Samsel Architects Voted Best in WNC for Fifth Year

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2017 marks the fifth year in a row that Samsel Architects has been voted Western North Carolina’s #1 architect in the Mountain Xpress Best Of Poll! We have been designing in the region since 1985 and we love to incorporate the unique character of Asheville and our mountain landscape into every project. We are appreciative of our clients, collaborators and community and look forward to many more years. Thank you Read more…

Hammock House Takes Home a 2017 Matsumoto Prize

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We are happy to announce that our Hammock House won a 2017 Matsumoto Prize! Thank you to NC Modernists and congratulations to the other winning firms.  The Hammock House sits on a 40-acre farm in Columbus, NC with several spectacular old growth oak trees, an existing barn, pastures and distant views to Tryon Peak. The home is a new interpretation of utilitarian farm structures and brings a distinctly modern element Read more…

Samsel Home Featured on Modern Architecture Tour

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Join Samsel Architects on Saturday, June 3rd for an architectural tour of our project at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. The event is part of the annual MA! Architecture Tour during the Atlanta Design Festival. Our home featured on the tour showcases modern architecture and thoughtful design. We drew inspiration from traditional prairie motifs and updated them for the 21st century. Throughout the residence, there is a strong theme of Read more…

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…

Three Years of Solar Energy

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This spring marks three years since the Samsel Architects studio has been using solar power. In early 2014, a series of solar panels were placed in service on the roofs of 60 and 64 Biltmore Avenue, with four large photovoltaic (PV) arrays cantilevered off the building. The four cantilevered panels are visible from street level and make a powerful statement that our community embraces sustainability and innovation. Our unique solar installation, Read more…