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Upcoming Events at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville: Fall 2016


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Forbes names Asheville in the Top 15 Destinations for 2018

 The 15 Coolest Places to Go in 2018

Ann Abel CONTRIBUTOR, FORBES

Photo Courtesy of Explore Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

“It’s no secret that America’s southern cities are having a moment,” says Indagare’s Biggs Bradley. “Asheville has a character that is at once hipster and classic Americana.” Cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is home to gorgeous scenery (including a lovely botanical garden), historic mansions (the 19th-century Biltmore Estate is the largest private home in the world) and a remarkable arts scene. “Don’t miss Woolworth Walk to shop the works of dozens of local artisans and stop for a milkshake at the preserved luncheonette counter. But Asheville isn’t limited to classic cuisine; hungry travelers can enjoy everything from tapas to innovative cocktails to Asian street food.”

For more information about Property in the Asheville, NC area contact Jason Cahill at 828-507-0466 or jason@ciel-property.com

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What’s new at Ciel!

At Ciel, we are always happy to provide you with new information on what’s going on around and on top of Elk Mountain.  In the past few months Lots 5 and 7 were sold to happy new owners who have begun clearing the brush on these great pieces of land that overlook the city of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains, including Mount Pisgah.

We’ve also had a major visit from the Department of Transportation and they have been kind enough to repave all of Elk Mountain Scenic Highway,  paint all new traffic lines and have also installed guard rails on all turns leading up to Ciel where our residents Feel the Earth and Touch the Sky everyday.

The weather in Asheville has also provided us with a huge amount of snowfall and this has been both fun and beautiful.  Elk Mountain Scenic Highway is cleared every six hours during a storm and the road is maintained very well, allowing residents and folks just looking at the views to enjoy safe travel!

We look forward to seeing you up on the mountain and are always happy to meet with clients looking for land to build or new homes with views.

Contact Jason Cahill at 828 507 0466 or jason@ciel-property.com   for more information.

 

 

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Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains

 

Photo by Country Living Magazine

The mornings are getting colder and the afternoons are getting cooler here in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville.  We are a very lucky part of the country during this time of year.  Not only do we get to experience the cooler temperatures, but also the fall foliage flourishes throughout western North Carolina.

It’s during this time where many visitors from across the state, country, and world come to visit the beautiful mountains that we call home.  Many visitors also come at this time of year to look for second homes or seek to move to the area. Below are links to some of the best Fall drives and tips on what to do in the area whilst you are visiting.

 

 

 

 

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Furniture Focus at Ciel

 

In October of 2016 we had the pleasure of Marge Carson Furniture featuring the Prive at Ciel in her newest furniture line.  The photos were taken by Kenton Robertson and a team of 9 other persons.  It was an amazing process and the team created many different rooms throughout the 5 days they were in the home.

We appreciate the opportunity to have had these professionals working in our development and specifically in our luxury home at 565 Elk Mountain Scenic Highway.  If you are looking for chic furniture check out Marge Carson Furniture at https://www.margecarson.com/  If interested in contacting a professional photographer with a vast experience in the field contact Kenton Robertson at  https://www.kentonrobertson.com/

 

As always, we at Ciel are here for you if you are looking for clients or yourself for high end custom built homes in the Asheville and Western North Carolina Region.

 

Contact Jason Cahill:  jason@ciel-properties.com or call 336.543.7339

 

 

 

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A City Day Trip from Asheville: Knoxville, TN

If you are thinking about buying a home in Asheville,  it’s important to take into consideration that Asheville is situtupelo-knoxvilleated in an amazing geographical location.  The fact that it is directly in the Blue Ridge Mountains is just one of it’s attributes.  The Blue Ridge Mountains and the surrounding area are filled with entertainment, restaurants, beautiful sight seeing, nature walks and hikes, bike riding, kayaking, and much more.  However,  Asheville also offers close proximity to a few other great cities.  These cities, to name a few, are Charlotte NC, Greenville SC, and Knoxville TN.  All three offer different settings and experiences for visitors.  More importantly,  all can be reached by car in a maximum of two hours.  Find below travel times to these cities from Asheville:

Asheville to Charlotte NC:    2hrs 10mins

Asheville to Greenville SC:   1hr 12mins

Asheville to Knoxville TN:    1hr 52mins   

Today we will look at a Day Trip to Knoxville, Tennessee.

knoxvilleKnoxville settled in 1786 as the first capital of Tennessee.  It’s current metro area population is estimated at 1,096,961.  The downtown area has now seen a complete revitalization and is filled with shops, restaurants, theaters, and cafes.

