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Sunday Morning Modern

7e0661f06419a60e895055071ad4ce81CONTAINER HOMES 101 | Kelly and I have had a fascination with homes made from shipping containers and have been discussing the reality of them here in Asheville. Over the course of the past couple of years I’ve found a few interesting sources that I thought provided the best overview on them. There is an online article from Better Homes and Garden, a HGTV style video and some Pinterest boards.home-contained-1

Life Inside the Box | This article by Cynthia Bowman provides a good overview on the particular needs of container homes, as well as, some great visuals on a variety of residential uses. It is a “go to” for me. Please enjoy it here.Container

Man Converts Shipping Container | From Better Homes and Garden Television this 20 minute video is a good watch following one man in the creation of his own container home. It provides a step-by-step breakdown on the process from container to a Danish modern living space. We really enjoyed it and you can do so here.47ca221e50ef02aba2e826179888a46e

Pinterest | Of course you know we have our own Pinterest page with a collection of information we’ve been saving. I’ll just connect you to our collective board. We do each have our own boards for our own industrial dream homes. I’m piecing together my own design for a construction using three 20′ containers; 1 for Living, 1 for Bed and Bath, 1 for covered Outdoor Living. All with green roofs. Please enjoy what we have collected here.

Do you have an interest in an actual container home? Let us know by emailing us here. We do have a source and when we have that finalized we can follow-up with you. Until then enjoy your Sunday. Cheers!

The Hammock House

A Newly Completed Project by Samsel ArchitectsHammock-House-Sheep-Farm-Exterior-1200x720

Kelly and I have been watching the progress of this home from a distance. From the first concept sketch we have been fascinated by the simplicity and the romance of the pastoral environment. We are so excited to see the final product unveiled. Cheers to the Samsel team for such an appropriate and refined design! Now enjoy a few words from Samsel Architects. Hammock-House-Concept-to-Completion

Hammocks and an ancient oak tree were the organizing influences to the design of this modern pavilion home. The Hammock House sits on a 40-acre farm in Columbus, NC with several spectacular old growth oak trees, an existing barn, pastures and distant views to Tryon Peak. To take advantage of the dramatic oak trees, we carefully located the house on the land and oriented the living spaces around the tree locations.Hammock-House-Studio-Exterior-1200x720

The programming and space planning required unique design solutions based around our client’s close-knit extended family. The wife’s parents are also full-time residences in the home so designing the right balance of shared and private spaces for four adults was key to a high functioning design. The husband’s extended family comes to visit from South America for extended stays bi-annually, so the house was designed to structurally and spatially accommodate hanging hammocks so the family can stay together on the land when visiting.Hammock-House-Final-Update-Living-1

The single pitch shed roof concept originated as a modern interpretation of the utilitarian farm structures in the area. The main entry for the hammock house is at the low point of the roof and the ceiling height and roof slowly rise as you move through the public spaces of the house. A glass window wall and screen porch create a dramatic termination of the roof line as the living spaces open up to a view of the adjacent forest.Hammock-House-Final-Update-Hammock

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!

Enter the George Matsumoto Prize Competition Today!

MatsuHello Architects, Designers and Home Owners! There are only six days left to submit an entry for the annual George Matsumoto Prize — our partners at NC Modernist Houses architectural design awards. We have had several WNC winners in the past few years.

The Matsumoto Prize provides motivating honors and incentives for a new generation of architects; contributes to wider public recognition of Modernism in all its forms (architecture, art, furniture, and fashion); and recognizes the significant economic and aesthetic impact of Modernist design across North Carolina.21 St Charles Pl Asheville NC-small-001-Front-666x445-72dpi

The Matsumoto Prize is the only juried architecture competition in North Carolina that focuses exclusively on Modernist houses, provides financial awards, involves a national jury plus public voting, and connects to a major architectural archive. The Prize meaningfully and powerfully engages the public with the architecture they love and showcases exceptional Modernist architects and designers in North Carolina.

For more information go here. Cheers!

