Skyloft condo development features affordable component

What: Skyloft Asheville, a 69-unit condominium complex Where: A 4.5-acre site on Alexander Drive southeast of downtown Asheville Components: Units have one, two or three bedrooms, and will be located in eight ... Read more
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Jake

Asheville, NC

#1 Oct 25, 2007
It looks like an ugly monopoly game piece.
Wondaring

Morganton, NC

#2 Oct 25, 2007
So how much are the 'affordable units'? That information seems to be
deleted from this news. I want a affordably priced penthouse, but NOT for $600K!
Jack Snow

Hickory, NC

#3 Oct 25, 2007
Jake wrote:
It looks like an ugly monopoly game piece.
LOL, It reminded me of a prison camp in the Ukraine...
Hunter

Morganton, NC

#4 Oct 25, 2007
easy, an architect's feelings are at stake...

Since: Aug 07

Asheville, NC

#5 Oct 26, 2007
"Construction: The structures are modular units built by HandCrafted Homes, based in Henderson in eastern North Carolina. Local workers finish the units, providing touches like concrete countertops and bamboo flooring. The units are certified as NC HealthyBuilt Homes, a designation that recognizes homes with low energy usage and environmental impact"

“Concrete counter tops and bamboo floors”, this ought to set Councilperson Cape afloat on a sea of ecstasy.

“The units are certified as NC HealthyBuilt Homes”. Huh? HealthyBuilt Homes that arrive on the back of a truck? Sounds like more progressive pipe dreaming Pollyanna propaganda to me.
hauntedheadnc

United States

#6 Oct 26, 2007
So, anything that arrives on the back of a truck would automatically need its own coal power plant, plus several billion gallons of water a day, to function? I'm not sure why you wouldn't think a low energy usage house couldn't be manufactured.

Since: Aug 07

Asheville, NC

#7 Oct 26, 2007
hauntedheadnc wrote:
So, anything that arrives on the back of a truck would automatically need its own coal power plant, plus several billion gallons of water a day, to function? I'm not sure why you wouldn't think a low energy usage house couldn't be manufactured.
I dunno. I am not an expert on modular housing. But it seems like pre manufactured housing modules that are assembled onsite like Leggo blocks might not be the most energy efficient.
hauntedheadnc

United States

#8 Oct 26, 2007
WilliamJ wrote:
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I dunno. I am not an expert on modular housing. But it seems like pre manufactured housing modules that are assembled onsite like Leggo blocks might not be the most energy efficient.
You'd be surprised at the quality of modular construction these days, especially if energy-efficiency is what they're specifically aiming for. These days you might actually be better off with it, considering the stick-built particle board palaces that are going up all over.
BuncCyBapt

United States

#10 Oct 27, 2007
BuncCyBapt wrote:
I agree with you haunted gives good head.
STOP IMPERSONATING ME YOU MORON!

“Be No Tarheelborn”

Since: Feb 07

Albermarle

#11 Oct 27, 2007
BuncCyBapt wrote:
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STOP IMPERSONATING ME YOU MORON!
Buncy....just sign up and get it over with ...this way they can't keep doing this to you

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

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#12 Oct 27, 2007
"Except for those units, one-bedroom units run from about $229,000 to $259,00, two-bedroom units from $279,000 to $379,00 and three-bedroom penthouses from $535,000 to $599,000."

What is the 'affordable component'?

Way over the budgets of the local folks. Curious how the newcomers will think about living in these
4 story boxes?

Do th developers know that we have earquakes here?
And those buildings with underground parking may not withstand the shake, rattle and roll.

“Never believe generalizations”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#13 Oct 27, 2007
BuncCyBapt wrote:
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STOP IMPERSONATING ME YOU MORON!
Please save us from your doppleganger.
Just sign up and log in.
He's giving you a reputation you haven't earned by yourself.
Just Curious

Sanford, NC

#14 Oct 28, 2007
http://www.tigersurvey.com/survey.php...

This is a link to a survey for Asheville & WNC residents. This survey will help understand the needs & wants of the people that live here. This is a way to voice your opinion about the things you love & hate about this area.

