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Modern Inspiration | Five Retreats

Daily we receive inspirational feeds from various design and quality lifestyle sources. Here is something from our dezeen online feed that we particularly enjoyed. We found great integrity in how the designer chose to work with simple forms and play off context. Enjoy the article here. Cheers!

“Omar Gandhi Architect just completed its latest house, which sits on Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline. We’ve therefore rounded up five of the Canadian firm’s residential projects, all designed to maximize their dramatic settings and create cosy escapes from harsh weather.”

Revisiting the A-Frame

f9306e240e92293bda91417585c8c21bThe A-frame house is, indeed, an architectural house style. The style features steep angled sides as the roofline that usually begin at or near the foundation line and meet at the top in the shape of the letter A. The triangle shape of this housing style has been present throughout history, but was more recently popular from the 1950’s to 1970’s.

46757be691ff4a969e85e24b0479e103Structurally speaking an A-frame is a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight, economical manner. As an example, consider a saw horse which is designed to support a load bigger than itself while still be portable.

The post World War II popularity of the A-frame has been attributed to a combination of factors including American’s extra disposable income, the in-expensiveness of building an A-frame structure, and a new interest in acquiring a second home for vacationing. Given’s today’s renewed interest in mid-century, inspired design and tiny homes it seems a style worth revisiting. At Modern Asheville, we have been collecting images of past and present interpretations on one of our many pinterest boards here. Also, enjoy this collection published from from Dwell here. Enjoy!Screen Shot 2015-10-17 at 8.51.52 AM

FOR SALE | Iris Falls Estate

Distinctive Luxury Estate or-small-001-Pool-580x387-72dpi191 North Fork Rd $1,295,000

MLS#581984

Distinctive Luxury Estate or Retreat Center

Enjoy this architecturally unique home located outside Burnsville, North Carolina. Nestled between Celo Knob and Cattail Creek, the distinctive luxury estate resonates with the sounds of a cascading trout stream. The thoughtful and quality-built compound has several buildings, including a unique 1945 concrete and rock main house, two full-powered garage/workshops, office building and large recreation room with gym for approx 6500 sq ft of heated and internet updated spaces. Splash in the stream or the private lap pool. This is a true luxury retreat no matter the use. Building by building, let’s take a closer look.

Main HouseMain House

Main House | The 40′ x 40′, 1600 sqft main house has walls, floors and decks of poured concrete with the walls faced in rock. It is 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The house was constructed in 1946 by a structural engineer IMG_0972who built bomb shelters. There are approximately 1600 square feet of covered cantilevered decks supported by 7″ x 12″ steel beams and beautifully chamfered rails of formed concrete. The current owner has updated everything from roofing to mechanical systems to make the home efficient, light, bright and ready for today’s living. A full list of quality details can be provided.

Garage | Workshop Garage Workshop 02

Garage, Workshop and Laundry | Built in 1997 the 1445 sqft two car garage adjacent to the home, also, has a large workshop space. The space is heated with an Empire gas heater and has three-phase power to provide for all your industrious needs, but could easily be converted into additional living or working space if needed. The building has an easy to access attic for additional storage or use.

GymGym

Gym | The gym building was built in 1997 and is 1315 sqft. and is loaded with the latest in the state of the art gym equipment. This building does have one bathroom and is located above the creek to give you that natural spa ambiance. The space, also, has a high quality projector system and high-speed internet for entertainment or to convert into a workshop presentation space as needed.

OfficeOffice

Office | The 425 sqft office building, also built in 1997, is located privately on the creek with its own screened porch attached. The building is heated, insulated, powered and has high-speed internet. You could maintain it as an office, use for a private treatment room or convert it to private living quarters.

GarageGarage

4 Car Garage | The property’s other garage can hold 4 cars if needed and is 1125 sqft. It, also, comes fully heated and powered. The space is topped by an easily accessed attic space. The quality built facility could, again, be converted to serve a variety of functions.

PoolPool

Pool | The gunite lap pool is 4′ deep x 10′ wide x 50′ long and is located between an original hedge and the main lawn. The pool has a hydraulic cover, an oversized 400,000 BTU propane heater for fast heating, fiber optic lighting, automatic chlorine generator, self-cleaning vacuum system along with an outdoor shower with separate water heater. The walls are a full 12′ thick with dual 1/2″ rebar on 6′ x6′ centers. The floor is a full 16″ thick with triple 1/2″ rebar on 6” centers. Not only can you enjoy the pool for all the obvious reasons, but you can relax and enjoy it for its quality and low maintenance construction.

