This spacious 3-room apartment is located directly on Historic Hendersonville's pedestrian friendly Main Street, with all of its attractions and amenities just outside the door. Guests love their option of parking their car in our off-street lot on the day they arrive and choosing not to touch it again until the day they leave because there's so much to keep them happy just steps from their door. The loft is a mixture of modern amenities and small town craftsmanship. This property has attracted more than 50 5-star reviews from previous guests, who love the convenience, the bed, the seclusion, and our good old southern hospitality.
Our 102-year-old building was one of the first of its kind to be constructed on Main Street in 1913. Its brick facade and distinguished arched windows rise above South Main Street and fall in the shadow of Hendersonville's original golden-domed 1905 courthouse.
The three-room apartment features heart pine flooring throughout, and each room has a bank of large windows on the western wall that showcases the setting sun. The master bedroom (with ensuite bath) has a king-sized Disney bed with a plush SpringAir mattress, 100% cotton sheets and cozy bedding, a sitting area with two leather chairs, a dressing area and cable television with Roku streaming. The dining/living area features an oval table that comfortably seats four people and an informal sitting area. It is stocked with an electric stove along with most dishes and cookware to enjoy meals as well as a microwave, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, electric teapot and toaster. The third room may be used as a second bedroom, with a pull-out, queen- sized sofa bed, outfitted with organic cotton sheets. For adults who need more mattress support, a queen sized SoundSleep/Dream Series Air Mattress with Comfort Coil Technology and Internal High Capacity Pump, with height of 19 inches, is available upon request. All bedding is provided for the queen bed. This room is also designed for use as a living room/office with a couch, side chair, desk, and cable television/DVD player. The bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom and features a walk-in shower. Central air-conditioning and heat provide comfort no matter what the season. Off-street parking is provided.
Restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries (don't miss 7th Avenue's Underground Bakery about 8 blocks away), breweries, pubs, specialty shops, ice cream and yogurt parlors, jewelry stores, arts and crafts galleries, museums and entertainment are located right outside our doorway. Live entertainment is available a few doors down at The Flat Rock Playhouse's Main Street Venue, including concerts and plays. Many of the area restaurants and pubs have live weekend entertainment.
Both Asheville and Brevard are no more than a 30-minute drive as well as the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the area's treasury of outdoor opportunities. The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site as well as historic Flat Rock and North Carolina's State Theater, the Flat Rock Playhouse, are a 10-minute drive. Brewery and winery tours are widely available, including Sierra Nevada's east coast beer-brewing facility located about 10 miles away in Mills River
The apartment shares a second floor with the offices of one of Western North Carolina's best known architect-builders: Ken Gaylord Architects and Black Hawk Construction. We welcome relocation and business travelers who are interested in researching our area for potential relocation here. Come stay in our vacation rental and schedule your design/build/remodel/land consultation with our resident architect-builder!
We hope visitors will appreciate the building's handsome brick facade, representing our town's best example of butter-joint brick arches and early 20th Century craftsmanship. Gaylord coined the term "Architect-Build" to describe the timeless approach to creating buildings where the architect leads both the design and construction processes to achieve buildings of artistic merit and exemplary environmental performance.
Gaylord renovated the building in 2001, an investment that helped spur the renaissance of South Main Street. Many thriving businesses now share this block with us: Square Root Restaurant (directly below the apartment), West First Wood Fired Pizza (considered WNC's finest), The Poe House craft beer and wine pub, Jongo Java coffee house, and the Flat Rock Playhouse's Main Street venue. Gaylord uncovered the building's graceful bones and added modern touches to create a harmonious blending of respect for the old and appreciation for modern aesthetics. A number of Gaylord's project drawings and paintings are used to add visual interest to the apartment. We hope to see you soon!
The apartment is located up 25 steps to the second floor; guests must be comfortable climbing stairs. It shares the floor with Ken Gaylord Architects and Black Hawk Construction. The apartment has its own keyed entrance. Guests are invited to enjoy the entire space.
Interaction with Guests
Guests may call telephone numbers provided in the event of questions or to report a problem if checking in after business hours or on weekends. Owners live in town and just minutes away from the location.
Main Street Hendersonville is one of Western North Carolina's most charming locations and provides the stage for year-round festivals, street dances, parades, live music, restaurants, bakeries, ice cream/yogurt parlors and specialty shops, including clothing, antiques and Mast General store. Pedestrians can stroll along the sidewalks, which feature plenty of outdoor seating. Main Street festivals include the North Carolina Apple Festival, Spring Jubilee Plant sale, antique car show and Art on Main. Visitors can enjoy street dances each week during the summer months. All are within walking distance from this apartment.
Travelers may walk to many destinations from our front door. Trolley service, through The Trolley Company, may be prearranged for group outings. There is a local bus service with designated routes. Off-street parking is provided with this apartment.
Other Things to Note
If the second bedroom is utilized, guests access the bathroom through the master bedroom. Prime location on Hendersonville's pedestrian-friendly Main Street. Three-room apartment in historic building; modern conveniences; special touches. Watch the sunset while dining or lounging. Restaurants, breweries, entertainment, unique shops are just downstairs and within walking distance. Free off-street parking across from Hendersonville's Historic Courthouse.