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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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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.  

How To Create A Custom Garage worthy of a car collection

  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 space you see when

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’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 be. Do you swoon for the clean lines and sharp angles of modern architecture? Feel coziest in

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 you’re ready to find the perfect builder (who can help you find the perfect architect

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. “I’ve always liked to read and learn,” he says. “I thought I would go into

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

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 character, or in some cases, way too much character, and even the photos on Houzz

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 perfect Asheville custom home for you. Style: Contemporary Exterior Finish: Metal, Stone, WoodFeatures: Fully Finished,

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