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This recently completed custom designed Timberpeg® Mountain Retreat home sits high in the mountains overlooking the valley of Horse Shoe, North Carolina. This unique home was designed by architect Ken Wertheim, AIA, an independent representative for Timberpeg® South, Inc. The home features a Douglas fir timberframe with authentic mortise and tenon joinery. This high performance, energy efficient house incorporates structural insulated panels (SIPS), has a Tulikivi fireplace, makes use of advanced technologies, and many “green” products have been integrated. The open design concept provides a unique spatial relationship between floors.




Now in Construction > Temple in Leicester NC, Arden NC Mountain Home

In Planning and Design Phase  > Equestrian Stables,   Our 1st  "Net-Zero Energy House"

Off the Drawing Boards ~ Recently Built >  Versant near Asheville,  Mountain Lodge  , Crooked Creek Mountain Lodge > Fairview Mountain Home

Past from The Drawing Boards > Adirondack Style    Estate Style    Mountain Vernacular Style    Estate-Lodge Style  

Recently in Construction > Black Mountain, NC   Arden, NC     Reems Creek, NC    Lake James, NC      Avery Creek, NC  

More at our Construction Page >  Slideshow of a timberframe raising   Visit Developments Page:Lodges, Camps & Cabins                                                          

Temple of the Awakening Heart




Ellenboro, North Carolina 

Frame Raising Spring 2013


Arden, NC ~ Mountain Home


In Planning &  Design

Our first


Features: photovoltaic solar electric ; geothermal with radiant heat;

timber frame w/super-insulated SIPS

Off the Drawing Boards ~ Recently Built

Versant, near Asheville, NC


Mountain Lodge, Burnsville, NC


Crooked Creek Mountain Lodge


Custom Mountain Home, Fairview, North Carolina




Mountain Retreat, Black Mountain, North Carolina



Little Mountain House, Montreat, North Carolina


This Featured Home sits high in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. 

Credits:  Design by Ken Wertheim, AIA, Architect     Photographer:  Rick Frutchey



Past from The Drawing Boards

Adirondack Style

Mountain Air Country Club, Burnsville, NC

Elevation Study

Estate Style

Mountain Vernacular Style

The Settings of Black Mountain, NC

Estate-Lodge Style

Recently Completed

The Settings, Black Mountain, NC

Recently Completed

Arden, NC

Recently Completed

Reems Creek , NC

Recently in  Construction

Lake James, NC

Recently Completed

Avery Creek , NC

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 Wertheim, Architect, AIA    P.O. Box 9039 Asheville, NC 28815       E-mail:     828-298-7280    Top of Page