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9. Mountain Majesty Architect John Petri in collaboration with Sean Sullivan of Living Stone Design + Build teamed up to create a magical mountain home in Asheville, North Carolina. The rustic retreat features a variety of materials, including cedar, painted cedar and stone.To make the most of the views from inside and bring in the natural light, the architects added clerestory windows along the top of the two-story-tall living area in the center of the house.
Breaking Up a Typical BoxStarla and Scott hail from Oklahoma and Texas and were used to brick ranches with traditional rooflines. “We knew we wanted something totally different from that,” Starla says.A series of dynamic rooflines tops the different volumes of the house, and a variety of materials including cedar, painted cedar and stone break them up visually even more. Even the garage, often an overwhelming, out-of-scale eyesore on a typical facade, is broken up into two different pavilion-like structures, one clad in stone and the other in cedar. The Campbells knew they wanted to be able to make the most of the views from inside and bring in the natural light from clerestory windows. (In this photo we are only seeing one level; what looks like a second story is simply the high ceilings in some of the main level’s rooms.) The siting of the house on the property was also important. “Our architect, John Petri, is old school in that he spent a lot of time on the site studying the views, the light and the best place to see the sunset,” Starla says. He planned the front porch on the left accordingly. It enjoys views on three sides, but the mountain view to the west off the back of the house provides the most spectacular sunset spectacles. Additionally, the couple are hoping to retire early and stay here forever, so he planned for them to age in place here.Savings tip: Starla estimates that creating two custom garage doors like these would have cost about $12,000. Instead the builders used basic ready-made doors from Clopay and trimmed them out with wood slats to create a custom look for about $5,000.Find a design-build firm in your area