Asheville Hotel

Asheville, NC

Originally designed by R.S. Smith (supervising architect for the Biltmore Estate), this former Elk’s home is one of downtown Asheville’s most distinctive buildings. The concrete/terracotta brick structure supplied challenges for cost-effective conversion into apartments and retail shops. Our design for a new rear stair and elevator tower produced a clearly contemporary structure, which also provided a separate entry for the upper level residences – leaving more flexibility for the development of the main and lower retail levels. The new structure was designed as a connector to a proposed future infill residential structure over the surface parking lot.