|John with his granddaughter, Charley|
|The Pregartner home under construction. From John: Our new home in The Cove at Celo Mountain is simple, elegant, functional. My background is construction, and I am highly involved in the building process.|
|From John: This is during the construction. The views we have from the home are spectacular.|
|The driveway up to the Pregartner home|
The Pregartners are in town this week enjoying the gorgeous spring we are having as well as the progress on their incredible new home. John, (together with Crowder Banks and Associates of Burnsville, NC) is building their custom design home on their long-view estate home site. They took a few moments to share with me why they chose THE COVE AT CELO MOUNTAIN above other gated or non-gated communities in Western North Carolina.
In the summer of 2009, a business trip took my wife to NC – she always wanted to go to Asheville so she incorporated that visit on her way back home. She saw an ad for The Cove at Celo Mountain on the back of the Laurel of Asheville magazine and called the sales office. The ad said something about a "Castle in the Mountains….or was it a Cabin in the Woods". Anyway, she spoke with Jana and told her that she would like to drive up and take a look at the property.
Paul, the Sales Manager, was out-of-town, so she toured the community with Randy Frederick, the COO, for about 3 hours. She told me how beautiful it was and that she and Randy visited every lot and even got stuck in the mud…. , she thought that was just fabulous. It is all I heard for days. We had been looking at many properties and were planning to move as we wanted to scale down and move into a home that required less maintenance. She told me, “I think I have found the spot.” All I kept thinking was …. “In North Carolina?”
So ….. We planned at trip and packed the car, and headed down to WNC to take another look. We stayed at a bed and breakfast in the historic hometown of Spruce Pine and toured with a Realtor all around Western North Carolina – from Brevard and Hendersonville to Weaverville. Then we visited The Cove at Celo Mountain. (My wife, being the greatest sales person, left "THE COVE" for last - knowing I would probably feel what she felt when seeing the area.) I remember saying …. "This is it.” THE COVE is a different feel - the grounds are extremely well maintained, the views unbelievable, and the entire setting is spectacular. It just feels good. It is a special place. It is quiet - The trout ponds, the trails and the special care taken to create an environment that is simple but elegant all in one. I knew in my gut that this was the place. I did not need to look anywhere else.
We love The Cove at Celo Mountain’s feel – how it makes us feel. Everyone we have met is most helpful and like our new family. For the next phase of our lives, we will call The Cove at Celo Mountain "home".
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