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      Blog :: 03-2011

      Craftsman Homes in Asheville

      Craftsman homes are everywhere here in the mountains of Asheville NC and the surrounding areas. Many buyers of luxury homes here in the area like the craftsman homes that so many of local custom home builders are building here. Timber frame homes are just one type of craftsman style homes that you will notice when you start shopping for luxury mountain homes here. Craftsman homes mean many things to many different home buyers so we will explore what comes to mind when this Realtor and luxury custom home builder thinks of craftsman homes.

      Many craftsman homes have vaulted ceilings

      When I think of a craftsman home I immediately think of vaulted ceilings, large timbers and massive stone work throughout the home, both inside and outside. I also think about the high level of detail that will paid to the interior trim work on the home like custom wainscoting, coffered ceilings, multiple layer trims, custom built ins like bookcases, benches, curios and the like. Custom staircases can be a real show piece in a one of a kind craftsman style home. I enjoy massive stone fireplaces with custom mantles as a main focal point in a den or great room. Vaulted ceilings with massive exposed wooden beams will also quickly get my attention upon entering a room.
      Asheville NC Craftsman Homes

      Craftsman Style Homes in Asheville

      Asheville craftsman homes, architects and builders

      Many craftsman style homes are usually designed by the home buyer in conjunction with an architect and then built to those exacting standards by a luxury home builder in the area. Floors, kitchens and baths are also main focal points when designing or buying a craftsman home. We educate clients that sometimes its better to purchase an older home that has good bones and then perform a massive renovation to change out kitchen, baths, flooring and wall coverings. Renovations can be a very cost effective way for a home buyer to save money if building new is not an option. Craftsman homes can be as different as the clients that buy them in these mountains, so call us today for a tour of Asheville. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for craftsman homes, luxury homes, land, condos or real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Craftsman Homes in Asheville

      Craftsman homes are everywhere here in the mountains of Asheville NC and the surrounding areas. Many buyers of luxury homes here in the area like the craftsman homes that so many of local custom home builders are building here. Timber frame homes are just one type of craftsman style homes that you will notice when you start shopping for luxury mountain homes here. Craftsman homes mean many things to many different home buyers so we will explore what comes to mind when this Realtor and luxury custom home builder thinks of craftsman homes.

      Many craftsman homes have vaulted ceilings

      When I think of a craftsman home I immediately think of vaulted ceilings, large timbers and massive stone work throughout the home, both inside and outside. I also think about the high level of detail that will paid to the interior trim work on the home like custom wainscoting, coffered ceilings, multiple layer trims, custom built ins like bookcases, benches, curios and the like. Custom staircases can be a real show piece in a one of a kind craftsman style home. I enjoy massive stone fireplaces with custom mantles as a main focal point in a den or great room. Vaulted ceilings with massive exposed wooden beams will also quickly get my attention upon entering a room.
      Asheville NC Craftsman Homes

      Craftsman Style Homes in Asheville

      Asheville craftsman homes, architects and builders

      Many craftsman style homes are usually designed by the home buyer in conjunction with an architect and then built to those exacting standards by a luxury home builder in the area. Floors, kitchens and baths are also main focal points when designing or buying a craftsman home. We educate clients that sometimes its better to purchase an older home that has good bones and then perform a massive renovation to change out kitchen, baths, flooring and wall coverings. Renovations can be a very cost effective way for a home buyer to save money if building new is not an option. Craftsman homes can be as different as the clients that buy them in these mountains, so call us today for a tour of Asheville. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for craftsman homes, luxury homes, land, condos or real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Luxury Homes at Biltmore Park

      Biltmore Park offers many styles of homes including luxury homes costing well over a million dollars here in Asheville NC. At this writing there were almost ten luxury homes for sale in Biltmore Park costing over one million dollars. Biltmore Park is a wonderful master planned community in the heart of everything great in convenient South Asheville. You are just minutes from the Interstate, shopping, dining, schools, medical facilities and more. Biltmore Park is much more than just a development. It is a community that has the sense of community that so many home buyers desire these days. This development reminds you of what it was like back when you were growing up and everyone in the community knew each other and the community worked together for common community goals.

