Architecture You Love
A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture


Enjoy browsing, but unless otherwise noted, these houses are private property and closed to the public -- so don't go tromping around uninvited.


David Way grew up in Atlanta and Charlotte. He has been tinkering with home design since high school where he constantly read architecture magazines and interned with Allison Pell. Following that internship he earned a two-year degree in construction in Michigan before working again for Pell. He is principal of Roost LLC, a design/build firm in Mars Hill NC.

2007 - The Andrew and Shana Kayton House, aka the Echo Lake House, 105 Echo Lake Drive, Fairview NC. Way designed and oversaw construction. Sold in 2012 to David Raymond. Video. A two-story studio building designed and built by Philip Buchanan was added, bottom photo.

2010 - aka the Peregrine 1 House, 115 Westover Drive, Asheville NC.  Sold in 2013 to Lou Ann Crume and Herman Navarro.

2012 - aka the Peregrine 3 House, 5 Colonial, Asheville NC.

2013 - The Dave and Suzanne Donovan Renovation, 496 Brush Creek Road, Fairview NC. Designed and built by Way. Original ranch house (bottom photo) was built in 1967. Photos by Troy Winterrowd.


2013 - The Chris Barlas House, aka Peregrine 4, 767 Caribou, Asheville NC.

2014 - The Donald and Joy Erbes House, aka Peregrine 5, 21 St. Charles Street, Asheville NC. Bottom photo by Carol Miller.

2015 - The Jeff Crawford Remodel, 42 Mountainbrook, Asheville NC. Photos by Olivia Marone. Original house was 1967.

2015 - The UNCA Modern House, aka Wigmore, 35 Laurel, Asheville NC.  Used for student housing.

2015 - 35 Jefferson, Asheville NC.

2015 - The Container House, portable, Asheville NC.  Built. Demonstration that you can have a really nice small house inside a cargo container.

Sources include: David Way, Troy Winterrowd.