Warm Welcome - While the exterior blends with the forested surroundings, the interior is full of warmth, realized with various wood surfaces and clay plaster walls.
Architect David Gauld (far right) designed the modern Asheville residence for his sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Todd Eveland.
Chevron in shape, the Evelands’ residence sits tucked into the mountainside. The dark exterior of black painted ship-lapped cedar siding and shingles, black bricks, and local black granite is a nod to a Japanese architectural technique that is a growing trend in modern home construction today.
Gauld says the design of the home was inspired by the Hara Museum in Japan, which his mentor designed. Situating the house above the road and with cantilevered porches helped create a dramatic effect.
Seeking Solitude The house holds multiple places for quiet reflection, including the master suite balcony—which beautifully frames the natural setting.
A reading nook. The bay window doubles as a place for relaxation and a design element that adds architectural interest.
While modern homes can feel cold and sterile, in this case, earthy materials and colors and ample natural light fill the home with warmth. The great room and screened porch are welcoming and perfect for entertaining.
Punctuated with Kashmir white granite, the kitchen is elegant and smartly designed. Sub-Zero, Wolf, and other appliances, a pantry, and a coffee maker are all hidden behind gorgeous custom sapele mahogany cabinetry and doors.
In the master bath, frosted glass encloses the toilet and shower, while the tub is positioned for a private view of nature.
The master suite is a tranquil oasis. An earthy yellow clay plaster warms the bedroom, furnished with two plush Barbara Berry chairs.
Tucked into the mountain on the north side of the home where the two wings meet, the open-air hot tub spa is a private escape. Just outside, the rising slope is covered with maturing plant growth, which conceals the massive retaining wall.
The covered Brazilian ipe wood deck spans the length of the west wing. Cable railing keeps with the modern aesthetic and does not obstruct the long range south-facing views. The sofa and club chairs David sourced from Teak Warehouse.