Luxury custom contemporary estate home, located in Historic Flat Rock and minutes to downtown Hendersonville. Perched on eight acres of private mountain land offering some of the best views in the entire area. Several outdoor living areas, including a rooftop deck with hot tub and shower. Open floor plan with unique curved wall of windows let's you take in the view from almost every room in the home. Separate guesthouse. Five garages.
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"When we consider the many things we love about Flat Rock and Hendersonville, the warm appeal of small town comfort with a cosmopolitan flair are foremost. While, as a 62 year old native (my spouse, a resident of 38 years), we have witnessed growth we’re steadfastly attracted to the people and natural beauty of the area. It’s the perfect place to raise a family as well as enjoy nature and a multitude of cultural activities.
For dining out, we enjoy small, local eateries such as Flat Rock Village Bakery or Mean Mr. Mustards for breakfast or brunch. Hubba Hubba Smokehouse in Little Rainbow Row is a local favorite and definitely one of ours for lunch. In the evening we wander downtown to Mezzaluna for Italian food, Umi for sushi, or The Square Root for local, American fare. Often we take a quick trip to Asheville or Greenville, SC where there are a plethora of dining choices – all less than one hour away.
Because we enjoy cooking, we’re always dashing to the market for that special ingredient. We’re within 2 miles of Fresh Market, Harris Teeter and Ingles. Seasonally we enjoy the nearby farmer’s markets; Flat Rock Tailgate Market is fantastic for fresh veggies and beautiful flowers as is Hendersonville Curb Market and the Saturday Tailgate Market downtown. Other incidentals are nearby at locally owned Whitley’s Drug Store or a larger chain such as Walgreens and CVS, both newly constructed. (And if you’re shopping at Fresh Market, you may want to sneak a peek in the brand new Stein Mart, just next door)!
Originally attracted to this specific location because of the phenomenal VIEW- while still so close to conveniences, we have come to appreciate the quiet, well established neighborhood. Our home is secluded, no traffic driving by. And we enjoy the quiet of the outdoors, whether on the patio, deck or relaxing in the hot tub, while overlooking the city, just minutes away. Flat Rock, one of the most prestigious areas in Henderson County, with its desirable climate and natural beauty was the choice by Charleston's elite for summer homes and indeed has been dubbed “Little Charleston of the Mountains.” Our home is nestled on the ridge of two premier neighborhoods, surrounded by estates and historic mansions. The charm of the quiet, historic village remains while lending itself to modern lifestyles.
Flat Rock / Hendersonville is a well known Mecca for retirees, the best kept secrets are the active lifestyles the area accommodates. Culturally rich, there’s always something to enjoy. Flat Rock Playhouse, a professional theater with year round productions has 2 venues – with the main stage less than 1 mile away. Hendersonville Symphony ranks among the best and performs at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium, 2 miles from home. Galleries, art classes and local crafts are all within minutes of our door.
We’re only about 60 miles from the charming Cashiers/Highlands area (a darling of the Atlanta and South Florida folks). And if you’re in search of the big city lifestyle, with I-26 just a couple of miles away, we’re located less than 2 hours from Charlotte, NC, 45 minutes to Greenville, SC, and about 3 hours to Atlanta…all easy drives.
Hiking at Dupont State Forest and relaxing by the waterfalls has to be one of the most popular things to do and that’s about 10 minutes away on the short drive toward Brevard – yet another charming local town with adorable shops and restaurants. Dupont Forest is also a great place to explore by mountain bike and horseback.
In the summer, Little Rainbow Row in Flat Rock offers a series of free music productions – big talent with small village charm. Just bring your lawn chair and a smile.
We’re movie buffs and Flat Rock Cinema is the perfect place to catch some of the newest releases in a bistro setting. A great spot for relaxing with a snack and a glass of wine while watching the films – and it’s less than 1 mile away. And speaking of wine, there are two fantastic vineyards on the outskirts of town. Picnic and stroll at beautiful Burntshirt Vineyards or visit the tasting room at St. Paul’s Vineyard. Coming soon, just a hop and skip away at nearby Mills River, is world renowned Sierra Nevada Brewery with craft beer, music venue, trails, and river walk park. Additionally, located in WNC are a number of summer camps that attract visitors from around the world.
Being fans of classic sports cars, we love to cruise on the beautiful back roads of Western North Carolina. A drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, past waterfalls and rhododendron thickets is a treat anytime of the year. In the spring, when the laurels and rhododendron bloom pink and white, it’s delightful. And in the fall with the mountains painted in their autumn array, it’s breathtaking. It really is life in a natural paradise – roads and trails at our backdoor.
Our neighborhood is conveniently located, quiet and secluded, without being isolated. A safe and accessible area for outdoor exercise – walk or bike to town or to Connemara National Park, and you will almost always pass one or more of our friendly neighbors.
While nestled in a historic village, we’re only 3 miles from Interstate 26 and close to shopping and schools and restaurants. And being so close to town makes errands easy with everything we need available within light traffic, driving distance. Within a mile is the new Flat Rock Park which is perfect for walking the dog or taking a stroll or jog. Distantly, from the south side of our property, we can see Connemara – the Carl Sandburg National Park – a fantastically maintained farm where the poet and his family lived for years. Lovely, winding paths and hikes to a vista from Old Glassy Rock are favorites of visitors and locals.