Mid-Century Masters

Two Masters | They were not exactly contemporary – but two architects delivered, within the space of less than a decade, two world architectural jewels that made history for the last seven decades. The French-Swiss Le Corbusier and the Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer have a point of intersection in their careers that make them unique. They both designed, each in their own way, an entire city from a drawing table. Corbusier bequeathed to humanity, in 1951, the Indian Chandigarh, and Niemeyer, raised, alongside Lúcio Costa, the capital of Brazil, Brasília, in 1960. See the full article here. Cheers!

Make Your Modern | Story 03

Urban Mountain Home | Jonathan Bryant of Form Design Concept crafted this urban infill home to stand out in its West Asheville neighborhood. Refined and highly livable, this structure reflects modern Scandinavian mountain home designs. On the exterior, large spans of glass combine with rustic siding (reminiscent of Japanese “shou sugi ban”), integrating the home comfortably in its forested locale.

The interior living experience was carefully considered within the constraints of the tight urban lot. The lower entry is convenient to off-street parking and offers easy access for guests. The deck above floats in the trees while providing privacy from the street, and in the back, opens to a private covered patio enclosed by a fenced lawn for pets, play, and further escape from the public world. Window openings and light play to context from all directions to balance natural light with privacy.

Overall, the home provides a sleek luxury escape within a small urban footprint. The home was constructed by Steel Root Builders. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

 

Happy Valentines Day

We wish you all a loving Valentines Day today. Share a little love with all those you encounter and make your day, our community and world a better place. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Happy Birthday ModernAsheville.com

Happy Birthday to ModernAsheville.com which turned 10 years old today. On this date in 2009 modernasheville.com began capturing modern art, design and real estate in our region. The first post was on the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center. That year it was exciting to receive an average of 60 views per day having assumed no more than 3. Ten years later it is 5 times that and growing. Thank you {always} for your patronage, loyalty and appreciation. And some love, too. Cheers!

Modern Asheville Real Estate | TOP 100

Yeah! We are on the list again. We are very grateful to our community and clients that make it so rewarding to do business here. And thanks to the Kim Winters team for making our job easier. Cheers to you and everyone who helped make 2018 so great. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

SOLD | West Asheville Modern

Yeah! We are so happy for our clients who are moving onto their next venture having closed on their cool and smart little West Asheville home today. Cheers!

And we appreciate their kind words, “Troy and Kelly are tremendously knowledgeable and experienced professionals, and I can’t say enough good things about them! They are diligent, great advocates for their clients, easy to work with, and all around nice people. They kept us updated at every step in the process and got the job done for us. We will be asking Troy and Kelly to assist us in our next home purchase and highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Asheville market.”
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Martin Luther King Jr Day

2019 Modern Tour Submissions

Hi All. This week is our last call for submissions for our Modern Tour. The folks at the Atlanta Design Festival and Modern Asheville are partnering again to host the annual Architecture Tour in Asheville, NC on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10am – 4pm. We are looking for 5-6 excellent contemporary and modern projects to showcase. Projects will be published in the MA Design is Human Book and Tour Guide. 

Please include a description of the project including full address, architects, developers, designers, landscapers, etc. and photographers (if needed). Description should include special features and details of the home, LEED or Green features, plan design, any before and after information, etc. You can submit details HEREOnce the Design Festival folks receive your submission, MA! will reach out for photos and completion of the Tour contract. 

Did you see last years tour? If not take a quick look here! Give us a call if you have any questions. Thanks for your interest. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

American Style on CNN


Mid-Century design is spotlighted in a new documentary series on CNN featuring American Style through the decades. The series starts tonight. For more information go HERE. Cheers!

Hotel Design | Placemaking for Locals

In discussing our changing downtown conversations, as we often do, always lead to the hotels and whether or not development is pushing locals out. Is there a way to accommodate both tourists and locals and is our current development doing that? While that is a challenging question, here are some interesting articles from hoteliers looking at that issue. Go here for Metropolis Magazine. Here. Also, here and here. Note that most of these articles are from the Hotels perspective creating and adding experiences to bring locals and doesn’t necessarily address the bigger urban planning aspect of what residents need downtown for living and working.

Down the “Mid-Century” Rabbit Hole

Artist Roger Capron | You know how it goes — you are scrolling the internet and one image pops up and suddenly you are off into a new visual world. That is exactly how it worked when I saw the above image and got lost in the rhythm, colors and geometry of this tile piece. Roger Capron had been a prolific French artist born in Vincennes, France on September 4, 1922. Interested in drawing, he studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943 and worked as an art teacher in 1945. He died on November 8, 2006 leaving behind a considerable body of work that is recognized worldwide. I know you’ll want to see more so go HERE. Cheers!

Happy New Years!

From Modern Asheville Real Estate | Yeah! I don’t know about you, but we leave 2018 feeling incredibly grateful for a successful year. 2019 promises some welcome changes in our world in support of our team. Kelly and I couldn’t be more excited. Our gratitude includes our life partners, friends and Modern Asheville community. Have a safe and loving holiday tonight and, as always, surround yourselves with those you love. Cheers from us! Kelly and Troy