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2022 Award Winners


Interior Architecture & Design

Owner Suite, Custom


Elk Mountain Zen


Asheville, North Carolina

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the private Elk Mountain Zen is an epic vacation home. The clients’ style was modern luxury with a homey twist, and their inspiration was Hollywood Hills style in the Asheville Mountains.

The beautiful custom primary suite was created to have a clean and modern, yet inviting, feel. The contrast between the black concrete, rich wooden bed and white walls makes this space welcoming.

Special features include:

  • A custom-built floating bed and nightstands attached to a beautiful room divider,
  • Bifold doors to make the exterior an extension of the interior,
  • A closet with custom cedar built-ins to optimize organization, and
  • A luxurious, window-lined wet room.
  • This amazing space also includes a floor-to-ceiling concrete tiled accent wall/fireplace. Custom panels prevent overheating and cracking throughout the wall.
From the Judges
The accordion walls open up the back of the home to great outdoor spaces and make key living areas live larger. A see-through fireplace also helps connect the owners’ bedroom with the great room. The wet room brings the outdoors in with ample windows, while clever details—such as different tiles for different functions—add to its visual impact.

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