The image of sitting on your back porch and looking out over the gorgeous Western North Carolina mountains at sunset is a beautiful site. It’s the end result – but what about the journey to get there? Building a home in the Blue Ridge Mountains can be a little challenging, although the challenge is certainly worth the results.
Mountain homes typically come up against two types of challenges. The first is that the conditions in high-elevation mountainous regions can be harsh at times, so it’s essential to find the most cost-effective and durable material for your site. The second reason is that the land will have to be adjusted, whether that’s through excavation or retaining walls, in a way that is harmonious with the environment and will provide proper building ground. Even then, the home will need to be carefully designed around the layout of the land.
MKB’s goal is to build a beautiful mountain home for you that fits seamlessly into its surroundings and creates a smooth transition from the outside to the inside of the home. We will carefully inspect your property so that we fully understand exactly what we’re working with. This way, we can also determine which materials will be the most sustainable and resilient while remaining within your budget. While walking the land, we also keep note of your vision so that we can foresee the small details of your future dwelling while looking over the land. At MKB, we will be with you every step of the way, from walking the site to working with both architect and designers, so that your mountain home fits seamlessly into the natural environment.
After doing the preliminary work, we will be on the way to crafting your artisan mountain home that you will love and will last for many years to come!
See our process to understand all the steps we take to ensure we are laying the groundwork for a beautiful artisan home.