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Design Insight With Loudermilk Homes in Lonesome Valley

Front elevation rendering of Loudermilk Homes' Lonesome Valley project, exclusively offered by Silver creek Real Estate Group.

At the forefront of architecture and technology, award-winning custom home builder, and design powerhouse, Loudermilk Homes, has been expanding its presence in Western North Carolina. Renowned for their spacious open floor plans, full home automation, and stunning craftsman-quality finishes, it is no wonder that their exquisite designs are popping up around the Plateau. Just this month, Loudermilk Homes was selected as one of three finalists for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) national award for Custom Builder of the Year.

Entering a Loudermilk Home is an experience that entrances you in its intricate architectural detailing, high-quality materials, fixtures, and finishes that are artfully thought out in their unparalleled design process. Each home is outfitted to be fully automated with top-of-the-line smart home technology allowing electronic control of features such as locks, windows, lighting, HVAC systems, and centralized security and surveillance cameras. Their trusted partners include household names such as Sub Zero and Wolf, Delta Faucets Company, Lutron, and their own sister company Loudermilk Designs which renders intimate and artful interior spaces.

"Clients from all over the Southeast have been asking us to expand to Cashiers and Highlands for years, and we are thrilled to bring our quality custom craftsmanship to the plateau as we design and build bespoke luxury homes,” says Sherwin Loudermilk, Founder & President of Loudermilk Homes.

Beginning in 2021 with a booming project in Saratay Falls, Loudermilk Homes has worked its way through the neighborhoods of Highlands and Cashiers with a dazzling display of architectural ingenuity –  their newest project is underway in one of Cashiers’ most distinguished communities.

"Lonesome Valley is a hidden gem, combining the best of mountain living with the luxurious comforts that help you feel pampered and cared for," says Loudermilk.


Great room rendering of Loudermilk Homes' Lonesome Valley project, exclusively offered by Silver Creek Real Estate Group. 

Elegance and sophistication prevail in this immaculate mountain retreat, nestled in the pristine Lonesome Valley neighborhood. An outstanding example of Loudermilk Homes' detailed design and craftsmanship, this exquisite home presents a rare opportunity for an exceptionally elevated mountain lifestyle. "Our team of professional design architects thoughtfully blended the finest comforts of custom luxury living with a modern aesthetic and a rustic yet refined setting to create a timeless design that transcends generations," says Loudermilk.

Boasting five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms, privacy and comfort are assured for both family and guests. Perfectly situated to provide never-ending views of the lush forests, stream, and granite rock face, this home features covered and uncovered outdoor decking and patio areas, including a private deck off the owner's suite, extending the home's two living spaces and drawing the mountains closer. Within its 6,000+ square feet, the home displays all that Loudermilk Homes has to offer. Floor-to-ceiling glass reaches 14 feet to allow nature to take center stage within its open floor plan. Its three stone fireplaces in the living room, owner's suite, and covered deck create warmth on chilly mountain nights. The property is completed by a two-car garage and custom landscaping. 

Residents of Lonesome Valley enjoy 800 acres of masterfully planned community amenities such as extensive hiking trails, fly fishing streams and ponds, a recreational lake and boathouse, tennis courts, a fitness barn, and much more. From April through November, residents of the community dine at the Canyon Kitchen. Housed in the rustically-chic Jennings Barn, the Canyon Kitchen awes its guests with incredible views of the kitchen gardens and the thousand-foot granite cliffs of nearby Cow Rock Mountain. This picturesque natural setting has earned the restaurant a designation with the Open Table Diners Choice Award for Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. 

At the center of life in Lonesome Valley is the commitment to living in thoughtful harmony with the environment and in careful stewardship of the protection of the land. Since its beginning as a family farmstead in the late -1800s, the fundamental ethos of family and nature has remained at the forefront. 

Sun room in Loudermilk Homes' The Essex project.

In keeping with this ethos, the team at Loudermilk has designed this home to complement its natural setting. "We carefully situate each home to take complete advantage of the stunning mountain views, natural sun patterns as well as natural shade to minimize energy consumption and reduce the carbon footprint of the home," said Loudermilk. A core component of their design consideration is energy efficiency and “green” building techniques which help reduce the home's impact on the environment, as well as long term costs of living in the home. 

Employing their proprietary 9-Step “Process to Perfection,” the professional architects and designers at Loudermilk provide a building experience that is both stress-free and engaging. From conceptualization of the design to the final installation of hand-picked finishings, the entire process is transparent as their team ensures that clients are privy to every step, change, and update through the Loudermilk Connect App.

With this upcoming Lonesome Valley estate, the stage has been set for a new era of building on the Plateau. Harnessing the harmony of the mountains and the warm inviting luxury of the surrounding communities, Loudermilk Homes has become a coveted builder of one-of-a-kind mountain residences. 

For more information on this magnificent home, or to get started on building your dream Loudermilk Home, call 828-743-1999.


Sherwin Loudermilk

Founder & President, Loudermilk Homes

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