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MA2MA | Modern Home Tour and Mixer

Hi Folks! Just a reminder that we are just a week away from our Modern Home Tour. Yeah! Next Friday evening we will kick off events at Splurge Design with a MIXER to meet up with the folks from the Atlanta Design Festival for tour information and tickets. So, show up for the skinny and some happy hour snacks. We would love to see you. Cheers! Kelly, Troy, Elayne, Allison, Robert and Rebecca

FOR SALE | Town Mountain Mid-Century

4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2,932 sqft | .52 acre mountain view lot

This is the quintessential mid-century modern masterpiece you’ve been waiting for. The J. Bertram King designed home {original architectural drawings included} was built in 1963 and sits gently perched in the mountains above Asheville. The home has dramatic views while remaining highly accessible. Experience the unique architectural entry sequence from exterior walkway in thru the cool interior entry vestibule with stone flooring, custom stair rail and original light fixtures. The vaulted and light filled main level flows easily from living room to the master suite. 3 Bedrooms and Family Room on Lower Level for family, guest rooms, offices or studios — the ultimate in versatility! On top of being everything you need it is inspired living by design. And the coolest!

Give the Modern Asheville Real Estate Team {Kelly, Troy or Amanda} a call for more information and a tour today. Until then enjoy the full photo tour here. Cheers!

Modern Atlanta 2 Modern Asheville

Modern Asheville hosts some of our best homes this year in our 4th annual tour in our mountain city. The tour, sponsored by the Atlanta Design Festival organization and Modern Asheville Real Estate, will feature six very unique homes.

Many people associate Asheville with the 19th-century Biltmore Estate. Today, living here is not about turrets, gargoyles or excess of any kind. Our city in the mountains is a playful escape where nature, culture and creativity prevail. The local terrain and climate make outdoor living appealing nine months out of the year.

Asheville residents are passionate about designed spaces, too. Modern Asheville Real Estate’s design partners balance cool, clean lines with the warmth of Mother Earth through site-specific design, view angles, natural light and materials, and sustainability. They are pioneers of innovative building and stewards fo the environment.

Please join us, along with our community architects, builders and homeowners for our satellite home tour on May 26th to find out what makes a modern lifestyle herd in Asheville so unique, so special and so very possible. Find information and tickets here. Cheers!

Women in Design

It is exciting for us to see more women take center stage in all aspects of life. Here is a great overview of some of the groundbreaking women in Architecture from our Architizer news feed. Please enjoy and have a great Thursday!

George Matsumoto Prize for Modern Home Design

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Yeah! It is that time of year again. Submissions are open for the 2018 George Matsumoto Prize by NC Modernist Houses organization. Every year we have some great award-winning homes in the Asheville area. Here are two from last year and here are past articles on the event if you aren’t familiar.

The Prize is open to anyone with primary design responsibility for a completely built, from-the-ground-up, single-family Modernist house of at least 800 heated sf with a CO on or after January 1, 2013. The house must be in North Carolina; the designer/architect can be from anywhere. Want to enter? Go HERE.

Modern Home Tour | Early Bird Tickets

Hi Folks! The year is going by quickly and it won’t be long before our Modern Home Tour is here. Our Asheville home tour co-sponsored by Modern Asheville Real Estate and the Atlanta Design Festival is on Saturday, May 26th. We will have minimally 5 homes on the tour including the homes pictured here. To find more information and to purchase your tickets early go HERE. We look forward to seeing you at the tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Sunday Morning Modern

Mid-Century Modern House Flip | Check out this little slide show for some inspiration from California on remodeling a mid-century home for today’s modern lifestyle. Enjoy your Sunday. Cheers! 

Modern Monday

TEN MODERN MUSEUMS | From our online Design Milk feed comes this overview of cool museums across the globe whose architecture alone is inspirational. I’ll add the Getty in LA to that list which is one of our personal favorites having both lived in Southern California. Enjoy and have a wonderful Monday. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

FOR SALE | North Asheville Mid-Century Home

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

Check out 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. The home has year round mountain views that could easily be expanded further. This one is cool!

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

One Roof for both Indoor and Outdoor

Given our beautiful and temperate environment here in Asheville we are always looking for ways to create more outdoor living to maximize our homes and living experience. This home came across one of our design feeds showcasing one way to capture indoor and outdoor spaces under one iconic roof. Enjoy!

Sunday Morning Modern

Great Architecture Can Heal | Pour yourself some coffee and enjoy this 16 minute Ted Talk with Architect Michael Murphy on how both architecture and the building process can be transformative. My favorite line is, “Architecture should invest in the dignity of the places it serves.” Enjoy the talk here and have a sweet Sunday. Cheers!

Happy Birthday ModernAsheville.com | No.9

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. Nine years later it is 5 times that and growing. Thank you {always} for your patronage, loyalty and appreciation. And some love, too. Cheers!