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12 South Lexington Condo Guide
Well-designed contemporary condo building located in Asheville’s Central Business District. Built in 2006, 12 South Lexington Avenue Condominiums was planned by local Alberice-Camille architects who have a history of developing sustainable condo buildings in downtown Asheville.
12 South Lexington Avenue Condominiums is a 49-unit building boasting a private, gated courtyard, a parking garage with deeded parking, a pet-friendly community green space, secure entrances with 4 levels of security in the building, and balconies in most units. It also offers a spectacular rooftop terrace on the 6th floor with views of downtown Asheville. Most of the condos in this building also include a spacious, private balcony for enjoying a peaceful sunset, admiring the view of the city, or taking in the site of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The condo development at 55 South Market features 70 units over its six floors. The complex offers one and two-bedroom floor plans that have between one and two bathrooms. These spacious condos are very modern inside and out and range between 710 and 1342 square feet with a timeless luxury feel. Each condo showcases a spacious balcony for admiring the views of the city and mountains. Other features on-site assigned parking for residents and a large indoor/outdoor community area for grilling, gaming, and lounging.
The building features many luxury amenities, including deeded parking, secure keyless entry, a rooftop terrace, a gated, private courtyard, pet-friendly, fenced-in community green just for residents and their pets.
The community of 12 South Lexington Avenue is highly pet-friendly, even offering a dedicated space for pets on the community green.
Located in the Central Business District (CBD) the 12 South Lexington Avenue Condos are nestled in the heart of downtown Asheville. This area is the urban center of the city. It is home to over 40 chef-owned restaurants, 12-local breweries, numerous coffee shops, bustling sidewalk cafés, unique, quirky, and eclectic boutiques, along with captivating galleries all within walking distance of the building.
Short term rentals are not allowed in these condos. The condo association also has a rule in place mandating that no more than 20% of the units may be rented at any time.
The luxury mid-rise building features:
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Standard Appointments in Units
Below are some of the standard appointments, with some units being substantially upgraded at the time of construction or after.
12 South Lexington is a newer mid-rise in Asheville. The building offers studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans and most units feature private balconies. There are 49 condominiums at 12 South Lexington and 2 commercial units.
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Points of Interest
Get local insights about dining, arts, and music convenient to 12 South Lexington Condos.
There are over 40 chef-owned restaurants and 12 craft breweries within walking distance of 12 South Lexington Condos. Not to mention the countless cafés, coffee shops, and bakeries (including a few donut shops) that line the city streets.
Red Ginger Dim Sum Tapas
Red Ginger is an authentic Chinese Dim Sum and tapas bar. It is managed by locally celebrated chefs Tai Tsi Lam and Hao Jiang. At Red Ginger, instead of choosing your tapas from a rolling cart, you can enjoy a view of the open kitchen and an interactive dining experience.
Tip: This is a great choice if you’re looking for vegetarian options. Gets crowded on weekends, especially in the evenings.
What to order: The spicy wontons and pork buns are among the favorites here.
82 Patton Ave Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801. http://www.redgingerasheville.com/
Blue Dream Curry House
The Blue Dream Curry House features curries from around the world alongside local beers, and they strive to source all ingredients locally and sustainably.
Tip: Keep in mind that this restaurant includes gratuity in its prices.
What to order: The Bibimbap and the Naan Taco are both always winners. If you want to try a beer their menu features a delicious and light ginger beer that is worth trying.
81 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. http://www.bluedreamcurry.com/
Early Girl Eatery
Early Girl Eatery has been featured in Southern Living, Wall Street Journal, and even Bon Appétit, for their delicious (and unique) brunch options and their use of locally-sourced ingredients. They have locations in Downtown Asheville, West Asheville, and North Asheville.
Tip: Gets crowded on weekends. If you like spicy options, ask to sample their homemade hot sauce.
What to order: The grit cake with vegetables will surprise you. The fried chicken and biscuits are a favorite of the locals.
8 Wall Street Asheville, NC 28801. https://earlygirleatery.com/
Old Europe Pastries
Old Europe is one of the local’s favorites for delicious pastries, decadent desserts, and Italian-style espresso drinks. The owner of this staple is from Hungary and brought the taste and talent for creating mouthwatering European desserts to downtown Asheville.
Tip: The bakery offers a wide variety of gluten and vegan options. If you’re looking for something that fits into either of these, be sure to ask the staff.
What to order: The Croissants and the chocolate éclairs are always crowd-pleasers.
13 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903. http://www.oldeuropepastries.com/
Battery Park Book Exchange
If you’re looking for a truly unique place to unwind with a glass of wine (or champagne!) the Battery Park Book Exchange is the perfect place. Part used bookstore and part champagne bar, you’ve never experienced a place quite like this. With live music on the weekends, thousands of used books, and a non-stop flow of wine and champagne, there’s not much lacking at this magical book exchange.
1 Page Ave #101, Asheville, NC 28801. http://batteryparkbookexchange.com/
The French Broad Food Co-Op
Established in 1975, this eclectic grocery store is Asheville’s only community-owned grocery store. The owners and the leadership team of French Broad Food are focused on supporting the local community, including local farmers and other producers. Their produce is all 100% organic, and many items are locally sourced and grown sustainably.
90 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. http://frenchbroadfood.coop/
In the Press
Great insights about the building, development, and history.
Construction for 12 South Lexington Condominiums started in 2004. The architect that designed the building, Peter Alberice, has been highlighted for his work on the project in numerous articles.