Driving from Asheville to Knoxville is quite a scenic drive and there are plenty of places to stop along the way.  Make sure to check your route on Google Maps before going and mark some nature spots and other types of attractions to stop on your short journey there.

We’ve compiled a list of restaurants, cafes, and theaters we recommend below.

 

 

Restaurant

Tupelo Honey Cafe  

Not Watson’s Kitchen + Bar

 

Knox Mason

The Tomato Head

Yassin’s Falafel House

Cafe

Old City Java

Downtown Grind

Coffee and Chocolate

Theater

Tennessee Theatre

Clarence Brown Theatre

Theatre Knoxville Downtown

Knoxville is a beautiful town and has a lot to offer!  It’s great that it is so close to Asheville NC as it allows for a few trips a year to visit and then to return to your beautiful mountain home!

For information on Ciel in Asheville contact Jason Cahill at jason@ciel-property.com

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Halloween in Asheville

 

casperHalloween and Asheville go well together.  If you are looking for something do this Halloween you will be very pleased with the selection that’s being offered in 2016!  Whether you are looking to have fun with the children or on
rocky-horror-picture-showyour own to party the night away there is an option awaiting you!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Masonic Temple: 

October 29- November 8, 2016:  See Facebook for Details

Halloween on Vermont Street

This West Asheville tradition includes children and adults from all over the area.  Resident’s on the street give out candy to trick or treaters and revelers are found everywhere.  The street is closed to traffic for Halloween and resident’s discontinue treating at 9pm!  Make sure to check out their website for further information or click here!

Asheville Outlet’s BOO BASH!

Even the Asheville Outlet’s are in on the game of Halloween!  They offer music, food, fun and games for the whole family from 5pm to 9pm on October 31, 2016 and all of the stores serve candy to children dressed in costume!  Go out and enjoy the fun and shop a bit too!  More information can be found here.

If you are looking to go out and PARTY you may want to check out Sovereign Remedies Halloween Bash!  Of course there are a multitude of other events going on in and around the city this evening, but we highly recommend the one’s listed here!  Enjoy your Halloween and Stay Safe!

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The Privé, a modern home in Asheville, continues to bring in awards for it’s design.

565-elk-mountain-scenic-hwy-asheville-3165925-19ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 20, 2016—— In 2014, David Zimmerman, the owner of Ciĕl, a mountain top luxury community in Asheville, NC, contracted Jason Weil, a local architect at  Retro + Fit Design to build a home like none other built in the area.  The two worked closely together on ideas and design issues to create a masterpiece that now rests on the south facing side of Elk Mountain Scenic Highway overlooking the downtown area and the Blue Ridge Mountains with Mt. Pisgah as a focal point.

Careful attention was taken into all aspects of the design project that resulted in a modern mountain home including three floors of useable space with glass walls. The Privé, is highly functional in design and includes spacious entertaining areas, four bedrooms, an indoor/outdoor main living room, four large terraces, a large open plan kitchen, as well as, a wet bar on the master floor, and a private kitchen on the guest floor.

The home was built on 5.67 acres allowing for privacy and seclusion with access to downtown Asheville in 12-15 minutes. 565-elk-mountain-scenic-hwy-asheville-3165925-07

“At Ciĕl, we believe in setting the pace, not following the crowd. That’s why we use only the best local artisans to craft our luxury homes. No detail is overlooked in your masterpiece; every home must meet our exacting standards. We believe that your new home should be a reflection of your discriminating tastes. We don’t settle for ordinary, and you shouldn’t either.” -David Zimmerman’


Jason Weil’s design of The Privé fit perfectly into the overall mindset and plan of Ciĕl.  The home has become an award winning piece of great architecture and Mr. Weil, Ciĕl Property, and the City of Asheville should be proud of these accomplishments.