MA2MA | Modern Home Tour

primary-1Modern Atlanta comes to Modern Asheville | Hi Folks! It is coming. Our second annual Modern Atlanta and Modern Asheville sponsored Modern Home tour here in Asheville. This year we will have 7 homes on the tour. unspecifiedThe tour will take place on Saturday, June 4th from 10am to 4pm. Some of the best of WNC contemporary homes will be on display. For more detailed information on the homes and to purchase tour tickets please go HERE or sign up for the EVENTS PAGE to get updates. We can’t wait to see you out there. Cheers!nantahala-terrace

Modern Monday

Introducing East Fork Pottery’s Gas Fired Wares

EW 03East Fork Pottery held their introduction kiln sale this past weekend to debut their hand crafted housewares produced from the new gas fired kiln they recently acquired. The Danish Modern inspired line balances earthiness with cool clean lines evoking a timeless simplicity that transcends fashion for grounded functionality. As with any quality, modern craft the pieces are beautifully rich under the principle of “less is more”. While remaining local they are, at the same time, universal. EW 02

Alex Matisse, founder, and John Vigeland, CFO, are the leaders of the pottery studio supported by apprentices Amanda and Connie. Their studio is several stone throws to the west of Mars Hill nestled in the rustic atmosphere that has inspired generations of local craft folks. You can make appointments for guided tours and to shop directly from their studio. Visit the East Fork Pottery website to find out more and assemble your own shopping list. Cheers!EW 01

What Black Mountain College Taught

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,” on view at the Hammer Museum until May 15, makes the case for the creativity, talent, and ongoing influence of this short-lived educational experiment in North Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 6.28.23 AMCarolina. This article in Forbes by contributer Tom Teicholz gives a nice little overview of our cultural phenomena that was and is Black Mountain College and the current exhibit at UCLA. Take a peek a both. Cheers!

Monday’s Modern | The Piedmont House

Piedmont-Wide-View-ALPHA-fb2a2f50For a bit of modernist inspiration to start your week, enjoy this article courtesy of Carolina Home and Garden magazine on Carlton Architects designed Piedmont House in Polk County. This is one of our favorites here at the Modern Asheville Real Estate office — home of your modern community experts. Today, we’ll step back and let the article speak for itself and get on with business. Have a great week. Cheers!


Asheville Grit at Smokey Park Supper Club

IMG_1159Modern Asheville was invited to Asheville Grit’s One Year Anniversary Party last night at the, not yet opened, Smokey Park Supper Club for us all to get a sneak peak. The shipping container structure tucked in between the train rails and river will be opening soon and will be serving wine, signature cocktails and small plates. No doubt it will be a popular venue this summer. Thank you to the staff at WNC Magazine for hosting the fun event. Cheers!IMG_1153

WNC Design Guide | Launch Event

WNCModern Asheville was represented by Kelly last evening at the opening event for the WNC Design Guide. The event took place at the Cliffs Country Club with artists, designers and patrons attending. The WNC Design Guide aspires to be your source for handcrafted fine craft and art for elegant mountain living in Western North Carolina. Curious to know more? Click here. Cheers to them!WNC Art

SPARC DESIGN | Outside In House

We have been getting to know Lindsey, Thad and Peyton of SPARC DESIGN. I took some time this weekend to look over their portfolio in more depth and enjoyed see this modern home concept.OI-House-SS31

As part of a green home design competition, SPARC designed the Outside In House, a 1600 square foot modern home on a wooded lake lot.  The two-story home provides a compact footprint that minimizes disturbance to the natural setting along the lake. With the small footprint, the challenge to provide enough storage was solved with the design of a storage chord. This design element runs the length and height of the house and features all of the kitchen, office, bedroom, and bathroom storage needs. Coupled with a large open floor plan for entertaining, the exterior walls are filled with windows to achieve a connection to the natural surroundings. For more on SPARC DESIGN click here.


2011 Solar Decathlon

Appalachian State University’s Prize Winner

I came across this video searching for information on ASU’s solar homestead project that they entered into the U.S.Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. The team won the People’s Choice award at the event. The project is a modern day version of a pioneer settler’s home of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy!

Buildapedia’s Video of ASU’s Solar Entry