Cottage Ribbon Cutting + First Lots Sold

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Sutton Knob Sees Surge In Interest In November

Less than seven months after the official groundbreaking ceremony at Sutton Knob, the first rental cottage built at the 94-acre development is complete. The two-bedroom, 2.5-bath craftsman-style cottage features an open floor plan with a large living room accentuated by the stone fireplace that reaches from the hard wood floors to the vaulted ceiling above.

The cottage was built by Jerry Brown Builders with interior decorating by Dee Ann Allen of Designs by Dee Ann. A second cottage is currently under construction on a nearby lot and features a similar design and construction, as well as the great long-range mountain views that are quickly giving Sutton Knob a reputation as one of the most scenic developments in the area.

In total around 15 cottages are planned near the entrance of Sutton Knob, which will be used primarily as rental properties for people interested in exploring the nearby recreation opportunities and attractions in Brevard.


First Lots Sold At Sutton Knob

The Summit at Sutton Knob

Meanwhile, at The Summit at Sutton Knob, the first three home sites have gone under contract and are expected to close within the next two months. The lots each offer great long-range views overlooking the Pisgah National Forest.

Real estate broker Stephen “Billy” Harris believes the sale of the first three lots will be quickly followed by additional lot sales.

“Sutton Knob is so unique offering some of the best view home sites in the county,” Harris said. “When you combine the views from over 3,200 feet elevation, the location just 2.5 miles to the entrance of Pisgah National Forest with onsite trails, ponds and waterfalls, it’s a pretty easy sell.  We only have a limited supply due to the low density of this project and currently have 13 custom home sites remaining.”

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Sutton Knob Gives Back

From the beginning, the goals of the Sutton Knob development have been very straightforward for the developers, Dan and Mary Kay Schuessler – to help boost the local economy in Transylvania County by funding a local-centric construction project, while also supporting local initiatives.

As part of their desire to give back to Transylvania County, the Schuesslers announced in July that they would be donating $500 per lot sold to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC). Schuessler expects that his donations will be matched by a corporate gift, which opens the door to a possible $30,000 for United Way of Transylvania County by the time the development is ultimately complete.

“We are excited to be able to continue our support of United Way of Transylvania County,” Dan Schuessler said. “One of our primary goals with this development is to help Transylvania County and we believe that the United Way does an excellent job of supporting the needs of the community and we’re happy to be able to contribute to their efforts.”

Schuessler hopes that the contributions can help United Way’s influence in the community reach even further.

“Just think what our local United Way partner agencies and collaboratives could accomplish with access to more funding,” says UWTC Board Member Pete Pepinsky. “We always appreciate it when people and organizations in the community share their ideas about ways to help United Way reach its goals…We depend on volunteers to accomplish all of our tasks.”

According to the United Way, the organization has three goals for achieving positive community outcomes: increasing residents’ financial stability, raising the county’s high school graduation rate, and improving health care access and healthy behaviors.

“The Schuesslers are proud to be aligned with the United Way in seeking to support that mission,” said Eric Crews, marketing director for Sutton Knob. “What sets Sutton Knob apart from other developments in the region is the goal to not only create a mountain getaway for people to enjoy, but also to give back to the community in the process.”

About Sutton Knob

Sutton Knob is a 94-acre planned community development currently under construction that is located just minutes from downtown Brevard. Visitors to Sutton Knob will experience expansive views of the nearby Pisgah National Forest from multiple locations within the property, while lakes, streams and small waterfalls await those who venture into the beautiful hardwood forests found in the valley below the summit of Sutton Knob. Construction on a series of roads, hiking trails and mountain bike trails is currently underway nearing completion and expected to be completed by spring 2015. Also currently under construction are the first of several rental cottages on the property that offer traditional styling with their craftsman-style designs. Inside the two and three bedroom cottages visitors will find all of the modern amenities they need, as well as incredible views of the vast Pisgah National Forest that beckons visitors to explore the outdoors during their stay at Sutton Knob. The first five of these cottages is now available for rent through Deer Ridge Property Management. For more information, visit

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  • The Summit at Sutton Knob

    Real Estate Opportunities Just a short drive from the community amenities found in The Meadows at Sutton Knob is The Summit at Sutton Knob. At over 3,000 feet in elevation, the 12 home sites at The Summit at Sutton Knob offer outstanding long-range views in all directions. Long-range views of the expansive Pisgah National Forest […]

  • The Meadows

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  • Master Plan

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