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DaVinci heads to the Biltmore Estate

BY HBSDealer Staff

North Carolina's famous Biltmore Estate has a new hotel, and the project has specified DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic shake roofing.

The new Village Hotel, opened in late 2015, was built in response to increased demand for additional on-site lodging.

The four-story, 130,000-sq.-ft. hotel features 209 rooms and is located near restaurants, shops and a winery that have a similar shake roofing aesthetic.

"Antler Hill Village was intended to look like a series of buildings that belonged together but maintain an individual identity through the use of different roofing materials and trim treatments," says Emily Pelcak, director of practice and innovation for PGAV Destinations. "With the Village Hotel we wanted to continue that story. We specified DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic shake roofing to complement the general aesthetics of the area but also to create a distinctive personality for the hotel."

Pelcak and her team worked closely with DaVinci to arrive at the right color blends of Bellaforté Shake tiles, ultimately going with three unique color blends within a range of Tahoe colors (Light, Medium Light, Medium and Dark), plus Dark Chesapeake.

"The look of the DaVinci shake roofing is convincing as a shake shingle, which is a traditional building material in western North Carolina," says Pelcak. "Their ability to create unique blends so the hotel could have subtle color shifts across the building roof was a key reason the DaVinci shake roofing was specified."

"The color selection was an arduous process since we wanted a subtle variation across the roof to blend with the adjacent existing structures and complement the main exterior facade treatment," says Pelcak. "We're proud of this project and pleased that The Biltmore Company is happy with the look and performance of the DaVinci product. Based on their feedback, we may specify these tiles again on future projects throughout the estate."

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