Loft living with a view of downtown roofs and mountains in the distance: it doesn't get any better than this! Seven hundred square feet with a separate bedroom and sleek bathroom, modern kitchen and lovely living space on the second floor of the brand new remodeled Rankin Press building in the middle of downtown. All the character of a historic building (original exposed brick walls and hardwood floors, high ceilings) combines with stylish, modern amenities (stainless appliances, modern bathroom, washer/dryer, elevator, chic street entrance) to give you the most comfortable life in Asheville. Step outside and you are in the middle of everything: the culinary, shopping and art mecca of Asheville. Step inside and you are in a quiet, secluded urban hideaway. Secure off street parking available right across from your front door in city operated parking deck. Designated loading bay by front door for easy arrival and departure. Sleeps 2 to 4 in comfortable, clean and quiet luxury.
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Come experience the luxe and quiet of our spacious loft in the heart of downtown. Furnished and decorated with a European design sense, modern yet warm and inviting, you will start relaxing the minute you step inside. Everything is designed for your comfort. Clean, peaceful and perfectly outfitted: our loft has everything for the discerning traveler. Spend the day eating, drinking and making merry, or spend it snowboarding, skiing, rafting, hiking and playing (you can store your gear, road or mountain bikes in our building). Then come back to your centrally located loft, rest, put your feet up, and get ready to go out again into the vibrant nightlife of Asheville. There is a restaurant with a James Beard Award nominated chef on the corner of your street (Table); his den of mixology, with out-of-this-world cocktails, is one flight of stairs up from there (The Imperial Life). Or how about a loungey bar for chocolate lovers, with wine, of course, but also handmade bonbons and spectacular deserts so good that the line often stretches out the door (French Broad Chocolate Lounge)? Walk down the street and around the corner, and you're there. You are also next door to the south's finest shoe store with its 300 brands and staff of personal shoppers (Tops for Shoes). Those are just a few of the many, many fun things to do in asheville. You can catch a play at the Asheville Community Theatre or a movie at the Fine Arts cinema. Or how about a leisurely stroll to the River Arts District, to visit artists in their studios and have a beer at The Wedge? Speaking of beer, famous local artisanal beers and their brewers are calling your name! See what's brewing and sample what's new at the many downtown bars and breweries. Watch the sun set on Cold Mountain at Asheville's highest elevation bar (The Sky Bar). Go hear a live band at the famous Orange Peel. Take a Pilates or yoga class and have a spa treatment. So many things to do, so much to see. You can go days without using your car, which is safely and affordably parked, off street, right across from your front door.
Luxurious pillow top mattresses * no street noise * brand new and clean * upscale european style * sleek bathroom with large rain showerhead/bath tub * ac with separate controls for living and sleeping areas * lots of sunlight * high ceilings * stainless steel appliances and concrete countertops * stylish historic building * fully equipped gourmet kitchen * cable with premium channels, hbo, cinemax and showtime * wifi and work station * wireless sound system * walk in closet * safe, covered, off street parking * designated loading bay by front door for convenient arrival and departure * washer/dryer * view of downtown roofs and mountains * cleaned with hypo allergenic green cleaners * relaxing environment * building offers recycling * solar roof panels preheat water * comfortable extra beds * no car needed: park once, walk everywhere * safe, coded building entrance * bike storage in building * close to all the fun * easy drive to biltmore estate and grove park inn * walk to tailgate markets and bring home locally grown goodies *
The building has easy, level access from the street with double doors at the front entrance. The elevator and hallways are level and accessible. The doorway to the apartment is wide enough for wheelchair access and there are no steps or uneven floors; all rooms are on the same level. There are no adjustments in the bathroom, no hand rails or special access to the shower/tub. Please contact us for more information.
Luxury Loft in the Heart of Downtown Asheville Asheville, North Carolina
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We had our eye on this building for a long time. It housed the Rankin Press, a historical Asheville business, and has a real urban appeal. It is beautifully situated and we were very excited when we heard it would be renovated for mixed residential and commercial use. Our block is so vibrant and has so much to offer; shops, restaurants, bars, a salon, a brewery, residential apartments, galleries. But our loft is away from the street and offers complete quiet and seclusion, in the middle of downtown! Truly the best of all worlds.
Park once, walk everywhere: you can park you car across the street at the (city operated, monitored) parking deck and then walk everywhere! The culinary scene in Asheville is rightfully getting quite a national reputation, and you are within an easy walk of all those great restaurants. You are in the middle of it all: cool bars, fascinating art galleries, artisan chocolate makers, music venues, grocery stores, food trucks, a farmers market, microbreweries, street musicians, boutiques, craft markets.... it's all at your doorstep. So much to see, taste, hear and experience.
And then there is the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Everywhere you look the mountains call. If you feel like hiking, biking (road or mountain), rafting, skiing, snowboarding, playing golf, climbing, or going for a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you've come to the right place. Bring your own gear or rent some from the local outfitters, and play all day in the beautiful national parks and forests surrounding Asheville.
More About This Location
City vacations, Mountain nearby
Nearest airport: Asheville Regional Airport, 15 miles Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 01, 2015
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