Scenic and Soothing NatureDistinctive Luxury Estate or-small-024-Lower Patio by Creek-666x444-72dpi

Cattail Creek | The property is edged by a cascading trout stream. Both the Gym and Office building were solidly constructed alongside. The property offers pathways and terraces to enjoy the water intimately.

Curious to see more? Take the Virtual Tour.

This property is cooperatively co-listed by Kelly and Troy of Modern Asheville Real Estate and Diane Vander Linden of WNC Mountain Realty Group. Give us a call for more information or email us at hello@modernasheville.com. Cheers! Troy, Kelly & Diane.

FOR SALE | Iris Falls Estate

Distinctive Luxury Estate or-small-001-Pool-580x387-72dpi191 North Fork Rd

$1,295,000 

MLS#581984

Distinctive Luxury Estate or Retreat Center

Enjoy this architecturally unique home located outside Burnsville, North Carolina. Nestled between Celo Knob and Cattail Creek, the distinctive luxury estate resonates with the sounds of a cascading trout stream. The thoughtful and quality-built compound has several buildings, including a unique 1945 concrete and rock main house, two full-powered garage/workshops, office building and large recreation room with gym for approx 6500 sq ft of heated and internet updated spaces. Splash in the stream or the private lap pool. This is a true luxury retreat no matter the use. Building by building, let’s take a closer look. Main House

Main House | The 40′ x 40′, 1600 sqft main house has walls, floors and decks of poured concrete with the walls faced in rock. It is 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The house was constructed in 1946 by a structural engineer who built bomb shelters. There are approximately 1600 square feet of covered cantilevered decks supported by 7″ x 12″ steel beams and beautifully chamfered rails of formed concrete. The current owner has updated everything from roofing to mechanical systems to make the home efficient, light, bright and ready for today’s living. A full list of quality details can be provided.Garage Workshop 02

Garage, Workshop and Laundry | Built in 1997 the 1445 sqft two car garage adjacent to the home, also, has a large workshop space. The space is heated with an Empire gas heater and has three-phase power to provide for all your industrious needs, but could easily be converted into additional living or working space if needed. The building has an easy to access attic for additional storage or use.Gym

Gym | The gym building was built in 1997 and is 1315 sqft. and is loaded with the latest in the state of the art gym equipment. This building does have one bathroom and is located above the creek to give you that natural spa ambiance. The space, also, has a high quality projector system and high-speed internet for entertainment or to convert into a workshop presentation space as needed.Office

Office | The 425 sqft office building, also built in 1997, is located privately on the creek with its own screened porch attached. The building is heated, insulated, powered and has high-speed internet. You could maintain it as an office, use for a private treatment room or convert it to private living quarters.Garage

4 Car Garage | The property’s other garage can hold 4 cars if needed and is 1125 sqft. It, also, comes fully heated and powered. The space is topped by an easily accessed attic space. The quality built facility could, again, be converted to serve a variety of functions.Pool

Pool | The gunite lap pool is 4′ deep x 10′ wide x 50′ long and is located between an original hedge and the main lawn. The pool has a hydraulic cover, an oversized 400,000 BTU propane heater for fast heating, fiber optic lighting, automatic chlorine generator, self-cleaning vacuum system along with an outdoor shower with separate water heater. The walls are a full 12′ thick with dual 1/2″ rebar on 6′ x6′ centers. The floor is a full 16″ thick with triple 1/2″ rebar on 6” centers. Not only can you enjoy the pool for all the obvious reasons, but you can relax and enjoy it for its lasting quality and low maintenance construction.Distinctive Luxury Estate or-small-024-Lower Patio by Creek-666x444-72dpi

Cattail Creek | The property is edged by a cascading trout stream. Both the Gym and Office building were solidly constructed alongside. The property offers pathways and terraces to enjoy the water intimately.

Curious to see more? Take the Virtual Tour.

This property is cooperatively co-listed by Kelly and Troy of Modern Asheville Real Estate and Diane Vander Linden of WNC Mountain Realty Group. Give us a call for more information or email us at hello@modernasheville.com. Cheers! Troy, Kelly & Diane.

