Large Workshop or Studio


THE FLOOR PLAN OF THE HOME has proven very efficient, the home has designated areas and by design your not going through one another to get to your destination.  From the Parlor on the ground floor you have direct access to the Guest Quarters, the Activity Area and the Open Stairway to the Great Room on the upper level.  From the Great Room directed access to Living Room, the Dining, the Master Suite and out to the Screen Porch.  Guest in the home have complete privacy, access to all areas in and outside the home.


If you have no use for the Workshop, the neighbor across the road would like to purchase it for storage, from the new owner.  We have his letter of intent.


Custom Designed, Quality Built and Well Maintained, the new has not worn off.

 *Available... Furnishing: Furniture*Décor*Accessories *Available...

Property Taxes for 2017-- $1,556.58  No association Fees or water/sewage charges..​.



Furnishings (furniture/articles/accessories) Available, making property move in ready.


COUNTY:  Swain

COMMUNITY:  Brush Creek Community

STATE ROAD #:  1131 (State Maintained)

LEGAL:  Deed Book: 127, Page 669

PIN#:  666000343294


COUNTY TAXES:  Year 2017 - $1,556.58

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:  Swain East Elementary School

                                                 Swain West Elementary School

MIDDLE SCHOOL:  Swain Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL:  Swain High School

COLLEGE:  Southwestern Community College

UNIVERSITY:  Western Carolina University

                            University of North Carolina, Asheville

If any additional information needed, let us know.




PARLOR: Greet visitors. *Open stairway to great room *Large front window with a view down the beautifully landscaped driveway and the creek along the front of the property.  Note: Hanging light fixture in front window not included, we have a replacement that matches the style of home's other fixtures.

HALLWAY TO GUEST QUARTERS: Creates privacy for guests. *Coat closet.

HALL BATHROOM: *Vanity with porcelain top *Toilet (new) with cabinet above *Porcelain bathtub with glass shower doors (new), ceramic tile walls and ceiling *Chrome/Brass faucets (new) and accessories (new) *Ceramic tiled floor *Vanity light (new) *Recessed ceiling heater, exhaust fan and light.

BEDROOM #2: A wall of closets with Closet Maid shelving system *Large window facing south with view of landscape and sound of the creek.

BEDROOM #3: A wall of closets with Closet Maid shelving system *Large window facing south with view of landscape and sound of the creek.

WORKROOM: Laundry room, craft room, kitchenette, and place to relax. Area serves to meet your needs with the appliances listed under FEATURE & SYSTEMS, plus lots of cabinets, long counter top and large pantry* Room also serves as hub to other areas of the home *Large window facing west with a view of rear landscape, bird feeders and any wildlife that wander by.

EXERCISE ROOM: *Large window facing west with a view of the rear landscape and birdhouse. Room was once an office and could be again, there are video and audio cables from this room with monitor and the workshop with two cameras.


CEDAR CLOSET (new): *Lined with tongue/groove cedar planking *Custom wood cabinetry *Climate controlled environment.

SPA ROOM (24/365): *HOT SPRINGS SPA  *Panoramic view that brings the outside in *23.5 lineal feet of floor to ceiling glass covering two entire walls *Ceramic tile floor *Built-in drain system under spa *Recessed lighting *Two large windows for cross ventilation *Paddle fan *Carpeted sitting area *Insulated passage door with full pane between workroom and spa room. *Rear outside passage door with upper pane opening on outside deck and yard.

GARAGE: OVERSIZE (14’3”width x 41’depth)  *PLUS Storage area *Floor is sloped from rear to front, the portion where vehicle sets the concrete is edged in a pattern that allows water or melted snow to flow out in a controlled manor *Overhead garage door with opener, remote control, two wall controls locations and outside key switch location *Rear outside passage door *Interior is smooth finish, trimmed, walls are painted white and the floor smooth concrete and finished coated tan.

GARAGE - EQUIPMENT & STORAGE CLOSET: Located here is the Water Heater with Smart Control (new) & Timer and the Relay Control Panel for GE Low Voltage Switching System.

NOTE: WORKROOM, EXERCISE ROOM & GARAGE: Each room has multiple fluorescent fixtures with wraparound prismatic lens for excellent lighting distribution.

NOTE: BEDROOM #2 & #3 CLOSETS, CEDAR CLOSET, KITCHEN PANTRY, GARAGE STORAGE CLOSET & ATTIC: Each have fluorescent strips for good lighting.

