Category Archives: Asheville Modernism

Sunday Morning Modern

Kelly and I had the privilege of touring this home twice during construction right up until completion, along with, Elihu and Michael of Siegman Associates. As always, their ability to design with the site in mind stood out. The house flowed with the contours of the site both taking advantage of views and creating private garden spaces to maximize the indoor/outdoor living that we treasure here in WNC.

Carolina Home and Garden Magazine speaks to this in their article here. Pour some coffee and wander through this morning. And don’t forget the Beaverdam Art Tour later today. Cheers!

Sunday Morning Modern

Modern Architecture Raises Property Values | Check out this nice article by one of our business partners, Real Estate Scorecard, on the value of modern design in real estate. See the full article by our friend Marge Casey here. Cheers!

“Mountain modern architecture is considered one of the most sought-after design trends in Asheville neighborhoods for a multitude of reasons. When folks think of the traditional mountain rustic home they envision a space that radiates shelter, warmth and protection from the harsh elements of high country living.  This classic notion of mountain living has evolved with advances of technology that enable homes to be built more energy-efficient and yet still cozy with new artistic designs that are more appealing to home shoppers today, especially in the austere city of Asheville.”

2017 Matsumoto Award Winners

Congrats to 2 of our local architects { and all the others} on their Jury Prizes in the Matsumoto Award competition last week in Raleigh. Scott Huebner of Brickstack Architects and Duncan McPherson of Samsel Architects won first and third places. Cheers to you! HERE are the full results of the competition. Enjoy!

Vote for Samsel Architecture

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Our friends at Samsel Architects are up for an award again this year.  Their Fontana Lake Residence which was on the modern tour last year has been chosen as a finalist for Fine Homebuilding 2016 Houses Readers’ Choice Award! Voting is open now until February 26 at midnight. Votes are limited to one a day per person but you can vote every day until the contest ends.Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 4.44.43 AM

If the project wins, it will be featured in a two-page spread in Fine Homebuilding Houses issue later this year. Please take some time to vote by clicking here.

Cheers from the Modern Asheville Real Estate team!

Jeremy at the Junction

jeremy compIf you haven’t dined at the Junction lately it is time to stop by. Local artist Jeremy Russell’s work is vibrantly displayed throughout. Jeremy, is both a fine artist and scenic painter having worked in the entertainment industry. His work is conceptual in nature and plays with symbolic imagery dealing with issues such as science, sexuality, psychology, human nature, religions, politics and beyond to the universe. Go check out is work in person and visit his website here. Cheers!

Modernist Furniture Maker | Ben Rosenberg

coffee.table copyKelly and I met with local furniture maker Ben Rosenberg at the Grovewood Gallery on Wednesday afternoon. Ben studied welding and furniture making at Haywood Community College. Ben’s inspiration comes from the great designers and furniture makers from the early modern movement creating furniture with clean lines and subtle curves. Ben says, “These elements reflect my belief that thoughtful design creates uncluttered, functional, and beautiful pieces of furniture.” We agree.Ben Comp

Ben uses locally and sustainably harvested lumber whenever possible that is either air dried or dried in a solar kiln. Not only is this better the environment, but helps retain the woods natural color and also provides him with lumber that is superior to work with.

Ben’s goal is to provide our clientele with beautifully handcrafted, heirloom quality furniture that is built to last lifetimes. For more on Ben visit his website here or stop by the Grovewood Furniture Gallery. Cheers!

Modern Asheville | Pinterest

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 6.55.41 AMHere is a reminder to check out our Pinterest page if you haven’t done so already.  We have boards on various designers in Asheville, along with, modern inspiration from across the globe. Cheers!

VOTE | 2015 NCMH Matsumoto Competition

ncmhlogoHi Folks! North Carolina Modernist Houses has released the entries for this year’s Matsumoto Prize. Locally, there are two homes [shown below]: Katie’s Ridge by Retro Fit Design and Peregrine #6 by Roost. However you decide enjoy browsing the entries shown here and vote!Mats Comp

MA Satellite Tours for 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 6.19.29 AMThe Modern Atlanta home tour and Design is Human Week is coming up incredibly soon. Kelly and I will be attending. Also, this year there will be satellite tours in other cities including Asheville. Brickstack Architects, Samsel Architects and Unity Homes will all have homes on the local tour. We should have more details to pass on soon, however, to reserve tickets for the May 30th and 31st tour go here. See you on the design road. Cheers! Kelly and Troy16129441565_54f3dc0bf6

Modern Asheville | Pinterest

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 6.30.29 AMHi Folks! If you haven’t checked it out yet, go and enjoy our new Pinterest board. Over 82 boards and 2000 pins on everything from Asheville architects, mid-century homes and modern inspiration.

Cheers!

Modern Mixer | Thank You!

A big thank you to our co-host, Jeff Crawford, for opening his cool home in Mountainbrook last night to so many of our shared friends and the modern community. The Roost remodeled pad looked amazing and everyone enjoyed meeting designer and builder David Way. It was definitely one not to be missed! Mountainbrook

For those of you who didn’t make it or want to see it again enjoy the tour, here, of this modernized, mid-century home. Thanks again and cheers! Kelly and Troy

NCMH’s Matsumoto Prize 2015

Along with rounding up folks to submit their local homes for Modern Atlanta’s sponsored Modern Tour, Kelly and I are helping to solicit modern home owners, designers and builders to submit their home for entry into NC Modernist Houses Matsumoto Prize competition. Kelly and I went to the award ceremony last year where two Asheville homes received prizes. Yeah!Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 12.45.12 PM

To see those homes and the other prize winners from 2014 click here. Kelly and I had a blast and just missed out on winning a cool modern chair. {long story} We did get to accept the prize for Rusafova Markulis Architects entry for their Blue House in 5 Points while they travel the world.Untitled-1

For details on submitting entries click here. Entries will be accepted on and following May 1, 2015. We wanted to get the word out so you can get your information ready. Give us a call if you would like to discuss your home.

Cheers!

Kelly and Troy