Cabins in the Forest


Saturday, October 21, 2pm
Carolina Day School, 1345 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803

A new twist on mid century style!  Many historic NC log cabins were rescued from decay, disassembled and moved throughout Buncombe County in the mid 20th century. This movement not only salvaged log structures, it typically romanticized and updated them for a variety of uses. While the majority of theses cabins served as guest cottages, some of them were developed as commercial and non-profit structures. The more public cabins are visible on local highways. However, the guest cottages are hidden deep in the forests. Come enjoy a presentation by noted architect Robert Griffin with a peek into these hidden gems and see how the current owners have continued to preserve and furnish them!  Also, get an update on the stabilization and restoration of the Thomas Wolfe Cabin, currently owned by the City of Asheville.





Robert Griffin is President and principal architect of Griffin Architects, P.A. in Biltmore Village, and was instrumental in the 1987 designation and protection of the Village as a local historic district. He is the restoration architect for All Souls Cathedral.     Robert  served on the Board of Directors for the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County.    Robert’s dedication to both preservation and adaptive reuse of historic properties in our area have resulted in numerous awards, to name a few: AIA Honor Award 2008; The Garden Club of America Award 2007; North Carolina Main Street Award 2005;  Preservation Award for the Grove Arcade 2003;  Sondley Preservation Award, Historic Resources Commission;  Robert E. Stipe Professional Award, The Historic Preservation Foundation of NC 1994; Local award for the Manor Inn 1993;  The Carraway Award,  State Historic Preservation Foundation 1989. 

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