Tuesday, January 27, 2015

14 Cherry Ridge Lane Presented By AllStarPowerHouse, Asheville, NC

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NEW 2014 Energy Efficient in Cherry Ridge. All 6 Inch Walls & Gas Heat(16 Seer Rating). Dream kitchen with granite island, gas range, pantry and eat-in area. Main level master suite with hardwoods, walk-in closet, granite/ tiled bath and glassed tile-surround shower. Formal dining w/ wet bar & refg, great room w/ gas FP. Level 2 has 3 ample sized bederooms + 13x24 family/ bonus/ game room. Large covered deck w/ T&G ceilings & grilling deck.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

38 Eden Glen Road Black Mountain 28711, Presented by AllStarPowerHouse, Asheville, NC

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Enjoy this beautiful, well-maintained 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in charming Eden Glen. Relax on the front or back porch and take in the spectacular mountain views. Lush landscaping and mature fruit tress provide the perfect setting for this lovely home. With vaulted ceilings and built-in bookcases, this home also offers a fireplace, brick patio, thermal doors and windows, and a double garage. Black Mountain living at its finest.


"Seller Says":
Black Mountain is a delightfully quaint little town with friendly residents and beautiful mountain scenery. Although small, the town has it's own doctors, dentists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, health food stores, gym and well run police and fire departments. The local hardware store offers an array of supplies and makes keys that work. Krista Anne's Boutique carries a great selection of the newest fashion for women and the manager and staff offer helpful advice.

For those who enjoy good eating, Lucky Bamboo offers wonderful Asian cuisine, while My Father's Pizza serves some of the best Italian food in the area. Updated grocery stores offer a wide variety of food items, bakery/deli products and a specialty coffee shop.

When house hunting, this property stood out from the rest because of the floor plan, the potential of the yard and the scenery. The large open living area accommodates guests well while still providing a warm, cozy atmosphere. The screened back porch is a favorite for everyone and is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of tea while taking in the peaceful mountain views.

The Black Mountain/ Asheville area is wonderful year round. Whether enjoying the cool summer night breezes or the beautiful fall foliage or a new blanket of snow in the winter, local residents and visitors revel in the delightful climate. Entertainment, drama, art and literary attractions, various churches and community services, eating establishments and these glorious mountains make this one of my favorite places in the country.

Black Mountain is conveniently located near larger cities/airports such as Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, Ga.

As reading and traveling are two of my favorite hobbies, the local library is quite convenient and well run, while the Asheville Airport affords easy access to national and international flights.

Eden Glen is a quiet, safe neighborhood with no through traffic. Neighbors are friendly, often sharing food and gardening ideas. Well kept lawns and colorful flowers add to the enjoyment of spring and summer.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

116 Spaulding Court Candler, NC 28715 Presented By AllStarPowerHouse, Asheville, NC

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This home has it all. Tons of space throughout. 3 Bedrooms with 2 bonus rooms downstairs. Open Floor plan with a combined kitchen and dining and ample storage. Hardwood floors, crown molding and a granite fireplace are just a few features to this lovely home. Large sunny back yard with a stream is the perfect area for a garden. Spacious covered front porch and side balcony will allow you to enjoy outdoor living. Short drive to Asheville.

"Seller Says": COMING SOON!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

115 Friendly Lane Asheville, NC 28806 Presented By AllStarPowerHouse, Asheville, NC

Updated by the interior designer owner, this wonderful home is filled with nice touches throughout. Located in small established neighborhood, just 10 minutes to downtown Asheville. Gorgeous hardwood floors in living/dining areas. Spacious eat-in kitchen w/stainless appliances + custom tile. Huge master w/tray ceiling, custom tile and double vanity. Enjoy private outdoor living with the 2-tiered and covered front porch.

"Seller Says"
The things we love about Asheville are the beautiful mountains, hiking, fishing in the beautiful pristine lakes and rivers, white water rafting,and kayaking. Asheville also has a very vibrant downtown, with concerts, drum circles and a plethora of activities that are as diverse as its inhabitants.

Asheville also has a number of great restaurants to satisfy any taste. And of course, Asheville is the home of the famous Biltmore Estate, a must see for anyone who loves history. Asheville is a great place to live!

We love to eats at Papa's Pizza which is just a few blocks from our subdivision, Papa's and Beer Mexican restaurant, The Lobster Trap, Carmel's and The Chop House, just to name a few.

We have an Ingles Supermarket just blocks away from our subdivision along with drug stores and many fast food restaurants. Also there is a furniture store, a window treatment store,and various auto repair shops.

We were drawn to the tree lined streets and the long driveway to the garage that is on the side of the house, so that the garage is not the focal point of the front of the house. We loved the expansive front porch where we could have afternoon coffee and visit with friends and family. In the summer time when we are on the porch it feels like we are in a tree house.

What is not to love about a small town situated in the middle of the majestic Blue Ridge mountains? There are many beautiful churches and synagogues in the area. The weather is nearly perfect, with usually a white Christmas, and several ski resorts close by, gorgeous lush flora in the spring, and  warm summer days with low humidity. 

The fall is a huge attraction when folks come from all over the country to see the fall colors in the mountains. We enjoy fishing, hiking, white water rafting,and visiting the nearby Cherokee reservation and casino.

Our neighborhood is great for quiet times sitting on the porch. Harmony subdivision has only 3 streets and all end in a Cul-De-Sac, so there's not a lot of traffic. It is also perfect for school aged children since there are an elementary, middle, and high school all within blocks of the subdivision. It's also located just minutes from downtown and easy access to the interstate.

