Monday, December 19, 2011

More Montford Holiday House Tour


1924 Proctor House

Today's post is continuing with the Montford neighborhood of Asheville Holiday House Tour from last week.  The Proctor House was built in 1924 in the Georgian Cottage style with a stucco finish.  The current owners have been renovating for the past five years, combining traditional and contemporary elements.  They allowed us to view the whole house but I prefer to keep the bedrooms private except for the unique Christmas tree in vibrant colors in one bedroom.



On Cumberland Circle we visited the Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast Inn.  Local architect Richard Sharp Smith created this home in 1908 and finished it in 1909 as a Colonial Revival that incorporates shingles over weatherboards., Doric posts, molded trim and a central gable.

Abbington Green B&B
The original  floor plan worked well as an inn - all the rooms are used as what they are in the original house.  The only room that was redone was the kitchen to make it more usable and modern.  Gingerbread houses decorated the main rooms downstairs along with  greenery and festive trees.

Inn front porch well decorated/

Dining room.

Foyer

Living room
The inn was booked full for the weekend so they only showed one guest room for the tour and it was lovely.  Hubby and I love to stay in B&Bs when we travel although the rates have gone up considerably in recent years.  Years ago they used to be the budget way to travel - now not so much!

Sample guest room
Hope this has given you a glimpse of this historc neighborhood in Asheville and a taste of our town's holiday decor.  We are joining Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday this week.

Happy Holidays from us to you!

5 comments:

Lui said...

What a lovely tour!
It is such a blessing to have all these people preserving their properties. I consider it a museum community that boasts of well preserved architecture and tradition!

Old Kitty said...

Oh that B&B is stunning - I'd go there! It's lovely!!

Aww that unique tree is nice too!!

Wonderful houses - so glad they have this event! Take care
x

Louvregirl said...

Love love that front porch on the second house!

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooooo much for posting pictures of the Montford holiday house tour. Montford is a very special place as is Asheville and the mountains of WNC. Appreciate the beauty and essence of your blog so much. Blessings in the New Year. -E-

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