Archives by Month: May, 2017

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┬ásolar 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…

Historic Renovation in Chapel Hill

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Above: Animation of Chapel Hill Renovation before and after. This 1930s house in Chapel Hill had always been a perfect fit for the homeowners and their child. As the teenage years started to approach however, it was time for a housing shift. Initially, building a new house was considered and our clients purchased a parcel of rural land to pursue that dream. Upon further reflection though, the family decided to Read more…