Asheville Home Style

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Aaron Wilson
Xpress explores the eclectic range of housing styles, décor and other ele- ments that stamp our abodes as unique. We also dive into Swedish death clean- ing, how residents are making their yards hospitable to wildlife and the story of a town that never was. On the cover: A recent home designed by Asheville’s Wilson Architects.




  • Asheville residents turn to wildlife-friendly yards

    -by AJ OLeary
    Last year, Asheville joined only seven other cities in North Carolina to earn recognition from the National Wildlife Federation as a certified Community Wildlife Habitat. Area gardeners from Bee City…
  • Swedish death cleaning comes to WNC

    -by Virginia Daffron
    While Swedish death cleaning hasn't generated anything like the attention generated by Japanese home organizing phenom Marie Kondo, the approach has gained some adherents in Western North Carolina.
  • Carolina Flowers and Josh Copus Pottery host joint open house

    -by Gina Smith
    The two-day event will offer guided, educational tours of the flower fields, pottery studio and wood-fired kiln along with other activities.



  • Letter: Sheriff should be put out of office

    -by Letters
    "Everyone knows that under the liberal ruling Democratic Party in Buncombe, the former county manager robbed the county blind. Now the new sheriff in Buncombe has already said he will…
  • Letter: Stop judging and start loving

    -by Letters
    "What I watched in the park [recently] was saddening. Neither side was 'right,' yet both were compelled to shout their version of the truth."
  • Letter: Missing the local hosts at BPR

    -by Letters
    "I see this as just another cog in the ever-growing cloud machine that is turning Asheville into a franchised, syndicated city, instead of a place with its own unique roots…
  • Letter: We can’t kick tourism problems down the road

    -by Letters
    "Apparently, if locals want answers, they should demand them at the next election, which, I understand has been put off for another year."