Mountain Escape

Summer 2017—Just 40 minutes from Asheville, N.C., the Balsam Mountain Preserve features mountain retreats with breathtaking views of Western North Carolina.

It Takes A Village

by Atlanta architectural firm Harrison Design, the Doubletop Village will feature 23 cottages, all of which make a perfect mountain hideaway. With two, three or four bedrooms, these homes fit right in with the landscape thanks to stacked stone and wood exteriors. Enjoy the great outdoors on one of the covered porches or patios, or just take in the views from the many panoramic windows. To make move-in day easier, buyers can even choose a custom furniture package so the home is fully furnished from day one. From $700,000

Blending In

Seeking to fit in with its natural surroundings, Homestead 39 was built in 2007 from the ground up with organic materials like furniture-grade wood and stacked stone that reiterate the natural beauty found outdoors. Highlights in the four-bedroom adode include the spalike master bathroom with its soaking tub and expansive glass, walk-in shower, and the enclosed porch that features a stunning stone fireplace. There’s even a 1,000-bottle, walk-in wine cellar that wine enthusiasts may call their second home within the home. $2,990,000, 528 Watershed Way

French Beauty

For those dreaming of a French chateau in the countryside, Homestead 9 fulfills those dreams and more. Built in 2005, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom house contains antique heart pine flooring throughout, stacked stone columns, a stone fireplace, solid pine doors and a spiral staircase that will take your breath away the moment you walk through the front entrance. Entertaining is a breeze in the spacious kitchen or on the screened-in porch, which features its own fireplace and built-in grill. Families with kids will love the bedroom with the built-in bunk beds, while vino aficionados will adore the wine cellar. Even the family pet is accommodated with the fenced backyard and doggie door. $3,200,000, 184 Bearing Tree Way

Modern Luxury