Homewood ~ An English Manor Revival House with a Castellated Tower in Asheville, NC.
Built in 1927, Homewood was the home of Dr. Robert Carroll and his wife, world-renowned concert pianist Grace Potter Carroll. The house was reportedly visited by F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, composer Bela Bartok, and Nina Simone, a piano student of Mrs. Carroll in the 1940s.
Romantic architectural styles evoking British and European building types were popular in the 1920s, particularly Tudor Revival and its many variations. Mansions of the period, like this one, were the last gasp of the Gilded Age before the Great Depression, and the enactment of income taxes reigned in the conspicuous consumption of the rich for a time.
Today, Homewood is operated as a special event facility, hosting wedding receptions and other large parties. Commercial uses, including bed and breakfast inns and event hosting, now support many large historic houses. Often the owners and their families reside in a portion of the house. A historic house in commercial use can often take advantage of federal and state historic tax credits to help offset the cost of restoration.
“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help people who want to restore a house with sensitivity to its character-defining features, whether a cottage or a mansion.
Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.
Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors.
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