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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 the mountains of Western North Carolina.

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  • 2 Fine Homes of WNC | Summer 2014

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    261 Asheland Avenue # 103Asheville, NC 28801

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    21 Chiles Avenuet 5BR / 4BA - Historic James Madison Chiles Spanish Revival Villat 14 Rooms and 4,825 square feet of fl oor spacet 3 Expansive balconies overlooking 3 private walled courtyardst Custom kitchen, 3 fi replaces, library & carriage houset Estate off ers an abundance of interior & exterior living spacest Only minutes to Downtown Asheville & Biltmore Village

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    CCOONNTTEENNTTSSOONN TTHHEE CCOOVVEERR:: Pinnacle | Sothebys International Realty

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    3344 Beauty and connection at Highland Lake Cove

    1177 This market builds local ties

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    1100 Expect morewhen you build green

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    mosaiccommunity lifestyle realty

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    Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realtys owner MichaelFigura interviews Jim Samsel of Samsel Architectsand Jody Guokas of JAG and AssociatesConstruction on why they design and build greenhomes.

    If you are thinking about a new home, there areaspects beyond location, style and finishes to con-sider. Comfort, health and ease of maintenance areall important factors that have a big impact on howmuch you enjoy your house. Green building helpsto ensure that youll have those attributes in yourhome.

    Green building is more than energy efficiency. Agreen home is really just a better built home, saysJim Samsel of Samsel Architects. According toSamsel, smart building is synonymous with greenbuilding. That is why a large majority of our clientsincorporate green building into their homes.

    Jody Guokas, owner of JAG Construction, has builtmore than 70 green homes in Asheville since 2005.According to Guokas,green building starts withgood site selection, proper house placement andthoughtful design. Both Samsel and Guokas agreeon this, emphasizing that well-sited homes takeadvantage of views and also are situated to haveproper solar access and excellent cross ventilation.

    Before air conditioning, prevailing breezes,thoughtful shading and careful porch placementwere paramount considerations in designing ahome, said Samsel. Jody Guokas notes that,thereis something elegant to building with nature inmind. The timeless buildings that we cherish in our

    culture have the quality of being in harmony withnature. They take advantage of the prevailing windsto get good air flow and they maximize how thesun passes through the sky to get as much naturallight as possible. Looking at Samsels and Guokasbuildings, youll see that their homes have carefullyplaced and ample windows for more natural lightand have operable windows in key locations forgood cross ventilation.

    A cornerstone of green building is having an effi-cient thermal envelope, a term that means not hav-ing holes where air and moisture move throughgaps in the walls. One of the things that shockedme when I first started construction was to learnthat the average home has enough small gaps inthe building envelope to equal having a door wideopen all the time, said Guokas.

    Having unwanted air flow in the building createshot and cold spots, elevated moisture levels in thesummer, and can lead to mold growth in the wallsover time. Jim Samsel agrees,Creating an efficientthermal envelope is easy to do. Air sealing thehome, installing the insulation properly and framingthe home to minimize areas that cannot be insulat-ed are the key components to building an efficientthermal envelope.

    Another benefit of an efficient thermal envelope islower energy consumption and cheaper utility bills.Lastly, an efficient thermal envelope is quieter.Thicker walls, air sealing, quality windows and prop-er insulation all reduce noise coming into thehouse.

    Green building Expect more from your luxury home.

    Before air conditioning, prevailing breezes,

    thoughtful shading and careful porch placement were

    paramount considerations in designing a home

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    Having efficient appliances, lighting andmechanical systems also make a quieter andmore comfortable home, notes Samsel. Forexample, halogen lights get hot and createuneven temperatures throughout the house.New LED lights have the same light qualitybut do not emit heat. Likewise, efficient heat-ing and cooling systems are quieter, as areductwork systems installed according thegreen building specifications.

    Jim Samsel is quick to not let us forget thatdesign matters. Building with timelessdesign means that you and others will enjoythe home now and in the future. Trendy

    designs look dated quickly, and people willend up gutting and redoing a home if it lookstoo dated. Samsel also says that some oftheir clients consider building legacy homesfor future generations of their family to enjoy.Building timeless homes helps conserveresources and keep construction waste out oflandfills.

    Selecting finishes that do not off-gas (atermthat means to emit carcinogenic chemicals) iscritical to good design and healthy indoor airquality. Both Samsel and Guokas like to usereclaimed materials because they are usuallynot toxic and they also add to the character

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    of a new home, giving it a patina that many new homeslack. Locally and regionally produced materials also helpgive a home local character, says Guokas,and usinglocal artisans to craft finishes for your home helps to sup-port our local arts industry. Guokas also notes thatmany sites have hardwood trees that need to comedown during construction. Guokas works with his clientsto help them mill those trees into wood that can be usedfor floors, trim and accent pieces inside the house.

    Towards the end of our conversations, Guokas andSamsel discussed renewable energy. Tax credits, com-bined with rapidly declining prices and increasing effi-ciency are making solar panels attractive investments,

    said Guokas. He noted that in North Carolina, there is a35% state tax credit on top of a 30% federal tax credit forsolar electric and solar hot water. Where solar is not fea-sible, geothermal heating and cooling is an option, espe-cially for larger homes in shady areas, says Samsel. BothSamsel and Guokas have noticed that their clients whoare entrepreneurs and are business savvy tend to focuson renewable energy because it pays for itself over time,it increases the appraised value of the home and pro-tects the homeowner against rising energy costs.

    Looking for more information on green homes? ContactSamsel Architects, JAG Construction, or MosaicCommunity Lifestyle Realty.

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    Grove Park Grand historical Grove Park homesits on 1.17 beautifully landscaped acres. Cast irongated entrance opens todriveway and a detachedthree bay garage with a

    remodeled 2 bedroom guest house. The exterior has Tenn-essee Stone, Terra Cotta roof with copper gutters. The interiorhas been fully renovated. The flowing floor plan incorporatescasual with elegance and the chefs dream kitchen with one ofa kind butlers pantry makes entertaining a delight! $3,750,000www.50Glendale.com

    Biltmore Forest EnchantedEstate built in 1927 on 4+ acres with a streamand footpaths windingthrough beautiful estab-lished gardens. ArchitectWilliam Dodge who was

    also a silversmith adds extra touches like silver door knobs andhand carved gargoyles. Restoration has brought back the exqui-site details while creating modern convenience. Features of the5 bedroom home include slate roof, copper gutters, state of artkitchen remodel, finished lower level with wine cellar with seating and three car garage. $2,200,000 www.15EastForest.com

    North AshevilleStunning home in the

    desirable Lake View Park,only minutes from

    downtown Asheville! Thisredesigned cape cod has anopen floor plan with lots ofnatural light and high ceilings. 2 Master Suites, built-ins, formal

    dining room and living room with hardwood floors and a brightcathedral ceiling family room are just a few of the features thatmake this home spectacular. Spacious deck overlooks private,

    level backyard. $1,057,000 www.366Midland.com

    North AshevilleFabulous, Lake View Park

    Tudor! Come home to thiscompletely remodeled home

    with a gourmet kitchenmade for entertaining!

