Explore West Asheville’s Premier Green-Building Community
Craggy Park, located in the heart of eclectic West Asheville, N.C., is a sustainable urban community featuring 45 Energy Star homes nestled amid streamside trails, organic gardens and community gathering spaces in a park-like setting. Closely connected to the vibrant Haywood Road business district by a greenway trail and a short stroll up Dunwell Avenue, Craggy Park features homes that blend modern with Arts and Crafts elements, crafted with a “smart and sustainable design” philosophy. The community park on Fox Creek and adjacent urban woodland conservation area make it easy to stay connected to nature in your very own backyard.
Custom designed by W2 Architects and built by the craftsmen at JAG Construction, Craggy Park’s beautiful state-of-the-art green homes provide plans suited to every lifestyle. The homes – each certified by GreenBuilt North Carolina, a voluntary, statewide green building program – are designed for easy maintenance, leaving lots of free time to enjoy everything Asheville has to offer.
Craggy Park’s design philosophy of clustering homes and providing ample common space allows for a relaxing outdoor-centric community. Our park includes a nature trail with benches, a lawn by the stream, two little free libraries, a tree house, an over-sized double swing, organic gardens, a fire pit, a picnic area with a community grill and herb spiral gardens.
What Makes Craggy Park So Green?
Craggy Park’s walkable and bikeable urban infill location optimizes use of existing infrastructure and minimizes the development’s environmental impact. A clustered-home site design preserves green space, existing trees, and nearby habitats, and native, drought-tolerant and edible landscaping provides a habitat for local flora and fauna.
From re-use of bricks from a former on-site home, to milling of trees taken down during grading for lumber, the construction process also boasts minimal environmental impact. Preservation and re-use of topsoil during grading; construction waste management and recycling; and effective stormwater run-off controls throughout construction keep things green from the start.
And then there are the homes: Energy Star and GreenBuilt-certified; a high-efficiency mechanical design; third-party blower door and duct-blaster tested homes; low and no-VOC materials and finishes for optimal indoor air quality; Energy Star appliances and lighting; day-lighting techniques for great natural light; low-flow plumbing fixtures; durable material use (30-year roof, 50-year siding); and 6" walls and formaldehyde-free insulation are just some of the many green features of each Craggy Park home.
If the Craggy Park lifestyle appeals to you, mark your calendar for an exciting event March 9 and 10, from 1-5 p.m. That’s when six new homes will be unveiled as part of Craggy Park’s Spring Release. You can tour a completed home, as well as see homes under construction. Acting early means you can even select your finishes on some models.
If using GPS, you can get to Craggy Park by entering Mauricet Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.
From Haywood Road, head north on Louisiana Avenue and Craggy Park will be half a mile down Louisiana Avenue on the left.
From Patton Avenue, head south on Louisiana Avenue and the Craggy Park entrance will be .2 mile on the right.
There is a sign for Craggy Park, and the entrance road is labeled Mauricet Lane.
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