Saturday, August 13, 2016

Own next to M R Gardens

I'm excited about the opportunity to turn my focus back on the core of my business now that I've decided to sell the house that I renovated last year, along with .6 acres adjacent to my farm.

445 Onteora Blvd., 28803
Built in 1949, it has a ton of charm, with a beautiful rock wall and picket fence surrounding it. The house has sentimental value to families who have lived for decades in this corner of the Oakley community of Asheville. My neighbors talk of "Old Man Hill" who built the house and put the stamp of quality and longevity in everything he constructed. 

View of the rear of the house - and the Chinese chestnuts. Delicious!
The new owners can feel assured that their view out their kitchen window will very likely always be open pasture, gardens and an attractive passive solar greenhouse, not to mention the mountains in the distance most visible in winter.

Winter view out kitchen window
Fire pit overlooking neighboring greenhouse
I bought the house as part of last year's land purchase. Since my existing home and gardens are next door to the farm, I did not move into the house and instead rented it for a short time after completing extensive renovations to it.  I was also able to add a touch of edible, medicinal and native landscaping to the property this summer. Aronia shrubs, lavender, hyssop, creeping thyme, comfrey, spotted bee balm, sundrops, red-veined sorrel, Roman chamomile, calendula, and Coreopsis are just a few of the plants surrounding the house and in the rock wall garden.

Comfrey, marigolds, sunflowers
Vegetable garden on rock wall. Passive solar greenhouse in the distance.

Coreopsis in native flower bed in the backyard
The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, a living room and an extra den that could be a fourth bedroom. It also has a two-car garage that doubles as great workshop and storage space.

Front room - usually used as a living room

Working wood stove insert in back den
New overhang over the back porch
The square footage is 1,473, including a recently added heated laundry room at the rear entry. Other updates include a new metal roof and R-38 insulation in the attic, a new overhang over the back porch, an updated electric panel, refinished hardwood floors, new laminate flooring, and interior and exterior painting. The listing price is $240,000, which assumes real estate agent fees.

The last tenant under the former owner left behind a cute pond with fish, pitcher plants - and a dinosaur!
 View more photos here.

Please pass on the word to any friends who may be interested. Call me (Megan) at 828.333.4151 to set up an appointment for a showing. The sooner the better before it's listed on the MLS! Serious inquiries only please.