Thursday, July 21, 2011

Multi-family or single family opportunity in West Asheville NC - MLS 490302 22 Balsam Ave. Asheville, NC 28806 West Asheville NC

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22 Balsam Avenue Asheville, 28806

$336,700 | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 0.22 Acres | MLS #: 490302

BELOW APPRAISAL!

I-240 west to Patton Ave. Turn left on Haywood Rd. turn Left on Balsam Ave. Arrive at number 22

Two homes in one! Great quality and lots of original features. 4 bedrooms on the main level, 2 beds in the lower level apartment which is great for your friends or parents to stay in. Original Blankenship designed home, conveniently located off Haywood Rd in West Asheville, restaurants and shops one block. Original built-in cabinets and breakfast nook in kitchen. Recently renovated & well maintained. New Gas stove. Great curb appeal, beautiful level backyard. West Asheville gem has wow appeal as you enter.

West Asheville consists of a series of neighborhoods with a 'funky-trendy' common vibe that translates into a mix of historic neighborhoods and fun main streets with great places to eat and of course real 'pubs' in which to drink.West Asheville is in the midst of rejuvenation with many stores and mixed use ventures being built.
West Asheville is similar to many districts in US cities where one will find an area that was built in a previous heyday and lost some of its sparkle over time to suburbs or other areas. There are many studies on the rejuvenation of city historic districts all over the country. The less cash coming into the area in turn led to the historic homes and fixtures and features in them not being stripped out, as happened in many sought after neighborhoods in the 60s,70s and 80s. Now, many of the intact areas are making a big comeback as interest grows.



Sellers say:

"West Asheville is great. Safe, fun and wholesome. Great pubs, restaurants and farmers markets. And it's a place that's changing -- so many cool older houses have been (and continue to be) snatched up and renovated.

Sunny Point (simply amazing and award winning food) and the U-Joint (great beer selection and incredible gourmet burgers!)

Ingles is close (for basics), Grove Corner Market (for some really interesting local groceries) and EarthFare (a large "Healthy" food store).

What we love about the house - the balance of the design. The entry is dramatic -- looking through the entire center core of the house -- living room through to the back windows of the dining room. Then the bedroom / bath wings on either side of that -- like I said, it's balanced. We were also drawn to the fact this house had a completely open basement, which we converted into a really "hip" second living space. Doing that has helped with the mortgage, and gives the opportunity of housing aging parents or guests in a close but separate (and really nice, open) space.

…..   Because it's close to downtown but not IN downtown. A lot of young families have migrated to West Asheville and have rolled up their sleeves and renovated their homes, making it a fun place to hang out and get to know people. I don't know about schools. When we bought the house, all our kids were out of school except the youngest, who attends AB Tech and that's been nice because it's an easy trek for her from the house to the school.

We've renovated and more than doubled the usable square footage of the house, keeping the '30's charm of the upstairs and creating a cool, modern living space downstairs (with recessed lighting, open floor plan). And if you like gardening, I've gone with a French model for the front yard, combining lots of vegetables and flowers and vines (butterflies love it!).

What we love about the area - Hiking, hiking and hiking! We have discovered our home is designed for entertaining -- nice large kitchen, dining room and living room. And we've taken advantage of that several times -- having block parties in our home and front yard (great way to get to know the neighbors).  "


Some restaurants in West Asheville

12 Bones Smokehouse

More information about this itemServing baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and more. Everything is smoked in house and all sides and desserts are made from scratch.
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Phone number and address:
828-253-4499
5 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

Asiana Grand Buffet

More information about this itemThe Asiana serves several varieties of Asian cuisine and hors d'oeuvres -- offering both buffet and menu service.
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Phone number and address:
828-667-2010
153 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715

Bean Werks Coffee & Tea

More information about this itemA favorite West Asheville meeting place offering coffee drinks, freshly brewed tea and freshly roasted and ground coffees.
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Phone number and address:
828-254-7766
753 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Burgermeister's Kitchen & Tap

More information about this itemThis chef-owned joint serves up gourmet burgers and unique sandwiches, beautiful salads and fresh seafood. Chef's specials include homemade soups and made-daily veggie burgers. A full bar, appetizers and desserts complete your meal. Voted Best Burger in WNC for fours years in a row, it's where the locals eat!
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Phone number and address:
828-225-2920
697 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Lucky Otter

