Category: Architectural Renderings

A Town Mountain Modern Home

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One of the newest projects we have been working on is a modern home high above Asheville at Town Mountain Preserve. We have been working with our clients to design the home they have been dreaming of – one that affords plenty of functional spaces and a strong connection to the outdoors in less than 3,000 square feet. Our goal is to create a simple and understated structure that gracefully Read more…

Samsel Architects Works with Wilkesboro on Downtown Rejuvenation

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Samsel Architects has teamed up with the town of Wilkesboro to help them forge a new downtown experience. Wilkesboro is in the beginning stages of a downtown rejuvenation with the purpose of restoring vitality to their historic town. The first phase of the rejuvenation includes plans for three major components: A revamped open air market A versatile lawn in front of the Wilkesboro Heritage Museum A new, permanent outdoor stage Read more…

Samsel Architects Develops Mountain Modern Concept House

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Samsel Architects is developing a concept house for Ventana, a local neighborhood focused on sustainable living. This contemporary design will set the precedent for modern, sustainable homes within Ventana. The intent of our design is to engage with the natural landscape that surrounds the house, while minimizing impact on the existing forested ridge. A narrow footprint works with the mountain topography and limits construction costs of excavation and retaining walls Read more…

Pinnacle Cottages at Virginia Resort due to open soon

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Perched above the Dan River Gorge near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, Samsel Architects’ project for Primland Resort is nearing completion. We designed four new structures for Primland, aptly named the Pinnacle Cottages in reference to the nearby Pinnacles of Dan. All four structures house four guest suites that each offer spectacular views of the Gorge and the Pinnacles below. Eight of the sixteen suites contain living areas with Read more…

Choosing a Palette for Mountain Modern Farmhouse

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Plans for a new mountain modern farmhouse in Polk County are taking shape and our focus has now shifted to refining the interior palette. The design concept for this house is to create a simple, warm and bright atmosphere through the use of colors and materials. On the main level, there are four central living spaces that are all open to each other, so we developed a neutral palette of Read more…

Asheville Deep Green House Update

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Work continues on our 2,000 square foot deep green house in Webb Cove area of Asheville. We are helping our client visualize the exterior palette and color selections by using photography from their actual land and our 3d CAD modeling and photo editing software. We can manipulate materials and colors of the house to show our clients various palette schemes and develop a final concept. The owners were interested in Read more…

Latest Green Building Design in Asheville

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This 2,000 square foot house in Webb Cove is our latest “deep green” project. Our client’s goal is to be as close to a net zero home as possible, but without breaking their modest budget. Prioritizing energy efficiency strategies that provide the best return on investment is key to helping them reach their goal. The house design includes passive solar heating, high efficiency envelope, a 5kW PV roof system, and Read more…

Architectural Renderings

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Two recently completed architectural renderings. We provided architectural design concepts, the aerial rendering and site plan rendering for our client to help them market their South Asheville property.