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Greenville Modern Home Tour

Hi folks! Our friends and community in Greenville are sponsoring a Modern Home Tour. Let’s throw some support their way! The tour is Sunday, Sept 15th. You can find the details here. Cheers!

39 Middlemont Ave. | Video Preview

FOR SALE | 39 Middlemont Ave. | 2,234 SQFT | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms Give us a call to send you more information on this cool property. Cheers!

A is for Architecture

Thanks to George Smart and the archives at NC Modernist Houses please enjoy this vintage video from the mid sixties on the importance of Architecture in everyday life. Cheers!

Local “Matsumoto Prize” Awards

Congrats to our local Asheville architects who took home 3 out of the 6 state prizes last evening at the Matsumoto Awards ceremonies in Raleigh hosted by NC Modernist Houses. Brickstack Architects was chosen as runner up to the Matsumoto prize juried by several national architects and Rusofova Markulis Architects came in first for both the Matsumoto Prize and the People’s Choice Awards. Congrats to both for your outstanding work! If was a fun night and you all made us proud there. {We love our talented community} Cheers to you! Troy and Kelly

Cheers to the Team!

Thank you to our community for another great month. Cheers!

Video Preview | Modern Urban Nest

FOR SALE | 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2692 SQFT, Separate Apartment | 92 Sunset Drive

Finding a Home in Asheville

Happy Monday! The Mountain Xpress published an article on home styles and distinctive neighborhoods in Asheville in their Home Issue. Please enjoy the informative and well written article we contributed to here. Cheers!

Asheville’s Mid-Century Furnishings

Hi Folks! Check out this article in the Citizen Times on where to find Mid-Century furnishings. I would add in Dwellings in Biltmore Village to the list as they have nice mid-century inspired new furnishings, too. Cheers!

Make Your Modern | Buyer Tour 38

Our Asheville home market offers many housing options, but we don’t have everything at all times and currently inventory is low. As Realtors we are the tip of the iceberg to a larger team of resources to help you buy, remodel or build your tailored and edited nest here in the mountains. Whether it’s scouting out the illusive architectural designed home, a retro ranch to remake or industrial loft or condo — we can help! Below are three properties currently on the market that we feel offer potential to “Make Your Modern” lifestyle in the mountains. Want more? Ask us!

 

Mountain Modern Architecture

7 Ways to Define the Trend by Jae Curtis | Once upon a time, building a home in the mountains meant something along the lines of bear rugs and deer heads. Sure, it was fine for a weekend getaway, but rustic homes didn’t always feel livable. The knickknacks and kitschy design can easily turn a mountain home into a caricature of itself. What seems like a fun space for a weekend can feel too heavy and cluttered for real-life living.

That’s why the mountain modern trend is so appealing. Architecture that pays homage to mountain life without the heavy hand makes these homes more livable. Without the clutter and kitsch, mountain living becomes a lot more comfortable. What’s more, this design style respects the land and makes your dreams of mountain life even more attainable. Check out some of the most common aspects of mountain modern design and decide if it’s right for you. Check out the full article on freshhome here. Cheers!

UnCommon Market | Saturday + Sunday

Summertime is the perfect time for an INDOOR Uncommon Market! Visit Asheville’s Largest Market for the Old, the Bold, the Creative and Unexpected! Uncommon Market gathers quality curators of antiques, craft, vintage decor, objects, art, jewelry, and home furnishings! Come see what UNCOMMON treasure you’ll find! Go HERE for details or see below. Cheers!

Details:
• Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 10AM–4PM
• $5 Admission (Good for Both Days)
• Kids are FREE!!!
• Service dogs only

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!