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

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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,…
Bluestone Construction Team, Asheville NC

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…
how to build garages for a collector car collection

How To Create A Custom Garage For Renovating Classic Cars

  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…
Best Asheville nc luxury home builder Bluestone Construction-4

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

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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…
Contemporary Rustic Lodge House

What's Your Mountain Home Style?

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Rustic or Modern? Transitional? Boho Chic? You chose the perfect lot, where you want to build your legacy home. It’s wooded, with a gorgeous view. Now it's time to decide what style you want your mountain house to be. Do you swoon for the…

Why it's important that a builder gets along with his mother

,
Three questions you may not have thought of to guide your contractor selection. You’ve been thinking about custom-building for years, and you’ve decided now is the time. You’ve done your research and know what type of design you love.…
Best custom home builder Bluestone Construction Asheville NC-3

What Is Building Science? Why Does It Matter?

,
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…
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Asheville NC Is The Best Place to Retire—And Become the Artist You Always Wanted to Be

,
Retirement is about getting to play, grow, and explore parts of yourself that you were too busy or preoccupied to fully enjoy previously. It’s about having free hours to learn new skills and fully immerse yourself in those "night and weekend"…
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Why a European Vacation and Pinterest are the Keys to your Forever Home

,
Itching to build your legacy home? Perfect! That means, now's the time to go ahead and take that long-anticipated European vacation. Especially if you’ve been checking out homes in your local market, and they all seem the same, with little…
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For Sale, to be built: Modern Farmhouse in The Ramble Biltmore Forest, Asheville, NC

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8 Burnham Way #526 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 $1,549,000 If you are looking for a new home in The Ramble Biltmore Forest, but don't want to wait the extra 5-8 months for permit approval and design, we have the perfect Asheville…
BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

High Quality Materials and Appliances Will Change Your Life

If you’re spending the time and money to custom-build a home, opting for high-quality building materials and high end appliances is almost always a good choice. At best, outfitting your home with economy appliances undermines its value. At…

You’re Not Just Building a Home. You’re Building a Legacy.

,
Your custom-built home isn’t just a house. It’s a work of art and a cultural statement that will last longer than your lifetime. It’s a shelter and a haven for you and your family now, but it’s also a letter to future generations about…
virtual-reality-3-d-modeling-custom-builder-asheville

Why you need a builder who uses virtual reality, not just 3-D modeling

You would be hard pressed to find someone who has built a custom home who does not have one or two things they would have changed about their home. Perhaps it is a window they would have moved over 6” to capture a better view, or their master…
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Arts & Crafts is the US’s Most Popular Home Style—and Asheville Loves It

,
Arts & Crafts is an international art and architecture movement that dates back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It moved from the UK, throughout Europe and to the US, and it’s characterized by natural materials,…
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The smart home: How technology is infusing domestic life

, ,
By the end of last year, roughly 45 million smart home devices were in use in U.S. homes. The home automation industry in the U.S. is showing a 22% annual growth rate year-over-year, totaling approximately $20 billion last year. And, yet,…
BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

How To Choose the Right Architect to Design Your Asheville Luxury Home

You are about to begin the once-in-a-lifetime experience of building your legacy home, which will last for several lifetimes. You plan to pass this home to your children, and you hope they will pass it to their children. You want this dream…
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2018 Best in American Living™ Award

,
Another Best in Living Award from the National Association of Home Builders. We couldn't be happier. This year's winner is a stellar Mountain Modern in Asheville's Ramble Community. Thank you to the NAHB for putting together a great event. We…
3 year warranty plan with bluestone construction asheville nc

Why a 3-year warranty on a custom home is worth it

Quality is a subjective measure. Of course, so are characteristics like affordability, beauty, sustainability, and so on. What do you do when a home builder tells you their work is premium quality? Do you believe them? How do you know you’re…
asheville nc estate home maintenance

Advantages of a home maintenance plan over hiring when things go wrong

Disaster can strike at the most inopportune moments. The hot water goes out the same weekend your in-laws are coming to visit. A leak forms in the roof, dripping water onto the new suede couch in the living room. We’ve all been there. While…
top ten questions to ask a luxury home builder in asheville nc

10 Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Build Your Multi-Million Dollar Home

We live in a rushed world. Errands are squeezed in between work and exercise and family and maybe getting a moment to rest. Life tempts us to cut corners where we can — get groceries online, catch up with a friend on a call from your car,…
preconstruction-agreement-for-builders-asheville-nc

What is a Preconstruction Services Agreement (PSA)?

