An Adirondack inspired retreat in what we like to term "new regional vernacular" is nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Inspired by framed views and the natural hilltop setting this design seems to erupt out of the bedrock itself, while softening the lines with sloping shapes and natural materials. The interior spaces were developed using additive and subtractive methods that capture the maximum view and sunlight while scaling themselves to the more intimate settings of the spaces inside & out. The great-room, or the heart of the structure, is reminiscent of a cathedral with vaulted ceilings and exposed heavy timber framing that focuses toward a monumental prowed glass wall and clerestory. Currently under construction.