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FOR SALE | Tony Lord designed Mid-Century Home

31 Griffing Cir Asheville NC-small-001-56-31 Griffing Twilight2-666x445-72dpi4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | Studio | 4379 sqft | MLS#3171637 

On the market is Grove Park’s premiere mid-century home by notable Asheville architect Tony Lord of the Asheville Citizen Times Building. This completely updated legacy home has been mindfully stewarded forward for future generations to enjoy.Main Comp

Meticulously modernized this gallery style interior sets the precedent for a minimalist aesthetic allowing the occupant to take center stage. Framed by clean, architectural lines the flowing main level is open and nestled in lush nature offering a variety of rooms for living, working and entertaining.Lower Level Comp

The lower level is designed to be highly versatile as a studio, office or guest bedroom /in-law suite. There is a full bathroom and it comes readily plumbed for a studio kitchen. To tour more on this home, including the new European style kitchen and expansive master bedroom suite, go here31 Griffing Cir Asheville NC-MLS_Size-066-62-31 Griffing Twilight11-1024x768-72dpi

This home is shown by appointment. Give Kelly or Troy a call to learn more. Cheers!

Home Tour | Grove Park and Sunset Mountain

This upcoming Sunday will be the Grove Park | Sunset Mountain home tour. Sunset Mountain is one of our favorite neighborhoods of mid-century homes. Get out an enjoy some of Asheville’s most special neighborhoods this weekend. For more info and how to purchase tickets click here. Enjoy! Troyposter_2014


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Today’s Grove Park Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Tour

The Grove Park Sunset Mountain Neighborhood will hold its annual Tour of Homes Showcasing  11 unique homes with some celebrating their 100th birthday this year.  Come see a remarkable variety of homes this year from homes on the National Register of Historic Places to mid-century modern gems – all situated in the beautiful Grove Park district.


The tour is today, Sunday, September 8 from 11am to 5pm. To get your tickets today you must purchase them at the Grove Park Inn Country Club. Parking and trolley provided if needed. Tour all stops at your own pace.

For more information, contact Suzanne Escovitz at sescovitz@charter.net or 828-254-4400.

MAKE YOUR MODERN | Grove Park Ranch

Grandma’s House Gets Modern Updates 

David Way of Roost, LLC gave me a call today while he was putting the finishing touches on a very traditional ranch house not far from the Grove Park Inn. As I have only spoken to David about the new homes he builds, I don’t think he was aware of my passion for ranch homes and their livability. He soon found out as I was on site in ten minutes. After all, he was in my hood.

I caught David outside scanning his Mac on top of some discarded cabinets along the drive.  As is typical of many ranches in our mountain town, the garage is on the lower level. This means the homeowner is often greeted by an unfinished basement when they arrive home navigating ceilings of dangling fiberglass insulation through a sea of gray concrete. David easily carved out a new downstairs entry that was well lit with new recessed lighting and had a surprisingly nice looking ceramic tile on the floor that he found at Home Depot for $2 per tile. Deal! In the process he framed out a new office and laundry for the owners adding extra square footage and useful rooms with better access.

The stairway was now well lit and open, drawing you upward into a new living space created from deconstructing a narrow corridor of doors, a typical ranch house issue. The house, having given up a few walls, offered a flowing lifestyle from kitchen to hall to living to outdoors. You could hear a collective sigh of relief from the owners who can now breathe in the openness of their relaxing new space bouncing with good chi. Cabinets, flooring, fireplace and lighting were all new of course, sporting a blend of contemporary styling. Sweet.

Though ranch homes are very predictable in their challenges, they offer compact one level living that is so desirable by my clients today. Asheville has a variety of wonderful established neighborhoods that offer walkability and close proximity to amenities. Thanks, David, for giving us a peak!

For more information on ranch home remodeling in the area search my blog or call me for some insight on good areas for buying and design resources for remodeling.

