A perhaps lesser known architectural endeavor of Asheville’s Douglas Ellison is a home he blueprinted based on his vision of an Irish monastery. A source of inspiration for the home’s architectural design was The Book of Kells, which its original owner, Rose Brown, also drew from for the house’s interior. She decorated the walls with frescoes containing religious themes such as the four apostles. Proof of Brown’s frescoes and The Book of Kells’ enduring inspiration is the present owner, Rebecca Crosson. In addition to renovating the frescoes, Crosson is producing paintings inspired by the book believed written in the eighth century.