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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
  • Rated #1 Custom Home Builder of the Year – Home Builders Digest
  • 2021 American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) for Custom Homes – The Bronder Residence and Hawks Nest Residence
  • Asheville Chamber of Commerce – Small Business Leader of the Year (2021)
  • Accredited Master Builder
  • Certified Green Professional
  • Certified Aging In Place Specialist
  • Building Green Real Estate Certified
  • Clear Water Contractor
  • Certified Lead Renovator (EPA)
  • Kohler Builder Partner
  • Energy Star Partner
  • NC Greenbuilt Alliance Partner
  • Indoor airPLUS Partner
  • Duke Energy – Western Region Low Volume Builder of the Year
  • Member of Certainteed’s Builder Advisory Council
  • President of the Asheville Home Builders Association
  • President of the NC Home Builders Association
  • Builders Mutual Insurance – Board of Directors
  • NC Builder Institute – Trustee, Faculty Member, and Instructor
  • AIBD – American Residential Design Awards – Best Custom Home for The Sennett Residence
  • BUILD – Most Outstanding for Sustainable Home Building Firm – NC
  • BUILD – Most Innovative Sustainable Home Building Firm – NC
  • BUILD – Best Renovations Firm in the South East and Excellence in Sustainable Building
  • BUILD – Best Green Design + Build Firm in NC
  • NAHB – Member of the Builder 20 Club (Cornerstones)
  • NAHB – Chairman of the Single Family Builders Committee
  • NAHB – Chairman of the Design Committee
  • NAHB – Board of Directors
  • NAHB – Certified Green Professional (CGP) of the Year
  • NAHB – Young Professional of the Year (Region B)
  • NAHB – Best in America Living (BALA) award (4x)
  • NAHB – Best in Green award (BIG) for the Rhodo Reno
  • NAHB – Single Family Builder Safety Program of the Year


  • 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

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

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”