Who says living off the grid must involve roughing it?  Not here!  This house is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and luxury.  The seller is a master furniture builder and it shows in the details of this amazing home.  From the Locust front door, to the wood ceilings harvested and milled from Poplar trees on the 33 acres, to the tile work to the high end fixtures, this property is comfort.

The house is heated with radiant floors on both levels, fired by a wood boiler.  The baths are sumptuous and every detail is meticulously done.  A large open concept living and kitchen area is married to a private office/library with large tile floors.  Upstairs are the three spacious bedrooms, one with a separate loft.

Never been connected to the grid.  This house is powered by a combination of micro-hydroelectric and a 3.5kw solar panel array feeding a bank of deep cell batteries.  In the rare event of low water or cloud cover, there’s a generator one can use to recharge the batteries.  Drinking water comes from a spring located 200′ higher in elevation producing so much flow it will knock you over in the shower.  This property has WATER!  Lots of WATER!  There are thousands of feet of rushing mountain streams, all fed from the adjoining 13,800 acres of USFS lands.  That’s right, this property sits at the end of a 1/2 mile private drive nestled among 21 square miles of forest lands.  Talk about a private, protected property!

But you’re not so far out that you can’t easily get to town.  Its a very easy drive in to nearby Weaverville and on to Asheville (30 minutes), yet the property is well off the beaten path.  You can also stay connected to the world due to the buried high speed fiber optic cable.  That’s a rarity in these mountains.

A large open field has been established and is ideal for recreation, gardening, an orchard or livestock.  A well built chicken coop and range sits to one side and two fully fenced gardens provide great growing areas.  You could live here and never go to the grocery store.  It also comes with great mountain views of nothing but mountains.  If 33 acres aren’t enough, the adjoining 37 acres can be acquired as well.

 

Property Features
Security
End of the Road
Sustainability
Fields, Garden, Pasture
Water
Stream or Pond, Well or Spring
Power
Generator, Off-Grid, Solar/Hydro/Wind
Communication
Internet, Phone
Access
Year Round Road
Home Features
Beds
3 bedrooms
Baths
2 baths
Additional Features

Property Features

  • chicken coop
  • fenced gardens
  • mechanical building
  • playground

Location

  • 99 Dodd Road Barnardsville, North Carolina 28709
  • 35.800716, -82.38616389999998