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.
Samsel Architects was founded by Jim Samsel, AIA in 1985. Our staff includes four registered architects, including LEED Accredited Professionals with LEED certification experience.
We are committed to incorporating environmentally sensitive and sustainable design principles throughout our work and believe in creating buildings that are timeless in design and durable in construction.
Each of our projects, whether set in the heart of an urban center or a rugged, rural landscape, reflects the special character of its setting. Our artistic vision, technical skill and attention to detail have been the foundation of our firm for 30 years.
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.
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.
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.
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 on five acres of steep mountain land with great views looking down the Beaverdam Valley. The house is on a south-facing slope that allowed the owners to build the energy […]