“One of the most magical places on earth.”

– Author Sara Jenkins

(“This Side of Nirvana,” “Olives and Oranges,” “Hello at Last”),
describing this property

Beauty. Nature. Solitude. Just some of the features of this rustic, one-of-a-kind property, for sale by owner at $880,000.

In Clyde, North Carolina, only 18 miles west of Asheville, and near historic Cold Mountain, the house was designed by architect Bruce Spencer, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Nestled on a ridge nearly 4,000 feet up, it shares space with clouds and hawks, as well as forests and meadows.

A winding, private gravel road leads you away from the asphalt one, far from traffic and noise. You’ll spot a fish pond, a tree-house, and private hiking trails, all on the property. Seclusion, yes, but you’re just minutes away from the cultural mecca of Asheville, with its world-class restaurants, thriving music scene, top-notch theatres, River Arts District, craft breweries, and of course the famous Biltmore Mansion. Other attractions include Black Mountain and Charlotte NC.

Now the house. You enter the “Great Room” with its soaring ceilings and large picture windows overlooking the mountains. You’re drawn to an inviting stone-encased fireplace — iron and glass-covered — that efficiently heats the living area when needed. In the evening, you may relax on the expansive back deck to watch the sun set behind the distant Smoky Mountains… or any time of day in the large, customized, stainless steel hot tub in the sunroom.

But to continue the tour: You walk down the bookshelf-lined hall to a guest room with adjacent bathroom, and to the master bedroom with walk-in closet, linen closet, and two-person bathroom. Views everywhere.

Downstairs you find a den and a private guest suite (like a studio apartment, actually) with its own bathroom and kitchenette, plus a balcony overlooking a lush forest canopy, and its own entrance. The high elevation of the property means no mosquitoes, and summer temperatures 10 degrees cooler than normal for the area, so there is no need for air conditioning.

For those looking for a second home, this is a perfect mountain get-away. It’s also ideal for those who want to work remotely (with high-speed internet access), or take an easy commute to work in Asheville, one of the most dynamic cities in the United States. After you’ve seen what realtors are listing, you’ll see how this house and land are truly unique.


  • Private 2-bed guest suite w/bathroom, kitchenette, forest balcony & separate entrance
  • Second guest room with adjacent bathroom and mountain views
  • Sunroom has large, customized, stainless steel hydrotherapy relaxation system (hot tub)
  • 800 sq.ft. finished basement for storage, including tool-shop and workbench
  • Master bedroom has large walk-in closet and two-person bathroom en suite
  • Next to modern kitchen is walk-in pantry, with ample shelving
  • Stone-encased, glass-covered, iron fireplace efficiently heats living area
  • Central gas heating (no a/c needed, because of high elevation)
  • Central vacuum system throughout the house
  • Open and bright living area with beautiful mountain views
  • Living area includes loft bunk beds loved by children and grandchildren
  • Downstairs den with wood-burning, iron stove, for additional heating
  • Hardwood flooring in the living room, dining room, and upstairs hallway
  • Never any electricity interruption, thanks to automatic, gas-powered generator
  • Option to purchase fully-furnished, including Baldwin baby grand piano
  • Access to satellite television and two forms of high-speed internet


  • Large back deck with spectacular sunset and mountain views
  • Large front deck for relaxing in the shade
  • Fish pond and treehouse, in shady forest on property
  • Two hiking trails on property, w/access to adjacent trails through forests and mountains
  • Long private drive, situating the house far from traffic
  • Lush back lawn, for romping with children and/or dogs
  • Minutes away from highly-rated schools and universities
  • 12.5 acres of land on property, enough to build another home
  • 10 minutes from very large, modern supermarket (Ingles)
  • 20 miles from entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway


There are plenty of reasons why both Frommer’s Travel Guide and Lonely Planet named Asheville as the #1 destination in America. The city’s rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the cultural energy that emanates from the locally owned art galleries and shops, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues.

A bastion of cutting-edge art and technology in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city also prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past and celebrates this culture with annual events such as Shindig on the Green. While many cities underwent major overhauls in past decades, Asheville’s historic and architecturally diverse downtown remains beautifully preserved.

There’s something special about Asheville, and the world is beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, over 30 art galleries, a burgeoning culinary scene, countless venues showcasing live music of all sorts, many cultural festivals, craft breweries and pubs galore, and of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Asheville and other locations of Western North Carolina surrounding the house create the ultimate outdoor playground. The house is perfectly positioned between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the iconic peaks of Mount Pisgah and Cold Mountain. Areas near this home feature a wide range of outdoor adventures, such as zip-lining, river rafting, kayaking, snow skiing, mountain biking, fly-fishing, camping/backpacking, leaf watching, ballooning, and endless trails for mountain hiking..

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Property Details

STATUS: NEW, Active LISTED: By Owner for $880,000
SQFT: 3,579 on Two Floors TYPE: Detached
ACRES: 12.5 Acres of Prime NC Realty BEDRMS: 3 (+ 2 Bunkbeds in Great Rm.)
YARD: Lawns, Pond, Forest, Trails, Sculpture Garden, Treehouse FULL BATHS: Three
BASEMENT: 800 Sq.Ft. Finished GARAGE: Two-Car, 576 Sq.Ft.
NEAREST SCHOOLS: N. Canton Elementary, Canton Middle, Pisgah High NEIGHBORHOOD: Crabtree/Iron Duff
SHOWINGS: Please submit email form below or call (828) 771-6316. By appointment only. No real estate brokers or realtors, please, except for buyer agents/representatives.


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