Casa Cielo is perched on the top of the property, and the views are magical. This home was carefully placed so that the connections to the site inside to outside were framed to capture nature’s beauty as the seasons pass. Glass wraps around the home on three sides from floor to ceiling blending the in-between spaces. The warm wood tones, high ceilings, and modest forms allow the site to be a celebration and the home to be a refuge. With a kitchen on one side of the living space, the home is anchored to the site, the morning views tell the story of the day while the functional spaces are all allocated to the rear of the building. Our clients have beautifully complimented the architecture with just the right furniture and fabrics.
Elk Rock Vista features a subdued street aesthetic with a complimentary detached garage, but once you enter the views through the home take your breath away. This modern form home has a blend of red and grey siding with lots of windows allowing for a bright interior. The main living space is warmed by the exposed beams and incredible woodworking. If you can take your eyes off the magnificent cabinetry you will be stunned by the 180 degree views in the sunroom right off the kitchen space. Venture down the hall to the craft room and the views explode again. The bold colors and incredible art work all have been placed perfectly to highlight each piece while working with the architecture. The stone found on the site during construction is reclaimed into landscaping along the slope from front to back of the house and the blend of steel and wood give the house a distinctive modern blend.
Elk Rock Manor sits at the top of the Blue Ridge Parkway on a former apple orchard. The home, designed to frame the views overlooking the Appalachian trail, features a traditional form with wood accents. The design goal for the project was to allow for easy access to hobby spaces and an open living area for family gathering. The home features a detached garage that not only has space for projects but a greenhouse to extend the growing season. The large windows and skylights allow for the home to be flooded with natural light and the large glass view facing wall brings the outside in. The vaulted living space amplifies the stone accent fireplace and the wood floors warm the space making this a very comfortable gathering area. The home features a large kitchen with an oversized island to allow for lots of help when preparing dinner, and the close by pantry provides overflow storage. The home sits just right to maximize the views over the Blue Ridge and has a striking grey medley that greets all visitors of this community.
The Hilltop House was designed with a goal of allowing family to gather with connection to the outside at all times. The incredible kitchen developed by Lantz Custom Woodworking serves as an anchor in the main living space with the two-story brick wall on the other side of the open living space giving instant character. The exposed steel beams sit on top of the heavy wood timbers that mimic the exterior porch columns supporting the loft above. The open cable rail system allows for the industrial style to take on a modern twist while the wood floors from Weavers Flooring warm the space that will capture many years of memories.