Price: $479,900 (UNDER CONTRACT 10/29/20)
Location: Buncombe County (Alexander area)
Detailed Property Information
- Heated Square Footage
- 2,100 s.f
- Year Built
- 1910, Extensive renovations recently
- # of Bedrooms
- 3 Bedrooms
- # of Baths
- 2 and one half baths
- Overall Condition
- Very Good
- Surface Water
- Small year round creek and spring
- Open Field/Pasture
- Less than one acre
- Nearest Interstate Highway
- 9 miles (I-26)
- Nearest Four Lane Road
- 8 miles (Highway 63)
- Nearest High Density Area
- 15 miles (Asheville)
This charming Asheville area mini farm is ideal for those seeking a simpler lifestyle yet still wanting to be close to all that Asheville has to offer. Situated just a very short drive (15 minutes at most) from downtown Asheville, this property is located in the farming area of Alexander not far from the French Broad River. Getting in to town is a breeze on the county maintained paved roads. Its surrounded by multi-generational farms. The area is known for its gently rolling terrain and views.
The property features 2.3 acres with direct paved frontage on a state maintained road. This means no shared road or driveway, or easement across someone else’s land. You have full access to the road. Approximately half of the acreage is gently laying and improved with gardens and structures while the remainder rises gently up a wooded hillside. There are several areas of cleared field such as one that is next to a turn of the century (prior) barn on one end of the property. Below and behind the house you’ll find a recently planted fruit orchard with peach, cherry and plumb trees taking root. A large flat garden area is off to one side and is already an established vegetable garden having produced corn, potatoes, beets, beans, Sungold tomatoes, peppers, etc. Next to this, you’ll find an exceptionally mature and extensive ornamental garden full of specimen flowering plants and herbs including Zinneas, Hydrangeas, Roses, Butterfly Bushes, etc.. This whole property was meant for sustainable living off the land.
To help maintain the grounds, there is a small cabin, often referred to as a “WOOFER” cabin intended for seasonal help on the property. This cabin has a comfortable living/bedroom space along with a three piece bath including a composting toilet. Across from this cabin is a substantial gardening shed perfect for potting and transplanting your plants. A small year round creek trickles just behind and out toward the field in the rear.
There is yet another building which is the owner’s woodworking shop. This shop has benches, storage and electrical service for all sorts of hand tools. Then next to this is a recently built artist studio that is 80% complete and ready for your finishing touches. This building would make a great studio or play space for the children. A complete chicken coop rounds out the buildings.
Inside the main house you’re greeted with authentic features from more than 100 years ago because the house was built more than 100 years ago in the early 1900’s. First is a wide screened porch across the front, then you enter the foyer with original wood flooring and walls. There are multiple fireplaces throughout and the floors display the slight undulations of an older house that has finished settling on its foundation. There are multiple nooks and crannies and rooms for reading or getting out of the way. Each one is comfortable and cozy.
The kitchen is a large arrangement toward the rear of the house with authentic cabinetry and a mix of appliances that are both old and new. Its full of charm, yet completely functional for today’s modern chef. This includes a completely refurbished Wedgewood cook stove from the 1950’s. A large dining area opens off the kitchen next to the wood stove. The entire house has been mechanically updated with new wiring and plumbing fixtures. Two sitting rooms on this floor offer inviting spaces in which to relax along with a master bedroom and bath on the main level. Upstairs you’ll find two bedrooms and updated bath as well.
Again, this is an ideal mini-farm for someone that loves historic character but wants or needs an updated house. There are many possibilities on this property and it won’t likely last very long at this price. This is one of this properties that can feed the family from its own garden and orchard. Call today for a showing.