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Residential Inspiration

Here are five homes worth checking out for some design inspiration. Given our own pastoral and mountain landscapes some of these ideas would fit right in here in Western North Carolina. See the dezeen article here. Cheers!

You Can Go Home Again

tiny-home-outside-2-rzCarolina Home + Garden by Lauren Stepp | Check out the article on this 474 sqft infill house in the Kenilworth neighborhood by the team of  Wilson Architects and Lobo Builders. It is one of the more interesting and unique constructions of this past year that Kelly and I were able to tour and a good example of site specific design. Cheers!

51 Shelburne Woods | Under Construction

img_6158I stopped by to visit the progress at Shelburne Woods, a new eco-friendly mini-community in West Asheville. The framing has begun on 51 Shelburne Woods and landscaping will be going in after Thanksgiving. Sweet! Give us a call if you want to know more or go here for more info. Cheers!

AHBA 2016 Parade of Homes | The Winners!

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-6-00-28-amCongrats to our builder friends who participated in and won awards this past week for their thoughtfully designed and quality built homes. We appreciate you stewarding our community towards a sustainable future with long-lasting and livable homes. If you didn’t see the winners please go here. Cheers to you!rhodoreno1_small

AHBA Parade of Homes this Weekend

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-6-00-28-amIn case you missed last weekend this upcoming weekend is, also, Asheville Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes. Many of our builder friends will be participating. Make sure you go HERE for more info and get out there and enjoy this opportunity to see the latest in design and construction. Kelly and I will be out touring on Saturday. screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-2-35-42-pm

On Sunday Kelly and I will be at #1 – 111 Carter Cove Rd constructed by Red Tree Builders and designed by Jason Weil. Stop by and say hi to us and tour this cool home. See you out there. Cheers!111-careter-cove

October at Modern Asheville Real Estate

pride-compHi Folks! As is typical here in the mountains the air is cooling and activities are heating up for fall. We kicked October off with PRIDE this weekend and it was overwhelmingly full and festive. Thanks to those who stopped by to see us! The next two weekends are filled with the Asheville Home Builder’s Association Parade of Homes. Along with touring ourselves we will be spending part of our time at a new modern home being showcased ~ more information to come this week. And speaking of this week we have three new listings coming out through Friday in time for the fall market. {Whew!} Then the final week we have the last outdoor Flea For Y’all of the season. That’s why I’m keeping this short and getting back to work. More soon. Cheers! Troy and Kellyscreen-shot-2016-10-03-at-6-00-28-am

Your Home’s Mechanical Room

Having a new home constructed or remodeling an existing one? Here are some tips for locating and laying out your Mechanical Room from Matt Risinger who we follow on our YouTube channel for quality building tips.

FOR SALE | 51 Shelburne Woods Dr.

C:DropboxProjects-TempShelburne WoodsMarketing3DBackYard.pdA NEW LEVEL OF MODERN LIVING

“Earth Friendly” doesn’t have to be “Earthy.” Mindful modern design lives as lightly as any concerned steward of our planet plus a whole lot shinier. Clean design rooted in the form and function ideals of Breuer and Neutra avoids the gravity of excess. A home can be both incredibly cool and quietly step back creating a stage for carefree living. We like to say, “Less House ~ More Life!”C:DropboxProjects-TempShelburne WoodsMarketing3DStreet.pdf

This community of nine consciously designed homes, Shelburne Woods, is nestled in nature against the woods and greenway and between the lively urban corridor of West Asheville and the active outdoor corridor of the French Broad River. The homes are a collaborative effort by award winner’s Mountain Sun Builders and Rusafova-Markulis Architects. Together they will be carefully crafted to steward a new level of life sustaining modern homes for active earth beings of any age.C:DropboxProjects-TempShelburne WoodsMarketingElevations2.p

4 Bedrooms  |  3.5 Baths  |  2035 SQFT  |  MLS#3176992

51 Shelburne Woods Dr is the first home to hit the market. The three level, quality home is designed with simplicity and maximum efficiency in mind. Open Main Level Living with both 2 bedrooms up and 2 down. The home’s placement is designed to maximum an urban style neighborhood while remaining private from the inside out. The homes are designed to be Green Built NC Platinum Rated and Net Zero. C:DropboxProjects-TempShelburne WoodsMarketingSite.pdf

The nine homes are located in their own private cul-de-sac, backing up to Rhododendron Trail Greenway leading to Hominy Creek. Easy access to the highway and everywhere!Shelburne Woods Map (cropped)

Reach out to Troy and Kelly for more information on these cool new homes. Cheers!

Farrar Construction and Design | A Big Thanks!

We wanted to give a Shout Out to Patrick Farrar of Farrar Construction and Design for coming in last minute to help our seller clients enhance their mid-century home before hitting the market next month. Stay tuned for more on that, but if you didn’t see our article on Patrick’s work I’m reposting it here. Give him a call to help you with some hands on design and renovation. Thank you Patrick!

