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Mountain Designs Trends Still Favor Modern


Buyers of NC mountain real estate are able to design their dream homes without the restrictions and cookie-cutter designs they were used to dealing with in the old neighborhood.  And builders here are able to take full advantage of natural property features in positioning the house and also incorporate state-of-the-art technology to maximize energy efficiency and convenience.

Like many of our new residents at The Coves Mountain River Club, you may see this as your last home purchase.  So why not make it your best?  Think about how you want to live, and incorporate those features that will enhance your lifestyle when building a mountain home.  And consider the overall look.  Despite the fact that we’re nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills, many of our fine homes are no less cutting-edge than those you’ll find anywhere else.

Modern Design Elements

Three independent survey sources have confirmed that the trend among new home buyers is toward modern design – both outside and inside.  What might be called traditional floor plans are falling out of favor.  We see innovative use of color to create mood, replacement of standard doors with something more ornate, and incorporation of unique and often whimsical accents that allow themes to flow from room to room.

NC mountain real estate is a perfect canvas for the implementation of reclaimed natural elements.  You’ll see old barn wood and metal roofs blended seamlessly into the most contemporary of properties to create an urban country feel.  A craftsman-style front door with sidelights can help to set the tone, while well-crafted handmade pieces and ornate fixtures provide a rural living accent in rooms painted in tones of white and warm neutral colors.  It’s a look that’s perfect for reflecting your desire to live a more balanced and slower-paced existence.

Along those lines, maybe you’ll prefer a Rustic Luxury design theme.  It’s geared toward buyers who need a personal space where they can restore energy and find balance – a place suitable for disconnecting from the constant demands of everyday life.  The focus here is on creating harmony between natural and architectural elements.  There may be sculpture pieces, along with greenery, natural wood doors, and concrete benches.  The overall goal is to provide a calming antidote to fast-paced living.

If you’re one of the more than 3.4 million Americans who work from home at least half of the time, you may opt to incorporate transitional spaces that can allow for both productivity and downtime.  If so, you’ll want to consider having furniture and products that can best serve both facets of your lifestyle.

Our design team at The Coves Mountain River Club stays up to date on all of the latest trends, and we’re ready and able to incorporate your ideas into a custom home that seamlessly blends modern styling with traditional touches and personal preference.

Stop by and see us when you’re in the Lenoir area.  We’ll give you a tour and show you how very distinctive and innovative our gated mountain community is. 

You’re sure to leave with some new and exciting ideas for bringing your own dream to life!

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