Sunday Morning Modern

colin_st_john_wilson_edToday is simple. Take a browsing trip through our friend’s website in London — The Modern House. Enjoy the diversity of historic modern to today’s designed homes in Europe. Find places to stay on holiday or research architects. No matter where you go here you will find cool, modern inspiration. Cheers!

Buncombe County Real Estate Sales Overview

Hi Folks! Here is Keller Williams’s December 2016 recap of real estate sales in our area. As you can see the $100,000 to $300,000 is always strong with inventory clearing every 2 months. Overall, it is still a good time to sell with inventory remaining low and demand high for homes in Asheville. Give us a call if you would like more specific information. Cheers!screen-shot-2017-01-08-at-1-12-59-pm

Modern Monday

The Silver Lake was one of our favorite neighborhoods in LA while living there. Like Asheville, Los Angeles has hidden mid-century treasures tucked into hillsides. Enjoy this brief video on Richard Neutra’s own house and have a great Monday!

Sunday Morning Modern

largeMOD MEN | Here is a timely story as we at Modern Asheville Real Estate work to enter a couple of mid-century homes for Griffin Preservation awards. It would be a first for this era of homes locally. As inspiration enjoy this story about the restoration of a mid-century architectural masterpiece. In 1962, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architect Arthur Witthoefft won the AIA’s highest honor for a home he built in the lush woods of Westchester County. Having fended off a developer’s wrecking ball, Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene went above and beyond to make this manse mint again. Check out the article HERE. Happy Sunday!

W.W.Dodge | Artist, Architect, Silversmith and Preservationist

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-3-12-40-pmThe Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County is hosting their first event of 2017 celebrating one of our region’s most versatile and accomplished Arts & Crafts talents: William Waldo Dodge. Dodge’s creative life is the subject of Bruce Johnson’s January 26th talk at All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village. Johnson has graced the PSABC with a number of well-attended presentations, and his upcoming program promises to be especially rewarding.

This lecture is scheduled on Thursday, January 26th, 5:30 pm, at Zabriske Parish Hall in All Souls Cathedral. All Souls address is 9 Swan Street in Biltmore Village. While admission is free, a suggested $10 donation supports local preservation and includes a half-price ticket to the 30th Annual National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn. Go HERE for full details. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Revisiting the A-Frame

f9306e240e92293bda91417585c8c21bThe A-frame house is, indeed, an architectural house style. The style features steep angled sides as the roofline that usually begin at or near the foundation line and meet at the top in the shape of the letter A. The triangle shape of this housing style has been present throughout history, but was more recently popular from the 1950’s to 1970’s.

46757be691ff4a969e85e24b0479e103Structurally speaking an A-frame is a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight, economical manner. As an example, consider a saw horse which is designed to support a load bigger than itself while still be portable.

The post World War II popularity of the A-frame has been attributed to a combination of factors including American’s extra disposable income, the in-expensiveness of building an A-frame structure, and a new interest in acquiring a second home for vacationing. Given’s today’s renewed interest in mid-century, inspired design and tiny homes it seems a style worth revisiting. At Modern Asheville, we have been collecting images of past and present interpretations on one of our many pinterest boards here. Also, enjoy this collection published from from Dwell here. Enjoy!Screen Shot 2015-10-17 at 8.51.52 AM