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Price:  $799,900 (NEW LISTING 8/28/21)

Location:  Transylvania County (Brevard)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
2,187 s.f. finished on Main Level
270 s.f finished in basement
1,917 unfinished basement
Year Built
2001
# of Bedrooms
Three
# of Baths
Three Full, One half, rough plumbed for bath in basement
Overall Condition
Excellent
Acreage
15
Surface Water
Boyleston Creek and small creek
Pond/Lake
None
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately five acres
Nearest Interstate Highway
I-26 (15 miles)
Nearest Four Lane Road
Adjacent, but out of sight 100' below
Nearest High Density Area
6 miles (Brevard)

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This is a totally turn-key mini farm ready for your dreams.  Located less than 20 minutes from Asheville, just across the county line in a rural area this fifteen acre farm is ideal for the first-time/wanna-be farmer or the more seasoned veteran.  Everything is ready to go.  We mean everything!  What does that mean?

Around the homestead area of these 15 acres you’ll find an exceptionally well maintained three bedroom, three and one half bath home over a full basement with double garage.  Nine foot ceilings, wood flooring, upgraded finishes and such make this more than a “farmhouse”.  The master bedroom features not one, but two full baths plus walk in closets.  For an immersive 3D interior tour of the house, click here.  A large shaded front porch welcomes visitors and provides a view over the farm while a deck on the rear is perfect for grilling.  Underneath the deck is a sheltered chicken coop and the rear yard area is fenced in for the chickens to freely roam.

The roof of the house faces south and has been surveyed with the result being suitable for a 10kw to 15kw solar panel array.  Grid tied with 200 amp service, the property has a backup whole house 16kw generator fueled by a buried 1,000 gallon propane tank.  This tank provide additional heating via wall mounted units in the lower level.  A whole house fan can adequately cool the entire house when the central A/C isn’t required.  Supplemental heat is provided by a wood stove which can effectively heat the entire main floor.  The lower level is below grade, and thus naturally insulated by the earth on three sides.

The lower level (basement) features a two bay garage, high ceilings, and full unfinished concrete space ready for your touches.  This area provides tremendous storage and design possibilities.  It has A/C duct work, roughed in plumbing and propane heaters in this space as well.  In one corner, the owner has set up a home office with finished walls and flooring and windows to the outside.  In this office you’ll find the “command central” complete with all internet and communications hookups including the eleven closed circuit television cameras (with night vision capability) placed throughout the property.  Much of the lower level is set up as workshop space and the list of optional personal property/equipment is long.  The entire basement level could be used for additional bedrooms, baths, living space, “secret/safe room”, home office, etc.  Click here for a full length video.

Outside the house you’ll find two full RV hookups with 70 amp service, water and sewer connections.  The rear yard is enclosed with five strand electrified fencing operating off a solar panel.  The garden area is prolific and abundant with comfrey, bush willow, pear, cherry, apple and peach trees.  Several small out buildings provide for storage of supplies and hay.  Throughout the property you’ll find numerous frost proof watering points.   The homestead area is served by an 840+/- foot deep well that is grid tied, but with the flip of a switch could be taken off-grid.  Furthermore, this well is connected to a solar powered Simple Pump.  If you’re not familiar with a Simple Pump, click here.  Its a lifesaver when the grid goes down, especially for deep wells.

Off to one side of the house is a 72 cage Bio Secure rabbit house.  Each cage is elevated, spacious and provided water via a central distribution system.  The rabbit house is naturally aspirated and designed to be utilized in all four seasons.  Historically the owners have raised rabbits for the high end restaurant scene of Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard.  They have conservatively been able to raise, dress and sell up to 1.5 tons of healthy rabbit meat per year.  The rabbits have been processed in the adjoining FDA Compliant Micro-Processing Building.

The Processing Building is a modest structure that is spotless inside with everything necessary.  The farm has been approved by local health officials as a Family Farm Operation and thus exempt from so many of the burdensome regulations and oversight of a larger operation.  The building has its own 200 amp service.  Upon purchase, the client list of buyers for the rabbit meat will convey.

Down below the house inside its own fenced and shaded area is the goat barn and a small barn.  There are five stalls plus room for one horse.   A loafing shed is adjacent for the goats to rest and a breeding hut is nearby.  The building has 110 amp service, LED lighting and of course its own frost free water spigot.  Through the years, the owners have raised Boer and Kiko goats for meat/breeding and stock.  The goats rotate their time in the wooded fenced enclosure and approximately five acres of lower open pasture.

The pasture down below is fully cross fenced so that goats, cows or whatever livestock is present can be rotated.  Again, the entire area is fenced with five strands of high tensile electric fencing with 6,000 volts.  That will even stop a bull in his tracks.  Down in the bottom is a small creek running through the fields.  You’ll also find another goat shed/well house in the pasture.  This one has another well that is approximately 420′ deep and classified as an “agricultural well”.  There is also 200 amp service to this building, although this well is also solar powered.  (Again, this property shows its preparedness via the redundant systems.)  It is tied into several thousand linear feet of buried waterline around the fence lines of the pasture.  Strategically placed approximately every 80′ or so, you’ll find an easily accessible “quick connect” port wherein an irrigation spigot can be inserted.  This ensures watering of all the fields as livestock are rotated.

Just beyond the fenced areas are approximately five acres of gently laying woodlands.  This area has been used in the past for hogs, although it has a myriad of uses.  There is a rudimentary shooting range in the woods and a very substantial creek running through the woods down toward the pasture.  On the other side of the property is a much larger creek approximately 100′ below the house.  This creek provides a naturally secure barrier to entry as well as another water source and possibly micro-hydroelectric service.

Lets talk about security.

The owner operates a communications company and has redundant systems for just about everything.  Multiple wells.  Multiple heating sources.  Multiple power sources.  Multiple cameras, etc.  The entire farm is fenced.  If one should stumble upon the entrance, that person will find themselves at an electronic remotely operated gate.  Motion activated sensors and cameras alert the owner to the visitor, even if the owner isn’t home.  Throughout the property you’ll find approximately eleven remotely operated, night vision capable cameras.  These cameras are controlled from the home office where multiple computer screens allow the viewing of multiple cameras at one time.  Best of all, this system (sensors, cameras, monitors and all) convey with the real estate.

The communications are via cable service, however, in the event the cable goes down, the entire system will automatically switch to a satellite service within 30 seconds.  A firewall has been installed to protect all the electronics.  The owner/seller has offered to provide in depth training to a new owner to ensure the new owner gets full benefit of all the systems.  Of course there is much more to tell than can be stated here online.

Overall, this is one of the most complete homesteads/prepper properties we’ve seen.  Not only has it been a home and farm for the sellers, it has been an operating business.  You as a new owner get the benefit of years of knowledge along with a totally “turn-key” property.  There is basically no deferred maintenance.  All systems are in place.  And if you’re not into raising rabbits, the buildings can easily be put to other uses.  The key point is that everything is there for you to enjoy.  There is also an immense amount of personal property, inventory, materials and supplies available separately to help you continue the operation put to other use.

Please call us today to arrange a private showing.  PLEASE NOTE:  Serious inquiries only.  Owners require evidence of financial capability prior to scheduling a showing.  This can be in the form of a credit reference letter from one’s financial advisor or lender.  All showings require 48 hours notice.  Please do not call on a Tuesday afternoon saying “We’d like to see the property tomorrow morning.”   That’s not going to happen.