Stunning new construction home in Asheville, designed for exquisite living and entertaining. This home design is a classic French manor home with a modern twist for the interiors. Custom windows, light brick and stone masonry, symmetry on the front facade, and a circular drive present an impressive welcome to this stately home.
Enter through the foyer and into a two-story lounge with a window wall of glass surrounding a sculptural staircase to an upper level gallery. The homeowner’s extensive art collection is featured throughout the main and upper level galleries and living spaces, including the central focal point bronze, “Elizabeth,” sculpted by Nano Lopez on the stair platform. The home is a celebration of the owner’s love of art from Old World masters to contemporary artists. Their diverse collection of sculpture, etchings, paintings, and mixed media was cataloged so that curation of the artwork was an integral part of the design process. Acquired over decades and from travels around the world, the art collection is a visual story-telling of their lives. The spaces are designed to tastefully display and curate this collection to create an elegant home that is enjoyed each day by the owners, as well as a welcoming retreat for family and friends.
The home’s floor plan boasts rooms that flow together creating open spaces for entertaining, but with vestibules for small painting groupings and nooks with custom built-in displays to house sculptures. The design balances open-concept spaces with defined rooms. Custom windows with maximum UV control properties bring in natural light, while protecting the collections. A large gathering kitchen with chef grade appliances and large central island spills into a cozy living room anchored by a fireplace with bronze surround. A secondary kitchen and pantry is tucked away adjacent to this space, which allows for prep for large events and parties to be out of sight from guests who will be enjoying dinner in the large, formal dining room. For more casual gatherings, guests can enjoy outdoor living in Western North Carolina under the covered pavilion with fireplace with views to the garden.
ACM Design PA
ACM Design PA
Asheville, NC, On the Boards