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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 | 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

Modern Monday | the Farmhouse

At Modern Asheville we love all sorts of modern home hybrids. One of our favorite blends is combining the modern house with the farmhouse. Cool, clean lines meet warm and rustic vernacular shapes and textures. The 2015 Parade of Homes here in Asheville recently showcased a special example of this designed by Scott Huebner of Brickstack Architects and constructed by Longview Builders. Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 6.26.42 AM

The 3800 sqft home brings together special features such as steel beams and fireplace surround, rough sawn white oak plank walls, 22ft high dining/living room with exposed beams and great indoor/outdoor living in the new Beaucatcher Heights subdivision above Kenilworth. Enjoy the photos by David Dietrich. farmhouse comp

To see more photos of this beautiful home go to the architect’s blog here. For further inspiration on other modern versions of farmhouses visit our special Pinterest page here. Cheers!

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!


Brickstack + Bellwhether = Asheville-styled Modern Ranch

DSC_0018Recently, I was able to connect with Scott Huebner of Brickstack A + D . Scott was brought in by Bellwether Builders to pull together the design vision for this ranch home expansion in the Grove Park Inn neighborhood of North Asheville. During the time of construction it was right around the corner from me so I was able to watch the progression and get occasional tours from Brad Rice of Bellwhether builders.

Elevation Before and After New

The progressive owner’s looked to Scott to guide the home back to its more modern roots. Through discovery it was found the house had been remodeled at least twice, disguising some of the more modern and horizontal lines remaining only in the fireplace and large picture windows on back of the house. In the process the home gained 2500 sqft of indoor and outdoor living space + garage to accomodate the client’s growing family. The other criteria was that it be “fun” for their children. Overall, Scott thought the collaborative process between client and designer was synchronistic allowing for a cohesive team vision and construction.

Evelyng Before and After Plan

From my perspective the design is a thoughtful balance between the original mid-century atomic ranch and today’s northwest modernism making use of earthy lines and materials. It seems to me a very Asheville appropriate ranch aesthetic and, overall, a successful investment given the neighborhood and view location. Great job to all involved.

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Yes – I’ll say it again. We have well established, ranch neighborhoods here in  great locations. They are worthy of exploration for creating a modern lifestyle in Asheville. Take along a designer and work it out like Scott did.