4 Asheville-area homes selected as finalists in HGTV's 'Ultimate' homes

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23 Rankin Ave in downtown Asheville is a finalist in the Downtown Dwellings category of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2022, and is on the market for $2.99 million.
23 Rankin Ave in downtown Asheville is a finalist in the Downtown Dwellings category of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2022, and is on the market for $2.99 million.

Four Asheville-area homes have been selected as finalists in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2022.

This year, 77 homes across the nation are finalists, and the four local homes are represented by Beverly-Hanks.

The annual online competition, spanning from June 28 to Aug. 2, features homes in eight different categories: amazing kitchens, beachfront homes, countryside retreats, curb appeal, downtown dwellings, homes with a history, outdoor escapes and waterside homes. The winners will be selected by consumers, who can view the featured properties on HGTV.com and vote on their favorites.

A winner from each category, along with an overall favorite, will be chosen based on the highest number of votes received.

“We are very pleased to have four of our listings in the contest this year," Sandi Alguire, luxury marketing specialist at Beverly-Hanks, said in an HGTV press release June 29. "From world-class urban living in downtown Asheville to a private lakeside retreat in Brevard, these homes showcase the quality and breadth of options available to homeowners in Western North Carolina. It is an honor to be included among this year's nominees and share our beautiful region with so many."

This is not the first time a Beverly-Hanks Asheville home has been featured in HGTV’s competition. Last year, its luxury condo at 75 Broadway Street #301 in Asheville won the top spot in the Downtown Dwellings category. Three months after winning the national title, the third-floor residence sold for $2.85 million, making it the highest sale in downtown Asheville at the time, according to Beverly-Hanks Realtors.

Which Western North Carolina homes are in the running?

215 Kimberly Ave, represented by Smith and Kaderabek, is a finalist in the Curb Appeal category of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2022.
215 Kimberly Ave, represented by Smith and Kaderabek, is a finalist in the Curb Appeal category of HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2022.

Nominated in the Downtown Dwellings category is a luxury condo at 23 Rankin Ave. The condo with original exposed brick and Biltmore Estate hemlock floors is currently on the market for $2,995,000.

Nominated in the Curb Appeal category is a white colonial home at 215 Kimberly Ave. that features a brick walkway up to the front door. The house recently sold in June for $2.6 million despite an appraised value of $722,200, according to Buncombe County assessment property records.

10 Creek Hollow Court is a finalist in the Countryside Retreat category and recently sold for $4.75 million.
10 Creek Hollow Court is a finalist in the Countryside Retreat category and recently sold for $4.75 million.

The final two area homes are featured in the Countryside Retreat category: 10 Creek Hollow Court in Arden and 16 Boot Lake Lane in Brevard. According to county records, both properties have sold: 10 Creek Hollow Court sold in June for $4,755,000, $1.7 million over its appraised value, according to county records ; and 16 Boot Lake Lane, sold in May for $1.2 million, over $700,000 above its appraised value, according to county records.

Ryley Ober is a news intern with the Asheville Citizen Times, part of the USA Today Network. News tips? Email her at ROber@gannett.com and follow her on Twitter @ryleyober

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