Amazing Black Mountain home is only a short drive to Asheville and minutes to Cheshire Fitness Club. Fully finished basement, cathedral ceilings, hardwoods and tile flooring, huge pantry, open floor plan. Workshop/ laundry area downstairs. Enjoy year round mountain views from the large balcony and front porch. Private and wooded, this is a dream home for someone seeking a true mountain retreat.
There is much we love about Black Mountain including the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lake Tomahawk and nearby Montreat offer great walking and hiking all year around. There is a lovely shopping district, and various arts and craft venues. Saturdays in season host a wonderful tailgate market for fresh local produce. The Black Mountain Arts Center and the Swannanoa Valley Museum have great classes and special events. There are several music venues about town on any given week.
We love to eat at Louise's, Blue Ridge Biscuit Company, Ole's Guacamole, Fresh Pizza, and takeout from Red Radish. The Dripolater and Dynamite Coffee are both to die for! Dark City Cafe has the best hamburgers ever. We frequent Ingles for groceries; it's a mile away. Black Mountain Bakery always has something scrumptious.
We were drawn to this property by the ease of access to town and all the amenities while still experiencing wooded nature in a serene setting. It felt peaceful and beautiful and safe. We were especially taken with amazing natural light that plays through our yard and house and changes color with the seasons. Our wraparound decks are living space in and of themselves, with shaded cool areas and bright sun areas and plenty of room for container gardening and entertaining.
We love the Asheville area for it's artsy eclectic culture and people. There is such a variety of outdoor activities. It is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest with all its trails and scenery. It feels laid back yet with-it, something for everyone. There is lots of good local fresh produce and food available. A great small airport and good hospitals and medical services make for a comfortable place to live and for family and friends to visit.
I don't want to forget to mention the temperate climate; this is a place where autumn and spring are longer than summer and winter and all four seasons can't be beat! We love going to the artisan and craft and food fairs.
Of course we all like different things and and lots of avocations are available here, from quilting and spinning and weaving, to making pottery, and gardening. We took special care in planting a variety of trees on our property to blend in with the natural woods. We can look any of our numerous windows and doors and see a lovely wooded area. From early spring through late fall a variety of blooming trees, bushes and plants decorate our view.
Our neighborhood is an easy walk to town in a cove that offers views, privacy, woods, and very little traffic as it has one way in and no other outlets. There are young families, families with older kids, and retired folks as well.