Richard Sharp Smith House

Also known as: Stoneybrook
655 Chunns Cove Rd., Asheville, North Carolina


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Richard Sharp Smith (1852-1924), a talented and eclectic English-born architect, came to Asheville in 1889 as the supervising architect of Biltmore House, established a private practice in 1895, and became one of the city's most prolific and influential architects during the first two decades of the 20th century. In 1896, Smith designed the Vance Monument, a granite obelisk located on the public square and erected in honor of Zebulon B. Vance. (Comments from

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National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 22, 2009
Reference number
NR name
Smith, Richard Sharp, House
Architectural style
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Period of significance
Significant years
1902; 1903
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates" and Imported Photo