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Price:  $699,900 (TEMPORARILY OFF THE MARKET 11/11/19)

Location:  Buncombe County (Asheville area)

Detailed Property Information

Heated Square Footage
2,504 heated s.f.

Year Built
# of Bedrooms
# of Baths
Two Full
Overall Condition
Excellent condition
Approximately 33 acres
Surface Water
Multiple year round streams
Open Field/Pasture
Approximately two acres of cleared fields
Nearest Interstate Highway
+ 7miles, I-26
Nearest Four Lane Road
7+ miles, I-26
Nearest High Density Area
14 miles (Weaverville)

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This exceptional off-grid home north of Asheville is no ordinary off-grid dwelling.  First of all, the house is a masterpiece of craftsmanship.  The details of the interior trim and finishes are exceptional.  The owner/builder is a master woodworker and it shows in this house.  From the butterfly joinery to the solid Locust front door, to the live edge wood island top to the stair treads made from multiple species of wood, glued and joined together, this is an intricately built house.  The interior is a mixture of “mountain chic” with textured walls, rounded corners, arched doorways, open rails and 18″ tiles and hardwood floors.  The ceilings include four to eight inch poplar harvested and milled on the 33 acre property.

The house is heated by a radiant floor system on both levels and the heat is provided via a wood fired boiler outside the house.  Just place a few logs per day and you have warm, dry heat.  With 33 acres of mostly woodland, there’s no shortage of firewood.  There are three bedrooms with two full baths along with a spacious living room, dining area and study/office.  The kitchen is beautifully done with recessed lighting and meticulous details on the countertops and island.  Little touches such as rhododendron railings on some of the stairs, a built in clean dish drip area on the countertop and even a small wash basin beside the front door for muddy boots shows that a lot of thought went into this house.  There is already a radon mitigation vent system in the slab and the insulation is made from recycled denim jeans while the interior walls on the lower level are made of earthen fiber.  Another surprise is that the house is served by fiber optic based internet for blazing fast connection speed!  You simply don’t find that everywhere in these mountains.  Click here to view a complete 3D interior tour of the house.  But this listing isn’t just about the house; its every bit about the land as well.

The house sits on 33 very private acres with not another house in sight.  It is located in the Barnardsville area in the northeastern corner of Buncombe County in a very popular farm community.  It is approximately ten miles from I-26 and is easily accessible year round via a gentle drive through the valley.  The private drive to the house is through the woods and in good condition as it follows one of the many streams on the property.  There are several thousand feet of rushing streams on this property, all of which are sourced from the property or the adoining USFS lands.  That’s right.  This property abuts over 13,800 acres of USFS land.  How’s that for privacy?

The bulk of the 33 acres are wooded, although there are approximately two spacious acres that have been cleared and graded for recreational uses and homesteading.  Located in this grassy area are two large fenced garden areas, a substantial chicken coop and run, a large wooden play set, mechanical building and solar panel array.  The solar panel array feeds a battery bank in the mechanical building and is just one power source for the property.  Much of the power is supplied by a micro-hydroelectric system situated down by the largest stream.

With so much flowing water and elevation change, its no surprise that micro-hydroelectric was chosen by the owners as an alternate power supply.  The beauty of such a system is that it never stops working.  When solar panels are in the dark, shade or covered in snow, they simply don’t generate power.  But a micro-hydroelectric system powers the battery bank all hours of the day.  This property has never been connected to the power grid.  But in the event the solar system or micro-hydro system should fail, there’s a whole house generator at the ready.

In summary, this is a luxurious off-grid house.  It could easily have been built in a high end gated subdivision, and fit just fine.  But here on these 33 acres, its even more impressive.  The setting is private and totally peaceful.  The only sounds you hear are the many creeks and streams.  At the asking price, you couldn’t replace it.  Finally, if you want more acreage, the adjoining 37 acres can be purchased as well.  So call today to schedule your private showing.