Building at Balsam

Balsam Mountain Preserve’s building philosophy is based on the idea that the community will appeal to those who come to behold the special wisdom which nature and history can impart.

Architectural Guidelines

Balsam property owners embrace their homesteads with sensitivity and diligence so that each residence will enhance and co-exist with nature.

The Balsam Mountain Preserve Design Guidelines include design principles on both landscape and architecture. Home and landscape designs blend into the mountain landscape and minimize the impact to the land and trees through thoughtful selection of form, materials, and positioning on the site. Home designs should be for a specific site and represent a simple sophistication that is ageless. Architectural styles may include characteristics of the heritage found in the Western North Carolina mountains. Examples may include Rustic Park, Craftsman/Cottage, and Adirondack Camp style architecture, making them compatible to the mountain setting.

The Habitat Review Board (HRB) consists of a Balsam Mountain Preserve developer representative, a homeowner representative, a Balsam Mountain Trust naturalist, and individuals with backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, and construction.



This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy to residents in jurisdictions in which registration requirements have not been fulfilled, and eligibility for purchase will depend upon the state of residency of the purchaser. There is no guarantee that facilities, features, or amenities depicted or otherwise described will be built or, if built, will be of the same type, size, or nature as depicted or described. The sketches, renderings, graphic materials, plans, specifications, terms, conditions, and statements contained on this website are proposed only. Developer reserves the right to modify, revise or withdraw any or all of same in its sole discretion and without prior notice. All improvements, designs, and construction are subject to first obtaining the appropriate federal, state and local permits and approvals for same.