Article and Photos by Troy Winterrowd

FOR SALE – 250 North Griffing

MLS# 438596      $1,170,000

5507 sq/ft    5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths

Listed by:

Coldwell Banker Kasey Real Estate

I walk by this dramatic beauty on my daily hikes through north Asheville.  This California styled, stucco, dream house has an enticing walled entry court that leads you into its little piece of paradise.  Here is how the listing agent desribes it, “Sleek contemporary design meets breathtaking mountain views!  This stunning showplace will wow you with panoramic views of the mountains and Beaver Lake, an open floor plan designed for entertaining and a picturesque outdoor setting with a fountain and koi pond.  The hugs master suite features a glass block shower, two walk-in closets, a gas fireplace and a large private balcony to take in the views.  Many recent updates include green solar technology.”

To view this modern dream home or others in the Asheville area contact me at troy.winterrowd@realliving.com .

FOR SALE – 595 Old Toll Road (Withdrawn from Market)

3052 sq/ft      $799,000

4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths

Listed by Beverly Hanks Realty

This classic ranch style home above the Grove Park Inn I have previously written about.  It can now be yours.

Here is how the listing agent describes it,” Unique, refreshed, updated, one level in premier location with privacy!  Beautifully maintained w/1950’s quality thruout.  Year round views, walk to Grove Park Inn; entertain easily w/graceful, flowing design; enjoy outdoor gatherings front to back with wonderful views and no driving up the mountain.  Separate living on lower level, above ground.  Workshop, great storage plus art or craft studio.  A matchless find in Grove Park!”

To find your ranch home in Asheville e-mail me at troy.winterrowd@realliving.com .

Gracious Ranch Home living in Grove Park

By now we all know I am a big fan of the Ranch home.  I recently acquired a new friend who just so happens to share my passion for the them.  His own Ranch home is a spacious and gracious home that sits just above the Grove Park Inn quietly embraced by the woods and enjoying a beautiful, long range, mountain view.  Let’s take a look!

One of the first things you will notice about this four bedroom home location is that you are in the mountains, yet, there is no steep driveway and no staircases.  You have easy mountain living all on one level living.  The owner states, ” I have an aversion to steps.”  From the driveway, through the subterranean garden and all the way through to the master suite you can almost glide along this flat, comfortable and open floor plan.  There are large openings from room to room so you can effortlessly move throughout the 3000 sq/ft house.  Overall, it is comfortable and welcoming.

Stylisticly, this unassuming Ranch becomes a neutral background that welcomes you to create your own life.  Whether you prefer antiques, modern or prefer eclectic – the Ranch steps out of the way to let your own belongings take center stage.  The owner here has accumulated furnishings from many periods.  He finds his neutral home a gallery for his own personal style.  The eclectic mix is supported in the dining room by the clean horizontal lines mixed with traditional wall covering and cabinetry.

“Along with decor, the Ranch is low maintainance,” says the owner.  The simple plan and construction are easy to access and manipulate saving time and money.   There is simply less to do which allows more time for living life.

Here in the basement the owner has kept and enhanced the original aesthetic of the house.  As time as past many of us grew up in Ranch homes and now find warmth and comfort in the nostaglia of that period.  Mid-century is the charming, new antique of today.

Due to the Ranch style’s narrow plan and large picture windows you can easily be surrounded in nature.  This house is enveloped by its wooded mountain setting.  Even though the house can appear as a box it opens up to allow nature to spill in.

There is also some built in versatility which is important these days.  The main floor has three nice bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the downstairs has a full bedroom suite with bathroom and another living space.  This flexibility can allow for a renter or multiple generations under one roof.  A trend that we will probably see more of in the future.

In the past, the owner has lived in some heavily designed, architecturally dynamic homes.  At this time in his life he has chosen this clean and simple ranch home as it offers him “livibility”.  “I find a gracious simplicity in living here.  I am so comfortable I find it hard to leave,” he says.  As we sat and talked for three hours in the cozy sitting area by the kitchen while enjoying the mountain view – I had to agree.

Text and Photos by Troy Winterrowd