Monday, May 27, 2013

72 Beaumont Drive, A Rare Opportunity to own a National Treasure in mountains of Flat Rock North Carolina

72 Beaumont Drive, Flat Rock NC 28731

MLS# 539663

The Beaumont Estate is a faithfully restored home which honors its glorious and storied past while gracefully incorporating modern amenities. 

Built in 1839 of local granite, with renovations by Biltmore Estate's architect Richard Sharpe Smith in 1910, and another historical renovation by the current owners. 

Comfortable elegance gives way to endless possibilities-family residence or retreat, summer home or Bed and Breakfast. On The National Historic Register.

This beautiful historic home was built for Mr Andrew Johnstone and his wife, Sophia Beaumont Clarkson, overlooking the mountains and the 4.76 acres of property.

Hendersonville North Carolina is just down the road, and you can reach Asheville North Carolina within 35 minutes' drive. 

The discerning owners of this wonderful home will be given a copy of the historic book put together by the previous owners, with delightful copies of letters of the the Johnstone's and later happenings, giving a real insight into life at the time of the civil war. 

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"Seller Says"

The things we love about Flat Rock are the friendly people, the mountain setting, and the culture. We enjoy the four unique seasons that our elevation provides.

Flat Rock is also close to Hendersonville, so we have small-town charm with the conveniences of city life. We love to eat at the new hot spots! Flat Rock has an abundance of culinary experiences and we are fortunate to always have a new menu to sample. Hendersonville offers an abundance of cuisines to suit any mood. Nearby Asheville is a food-lovers paradise.

Ingles and Harris Teeter are great for a quick trip and staple items. Fresh Market features gourmet
items and an impressive selection of meats. We look forward to the curbside market where we buy local produce and handmade items.

When we first saw Beaumont, the locally quarried granite made a stunning impression. The allure of renovating such a historical home was too much to resist. We fell in love with the Flat Rock area, as well. Flat Rock is close to numerous attractions. Biltmore House, Cherokee, and Pigeon Forge all make great day-trips. The changing seasons are wonderful to witness on a hike or camping trip in the Pisgah National Forest. Places to snow ski are in close proximity.

At the end of a day spent exploring the area, it's nice to return to the front porch and enjoy the cool mountain breeze. There is always something to do with a tennis court & pool on the property.

Beaumont is a great home for entertaining. The formal dining room, back deck, and well-landscaped grounds provide ample spaces for a large group. We enjoy working on the perennial garden beside the quaint ice house, shopping downtown for antiques, and reading on the front porch.

Beaumont Estates is a relatively small neighborhood. Neighbors are friendly and helpful, but we respect each others privacy.

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Flat Rock and Western North Carolina offers an array of recreational opportunities.

Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, songs and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.
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Bicycling is a great way to get around. And North Carolina is an ideal place to bicycle. Climate, terrain, a rich history, and the many miles of pleasant country roads and off-road trails and greenways combine to provide for a great experience for any type of cyclist -- long-distance tourist, recreational rider, commuter, or mountain biker. There is a wide range in one’s skill and comfort level with bicycling in a variety of conditions.
This link will take you to a downloadable PDF file of a map of our area bike routes.  The map features a 184 mile system of routes; 4 signed routes totaling 106 miles and an additional 78 miles of unsigned connectors.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Elevations range from 2,240 feet at Cascade Lake to 3,620 feet at the peak of Stone Mountain. Little River runs through the forest, with four major waterfalls along its course. The forest also contains five lakes. The largest is 99-acre Lake Julia. The forest has over 80 miles of roads and trails that are shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it’s a beautiful journey that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage including Cherokee traditions, music, crafts, agriculture and nature. Your journey is just around the corner.

Find a Place to Hike! Hike WNC's Trailheads are hubs or larger areas where several trails are clustered together or in a network.

The Playhouse’s dual mission of producing the performing arts and providing education in the performing arts includes a ten-show professional series; a summer and fall college apprentice and intern program; performances and cabaret series by the YouTheatre; year-round classes and workshops for students from kindergarten through adults. Flat Rock Playhouse now hosts over 90,000 patrons annually and is a major contributor to the local economy and the Arts in North Carolina.

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails. This national forest is home of the first tract of land purchased under the Weeks Act of 1911 which led to the creation of the national forests in the eastern United States. It is also home of the first school of forestry in the United States, now preserved at the Cradle of Forestry in America historic site, and boasts two of the first designated wilderness areas in the east. The Pisgah, Grandfather and Appalachian Ranger Districts are scattered along the eastern edge of the mountains of western North Carolina and offer visitors a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the natural beauty of the mountains.

Whitewater rafting and outfitter guides directory.

Public fishing locations.   Western North Carolina has many miles of fishable trout waters.

Just as our experience of nature is intimate, visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum connect with plants in personal ways that are as diverse and rich as the land itself.  Whether you enjoy strolling through gardens, exploring exhibits, enriching your mind or hiking and biking, the Arboretum offers activities for all ages.

The Center is now home to over sixty species of wild and domestic animals and hundreds of species of plants, all representative of this unique bio-region, the Southern Appalachians. The Center is currently operated by the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

Climb to the top of this towering 315-foot monolith located on the very edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains high above beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge. At a soaring elevation of 2,280 feet with its 75-mile views, this mountaintop experience will take your breath away.

If your child is ready for the experience of a lifetime, summer camp in Henderson County is the place to begin! Whether it’s boating, hiking, crafts or music, they are sure to find at least one camp that caters to one or all of their interests. All of these beautiful places meet the State Board of Health’s standards and require that health certificates be furnished by each camper. See below for camps in our chamber and check out the details.



  1. This is such a gorgeous home, full of history and books available to the new owner! Rare opportunity to own a piece of history that is on the historic register, as well as being a wonderful, livable home, whether as a summer or full-time home

  2. There are very view homes that have the beauty, style, and comfort that this home offers. It is a special place to bring your family and make memories for many generations.

  3. This is a Historical dream home. So much history as you walk through you will forget what century you are in. Great character with so many original features still in great condition. The lot and views do not disappoint while you play on the tennis courts and swimming pool.

  4. This house is AMAZING with SO much history. It feels wonderful to be inside it. The architectural details are stunning and it would be a great Bed and Breakfast. Feels like you're in another time period, yet with all the modern necessities one looks for!

  5. This home must be amazing during Christmas! It reminds me of the Biltmore Estate. The garden is a great addition with a historic ice house? So unique!

  6. Stepping back in time, this estate is a once in a life time experience. This is truly your own "kingdom." I love the feeling of the land and the intimacy of the home.

  7. I love the massive, southern-classic front porch. The home and property are spectacular. Huge spaces, great location, luxurious home. It also reminds me of the Biltmore Estate or the White House! The back deck is also massive - words cannot describe such a beautiful home!

  8. If you love history and appreciate architecture you will love this home! It is a one of a kind. Extremely unique.

  9. This place is beautiful! You really do feel like you are stepping back in time. The fact that their are stories makes it very special.

  10. I've long been a fan of Richard Sharpe Smith's work, and was understandably stunned with this beautiful property. Thoughtfully cared for and beautifully updated, it's just extraordinary.

  11. Beautiful historic home. They have made great upgrades and maintained the quality of the home without sacrificing any of its rich history.


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