Tag Archives: view

FOR SALE | Beaverdam Contemporary Homes

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bath | 2663 sqft | .64 acre Mountain View Lot

Hi Folks! We are excited to launch these two Pre-Construction Home packages by Red Tree Builders in the Beaverdam Valley area. The warm, contemporary homes will sit on sunny,  mountain views lots with easy access. No steep roads! Both homes have main level garages and master suites and both are approximately 2700 sqft — one has 5 bedrooms the other 3 bedrooms.

5 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 2742 sqft | .76 acre View Lot

Want to know more? Give us a call or email us. Cheers! Troy and Kelly

Open House Today | 25 & 35 Wayside Rd

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Price | $375,000

Size | 2 Bed + 2 Bath = 1486sqft

Stop by and visit with Matt Allen today and tour this unique property in Kenilworth from 1 to 4pm. The listing has a charming and loved historic home on the property with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, wrap-around porch, fireplace and woodstove. However, that is only half the story. The home sits on a total of .86 acres zoned RM6 over two lots. The land runs street to street, has mountain views and is super convenient to both downtown and Tunnel road. Want to see more on the home? Check out the virtual tour here. Come and create your own urban oasis or subdivide and build your own mini neighborhood for your friends and family. Give us a call if you have questions. Cheers!35 Wayside Rd Asheville NC-MLS_Size-025-Large Yard with View-1024x768-72dpi

FOR SALE | 25 + 35 Wayside Rd

25 Wayside - PLat GraphicMLS#588588

Price | $375,000

Size | 2 Bed + 2 Bath = 1486sqft

Kelly and I just listed this centrally located home on the west side of Beaucatcher mountain from downtown. The listing has a charming and loved historic home on the property with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, wrap-around porch, fireplace and woodstove. However, that is only half the story. The home sits on a total of .86 acres zoned RM6 over two lots. The land runs street to street, has mountain views and is super convenient to both downtown and Tunnel road. Want to see more on the home? Check out the virtual tour here. Come and create your own urban oasis or subdivide and build your own mini neighborhood for your friends and family. Give us a call if you have questions. Cheers!35 Wayside Rd Asheville NC-MLS_Size-025-Large Yard with View-1024x768-72dpi

70’s Style Mountain Cabin

581004-2Kelly and I toured this 70’s contemporary home on Saturday with a couple of our modern clients. It has long been one of our favorites sitting just out of reach in the hills north of Grove Park Inn. The efficient home didn’t disappoint given it’s layered, experiential layout connecting private gardens, to living spaces to treetops and the Asheville city view beyond. The IMG_8074architect, William Moore, originally built the home for himself and his wife in 1973. It was then constructed for $42,000. Moore was the designer for the IMG_8073Unitarian Church on Charlotte St near the Grove Park Inn.

Southern Living Magazine originally published the design and plans of the home. Following, publication he sold plans to many others who wanted to create this simple living space for themselves. The home showcases one of his signature design features of a dominate roof. He told me, “Roofs are traditionally cheaper to maintain and replace.” So he dedicates maximum square footage to the roof in containing interior spaces.

Make Your Modern | Buyer Tour 022

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 022

FOR SALE: 29 White Eagle Way

White Eagle Blog MainPrice: $269,900

Size: 2 Bed/2 Bath  2260sq/ft

Amenities: Bonus Room w/closet and Loft

Private and modernized Deltec retreat with open floor plan. Home sits privately on 1.22 acres at edge of the woods and opens to pastoral views to mountains. Main level features open living spaces and bonus room with closet . Upper level has two bedrooms plus open loft space. Entertaining 16 x 24 deck extends into woods. Radiant heated floors and on demand water heater keeps the home warm and green. For more click here.

Buyer’s Brief – 005

Hi Folks – Here is a variety of properties Kelly and I have our eye on this week as we warm up. Enjoy! TroyMarket Tour 05 02162014

Asheville Home Story #003

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In this edition of Asheville Home Stories and as part of my exploration of modern homes in Asheville, I wanted to use this platform to explore the “Deck House” by detailing a local example. Prior to reading this you may want to take a moment to review my original post on the Deck House to capture the philosophy and design influences behind these high quality, mid-century styled homes. Even today the company still markets the Deck Houses with the following: Exposed Post and Beam, Rich Natural Woods, Relaxed Elegance, Harmony with Nature.

