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Sunday Morning Modern

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon | How about this place for a dreamy escape? Basalt Architects recently completed this cool hotel at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon resort. Check out the full article from dezeen daily here and have a sweet Sunday. Cheers!

Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

In honor of one of our most celebrated architects we thought it would be worthwhile sharing, once again, one of our favorite posts on the man himself.  Cheers!

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!

2018 Matsumoto Prize | Time to Vote!

Good Morning Folks! Voting is open for the 2018 George Matsumoto Prize with North Carolina Modernist Houses. A few of our local architects and designers have entries this year including; Russ Nicholson, Retro+Fit Design and Siegman Associates. Check out all the entries here and vote for your favorite. Cheers!

Just For Fun?

For the past couple of weeks as we drive through downtown and see the alterations to the former BB&T building — somehow this movie scene flashes through our minds. Anyone else? What are your thoughts? Cheers!

MA2MA Modern Home Tour Today

Yeah! It’s here. Modern Atlanta to Modern Asheville’s home tour with six unique homes with different perspectives on design. If you haven’t purchased tickets go here. Otherwise, we will see you out there from 10 to 4pm today only.

And thanks to all those homeowners, builders and architects for participating today. Cheers! Kelly, Troy, Elayne and Allison

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MA2MA | Modern Home Tour and Mixer

Hi Folks! Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Modern Home Tour. Yeah! Tonight 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!