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Modern Mixer | THANK YOU

MixerA big thank you to Aaron & Calder Wilson of Wilson Architects and Bob from BuiltSmart Builders for helping us put together a great Modern Mixer last night. We had a constant flow of designers and enthusiasts coming through the new 2700 sqft modern home in Kenilworth. As always, we loved catching up with our Modern Community. Keep watching for the next one. Cheers!

Modern Mixer | TONIGHT

Retro Mixer ImageTonight is the Night!

Join us for the season’s first Modern Mixer along with, Wilson Architects and BuiltSmart builders at their recently completed project. We are hosting an Open House from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, Sept 21st at 62 Dunkirk Rd. in the Kenilworth neighborhood. Yes…that is tonight! All are welcome. Note | You will be asked to remove your shoes for this one to protect the beautiful new floors so get your pedicure in while you can.IMG_2117

For a bit more on the project take a look at our most recent article. Then just get yourself to the mixer. Cheers from the Modern Asheville Real Estate team!

Modern Mixer | September 21

Retro Mixer ImageHi Folks!

Labor Day is over which means the Modern Mixer season is finally here. Join us for the season’s first, along with, Wilson Architects and BuiltSmart builders at their recently completed project. We are hosting an Open House from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, Sept 21st at 62 Dunkirk Circle in the Kenilworth neighborhood. All are welcome. You can even wear white!IMG_2117

For a bit more on the project take a look at our most recent article. Then just get yourself to the mixer. Cheers from the Modern Asheville Real Estate team!

Monday’s Modern Asheville Home

Wilson Architect’s Cool Crafted Nest in Kenilworth | This past week we met up with architects Aaron and Calder Wilson to see their latest project nearing completion. The 2700 sqft, 3 bedroom, Kenilworth home was designed for an artistic client relocating to Asheville. The requirements were a simple construction that was clean, low maintenance and designed to have an intimate relationship with the trees on the property. FrontThe exterior of the home remains minimal in expression. A composition of boxes express volumes of living spaces while entries are carved out both transitioning and giving clues to the interior beyond.

Upon entry your eyes are immediately drawn to the towering living room windows that frame nature much like Mondrian would have done. Past that the layered interior unfolds like a stage set.Dunkirk Comp Entry The open master bedroom loft suspends over the clean, modern kitchen supported by rhythmic steel and wood. Further beyond an industrial garage door opens to the exterior bringing nature into the owner’s work space. The simple, yet rich, interior blends three materials: steel, white walls and wood harvested from the property; both maple for cabinets and oak for flooring.

The master suite loft is accessed by floating wood stairs on steel to keep the home open and flowing. Likewise, the modern spa-like master bath is anchored by a bathtub that was required to be floating in the trees for the owner. Dunkirk Master Comp

Bob Callahan of BuiltSmart builders crafted the home with his team. Bob, who builds only one home per year, was a key partner in flushing out details and enhancing the design of the home. The building envelope was framed with 8″ SIPs panels making it super insulated. Bob states the home will have a Hers Score of 55 when completed given the overall efficiency. This means the home will be almost 50% more efficient than others in the US.Wilsons

Overall, the home’s simple appearance masks the sophisticated design thought behind the construction which is one of the cool aspects of modern design. The Wilson’s, who helped steward HGTV’s Urban Oasis into reality, have mindfully molded a light stage for living freely while creating and having a daily conversation with the trees. What else could one ask for from a modern nest in Asheville? Cheers to Calder and Aaron!

Designer Spotlight | TWO Wilson Architects

Kelly and I sat down with Aaron and Calder Wilson this week to catch up on all the projects they are involved with. We see their name pop up frequently around town designing everything from new historic style to modern homes and, also, renovations. Two homes they helped design are currently on the real estate market. One, is our listing at 215 Victoria Way in Waynesville. The other is a one level, modern home in central Asheville.Wilson 02

While we love some of the new built homes they are working on we are particularly drawn to the vision they bring for renovations. They seem gifted a creating more open and functional spaces while both simplifying and enriching the architecture. We hope to tour one of their projects next week. Wilson Comp 01

To view more of Aaron and Calder’s portfolio go here. Cheers!

Wilson Architects | Historic Meets Clean Contemporary

D6XGVaSpNnylrShKAZHrzrfzyKb8844oXVAcybGvJ4239f1msmLlmBXxbCFZ2WnwMjpy2_Dv8zVcmrxKTcNAfrL86iSRvk2J2J11XISwWQ=s0-d-e1-ftKelly and I enjoy seeing what can be done with historic homes to create light and clean interiors. This new home designed and built from ground up had to fit into the historic neighborhood of Montford which has significant guidelines on the exterior for maintaining context. However, there were no guidelines for the interior allowing them to design a more modern, but still warm, interior. We love it! Want to see a bit more? Click here. Cheers! Kelly and TroyDSC_4314