The Summer 2009 issue of Carolina Home & Garden Magazine interviews clients Sandra and Barry Bearden alongside architect Rob Carlton to discuss the ambitious plans for their new home in Western North Carolina. These Houston natives chose the Mountain Air community outside Burnsville, NC as the location for their retreat away from the heat, hustle and bustle of Houston.
The couple approached Carlton Edwards feeling inspired by the contemporary mountain architecture prominent in the Pacific Northwest. They hoped for an Appalachian twist on this aesthetic, with a heavy focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship. We met this challenge with plans for a 3,600 square foot home, cantilevered mountainside and starring green features such as a moss-covered topspan and solar panels.
The end result will be a true departure from the traditional notion of a “mountain lodge.” The Beardens’ vision come-to-life will be a light-filled modernity, blending seamlessly with its surroundings and sustainably built. Click here to read more about the project in Carolina Home and Garden.