Lake Allure

Photo by Tim Robison.
Photo by Tim Robison.

File it under “savvy people’s problems.” Interior designer Richard Fast says that after he and husband Eric Hardy had a striking, cantilevered pavilion installed at their North Asheville home overlooking Beaver Lake, “the only downfall has been people are constantly trespassing, knocking on our door and driving by repeatedly to take pictures and try to knock the design off.”

The idea was a covered deck big enough for dining, entertaining, and “dog watching with our dog” that would not darken the living area by being fully enclosed. Pitched theatrically toward the house, the aquiline, mid-century-esque addition was paired with a restructured front entrance and stylistically complemented in window overhangs; the look will be picked up again in a future garage apartment.

“[Architect] Brandon Pass completely understood our vision, taking it to a whole new level,” says Fast. “Being a designer myself and having such high visibility, the space could not be anything typical.”

The look: Vibrant mountain modern

The location: North Asheville

The luxe factor: Rich cypress decking

RESOURCES: Architect Brandon Pass; Designer Richard Fast; Contractor Builtwright Construction Company; Landscape Architect Steven Lee Johnson/Sitework Studios; Landscape Contractor Berrier Select Landscaping; Electrical Contractor Appalachian Electric & Generator; Carpentry Square Peg Construction; Furniture Kingsley Bate Outdoors (selected by Richard Fast)

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