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Loft tours showcase upstairs living downtown

The creativity of seven interior designers will be on display during Historic Downtown Hendersonville’s Designer Showcase Saturday, April 18, through May 2.

A fundraiser for the downtown facade grant program, the Designer Showcase features a 2,500-square-foot loft at 106 N. Main St. that has a light filled solarium and views of the Historic Courthouse and mountains beyond.
Designers are Adesso Design, Benson & Babb Interiors, Cheryl Smith & Associates, Décor8, Harry Deaton Interiors, Scott Keels and Warren Fluharty Designs. Creech Solutions was the general contractor.
Hours of the tours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. There are no restroom facilities available at the loft. No pets and no smoking. Enter the loft is at the rear from First Avenue.

Designer showcase tickets are $20 available at the Visitors Center and here.

The Designer Showcase will be followed on Sunday, May 3, by tours of six residential spaces downtown that show case upstairs living on Main Street.
Two of the lofts are in the historic Clark Hardware Building, built in 1909. The 1928 Skyland Hotel is home to three of the lofts on the tour. The sixth loft is at 210 N. Main St. Five of the lofts are fully renovated and beautifully decorated. The second floor of the Skyland Hotel has been purchased as a private home. Tickets holders will be able to view it under construction.
Chartered as a town in 1847, Hendersonville has retained commercial and neoclassical brick and stone commercial buildings erected at the height of the town’s development in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, as in the city’s boom time of the 1900s, shops, galleries and restaurants keep tourists coming back for the vibrate charm of this southern destination.
The Spring Tour of Downtown Lofts is a fundraiser for the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission. Tickets are $15 and available at the Visitors Center at 201 S. Main St. A combination ticket for both tours is $25 and available here.