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Completion Date:
October 2013 

Living Stone Construction
Black Mountain, North Carolina

Petri Architecture, PA
Fletcher, North Carolina

Interior Design:
Laura Kirkpatrick Sullivan
Asheville, North Carolina

Thompson Windows
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Windsor Product Used:
Pinnacle Wood Clad

The Japalachian

New Construction - Single Family Home

Project Description

This custom design-build home is located in the mountainous setting of western North Carolina. One challenge with the home was incorporating a blend of arts-and-crafts style with a dash of contemporary to maximize and capture not only the view, but illuminate the interior with natural light. Interior designer Laura Kirkpatrick Sullivan, with ID.ology Interior Design, understood these needs and made sure the space was tailored to this desired feel and flow. Laura and her team were awarded the Best Interior Merchandising Award by NCHBA for their work on this project.

Another challenge this project faced was the steep grade of the site itself, which is typical of the region. Sean Sullivan, builder-president of Living Stone, was able to overcome this obstacle with great success. With his experience as an award-winning homebuilder and as 2015 president of the North Carolina Homebuilders Association, Sean and his team found the perfect layout to acclimate with the surroundings. This beautiful custom home has received a lot of attention and won the 2014 NCHBA Stars Awards for Best Outdoor Living Area, along with Best Single Family Detached Home within its category.

Unique Requirements/Solutions

Light, light and more light. The homeowners are avid outdoor enthusiasts and wanted to make the outdoors a part of their new home. From early sight planning to design and product choices, the team at Living Stone applied every resource to maintain natural light and appeal on all sides...not just the elevation view toward Mount Mitchell.

Comments from Project Associates

“Windsor’s Pinnacle wood clad product line gave us so many design options: casement, awning and direct sets with deep sash reveal; 9' tall sliding doors with all wood interior allowed for no unsightly screws or vinyl; and Low-E rain glass, instead of obscure, for privacy with class and performance. Our design team carefully selected a mix of Pinnacle products to achieve striking visual architecture without distracting from the outdoor visuals.

As our distributor, Thompson Windows are true millwork pros. They understand our design needs quickly and offer creative solutions.

Lastly, Windsor Windows & Doors is manufactured in North Carolina, less than three hours from Asheville. With the commitment to GREEN at Living Stone, we appreciate the lower carbon footprint of their delivery, quality and service!”