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Sunset Lodge at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove in Asheville NC


Savor remarkable mountain views, upscale comfort and well-being while living in this green and sustainable home in the Cliffs at Walnut Cove. This luxurious rustic lodge features state-of-the-art-technology and energy efficiency, while using natural and recycled materials to create a home that captures spectacular mountain views in a peaceful, tranquil setting.  Designed by one of Asheville’s premier architects and crafted by one of the region’s top custom builders, Thompson Properties, Inc., The Sunset Lodge at Walnut Cove is the first green and sustainable home in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.

The Residence | This elegant mountain home features state-of-the-art-technology while incorporating reclaimed and natural woods for sustainability and the best techniques in energy efficiency. The natural exterior of stone and cedar shake creates a home blended with nature. Inside, the home’s expansive open floor plan provides a light and airy feeling.  The stunning residence is poised on a private cul-de-sac and offers pristine views across the mountains.
The Entry | This handsome entrance reveals the craftsmanship of the home and styling that blends with nature. Notice the unrivaled stonework and cedar shake, custom lighting, and beautifully-crafted doors and windows.
Great Room | With 22-foot ceilings and a spectacular 33 x18-foot foot wall of glass, the great room offers spectacular mountain vistas all year round. Notice the massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors and handsome lighting.
Kitchen | The eye-catching gourmet kitchen is a delight for the discerning chef. Handcrafted from reclaimed heart pine, the room offers custom cabinetry, a large center island, a stunning hand-stacked stone wall and an archway over the range.  Boasting Thermador and Sharp appliances, this room is seamlessly integrated with the dining area and great room.
Dining | A brilliant space for family meals or guest entertaining, this open dining space in the great room offers extraordinary views across the mountains of Pisgah National Forest.  Notice the stunning chandelier and ease of access to the kitchen.
Master Bedroom | Step into the elegant Master bedroom and experience the romantic stone fireplace, hardwood floors, and 14-foot ceilings.  The adjoining covered porch with its delightful outdoor fireplace is the perfect spot for the sunsets and private evenings.
Master Bath | You’ll experience pure luxury in this expansive master bath. Notice the natural stone lavatories, travertine shower and wall of windows.  The adjoining outdoor terrace boasts a hot tub to enjoy star-lit nights.
Family Room | Accessed by elevator or staircase, the lower level includes a wine cellar, three guest suites and this large and inviting family room.
Guest Bedrooms | Gracious and handsomely-appointed, each guest room of the home offers a quiet retreat.  Notice the attractive décor and abundance of natural light.  All guest suites include private baths, walk-in closets and mountain views.  Located on the lower level, the guest suites are easily accessed via staircase or elevator.
Porches & Decks | Three covered porches and two outdoor fireplaces provide wonderful outdoor living space in a peaceful, natural setting on a private cul-de-sac.  These outdoor venues provide ideal space for guest entertaining, family gatherings or quiet retreats amid tranquil mountain vistas.
Garage | A cobblestone courtyard leads to the three-car garage and the private guest suite above.  This space is perfect for live-in quarters, exercise room or private office.
Views & Grounds | At Sunset Lodge, the views are breathtaking.  Enjoy vistas of the distant mountains all year round.  The beautifully landscaped 1.5-acre home site features a variety of native plantings and is irrigated with rainwater captured by a cistern for water conservation.

Cliffs at Walnut Cove | Set against the stunning backdrop of Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a 1,300-acre luxury gated golf community located just outside Asheville, North Carolina.  The community features an enclave of luxury estate homes and townhomes laid out across a pristine valley and mountainside landscape.  Amenities include the 18-hole Signature Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, a 19,000-square-foot golf house, state-of-the-art wellness center, and a managed trail system for hiking and biking. 

The Location | Sunset Lodge, located in the Cliffs at Walnut Cove private golf community, is only minutes from eclectic downtown Asheville.  Enjoy theater, the arts, world class restaurants and a wide range of galleries.  Shopping and dining are within 5 miles while the heart of downtown Asheville lies 15 miles away.  The Asheville Regional Airport is an 8-mile drive.  Numerous outdoor recreational venues are within close proximity to Sunset Lodge, including the North Carolina Arboretum, Pisgah National Forest, the French Broad River and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Summary of Features

