Friday, August 15, 2008


Southern Living Magazine has built a fantastic eco-friendly home in  Whisper Mountain, a new gated development about 40 minutes Northwest of Asheville.  In fact, it's probably about 15 mins. (as the bird flies) from the back of our house, yet the drive takes 50 mins. over the most amazing switchback roads.

Nine of the 12 members in our fiber group (PTA) toured the home yesterday.  We all want to live there and each room we visited became our favorite.

The home is priced around $1,400,000.....worth EVERY penny.....I mean dollar.  Seriously, 'the husband' is totally sick of me talking about the house now for a whole day.

No photos will do justice to the fantastic decorating.  Work of local artists were used throughout.  This table is an example.  Two huge slabs of wood are set on a metal frame, each end is trimmed with metal...probably iron.  The ceramic place settings had every one of us drooling....each was different, yet they blended perfectly.

I lost count of the number of porches....this one is located off the kitchen/great room area and is adjacent to an outdoor dining room.  The furniture is Martha Stewart.  I especially liked the unexpected touch of the hanging candle holders.

One of the many bathrooms.  Counter tops throughout the house (as I recall) were all concrete.

This charming barn wood wall is found in another porch nook.

I took a lot of photos.....and now that I review them, most feature art and decor, not the layout or actual rooms.  Clearly, I was awed at the tasteful interior design. Part 2  will be posted shortly.

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