PLEASE NOTE: This property is shown to pre-qualified prospects, ONLY by appointment with listing agent. ABSOLUTELY NO DRIVE-BYS! The owner has an active private business, and cannot be disturbed by uninvited "guests," realtors, or those interested in looking at the property without an appointment.
This exceptional, very private deluxe horse farm encloses a 100+ acre watershed at the end of a state maintained road, 50 minutes north of Asheville in lovely Western North Carolina mountains, with elevations between 2500-3500 feet. The property is partly cleared, sloping, rolling and level, with 35 acres of groomed pasture that encompass an equestrian facility, and 2 1/2 miles of bridle paths and hay meadows. Horse pastures are enclosed by electro-braid fences, the safest fencing for horses. Some wooden fences define holding pens. Several headwater springs feed a year-round stream, and a pond with an attractive spillway at the entry of the facilities. Heirloom apple trees, rock walls, and paths, native landscaping and multi-layered mountain views add to the natural mystique of this deluxe mountain retreat.
The Barn & Facilities
A 70x40 horse barn covered by Hardy plank siding encloses seven 14x14 stalls with custom sliding doors and 2 inch thick solid wood stall walls. Stalls have shredded recycled tire batting with an impermeable membrane to reduce bedding and increase circulation in horses legs. The 12 foot aisle has two ceiling fans and is paved with interlocking recycled rubber mats. The lower level also includes a tack room, kitchenette, and an adjacent office with pine paneling, custom cabinets, wireless and landline. The upper level hayloft houses the farm's own hay with a drive up entrance. There is also a bonus/storage room, fully insulated with working sink. Water for the barn and pastures is spring fed.
A large Coverall arena allows year round training and riding. A meeting/clubhouse, 24x36, incorporates a generous open space, 2 restrooms, galley kitchen, and roomy covered porch and 2 stone patios. Six pastures are provided their own flowing water. Places of meditation include: deck with a long mountain view, 3 sitting areas with rock walls, landscaped forest garden area, fire pit surrounded by large rock boulders, spiral boxwood garden, and sitting area next to a spring.
For acreage maintenance a 60x28 machine shed stores equipment and includes a tool room.
The Home & Guest Home
he custom design of this modular home is a Cape Ranch, which includes a 1.5 story Cape Cod frame with extra large dormers and windows. The architectural details match the Barn and Meeting Room unifying the property.
Two screened in porches and gracious entry porch provide plenty of outdoor mountain view seating. A flagstone patio with a terraced garden area and professionally designed landscaping surround the home. A native stone wall with grotto provides a focal point from the living room window.
The entry hall leads first to a large laundry/mud room on the left with half bath and Corkoleum flooring. The hall leads to an open concept living area. A soapstone Morso woodstove divides the living area from the dining area. Brazilian cherry floors carry from the living spaces on into a large kitchen, designed with 2 cooks in mind.
Custom cabinets and granite countertops grace this bright, sunny gourmet kitchen, as well as single and double sinks, large pantry, and breakfast bar.
The spacious master bedroom has American cherry floors, includes a large window seat, outside entry, and master bath suite with a 2 sink granite top, adjacent walk-in closet, enclosed toilet and full tub. Within the hall to the master suite area is a mudroom/utility room. All baths have Corkoleum floors.
The second level houses 2 bedrooms and a study/media area with built-in shelving and closets. A hall guest bath with shower serves the upstairs. The guest bedroom has an interior stained glass window, carpet, and cherry flooring, and a large window seat with treetop views. The 3rd bedroom faces north and can be used as an art studio. The study and 3rd bedroom share oak flooring.
This home was intentionally built with environmental considerations as primary design goals as follows: Energy Star, modular house, geothermal heating along with the Morso wood stove with soapstone casting. Also soy-based Icynene insulation, an air filtration system, Hepa air filter, solar hot water, passive solar setting. The Brazilian Cherry flooring, all kitchen cabinets, and more are repurposed. There is also a Generac propane generator.
An open carport serves the house and guest mobile home. The mobile home has front and back decks with lovely views of the farm and horse pastures. The home includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a living room, and a kitchen-dining area.
The Mountain Equestrian Retreat is being offered at $3,250,000. For more information, please contact us.
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