The Residence

  • Built in 2008
  • 4 bedrooms; 5 full baths; 1 half bath
  • Approximately 5,074 square feet of living space
  • Natural exterior of stone and cedar siding creates a home blended with nature
  • Three-car garage with private guest entry to upstairs guest suite, office, or exercise room
  • Three covered porches and two outdoor fireplaces provide wonderful outdoor living space
The Interiors
  • Open floor plan with light-filled rooms
  • Great room with spectacular 33x18-foot wall of glass overlooking remarkable mountain views
  • Custom kitchen hand crafted with reclaimed heart pine and hand stacked stone plus Thermador and Sharp appliances
  • Master bedroom with 14-foot ceilings, romantic fireplace, and adjoining covered porch with outdoor fireplace
  • Expansive master bath with natural stone lavatories, travertine shower and adjoining outdoor terrace with hot tub
  • Elevator for handicapped accessible lower level
  • Lower level with wine cellar, three guest suites and large family room
  • The highest indoor air quality is insured by using low toxicity materials and mold resistant products. 
Green / Sustainable Living Features
  •  “Green” Durisol recycled block foundation walls prevent mold and provide the highest indoor air quality and energy efficient R-20
  • Low toxicity paints and carpet provide healthy indoor air quality
  • Energy efficient Icynene insulation in roof is equivalent to R-50 in fiberglass and lowers electric usage
  • Home exclusively designed and sited to maximize environmentally friendly exposure, sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while preserving the natural beauty of the land with minimum impact to the environment
  • “Green” Durisol recycled block foundation walls prevent mold and provide the highest indoor air quality and energy efficient R-20
  • Low toxicity paints and carpet provide healthy indoor air quality
  • Energy efficient Icynene insulation in roof is equivalent to R-50 in fiberglass and lowers electric usage
  • Sealed ductwork joints and penetrations permanently sealed with low toxic mastic or aerosolized sealant. All air distribution systems tested for leakage and do not exceed 5% of the home’s heated square footage when measured in CFM/25Pa of leakage
  • All building space heating and cooling equipment is sized according to heating and cooling load calculations using ANSI/ACCA Manual J 8th Edition or equivalent; cooling equipment is within 6,000 BTU's of cooling calculations
  • The attached garage, air barrier between conditioned living space and garage, includes weather-stripping at all penetrations, sealed drywall joints and other measures
  • Kitchen Range Hood that exhausts 350 cfm or greater, intentional make up air is provided
Site Work
  • Temporary planting of cover crops on disturbed land areas performed within two weeks of completing rough grading activities
  • Trees and natural features on site protected during construction (min. 25% of development or lot)
  • Tree planting (min. 12 trees per acre of developed land)
  • Water Conservation
  • Provide a site specific drought resistant planting plan
  •  Rainwater harvested and directed toward landscaping needs; cistern for collection of rainwater to irrigate plants
  • Installed irrigation system is zoned separately for turf and bedding areas
  • Kitchen faucet fitted with aerator restricting flow to 2.2 gpm.
  • All bathroom faucets fitted with aerator restricting flow to 2.0 gpm.
  • Toilets are high efficiency toilets (max 1.45 gpf) or dual flush (1.6/0.8 gpf)
  • Clothes washer is an Energy Star labeled product
  • Dishwasher is an Energy Star labeled product or meets/exceeds Energy Star criteria
Building Envelope
  • Prevents Air Infiltration and Excess Energy Usage
  • Blower door test meets min. standard of 0.25 cfm50/sf of surface area or 2.5 ACH/50Pa
  • Rigid insulation is installed as a thermal break at the slab edge (R5, 6" minimum,
  • vertically installed)
  • Green Durisol recycled block foundation walls promote the highest quality indoor air
  • while providing an R-20 insulation value
  • Insulated hot water pipes to R-4 in unconditioned spaces for low energy performance
  • Low-e windows NFRC rated U value of .32 or less
  • Exterior doors (includes door to garage) insulated to R5 or greater
Comfort Systems
  • Provide overhang between 1’ and 2’ above windows
  • Programmable climate friendly thermostat SEER 14 or higher cooling equipment (min 75% of conditioned space) which exceeds NC State building code
Appliances, Lighting, Renewables
  • Refrigerator is an Energy Star labeled product and meets or exceeds Energy Star
  • criteria
  • Gas cook top with electronic ignition
  • High efficiency or tankless water heater exceeds Energy Factor
  • Built-in kitchen recycling center with two or more bins
Indoor Air Quality
  • House meets American Lung Association Health House standards or complies with
  • Energy Star Indoor Air Package Specification
  • Drainage board for below grade walls
  • Continuous foundation drain at outside perimeter edge of footing
  • Filters rated MERV 9 or greater installed on forced air systems
  • Bath exhaust fans measured exceed exhausting 50 cfm
  • Ducts protected from dirt and debris until construction is completed
  • Radon test of home prior to occupancy
  • Kitchen range hood or downdraft is vented to exterior
  • Paints and finishes with low to zero VOC content
  • Allow VOC's to dissipate prior to dwelling occupancy; Air is exhausted to outside
  • for one week minimum
  • Low VOC stains and finishes used on all wood floors and wood work
  • Prohibited burying construction waste on site
  • Central, organized cutting area for project site work
  • Concrete with fly ash (min 25% fly ash) for slab/floor
  • All beams are steel, engineered wood, or trusses
  • Roof gutters/downspouts discharge water min. 5 feet from foundation
  • Foundation reclaimed or refurbished materials for 10% of structural material
  • Natural fiber carpet made with natural latex rather than SB latex backing for superior indoor air quality
  • Low toxicity paints provide healthy indoor air quality
The Property
  • Estate sized 1.5-acre home site
  • Stellar mountain views of Pisgah National Forest
  • Peaceful, natural setting on private cul-de-sac
  • Beautifully landscaped  with native plants
  • Site irrigated with rainwater captured by a cistern for water conservation
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove Gated Community
  • Gated golf community with more than 1,300 acres, surrounded by Pisgah National Forest in Asheville NC
  • Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, recognized by the PGA Tour as the only championship golf course to debut in tournament-ready conditions.
  • Club Village with 19,700-saure-foot Golf House of Tudor architecture featuring pro shop, lounges and the Turnhouse Grille
  • State-of-the-art wellness center with fitness room, cardio area, aerobics studio, indoor lap pool, junior Olympic swimming pool, spa services
  • European-inspired Tavern offers fine and casual dining in an elegant setting
  • Har-Tru lighted tennis courts and internationally-recognized instruction program
  • Private hiking trails with fishing and handcrafted bridge inside the community plus  easy access to hundreds of trails in nearby state parks and national forests

Price | Inactive listing
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