get more information and see more photos of the Lake Lure Flowering bridge on the or on Facebook

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    in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

    KWLuxury Homesby KELLER WILLIAMS


    Broker, clhms, crs Owner-BrokerBLanchette




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    New bathrooms w/skylights,Jacuzzi, walk-in shower,newkitchen,new ctrl H & A & ducts. Lovely 4 bdrm homeon over 3 private acres with creek and waterfall.$530,000 MLS:539496

    4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathrooms. Country home w/familyspace, fireplaces, decks, room, room & more room$565,000 MLS:487304

    Beautifully restored with a complete apartment, & barn for your studio or horticulture? Centuries old trees have been saved.$525,000 MLS:542253

    Desirable Trillium Glen. Nestled in a small quiet community adjoining 90 acres of conservation land.In a class all by itself. $925,000 MLS:542705

    Mountain estate on over 45 acres. Master bedroomw/2 separate baths. Heated in-ground enclosedtherapy pool. 6 stall barn w/hayloft & tack room.$1,225,000 MLS 516019

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    Pat Puckridge, CRS, GRI, ABR, PHP, SRES [email protected] Prinz, CRS, GRI, ABR, PHP, e-Pro, SRES [email protected]

    Pat and Donna have earned the prestigious Certified Luxury HomeMarketing Specialist designation inrecognition of their experience, knowledge, and expertise in the luxuryhome market. Pat and Donna areexamples of real estate professionalswho have worked to develop marketknowledge and the special skills andcompetencies necessary to provideexceptional service in the fine homesand estates marketplace, according to The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

    Pat Puckridge Donna Prinz

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    R ich quality finishes and trims throughout make this Arts & Crafts home a real stand out! Gated community. Hardwood with inlays and tile floors, textured walls, custom fireplace mantle. Master bedroom opens to partially covered patio, gorgeous year around mountain views. Study/music room or 2nd bedroom on main w attached bath. 5 burner gas stove in kit, copper hood, lower level has large rec room,wet bar,room to make possible wine cellar, poured concrete walls, bath & study.

    MLS# 541989 $649,000

    Ridgeview At Sweetwater Hills

    Pam [email protected]

    Billie Green828-734-2938

    [email protected]

    . . . hiking trails, waterfalls & abundant wildlife create your very own outdoor nature park. CustomMaple Island Log Home with environmentally conscious design: passive solar location, rain watercollection & underground utilities. Whole log post& beam construction. Three level vacation home, B & B or year-round residence. 250 acres. Threewood burning & two gas fireplaces. Located 15 milesfrom Waynesville & 35 miles to Asheville.

    MLS# 536553

  • A magical place operating as a Bed& Breakfast, justminutes from theheart of Columbus and Tryon. Each en-suite bedroom is a retreat! The property has a boldstream running right beside the Inn and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of protectedland. The owner's retreat has a second complete kitchen and synchronized steamshower. Just entering the property makes you feel relaxed and pampered! Below Appraisal. $599,000

    Looking for a slice of heaven with a view that takes your breath away? This property delivers on all the best!Fantastic 3175 SF. log cabin w/all the modern conveniences, plus a 1484 SF. guest house & detachedoversized two car garage. Build memories that will last a lifetime. Adjoining 6 acres also available forpurchase. $640,000

    Gorgeous mountain architecture in a warm andinviting home in StrausPark. This home features

    the best of indoor and outdoor living. Covered porches (one with a gas fireplace) span both levels in the back, overlooking the stream. Wine cellartucked into the lower level holds thousands of bottles! Great home for entertaining. $699,000

    Nancy Witek

    One Town Square Boulevard

    Suite 140

    Asheville, NC 28803


    [email protected]

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    In 1883 a small home was built at 48 Spruce Street on a 95x 190' lot. Built by a leading private banker, Erwin Sluder, itwas a wedding present for his daughter and son-in-law,Cordelia and W. W. Barnard. When the home was com-pleted, it went through various owners. The house was sold to J.H Herring for $3,600 on April 1,1884. Then the Barnards purchased the house back onMarch 14, 1885 for $3,390. The house was sold again onJuly 13, 1889 to a Mrs. Alice Johnston Reynolds for $7,500,who would be the first to open the house as a business.During this time between 1883 and 1889, the house hadgone through a few expansions and updates. By the timeMrs. Reynolds purchased the house, it was electrified andplumbed with running water.Under Mrs. Reynolds ownership, the house at 48 SpruceStreet was known as "The Reynolds' boarding house". Ithad glowing advertisements in local and tourist informationbooklets and was a successful business until Mrs. Reynolds'death in July 1900. The house was then purchased by acouple from Kentucky, Reverend Thomas M. Myers and hiswife Mary.The Myers renamed the boarding house, "Old KentuckyHome" and began a six year ownership of the business.During his ownership, the Old Kentucky Home was operat-ed by several proprietors, until it was sold to Mrs. Julia

    Wolfe in 1906. Thomas Wolfe later drew the ReverendMyer's portrait as the "Reverend Wellington Hodge" in Look Homeward, Angel.

    After viewing a few other possible boarding houses intown, Mrs. Wolfe heard that the Old Kentucky home wasfor sale. Mrs. Wolfe appreciated the fact it was only ablock from the family home and, after a walk through withMrs. Myers, approached her husband about the purchase.W.O. Wolfe aligned to his wifes business desire and possi-bly with some relief, agreed and told the real estate agent,

    Purchased by W.O. and Julia Wolfe on August 30, 1906,the boarding house came with 19 boarders, paying $8.00 aweek, and the name Old Kentucky Home. During thenegotiations, Reverend Myers asked that the business keepthe name in honor of his home state. Other than a fewbrief times when Julia Wolfe subleased the house, theboarding house at 48 Spruce Street was known as the OldKentucky Home.The purchase of the boarding house did more than bring inincome for the family; it also created an irrevocable split inthe family. Mrs. Wolfe found it difficult to run her businessfrom the family home on Woodfin Street and moved intoher boarding house, bringing her youngest, Tom, to livewith her amongst the boarders. For over a decade the fami-ly moved between the two residences. The daughters

    W.O. and Julia Wolfe bought the house in 1906.It came with 19 boarders paying $8 a week.