Many builders offer a free estimate upon request as the first, more formalized part of engaging with a homeowner. In fact, Bluestone did this up until about 10 years ago too. It’s basically putting a sticker price on a project along with…
biltmore forest builder bluestone construction sun conservatory

Remodeling Design Awards 2018 Merit Winner

,
Excited and honored to have been awarded with a 2017 BALA Award by the National Association of Home Builders! 2017 winners have been featured numerous times in NAHB publications as well as in Professional Builder, Custom Builder, Builder Online, and more.
BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

Mistakes to avoid when doing a multimillion-dollar new build or renovation

,
Our homes are playgrounds, sacred spaces, places to rear families, sanctuaries to rest within, environments to work in, and structures with which to define ourselves, our lives and our purpose for being. When you are ready to build a multimillion-dollar…
pros-and-cons-of-engineered-vs-natural

Hardwood v. Engineered Wood Flooring — Pros & Cons from an expert builder

Let’s quickly put things into perspective — there is no other surface area in your home that you will have such frequent, intimate contact with than flooring. It greets the soles of your feet when you roll out of bed in the morning. It’s…
best custom home builder Asheville North Carolina

Building on steep slopes in Asheville, North Carolina

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“It’s all about the view.”     Imagine you’re just starting a hike. You’re down in the valley. It’s early fall, and the rains have made the earth rich and aromatic. Ochre and crimson leaves lace the trail. The…

Bring your vision to life — Bluestone custom home building in Asheville

,
“This is really my dream house,” said our clients. From design to preservation, Bluestone homes inspire — this is what we promise.   But how do we deliver? 1) We ask ourselves, “If this were my house…” Our team understands…
BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

NanaWall Photo Story Contest - Best Performance

,
What a great project, this home has already received three awards this year. The covered outdoor living space was designed to be an extension of the kitchen and living room, opening up to the surrounding views. A 5-panel NanaWall door folds…
BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Award

,
We are excited to announce receiving the award for Best Single family home between 4500 and 6000 sf. You can see more photos of this magnificent Grand Highlands, Hendersonville, NC custom home, here. This project was also the cover article for…
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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…
Bluestone Construction Team, Asheville NC

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…
Best Asheville nc luxury home builder Bluestone Construction-4

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…
why-asheville-is-the-best-place-to-retire-and-become-the-artist-you-always-wanted-to-be

Asheville NC Is The Best Place to Retire—And Become the Artist You Always Wanted to Be

,
Retirement is about getting to play, grow, and explore parts of yourself that you were too busy or preoccupied to fully enjoy previously. It’s about having free hours to learn new skills and fully immerse yourself in those "night and weekend"…
asheville-nc-modern-farmhouse-for-sale

For Sale, to be built: Modern Farmhouse in The Ramble Biltmore Forest, Asheville, NC

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8 Burnham Way #526 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 $1,549,000 If you are looking for a new home in The Ramble Biltmore Forest, but don't want to wait the extra 5-8 months for permit approval and design, we have the perfect Asheville…
champion hills panaromic craftsman nc

Arts & Crafts is the US’s Most Popular Home Style—and Asheville Loves It

,
Arts & Crafts is an international art and architecture movement that dates back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It moved from the UK, throughout Europe and to the US, and it’s characterized by natural materials,…
Best-in-American-Living-Award-Asheville-NC-custom-home-builder-bluestone-contruction-

2018 Best in American Living™ Award

,
Another Best in Living Award from the National Association of Home Builders. We couldn't be happier. This year's winner is a stellar Mountain Modern in Asheville's Ramble Community. Thank you to the NAHB for putting together a great event. We…
biltmore forest builder bluestone construction sun conservatory

Remodeling Design Awards 2018 Merit Winner

,
Excited and honored to have been awarded with a 2017 BALA Award by the National Association of Home Builders! 2017 winners have been featured numerous times in NAHB publications as well as in Professional Builder, Custom Builder, Builder Online, and more.
best custom home builder Asheville North Carolina

Building on steep slopes in Asheville, North Carolina

, ,
“It’s all about the view.”     Imagine you’re just starting a hike. You’re down in the valley. It’s early fall, and the rains have made the earth rich and aromatic. Ochre and crimson leaves lace the trail. The…

