Blog Cabin 2009: The First Homesite Photos

The Meadow View homesite is a picture-perfect lot, complete with old-growth pines and hardwoods.

Sunlight

This homesite has lots of old-growth trees, plus a bit of sunlight.

Sunlight Through the Trees

Sunlight streams through pine and birch trees in a north-facing view of the property.

Sunlight streams through pine and birch trees in a north-facing view of the property.

Forest

Lot has dense, old-growth trees.

Forested Lot

A view eastward into the Meadow View home site reveals densely wooded old-growth forest.

A view eastward into the Meadow View home site reveals densely wooded old-growth forest.

Planning

The cabin design team reviews the plans.

Site Planning

Blog Cabin house planner Jack Thomasson, Site Rhythms landscape architect and land planner David Brannon and The Preserve Communities president Jack Fisher review the Blog Cabin 2009 house plans.

Blog Cabin house planner Jack Thomasson, Site Rhythms landscape architect and land planner David Brannon and The Preserve Communities president Jack Fisher review the Blog Cabin 2009 house plans.

Learning Center

Cabin will be an interpretive learning center.

Community Learning Center

A circa-1800s log cabin will serve as Little Pine’s interpretive learning center.

A circa-1800s log cabin will serve as Little Pine’s interpretive learning center.

Herb Garden

The site will be an herb garden in the summer.

Herb Garden Site

This summer, the holistic herb garden will burst forth with beneficial and edible plant life.

This summer, the holistic herb garden will burst forth with beneficial and edible plant life.

Foot Bridge

Rustic Foot Bridge Across the Creek

Foot Bridge

A rustic foot bridge allows hikers to pass over one of many meandering creeks at Little Pine.

A rustic foot bridge allows hikers to pass over one of many meandering creeks at Little Pine.

Lodge

Construction of the Grassland Mountain Lodge community center.

Community Lodge Construction

Currently under construction, the Grassland Mountain Lodge will serve as a social center for residents and their families and will boast a stone fireplace, a bar and warming kitchen and stunning 360-degree views of the mountain ranges.

Currently under construction, the Grassland Mountain Lodge will serve as a social center for residents and their families and will boast a stone fireplace, a bar and warming kitchen and stunning 360-degree views of the mountain ranges.
Observatory With Retractable Roof

Observatory

The observatory at Little Pine will feature both a retractable roof and a warming room for guests.

The observatory at Little Pine will feature both a retractable roof and a warming room for guests.

Observatory

Next Up

Blog Cabin 2009: Homesite Voting Choices

Meadow view or mountain view? Browse the voting choices for Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Construction Begins

Clearing of the site and pouring of the foundation are among the first steps in the construction process.

Blog Cabin 2009: Exterior Construction

View exterior construction details of Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Asheville Living

Discover the sights and sounds of Asheville, a short drive from Little Pine and Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Interior Construction

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the interior construction of Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Winning Home Features

Online visitors voted for home features that were incorporated into the design and construction of Blog Cabin 2009. See the winners here.

Blog Cabin 2009: Scenes From the Site

Tour the scenes around Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Life at Little Pine

With hiking trails, campsites, seasonal community events and more, see what life at Little Pine is all about.

Blog Cabin 2009: The Preserve at Little Pine

See what it's like to live in this close-knit mountain community.

Blog Cabin 2009: Endless-View Lodge Voting Choice

Tour the floor plan of the Endless-View Lodge.

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