    • The 2015 Parade of Homes Green Certification Award, awarded by the Asheville Home Builders Association
    • 2016 Gold Nugget Merit Award, awarded by the Pacific Coast Building Conference (PCBC)
    • 2016 Matsumoto Prize 3rd People’s Choice, awarded by N.C. Modernist Houses
    • 2016 Grand ARDA (American Residential Design Awards) Award, awarded by The American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD)
    • 2016 PACE (Promoting Advertising and Construction Excellence) award, awarded by the Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA)

565-elk-mountain-scenic-hwy-asheville-3165925-09For more information about the Architect or Ciĕl Property please call Jason Cahill at 336-543-7339. www.ciel-property.com

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The Privé at Ciĕl: Award Winning Design

565-elk-mountain-scenic-hwy-asheville-3165925-09The Privé continues to win awards for it’s design in Asheville, North Carolina.  Jason Weil of Retro+Fit Design worked closely with David Zimmerman, the developer of  Ciĕl, to incorporate Modern Design and exceptional living on Elk Mountain Scenic Highway.   The home offers an open plan living room, kitchen, and dining area, 4 large terraces, an in home theatre, a full floor Master Suite including a beautiful living area with private access to a South Facing Terrace and a wet bar, two guest suites with their very own living area and guest kitchen.  Situated on 5.67 Acres, the home is move-in ready with majestic views of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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In 2015, during the final stages of construction and finishing the home was presented with the 2015 Parade of Homes Green Certification Award, awarded by the Asheville Home Builders Association.

In 2016, The Privé, has achieved the following awards:

20Gold Nugget Merit Award, awarded by the Pacific Coast Building Conference (PCBC)

2016 Matsumoto Prize 3rd People’s Choice, awarded by N.C. Modernist Houses

565-elk-mountain-scenic-hwy-asheville-3165925-072016 Grand ARDA (American Residential Design Awards) Award, awarded by The American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD)

2016 PACE (Promoting Advertising and Construction Excellence) award, awarded by the Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA)

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Upcoming Events at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville: Fall 2016

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photo credit: www.asheville.com

Are you planning a home hunting visit in Asheville this fall?  If so,  you should also take in events going on at North Carolina Arboretum.  The Arboretum offers a bounty of interesting things to do year round, but of course,  the beauty of the Arboretum is most prevalent during the Autumn Months in Asheville, North Carolina.

Nature lovers and enthusiasts of the botanical arts are sure to be pleased at these upcoming events:

 

 

Carolina Craft Day:  September 24, 2016:

The Carolina Craft Day at the North Carolina Arboretum, is a great way to get an insiders view on the contemporary and traditional crafts offered in Western North Carolina.  The event takes place between 10am and 4pm on September 24, 2016 and allows it’s attendees to actually view craftsmen and women working in mediums such as paper, clay, metal, wood and fiber.  There will be goods on sale by the artists and they all look forward to you coming out to visit!

 

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The North Carolina Arboretum’s Carolina Craft Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. inside the Arboretum’s Education Center. Craft demonstrations, musical performances and juried art and craft vendors working in fiber, paper, clay, metal and wood will be on site selling their work. For more information, please click here.

 

 

Carolina Bonsai Expo:  October 8-9, 2016:

The Arboretum offers a two day exhibit and interactive/learning event about the botanical craft of Bonsai! A wonderful collection of miniature trees, “bonsai,” will be on exhibit and attendees will also be able to learn about growing and maintaining bonsai gardens in their homes and gardens.  This is a great event for the whole family.  The Art of Bonsai has been around for centuries and offers a unique look at an art form and great hobby to practice yourself or with your children.

Bonsai at the Arboretum

photo credit: www.bonsaitreegardener.net

Hours of the Carolina Bonsai Expo are:

Saturday October 8  from 9am to 5pm

Sunday, October 9    from 9am to 4pm

There is a standard parking fee, but no admission charge into the Expo!

 

If you happen to be in the area during the Bonsai Expo, it’s also a great time to visit The Prive at Ciel!  An Open House occurs at this Modern Mountain Home on October 8 and 9 from 10am until 4pm at 565 Elk Mountain Scenic Highway!  Stop by during the Parade of Homes and see true mountain luxury!

Ciĕl offers 22 estate size homesites for sale with beautiful views of Asheville, North Carolinaand The Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ciĕl began with a desire to create an environment that balances the majesty of the North Carolina mountains with custom built and crafted luxury homes onElk Mountain Scenic Highway.  This desire has been cultivated into a mountaintop neighborhood that holds the integrity of the landscape in full regard.  For more information on Ciel please call Jason at 336 543 7339

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