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Modern Atlanta reveals Asheville’s Modern

CalendarKelly and I have been working for years to champion a modern and mid-century home tour here in Asheville. With our help Modern Atlanta has finally brought their expertise in leading a Modern Home tour this weekend for us all to enjoy. Here’s the skinny on what the organization is doing.

First, go HERE to purchase a ticket for the Asheville home tour. Once you purchase a ticket you will get a link to the map, addresses to the homes and times they are open. Below is some info on each of the homes being showcased this weekend by Modern Atlanta and the associated designers. Please note that homes are open either Saturday or Sunday, but not both. Enjoy!

thumb-1The Kenilworth home is being hosted by Samsel Architects who designed a major renovation to this original Tony Lord designed home constructed in the 1950’s. The pedigree home was carefully sited on the nine acres of land and was designed with windows to showcase the view of Lake Kenilworth. The majority of the exterior and interior materials were preserved while the plan was updated with an enhanced kitchen and master suite. This home will be open on Sunday, May 31st from 10am to 4pm.

evelyn-exteriorEvelyn Place was originally a 1960’s ranch home and recently redesigned by Scott Huebner of Brickstack Architects. Over 2500 sqft of additional living space was added, including a two-car garage, screened porch, bluestone terrace and a master suite. This home will be open on Saturday, May 30th from 10am to 4pm.

thumb-2The new Zum House was built this past summer is a green, pre-fabricated, flat-packed dwelling with a high overall R value. The bold, eye-catching facade was assembled on one of the few remaining infill lots in Asheville. The exterior features gray fiber cement board siding with aluminum extruded profiles and flashing. The interior timbers are engineered wood stock with Port Orford cedar timbers on the outside. This home will be open on Saturday, May 30th from 10am to 4pm.

Fontana-Bridge-EntryExterior-e1410183240107The Fontana Bridge Lake House designed by Samsel Architects is a private lake home located in Swain County and was completed in the summer of 2014. The LEED Gold home is designed to integrate harmoniously with the surrounding Appalachian mountain setting. The understated exterior and the thoughtfully chosen palette blend into the topography of the wooded hillside. This home will be open on Saturday, May 30th from 10am to 4pm.

We hope everyone comes out and shows your support to what Modern Atlanta is doing for us here is Asheville. Kelly and I are so grateful to Elayne and their team. Cheers!

Modern Asheville | End of May Events

CalendarHi Folks! Early summer has us packed with activities. This upcoming weekend we will be finishing off May with a week full of Modern Asheville supported events. Click on the links below for more information. In the meantime stay dry this week. Cheers!


MA Modern House Tour | 10am to 4pm in Asheville and Fontana

Circle Factory Studio Sale | 4pm in Brevard

Haen Gallery Opening Reception | ARTICULATIONS | 5 to 8pm in Brevard


Asheville Flea for Y’all | 9am to 4pm at the Salvage Station in Asheville

MA Modern House Tour | 10am to 4pm at the Kenilworth House

MA Satellite Tours for 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 6.19.29 AMThe Modern Atlanta home tour and Design is Human Week is coming up incredibly soon. Kelly and I will be attending. Also, this year there will be satellite tours in other cities including Asheville. Brickstack Architects, Samsel Architects and Unity Homes will all have homes on the local tour. We should have more details to pass on soon, however, to reserve tickets for the May 30th and 31st tour go here. See you on the design road. Cheers! Kelly and Troy16129441565_54f3dc0bf6

Modern Atlanta to Modern Asheville Tour

I wanted to let you all know that 2 modern, architect designed homes in the Asheville area have been selected to be part of the Modern Atlanta sponsored tour this upcoming late spring. {Yeah!} They can still accept two more homes to fill out the tour. If you are a homeowner, designer or builder looking for an opportunity to promote and support design — here is your chance! Below is my previous post with information on how to submit your home or project. We have been working hard to get a modern tour here in Asheville and would love to see two more. Thanks! Kelly and Troy

Hi Folks! Modern Atlanta is branching out and sponsoring homes in other areas in the Southeast. Kelly and I supported the organization last year and went to their great events and modern home tour in Atlanta. They are looking for 2 to 3 homes in the Asheville area for their juried exhibition and tour. Below is the skinny. For more info contact our friend Elayne DeLeo directly at elaine@modern-atlanta.org. Submission requirements are below and are due by Nov. 14 so get on it. Cheers! Troy {PS. Both new homes and remodeled ones are options.}Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 6.50.12 PM

Dear Architects, Designers and Homeowners – We are excited to announce the 2015 MA Architecture Tour call for submissions is now open. Please download the tour submission kit with details on the tour and guidelines for sending in your submissions. The MA Architecture Tour showcases the best in modern residential and commercial projects in Atlanta and satellite locations across the US.

We are looking for amazing projects for our satellite tours in Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh, as well as Atlanta.

The Tour dates are as follows:
Satellite Locations (National) – May 30-31 – Focus on Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville; other US cities.
Atlanta Tours – June 6-7Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 6.50.41 PM

Submissions MUST be submitted per the guidelines outlined in the submission kit and sent electronically via DropBox. Failure to submit properly will disqualify projects. DO NOT email attached photos or documents to us.

The MA Architecture Tour jury will select the homes. An email or call will be made to the submitter and those who have signed the contract (included in the kit).

Selected projects will be published in the big, beautiful MA Design is Human Book and Tour Guide, as well as on the MA website. Media partner for MA Design is Human Week is Metropolis Magazine.Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 6.51.07 PM

Download the MA Architecture Tour Submission Kit here at
http://bit.ly/1rfHa6P or click here.

Please email me with any questions. We look forward to showcasing your projects to the thousands of MA attendees and our media partners. Thank you!

Modern Asheville 2 Modern Atlanta

IMG_4491Kelly and I were invited to attend the Modern Atlanta | Design is Human Week. Though we did not get to attend the full week given our extensive client load we were able to experience the two main events at the end of the week. MA Atlanta Comp 01

The first night we attended the product showcase at ADAC {Atlanta Decorative Arts Center}. Various builders, designers, artisans and products were showcasing their trades. We, also, attending a lecture on Product Design with national industrial designers. On Saturday we spent the day touring 11 modern residential properties. We talked with builders doing more modest structures using everyday materials and very high-end, luxurious homes using the latest products and finishes.  To see photos from our tour click hereMA Comp 02

A special thanks to Elayne DeLeo who heads Modern Atlanta and invited us to attend. What an amazing accomplishment. Thank you so much!

Design is Human Week | Atlanta

Kelly and I will be headed to Atlanta next week to attend the MA Design Expo and Modern Architectural Tour. If anyone is interested in knowing more go here. More from the road! Troy13135536945_57dd2aefdd