“Never believe generalizations”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#15 Oct 29, 2007
Just Curious wrote:
http://www.tigersurvey.com/sur vey.php?survey=3644
This is a link to a survey for Asheville & WNC residents. This survey will help understand the needs & wants of the people that live here. This is a way to voice your opinion about the things you love & hate about this area.
Who is the sponsor of the survey and how will the results be used?
RonG

Mount Pleasant, SC

#16 Oct 29, 2007
Modular is the way to go. I live in a modular home and my utility bills are less than half of what I use to pay in my previous home. Not to mention my modular is air tight and virtually sound proof. If I was looking to buy a place I would definitely consider this place, although the prices are a bit steep. The views look good. Open your minds people.
Just Curious

Sanford, NC

#17 Oct 29, 2007
The survey is independent & not sponsored by anyone. It is completely biased. I will share the results with anyone & everyone & hope to get the attention of the local government, media, etc...that is if the results do not conflict with their beliefs other wise they will want nothing to do with it

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#19 Nov 15, 2007
Modualar is very energy efficient. No cracks caused by warped studs, insulation is pre-installed especially in the panalized units as these probably are. No damage to materials by being left in the weather while building is going on since everything is built inside. Even Norm Abrams gives them thumbs up and that dude is truely green when it comes to building.

Low cost is relative and it is for certain they will not be built with "bubba" the hauler from the local junk yard and his 8 screaming rug rats and pregnant live in girlfriend in mind when it comes to purchasing one.

The price range fits those who are middle to upper middle, educated, employed in other than the tourist/service industry , or retired from the professional world to purchase.

The rest will have to settle for living in the county and complaining about being annexed. The smart ones will move deeper into the county and built their own modular home for close to half of what a stick built piece of junk cost.

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#20 Nov 15, 2007
LOL, Ticker. No need to send any more people out my way.

I have a stickbuilt home. I have friends who have modulars and doublewides, as well. Their homes are just as nice as my stickbuilt.

Taxbills are different, though.

Still, dont be sending more people out here into the "deep county".........Or I will start recommending to the libs I know that are looking to move to head your way.:)

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#21 Nov 15, 2007
Dunnin wrote:
LOL, Ticker. No need to send any more people out my way.
I have a stickbuilt home. I have friends who have modulars and doublewides, as well. Their homes are just as nice as my stickbuilt.
Taxbills are different, though.
Still, dont be sending more people out here into the "deep county".........Or I will start recommending to the libs I know that are looking to move to head your way.:)
Dunnin there is a great difference in the type of modular that I am speaking about. The type of modular units I speak of are like those that Deltec Homes in Asheville builds and others that are around the country who build houses in pieces and then put them together on site, not those that are actually built in a factory and shipped fully furnished or unfurnished on wheels which are removed when delivered. The modulars that I speak of are built on a foundation be it a basement, crawl space or slab just like the houses we live in. Check out http://www.deltechomes.com/ . This is the kind of modulars that I am talking about. No difference in tax rates for these babies. Had I stayed in WNC I would be living in one of these today. If I can find a way to cut the shipping cost I may have one built here in Texas. The dang things will stand up to hurricane force winds when everything else is getting blown away. Don't know if they'd be much diffent in a tornado but then fortunately we don't see many in my neck of the woods. Check them out! Here is another group of modulars http://www.modularhomes.net/
I believe Norm Abrams showed one of these being built on his program: http://www.apexhomesusa.com/gallery/Gallery.a...

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07

Leicester

#22 Nov 15, 2007
I looked at those ticker. Those are sweet. I liked the www.modularhomes.net better than the Deltec.

I was considering "modular" to be like what is in the housing development out in Erwin Hills. They look like houses and they are nice but they are brought in on wheels. Many at one time, put together, and then added on to.

I would live in one of those with no qualms. In fact, a lot of them look like my stick-built house. But then, I am not and never will be a "house snob". As long as someone else is happy with what they are living in, I am happy for them.

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