This home is an English-derived craftsman plan of Richard Sharp Smith. Titled “Cottage B”, it was originally planned for Biltmore Village. However, the original owners were so impressed with the floor-plan they had it built in Proximity Park - an affluent suburb developed by a group of citizens wanting the convenience of living near the newly formed Swannanoa Golf and Country Club. (Now called the Grove Park Inn Golf Club.) Proximity Park figures prominently in Asheville's history, involving names such as George Pack, Richard Howland, C.V. Reynolds and Annie Mae Reynolds Sumner. (A former owner of 80 Edgemont, and niece of Governor Vance).
The latest renovation of 80 Edgemont, completed in 2005, was in the kitchen. The overarching theme is "Nature interacting within a forest." Granite counter tops represent a river, hand made glass within the cabinet doors represent clouds, and the ceiling, which represents clean air, is Carolina blue - with hand painted dragonflies playing on the walls. The new cabinets were made by Steve Tengelsen, a master furniture maker who teaches at Penland. The wall tiles were hand-made by Tzadi Turov, craftswoman from Celo Community.
Incidentally, the porch is also ideal for morning coffee, and there is a wonderful koi pond to relax by in the evenings. The garden blooms year-around.
Come and see why I love this space। It is the epitome of a Home.
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Ground Level 1:
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bath, Kitchen - Garden Apt.
- Wrap-around Porch and Decking
- Foyer (13 x 18)
- Living Room (13 x 21)
- Dining Room (16 x 15)
- ½ Bath
- New Chef’s Kitchen (13 x 15)
- Sunroom (14 x 14), Laundry (08 x 17)
- Stairway to Dry Basement Storage
- Master Bedroom (18 x 12)
- 2 Bedrooms
- Upstairs Office (Bedroom? Den?)
- 2 Full Bathrooms
- Finished Attic which is currently a Meditation Room and overflow Bedroom
- Koi Pond
- Private Terrace
- Landscaping –Garden blooms all year।
- Native Trees
- Off-street parking for 5 full-sized vehicles. (Possibly more)
- Diverse, mixed ages (children-retirees) lots of professionals.
- See interactive map below for more details.
Grove Park Inn within walking distance for dinner, swimming, tennis, golf, health club. Organic grocery close by, easy walk to downtown.
Bonus images and floor-plan: (Click on image to enlarge)
(above: Foyer to the dining room.)
(Above: Dining room to foyer.)
(Above: Dining room to the living room.)
(Above: Living room to the kitchen.)
(Above: Kitchen to sun room.)
(Above: Sun room.)
(Above: Upstairs Office/bathroom/master bedroom.)
(Above: Master bedroom.)
(Above: Bedrooom #2.)
(Above: Bedroom #3।)
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