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FOR SALE | 31 Griffing Circle

IMG_38044 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Studio | 4379 sqft | MLS#3171637 

We are thrilled to bring to the Asheville home market Grove Park’s premiere mid-century home by notable Asheville architect Tony Lord of the Asheville Citizen Times Building. This completely updated legacy home has been mindfully stewarded forward for future generations to enjoy.Main Comp

Meticulously modernized this gallery style interior sets the precedent for a minimalist aesthetic allowing the occupant to take center stage. Framed by clean, architectural lines the flowing main level is open and nestled in lush nature offering a variety of rooms for living, working and entertaining.Lower Level Comp

The lower level is designed to be highly versatile as a studio, office or guest bedroom /in-law suite. There is a full bathroom and it comes readily plumbed for a studio kitchen. To tour more on this home, including the new European style kitchen and expansive master bedroom suite, go here31 Griffing Cir Asheville NC-MLS_Size-066-62-31 Griffing Twilight11-1024x768-72dpi

This home is shown by appointment. Give Kelly or Troy a call to learn more. Cheers!

Modern Monday | From the Archives

SIX ASSOCIATES | 1095 Hendersonville RoadSix Associates Office

I find myself driving to South Asheville a lot lately. Soon we will have multiple listings in the area and just put in a contract for some buyers down in the thick of it. On Friday I had to stop and pay homage to the SIX ASSOCIATES and see the building from where many of our architectural designs came from. Six Associates began in 1942 as an Asheville architectural firm established by a group of western North Carolina architects: William Waldo Dodge, Jr., Henry Irvin Gaines, Anthony Lord, William Stewart Rogers, Erle G. Stillwell, and Charles Waddell. Their swanky, mid-century office was built in 1965 at 1095 Hendersonville Road. The building still exists today as an office complex housing a variety of businesses. SIX Associates

From the Archives | Chandler’s

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 9.37.26 PMWe love seeing these drawings by architect Henry Gaines of SIX Associates for a proposed restaurant on Battery Park Ave. The client was  Mrs. H.A. Chandler and the drawings are dated 1958. Given the austerity and time period one could see Alfred Hitchcock strolling by. The restaurant was to have a main floor and mezzanine with offices above. I could find no other information, but would love to get the skinny if anyone has anything further to share. Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 9.36.06 PM

Thanks to the NC Collection at the Pack Place Library for archiving and sharing these drawings. They are a valued resource here. If you happen to have original architectural drawings for your home or commercial building we ask you to drop them off to have scanned so they become preserved as part of the digital archives. Cheers and thanks!

Mid-Century Asheville | From the Archives

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 3.13.49 PMTake a look at this cool, hand drawing by architect Henry Gaines of the SIX Associates. I found this beauty scrolling through the NC Collection at the Pack Library. This drawing was rendered in 1947 as a concept for a home in Biltmore Forest. However, there is no address on it or confirmation it was ever built. Gaines design many homes in Biltmore Forest.

In Asheville there is little archives at the city level on the design history of homes. However, NC Collection is one of the few sources, along with UNCA, that retains some records. Recently, all of SIX Associates drawings were donated special-collections-comto the collection. As a CALL TO ACTION I know many homeowners with original drawings from their mid-century and architectural homes. Do your community a favor and drop them off at Pack Library to have scanned for the archives before they deteriorate or our lost in time. I recently dropped off some plans drawn by architect Bert King from a 1950’s home in the Grove Park neighborhood to be scanned. If you have them…share them. That’s our plea to you today. Cheers!

Asheville | Mid-Century Modern Flashback

North Asheville Branch LibraryLibrary Main

Here are some fun pics taken in 1959 capturing Asheville’s North Library designed by SIX Associates.North ASheville Library Comp

To check out more on SIX Associates visit our Pinterest page on the firm.

From the Archives | Mid-Century Modern Asheville

SIX ASSOCIATES | Residence for Mr & Mrs George Nagel SA0542.1

While searching the electronic archives of the NC Room of Asheville’s downtown library I came across this cool architectural drawing for a proposed mid-century, modern residence. The drawing was completed in January of 1951 by the SIX Associates here in Asheville. No other information is provided on this one, but still cool to dream about. Enjoy!

UNCA Architecture Tour | The Mid-Century Carmichael Hall

Built in 1966 | Designed by Six AssociatesIMG_0569

Carmichael Hall was named after Dr. Oliver Cromwell Carmichael, former chairman of North Carolina’s Board of Higher Education. Regarded as one of the leading educators in America, Carmichael was a Rhodes Scholar and British Army volunteer. He later served as president of the University of Alabama.IMG_0544

The semicircular, 330 seat, mid-century lecture hall is sited next to Carmichael Hall and was also designed by Six Associates and constructed in 1966. For more on UNCA buildings simply type in UNCA Tour in the search area on the right. Cheers!

