Distinctive Mid Century Asheville Homes, Mid Century Home Renovation

Form and Function- Jimmy’s Renovation Part One

Mid century modern appeal and an incredible setting in Biltmore Forest describe the property I recently had the pleasure of helping my friend, Jimmy Olson, purchase.

The homes exterior is stunning and while the interior had some mid century modern elements, a 1990’s renovation left it needing some updates. Jimmy, equipped with plenty of renovation experience, and an appreciation for mid century modern design has launched into a major renovation of this gem. See some before and after photos of what’s happened so far.

Bringing the outside in is a hallmark of the mid century modern era so it’s surprising there weren’t more windows in the original design to showcase the beautiful surroundings. This has been rectified by adding additional windows in the living room (see before and after above and below) and primary suite.

Jimmy says “it’s wonderful to see those sunken living room views opened up.”

Two casement windows have also been added to the primary suite.

Glass-panel french doors in the primary bedroom provide light and access to the back yard.

Dramatic charcoal exterior and a new garage door with a vertical windows make a visual impact!

Wow! A grand mahogany entrance door with sidelights has replaced the original double front doors

The fireplace has been refreshed with tile and a nook created for a flat screen TV surrounded by floating shelves

Stay tuned for more soon!

Looking to buy or sell a mid century modern home in the greater Asheville area? I’d love to help. Give me a call at 828-545-2712 or email me at carol@mymosaicrealty.com

3 thoughts on “Form and Function- Jimmy’s Renovation Part One

  1. jimmydolsongmailcom

    I was lucky enough to find and purchase a MCM gem in mostly original condition in the middle of Biltmore Forest, with the very capable assistance of my friend and realtor, Carol Marin, with Mosaic Realty in Asheville. I immediately fell in love with the neighborhood and all of its amenities. This isn’t the first time I have lived in the middle of a forest, but it’s certainly the most beautiful neighborhood I’ve had the good fortune in which to reside. Besides the home and its many intriguing spaces and appearance, I fell in love with the garden that the former owners, the Iveys, had created. It’s a woodland garden with both perennials, flowering and herbaceous, as well as shrubbery of all types and specimen plants, including dwarf false cypress, Bloodgood Japanese maple, among many others.
    I look forward to the continued opening up of the interior to the outside, through new floor to ceiling windows and french doors. I plan on revitalizing the somewhat overgrown garden in the spring. Looking forward to a post-COVID time to really get to know some of the amazing neighbors I’ve met on my daily power walks around the neighborhood. I really consider myself blessed to live in such an amazing spot!

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