Craftsman-Style Home Nestled In The Black Mountain Woods

master bedroom
Featured in NC Design, April 2015

Every home design has its unique challenges, along with its own unique beauty. In our featured home today, Asheville interior designer Talli Roberts, ASID, president of Allard & Roberts Interior Design, was tasked with creating a simple, clean and beautiful design, amid a wealth of complex challenges. The home was a cozy Craftsman-style new build nestled in the Black Mountain woods. The homeowners were a couple looking to create a retirement oasis that would meet some very specific demands. Talli pulled the project off seamlessly, providing the clients with a truly gorgeous, timeless and functional living space. North Carolina Design spoke with her to find out more about how she helped bring this home to life.

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Top Ten Design Flaws – building new and remodeling

Click on the microphone to listen to this podcast! Guest: John Petri, Petri Architecture In part from “Patterns of Home” by Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein and Barbara Winslow, with eye of adjustment towards resale.   Ignoring Site Characteristics (trying to force preconceived ideas or plans) Insufficient programming (thinking/talking it through) Over building (too much square footage can weaken design integrity) Poor Circulation (function of space and relationship to neighboring space) Indoor/Outdoor relationships (underused) Lacking sufficient light Layering spaces (when to – when not to) and Creating Spaces In Between Proportions (functional & aesthetic) & Curb Appeal Materials & Colors (stay neutral/classic w/o professional assistance) Resale … remember resale!! (design for yourself yes, but consider 2nd owner)

The Holly


All of our semi-custom plans are fully customizable to create your ONE OF A KIND home.
Contact: Sean Sullivan 828.669.4343
Features: Energy Star Certified, NC Green Built Home, Universally Designed plan

The Holly is a quaint cabin plan that features energy efficient construction and close quarter living. This plan works well for the first time homebuyer, those looking to downsize, or simply as a vacation home. This 1 bedroom/1 bath home can be fitted with a loft for overflow guests. The foundation can be placed over a crawl, unfinished basement, or finished lower level depending on your needs and desired budget.

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The Ironwood

All of our semi-custom plans are fully customizable to create your ONE OF A KIND home.
Contact: Sean Sullivan 828.669.4343
Features: Energy Star Certified, NC Green Built Home, Universally Designed plan

The Holly is a quaint cabin plan that features energy efficient construction and close quarter living. This plan works well for the first time homebuyer, those looking to downsize, or simply as a vacation home. This 1 bedroom/1 bath home can be fitted with a loft for overflow guests. The foundation can be placed over a crawl, unfinished basement, or finished lower level depending on your needs and desired budget.

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