ABOUT US

About The Owner

I have been living in Western North Carolina for over 25 years . As a world traveler, I have still found this area to be the finest place to live. We chose Asheville to raise our family of four daughters as it is a progressive thinking , environmentally conscious community. As someone who loves the mountains I have created beautiful vacation retreats in Cherokee and developed several projects in the area to provide people the opportunity to have their own mountain retreat. My latest project is Big Laurel Mountain, a wonderful waterfront mountain community in Madison County.

Gardening is my favorite pastime and I have created extraordinary gardens anywhere I have been , Creating and promoting a sustainable, organic, and peaceful lifestyle for myself and my family is my goal in life. I am also a Breathwork Coach and student and teacher of transformation and healing. You can schedule Breathwork healing sessions with me while here. My wife, Allison, is multi-talented in design, web design, an author, counselor, and is currently both an excellent real estate broker as well as working full time with Family Preservation Services.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993

Why The Owner chose Asheville

Lakeside Garden Cottage is part of our unique family compound that we have lived in for almost 20 years. When it came time to move onto town from our mountain home in order to raise a family we were extraordinarily blessed to find a rare location in Asheville on one of the two private lakes within city limits. Living here can best be described a living full time in a vacation home that is also our primary residence. Being beside water is something I am constantly grateful for here. There is abundant wildlife on the lake .

This place has the feel of a private natural oasis and with its large grounds and lakeside setting gave me the perfect 'canvas' to create my ever expanding gardens. As raising a family and having access to good schools as well as all the amazing things that downtown has to offer were equally as important to us , we were able to find something extremely rare here as we can hop in the car and be anywhere we need to be within minutes of leaving our little oasis. Most people who visit us and discover our hidden retreat are blown away that such a place exists so close to town.

What makes this cottage unique

Wake up to the sound of the waterfall flowing over the dam close to the cottage... enjoy your morning coffee on the porch or down at the dock while watching a Great Blue Heron pass by. Hop into downtown in 5 minutes and enjoy breakfast at Early Girl or Over Easy and peruse the great art galleries and shops afterwards. Come back for the afternoon and take the rowboat out on the lake or just relax with a book in the hammock.

Go fishing if you like.If it is in season pick a few vegies from the organic garden and grill out on the porch, hop back into town for some music , theater, or a movie within minutes or stay and watch the sunset over the lack from the dock followed by a nice campfire in the evening. This is all where you are or within 5 minutes but of course when you are ready to venture out you have easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, the Arboretum. white water rafting, a soak in the tubs at Hot Springs, Navitat Canopy tours. maybe you just want to catch a movie at one of two theaters 5 and 10 minutes away.