Living Stone crafts award-winning custom homes that exceed clients’ expectations. For over 20 years, our proven process and strategic partnerships with architects, designers and realtors has delivered dream-worthy homes at the best value to hundreds of families and couples seeking a happier, healthier life in the mountains.

All Living Stone homes are green by design. We mindfully select each element to make your home a happier, healthier place to be. To us, green is not a catch phrase or an upgrade. It is how we build a home with the highest integrity. Our stewardship of your comfort and health guides every step of our design to build process and is the heart of the Living Stone ethos.

From the ease of the first meeting to the beauty of the final touch, you will appreciate the Living Stone difference.

Accreditations & Recent Awards

Master Builder Accreditation
NAHB Certified Green Professional
Building Green North Carolina
Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • Accredited Master Builder
  • Certified Green Professional
  • Certified Aging In Place Specialist
  • Building Green Real Estate Certified
  • Clear Water Contractor
  • Certified Lead Renovator
  • Member of Certainteed’s Builder Advisory Council
  • Past President of the NC Home Builder’s Association
  • 2018 NAHB – Chairman of the Design Committee
  • 2018 NAHB – Board of Directors
  • 2018 NAHB – Executive Committee
  • NC Builder Institute – Trustee and Faculty Member
  • Rated #1 Custom Home Builder by Home Builder Digest
  • 2018 BUILD – Most Outstanding for Sustainable HomeBuilding – North Carolina
  • 2017 BUILD – Best Renovations Firm in the South East and Excellence in Sustainable Building
  • 2016 NAHB – Certified Green Professional (CGP) of the Year
  • 2016 NAHB – Young Professional of the Year (Region B)
  • 2016 NAHB – Best in America Living (BALA) award for The Watkins Residence, best custom “detached” home size 25000-3500 hsf
  • 2016 NAHB – Best in Green (BIG) award for The Rhodo Reno, best green renovation
  • 2016 NAHB – Top Design Trend (featured in the Design trend Calendar) for Modern Farmhouse” for the Watkins Residence
  • 2016 NCHBA Stars Awards winner for Best Single Family Detached Home in it’s Price Point The Dowd Residence
  • 2016 NCHBA Stars Awards winner for Best Outdoor Living Project The Watkins Residence
  • 2016 Asheville HBA – Gold Craftsmanship, Special Project Award and Viewer’s Choice award The Rhodo Reno
  • 2016 BUILD – Best Green Design/Build firm in NC
  • 2016 Duke Energy – Western Region Low Volume Builder of the Year
  • 2017 NCHBA Stars Award Winner for Best Whole House Renovation Vogel Residence
  • 2017 NCHBA Stars Award Winner for Best Addition Barker Residence
  • 2018 NCHBA Stars Award Winner for Best Single Family Detached Home in it’s Price Point The Khan Residence
  • 2018 NCHBA Stars Award Winner for Best Single Family Detached Home in it’s Price Point The Fisher Residence
  • 2018 NCHBA Winner for Best Humanitarian Project for our First Friday Ministry
  • 2018 NCHBA Winner by Builder’s Mutual for Best Safety Program
  • 2018 Parade of Homes Gold Craftsmanship for The Campbell Residence
  • 2018 Parade of Homes Gold Craftsmanship for The Sennett Residence
  • 2018 Parade of Homes Innovative Home Award for The Sennet Residence
  • 2018 Parade of Homes BEST IN SHOW Award for The Sennett Residence 
  • 2018 NCHBA Safety Program of the Year
  • 2018 NAHB Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year

Rich Sefcik

I don’t know why someone would not choose Living Stone to build their home. It is such a polished production that gives you a polished complete finish. You have no doubt that the product you have is the house you dreamed of!


Bonnie Holstein

I have to comment on everyone’s integrity. Everyone has been of the highest caliber and truly made us feel like they care about us as people, our satisfaction and that we are getting a home, not just a house. I rate every aspect of this process, every member of this team and every subcontractor, an A plus!


Gary Holstein

The energy efficiency of the house has made it very comfortable through some very extreme weather and our energy bills have been remarkably low. The energy star rating of the home has really paid off. Truly, I haven’t had energy costs this low in 20 years.


Daren Pinkerton

Sean and Frank have done excellent work in the community and have a great reputation so there was no where else we would go but to them when it was time to build our new home.


The Transitional Craftsman for George and Stanlee

It’s special, it’s wonderful and I keep pinching myself because I cannot believe that this is our home.  Living Stone Construction, headed by Sean Sullivan more than met our expectations. They hit a grand slam out of the ball park. This house is amazing!


Paula Bruder

I couldn’t be more pleased. Michael and I feel like we are on vacation, every time we walk into the kitchen. Frank and all the crew has really made this project go smoothly, and I can’t thank Living Stone enough.


Sarah Watkins Testimonial

“Building can be stressful. You put the money thing on top of all the details of building, and that puts a lot of strain on people. Living Stone took a lot of the guess work out of it. It was a fun process for us. It really was!”


Frank Wiesner

“Sean’s ability to effectively and efficiently communicate both in a way that not only gets the job done but gets it done with a commitment to excellence has enabled him to be a leader among his building industry peers across North Carolina. I have known Sean for close to 10 years and have a great professional and personal admiration of his work and character.”

FRANK WIESNER, Executive director, NC Licensing Board for General Contractors

Dr. Steve Levine Testimonial

“The process of design/build and creating something that is so energy efficient is a miracle to me. Sean has a way of putting things together so that we get the product that we want and then he puts together the quality product that he knows he can build.”