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New Custom Homes

Designing a New Home with ACM Design

At ACM Design, we believe a house is more than bricks and mortar. A house becomes a home when it is the place where our energy is restored, our spirits are replenished, and relationships with family and friends flourish.

What’s Involved With Creating A Custom Home?

The process of designing your custom dream home should be a fulfilling and enriching experience.  We work with you to discover your family’s specific needs and to hone your vision for the custom home of your dreams. We guide you through the process of space planning and room volumes.  We consider factors such as how to maximize your views and incorporate unique topographical details that directly connect you to the outdoors.  We advise on key elements like quality fit and finishes.  All of this with the goal of creating a one-of-a-kind luxury dream home.

Developing your custom home is an opportunity to design each space to your specific needs. Every family is different, so the needs of each of our clients vary by project. We offer three tiers of service level packages for you to choose from.  Each follows the ACM Design personalized design approach process and will result in a beautiful, bespoke home.  All three tiers of our architectural design services Include:

  • Home siting & preliminary site plan
  • Home design & floor plans
  • Building elevations with exterior materials
  • Building sections & details
  • Window & door schedules
  • Electrical & lighting plans

The differences lie in the level of engagement and we encourage clients to make their selection based on the level of assistance they would like to receive.  Tailor our services to cover every inch of your project, from garden to hearth, and include additional services such as Interior Design for a truly custom home perfectly suite for you and your family.

Premium Service Package

Who is this package for?

The Premium Services Package offers our highest level of assistance replete with personalized details incorporated into every aspect of your new home design — from architectural design to architectural interiors to outdoor living design. With this white glove service level where we take care of every detail.  This tier of service is particularly well-suited for clients who are seeking a concierge experience.  This service level often appeals to those relocating to Western North Carolina who want to rely on an experienced, Asheville-based architect and interior design team who can be readily on-site.

What’s involved?

The Premium Services Package offers full-service architectural design for your new custom mountain home. We guide you in carefully considering design options and material selections for the exterior of your home as well as the architectural interiors — including cabinetry, millwork, flooring, tile, slab materials, plumbing fixtures and appliances. In addition to the worry-free development of your new home design, knowing that every detail has been considered, the value of this comprehensive package centers on managing the construction budget.  When every component of the project has been considered during the design phase and drawn and specified in the construction documentation phase, the construction budget can be confirmed before the first shovel strikes the soil.

Classic Services Package

Who is this package for?

The Classic Services Package is for clients who want a high-quality home design, but only want assistance with a few key rooms for architectural interior design. For some clients this means the kitchen and main living room, while others may prioritize the private living quarters like the master suite and bathrooms; that decision is completely up to you.

What’s involved?

With the Classic Services Package, the ACM Design team creates a custom home that addresses your needs and wishes. The main difference between this and the Premium Services Package is that the Classic Services Package focuses on the architectural interiors of the two most important rooms to you. The Classic Services Package can be upgraded to include additional rooms on an a la carte basis. If construction budget management is a priority for you, or you wish to have all of the details for all rooms in your house accounted for, we suggest you consider the Premium Services Package.

Core Services Package

Who is this package for?

The Core Services Package is for clients who are looking for a limited engagement with an architect to the design their custom home. This package is basic, but thorough, and will provide adequate direction for your builder to obtain a building permit with which to construct your mountain home.  With our Core Services Package, ACM Design will carefully craft your dream home, while you manage the builder relationships, interiors, and outdoor living design.

What’s involved?

The ACM Design team will work with you to prepare an architectural design for a home that addresses your needs; the details of the interior of the home will be left to the homeowner or builder.  This package does not include architectural interiors, interior design, or outdoor living design but can be upgraded upon request.

Get Started with a Low Commitment Consultation

ACM Design Architecture & Interiors, offers our Clarity Consultation ™ (CC) for clients interested in the design and development of a new custom home. This low-commitment design consultation is a great way to get started especially if you are unsure of the direction you would like to take for your project. The Clarity Consultation includes access to our proprietary New Home Questionnaire.  This detailed questionnaire helps clients to discover and then share their needs, goals, and ideas for the home they want to design and build.  Based upon client input and site topography, ACM Design then prepares a Scope Identifier™ for your project.  This establishes the project program — e.g. rooms, room sizes, and overall square footage— as well as projected construction budget ranges with realistic cost assumptions. We’ll wrap up the CC with a meeting to review this information and refine the scope and project direction so that you will have actionable steps to move your project forward.  The results of the CC are yours to keep and you are not obligated to commit to the design project.

When you’re ready to proceed, the CC can be used to create a Project Proposal based on the service package levels you choose— e.g. Core, Classic, or Premium. The small investment for the CC pays design dividends because understanding the intricacies and possibilities up front will help you to make confident decisions about your new home construction project.  Contact us today to discuss our low-commitment Clarity Consultation for New Homes.

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