Tag Archives: architecture

FOR SALE | 5 Valle Vista in North Asheville

3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2394 SQFT | Versatile Finished Basement

Take a moment and check out this cool home. The artistic, split-entry, ranch home is located in a popular Beaver Lake mid-century neighborhood of North Asheville. The home’s rich wood floors and fresh paintvalle-vista-compset the stage for this fun 1959 retro home with well-preserved original kitchen and baths. The versatile, finished walk-out basement could be a studio, family room or made into an apartment with outside entrance. On the exterior the home has lush, artistic gardens full of interesting plantings and garden art that transition throughout the seasons.

Our motivated sellers just reduced the price to $489,000. A nice value for the area. Want to see more of the home? Enjoy the tour here. Give Kelly and Troy a call if you have any questions. Cheers!

In Situ Studio’s Mid-Century Makeover

Our friends at In Situ Studio, a Raleigh based architecture firm who came and spoke in Asheville last year, made over this cool mid-century, modern home bringing it up to date for today’s modern lifestyle. Enjoy some inspiration and take a closer look here. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

FOR SALE | County Club Mid-Century Home

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | Bonus Rooms | 3052 SQFT | 1.27 Acres

Kelly and I are excited to bring to the market this dramatic, mid-century home with cool architectural lines. Banded by rows of glass the home is light, bright and flowing with natural wood ceilings throughout and appears to be a vintage Deck House. The master is on the main level with a spa bath layout. Lower level has a living space with fireplace, 2 bedrooms plus two bonus rooms currently used as workshops. The home offers someone an opportunity to further modernize to taste. While the home is nestled in light trees it is easily edited for year round mountain views.

Want to see more? Take the tour here. Or give us a call. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

2017 Matsumoto Award Winners

Congrats to 2 of our local architects { and all the others} on their Jury Prizes in the Matsumoto Award competition last week in Raleigh. Scott Huebner of Brickstack Architects and Duncan McPherson of Samsel Architects won first and third places. Cheers to you! HERE are the full results of the competition. Enjoy!

FOR SALE | 1 Katies Ridge

3 Bedroom  |  2.5 Bath  |  2671 SQFT + Studio  |  2.17 Acres

Don’t miss this soaring contemporary, quality built mountain home blending modern & traditional details within the Versant community. Open living space has mountain views in two directions. Quality kitchen features Fisher Paykel appliances. Flowing master suite on main with screened porch. Two bedrooms and versatile loft space upstairs. Large unfinished basement plumbed for expansion. 379 sqft bonus room above garage makes a great private studio or office space. Energy efficient features include geo thermal heating & Kolbe windows with a HERS score of 48. Beautiful landscaping, walkable lot with edible gardens.

The home was built by Red Tree Builders and won NAHB’s Energy Efficient Single Family Home award both locally for the state. Want to see more? View the photographic tour here. Call Kelly and Troy for more details or a personal tour. Cheers! 

Modern Screening with Pallets

This article came to us through one of our design feeds. Given our local culture’s knack for recycling and reusing items in new ways we thought this a clever and sophisticated option for privacy and sun screening. Check in out here and enjoy! Kelly and Troy

FOR SALE | Fairview Modern Mountain View Home

3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1590 SQFT  |  2 Private Acres  

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-compand 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. 

Give us a call for more information or details. In the meantime enjoy the tour here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Sunday Morning Modern

The Rise of the McModern {Curbed} Thank Kelly for finding this little gem. There is some great history on McMansion’s and the rise of modern styled examples which we see sometimes when traveling to Atlanta. Sit back and enjoy the article here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Incorporating Plants on Buildings

We would love to see some of this thought brought to life in our downtown buildings and elsewhere as part of the beautiful natural environment in which we live. I had always imagined the BB&T building simply being re-skinned and areas recessed to incorporate plants reflecting a greener and more thoughtful future for our downtown. Either way, please enjoy this article from our daily dezeen feed and have a fun holiday weekend. Cheers!

FOR SALE | 5 Northwood Rd of Grove Park

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2803 SQFT | .52 Acres

Yeah! Another exciting new listing we are launching today. Here is a rare opportunity to own this one-of-a-kind, mid-century modern home by notable architect Bert King located in the desirable Grove Park neighborhood of North Asheville. The home has great architectural lines on the exterior with versatile spaces on the interior. There are three bedrooms upstairs with two bonus rooms downstairs. There is both a living room and family room with fireplaces. The home’s kitchen and roof were recently updated.  It sits privately above the street on a generous lot with a two car carport. This is a cool one!

Want to see more? Check the tour out here. Or give us a call for information and/or a personal tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

SOLD | 3 Cool Modern Homes

We have sold and closed out 3 cool modern home listings in the past ten days. {Yeah!} We are so thrilled to have assisted in stewarding these great homes into the future. We could not have done it alone. Our sellers all created remarkable places to call home here in Asheville and we were honored to be a part of the team. Cheers to you all!

SOLD | 51 Shelburne Woods Drive | Clean design meets eco-friendly quality home. The home by Mountain Sun Building & Design and Rusafova Markulis comes with numerous features: Metal roof, Durable Siding, Grid Tied Solar (Buyer gets tax credit), top quality kitchen with induction oven, soaking tub in master, wood and concrete floors. Located in private cul-de-sac, backing up to Rhododendron Trail Greenway. Easy highway access & convenient to an active West Asheville lifestyle. Enjoy the tour here.

SOLD | 41 Valle Vista Drive | Modern North Asheville oasis with views. Home on private lot nestled in the desirable Lookout Mountain neighborhood. UNCA trails just behind home. Wrap around composite & cedar decking make this house perfect for expansive living & outside entertaining. Renovated, the home’s details include seamless metal roof, 1/2 round gutters, insulation, argon Jeldwen wooden windows, cedar siding, glass garage doors, new water heater, Trane HVAC System, new baths, modern silestone counters. This one was cool! Curious? Enjoy the tour here.

SOLD | 31 Griffing Circle | Grove Park’s premiere mid-century home by architect Tony Lord. The gallery style home has been meticulously modernized with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. The open and flowing main level offers a variety of comfortable rooms for living, working and entertaining while being nestled in nature framed by dramatic architectural lines. Lower level is designed to be versatile as a studio, office or guest suite. This completely updated legacy home has been well stewarded for future generations to enjoy. If you missed it see our cool video here and our home tour here. 

Let us help you sell your modern, mid-century or ranch home here in the mountains. We love it! Find us and our other listings here

Atlanta Design Festival

Kelly and I had a great time visiting Atlanta over the weekend for their Annual Design Festival. We toured a dozen new modern homes and attended their Friday night expo. For a bit of an overview and photos go to Dezeen online magazine’s write-up on five of the projects here or visit our Instagram page here to see all of Kelly’s great photos. Cheers!