Sprinza Weizenblatt House

Contributors:
Lord, Anthony, supervising architect; Marcel Breuer, architect
Dates:

1940-1941

Location:
Asheville, Buncombe County
Street Address:

46 Marlborough Rd., Asheville, Buncombe County

Status:

Standing

Type:

Residential

Images Published In:

Catherine W. Bishir
North Carolina Architecture (1990); Catherine W. Bishir
Michael T. Southern
and Jennifer F. Martin
The Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (1999)

Note:

Dr. Weizenblatt, a Viennese opthamalogist, commissioned leading modernist Marcel Breuer, who had come to the area in connection with the avant-garde Black Mountain College, to plan her duplex residence of stone and wood in a clean, modernist style that contrasted with the generally revivalist architecture of its neighbors in the Lakeview Park suburb. It is among the earliest, if not the earliest, thorough-going International Style residences in the state. Tony Lord served as local superintending architect, an experience that dovetailed with his preference for modernist design.