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This house, registered as Deck House #727, is currently owned by Jeff Crawford, a freelance art director, and Guillermo Rodriquez, a landscape architect at LeisureByDesign.net. The pair was drawn to the cosmopolitan and entertainment quality of the home. The designer details and dramatic lines immediately appealed to their designer senses. It lives like a movie set with great flow and visibility from space to space and from arrival to the view beyond. 5 Lucky Lane Asheville NC-small-007-Living Room-666x443-72dpi

Shown below are the plans to Model 7127 from which their home was based. The upper level is identical to the one shown with the exception of being flipped. The lower level bedrooms were omitted to allow for a spacious garage. However, the area noted as Heater Storage Laundry was built out as the home’s fourth bedroom, laundry and lower bathroom.5-Lucky_Model-7127-plans

As conceived the homes were systemized, packaged and shipped to help keep costs down, but were designed with a depth of quality in terms or space planning and materials. The architectural richness is evident upon entry. The front door, along with all the exterior doors are solid core Mahogany set within a mahogany frame and architectural grade European style, brushed chrome, lever handles, lockset and dead bolt. I know the last time I exited the home I found myself studying and running my hands over the screen door — admiring the hand crafted quality. My mind wandered to the feel of a vintage, luxury wooden boat. All full glass doors are bronze finish to match with insulating tempered glass. Interestingly enough the Deck House company exists today and you can still order replacements for all windows and doors. How comforting is that?Untitled-1

The quality wood and mahogany is carried throughout many areas of the home including the framing of the screened porch, interior and exterior window sashes, stair risers, handrails and even the baseboards. The interior doors are hung in mahogany sashes while the interior doors are made with oriental ash. The ceilings and window walls are a blend of mahogany millwork, cedar decking and Douglas fir beams.5 Lucky Lane Asheville NC-small-012-Sun Porch-666x443-72dpi

Originally, the home was built with sound deadening insulation between the public and private spaces. Guillo and Jeff further enhanced that by installing cork flooring in the bedrooms to help soften the atmosphere of the bedrooms while enhancing the mid-century and natural feel of the home.5 Lucky Lane Asheville NC-small-015-Bedroom-666x443-72dpi

The warm materials through out this livable home mask the mechanical richness which includes all copper plumbing. There are a variety of heating systems including both passive and active solar, in floor radiant heat throughout much of the home and six mini-splits to further tailor the distribution of both heating and cooling. The efficiency of the home has been furthered by On Demand gas, hot water heaters. For emergencies there is a back up generator to keep the entire house up and running. And for pure luxury all bathrooms have been outfitted with heated towel holders. Keeping this cool home warm and cozy is a breeze. 5 Lucky Lane Asheville NC-small-018-Bathroom-666x443-72dpi

As with all homes the kitchen becomes the heart. Guillo and Jeff were very selective in crafting a new kitchen that sets the tone for both the entertainment quality and the modern elegance of the home. They started by selecting a custom Scavolini kitchen to enhance the clean lines of the architecture. Maintaining the European quality they added a Fagor gas stove top, Fagor Dishwasher, Kuppersusch Convection Oven and Dacor refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen is topped off by warm, natural granite counter tops.5 Lucky Lane Asheville NC-small-010-Kitchen-666x443-72dpi

Externally, the house was sited and landscaped by renown architect Doan Ogden. Guillo and Jeff have the original hand drawn plans hanging on the wall of the home. One can immediately tell that the house wasn’t just plopped down on the side of a hill developer style, but Doan was mindful of making the home both easy to access and making it an experience that unfolds and reveals itself slowly from beginning approach to the final expansive view beyond whether walking through the house or around it.IMG_2062

Guillermo, being a skilled landscape designer himself, is very aware of the arrival sequences and worked to both thoughtfully edit and enhance the experience from outside to in — to outside again.

