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Sunday Morning Modern

Kelly and I had the privilege of touring this home twice during construction right up until completion, along with, Elihu and Michael of Siegman Associates. As always, their ability to design with the site in mind stood out. The house flowed with the contours of the site both taking advantage of views and creating private garden spaces to maximize the indoor/outdoor living that we treasure here in WNC.

Carolina Home and Garden Magazine speaks to this in their article here. Pour some coffee and wander through this morning. And don’t forget the Beaverdam Art Tour later today. Cheers!

Architect Robert Venturi

Notable American Architect Robert Venturi recently passed away at the age of 93. For me he was a household name and figure I grew up with having driven by a local fire station he designed almost everyday in my youth in Columbus, Indiana. 

The New York Times wrote this week: For much of the 20th century, “serious” architects, led by Le Corbusierand Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, favored unadorned surfaces and strictly geometric forms. But in his treatise “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture,” published in 1966, Mr. Venturi argued that ornament, historical allusions and even humor had a place in modern architecture. The book was a retort to Mies’s assertion that “less is more.” “Less is a bore,” Mr. Venturi wrote.

To see an overview on Venturi go here.

Modern Mixer Tonight

We spoke to Florence and she says, “Let’s mix it up tonight!”. Come by between 5 and 7pm and visit this Mod home here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

The Cabin

This past Labor Day got us thinking about escaping into nature. What is more natural given the beautiful environment we live here in Asheville? Today’s modern cabin has lost its Lincoln Log look and has evolved in every direction under the tree filtered sun. We’ve long been collecting architectural inspiration at Modern Asheville on our Pinterest page. So, relax and go here and slip quietly into cabin dreamland. Happy Hump Day!

Modern Monday

How about this bit of inspiration from the west to start off your week? 

Teton Valley Residence | American studio Ro Rockett Design has completed a family retreat in the wilderness of Idaho, which sits on a stone base to avoid flooding and provide the best views of the surrounding landscape. See the rest here and have a great week. Cheers!

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!