New Roots for North Asheville Residence

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The Twin Oaks Residence is located in a quiet North Asheville neighborhood and is named after two towering oaks that stand at the southern end of the lawn. The trees have long been a part of the landscape and we knew we had to design the home in deference to the oaks. The home, although new in construction, speaks to the past and tells the story of the property it Read more…

Draft Master Plan for Karen Cragnolin Park Revealed

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Samsel Architects spent our summer working on plans for RiverLink’s Karen Cragnolin Park, and last week, we were happy to be able to present the Draft Master Plan to the public during guided tours of the property. We have been working alongside a great design team led by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects along with local firms, Equinox Environmental and Anchor QEA. The park is named after Karen Cragnolin, founder Read more…

4th Annual Climate Symposium this Week

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The 4th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium is happening this week at The Collider. This year’s conference theme is “Deep Retrofit” – renovation of existing buildings to promote sustainable design. The two-day event begins on Thursday evening with a lecture that is free and open to the community. Friday’s conference is geared toward design and construction professionals. Six credit hours of professional development will be offered for Friday’s conference and Read more…

A Modern House for Artists in Marshall

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One of our newest projects is a simple, modern home located in Marshall, NC. Soon after our clients bought property in rural Madison County, they approached us to help them develop a master plan for the 12+ acres. Their vision was to create a simple home for themselves and rental cabins for artists and visitors. Our process began by studying the character of the land and developing a plan, which Read more…

The Bridge Home at Lake James

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The Bridge Home is a rustic lake house located at Lake James in Nebo, North Carolina. We have been working on plans for The Bridge Home for the past year and were excited to see it break ground earlier this summer. Our clients came to us with a desire for a home that was functional, comfortable and one that has a strong connection to the outdoors and lake surrounding. The Read more…