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Featured Project: Pastoral Farmhouse

In just a few short weeks we’ll be handing clients the keys to their custom-built home. We’re so excited for them to enjoy their new home in the rolling hills west of Asheville.

Farmhouse Style with Sprawling Porches

Spacious kitchen of custom mountain home under constructionThe home itself is pretty sweet. A two-story farmhouse style home with a detached garage, the home is sited to capture long-range mountain views from both levels. The main level includes a spacious great room with an adjoining dining area and a kitchen that will wow.

Our furniture/cabinet maker Robert created a number of custom built-ins for this home. The fireplace surround, mantel, and shelving in the great room, as well as the built-in workstation and drafting table in the home office, were custom designed and built in our workshop. Robert and the carpentry team completed the installation, creating a truly unique interior environment for the homeowners.

Bathroom of custom mountain home under constructionA powder room, study, and master suite complete the main level, reflecting the growing trend that allows for aging in place. Wide hallways and doorways, curbless showers, and one level living are three of the most common features in a home designed with the future in mind.

The upper level includes two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, gallery space, and a recreational room. Large windows on both levels connect the interiors with the pastoral setting and mountain views outside the home. The home connects to the garage with a breezeway accessed through the mudroom off the kitchen.

Getting oriented

We always look forward to the day when we can welcome clients into their new, completed home and hand over the keys. Yet, before we do, there’s one more step that needs to be completed – the orientation.

We will complete a thorough orientation with the homeowners a few days prior to them taking possession of the home. The orientation is a detailed walk-through of the home and its systems – inside and outside. As you can imagine, the orientation an important part of our process. We ensure the homeowners are familiar with every system in their home, such as how to operate them, how to care for them, and to perform simple maintenance tasks such as changing HVAC filters.

Knowing how to shut off power and water in case of an emergency is important for every homeowner, and you’d been surprised how many homeowners don’t know to do that. When the orientation is complete, the homeowners will know everything there is to know about their new home, which switches work which lights, how to care for their appliances, flooring, and windows, and so much more.

Besides getting to know the home, we perform a detailed inspection of the home with the homeowners to ensure the home meets expectations. While we do our best to button up every detail, it’s invariable that we’ll need to touch up paint or adjust a door. We include anything needing attention on the punch list, and those items are completed in a timely fashion, usually before move-in.

We’re excited for the homeowners. While active participants in the construction process, they’ve waited patiently for us to build their vision. We’re thrilled to have helped them achieve their dream – mountain living here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Check out more custom homes on our portfolio.