      Biltmore Park offers some fantastic luxury homes

      The luxury homes in Biltmore Park are as fantastic as its residents. The architectural board has done a great job to assure that home styles all blend together for the common look and appropriate feel of the development. You will notice so many of the arts and crafts style homes that this area has become so famous for. You may enjoy views of the Biltmore Estate and that of the Pisgah National Forest from the decks of some the fine luxury homes here. Outdoor entertaining will be certainly be at the top of your list once settled into your new luxury home here.
      Asheville NC Biltmore Park

      Biltmore Park Offers Location and Luxury

      Location and features of Biltmore Park

      Some of the expansive luxury homes in Biltmore Park are so stately that they will have their own gated and secure drives. Biltmore Park backs up to the new Biltmore Park Town Square project which is a LEED master planned Urban Village complete with retail, dining, shopping, hotels and more. You will literally be seconds from movie theatres, the YMCA, retail shopping, fine dining and office space. Biltmore Park Town Square is a true work, live and play project that adjoins the very established community of Biltmore Park. You will never be at a loss for things to go do and see if living at Biltmore Park or Biltmore Park Town Square. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for luxury homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Luxury Homes at Biltmore Park

      Biltmore Park offers many styles of homes including luxury homes costing well over a million dollars here in Asheville NC. At this writing there were almost ten luxury homes for sale in Biltmore Park costing over one million dollars. Biltmore Park is a wonderful master planned community in the heart of everything great in convenient South Asheville. You are just minutes from the Interstate, shopping, dining, schools, medical facilities and more. Biltmore Park is much more than just a development. It is a community that has the sense of community that so many home buyers desire these days. This development reminds you of what it was like back when you were growing up and everyone in the community knew each other and the community worked together for common community goals.

      Biltmore Park offers some fantastic luxury homes

      The luxury homes in Biltmore Park are as fantastic as its residents. The architectural board has done a great job to assure that home styles all blend together for the common look and appropriate feel of the development. You will notice so many of the arts and crafts style homes that this area has become so famous for. You may enjoy views of the Biltmore Estate and that of the Pisgah National Forest from the decks of some the fine luxury homes here. Outdoor entertaining will be certainly be at the top of your list once settled into your new luxury home here.
      Asheville NC Biltmore Park

      Biltmore Park Offers Location and Luxury

      Location and features of Biltmore Park

      Some of the expansive luxury homes in Biltmore Park are so stately that they will have their own gated and secure drives. Biltmore Park backs up to the new Biltmore Park Town Square project which is a LEED master planned Urban Village complete with retail, dining, shopping, hotels and more. You will literally be seconds from movie theatres, the YMCA, retail shopping, fine dining and office space. Biltmore Park Town Square is a true work, live and play project that adjoins the very established community of Biltmore Park. You will never be at a loss for things to go do and see if living at Biltmore Park or Biltmore Park Town Square. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for luxury homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Picking a Luxury Home in Asheville

      Picking a luxury home in Asheville can be an easy process if you are working with an experienced Realtor. As the most experienced luxury home Realtors, luxury home builders and developers in the Asheville NC area we strive to make picking a luxury home in Asheville a joyous process as this will be one of your largest investments you will likely make. There are so many great luxury home communities to choose from here that you will want a Realtor that is knowledgeable about each and can fully share about amenities and why some luxury home clients want to reside in say the Cliffs versus maybe another community like the Ramble.

      We make picking a luxury home in Asheville easy

      As both developers and luxury home builders we have a wealth of knowledge relative to each luxury home community in the Asheville area and can give insight that few others will be able to share on a multitude of levels. Once we hone in on the actual community that you are most interested in living in we will then start to concentrate on the home itself. Although there are well over one hundred luxury homes on the market here at any given time they can all be quite different. We will want to sit down and understand your needs and concerns so that we can find only the most appropriate homes for your taste as we start showing you things.
      Asheville NC Luxury Homes

      Picking a Luxury Home in Asheville

      Luxury home buyers love Asheville

      Once the process starts and we begin to look at some luxury homes we really get the sense for what it is you want after usually only seeing several homes and getting some of your feedback. Once again, as being more experienced luxury home Realtors, we are able to get into our clients heads quicker and understand the exact vision for your new luxury home here in Asheville. Within a very short time we will be able to determine if your perfect luxury home already exists here in the market, or if you should thinking about building a custom home. Custom luxury homes can be built in this area within 6 to 12 months usually and we also make that process easy on our luxury home clients. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for luxury homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Picking a Luxury Home in Asheville

      Picking a luxury home in Asheville can be an easy process if you are working with an experienced Realtor. As the most experienced luxury home Realtors, luxury home builders and developers in the Asheville NC area we strive to make picking a luxury home in Asheville a joyous process as this will be one of your largest investments you will likely make. There are so many great luxury home communities to choose from here that you will want a Realtor that is knowledgeable about each and can fully share about amenities and why some luxury home clients want to reside in say the Cliffs versus maybe another community like the Ramble.

