Patrick brings the same passion and devotion he has for cycling the winding roads of his mountain home to everything he does. During his undergraduate studies at NC State, he spent a year in Paris that resulted in three return trips to live in France. Following a four-year stint working in widely acclaimed restaurants in Charleston, SC, he returned to Asheville to open his own.
With an exceptional eye for detail, and the creative imagination and drive to match, he transitioned an abandoned neighborhood gas station into an immaculately executed concept restaurant, beloved to both locals and visitors. Throughout the execution and operation of his restaurant group, Patrick has developed and continues to nurture strong bonds within the community that are continuously oriented toward nourishment and improvement.
As is typical of the deeply curious, his passions are continually evolving. Yet, the ones that remain constant are food and cooking, cycling (of all types, and often of an "epic" nature), friends, film, literature and poetry, wine, family, and mountain living. Patrick is surrounded by rich, meaningful friendships of the highest quality and he remains close with his parents, who live nearby, and his brother, an avid fly fisherman, who is the brewmaster at Starr Hill Brewery near Charlottesville, VA. He currently lives with his two dogs, Arthur and Beatrice, in his 1926 brick home in Downtown Asheville.
Asheville native Patrick O’Cain has made a marked impact within the community since his 2014 homecoming. As restaurant owner, chef, and operator of the Gan Shan restaurant group, Patrick has been proactive and consistent in his public engagement and contribution beyond the walls of his own restaurants. With the timely sale of his Charlotte Street location in January 2020, he decided to direct his ever-expanding creativity, passion and drive toward a new career in real estate.
Having served five years on the executive committee of the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association and helping found the Charlotte Street Business Association, along with several other ongoing civic projects, he enters this exciting new chapter as an experienced and effective liaison and negotiator with a strong backbone of community ties and relationships.
A confident, experienced, and driven entrepreneur, Patrick has taken a “student of the world” philosophy and married it with creative, contagious curiosity to seek out remarkable properties to share with his clients. His desire to listen and learn, as well as his discerning, critical eye, offer flexibility and confidence as he guides you to realize your real estate goals.
Service Areas & Specialties
- Single Family Residence
- Lake Homes
- North Carolina State University
- Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
- Dog/Cat Lover
- Book Clubs/Literature
- Hiking and Camping
- Hunting and Fishing
330 Seton Road
Lake Lure 28746
A must-see work of craftsmanship, this mountain lake home is a gateway that will delight the senses and ease the nerves. Cozy, intimate spaces and s ...
MLS# 4007895 - Active Under Contract
Listed by Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Downtown
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How is the tax bill of a home determined in North Carolina?
Real property is appraised at 100% of market value and includes land, buildings, structures, and improvements. State law requires counties to reappraise every eight years, but many counties reappraise every four. A bill can be a combination of tax rates. For example, a home inside the City of Asheville and Asheville City School districts will have three separate tax rates represented on a bill: the Buncombe County rate, the City of Asheville rate, and the Asheville City School rate. All rates are totaled to calculate the total tax liability. Tax rate estimates for our mountain communities can be found on page 127 of the Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Welcome magazine.
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