Altura Architects

The Lookout Retreat / Altura Architects

The Lookout Retreat is a 3700 square foot modern home nestled in the Montreat valley. The main level allows the owners to feel hidden among the trees as they view the mountain tops. The Lookout can comfortably accommodate two or twelve.

Meadow Creek Farm / Altura Architects

Meadow Creek Farm is a quiet retreat in Southwest Virginia. Transitioning away from busy city life and into a new phase, the farm is a place where the owners can pursue their passion of raising Rocky Mountain horses.

Cliffside House / Altura Architects

The Cliffside House has amazing mountain views, however, a rock slide occurred after our clients purchased the property.

Spruce Ridge Cabin by Altura Architects

The Spruce Ridge Cabin provides a comfortable retreat that also supports a lifestyle and daily experiences that foster a meaningful relationship to the surrounding land.

Center for Craft – A Hub for Creative Collaboration in Asheville

The National Craft Innovation Hub was created with the intention of providing office, event, and gallery space for creative collaboration among artists, researchers, curators and other members of the community.

Bull Creek Residence by Samsel Architects

Recently retired, the owners of this modern mountain home overlooking Bull Creek, outside of Asheville, wanted a home that would offer refuge from their working lives – somewhere quiet, minimalistic and connected with nature.

Downtown Asheville Apartment by Samsel Architects

This downtown apartment is a modern renovation in a historic Asheville building from 1905. Our design delivers a welcoming new home for the client, as well as for his extensive art collection.

Fontana Lake House / Samsel Architects

The Fontana Lake House is a private lake home located in Swain County. The LEED Gold home is designed to integrate harmoniously with the surrounding Appalachian mountain setting. The understated exterior and the thoughtfully chosen palette blend into the topography of the wooded hillside.

Walnut Cove Residence by Samsel Architects

Throughout the residence, there is a strong theme of horizontal lines integrated with a natural, woodsy palette and a gallery-like aesthetic on the inside. The Walnut Cove Residence combines the clean lines and simplicity of modern design with the warmth and functionality of a cozy home.

Mill Spring Relaxing Retreat in North Carolina / Samsel Architects

This light-filled modern farmhouse in Mill Spring, North Carolina serves as a relaxing retreat for its owners. The home is tucked in the countryside on a horse farm with rolling pastures and beautiful mountain landscape.

Modern Passive Solar Residence: Craven Gap by Samsel Architects

Samsel Architects have recently completed this modern passive solar residence located in Asheville, North Carolina. Description by Samsel Architects: This modern passive solar residence sits...