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Price:  $1,149,900 (SOLD 6/14/19)

Location:  Buncombe County (Asheville area)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
1,680 heated s.f. Main House
1,288 heated s.f. Farm House

Year Built
1996 - 2014
# of Bedrooms
Four in Main House
Three in Farm House
# of Baths
Four full in Main House
Two in Farm House

Overall Condition
Excellent condition
Approximately 17+/- acres total
Surface Water
Two year round creeks
Small stocked pond
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately five acres of fenced pasture
Nearest Interstate Highway
20+ miles, I-40
Nearest Four Lane Road
9+ miles Highway 63
Nearest High Density Area
8+ miles Leicester/Asheville

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This Asheville area sustainable farm offers everything one could want in a homestead, retreat center or prepper property.  It was designed and built by the owners as a family retreat that could provide shelter, food, power and security for the family in times of crises as well as fun and recreation during the good times.  As they say “this property has it all”.  The owners even went so far as to hire Scott Hunt of Practical Preppers to help design the farm and mechanical systems.  If you don’t know Scott’s name, you should.  He is the guru of homesteading and off-grid living.

Situated at the end of a private drive in northwestern Buncombe County, it is well removed from the metro area of Asheville, yet convenient enough to enjoy all Asheville offers if desired.  Click here for a full length video of the property.  The area is known as Sandy Mush, an area of historic multi-generational farms dotting the landscape.  Its a beautiful drive along the two lane paved road, then off a state maintained gravel dead end road, then up the private drive to the property.  That is, access is excellent year round, yet very secure.  Click here for an interactive map.

The property consists of 17+/- acres featuring several dwellings, supporting structures and natural resources.  The Main House offers four bedrooms and four baths in a totally updated square cut log home with granite counters, wood burning fireplace, remote operating blinds, 5kw solar panel array, geothermal heat and other features.  There is a 1,000 gallon reservoir above the house fed by the deep water well that provide ample pressure as well as a wood fired boiler that can be coupled to the geothermal system as a back up heating source.  Its a most comfortable home complete with a full garage below with inside workshop and storage.  The Main House overlooks a fenced field with orchard and a detached insulated/heated and cooled workshop is outside.  For fun, there is a 200′ long zip line from one high elevation platform to a two story framed tree house with canopy walk.  Click here for an immersive 3D tour of the interior of this house.

The Farmhouse is an updated three bedroom, two bath ranch with attached two car garage.  There is a rain catchment system on the house, large covered patio and outdoor pizza oven and grill.  Next door is a 120′ x 30′ heated greenhouse for growing year round.  A large fenced area is ideal for chickens or small livestock.  There is a three sided equipment shed and small storage building.  Also located nearby are three framed board and batten sided tiny cabins plus a communal kitchen/bathhouse.  Two of these cabins are insulated and one is heated/cooled for year round living; one of which is totally off-grid.  The other is unheated and ideal for seasonal “glamping” in the woods.  The communal kitchen/bathhouse features a bath area with tiled walk in shower and two toilet stalls with double sinks.  The kitchen features a propane gas range, refrigerator, tiled floor and granite countertops.  This structure is also totally off grid, powered by a solar panel array.  Click here for a full 3D interior tour of the farmhouse.

Down in the valley of the property you’ll find several acres of fenced pasture, ideal for livestock.  A large barn built more than 100 years ago has been updated and expanded to include stables, tack room and nicely finished living space above.  There is a stocked pond nearby as well as two year round streams flowing through the valley providing ample surface water.  Below the pond, you’ll find a beautiful cascading waterfall with footbridge over it and steps leading up to the three small cabins.

This farm has everything.  On this property you can grow your own food, raise your own livestock, fish, shoot, hike, swim and zip line.  This is ideal for multiple families as a private compound or small retreat facility.  There is a proven track record as a rental with both the Guest Cabin and Farmhouse having rental histories as well as the small wooded guest cabins.  You’ll be hard pressed to find such a feature laden property in the greater Asheville area for this price.  It is priced well below replacement cost.  If you don’t need the entire 20 acres, the property is also offered for sale in two parcels  of  5.364 acres with the Main House, tree house and zip line for $549,900; OR 12.317 acres with the Farmhouse fully furnished, greenhouse, guest cabins, barn, pasture, creeks, etc. for $674,900.  Call today to schedule your private showing.