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Green by Design

Non-toxic + Sustainable Building

There’s green and there’s Living Stone green.

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

ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN – From the high efficiency windows, to the insulating concrete form, specialty plumbing fixtures, heat pump water heater and efficient HVAC system, the plumbing, heating, and cooling infrastructure in every Living Stone home lowers your energy bills and keeps you comfortable with the lowest energy outputs possible. All of our homes are Energy Star and NC Greenbuilt Certified.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY – Many builders and homeowners overlook the importance of airflow and best practices that can improve air quality. Our architects, builders, and interior designers prescribe non-toxic materials to lower risks associated with Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING – Living Stone homes are designed and built to retain as much heat as possible, using and maximizing the principles of passive solar heat.

SOLAR PANELS – many of our custom and semi-custom homes make use of solar energy. Panels are installed subtly, often unnoticeable from street level.

CHEMICAL ABSORBING DRYWALL – We optimize the safety and health of your home by utilizing a drywall substitute that eliminates VOCs and absorbs other toxic gaseous  materials.

LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS – To keep our footprints as small as possible, we source as many of our construction, landscaping, and furnishing materials from nearby as much as possible.

LANDSCAPE AND DRAINAGE – We partner with landscaping architects to create drought-resistant and low-maintenance garden designs. We ensure proper drainage techniques to keep your property and your land safe and low maintenance.

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.”


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!


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.


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.


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

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.


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!”


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!


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!