Make Your Modern | Home Story 06

Mix-Century | Situated on a mountain side with views overlooking downtown Asheville, the Mayflower residence, originally built in the 1970’s was a complete renovation with only the foundation and asymmetrical roofline kept intact. Cantilevered steel beams support the deck’s roof and allow for an unobstructed view of the city and the beautiful 100-year old oak tree adjacent to the home.

Wood is carried further into the home through sunny oaks and rich walnuts. Natural texture play against soft white walls and steel creating a rich neutral gallery for showcasing colorful artwork throughout.

Entry to the home is on the lower level through a square pivot door, then an elegant staircase leads up to the main living areas. A dumb-waiter was added to transport essentials from car to kitchen and back.

Modern clean lines blend with natural textures to create a home that is warm and welcoming for everyone. {Design by Carlton Edwards Architecture and photos by David Dietrich}

Uncommon Market | This Sunday

Hi Folks! This Sunday is Aheville’s Largest Market for the Old, the Bold, the Creative and Unexpected is in its 5th season of gathering quality curators of antiques, vintage decor, art, jewelry, and home furnishings. Go HERE for details. 

Robert and Rebecca Nicholas own Splurge, a custom lighting and antique business in the River Arts District. They are also former co-owners of Asheville Flea for Y’all. This duo has almost 30 years experience in the antique and design world. For over a decade they traveled the US doing shows and 5 years ago thought it was time to start one here in Asheville.

Art and Antiques Preview Sale at Pearlmans

Hi Folks! You don’t want to miss this — join the co-host trinity of Splurge, Atomic Design and Furnishings and Modern Asheville Real Estate for the Preview Sale for Asheville’s Largest Collection of Antiques and Art! Asheville’s celebrated philanthropist and entrepreneur Joe Kimmel collected Antiques and art from around the globe. For years these collections have been admired and enjoyed by thousands. This living estate of Mr. Kimmel is now being released for sale! Mr. Kimmel’s fine taste for collecting the rare and over the top antiquities and fine art will be for sale April 27th & 28th. Preview Sale on April 26th 6pm-8pm. This sale will be on multi floors in the Pearlman Building (across from the Grove Arcade.) See you there!

Happy {April Fool’s} Anniversary

Hi Folks! We hope you won’t be afraid to be a bit foolish today in being completely you. Wholeheartedly, Kelly and I did 5 years ago today in starting our unique business — Modern Asheville Real Estate. Now look where we are today!

As we head into this 6th year of building a business we love we just want to thank all the people who have helped us along the way: Our partner builders, architects and designers for allowing us to play alongside them in making our unique, design-minded real estate company model, Our clients who share our passions and values and who are becoming a part of our growing community. Our supportive partners, Mr. Chett and Dr. John, for their tireless support. As a Happy Anniversary to us look what we received last week. Local top 100 times 3.

Cheers to all of you! Now go out and follow your own hearts! Kelly and Troy

Make Your Modern | Home Story 05

Nature Wrapped Mid-Century | Sue and Sean were looking for a non-traditional home tucked into nature when they found this Mid-Century Modern home (circa 1973). The dramatic central fireplace and views of woods and mountains tugged at their heart. Architect Les McCormick helped them imagine and realize the modernized home it is today.

Everything was taken down to the studs. After replacing all the systems, they layered in mid-century and modern detailing throughout. The master suite was opened up with natural light coming in through a composition of square windows. A double-sided fireplace visible from both bedroom and bath was added as uniquely luxurious touch. Sean, a chef by trade, created a spacious kitchen with a giant island for parties, and a cozy, built-in banquet for more intimate gatherings. Expansive windows, large doors, and a wrap-around deck helped to increase the livable area of the home and connect with the wooded surroundings.

This distinctive renovation brings together nature and modernism with a dusting of sparkle.

Open House | 45 Riverview Drive

Stop by this Saturday the 23rd at our Open House hosted by broker Natalie Malis. This newer, convenient and efficient one level bungalow is walkable to Haywood Road and the River Arts District. Built in 2009 this bungalow style home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on one end and a large open great room on the other. Enter into your own private dog-friendly courtyard. This home shares a driveway, parking and community garden space where you can grow your own food if desired. For event details go here. Cheers!

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

IMG_3432Our team at Modern Asheville Real Estate wishes you a happy and festive holiday. Be safe, have tons of fun and the best of luck to you this year. Cheers!

SOLD | Home for an A-Frame

Yeah! This week Greg and Aubrie of Earthtone Builders closed on a sweet piece of mountain land to build their A-frame escape home. We are so happy for them and excited to watch their dream come to life. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Make Your Modern | Home Story 04

California Sunset | Andrea and Lucy fell immediately in love with this property given the hidden location and context. While the home’s foundation sits on an urban hillside walkable to restaurants and downtown, the elevation allows it to live in up in the natural environment reminiscent of their life in Northern California. Here they get to enjoy both the urban and natural world. Ultimately, the San Francisco couple took what was a fifties ranch home and elevated it on many levels — vertically, functionally and aesthetically.

The main level of the ranch home was maximized by combining functions and offering spaces that could be either offices or entertaining spaces using that Danish style simplicity, lightness and unity. All rooms were opened up inside and outside creating expansiveness and a needed relationship with nature. The upper level addition was key in the requirements to provide both a private guest space and more importantly a writer’s retreat in the clouds for Lucy.

The end result for Andrea and Lucy is an approachable and joyful modern home that marrys the urban and natural context while bringing their own relaxed northern California vibe to our mountains.

Announcing the UnCommon Market Asheville

Asheville’s Largest Market for the Old, the Bold, the Creative and Unexpected is in its 5th season of gathering quality curators of antiques, vintage decor, art, jewelry, and home furnishings.

Robert and Rebecca Nicholas own Splurge, a custom lighting and antique business in the River Arts District. They are also former owners of Asheville Flea for Y’all. This duo has almost 30 years experience in the antique and design world. For over a decade they traveled the US doing shows and 5 years ago thought it was time to start one here in Asheville. Under new branding, Uncommon Market, they’re excited to bring 5 unique shopping experiences in 2019.

2019 Event Dates:
• 4/7 & 8/25 @ Asheville Outlets
• 5/5 & 10/6 @ New Belgium Brewing
• 6/29-6/30 @ WNC Ag Center

Why Apartment Buildings Look the Same

Featured Bloomberg Businessweek Story | Here is an interesting perspective for what we see being built all around our area. These buildings are in almost every U.S. city. They range from three to seven stories tall and can stretch for blocks. They’re usually full of rental apartments, but they can also house college dorms, condominiums, hotels, or assisted-living facilities. Close to city centers, they tend toward a blocky, often colorful modernism; out in the suburbs, their architecture is more likely to feature peaked roofs and historical motifs. Their outer walls are covered with fiber cement, metal, stucco, or bricks. They really are everywhere! For the rest of Justin Fox’s story go HERE.

TONIGHT | Who’s Afraid of Red?

Opening tonight from 5 to 8pm the Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to host 16 artists in a new exhibit by curator Barbara Fisher called Who’s Afraid of RED? The title is inspired by a series of Barnett Newman paintings called Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.

This exhibit will explore the many meanings and associations to the color red: love, vitality, opulence, fire, the heart, the devil, blood, power, passion…. as well as the many uses of the word red in our language such as: red tape, red carpet, red-letter day, red herring, red ink, caught red-handed, red cent.  Also, because of the expense of the dye, red cloaks and hats have been worn as status symbols throughout history.  The associations are endless.Go HERE to find out the skinny. Cheers!