Balsam Mountain Preserve - Village
Jackson County, NC
As part of an overall master plan study for the community, VDC was retained to create a new village center for Balsam Mountain Preserve that would serve as the heart of the community. Developing a community center with 24 cottages around open spaces and trails systems leading to an amenity area with village restaurant, tavern and golf pro shop. A community green is the main organizing element, providing a large, open community lawn in the heart of an otherwise steep, forested mountain neighborhood. The green is designed to accommodate a variety of gatherings and events and is flanked by multiple smaller outdoor spaces including a mountain garden dining patio, fire pit, game lawn, and putting green. A rustic fire place frames the edge of the outdoor dining space with long range mountain views beyond. The spaces are linked by a promenade along the edge of the green, which feature additional areas to sit and take in expansive mountain views.
Perspective Rendering Credit: Ryan Fernandez
Village Video: Rawle Murdy