Tag Archives: urban

FOR SALE | Urban North Asheville Bungalow

3 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | 1,438 SQFT | Porch with Views

Today, we are pleased to bring you this cool, convenient and charming bungalow with mountain views walkable to many North Asheville amenities or UNCA. This sweet home flows from the kitchen, dining to interior living room before opening to the outside taking full advantage of our mountain seasons and indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Watch the sunrise over Sunset mountain from your wrap-around front porch or end the day entertaining around your conversation fire pit. Cool updated kitchen and bathroom highlight this home. Also, a newer roof and tankless water heater make this home ready to go. Various off street parking off either Larchmont near carriage style storage or shared drive to 1 car tandem garage.

Want to see more? Kindly visit here. Or call Kelly and Troy for a personal tour. Cheers!

SOLD | 149 Hillside St in Five Points

Yeah! We are super pleased to announce that this great Five Points property has sold allowing one of our favorite clients to move on to her next Asheville nest. Cheers to everyone who made space to make this happen so smoothly!

Sunday Morning Modern | Danish Living

Less Charlotte More Copenhagen | As a designer, realtor and resident of Asheville I have had fantasies that the development of our city was influenced by more European lifestyle models, as opposed to, American ones.

I’m not alone in this thinking given multiple conversations with business partners, friends and neighbors. I’m particularly drawn to the design, cultural and sustainable influences of Scandinavian countries. Many times I’ve attempted to capture these thoughts over the years, but have found these articles by Build LLC out of Seattle that seem to pick up on the spirit of our combined thinking.

“The principles that the Danes operate with and the philosophy that they exude seem to make for an ideal environment — a deliberate environment. What we learned about life and design while living in Scandinavia influences every house we design and every dinner party we throw”

As you read through these two articles, Studies, Scandinavia & Schnapps & 10 Things We Learned in Scandinaviathink about how it could apply to both the environment, culture and spirit of the city we love and the evolution into our shared future. How do you want to live and what do you want us to become? And for some cool visuals visit our Pinterest page here. Proost!BUILD-051-500x375

SOLD | Rankin Press Loft

15 Rankin Ave Asheville NC-small-001-1-Rankin Press1-666x444-72dpiKelly “the Closer” wrangled this one into the history books yesterday. The 2 Bedroom unit with outdoor terrace was purchased by an investor and part time resident who will enjoy a cool place to stay and the extra income on this one. {Yeah!} This warm and rustic condo is a great escape from the cold and blends the best in historic and modern features mixing together brick walls and oak Rankin Compfloors with stainless and concrete. The well-lit, lofty space is flowing from exterior to interior. Entry is street level to Rankin Ave for easy access while remaining super private and secure leading you through to the private terrace over Lexington Ave for great people watching. The urban, industrial style home has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and extra storage.

1924-miller-pressThe Rankin Press building was originally constructed in 1925, but completely rebuilt from ground up in 2013 to accommodate a modern, mixed-use building for both residences and retail. Sustainable features such as a solar heated, hot water system, community bicycle room, energy-efficient appliances, solar tubes and water efficient fixtures were used in the redevelopment.

Preferred (cropped)Outside your doorstep is the best in coffee shops, retail and restaurants to maximize your metropolitan lifestyle in Asheville. Want to see more? Take the virtual tour here. Give Kelly and Troy a call for more information on downtown condos. Cheers!

