Posted on: June 29, 2023 Posted by: Sarah Giavedoni Comments: 0

Last Updated on June 29, 2023

Looking for the ultimate countryside estate? How about a home with the best chef’s kitchen? We’re proud to represent three of the top contenders in the country, according to HGTV!

Join HGTV on the Ultimate House Hunt 2023, and find the three homes below among the finalists. Then cast your vote for your favorite!


Ultimate Countryside Retreat: 3 Latrobe Street, Asheville, NC

MLS# 4025299 | 4 Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | 4,850 Square Feet | $2,950,000

This quintessential Grove Park home has been meticulously renovated to offer modern conveniences while preserving its historic character. The property boasts a charming exterior, welcoming front porch, and covered back porch perfect for enjoying the park-like yard. The grand foyer is flanked by an elegant living room and formal dining room with original tile fireplaces and stunning trim work. A gardener’s paradise, this special home invites beautiful living inside and out. From this prime Asheville location, take a short walk to the Omni Grove Park Inn or follow bike lanes into the heart of downtown.


Contact Julie Smith & Todd Kaderabek for more information.

About Grove Park

The Grove Park Historic District is significant to Western North Carolina for its collection of single-family homes that represent the design and construction practices of early 20th century architecture (1908–1938). Time-honored deed restrictions concerning setback and building costs have allowed the properties to relate well to each other and maintain a high degree of integrity. Find homes in Grove Park.

Ultimate Countryside Retreat: 214 Folkestone Lane, Arden, NC

MLS# 3905307 | 7 Bedrooms | 8.1 Bathrooms | 9,810 Square Feet | $12,995,000

Located at the heart of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, this home defines modern luxury living. Entirely custom built, the home overlooks the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring 14-foot ceilings and 138 windows, one is immediately immersed in bright, natural light. Three windows are noted as the largest single-pane windows found in a residential property in North America. The home offers an abundance of guest rooms, sitting areas, and multi-use spaces, idyllic for a mountain retreat in a luxury gated community—as functional as it is beautiful.


Contact Josh Smith of Walnut Cove Realty for more information.

About The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove offers some of the best luxury homes in the Asheville area. Protected by the natural boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest, the Cliffs offers mountain vistas alongside an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Membership grants you access to wide-ranging amenities, including seven golf courses, state-of-the-art wellness centers, and endless ways to explore the surrounding outdoors. Find homes in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.

Ultimate Amazing Kitchen: Charlotte, NC

Sold on 04/21/23 | 5 Bedrooms | 5.1 Bathrooms | 5,774 Square Feet

This stunning new construction by Hestia Designs features a thoughtfully designed floor plan with impressive designer selections throughout. No detail was overlooked in this breathtaking custom home in sought-after Sedgefield. The spectacular chef’s kitchen is complete with a large island, Wolf range, Jenn-Air fridge, wet bar and scullery with an oversized sink, beverage fridge, and lots of storage! The kitchen overlooks the great room, which features arched detail, beams, and oversized sliders to a screened porch for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The home’s excellent location near Uptown and SouthPark puts it within walking distance to all Southend has to offer!


About Sedgefield

Located immediately south of Dillworth, Sedgefield belongs to Charlotte’s popular South End neighborhood. Sedgefield is only three miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and within walking distance to the Bank of America Stadium. The neighborhood’s tree-lined streets have recently seen a boom of residential development thanks to the completion of the LYNX blue line of the Charlotte Light Rail. Find homes in Sedgefield.

About HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2023

Voting for HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2023 is now live!

The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online competition held annually on featuring best-in-class homes in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Downtown Dwellings, Homes with a History, Outdoor Escapes, and Waterside Homes.

All nominees are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. This is the twelfth consecutive year HGTV has worked exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the Ultimate House Hunt, which runs from June 27–August 3, 2023. The popular awards generated more than 1.5 million votes last year, with consumers selecting their favorites among the featured listings.


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