Thoms Estate - Best North Carolina Community of the Year
The Thoms Estate’s five star location in the heart of Asheville is ideal for those seeking uncompromised mountain living without sacrificing the convenience of urban comforts. The intimate French Country inspired Village is relaxing and quiet, yet moments away from both the vibrant downtown and the magnificent Blue Ridge Parkway. Residents can easily walk or ride their bikes to the local organic markets, Beaver Lake, the Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC-Asheville, and the gated community is adjacent to an award winning Donald Ross golf course. The location provides beautiful mountain views and stunning sunsets.
With natural amenities at its core, The Thoms Estate is a gated community in Asheville proper with thirty-two acres of parks, gardens, trails, fire pits and open spaces, it’s a cozy place where children play under towering hardwoods and near the babbling creek. The Community Gardens and Recreation Lawn in the neighborhood are a perfect place for napping in the sunshine, reading a novel or picking flowers and herbs. Residents are also within a reasonable walking distance to Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, which is surrounded by dozens of outdoor cafes, fine dining, shopping and art galleries.
Everything about The Thoms Estate exudes luxury. The Village is a planned neighborhood in the community, near the entrance, whose Chateaux feature dramatic roof lines, elongated windows, high ceilings, tall fireplaces, paver driveways and inviting screened porches. Accents in the neighborhood include cobblestone paths, wrought iron fencing and gas lanterns.
The gated community has five distinct neighborhoods featuring French Country and European inspired architecture: The Village, The Meadows, The Hamlet, The Vale and The Estates. The Village Chateaux offers residents worry free living as the association takes care of all the landscaping and exterior maintenance. The other neighborhoods feature custom estate lots with all types of views of the mountains and valley. New homes within the gated community begin in the mid $500k’s. The community is located within the city of Asheville, providing city water/sewer and natural gas.
We’ve had our eye on The Thoms Estate since 2007. We were impressed when Florida based Palm Hill acquired the trophy property in 2013 and oversaw the re-launch of the debt free community. The team at Ark Development Group has decades of experience in the high-end custom home market and development business in Southern Florida, and from the mountains to the coastal regions of North Carolina. Of the 132 homes planned at the estate, within the last year, 19 homes have been completed or are under construction.
The Thoms Estate’s five star location, distinctive architecture and gorgeous natural backdrop captured our 2015 Bliss Award for Best North Carolina Community of the Year.
If you’d like to tour the estate, call (828) 348-8014.