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into the hole using a boom truck. Many exceptional design features give this room its elegant yet comfortable feel, such as the local spotted-maple log coffee table, which the Hunters bought on a whim and had sanded down to make it a functional table. Off the living room, doors open to the partially covered deck where the views are absolutely astounding. Adjacent to Moses Cone, the thick forest allows for a private space from which to sit and watch the clouds settle over Hanging Rock and Beech Mountain. The master suite is a very attractive room with chic furniture in darker tones and a tray ceiling, all of which create an atmosphere of space and comfort. Three small box windows are carved into the wall behind the bed, bringing in soft natural lighting. And if the Hunters need one last glimpse of that beautiful view of the mountains before going to sleep, a door from their room walks out onto the porch. The bathroom features granite vanity tops, beautiful stone in various neutral colors on the shower walls, and river rocks embellishing the shower floor. A window placed in the shower provides a beautiful view of the blooming rhododendrons in remarkable shades of pink and purple. One more bedroom lies upstairs, coated in a stylish coffee color with French doors opening to an outdoor patio. The hall bath is buzzing with dragonflies and grasshoppers, as adorable mountain critters adorn the shower tiles. One cannot help but notice the impeccable design style found in every room of the Hunters’ home, which was carefully crafted with the help of Jennifer Patusic of Signature Interiors (who helped with everything from bedding to furniture to paint choices). One thing that the Hunters knew they wanted to create was a much more open floor plan, and one place where this is evident is the stairwell to the lower level which was knocked out and made completely open. The downstairs holds two more bedrooms, the first a very modern, feminine space with purple walls and a bright green bedspread. The three large windows lining one wall allow a cool breeze to ruffle the light curtains and draw one to the tranquil mountainous scene beyond. The fourth bedroom is decorated with contemporary shapes and patterns, has a large bed, and has access to the downstairs deck with the same astounding views seen in the rest of the Yonhanlossee home. This was a large and complex project to take on, but when the remodel was completed the

Hunters ended up with their dream home. The trick in remodeling is to make the renovations look as if they have always been a part of the home, and Mark accomplished this to perfection. Master craftsmanship may be a dying breed, but this home is a visual representation that homes can still incorporate fine detailed work from the stacked stone fireplace to the cathedral ceilings to the wooden beams. The Hunters do not wish to change one thing about their home and are extremely grateful to Mark and his crew for their impeccable communication and diligent work. For construction and preconstruction consultation services or more information about Mountain Construction’s work, visit their website at www.mountainconstruction.com or call (828) 963-8090. H

High Country Home Spring 2012  

High Country Home Spring 2012