Category Archives: Modern Architecture and Interiors

Enhancing the Home

Thanks Margie for sending us this great illustration. It does depict many of the things we have been telling clients for a few years now regarding size, plan, openness and, of course, modern styling. Cheers!

New Mid-Century Style Home with View

article from houzz | “At the end of a dirt road through the woods, an empty lot with Atlantic Ocean views provided the ideal spot for a couple to build their dream home. Avid collectors of vintage Danish furniture, these empty-nesters desired a new midcentury-inspired house to feature their furniture collection and take advantage of the views.” While not in Asheville this home would sit well in any natural setting with a view blurring the lines between inside and outside. For further inspiration take the rest of the tour here. Cheers!

Minimalist Resolution

Good Morning Folks! In the spirit of “Less is More” we read this great little reminder article on minimizing your life for more carefree living. Check out the helpful article from houzz ~ here. We wish you the best start to an amazing 2018. Cheers!

Airbnb State Tour

Is it us or is everyone talking about Airbnb in the area? Architectural Digest recently published this article on the most beautiful examples in every state. The one chosen for North Carolina is, of course, right here in Asheville belonging to our friends Carla and John and has been on our Modern Home Tour in recent years. The home was first featured here while under construction. It was then published in WNC Magazine, here, when completed. Cheers to them and enjoy!

Modern Monday

Dezeen Top Interiors 2017 | dezeen released their top 10 interiors for 2017. Of course all of them feature either modern or mid-century influences sometimes blended with classic architecture. Check out the cool inspiration here.

Residential Inspiration

Here are five homes worth checking out for some design inspiration. Given our own pastoral and mountain landscapes some of these ideas would fit right in here in Western North Carolina. See the dezeen article here. Cheers!

SOLD | 110 6th St, Black Mountain

Yeah! We just closed on the second of two modern cottages designed by local Rusafova Markulis Architects. The homes brought a nice price per sqft in the Black Mountain market. It shows you what good value good design can bring to a home. The simple and efficient homes brought warmth and charm to modern design with their Danish modern styling. In case you missed them you can return here for a tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Just for Fun

Bird House | Tree House We saw this and wondered why there wasn’t one in Asheville already. A simple sleeping space made out of locally sourced materials and to maximize exposure to the outdoors. Perfect! Now go build it please and see more on it here. Cheers!

World Architecture Festival 2017

Now in its tenth edition, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) showcases the best architecture built around the world in the last year. From museums to basic housing the festival celebrates all level of constructions. Pour a cup of Joe this Sunday morning and peruse some great designs here. Cheers!

Sunday Morning Modern

Atomic Ranch’s House Hunting Tips | Our beloved Atomic Ranch national magazine just recently published an article on how to find a realtor to help you with your mid-century house hunting. Guess what? Asheville was featured, along with, images of one of our most recent sales shown above. Here is a snippet: When buying a mid-century home, it is rare that the home won’t have any problems. Mid-century homes have beautiful architecture and indoor elements, but sometimes with age, certain parts of the house can cause a few issues. “While knowing history and aesthetics are important, the agent should be able to help advise or have resources for helping clients deal with these items effectively and with respect to the architecture,” Troy and Kelly say. To enjoy the full article go here. Cheers!

Nordic Lifestyle

We just ordered this book for the office today and wanted to share it. Scandinavian design and simplicity has always inspired us here at Modern Asheville Real Estate and was part of the inspiration for our listings seen here. Real Nordic Living celebrates the impact that Scandinavian culture has had internationally on art, design, fashion, food, and interiors, while seeking out the creatives and tastemakers who are bringing this covetable lifestyle to the general public. And, of course, we are thinking of you Kristen. Cheers!

Modern Monday

A Renovated 1965 Eichler | This inspirational piece came across our feed courtesy of our friends at DesignMilk and Carolin Williamson. Michael Hennessey Architecture lead the renovation of the iconic Eichler home. The Diamond Heights Renovation project carefully brought about modern updates to the post & beam house, while preserving the original details that make these structures so iconic. For the rest view the article here. Cheers!