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Description - "Overlook,"
Asheville, North Carolina
||Cover of "Overlook," Asheville, North
||Inside Front Cover. "Roy E. Burton,
Realtor [replaces Bramlett & Burton, Realtors, crossed out in heavy
black ink] 20 South Pack Square, Asheville, North Carolina.
||"Overlook", on top of Sunset Mountain,
is but two miles over paved roads from the business section of
Asheville and commands breath-taking views of the city and
The twenty-seven acres are terraced and landscaped, and possess
that "ivied" look so suitable to the English-Gothic architecture of
the main house. The effect is such that "overlook" has become as
much a part of the natural landscape as the mountain itself.
The advantages of altitude, fresh mountain air, sunshine and
shade have been captured and blended into this magnificent estate
for year-round use. Spacious lawns, shaded nooks, a wisteria arbor
leading to a summer house, pools, formal and informal flower
gardens, a children's playground, a tennis court, a picnic ground
and vegetable gardens make "Overlook" particularly delightful from
early Spring to late Fall, and the southern exposure of every
principal room, including the six bedrooms, makes the home pleasant
and cheerful during the brief Winter season.
Truly, "Overlook" is one of the choice homes of all America.
[View of exterior from below.]
MAIN HOUSE: Constructed of hollow tile and native stone with
reinforced concrete foundation All floors are tile with the
exception of bedrooms which are select oak. Interior woodwork is
unusually fine quartered oak. Hand-wrought hardware. Double-locking
metal casement windows, effectively insulated. Steam vapor heating
system with two stoker-fired boilers (one for emergency use).
Separate stoker-fired heater for summer hot water.
principal rooms: Entrance Court or informal living room, Living
Room (30' x 57'), Music Room, Library (40' x 50'), Dining Room (24'
x 36'), tiled Kitchen (24' x 27'), Butler's and storage Pantries,
six Bedrooms and four tiled baths (three Bedrooms and two baths on
each floor), and an upstairs Sitting Room.
GARAGE: 4-car stone building with caretaker's shop.
BARN: 2-story stone building with concrete floor. For general use
or as stable for saddle horses.
||[View of exterior with lawn and
||[View of interior living Room.]
||[View of interior of Sun Room.]
||[View of Library]
||[View out large window toward
The cover and the succeeding four photographs convey some idea of
the setting and exterior of "Overlook". Note particularly the
"tapestry-like" quality of the stone work.
The interior views show the spaciousness of the rooms and that as
much attention was paid to design and finish as was lavished on the
The entrance Court is really an informal Living Room where
sunshine and fresh air may be controlled by the three windows
opening to the southeast, south, and southwest.
The large Living Room, with its oak paneling and ceiling beams,
stone fireplace and tall windows, harmonize perfectly with the
architecture of "Overlook."
A scholar or statesman, or just a lover of good books will find
special delight in the Library. Solid mahogany bookshelves cover one
entire wall and massive picture windows are set in the south and
west walls. A portion of the view from the south window is shown.
Children, too, are provided for through each stage of their
development. First, they will enjoy the sandbox, then the swings,
the tennis court, the winding pavements for bicycling -- and ,
always, they will bet the wonderful effect of sunshine and fresh
air. When their interests spread beyond "Overlook" they will find
and follow the many trails for horseback riding or hiking over
People of all ages and all interests will find "Overlook" a home
to cherish in their hearts -- for "Overlook" was designed for
||[Inside Back Cover, photograph of road
and passageway through home.]
Offered Subject to Prior Sale, Withdrawal or Change Without
Notice --exclusively by Roy E. Burton, Realtor, 20 South Pack
Square, Asheville, North Carolina.