Thursday, June 14, 2012

78 Grovewood Road Asheville NC, 28804 

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 0.48 Acres  MLS #: 517167  



Home Warranty Offered. Very light, bright home in a fabulous and quiet neighborhood in desirable North Asheville. Gas fireplace, beautiful built-ins, tons of storage, central heat and air and roomy finished basement with shop area and single car garage. Excellent choice for the buyer who needs a large work area, or simply a family that needs a lot more space. Cool polished concrete floors downstairs and hardwood upstairs. Dryloc system in basement. 

Entertainers alert! The Piece de resistance is the fantastic outdoor living area with a fire pit and low-maintenance landscaping and fully fenced back yard. 

Near schools, shopping and restaurants. Located in Grovewood Park 

Seller says about their home: 

 The thing we love most about Asheville is the combination of sophisticated cultural opportunities and activities available within a laid-back, casual and spectacularly beautiful setting. We frequently eat at Vinnie's Italian Restaurant, Avenue M bar and Bistro, Noi's Thai Kitchen, Luella's BBQ and Zen Sushi - all within walking distance.    

The grocery stores within a mile from our house, including Ingles, Fresh Market and Whole Foods have not only the basics, but also plenty of organic and specialty foods. On top of that, there is a Harris Teeter currently being built within that same one mile range! When we bought the property, we were thrilled about having such a private lot so close to town. The house is situated up above the street and the backyard is large, wooded and fenced. Our friends say it's like being on vacation, at a mountain resort on our patio.    
We have always been proud to call ourselves Ashevillians. It's in the national spotlight for many things. We love that it's artistic and sophisticated without being stuffy or snobby. It's an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. It has great restaurants. And there is always something interesting going on. There are several gems in Asheville worth mentioning: Of course the Biltmore House is a magnet for out of town guests, but there are lot's of other things to do including festivals of all kinds, fabulous art and craft galleries, historical sites, music and theater venues with national acts, antique malls and the downtown Friday night drum circle, not to mention the Smokey Mountain national Park.    

Asheville also has a great healthcare system with Mission Hospital and other major medical practices.  Staying active has been easy in our neighborhood because we enjoy walking on Sunset Mountain just behind the house. We've found a 3.5 mile loop that offers spectacular views of the city and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Every season offers wonderful changes and in the 7 years we've lived here, we've never gotten tired of that walk. We go several times a week!    

North Asheville is great because we have made a ton of friends here. We not only go to each others' homes, but also meet up at several of the restaurants within walking distance. We know most everyone on our street.  Our utility costs are reasonable partly because the summers are not as hot as some of the surrounding areas. But also because the heating, stove and fireplace are gas, those things have been especially cost effective.


  1. Perfection meets comfort!! Great location, low maintenance and Asheville splendor. I love this home!!

  2. What a beautiful master bath!

  3. Gorgeous North Asheville home with private outdoor space that is an entertainer's dream.

  4. This house is really unique and in a great setting/location North of town, near the Grove Park Inn. It is beautifully and artistically update with a lovely garden and outdoor living space.

  5. I walked through the Grovewood home last weekend at the Patton Property Open House. In my spare time, I like to see what others have done with their homes to get ideas for my own home and to learn more about available homes in choice areas of Asheville such as Grove Park.

    The owners of this home have done some job in transforming what was likely a rather uninspired brick ranch into a delightful blend of comfort and sophistication. By 'comfort' I mean comfort in the 'Pinot-in-Adirondack-chair-by-firepit' sense, but also in the sense of the comfort that comes in moving through a home in which there is nothing to offend one's design instincts. The latter comfort is so uncommon as to be arresting when found.

    Inside, 86 Grovewood's sound materials deliver on the promise of good design, while outside design is enhanced by a lush canopy that only mature trees can provide. And these pairings--of design and materials within and of design and nature without-- suggest comfort and sophistication in their most uncontrived and livable forms.

    Often when I see a home in which the owner has invested time, passion and money I move first from bafflement (What were they thinking?) and then quickly to pity (They'll never recoup their investment.) Just as the anxiety builds for SWAT teams as they clear each room, so it builds for me when I've seen several well-executed rooms and assume the design atrocity I seek must be around the next corner.

    But after moving deliberately through 86 Grovewood there was no offender to be found, no shower machine lifted from the Star Trek set, no amateur faux plaster or murals on the wall. Luckily for the next owner, in addition to time, passion and money, the present owner of 86 Grovewood clearly had the requisite taste to pull off something of great value.

    As always, there are two or three things a new owner would want to do (the pergola in the rear of the home could use a good pressure-washing and some reconfiguring, for example) but the upgrades are truly brilliant here and the value seems excellent for the size, location and beauty of the home.

  6. A beautiful, well maintained home in Grovewood. Tasteful design inside and out. Quality updates throughout.

  7. a beautiful house and I love the outdoor entertaining areas

  8. I love this house. The back yard is a delight, and the neighborhood is friendly.

  9. What a great place to entertain guests/ family or just relax! Just a stones throw from The Grove Park Spa too!!!

  10. This is a beautiful home in a desirable neighborhood. Comfortable and tasteful, with nice flow and good design. The outdoor area with the patio and firepit is the perfect space for entertaining or a quiet retreat.

  11. The location of this beautiful home could not be better. Close to the Grove Park, Downtown, Grocery Stores, Restaurants. The back yard is fab, love the fire pit and landscaping as well as the fence. Very functional, comfy and inviting home.

  12. If you desire the convenience of walking to all that Asheville has to offer, and the privacy of a wooded lot in a friendly neighborhood, this is it! This tasteful homes offers you the best of both worlds.

  13. The yard is fantastic for entertaining and the bathrooms are quite spacious. The quick walk to the Grove Park Inn and Spa is ideal. There are also a great many updates in this home.

  14. The owners have made the updates so special in this home, there are so many special features, beautiful updated kitchen and baths, wonderful "home work space" and the greatest outdoor entertainment area!
    I have shown this home several times and look forward to selling it! Gwen Bowers


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