Philip Arnold, a retired C.P.A. from Atlanta, was thinking about building a timber frame house on his newly purchased property in Montreat. A couple he met while donating blood one day changed his mind. They invited him to their custom-built, Deltec round home in Black Mountain and he was hooked.
Arnold wanted to build a fun, whimsical house that was homey, yet high-tech and as comfortable as it was cost-efficient. A home that felt like a tree house high in the mountains with a dance floor so that he and his "sweetheart," Avis Fox, could ballroom dance to their hearts' content. A Deltec home, allowing plenty of room for creativity - and Fox's colorful paintings and sculptures - fit the bill.
A One-of-a-Kind Home
Deltec was able to give Arnold exactly the kind of home he envisioned. The 3,200-square-foot house, designed to accommodate visiting friends and family, includes a 1,000-square-foot guest suite connected to the main house by an enclosed walkway. The main living area features a dance floor, partitioned "conversation areas" and breathtaking panoramic views.
Though the living space is all on one-level, the house and wrap around deck is built on pilings looking two stories down onto the trees and rain gardens below, says Arnold.
Trusted Quality, an Easy Process
For more than 40 years, Deltec has been designing unique, eco-friendly circular homes combining functionality, beauty, comfort and value. The experience of building a custom-made home was a new one for Arnold, who says it "turned out to be a fun, happy experience."
From start to finish, it was a no-hassle process, Arnold adds. "Deltec worked with me until the basic design was just right," he says, then assisted with every step of the project until the home was complete. "The whole team worked together beautifully," he adds.
Cost-Effective & Green by Design
Arnold, committed to live in a green home, worked with Deltec's green building department staff to build Montreat's first certified Healthy Built Home. "At no extra cost to me, this was a tremendous service" he says.
It's a well-insulated, solidly built home, Arnold adds, and blending in with its natural surroundings, "it just feels right." Congratulations, Philip, on your new Deltec Home.