COMMUNITY VISION

A vision of something remarkable

VISION

Just seven miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, lies a majestic tract of land comprised of 170 acres of rolling upland meadows, towering hardwood forests, streams, and fertile farmlands. Prior to the creation of Sovereign Oaks, this stunning parcel of land was initially established as a family farm in the late 1700s and had remained with the original family for nearly 220 years. The Sovereign Oaks community has been designed to protect and celebrate this property’s historic past and its unique natural features.

The intricate network of trails and common areas will give residents an opportunity to explore the preserved beauty of the property, meet neighbors, and reconnect with nature.  Sovereign Oaks residents will also have direct access to the well maintained system of trails on the adjacent Warren Wilson College property.

With neighborhood gardens, a community greenhouse, and a positive backyard farming culture, Sovereign Oaks is a place to call home; it’s a place to plant a garden, to relax in a quiet meadow, and to establish a community dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and resources of the land.

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PHILOSOPHY

The Sovereign Oaks philosophy is to minimize the impact of building on the surrounding landscape. In creating homes, emphasis is placed on the quality of the site work, architectural design, construction materials and landscaping of the individual homesites. This philosophy extends beyond just the initial construction process as well, to include the home’s long-term visual impact on the overall landscape.

To support this belief, Design Guidelines have been created to help owners, builders and architects achieve the best possible home for residents as well as for the land and surrounding community. Several key principles the Design Guidelines highlight are to:

  • Create continuity of design and quality within the community
  • Preserve the natural beauty of the existing landscape
  • Define appropriate architectural styles
  • Implement landscape designs and plant types that fit with the natural environment
  • Blend with the surrounding landscape through complementary material use and color palette
  • Educate owners of green building programs related to architectural and site design

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