Thirty Years at 60 Biltmore Avenue

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2017 marks 30 years that Samsel Architects has been in our upper level studio at 60 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. Although the company was founded in 1985, it wasn’t until 1987 that the business officially moved in the studio overlooking Biltmore. When our firm’s founding principal, Jim Samsel, and his real estate partner, Barry Olen, decided to rehabilitate 60 Biltmore, the long-abandoned building was severely dilapidated. Windows were broken Read more…

Creating Sustainability Through Giving Back

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With the holidays fast approaching, and all of our inboxes flooded with holiday shopping emails, it’s important to take a step back and remember that this season is about gratitude and paying it forward. Here at Samsel Architects, we have created a culture of giving that is built in to the values of our company. Service to our community is at the core of who we are. We practice giving Read more…

Modern Farmhouse in Mill Spring

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This light-filled modern farmhouse in Mill Spring, North Carolina serves as a relaxing refuge for its owners. The home is tucked in the countryside on a horse farm with rolling pastures and beautiful mountain landscape. Our clients wanted a home that would be cozy for them and their dogs but could also maintain a comfortable feel when hosting extended family and friends. Our clients chose the Polk County property for Read more…

Lakeside Cabin Featured in Carolina Home + Garden

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The current edition of Carolina Home + Garden features one of our newest projects at Lake James. A young family recently came to us with a vision for a simple, yet elegant cabin in the woods. The property they chose is deep in the woods and boasts lake views and a wooded setting. The two key goals expressed by the owners for their home were adaptability and expandability. They wanted Read more…

COHAB coming to life in High Point

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Samsel Architects has been hard at work creating a concept for a new creativity hub in High Point, NC called COHAB. COHAB will be a new co-working and co-living space inside a renovated hosiery mill complex. It’s purpose is to bring together individuals from our region and around the globe to create new ideas and a reinvigorated product manufacturing industry for High Point. There are also plans for a community Read more…