STAIRWAY: OPEN STAIRS *Nice fixture lighting stairs and landing. *Oak treads, landing, posts, spindles and handrails *Stained a Golden Oak. Stairway has a landing midway and the upper portion of stairway opens into the great room with handrail, post and a fence.  Midway landing has a step light that is activated by darkness and motion.



GREAT ROOM: Large room open to kitchen, formal living room, formal dining room, covered screen porch and master suite. *Vaulted ceiling, from 8’2”wall to 15’6”wall height *160 lineal feet of boxed ceiling beams *70 lineal feet boxed cove lighting *Massive rock fireplace, 15’6” height, 8’across, 3’depth, with 48”wide by 30”high firebox *8’boxed mantel *Custom made fire screen with hinged doors, irons, crane for pot and tools *Two floor receptacle locations for island lamps *HUNTER 52”paddle

fan *BOSE surround sound system.

KITCHEN: *Shares space with the great room *Base cabinet with doors and drawers on both sides serves the two rooms, on the great room side a chandelier hangs with space for a dining/game table *Vaulted ceiling from 8’2”wall to 11’3”wall height *36 lineal feet boxed ceiling beams *HUNTER 36” paddle fan *Doubles window facing south, looks on to screen porch *Center light and sink light, fixtures from same line as the dining chandeliers *Kitchen appliances listed previously.

PANTRY: With Closet Maid shelving system, opens to the great room, but also serves kitchen and other rooms as needed.

FORMAL LIVING ROOM: Double bi-fold doors (six foot opening) from great room *Large window facing west, looks down landscape and the forest in the distance *Floor receptacle for island lamp *No wall between living and dining rooms, both are wall papered and have a chair rail on all the walls.

FORMAL DINING: Double bi-fold doors (six foot opening) from great room *Large window facing north, *Dining chandelier controlled by dimmer *no wall between dining room and living rooms, both are wall papered and have a chair rail on all the walls.

MASTER SUITE (ROOMS & SPACES): Bedroom, dressing area, bathroom has access to the screen porch for relaxing.

MASTER BEDROOM: Large window on the east wall with a view of the landscape down the driveway and sound of the creek *HUNTER 52” paddle fan.

MASTER DRESSING AREA: (HIS & HER CLOSETS) with Closet Maid shelving systems.

MASTER BATHROOM: (11’10”Length x 9’10”Width) *Vaulted ceiling from 8’2”wall to15’6”wall height *90 lineal feet of boxed ceiling beams *11’10”Vanity with two porcelain wash basins, nine drawers, two double door cabinets, display unit with glass shelves, clothes hamper & linen cabinet *His and her large mirrored wall cabinets *Porcelain bathtub *Custom glass shower *One piece porcelain toilet *Chrome/Brass faucets and accessories *Ceramic tile vanity top, shower walls and 3’height on room walls *11’10”lineal feet of cove and vanity lighting *Recessed ceiling heater, exhaust fan and light *HUNTER 36”paddle fan.

LOFT: This area serves as a landing to store luggage *Access to the lower attic through a doorway *Lower attic is decked *Well lighted *Accesses upper attic by a permanent ladder *Upper attic is planked and well lighted for inspection.

NOTE:  Access to Porch from Master Suite & Great Room.

SCREEN PORCH: 41’length x 15’width, three foot high wall on three outside walls, make for privacy, panorama view of the outdoors and the sounds of the creek *Space between roof and ceiling are vented and insulated adding to the comfort. *Tray ceiling, created using metal roofing panels in geometrical pattern. *Lots of recessed lighting *Three paddle fans *Wall mount TV *Carpeted floor.


*ANDERSON Large Double Casement Windows *LEVOLOR Custom Wood Blinds *Solid Wood Doors with Six Panels *Brass Hardware *Wood Paneling, Baseboards, Doors, Windows, Casings, Open Stairway, Chair Rails, Box Beams and Lighting Coves are stained to match in each room *Each window is a view of the changing seasons.




PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Insulated windows and doors, plus storm windows and doors, insulated walls plus R/MAX wrap and a wood siding help to maintain a comfort level within. The site and positioning of the house was based primarily on the sun path throughout the year, directly overhead in the warmer months to get the effects of shading and just above the mountain ridges to the south in the cooler months to get the warmth of sun shining under the eves. Leaves on the tall trees shade the site and the bare limbs let the sun rays warm the house surfaces. These items all factor in the cost of maintaining comfort within the home.

