Step inside a home designed by Bert King, the architect behind some of the Asheville area’s most distinctive dwellings. An Asheville home maintains the timeless style of a revered local architect, with the owners’ artistic enhancements.
Fit for a King - This 1959 “California contemporary” in North Asheville features many of the hallmarks of Bert King’s designs, including the central beams running from the front to the back of the house.
Simple But Significant - King incorporated some of his signature elements such as Japanese-inspired sliding rattan screens and slate floors into the foyer.
The light-filled Great Room showcases an ever-rotating art collection.
Eclectic Collection - Siegel’s art collection is dictated not by time period or style but by the distinct qualites that speak to him. In their display, they’re arranged so that each piece is in communication with the others.
Zen Garden - Asheville landscape designer Mike Oshita designed a Japanese-inspired plan for the home and has tended to it throughout the past 20 years.
Visual Tableau - In the study, a display of flea market finds and work by self-taught artists graces the walls.)
A bank of PO boxes houses letters of kindness and encouragement received through the years.
Traditional pieces find a home in the mid-century mileu, artfully intermixed with each other.
Handmade Highboy - Made for an African-American barber shop in Georgia in the 1940s, this high boy emulates traditional American furniture design but includes folk elements, such as the ‘haint paint’ on the interior and the traditional African hex symbols on the exterior surface design.
Long-range Views - King had a keen sense of how to integrate the modern home into Asheville’s topography. From this vantage in the North Asheville hills, the lights of the city twinkle at night, but there’s blissful privacy.
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