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For more than 25 years, Sean Sullivan has been leading the Living Stone team, general management and clients through the design-and-build process. With a proven process and strategic partnerships with architects, designers and realtors, he and his team have delivered dream-worthy homes to families seeking a happier, healthier life in the North Carolina mountains.

All Living Stone homes are green by design. Working with his wife and business partner, Laura Sullivan of ID.ology Interiors & Design, Living Stone mindfully selects each element to make your home a happier, healthier place to be. To us, green is not a trend or an upgrade. It’s how we build a home with the highest integrity. Our stewardship of your comfort and health guides every step of our design-and-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’ll appreciate the Living Stone difference.

Accreditations & Recent Awards

NCBI Master Builder
NAHB Certified Green Professional
Green Build NC
EPA Indoor Air Plus
NAHB Aging In Place
Living Wage
Energy Star


  • Distinguished NC Builder Member of the Year
  • Best One-of-a-Kind Home
  • Best Whole House Renovation (3x)
  • Best Addition (2x)
  • Best Single Family Detached Home (13x)
  • Best Humanitarian Project for First Friday Ministry
  • Best Safety Program
  • Best Design Detail
  • Best Outdoor Living Project for The Watkins Residence
  • Best Landscape Design
  • Best Green Single-Family Home
  • Best Green Single-Family Home Remodel
  • Best Green Home Feature
  • Best Single-Family Custom Home Between 2,501 and 3,500 Square Feet
  • Best Bathroom Remodel
  • Best Room Remodel
  • Best Whole House Remodel Over $500,000


WNC STARS Awards Won:

  • Builder of the Year (2x)
  • Safety Program of the Year
  • PACE Award – Best Public Relations Effort (2x)
  • Best Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Best Green Single-Family Home
  • Best Home Under 2,500 square feet
  • Best Home Between 3,501-4,500 square feet
  • Innovative Home

Parade of Homes Awards Won:


  • Builder of Southern Living Inspired Home – French Broad Crossing
  • Best of Black Mountain – U.S. Commerce Association
  • Asheville Lifestyle Magazine – Cover feature “Community Builder”
  • Asheville Lifestyle Magazine – Cover feature “The Home Issue”
  • Asheville Real Producers Magazine – Cover feature “Asheville’s Elevated Home Furnishings Experience”
  • Builder/Architect Magazine – Cover feature “Building with Living Stone”
  • NAHB’s Best in American Living Magazine – feature “Splendor Living in the North Carolina Mountains”
  • NC Builder Magazine – Cover feature “Bringing Passion as NCHBA President”
  • Fine Homes & Design – Cover feature “The Marriage of Design + Build”
  • House Beautiful – feature “Built Better” ‘
  • Dream Smart TV – episode “The Savvy Home Buyer: Featuring Living Stone”