      We make picking a luxury home in Asheville easy

      As both developers and luxury home builders we have a wealth of knowledge relative to each luxury home community in the Asheville area and can give insight that few others will be able to share on a multitude of levels. Once we hone in on the actual community that you are most interested in living in we will then start to concentrate on the home itself. Although there are well over one hundred luxury homes on the market here at any given time they can all be quite different. We will want to sit down and understand your needs and concerns so that we can find only the most appropriate homes for your taste as we start showing you things.
      Asheville NC Luxury Homes

      Picking a Luxury Home in Asheville

      Luxury home buyers love Asheville

      Once the process starts and we begin to look at some luxury homes we really get the sense for what it is you want after usually only seeing several homes and getting some of your feedback. Once again, as being more experienced luxury home Realtors, we are able to get into our clients heads quicker and understand the exact vision for your new luxury home here in Asheville. Within a very short time we will be able to determine if your perfect luxury home already exists here in the market, or if you should thinking about building a custom home. Custom luxury homes can be built in this area within 6 to 12 months usually and we also make that process easy on our luxury home clients. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for luxury homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Energy Efficient Homes in Asheville

      Energy efficient homes are becoming more and more popular in Asheville NC as more home buyers understand the benefits of buying an Energy Star rated home. Energy Star rated homes are at bare minimum 15% more energy efficient than a code built home, but in actuality with the new 2011 Energy Star requirements as they relate to the thermal envelope, your new home will be more like 35% more energy efficient than that of a code built home. It should cost little more to build an Energy Star home as rebates are given to both the home builder and home owner after final certifications are in place.

      Energy Star homes are energy efficient

      We urge readers of this post to visit the Energy Star site and review the rather extensive 2011 checklist of what will have to be implemented by the builder and verified by a third party home energy rater to achieve final Energy Star status. In a nutshell homes built to Energy Star standards will be better insulated, better sealed for less air infiltration, have Energy Star appliances along with high efficiency lighting, efficient hot water heater systems and super efficient heating and cooling systems for the home. Energy Star also has an indoor air quality component to assure better indoor air quality for its occupants.
      Asheville NC Energy Efficient Homes

      Energy Efficient Homes in Asheville

      We educate clients on energy efficient homes

      Buying energy efficient homes in the Asheville area is easy if you are working with an experienced Realtor such as ourselves that understand and actually build some of the most energy efficient homes in this area. We guide clients through the home buying process while educating on each home as to why or why the home may not be as energy efficient as the next. Energy prices continue to go up and more and more home buyers are demanding that their homes are energy efficient. We foresee that many buyers over the next ten years will search out homes on an energy efficient level and only be interested in the most efficient ones out there. More and more states are moving toward implementing energy codes as part of their local building codes to also assure homes are built better in the future. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for energy efficient homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Energy Efficient Homes in Asheville

      Energy efficient homes are becoming more and more popular in Asheville NC as more home buyers understand the benefits of buying an Energy Star rated home. Energy Star rated homes are at bare minimum 15% more energy efficient than a code built home, but in actuality with the new 2011 Energy Star requirements as they relate to the thermal envelope, your new home will be more like 35% more energy efficient than that of a code built home. It should cost little more to build an Energy Star home as rebates are given to both the home builder and home owner after final certifications are in place.

