Price: $534,900 for house and 9.94 acres (SOLD 10/29/10)
Location: Buncombe County (Asheville area)
Detailed Property Information
- Heated Square Footage
- 2,916 heated s.f.
496 s.f. bonus over garage
- Year Built
- # of Bedrooms
- # of Baths
- Three full
- Overall Condition
- Excellent condition
- Approximately 10 acres or 30 acres
- Surface Water
- Small spring
- Small pond
- Open Field/Pasture
- Large garden/orchard area, open pasture and fenced woodland
- Nearest Interstate Highway
- 18+ miles, I-40
- Nearest Four Lane Road
- 4+ miles Highway 63
- Nearest High Density Area
- 8+ miles Leicester/Asheville
This secluded cove farm north of Asheville provides peace and quiet as well as a secure setting for your homestead. Nestled in your own cove, with the hillsides rising up on either side, you have a very protected, private place to call home. The feeling of driving through the gate onto the property is magical as you know that everything you see is yours! From the sunlit garden area in the valley, to the pasture on the hillside to the mountaintops beyond….its all yours! Because of the width of the shared drive from the public road, none of the adjoining lands can be developed off of it due to the county having different standards. The benefit to you is that you know this area will always stay much like it is.
This property is offered in two configurations: (1) as the house with approximately ten acres or (2) as the house and barn on approximately thirty acres. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this one. Located just a short and convenient drive to West Asheville in the South Turkey Creek area, the property maximizes rural living. The South Turkey Creek area is one of the most desired areas in the Asheville market for those looking to homestead and live a more sustainable life. The entire area is dotted with multi-generational farms, reminiscent of days gone by. Yet this homestead has it all.
The house itself offers three spacious bedrooms, three baths, a large den on the lower level, wrap around porch totaling approximately 2,000 square feet, open concept design on the main level, but the piece de resistance is the kitchen. This kitchen was designed by the executive chef owner and it shows. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better designed kitchen or one with as much prep space on the granite countertops. A massive commercial grade gas range with six burners and two side by side ovens is capped by an industrial strength exhaust hood. This is perfect for the chef as well as for extracting heat while canning. Two sinks and large walk-in pantry top it all off. Its simply one of the finest you find anywhere being exceptionally well maintained. A wood stove on both the main level and lower level can heat the entire house even with a power outage, and a transfer switch is at the ready for when you need to plug in a generator. Click here for an immersive 3D Tour of the interior. Though the house has central A/C, there is a whole house attic fan that for except the warmest and most humid of nights can efficiently cool the entire house with the evening air. The nine foot ceilings help keep things cool.
Wrapping around the entire main level of the house is the covered porch from which you can look down the valley toward the gate to see who’s approaching as well as your garden, orchard or livestock. One way in and one way out ensures your privacy. You can even enjoy a dip in the hot tub while overlooking the farm. Off to one side is a detached double car garage with a fully finished and conditioned area above. This space is perfect for a studio, fitness room, game room or even overflow guests.
The ten acres features an abundant area of sun drenched field just right for a garden as well as acres of fenced pasture having a mix of open fields on the hillside and woodland for foraging. At present, the owners keep goats in the pasture and they love it. The additional and adjoining twenty acres come with a large barn that is excellent for equipment storage along with a small spring fed pond. Click here for an interactive map. That is, this acreage has its own water source. A well established trail network through the mostly wooded twenty acres leads to the crest of the mountain, but not before reaching a large wooden observation/camping platform. This takes camping with the kids in the backyard to a whole new level.
So if you’re seeking a quiet retreat for a homestead in a wonderful area without breaking the bank, this is it. A great house, beautiful views, privacy, farmland, pasture, woodlands, etc….., you must see it to appreciate it. Call today for details and to arrange a visit.