Overall, the mindfulness that went into the layout of both the house and the land over time creates expansive breathing room and an uninhibited stage for…well…the magic of living there. This magic is felt through witnessing the light penetrating deep into the house during the low winter sun, the marriage between indoors and out, fire blazing in the natural stone hearth opposite the cold snow, basking in the sunny warmth of the solarium on a winter day, fireworks and fireflies from the terrace Guillo designed, thunderstorms from the screened porch, the glowing and flowing quality of the home during festive parties, the view when they wake up and the view when they go to sleep.

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In terms of being in “Harmony with Nature” and providing for a “Relaxed Elegance” this Deck House walks the talk.  Jeff and Guillo have maintained and furthered this story through their own modifications. They get it. 5 Lucky Lane Asheville NC-small-003-Side with View-666x445-72dpi

I know many clients who would like to import designer, kit homes that we all see on Dwell and Houzz today. I, too, get stirred by the notion. Here we have a quality, architectural home that is just that. However, this home has also been graced by time, matured into its environment and enhanced by both life and experience. It is a designer blend of yesterday and today setting a rich stage for not only living comfortably, but for living…period.

Enjoy!

Troy

Buyer’s Brief – 004

Kelly and I were able to tour six condos for sale in the Battery Park building yesterday. Here are our top three in terms of styling, floor plans and views. Market Tour 020714

FOR SALE: 34 Saunooke Rd.

Saunooke MainPrice: $549,000

Size: 2779 sqft

Amenities: 3 Bed + 3 Bath + Views + Acreage

Kelly and I are looking forward to touring this property. I love the integrated mix of vintage with mid-century elements that give it a layered sense of history and home. The clerestory windows bring in a wonderful light and an interesting asymmetry to the main living spaces. Comp

Here is how the listing agent describes it,”Enjoy the privacy, the views and almost 23 acres less than 10 minutes to downtown. This quaint 1930’s cabin was added on to in the late 70’s with a magnificent wood buying fireplace, 2 master suites, double detached garage with workshop and office, private quest quarters downstairs in walk out basement, tons of land for gardening with mature fruit trees.Saunooke Last

For information on other architecturally interesting properties for sale, both modern and vintage, give Kelly or myself a call. Thanks.

FOR SALE: 111 Robinhood Rd.

Robinhood MainSALE PRICE: $1,250,000

SIZE: 3283 sqft

AMENITIES: 3 Beds + 3.5 Baths + Views

Buyers wanted for this contemporary home on one of my favorite streets in Sherwood Heights just north of Lakeview Park. Robinhood Rd. has many homes on it with great views of downtown and convenient to all North Asheville amenities.

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Here is how the listing agent describes the property – this home was completely remodeled (taken down to the studs) in 2008. The home has long-range, year 548055round views of downtown Asheville and the mountains beyond, an open floor plan, state of the art gourmet kitchen, many custom built-ins, large deck with retractable awning, and a low-maintenance yard.

For more information on this North Asheville home or building lots in this area please give myself or Kelly a call. Thanks!

FOR SALE: 14 Crowningway Drive

IS28zsm5f7xz1fPrice: $975,000

Size: 2,800 sqft

Features: 3 Beds + 3 Baths + View

Buyers wanted for this 1966 contemporary home in my dream neighborhood, Sunset Summit, off of Town Mountain Road. The neighborhood sits above downtown offering expansive views from an assortment of cool mid-century homes.

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Here is how the listing agent, describes this home, “This Contemporary Style (Mountain Top) Home offers Progressive Architectural features overlooking Asheville with Sunrise and Sunsets. This Unique Modern Home has been completely renovated / restored to its original grandeur to include 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths on a split floor plan with 2 master suites. The main upper level has 2800 Sq. Ft. with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. All rooms offer access to an expansive deck with full views and an amazing view of city night lights. Downstairs there is a 1600 Sq. Ft. walkout basement with full glass windows and doors. This home is located 1.5 miles up Town Mountain from vibrant downtown Asheville on Top of Sunset Mountain in the Exclusive neighborhood of the Governors Western Residence and the Grove Park Inn.”

Give Kelly or myself a call for a tour of this home and great neighborhood.