    Custom woodwork andcraftsmanship throughout this 4 bedroom/3bath home.

    Finished attic playroom, formal dining room and living roomwith built-ins, hardwood floors and a four car garage. Plenty of

    space to spread out and play in the private back yard with aninground pool and carriage house. $1,249,000

    www.11WestAvon.com

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    When the environment loves a home and a home embraces the surrounding

    landscape, you have a "NC Healthy Built"sanctuary that encompasses spectacular

    views of not only the Blue Ridge moun-tains and the forest but also the amazingskyline of the city of Asheville. Come seethe artwork in the craftsmanship and be

    astounded by the attention to detail.Walk the trails and sit on the porch of a

    home that is peaceful in its surroundings.Over 4700 square feet with four en suite

    bedrooms, a gourmet's kitchen, wine cellar, 2000 square feet of outdoor living space and elevator ready. $2,995,000 www.573elkmountain.com

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    Vanessa Byrd (828) 275-8534

    51 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801

    One of a kind Historic Arts and Crafts KenilworthGem Original Features: Quarter-sawn Oak Floors, trimand built in Buffet in the Dining Room. One of AshevillesFinest Homes from early 1900s Built by Chiles. LargeRooms, great design. 1.4 Acre Estate-boasts treasuretrees, awe-inspiring mountain views, breath taking mature landscaping. Sub-dividable.Own a piece of Asheville History.rewnc.net/327367 MLS:561713 Call Vanessa

    Classic Montford /Downtown Asheville Gem-1925Brick Dutch Colonial-Total Renovation with HistoricCharm- High End Stainless Appliances, CustomCabinetry, Concrete countertops. Large Stone Fireplacein the Living Room. Lovely quiet location on one waystreet. Large yard, upper and lower decks for relaxing.Expand in Huge basement with 14 ft. ceilings. AdjacentBuildable Lot Available.rewnc.net/341008 MLS: 564051 Call Vanessa

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    , a locally owned andoperated natural food grocery store, was founded in 2013with a commitment to soul satisfying and body nourishingfood you can trust. Katuah opened in the heart of BiltmoreVillage, providing residents a convenient location for the bestlocal, natural, and organic foods with the convenience andservice of a corner grocery store and neighborhood bistroand cafe. Fresh and all-scratch prepared foods make dining inor taking out easy no matter what meal youre ready to eat

    breakfast, lunch and dinner. The grocery store, however, is justthe tip of what Katuah brings to the community.

    The owners, John and Heidi Swann, have a strong commit-ment to their family, friends, staff and community as well as along history in the food service industry. Johns been in thegrocery retail business for over 25 years; he played an inte-gral role in the management and early expansion of EarthFare and was a partner in Greenlife Grocery, which was sold

    Written by Cheri Torres and part of a series on Conscious Communities: Intentionally Ensuring Economic, Social and EnvironmentalThrivability11 The Conscious Communities series, sponsored by Cheri Torres and Betsy Gudger, showcases local family-owned businesses andentrepreneurial ventures that are intentionally designed and operated to support a thriving future for the region. You can read future articles inFine Homes throughout the year.

    Fostering community at the market

    Katuah Market

    I have always been and will always be committed to locally owned,John Swann

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    Christopher Rowland (above) playsflute at the market entrance and atother venues around town.(Right) Elilzabeth shows off selec-tions of goat cheese

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    against his wishes in 2008.I have always been and willalways be committed to locally owned, says John.Local ownership enables the kind of dynamic cultureand community commitment that just doesnt happenin a large corporation. A local owner can make thekinds of product and management decisions that areunique to the needs and interests of staff, customersand vendors. Local managers working for large corpo-rations just dont have that freedom.

    So what kinds of decisions is John talking about? Thekinds of decisions that uplift and support the commu-nity: economically, socially, and environmentally.Sincewe make the decisions about policies and procedures,we have great freedom and flexibility to do what webelieve will be in the best interest of everyone con-nected to our business: employees, customers, vendors,owners, the community and the environment. We canrespond to a customers request to stock an item. As anindependent store owner, I can be sensitive to anemployee whos called by the school to pick up a sickchild. I can try out a new product and help an emerg-ing local food business get a start, explains John.

    Johns management style reflects a deep sense of com-munity, trust, and collaboration. He empowers staff tomake themselves and the store successful. His philoso-phy is to find the right people, incentivize them ontheir performance, give them the tools and trainingthey need to be successful, and then get out of theway.

    He turns the 4 Psproduct, placement, price and pro-motionover to his staff and they do an exceptionaljob. This gives them a sense of ownership and buildshigh morale among staff.We are building this compa-ny together, he says,just like we did when we startedGreenlife Grocery. Greenlife was the highest-volumeindependent natural food store in the southeast; Ihope we can grow Katuah to be equally successful.

    John believes in a strong local food economy andKatuahs extensive local product selection proves it.They purchase products from more than 250 localbusinesses including meat, fish, poultry, beer, wine andkombucha, vegetables, flowers, produce, baked goods,dips and spreads, cheese, grocery, dairy, frozen and

    Mara, AKA the beer wench checks on inventory

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    bulk foods, herbal supplements, body care products,soaps, and clothing. Some of these businesses have beenoperating for two and three generations, like Hickory NutGap Farm and Sunburst Trout Farm and some of themJohn helped start, like Buchi Kombucha, Lusty MonkMustard, Jacks Nut Butters and Gallo Lea Pizza Kit. Johnsintentional commitment supports neighbors, homegrown businesses, and new emergingentrepreneursand it helps minimize their collectivecarbon footprint; all of which help our region thrive!

    John and Heidi obviously care about the community andare an integral part of it. They raised their children inthese mountains, and now their children are raising theirchildren here. They see the Market as one way to deepentheir relationships within this region and beyond, and tofocus on strengthening the health and vitality of WNCcommunities in ways that shows respect and honor forthe planet and people. The name they chooseKatuahMarketreflects this.

    Katuah is the name of our local bioregion, often referredto as Southern Appalachia. The word Katuah originatesfrom the Cherokee (Tsalagi) word Kituhwa. Kituhwadescribes the original and most culturally significant set-tlement of the Cherokee Nation, with a history datingback at least 9,000 years. John and Heidi felt the namewas fitting given their commitment to (a) buying local(within a 120 mile radius), and (b) honoring the ancientwisdom of native people who live within and respect thecycles of nature.

    Johns commitment to community goes beyond simplybuying local and supporting local business.Katuah isntjust a store; says John enthusiastically,its a platform foreconomic development in the food industry for theregion!To this end, John supports newly emergingentrepreneurs in the food industry and partners withlocal initiatives to build a sustainable food system. Heshared this story about how he does this:

    I attend the annual Natural Food EXPO industry show inCalifornia every year. One year I discovered a new prod-uct just being introduced: Tonka Bars. They were great. Iordered a pallet full. They went like hotcakes. So I calledUnited Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), a large distributor ofnatural foods, and asked them to stock the item, whichwould mean increased demand for the Native Americanentrepreneurs who created them. The next year back atthe show the sales manager wanted to know why I neverreordered from him. I replied,Do you sell to UNFI? Hesaid, Yes. I smiled and simply said, Youre welcome.Seriously? Duck Bacon?

