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Hot-selling Fox Chase adding 12 more houses

The soundtrack of seven-day-a-week sawing and hammering is a thing of the past across most of Henderson County.



Not at Fox Chase, where workers are busy at work on tidy new homes that are selling as fast as carpenters can erect them.

"We're just been booming out there," said Steve Orme, a sales agent for Windsor Aughtry Company, the developer. "We've sold out on Foxtail Lane. There were 17 lots. We sold 13 of them and we're putting up four spec houses."
Those probably will sell quickly, Orme said. The company tries to keep several finished houses available for those who want to buy right away.
Last week the Hendersonville Planning Board unanimously recommended approval of a new phase, adding 10 more single-family homes and one duplex on Half Moon Trail, the section closest to U.S. 64.
Originally started by Nappier and Turner Construction Co., Wolf Chase was a successor to Wolfpen.
"They built six houses," he said. "Three sold for $350,000. Windsor Aughtry came in and bought it out of foreclosure. That's now we've been able to keep prices down. They're working seven days a week. We're looking for more land around the Hendersonville area" for similar developments at the under $200,000 price point.
Prices for the arts and crafts style homes range from $159,900 for the 1,257-square-foot Sedgefield to $218,000 for the 2,000-square-foot Carlisle.
"You can't tough that price," Orme said. "There's no competition anywhere in Hendersonville."
The plan approved by the Planning Board last week set aside 76 percent of the four-acre site as open space. It was submitted by William G. Lapsley & Associates.