Tag Archives: Arts and Crafts

FOR SALE | Biltmore Lake Townhome

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2,342 SQFT | Mountain Views

Kelly and I are excited to bring this cool townhome to the real estate market. The stunning, fully customized private end unit townhome is unlike any other. The professionally designed chef’s kitchen has chic contemporary cabinetry and Thermador appliances. This home was thoughtfully perfected during the design/build process to utilize the space for a luxurious, yet, relaxed lifestyle. From the wide plank custom flooring and expansive ceilings to the spa bathrooms and sleek linear fireplace this home is truly one of a kind. Enjoy mountain view outdoor spaces from both levels. Close to lake, trails and everything Biltmore Lake has to offer. Truly, its everything you want and need!

Give Kelly and Troy a call for more information or a private tour. In meantime enjoy the rest of the tour here. Cheers!

FOR SALE | the Redbud

IMG_3335“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William MorrisMerrills Entry Comp

This quote by the artist and ambassador of the Arts and Crafts movement, captures the spirit of this custom crafted, modern home constructed with heirloom quality craftsmanship. With the richness and lightness of a modern, Japanese cottage — the Yin of cool, clean space harmonizes with the Yang of warm, rich hand finished materials in this artistic home affectionately named — the RedbudMain Front

3 Bedrooms  |  3.5 Baths  |  3333 sqft  |  MLS#314879342 Merrills Cove Rd Asheville-small-016-24-42 Merrills Cove16-666x445-72dpi

The floor of the light filled living space is polished concrete and sets the stage for gallery style living while absorbing the sun to keep the cool space warm. Rich hand crafted details of ash and oak are used sparingly and mindfully with plenty of white space to keep your eye uncluttered from excess. The main level provides all you need for living including the kitchen, living, dining, laundry and the master bedroom en-suite. The upper level has two bedrooms suites for your family or friends with a flexible loft for extra living, office or a studio to meet all your creative needs.Level Comp

The kitchen, the heart of any home, has been specially designed to do more with less. The efficient work space is flanked on either side with spacious and tactile surfaces atop rich wood cabinetry. Everything you need is at your fingertips with an ample pantry nearby to store all the extras. It comes fully furnished with quality Bosch appliances. Located adjacent are the side entry mudroom and laundry room for fully servicing the home. Kitchen Comp

The natural beauty of the Redbud veils the sophisticated mechanics that render it near Net Zero in efficiency. It effectively uses both passive and active solar for energy and heating. Further heating and cooling are supported by a geothermal heat pump and a wood stove for enhancing that Danish modern style coziness. Electric bills are close to nothing for this 3330 sqft home. There is nothing more to do, but to live lightly in this earth grounded home. Sign

The heirloom quality built Redbud is the second of three homes creating the dawning green, net zero community of Green Acres in South Asheville. Green Acres rests convenient to all the amenities of South Asheville while remaining a rustic getaway for private sustainable living or urban style homesteading. The 2.62 acres that accompany the home have the starts of a richly composted, organic veggie garden and berries. The neighbors further support the community with fruit trees and other shared ways to live off the land. back

Want to see more of this cool home? Take our tour here. Give Kelly and Troy a call for more information or a private tour of your very own. Cheers!

the Roots of Modernism | the Arts and Crafts Period

Image-69When moving here Asheville was endlessly celebrated for Art Deco and Arts & Crafts periods of design. Modern structures did not get any attention. Always pulling for the underdog I sought to expose the hidden modern through our region and ignored the popular. However, triggered by a recent conversation, I was reminded that we don’t often relate our local and pervasive Arts and Crafts architecture to modernism. We tend to think of it as decorative and historic from our vantage point in the here and now. The truth is that the Arts and Crafts movement formed the roots to 20th century modernism. Rather than my trying to explain it please enjoy this linked article by Anthony Denzer for deeper insight into design and manufacturing in the first half of our last century. Then when finished take a look at Modern Asheville’s pinterest pageArt and Crafts comp on local architect Richard Sharp Smith and consider some of the stripped down architecture, simplistic forms and exposed natural materials compared to that of the Victorian era and you can see the influence on some of the modern designs being drafted by local architects today. Cheers!Celo-Exterior-Twilight-e1410184725575

photo courtesy of Samsel Architects

Sneak Peek | Contemporary Craftsman

Merrills CompIt was a beautiful day yesterday to be out of the office and work with our photographer {not his photos above} on one of several new listings coming out between now and spring. This hand crafted, modern rendition of an arts and crafts style home will be coming out soon. It is going to be exciting spring for us here at Modern Asheville Real Estate. Stay tuned as we hammer out the story on this one and others. Cheers!