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45 Asheland Condo Guide
This sleek, seven-story mid-rise is located within Asheville’s Central Business District and boasts 39 luxurious units that fit for a wide variety of lifestyles. For whatever type of dweller, these condos are highly sought-after, not only for their ideal location, but for the amenities, walkability and contrast with the city’s traditional architectural features. Some units in 45 Asheland, can be rented on a short-term basis (<30 days). However, these perks don’t come cheap – these exclusive units range from $400,000 to nearly $1M. Architects involved in the design of the building include locals Peter Alberice, Robert Camille and Al Sneeden, as well as Don Wilcoxon of California. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the project’s total cost to be $21M.
While the residence offers covered, onsite parking, you’ll find plenty of exciting places within walking distance to meet friends or walk Fido, as pets are permitted. Condo unit amenities include a balcony for taking in panoramic views of downtown Asheville and its surrounding mountains, as well as a separate storage space and sleek decor. Try out YUM Sushi Burrito and Poke restaurant, conveniently located on the ground floor of the building.
The modern architectural style of this building is comprised of clean lines and sharp angles. The fresh and urbane exterior colors of gray, beige and white offset the city’s classic, expansive skyline.
Residents can choose from one- to three-bedroom floor plans that cover between 737 and 3,256 square feet. High ceilings and large windows give an airy vibe to the common spaces, while the hardwood floors offer warmth and sophistication. The units’ cozy bedrooms feature large windows that open and generous closet space; stylish bathrooms are decorated in cool shades of gray and elegant glassed-in showers, polished Kohler chrome fixtures and marbled tile. And whether you’re a novice chef or a seasoned pro, the kitchen shines with a Bosch stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and gas range.
A score of 91/100 deems the location a “Walker’s Paradise” by apartments.com. Residents of the 45 Asheland Avenue building can step out of the secure lobby and onto the sidewalk running through the lively South Slope district. Nearby restaurants, bars and museums include Boomer’s Bourbon and Cigars, Hi-Wire Brewing, Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville Museum of Science and Early Girl Eatery, just to name a few.
Short-term rentals are permitted on floors three, four and five, but not floors six and seven. If a condo is used as a STR, it means it has city approval for this. It can be renewed every year.
Long-term rentals are allowed on a conditional basis; contact the building’s HOA – Towns Property Management – for more information.
45 Asheland 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.
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Points of Interest
Downtown Asheville boasts a long list of renowned eateries and bars, with several very close to 45 Asheland condos.
Red Ginger Dimsum & Tapas
Using locally-sourced ingredients, Red Ginger offers a unique dining experience in which patrons can watch their orders being prepared through the open kitchen. Choose from an extensive sake selection, craft cocktails, wine and beer.
Tip: If you like it spicy, ask them to kick it up a notch.
What to order: Steamed Japanese eggplant
82 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801; http://www.redgingerasheville.com/
Boomer’s Bourbon and Cigars
After serving in the U.S. Army for 12 years, Asheville native Derrick Desha and his Florida-born partner, Missy Baker, not only serve up bourbon neat, but customers can choose from wines, local draft beers and a variety of creative cocktails, like the “Spice of Life”: A combination of tequila, jalapeno, lime, cucumber and salt. Customers describe the bar as “cozy” and emphasize the absence of cigar smoke due to effective ventilation systems.
Tip: Sign up for craft cocktail classes through their Facebook page.
What to order: Walk Along the Scuppernong; new menu coming soon.
81 Coxe Ave. Asheville, NC 28801; https://www.boomersbourbonandcigar.com/
A converted auto shop serves as the backdrop for this local beer and sake garden. Ben’s serves sippers in dog-friendly digs and offers Asian-inspired dishes, like sesame noodle salad and Korean beef bowls.
Tip: Visit often as the menu changes regularly.
What to order: Wanton nachos with pulled pork and blueberry hoisin sauce
195 Hilliard Ave. Asheville, NC 28801; http://www.benstuneup.com/
The Orange Peel
The Orange Peel has been an Asheville institution since its reincarnation in 2002. While this intimate venue only holds 1,100 guests, you can get tickets to plenty of well-known artists, comedians, cover bands and fundraisers. Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Dylan and Blondie are just a few of the acts that have performed there.
Tip: A $99 annual fee gets you membership to the Orange Peel Insiders Fan Club, where you can skip the line to get in, get free swag and other cool privileges. And if beer doesn’t suit you, visit PULP, a full bar located in the basement.
101 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC 28801; https://theorangepeel.net/
River Arts District
The “RAD” comprises over 200 artist studios of various media, from basketry and glass to jewelry and photography. Depending on the day, you’ll find artists working on their craft and available for a quick chat.
Tip: Stop by Wedge Brewery for post-gallery stroll refreshments.
Clingman Avenue and Lyman Street, Asheville, NC 28801; www.riverartsdistrict.com
There’s no shortage of “Lost Objects, Found Treasures” in this jam-packed shop on Broadway. Replete with gifts and fun finds for all ages, this store keeps unique items in stock like the inauguration Bernie with mittens magnet, whimsical (and sometimes off-color) greeting cards, embroidered tote bags and celebrity prayer candles.
Tip: Grab a basket on your way in – you’ll need it!
53 Broadway St., Asheville, NC, 28801; https://www.loftofasheville.com/ ; @loftofasheville
In the Press
Great insights about the building, development, and history.
Watch this video of 45 Asheland Avenue’s 2016 groundbreaking to see how it’s progressed from its inception. Much excitement surrounded the launch as more and more people flock to the dynamic Asheville area to retire or revel in both its urban and natural settings.
In 2017, over 80% of the units had been sold, with a push to incorporate energy-efficient elements in the building’s development. Read more about the condominium’s efforts to be green in the Mountain Xpress article here.