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    "Jack, she wants it. Make thepapers out to her. If she is

    satisfied, I don't care."-Marble Mans Wife

    stayed mainly at the family home with their father, whilethe sons would shift back and forth between the twohomes.Although a divide within the life of the family, the OldKentucky Home did hold many fond memories as well.Wolfe would fondly remember the family and boardersgathering around the piano in the parlor while his sisterMabel would play. W.O. would entertain the boarders andfamily with long rhetoric and literature passages ofShakespeare, Tennyson, and others from memory. The boarding house even served as a back drop for impor-tant family life events, like the weddings of the daughtersof Effie in 1908 and Mabel in 1916. But not all the familyevents in the boarding house were positive. The boardinghouse is also where Toms brother, Ben, died in 1918 andhis father died in 1922.Ten years after Julia Wolfe's purchase, the boarding houseremained practically the same in appearance, but in 1916she undertook a sizeable expansion in order to accommo-date a more boarders and thus, earn more money. Duringthe expansion, Mrs. Wolfe added a large sun-parlor,extended the dining room, included a small family diningroom, and included two sleeping porches upstairs, alongwith bathrooms, a water closet, and bedrooms of all sizes.

    Tom remembered the extent his mother took to keep theexpansion as economical as possible in his novel LookHomeward, Angel.

    "The construction was after her own plans, and of thecheapest material: it never lost the smell of raw wood,cheap varnish, and flimsy rough plastering, but she hadadded eight or ten rooms at a cost of only $3,000."

    -Look Homeward, AngelSince 1916, the appearance of the house has changed lit-tle, except for the occasional change in color. Wolfedescribed the boarding house as a "dirty yellow" in hisnovel and that was most likely accurate during the time hespent in the house. In a 1921 letter to his son, W.O. wroteof a recent change in appearance when the house waspainted cream with chocolate trim. By 1950, the house was painted white, possibly paintedthat color as early as the 1930s.Since its construction in 1883, the house at 48 SpruceStreet changed like the city around it; growing to accom-modate the tourism trade and expansion of Asheville. Thehappiness and grief within its walls inspired one ofAmericans greatest literary authors and reflects the historyof family and city in the early 20th century.

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    Known as one of the Southeast's most beloved and storied holiday

    travel destinations, Christmas at Biltmore is set to begin on

    Nov. 2, 2013, and will run through Jan. 12, 2014. Candlelight

    Christmas Evenings with nighttime candlelight tours of

    Biltmore House take place Nov. 9 through Jan. 4, 2014.

    Biltmore's elaborate Christmas celebration is modeled after the first time Biltmore's founder,George Vanderbilt, hosted friends and family in his new home, Biltmore House on ChristmasEve 1895. A 35-foot tall Fraser fir presides over the holiday season in the Banquet Hall andguests are treated to a Victorian era-inspired display of holiday finery.

    a holiday tradition

    Christmas at Biltmore ...

  • This year, guests will see 56 trees throughout BiltmoreHouse, each intricately designed and decorated bymembers of Biltmore's floral team. Miles of fresh gar-land and wreaths create a yuletide scent throughout theHouse, with around 1,000 red and white poinsettias inthe Winter Garden and other areas.

    Candlelight Christmas Evenings

    Biltmore House takes on a warm glow duringCandlelight Christmas Evenings, creating a unique holi-day experience. Local choirs and small musical ensem-bles perform traditional Christmas music throughoutthe house while guests wander among the decoratedrooms. The front lawn glows with a 55-foot tallNorway spruce, lit by 45,000-plus tiny white lights.Guests may also visit Antler Hill Village when theyattend Candlelight Christmas Evenings.

    Visits with Santa, decorating seminars, GingerbreadHouse Tea

    In Antler Hill Village, Santa will visit with children andfamilies from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays,Nov. 9 through Dec. 22, and also on Nov. 29. AntlerHill Village links to the Winery, where visitors may takeguided tours, enjoy free wine tastings and purchasewines from Biltmore's diverse portfolio.

    Biltmore's floral arranging and gardening experts willconduct free, daily seminars at A Gardener's Place giftshop from Oct. 28 through Jan. 12. Seminars are"Caring for Christmas Plants," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and"Decorating with Christmas Wreaths," 1 and 3 p.m.

    Build your own gingerbread house with the hands-onassistance of a Biltmore pastry chef at the GingerbreadHouse Tea, 1 p.m. on Dec. 19, 20 and 21 at Inn onBiltmore Estate. Admission includes instruction, sup-plies and a special tea service filled with an assortmentof tea sandwiches. Cost is $49 per person.

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    ERA Betty Oates............................................................13

    Grove Park Cove ..........................................................20

    Jaguar Asheville ............................................................47

    Howard Building, Inc. ....................................................45

    KB Properties ................................................................31

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    Keller Williams, Pat Puckridge & Donna Prinz ......32 & 33

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    Lifestyle Homes of Distinction, Inc. ................................22

    NC Mountain Realty Group ..............................................9

    Preferred Properties of Asheville ....................24 & 25, 26

    Private Mountain Communities ........................................5

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    Custom Homes of Asheville, Inc. ..................................48

    DWELL Asheville Realty Group........................................7

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