Bring your vision to life — Bluestone custom home building in Asheville

,
“This is really my dream house,” said our clients. From design to preservation, Bluestone homes inspire — this is what we promise.   But how do we deliver? 1) We ask ourselves, “If this were my house…” Our team understands…
BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

NanaWall Photo Story Contest - Best Performance

,
What a great project, this home has already received three awards this year. The covered outdoor living space was designed to be an extension of the kitchen and living room, opening up to the surrounding views. A 5-panel NanaWall door folds…
BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Award

,
We are excited to announce receiving the award for Best Single family home between 4500 and 6000 sf. You can see more photos of this magnificent Grand Highlands, Hendersonville, NC custom home, here. This project was also the cover article for…
liveable cities where to move if you can live anywhere-3

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…
Best-in-american-living-custom-home-builder-bluestone-construction

Best in American Living

,
Excited and honored to have been awarded with a 2017 BALA Award by the National Association of Home Builders! 2017 winners have been featured numerous times in NAHB publications as well as in Professional Builder, Custom Builder, Builder Online, and more.

Best of Houzz 2018

Bluestone wins in the Customer Service category. Portfolio includes some of the most consistent reviews on Houzz in 2017. Visit our Houzz profile page to read more about is award, see more of our home photos, and testimonials from our clients.

Carolina Home & Garden

Bluestone recognized in Carolina Home & Garden article. The home owner, Edward Cocciadiferro, notes  “Chris, Jose, and Kevin were all wonderful to work with, and we’re really happy with the finished product.” Be sure to check out the full article.
kevin reed bluestone construction owner

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, …

Bluestone Construction Team, Asheville NC

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 …

how to build garages for a collector car collection

How To Create A Custom Garage For Renovating Classic Cars

 

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 …

Best Asheville nc luxury home builder Bluestone Construction-4

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, …

Contemporary Rustic Lodge House

What’s Your Mountain Home Style?

Rustic or Modern? Transitional? Boho Chic?

You chose the perfect lot, where you want to build your legacy home. It’s wooded, with a gorgeous view. Now it’s time to decide what style you want your mountain house to …

Why it’s important that a builder gets along with his mother

Three questions you may not have thought of to guide your contractor selection.

You’ve been thinking about custom-building for years, and you’ve decided now is the time. You’ve done your research and know what type of design you love. Now …

Best custom home builder Bluestone Construction Asheville NC-3

What Is Building Science? Why Does It Matter?

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, before studying political science in college. …

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 …

why-asheville-is-the-best-place-to-retire-and-become-the-artist-you-always-wanted-to-be

Asheville NC Is The Best Place to Retire—And Become the Artist You Always Wanted to Be

Retirement is about getting to play, grow, and explore parts of yourself that you were too busy or preoccupied to fully enjoy previously. It’s about having free hours to learn new skills and fully immerse yourself in those “night and …

why-you-should-take-a-european-vacation-before-you-build-your-dream-home

Why a European Vacation and Pinterest are the Keys to your Forever Home

Itching to build your legacy home? Perfect! That means, now’s the time to go ahead and take that long-anticipated European vacation. Especially if you’ve been checking out homes in your local market, and they all seem the same, with little …

asheville-nc-modern-farmhouse-for-sale

For Sale, to be built: Modern Farmhouse in The Ramble Biltmore Forest, Asheville, NC

8 Burnham Way #526 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803

$1,549,000

If you are looking for a new home in The Ramble Biltmore Forest, but don’t want to wait the extra 5-8 months for permit approval and design, we have the …

BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

High Quality Materials and Appliances Will Change Your Life

If you’re spending the time and money to custom-build a home, opting for high-quality building materials and high end appliances is almost always a good choice. At best, outfitting your home with economy appliances undermines its value. At worst, scrimping …

You’re Not Just Building a Home. You’re Building a Legacy.

