Perched on one of the highest ridges at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove community, the “Eagle’s Nest” residence comes by its name naturally. The home overlooks a heritage sweep of pasture land and distant mountains.
“You cannot waste these views. They cannot be mishandled.” That’s what residential designer Mark Shattuck of Cornerstone Design + Build Solution told his clients, even before the ground was broken on the Asheville-area home.
And so every room that should have a picture window indeed does.
“For this project, we maximized everything possible on the site,” says Malcolm Morgan of Morgan-Keefe Builders. “It doesn’t get any better than that.”
“View properties are very different than any other kind of properties,” notes Shattuck. “From an architectural standpoint, most suburban homes are designed to be inwardly focused. The house floorplan works internally, whereas with views like that, the floorplan and the architecture have to be outwardly focused, and they have to work with the lay of the land and the objects that are beyond the property.”
To maximize the scenery, Shattuck took extra steps during the early conceptual phase to determine where windows should be positioned. “I said, ‘We have to get a surveyor back out here and establish exactly where the view corridors are.’”
Gradually, the lookout took its form… Read the full Carolina Home + Garden article here >>