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    John is on the Board of Appalachian Sustainable AgriculturalProject (ASAP), having served in a variety of roles includingPresident, Vice President, and Treasurer. Katuah is a proudsponsor of the annual Business of Farming Conference thatASAP hosts each year at Warren Wilson College. He has alsoserved on the Advisory Board for Blue Ridge Food Venturesand taught in their program on the business and productdevelopment side of the food industry, where he helpedmany food farmers and entrepreneurs learn how to bringproducts to market and create business plans.

    Fostering community is among the activities that John andthe staff at Katuah take great pleasure in doing at KatuahMarket. During the summer, Saturday afternoon grill outs onthe patio bring people together over food and conversation.They make it easy for parents to eat out on Wednesdays byallowing their children to eat free. They offer special pro-grams, such as BBQ to Braiia, where community membersenjoyed a tasting of South African wines complemented by afull barbecue by South African Chef Hugo Uys. And patronsenjoy locally-ground coffee, beer or wine on the patio, oftenlistening to music sponsored by Katuah or local buskers.

    Building community is clearly about giving back for John. Heand the staff at Katuah strive to be as actively involved andas generous as time and budget allows.I believe in buildingrelationships, says John.One of the ways we can do that isby spending a large part of our marketing budget on dona-tions and sponsorships. For example, all proceeds from ticketsales for the BBQ to Braiia event benefited Habitat forHumanity and Katuah generously donates food and funds tolocal area not-for-profit events such as LEAF, Asheville CitySchool Foundation, Mission Hospital, KenilworthNeighborhood Association, and the Oakley, West Ashevilleand Montford tailgate markets.

    Katuah Market is just one example of the many businesses inWNC who are consciously doing business: intentionally mak-ing sure that all stakeholders in their businessemployees,vendors, customers, investors, and the community itself(including the environment)thrive right alongside the busi-ness. Those of us who live and raise our families here aregrateful for business owners like John and Heidi Swann.

    Katuah Market is located at 2 Hendersonville Road, just northof the railroad tracks in Biltmore Village.

    Inside the market

  • Driving into the green and rolling 1500 acres that comprise The Cliffs at Walnut Cove can be a jaw-dropping experience. From the signature Jack Nicklaus golf course to the forested nature trails to the scenic splendor of the surrounding mountains, visitors will discover a rare gem of a community just ifteen minutes from sheville.

    With the dramatic vistas of the Blue Ridge serving as a backdrop, the Cliffs at Walnut Cove offers potential buyers a diversity of luxurious options to suit every lifestyle, from expansive estates homes to the low-maintenance ease of a European-style townhouse.

    The elegant townhomes of Club Village and Fairway Commons offer pedestrian-friendly access to the 19,700 square foot Golf House and both ine and casual contemporary merican dining at The Tavern. In a wooded knoll hemmed by very and Powder Creeks, the Millstream enclave offers low-maintenance, single-family homes for fans of long forest strolls and regular matches on the nearby Har-Tru lighted tennis courts. Close by are the Cove Park Homes, similarly low-maintenance and just a hop, skip and a jump from a irst-class itness facility itted with indoor and outdoor pools and a highly trained staff to help residents achieve all of their itness goals.

    The beautiful surroundings encourage The Cliffs residents to enjoy a myriad of recreational opportunities. The 18 hole championship golf course offers challenges and rewards for players of every skill level (and an expansive practice area for those looking to improve their game). Six miles of nature trails wind through various woodland habitats, where hikers can use trail guides from the Dubose Nature Center to identify lora and fauna.

    Interesting people from all over the country are moving to the Cliffs, and almost twenty new custom homes are currently under construction. I spoke to Walnut Cove resident and Cliffs Preferred Builder Nancy Thompson who said Thompson Properties has been building for nine years. 2014 will be our best year yet! Helping people build their dream homes is so very rewarding. I love welcoming my new neighbors to such a warm, friendly community.

    No matter how many times I visit, Im always struck by the magniicent landscape and the graciousness of the community. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove will always feel like home to me. nd Id be so happy to help you ind yours.

    Janet Whitworth

    Wellness Center

    Millstream Pond

    Golf House and Golf Course

    Millstream Pond Falls

    Want to learn more about The Cliffs at Walnut Cove? Visit janetwhitworth.com.

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    Janet Whitworth828-768-1808

    [email protected]

    wwwwww..jjaanneettwwhhiittwwoorrtthh..ccoomm

    Exquisite style& quality 4BR/3.5BAhome. Quiet privacyw/STUNNING longrange MTN views,encl heated lap pool,landscaped gardens,16x24 greenhouse.

    Interior open floor plan, German-made folding glass wall, glass stairwell, maple trim work, red oak floor-ing. Master Ste (w/gas FP), Study and Guest BR onmain. Spacious 2nd floor Family rm, lower levelBonus/possible Media rm, plus unfin flex (15x28) iscurrent fitness rm. Lots of storage in walk-up atticabove 4-car garage. 4-zoned htg/cool. 44 add'l acresavailable. MLS# 564006

    WOW! FactorAmazing luxury mountaintophome with views for miles,eco-friendly using the finestsustainable sourced materials.Custom artisan craftsmanshipthroughout. Great for enter-taining with Kitchen beingcentral to open floor plan,vaulted T&G ceilings and mas-sive native stone fireplaces.Master Bedrooms with privateviewing decks, heated floors,Family/Rec room w/built-inbar, huge back patio, lots ofstorage space. Owl's Nest studio/guest quarters abovebreezway. Adjacent 4 acre parcel available. MLS# 561176

    $800,000

    $1,700,000

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    ... is a private gated community nestled inthe beautiful mountains of Western NorthCarolina. Mountain Air CC is located inBurnsville, NC, just a 35 minute drive toAsheville or 10 minutes to the quaint townsquare of Burnsville, NC.

    Enjoy a drive up the winding mountain roadto an elevation of 4500 feet, or fly onto therunway in your private airplane. Either way,come to the mountains to relive your childhood and your dreams ... take a walk onone of the many hiking trails, or wait untilevening to be entertained on a star-gazingtour with your own private naturalist toguide the way.

    Make new friends by sharing a round or two of golf or an afternoon of tennis, followed bydrinks or dinner outside the gorgeous club-house. The Mountain Air community hasmany private parks to reserve for family pic-nics or friendly get togethers. If you ask thechildren of Mountain Air what they love themost, you may hear replies of 'Day Camp','animal adventures with Mountain Air naturalist Kat', or simply, 'being able to walk to the mountain market for a soda or lunch and heading back to the gameroom to meet up with friends'.

    The average temperature in the summer is 74 degrees during the day, but bring a sweater to be ready for the cool mountain air in the evenings.

    These are all wonderful reasons to buy your next home on the mountain, but the people at Mountain Air are why you willbe glad that you did....

    Contact me today to find your new home inMountain Air

    Diane Vander Linden 828-231-3117

    [email protected] www.whitworthproperties.com

    Mountain Air Country Club ...

