Abby’s house is still a work in progress, but already it has all the charm of a “Hand Made Home.” It is a place where the fingerprints of the designer are apparent, and it wears its uniqueness like a crown. Abby aided by Ron Davis and crew have transformed her little house into a charming cottage.
Among other things she does, Abby is the director of Asheville Creative Arts, a children’s theater company whose emphasis is on Social Justice. She has a background in theater and puppetry, and she has designed and built many puppets. These creatures share her home either in their entirety or in parts. For example the framework of a puppet head hangs on the living room wall and a scary pair of life-size puppet hands sits on a bookshelf.
Abby has kept in mind her needs as a theater maven as she has developed the property. The log cabin on the edge of the creek will make a great bunkhouse for out-of-town actors and a breezy dining hall for large groups. The barn is already being put to use as a henhouse for her chicks. More animals are planned for the coming months, and she recently explored a vast hayloft in the barn that could be used in many ways: housing for example.
She is not finished setting up the house. She has plans to paint the outside, and she still has boxes of personal treasures to unpack. A kitchen island is in the works as well.
Once the health situation improves she looks forward to inviting everyone to come up and see her house in person.