Creation of the Polmanteer “compound” on Hilt Street near downtown Brevard, NC started with a 1930 house which was in poor condition. The house was gutted and radically re-planned. Because the house is offset on its lot there was ample space to add a Screened Porch, Carport, Studio and detached Workshop building. These additional structures are placed to create an intimate garden space. The Living/Dining, Screened Porch, Studio and its Porch, and Workshop porch focus on this garden space.
(final 3 black & white photos are “before”)
Photography by Bill Byers