Kimberly Avenue is an important thoroughfare for the City of Asheville, leading to the Grove Park Inn, and boasting some of the most significant residential architecture in Western North Carolina. We were commissioned by a family with three children to design a renovation for their 1920’s home that would maintain the architectural integrity of the design, while meeting the needs of a modern family.
Leaving the stately brick façade primarily intact, we added a generous addition that was only modestly visible from the street. Housing a new master suite, study, laundry room, sunroom and three-car garage, the addition wraps the rear of the house, where continuous French doors allow access to a series of covered porches and decks. Inside the existing house, we enlarged the kitchen, family, dining area and renovated the children’s bedrooms, bathrooms and study. We also reclaimed the under-utilized lower level, creating a family and exercise room with access to the new landscaped rear patio and driveway. Finally, we helped our clients select finishes, such as maple cabinetry, granite and ceramic tile, as well as lighting that would enhance the classic beauty of the house.
Photographs by B. Porter.