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Modern Monday

IMG_4821Under Construction | Here is a quick peek at what David Way of Roost, Inc is currently working on. This 1900 sqft home anchored to the hillside of Chicken Hill is getting closer to completion. The interior spaces have high ceiling heights to add more light and vertical space to the efficient floor plan. Both the upper levels will have expansive viewing decks to increase the three season, livable space. The two rectilinear masses defining separate living spaces will be clad in complimentary materials. The lower mass is currently being wrapped in rough-sawn boards. Overall, a cool addition to our urban infill. Cheers!Roost jefferson

ROOST | Container Home Debut

IMG_2330After years of discussion Kelly and I met with David Way on Thursday to tour his very first container home finishing up production. The 320 sqft container will soon be tricked out and on display. David chose to leave the interior mostly IMG_2325exposed while cladding the exterior in insulation and exterior MDO Plywood — leaving more living space inside. The floor will be finished off in white oak, along with, the Roost’s own custom cabinetry throughout. The bathroom pod is clad in poplar and steel on the exterior while the shower will be finished off in a rich ipe wood. There will be four doors on the front of the container leading out to deck that runs the length of the unit for optimal indoor/outdoor living. The swanky pod mixes sophisticated design with efficiency. It is what David does best.IMG_2328

The nearly complete home will be featured tomorrow at the Asheville Housing Fair September 19th from 10am to 2pm at the Stephens-Lee Center located near downtown at 30 George Washington Carver Ave., Asheville NC, 28801. Stop by and look at the finished product. After this weekend one of us may be living in it. Cheers!

Sneak Peek | Roost’s Industrial “Wigmore” House

IMG_1950Kelly and I took a quick tour of Roost’s latest new home in the final touches of completion near UNCA. The industrial styled infill home is 3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths on 3 levels. The architectural mass of the interior spaces are clad in an industrial metal siding. The mass framing the exterior spaces are clad in “corn crib” style natural wood siding.

The lower entry court provides rare level parking and a paved play area for an active family. The home offers the option of using the garage or car port for housing your transportation or outdoor toys. The utilitarian level offers easy access to drop off equipment and clothes directly into the laundry/mud room before heading upstairs to live or play with or without clothing.UNCA comp

The second level contains an open living and kitchen area and the master bedroom suite. Roost, also a cabinet-maker, is providing their usual quality built-ins for both the living spaces and master bedroom. What did we love here? The built-in dining island and the kitchen look out through a folding garage door style window that raises up into a protective awning to let the outside in and will keep your cocktails extra dry…just the way we like them.

The upper level has an open living and office area flanked by 2 bedrooms a shared bath and utility closet. The corner window with views to Mt.IMG_1947 Pisgah and beyond lead to an outdoor terrace big enough to welcome visitors from neighboring planets. This gives the home great indoor/outdoor living on all three levels which is perfect for our environment here in Asheville.

The “Wigmore” home is a Roost signature plan that designer/builder David Way has developed over several iterations in both Montford and North Asheville. Currently, there is a more vintage styled version of this home on the market in Montford. Cheers!

2015 Matsumoto Prize | Asheville Award Winner

IMG_1849_2Kelly and I drove to Raleigh yesterday afternoon for our yearly trek to NC Modernist Houses residential architectural awards event. Last year, out of six state prizes given, we had two local winners. We accepted the award for Maria Rusafova’s Blue House here in the Five Points neighborhood of Asheville while she travels the globe.21 St Charles Pl Asheville NC-small-002-Front-666x443-72dpi

This year local designer David Way of Roost was voted 2nd Place in the People’s Choice Awards for his 5th Peregrine home in Lakeview Park. {Yeah!} If you don’t recall the details of the home take the tour here. The 2000 sqft, one level home has an equal amount of outdoor living space to maximize your Asheville living experience. Congrats to David and the Erbs for their second award on this cool, modern home!

Thanks George and team for putting this event together. Architects and Builders — let’s get some more entries in next year and showcase our great talent here in Asheville. Kelly and I may just hire a bus to take us all there!


