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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.

Peregrine 05 | Parade of Homes Award Winner

Award CompCongratulations to Roost for winning a Craftsmanship Award following judging by the panel from the Asheville Home Builders Association. If you haven’t had a chance to see this cool, modern home be sure to stop by this Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm at 21 St. Charles Place to see the quality and design yourself. In the meantime take the virtual tour. Congrats!

Mountain Modern + Sustainability = Award Winner

Samsel Architects win Gold Award with Celo House

EcoHouse Magazine singled out five homes nationally including one right here in Asheville. The contest judges especially liked the pairing of energy technology with the use of natural materials inside and outside a 1,538-square-foot home in Celo, N.C.

The house won praise for tree preservation; rainwater storage for irrigation; pervious walkways, patio and driveway to control water runoff; and the use of drought-resistant plants. The home also features sustainability-certified wood shingles and locally harvested stone.

The home’s walls are filled with spray-foam insulation and the windows and doors use low-e (low thermal emissivity), argon-filled glass.

It was designed by Samsel Architects, Asheville, N.C.; it was built by Sunspace Homes, Burnsville, N.C.

Article portion courtesy of Inman News’ Mary Umberger; Photo courtesy of David Dietrich Photography