The Living Room
The LIVING ROOM at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC is a lovely and comfortable room that measures about 30' x 17', has a ten-foot high ceiling boxed with large crown moldings into three bays. In the center bay hangs the original Dining Room chandelier . . . a 4-light Arts and Crafts style piece made of solid brass. The room has two sets of large windows, each set consisting of three windows. The large center window is a "12-over-one", while the two side windows are "6-over-one". Almost every pane is original and you can see the waves in the old glass. It's clear that the children of the Jackson and Peyton families were never allowed to play ball in the house! The room faces south and west, so it's always bright, particularly in the afternoon.
Along the east wall is a large, original brick fireplace done in the Arts and Crafts style that was first popular in England in the 1880s. A Baldwin “Butterfly” style Baby Grand piano from Nick’s family home and that was built in the 1950’s when the "ebonies" were actually made of ebony and the "ivories" were ivory is happy to be played. A chess set, playing cards, and lots of books are found here, as well as elements that Nick and Steve have brought from their childhood homes as well as their travels, enhance the decor. Two large comfortable sofas and wing chairs beckon you to sit and relax awhile, and our 5pm Social Hour always begins here in the Living Room.