Tag Archives: design

2019 Modern Tour Submissions

Hi All. This week is our last call for submissions for our Modern Tour. The folks at the Atlanta Design Festival and Modern Asheville are partnering again to host the annual Architecture Tour in Asheville, NC on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10am – 4pm. We are looking for 5-6 excellent contemporary and modern projects to showcase. Projects will be published in the MA Design is Human Book and Tour Guide. 

Please include a description of the project including full address, architects, developers, designers, landscapers, etc. and photographers (if needed). Description should include special features and details of the home, LEED or Green features, plan design, any before and after information, etc. You can submit details HEREOnce the Design Festival folks receive your submission, MA! will reach out for photos and completion of the Tour contract. 

Did you see last years tour? If not take a quick look here! Give us a call if you have any questions. Thanks for your interest. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Hotel Design | Placemaking for Locals

In discussing our changing downtown conversations, as we often do, always lead to the hotels and whether or not development is pushing locals out. Is there a way to accommodate both tourists and locals and is our current development doing that? While that is a challenging question, here are some interesting articles from hoteliers looking at that issue. Go here for Metropolis Magazine. Here. Also, here and here. Note that most of these articles are from the Hotels perspective creating and adding experiences to bring locals and doesn’t necessarily address the bigger urban planning aspect of what residents need downtown for living and working.

Down the “Mid-Century” Rabbit Hole

Artist Roger Capron | You know how it goes — you are scrolling the internet and one image pops up and suddenly you are off into a new visual world. That is exactly how it worked when I saw the above image and got lost in the rhythm, colors and geometry of this tile piece. Roger Capron had been a prolific French artist born in Vincennes, France on September 4, 1922. Interested in drawing, he studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943 and worked as an art teacher in 1945. He died on November 8, 2006 leaving behind a considerable body of work that is recognized worldwide. I know you’ll want to see more so go HERE. Cheers!

Modern Monday

SNOW DAY! If you are living in Asheville you already know it is a snow day here. While our typical winters see light snows that last around 24 hours we were treated to a beautiful winter wonderland worthy of a Bing Crosby tune. So, while you are romancing this day, if you are able, enjoy some inspirational mountain escapes both here and here and just a little more here.  Wishing you a safe and cozy day tdaoy. Cheers!

TONIGHT | Meet the Vendors Open House at Atomic

Tonight, Atomic is hosting an Open House Event to meet all the vendors. Come check them out. Kelly and I will be there with a community of design and craft minded folks. Go HERE for more info and see you there. Cheers!

SALE TODAY | Atomic Furnishings and Design

Hi Folks! Our community of cool and crafty vendors at Atomic are hosting a sale today thru Sunday. Can you think of more hip place to shop on Black Friday? Do it. {124 Swannanoa River Rd} Cheers!

Modern Asheville | Top Producers

Yeah! October was another great month. As we head toward the holidays know how grateful we are for our friends and clients who have made it another tremendous year for us here at Modern Asheville Real Estate. Cheers to you! Troy and Kelly

Sunday Morning Modern

Kelly and I had the privilege of touring this home twice during construction right up until completion, along with, Elihu and Michael of Siegman Associates. As always, their ability to design with the site in mind stood out. The house flowed with the contours of the site both taking advantage of views and creating private garden spaces to maximize the indoor/outdoor living that we treasure here in WNC.

Carolina Home and Garden Magazine speaks to this in their article here. Pour some coffee and wander through this morning. And don’t forget the Beaverdam Art Tour later today. Cheers!

Asheville Home Builders Parade of Homes

Congrats to all the Designers, Builders and Craftspeople who won awards last night at the AHBA Awards Ceremony. There are lots of inspiring homes and work out there. Haven’t seen them yet? You still have this weekend for the Asheville Home Builder’s Association Parade of Homes. Get the skinny here. Cheers! 

Mid-Century Sustainable Design Lecture

“Not-So-Utopian Futures: Solar & Climate Architecture of the 1950s”.

We are excited to share with you this great opportunity. What can we learn from cutting edge, sustainable mid-century modern architecture? On Thursday evening, November 1, AIA Asheville and CASE, present a lecture, “Not-So-Utopian Futures: Solar & Climate Architecture of the 1950s”. Networking and refreshments 5:00pm, lecture to begin at 6:00pm

The lecture, by Daniel A. Barber, will discuss how solar house heating methods and techniques of climatic design were essential aspects of the global architectural discussion in the period surrounding World War II. These “techno-cultural” developments produced novel designs that emphasized the role of architecture as a practice to present new ideas to connect the built environment with the natural environment.

For more information go here. We hope to see you there. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

AHBA Parade of Homes

Yeah! It is that time of year again for the Asheville Home Builder’s Association Parade of Homes. It starts this weekend so mark your calendars and get the skinny here. We will see you out there. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Modern Mixer | Monday Oct 1st.

Yeah! We are so excited for our next Mixer tomorrow. Megan and Todd of Atomic Furnishings and Design have moved into a new space joined by many other cool and creative vendors. Join us tomorrow night on Oct. 1st from 5 to 7pm (or longer) at their new space at 124 Swannanoa River Rd.

Beer from Burial Brewery, BBQ from Buxton Hall and music from Brooke German and Nick Derrick will be provided for your enjoyment. Go here for further details and location. See you there. Cheers!