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Make Your Modern | Home Story 08

COZY IN COR-TEN | Architects Maria Rusafova and Jakub Markulis embarked on their home building adventure with a small amount of savings and a lot of enthusiasm. They had no bank loan, so construction took place slowly, stretching out over the course of a decade. Remaining true to their beliefs, they designs a small, efficient, light-filled home in a secluded West Asheville locale.

COR-TEN steel veneer panels in a rich sable patina blend artfully with the lush greens and brown of the surrounding forest, with large windows carefully position to frame a view of the urban forest. The home looks and feels like a tree house.

The open concept floor plan suits their lifestyle perfectly. Family members spend most of their time in front of the 17-foot high focal window, playing games, doing homework, or relaxing in one of the bean bag chairs where they can observe nature’s ever-changing performances on the wooded stage. Maria explains that there aren’t many opportunities to “escape” from one another, but that’s how they like it.

For more stories you can find our book, Make Your Modern in the Mountains, at Atomic Design and Furnishings. And soon at Malaprops. Have a beautiful Sunday. Cheers!

MA2MA Asheville Modern Home Tour 2019

What a beautiful day it was in Asheville to experience even more beautiful homes. Thanks to all the homeowners, architects, designers and builders who hosted at the open homes yesterday. We truly appreciate your participation as we know all the patrons did as well. To all — feel free to share your photos with us to better capture the experience. Until then see some of the photos here. And a special thanks to Elayne from Modern Atlanta for working and playing with us. Be sure to check out all their activities come up this week here. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

MA2MA | Home Tour Notes and Mixer Reminder

Hi Folks! Our Modern Home tour is tomorrow. Thanks all for your participation. Here are a few updated notes for you: 1. The Ellington House had to cancel at the last minute unfortunately so we have 5 total homes on the tour. 2. Trail Top home and Owings home are both in the Sovereign Oaks neighborhood. Easy! And the gate will be open in the morning. 3. Don’t forget out Pre-Tour Mixer tonight at Atomic Furnishings and Design. We look forward to seeing you out and about at both. Cheers! Kelly, Troy and Elayne from the Atlanta Design Festival.

MA2MA | Modern Home Tour | Saturday, June 1st

Hi Folks! This weekend is our Modern Home Tour where Modern Atlanta comes to Modern Asheville to see all of our unique and mindfully designed modern properties. This year we have six cool residences on our tour courtesy of their owners, the architects and designers.

Go HERE for details. And don’t forget our Modern Mixer the night before at Atomic Furnishings and Design — details are right here. On behalf of Modern Asheville Real Estate we look forward to seeing you there. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Happy Memorial Day

We wish you and your families a happy holiday today. Be safe. Have fun. Remember all those who serve you to make your life what it is today. Cheers!

Top Team!

Yeah! Here is to a great spring/summer in 2019. Cheers!

Matsumoto Price | Submissions Due Tomorrow

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Submissions due tomorrow for the 2018 George Matsumoto Prize by NC Modernist Houses organization. Every year we have some great award-winning homes in the Asheville area. Here are past articles on the event if you aren’t familiar.

The Prize is open to anyone with primary design responsibility for a completely built, from-the-ground-up, single-family Modernist house of at least 800 heated sf with a CO on or after January 1, 2013. The house must be in North Carolina; the designer/architect can be from anywhere. Want to enter? Go HERE.

Antiques and Collectibles Sale Friday to Sunday!

Hi Folks! You don’t want to miss this — join the co-host trinity of Splurge, Atomic Design and Furnishings and Modern Asheville Real Estate for the Preview Sale for Asheville’s Largest Collection of Antiques and Art! Asheville’s celebrated philanthropist and entrepreneur Joe Kimmel collected Antiques and art from around the globe. For years these collections have been admired and enjoyed by thousands. This living estate of Mr. Kimmel is now being released for sale! Mr. Kimmel’s fine taste for collecting the rare and over the top antiquities and fine art will be for sale April 27th & 28th. Preview Estate Sale on April 26th 6pm-8pm. This sale will be on multi floors in the Pearlman Building (across from the Grove Arcade.) See you there!

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

IMG_3432Our team at Modern Asheville Real Estate wishes you a happy and festive holiday. Be safe, have tons of fun and the best of luck to you this year. Cheers!

SOLD | Home for an A-Frame

Yeah! This week Greg and Aubrie of Earthtone Builders closed on a sweet piece of mountain land to build their A-frame escape home. We are so happy for them and excited to watch their dream come to life. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Make Your Modern | Home Story 04

California Sunset | Andrea and Lucy fell immediately in love with this property given the hidden location and context. While the home’s foundation sits on an urban hillside walkable to restaurants and downtown, the elevation allows it to live in up in the natural environment reminiscent of their life in Northern California. Here they get to enjoy both the urban and natural world. Ultimately, the San Francisco couple took what was a fifties ranch home and elevated it on many levels — vertically, functionally and aesthetically.

The main level of the ranch home was maximized by combining functions and offering spaces that could be either offices or entertaining spaces using that Danish style simplicity, lightness and unity. All rooms were opened up inside and outside creating expansiveness and a needed relationship with nature. The upper level addition was key in the requirements to provide both a private guest space and more importantly a writer’s retreat in the clouds for Lucy.

The end result for Andrea and Lucy is an approachable and joyful modern home that marrys the urban and natural context while bringing their own relaxed northern California vibe to our mountains.

Announcing the UnCommon Market Asheville

Asheville’s Largest Market for the Old, the Bold, the Creative and Unexpected is in its 5th season of gathering quality curators of antiques, vintage decor, art, jewelry, and home furnishings.

Robert and Rebecca Nicholas own Splurge, a custom lighting and antique business in the River Arts District. They are also former owners of Asheville Flea for Y’all. This duo has almost 30 years experience in the antique and design world. For over a decade they traveled the US doing shows and 5 years ago thought it was time to start one here in Asheville. Under new branding, Uncommon Market, they’re excited to bring 5 unique shopping experiences in 2019.

2019 Event Dates:
• 4/7 & 8/25 @ Asheville Outlets
• 5/5 & 10/6 @ New Belgium Brewing
• 6/29-6/30 @ WNC Ag Center