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Asheville, NC: The Best Place To Live If You Can Live Anywhere

Experienced travelers know the best place to eat in Chicago, the best hotel to stay at in New York, the best place to watch the sunset over the Rocky Mountains, the best beach on the East Coast — you get the picture. But what about moving somewhere new? This requires a different set of criteria. Vacation

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Top Questions to Ask Right Now When Hiring a Builder For Your Greenville Home

Considering relocating to Greenville and looking for a South Carolina contractor to build your dream home? Residential real estate in Greenville, South Carolina is appreciating quickly. Greenville home prices were up 17 percent in March of 2021, from March of 2020. Local newspapers have reported houses selling well over the asking price, due to the

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Fantastic Tips You Can Use Today To Find The Perfect Lot For Your Asheville Home

Building a custom Asheville home starts with purchasing the perfect piece of Asheville property. There are many reasons to custom build a luxury home in Asheville, North Carolina. But though we all want to live near this amazing city, with mountains and rich culture, we don’t all want the same thing from the Asheville real

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Bluestone Wins National Building Awards

It’s 2021, but the building and design awards for 2020 keep coming! We are delighted to announce recent awards for two North Carolina projects. And we’re grateful to the architects, engineers, and subcontractors we partnered with to create these amazing custom homes. Most of all, we’re grateful to the clients, who trusted us with their

2020 Master Design Award Winner for Best Outdoor Environment

We are so delighted to win another award for this stunning custom home in Fairview, North Carolina. The work we do represents the best of the best in design, materials, and talent. We thank everyone who helped put this project together. It is always a collaborative creative process that leaves us grateful and satisfied standing

Now Is The Time To Build The Custom Home You Want To Live, Work & Play In

Spending most of your time at home clarifies what works and what doesn’t about your space. We’re all stuck at home, which means that aspects of our space that seemed like mild annoyances a few weeks ago now feel like major inconveniences. Maybe your kitchen felt small when you were eating out multiple times a

Why Greenville Is The Best Place In South Carolina To Build Your Luxury Home 

Greenville is the fastest growing metro-area in South Carolina and, according to US 2016 census data, the fourth-fastest growing city in the US.  In recent years it’s been named the 10th Best Place to Live in the US and listed among the Top Ten Best Downtowns in the country by Livability. Greenville was named the

Why Kevin Reed, Founder of Bluestone Construction, Loves What He Does

Asheville’s Kevin Reed wasn’t always a custom-home builder. A few decades ago, he was about 15 years into a mechanical engineering and project managing career. Then he took his family to Disney World.  He walked into the Wilderness Lodge, one of Disney’s trademarked resorts, and had a epiphany. He wanted to build something like that—something

Bluestone Construction Featured On Houzz

We’re so excited that our founder Kevin Reed was recently featured in an article on Houzz, explaining what a Preconstruction Services Contract is. Read the whole article here. And if you’re curious about how Asheville’s premiere  custom homebuilder approaches a Preconstruction Services Agreement, we discussed this on our blog a few months back.  

Create A Custom Garage That Will Protect Your Classic Cars Right Now

Classic cars deserve fancy digs. People use their garages for many different things. A garage may be where you store your landscaping tools, where you keep your carpenter’s workshop, or where you hole up for beer and the game. Your garage may be the first space you see when you arrive home and the last

Bluestone Construction Sweeps the STARS Awards with a Modern Take on Boho Chic

Last month Bluestone Construction won three 2019 STARS Awards, as selected by the North Carolina Home Builders Association, for a total renovation on a custom-built mountaintop residence in Fairview. Builders from all over the state compete for these prestigious awards, so the fact that Bluestone walked away with three of them—Best Whole House Remodel, Best

What Is the Modern Art of Building Science? Why Does It Matter So Much Right Now?

Building Science combines knowledge from the architecture and design fields, as well as of building materials, home systems, engineering and more. Kurt Kvandal, Project Manager for Bluestone Construction, thinks of building science as “trying to build the most efficient house, as efficiently as possible.” Kurt grew up doing construction projects with his father and grandfather,

Asheville’s Love Affair With Tudor Revival Homes

Tudor Revival home are plentiful in upscale Asheville neighborhoods. Where does this architectural style come from, and what are its trademarks? Since the early 20th century, Tudor Revival has been a popular style of residential architecture in the US. Marked by dark timber and textured facades, natural materials and palettes, tall windows, pitched roofs, and