UNCA Architecture Tour | Lipinsky Hall

Built in 1964 | Designed by Six AssociatesScreen Shot 2015-02-24 at 9.12.34 AM

This building was constructed as the campus’s first student union. The hall was named for local businessman and community leader Louis Lipinsky. A trustee of Asheville-Biltmore College, A UNC Asheville predecessor institution, Lipinksy was instrumental in generating support for the 1958 and 1961 bond referenda which funded the move from Seely’s Caslte to the present site of the campus.Lipinsky comp

A special thinks to Kevan from Asheville By Foot for my personal tour of UNCA and helping gather information on the campus. Cheers! Troy

UNCA Architecture Tour | Justice Center

Built in 1963 | Designed by SIX ASSOCIATESP081_PTCS4_003358

Justice Center was named after Charles “Choo-Choo” Justice who began his extraordinary football career on the Asheville High football team. After serving in World War II, Justice was an all-American at UNC Chapel Hill and went on to play for the Washington Redskins. The Justice was named for the outstanding local athlete in 1973, 10 years after the buildings construction.Justice Comp

A special thinks to Kevan from Asheville By Foot for my personal tour of UNCA and helping gather information on the campus. Cheers! Troy

UNCA Architecture Tour | Rhoades Robinson Hall

Built in 1961 | Designed by SIX ASSOCIATESMain

Rhoades Hall was named in honor of Verne Rhoades, a prominent Western North Carolina scientific forester, whose family donated land to create W.T.Weaver Blvd., an important access route to the University. Rhoades Hall was completed in 1961 by the Six Associates.RR Comp

Robinson Hall was added in 1988 and the building configured to present a single face to campus. Rhoades Hall was completely renovated in 2011 with many energy saving features added including geothermal wells dug on the Quad outside the building, to provide heating and cooling for the building. The new entry and renovations were designed by the local architecture firm Clark Nexsen.Rhoades-Hall-UNCA-01-1024x768

A special thinks to Kevan from Asheville By Foot for my personal tour of UNCA and helping gather information on the campus construction. Cheers! Troy

UNCA Architecture Tour | Phillips Hall

Built in 1961 | Designed by SIX ASSOCIATESPhillips-Hall

As one of the first buildings on UNCA’s new location built on former farm land, Phillips Hall is the University’s main administration building. Phillips Halls was completed in 1961 having been designed local architects SIX ASSOCIATES. In 1970 the building was officially named in honor of Robert F. Phillips, a member of the UNCA Board of Governors and the Asheville-Biltmore College Board of Trustees.Phillips Comp

Phillips Hall, which features a breezeway connecting two wings, currently houses the administrative offices of the Chancellor and the vice chancellors for Academic Affairs, Administration, Finance and Human Resources.

A special thinks to Kevan from Asheville By Foot for my personal tour of UNCA and helping gather information on the campus. Cheers! Troy

NC Special Collections and Architectural Drawings

Hi Folks. I wanted to spread the word about an effort that is near and dear to my heart. Last year the NC Special Collections department at the Library inherited the former Six Associates original architectural drawings and cabinets. Since then they have been slowly working to archive them. I have regularly stopped by to speak with Anne, Lyme and Zoe who work there to check in on their progress and see how I can be of help in spreading the word or help raise resources. It affords me the opportunity to look at the original hand drawings and details of some beautiful homes. Special Collections Com[

First, I would like to take a moment to thank Henco for donating the large format scanner they have currently along with providing technical assistance. THANK YOU HENCO!!! The Library’s goal is to scan all the original drawings and place them in safe, environmentally controlled storage while making the digital scans available to the public online. Yeah!IMG_3243

Supported by our local AIA Chapter the Special Collections team at the Library is going after a grant to acquire a new scanner that has updated software and hours to hire on people to do the scanning and documenting. They are also working to come up with a program {Scan A Plan} where the general public can bring in the original drawings they have and they will be scanned and preserved for future generations. However, if you do have such drawings feel free to talk with them today. There is a good chance they can help. They are as passionate about this as I am. This doesn’t always include residential drawings – there are many commercial buildings designed by some of our notable architects. Our wonderful library itself is a Bert King design, as well as, many large and small office, bank and doctor’s buildings around town.

As many of you who have called me over the years know, there are little records and drawings with the city for older buildings. This is your opportunity to help. If you have drawings from a special home or building it would be a great time to share. Thank you for listening and I would appreciate your effort in this.

Thank you…thank you!

Troy