And that’s exactly what he did when he partnered with MossCreek Designs to design, build and outfit the Ison home in Sylva, North Carolina, in 2008. According to Guy, the homeowners wanted a “rustic home with a log-cabin design at the core.” Fortunately, the recycled and reclaimed materials from Appalachian Antique Hardwoods accomplish just that.
“When we build a home, I want the owners to sit in the house and feel like they did the right thing when they chose these materials,” says Guy. “The materials are textured and charactered, which results in a relaxed environment. And if we can create that kind of comfortable space while adding extra energy efficiency to the home, then we’ve done our job." The home, which is a certified North Carolina HealthyBuilt home, operates with geothermal heating and cooling, is insulated with Icenyne spray foam for added efficiency and is outfitted with Energy Star appliances. Take one look, though, and you’ll see that it’s the eco-friendly reclaimed materials that really make this home shine.