Good Morning Folks. In our team’s discussions around new residential homes here in Asheville we often bring up the term “Shed-style” roof. Overall, it is a popular design feature for our contemporary mountain homes. Often designers use it to emulate the vernacular of a shed or a more utilitarian style of architecture. At other times it is used to either open up your view or control the sun coming in. I thought the below video gave a nice overview of the popular roof style here in Asheville. Enjoy!
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$440,000 | 2302 SQFT
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths
While you are out on the Builder’s Parade of Homes stop by this 2014 build, modern, shed style home. It is conveniently tucked into the hills between Downtown, North Asheville and UNCA. The mountain view home lives openly like a loft with both wood and concrete floors. The kitchen offers high-end DCS Fisher Paykel Stainless Appliances. The home has extra large and open closets. Stop by and say hi to Matt today from 1 to 4pm. Cheers!
Perhaps Monday is not the best day to talk about escaping into nature, but the weekend got me thinking about it. What is more natural given the beautiful environment we live here in Asheville? Today’s modern cabin has lost it’s Lincoln Log look and has evolved in every direction under the tree filtered sun. We’ve long been collecting architectural inspiration at Modern Asheville on our Pinterest page. So, relax and go here and slip quietly into cabin dreamland. Cheers!
$450,000 | 2302 SQFT
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths
Newly built in 2014, this modern, shed style home is conveniently tucked into the hills between Downtown, North Asheville and UNCA. The mountain view home lives openly like a loft with both wood and concrete floors. The kitchen offers high-end DCS Fisher Paykel Stainless Appliances. The home has extra large and open closets. Stop and see the home and visit with Matt, hosting the Open House, this Sunday the 12th from 1pm to 4pm.
Want to see more? Take the tour here. Cheers! Kelly and Troy
Kelly and I paid a visit to our friends and clients, Jim and Linda, yesterday afternoon. They are in the middle of building their mountain home here in the Winding Ridge neighborhood just east of town. Having spent time searching for ways to make their own modern nest here without finding an existing home to meet their needs, they opted for building from scratch. So, we helped them purchase this gently sloped, 5 acre parcel with mountain views. The 3100 sq ft home under construction will be livable on one level with accessory spaces on the lower level — perfect for today’s buyers. Given Linda’s love for butterflies and the architecture of the roof they have crowned their future home Butterfly Hollow. We are so happy for them and love watching our clients dreams come to reality in making their modern home tailored just for them. Cheers Jim and Linda and thanks for the wine!
Kelly and I stopped by to see how Earthtone Builders were doing on the new home construction we sold for them. The low maintenance, energy-efficient, one level 3 bedroom home will, also, be home to one of our buyer clients this fall. The concrete slab with radiant heat floors is in place along with walls and roof trusses as they proceed to wrap the exterior. Kelly and I both thought the scale of the spaces was a great balance between large and open while remaining simple and efficient. Stay tuned for monthly updates on this one. Cheers!
$465,000 | 2302 SQFT
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths
Newly built in 2014, this modern, shed style home is conveniently tucked into the hills between Downtown, North Asheville and UNCA. The mountain view home lives openly like a loft with both wood and concrete floors. The kitchen offers high-end DCS Fisher Paykel Stainless Appliances.
Want to see more? Take the tour here.
Cheers! Kelly and Troy
Kelly and I brought our Seller/Builder together with one of our Buyer’s on this modern, shed style home yesterday prior to breaking ground. Greg McGuffey of Earthtone Builders approached us to market his first spec home. Given the home fit our buyer’s needs we were able to bring both parties together early in the process.
The 1480 sqft, 3 bedroom and 2 bath home will be 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. When completed the home will be Near Net Zero and come with a NC Green Built Gold Certificate. In detail, it will feature 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. Follow us along this year as we check in on the building progress with Greg. Cheers! Kelly and Troy
Rediscovering the Shed Style
If your my age and you have young nieces or nephews you know that the 80’s are back again, and have been for a while. All things return, good or bad, given enough time. If you follow the waves of home fashion styles you know that in the 60’s, nationally, we rediscovered the Victorian. Locally, we reclaimed and revived the Montford neighborhood. Since, it has been Bungalow-Mania for over two decades in all areas of North, West and East Asheville. New artsy crafty constructions are still popping up in all areas of town and beyond. Is that all we know how to build these days?
Now – we are in a well established trend of modernist styling and romancing the few atomic ranches we have here. Neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills to the East, Malvern Hills to the West and Lakeview Park to the North provide an assortment of ranch style homes, both adaptable & plain and some swanky & sophisticated.
So, that leads us to the 70’s and 80’s. Huh? Yes, there are some period developments, including a wave of condos, in all directions with a reasonable proximity to downtown, but still nestled in the woods. How many times do we hear clients say that is what they want? These places offer established open floor plans, vaulted ceilings, larger bathrooms than decades past and great indoor/outdoor living relationships. Sure – you have to scrape off some popcorn ceilings, lay down some hardwoods in place of carpet, replace large track lighting, but there are some good bones for today’s clean and open modern living. Given what we have in Asheville you more than often have to work a little to make your modern nest within this rustic environment and housing stock. If you search you will find Cedar Wood to the East, the Timbers to the North and Laurelwood to the West. All are simplified versions of the Shed Style of Sea Ranch, but easy enough to strip down and create something chic.
According to the Washington State Department of Historic Preservation, “The Shed Style is easily identified by a juxtaposition of boxlike forms capped with single-sloped shed roofs facing a variety of directions. The style spread quickly through the United States after the construction of the Sea Ranch Lodge condominium complex in Sonoma County, California in 1965. The use of the style in the 1970s coincided with the energy crisis and some of the better examples employ passive-solar design elements. Features such as south facing windows at the roofline (clearstory windows) paired with interior elements such as brick floors or rock walls which could collect and store heat, saved energy costs.”
“Exterior walls are usually covered with flush board siding, applied horizontally, vertically, or even diagonally to follow the lines of the shed roof. Builder examples often used T1-11 siding, while high style examples are clad with cedar shingles. The junctions of the roofs and walls are smooth and simple, with little or no overhang. Most Shed Style buildings are 1 to 1½ stories tall. Entrances are often recessed and obscured from the street and windows tend to be a variety of sizes and shapes. Long narrow windows installed vertically or horizontally are common, as well as windows that are angled to follow the slope of the roof line.”
“The style’s popularity peaked in the 1970s, when it was commonly used for houses, apartment complexes, vacation cottages, schools and small office buildings. By the mid 1980s, the use of the style in urban areas dwindled, mainly due to the high maintenance requirements of the wooden exteriors.”
It takes over 30 years for styles to circle back around. In the 80’s I was dressing like the 1950’s. Now I’m venturing into the next era of home remodeling. I’ll be offering more on this unexplored territory on Modern Asheville in the next few months. Play some Cure. Pencil in some eye liner. Follow along.