688 Blueberry Farm Road Zirconia, NC 28790
Written By: Ashton Peters, REALTOR® & Lauren Butcher, REALTOR®
There’s something that we all seem to be looking for these days and that is the feeling of tranquility. Some peace and quiet and connection to nature. As agents, we often hear this desire to “find a place with some land” to take in the beauty of this area and enjoy gardening or farming. It’s something not only that we want, but that we actually need to feel some spaciousness - a place where the trees and the river can welcome us home. While this may sound like poetry, it is actually a reality here in Western North Carolina, where beautiful places with plenty of space offer endless opportunities to create what you can imagine.
As you turn onto the drive of 688 Blueberry Farm Road, you cross over the Green River hugging this expansive property that climbs up the mountain from the river bank. For the last 40 years the owners of this property have been dreaming up and implementing their ideas for this idyllic retreat and commercial business and have taken the utmost care in what they have created. Currently a private residence and reclaimed lumber business, this property sits on 26+ acres with one 5 bedroom home and a second unfinished home designed for two dwelling spaces. It begins with the river and 6+ acres of level flat land with a retired nursery of native trees, just down the road from the lumber outbuildings which feature an impressive total of over 12,000 sq ft of space. As you travel up the mountain and through the trees to the main house you see a peaceful water lily pond and custom brick archways, welcoming you to the two timber frame custom homes seated next to each other with a patio in between. Attached to the main house is a 2-story greenhouse that acts as a passive solar heating system with Ytong interior walls and a spa-like sauna and shower. The second home, while unfinished, is beautifully built and offers an opportunity to create your own vision for the space. Everywhere you look, you will find thoughtfully crafted materials, custom woodwork and details built by hand. Blueberry Farm Road is not only a perfect peaceful residence, but it would also make a wonderful location for a retreat with multiple bedrooms, two kitchens, and separate living spaces. Imagine waking up each morning to the birds chirping and sounds of the breeze blowing through the trees as you take a walk, coffee cup in hand, into the yard to feel the sun on your face and check on your garden to see what has bloomed, what is ready to harvest, and how the seasons change.
Surrounding the property, you will find an abundance of green space with an organic garden and multiple hiking trails, as well as riverfront beaches where you can drop in with your inner tube and float down the river. The lower, level flat land has 5' of sandy loam topsoil, ready for agriculture, or aquaculture.There are so many elements to this property that make our imagination run wild, we can’t help but say “this is a must see property”. River frontage, level and sloping land, tons of outbuilding space, multiple residence opportunity, mountain views,... it is truly a special property.
Only 30 minutes from Hendersonville and the Asheville airport, and 40 minutes to Greenville, this retreat is close to town while being situated in the peaceful mountains along the Green River. Bring your green thumb, your chickens, horses, imagination, and your inner tube, and enjoy the possibilities of this wonderful property!