A Deltec Tree House

Montreat, North Carolina
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  • Montreat, North Carolina
  • Philip, a retired C.P.A. from Atlanta, was thinking about building a timber frame house on his newly purchased property in Montreat, NC. That was until he met a couple who lived nearby that quickly changed his mind. They invited him to their custom-built, Deltec home in Black Mountain and he was hooked.

    He 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, could ballroom dance to their hearts' content. A Deltec home, allowing plenty of room for creativity - and Ava's colorful paintings and sculptures - fit the bill.

    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.

    For nearly 50 years, Deltec has been designing unique, eco-friendly and low maintenance homes. The experience of building a custom home was a new one for Philip, 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 says.

    Phillip was also committed to live in a green home, so he worked with Deltec's green building department 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 that blends in with its natural surroundings. It just feels right."

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    Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Walkways, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. Exterior Photo  of A Deltec Tree House

    Exterior

    Modern home with Recessed Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Windows, and Casement Window Type. This home takes advantage of the panoramic views with expansive windows Photo 2 of A Deltec Tree House

    This home takes advantage of the panoramic views with expansive windows

    Modern home with Living Room, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The seating area & ballroom Photo 3 of A Deltec Tree House

    The seating area & ballroom

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Decking Patio, Porch, Deck. Wrap around deck allows him to even further embrace his mountainous surroundings Photo 4 of A Deltec Tree House

    Wrap around deck allows him to even further embrace his mountainous surroundings

    Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Windows, Recessed Lighting, and Casement Window Type. View from the kitchen Photo 5 of A Deltec Tree House

    View from the kitchen

    Modern home with Living Room. Philip and Avis taking advantage of their new ballroom Photo 6 of A Deltec Tree House

    Philip and Avis taking advantage of their new ballroom

    Modern home with Hallway, Light Hardwood Floor, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Long, dramatic hallway Photo 7 of A Deltec Tree House

    Long, dramatic hallway

    Modern home with Kitchen, Granite Counter, Wood Cabinet, Ceiling Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, Refrigerator, and Wall Oven. The kitchen and seating area Photo 8 of A Deltec Tree House

    The kitchen and seating area

    Open concept floorplan Photo 9 of A Deltec Tree House modern home

    Open concept floorplan