I stopped by to visit the progress at Shelburne Woods, a new eco-friendly mini-community in West Asheville. The framing has begun on 51 Shelburne Woods and landscaping will be going in after Thanksgiving. Sweet! Give us a call if you want to know more or go here for more info. Cheers!
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“Earth Friendly” doesn’t have to be “Earthy.” Mindful modern design lives as lightly as any concerned steward of our planet plus a whole lot shinier. Clean design rooted in the form and function ideals of Breuer and Neutra avoids the gravity of excess. A home can be both incredibly cool and quietly step back creating a stage for carefree living. We like to say, “Less House ~ More Life!”
This community of nine consciously designed homes, Shelburne Woods, is nestled in nature against the woods and proposed greenway and between the lively urban corridor of West Asheville and the active outdoor corridor of the French Broad River. The first home is a collaborative effort by award winner’s Mountain Sun Building & Design with #51 being designed by Rusafova-Markulis Architects. Together, all homes will be carefully craft and steward a new level of life sustaining modern home for active earth beings of any age.
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2035 SQFT | MLS#3176992
51 Shelburne Woods Dr is the first home to hit the market. The three level, quality home is designed with simplicity and maximum efficiency in mind. Open Main Level Living with both 2 bedrooms up and 2 down. The home’s placement is designed to maximum an urban style neighborhood while remaining private from the inside out. The homes are designed to be Green Built NC Platinum Rated and Net Zero.
The nine lots for sale are located in their own private cul-de-sac, backing up to Rhododendron Trail Greenway leading to Hominy Creek. Easy access to the highway and everywhere! Currently see MLS#3198509 and #3198515 listed with six more available.
Reach out to Troy and Kelly for more information on this cool new home or lot options. Also, join us for an Open House on Sunday, Aug 7th to learn more from us and the builders firsthand. See you there. Cheers!
Samsel Architects win Gold Award with Celo House
EcoHouse Magazine singled out five homes nationally including one right here in Asheville. The contest judges especially liked the pairing of energy technology with the use of natural materials inside and outside a 1,538-square-foot home in Celo, N.C.
The house won praise for tree preservation; rainwater storage for irrigation; pervious walkways, patio and driveway to control water runoff; and the use of drought-resistant plants. The home also features sustainability-certified wood shingles and locally harvested stone.
The home’s walls are filled with spray-foam insulation and the windows and doors use low-e (low thermal emissivity), argon-filled glass.
It was designed by Samsel Architects, Asheville, N.C.; it was built by Sunspace Homes, Burnsville, N.C.
Article portion courtesy of Inman News’ Mary Umberger; Photo courtesy of David Dietrich Photography