ACM Design is a full service boutique architectural design and interior design firm based in Asheville, North Carolina. From garden to hearth, our award-winning team of architects and interior designers guides you in the creation of your ultimate retreat — your mountain dream home. Whether you are building a new custom home or renovating your current residence, we offer a full suite of services that can be tailored to suit your needs. Our team is passionate about uncovering the details you never knew you always wanted and incorporating them into a design that is as beautiful as it is functional. Led by Principal Amy Conner-Murphy, our firm serves the mountain communities throughout Asheville and Western North Carolina, as well as Upstate South Carolina, and the Mountain areas of East Tennessee. Our connection with these communities and familiarity with the terrain makes us uniquely qualified to design the mountain home of your dreams.
Our Architectural Design Services focus on high-end custom residential projects including new construction and home remodels and renovations, and renovations of historic homes. Whether your style is European romantic, mountain modern, rustic, industrial, traditional, or craftsman, our mountain home architects will help realize your vision.
Our philosophy is simple — your home is a reflection of your best self. With that in mind, our interior design service focuses on creating stylish, thoughtfully planned interiors that will beautify and enhance everyday living for you and your family.
Our outdoor living designs are an extension of your home that will expand your living space, elevate your entertaining and enrich your relaxation. Whether you are looking for experience-based spaces — like outdoor cooking and entertainment stations, yoga studios, meditation spaces, or reading nooks — or more traditional outdoor areas — like sport courts, swimming pools and spas, or firepits — we will work with you to create your own personal oasis.
We invite you to explore our portfolio of custom home architecture, whole house renovations, interior design, and outdoor living spaces including new luxury mountain homes, mountain lake houses, and mountain estate homes. As a full service architectural firm, we are well-versed in the design standards for aging in place and accessibility and all of our projects incorporate sustainable design and building practices.
Our firm serves the premier communities throughout Asheville and Western North Carolina such as the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, The Ramble of Biltmore Forest, Biltmore Forest, Biltmore Park, Biltmore Lake, Grove Park, the Settings of Black Mountain, Creston, Lake Lure, and more. Browse our Portfolio for more ideas on how we can help you make your dream home a reality!
The ACM Design team is comprised of knowledgeable, highly skilled home architects and interior designers who are both experienced in and passionate about creating exceptional custom homes in mountain settings. Our award-winning team has been designing dream homes that exceed our clients’ expectations for decades. We dedicate ourselves to being good listeners, logical thinkers, and caring, collaborative professionals. We commit to discovering your particular wants and needs and then task ourselves with making your home a true reflection of how you live. From our Asheville studio we serve the premier mountain communities tailoring our services to meet your every need for custom residential architecture, interior design, renovation, and outdoor living design.
At ACM Design, we take a holistic approach to architecture. From how the siding on your exterior relates to its surroundings to the design of the floor plan and how it functions for the family, we create homes that respond to their environment and feel a part of the terrain. Whether you are selecting stone, timbers, or tile patterns, we engage you in the process and encourage you to consider how each of those elements will function and play into the overall conceptualization of your home. Our clients are central to our process. We focus on understanding the nuances of your daily routine and how you’re going to move through the house, as well as how you want to feel when you are there. Every question we ask contributes to creating a sense of place and a design that says, this is safe, this is my respite, this is home.
Throughout the process, we are your advocates. From the overall concept to the smallest detail, we consider the various components of the design, as well as the implications of each decision, so that you can move forward with confidence and excitement about your choices. Each of our projects embodies the work and efforts of many different design and construction professionals — all of whom are excellent at what they do — and our role is to ensure schedules stay on track, work is performed to specification, and the unique character of your custom home shines through.
Articles, Press, Design Ideas, and Inspiration from the Asheville Architects at ACM Design
‘Tis the Season for Gratitude With our gratitude and appreciation, thank you to our clients, colleagues, vendors, family, and friends for making 2022 such an exciting and prosperous year for ACM Design. It has been...Read More
A Personal Reflection on the Gifts We Give Although not often emphasized, design is actually about the human experience. A large part of my human experience has been my role as a mother to two wonderful daughters. As a y...Read More
We’re back from visiting the High Point Market this fall. It was a busy time going from booth to booth, both exploring new vendors and visiting with our favorites. Valerie and I visited over 24 showrooms in just tw...Read More
When you think about what makes a person interesting, it often comes down to the unique experiences they have had that have brought substance and meaning to their life. In a similar way, your home environment can be the ...Read More
If you’ve ever driven the Blue Ridge Parkway and dreamt of living in the Smoky Mountains or the Southern Appalachians, we’ve compiled a series of complimentary guides rich with information about designing a mountain home. Informed by our decades of experience as mountain home architects, we share expert advice about topics like building on steep slopes, terrain-specific building costs, and materials suited for withstanding the mountain weather. Our passion for creating personalized and heartfelt homes is apparent in all we do and it is our pleasure to share our expertise with you in these free and informative guides.