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Creston's Nesting Cottage Collection

Creston is pleased to announce the completion of a new series of modest, high-quality home designs: the Nesting Cottage Collection. The nine low-impact cottages were designed to connect to Creston’s mountain environment by nine of the Asheville area’s finest architects. The Nesting Cottage Collection is a response to Creston’s many prospects seeking a smaller NC Mountain Home responsible to both the environment and the pocketbook.


Each cottage has a small footprint, requiring minimal site grading and preserving the native hardwood trees, plants and vegetation. The Black Mountain Homes
are intended to nestle into the landscape with the use of natural stone, timber, cedar shakes and other authentic materials. Open porches and terraces increase living space while allowing for appreciation of Creston’s beautiful, protected conservation land. The designs are ideal for Creston’s range of one-acre plus home sites in the new Kestrel community.


The homes vary in size from 800 to 1400 sf. The great room with exposed beams is the focal point to each design, while a large stone fireplace and open kitchens are other key highlights. Each cottage plan may be altered to suit the desires of the owner, and most allow for a lower terrace level taking advantage of a specific home site’s slope and the Asheville Mountain Property.


Named in honor of the native trees that adorn the property, each cottage is as unique as the species:


Scarlett Oak- Designed by Stephens Smith Farrell

Chinquapin- Designed by Shawn Leatherwood

Hemlock- Designed by TJ Daly

Tuliptree- Designed by Ken Wertheim

Silverbell- Designed by Mark Ray

Butternut- Designed by William H. Triplett

Sourwood- Designed by John Legerton

Chestnut Oak- Designed by Daryl Rantis

Sassafras- Designed by Thomas Lawton


The Nesting Cottage Collection has already received tremendous feedback, and we look forward to sharing more about the homes with you. Floor plans are available on our website
. Book a Creston Discovery Visit to learn more about these private refuges on prime Asheville real estate.


Creston is a debt-free and complete Black Mountain gated community
located just outside of Asheville, NC.  Invest in Black Mountain property and enjoy this NC Mountain community dedicated to preserving natural beauty. Centrally located to Asheville, Lake Lure, and Montreat, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.