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    Diane Wright: (828) 674-0205 Constance Clement: (828) 216-3632 REALTORS, BROKERS CRS,GRI

    Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated

    Team Constance & Diane

    KING www.mountain-NC-homes.com

    A PEACEFUL, FUN SETTING IN LAUREL PARK. Fish & swim or catch dinner, it is all here. Lovely home, tasteful furnishings included. Fabulous Master Suite, open kitchen, home theatre. Perfect for a large active family yet warm and welcoming. SIX CAR GARAGE attached, and

    minutes to downtown Hendersonville. $1,340.000

    LIKE NEW IN KENMURE over 4000 sq ft with four en suite bedrooms. Stunning floor to ceiling rock fireplace, wonderful kitchen spacious & fully equipped for the gourmet. Master and two other bedrooms on main level. Lower level is perfect for in-laws with over-sized game room. Storage will not be a problem. Decks, open and covered, wood floors and close to all amenities.

    $599,000

    Park like setting beckons entry over a babbling creek, around a fountain in the pond to the stately 12000 sq ft home with magnificent manicured grounds. Built as a family compound perfect for entertaining with a spectacular enclosed pool featuring operative panels for year round pleasure. All bedrooms are en suite, the master has 3 fireplaces, luxurious spa and sitting room.

    Additional homes and land are available. $1,950,000

    STATELY FRENCH PROVINCIAL offering 4 en-suite bedrooms including 2 masters, 2 FPs, red oak floors. Marble foyer leads to wonderful spaces for entertaining. Crown molding, wainscoting throughout this quality filled home. Second floor is all private fabulous master suite, also kitchen is striking with every amenity. Awning covered tiled patio overlooks pond which can be seen from most rooms. Charming separate

    apartment and private terraced gardens.

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    Preserves the old world

    feel of the region! Peach

    trees and climbing

    grapes. Stone walls and

    soaring views. Indoor/out-

    door life in full view of the

    Appalachian Trail. And

    only 45 minutes from

    downtown Asheville.

    Original 3BR/2BA handcrafted

    Contemporary on a private, 7-acre

    compound preserves an old world

    essence and includes garage, guest

    house/studio, and 1200 sq.ft. outfit-

    ted workshop/studio with 3-phase

    power. $399,900 ML#547945

    RUSTIC MOUNTAIN HOMEPERCHED ABOVE

    BURNSVILLE WITHFANTASTIC SOUTHERN VIEWS

    Nestled on 4 Acres at a cool 3400 elevation

    Interior has a great room design w/ 2BR/2BA, HW floors, stone FP,

    vaulted ceilings, custom woodwork & kitchen island w/granite coun-

    ters. Bark covered walls in BR's. 2 covered porches w/iron railings,

    Poplar bark ext. w/elegant stone work. Immaculate grounds w/ slop-

    ing lawns, shade trees & lovely landscape! Field below is fenced

    for horses or dogs & has 3-bay garage/equipment shed & separate

    well. Two addit. outbuildings are kennels but could easily be

    converted. $405,000. ML# 524169

    THE TASTE AND TEMPO OF SOUTHERN FRANCE

    HEWN LOG CABIN ON PRIVATE 3.86 ACRES

    in the shadow of Celo Knob, thesouthernmost peak on

    the Black Mtn Range

    Beautifully-built and well-maintained 3BR/3.5BA home in a totally

    private setting! Rustic great room design w/vaulted ceilings, custom

    built-ins , a generous kitchen island, formal dining & a native stone

    FP. Large & bright master-suite & oversized sleeping loft up.

    Finished basement inc. guest suite & garage. 3BR/2BA guest

    house. Paved drive. Ideal for family estate or high end vacation

    rental. $475,000 ML# 558680

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    1040K East US Hwy. 19E Burnsville, NC 28714

    ENGLISH TUDOR HOME WITH OUTSTANDING VIEWS

    in gated Chestnut Farms CommunityThis home has exquisite workmanship throughout! Post and beam interior

    w/cozy living room & stone FP, custom kitchen w/granite counters & formal

    dining room lead into a spacious sunroom w/floor to ceiling windows &

    wood floors. Master BR suite has French doors leading to multi-level porch-

    es & decks. 2nd bedroom & 1/2 bath adapt-

    able to studio or office space. Large BR/BA

    suite upstairs w/adj loft area den. Grounds

    are tastefully landscaped inc. shady stone

    patio. Community gazebo overlooks excep-

    tional views in a park-like setting, close to

    town. $549,000 ML#523780

    42 ACRE ESTATE WITH A CROSS-COUNTRY VIEW!Gorgeous Craftsman Bungalow w/ cedar shake & stone ext. 2BR/2BA

    w/ wonderful detail work, heart pine floors, quarter-sawn oak cabinets,

    granite counters & stainless appliances. Main floor features 2 car garage

    & lg. guest suite complete w/kitchen, living area & private slate terrace.

    Master BR suite on 2nd floor

    w/gourmet kitchen, center island

    & great room w/vaulted ceilings,

    panoramic views & stained glass

    details. Home is landscaped

    w/stone walls, quality perennials

    & ornamentals, terraced orchard

    and 7 acre sloping meadow w/a

    patch of 50 blueberry bushes. Abundant wild game! Ideal for a multi-family reserve.

    $875,000 ML# 561440

    WONDERFUL COUNTRYESTATE IN THE JACKS

    CREEK VALLEYset in a private cove with beautiful mountain and

    meadow views!

    This custom-built 5BR/2.5BA home

    features two stories w/ wrap around

    terrace & porches. The Craftsman-

    style cherry woodwork & floors are

    outstanding! It features vaulted

    ceilings, a cook's kitchen, a formal

    sunny dining room & a spacious master suite. The ground level has 4 BR/1BA w/ large utility room. The bedrooms

    open out to a spacious patio & terraced garden. There is an attached 2 car garage & a 2300 sq.ft. barn/studio. In

    addition there is a 3BR/2BA log guest house & garage set in the woods a distance from the main house. This proper-

    ty is available with the two homes and 20 Acres for $859,000, or the main house and barn/shop and 14 Acres for

    $639,000. ML#542149, ML#521488 www.breezypine.com

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    Elegant custom 4BR

    home.Detailed

    millwork,accents &

    hardwoods.Open concept 2-story great room

    w/built-ins, fireplace & a wall of win-dows. Entertaining kitchen has abundantcabinetry, island & eat-in area that opens

    to the pergola covered cedar deck.Formal dining room w/wainscoting &lighted art niche built-ins. Landscaped

    w/seasonal blooming color & evergreensfor privacy. Partially finished basement:

    rec room, storage, bath & large workshop. MLS#559387 $675,000

    Nancy Witek

    One Town Square Boulevard

    Suite 140

    Asheville, NC 28803

    828-553-4340

    [email protected]

    Custom & elegant Preish built Biltmore Parkhome perfect for entertaining or intimate gatherings. Heated swimming pool & hot tub.Spacious kitchen w/large island & bar seating.Keeping room w/fireplace & a library/study.Master suite on main level w/fireplace. 3 en suite BR's on 2nd level & bonus room allw/built-ins. Lower level w/kitchen, guest suite, game room, wine cellar & more.Quality construction & details throughout. Backup generator. MLS#563772 $1,750,000

