234 Hanlon Mountain Road in Leicester, NC 28748
One-of-kind private mountain oasis on 44.4 acres with stunning year-round mountain views. The majestic meandering drive leads to a grandeur estate that was home to the artist Manfred Hecht, who specialized in pointillism. Everything about this property speaks to the artist's desire for solitude to paint and his love of entertaining family and friends. The main house has an expansive great room with cathedral ceilings which opens to terraces perfect for entertaining and relaxing. A large, well-equipped chef's kitchen with a walk-in pantry. Two primary suites with expansive en-suite baths, fireplace, built-ins and two walk-in closets. The guest house was the artist's studio and opens to the outdoor pool. Exquisite landscape and hardscape throughout with a water feature that harmoniously flows from the main house to the guest house. Plenty of level green space perfect for garden or play and acres of woods for exploring. Don't miss this hidden jewel.
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- High School: Clyde A Erwin
- Middle School: Clyde A Erwin
- Elementary School: Leicester/Eblen
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The unincorporated community of Leicester generally flies under the radar compared to bustling West Asheville or charming Weaverville. Even so, they’ve seen a 16% growth in population since 2000, making it a great place to discover and live for those in the know.
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Originally called Turkey Creek, the Leicester community was founded in 1829 with the establishment of a local post office. Frontiersman Leicester Chapman, an early Postmaster of that office, renamed the area for his own namesake, the Earl of Leicester. Today, the bucolic community is filled with local farms, artisans, and nature lovers who enjoy the quiet mountain views.
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LEICESTER REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT LOCATION:
Leicester offers many amenities nearby or within minutes, including public, private, and charter schools; an extensive county library system; access to state-of-the-art medical facilities, including Mission Hospital, the largest in the region; and innumerable shopping, entertainment, and dining options. Leicester is also conveniently located near the Pisgah National Forest, as well as near the Blue Ridge Parkway, a sightseer's and cyclist's haven.
West Asheville: 17 minutes
Downtown Asheville: 22 minutes
Marshall: 22 minutes
Weaverville: 22 minutes
Canton: 23 minutes
Candler: 25 minutes
Asheville Regional Airport: 33 minutes
ABOUT BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC:
Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina, but surrounding towns and neighborhoods in Buncombe County like Leicester offer small-town flair and varied amenities. The four-season temperate climate with average snowfall of only 13 inches makes year-round living easy. Average elevation is 2,165 feet above sea level with surrounding mountain elevations of up to 6,685 feet at Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Because of this broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most biodiverse in the United States and the world.
LEICESTER TAX RATES (2017):
Tax rates are per $100 of assessed valuation.
Leicester: $ 0.6790
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