The Lion and the Rose
Bed & Breakfast
May 14, 2023
Montford is a large historic neighborhood comprised of approximately six hundred homes. The neighborhood location is just outside the city of Asheville. A good portion of Montford is a National Register Historic District. We at The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast are so happy to be a part of this wonderful neighborhood.
Considered to be a Victorian neighborhood, Montford has one of the largest varieties of architectural styles in the entire state of North Carolina. Development of Montford started in 1889 with the popular Queen Anne style. The Queen Anne is generally characterized by irregular, complex massing and rooflines, corner turrets or towers, a mixture of surface textures, and a lavish use of ornamental devices. English architect, Richard Sharp Smith, may be best known as the supervising architect for the Biltmore House but he also built several homes in Montford. His trademarks were gambrel roofs, hipped gables, pebbledash or stucco walls, heavy porch brackets and simple Colonial Revival details.
Check out our May show of “Adventures in Asheville” to learn more about what to do in Montford while visiting Asheville.