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B. Page Residence

Creston Community, Black Mountain, NC
2400 square feet of heated space
473 square feet of decks, patios and porches

This two-level home takes full advantage of the site, with deep overhangs to keep out excess heat, and a staggered floor plan that blocks sunset glare. Large windows frame the 180-degree views. The primary living spaces are on one level. Inside, varied ceiling heights and built-in furniture help define living zones. Graceful built-in bookshelves in the library and dining room hold the owner’s extensive book and memorabilia collections. Outside, locally quarried drystack stone retaining walls, native landscape materials and an earthy color palette blend the house back into the mountainside. These materials contribute to efficient, cost effective design and construction.

“Tom’s approach to determining how my lifestyle and preferences would shape my new home was thorough… his approach to design problems was direct and yet lightly humorous. My home is as visually pleasing as it is livable. Its energy consumption is minimal and it fits organically to the land on which it sits.”
—Barbara Page, Homeowner