Custom Homes

Carlson-Farmer, Inc. has built custom homes since 1988. Whether our customers would like to build a custom home in the mountains, on the lake, or in the city, we work closely with them to achieve the dream home they have always wanted.
We understand that many custom homes require other professional services, such as architects, engineers, , interior decorators and banks. We realize the importance of working together with these professionals as a team to accomplish an organized, smooth-running project.
The styles of our custom homes have ranged from colonial, to french country, to homes indigenous to the Western Carolina mountains. Typical exterior finishes include brick, stucco, stone, cement siding, cedar, poplar bark, timber frame, and more.
Our goal is that our customers receive superior quality service, excellence in craftsmanship, and a lasting relationship that is built on honesty and integrity to produce their custom home that exceeds their expectations. We have also built other structures, such as state-of-the-art equestrian barns, garages, carriage houses, and many others.
In the process, Carlson-Farmer has become known as a custom home builder that pays attention to the details – from rustic mountain retreats to French Provincial to Georgian Colonial to Tuscan. Carlson-Farmer is a custom home builder paying attention to details that we have become known for. We have the proven ability to work with clients, architects, and designers to create one-of-a kind homes.

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Renovations & Additions

Interior Remodeling

For years, Carlson-Farmer, Inc. has worked closely with customers on various remodeling projects, helping customize designs based on their ideas and then transforming their dreams into reality.
On the residential side, we have:
- Constructed Additions
- Remodeled whole houses, kitchens, bathrooms
- Converted basements and garages into elegant living spaces
- Changed roof lines to create beautiful and spacious living quarters out of attics.

Whole House Remodeling

Carlson-Farmer, Inc is up to the challenge to completely renovate and change an existing house, from the inside out. Working closely with our clients on a daily basis to identify the weaknesses in the design, to draft new creative ideas, to soundly change structural components, and to flawlessly execute the craftsmanship required to change an existing home into one that will meet the needs and wishes of the client for years to come.
Whether it's an addition, a historical renovation, or a restoration, one of our main goals is to seamlessly match materials and design to create a beautiful transition between the old and new structures and to restore existing homes to their original beauty and integrity.
We also offer handicap accessibility remodeling for both residential and commercial projects, such as handicap ramps, curbless showers, widening door openings, and other accessibility needs.


It takes skill and planning to incorporate an addition artfully into the existing architecture, taking into account both the interior and the exterior designs. A foundational principle behind our work is to always strive to make the addition seamless so that the client cannot tell where the old stops and the new begins.


We can take dated and tired kitchens and renovate them to incorporate the newest trends and designs for a fresh look and layout that will bring enjoyment and efficiency for years to come


Family needs often change with time and Carlson-Farmer collaborates with our clients to change their bathrooms to reflect a quiet and stunning restoration. We specialize in custom design-build bathroom renovations. Whether a small powder room or a spa-like master bath, we have the expertise and the keen eye for every tiny detail to deliver you your dream bathroom renovation.

Timber Frame

Timber frame construction utilizes traditional methods of building with heavy creating structures using squared-off and carefully fitted andtimbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs.  The exposed timbers, complex joinery, and open floor plans give timber frame homes an aesthetic unmatched by any other type of construction. In addition, timber structures boast strength and durability not seen in conventionally built homes.  A timber home creates the opportunity to make a bold design statement, as there are many different options for timber species and truss styles.

Lake Front

Carlson-Farmer, Inc. has built beautiful custom homes on Lake Lure and Lake Adger in Western North Carolina. Our region offers a unique and rare combination of mountains and lakes that make for a picturesque retirement home or  family "getaway" home. Either way, we enjoy working closely with our customers to build custom homes suited to their needs.

Lake House
Boat House

CAD Design Services

Often, clients come to us to talk about their building projects and only have a vague idea in their heads of what they want. Some bring sketches on several pieces of paper, on-line pictures, or even pictures torn out of magazines. To this end, Carlson-Farmer, Inc offers an in-house design service that works under separate contract to work with our clients to pull all their ideas together into a comprehensive design that helps them understand their project.

Historical Restoration

Working with local historical districts, Carlson-Farmer, Inc carefully stabilizes, renovates, and restores, existing historical homes in keeping with established guidelines, criteria, and architectural style. Clients often choose to modernize the interior and update the existing electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems at the same time.

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