Tag Archives: architecture

Modern Inspiration | Five Retreats

Daily we receive inspirational feeds from various design and quality lifestyle sources. Here is something from our dezeen online feed that we particularly enjoyed. We found great integrity in how the designer chose to work with simple forms and play off context. Enjoy the article here. Cheers!

“Omar Gandhi Architect just completed its latest house, which sits on Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline. We’ve therefore rounded up five of the Canadian firm’s residential projects, all designed to maximize their dramatic settings and create cosy escapes from harsh weather.”

Sunday Morning Modern

The American Modern House at Mid-Century | Indianapolis Museum of Art – Good Morning and check out this video taped presentation by Suzanne Stephens, a deputy editor of Architectural Record, has been a writer, editor, and critic in the field of architecture for several decades. She has Ph.D. in architectural history from Cornell University, and teaches a seminar in the history of architectural criticism in the architecture program of Barnard and Columbia colleges. While the presentation is a bit dry there is great content here. Enjoy!

Modern Monday | Hands-On House and More

Good Morning Folks! Welcome to the start of another week. While you are waking and checking out the latest in weather check out this article on our good friend’s {Carla and John} home in WNC Magazine. We never get enough of it. And while you are at it our friend and pattern maker Alexander Wyly Smith is featured here within the issue as well. Enjoy!

AIA Design Awards | Thursday

Hi Folks! This Thursday evening is the AIA Design Awards Ceremony. If you are interested in going click here for information and tickets. Hope to see you there. Cheers!

Modern Asheville at the Preservation Society

Look who turned up featured on the Preservation Society facebook page today featured at one of our favorite vintage Bert King homes. Sweet! For more information on our friends at the Preservation Society of Asheville Buncombe County go here. We love what they do. Cheers!

Samsel Home featured on dezeen

One of our favorite more recently designed and built homes is the one above by our friends at Samsel Architects. We love seeing WNC homes getting national design attention along with everything else we have to offer. Check out the online article HERE from our dezeen feed. Congrats! Kelly and Troy

OPEN HOUSE | Wednesday, 12 to 2pm

Stop by and visit these cool, new modern homes in Black Mountain this Wednesday from Noon to 2pm. For more information on the Open House go here .

The new modern styled homes were designed by the local Rusafova Markulis Architects and include everything you need. Minimalism meets warmth and charm in these low maintenance, efficient homes that are conveniently located near downtown Black Mountain. The Danish modern styling captures a light and clean aesthetic. Kitchen comes with all appliances. Master on Main. Patio with fire pit. One car garage. Homes have great rental potential with no restrictions.

Want to see more? Go here for the tour. Or call us for more information. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

FOR SALE | Marshall Contemporary with Studio

3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1367 SQFT  |  .97 Acre  |  Studio Building

We are excited to bring to the real estate market this contemporary home with art studio/workshop in private Marshall. This home was originally designed my Rusafova/Markulis architects. There is a private master suite on upper level with an entry. The main level has open living space with a bedroom on either side. Bedrooms would, also, make great offices or studios depending on your needs. The home is heated with radiant concrete floors. There is, also, a great studio building with a wood stove shown below. Make it your own creative compound or cool short-term rental!

Want to see more? View the tour here. Or give Kelly and Troy a call for more information. Cheers!

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!