See this Luxury Home Here before You See it on UNC-TV

Four-time Grammy Award-winning musician David Holt hosts the PBS program "David Holt’s State of Music," now in its fourth season

Tune your dials to UNC-TV on the next two Thursdays for an inside look at one of Western North Carolina’s most incredible mountain homes—oh, and some great mountain music, too!

Four-time Grammy Award-winning musician David Holt recently visited 173 Pinkerton Corner in Fairview. Holt hosts the PBS program “David Holt’s State of Music,” now in its fourth season, in which he interviews musicians around North Carolina. Portions of episodes five and six were filmed in the back yard and living room of a luxury home in Butler Mountain Estates known as the Owl’s Nest.

Cathy Rezak and her husband, Ray Green, have called the Owl’s Nest home for nine years. “On our first evening at the house, we sat in the living room with our cocktails, looking out at the fabulous view. A great horned owl landed on a large tree limb outside the windows. The sun was setting, and the owl remained a beautiful shadow on that limb for a long, long time. It was magical.”

Over the years, Cathy and Ray became good friends with their neighbors, Holt and his wife Ginny Callaway. When they heard that Holt’s production team was looking for a true mountain home with a beautiful view and a large great room to film some portions of their “house party” episodes, the couple happily agreed. Last fall, the show set up at the home’s stone fireplace and level, private back yard as the backdrop to film scenes for the upcoming episodes.

“We thought the crew would consist of a couple people with a small truck of equipment and that they would film for 2–3 hours. How wrong we were!” said Rezak. “There were about 10 crew members, including a director and producer, and three large trucks. Who knew that it took that much [work] to film what turns out to be only minutes of footage used in the show?”

Nevertheless, the couple found the expert crew to be pleasant and accommodating. “We learned a lot about what it takes to direct and film a show, including lots of takes and lots of patience!” said Rezak.

Rezak and Green are excited to see their beloved home on the small screen in the coming weeks. The “house party” episodes at the Owl’s Nest feature interviews with David and Ginny by their son Zeb.

More about “David Holt’s State of Music”

Four-time Grammy winner, David Holt, has spent his life learning and performing traditional American music. It has taken him from the most remote coves of southern Appalachia to the bright lights of TV studios and the Grand Ole Opry stage. In “David Holt’s State of Music,” he shares tunes and stories with modern masters of this historic music that has a growing legion of contemporary fans.

Catch the show Thursdays at 9:30PM on your PBS affiliate, UNC-TV. Season 4 runs April 2–May 7.

  • DHSM Ep.401 – Della Mae | April 2
  • DHSM Ep.402 – Darin and Brooke Aldridge with John Cowan | April 9
  • DHSM Ep.403 – Taj Mahal | April 16
  • DHSM Ep.404 – Rising Stars | April 23
  • DHSM Ep.405 – David Holt House Party 1 | April 30
  • DHSM Ep.406 – David House Party 2 |  May 7

173 Pinkerton Corner in Fairview

Learn More about 173 Pinkerton Corner in Fairview

MLS# 3527593 | 5 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms | 6,842 Square Feet | $2,250,000

Magnificent long-range views greet you from every room at the Owl’s Nest! Porches enhance every exposure and every level of the home except the loft. Doors swing wide to invite you outdoors, from morning coffee to sunset wine. Make the most of every moment with incredible views of eight Blue Ridge Mountain ranges, including Cold Mountain.

“Our large deck at the rear of the home overlooks nearly 3.5 acres of land with mature trees, mountain laurel, and rhododendron bushes and several garden areas,” said Rezak. “There is also a large area of level land, which is unusual in a mountain home at this elevation (3,400 feet).”

This luxury home was designed by Green and Green. It features Asian influences in the manner of the Gamble home in Pasadena and is crafted of exotic woods of the finest quality and finish. Stone and brick join forces to create the natural essence of the surrounding mountains. The owners have lavished the greatest of care on the Owl’s Nest, from the media/bar/rec room with a floating fireplace to the exercise room with views that make the time fly. From upstairs, an open door reveals the upper pond of a constructed waterfall.

“We fell in love with our home when we walked past a beautiful two-level waterfall near the front door,” said Rezak. “The view straight ahead through large picture windows was of eight mountain ranges framed by a lush green forest of trees. A huge stone fireplace on one end of the great room is especially unique and spectacular.”

The home is very private, but offers extreme convenience. It is within 12–15 minutes of Downtown Asheville, and even closer to Biltmore Village and the Biltmore Estate.

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About Fairview

The community of Fairview is located halfway between Asheville and Chimney Rock, NC. An estimated 3,000 people live within Fairview’s boundaries. The community is the site of plenty of new development, offering large lots and community amenities. Cane Creek Pool in Fairview includes a pool, soccer fields, picnic sheds, and concessions. Settled in the late 18th century, Fairview was called Cane Creek until the early 1800s. 

Read more about Fairview.

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Real estate is about so much more than four walls and a roof. It’s about how a community really lives. It’s about a lifestyle. Contact Beverly-Hanks Agent Ann Skoglund about living the Fairview luxury lifestyle.

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