Upper Grassy Branch, Asheville NC

posted June 11th, 2015

Work has begun in earnest on the renovation and additions to the modest home at Upper Grassy Branch.  The home sits on a large quiet clearing that backs up to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The original home built in 1942 is simple, yet modern, and reminiscent of Corbusier’s tiny French villas of the early 20’s.  They share similar flat roofs, white stucco and boxy forms.  The homeowner wanted to expand the 2 story, 30 x 24 footprint to accommodate their family of 4, while respecting the simplicity of the original structure.  The new additions will introduce natural stained, cedar channel siding on the exterior, and a standing seam metal roof that both imparts a bit of their Scandinavian heritage, while allowing it to have its own identity.

Upper Grassy Branch Residence, 2015 (start of demo)

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Maison dite Vrinat, 1924 Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret

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