SNOW DAY! If you are living in Asheville you already know it is a snow day here. While our typical winters see light snows that last around 24 hours we were treated to a beautiful winter wonderland worthy of a Bing Crosby tune. So, while you are romancing this day, if you are able, enjoy some inspirational mountain escapes both here and here and just a little more here. Wishing you a safe and cozy day tdaoy. Cheers!
Category Archives: 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.
Teton Valley Residence | American studio Ro Rockett Design has completed a family retreat in the wilderness of Idaho, which sits on a stone base to avoid flooding and provide the best views of the surrounding landscape. See the rest here and have a great week. Cheers!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
Daily we receive inspirational feeds from various design and quality lifestyle sources. Here is something from our dezeen online feed that we particularly enjoyed. We found great integrity in how the designer chose to work with simple forms and play off context. Enjoy the article here. Cheers!
“Omar Gandhi Architect just completed its latest house, which sits on Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline. We’ve therefore rounded up five of the Canadian firm’s residential projects, all designed to maximize their dramatic settings and create cosy escapes from harsh weather.”
One of our favorite more recently designed and built homes is the one above by our friends at Samsel Architects. We love seeing WNC homes getting national design attention along with everything else we have to offer. Check out the online article HERE from our dezeen feed. Congrats! Kelly and Troy