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A Modern Timber Home in the North Carolina Mountains

One modern timber home brings a contemporary feel to the mountains of North Carolina.

One modern timber home brings a contemporary feel to the mountains of North Carolina.

Photos courtesy of Sonoma Building Company Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_MAN0246_20160629 In North Carolina’s Lake at Lissara community perched atop a ridge overlooking Pilot Mountain, sits a striking custom home. Intentionally designed to stand out against the more traditional houses in the area, the 5,200-square-foot retreat is anything but ordinary. Sparrow-Hawk-2917-1030x686 Sparrow-Hawk-2907-1030x686 Sparrow-Hawk-2902-1030x686 Sparrow-Hawk-2847-1030x686 Sparrow-Hawk-2837-1030x686 Sparrow-Hawk-2817-1030x686 Sparrow-Hawk-2807-1030x686   Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_FRO2902_20160501And4more Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_FRO2837_20160501And4more Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_FRO2617_20160429And4more “The owners wanted to create something that was different than the homes you typically see in this area of the country — something with more of a ‘mountain modern’ feel,” says Tim Stone of Kelly and Stone Architects of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. And that’s exactly what they did. Designed to maximize the views of the lake and the nearby clubhouse, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom house features a number of unique features to enhance the contemporary look the homeowners were trying to achieve. Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_FRO7850_20160629 Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_FRO7832_20160629 First, the Douglas Fir frame (constructed by Colorado Timberframe) was paired with engineered steel beams and braces for a more industrial look. Honed and leathered granite countertops; custom steel and stainless-wire handrails; and a steel I-beam mantel on the great room fireplace add to the effect. High-end amenities such as a steam room, sauna and theater room add to the home’s one-of-a-kind appeal. Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_MAN0232_20160629   Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_MAN0239_20160629 Sonoma_9206_Sparrow_Hawk_MAN0238_20160629

What Makes It The Best

Ample outdoor spaces in the form of a large back deck and personal balconies provide extra living areas for the 5,200-square- foot home. The home features an open floor plan, but varying ceiling heights and well-placed timbers help break up the different living spaces. White drywall and ceilings create a strong contrast against the honey-hued interior timbers, adding to the home’s clean and contemporary look.

Home Details

Square Footage: 5,200 Architect: Kelly and Stone Architects, 970-875-0590 Builder: Sonoma Building Company, 336-923-5676 Timber Provider: Colorado Timberframe, 303-444-5012