Author: Olivette

Why Adding Geothermal to Your Home can Increase its Value

by Robert Little, CRS Geothermal HVAC systems are good for the environment and good for your pocket book, but are they also good for your new home’s value? When considering major upgrades, most homeowners want to get the most out of their investment. To make these ROI calculations, homeowners should consider every part of the…

Profile: Living Stone Design + Build

Because Olivette is a different kind of community with a focus on sustainability, it’s always been important to us that we partner with builders who share that focus. Asheville-based Living Stone Design + Build is one such company whose vision aligns so closely with our own. Their history is fascinating, especially because many of their…

North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Awards 2019!

Well, if you’ve been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard the incredible news… And if you haven’t let me be the first to tell you! Wednesday night at the North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Awards, Olivette was honored to be awarded the 2019 North Carolina Community of the Year for…

Summer Farm to Table Dinner!

Our summer Farm to Table Dinner on June 27th was a great success, one we were so delighted to share with all our friends and neighbors. If you were there, thank you for making the evening special! If you missed it, don’t worry… The photos from JCM Photography are in, and they’re just as gorgeous…

Hot, Cool, and Totally Down-to-Earth: Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Okay, so the title of this post is pretty cheesy, but geothermal heating and cooling is both really hot right now and really cool technology, so it fit! Obviously there are a lot of things that differentiate Olivette from your typical housing development, but we often tend to focus on the whole lifestyle when we…

Introducing Mary Love!

As you might have noticed, we’ve been adding several great new members to the Olivette team over the past few months. The fact is that Olivette is growing faster than we ever imagined, and so our team is growing with it. Mary Love is our newest addition, a broker and Green Building Specialist with a…

Springtime Fireside Meet and Greet

Springtime is here, and it’s finally time to reignite your love for the outdoors and get outside to play! In order to kick off one of our favorite seasons, we’re having a Fireside Meet and Greet on Friday April 12th at 6 pm. This casual get-together is an opportunity to join Arica, our events coordinator,…

Meet Arica Haro, Olivette’s Independent Event Liaison!

As anyone who has ever visited Olivette – or even seen a picture – knows, we are privileged to be located in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Between the French Broad River and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Olivette is just about the most gorgeous backdrop nature could possibly devise… Which might…

Bounty and Soul Winter Squash Curry Recipe

In case you’ve never heard of them, Bounty and Soul is an amazing local charity dedicated to “creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy and health & wellness resources.” Their values dovetail neatly with Olivette’s, and we’re in the process of hopefully beginning a partnership with them which we’re very excited about!…

Carolina Day School visits Olivette!

It’s said that change begins with education, something we at Olivette believe with a passion. With that as the primary focus, we were thrilled to have the students from Carolina Day School on site last Thursday to discuss sustainable building and development practices. We were able to go over in depth how Olivette and our…

Olivette Riverside Community & Farm

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