Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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.