Tag Archives: remodel

Modern Monday | Rustic Kitchens

Do you own a 70’s or 80’s kit cabin retreat that needs refreshing? Or perhaps a new west Asheville townhouse style home you need to select finishes for? Check out this Houzz article out of the Northwest for inspiration. Northwest design is often an inspiration for us here in Asheville as our earthy cultures mirror our desire to connect indoors and outdoors while repurposing materials. Enjoy!

Little Ranch on a Hill

Yesterday, we toured our client’s updated and expanded little rancher just above Charlotte street and walkable to town. For years we have discussed ranch homes being a great resource for creating your ultimate modern nest and they very much proved us to be true. When it’s completed we will post a bit more on it, but for now we wanted to share a quick sneak peek, along with, our incredible excitement for our clients. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Crossville Tile Showroom

We stopped in last night to visit Crossville Tile and other home interior vendors at the Airport Design Center last night for the Asheville Home Builder’s Association After Hours Gathering. We loved their selection of dimensional modern and mid-century styled tiles. Stop by for a visit sometime. Cheers!

AHBA After Hours | ProSource Supplies

img_6291ProSource Supplies hosted the Asheville Home Builders Association last night at their new modern showroom. Brandon Bryant of Red Tree Builders invited us along to check it out. {Thanks man!} If you haven’t been there make sure to stop by and see their vast selection of fixtures. The showroom is tucked in behind the new Ford dealership on Brevard Road and the sales people are super helpful. Cheers!prosource-01

Mid-Century Mountain Home | Real Estate Preview

55-high-view-drive-black-small-041-37-55highview41-666x445-72dpiHi Folks! Check out our new VIDEO PREVIEW of this mid-century “Pocket” listing in Black Mountain. Want to know more about this home? Go here for the skinny or give us a call. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Hands On Design + Build Remodeling

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Kelly and I sat down for one of our portfolio lunches to chat with Patrick Farrar this past week. Patrick is a recent transplant from Palm Springs, otherwise known as Mid-Century Mecca in the states. Patrick has been renovating such homes for 23 years know. Prior to that he restored furniture for a retailer in Miami. Patrick - 02

As a designer Patrick’s aesthetic has been influenced by the design rich communities he has lived in; San Francisco, Miami and Palm Springs. He brings to his clients an ability to edit and simplify their environment while giving it an overall sophisticated and bold expression.Pat Comp 01

As a builder he prefers doing as much of his work hands-on as possible. “I tend to be an orderly guy,” says Patrick. He prefers to maintain some control of the process and end quality. His knowledge of cost-effective procedures and today’s materials adds great value to every project. Patrick -3

His overall portfolio includes many styles of both personal environments to commercial. While I chose to focus on some of his modern interpretations in these photos he enjoys bringing his vision to more traditional homes as well. He is looking forward to seeing how the more earthy aesthetic of Asheville will influence his work. And we look forward to watching. Want to see more of Patrick’s work? Visit either his HOUZZ page or his Website.Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 3.34.19 PM

And remember that the Modern Asheville Real Estate team can you find the resources for purchasing or selling your modern home, but the team to envision and create your new nest in the mountains.

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Mid-Century Remodeling

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 6.08.57 PMAt Modern Asheville Real Estate, we thought this was a great little article spelling out some of the common mistakes that Kelly and I see when mid-century homes are remodeled. Check out the article by Joan Gand, founder of Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, here. Thanks Joan!

SOLD | Country Club Ranch Home

Today, we closed on this clean and simple ranch home within walking distance to the North Asheville Country Club for our northern California buyers. This solid, well Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 6.58.07 AMbuilt home is open, one level and has tons of sun light. Having introduced them to one of our designer/builders they now get to have fun making it a cool and tailored pad for their retirement.

Kelly and I love ranch home remodels. Browse the archives of our blog for “ranch” and you will see some great examples of what can be done to make your modern here in Asheville starting with a ranch home, which is essentially a box, in a great location. Need help finding one for yourself? Give us call. It is one of the things we love to do. Cheers!

Modern Mixer | Thank You!

A big thank you to our co-host, Jeff Crawford, for opening his cool home in Mountainbrook last night to so many of our shared friends and the modern community. The Roost remodeled pad looked amazing and everyone enjoyed meeting designer and builder David Way. It was definitely one not to be missed! Mountainbrook

For those of you who didn’t make it or want to see it again enjoy the tour, here, of this modernized, mid-century home. Thanks again and cheers! Kelly and Troy

CLOSED | A Room with a View

Kelly and I closed on this luxury condo today nestled above downtown. Our buyer clients, and Modern Asheville fans, called us wanting a minimal and modernist summer escape from the Texas heat. With lack of inventory in general, especially modern properties, we were able to place them in this Ardmion Comphome which gave them the romantic setting they were looking for. Bringing in one of our design and build team members to plan and budget, Kelly was then able to negotiate a deal that would accommodate modernizing the interior. Today, Kelly wrangled it to a close. Tomorrow, Sally Spiegel and her team will start to demo. Go girl power! By late spring some more happy clients will be enjoying their own modern lifestyle in the mountains of Asheville. Watch along as our team helps more folks make their modern.

Did I tell you that we love what we do! Cheers! Kelly and Troy

ROOST | Downtown Condo Remodel | Sneak Peek

Roost is putting the finishing touches on this penthouse level condo in downtown Asheville. The main living space was remodeled to feel like an old style loft. Cold rolled steel was applied to the wall behind the stove top on the left. The steel then wraps the corner for IMG_0555continuity down the hallway. Brick was added on both sides of the room to add that rustic texture and frame the window wall overlooking downtown. The Roost made custom cabinets are rift sawn oak that are hand rubbed with a natural finish similar to the floors. The cabinets frame out the Bertazonni wall ovens and cleverly mask the refrigerator and freezer. Stay tuned for more when this project wraps up. Cheers!

Von Ruck | Mini Mid-Century Makeover

IMG_6176Kelly and I were touring one of our preferred mid-century neighborhoods in Asheville and saw one of my favorite little mid-century homes under renovation. Curious — we decided to find out more. We met David who purchased the home and is giving the mini mid-century a major makeover. As artists, both him and his partner Deb, will live and work there. I’ll report more on it when we come back for a tour as it nears completion, but they both promise to come tonight to the Cotton Mill Soiree to meet up with other modern enthusiasts. Cheers to them!