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Two Samsel Projects Receive Awards from AIA Asheville

Prairie AIA Asheville Merit Award
We are excited that two Samsel homes received awards from AIA Asheville during their annual Design Awards ceremony. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove won a 2017 Merit Award and the Craven Gap Residence received a 2017 Residential Citation. Thank you to the 2017 jury members and AIA Asheville for the recognition. Congratulations to all the other winners – there is a lot of talent in our area!

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
We drew inspiration from traditional prairie motifs and updated them for this modern home in the mountains. 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.

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Craven AIA Asheville Residential Citation

Craven Gap Residence
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 efficient, passive solar house they had been dreaming of. Our clients were looking for decidedly modern architecture with a low maintenance exterior and a clean-lined and comfortable interior. We developed a light and neutral interior palette that provides a simple backdrop to highlight an extensive family art collection and eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture.

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