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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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Grove Arcade

The Grove Arcade is considered one of downtown Asheville’s architectural jewels.  E.W. Grove commissioned architect Charles Parker to “create the most elegant building in America”.  Parker envisioned the building to have a 5-story base and a 14-foot tower.  Grove died...

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The Drhumor Building

On the corner of Patton and Church Streets is a building you may have never noticed, but stop and take a closer look.  Even better, step inside and imagine it is 1929 and you are there to see your local banker.  Constructed in 1895, by Asheville native William...

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The Princess Anne Hotel

Opened in January 1924, the Princess Anne Hotel is a notable example of guest accommodations constructed for Asheville during early boom years of tourism and development.  Asheville was also home to several hospitals and convalescent homes for tuberculosis patients...

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My Favorite Things About Asheville

The Blue Ridge Parkway We are fortunate to have the Parkway run through the heart of Asheville and connect us to 469 miles of stunning mountain vistas and hiking trails.  In just a few minutes out of town, you can be on the historic Shut-in Trail developed in 1890 by...

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Historic Albemarle Park

In 1886, William Green Raoul purchased a hillside farm three quarters of a mile east of City Hall.  By 1897, he decided to develop the property into a “residential park” with an inn, cottages and private residences and the vision for Albemarle Park was born.  As the...

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