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Kelly and I sat down for one of our portfolio lunches to chat with Patrick Farrar this past week. Patrick is a recent transplant from Palm Springs, otherwise known as Mid-Century Mecca in the states. Patrick has been renovating such homes for 23 years know. Prior to that he restored furniture for a retailer in Miami. Patrick - 02

As a designer Patrick’s aesthetic has been influenced by the design rich communities he has lived in; San Francisco, Miami and Palm Springs. He brings to his clients an ability to edit and simplify their environment while giving it an overall sophisticated and bold expression.Pat Comp 01

As a builder he prefers doing as much of his work hands-on as possible. “I tend to be an orderly guy,” says Patrick. He prefers to maintain some control of the process and end quality. His knowledge of cost-effective procedures and today’s materials adds great value to every project. Patrick -3

His overall portfolio includes many styles of both personal environments to commercial. While I chose to focus on some of his modern interpretations in these photos he enjoys bringing his vision to more traditional homes as well. He is looking forward to seeing how the more earthy aesthetic of Asheville will influence his work. And we look forward to watching. Want to see more of Patrick’s work? Visit either his HOUZZ page or his Website.Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 3.34.19 PM

Designing Our Future | 011

maxresdefaultThanks to Kelly for sending me this video. There are some really beautiful points within this that offer us good perspective of the development of our own beloved Asheville. It is worth the fourteen minutes to watch.

What Makes a City Attractive? Try These 6 Points. Challenging the notion that beauty is subjective, Alain de Botton has made a case for attractive cities, believing that a city’s beauty is key to its success and citizens’ quality of life. The Swiss philosopher, author and founder of London’s The School of Life believes that attractiveness is the primary reason why many choose to vacation to Paris, and not Frankfurt.

“We think beauty is subjective, and so no one should say anything about it,” says Botton. “It’s a very understandable qualm, but it’s also horribly useful to greedy property developers.”

So, what makes a city attractive? Find out Botton’s six points for beautiful cities. Watch the video here. Cheers!attractive-Buffalo

FOR SALE | the Field View

Main with TitleMLS#3135891 | $360,000 | 3 Beds + 2.5 Baths = 2052 SQFT

Modern Asheville Real Estate is excited to bring something new to the real estate marketplace. This “pre-construction” package by a local design/build team here in Asheville blends European simplicity and sophistication reflected in the design inspiration photographs below. Inspiration Compwith Title

This minimal, modernist home called “the Field View” reflects that iconic shape of home, barn or shed in that Danish Modern style we love. The simplified details blending raw and basic materials creating a warm yet contemporary internal space. A neutral palette for material selections will bring in a regional aesthetic that when combined with contemporary elements reflect a modernist urban/rural refinement. 3 beds & 2.5 baths with great room on the main living space. The lower level is open use with flexibility in mind to adapt to your specific needs. See plans for this speculative home below to be located at 26 Blalock Ave in the Oakley neighborhood of east Asheville. Drawings Comp with Title

Maxey Andress {designer} and June Gartrell {builder} with some stewarding from the Modern Asheville Real Estate team, put together the vision for this home. Maxey and June have been working on remodeling homes here in Asheville, but this is their first speculative home here. They both have been involved in design/build work in the Southeast including new custom homes. Below is a brief sampling of their quality work. More samples and references are available upon request.Comp

Want more information on this home? Contact Troy or Kelly here for the full speculative package. We look forward to seeing this dream become reality.

Cheers!

RCJ Builders | Modern Maker of Homes

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Bobby Jacobelly, of RCJ Building, gave us a call this week to check out his recent residential construction project just around the corner from our office. Kelly, Matt and myself jumped in the car and ran up. Bobby’s building a 4 level, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home nestled up to McCormick Field and overlooking downtown Asheville. The single owner/occupant of the home will use it for her metropolitan home base while hosting rotating visitors from out-of-town. Her east coast architectural family has been helping with details on the project.IMG_2700

The stealthy exterior of the home is finished in black which is on trend internationally. The interior, when finished, will be dressed in raw materials to give it a more rustic loft-like interior. As with most modern homes the indoor-outdoor relationship takes precedent. Thus, windows and doors play a key role in the home’s livability. Here Bobby ordered windows from AWILUX, a company out of Poland and Germany offering commercial style units with some affordability in mind. Comp 03

From bottom to top the ground floor shelters the garage, utility room and some flex space. The second level is all living space connect to the outside by a double sided fireplace. The third level contains two bedroom suites with a shared outdoor shower and laundry. The 4th level and crown of the home contains a versatile open space that can be either live, work or entertaining. The side of this space unfolds to an outdoor terrace overlooking McCormick Field. It will be an incredible entertaining space with the best views of home game fireworks.IMG_2702

Bobby hopes to have the home completed over the winter. The Modern Asheville Real Estate team looks forward to getting an updated tour then. Cheers and thanks Bobby!