The Twin Oaks Residence is located in a quiet North Asheville neighborhood and is named after two towering oaks that stand at the southern end of the lawn. The trees have long been a part of the landscape and we knew we had to design the home in deference to the oaks. The home, although new in construction, speaks to the past and tells the story of the property it sits on. We wanted the house to fit the character of the surrounding area, so the exterior massing is an interpreted shingle style home, which is historically prevalent in North Asheville’s

Samsel Architects spent our summer working on plans for RiverLink’s Karen Cragnolin Park, and last week, we were happy to be able to present the Draft Master Plan to the public during guided tours of the property. We have been working alongside a great design team led by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects along with local firms, Equinox Environmental and Anchor QEA. The "field day" was an opportunity for us to engage with the public and to celebrate this long-awaited project. The property has been hidden behind a fence since 2006, so opening up the gates to our community was an