Tag Archives: design

WNC’s First SmartFlower

Kelly and I had a great time hanging out with the Red Tree Builder Team these past two weekends for the AHBA’s home tour. We were, also, fortunate enough to learn more about WNC’s first SmartFlower installation at Red Tree’s latest and coolest construction in North Asheville. The SmartFlower will power approximately 75% of this home for the owners. The plug-in unit is programmed to track the sun during daylight, close up at night and even clean itself. Sweet! Want to know more? Contact Wendall Morris at Creative Innovative Designs pictured here. And thanks to Red Tree Builders for taking the leap with this innovative new product. Cheers!

Parade of Homes this Weekend

Hi Folks! This weekend is the last weekend of the Asheville Home Builders Association Parade of Homes. {Yeah!} Go HERE for all the details. Kelly and I will be out there assisting with home #1 at 48 Sonnet Lane in North Asheville, a modern farmhouse by Red Tree Builders. Last night the home won a Silver Level Award for design and construction. Stop in for a tour and let us tell you about some of their new contemporary home offerings we are launching for sale. See you out there. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Modern Monday

What is Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Really? We’ve written about it quite frequently, but it is always great to get other perspectives like this HGTV article by Dinah Eng. We see the term Mid-Century Modern misused frequently in our industry so we welcome opportunities to refresh the subject. I know that I learn from repetition. Regardless, please enjoy and have a great Monday. Cheers!

Modern Inspiration | Five Retreats

Daily we receive inspirational feeds from various design and quality lifestyle sources. Here is something from our dezeen online feed that we particularly enjoyed. We found great integrity in how the designer chose to work with simple forms and play off context. Enjoy the article here. Cheers!

“Omar Gandhi Architect just completed its latest house, which sits on Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline. We’ve therefore rounded up five of the Canadian firm’s residential projects, all designed to maximize their dramatic settings and create cosy escapes from harsh weather.”

Sunday Morning Modern

The American Modern House at Mid-Century | Indianapolis Museum of Art – Good Morning and check out this video taped presentation by Suzanne Stephens, a deputy editor of Architectural Record, has been a writer, editor, and critic in the field of architecture for several decades. She has Ph.D. in architectural history from Cornell University, and teaches a seminar in the history of architectural criticism in the architecture program of Barnard and Columbia colleges. While the presentation is a bit dry there is great content here. Enjoy!

FOR SALE | 1 Katies Ridge

3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 2671 SQFT + Studio | 2.17 Acres 

Don’t miss this soaring contemporary, quality built mountain home blending modern & traditional details within the Versant community. Open living space has mountain views in two directions. Quality kitchen features Fisher Paykel appliances. Flowing master suite on main with screened porch. Two bedrooms and versatile loft space upstairs. Large unfinished basement plumbed for expansion. 379 sqft bonus room above garage makes a great private studio or office space. Energy efficient features include geo thermal heating & Kolbe windows with a HERS score of 48. Beautiful landscaping, walkable lot with edible gardens.

The home was built by Red Tree Builders and won NAHB’s Energy Efficient Single Family Home award both locally for the state. Want to see more? View the photographic tour here. Call Kelly and Troy for more details or a personal tour. Cheers! 

Architect Spotlight | Harvey Gantt

From out friends at North Carolina Modernist Houses enjoy this read about architect Harvey Gantt {and his work} who was recently awarded North Carolina AIA’s Gold Medal honoring his work in the Charlotte area and contribution to our state. Cheers!

SOLD | Grove Park Bert King Mid-Century

Yeah! This week we closed on this one-of-a-kind, mid-century modern home by notable architect Bert King located in the desirable Grove Park neighborhood of North Asheville on behalf of our sellers. The home has great architectural lines on the exterior with versatile spaces on the interior. Want to see more? Check out the tour here. And please give us a call to help you sell your modern, mid-century, ranch or vintage home. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Modern Monday | Hands-On House and More

Good Morning Folks! Welcome to the start of another week. While you are waking and checking out the latest in weather check out this article on our good friend’s {Carla and John} home in WNC Magazine. We never get enough of it. And while you are at it our friend and pattern maker Alexander Wyly Smith is featured here within the issue as well. Enjoy!

AIA Design Awards | Thursday

Hi Folks! This Thursday evening is the AIA Design Awards Ceremony. If you are interested in going click here for information and tickets. Hope to see you there. Cheers!

Modern Asheville at the Preservation Society

Look who turned up featured on the Preservation Society facebook page today featured at one of our favorite vintage Bert King homes. Sweet! For more information on our friends at the Preservation Society of Asheville Buncombe County go here. We love what they do. Cheers!

Samsel Home featured on dezeen

One of our favorite more recently designed and built homes is the one above by our friends at Samsel Architects. We love seeing WNC homes getting national design attention along with everything else we have to offer. Check out the online article HERE from our dezeen feed. Congrats! Kelly and Troy