ARCHITECTURE
   

Black Mountain College Project   


     
Architecture Section

Introduction

Chronology

Black Mountain and Asheville

CAMPUSES
Blue Ridge Campus
Lake Eden Campus

Guide to the Campuses
and Maps

Curriculum

Biographies
of Architects

Architecture related publications

Section Outline


 
 

(30) New Cottage (Finley's Fancy, Wood's Cottage)

Layout:
Constructed:
Builders:
Josef Albers
Spring 1939
Local workers

INTERNAL LINK
Cottage Plan

In February 1939 Black Mountain College appropriated $800 for construction of a small house at Lake Eden. Josef Albers drew the layout. Local laborers with some help from students constructed the house in the spring. The cottage had two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bath. The college planned to build a number of cottages for the faculty.

The cottage was called at times New Cottage, Finley's Fancy (for one of the workers), and Wood's Cottage (for Mac and Emily Wood, who lived there for several years). Max and Toni Dehn and the Clifford Moles family also lived in the house.

2007: The cottage has been remodeled and a wing added on the right side. Is is a private residence.

   

The Black Mountain College Project gratefully acknowledges a grant from the Graham Foundation
for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for a study of architecture at Black Mountain College.