Asheville Home Near the Biltmore Estate Sells for Record $9.6 Million

A 10,000 square foot house in North Carolina has become the most expensive property to sell in Buncombe County.

Asheville Home Near the Biltmore Estate Sells for Record $9.6 Million

According to Sandi AuBuchon, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, a home in Asheville, N.C. has sold for $9.6million, setting a new record.

Near the estate, you will find five bedrooms and approximately 10,000 square feet.

Biltmore Estate

According to Ms. AuBuchon who listed the property at $9.75million in 2021, it is located approximately 7 miles from Asheville's downtown. She said that Buncombe County's previous residential record, which included Asheville, was a sale of $9.5 million in 2021.

Thomas Nash (a former college basketball coach, whose father owned large Coca-Cola bottling companies) and Marcia Nash are the sellers. The couple bought the lot in 2013 for $500,000 and built the house around 2019, according to Ms. Nash.

Marilyn Wright, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty's buyer agent, stated that the buyer is from Colorado.

According to Ms. AuBuchon, the English Tudor-style home was inspired by family trips to Europe and has a sunroom as well as a wine cellar. Ms. AuBuchon said that it also features a "man cave" with a bunkroom, game room and a golf simulator, as well as a wet bar.

Ms. Nash stated that her son and friends enjoyed gathering in the man cave, particularly the golf simulator. She said, "It was a safe area where we could keep an eye on them, and they were also able to socialize."

According to Ms. AuBuchon, the 1.5-acre parcel also includes a guest apartment and porte-cochere. There is also a fire pit, fountain, and a porta-cochere.

According to Ms. Nash: "The family hosted Bible studies and study groups for their son at their home. They also planned to move to a nearby golf community."

According to Redfin, Buncombe County homes sold for $425,000 on average in January. This is 10.4% more than the previous year, but sales have slowed. Ms. AuBuchon stated that the luxury tier saw renewed interest this winter, following a fall dip.