More information about this itemWest Asheville's Lucky Otter offers good food at reasonable prices in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Serves wraps, chili, tortillas, burritos, quesadillas, and soups and salads using fresh, local foods.
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Phone number and address:
828-253-9595
630 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Neo Burrito

More information about this itemHealthy, organically derived food, fast, at a great price. Featuring burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and fresh made salsas.
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Phone number and address:
828-225-4101
1341 Parkwood Ave
Asheville, NC 28806

Nona Mia Italian Kitchen

More information about this itemLocated in beautiful Asheville, serves what they like to describe as Italian-American "soul food," the legacy of generations of Italian cooks in American kitchens. The words "Nona Mia" are Italian for "my grandmother"; and the name honors the traditions passed down to chef Peter Affatato by his own grandmother, his other relatives, and the entire Italian-American community in this country. Peter's dishes are faithful, yet modern recreations of the culinary wisdom deriving from two great traditions. Wood-fired pizza, artisan sandwiches, pasta dishes, and classic Italian specialties are served by the fabulous staff in a casual, laid-back atmosphere. And it's all affordable! Buon appetito!
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Phone number and address:
828-505-2028
807 A Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806

Stone Ridge Tavern

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828-665-3333
1003 Brevard Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

Sunny Point Cafe

More information about this itemWhether you are in the mood for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Sunny Point will dazzle you with local flavors that come through in creative and delicious dishes. Enjoy a handmade dessert as well. Dine on our patio for an al fresco experience.
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Phone number and address:
828-252-0055
626 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

The Admiral

More information about this itemServing the best food in West Asheville. Our menu changes daily (brunch weekly) to keep our food creative and fresh. Non-smoking until 10 p.m. every night. Live music on occassion and every Saturday night is dance night.
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Phone number and address:
828-252-2541
400 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

The Junction

More information about this itemThe Junction is Asheville's newest restaurant and bar devoted to hand-crafted, locally sourced food. Located in the eclectic River Arts District, adjacent to dozens of artist studios and overlooking the railroad tracks, the Junction offers made from scratch soups, salads and sandwiches highlighting the abundance and quality of our regional farms and the skill and passion of their Executive Chef, Camp Boswell.
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Phone number and address:
828-225-3497
348 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

The Magnetic Field Cafe & Bar

More information about this itemA comfortable place where you could just stop in for a sandwich or a drink, or do that and stay for a show too. The menu features the produce, meats, baked goods, sauces, beers, wines, coffees and teas of many local vendors.
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Phone number and address:
828-257-4003
372 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

West End Bakery

More information about this itemA family-friendly cafe serving breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch and offering pastries, desserts, and fresh-baked breads.At the West End Bakery, they make everything from scratch and use the freshest healthiest ingredients available including 100% organic flour and sugar as well as many locally grown and organic foods.
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Phone number and address:
828-252-9378
757 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Westville Pub

More information about this itemWest Asheville's original neighborhood pub established in 2002, offers inspired American cuisine, live music five-nights a week (Open Mic Mondays, Blues Jam Tuesday, Max Melner Orchestra Wednesdays), full bar featuring the best of the local breweries on tap. Their freshly prepared menu includes home-cut fries, burgers, local trout quesadillas, sandwiches, salads, tuna steaks, jerk chicken, and daily specials: Tues-Shrimp and Grits; Wed-po'boys; Thurs-Steak special; Sun-all U can eat breakfast all day. 11 ft. screen for special events. Test your smarts at Trivia on Fridays 9 pm. 2 pool tables. Pub open 12 noon till 2 am daily Kitchen hours-12 noon-11:30 pm daily, till 1 am Fri & Sat
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Phone number and address:
828-225-9782
777 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

White Duck Taco Shop

More information about this itemTheir food is good and affordable, always, with no exceptions. Offering an outdoor patio overlooking the French Broad River and the train tracks. With an on-site parking lot right next to the restaurant.
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Phone number and address:
1 Roberts Street
The Hatchery, River Arts District
Asheville, NC 28801

Yoshida Japanese Steak House

More information about this itemCasual Japanese steak and seafood restaurant, with hibachi/tappen yaki style dining.
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Phone number and address:
828-252-5903
4 Regent Park Boulevard
Asheville, NC 28806