Erle Stillwell, architect
Biltmore Forest, Buncombe County
Hilltop Rd., Biltmore Forest, NC
Images Puslished In:
William Mitchell, Buildings as History: The Architecture of Erle Stillwell. A Descriptive Catalogue of His Drawings in the Henderson County Public Library (2006).
Stillwell's initial design for the Ambler house was a formal, Georgian Revival composition, but probably at the client's request, Stillwell designed the present Tudor Revival residence with its dramatic, asymmetrical form and plan. Ambler was a physician active in the region's natural conservation efforts including the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mt. Ambler is named for him.