sunset falls community

Sunset Falls Emphasis on Green Takes from the Old to Create the New

Sunset Falls is located just 30 minutes from Asheville and 10 minutes from the charming town of Waynesville. With a population of 9400 residents, Waynesville is a quaint but sophisticated Western North Carolina town located in Haywood County at an elevation of 2,746 ft. Waynesville is blessed with an ideal year-round climate, beautiful mountain scenery and warm Southern hospitality. Waynesville has been recognized by various publications as a “best Main Street town”, and “best small mountain town”. Located on the eastern rim of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waynesville is bordered by the Pisgah National Forest and the Harmon Wildlife Refuge. This area offers absolutely everything an outdoors enthusiast could desire. Mountain trails dotted with wildflowers abound. There are dozens of places to put in a raft or kayak, or to cast a line for trout. For those who consider shopping to be an outdoor adventure, try popping in and out of the art galleries and eclectic shops along the charming Main street.

Upcoming Events

If you’re planning a visit this fall to explore WNC communities consider planning your trip around this year’s LEAF festival, October 20-23.
Set amidst the Blue Ridge mountains, near Black Mountain, the LEAF Festival (Lake Eden Arts Festival) is a short drive from Asheville. Experience great music from many corners of the globe including, African, Latin, Appalachian, Cajun, Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass, French, Texas Sounds and more. The event spans three days and includes healing arts, poetry, and more than 40 artisans, contemporary and folk-styled who will demonstrate their craft and sell original artwork, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments and more throughout the festival weekend

Click here to receive a complimentary brochure.

What’s New at Sunset Falls

There is a fast-growing trend among baby boomers today to design and use“green” materials in their vacaion and retirement homes. The use of solar and geothermal energy sources; alternative building materials such as Hempcrete and various insulating concreting products; HVAC systems with SEER efficiency ratings as high as 15 and more; tank-less hot-water heaters; Low-E, double-glazed windows and numerous other products are finally becoming the norm in building alternatives in many markets.
The use of one array of products that may not get as much visibility or press as those above is that of reclaimed timbers and barn wood. It is, however, no less “green” in its impact on the environment. The use of salvaged, reclaimed wood conserves the old-growth forests that we all treasure through the recycling of structural wood members and planking from old barns, factories and structures that have been abandoned and/or become obsolete. The reclaiming of these materials not only cleans up the landscape of abandoned structures but yields a reuse of materials that serves to lessen the impact on our native forests. Moreover, the aesthetics and visual appeal of the “re-finished” materials are the very definition of “rustic elegance”.

The team of Zac Guy at Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, Rolando Paez at Buena Vista Construction and the developers of the Sunset Falls at Bald Creek community, located just outside Waynesville, North Carolina, pulled their resources to define their own version of rustic elegance throughout the community. From the entry signage to the Greeter’s Cottage, and gates to the four custom homes completed in the last two years, the use of reclaimed columns, beams, trusses, flooring planks, ceiling planks and other decorative architectural elements has produced a theme throughout the community that is unique to Sunset Falls. The Developers of Sunset Falls attribute much of their success in 2011, seven more sales and their second resale, to the richness of the rustic flavor that has defined their neighborhood. As Michael Posey, the managing partner stated, “Green building concepts are often framed within the context of functionality and energy consumption; however Sunset Falls has proven that green can also be a thing of beauty… and not just a mark of conservation.

The Facts:

Home sites range from 1.3 to 4.5 acres in Phase I. Priced from $79,900 to $219,900.

Home sites in Phase II are all in excess of 10 acres. Priced from $199,900 to $399,900.

Home/lot packages in Phase I are currently priced from the mid $300s to $1.1 million.

Elevations range from 3200 to 4,300 feet.

12 miles to Waynesville, NC. 30 miles to Asheville, NC.

Homeowner Fees are less than $700 annually.

Development Stage

Sunset Falls is fully developed, with the entire infrastructure complete including power, phone, paved roadways, and four large timber vehicular bridges.


Completed amenities include a gated entrance, greeter’s cottage, and central mail facility, as well as two miles of groomed hiking and nature trails with trail shelters.

Photo Gallery and Resident Testimonial

Click Here to meet the Brumfields and view a photo gallery of their recently completed home.


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