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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!

Just for Fun

Bird House | Tree House We saw this and wondered why there wasn’t one in Asheville already. A simple sleeping space made out of locally sourced materials and to maximize exposure to the outdoors. Perfect! Now go build it please and see more on it here. Cheers!

FOR SALE | Creston Cabin Lot

Thomas Lawton designed Mid-Century Styled Cabin Plans AvailableCreston Comp

Creston Comp Enjoy this private view lot in the eco minded community of Creston Mountain outside the town of Black Mountain. The lot is 1.05 acres and is listed at $69,500. The current owner of this easy build lot previously worked with architect Thomas Lawton to design a contemporary cabin as his writer’s retreat. The 2 bedroom, 1000 sqft cabin hugs the gentle slope while opening to the Lawton Compmountain view. The design of the cabin incorporates mid-century styling through horizontal lines along the earth topped with asymmetric gable roofs framing clerestory windows for ultimate mountain and sky views. Lot conservation and use of natural materials also influenced the design. For more information on this listing email us at hello@modernasheville.com

Sunday Morning Modern

screen-shot-2017-01-22-at-5-31-00-amThe Cabin…Again | Within my own life I’m constantly exploring new ideas for cool cabins. Between my desire for a small abode and/or creating unique AirBnB destinations it is a border line obsession. I’ve been looking at everything from homes in small new silos, 20′ container homes to creating something out of industrial garage kits. Last, there is that desire to build something unique from the ground up. Thus, I found this little Dwell article on a design competition for hotel cabins that I’ll share here.large

For more inspiration there is, as always, the Modern Asheville Pinterest page here, here and here. Enjoy your Cabin Dreamland and your Sunday. Cheers!

SOLD | Among the Clouds

c5de34f5-dde6-4bff-9031-0f51a16be351.1On behalf of our friends and investor clients we were able to close on this turn-key, vacation rental, investment property called “Among the Clouds” just before the holiday weekend so they could get started operating their new business. Check it out here and share it with your friends. It is the quintessential mountain retreat with hot tub and fire pit for your true mountain escape. Cheers to them!

FOR SALE | Creston Cabin Lot

Thomas Lawton designed Mid-Century Styled Cabin Plans AvailableCreston Comp

Creston Comp Enjoy this private view lot in the eco minded community of Creston Mountain outside the town of Black Mountain. The lot is 1.05 acres and is listed at $69,500. The current owner of this easy build lot previously worked with architect Thomas Lawton to design a contemporary cabin as his writer’s retreat. The 2 bedroom, 1000 sqft cabin hugs the gentle slope while opening to the Lawton Compmountain view. The design of the cabin incorporates mid-century styling through horizontal lines along the earth topped with asymmetric gable roofs framing clerestory windows for ultimate mountain and sky views. Lot conservation and use of natural materials also influenced the design. For more information on this listing email us at hello@modernasheville.com

A Cabin by Architect Jim Olson

I found this brief little article and poetic film with architect Jim Olson on NOWNESS. I felt compelled to share it. Please enjoy by going here. It easily speaks for itself. tumblr_nydrdhwOzd1qd5e3ao2_1280

His home is a monument to the principles that have underpinned his entire architectural career: the idea that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture, histories and people. His 14-foot by 14-foot treetop house in Longbranch, Washington, is designed to encourage its inhabitants to look outwards and never forget that human beings are a part of the natural world.

FOR SALE | Creston Cabin Lot

Thomas Lawton designed Mid-Century Styled Cabin Plans AvailableCreston Comp

Creston Comp Enjoy this private view lot in the eco minded community of Creston Mountain outside the town of Black Mountain. The lot is 1.05 acres and is listed at $69,500. The current owner of this easy build lot previously worked with architect Thomas Lawton to design a contemporary cabin as his writer’s retreat. The 2 bedroom, 1000 sqft cabin hugs the gentle slope while opening to the Lawton Compmountain view. The design of the cabin incorporates mid-century styling through horizontal lines along the earth topped with asymmetric gable roofs framing clerestory windows for ultimate mountain and sky views. Lot conservation and use of natural materials also influenced the design. For more information on this listing email us at hello@modernasheville.com.

Modern Monday | The A-Frame House

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 5.03.08 AMI’ve been in the process of downsizing and simplifying my life over the past few years. Now that I’m down to 600 sqft with empty shelf space inside I’m starting to explore what that would mean in terms of a minimal construction and a low maintenance real estate investment for myself. Most Tiny Homes seem extreme and don’t offer the breathing space and light I require. Local designer David Way recently showcased a singular container home that got really close for me. Since then my exploration has led me to rediscover the A-Frame house which appears to offer the ability to have that indoor/outdoor relationship, height and light that personally would be more livable to me if designed appropriately.

The A-frame house is, indeed, an architectural house style that features steep angled sides as the roofline that usually begin at or near the foundation line and screen-shot-2015-10-17-at-8-55-19-ammeet at the top in the shape of the letter A. The triangle shape of this housing style has been present throughout history, but was more recently popular from the 1950’s to 1970’s.

Structurally speaking an A-frame is a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight, economical manner. As an example, consider a saw horse which is designed to support a load bigger than itself while still be portable.

The post World War II popularity of the A-frame has been attributed to a combination of factors including American’s extra disposable income, the in-expensiveness of building an A-frame structure, and a new interest in acquiring a second home for vacationing. Given’s today’s renewed interest in mid-century, inspired design and tiny homes it seems a style worth revisiting. At Modern Asheville, we have been collecting images of past and present interpretations on one of our many pinterest boards here. Also, enjoy this collection published from from Dwell here. Enjoy!Screen Shot 2015-10-17 at 8.51.52 AM

FOR SALE | Creston Cabin Lot

Thomas Lawton designed Mid-Century Styled Cabin Plans AvailableCreston Comp We recently listed this private view lot in the eco minded community of Creston Mountain outside of the town of Black Mountain. The lot is 1.05 acres and is listed at $69,500. The current owner of this easy build lot previously worked with architect Thomas Lawton to design a contemporary cabin as his writer’s retreat. The 2 bedroom, 1000 sqft cabin hugs the gentle slope while opening to the mountain view. The design of the cabin Lawton Compincorporates mid-century styling through horizontal lines along the earth topped with asymmetric gable roofs framing clerestory windows for ultimate mountain and sky views. Lot conservation and use of natural materials also influenced the design. For more information on this listing email us at hello@modernasheville.com.

Monday’s Modern | The Cabin

23fa15c08a0442ee3199ab6bb9053827Perhaps Monday is not the best day to talk about escaping into nature, but the weekend got me thinking about it. What is more natural given the beautiful environment we live here in Asheville? Today’s modern cabin has lost it’s 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. Cheers!2c27ae479c6d4eca7bf8305a5e42550e

Samsel’s Old Fort Cabin | 2nd in Reader’s Choice Award

Old Fort CompOne of Samsel Architects recently constructed modern cabins was voted 2nd in the Reader’s Choice Award with Fine Homebuilding Magazine. The home designed as a fly-fishing escape for clients was located to take advantage of the nearby creek in Old Fort. To see more of the entries go here. Congrats to Duncan and team, along with Alchemy Design. Cheers! Kelly and Troy