Category Archives: Modern Architecture and Interiors

Before and After | Mid-Century

For all the years we’ve been in the business and watching cool properties we get to see a lot of diamonds in the rough. This one especially tugged at our hearts when we saw the 1965 vintage, mid-century home in North Asheville in its original and untouched condition. The home sits in the Kimberley Woods neighborhood — one of the many well located, mid-century and ranch home neighborhoods we have here in Asheville. Driving through last week we recently saw the updates and had to share. What do YOU think?

Women in Design

It is exciting for us to see more women take center stage in all aspects of life. Here is a great overview of some of the groundbreaking women in Architecture from our Architizer news feed. Please enjoy and have a great Thursday!

Paint Colors for Staging

As real estate agents with a visual sense we are always being asked about what to do in preparing a home for sale. While we do love light and neutral paint choices we are, also, big fans of grays and well curated pops of color for accenting key walls. The below recent article on houzz seems to capture a clean aesthetic while giving it some personality. Check it out. Cheers!

Sunday Morning Modern

Mid-Century Modern House Flip | Check out this little slide show for some inspiration from California on remodeling a mid-century home for today’s modern lifestyle. Enjoy your Sunday. Cheers! 

Modern Monday

TEN MODERN MUSEUMS | From our online Design Milk feed comes this overview of cool museums across the globe whose architecture alone is inspirational. I’ll add the Getty in LA to that list which is one of our personal favorites having both lived in Southern California. Enjoy and have a wonderful Monday. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

One Roof for both Indoor and Outdoor

Given our beautiful and temperate environment here in Asheville we are always looking for ways to create more outdoor living to maximize our homes and living experience. This home came across one of our design feeds showcasing one way to capture indoor and outdoor spaces under one iconic roof. Enjoy!

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!