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SUNDAY | The Flea 4 Y’all is here Y’all

Yeah! 2018 marks the 4th year of the Flea 4 Ya’ll and Modern Asheville Real Estate‘s 4th year as sponsors. This Sunday, April 29th is the first flea of the year so mark your calendars, do your spring cleaning and make room for some new treasures. Need to know more? Get the skinny here. Cheers!

Broker Open House | City Mountain Home


3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 2523 SQFT | .31 Acre Lot | Mountain View

Check out one of our newer listings. This quality crafted and beautifully finished new, Green Built home to the market. Located in convenient Kenilworth the home is just around the bend to either our cosmopolitan downtown or Tunnel Road shopping. The main level open floor plan flows seamlessly to the outdoors whether you’re in the mood for a dramatic mountain view or to be privately nestled in the hills. Hand selected design features include a welcoming post and beam front porch, oak flooring, stone fireplace, master on main level, sparkling new appliances, granite countertops, kitchen island and crafted accents with locally harvested wood. The spacious and versatile lower level is finished just enough to make it your very own. This one will be ready for you by early March. 

Want to see more? Enjoy the full photo tour here. Or stop by our Broker Open House this Tuesday the 3rd from 11:30am to 1:30pm. As always, our modern asheville community is welcome to show up. If you can’t make that give us a call for a personal tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Asheville Makers Spotlight

Whether it be home construction or pottery our team loves the modern craft that comes from our mountain town. Check out this cool video with some of our local Makers.  Speaking of Makers — Modern Asheville Real Estate is helping sponsor a local Makers Market. The first one of the year is coming up on Saturday, April 28th. Here’s the skinny. We hope to see you out there. Cheers!

CENTER FOR CRAFT | Building Our City Speaker Series

If you haven’t seen this check it out! On April 3, the Building Our City Speaker Series will welcome Hunter Franks, the Founder and Artistic Director of the League of Creative Interventionists. The event is free and open to the public. Franks’ participatory projects break down social barriers and catalyze connections between people and communities. Check out the event HERE. Cheers!

Flea For Y’all | This Sunday

It’s time, again, for all things, vintage, hand-made and cool. This Sunday is the August Flea for Ya’ll. As usual it will be at the Asheville Outlet Mall‘s outdoor venue for the day just next to Field and Stream. That means you can spend a day in bargain heaven bringing home both the old and new. Go HERE for the details. Stop by and see the Modern Asheville Real Estate team — the proud sponsors of this event. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

The BIG Crafty Today

Good Morning Folks! Don’t forget the Big Crafty is today. Go HERE for info. Cheers!

Flea for Y’all | Season Starts next Sunday

It’s spring and the season is upon us for all things, vintage, hand-made and cool. One week from today is the first Flea for Ya’ll of 2017. What’s new? The location. We will be at the Asheville Outlet Mall‘s outdoor venue for the day. That means you can spend a day in bargain heaven bringing home both the old and new. Go HERE for the details and come see Kelly and myself for the latest in real estate news and shopping. We hope to see you. Cheers!

How does an artist afford Asheville?

By the Citizen Times | Here is a nice article featuring some of our friends regarding artists making a living here in Asheville. Go here to read. Enjoy!

FOR SALE | North Asheville Artistic Mid-Century Ranch

5-valle-vista-dr-asheville-nc-mls_size-008-26-living-room-1024x768-72dpi3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2394 SQFT | Versatile Finished Basement

Take a moment and check out this cool home. The artistic, split-entry, ranch home is located in a popular Beaver Lake mid-century neighborhood of North Asheville. The home’s rich wood floors and fresh paintvalle-vista-compset the stage for this fun 1959 retro home with well-preserved original kitchen and baths. The versatile, finished walk-out basement could be a studio, family room or made into an apartment with outside entrance. On the exterior the home has lush, artistic gardens full of interesting plantings and garden art that transition throughout the seasons.

Want to see more? Enjoy the tour here. Give Kelly and Troy a call if you have any questions. Cheers!

Modern Monday

barbaraCatching Up with Artist Barbara Fisher | I stopped by for my yearly trek to Barbara’s studio over the weekend. Barbara was the first artist I wrote about eight years ago today so it has become a little tradition for us. img_7516

Barbara has always been both super prolific and evolutionary in her work. One can look around her studio and see her journey as an artist. Currently she has been led to work with mixing acrylic and ink on canvas in a series she calls img_7513“Tangled Mapping.” The works appear as aerial views of chaotic cities, intricate weavings, interstices, energy blips or the fabric of the “ether” around us. She relates them to slices of our thoughts at any moment in time or the invisible chemical trails of the energy between us these days. tangle-36x361

Barbara has recently been working on collaborations with German photographer Norbert Guthier. As Guthier travels he selects artists in various cities to work with him on art. Below is one of their most recent collaborations called “The Sky is Crying.”unnamed-2

Barbara’s work can be found in various cities across the country and you can find Barbara most days in her studio at 170 Lyman St in the River Arts District. Or peruse her website here and check out some of my past posts on Barbara here. Enjoy our Monday. Cheers!

Opening Tonight at the CCCD

screen-shot-2017-01-20-at-5-30-04-amCCCD Curatorial Fellows exhibition series kicks off with The Good Making of Good Things opening tonight at 630pm. The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.

FOR SALE | 42 Merrills Cove Rd

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 3.38.17 PM“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William MorrisMerrills Entry Comp

This quote captures the spirit of this custom crafted, modern home constructed with heirloom quality craftsmanship. With the richness and lightness of a modern, Japanese cottage — the Yin of cool, clean space harmonizes with the Yang of warm, rich hand finished materials in this artistic home affectionately named — the RedbudMain Front

3 Bedrooms  |  3.5 Baths  |  3423 sqft  |  MLS#324309542 Merrills Cove Rd Asheville-small-016-24-42 Merrills Cove16-666x445-72dpi

The floor of the light filled living space is polished concrete and sets the stage for gallery style living while absorbing the sun to keep the cool space warm. Rich hand crafted details of ash and oak are used sparingly and mindfully with plenty of white space to keep your eye uncluttered from excess. The main level provides all you need for living including the kitchen, living, dining, laundry and the master bedroom en-suite. The upper level has two bedrooms suites for your family or friends with a flexible loft for extra living, office or a studio to meet all your creative needs.Level Comp

The kitchen, the heart of any home, has been specially designed to do more with less. The efficient work space is flanked on either side with spacious and tactile surfaces atop rich wood cabinetry. Everything you need is at your fingertips with an ample pantry nearby to store all the extras. It comes fully furnished with quality Bosch appliances. Located adjacent are the side entry mudroom and laundry room for fully servicing the home. Kitchen Comp

The natural beauty of the Redbud veils the sophisticated mechanics that render it near Net Zero in efficiency. It effectively uses both passive and active solar for energy and heating. Further heating and cooling are supported by a geothermal heat pump and a wood stove for enhancing that Danish modern style coziness. Electric bills are close to nothing for this 3330 sqft home. There is nothing more to do, but to live lightly in this earth grounded home. Sign

The heirloom quality built Redbud is the second of three homes creating the dawning green, net zero community of Green Acres in South Asheville. Green Acres rests convenient to all the amenities of South Asheville while remaining a rustic getaway for private sustainable living or urban style homesteading. The 2.62 acres that accompany the home have the starts of a richly composted, organic veggie garden and berries. The neighbors further support the community with fruit trees and other shared ways to live off the land. back

Want to see more of this cool home? Take our tour here. Give Kelly and Troy a call for more information or a private tour of your very own. Cheers!