      Energy Star homes are energy efficient

      We urge readers of this post to visit the Energy Star site and review the rather extensive 2011 checklist of what will have to be implemented by the builder and verified by a third party home energy rater to achieve final Energy Star status. In a nutshell homes built to Energy Star standards will be better insulated, better sealed for less air infiltration, have Energy Star appliances along with high efficiency lighting, efficient hot water heater systems and super efficient heating and cooling systems for the home. Energy Star also has an indoor air quality component to assure better indoor air quality for its occupants.
      Asheville NC Energy Efficient Homes

      Energy Efficient Homes in Asheville

      We educate clients on energy efficient homes

      Buying energy efficient homes in the Asheville area is easy if you are working with an experienced Realtor such as ourselves that understand and actually build some of the most energy efficient homes in this area. We guide clients through the home buying process while educating on each home as to why or why the home may not be as energy efficient as the next. Energy prices continue to go up and more and more home buyers are demanding that their homes are energy efficient. We foresee that many buyers over the next ten years will search out homes on an energy efficient level and only be interested in the most efficient ones out there. More and more states are moving toward implementing energy codes as part of their local building codes to also assure homes are built better in the future. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for energy efficient homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Luxury Home Areas in Asheville

      Luxury home areas vary here in Asheville NC, but as a rule of thumb some of our favorite communities extend out from the downtown area through South Asheville. We will keep it simple in this writing and describe Asheville luxury home areas as any community in the greater Asheville area that contains luxury homes costing more than one million dollars. Asheville was once again recently rated as a top place in the country to work, live and retire and it is no accident that luxury homes buyers have loved the Asheville area for many years now. The mild year round climate is perfect for golf and enjoying the outdoor scenery in the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway here.

      Biltmore Forest is a favorite luxury home area

      Biltmore Forest is where it all began here in the Asheville area almost one hundred years ago when after having the Biltmore Estate built; the widow of George Vanderbilt decided to carry on his dream and vision here. Biltmore Forest is one of the most sought after older home communities here in Asheville and is home to the world class Biltmore Country Club. The Ramble at Biltmore Forest is a new gated development that backs up to Biltmore Forest and offers luxury home buyers newer style homes with a European flair in a truly special community. We love the Ramble for its country like setting, parks, manicured streets and homey feel.
      Asheville NC Luxury Home Areas

      Luxury Home Areas in Asheville

      South Asheville offers many luxury homes and communities

      If you an avid golfer that enjoys five star luxury then you will surely want that next home to be at an address in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. This is a Cliffs community that has it all including a signature Jack Nicklaus golf course, wellness centers, walking trails, nature centers and more. Local Asheville professionals have enjoyed luxury homes for many years now at Poplar Ridge. We personally know the developer of this fine luxury home community and he has done a wonderful job here. Keswick Hills is another luxury home community in South Asheville that has a sense of eco consciousness, great design and many designer homes. Pinchot Forest is a brand new luxury home community offering panoramic views of the area and offers a limited 22 estate lots in this upscale boutique community. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for luxury homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.

      Luxury Home Areas in Asheville

      Luxury home areas vary here in Asheville NC, but as a rule of thumb some of our favorite communities extend out from the downtown area through South Asheville. We will keep it simple in this writing and describe Asheville luxury home areas as any community in the greater Asheville area that contains luxury homes costing more than one million dollars. Asheville was once again recently rated as a top place in the country to work, live and retire and it is no accident that luxury homes buyers have loved the Asheville area for many years now. The mild year round climate is perfect for golf and enjoying the outdoor scenery in the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway here.

      Biltmore Forest is a favorite luxury home area

      Biltmore Forest is where it all began here in the Asheville area almost one hundred years ago when after having the Biltmore Estate built; the widow of George Vanderbilt decided to carry on his dream and vision here. Biltmore Forest is one of the most sought after older home communities here in Asheville and is home to the world class Biltmore Country Club. The Ramble at Biltmore Forest is a new gated development that backs up to Biltmore Forest and offers luxury home buyers newer style homes with a European flair in a truly special community. We love the Ramble for its country like setting, parks, manicured streets and homey feel.
      Asheville NC Luxury Home Areas

      Luxury Home Areas in Asheville

      South Asheville offers many luxury homes and communities

      If you an avid golfer that enjoys five star luxury then you will surely want that next home to be at an address in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. This is a Cliffs community that has it all including a signature Jack Nicklaus golf course, wellness centers, walking trails, nature centers and more. Local Asheville professionals have enjoyed luxury homes for many years now at Poplar Ridge. We personally know the developer of this fine luxury home community and he has done a wonderful job here. Keswick Hills is another luxury home community in South Asheville that has a sense of eco consciousness, great design and many designer homes. Pinchot Forest is a brand new luxury home community offering panoramic views of the area and offers a limited 22 estate lots in this upscale boutique community. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for luxury homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.