Our Fontana Lake House was featured on the Houzz.com home page. It was picked as the Room of the Day, an editorial series that profiles well-designed rooms. This project was chosen for its thoughtful design and connection to the outdoors. The open floor plan and deliberate arrangement of this space creates a tranquil atmosphere for the family. “This room is strictly intended for relaxing and observing the lake. While other rooms in the house are for TV watching or entertainment, this room, perched above the lake, is about reflection and enjoyment of the serene setting.” To read the rest of the

Samsel Architects' recently completed project, The Pinnacle Cottages at Primland, is part of Primland's strong portfolio of hospitality offerings and contributed to the resort being named Best Designed in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Our cottages are the newest accommodation on the Primland property, occupied by patrons since early June of this year. The Pinnacle Cottages at Primland have a dark and woodsy palette with stained wany-edged white pine siding and heavy timber accents to complement the natural setting within this 12,000-acre resort. The cottages are accessory to the Main Lodge, which consists of 26 guest rooms, 2 restaurants

In this week’s edition of the Mountain Xpress, Samsel Architect’s Duncan McPherson was interviewed for a feature on the thriving green building movement in North Carolina. North Carolina is a leader in renewable energy, thanks in part to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard that was passed in 2007. Even through the economic slump in 2008, green built homes were flourishing and retaining value. Now, as the housing market has recovered, green building has exploded. The Western North Carolina Green Building Council, which was established in 2001, has just celebrated the 1,000th green built certified home and the