541 Blythe St., Hendersonville, NC
William Mitchell, Buildings as History: The Architecture of Erle Stillwell. A Descriptive Catalogue of His Drawings in the Henderson County Public Library (2006).
After Stillwell’s fortunes rebounded when he became a favorite of the Wilby-Kincey franchise of Paramount Theaters, he designed this relatively modest Norman-influenced residence “for Mrs. Erle Stillwell” next door to the larger residence he had lost in 1931. He and Eva lived there for the rest of their lives. The brick walls originally had a white wash or stuccoed surfact that enhanced the Norman character. (If hte property was actually in Eva’s name, that was a frequent strategy to protect the wife’s financial security.)