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Living Stone Design + Build 3. You’re on a Tight ScheduleDisagreement between the designer and the contractor on how things ought to be done can result in serious slowdowns. When you’re working with a design-build firm, however, everyone is on the same team — which can translate into faster timelines. Also thanks to this collaboration, building can often begin even if there are still a few small finishing touches to iron out in the design.See more of this modern mountain home
Photos by Ryan Theede PhotographyHouse at a GlanceWho lives here: Starla and Scott Campbell, who have one daughter in high school who lives with them, as well as two kids in collegeLocation: Asheville, North CarolinaSize: 4,000 square feet (372 square meters); three bedrooms, 3½ bathroomsDesigners: Homeowner Starla Campbell in collaboration with Laura Sullivan of ID.ology Interiors & Design (interiors) and John Petri in collaboration with Sean Sullivan of Living Stone Design + Build (architecture) Homeowner Starla Campbell talks to black bears out her shower window. She, her husband, Scott, and their daughter live harmoniously in the woods of Asheville, North Carolina, with them. The Campbells perched their house in a high spot with idyllic mountain views, and the home pays homage to its beautiful surroundings. The thoughtful mountain modern architectural style of the house blends in with the landscape while the interiors connect with the outdoors via windows, two porches and layers of natural materials that enrich the space with organic texture and colors. Both homeowners were very involved in the design and construction of their forever home. And as they both work from home, they knew they would be spending most of their time in the house. Starla’s background is in interior design and Scott is a talented woodworker, and they are passionate about the idyllic surroundings and about handcrafted items. All around the home are pieces that Starla designed and Scott made, and an important part of the design was making sure he had ample space for a workshop for projects. “Modern can get kind of sterile,” Starla says. “We both wanted to add as many natural materials and handcrafted items as possible.” Architect John Petri completed the plans, and the house was a collaborative effort among Living Stone Design + Build, the Campbells and interior designer Laura Sullivan. “Laura and John helped take our ideas and make our vision come to life,” Starla says. The Campbells were careful with their budget and believed in putting their money into permanent architectural features like interior stone walls while saving on things like appliances and lighting. “This truly was a high-low project,” she says.