Samuel Ashe
Size: 2,641 Sq. Ft. (heated)
Architect: Wilson Architects
Interior Designer: Liz Hackett
This home is situated in the Beaucatcher Heights neighborhood just east of downtown Asheville. Built for an aging Columbian expat and his wife, much of the design focused on accessibility and ease of movement. The light-filled great room has expansive ceilings and a row of windows just under the roof line that really brings the view of the sky and the trees into the space. Having a steep site means that the views from inside the house are those of the tree canopy surrounding the home. It gives the occupants a feeling of privacy and solitude even though they are only a quarter mile from Biltmore Ave. The most fun feature of this home was the woodstove. It has a space above the fire chamber made for baking bread!