Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 3,000 feet, Ventana provides a private, gated community where residents can appreciate the luxury and beauty of nature. Ventana is a place to raise a family, to experience nature and all its possibilities, and to enjoy the culture of downtown Asheville.

At Ventana, you can take in the natural beauty of majestic forests and cool, winding streams from the comfort of your home. No other community in Western North Carolina can offer such gorgeous mountain views while also placing residents within minutes of downtown Asheville.

Living at Ventana affords you the benefits of sustainable, refined, rural mountain living while remaining close to a convenient, vibrant downtown.

Community Concept 

Ventana’s community design concept focuses on the goal of providing a neighborhood that connects people and their homes to the surrounding landscape. The community achieves this goal by establishing several priorities to land development:

  • Protect the land’s natural beauty and resources
  • Minimize site disturbance during construction
  • Use innovative stormwater management practices during and after construction
  • Design homes that are appropriate for their specific property

Ventana includes approximately 100 acres of forested mountainside with dramatic views of downtown Asheville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Creeks, trails, native hardwood and rhododendron forests characterize the natural landscape of the community.

Design Philosophy 

The overarching philosophy for creating a home in Ventana is to minimize the impact of building on the surrounding landscape. This belief extends beyond the initial construction process to include the home’s long term visual impact on the surrounding mountainsides. To support this belief these Design Guidelines have been created to help owners, builders and architects achieve the best possible home for themselves as well as the land and surrounding community. Several key principals that are incorporated into the following guidelines are to:

  • Create continuity of design and quality within the community
  • Preserve the natural beauty of the existing landscape
  • Define appropriate architectural styles
  • Use appropriate landscaping and plant types
  • Blend with the forest through appropriate material use and color palette
  • Educate owners of sustainability practices and programs related to architectural and site design