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Craftsman style house gets a modern update in the North Carolina mountains

Craftsman mountain home entry

Allard + Roberts and the original builders of the home, Morgan Keefe Builders completely transformed this Craftsman house nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. This custom home was renovated for a retired couple who relocated from California. They were looking for a different pace of life, and to be surrounded by the natural beauty of Western North Carolina.

The couple were attracted to the moss-covered stone outcroppings and panoramic mountain views on their new property. While their style preferences run more contemporary, the home had a distinctly Craftsman feel to it with an abundance of stained wood and pale yellow walls. They sought out the project team to update the home to meet their tastes and lifestyle needs.

contemporary craftsman style living room with a built-in window seat

The homeowners had an existing collection of artwork, which was integral to the new design. Their favorite accent color is blue, so blue tones were threaded throughout multiple rooms on the main level, from the foyer and living room artwork, the blue velvet swivel chairs by the fireplace, accent pillows, and touches in the rugs and other decor elements.

contemporary craftsman style living room

The project team began by refinishing the oak floors to a lighter and more natural tone, to better pair with the existing woodwork stain. The wall paint was refreshed throughout, eliminating the yellow cast, and lighting was changed for the same reason. More transitional lighting fixtures were selected to pair with the new furnishings throughout. 

contemporary craftsman style living room

A western walnut console was designed by Allard + Roberts, and custom-made, at the perfect size to ground the Frame TV in the main living room.

contemporary craftsman style living room

What We Love: This renovated craftsman house provides a retired couple with a wonderful new living environment surrounded by the mountains of North Carolina. Contemporary furnishings and light fixtures help to meet the style tastes of the owners, creating spaces that are stylish yet welcoming. Overall, the project team did a fantastic job of completely overhauling this home to better meet the lifestyle needs of its new owners.

Tell Us: Would this be your idea of the perfect retirement home for relaxing and entertaining family and friends? Let us know in the Comments below!

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contemporary craftsman style living room

contemporary craftsman style living room

contemporary craftsman style living room

contemporary craftsman style living room with a fireplace

contemporary craftsman style living room

contemporary craftsman style living room with a built-in window seat

contemporary craftsman style living room

contemporary craftsman style living room with a wood console table

contemporary craftsman style dining room

contemporary craftsman style dining room

contemporary craftsman style dining room

contemporary craftsman-style dining room built-in buffet

contemporary craftsman style kitchen

In the kitchen, the countertops and backsplashes were changed to natural quartzite stone slabs and the cabinetry was painted a deep gray tone to coordinate. Floating shelves were added by the window wall for open storage of daily used glasses and dishes. While in the adjacent dining room, a black textured wallcovering was added to create a cozier atmosphere in a room with a soaring curved ceiling.

contemporary craftsman style kitchen

contemporary craftsman style kitchen

The existing “bones” of the house were incredible, as were the location and the views. With all of the transformations, the homeowners and their two fur babies are enjoying their daily life in Western North Carolina, and making meals and memories with family and friends in their perfectly personalized new home.

contemporary craftsman style kitchen

contemporary craftsman style hallway

contemporary craftsman style hallway with a hidden door

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

The master bedroom included a unique bed nook, with a view of a mossy rock face above the bed. Allard + Roberts designed a custom mahogany bed wall detail with integrated floating nightstands in a black stain. These nightstands contain power strips for powering phones and iPads, while keeping the nightstand surface clutter-free.

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

Mounting the sconces to the wall also keeps surfaces clear, while the adjustable lighting is perfect for reading in bed. Motorized shades lower at the push of a bedside button, for privacy and light control.

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

contemporary craftsman style bedroom

contemporary craftsman style powder bathroom

contemporary craftsman style hallway

On the Lower Level, the existing Library woodwork had been painted white. However, the new homeowners preferred a moodier space for enjoying cocktails and conversation with friends. The existing woodwork and library shelves were painted out in a dark gray, and the walls were covered in a textured material for added interest. Armchairs radiate around a circular cocktail table and a brass pendant light, serving as the perfect spot for cocktails and conversation. Artwork and objects from the owner’s collection were featured throughout this space.

contemporary craftsman style hallway with a hidden door 

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Greta
2 months ago

Not only did Morgan-Keefe Builders do the renovation, but they built the original house as well!

Diane
5 months ago

This is a beautiful house and the perfect retirement home. Very well done.