111 West Brook Street, Black Mountain NC 28711
4 Bedrooms | MLS #: 529022
Property Description: Priced at appraised value. Dream cabin in woods minutes to Black Mountain. Ideal vacation rental with space in loft for 4th BR.Cozy wood stove in great room with cathedral ceilings and abundant light. Wrap around deck w/breathtaking mountain views in both directions. Automatic solar shades and retractable awning. Game room in lower level with private guest quarters. Many antique cabin features with lots of storage. Plenty of parking.
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I fell in love with Black Mountain 10 years ago when my daughters attended college both in Asheville and in Swannanoa. One attended the University of NC at Asheville and the other Warren Wilson College. There were many memorable trips visiting them and we always loved stopping off in Black Mountain, visiting this small town and enjoying both the ambiance and great food!
Our favorite stop was the Dripolator where we always indulged in their delicious lattes. My husband likes the Golf Course and Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain, just a short distance from our home. Walking around the lake is always a pleasure and great exercise, and we always enjoy when the baby ducks have arrived at the lake each spring. We have attended so many festivals in Black Mountain as well, and the Lake Eden Festival is always one of our favorites, featuring amazing music and art. The Sourwood Honey Festival is another one of our favorites featuring all kinds of local crafts and of course honey! Antiquing is one of my pastimes and there are some great stores in Black Mountain that have been there for years.
Black Mountain has some pretty outstanding restaurants - My Father's Pizza is a great place to eat and another pizza cafe has just opened - Fresh Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta. Right downtown is the Veranda Cafe which features everything made from scratch, delicious! Enjoying a latte is fun either at the Dripolator right in town or a few blocks from our house is the Dynamite Coffee Company where they also roast their own beans.
Out Route 9 is the Morning Glory Cafe, a great place for breakfast or lunch, and next door is a deli where you can get all the fresh meat and cheese, bread and fixings to take home. You can also get soup, coffee, sandwiches, etc. Grocery stores that we like would be Ingles which is brand new and also has a place to rent movies. They have a huge variety also of organic and gluten free products. We also like the small natural food store in town.
The first time we drove up to our mountain house I was immediately drawn to the beautiful property surrounding the home. And once we were on the deck which wraps all around the house, the view took our breath away. We have a mountain view all around with complete privacy. Once we entered the house, we knew we were interested as it was like entering a lodge rather than a home. With high ceilings, huge windows all around with views of the mountains and the loft, wood stove and great room, it was everything we wanted in a mountain home. We also liked the possibility of building on the lot, as with over an acre there can be 3 additional building lots. We liked the idea of putting cabins adjacent to our main house. We added an herb garden, flower garden, rhododendrons, azaleas, pyracantha, 2 birch trees as well as an oak tree when we landscaped the property. I always enjoy the drive up the road, especially when the Rose of Sharon are in bloom both up the driveway and in the front of the house. We feel our home is a true gem at the top of a mountaintop yet right in town.
Black Mountain is a very special place, not only because of its beautiful downtown but also just the area that surrounds it. You feel as though you are immersed in the mountain life, with the mountains surrounding you. With close proximity to Asheville and a short drive to Lake Lure, we always felt we had the best of both worlds in this very special town.
Black Mountain is just down the road from Warren Wilson College which is in Swannanoa, the next town over. We originally purchased our home when our daughter went to school there and it was just a 10 minute drive for her to get to school. Our other daughter went to the University of Asheville which is just 16 miles away so we had the perfect place to be in.
We will remember the many breakfasts we had on our deck overlooking the mountains as well as dinners on the back deck. Bathing in our oversized victorian tub is truly a spa experience. Listening to the blue jays and watching hawks fly overhead, or the wind whistling through the trees, looking out our front window and seeing the fog surrounding the mountains in the early morning, enjoying the first snowfall of the season while the fire is crackling in the wood stove, watching movies in our den downstairs on a cold and chilly evening with a big bowl of popcorn will forever be in our memories!
I love antiquing and flea markets, which abound in this area. Gardening is also my passion and I love the property for its remarkable soil and the way things grow here. Music is another venue which we enjoy and there is plenty of that both in Black Mountain and Asheville. I always take time to read books when at the house - there is a great used bookstore right in downtown Black Mountain and also a wonderful bookstore, Malaprops, in Asheville. Weaverville is full of fun as well as Waynesville, all near to us. We just enjoyed a trip to Chimney Rock, right down the road and enjoyed the beautiful Fall colors as well as apple orchards. This past summer we went to an amazing Estate Sale in Little Switzerland up the Blue Ridge mountains. There is so much here to enjoy!
Because this is our vacation home, we don't have as much a chance to visit with our neighbors. We love walking to the Town of Black Mountain and have sidewalks all the way into town. We also walk to Lake Tomahawk from our house.
Because our home has been mainly a vacation home, our costs may be a little off but I know that the previous owners used 2-3 cords of wood all season with a backup of the propane (hot water radiant heat). We have been very satisfied with this type of heat and because we have thermostats in 4 areas, (loft, front room, back hallway & downstairs) we can control which areas we wanted to heat. We own the 500 gallon propane tank which is buried under the front of the driveway and have only had to use about 200 gallons each year. We love using the wood stove as well. Our electric bill is through Progress Energy and has run around $30-40/month. Our water and sewer bill through the Town of Black Mountain is just around $20/month.