Asheville Luxury Homes

WLOS Home of the Week Built by Judd Builders

Written by Judd Builders on Friday, 10 February 2017. Posted in Asheville Luxury Homes

The custom home on 5 acres in Fletcher, NC can be all yours.

WLOS Home of the Week Built by Judd Builders

A home built by Judd Builders at 1126 Cane Creek Rd in Fletcher, NC is being featured as the WLOS Home of the Week. It's a beautiful estate that we enjoyed building in 2010 for the owners who moved here to retire. The home is built on 5 acres outside of Asheville and has a custom waterfall, creek and gated entrance. The custom built home features a gourmet kitchen, 10-foot ceilings, double-sided fireplace and solar panels. The home is for sale and can be found on the Beverly-Hanks website.

Take a 3-D Tour of the home outside of Asheville, NC.

WLOS Home of the Week

DIY Reclaimed Wood Gift Ideas

Written by Judd Builders on Friday, 02 December 2016. Posted in Asheville Custom Home Builder, Asheville Luxury Homes

Three projects you'll enjoy making and giving this Christmas

Love the look of reclaimed wood? If you've looked at any of the photos of the rustic Asheville homes we’ve built, you know we do too. We love the history and richness of reclaimed wood and try to incorporate it into as many projects as our clients will allow us. If you’re feeling crafty this Christmas, we have 3 DIY projects your friends and family will love receiving as gifts. If you don’t consider yourself handy, visit your local Lowe’s or Home Depot and they can help you get the supplies you need. Nothing beats a handmade gift from the heart that will be treasured for years to come.


Pallet Wine Rack
Pallet wood is easy to find and can be easily repurposed into lots of interesting items for the home. It seems like a no-brainer, but always make sure the wood is untreated and in good condition.

You’ll need pallet wood, sandpaper, a drill, hammer and nails.

(find full building instructions on lifehack)

How to DIY Reclaimed Wood Wine Rack

 

Floating Shelves
Turn wall space into display and storage space with floating shelves. These are budget-friendly and don’t require a contractor’s license to make!

You’ll need a miter saw, wood glue, brad nailer, level, 1x2 and 2x3 boards, plywood and wood screws.

(find full building instructions on Not Just a Housewife)

 

floating shelves made of reclaimed wood

 

Picture Frame
If you look at Pottery Barn, West Elm, Wayfair or any other home décor website and you’ll find picture frames that are made from upcycled wood for sale for big bucks. 

You’ll need reclaimed wood, a miter saw, carpenter square, flat corner braces, a screw driver and photo hanging hardware.

(find full building instructions on Designer Trapped in a Lawyer)

Reclaimed Wood Picture Frame

 

Ask the Builder: A Q&A with John Judd, Sr.

Written by Judd Builders on Friday, 16 September 2016. Posted in Asheville Custom Home Builder, Asheville Luxury Homes

How a client's vision comes to life in phases

 

We get very excited about new jobs. Whether it's a new build or renovating a historic home, we get a little giddy on the first day of starting the project. In November 2014 we partnered with a client to renovate a home that is more like a piece of artwork (all homes are art to us but this one takes the cake)! Here is John Judd, Sr's take on the project that become a two year long passion project. View the full photo gallery.

Q: What is your favorite thing, part, or detail about the work you've done on this house? A: My favorite part of the project was working with a client that had a clear vision of the finished product.

Q: What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome with this project? A: Because we weren't a part of the original build, we were constantly finding areas that were different than what was on the plans. We were able to overcome the challenges by approaching everything knowing we weren't sure how it was done by the previous builder and doing a lot of exploratory investigating prior to ordering materials or giving estimates of cost.

Q: How many people worked on this project? A: Around 30 sub-contractors from as far away as Texas and Florida contributed to the home interior and exterior renovation, outdoor entertaining pavillion, pool installation and log cabin build.

Q: What is the next phase for this project? A: We have plans for a barn with a living area above ready to build. It says a lot about both parties to be better friends after almost three years of building, than when you first met.

New Home Trend: Home within a Home

on Friday, 12 July 2013. Posted in Asheville Luxury Homes

Home within a Home: Secondary Living Spaces

New Home Trend: Home within a Home

One of the new, popular trends in custom home building is the concept of a home within a home. More and more commonly, two generations are sharing the same living space.

Alan Jones, Arizona division president for Lennar states, “Imagine a home that contains a separate apartment with its own sleeping area, kitchenette, bathroom and perhaps even garage. A door connects it to the rest of the house, Jones says. "This allows them to come back and live with you, but not on top of you."

Whether it means that your adult children are moving back home with you, known as the “boomerang” effect, or that your parents have moved in to alleviate issues with the aging process, designing a home within a home is a smart move.

The benefits of a secondary living space within the traditional living space do not stop at convenience for family members. Such a feature can be seen as potential rental income, making mortgages more affordable and resale value (should you decide to sell) dramatically increased.

Please call Judd Builders, today (828) 274-4448. Let us help you with your upcoming remodel or new construction project.