VOTE | 2015 NCMH Matsumoto Competition

ncmhlogoHi Folks! North Carolina Modernist Houses has released the entries for this year’s Matsumoto Prize. Locally, there are two homes [shown below]: Katie’s Ridge by Retro Fit Design and Peregrine #6 by Roost. However you decide enjoy browsing the entries shown here and vote!Mats Comp

Under Construction | Urban Infill Modern Home

IMG_0952Here is a progress peek at Roost’s latest project under construction near UNCA where infill lots have been snatched up over the past year. We love how the opposing wood and metal volumes define interior and exterior living spaces much like the lower level parking court is carved out of the earth and defined by concrete. Looking forward to a more detailed tour soon. Nice job David!

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

A Modern Cottage Kitchen by Roost

IMG_7659Kelly and I are big fans of Roost made bathrooms and kitchens. We find each one, no matter the style, to have a refreshingly simple, clean and balanced aesthetic. David seems to know how to get the most out of minimal means. A modern mantra if there ever was one!

IMG_0269In this example, David was asked to redesign a kitchen for a fairly new {built in 2008} contemporary arts and crafts-ish, suburban home — the ones that seem to define new Asheville housing for the past decade. Loving the location, the clients called David to save them from the Home Depot styling they were immersed in.

David selected only three materials to create the palette for the kitchen: White Oak for the closet wall, cabinets, shelves and furniture, white subway tile for backsplash walls and white carerra marble for the counters and tabletop. Nothing new in materials, but it is that simple and sophisticated, Danish modern approach that makes it a home run. The kitchen perfectly blends retro cottage with urban industrial making it as historic and warm as it is clean and cool.Mardell Comp 1

The clients will now be able to walk into their kitchen via a small mudroom with places to lay down their bags, kick off their snow covered shoes and hang their parka. With the open shelving and flowing layout the Snowpocalpyse supplies can be stored in minutes. Gone is the dividing island from kitchen to living space replaced by a centralizing farmhouse table allowing more flow for living, working and gathering. Laundry and extra storage are tucked behind sliding barn doors to be opened or closed as needed.IMG_0266

Last, the ingenious and not readily apparent note about this kitchen is that David and his shop designed and built the kitchen elements so they could be flat packed and shipped. While it looks and sounds Ikea, in this case you receive quality, custom components that are solid wood through and through.IMG_0267

So, if you are looking to swap something sleepy and standard for something more life giving and “locally made” you may want to give Roost a call. I know we would. Cheers! Troy

Downtown Condo Remodel by Roost, Inc.

53c College St Asheville NC-small-005-Living RoomDining Room-666x443-72dpiTake a look at this finished downtown condo that was recently remodeled by David Way of Roost, Inc. Kelly and I have been touring the progress on this three bedroom residence. It was stripped down from top to bottom to make way for a smart urban meets rustic new look. Cool and clean lines embrace warm raw materials such as rough and quarter sawn woods, concrete and brick giving it the impression of bringing new life to a post war industrial facility. Roost’s own cabinet shop provided both cabinetry, shelving and many furnishings while concrete counters and sinks were fabricated by craftsman Bob Judy of ZepDesign. Want to see more? Go here!53c College St Asheville NC-small-011-Kitchen-666x445-72dpi

This condo is currently on the market. Kelly and I would be happy to provide you further info if interested. Contact us at hello@modernasheville.com. Cheers! 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!

Peregrine 05 | Parade of Homes Award Winner

Award CompCongratulations to Roost for winning a Craftsmanship Award following judging by the panel from the Asheville Home Builders Association. If you haven’t had a chance to see this cool, modern home be sure to stop by this Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm at 21 St. Charles Place to see the quality and design yourself. In the meantime take the virtual tour. Congrats!

Parade of Homes | People’s Choice Awards

Hi Folks! David, Joy, Kelly and myself will be at 21 St. Charles Place Saturday and Sunday for the Parade of Homes from Noon until 5pm. Stop by and visit us and be sure to vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Awards. We are #27. Click here to vote. Hope to see you. Cheers! Troy21 St Charles Pl Asheville NC-small-002-Front-666x443-72dpi