Do you spend a lot on your energy bill every month? Have you ever considered offsetting your bill with solar power or energy efficiency? A new local program, Clean Energy for WNC (CE4WNC), makes it cheaper and easier than ever before for individuals in Asheville and Western NC to adopt solar power and energy efficiency in their home or business. CE4WNC used a group-purchasing model to negotiate a deep price discount on solar technologies and has organized energy audits for participants who enroll before October 1, 2015. The contractors providing these services were selected through a competitive bidding process of nearly

Perched above the Dan River Gorge near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, Samsel Architects’ project for Primland Resort is nearing completion. We designed four new structures for Primland, aptly named the Pinnacle Cottages in reference to the nearby Pinnacles of Dan. All four structures house four guest suites that each offer spectacular views of the Gorge and the Pinnacles below. Eight of the sixteen suites contain living areas with fireplaces and kitchenettes, and a large covered porch in addition to a private bedroom and bathroom. The remaining eight smaller suites are configured as conventional hotel suites, with a private bedroom,

Today is the last day to vote for our project "Old Fort Cabin" in Fine Homebuilding Magazine's 2015 Readers' Choice Award. Voting ends tonight, March 9, at midnight. Currently, we are in second place, so please take some time to visit the site and vote for us! {VOTING HAS ENDED} This home, located outside of Asheville, was completed last spring. It serves as a simple retreat for our clients who are passionate about fly-fishing. When they found a property with a designated trout stream, it was a natural fit. We developed a design that allows them to experience both views and