An absolutely most beautiful sustainable Asheville area farm. Hard to find anything better than this if you're looking for a comfortable, conveniently located sustainable property. Located less than ten minutes to the town of Weaverville which is north of Asheville by five miles, this property has direct paved road frontage on not one but two roads. This means you have the possibility of two access points. It is even possible to subdivide the property and sell off a portion with the secondary access for another homesite if desired. Given that the property has public paved frontage, it also means that you're not sharing a driveway with a neighbor. Furthermore, this property is classified "Open Use" by the county that allows for just about any use you might desire. Want to raise chickens? Done. Want to have a car repair shop? Done. What to shoot your .308 off the front porch? Done. There is no home owners association to deal with and no covenants or restrictions. This property is an ideal fit for participation in the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
There is a lovely and extensively updated brick ranch house on the property, but this one is mostly about the land and lifestyle. There are fourteen acres of gently laying land of which at least eight acres are in fenced pasture. Not only that, but the pasture is subdivided, thus allowing rotation of livestock. Down on one side of the largest pasture you'll find a small creek branch that runs year round which is also fed by a spring on the property. This creek is lined with mature hardwoods that provide a natural visual buffer between the house and the road, and on the other side of the creek is another acre or two of open field. There are approximately three to four acres of gently laying woodlands up behind the house which provides a great source of fuel in the form of hardwoods. This comes in handy because the house has a wood fired boiler outside that heats the water in the house as well as heats the air in the central furnace.
There is a fenced area for goats or other livestock as well as a substantial chicken house that has water and power to it. The feeding area is fully fenced from top to bottom, thus protecting the girls from predators. Just behind this is a nice greenhouse, again with water service and an established garden area basking in the full sun. That is, this property faces east and south, thus benefiting from tremendous sunshine. It would be a no-brainer to install a solar panel array and go totally off the grid. Further off at the bottom of the main pasture is a run-in shed for any livestock out there. Fruit trees and berry bushes are located up near the house. In a nutshell, you can grow far more than your family needs on this property both in fruits and vegetables as well as livestock. If you don't want to manage animals, there are plenty of neighbors that would love to grow hay in the pasture or keep their own animals. I'm telling you, if you envision a "Mother Earth" lifestyle, you must see this place.
As for the house, it is a mid-century brick ranch built on a full basement and it has been extensively updated and lovingly maintained. There is no deferred maintenance on this property. It offers one level living with all three bedrooms and two baths on the main level. Off to one side is a huge covered deck with fireplace overlooking the pasture and off to the mountains. There is plenty of parking for large gatherings or equipment. Inside, the owner removed walls from the original house, enlarged it and created the coveted "open concept" kitchen/living area. Oversized insulated windows bring in the sunshine and on a cold day, you can light a fire in the wood burning (with propane logs now) fireplace in the den. This is just one of four fireplaces in the house. You won't go cold here!
The kitchen and dining area are open to each other and the kitchen has one of the largest granite topped islands with sink that you'll find anywhere. A main sink has an instant hot water dispenser for immediate hot tea or cocoa. A dual fuel Dacor range is to one side and wall oven on the other. Its a baker's dream. There is a very large walk in pantry with cabinetry and room for two more refrigerators. There is even another fireplace in the kitchen!
Three generous bedrooms are down the hall along with two full retro baths in excellent condition. Laundry is on the main level as well. Downstairs in the basement you'll find a finished room with ceramic tile floor that has its own fireplace and presently used as a classroom for conceal carry training. Another full bath is on the hall. On the other end of the basement is a canning station/kitchen with propane fueled four burner cooktop for getting that water boiling for those canning jars that is attached to a commercial grade stainless sink and counter. Not only do the owners can their own food, but they also have a craft brewing set up. Elsewhere in the basement is an abundance of high ceiling storage area. Part of it would make an ideal secret room or safe room. There is a single garage door on one end, so if you wanted to use if for a vehicle, go right ahead. But why would you when there is a 30' x 40' garage workshop off to the side?
The garage workshop is oversized on a slab foundation and features two large roll up doors. There is 200 AMP power to the building along with water. An outlet at the garage has been installed for connection to a generator that can run the house when needed. The garage is insulated, but if you get too chilly, there is a wood burning stove to keep you warm. There are many personal property items that are negotiable to convey such as a John Deere Gator, John Deere tractor with attachments, etc.
In closing, this property has it all: convenient location to daily services, high speed internet, privacy, space to run, free of restrictions, beautiful mountain and pastoral views, surface water, natural resources, fenced pasture, greenhouse, chicken house, and an exceptionally comfortable three bedroom three bath home with outdoor living space out of a magazine. Its is truly a must see. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! DO NOT APPROACH HOUSE UNACCOMPANIED