Architecture

Architecture
Aug 2019
A gracious Lake Toxaway abode blends the character of yesteryear with modern comforts

Aug 2019
Explore WNC’s supernatural side with a ghostly tour

Jun 2019
Through thick and thin, the Biltmore Forest School planted the seeds of modern forestry

Jun 2019
Amid nearly two dozen tours operating in Asheville, check out these new (and newish) ways to experience the city

Feb 2019
A nineteenth-century New York dairy barn becomes a contemporary home in East Asheville

Aug 2018
Barry and Sandra Bearden’s sky-high Mountain Air retreat blends green construction with contemporary style

Jun 2018
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Apr 2018
An Insider's Guide to Charleston's Lowcountry leisure

Feb 2018
Meet WNC’s new additions to the National Register of Historic Places

Feb 2018
A North Asheville couple brings a historic home tastefully back to life and offers tips on renovating

Aug 2017
A couple tackles the monumental task of building their own home from the ground up

Aug 2017
Five must-follow local interior designers on Instagram

Aug 2017
From rugs to purses, Alexander Wyly Smith’s textile designs reach retail markets worldwide

Jun 2017
Hit the road to five off-the-beaten-path historic sites that hold lessons aplenty

Feb 2017
How the famed landscaper became Vanderbilt’s visionary

Feb 2017
Amy Brandenburg

Feb 2016
5 Renovation Projects to Inspire your Next Home Makeover

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Feb 2015

Feb 2015
Head to Charleston this spring to tour grand estates and prize-worthy gardens

Mar 2014
Swannanoa painter Sally Sweetland brings an architect's eye to painting

Oct 2013
History lessons and a British pub await in this little college town

Oct 2013
A Waynesville couple gives the Strand Theatre a second act

Apr 2013
Natalie Pollard brings urban homesteading tools and know-how to the masses

Mar 2013
Julian Morton's community, Invershiel, recreated a bit of his homeland in the High Country

Oct 2012
The many dimensions of Kenn Kotara reveal order amid chaos

Aug 2012
Karie Reinertson: Shelter Protects You

Aug 2012
Catawba County's Bunker Hill Covered Bridge marks a rare preserved path through time

Aug 2012
Repurposed furnishings and objets d'art find inspired salvation inside the home of a savvy interior design couple

Jun 2012
The deft engineering of Guilford Nanney created Chimney Rock's first trail system

Feb 2012
The legacy of master mason James Vester Miller lives on in Asheville's historic edifices

Feb 2012

Feb 2012
Truly magnificent gardens need time and attention to flourish - coaxed and nurtured by guiding hands and verdant vision. Peter and Jasmin Gentling spent the last 40 years creating just such a landscape on Sunset Mountain. Welcome to Blue Briar Garden.

Jul 2011
North Carolina's state theater opens new digs on Main Street in Hendersonville

Apr 2011
With birds in mind, one woodcrafter captures history in miniature

Apr 2011
An expert in the art of Japanese gardening works to sow

Feb 2011
Tour a few of WNC’s intriguing homes for a greater perspective on our region's early days

Feb 2011
With the demise of chestnut trees, so went the reign of bark architecture in the mountains. Today, Chris and Marty McCurry are leading a revival of the historic style. Using poplar bark and sustainable practices, they’re ensuring a lasting connect between home and nature

Feb 2011
Benjamin Belton takes his design talents up one flight, creating chic apartments in downtown Morganton