Sunday Morning Modern

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon | How about this place for a dreamy escape? Basalt Architects recently completed this cool hotel at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon resort. Check out the full article from dezeen daily here and have a sweet Sunday. Cheers!

FOR SALE | Town Mountain Mid-Century

4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2,932 sqft | .52 acre mountain view lot

This is the quintessential mid-century modern masterpiece you’ve been waiting for. The J. Bertram King designed home {original architectural drawings included} was built in 1963 and sits gently perched in the mountains above Asheville. The home has dramatic views while remaining highly accessible. Experience the unique architectural entry sequence from exterior walkway in thru the cool interior entry vestibule with stone flooring, custom stair rail and original light fixtures. The vaulted and light filled main level flows easily from living room to the master suite. 3 Bedrooms and Family Room on Lower Level for family, guest rooms, offices or studios — the ultimate in versatility! On top of being everything you need it is inspired living by design. And the coolest!

Give the Modern Asheville Real Estate Team {Kelly, Troy or Amanda} a call for more information and a tour today. Until then enjoy the full photo tour here. Cheers!

KW Kudos

Yeah! It was a busy spring this year for Modern Asheville Real Estate and we are ever so grateful. Cheers to all those who helps us from all sides. Kelly and Troy

Modernist Monday

Images of North Korea | Enjoy this interesting peek into a seldom seen country. Take a look at some of the images here and for a bit more peek at some of the book pages here. The pastel brutalist style of some of the buildings is very unique to North Korea. Cheers and Happy Monday!

 

“The book offers a rare glimpse inside the Hermit Kingdom, Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an architectural journey behind closed doors in the world’s most secretive country. From the mosaic-lined lobbies of Soviet-era health centers to the candy-colored interiors of brand new theaters, his photographs shine a spotlight on the reclusive regime’s ambition to “turn the whole country into a socialist fairyland.”

FOR SALE | Kenilworth Ranch

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | 1182 SQFT + 1004 Heated Basement | .35 Acre

Warm, efficient, and versatile ranch home in convenient Kenilworth. Located between vibrant downtown Asheville and Tunnel Road amenities, this home is nestled against the woods on one side and a sunny garden space on the other. The bright living, dining, and kitchen areas on the main level have a natural stone fireplace and french doors leading out the deck in the back. The large, open, bright, and dry basement with heating & cooling offers enormous flexibility to build out more living space with additional fireplace. Current owner has updated roof, heating/cooling and drainage around home for a dry and snug nest. Personalize the rest as desired!

Call us for more information or a private tour. In the meantime enjoy this photo tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

SUNDAY | Flea 4 Y’all

Hi Folks! It is that time of the month again. The Asheville Flea 4 Y’all is here. Vendors will be selling vintage, antiques, mid-century and Danish modern, machine age, rustic and industrial decor, and handmade art. Go HERE for the skinny. Tell’m Kelly and Troy sent you. Cheers! 

Just For Fun

Wes Anderson | Colors | Thanks Ellen for highlighting this short video. We had to share it. It is a visual treat that will put a smile on your face for sure. Cheers and Happy Friday!


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/182987900″>Wes Anderson / Color</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user56517027″>Andr&eacute;s Pe&ntilde;a</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

FOR SALE | Lakeview Park Mid-Century Home

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2,815 SQFT | 1.28 Acre City View Lot

Kelly and I are excited to bring this cool home to the real estate marketplace today. This mid-century, mountain home has both mountain and city views. Clean, architectural lines frame a dramatic vaulted California Eichler style interior trimmed in exotic woods typical of the prized period “Deck” home. High quality features include complete European custom kitchen, spa bath, towel heaters, heated floors, mini-splits, active and passive solar, 3 fireplaces and a fire pit. The location above the Asheville Country Club offers both convenience and privacy 1.28 acre street to street lot offers guaranteed privacy and views. The home blends vintage mid-century with quality updates for today’s modern lifestyle.

Reach out to us for more information or a private tour. In the meantime explore the virtual tour here and a past article on the Deck home here. Cheers!

Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

In honor of one of our most celebrated architects we thought it would be worthwhile sharing, once again, one of our favorite posts on the man himself.  Cheers!

1953 Frank Lloyd Wright interview by Mike Wallace | I scoured the internet for something of interest to watch last night. It is not always very fruitful, but this time I found something “fantastic” — at least from my viewpoint. If you’ve never seen this before I’m happy to share this treasure with you today. His belief in individualism and his views on the lack of intellectualism and “mobocracy” hit home today. I won’t say more, but simply encourage you to spend 50 minutes to watch this interview with a true visionary who is, obviously, very comfortable in his own skin. Enjoy the segment here . Cheers!

Top Review for Modern Asheville Real Estate

More than anything we love it when our clients are pleased. We were especially honored to hear the following words. Thank you so much Kristin. We are so happy for you! Kelly and Troy

“Kelly and Troy are a seller’s dream team. The whole process of listing my home with Troy and Kelly could not have been better. They had beautiful, professional photographs done for the listing, listed my house at just the right price point, and offered great advice throughout the process. My  house was under contract at ‘asking price’ within 36 hours of hitting the MLS.

And they are also a buyer’s dream team, too. They found me a wonderful MCM house in the neighborhood I wanted to live in, at a price I could afford and negotiated everything beautifully. From listing day, to the subsequent sale of my house, to closing day on my new house took exactly 50 days. There were no hitches and I always had the feeling Kelly and Troy were completely on top of everything in each step of the process. They communicated well and clearly. I even left the country for a week (a pre-planned trip) in the midst of everything and felt absolutely relaxed doing that, knowing that both of my house deals were in the hands of this super competent team. Throughout the process, I always felt they had my back.

They are smart, extremely professional, enthusiastic, knowledgable, classy — and fun! I was proud to be represented by Modern Asheville and would use them again in a heartbeat.”

2018 Matsumoto Prize | Time to Vote!

Good Morning Folks! Voting is open for the 2018 George Matsumoto Prize with North Carolina Modernist Houses. A few of our local architects and designers have entries this year including; Russ Nicholson, Retro+Fit Design and Siegman Associates. Check out all the entries here and vote for your favorite. Cheers!

Community Bill of Rights | Kick-Off Party

Join the Community Roots organization to celebrate the launch of Asheville’s first Community Bill of Rights. Stand with us in taking back our power, asserting our rights for local self-governance and building a world where People and Planet come before Profits.

The Community Bill of Rights is our first step towards building a more sustainable future and it will:
* enable citizens to prohibit the activities of corporations that pollute our water, air and soil,
* allow us to make ongoing decisions about where we live, without interference from the State and
* accelerate the equitable transition to 100% renewable energy.

Join us for great music, food, drinks, silent auction and information about how you can get involved in this grassroots movement. Go HERE for details. Cheers!