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Price:  $999,900 (NEW PRICE 5/15/20)

Location:  Madison County (North of Asheville)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
1,573 heated s.f. Main House
1,316 heated s.f. Secondary House
960 heated s.f. Doublewide
900 heated s.f. Guest Cabin

Year Built
# of Bedrooms
Two in Main House
Two in Secondary House
One in Guest Cabin
# of Baths
Two Full in Main House
Two Full in Secondary House
One in Guest Cabin
Overall Condition
Good condition
Approximately 100 acres
Surface Water
Year round creek
Very small, spring fed pond
Open Field/Pasture
7+/- acres cleared with most fenced
Nearest Interstate Highway
+ 18 miles, I-26
Nearest Four Lane Road
12+ miles, Highway 25/70
Nearest High Density Area
18+ miles (Weaverville)

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This is a most unique property located about 40 minutes north of Asheville and just 19 minutes to the quaint mountain town of Marshall, North Carolina.   Situated in the “Big Pine” area very close to the French Broad River, this property provide great privacy, versatile land, dwellings and support structures.  Its ideal for use as a multi-family compound, a spiritual retreat center, camp, bugout property or sustainable farm.

Originally conceived as an “intentional community” focused on organic and sustainable living in a rural setting, the current owner gradually acquired the various parcels of the neighbors as they came available, assembling ten parcels into one larger 100 acre tract so that today you can have it all.  Within the 100 acres you’ll find acres and acres of fenced pasture with a two stall barn with tack room, a dressage rink complete with underground drainage, a corral, two equipment buildings and numerous raised beds for gardening.  There is even a large “stonehenge” type stone meditative circle that would make for great family gatherings or for stargazing at night.  This place is remote, so no nearby light pollution.  Follow this link to an interactive map of the property.

Throughout the property there is an extensive road network of gravel surfaced roads with underground power extended to several ready-to-go building sites.  There are at least three graded building pads with septic systems and/or wells installed.  Some of these have tremendous long range mountain views including two with views to the French Broad River.  In fact, from several places on the property, you can hear the river below.  Its not often that you find ready-to-go building sites of this nature in such good condition.

The owner’s Main House is situated with a southwesterly view overlooking a three acre field below that was once a garden area irrigated by the small spring fed pond from above.  Click here for a full interior 3D Tour of the house.  The main house has two bedrooms and two full baths with updated kitchen and interior.  Its a delightful home.  Adjacent to this is a two bedroom two bath ranch that has been continuously occupied by a tenant for the past ten years that will become available for occupancy soon.  An older “doublewide” manufactured home is situated on one of the lots and could be rehabilitated or continued to be used for dry storage as it is today.  Or it could be removed and a new house built in its place utilizing the well and septic system.

Down by the main pasture is a one bedroom, one bath cabin that is something of a fairy tale.  It was the owner’s original house and features some amazing craftsmanship in the woodworking.  It has a small kitchen, wood fireplace, propane log set and sleeping loft above.  Would make for an ideal VRBO.  Also potentially available is a log home owned by an adjoining neighbor who wishes to sell, thus rounding out the entire holdings.

Up above the main pasture you’ll find what is called “The Temple”, a large 24 sided glass and wood structure with high pitched roof reminencent of an Asian temple.  The building has been used for yoga, meditation, music and gatherings through the years.  It has as wrap around deck that overlooks the pasture below.  The uses for this building are many.

Access to the property is via a privately maintained gravel road of about one mile that intersects a gravel county road which is paved one mile further.  Drive time to the nearest grocery store is about 18 to 19 minutes, so this property, while having the feeling of being totally remote and isolated is close enough to daily services.  But with all this land, water, and resources, you could live here in a self-sustainable mode.  Again, this is a unique property that must be seen to be appreciated, so call us today for a private showing.