Your custom-built home isn’t just a house. It’s a work of art and a cultural statement that will last longer than your lifetime. It’s a shelter and a haven for you and your family now, but it’s also a letter …

virtual-reality-3-d-modeling-custom-builder-asheville

Why you need a builder who uses virtual reality, not just 3-D modeling

You would be hard pressed to find someone who has built a custom home who does not have one or two things they would have changed about their home. Perhaps it is a window they would have moved over 6” …

champion hills panaromic craftsman nc

Arts & Crafts is the US’s Most Popular Home Style—and Asheville Loves It

Arts & Crafts is an international art and architecture movement that dates back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It moved from the UK, throughout Europe and to the US, and it’s characterized by natural materials, functionality, expert …

smart-home-technologies-asheville-nc

The smart home: How technology is infusing domestic life

By the end of last year, roughly 45 million smart home devices were in use in U.S. homes. The home automation industry in the U.S. is showing a 22% annual growth rate year-over-year, totaling approximately $20 billion last year.

And, …

BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

How To Choose the Right Architect to Design Your Asheville Luxury Home

You are about to begin the once-in-a-lifetime experience of building your legacy home, which will last for several lifetimes. You plan to pass this home to your children, and you hope they will pass it to their children. You want …

Best-in-American-Living-Award-Asheville-NC-custom-home-builder-bluestone-contruction-

2018 Best in American Living™ Award

Another Best in Living Award from the National Association of Home Builders. We couldn’t be happier. This year’s winner is a stellar Mountain Modern in Asheville’s Ramble Community. Thank you to the NAHB for putting together a great event. We …

3 year warranty plan with bluestone construction asheville nc

Why a 3-year warranty on a custom home is worth it

Quality is a subjective measure. Of course, so are characteristics like affordability, beauty, sustainability, and so on. What do you do when a home builder tells you their work is premium quality? Do you believe them?

How do you know …

asheville nc estate home maintenance

Advantages of a home maintenance plan over hiring when things go wrong

Disaster can strike at the most inopportune moments. The hot water goes out the same weekend your in-laws are coming to visit. A leak forms in the roof, dripping water onto the new suede couch in the living room. We’ve …

top ten questions to ask a luxury home builder in asheville nc

10 Questions to Ask a Contractor Before You Build Your Multi-Million Dollar Home

We live in a rushed world. Errands are squeezed in between work and exercise and family and maybe getting a moment to rest. Life tempts us to cut corners where we can — get groceries online, catch up with a …

preconstruction-agreement-for-builders-asheville-nc

What is a Preconstruction Services Agreement (PSA)?

Many builders offer a free estimate upon request as the first, more formalized part of engaging with a homeowner. In fact, Bluestone did this up until about 10 years ago too. It’s basically putting a sticker price on a project …

biltmore forest builder bluestone construction sun conservatory

Remodeling Design Awards 2018 Merit Winner

Out of 134 entries from across the globe, the  judges from the monthly publication, Remodeling Magazine, chose nine winners for this year’s Remodeling Design Awards. We are delighted that our project was selected as the 2018 Merit winner. You can …

BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

Mistakes to avoid when doing a multimillion-dollar new build or renovation

Our homes are playgrounds, sacred spaces, places to rear families, sanctuaries to rest within, environments to work in, and structures with which to define ourselves, our lives and our purpose for being. When you are ready to build a multimillion-dollar …

pros-and-cons-of-engineered-vs-natural

Hardwood v. Engineered Wood Flooring — Pros & Cons from an expert builder

Let’s quickly put things into perspective — there is no other surface area in your home that you will have such frequent, intimate contact with than flooring. It greets the soles of your feet when you roll out of bed …

best custom home builder Asheville North Carolina

Building on steep slopes in Asheville, North Carolina

“It’s all about the view.”

 

BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

 

Imagine you’re just starting a hike. You’re down in the valley. It’s early fall, and the rains have made the earth rich and aromatic. Ochre and crimson leaves lace the trail. The air …

Bring your vision to life — Bluestone custom home building in Asheville

“This is really my dream house,” said our clients.

From design to preservation, Bluestone homes inspire — this is what we promise.

 

But how do we deliver?

1) We ask ourselves, “If this were my house…”

Our team understands …

BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

NanaWall Photo Story Contest – Best Performance

What a great project, this home has already received three awards this year.

The covered outdoor living space was designed to be an extension of the kitchen and living room, opening up to the surrounding views. A 5-panel NanaWall door …

BlueStone Construction LLC custom home builder in Henderson North Carolina

North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Award

We are excited to announce receiving the award for Best Single family home between 4500 and 6000 sf. You can see more photos of this magnificent Grand Highlands, Hendersonville, NC custom home, here. This project was also the …

liveable cities where to move if you can live anywhere-3

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

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