19 Feb Historic brick maker’s home is now a hotel
For Ridgely Dubel, the red-brick Colonial Revival house that she and her husband spotted in their neighborhood in Asheville, NC was love at first sight.
As long-time fans of all things made of North Carolina clay brick, we can certainly see what she means.
The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times reported recently that the couple bought the century-old house and decided to share it. It was turned it into a boutique hotel. Inside, exposed brick walls and polished wood floors are the backdrop to a relaxing stay. Outside,walkways and a large brick patio made of Pine Hall Brick Company pavers picks up the accent colors and textures from the house itself. Tables and chairs surround a large wood-burning fireplace made of stone – a gathering place fit for a chilly evening in western North Carolina.
As interesting as the Bunn House is these days, the way it began is interesting in and of itself. Albert Bunn, who with his wife and three children immigrated from England, was a brick maker. Bunn not only built the house in 1905, he made the bricks from which the house was built.
And as brick makers ourselves, we are proud and honored to add our modern-day clay pavers to Mr. Bunn’s efforts from so long ago.
That’s because our bricks will still be there in 100 years, the same way his are.
Read more about the Bunn House here.