Samsel Architects Take On Swannanoa Residence
Located on a wooded lot with views to Craggy Mountain, this two-story modern mountain home serves as a comfortable and practical retreat for its residents. The owners came to our firm to help them create a quiet home where they could feel connected to nature. The main level is a bright and airy space that uses a minimal palette and generous windows. The lower level is a utilitarian space that serves as a screen-printing and woodworking studio.
The home’s form is simple and geometric with a dark color palette. The low-profile and flat roof help it blend into its surroundings. The contour of the home splits at an angle with the main living spaces on one side and the garage and owner’s suite on the other. The covered front porch offers refuge in the summer from the sun, while southern-facing screened porch with fireplace allows for year-round enjoyment of the outdoors.