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Art and Antiques Preview Sale at Pearlmans

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 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

The Perfect Forever Home

We have been discussing this type of home for years given the need for smaller, smarter homes that live like a loft for both retirees and other couples living smaller. People are living differently and Asheville, for the most part, doesn’t have the homes that meet those needs. We would say the home featured in this article and video successfully captures what many people are looking for today. Susan and Charles Elder’s roots run deep in their neighborhood outside of downtown Houston. They moved into a starter house there in 1981, just six houses around the corner from the house Susan grew up in. Now after raising their kids and retiring they’ve built this amazing dream home.

Make Your Modern | Story 03

Urban Mountain Home | Jonathan Bryant of Form Design Concept crafted this urban infill home to stand out in its West Asheville neighborhood. Refined and highly livable, this structure reflects modern Scandinavian mountain home designs. On the exterior, large spans of glass combine with rustic siding (reminiscent of Japanese “shou sugi ban”), integrating the home comfortably in its forested locale.

The interior living experience was carefully considered within the constraints of the tight urban lot. The lower entry is convenient to off-street parking and offers easy access for guests. The deck above floats in the trees while providing privacy from the street, and in the back, opens to a private covered patio enclosed by a fenced lawn for pets, play, and further escape from the public world. Window openings and light play to context from all directions to balance natural light with privacy.

Overall, the home provides a sleek luxury escape within a small urban footprint. The home was constructed by Steel Root Builders. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

 

Happy Valentines Day

We wish you all a loving Valentines Day today. Share a little love with all those you encounter and make your day, our community and world a better place. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Happy Birthday ModernAsheville.com

Happy Birthday to ModernAsheville.com which turned 10 years old today. On this date in 2009 modernasheville.com began capturing modern art, design and real estate in our region. The first post was on the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center. That year it was exciting to receive an average of 60 views per day having assumed no more than 3. Ten years later it is 5 times that and growing. Thank you {always} for your patronage, loyalty and appreciation. And some love, too. Cheers!

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Martin Luther King Jr Day

American Style on CNN


Mid-Century design is spotlighted in a new documentary series on CNN featuring American Style through the decades. The series starts tonight. For more information go HERE. Cheers!

Happy New Years!

From Modern Asheville Real Estate | Yeah! I don’t know about you, but we leave 2018 feeling incredibly grateful for a successful year. 2019 promises some welcome changes in our world in support of our team. Kelly and I couldn’t be more excited. Our gratitude includes our life partners, friends and Modern Asheville community. Have a safe and loving holiday tonight and, as always, surround yourselves with those you love. Cheers from us! Kelly and Troy