Sunday, September 25, 2011

12 S. Lexington Unit 205

$339,000
Bedrooms 1
Sq. Ft. 1067
Acres 0.42
Year Built 2006
--Priced Below Recent Appraisal! 12 S. Lexington is a newer mixed-use development designed by Camille-Alberice Architects. Bright, Light and Spacious! Engineered Bamboo Flooring. Great View of the Jackson Building. Excellent Location in Downtown Asheville, just one block away from Pack Square. Contemporary Design and open floor plan. Proposed Rooftop Garden with awesome views of Downtown Asheville.

Seller Says
"We love Asheville because there's always something new to do - outdoor activities like hiking, biking, boating, and visiting parks; cultural activities like theatre, live music, street festivals, and art gallery crawls; and great dining and nightlife. It's a true four-season destination: a cool refuge in the summer, a perfect base for immersion in fall color, a cozy destination for the holiday season, and a beautiful location to watch spring unfold.    

Our favorite restaurants in walking distance include Bouchon for French cooking, Heiwa Shokudo for sushi, Cucina 24 and The Market Place for special dinners, and Tupelo Honey Cafe for Sunday brunch. Also needing a mention are Salsa's for a fun Caribbean meal, The Beer Garden for cozying up near the fire for a fortifying winter meal and drink, and Zambra's for a sophisticated meal of tapas. To say nothing of some fantastic places a short drive away, such as Rezaz and Fig in Biltmore Village. Better yet, many places offer the option of outdoor dining which is a beautiful way to appreciate the cool Asheville climate. And I have to mention French Broad Chocolates for a great place to spend an afternoon or an evening.    
We shop for groceries at the French Broad Food Coop, which is in walking distance, and Greenlife when we need to stock up.    

We were drawn to the home by its great layout (loft openness with a bedroom that can be closed off behind French doors for privacy), European flair, and corner location. There is no better way to end a day than with all the windows open, a cool breeze wafting through, and the muted sounds from Pack Square and Broadway providing a gentle background to a dinner conversation.    
Asheville is a great location for the young and young-at-heart.  The sense of urban community, nestled among the natural wonders of the mountains, attracts a diverse and talented cross-section of individuals. The town has an energy that is hard to find anywhere else.   
We appreciate having the public library so close, as well as several good bookstores. The rooftop garden is an unbeatable place to watch the July 4th fireworks, and a visit to Biltmore House during Christmas should be on anyone's itinerary.    
Our interests and hobbies center around Asheville's natural wonders, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and hiking trails that start from it; gardens including the Arboretum and Botanical Garden; and kayaking on the French Broad river and Lake Lure.  
We are right in the heart of downtown, so we are steps from some of the best restaurants, art galleries, and performances on Pack Square. Favorites, if we had to try to narrow it down, include the Blue Spiral, Shindig on the Green and Downtown After 5. The Fine Arts Theatre is steps away, with a good selection of movies. The Asheville Community Theatre is close by as well - we've been happy to run into several of the actors, later, on the street or at local businesses. This list doesn't do the town justice of course; for many weekend visits, we park the car in the garage and don't move it until we leave for home.