It’s spring and the season is upon us for all things, vintage, hand-made and cool. One week from today is the first Flea for Ya’ll of 2017. What’s new? The location. We will be at the Asheville Outlet Mall‘s outdoor venue for the day. That means you can spend a day in bargain heaven bringing home both the old and new. Go HERE for the details and come see Kelly and myself for the latest in real estate news and shopping. We hope to see you. Cheers!
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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 Rusafova/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.
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
SHELBURNE WOODS UPDATE | Kelly and I are super excited by the progress on 51 Shelburne Woods in West Asheville. This speculative home constructed by Mountain Sun Builders has beautiful lines and flow throughout. We stopped by just before the insulation was about to begin to see the Souther Yellow Pine timber construction and formaldehyde free plywoods of the light, bright and functional spaces. And wait to see you the dramatic views of the greenway path in the ravine behind this new small community. Stand by for when we bring this one to the market soon. Cheers!
We stopped by to visit the progress at Shelburne Woods, a new eco-friendly mini-community in West Asheville. New community landscaping has been put in place to create a private enclave of nine homes still walkable to urban West Asheville. Some signage and the mail center were recently installed.
As you can see the roof and windows are going in on 51 Shelburne Woods, the first of the homes under construction. We would love to tell you more about this quality new neighborhood. Give us a call if you want to know more or go here for more info. Cheers!
Carolina Home + Garden by Lauren Stepp | Check out the article on this 474 sqft infill house in the Kenilworth neighborhood by the team of Wilson Architects and Lobo Builders. It is one of the more interesting and unique constructions of this past year that Kelly and I were able to tour and a good example of site specific design. Cheers!
Having a new home constructed or remodeling an existing one? Here are some tips for locating and laying out your Mechanical Room from Matt Risinger who we follow on our YouTube channel for quality building tips.
Thanks to Kelly for sending me this video. There are some really beautiful points within this that offer us good perspective of the development of our own beloved Asheville. It is worth the fourteen minutes to watch.
What Makes a City Attractive? Try These 6 Points. Challenging the notion that beauty is subjective, Alain de Botton has made a case for attractive cities, believing that a city’s beauty is key to its success and citizens’ quality of life. The Swiss philosopher, author and founder of London’s The School of Life believes that attractiveness is the primary reason why many choose to vacation to Paris, and not Frankfurt.
“We think beauty is subjective, and so no one should say anything about it,” says Botton. “It’s a very understandable qualm, but it’s also horribly useful to greedy property developers.”
So, what makes a city attractive? Find out Botton’s six points for beautiful cities. Watch the video here. Cheers!
Congratulations to Greg McGuffey of Earthtone Builders! He won two awards tonight at the Asheville Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes awards banquet. The first was a Silver Award for Craftsmanship in his home size category. The second was for constructing the most energy-efficient home on the Parade this year. Yeah! Stop by this weekend and see the home and give kudos to Greg. The Modern Asheville team is super proud and happy for you Greg. Cheers!
Hi Folks! There is soooooooo much going on this month as far as events. We at Modern Asheville Real Estate are trying to keep up. Between AIA Lectures, the Flea for Y’all, Blue Ridge Pride and another Modern Mixer on our calendars we are booked. Included in that is the upcoming Builder’s Parade of Homes over the next two weekends. The Modern Asheville team will be hosting, along with Greg McGuffey, Earthtone Builder’s newest construction at 108 Hudson St in West Asheville.
The 1480 sqft, 3 bedroom and 2 bath home is a rare one-level, new build home for West Asheville which is what most of our clients are looking for as they age in place over time. The quality, green home Greg thoughtfully designed is earth friendly, light, airy and low maintenance which will keep it low-cost and sustainable. The completed home will be Near Net Zero and come with a NC Green Built Gold Certificate. In detail, it features concrete floors with radiant heat, concrete counters, vaulted ceilings, bonus loft, stainless appliances and fixtures and topped off with a galvanized metal roof and 5Kw grid-tied solar system. It should be a home our client can live easily and lightly in for decades to come.
You can visit the home, meet Greg and catch up with us over the next two weekends from 1pm to 5pm each weekend day. Or take the tour here. And stay tuned for Modern Mixer details to come. Cheers!
Kelly and I stopped into Dwellings today following our monthly partner lunch. We always enjoy visiting. With a warehouse big enough for roller skates one can browse endlessly through room vignettes of both rustic and modern furnishings for every room in your house. As always, they feature furnishings with clean lines and warm textures. So, if you are looking for modern furnishings you can cuddle up with or that wear like your favorite pair of slippers make it your next destination. Cool has never been so comfortable. Cheers!
Wilson Architect’s Cool Crafted Nest in Kenilworth | This past week we met up with architects Aaron and Calder Wilson to see their latest project nearing completion. The 2700 sqft, 3 bedroom, Kenilworth home was designed for an artistic client relocating to Asheville. The requirements were a simple construction that was clean, low maintenance and designed to have an intimate relationship with the trees on the property. The exterior of the home remains minimal in expression. A composition of boxes express volumes of living spaces while entries are carved out both transitioning and giving clues to the interior beyond.
Upon entry your eyes are immediately drawn to the towering living room windows that frame nature much like Mondrian would have done. Past that the layered interior unfolds like a stage set. The open master bedroom loft suspends over the clean, modern kitchen supported by rhythmic steel and wood. Further beyond an industrial garage door opens to the exterior bringing nature into the owner’s work space. The simple, yet rich, interior blends three materials: steel, white walls and wood harvested from the property; both maple for cabinets and oak for flooring.
The master suite loft is accessed by floating wood stairs on steel to keep the home open and flowing. Likewise, the modern spa-like master bath is anchored by a bathtub that was required to be floating in the trees for the owner.
Bob Callahan of BuiltSmart builders crafted the home with his team. Bob, who builds only one home per year, was a key partner in flushing out details and enhancing the design of the home. The building envelope was framed with 8″ SIPs panels making it super insulated. Bob states the home will have a Hers Score of 55 when completed given the overall efficiency. This means the home will be almost 50% more efficient than others in the US.
Overall, the home’s simple appearance masks the sophisticated design thought behind the construction which is one of the cool aspects of modern design. The Wilson’s, who helped steward HGTV’s Urban Oasis into reality, have mindfully molded a light stage for living freely while creating and having a daily conversation with the trees. What else could one ask for from a modern nest in Asheville? Cheers to Calder and Aaron!
Check out the latest photos from Carlton Architecture on this contemporary mountain home they are constructing at Balsam Mountain Preserve. We love the articulation of the I-Beams contrasting cool steel with warm woods while exposing the simple structural components that happen to outline the quintessential symbol of house throughout the upper floor. Very cool! To see more photos go here.