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Sineath Construction wins praise for two-time, award-winning custom home

We are thrilled and grateful that another of our custom-built homes won a WNC STAR Award from our peers at the Asheville Home Builders Association. With its unique great room reflecting the owner’s love of the mountains, our Along the Ridge custom home was awarded Best Single-Family Custom Home Between 4,500 and 6,000 sq. ft.

“We are honored to be recognized again for the high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into building this home and achieving the client’s vision,” said Brian Sineath, president and co-owner of Sineath Construction. “The unique river walk floor was awarded Best Feature in the 2020 Parade of Homes, and we loved the challenge to create it.”

along the ridge stoneworkDesigned by architect Armin Wessel, the owners envisioned a modern retreat among the mountains, inside and out, with details collected from generations of family homes. With its hand-carved mountain scene, stone installations, dramatic river walk floor, and pebble-dash ceiling in the grand living area, this elegant structure rises from the mountainside of Town Mountain Preserve on the western flank of Town Mountain. The home is an expression of the owners’ love of mountains and nature.

The hand-crafted design features in the grand living area include:

  • Natural river rock, a clean color palette and layers of hand-carved details create a unique mountain relief along the great room walls.
  • Dramatic river walk flooring connects individual spaces in the great room.
  • Recessed pebbledash and build-in lighting mirror the river walk on the ceiling.

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The river walk required meticulous attention to detail when recessing the subfloor to ensure the stones were level with the surrounding hardwood floors. We used lasers to project the river walk onto the ceiling to create a perfect reflection of the river walk upon the ceiling. Sheet rock was hand-carved to form a layered mountain scene along the walls, a reference to the drama and depth of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Designed for easy one level living and aging in place, hallways and doorways allow for easy movement for possible future mobility assistance devices. An elevator connects the main level to the lower level. The master on the main level allows the owners close off the lower level after family and guests say until next time.

It was important for the owner to connect this custom home with her childhood home. Mantels salvaged and reclaimed became design elements, drawing eye to seating areas and library-like spaces. Ceiling boards from her grandmother’s porch because a custom designed mountain reference on the entryway walls. Custom cabinets in the laundry room were designed to showcase the vintage porcelain sink.

The master suite is a large yet cozy. A tray ceiling is lined with lights to provide calming, ambient light as night falls. A large custom designed dressing room and spa like-bathroom complete the suite.

Secondary rooms on the main level include a half bath, guest room and a craft-project room complete with custom shelving for organization.

The lower level offers spaces for game and movie nights, a junior master suite, and additional bedroom, and ample room for storage and mechanicals.

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