Tag Archives: architect

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

Atlanta Design Festival | Expo Tonight + Tour Tomorrow

Yeah! We are hitting the road today for the finale to the Atlanta Design Festival. Come and join us this evening at the Design Expo Reception where we will be debuting our new book. And tomorrow there will be ten cool homes on the Architecture Tour. We hope to see you out there. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

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

FOR SALE | Urban Mountain Nest

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2,692 SQFT | .24 Acre | Apartment

Sweet! We are ever so pleased to bring you this new property to the marketplace. This modern nest is located in both an urban and mountain setting for living the best of both worlds. This honest, creative and clean home was created using Scandinavian design principles of functionalism, versatility and openness. The home is walkable to Charlotte street amenities taking advantage of the urban corridor while being perched high within the beauty of nature. The main home has two bedroom plus other versatile spaces for sleeping, working and creating. For further flexibility and financial freedom there is a one bedroom basement apartment. The garden contains both mature flowering plants along with young fruit trees. Home accessible by streets on either side.

Want to see more? Simply go here. And give us a shout for more on this one. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Architect Spotlight | Harvey Gantt

From out friends at North Carolina Modernist Houses enjoy this read about architect Harvey Gantt {and his work} who was recently awarded North Carolina AIA’s Gold Medal honoring his work in the Charlotte area and contribution to our state. Cheers!

Happy Birthday | Frank Lloyd Wright

In honor of one of our most celebrated architects I thought it would worthwhile to re-share this fascinating interview of the man himself. He would have been 150 years today. Happy Birthday!

1953 Frank Lloyd Wright interview by Mike Wallace | I scoured the internet for something of interest to watch last night. It is not always very fruitful, but this time I found something “fantastic” — at least from my viewpoint. If you’ve never seen this before I’m happy to share this treasure with you today. His belief in individualism and his views on the lack of intellectualism and “mobocracy” hit home today. I won’t say more, but simply encourage you to spend 50 minutes to watch this interview with a true visionary who is, obviously, very comfortable in his own skin. Enjoy the segment here . Cheers!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Hi Folks! We hope you won’t be afraid to be a bit foolish today in being completely you. Wholeheartedly, Kelly and I did 3 years ago today in starting our unique business. Now look where we are today. Yeah!

As we head into this 4th year of building a business we love we just want to thank all the people who have helped us along the way: Our great big team at Keller Williams who has been tirelessly supportive in sharing their knowledge, Our partner builders, architects and designers for allowing us to play alongside them in making our unique, design-minded real estate company model, Our clients who share our passions and values and who are becoming a part of our growing community. Cheers to all of you! We are truly grateful and honored to work with you in making the community we love a place we always want to live. Today, go out and follow your hearts! Kelly and Troy

SOLD | Sondley Estates Lot

getmediaYeah! Yesterday we closed on one of the last remaining lots in Sondley Estates for our buyers. Together with Rusafova-Markulis architects we vetted the land for building their new mountain view contemporary home. We can’t wait to watch the progress. Thanks team. Cheers!

FOR SALE | Fairview Modern Home

main3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1590 SQFT  |  2 Acres

Kelly and I are excited to bring this modern home to the real estate market. Built in 2003 the cool, cantilevered home lives lightly in the woods of Fairview. Simple, yet dramatic, the home was originally designed by local architects mount-emerald-compRusafova/Markulis and is perched to both nest in the trees and take advantage of mountain views. The open living space features cool concrete floors that also provide radiant heat. The entire home is designed with efficiency in mind from layout to utilities. The home is only 11 miles from the center of Asheville. 57-mount-emerald-dr-fairview-small-031-33-57emerald31-666x500-72dpi

This property is not yet on the open market. Give us a call for more information or details. In the meantime enjoy the tour here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

FOR SALE | Tony Lord designed Mid-Century Home

31 Griffing Cir Asheville NC-small-001-56-31 Griffing Twilight2-666x445-72dpi4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | Studio | 4379 sqft | MLS#3171637 

On the market is Grove Park’s premiere mid-century home by notable Asheville architect Tony Lord of the Asheville Citizen Times Building. This completely updated legacy home has been mindfully stewarded forward for future generations to enjoy.Main Comp

Meticulously modernized this gallery style interior sets the precedent for a minimalist aesthetic allowing the occupant to take center stage. Framed by clean, architectural lines the flowing main level is open and nestled in lush nature offering a variety of rooms for living, working and entertaining.Lower Level Comp

The lower level is designed to be highly versatile as a studio, office or guest bedroom /in-law suite. There is a full bathroom and it comes readily plumbed for a studio kitchen. To tour more on this home, including the new European style kitchen and expansive master bedroom suite, go here31 Griffing Cir Asheville NC-MLS_Size-066-62-31 Griffing Twilight11-1024x768-72dpi

This home is shown by appointment. Give Kelly or Troy a call to learn more. Cheers!

Sunday Morning Modern

largeMOD MEN | Here is a timely story as we at Modern Asheville Real Estate work to enter a couple of mid-century homes for Griffin Preservation awards. It would be a first for this era of homes locally. As inspiration enjoy this story about the restoration of a mid-century architectural masterpiece. In 1962, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architect Arthur Witthoefft won the AIA’s highest honor for a home he built in the lush woods of Westchester County. Having fended off a developer’s wrecking ball, Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene went above and beyond to make this manse mint again. Check out the article HERE. Happy Sunday!

Modern Monday | Under Construction

Grif CompHave you driven by Beaver Lake recently? You might have noticed the new modern home under construction on Merrimon Ave. The home is the vision of local architect Robert Griffin that he has designed for a custom client. The details of the home, including these renderings he sent to us, will be featured in the Fall edition of Carolina Home and Garden magazine. Check it out next month. Cheers and have a great week!unnamed-1