Make Your Modern | Buyers Tour 029

Our Asheville home market offers many housing options, but we don’t have everything at all times and currently inventory is low. As realtors we are the tip of the iceberg to a larger team of resources to help you buy, remodel or build your tailored and edited nest here in the mountains. Whether it’s scouting out the illusive architectural designed home, a retro ranch to remake or industrial loft or condo — we can help! Below are three properties currently on the market that Kelly, Matt and myself feel offer potential to “Make Your Modern” lifestyle in the mountains. Want more? Ask us!MYM Buyer 029

Asheville Architect’s Summer Social

CatawbaKelly and I stopped by the American Institute of Architect’s summer social last evening at Catawba Brewery’s newest location on the south slope of downtown. Modern Asheville Real Estate is a sponsor of our local chapter. Our friends Myles Alexander of Form and Function Architecture and Thad Rhoden of Sparc Design provided the expert BBQ Pork and AIA’s lovely Mary Fierle provided homemade spicy pickles. {YUM!} We, also, got to hear about some great projects coming up and a modern home soon to come on the market. For more on our local AIA organization go here. Cheers!

Designer Spotlight | TWO Wilson Architects

Kelly and I sat down with Aaron and Calder Wilson this week to catch up on all the projects they are involved with. We see their name pop up frequently around town designing everything from new historic style to modern homes and, also, renovations. Two homes they helped design are currently on the real estate market. One, is our listing at 215 Victoria Way in Waynesville. The other is a one level, modern home in central Asheville.Wilson 02

While we love some of the new built homes they are working on we are particularly drawn to the vision they bring for renovations. They seem gifted a creating more open and functional spaces while both simplifying and enriching the architecture. We hope to tour one of their projects next week. Wilson Comp 01

To view more of Aaron and Calder’s portfolio go here. Cheers!

Open House Today | 25 & 35 Wayside Rd

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Price | $375,000

Size | 2 Bed + 2 Bath = 1486sqft

Stop by and visit with Matt Allen today and tour this unique property in Kenilworth from 1 to 4pm. The listing has a charming and loved historic home on the property with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, wrap-around porch, fireplace and woodstove. However, that is only half the story. The home sits on a total of .86 acres zoned RM6 over two lots. The land runs street to street, has mountain views and is super convenient to both downtown and Tunnel road. Want to see more on the home? Check out the virtual tour here. Come and create your own urban oasis or subdivide and build your own mini neighborhood for your friends and family. Give us a call if you have questions. Cheers!35 Wayside Rd Asheville NC-MLS_Size-025-Large Yard with View-1024x768-72dpi

Today’s Modern Lifestyle | The Sharing Economy

screen-shot-2015-07-24-at-1-28-06-pmToday, many of our modern-day real estate clients are looking for less house allowing them to live lighter and spend their time and money on experiences in Asheville and abroad. They are, also, looking to get more income from their homes through sharing. This mindset has filtered into many areas of our culture and given birth to what is now called “The Sharing Economy”. As opposed to my explaining this phenomenon, I thought the article here by Courtney Martin and related video by George Takei does the job so much better. Please enjoy!

2015 Matsumoto Prize | Asheville Award Winner

IMG_1849_2Kelly and I drove to Raleigh yesterday afternoon for our yearly trek to NC Modernist Houses residential architectural awards event. Last year, out of six state prizes given, we had two local winners. We accepted the award for Maria Rusafova’s Blue House here in the Five Points neighborhood of Asheville while she travels the globe.21 St Charles Pl Asheville NC-small-002-Front-666x443-72dpi

This year local designer David Way of Roost was voted 2nd Place in the People’s Choice Awards for his 5th Peregrine home in Lakeview Park. {Yeah!} If you don’t recall the details of the home take the tour here. The 2000 sqft, one level home has an equal amount of outdoor living space to maximize your Asheville living experience. Congrats to David and the Erbs for their second award on this cool, modern home!

Thanks George and team for putting this event together. Architects and Builders — let’s get some more entries in next year and showcase our great talent here in Asheville. Kelly and I may just hire a bus to take us all there!


SOLD | A Bert King Original

588378Kelly and I just placed buyer clients into this 1955 Bert King designed home in the Grove Park Country Club area of North Asheville. The home had been lovingly restored by the previous owners and admirers of Bert King’s work. I’ll save a story for the future and let our buyers settle in, but I was excited to share these great photos of the home today.Grovewood 02

Want to see more on Bert King visit here and more on Mid-Century homes in Asheville go here. Cheers!