Fine Homes & Elegance in Asheville Real Estate
Asheville, a historic city situated within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, has been included in Arts Magazine’s list of top 25 Arts destinations, Outside magazine’s list of the best outside towns in the nation and Good Morning America’s list of the 10 most beautiful places in America. Established as Morristown five years before the ratification of the US Constitution, it was incorporated and renamed Asheville in 1790 in honor of Governor Samuel Ashe. In the late nineteenth century Asheville prospered as the expansion of rail links connected cities and fostered increased trade.
Asheville’s reputation for elegant living was enhanced when the city became a favorite of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt was the fabulously wealthy shipping and railway magnate who built the palatial Biltmore House on a 125,000 acre estate and became the most popular estate homes in Asheville North Carolina. The plan for his residence took inspiration from the European chateau building style and instituted it on a massive scale. The home includes 4 acres of floor space, 250 rooms and 65 fireplaces.
Present day Asheville affords a broad spectrum of gracious living opportunities which range from self-contained urban mini communities to rural estates and horse farms:
A taste of elegant Asheville Real Estate awaits the discerning buyer in the historic neighborhoods of downtown Asheville. Located near the former Asheville Chamber of Commerce site, the Residences at 151 include 12 condominiums perched high above Hotel Indigo which offer spectacular views of downtown and surrounding mountain ranges. Each condominium is tastefully appointed with panoramic picture windows, private terraces and original art created by Asheville artists. Hardwood or bamboo flooring and luxury countertops complement the kitchen, living and dining areas. Housekeeping and grocery services complete the casual living environment offered here.
The magnificent Biltmore estate is a model of gracious living that has inspired many nearby residential properties. This area is served by the Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s favorite drive” which connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It is an ideal place to view the riot of colors that are splashed atop the arboreal canopy in autumn. Nestled among this natural beauty, the Biltmore Park Town Square offers private pools, sundecks and a coffee shop. Condominiums feature private balconies, hardwood floors, granite countertops, large windows and plush carpeting. Town homes provide attached garages, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, plush carpeting, spacious decks and patios. Select residences feature rooftop terraces providing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
Palatial homes with dramatic mountain vistas abound on the outskirts of Asheville. Altamont, Beaver Creek and Town Mountain Road are good locations for elegant homes on the north side of town. For fine homes south of Asheville, take a look at Braeside Court and Nethermeade. High tech electronics transparently enhance rustic stone, wood, and timbered vaulted ceiling interiors. Multiple fireplaces will warm you as you enjoy wooded mountain views through picture windows.
Whether the discerning buyer prefers town or country living they can find a piece of elegant Asheville real estate to call home.