Asheville Infill Housing Survey

thumb_AVL_City_Logo_-_long-589d8974-4de0-4c81-937e-45781366ada8The City of Asheville’s Planning Department is exploring options for removing barriers and allowing for more small-scale residential infill housing types. They are looking for your input so go HERE and take the survey. This is your chance to influence the future of your community. Cheers!ss-1

FOR SALE | Modernized Vintage Bungalow

School Road Comp281 School Rd  | 3 Bedrooms  |  2.5 Baths  |  1687 SQFT  |  Lot Options

At $325,000 this quality, vintage bungalow on a .28 acre lot could be yours. For only $399,000 you can add in two adjacent lots for your long-term investment future by preserving the land or build your own little oasis for rental income or with your friends and family. There are great options here!School Road Comp

With regards to the home we love the charm of a vintage home mindfully blended with modern, urban detailing. This light and bright, bungalow is ready to go with all new plumbing, electrical, heating & air. The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1687 sqft home, also, has a new roof, windows and doors to keep the home air and water tight for years to come. For efficient cooking the kitchen has custom cabinets, marble counters, large stainless sink and all new stainless appliances. New wood flooring and accent lighting through the lower level make the home bright and cheerful for today’s living. The main level has the master bedroom suite and laundry area. Easy!

Want to see more? Go here for the full tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

FOR SALE | 16 Stillwell Rd

16 Stillwell Rd Asheville NC-small-001-Front of Home-666x443-72dpiMLS#580110

$440,000 | 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. Make an appointment to see this one in person. Stillwell Comp

Want to see more? Take the tour here. Cheers!

Open Houses Today

2 Urban “Hudson Valley Style” Farmhouses

BW 72 Wayside Rd Kenilworth NC-small-009-17-Den or Library-666x445-72dpiHi Folks. Modern Asheville Real Estate is having a Broker Open House today, but if you are a buyer and have an interest in an artistic, vintage style farmhouse similar to a find in Hudson Valley, NY — stop by and see us today for lunch! 35 Wayside Rd. and 72 Wayside Rd. are centrally located just on the other side of the mountain from downtown. They offer a charming and creative escape with the potential for your own little urban homestead. Both properties our private with mountain views while having everything you need just down the hill. Last, they offer potential for extra buildings lots as well. Stop by and check them out from noon until 2pm today, Tuesday the 22nd. See you there! 35-wayside-rd-asheville-nc-mls_size-026-balcony-with-mountain-view-1024x768-72dpi

Designing Our Future | Architecture At Home In It’s Community

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 2.27.20 PMContinuing on this series inspired by the new construction going on in Asheville, I’m posting a new seven minute video I watched today from an architect working in Africa and how he draws from the surrounding community to create designs for new public buildings. Please watch or click on link if it doesn’t show.


As a designer, realtor and resident of Asheville I’m conscious of the changes occurring with our built environment. Kelly, myself and our chosen families frequently witness discussions by both designers and citizens regarding the new hotels, apartments and commercial structures that are stamped out and replicated here identical to other cities. What do these new constructions say about Asheville that is different than Charlotte or Tampa as examples?Asheville Bad Comp

We moved here because Asheville is incredibly rich in geography, history, spirituality, creative talent, environmental consciousness and an independent desire to do things differently. I wonder what our buildings could be doing that help steward our town into its own future inspired by what is here and what is important to our community today and for the future. Think about it. Cheers!

SALE PENDING | 6 Von Ruck Court


Listed at $279,900

3 Bedrooms | 1586sqft

Take a look at our latest listing on MLS just today. This charming, split-level rancher is in a quiet, urban neighborhood and an easy walk to Gang Shan Station and other Charlotte St. venues. It has an open living space on the main level with a fireplace. 3 bedrooms and 1 bath are on the upper level. Lower level has a laundry, bathroom and a completely open space to use as you like. The home has a carport and winter mountain views. Modernize and make this into your efficient and urban nest.Von Ruck Comp Cheers! Kelly and Troy

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!

MAKE YOUR MODERN | Buyer’s Tour 020

Our Asheville home market offers many housing options, but we don’t have everything at all times. Kelly and I are the tip of the iceberg to a larger team of resources to help you buy, remodel or build your tailored nest here in the mountains. Whether it’s scouting out the illusive architectural designed home, a retro ranch to remake or industrial loft or condo – we can help! Below are three properties currently on the market that Kelly and I feel offer potential to “Make Your Modern” lifestyle in the mountains. Want more? Ask us!MYM Buyer 020