Our clients had recently purchased 10 acres of rolling horse pasture and forested land south of Blowing Rock with the vision of building a homestead for their young and growing family. The first design task was to develop a master plan that considers the characteristics of the land and the various functions our client needed. A house, horse barn, garage and most importantly, lots of grazing pasture was needed. We placed the house on a knoll at the edge of the pasture which allowed for close proximity to the horse barn, preserved most of the property for grazing and minimize

Samsel Architects is proud to announce that our Fontana Lake Residence has been chosen as a finalist for Fine Homebuilding 2016 Houses Readers' Choice Award! Voting is open now until February 26 at midnight. Votes are limited to one a day per person but you can vote every day until the contest ends. If our project wins, it will be featured in a two-page spread in Fine Homebuilding Houses issue later this year. Please take some time to vote for us by clicking here!