Grand Highlands Contemporary
This newly built custom home is located in the Grand Highlands community in WNC. A California couple were relocating to the East coast, after years of living in a small cramped home, and being crowded together with a large labrador puppy, teenager, while both trying to work from home during COVID. They knew they needed more room to breathe, work and live, and had settled on this property with sweeping long range mountain views.
They initially reached out to Talli, the owner of Allard + Roberts, for assistance in putting a team together to design and build their dream home, where they would live full time upon retirement. Talli referred them to the builder, who then referred them to the architect. That created the team that saw the owners through a years-long process of custom designing their home and building it from scratch to meet the client’s aesthetic and functional lifestyle needs. The A+R team worked alongside the builder and architect, and acted as the client’s eyes and ears on-site when they could not physically be present for site visits and walkthroughs.
A+R consulted on finishes and details throughout construction, and carried that finish information into their selections and designs for custom furnishings and decor throughout the home. Many of the furnishings were custom designed through A+R’s vast network of local and regional furniture makers and artisans. Among items sourced locally and regionally were the cabinetry + built-ins, stone slabs + tiles, area rugs, lighting fixtures, upholstery, custom casegoods like the dining and coffee tables, artwork throughout, and accessories like the mid century pottery mixed into the decor. The designers mixed in vintage and new objects with the clients existing leather book collection, and other personal artwork and accessories, ensuring a personalized approach to detailed interiors.
Now the homeowners have room to work, live, and entertain. And the 90+ pound fur baby has plenty of room to roam! No more cramped spaces for this family, as they can work or relax while watching storms or sunny days and the change of seasons through the vast walls of glass.