    Owners bought as shell & finished this moun-tain style masterpiece, w/exceptional details,intelligent design & conveniences. Enjoy spec-tacular year-round mountain views & privacy overlooking the 17th hole. Open design & highly livable & enter-tains effortlessly. Spacious covered decks feature a fireplace, built-in grill & a stunning water feature. Lower level guest suites & game room. Sited on almost two acres - plus addtn'l lot avail. MLS# 556364 $2,350,000

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    www.beverly-hanks.com

    Pam [email protected]

    Billie Green828-734-2938

    [email protected]

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    DISTINCTIVE CUSTOM HOMEsituated on 10.49 private acres withbreathless long rangemountain views fromevery room. Thishome with approx.4800 sq. ft. offers coffered ceilings, topof the line chefs

    kitchen,outdoor living space, triple garage and many must-see features.Four bedrooms, four and 1/2 baths, extra rooms for exercise or office further accentuates this property with one of a kind luxury within thespectacular North Carolina Mountains. MLS#558020 $2,399,000

    PRIVATE RETREAT W/150+ ACS bordered by 63K acres of national for-est. 9000+ SF home designed for adaptive use by individuals, families, orgroups. Stands of healthy Hemlocks as well as many other hardwoods,creek, views and abundant flora color the landscape of this truly uniqueproperty. Conservation easement possibilities for land = potential benefitsfor new owners. 45 minutes north of Asheville. MLS#484256 $3,150,000

    MOUNTAIN ELEGANTHOMEin the Ramble atBiltmore Forest.With dramaticvaulted poplarwood ceilingsand customdetails through-

    out, open floor plan and outdoor living. 5277 sf, 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths.4th bedroom/flex space over garage with full bath. Located in a privatecul-de-sac that backs up to nature trails, .68 acres. MLS# 555443 $1,575,000

    SUMMERWINDFARM is a luxury

    estate nestled on 16+acres of gently rollingpasture land looking

    out on the Blue RidgeMountains. This stun-ning property consists

    of a beautifullydesigned 5200 SF resi-dence, 5 stall Morton

    barn with guest apartment, hay barn, 4 fenced horse pastures and a largepond. The main residence features an open floorplan living,

    gourmet kitchen, spacious back porch, large master suite, lower levelrecreation room and more! MLS#558157 $1,500,000

    DESIGNED AND BUILT BY THE ELITETEAM of Samsel Architects and KCB

    Construction, this builder-owned home isladen with visible luxuries and hidden

    conveniences. Mature professional landscaping, extensive wildflower

    plantings and native hardwood treessurround the home. Deep porches and

    decks, mountain views, hot tub, fire pit,walking trails, plus every indoor amenity

    imaginable make this a home for all seasons. Owner financing available.

    MLS#545585 $1,599,000

    IN ONE OFTHE MOST DESIRABLEAREAS ofBiltmore Forest,this spacioushome offersextraordinaryfeatures and fin-ishes. The homeboasts crisp

    paint throughout the main level, a vaulted cathedral entrance with multi-ple arched doorways, and a large kitchen with ample natural light. Thehome also has plenty of work space, recessed light throughout, a workoutroom, a sauna and a private backyard. All the bedrooms are en suite andthe lower level has dens and guest rooms. Another wonderful feature ofthis home is its triple heated garage. MLS#560490 $1,649,000

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    Stillness ~ Beauty ~ ConnectionHighland Lake Cove

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    any given day you might findKerry Lindsey, founder of Highland Lake Cove,tending the large community garden, hosting aSpeaking Circle, helping launch a collaborativefestival, working with friends and colleagues ona new tiny house project, welcoming a week-end retreat group to the Sanctuary, or guiding acollaborative-cuisine gathering through thepicking and the cooking of a meal rich with con-versation. What do all these have in common: apassion for real community and meaningful con-nections.

    Since they began at Highland Lake in 1985, Kerryand his family have worked to create genuinecommunities. Each one of their offerings hasbeen an expression of the familys passion forreal foodfood picked minutes before servingand prepared with love, and real places.

    Ahead of their time; the family was offeringfarm-to-table fare and slow food at HighlandLake Inn in the 80s, years before it became thefashion. The transformation from a summercamp to full service Inn & Conference Center wasa ten-year labor of love. The Inns dining room,now called Seasons, was the first garden-to-table restaurant in the area.

    Kerrys passion for food and cooking straightfrom the garden did not stop when they sold theInn and Restaurant. He now hosts the Full MoonGarden Tablewonderful meals that call thoseattending to slow down, to connect, and to par-ticipate in the preparation.

    Beginning in the garden and picking whateverhas just reached its peak of perfection, thegroup, with the help of a seasoned chef or two,

    divvies up all the tasks that go into creating avibrant life-filled feast. These collaborative gar-den-to-table meals are at the heart of life at theCove and many of the retreats. The only thingbetter than the foodis the rich camaraderieand connection that emerges when people trulycome together to create just one thing.According to Kerry,Whether were talking aboutcreating a meal, an event or a place together, thelevel of connection and heart-centeredness thatwe call in is what makes all the difference.

    Kerrys belief that we must nurture not only ourbodies with wholesome food, but our souls withspiritual practice has led him to developHighland Lake Covecreated to serve the deep-er need many of us have for time away to trulyconnect with Source, Life and what really mat-ters. The Cove is a uniquely nourishing settingfor retreats, workshops or to call home. Yourwhole being is sustained by the natural beautyof the land, the garden-centered cuisine and thestewardship of a teaching/learning communitydedicated to the awakening and full blossomingof the human spirit. They provide conferencesupport for groups, and experiential retreatsdesigned to help people find their way back to amore connected, more fulfilling and more abun-dant way of living.

    The 58 acres includes a small working farm, gar-dens, walking trails, a yoga studio, a 30 acre lakewith canoes, secluded pocket neighborhoods,meeting facilities, and a waterfront event center.Accommodations range from private retreatstyle rooms and summer-camp like shelters, towell-appointed 2 and 3 BR cottages. Whether onthe water or overlooking the goats and gardens,

    Written by Kerry Lindsey, edited by Cheri Torres. Part of a series on Conscious Communities: Intentionally Ensuring Economic,Social and Environmental Thrivability

    On

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    nature is at the door.

    Place is important to Kerry. Creating community isnot just about bringing people together. It is attending to theenvironment in which people find themselves. Beauty, openspaces, and care for nuance are central to creating a placewhere people can relax, open to spirit, and allow life to trulytouch us. More than half of the land around Highland Lakehas been preserved in permanent, natural open space, leav-ing the remainder for homes and supportive businesses. Itsapparent that Kerry listens to the land, to nature and is guid-ed by a connection to and a respect for beauty and stillness.When you enter the Cove you know youre entering sacredspace.

    The Cove is wrapped around the peaceful headwa-ters of Highland Lake and it is designed to welcome peoplein a variety of ways: For those interested in living in a moreintentional community such as the Cove, there is a residentialcommunity. For teachers and resident program providersthere is the Sanctuarya retreat center. And for those whovalue a quiet getaway space, there are opportunities to buildor rent a retreat cabin or second home.

