Tag Archives: architecture

Make Your Modern | Home Story 07

Divine Modern Makeover | Alan and Mark have a gift for bringing buildings to life. After painstakingly renovating a 4,600 square foot Mid-Century masterpiece in North Asheville, they immediately purchased this small 1970’s Baptist church in a divers West Asheville neighborhood — and started again. Working with F.R.Koon Custom Homes and Brickstack Architects, they stripped down the interior and recreated it with simplicity, versatility and a clean modern style.

The main sanctuary was cleared up to the newly-exposed rafters and down to the original concrete sub-flooring. Then they installed a clean, European style kitchen and a show-stopper suspended fireplace. The master bedroom and bath were separated off by steel beams, which serve a dual purpose in supporting an additional sleeping loft if desired. Guests stay in elegance in their own suite with a stainless Japanese soaking tub and private entrance. The general contractor, architect, and owners are known for their focus on details — clearly visible in how seamlessly the exposed ceiling, heating ducts and supporting walls come together.

Sanctuary meets spa in this minimal space, which offers a tranquil, positively sacred experience. The home will be showcased on our June 1 Modern Home Tour — details provided here. The home is, also, available for purchase here.

MA2MA | Asheville Modern Home Tour | June 1st

Hi Folks! It is almost time for 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 and 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

Top Team!

Yeah! Here is to a great spring/summer in 2019. Cheers!

MA2MA | Modern Home Tour | June 1st

Hi Folks! It is almost time for 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 and 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

FOR SALE | Modern “Loft Style” Home

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2,234 SQFT | .27 Acre

Hi Folks! We are gathered here today to present you this cool new property. The premiere modern “loft style” home was dreamed and constructed from the bones of a former neighborhood church. With a Scandinavian sensibility the simple and smart architect driven {Brickstack Architects} space offers flexibility for live/work, along with, separate guest quarters. The open main space encompasses a dramatic vaulted and trussed ceiling, original ground and polished concrete floors, European kitchen, thoughtful and sleek accent lighting blended with original sanctuary fixtures and a floating wood burning fireplace by Fireorb.

Flanking the main space is a frosted glass partition dividing a bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet. At the other end is a convenient half-bath and doorway leading to another bedroom en suite with built-in kitchenette and bath with a stainless Japanese soaking tub. Hansgrohe fixtures throughout. Amen! The home is located near Malvern Hill Park in West Asheville and just a few blocks from Patton Ave amenities and a few minute trip to downtown.

What to know more? You bet you do! Check out the photo tour here. After that just give us shout. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Matsumoto Price | Submissions Due Tomorrow

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Submissions due tomorrow 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 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.

Make Your Modern | Home Story 06

Mix-Century | Situated on a mountain side with views overlooking downtown Asheville, the Mayflower residence, originally built in the 1970’s was a complete renovation with only the foundation and asymmetrical roofline kept intact. Cantilevered steel beams support the deck’s roof and allow for an unobstructed view of the city and the beautiful 100-year old oak tree adjacent to the home.

Wood is carried further into the home through sunny oaks and rich walnuts. Natural texture play against soft white walls and steel creating a rich neutral gallery for showcasing colorful artwork throughout.

Entry to the home is on the lower level through a square pivot door, then an elegant staircase leads up to the main living areas. A dumb-waiter was added to transport essentials from car to kitchen and back.

Modern clean lines blend with natural textures to create a home that is warm and welcoming for everyone. {Design by Carlton Edwards Architecture and photos by David Dietrich}

Happy {April Fool’s} Anniversary

Hi Folks! We hope you won’t be afraid to be a bit foolish today in being completely you. Wholeheartedly, Kelly and I did 5 years ago today in starting our unique business — Modern Asheville Real Estate. Now look where we are today!

As we head into this 6th year of building a business we love we just want to thank all the people who have helped us along the way: 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. Our supportive partners, Mr. Chett and Dr. John, for their tireless support. As a Happy Anniversary to us look what we received last week. Local top 100 times 3.

Cheers to all of you! Now go out and follow your own hearts! Kelly and Troy

Make Your Modern | Home Story 05

Nature Wrapped Mid-Century | Sue and Sean were looking for a non-traditional home tucked into nature when they found this Mid-Century Modern home (circa 1973). The dramatic central fireplace and views of woods and mountains tugged at their heart. Architect Les McCormick helped them imagine and realize the modernized home it is today.

Everything was taken down to the studs. After replacing all the systems, they layered in mid-century and modern detailing throughout. The master suite was opened up with natural light coming in through a composition of square windows. A double-sided fireplace visible from both bedroom and bath was added as uniquely luxurious touch. Sean, a chef by trade, created a spacious kitchen with a giant island for parties, and a cozy, built-in banquet for more intimate gatherings. Expansive windows, large doors, and a wrap-around deck helped to increase the livable area of the home and connect with the wooded surroundings.

This distinctive renovation brings together nature and modernism with a dusting of sparkle.

Make Your Modern | Home Story 04

California Sunset | Andrea and Lucy fell immediately in love with this property given the hidden location and context. While the home’s foundation sits on an urban hillside walkable to restaurants and downtown, the elevation allows it to live in up in the natural environment reminiscent of their life in Northern California. Here they get to enjoy both the urban and natural world. Ultimately, the San Francisco couple took what was a fifties ranch home and elevated it on many levels — vertically, functionally and aesthetically.

The main level of the ranch home was maximized by combining functions and offering spaces that could be either offices or entertaining spaces using that Danish style simplicity, lightness and unity. All rooms were opened up inside and outside creating expansiveness and a needed relationship with nature. The upper level addition was key in the requirements to provide both a private guest space and more importantly a writer’s retreat in the clouds for Lucy.

The end result for Andrea and Lucy is an approachable and joyful modern home that marrys the urban and natural context while bringing their own relaxed northern California vibe to our mountains.

The Perfect Forever Home

We have been discussing this type of home for years given the need for smaller, smarter homes that live like a loft for both retirees and other couples living smaller. People are living differently and Asheville, for the most part, doesn’t have the homes that meet those needs. We would say the home featured in this article and video successfully captures what many people are looking for today. Susan and Charles Elder’s roots run deep in their neighborhood outside of downtown Houston. They moved into a starter house there in 1981, just six houses around the corner from the house Susan grew up in. Now after raising their kids and retiring they’ve built this amazing dream home.