Robert Beatty is ready for a change. This summer, the Asheville resident, tech entrepreneur and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author listed his 32-acre Cane Creek equestrian estate on the market, transitioning from his quiet, Fletcher-Fairview homestead to a historic home in the city limits of Asheville.

The Beatty family purchased the country estate in 2006, following the sale of Robert’s tech company, Plex Systems, where he was one of the pioneers of cloud computing. The move provided a perfect setting for Robert, his wife, and their three young daughters to explore their love of nature and their equestrian interests.

In fact, the home sparked such creativity within the entrepreneur that he went on to pen the No. 1 New York Times best-seller Serafina and the Black Cloak and all its sequels from the warmth of its cozy, wood-paneled study.

The 32-plus-acre property houses the nearly 6,000-square-foot home; seven fenced pastures, a well-equipped horse barn, and regulation-sized riding arena; a natural rock, solar-heated swimming pool with a waterfall and beach entry; a separate, large Edison-style workshop; a knotty-pine two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment; and a quaint, two-story log cabin with a wrap-around porch.

The house features soaring, vaulted ceilings, extensive custom woodworking, custom glass, four stone fireplaces, an impressive home theater; outdoor dining and entertaining areas; a Tesla supercharger in the attached garage; commercial-grade Internet from underground fiber optic cables; and solar-derived energy.

The entire Cane Creek estate is listed for $3.2 million through Broker Asheville, an affiliate of Keller Williams Professional Realty. Visit or contact Leah Graham Stewart at or by calling 828-210-1642.


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