Building at Balsam

Building at Balsam

Balsam Mountain Preserve’s building philosophy is based on the idea that the community will appeal to those who come to behold the special wisdom which nature and history can impart.

Architectural Guidelines

Balsam property owners embrace their homesteads with sensitivity and diligence so that each residence will enhance and co-exist with nature.

The Balsam Mountain Preserve Design Guidelines include design principles on both landscape and architecture. Home and landscape designs blend into the mountain landscape and minimize the impact to the land and trees through thoughtful selection of form, materials, and positioning on the site. Home designs should be for a specific site and represent a simple sophistication that is ageless. Architectural styles may include characteristics of the heritage found in the Western North Carolina mountains. Examples may include Rustic Park, Craftsman/Cottage, and Adirondack Camp style architecture, making them compatible to the mountain setting.

The Habitat Review Board (HRB) consists of a Balsam Mountain Preserve developer representative, a homeowner representative, a Balsam Mountain Trust naturalist, and individuals with backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, and construction.



Obtain the Property Report required by Federal Law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This material shall not constitute a valid offer in any jurisdiction where prior registration is required and has not been completed, and eligibility for purchase will depend upon the state of residency of the purchaser.