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My Favorite Things About Asheville

Asheville Museum of Science Winter is here so now is the time to step inside AMOS and explore.  Yes, it was designed for children, but if you don’t have any readily available, I promise you can still enjoy the visit. Seeing the gemstone collection inside the Colburn...

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First Baptist Church

Another of Asheville’s great architectural treasures is First Baptist Church. Designed by Douglas Ellington and completed in 1927, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Upon completion, First Baptist Church immediately took its place as a...

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Historic Architecture on the A-B Tech campus

Known today as the Smith-McDowell House, Buck House was constructed around 1840, over twenty years before the Civil War. During a time when most people lived in wood frame houses, the imposing structure was composed of brick and is the oldest surviving house in...

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3 Real Estate Myths to Stop Believing NOW

Who didn’t love playing the telephone game as a child? I know I did! It was absolutely fascinating to see how twisted and tangled a message became as it passed in a whisper from one friend to the next. As an adult, I’m still intrigued by how easily information can get...

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Want to Sell? Show Your Landscape Some Love

You’ve spent time staging your home’s interior to seal a sale—it’s clean, decluttered, and smelling fresh, with colorful accents in every room. But what about the exterior? Consider this blog post a not-so-subtle nudge to not forget about it. After all, it’s the first...

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Chiles House – Asheville’s Spanish Revival Fantasy Villa

Recently named to the National Register of Historic Places, the Chiles House, a Spanish Revival villa, has been called one of the most unique homes in the city of Asheville. James Madison Chiles, the original developer of the Kenilworth community, and his wife Leah constructed their home in the heart of the neighborhood. Construction began in 1922 and took 4 years to build at a cost of $80,000.

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