As a custom home builder in the High Country, it is with great honor and joy that our team gets to be a part of building dream homes for people to raise families in, create memories in, and to live better in. For the Gloster family, building a custom home in the mountains to escape the busyness of life was a dream that we had the opportunity to be involved in.

The homeowners desired a spacious home overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains that they could enjoy with visiting family. They wanted to be involved with the design and build of their home as much as possible. Mr. Gloster had a very specific design in mind for the build, he spent many hours collaborating over the design with Alair Homes High Country Project Manager, Tray Sanders.

“We worked side by side with Jim, starting from the conceptual drawings all the way to constructing and finishing the entire project. We loved getting to work hand and hand with Jim and see his vision that he put on paper come to life.” -Tray Sanders, Project Manager

From the moment you walk through the front door, you are drawn to the home’s open and cozy ambiance. The interior boasts the use of natural materials, architectural beam work, and a beautiful stone fireplace.

To reflect the beauty of the home’s surroundings, much of the lumber from their property was used throughout the home and the fireplace stone was gathered from a nearby creek. Wanting to put his own hand in the building process, Mr. Gloster built his own kiln to dry out and prep the materials. He then used the bark siding from the lumber to build all of the kitchen cabinets.

The homeowner’s workmanship did not stop at the kitchen. He also constructed the main beams, trusses, and stairs using a mortise and tenon joinery.

The Glosters envisioned a home that emphasized the mountain scenery. After visiting the lot in Todd, NC, they fell in love with the view immediately. The home showcases a wrap-around deck and screened-in porch area providing panoramic mountain views.

“My favorite part of this house, and there’s a lot of them, has to be the deck and the view of course. We will come out here, and just sit and look at the stars. I don’t need a TV up here, it’s really sweet.” -Mr. Gloster

The home’s exterior displays board and batten siding with bark elements.

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