Berghaus: Bringing German Roots to the Mountains

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The Berghaus brings German roots to the mountains of North Carolina. The home is located along a winding mountain road with a gently sloping woodland meadow at the top of a knoll. This meadow is a rare feature for the mountains and became the primary element that the design responded to. Our German-born client sought a minimal and durable mountain home that was a clear expression of its structure and Read more…

Modern Office Renovation for ENO

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Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), an Asheville-based outdoor company, challenged our studio to take a dingy office building from the 80s and transform the space into a day-lit, modern office. The space needed to enhance creativity, collaboration and productivity while also conveying a strong connection to the outdoors. Stripping the building down to its bones allowed us to give ENO the office they were envisioning – a functional and beautiful space Read more…

A Touch of Pacific Northwest in the Mountains

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This residence in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove uses simple forms and natural materials to create a comfortable hideaway in the mountains. Inspired by homes of the Pacific Northwest, we designed a very horizontal house with a low-profile roof so it would blend in with its surroundings. The site presented us with some challenges. The lot was very small with a very steep slope and a difficult driveway. We had Read more…

Samsel Architects Best of WNC for seventh year

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For the seventh year in a row, Samsel Architects has been voted Western North Carolina‚Äôs #1 architect in the MountainX Best Of Poll! We appreciate the support from our community we’ve had for the past 34 years and hope to continue serving WNC for another 34 years (and more). Thank you, Asheville and Mountain Xpress!

Wilkesboro Downtown Rejuvenation Project Update

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We have been assisting the Town of Wilkesboro with their downtown rejuvenation for the past couple years. The latest phase involves a creative renovation solution to save a historic rock building in the heart of downtown.