“The interior of the house personifies the private world, the exterior of it is part of the outside world”
– Stephen Gardiner


As the highest rated and most reviewed custom home builder Banner Elk North Carolina can offer you, we know not to ever judge a home by its facade. There is so much more that goes into a custom home that cannot be seen from the surface. Even with that being said, the selections and details that go into the first impression when you come upon a new home are noteworthy. Do you want your home to blend into the landscape or stand out? Do you lean towards trends or timelessness? Are there aspects of the property that you want to have incorporated into the exterior design? Where is the perfect location to position your home on the property? Are we maximizing views or focusing on the footprint it will have on the land? We take all of this and so much more into consideration when discussing the exterior of your home. We do this by asking these kinds of questions and many others.

The exterior of your home is the first impression for anyone passing by or coming for a visit. What do you want the feeling to be? There is no right or wrong answer here. It is all up to preference, opinion, and maybe some ARB or HOA guidelines. We listen closely to what our clients want and help to guide them. We take the emotions and feelings and help translate them into a finished product. A finished product that brings you joy and comfort each time you come home. There are subtle touches and textures that can be used to really make a home stand out. At Sky House Company, our custom home builder Banner Elk North Carolina team can help guide and develop these decisions into a cohesive well thought out home – from the exterior to the interior.

Driving around the high country, you get to experience a plethora of home styles. We love getting to work on and build so many. With as many options, it is hard to say we have a favorite. As the deluxe custom home builder Banner Elk North Carolina has to offer; we appreciate working on architecturally ambitious designs that challenge us to be creative and think outside the box. Besides the rush we get when looking over integrally engineered plans, we enjoy all of the opportunities that come to show off and highlight the design elements of a home.

When designing the exterior of your home, your Sky House Company custom home builder Banner Elk North Carolina team will help make sure no detail is left out. We will get into all of the exterior components and ensure that your home is aesthetically pleasing and built to withstand the elements. We will discuss exterior windows and doors and the DP rating that is needed based on the elevation of your home. Our extensive understanding of the landscape and weather in the High Country allows us to give you the guidance needed to build the home of your dreams. Sometimes certain items might seem exciting on paper, but you want to make sure it functions as well. Rest assured that we look at each decision from all angles.

As we start talking through exterior selections, we will review your options. Will you want horizontal or vertical siding? Smart siding, cedar shake, board & batter, stone? Will we be painting or staining? What color windows and screens fit the design the best? Do you have a preference on K Style Gutters or Half Round? Square vs round downspouts or are you more interested in rain chains? If you do not have a preference from a design perspective, we can give direction from a functional perspective.

If we start at the top, there are so many options when it comes to roof design, let alone the materials and colors that can be installed. There Open or Box Gables, Dormers, M Shaped, Hops, Jerkinhed, Dutch Gable, Combinations, Cross Hipped, Intersecting/Overlaid Hips, Hip and Valleys, Gambrels, Mansards, Salt Box, Pyramid Hips, Skillion and Lean-to’s, Flat, Shed, Butterfly, and many more.

Your Sky House Company custom home builder Banner Elk North Carolina team wants the outside of your home to represent you and flow seamlessly inside and around to all your exterior living areas. We want to understand your main uses for your exterior spaces. How important is maintenance and upkeep? We will review decking options as well as deck railings. All the while respecting safety, codes, and guidelines. We will discuss driveway materials and best location for function and to optimize your investment. We can design around exterior features such as rock formations, trees, or streams and rivers.

We will put as much care and attention to your exterior as we do the interior of your custom home. Where do you want to start in the planning process? Do you know what kind of style home you want? Is it more Modern, Tudor, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Farmhouse, Rustic, Contemporary, Colonial, Victorian? Maybe something that marries a few of these together? Sky House Company, along with your architect, designer, and engineer will ensure that your custom home will be customized to meet your specifications and vision in order to live up to our name as the highest and most reviewed custom home builder Banner Elk North Carolina has available.

The next steps are as easy as clicking this button below or giving us a call at 828-898-3717. We are excited to hear about your vision. We are ready to share our expertise. There are so many decisions that go into designing a custom home. We will help pace you through the process so it can be an enjoyable experience. Whether you are ready to build a brand new custom home or customize an existing one, Sky House Company is the best choice in the High Country.


“Let your home be your mast and not your anchor.”
– Kahlill Gibran


Sky House Company is a company made up of dedicated professionals who are ready and able to take your dreams from concept to completion. We work with the best in the area and have the drive and attention to detail it takes to build custom homes. If you would like to see more examples of our work, click here to scroll through some more of our projects. Inspiration awaits.