Tag Archives: mid-century

Make Your Modern | Home Story 04

California Sunset | Andrea and Lucy fell immediately in love with this property given the hidden location and context. While the home’s foundation sits on an urban hillside walkable to restaurants and downtown, the elevation allows it to live in up in the natural environment reminiscent of their life in Northern California. Here they get to enjoy both the urban and natural world. Ultimately, the San Francisco couple took what was a fifties ranch home and elevated it on many levels — vertically, functionally and aesthetically.

The main level of the ranch home was maximized by combining functions and offering spaces that could be either offices or entertaining spaces using that Danish style simplicity, lightness and unity. All rooms were opened up inside and outside creating expansiveness and a needed relationship with nature. The upper level addition was key in the requirements to provide both a private guest space and more importantly a writer’s retreat in the clouds for Lucy.

The end result for Andrea and Lucy is an approachable and joyful modern home that marrys the urban and natural context while bringing their own relaxed northern California vibe to our mountains.

Make Your Modern | Buyer Tour 37

Our Asheville home market offers many housing options, but we don’t have everything at all times and currently inventory is low. As realtors we are the tip of the iceberg to a larger team of resources to help you buy, remodel or build your tailored and edited nest here in the mountains. Whether it’s scouting out the illusive architectural designed home, a retro ranch to remake or industrial loft or condo — we can help! Below are three properties currently on the market that we feel offer potential to “Make Your Modern” lifestyle in the mountains. Want more? Ask us!

Mid-Century Masters

Two Masters | They were not exactly contemporary – but two architects delivered, within the space of less than a decade, two world architectural jewels that made history for the last seven decades. The French-Swiss Le Corbusier and the Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer have a point of intersection in their careers that make them unique. They both designed, each in their own way, an entire city from a drawing table. Corbusier bequeathed to humanity, in 1951, the Indian Chandigarh, and Niemeyer, raised, alongside Lúcio Costa, the capital of Brazil, Brasília, in 1960. See the full article here. Cheers!

SOLD | West Asheville Modern

Yeah! We are so happy for our clients who are moving onto their next venture having closed on their cool and smart little West Asheville home today. Cheers!

And we appreciate their kind words, “Troy and Kelly are tremendously knowledgeable and experienced professionals, and I can’t say enough good things about them! They are diligent, great advocates for their clients, easy to work with, and all around nice people. They kept us updated at every step in the process and got the job done for us. We will be asking Troy and Kelly to assist us in our next home purchase and highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Asheville market.”

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!

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

TODAY | Flea 4 Y’all at Pisgah Brewing

Hi Folks! It is a beautiful Fall day and you might just want to stroll by the Flea 4 Ya’ll out at Pisgah Brewing today and pick up some retro holiday decor and other cool things. 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

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!

Modern Mixer Season is Here!

Hi Folks! Our Modern Mixer season is just starting up for the fall. {Yeah!} We have two upcoming social gatherings for your enjoyment. The first is at one of the newest and coolest modern styled homes in West Asheville this Thursday night. Come take a tour. Go here for more info.

And mark your calendars for Oct 1 for our next social here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy