Category Archives: Mid-Century

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}

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.

Brady Bunch House Restoration

As you probably have already heard the Brady Bunch home in California has been purchased by HGTV where they will fully restore the home to its 70’s glory. Having both grown up with this show prominent in our lives and both having lived in the San Fernando Valley at different times it does our own hearts some good today. Read more about it here. Cheers!

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?

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! 

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!

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.

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!

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!

Modern Monday

What is Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Really? We’ve written about it quite frequently, but it is always great to get other perspectives like this HGTV article by Dinah Eng. We see the term Mid-Century Modern misused frequently in our industry so we welcome opportunities to refresh the subject. I know that I learn from repetition. Regardless, please enjoy and have a great Monday. Cheers!

In Situ Studio’s Mid-Century Makeover

Our friends at In Situ Studio, a Raleigh based architecture firm who came and spoke in Asheville last year, made over this cool mid-century, modern home bringing it up to date for today’s modern lifestyle. Enjoy some inspiration and take a closer look here. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

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