Wayland Shamburger designed two large homes for us and did an amazing job with his stand out designs affording us luxury living and attention to detail at every turn. Beautiful moldings, stone mantels, indoor outdoor fireplaces with perfect rock placements, curved stairs and walls, dramatic window designs, and a beautiful, warm yet sophisticated look has made our home and guest home a true joy for living. We never cease to love and appreciate being at home there. Working together with our requests and that of our builder’s was orchestrated with ease by Wayland even though we lived several states away at the time of construction. Our entire building experience was always a lot of fun!

– Virlee S. Stepelton

How can we describe in concise terms what Wayland has provided to us? Number one, he listened very effectively to what we said we wanted, from certain peculiar features such as ‘pocket doors’ in several locations to the overall necessity for symmetry. Number two, he visited our site and developed a plan that “nestled” all of those features onto rather challenging mountain terrain. Number three, he did such a fantastic in the design that we elected to further contract him to oversee the construction (as we would be doing the total project by remote control while living and working full-time eight hours away).

The result? We have what is truly our dream home! Every day ~ both day and night ~ we marvel at what has been created for our enjoyment. We asked Wayland to maximize the view: you have to see it to believe how incredibly his design takes advantage of both the Lake Junaluska ‘near view’ and the Cold Mountain and Mount Pisgah ‘long view’; and not just from one vantage point, but from multiple rooms on both ground and upstairs levels ~ from every bedroom and each room we use daily.

If you hope to have a place like “Liberty Lookout” for your enjoyment, I strongly encourage you to seek the expert services of Shamburger Architecture. If you want to actually see what that might look like, please contact Wayland and ask him to arrange an opportunity to see what magic Wayland created for us here in Western North Carolina!

– David E and Kathie S McCracken