Tag Archives: design

Postwar Icon Joseph Eichler

Over the course of his career, famed midcentury developer Joseph Eichler built roughly 11,000 homes. By marrying the postwar trend for tract houses with architect-designed plans, Eichler offered middle-class homebuyers the opportunity to own a well-made, still relatively low-cost home that felt, in a word, designed. Enjoy the rest of this article by Lamar Anderson at Curbed San Francisco HERE.

Asheville | A Week of Art and Craft Openings

Hi Folks! November marks a banner month in Asheville for Art and Craft with at least three major events coming up in the next week. Nov 9th and 10th is the River Arts District yearly fall Studio Stroll. Get out this weekend and enjoy that and support our local artists. We, also, have two major grand re-openings at both the Asheville Art Museum and the Center for Craft downtown. Click on the links for details. Let’s celebrate and support our Asheville cultural community in downtown that is helping us retain the Asheville we know and love there. Cheers!

Asheville’s Parade of Homes

Hi Folks! Asheville’s Home Builders Association’s Home Tour is here again. It is a great opportunity to meet professionals and get some ideas for your own home. It is both this weekend and next. Go HERE for details. Hope to see you out there!

SOLD | 21 Woodbury Rd.

We were so pleased to steward this great mid-century home forward to new owners. Our sellers did an amazing job of enhancing this home appropriately which is why there was so much interest and sold in a few days – along with our targeted marketing.  Cheers to you and thank you for allowing us to help!

Here is what they said about us: “We were owners of a special mid-century home and selected Kelly and Troy to sell it for us. Because of their market specialization in this area, we were not disappointed with the results. Their personalities, combined with their appreciation and understanding of the unique qualities and lifestyle  benefits of our property helped to get us over our asking price. We would recommend them highly to sell your home if you have a midcentury or modern property.”

FOR SALE | 39 Middlemont Ave

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2,234 SQFT | .27 Acre

We would love to reintroduce you to this premiere modern “loft style” home that was dreamed and constructed from the bones of a former neighborhood church. With a Scandinavian sensibility the simple and smart architect driven {Brickstack Architects} space offers flexibility for live/work, along with, separate guest quarters. The open main space encompasses a dramatic vaulted and trussed ceiling, original ground and polished concrete floors, European kitchen, thoughtful and sleek accent lighting blended with original sanctuary fixtures and a floating wood burning fireplace by Fireorb.

Flanking the main space is a frosted glass partition dividing a bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet. At the other end is a convenient half-bath and doorway leading to another bedroom en suite with built-in kitchenette and bath with a stainless Japanese soaking tub. Hansgrohe fixtures throughout. Amen! The home is located near Malvern Hill Park in West Asheville and just a few blocks from Patton Ave amenities and a few minute trip to downtown.

What to know more? You bet you do! Check out the photo tour here. After that just give us shout. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

FOR SALE | Black Mountain Contemporary with Dramatic Views

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2883 SQFT | 8.5 Acres | 4 Lots Total

Enjoy the best panoramic views in Black Mountain from this warm and contemporary mountain home that comes with three extra lots to maintain a private buffer or investment. From the expansive deck you can see all of downtown Black Mountain and surrounding valley backed by the Seven Sisters and Mt. Mitchell. Sweet! The three level home has a main level garage, open living great room and one bedroom for main level living potential. The two story great room is anchored by a stone fireplace and expands out on to your deck on both sides for the best in indoor/outdoor living. Upper level has two bedrooms and a bathroom. Lower level has a large room for either a bedroom suite, family room or apartment conversion with full bath and laundry and separate lower level parking. Updates to roof, plumbing and electrical. Make this your mountain getaway and long term investment. Remodel this home and build your neighbors for a cool “top of the world” community.

Want to see more? Of course you do. Enjoy the tour here. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Midcentury Makeover

Good Morning folks! Happy Wednesday. We came across this article from “Midcentury Home” one of our many inspirational feeds and wanted to share it. We love to see how people update a midcentury home for today while balancing it with the original spirit of the home. Please enjoy the article here. And as always we would love for you to share your story. Cheers!

Documenting Mid-Cenutry Modern

Here is a great little video on the work of photography of Julius Shulman to enjoy for your weekend.

“Much of the magic that the desert utopia of Palm Springs holds has to do with its prominent mid-century aesthetic. Author Michael Stern outlines how pioneering architect William Krisel relied on the careful eye of Los Angeles photographer Julius Shulman to create the iconic photographs we know today, while also contributing to restoring Krisel’s designs for the duration. Featuring an archived interview with Julius Shulman.”

DWELL | Modern Shades

When James Geiger was leafing through the pages of Dwell in 2012, he made one interesting and illuminating observation. None of the stunning images he saw of beautiful modern homes included window shades or blinds. Seemingly a functional necessity, window coverings were conspicuously absent in every image. Wondering why this might be the case, Geiger realized it was undoubtedly because modern, minimal shades simply didn’t exist in the marketplace. Continue reading here.

Top Midcentury Modern Hotspots

From our friends at Atomic Ranch magazine here is a stroll through some of the hotspots for mid-century neighborhoods across the states. Yep! You might be surprised. Go HERE for the skinny. Cheers!

TODAY 12-2 | Broker Open House

49 Valle Vista Dr | 3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 1676 SQFT | $510,000

Hello Real Estate Brokers! We welcome you to stop by and tour this great remodeled home today in North Asheville from Noon to 2pm. Light and refreshing lunch provided. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Completely updated two level ranch home privately located on a wooded lot in desirable Lookout Valley of North Asheville. The home’s living space is open and vaulted with a new kitchen. What’s new you ask? Roof, gutters, windows, garage doors, floors, bathrooms, kitchen, heating/cooling and freshly painted of course! Functionally, the home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with living spaced on both levels.

Greenville Modern Home Tour

Hi folks! Our friends and community in Greenville are sponsoring a Modern Home Tour. Let’s throw some support their way! The tour is Sunday, Sept 15th. You can find the details here. Cheers!