Stare at the Mountains From an Elegant North Carolina Perch (House of the Day)

Nothing beats a great view. To be more specific, nothing beats that great view above. It's what drove voters in this week's #housepornthurs contest crazy, sending this North Carolina abode with breathtaking mountain views to the top. It trumped a sprawling estate in
Santa Monica, Calif., even with it's large, resort-style pool.

Here's what's so great about the home in the western part of the state, near Asheville (aside from the view, of course): It's a stately home in one of the most popular enclaves in Arden. Sweeping, open rooms fill the home, and as a bonus, the second bedroom doubles as an office. "Attention to detail abounds. Casual elegance at its best," the listing says.

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