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SOLD | 3 Cool Modern Homes

We have sold and closed out 3 cool modern home listings in the past ten days. {Yeah!} We are so thrilled to have assisted in stewarding these great homes into the future. We could not have done it alone. Our sellers all created remarkable places to call home here in Asheville and we were honored to be a part of the team. Cheers to you all!

SOLD | 51 Shelburne Woods Drive | Clean design meets eco-friendly quality home. The home by Mountain Sun Building & Design and Rusafova Markulis comes with numerous features: Metal roof, Durable Siding, Grid Tied Solar (Buyer gets tax credit), top quality kitchen with induction oven, soaking tub in master, wood and concrete floors. Located in private cul-de-sac, backing up to Rhododendron Trail Greenway. Easy highway access & convenient to an active West Asheville lifestyle. Enjoy the tour here.

SOLD | 41 Valle Vista Drive | Modern North Asheville oasis with views. Home on private lot nestled in the desirable Lookout Mountain neighborhood. UNCA trails just behind home. Wrap around composite & cedar decking make this house perfect for expansive living & outside entertaining. Renovated, the home’s details include seamless metal roof, 1/2 round gutters, insulation, argon Jeldwen wooden windows, cedar siding, glass garage doors, new water heater, Trane HVAC System, new baths, modern silestone counters. This one was cool! Curious? Enjoy the tour here.

SOLD | 31 Griffing Circle | Grove Park’s premiere mid-century home by architect Tony Lord. The gallery style home has been meticulously modernized with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. The open and flowing main level offers a variety of comfortable rooms for living, working and entertaining while being nestled in nature framed by dramatic architectural lines. Lower level is designed to be versatile as a studio, office or guest suite. This completely updated legacy home has been well stewarded for future generations to enjoy. If you missed it see our cool video here and our home tour here. 

Let us help you sell your modern, mid-century or ranch home here in the mountains. We love it! Find us and our other listings here

MA2MA | 2017 Modern Home Tour

Did you miss it? We had another great modern home tour this past weekend kicked off by a Pre-Tour Mixer on Friday night at Splurge Design with the Modern Atlanta crew. This was our third year for the tour which grows yearly. 

Saturday, we had five homes open. Kelly and I cruised to all five of the mindfully designed modernist homes throughout Asheville. We saw lots of smiles out there. Here are some of the photos. Feel free to send us some of yours to add to our collection. 

SAVE THE DATE | If you missed this year’s tour feel free to sign up for information on next year’s tour here. We’ve already started our planning. Mark your calendars and keep up to date so you don’t miss it. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

SOLD | Sondley Estates Lot

getmediaYeah! Yesterday we closed on one of the last remaining lots in Sondley Estates for our buyers. Together with Rusafova-Markulis architects we vetted the land for building their new mountain view contemporary home. We can’t wait to watch the progress. Thanks team. Cheers!

FOR SALE | Fairview Modern Home

main3 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1590 SQFT  |  2 Acres

Kelly and I are excited to bring this modern home to the real estate market. Built in 2003 the cool, cantilevered home lives lightly in the woods of Fairview. Simple, yet dramatic, the home was originally designed by local architects mount-emerald-compRusafova/Markulis and is perched to both nest in the trees and take advantage of mountain views. The open living space features cool concrete floors that also provide radiant heat. The entire home is designed with efficiency in mind from layout to utilities. The home is only 11 miles from the center of Asheville. 57-mount-emerald-dr-fairview-small-031-33-57emerald31-666x500-72dpi

This property is not yet on the open market. Give us a call for more information or details. In the meantime enjoy the tour here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Modern Mixer | Rusafova + Markulis

Big8Just a reminder that tomorrow we will be hosting our next Modern Mixer at the home of Maria Rusafova and Jakub Markulis — two of our favorite designers here in Asheville. Their simple and sophisticated modern home is one of our top ten in the area. They are graciously opening their doors from 5 to 7 pm the evening of February 24th. Come visit us all and enjoy this great opportunity to experience this mindfully designed home. Please click here for details and to sign up to attend or just show up. Cheers! Big24

Modern Mixer | Rusafova Markulis

Big8Just a reminder that next week we will be hosting our next Modern Mixer at the home of Maria Rusafova and Jakub Markulis — two of our favorite designers here in Asheville. Their simple and sophisticated modern home is one of our top ten in the area. They are graciously opening their doors from 5 to 7 pm the evening of February 24th. Come visit us all and enjoy this great opportunity to experience this mindfully designed home. Please click here for details and to sign up to attend or just show up. Cheers! Big24

Modern Mixer | Rusafova-Markulis

Big8Yeah! We are so excited to be hosting our next Modern Mixer at the home of Maria Rusafova and Jakub Markulis — two of our favorite designers here in Asheville. Their simple and sophisticated modern home is one of our top ten in the area. They are graciously opening their doors from 5 to 7 pm the evening of February 24th. Come visit us all and enjoy this great opportunity to experience this mindfully designed home. Please click here to sign up to attend or just show up. Cheers! Big24

Modern Home | Drive-By Shot

IMG_0225Yesterday, while stopping in to visit one of our clients who just finished renovating their mid-century home, Kelly and Chett snapped this pic in Chunns Cove of a newer, modern construction in the area. The 2000 sqft residence had been designed by Rusafova | Markulis Architects and was completed in the Fall of 2013. Below is what the design team says about the home. B1

Our clients came to us with defined modern aesthetics and flair for European design. They requested lots of glass, natural ventilation, airy open spaces and connection between inside and outside. We organized their program in a composition of simple volumes that work with the steep site to make the most of the beautiful forest around. The living room, dining room and master suite feature direct access to a courtyard terrace to the East and a cantilevered deck to the West. Guest bedrooms, media room and workout room are located on the lower level. The simplicity of the floor plan organization creates open and warm interior environment. The exterior material palette is minimal and restrained. Stained cypress wood, painted cementitious siding, masonry unit site walls, and a hovering shed roof planes ground the house into the landscape.B25

As always we are big fans of the teams work. Cheers!

Rusafova Markulis Architects | the Blue House

1The 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 preseBlue House Comprve. 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.