1 South Lane Asheville, NC 28804 Presented by AllStarPowerHouse, Asheville, NC

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Cozy 1920s 2/1 bungalow only five minute drive to downtown Asheville. 1.5 miles to UNCA. Bright and sunny, cute french doors, garden and path with nice trees, views of the river in the distance. Fully unfinished basement, screened in back porch. Walk-in closet in master bedroom.

"Seller Says" COMING SOON!

115 Mockingbird Drive Hendersonville, NC 28792 Presented By AllStarPowerHouse, Asheville, NC

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Spacious home in popular Statonwoods subdivision located on the cusp of Hendersonville and Flat Rock. Enjoy the vaulted ceiling and open floorplan as well as a park-like ambiance with stately old trees and natural creek in the flat backyard. Updates throughout which include: Silestone countertops, tile and beautiful hardwood floors, fresh paint and new roof (2014). Bonus rooms in finished basement and a family room with fireplace. Motivated!

"Seller Says" 

The things I love about Hendersonville are:

(1) The quaint and unusual downtown area where local artisans display their artifacts and vendors range from European to Native Indian; where delightful array of restaurants - many with outdoor seating - where every palate can be satisfied, such as Asian/Oriental, Mediterranean, Irish, Greek, American Pub style, Coffee Shops, Sandwich Shops and the now famous Hot Dog World displayed in Our State Magazine; where visitors and locals meet and greet to stroll along the avenue like setting with trees and park benches, some even bring their pets - on leashes of course; where an evening can be spent at Flat Rock State Theater or an afternoon can be enhanced by a visit to the local Mineral & Lapidary Museum.

I spent two summers as an Apprentice at Flat Rock Playhouse and I am an avid Rock Hunter who collects/cuts NC Gemstones (over 400 native rocks) at Gem Mountain in Spruce Pine and has them mounted for family and friends at Goldsmith by Rudi on Main Street.

(2) The Apple Festival in the Fall and the Evening Music on Main Street in the Summer.

(3) The opportunity to meet folks from all over the Country - and the World - many Europeans are very familiar with Hendersonville.

(4) The proximity to Chimney Rock, Waterfalls, Biltmore Estate and Pisgah National Forest.

We love to eat at all the following places:

1. Inn on Church Street - Chef - Organic/Home Grown Veggies & Fruit
Outdoor Seating
2. Lina's Pita Express - Chef - Greek/Arabic' Mediterranean Food
3. Three Chopt Sandwich Shoppe - always Fresh food -extras
4, Champa - Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Thai, Vegetarian
Outdoor Seating
5. Black Rose Public House - English Fare - Outdoor Seating
6. Hannah Flanagan's Irish Pub
7. Outback Steak House - Outdoor Seating
8. Binions Roadhouse - Steaks - Southern Cooking - Outdoor Seating
9. Bay Breeze Seafood - Take out - Daily Specials
10. Square Root - Great Sauces - Outdoor Seating

Most restaurants in Hendersonville serve fresh Trout too!

Grocery Stores are located uptown and downtown (Rt 25 N-S), east and west of downtown (Rt 54 E-W) and Four Seasons Boulevard. There are also many Mom and Pop Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Stands in and around Hendersonville. We get fresh peaches from SC too! I mostly shop at Ingles and Harris-Teeter. Both have Organic sections and Farmer's Market Vegetables and Fruits too. Apples are a favorite because we live in "Apple Country" and you can find all varieties. 

When we bought the property at 115 Mockingbird Drive, we were attracted to the land itself. The front yard had a pleasant, sloping effect that led to a lovely ranch style home and the back yard was a picture of trees, grass and creek!  The trees, flower, shrubs and bushes were a pleasing attraction too!
The parking pad and the spacious driveway were both paved (important to me). The neighborhood itself was attractive and well kept.Lots of trees. The Open Foyer of the home had great appeal. You could see both floors at the same time and gave the effect of being all one level. And, the open concept of the LR/DR area with its vaulted ceiling lent an atmosphere of brightness and spaciousness to the home. This area also had patio doors to the deck which overlooked the backyard - a marvelous feature! The interior kitchen even had a large window and a door to the back deck as well.And there were open doorways to both the LR and the DR. I was also happy to see that the lower level has windows that are above grade and many doors that led to the back yard outside. The old brick and cedar siding were popular in the 60s and 70s and I liked that aspect too.

Western North Carolina is an area that combines many cultures, ways of life and tourist attractions. It offers arts, crafts, dance, theater, trails, waterfalls, Lake Lure, mountain views, camp grounds, rock hunting places and Festivals that are unique on the East Coast. There is also a rich Native American Indian Culture in this area that still exists to this day. That is offset by the Biltmore Estate in Asheville which was built mostly by importing from Europe and whose family entertained lavishly and hosted the rich and famous in America and Europe of its day. An area known as in Laurel Park in Hendersonville was settled by famous writers and artists from all over the US. Another area known as The Village of Flat Rock also in Hendersonville was settled most by folks from Charleston, SC who built summer vacation homes there. Then you have Chimney Rock where the celebrities of Hollywood flocked to visit as a retreat in their day. "Dirty Dancing" - the movie - was filmed there.
Naturally, WNC has modernized a great deal in recent years but it still retains all the flavors of the past and remembers it colorful history with a passion!

A few other things I can mention are:

(1) Good doctors and great medical care. Dr. Bob Webb is my doctor and I go to Pardee for all my yearly tests.
(2) Good schools - small and well-staffed. My sister taught Elementary School in Hendersonville - she was very pleased and happy there.
(3) Blue Ridge Community College is excellent . My daughter graduated and later worked there in the IT Department.
(4) The Dentists are up and down. My dentist is Dr. John Strickland.

A tip: most good recommendations come from your neighbors and friends in this area when it comes to vendors and workmen.