NEW HEAT PUMP & COOLING SYSTEM and NEW WATER HEATER: To better control the comfort in all seasons a New Dave Lennox Signature 20 SEER, Central Heating, Cooling, Enhanced Dehumidification Accessory and Healthy Climate Filtration system was installed in September 2010, also an Energy Smart, 50 gallon water heater. Fireplace is wood burning. The OUTBUILDING has a radiant heating system fueled by propane and controlled by a thermostat. *** The 250 gallon propane tank is leased from Freeman Gas in Franklin, (828-349-0064).

FIREPLACE: The foundation for the REAL FIREPLACE begins three feet below the garage floor, the concrete block structure extents up through the first floor to a massive rock fireplace in the second floor great room, continues up through the ceiling, attic, roof, topped with a rock chimney with a stainless steel cap. The structure is packed solid from bottom to top with rubble (small pieces of broken concrete block and), this mass when heated by the fireplace will stay warm for an extended amount time. Fireplace measures eight feet across, fifteen feet from floor to ceiling and extends out three feet into the great room, with a mantel that is not dwarfed by the fireplace itself. The fireplace opening measures fifty inches wide, thirty inches high and twenty-two inches deep. Large logs can be burnt, to prevent a log from rolling out, there is a custom fire screen that covers the opening with hinged and latching doors. There are steel door panels that slide in place to shut a fire down at night and not let the heat go out the chimney while you sleep. The local blacksmith also made the irons, the crane for cooking and the tools.

LARGE BUILDING - RADIANT HEATING SYSTEM: A large infra-red tube heater, 100,000 BTU/HR, thirty feet long, fueled by propane. Pull-through system - the products of combustion chamber for increased radiant efficiency, the radiant emitter tube is 4”O.D. The reflector system is efficient aluminum, reflector ends are enclosed for maximum radiant heat output and minimum convection loss. System controlled by a thermostat.

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM: Water is supplied to the property from a well, the volume yielded when drilled and checked was in excess of fifty gallons per minute. The well is 186 feet deep and protected by the structure of the outbuilding from surface water weeping into the ground water supply. Water is drawn into the system by a submergible pump and stored in a 1200 gallon CAROLINA WATER TANK semi buried in the earth surface, 70 feet vertical above the residence location. Water pressure is constant because the elevation of the water storage tank creates the head pressure. No pressure tank needed and the house has a supply of running water during a power outage. This is a gravity water system, it works in the same manner as many city water systems. A timer is set to run one hour daily, keeping tank full and water fresh.

SEWER: Septic Tank and Drain Field are located at the head of the drive where if service is needed there are no obstructions to deal with.  We had no problems, but curious and had the tank pumped.  The access was out dated, so we had the latest in access lids installed.

ELECTRICAL SERVICE: 240 volt/single phase under ground service to house meter, 200 amp service for house and 60 amp service to outbuilding. BOTH COPPER WIRE. House has a power panel and a lighting panel mount flush in the workroom for easy access. All electrical equipment is labeled and directories filled out clearly.

APPLIANCES: Kitchen - Range/Oven (Convection), Refrigerator/Freezer (Side by Side), Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan/Hood.. *** Workroom - Washer, Dryer, Murphy Unit (2-Range Burners, Refrigerator/Freezer & Sink), Freezer Chest. *** Equipment Closet - Water Heater.

GE LOW VOLTAGE SWITCHING SYSTEM: Installed throughout the home, this allows lighting to be controlled from multiple switching locations.

PLUS, there is a master control panel located in the parlor at the foot of the stairway and a second one in the master bedroom, from these locations selected lights can be controlled with the push of a button. When one of the selected lights are turned on from any of the switch locations in the house it’s title lights up on the master control directories in the parlor and the master bedroom. From either control you can turn on one or more of the twelve selected light locations, with a turn of the ON dial all of the selected lights turn on throughout the house and with a turn of the OFF dial all the selected lights go off. All of the outside lights are one of the selected group of lights. All equipment is labeled and directories filled out clearly. Spare components (major and minor) were purchased with the original equipment to have on hand if needed.

TIME CLOCK CONTROLLED ITEMS: Outside Lights controlled as desired. Water Heater controlled to meet hot water needs to match household daily routine, conserves power. Well Pump controlled to keep water fresh and storage tank full.

SOLAR LIGHTING: Low level of lighting installed on the property above the state road and along driveway and parking area.