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Cloud Hidden

Asheville, North Carolina

Enter sculptural space and be transformed by the perfection of form and function. Cloud Hidden, Asheville's most architecturally significant contemporary home, has been featured in Fine Homebuilding magazine, filmed for PBS, and showcased on Home & Garden Television and The Travel Channel series "World's Best." It was selected as an Editor’s Pick in the September 2006 issue of Architectural Digest, the architectural design industry’s flagship publication.  Contracting Business honored this residence with the 2003 Quality Home Comfort Award. From its computerized lighting system and super insulation to radiant floor heating and geothermal heat pump, this breathtaking home merges artistic vision with extraordinary engineering.

The Design | The home features more than 7,000 square feet of carefully designed space on three levels plus an array of thoughtful conveniences such as a central vac, three-story dumbwaiter, and motion sensor lighting.  Moreover, Cloud Hidden is designed to withstand natural disasters ranging from fire to hurricanes and tornadoes.  The insulated, reinforced concrete is engineered for 300 mph wind loads.  Heating and cooling costs are kept to a minimum by insulation composed of continuous three-inch-thick polyurethane foam combined with an award winning heating and air conditioning system.

The Amenities | Cloud Hidden offers a wealth of luxury appointments including blue pearl granite tile, floating mahogany library shelves, and tongue-and-groove natural bamboo flooring.  You’ll also find Italian tile in the kitchen, true plaster walls in the main living areas, and Kichler brushed-nickel and glass lighting fixtures.  The home features two cultured stone fireplaces - a soaring 24-foot double sided fireplace in the great room and a 15-foot curved fireplace in the master suite.  All bedrooms feature custom California closets.  The gourmet kitchen includes pearl-coat maple cabinetry, three-bowl Elkay stainless steel undermount sink, undermount prep sink and high end appliances for the discerning chef.

The Inspiration | The transformative spaces of Cloud Hidden are filled with innovative vision and the quietude of a private retreat.  In every room of this home, your eye is led from curve to archway to spiral, guided by natural light.  There are grand rooms for entertaining, private spaces for thoughtful work, small nooks for meditation or reading, and expansive walls of glass that draw the extraordinary beauty of the North Carolina mountains into the heart of the residence.

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The Setting |The name Cloud Hidden was inspired by the soft mountain mists that rise from the valley below in the early mornings.  On some days, a mystical layer of clouds stretches for miles and your gaze is drawn across multiple mountain ranges to distant peaks of the Blue Ridge.  As the mist lifts, your views include the world renown Biltmore Estate.  At night, the lights of Asheville sparkle below.  Located on 1.72 acres studded with old growth trees at the crest of prestigious Upper Sondley Estates, Cloud Hidden offers a one-of-a-kind retreat adjoining The Blue Ridge Parkway.

Price | $1,650,000 SOLD

Contact | Sold by Sheelah Clarkson Agency

Sheelah Clarkson

Email Sheelah Clarkson
Office 828.694.1558
Cell 828.712.2232