FOR SALE | Iris Falls Estate

Distinctive Luxury Estate or-small-001-Pool-580x387-72dpi191 North Fork Rd $1,295,000 

MLS#581984

Distinctive Luxury Estate or Retreat Center

Enjoy this architecturally unique home located outside Burnsville, North Carolina. Nestled between Celo Knob and Cattail Creek, the distinctive luxury estate resonates with the sounds of a cascading trout stream. The thoughtful and quality-built compound has several buildings, including a unique 1945 concrete and rock main house, two full-powered garage/workshops, office building and large recreation room with gym for approx 6500 sq ft of heated and internet updated spaces. Splash in the stream or the private lap pool. This is a true luxury retreat no matter the use. Building by building, let’s take a closer look. Main House

Main House | The 40′ x 40′, 1600 sqft main house has walls, floors and decks of poured concrete with the walls faced in rock. It is 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The house was constructed in 1946 by a structural engineer who built bomb shelters. There are approximately 1600 square feet of covered cantilevered decks supported by 7″ x 12″ steel beams and beautifully chamfered rails of formed concrete. The current owner has updated everything from roofing to mechanical systems to make the home efficient, light, bright and ready for today’s living. A full list of quality details can be provided.Garage Workshop 02

Garage, Workshop and Laundry | Built in 1997 the 1445 sqft two car garage adjacent to the home, also, has a large workshop space. The space is heated with an Empire gas heater and has three-phase power to provide for all your industrious needs, but could easily be converted into additional living or working space if needed. The building has an easy to access attic for additional storage or use.Gym

Gym | The gym building was built in 1997 and is 1315 sqft. and is loaded with the latest in the state of the art gym equipment. This building does have one bathroom and is located above the creek to give you that natural spa ambiance. The space, also, has a high quality projector system and high-speed internet for entertainment or to convert into a workshop presentation space as needed.Office

Office | The 425 sqft office building, also built in 1997, is located privately on the creek with its own screened porch attached. The building is heated, insulated, powered and has high-speed internet. You could maintain it as an office, use for a private treatment room or convert it to private living quarters.Garage

4 Car Garage | The property’s other garage can hold 4 cars if needed and is 1125 sqft. It, also, comes fully heated and powered. The space is topped by an easily accessed attic space. The quality built facility could, again, be converted to serve a variety of functions.Pool

Pool | The gunite lap pool is 4′ deep x 10′ wide x 50′ long and is located between an original hedge and the main lawn. The pool has a hydraulic cover, an oversized 400,000 BTU propane heater for fast heating, fiber optic lighting, automatic chlorine generator, self-cleaning vacuum system along with an outdoor shower with separate water heater. The walls are a full 12′ thick with dual 1/2″ rebar on 6′ x6′ centers. The floor is a full 16″ thick with triple 1/2″ rebar on 6” centers. Not only can you enjoy the pool for all the obvious reasons, but you can relax and enjoy it for its lasting quality and low maintenance construction.Distinctive Luxury Estate or-small-024-Lower Patio by Creek-666x444-72dpi

Cattail Creek | The property is edged by a cascading trout stream. Both the Gym and Office building were solidly constructed alongside. The property offers pathways and terraces to enjoy the water intimately.

Curious to see more? Take the Virtual Tour.

This property is cooperatively co-listed by Kelly and Troy of Modern Asheville Real Estate and Diane Vander Linden of WNC Mountain Realty Group. Give us a call for more information or email us at hello@modernasheville.com. Cheers! Troy, Kelly & Diane.

FOR SALE – 121 Stoney Fork Rd.

MLS#466034   $298,000

4 bedrooms   2.5 bathrooms

3860sqft (3200 finished)

Listed by: 

Troy Winterrowd of Real Living

Urban meets the country in this perfect artist’s or musician’s live/work retreat.  Totaling 3860sqft this warehouse has been converted into loft style living on a bubbling trout stream.  Consists of a 2600sqft living space with 4 bedrooms/offices & 2 1/2 baths.  Also, it has a 600sqft garage/workshop space plus a heated studio of 660sqft.  The space is finished with rustic concrete floors, wood paneling, skylights, anderson casement windows.  The shop area is powered by 3 Phase electric for all your creative needs.  The kitchen contains sleek vintage sub-zero refrigerator and freezer.

All of this on a 1 acre private lot with the relaxing sound of the bubbling stream.

For more information on this property Click Here!