What could a property boom mean for our creative scene? I recently
read the below article from the Portland Monthly — my old stomping grounds. I often refer to Asheville as a mini-Portland given the similar cultural vibe which made it an easy transition for me when I finally decided to land here nine years ago now. What was one of the first things I did here? I opened an art studio in the River Arts District and immersed myself in the Asheville art scene. The art and design scene has always had a gravitational pull and remains part of the culture of our collective Modern Asheville Real Estate office, team and community.
The below linked article discusses the issue of what happens to artists and our creative culture given times of unwavering growth. Here is a snippet ~ To many, the moment represented how Portland’s rising cost of living and booming real estate market are scattering its artists—and, in a larger sense, how a shiny, more expensive New Portland is sweeping aside the scruffier, less polished predecessor.
In our office and community we love both the polish and the grit of Asheville and hope our city can strike a balance with the two as we move through unprecedented growth. Please take a moment and read the article here and reflect. What are the considerations for our city as we evolve? Cheers!
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Size: 1926 + Studios
Amenities: 3 Beds + 2 Baths + Views + Chickens!
Hi Folks. You may think of me as the mid-century guy, but this home really speaks to both my creative architect side and my Indiana farm boy side. This architect designed, contemporary farmhouse is a great blend that offers a modern lifestyle with both rustic and industrial loft styling in rural context. I could live here. Kelly and I have toured it multiple times and love it. For our creative clients who want airy, art studios with chickens nearby – this is the one.Here is how the listing agent describes it – Architect’s contemporary farmhouse perched atop 3 open acres in picturesque Mars Hill w/southern views. From covered deck enter cozy studio w/Jotul stove & up glass lined staircase to kit, bedrooms, & baths. Gourmet kitchen has stainless counters & window over skin to take advantage of light and views. Wood, metal, beams, bolts and angles combine rustic w/contemporary. 2 huge workshops/garages flank either side. Great artist retreat or farm-w/chickens.
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Tagged art, asheville, chickens, contemporary, farmhouse, for sale, kelly, mars hill, modern, Real Estate, studios, troy winterrowd
Last night I attended the grand opening of Pink Dog Creative Studios on Lyman St. in the River Arts District. The property is a creative venture by artist/designer Randy Shull and creative entrepreneur Hedy Fisher. The building will house workshops, artist studios, community space and eventually a new restaurant adding its signature to the growing venues in the River District of Asheville.