The Lumiere House
Asheville, North Carolina
Architect/Designer | ACM Design
Builder | Bluestone Construction, LLC
Landscape Architect/Designer | Cloos Landscape Architecture
Interior Designer | ACM Design
Photographer | Meechan Architectural Photography
Three Manhattanites—an artisan baker, a fashion consultant, and an avid art collector—retire to Asheville and created the perfect home from which to enjoy the the art scene, the craft foods, and the mountains. The home, which is now filled with their vast art collection, was designed to bring in lots of natural light to compensate for years of cramped Manhattan living.
The exterior is mostly Old World brick and stone that, when combined with the black metal clad windows and the steep pitch roof, gives the home a chateau-esque feel with contemporary finishes. The home fits well on a gently sloping lot ,affording a nice balance of privacy and strong prominence from the street. The rear lot has a private firepit area for social gatherings.
The interior is a very modern feel that creates many spaces filled with light from the multi-pane windows to showcase the artwork. Challenges included creating two equally prominent owners’ suites, achieved by placement on each level with separate rooflines, and balancing the tastes of three separate owners in a cohesive manner.