    Kerry is on a mission to create a deep and almostemergent sense of community. He says,The word communi-ty can mean different things to different people. For some itsjust a physical place. For others, a more connected lifestylesupported by shared agreements, maybe even a clubhouse.While these particular levels of community can be supportedthrough careful design and select processes, the level of

    community we envision is not usually something that can becreated by designing external or governance parametersalone.

    Our definition, regardless of context (i.e. residential,business or workshop group) relates to a subtle quality,which from my experience, seems to emerge primarily; whenindividuals share certain values (including a commitment tosome form of personal practice), have done a good bit oftheir personal work, and choose to come together to createsomething that is larger than the sum of the parts. This typeof lifestyle or journeythis search for what is true, authenticand congruent within us and each otherbenefits greatlyfrom the kinds of supportive structures that one typicallyfinds when attending a week long retreat experience.

    Our goal is to extend those kinds of structures intothe design and activities of this community itself in order tosupport people wherever they are in their respective jour-neys.

    At the Cove, there are three primary venues throughwhich folks can come together to experience a deepening oftheir connections and relationships:

    Participate in a Full Moon Garden Table, a retreat, thedrum circle or a workshop. A sampling of the offeringsinclude numerous personal growth workshops, the FaerieFestival, a Timber Framing workshop, The Fava Fest, aMushroom Walk, True Nature Country Fair, the One WorldMusic Festival, the Garlic Fest, and the Art of the Feast (are

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    you sensing a food theme here?)

    Join the community and create an ancillary con-scious business to serve the community; offer your ownworkshop or retreat at the Cove.

    Become a resident and choose to share any formof intentional practice with others who are living here.

    For those looking for an oasis in a world that seems to begoing faster every day, you are cordially invited toHighland Lake Cove.Come spend some time with us;welcomes Kerry,come for a day of connection andrenewal or a lifetime of learning and growth.

    For more information about the Cove, please email orcall 828-243-8918.

    Zelle Nelson of Blue Print of We gathering food for a a Full MoonGarden Table

    Glennn Gefken of Balanced Is prepars food for a Full MoonGarden Table

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  • Pat Puckridge, CRS, GRI, ABR, PHP, [email protected]

    Donna Prinz, CRS, GRI, ABR, PHP, e-Pro, [email protected]

    (Future of Residential Wiring) 3 en-suites with private baths w/2on main level for guests, parents,private office, 6th bedroom used asa large media room & laundry onboth floors. A screened porch, private backyard with Haw Creekstreaming through neighborhood.Home can be sold fully furnishedfor a truly SMART move to2nd home.

    A rare, extraordinary opportunity!

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    828-771-2329www.PatandDonna.com

    Renovated for extended family livingmodel but easily converted to singleliving to spread out &enjoy the large space.

    Each unit affords luxury & privacy both inside & out w/multipledecks. Ground/basement level finished in Loft Style incl. separateentrance & private deck. Offers every convenience yet is quiet & private. Grounds are mature & well maintained. Home Warranty & many utilities new & under warranty.

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    Stunning Arts andCrafts Luxury Home

    Beautifully crafted in 2013 in Private gated commu-nity and borders 500 thousand acres of the PisgahNational Forest. Home features White Oak floorsthroughout the main level, 2 story fireplace, NEviews of National preserve, tumbled marble tilebacksplash, Exotic Rain Forest Marble center island,Absolute black leathered Granite Countertops. Allconveniences on main level, screened porch with

    fireplace off master suite. Level drive intolarge 2 car garage, gently sloping 4.25 acrelot. MLS# 558272 $700,000

    Mountain Getaway with Multiple Acreage Optionsand Stunning Views

    Mini Estate with end of road quiet privacy. Customhome with special features: Sparkling Summer Pool,Chef's Gourmet Kitchen with stainless appliancesand granite countertops, Private En Suite Bedrooms.Sit on the screened porch and listen to the waterfallor entertain on the covered deck to enjoy the scenicmountain views. Call for pricing options.

    Offered by:

    The Armour Team 828-771-2336 Mike & Nona Armour

    www.WeSellMtnHomes.com

    86 Asheland Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

    Offered by: Eddie Colley 828-776-3834

    The Local Team www.bkmtn.com

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    Historic Flat RockCustom built contemporary estate home, located in Historic Flat Rock andminutes to downtown Hendersonville. Perched on eight acres of privatemountain land offering some of the best views in the entire area. Several outdoor living areas, including a rooftop deck with hot tub and shower. Openfloor plan with unique curved wall of windows let's you take in the view fromalmost every room in the home. Separate guesthouse and five garages. A rarecontemporary luxury estate in the mountains. MLS# 556332 $2,384,000

    Offered by: Rowena Patton 828-210-1648Patton Property Group www.PattonPropertyGroup.com

    Haw Creek Estatenext to Parkway

    Private estate 10 min to downtown in convenientHaw Creek. Next to the Blue Ridge Parkway, w/a 2-minute walk to the Mtns to Sea Trail, this 3 acreretreat features a lovely 2-story home with spaciousbasement. Beautiful 3" oak HWDs, abundant natural light, 3 gas fireplaces, 3 space garage, niceviews & summer privacy. Totally updated kitchenwith SS appliances & granite counters, tons of

    storage. 2 spacious decks great for relaxing or entertaining. MLS# 563524 $799,000

    Offered by:

    Byron Greiner 828-210-3898The Dwell Realty Group

    www.thedwellrealtygroup.com

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    Stunning home with expansive long distance views over the golfcourse, city, near and far mountains. From the moment youwalk in the door, the views are captivating! The cathedralheight entry with living and dining area is accented with a widefloor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.

    A large Kitchen with custom walnut cabinets, stainless appliances, fireplace and breakfast area with French doors thatlead to a screened porch and deckall have fabulous views.

    Beautiful wood floors are throughout the main level. The car-peted Master Suite has dramatic windows to frame views andcapture light with emphasis on the volume ceiling. Study/officeand full bath are adjacent to the Master Bedroom Suite.

    The lower level is considerably above ground level, boasts greatfamily room/fireplace, 2 bedrooms, bath and the bonus roomcan be a heated workshop or hobby area or pool room.

    $1,150,000 MLS# 555743

    Call Betty @ 828-606-5896 to view this home soon!

    Kenmure

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    Enjoy mountain living at its finest in this rustic contemporarybuilt by one of Hendersonvilles favorite custom builders.Located in Flat Rock, the home is privately sited to enjoy 4.63 acres of landscaped grounds and a lovely mountain view,in one of the most coveted areas off Little River Road.

    Built to the highest standard of craftsmanship and attentionto detail, the home features lofty cathedral ceilings, 4 fire-places, oversized windows that invite the outdoors in, dis-tressed wood beams and glowing floors and finishes through-out. The home offers generous rooms for indoor living & intimate areas for quiet reflection. A well-appointed kitchenfeatures granite counters, a large island with bar stool seatingand eat-in breakfast area. Ideal for entertaining and a favoritegathering spot, the wraparound deck opens off the sunroomand family room. A spacious main level master suite featuresa fireplace, luxurious bathroom, enormous closet with built-ins and a small office. The lower level boasts a recreationarea, family room, 3 guest bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with2 oversized storage areas.

