Custom Home in River Arts District

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What’s the latest house that Bellwether Design-Build has been working on?

Well we just finished up building a really cool custom home, if we don’t say so ourselves. The house is located in the well-known River Arts District near downtown Asheville, North Carolina. It’s actually in a neighborhood called Chicken Hill. Yes, that’s right, Chicken Hill! Chicken Hill has the best of both worlds in Asheville, and by that we mean it’s a short walk to downtown and the shops/galleries, restaurants, breweries within the River Arts District.

The custom home was unique in many ways, but one key thing is that the homeowner, Josh Pettler of C3 Architecture designed the home for himself. That’s a perk of being an architect, don’t you suppose? The living area of the home is on the second floor. There’s a specific reason for this too. The house […]

Asheville Home Builders Playhouse Showdown

Brad from Bellwether Design-Build is helping mentor students at Enka High School in Asheville. We’re working with the students to build a playhouse for the Asheville Home Builders Association’s Playhouse Showdown. This is the fourth year of the Playhouse Showdown event. Each year, the Asheville Home Builder’s Association pairs its builder members with a local high school’s construction trade program, the Career and Technical Education program. The builder works with the students and teachers in the program to help build their playhouses. The playhouses are completed in time for the Asheville Home Builders Association’s and then they are raffled off at the AHBA’s Expo and the proceeds benefit the schools.

Each year there is a theme for the playhouses. It’s exciting to see what ideas the students come up with each year using the theme. This year’s theme is Mountain Living. The students decided on the specific theme of their […]

How To Winterize Your Home

fireplace in Asheville home

It’s not too late to winterize your home and make sure you’re not driving your power bill up, or worse, that you might have a safety issue! If you have an older home, it may be time to update your home with better, more efficient technology. Of course, if you build a home in Asheville with Bellwether Design-Build, we are sure to use the latest and greatest technology to build a well insulated and energy-efficient house!

Here are some tips that you can use to winterize your home:

  • Cheap trick: Plug those drafty doors with a draft guard!
    • The better solution is to make sure you have quality storm doors
  • Cheap trick: Add window insulation film to your windows
    • The better option is to replace old windows with energy efficient storm windows, in particular low-emissivity (low-e) windows.
    • […]

Bellwether Spec Home Asheville

spec home Asheville

Bellwether Design-Build recently built a new spec home that we had for sale in Asheville, North Carolina. We not only build custom homes, but we also build spec homes that we put on the Asheville real estate market. Many of our spec homes are perfect for a single person, a small family, or as a starter home. We’re currently building other spec homes in the Asheville area and we’ll share the details soon!

We are featuring this past home building project as an example of the quality spec homes we build! This particular house was affordably priced for a 1,272 square foot 2-story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and a laundry room on the main level. It has an open living room, dining room, and kitchen plan with hardwood floors throughout. There are new stainless steel appliances along with granite countertops in the kitchen. The kitchen has plenty […]

Bellwether Design-Build Wins Innovative Home Award

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Bellwether Design-Build’s latest custom home is now officially an award-winning home! Our home in the CIEL development in North Asheville, North Carolina won the Innovative Award from the Asheville Home Builders Association for the 2015 Parade of Homes. This is truly a one-of-a-kind ultra modern green home!

There are quite a few features that contributed to our home winning the Innovative award. One of the most innovative features of this home is the design and construction itself. This home is placed and built to enjoy private views of downtown Asheville and Mount Pisgah. The home is built with cantilever construction at three levels that defy gravity as it reaches towards the mountains. The way the home is built and designed provides not just a unique modern style, but also three walkout roofs to enjoy the stunning views. The roofs have contemporary metal railings and Iron […]

3 Types of Home Building in Asheville

Asheville Home Building Project

There are a variety of ways to have a home built in Asheville, North Carolina. At Bellwether Design-Build, we work with each and every client on an individual basis. We find out the exact type of home that want to build and move into. We offer:

  1. Custom Homes – Work with us to design and build a custom floor plan for your dream home. Bellwether Design-Build can take it from a dream to a concept and then and make it a reality.
  2. Unique Homes – There are so many available upgrades to choose from, starting with your foundation, the types of walls, specialized materials, and more. We are educated and experienced on using a wide variety of efficient and eco-friendly construction initiatives.
  3. Spec Homes – If you do not want to go through the home building process and you simply want a new home that’s completed, you […]