On the Boards: Sunset Summit Residence, Asheville NC

posted February 3rd, 2014

An extensive renovation to a very unique and modern home on Sunset Summit, off Town Mountain Road.  Built in 1969, this is one of the most striking homes in the region: defined by its wood-clad battered walls atop a plinth of stone, flat roofs and minimal punched window openings.  Near complete failure of the roof membrane and exterior siding, paired with a desire to bring the home into the 21st century, prompted the homeowner to bring Brickstack Architects onboard.

While the home will keep much of its footprint and foundation intact, almost every other feature of the home will be demolished, renovated or revised.  The big architectural moves include removing the exterior wood siding (and associated wood-framed battered walls) and replace with new wood horizontal channel siding.  The entire roof and roof framing will be removed and replaced with a very low-slope standing seam metal roof.  The new roof will also allow for high, clerestory windows along the view sides of the house in the living, kitchen and master suite areas.  Additional square footage will be added for the new upper level outdoor living area, as well as a third garage bay.  New Ipe decks will be supported on exposed steel, cantilevered framing.  New windows will be fitted throughout, as well as the addition of more windows in key areas.

Start of construction to begin Summer 2014

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