Category: New Construction

Custom Home Design | Swain County, NC

The Rupp Home is a custom design build, single family home. Carved out of the forest, this will be a dream, retirement home.

Working with the clients to customize their dreams, we are well into the construction phase with hopes of completing it by years end.

We had to overcome a few obstacles to get it this far. What seemed like four months of rain in this year’s first quarter proved to be an exercise in diligence and endurance. Then had to overcome underground unknowns like hard blue granite and freshwater springs during the foundation stage. Not to be the end of the challenges, Covid-19 arrived, resulting in road closures to the site, fears of personnel and material and labor shortages.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a mountain home — on the side of a mountain? Check out these timeline shots of our custom home project in Western North Carolina.

And, contact us to get a quote if you’re interested in learning more about starting your own project.


1,800sf residence with 1,700sf wrap-around porch. Built out of Hemlock harvested off the owner’s property. Siding to match the log’s profile was manufactured on-site.


Extra material from building the residence was utilized to design and build this workshop and barn which includes its own bathroom plumbing and potential second-floor apartment.

Designed and built this 7,000sf church, with many volunteers over two years. This building was constructed with Insulated Concrete Forms and boasts of very minimal energy costs.