The Inn at Aramis Farms, renovation front

Featured Project: The Inn at Amaris Farms

Our team is headlong into a renovation project to transform an older home into an eight-room bed and breakfast and corporate retreat center. Located atop a knoll overlooking rolling pastures just north of Weaverville, the home sits on more than 20 acres in a quiet, narrow valley.

CREATING A MODERN FARMHOUSE LODGING EXPERIENCE

The home hadn’t been updated since the 1990s. Collaborating with the client to capture their vision for a modern farmhouse lodging experience was especially fun for us. Save for two rooms, we’ve taken the home down to the studs and completely reimagined each space. And, we had to figure out how to add more space to create additional suites within the existing structure.

A hospitality desk will greet guests upon their arrival in what was formerly the foyer, which was made deeper by reconfiguring the half bath behind the area. Removing a corner of the oversized bathroom created more functional space for the desk. To the right of the foyer will be the new state-of-the-art conference room. When not in use for corporate meetings or a board retreat, the space will turn into a lounge.

Past the foyer and down a short hall will be a grand sitting room and dining area. A large fireplace anchors this great room. While the final aesthetic is still in the works, reclaimed timbers will feature prominently in the space as a one-of-a-kind chandelier and as a mantel piece. A new commercial kitchen and coffee bar will ensure guests are amply fed (and caffeinated) throughout the day.

A 14-foot sliding glass door from the great room opens to the wrap-around covered porch that overlooks green pastures and towering red oaks. Ave and Maria, the two horses on the property, supervise our work from the back pasture.

ADDING SPACE UPSTAIRS

The challenge upstairs was turning four bedrooms into six guest suites without creating tiny, impractical spaces. The solution was to convert the vaulted, two-story open space and the reading room/second floor landing into new, functional square footage large enough to become two spacious suites.

Large windows in the upstairs guest suites offer long views of the valley, pastures, and mountains. Adding soundproofing materials between the walls will ensure a quiet respite for every guest.

If you’d like to see more of this fabulous work in progress, field manager Will Thomason gave us a tour that you can watch on our YouTube channel. You can also follow our progress on Facebook or Instagram.

While we love building custom homes, renovating and remodeling spaces is one of our favorite creative outlets. If know you want to remodel but aren’t sure about how to reconfigure your space in a way that will meet your needs, we can help. Click the button below to start a conversation about what might be possible for you.


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