About the House
TYPE: 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath
STYLE: Aging in Place unit
HOUSE SIZE: 884 square feet
LOCATION: Lot 15, Construction site at New Heights, off of Old Haywood Rd
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
STATUS: wall framing underway
Meet the Future Homeowners
“Owning a home would mean the world to me. As a single person, the community would be my family.”
~ from Dougy Desrosiers’ application letter
If you have shopped at the Weaverville Habitat ReStore, you probably recognize this future homeowner. As a Weaverville ReStore Associate, Dougy Desrosiers leaves an impression as he serves shoppers with his energetic, never-met-a-stranger personality.
Always cheerful, always smiling, some might assume that Dougy has always been this carefree. Not so. Doug spent 15 years as a licensed listing broker in Atlanta’s high-cost real estate market. Distraught by seeing so many lose their homes in the recession, he created a short-sale division at his brokerage firm where he negotiated with the banks on the homeowner’s behalf.
Doug did what he could to help the victims, but witnessing the devastation took a toll. Financially successful, but emotionally bankrupt, Doug dropped the stress of Atlanta, and added a Y to his name, and thus began living his best life in Asheville as Dougy 2.0.
About the Sponsor
Dougy has been approved to purchase a 1-bedroom townhome for homeowners age 55 or older. The design and construction of these Aging in Place homes is made possible by the generosity of Deerfield Charitable Foundation and the Board and Residents of Deerfield Retirement Community. The Adopt-a-Lot sponsorship is provided by Ernest and Shirley Ferguson in honor of James and Kate Ferguson and their children, Charlie, Ben & Claire.