Chimney Laurel rests high atop cool, green Elk Mountain. At 3,600 feet elevation, this residential real estate community descends into the valley below with an undisturbed view of the area north of Asheville. A mountain view featuring the spectacular massif of the Blue Ridge Mountains adds a special touch to Chimney Laurel.
Springs are carefully preserved, as are the chimneys that dot the land. A few lucky homeowners will own one of these chimneys as part of their home site.
Framed by the majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chimney Laurel offers home sites ranging from 1.6 to 3.6 acres, providing plenty of breathing room and privacy.
The gated front entrance is flanked by native rock retaining walls. The roads which are constructed with curb and gutter curve beautifully, providing stunning views on the drive down. The elevation gradually decreases as though the mountain casually welcomes you with the easing descent.
At Chimney Laurel...
You can create your personal vision of the perfect mountain home using natural materials such as stone, timber, and granite. We can provide a list of professional trade and craft people who will build your home with quality and care. You provide the creative input for the home suited to your character.
The planned common area with picnic tables and a fire pit is a great way to get to know your neighbors. Everywhere you look, trees are plentiful and the owners took great care to preserve as many as possible. This is a community dedicated to preserving the secluded, breathtaking beauty of its surroundings; there is no golf course, pool, or other encroachment here.
History of Chimneys
In the 1970s, Jay Griffith began bottling the water, becoming the second spring water company approved in North Carolina. The water tested higher in gold content than iron content and included naturally occurring fluoride—perfect for drinking.
Darlene Flynn is a native of Western North Carolina. She and her husband Gautam Patel share a deep love of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville. Interest in local history and horticulture drew them to Elk Mountain. They can frequently be found hiking the property, making sure that the construction is being done with care and deep concern for the environment.
- Did You Know that...
- - Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains are ancient granitic charnockites
- - The mountains are home to the Blue Ridge Parkway, known as America's Favorite Drive, and a portion of the Appalachian Trail, one of the most visited footpaths in the world.
- Click here to know about the 15 Scenic Mountain Drives Near Asheville
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