BlueRidgeNow reports from Etowah, Tennessee, Ceil Salvadori is developing 27 acres into five lots for horse lovers who will have a barn, pasture land, and a modular house, or “ranchette”, for a residence. Four of the five lots have frontage on the French Broad River in southeastern TN. The houses will be near the road, with the pasture land swooping down towards the river. Epona 1, named for the Celtic goddess of horses, is near equestrian enthusiast activities. Says Salvadori, “You have wonderful access to riding trails. And for those who want to show their horses, you are near the Ag Center. And for those who want to race their horses, you are not far away from Tryon, where the Blockhouse race is held every year.” A nearby railroad may be converted to 18 miles of trail. Horse breeder, and residential project manager, Jerry Downen says the five modular houses will range from 1600 to 2200 square feet, and will include stainless steel appliances, fireplaces, and decks, as well as the barn. Residents will have the option of a barn built on top of the ground that they can later take with, or one set into the ground. “There is innovation in how we’re developing the property,” says Downen. “We are also very proud of the fact that we are using local companies and craftspeople on this project. So that, in turn, is helping the local economy and putting people to work.” Each land/home package will sell for from $285,000 to $375,000.
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