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FOR SALE | Finely Crafted and Designer Mountain Home

Zen and the Art of Fine Home LivingVictiria Way Blog

“It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top.”

This quote by Robert M. Pirsig from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance offers the spirit behind this hand crafted, artful and life enriching home nestled into the mountainsides of Waynesville. Similar to a Swiss watch or British sailing boat you won’t find a more finely tuned and thoughtfully detailed home. The warm and gentle environment hugs you while the engineering comforts you with a lifetime of security and low maintenance living.Comp

Architects Stephen Beili with Wilson Architects {Designers of HGTV’s Urban Oasis} penciled the original design of this home. Interior Designer Traci Kearns mindfully refined the interiors to balance openness with intimacy and a warm palette with cool detailing. The interior gently steps outward into the landscape cultivated to welcome wildlife and nurtured by a cascading waterfall just off your outdoor living space. This enlightened and heirloom worthy home is one that you or your family can escape to for generations of relaxed moments and memories.Finely Crafted Zen Mountain-MLS_Size-024-Patio-1024x768-72dpi

It is here where you can enjoy both the journey and the destination.

The 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2517 sq ft green built home was recently constructed in 2009 and sits on 5.16 lush and private acres. Call Kelly or Troy for a detailed package on its numerous quality features and green certifications. In the meantime take the full tour here. Cheers!

New Signs in Place

Photo copyKelly and I were so excited to see our new signs go into place and enjoyed the juxtaposition of the clean graphic in the rustic and pastoral setting of the Barnardsville countryside.


MIX Vintage

Thanks to a Modern Asheville fan, Janice, I recently discovered MIX Modern in Biltmore Village. I stopped by yesterday and met the owner, Michelle, who has pulled together a well curated collection of mixed up vintage styles from Asian to Mid-Century to Industrial.


My eye was particular caught by the Knoll Credenza and the brutalist lamp by Paul Evans. From now on I will be stopping to check on her inventory on my way to the Screen Door. To see more of MIX’s current inventory click here. Enjoy!

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union-window1Union of Style

Union, a boutique clothing store, in downtown Asheville is owned by couple, Tiffany and Orlando Hernandez.  Opening this store was a “union” of their professional experience as Tiffany was a buyer for The May Company and Orlando had a background in sales.  When deciding to open Union, they were looking to fill a niche in the boutique market.  They saw the need for a mix of modern, designer casuals similar to what you might find at Barney’s.   

Ben Sherman, Diesel and J. Fold have a universal appeal and the collection was created to bridge generations.  Tiffany says “I love it when a fathers and sons both come in and buy from our store.” The couple strives to bring in new merchandise on a regular basis and to carry a wide range of sizes.  “We are always trying new vendors so the store is always fresh,” says Orlando.  They do most of their purchasing in Las Vegas and New York.   Their collection has grown to include designer jeans, shirts, jackets, belts, hats and jewelry for both men and women.union-interior


Tiffany and Orlando are as involved in their shops, one in downtown and the other in Gerber Village, as they are in the community.  They recently participated in a fashion show to benefit an aids charity along with MAC cosmetics.  On March 25th they will be part of a fashion show at the Garage called “Push Asheville Fashion”.  It is a show to encourage people to buy locally.    (text and photos by Troy Winterrowd)


62 Haywood St., Downtown Asheville

Fashion designer and creative guru, Constance, has opened a second shop located in downtown Asheville – Context.  Once you step through the door it feels like more like a gallery  displaying her ever changing creative whims.  She features a of variety sleek, urban fashions including designer jeans, tops, shoes and dangly baubles.  img_4696She also creates her own fashions in her back studio and gives great personal attention to her clientele who often walk in seeking advice.  Constance is at the heart of the modern fashion community in Asheville.  Soon she will be opening her fashion resale shop in South Asheville.  More to come on that.