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Real Estate Property Consultation Service

Should I Purchase Raw Land to Develop or a Property with Existing Structures to Renovate and Build New?

Have you been searching for the property of for your dreams? Would you like an architect to help you evaluate potential new home sites or properties you could renovate? Our team has the technical knowledge to reconcile your design ideas with your construction budget goals.

ACM Design offers property consultations for those looking to buy raw land to develop or to buy property with existing structures to build new or renovate. As experienced architects in the Blue Ridge Mountain region, we can evaluate prospective properties and identify design possibilities and potential challenges. We will work with you to understand your hopes and needs for your property.  We will offer our creative vision and design ideas, coupled with our firsthand knowledge of the local building codes, to determine if the property is suitable from a building perspective to realize the home you’re envisioning.  Proceed with your project with confidence and clarity by starting with our property consultations:


Site Consultation ™

Land available for sale in Western North Carolina can be in varying states of readiness for development.  This can span from a completely blank slate without the basics of roads and utilities all the way to lots available in established communities with an infrastructure already put in place. Site Consultations include a visit to the property to assess the existing conditions; evaluation of the property and various development options; and preparation of a detailed report.  If you are considering more than one option for purchase, we can also compare lots and land to help you determine which property would better suit your needs.  Raw land property consultations can include review of land your are considering to purchase or which you have already purchased.

If you have already purchased the land you wish to develop, our Clarity Consultation ™ (CC) is the perfect next step in the development of a design plan with reasonable construction budget ranges.  The CC will help you establish the project program (e.g. rooms, room sizes, and overall square footage) based upon client input and the answers to our proprietary New Home Questionnaire.  The CC can then be used to inform a detailed and thorough project proposal for our new home construction service.

If you wish to learn more about Site Consultations, please contact us to discuss.


Opportunities Consultation ™

Perhaps you’ve found the perfect location for your dream home, but the existing structures on the property don’t meet your needs.  Are the homes I’m considering purchasing worth renovating?  The Opportunities Consultation will help you evaluate if the property can be modified with renovations and perhaps additions to accomplish your goals and optimize value for your project. We’ll visit the property to assess existing site information and building conditions.  You’ll then have access to our proprietary Home Renovation Questionnaire to gain insights into scope definition.  Various design options that could reasonably address renovation needs for the family and the home will be provided in a detailed, written analysis.  A direct follow-up meeting to discuss options and finalize a project direction concludes the Opportunities Consultation.

If you’re considering more than one home for purchase or you wish to know how your current home may compare with any of the above options–we can do that too.  We are here to help.

The Opportunities Consultation is the perfect first step in our home renovation design services. Are you considering renovating an historic home in the Asheville area? The Opportunities Consultation can help you understand the tailored needs of a restoration project and understand the scope of engaging ACM Design for our historic home renovation design services.

If you wish to learn more about Site Consultations, please contact us to discuss.

If you are struggling to find a direction on your property purchase, consider investing in a Property Consultation from ACM Design Architecture & Interiors. Our extensive experience in both custom home design, interior design, and renovation enables us to envision the possibilities inside the shell of any structure or on an empty lot. By investing in a Property Consultation upfront, ACM Design can help you determine which property will be best suited to your needs. A property evaluation is not a prerequisite for you to work with ACM Design.  However, we do feel strongly that it is the best kick start to our approach to home design for developing an exquisite home design plan perfectly suited to you.

Considerations for Build-ability on a Mountainside Lot

You’ve decided you want to live in the mountains, but how do you find the perfect property?  There are many crucial considerations that come with building a home in the mountains — from the basics of access and utilities to the fundamentals of building on a slope to the feasibility of putting your dream home on the available land in proximity to shopping and medical facilities.

Real Estate agents have a tremendous amount of experience with our local market, but if you are considering building a new mountain home or dramatically renovating or adding to an existing home, enlist the expertise of an architect to help you evaluate prospective properties before you buy. In addition to our property evaluation services, we’ve compiled several downloadable brochures that share insights about designing and building homes in a mountain setting. Click here to set up a consultation.

Portfolio of New Construction Homes & Renovations

How Do I Get Started On A Home Renovation Project?

Whether you are accommodating a growing family, addressing physical needs, or simply updating your abode, the professionals at ACM Design can help you improve the way your current home looks, feels, and works by imagining what could be instead of being limited to what exists. From the overall concept to the smallest detail, our professionals will guide you, offering creative design solutions and cost effective construction options to make the most of your home renovations.

Low Committment Consultation with an Architect for Home Renovation

Typically, an architect or design studio will do a brief call with the client possibly followed by a limited client meet-and-greet at the firm’s offices before asking for your commitment. At ACM Design, we understand and appreciate that your home design project requires an investment of time, budget, and energy, which is why we developed our Clarity Consultation ™ (CC) for Renovations with your best interest in mind. The CC includes access to our proprietary online Renovation/Addition Questionnaire so clients can share their needs, goals and ideas for the home they want to renovate, as well as an on-site visit to assess existing conditions of the home to be modified. By making a comparatively small investment in the CC, you gain an understanding of the design intricacies and possibilities of your home renovation project and the ability to confirm the right balance between design and budget, prior to committing to the entire project. The results of the CC are yours to keep. Contact us to discuss our low-commitment Clarity Consultation for Renovations and Additions.