“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright
onesome Valley is a master planned community encompassing nearly 800 acres of verdant forests and meadows framed by 1,000 foot cliffs. Elevations range from 3,200 feet at the valley floor to 4,200 feet atop Cow Rock Mountain.
A purposeful design of expansive homesites and nearly 300 acres of common green areas reflect an uncommon respect for the land and all that reside upon it. Careful attention is given to every bend of every road, the placement of every home and the design and craftsmanship of every structure. Each detail has been thoughtfully considered with an eye toward creating harmony with nature. Timbered bridges. Tin roofs. Poplar bark siding. Stacked stone chimneys and native landscaping.
In total, less than 200 homes are ultimately envisioned here with the remainder of the property held in conservation. Development is proceeding in phases. Select homesites within Phases I, II and III are currently available.
All utilities, including electric, phone and internet, are underground, along with central community water and wastewater systems, removing the need and expense of individual wells and septic systems.
Lonesome Valley’s Architectural Review Program promotes smaller homes and outbuildings that blend with their natural settings and exist in proper scale within their environment. Size matters. In an age of high tech solutions, perhaps the “greenest” step in a home’s design and construction is accomplished by simply limiting its footprint, thereby reducing environmental impacts and natural resources utilized, along with minimizing heating, cooling and maintenance needs. We firmly hold to the tenet of “less is more” and we encourage our owners to invest in special details and quality finishes rather than unecessary mass, volume and related expense.
Our architectural designs reflect the rich, regional tradition of Southern Appalachia. Lonesome Valley has been a vibrant family farm for five generations, and so it shall remain for future generations. A place where hill and house live together, each the happier for the other.