Samsel Architects: Bringing German Roots to the Mountains


Samsel Architects was approached by a client wanting a minimal and durable mountain home. Ok, easy enough. What they designed was a long-term home their children could grow up in. See how Samsel designed this beautiful home that’s connected to the land.

From Samsel Architects:

The Berghaus brings German roots to the mountains of North Carolina. The home is located along a winding mountain road with a gently sloping woodland meadow at the top of a knoll. This meadow is a rare feature for the mountains and became the primary element that the design responded to. Our German-born client sought a minimal and durable mountain home that was a clear expression of its structure and function and without ornamentation. Their active family of five was looking to design a long-term home for their children to grow up in. The design solution engages the land and keeps them all connected to each other and the outdoors.