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Asheville Architect, Amy Conner-Murphy of ACM Design on HomePortfolio.com

ACM Design's Principal architect and founder Amy Conner-Murphy has been selected for inclusion in the online database of expert designers and architects at HomePortfolio.com.  As a "virtual showroom of home designs, pictures and products," HomePortfolio chooses top notch designers to showcase their work online as a resource for over 100,000 subscribers. Be sure to check out Amy Conner-Murphy's design biography and...

ACM Design Featured on NC Design Online Blog

Amy Conner-Murphy, Principal Architect of Asheville based ACM Design, speaks with NC Design Online about "Teamwork. " Here at ACM Design, our design philosophy encompasses a collaborative vision from the homeowner, our firm and other trusted professionals in the residential home industry. Amy Conner-Murphy elaborates greatly on teamwork and the success of a project; “Bridging the different perspectives of the client,...

Asheville Habitat for Humanity

Asheville Habitat for Humanity: Women Build House

Each year, the Asheville chapter of Habitat for Humanity participates in the national Women Build program, a program designed with a collaborative mission, “to empower women to take action against substandard housing conditions”. Women from all over Asheville and Western North Carolina come together throughout March and June in a cooperative and supportive environment with one goal, to build a...

Should I Build New or Renovate An Existing Home?

Homeowners often ask whether they should build a new home or renovate their existing home when their living circumstances change. From growing families to health issues to aging in place, there are many situations that can affect the how a homeowner needs to utilize their home. By identifying your current needs and comparing them with how your needs might evolve...

Innovative Bathroom Design

Quite often it’s the unseen elements that aid in creating a space of relation and rejuvenation in bathroom design. It’s been estimated that if you live to be 75, you will spend a total of 1.5 years of your life in the bathroom. Why wouldn’t you want to make this space a top priority when designing or redesigning your home? Modern innovations...

Aging in Place and Architectural Design

Often defined as the “ability to live in one's own home - wherever that might be - for as long as confidently and comfortably possible,” the term “Aging in Place” will play a significant role in the lives of millions of people over the coming years. According to the US Census, there will be a 71% increase in the 60+...

The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer: Pet Friendly Home Design

Although the “dog days of summer” are almost behind us, it bears mentioning how homeowners are reinventing the standards of custom home design when it comes to pet-friendly designs. Homeowners are turning it up a notch and taking into account their canine or feline (or other pets) family members when designing their custom homes. With approximately 62% of US households...

Are you Planning to
Design and Build a Mountain Home?

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 of our work and it is our pleasure to share our expertise with you in these free and informative guides.