- Asheville, NC
Originally built as a hotel in 1925, this building was left to ruin in the depression and finally rescued in 1989 by Samsel Architects. Now on the National Historic Registry, 60 Biltmore is home to Asheville’s popular City Bakery, American Folk Art gallery and upstairs the office and studio of Samsel Architects.
Across the street, a former carriage works built in the 1890s created a perfect backdrop for an upscale wine market with its massive stone walls and heavy timber structure with daylighting provided by sawtooth roof monitors. The custom designed wine racks and sales counter, hardwood floors, and dramatic lighting give this gourmet shop a welcoming atmosphere.