Price: $799,900 (NEW PRICE 3/17/23)
Location: Madison County (North of Asheville)
Detailed Property Information
- Heated Square Footage
- 3,056 heated s.f. in Main House on two levels
1,400 heated s.f. in Guest House on one level
- Year Built
- 1998 (Main House)
2001 (Guest House)
- # of Bedrooms
- Three bedrooms + two extras in Main House
Two bedrooms + one extra in Guest House
- # of Baths
- Three full in Main House
Two full in Guest House
- Overall Condition
- Excellent condition
- Surface Water
- 1,000'+/- on both sides of Puncheon Fork Creek
- Small private pond
- Open Field/Pasture
- Nearest Interstate Highway
- 3 miles to I-26
- Nearest Four Lane Road
- 3 miles to I-26
- Nearest High Density Area
- 13 miles to Weaverville
If you’re looking for big creek frontage and a farm in a rural setting, but easily accessible year round, this should be on the short list. This is one of those homesteads that “checks all the boxes”. Located in northeastern Madison County, these 27.75 acres are on a paved state maintained road in a very rural setting, but only a few minutes to I-26. Come off the interstate, take a right, then a left and another left, then you’re there. Its just enough off the beaten path to provide privacy, yet when you want to go out to dinner, its a breeze.
Another nice thing about the approach is that you avoid climbing a mountain on narrow roads to get there. The interstate makes getting to the nearby towns of Mars Hill and Weaverville an easy drive. You can literally be in Mars Hill with Mars Hill University in about ten minutes or seventeen minutes to Weaverville where you’ll find a Lowes Home Improvement, Tractor Supply, grocery stores, etc. If you’re thinking of a vacation rental, then the ski resort of Wolf Ridge is just two miles beyond this property. But enough about the location.
The property is stunning. As you turn onto the property, there is a farm gate that provides privacy and security. The gravel drive beyond is flat and well maintained as it passes through the expansive open pasture and fields. Down in this field you’ll find a large, exceptionally well built saltbox style barn with livestock pens and metal roof. Next to this is a very large and well done chicken coop and rabbit hutch, ideal for raising large numbers of fowl in a safe enclosure out of the reach of predators. Movable fencing allows for rotating of grazing for any livestock you may have, such as the 25 head of sheep presently on the property.
Traveling past the fields you come to Puncheon Fork Creek. This is a very sizable creek of around 20′ or more in width. The property encompasses both sides of the creek for approximately 1,000′. This is very uncommon, and can’t be stressed how big a deal this is. Most creeks are along a property boundary, but not here. Here, you own both sides. Crossing the creek is a very substantial bridge of steel and concrete with wood decking built in the last six years. On the opposite side of the creek is a small, spring fed pond ideal for ducks. From here the driveway is paved as it splits, leading up to the two houses.
The two houses sit approximately 500′ off the paved road, across the creek and up behind a stand of deciduous trees, meaning these houses have privacy. The Main House is a large one level house built over a full walk out basement. The main level features wood floors throughout and has three bedrooms with two baths and a nice wood stove. The lower level has a huge amount of finished living area with tile flooring and two rooms with closets on both ends and a full bath. The septic system for the Main House was installed for three bedrooms, but could likely be expanded to make this house a five bedroom house (which it effectively is already). A detached two car garage off to one side provides sheltered parking.
The Guest House also sits up overlooking the creek and pasture below and has paved parking. This is a smaller, one level house having three bedrooms and two baths. This one features nine foot ceilings, wood floors and is handicap accessible with a ramp, wide doorway, spacious primary bath with grab bars and such. It also features a tiled sunroom that looks down toward the creek. Off to one side of the Guest house is an area that has been partially cleared and graded for another home site.
Overall, this is an exceptional property in an exceptional area. It is ideal for a self-sustainable farm or secure bugout property for multiple families. Or if you’re interested in income, its in a highly desirable resort area and one or both houses could be offered as vacation rentals. Call us today for a private showing.