Unique downtown retreat property
PREMIUM LOCALE + UNIQUE COMMUNITY VISION. 5 blocks to downtown Asheville & borders 60 acres of preserved woodlands. There are 4 properties total; 2 for sale + 2 for optional lease. I’m looking for some iteration of the following: An investor/collective who is dedicated to evolutionary relationships & transformational culture to create an ecological co-housing project/center/hub. Given existing & potential buildings, there’s room for roughly 40-50 people to live & retreat here.
PROPERTY #1: 6 BUILDABLE LOTS FOR SALE. This .68 acre property sits on a gently sloping southwest wooded hillside with street & utility access, long-range views, large oak trees, a rain-fed pond, excellent topsoil & plenty of room for natural landscaping. Current zoning may allow for up to 6 connected-wall, 4-storied, ecologically-sound, passive solar, small-footprint residential units. This 6-unit building (or a single very large residence) could include a large, shared, connected rooftop with vast views of downtown Asheville & the Blue Ridge Mountains.
PROPERTY #2: HOUSE FOR SALE. A charming 1800 square foot 1920's brick home, naturally renovated in 2019. Well-maintained with clay painted walls & hardwood floors + 4 bedrooms + 2 full bathrooms + open floor living, dining & sun room + full basement + covered porch with downtown view + tool shed + ample street parking. It is perfect as a landing hub, home, rental &/or investment.
PROPERTIES #3 & #4: FOR OPTIONAL LEASE. I am open to leasing the 2 adjacent properties, which I own. They make up an organic sanctuary with 2 beautifully renovated 1920’s eco homes that are currently used as long-term residents & home-stay guest houses; capacity 18 people. This has also been a space for healing and educational retreats, workshops, ceremonies, community gatherings, etc. These properties include extensive, gorgeous, organic, hand-crafted, stone-terraced, pollinator-friendly, edible & medicinal gardens; a rainwater pond; hoop house; hot tub; dry-laid stone courtyards; indoor & outdoor gathering spaces.
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