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1903 Colonial Revival

Montford Historic District
Asheville, North Carolina

The Mayor John A. Campbell House

Front view
Front view
Unique Pebbledash exterior was used by the architect, Richard Sharp Smith, supervising architect of the Biltmore House
Own a piece of Asheville history. Built for the Mayor of Asheville in 1903. Designed by Biltmore architect Richard Sharp Smith in unique Pebbledash style. On the National Register of Historic Places. Built-in bookcases, six fireplaces, walk-up attic, pocket doors. Lush, mature landscaping creates park-like privacy in the Montford Historic District near downtown Asheville. Original pine plank floors, terraced backyard, long meandering 100' walk to front of home. Deep porch with attached veranda.
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Set on a unique, private lot with a 100 foot serpentine walk to the front door.
View from the porch
View from the porch
Though less than one mile from downtown Asheville, the unique lot and mature trees provide a lush canopy year round. Stone pillars mark the front of the property.
One section of back yard
One section of back yard
The terraced back yard has three distinct areas that can be used to provide separate play, entertainment, and flower gardens.
Dining Room
Dining Room
Spacious dining room with big windows overlooking the front porch. Beautiful original pine plank floors and a fireplace complete the setting.
Living Room
Living Room
Three big windows provide wonderful light to this front parlor/living room. Original pine plank floors and fireplace.
All new appliances, easy access to the mudroom with new washer and dryer, and beautiful built-in cabinets. Original pine plank floors.
Each of the four bedrooms features an original fireplace with original tin cover. Original pine plank floors throughout. There is a full bath and a half bath on the second floor where the bedrooms are.
Another of the bedrooms showing the original fireplace and cover.
This beautiful staircase greets you on entering the house, with a unique stair step entry into the back hall. To the right is the dining room, with pocket doors, and to the left is the front parlor/living room.
Original radiator
Original radiator
The house features original radiators and hot water radiator heat.
Original fireplace, showing the staircase and entry into the family room.
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,600
Unheated Sq. Ft. 220
Stories 2.5
Acres 0.4


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk out Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Cast Iron Radiators
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Plaster Walls
  • Pocket Doors
  • Original pine floors
  • Six fireplaces

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Historically Significant and Intact

In 1903, this historic home was built for John A. Campbell, a two term mayor of Asheville. Designed by famed Biltmore House supervising architect Richard Sharp Smith in the unique pebbledash style seen in the Montford Historic District. Designated as a Contributing Structure within an Historic District.

Four bedrooms, six fireplaces, family room, living room, dining room, kitchen, mudroom, unfinished basement, walk-up attic, 200 square foot garage and off-street parking for two cars. All-new appliances (refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer). Original heart of pine floors.

Surrounded by a gorgeous canopy of very mature landscaping. Stone pillars and a 100'-long front walk lead to the house set well back from the front of the property. Because of the unique "V" shape of the .37-acre property, it is not bordered by houses in the front. The front porch is deep and features an uncovered veranda as well. The back deck leads to a fenced and terraced back yard with three distinct sections: play yard, entertainment space, and flower garden are possible uses for them. An Apple tree, dogwood, magnolias, a magnificent white blossomed Bradford pear are on the property, as well as an abundance of peonies and hydrangea, and of course the property's famous fig tree, which is nearing 20' tall and has produced over a thousand figs in a season.

House needs some work, including exterior and interior painting and some deferred maintenance.

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