    $1,250,000 MLS# 559626

    Call Betty @ 828-606-5896 to view this home!

    The Estates

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    The Arts helps build a strong communityThe idea was and is that residents of Madison County would

    get to know their world and each other through regular experience with art of all kinds.

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    that a community is thriving is a flourish-ing arts program that supports economic, social and cultur-al development. Since 1978 dedicated residents of MadisonCounty have been discovering, developing and promotingthe arts in this beautiful, rural county. In 2002, the MadisonCounty Arts Council (MCAC) hired staff for the first time andfound a space large enough to hold its vision.

    On a recent Thursday afternoon, the high lonesome soundof a train whistle is accompanied by the driving sound offiddles, guitars and banjos. An artist works on an exhibit fea-turing images inspired by crop circles and the Large HadronCollider. A meeting is held to determine the logistics of anall-day festival to promote a new community radio station.

    Meanwhile, parents call in to register their kids for summertheater camps, shoppers browse a store filled with locallyproduced crafts, and a mythology class holds its weekly ses-sion. All of this happens in a former department store build-ing on Main Street in downtown Marshall, NC.

    This is home base for MCAC, whos mission is strengtheningcommunity through the Arts.The MCAC has been bringingartistic opportunity to residents and promoting the artistsof the county to the wider world since 1978. Even before ithad a home, events were held at schools, private homes,and parks around the county.

    The idea was and is that the residents of Madison Countywould get to know their world and each other through reg-ular experience with art of all kinds.The firm belief thatexposure to art and creative activity makes the world a bet-ter place. Creative problem solving is made easier for thosewho engage in creative activity.

    Like the proverbial little train that could, the MCAC contin-ues this mission with a wide variety of programming.Thosefiddles? Courtesy of the Junior Appalachian MusiciansProgram, an afterschool class that teaches kids how to playtraditional music while instilling a sense of pride in the richmusical heritage of Madison County. Drama classes?

    Part of the First Stage Youth Theatre program, which pro-vides afterschool and summer camp programs. Artists fromMadison County and beyond display their work in a down-stairs gallery space, and MCAC member artists sell theirwork in the retail store.The gallery space is converted into avenue for concerts ranging from old time tunes to cuttingedge synthesizer music.

    All of this activity is supported and led by the citizens ofMadison County. Laura Boosinger and Erich Hubner, currentArts Council staff, strive to preserve the traditional arts aswell as reach out to the new visionaries in the county all the

    Written by Erich Hubner and Laura Boosinger; Program & Executive Directors of the MCAC, edited by Cheri Torres. Part of aseries on Conscious Communities: Intentionally Ensuring Economic, Social and Environmental Thrivability11 The ConsciousCommunities series, sponsored by Cheri Torres and Betsy Gudger, showcases local family-owned businesses and entrepre-neurial ventures that are intentionally designed and operated to support a thriving future for the region. You can read futurearticles in Fine Homes throughout the year.

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    while representing a diverse group of interests within thecounty.

    This creative conversation becomes a way to bring people inthe county together. Parents, artists, musicians, kids, teachers,farmers,from heres, and outlanders all get to know eachother through these community activities.These interactionshelp foster greater community understanding and coopera-tion, all of which serves to help the community flourish.

    Historically, Madison County boasts a strong tradition in thefolk or traditional arts. The county is home to the longestunbroken ballad singing tradition in North Carolina. Last yearone of those singers, Sheila Kay Adams, was honored with theNational Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship, she wasthe second traditional musician from the county to earn thisaward. Ballad singers are still singing the old love songs andnew songwriters are weaving their stories in innovative ways.

    Time and money invested the MCAC over the past 25 yearshas been returned with interest, resulting in vibrant and ener-getic cultural activity in Madison County. Every week dayevening you can hear live music downtown at one of our ven-ues.There are multiple artist & writers retreats in the county.Artists studios have popped up in long dormant buildings,while technology has allowed artists to market their workround the world.

    The Madison County Arts Council is instrumental in creatingand supporting a vibrant network of artists and audiences, car-rying on the rich traditions of the area while encouraging newartistic activity. Onward and upward

    The Art Economy of Madison County. Frances Goodrich startedthe craft movement in the small community of Allanstand.Allanstand Cottage Industries took its name from its originallocation along a remote crossroads near the North Carolina-Tennessee state line, forty miles north of Asheville.

    Allans Old Stand was a resting point for drovers taking live-stock to market on the hoof. Originally a Presbyterian mission,the unexpected gift of a hand-woven, pre-Civil War coverletinspired the transformation of the mission into a cottageindustry. Allanstand Cottage Industries commissioned a widevariety of traditional handwork, which was sold locally as wellas through mail order.

    In 1908, Allanstand founder Frances Louisa Goodrich opened ashop in downtown Asheville where she could take advantageof residential and tourist traffic. In 1931 Goodrich deeded theproperty to the newly formed Southern Mountain HandicraftGuild (todays Southern Highland Craft Guild). The Allanstandsales shop continues to operate out of the guilds Folk ArtCenter on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.

    This industry enabled many mountain people to earn a cashincome for selling their handmade goods. Asheville is nowhome to the nationally recognized Southern Highland CraftGuild and Handmade in America, two organizations that pro-mote craft and fine art, both of which find their roots inGoodrichs work.Today there are different kinds of weaversand chair makers in Madison County.

    Interested in joining or finding out more about the MCAC? Call(828)649-1301.

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    www.falconridgeasheville.comwww.townandmountain.com

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    Town and Mountain Realty261 Asheland Avenue

    Suite # 103Asheville, NC 28801

    828.232.2879

    In the Middle of it all...Above it all.In the Middle of it all...Above it all.Welcome home to Falcon Ridge. Just 3 miles from Ashevilles city center, but seemingly a world away up on a quiet, high slope facing the Blue Ridge Parkway and Craggy Gardens.

    Home sites and lot/home packages are available, with orientations and long range views varying from the East, South and West.

    access, low annual homeowners association fees and nature trail.

    with its large lots and expansive views, this close to town. With only 28 home sites in the community and several homes under construction, now is the time to take a look.

    Call Robbie McLucas at 828.335.2515 or email him at [email protected] to request

    a tour of the community.

  • Keller Williams Realty . 404 South Main Street . Hendersonville . NC . 28792828.674.1508 [email protected]

    Exquisite Masterpiece

    From the magnificent great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace and luxurious master suite to the expansive screened porch with gas fireplace, this is truly an exceptional

    home with every modern convenience imaginable. MLS#559481 $849,000

    Spectacular Panoramic Views

    Discover everything youve been looking for in this stunning home offering panoramic long range eastern year round views from most every room. Situated on a cul-de-sac

    with phenomenal landscaping. MLS#558104 $690,000

    Remarkable Property

    Absolutely stunning describes this property with two master suites. The numerous gathering areas and open floor plan make this an ideal home for entertaining and

    family gatherings. An exceptional property. MLS#560066 $599,000

    Extraordinary Mountain Living

    Expect to be impressed! This magnificent home was designed to maximize the mountain views from most every room with dramatic vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows.

