Urban Loft Living in Biltmore Village
Urban industrial architecture meets Dwell magazine modern style with exposed brick walls, original hemlock beams, soaring ceilings, exposed pipes and ducts, glass-infused concrete countertops, windows that go on forever. Add to that charm the convenience of high-speed internet, covered parking, and incredibly close proximity to Asheville's finest district for shopping, dining, and working. Now add the best principles of New Urbanism and Green Building and you have Mica Village: urban loft living at its best.
There are a few lofts still available slated for occupancy in late summer.
The Lofts at Mica Village is a new residential development located next to Biltmore Village in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The building, formerly known as Asheville Schoonmaker Mica Co., was originally a mica processing facility from the early 1900's and now provides the perfect setting for historic loft-style living. Mica Village consists of 10 loft apartments constructed in the spirit of New Urbanism, utilizing the best principles of Green Building, and features include exposed original brick and hemlock beams, original wood floors, covered lower-level parking, and a large park-like greenway.
Over 60% of the building materials used in this project were reclaimed from the original Mica Plant! The colorful glass used to infuse the lobby terrazzo floor and loft countertops came from the broken upstairs windows. The artsy metal used to support the kitchen bar countertops are the original plumbing pipes from the factory and were beautifully welded. All the wood used was either reclaimed from nearby sites or purchased from locally owned Sunrise Sawmill. This effort cut down substantially on waste and cost.