Rad Airbnb in River Arts District, Asheville
Hidden in a tiny neighborhood perched on the hillside of River Arts District, otherwise known as Rad, in Asheville is a charming three bedroom Airbnb. It’s always a tough call whether to go Airbnb or boutique hotel, especially in a market like Asheville, where there are a growing number of adorable boutique hotels and inns. The photos of this restored home made it hard to pass up.
The turquoise and yellow exterior pops right out as you drive into the hills. The interior is perfectly upgraded, while the owners have honored the historic home by keeping distressed walls and an original staircase. The kitchen is completely renovated with new appliances, and includes a rustic fireplace, as do most rooms in the house.
The living room is quite modern, featuring this super comfortable Article sofa (similar here at West Elm) and upholstered chairs like this ‘yarn died mid-centuy show wood’ from West Elm. The solid hexagon side table is to die for (I also love this one!). Another common theme throughout the apartment are antlers, which add a nice touch as bookends or table pieces.
The loveliness of the home really comes out at night. We cozied up with the faux fur blanket, a cup of tea and a good movie, or read a book, with the sound of Asheville’s streets buzzing by.
Each room has its own personality, some boasting record players, or books on North Carolina and Asheville. The rooms are spacious but minimal, lacking dressers, but plenty of closet space. There’s no master bathroom per se, but they’ve managed to redo the upstairs bath to include an antique bathtub.
The house is lit by natural sunlight during the day, and has plenty of greenery inside and out. It’s a perfect spot for families or artists, or in my case, someone searching for a wedding location!
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