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Architect Robert Venturi

Notable American Architect Robert Venturi recently passed away at the age of 93. For me he was a household name and figure I grew up with having driven by a local fire station he designed almost everyday in my youth in Columbus, Indiana. 

The New York Times wrote this week: For much of the 20th century, “serious” architects, led by Le Corbusierand Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, favored unadorned surfaces and strictly geometric forms. But in his treatise “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture,” published in 1966, Mr. Venturi argued that ornament, historical allusions and even humor had a place in modern architecture. The book was a retort to Mies’s assertion that “less is more.” “Less is a bore,” Mr. Venturi wrote.

To see an overview on Venturi go here.

Modern Mixer Tonight

We spoke to Florence and she says, “Let’s mix it up tonight!”. Come by between 5 and 7pm and visit this Mod home here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Modern Mixer Season is Here!

Hi Folks! Our Modern Mixer season is just starting up for the fall. {Yeah!} We have two upcoming social gatherings for your enjoyment. The first is at one of the newest and coolest modern styled homes in West Asheville this Thursday night. Come take a tour. Go here for more info.

And mark your calendars for Oct 1 for our next social here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

FOR SALE | Timberpeg Mountain Home

3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 3,394 SQFT | 4.35 Acre Mountain View Lot

Check out our newest listing! Escape to your perfect mountain lifestyle in this beautifully constructed Timberpeg Post and Beam home. The livable home creates an open and warm environment with the exposed wood construction centered by a rare Tulikivi soapstone fireplace. From the gracious front porch to dramatic deck with distant mountain view and both screened and sleeping porches you can live both indoor and out here. As with many homes the kitchen is the heart and it is true here with this custom cooks kitchen. With both a master suite on the main level and master loft suite on the upper level there are multiple ways to live here. Lower level living space is versatile to be a bedroom, family room or large off. Finished workshop powered for all your needs. A list of the home’s many upgraded mechanics, energy systems and quality construction details can be provided for you — just ask! Whole house generator. Just a jump to the Asheville airport and South Asheville amenities and entertainment. Come and live out your mountain dreams!

Call us for a detailed listing package or to schedule a private tour. In the meantime take the tour here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

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!

FOR SALE | West Asheville Modern Home

3 Bedrooms  |  3.5 Bathrooms  | 2028 SQFT  | . 13 Acre

We are excited to introduce this new modern home to the real estate marketplace. The east West Asheville home has a sophisticated Scandinavian aesthetic featuring clean lines, great natural light and exceptional design. Open concept main level with soaring ceilings, fireplace, sleek kitchen, and chic master suite has great exterior spaces for outdoor living. In front, the balcony is accessible from both main living area and master while out back, a private covered patio flows into a fenced back yard. Custom white oak stairway/railing with glass surround provides access to the lower level with family/media room, two en-suite bedrooms, alternate mudroom entrance and 2nd covered patio. Mindful design choices are found throughout from the architectural lighting, floating vanities, and ample closets to details such as trimless windows, 2 laundry areas, high-end finishes and smart features. All designed to use for family, friends, office and/or rental. Location in east West Asheville is walkable to Haywood corridor and River Arts District with easy highway access.

Want to see more? Go here. Or give us a call for more information and a personal tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Modern Monday

How about this bit of inspiration from the west to start off your week? 

Teton Valley Residence | American studio Ro Rockett Design has completed a family retreat in the wilderness of Idaho, which sits on a stone base to avoid flooding and provide the best views of the surrounding landscape. See the rest here and have a great week. Cheers!

Sunday Morning Modern

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon | How about this place for a dreamy escape? Basalt Architects recently completed this cool hotel at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon resort. Check out the full article from dezeen daily here and have a sweet Sunday. Cheers!

FOR SALE | Lakeview Park Mid-Century Home

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2,815 SQFT | 1.28 Acre City View Lot

Kelly and I are excited to bring this cool home to the real estate marketplace today. This mid-century, mountain home has both mountain and city views. Clean, architectural lines frame a dramatic vaulted California Eichler style interior trimmed in exotic woods typical of the prized period “Deck” home. High quality features include complete European custom kitchen, spa bath, towel heaters, heated floors, mini-splits, active and passive solar, 3 fireplaces and a fire pit. The location above the Asheville Country Club offers both convenience and privacy 1.28 acre street to street lot offers guaranteed privacy and views. The home blends vintage mid-century with quality updates for today’s modern lifestyle.

Reach out to us for more information or a private tour. In the meantime explore the virtual tour here and a past article on the Deck home here. Cheers!

Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

In honor of one of our most celebrated architects we thought it would be worthwhile sharing, once again, one of our favorite posts on the man himself.  Cheers!

1953 Frank Lloyd Wright interview by Mike Wallace | I scoured the internet for something of interest to watch last night. It is not always very fruitful, but this time I found something “fantastic” — at least from my viewpoint. If you’ve never seen this before I’m happy to share this treasure with you today. His belief in individualism and his views on the lack of intellectualism and “mobocracy” hit home today. I won’t say more, but simply encourage you to spend 50 minutes to watch this interview with a true visionary who is, obviously, very comfortable in his own skin. Enjoy the segment here . Cheers!

2018 Matsumoto Prize | Time to Vote!

Good Morning Folks! Voting is open for the 2018 George Matsumoto Prize with North Carolina Modernist Houses. A few of our local architects and designers have entries this year including; Russ Nicholson, Retro+Fit Design and Siegman Associates. Check out all the entries here and vote for your favorite. Cheers!

FOR SALE | Biltmore Lake Townhome

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2,342 SQFT | Mountain Views

Kelly and I are excited to bring this cool townhome to the real estate market. The stunning, fully customized private end unit townhome is unlike any other. The professionally designed chef’s kitchen has chic contemporary cabinetry and Thermador appliances. This home was thoughtfully perfected during the design/build process to utilize the space for a luxurious, yet, relaxed lifestyle. From the wide plank custom flooring and expansive ceilings to the spa bathrooms and sleek linear fireplace this home is truly one of a kind. Enjoy mountain view outdoor spaces from both levels. Close to lake, trails and everything Biltmore Lake has to offer. Truly, its everything you want and need!

Give Kelly and Troy a call for more information or a private tour. In meantime enjoy the rest of the tour here. Cheers!