The Season of Thankfulness and Giving Back

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global giving event that happens on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving back has been integral to our firm since the beginning. To show our support, we have pledged to give back 8% of our net profit each year to local non-profits. In the past five years, we have donated over $80,000 to fund causes and organizations whose work inspires us. We know that actions speak Read more…

Modern Classic in Yancey County

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Our client, a young family of five, asked us to design a contemporary farmhouse on mountain land that has been in their family since a Revolutionary War land grant. The farmstead features numerous structures built by the husband’s great grandfather and served as our inspiration: simple forms and a character rich with a sense of place. Our design honors the history of the valley with a new home that could Read more…

Celebrating Center for Craft Grand Reopening

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On November 16th, the Center for Craft celebrated its grand reopening of the National Craft Innovation Hub in downtown Asheville. We have been working with the Center for Craft on this project for the past three years, and were happy to celebrate the finished project with them. The National Craft Innovation Hub was created with the intention of providing office, event, and gallery space for creative collaboration among artists, researchers, Read more…

Montreat Modern Residence

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The Montreat Modern Residence is designed to be in harmony with its setting and to fulfill the family’s hopes for a multi-generational getaway. Our clients and their extended family have enjoyed the Montreat area for many years and wanted a permanent place that can be enjoyed for generations to come. This house, now in construction, is sited on a steep north-sloping mountainside. Limited access from the street and difficult topography Read more…

Prairie Style Reimagined for Modern Living In WNC

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Inspired by principles of prairie-style homes, we translated these themes for this home to fit the context of mountain living. We focused on simple materials, openness, strong lines and lots of light. The exterior of this home, located at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, uses a mix of textures anchored in the same neutral grey palette. Using a minimal color scheme allowed the different materials to integrate together, as well Read more…