We proudly present this gallery, highlighting a sumptuous modern rustic mountain resort by ACM Design Architects.
This mountain estate located in Asheville, NC brings a truly unique twist on modern luxury. The 12,000 square foot original home was stripped down completely before being transformed into a spectacular mountain retreat. A new 2,500 square foot guest cottage opens onto an outdoor summer kitchen and pool bar, while the grounds feature a tennis pavilion, network of water features, garden, hiking trails, and a 75 foot infinity pool.
This grand renovation offered an opportunity to flaunt some of the world’s finest granite and stone, as well as custom cabinetry, wood and glass folding doors that open the interior to the environment, and a whole host of inspiringly novel touches. Keep an eye out for details like a wall-mounted aquarium, full wine cellar, and ultra-plush bathroom appointments. This mountain retreat stands in a class of its own.
Photos courtesy of: Meechan Photography.
The entire estate is wrapped in immaculate landscaping, utilizing large stone pieces and the natural topography to striking effect. Water features can be seen running down the upper garden wall at center.
The grand entrance makes use of stone and natural wood exposed beams for a bold, rustic greeting to those entering the home. From the drive, the interior is made private via obscured windows and shading.
Moving around the side of the estate, we see the lush garden sprawling through every square foot of unpaved environment.
The grounds hold this extravagant tennis pavilion, with a full court surrounded by greenery, backed against a stone wall matching that of the home itself. With full sheltered viewing area and overhead spotlights, it has all the amenities of a professional court.
Here he have the fully featured outdoor summer kitchen, with rich wood cabinetry and granite countertops, beneath a shelter structure. Water features abound, including the infinite edge pool seen at left.
Moving indoors, we see the grand living room, packed with detailed furniture over rich hardwood flooring. The space is overlooked by a massive stone fireplace and two stories of windows, with retractible glass panels at ground level for balcony access.
The open design kitchen centers on a large natural wood island with full dining space on an elevated platform. Cabinets feature lighting inside and below, and cozy dining area centered on a glass top table stands at right.
The kitchen features an intricate tile backsplash sandwiched between layers of rich wood cabinetry. Stainless steel appliances add a modern touch to the rustic style.
The formal dining room centers around a rich carved wood table, surrounded by upholstered Parson chairs. On the far wall we see the unique wall-mounted aquarium, framed like a painting.
The luxurious wine cellar is decked out in a mixture of stone brick and rich timber, with curved racks at right, and small bar at center. Inner-lit cabinetry allows for bold display of glassware.
This retreat features a truly unique touch in the form of a massage room, replete with cushioned massage table and granite sink area, with storage for supplies in detailed wood cupboards.
Master bedroom plays host to a mountain of detail, from the ornate area rug to the hidden television cabinet, all standing below an elaborate chandelier and exposed beam vaulted ceiling. The retractible glass and wood panels appear here as well, helping blend the interior and outdoors.
This area is the entrance to one of the vast bathrooms. A stone wrapped planter feature stands before a trio of louvered wooden doors, giving way to the bathroom itself.
With a free standing soaking tub wrapped in marble at center, the bathroom holds dual vanities on each side, complemented by a pair of private commodes flanking the large glass enclosed shower.
A large marble framed soaking tub sits below a window to the bedroom, with light emanating from beneath over the rich floor tiling. Thick slab countertops on the makeup station and vanity add a luxurious touch.
Mirrored glass shower stalls with etched artwork stand across from the soaking tub. Contemporary cubic sconces flank the mirrors in this bathroom.
Moving back outdoors, we see the exterior dining space to the right, with stone crafted landscaping defining the path at left. Expansive mountain views are afforded throughout.
The infinity pool, lit green from within at dusk, adds a striking centerpiece to the mountainside patio area.
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