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Make Your Modern | Home Story 06

Mix-Century | Situated on a mountain side with views overlooking downtown Asheville, the Mayflower residence, originally built in the 1970’s was a complete renovation with only the foundation and asymmetrical roofline kept intact. Cantilevered steel beams support the deck’s roof and allow for an unobstructed view of the city and the beautiful 100-year old oak tree adjacent to the home.

Wood is carried further into the home through sunny oaks and rich walnuts. Natural texture play against soft white walls and steel creating a rich neutral gallery for showcasing colorful artwork throughout.

Entry to the home is on the lower level through a square pivot door, then an elegant staircase leads up to the main living areas. A dumb-waiter was added to transport essentials from car to kitchen and back.

Modern clean lines blend with natural textures to create a home that is warm and welcoming for everyone. {Design by Carlton Edwards Architecture and photos by David Dietrich}

Monday’s Modern | The Piedmont House

Piedmont-Wide-View-ALPHA-fb2a2f50For a bit of modernist inspiration to start your week, enjoy this article courtesy of Carolina Home and Garden magazine on Carlton Architects designed Piedmont House in Polk County. This is one of our favorites here at the Modern Asheville Real Estate office — home of your modern community experts. Today, we’ll step back and let the article speak for itself and get on with business. Have a great week. Cheers!


Under Construction | Carlton Architecture at Balsam Mountain Preserve

11750632_10152872574287854_4910894649693075335_nCheck out the latest photos from Carlton Architecture on this contemporary mountain home they are constructing at Balsam Mountain Preserve. We love the articulation of the I-Beams contrasting cool steel with warm woods while exposing the simple structural components that happen to outline the quintessential symbol of house throughout the upper floor. Very cool! To see more photos go here.11707565_10152872574327854_5070382580560343480_n

Carlton Architecture | Greenbriar Residence

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 4.54.30 PMCheck out the photo album on this recently completed project by Carlton Architecture. Love the modern farmhouse styling and massing relationship between spaces. Enjoy!

Natural Beauty in the Blue Ridge

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John Hill recently published an article on Houzz detailing out the Piedmont house.  Check it out the details here. Enjoy!

Mountain Air Modern

It has been a few years since I sat down at the Carlton Architecture office and saw this house on the boards. I can still remember my excitement when they placed the sketches in front of me. 388 SlickrockKnowing the Mountain Air community like our team does, I could appreciate the uniqueness of this site driven design within the community of mountain homes. It has since been on my modern bucket list to see the reality. Yesterday, I took a road trip with our friend, realtor Diane Vander Linden, to Mountain Air and Linville Ridge to view some contemporary and modern luxury homes. Though unable to see the inside of the above house I was able to admire it from the street and get a few shots. Here is a link to Carlton’s website on the Slickrock home.

Bella VistaSeparately, we toured a large, luxury home in Linville Ridge that has a bigger than 180 degree mountain views shown here on the right. It will be coming on the market next spring.

We, also, walked a couple of sites with a local builder for one of her clients looking to build a luxury home in Mountain Air. It was a beautiful day to be up in some of the best mountains regionally.



Modern Farmhouse: the Neathermead Residence

Neathermead CompThere have been many examples of modern interpretations of the farmhouse here in Asheville. Carlton’s version, one of my favorites, just won a Residential Honor Award. Overall, the home is a well curated blend of traditional proportions and warm, homey materials mixed with clean lines and open living that offer the resident a modern lifestyle within a historic vernacular. Check out this brief video to see more details.

On a side note, a real estate colleague questioned my use of the term “vernacular.” Instead of replacing it I thought it was a good opportunity for further understanding. I found this great article on ArchDaily that can give further insight.