Highlands, North Carolina
Architect/Designer | Mountainworks Design
Builder | The Berry Group
Landscape Architect/Designer | Alex Smith Garden Design
Interior Designer | Jackye Lanham
Photographer | Rebecca Lethe
The home is designed to maximize views along the Whiteside mountain ridge, and a linear floorplan ensures breath-taking views from almost every room. The ridge-top location is exposed to many severe storms and requires a wind speed design of 120 mph along with creative hidden details to protect it from driving rain. Exterior materials of stone, cedar shingles and slate were selected for their timeless beauty and long-term longevity. Antique materials such as hand-hewn timbers, antique, heart-pine floors, and river-recovered cypress were utilized to give the home a sense of age and permanence.