Dumb luck today, after our ASU tour, I hung a louie onto Cherry Street in Boone and whoa, it kept going up and up and up and up, to Howard Knob Park, the highest knoll overlooking Boone. Sadly for us, no view was possible, the cloud cover too low and heavy for anything distant, or near.
On the way down, we snapped pix of as many houses as we could without looking like we were scoping out the place for a return looting. Houses run the gamut from small cabins to large homes with multi-million dollar views and price tags.
The houses on this side of the road have the killer views over Boone.
These were farther down the mountain, closer to town.
This one has such potential – the house next door was bought and completely redone.
This family is busy fixing up.
Lots of stone houses, since the stone is right from here. Loved this place.
The ugliest house with the winningest view goes to 530 Howard Knob Road. No words for what the homeowner was going for in the design – a stone church perhaps?
A house I only saw a glimpse of coming down and couldn’t stop to photo is this, whose sad story I found online. The Creepy Black house as the local paper calls it.
We were all over the map today, from Banner Elk to Linville to Grandfather Mountain. Banner Elk was BY FAR the prettiest town and there are a heck of a lot of gorgeous homes for sale there, this one in particular I could do. But heavens, Banner Elk is a good 35-40 minutes from BOONE, and if getting to Boone is hard, getting to Banner Elk, well impossible.
Obviously, the realtor knows we aren’t the only ones who might feel getting to Banner Elk is a problem. The house above comes with its own helicopter pad. Now all we need it a helicopter and we’d be good to go.
Hustling bustling Banner Elk.