By 1911, Augusta has received the inspiration she needed from other homes she observed during her travels with her husband, and she began to create sketches of the home she had in mind. She later created a cardboard model of the home and, along with her husband, took these and her sketches to New York to enlist the architectural services of W.J. Griffith Co. to finalize the blueprints. Work on the home began almost immediately, though progress was somewhat slowed both by the grandeur of the home as well as the rapidly declining health of Augusta's husband. By 1933, Augusta and her husband had already spent a then-unheard of $90,000 on the home. However, given the health of her husband, the two were never able to make the move to their new home, instead gifting it to their daughter Tot, who married Thomas L, Creekmore. J.M. York died a mere few months later, with Augusta proceeding him in death the following year, in 1934.
The mansion, alternately called York Mansion and Creekwood Mansion, is notable for its classical revival style in addition to the care taken to preserve its original features, which include a wraparound porch, a raised basement, a high attic, and uniquely colored brick. The home also contributes to the Pikeville city skyline, a feat which, along with its residents and historic appearance, led to it being recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.