3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | Bonus Room | 2457 SQFT | .23 Acres
We are pleased to share Kristin’s home, our friend, and bring it to the market. Her warm and walkable, urban oasis is centered by a well-loved vintage home and located in the thriving Five Points neighborhood. Mindfully curated details, both vintage and urban, blend within this crafted residence with many unique features creating a sense of discovery.
The central kitchen is truly the heart of this one with bright rooms radiating around it as you work your way back outside to the surrounding light filtered gardens. This home is both a place to comfortably escape and creatively engage. You just can’t help to feel good here.
Want to discover more? Go here for Kristin’s own story on her home. Or go here for our virtual tour. Last, give us a call to send you more information or schedule a tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy
Troy and Kelly with George Smart of NCMH.
Kelly and I traveled to Raleigh yesterday afternoon to attend North Carolina Modernist Houses’ Matsumoto Prize event for modern homes in North Carolina at CAM. Two homes in Asheville were awarded 2nd and 3rd prize. Maria Rusafova won 3rd place for her Blue House in Five Points (more to come on that) and SPG Architects won for the Herbits House in Leicester. Kelly and I were able to accept Maria’s award on her behalf as she tour’s India with her family. Congrats to our local winners!
Kelly and I had a great time and made a bit of a scene — of course. Also, we are talking to George about an event we are planning here in Asheville for this upcoming winter. More soon. Cheers! Troy
The Blue House in Five Points is up for the George Matsumoto Prize from North Carolina Modernist Houses. With the recent additions of Trader Joes and Harris Teeter the burgeoning and highly walk-able Five Points neighborhood has become home to new infill construction including to this simple and clever home by a couple of my favorite architects Maria Rosafova and Jakub Markulis of Rusafova Markulis Architects.
The Blue House was designed for a young family that wanted a small, energy efficient and affordable house to call home. Their building site presented the architect with numerous challenges and site constraints. An existing sewer easement cut diagonally through the site, leaving a small trapezoid area to build on. In order to maximize the square footage they designed a vertical, tree house structure elevated from the ground in order not to disturb the roots of the two mature trees that they wanted to preserve. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics the clients opted for clean lines, simple yet visually striking shape and open floor plan that provides visual continuity between inside and outside. The modest construction budget dictated the off-the-shelf choice of materials. The architects kept a simple palette of finishes adding visual interest through the us of bold colors and warm plywood walls.
If you would like to see the other homes in the competition and vote click here.