    The tranquil setting is unbelievable. MLS#545786 $749,000

    erriT EISENHAUERREALTOR, e-PRO, CNHS,

    CLHMS

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    [email protected]

    Experience, Enthusiasm & Excellence....Working for You!!

    erriT EISENHAUERREALTOR, e-PRO, CNHS, CLHMS

    Impressive Views and Architecture

    You will be mesmerized the minute you enter and see the expansive long range mountain views. Unsurpassed quality and flawless design is evident throughout

    this magnificent 5500 plus SqFt home. MLS#562906 $985,000

    Features gourmet kitchen with slate floors, granite tops, island, high end appliances, exquisite master bathroom, huge game room, home theater, office, workshop, iron wood deck, patio & more. Exquisite finishes throughout. M L S # 5 4 2 3 0 3

    $549,900

    Magnificent & Beautifully DesignedA spectacular builders home offering superior construction and unique architectural design with exquisite taste. For the artist, gardener or wine connoisseur there are plenty of rooms. Outstanding Quality. M L S # 5 5 0 8 5 6

    $785,000

    Private Gated Community

    Private Retreat

    Southern Living Design Home with natural setting & scenic views. Open flr plan with oak flrs, expansive master suite w/slate shower, GR w/stone FP, guest studio w/kitchenette. Wrap around porch w/FP. Greenhouse &

    edible landscaping. MLS 550083 $549,000

    Flat Rock Lakes

    Extraordinary Mountain living through careful planning & unparalleled attention to detail. Great room, 2 stone FPs, vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, expansive master suite, game rm, bar area, office, open plan.

    MLS 536695 $675,000

    Unique Historical Home

    A rare opportunity to purchase a unique historical property in the Village of Flat Rock. High Hills a stylish Craftsman frame bungalow with an expansive wrap-around porch has been completely renovated with attention to detail.

    MLS#563804 $550,000

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  • GolfTom Fazios Mountain Masterpiece, consistently ranked in the top 10 in North Carolina

    LocationSecluded, but not isolated, just minutes from Asheville and Hendersonville with easy access to two interstate highways as well as regional and international airports

    People300 resident families from all parts of the country with an amazing variety of interests and hobbies

    CommunityA debt-free community with capital reserves and a variety of living options in a spectacular mountain setting, from $400,000 to $3 million

    LifestyleA member-owned club with rst-class amenities, just minutes from a wide array of recreational, dining, cultural and entertainment options

    Champion Hills Club is a private, member-owned country club. Admission is member-sponsored and requires approval by the Board of Governors.

    OpportunityWe invite you to schedule a visit to Champion Hills this year. With our Championship Fazio golf course and all the events and activities happening at Champion Hills and throughout Western North Carolina, you will nd plenty to do during your visit. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our community and club.

    To schedule your visit call 800.633.5122 or e-mail us at [email protected]

    C H A M P I O N H I L L S . C O M

    Champion HillsSimply Exceptional

    ChampionHills.com

    Debt-Free Community Member-Owned Club

    Golf Location People Community Lifestyle

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  • Open Layout $537,000A Beautiful home on a wooded lot in the Golf Community of

    Champion Hills; rated #11 in NC. Great open layout with StoneFireplace & access to several outdoor decks. Master on main level.Plenty of space for entertaining or or escape to your own private

    place. A built in Sauna adds true relaxation. Just 8 minutes todowntown Hendersonville, close to shopping, restaurants

    & entertainment. Furniture package, golf membership and golf cart available. MLS 529325

    3 Levels $4,450,000 Rose Hill is an extraordinary home of distinctionproudly sited, with captivating mountain views.

    Lovingly planned with great attention to every detail,built by Master Craftsmen and graced with numerous,

    one of kind architectural elements from the GreatGatsbys of Atlanta. It has all the features you would

    expect from a home of this caliber; the elevator provides easy access to all 3 levels. The outdoor

    spaces are equally delightful. MLS 560453

    Private $2,650,000 This one of a kind Mountain Masterpiece is located on 3.35 very

    private acres just 10 minutes from downtown Hendersonville. The natural elements of heavy antique beams and massive

    handsome stone fireplaces blend seamlessly with the gorgeous wallof windows and fabulous screened porches. Outstanding qualitythroughout, knotty alder cabinets, eat-in kitchen with views of

    your private arboretum, gorgeous master suite, spacious office and more. MLS 561056

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    INDEX OF ADVERTISERS SUMMER 2014COMPANY PAGE

    Asheville Bungalows ......................................................31

    Asheville Savings Bank....................................................4

    Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, The Lewis-Christian Team ....7

    Balsam Mountain Preserve ............................................29

    Barbara Matzick, Balsam Team......................................68

    Beverly-Hanks & Assoc., Nancy Witek ..........................30

    Beverly-Hanks & Assoc., Pam Braun & Billie Green ......32

    BlackBird Frame & Art ..................................................31

    BOYD Chevrolet/Cadillac/Buick ....................................32

    Carolina Mountain Sales ................................................33

    Champion Hills ..............................................................62

    Champion Hills, Mary Kay Buhrke & Sherry Woods ......63

    Coldwell Banker King, Team Constance & Diane ..........25

    DWELL Asheville Realty Group......................................53

    ERA Betty Oates ......................................................46-47

    Jaguar Asheville ............................................................66

    Keller Williams Prestigious Home Group ..................44-45

    Keller Williams, Pat Puckridge & Donna Prinz ..........42-43

    Keller Williams, Terri Eisenhauer ..............................58-59

    Lifestyle Homes of Distinction, Inc. ................................65

    Mark Fields & Co. ....................................................5 & 67

    COMPANY PAGE

    Mark Fields & Co., Rocky Knob Road ............................28

    Mark Fields & Co., Chateau Flat Rock ......................38-39

    Mark Fields & Co., Mount Airy Farm ........................48-49

    Mark Fields & Co., Iris Falls ......................................54-55

    Mark Fields & Co., Grove Park Cove ............................60

    McKinney Insurance ......................................................31

    Mosaic Realty ............................................................2 & 9

    Packard Cabinetry..........................................................16

    Pinnacle | Sothebys International Realty, Terry Tincher ............................................................40-41

    Preferred Properties of Asheville Lenoir Medlock ..............................................................15

    Preferred Properties of Asheville Laura Browne Livaudais ................................................14

    Private Mountain Communities ......................................56

    Real Living Carolina Property, Vanessa Byrd ................16

    Sheelah Clarkson Agency ..............................................61

    Thurston Associates ..............................................26 & 27

    Town and Mountain Realty ......................................3 & 57

    Whitworth Properties Diane Vander Linden ....................24

    Whitworth Properties Janet Whitworth ..................22 & 23

    Yesterdays Tree ............................................................26

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    Homes from the High $400s

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  • www.jaguarasheville.com828-891-7493Mills River, NC 28759496 Cardinal Road (3 miles from AVL airport)

    Jaguar Asheville

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