Our Team

Sales Team

Ashley Hutchens

Ashley Hutchens found her way to the High Country in 2000, transferring from Elon University to Appalachian State University. Ashley has been a licensed real estate agent since 2007 and has partnered with her father on the investment, renovation and sale of a number of homes in Boone and Blowing Rock.

Ashley has over 10 years of experience in property management, including being the owner and broker-in-charge of the property management and vacation rental company, Yonahlossee Resort Accommodations.

When Ashley is not hiking, traveling, cheering on any alma-mater athletics, or supporting the Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge, she is a real estate enthusiast devouring information about the market to ensure her clients receive the best possible service.

Jerry Hutchens

Jerry Hutchens retired as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the Appalachian State University Foundation in 2007. He then worked in real estate until accepting the position of Senior Vice President for Advancement of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System with focus on resource development for Blowing Rock's new healthcare facility. He continues to assist with this project as the volunteer chairman of the Campaign for Chestnut Ridge. Jerry currently serves on the Appalachian Region Healthcare System Foundation Board.

Jerry is a Vietnam veteran, avid golfer and Appalachian State athletics fan. Jerry and his wife Mary are members of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Developers

Hunt Broyhill & Charles Campbell

Chestnut at Blowing Rock developers, Hunt Broyhill and Charles Campbell share their vision with citizens of Blowing Rock. 

When Hunt Broyhill and Charles Campbell first met as fellow students at Wake Forest University in 1984, neither could have imagined the lifelong friendship and future business endeavors that lay ahead. Two years ago they began to focus on the possibilities provided by the pending closure of the Blowing Rock Hospital due to the creation of a new medical facility, “The Foley Center”. 

Hunt, who serves as Chairman, President, and CEO of the BMC Fund, Inc. and President of Broyhill Investment, Inc. and Charles, who is CEO and Co-Managing Partner of Flagship Healthcare Properties, LLC, with headquarters in Charlotte NC, assembled a project team of local professionals to develop an appropriate strategy to transform this premier high-country location, overlooking downtown Blowing Rock. After the previous owner removed the old hospital facility and associated infrastructure, Broyhill and Campbell secured the site on June 30, 2017, under the name Chestnut Partners LLC. 

Since acquiring the property the group has proceeded with the site development and construction at a focused pace. The entire site has been made ready for the 8 buildings which will contain the 23 luxury residences with first floor elevations completed by the end of November 2017. The first two buildings and associated 5 residences are expected to be occupant-ready by Summer 2018, followed by an additional 2 buildings and 6 residences completed by either late Summer or early Fall 2018. 

When asked about this aggressive timeline, Charles Campbell asserted, “The project team has put together a unique plan and superior quality product that will address the requirements of today’s discerning buyer. As reflected by extremely encouraging presales, the community has fully embraced this project. We are confident that we will meet our timeline.” Hunt Broyhill added, "My family has invested in the high country community and lifestyle for generations. I can’t overstate how excited I am to play a role in the continuing involvement of the Broyhill family, which has included the Blowing Rock Country Club, the Green Park Inn and the Mayview Manor. We have the opportunity here to do something really exciting for Blowing Rock and the high country." 

Set against the majestic backdrop of The Blue Ridge Mountains, awaits Chestnut at Blowing Rock - a private enclave of 23 single-story luxury residences surrounded by lush natural scenery, unmatched views and modern conveniences. Redefining luxury living, Chestnut at Blowing Rock features open and airy living spaces, natural finishes and towering windows designed to showcase breathtaking vistas. The quaint and charming shops and restaurants of Main Street are just minutes from your doorstep. Discover elegant living in a casual setting at Chestnut at Blowing Rock.

Architect

David Patrick Moses

David Patrick Moses Architect, PLLC is an established firm specializing in quality architectural design. The firm provides complete architectural services and is recognized as a leading design firm in the area. We believe in working closely with our clients to meet their individual design goals. We emphasize a personalized approach to the design process, meticulous attention to detail and quality, and professionalism and integrity in our office procedures and standards.

Over the years we have worked with many of the high-quality builders in the area. We have a thorough knowledge of building practices, code requirements, and approval processes that are necessary for a successful project. The team approach is our technique for working with owners, contractors, interior designers, tradesmen, and others involved in the construction process. Our experience provides our clients with the leadership they need to guide them through the many decisions and details to be considered.

Interior Designer

Dianne Davant, Margaret Handley, Pam McKay

Dianne Davant founded her interior design firm in 1979 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Now celebrating over 35 years, the firm has grown to include several very talented designers that dedicate themselves to providing the very best in interior design.

While maintaining the company headquarters at the foot of Grandfather Mountain in Banner Elk, North Carolina, the firm opened an additional design studio in Florida in 1996. The dual studios allow Dianne and the design staff the convenience to work with clients throughout the year at either design studio. Both studios house a remarkable library of furnishing, fabric, flooring, wall covering and accessory selections and serve as the firm’s own in-house design centers.

Landscape Architect

Robert N Oelberg ASLA PA

Bob Oelberg has over thirty years experience as a licensed landscape architect, and since 1994 has lived in Boone and practiced land planning and landscape design in the High Country. Over the years, Bob has evolved a design approach that tries to meet the aesthetic expectations of clients while complementing or enhancing the High Country natural environment that drew them to it. For over ten years, Bob has chaired the continuing education advisory committee to the NC Board of Landscape Architects. He’s helps administer the local chapter of the NC Native Plant Society and is a board member of the Daniel Boone Native Garden. Bob occasionally writes articles and speaks at professional meetings about sustainable landscape design. www.oelbergla.com