Tag Archives: rustic

Samsel’s Old Fort Cabin | 2nd in Reader’s Choice Award

Old Fort CompOne of Samsel Architects recently constructed modern cabins was voted 2nd in the Reader’s Choice Award with Fine Homebuilding Magazine. The home designed as a fly-fishing escape for clients was located to take advantage of the nearby creek in Old Fort. To see more, and most importantly to vote, go here. Congrats to Duncan and team, along with Alchemy Design. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

Rustic + Recycled Lighting

metro compYears back my architectural college pals, Christa Rybczynski and Lawrence Grown, moved to Berkeley to open their own light fixture manufacturing company. With a natural affinity towards green and recycled they recently launched a series crafted with used alcohol bottles. The aesthetic seems to reflect the rustic trend in interiors, both commercial and residential, seen in Asheville along with the popularity of craft cocktails and brewing. Go here to see the new line along with their entire collection. Better yet — place an order. Cheers! Troy

A Few of My Favorite Things @ SPLURGE

Splurge CompKelly and I stopped down to visit with Robert today at SPLURGE to discuss some potential ventures within the creative community. He was busy making various custom light fixtures for a client. I can never resist poking around his gallery of artful curiosities. Above are a few of my favorites. Cheers!

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

Dwellings | Inspired Home

I visited with Chris at Dwellings over the weekend to see what modern and eclectic furnishings he had in his current warehouse showroom. One of the items I discovered was a cool, sleeper sofa shown in bottom left photo. I know many folks, including myself, struggle to find one that is modern, comfortable and affordable. This one looks good. There is still an assortment of items that combine mid-century elements with rustic finishes — perfect for Asheville. Chris says he has new containers coming next month so be sure to stop by this winter. For hours and location click here.Dwellings Comp

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!

Town Mountain | Vintage Rustic Modern Home

rockhold compI previewed this unique and cool home today. The home is just off of Town Mountain Road and was built in 1947. The main space you see below was originally an outdoor courtyard, but was enclosed with a raised roof to provide a grand living space flooded with natural light. The roof deck offers panoramic views on both sides of Town Mountain. I loved this one! Troy

Timeless Furnishings at Dwellings

I stopped in today to see our pals at Dwellings prior to putting out some new real estate signs. I always enjoy the sense of discovery while shopping there. The roller skating size warehouse offers a timeless blend of imported, industrial and rustic furnishings contrasted with super clean and soft upholstery. Throw in some found objects and curiosities and call your home furnished. BAM! Dwelling Comps

As far as modern furnishings are concerned their mix offers both rustic and polished looks that are masculine, but with a soft, comfortable finish. You know the type — so strong that you can’t hurt it, but you can still cuddle up to it and take it home to mother — total marriage material. Go check out the ever changing inventory!


A Rustic Modern Exterior

This clever new infill house near UNCA is a 4 bedroom and 3 bath home efficiently tucked into 1600 sq/ft of living space. While the interior is very smooth and light the exterior is skinned with heavy rough hewn wood and steel.  If you want a house with a low maintenance exterior this modernist cabin is bound to provide generations of easy living here in the mountains.  It has everything, but a pair of antlers hanging on the front!  The house is listed for $315,000.