Leicester House

Asheville (Leicester), NC

This hilltop residence, located at the edge of a wooded knoll in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has expansive southern and western views. Approaching through the woods, one arrives at a one-story facade of corten steel framed by wood. A hint of the views is provided through the glass door, but it is not until entry that the full impact of the hilltop views can be experienced. The south and west glass walls open to rolling farmland below and the mountains beyond. The entry level serves as the primary living area, with a guest wing carved into the hilltop below. The house is functional, energy efficient and visually inspiring. The ‘greening’ of the house complements its visual warmth, grounding the modern structure in its rural landscape. Environmental Brochure featuring SPG’s Leicester Residence.

Project Info >
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Twin Oaks
  • Photographer
  • Daniel Levin
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entry facade

entry facade


entry facade detail

entry facade detail

rear facade

house from rear

south facade

south facade detail

green roof at rear

kitchen & dining


master bath

green roof and view beyond


2016 addition

2016 addition