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Carolina Home and Garden, Spring 2020

Loose Reins in a Tight Space

[caption id="attachment_7657" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Entry to the Unexpected -- No trace of a garage-top room remains in this bespoke oasis.[/caption]   Loose Reins in a Tight Space Firm Gets Carte Blanche to Transform an Old Carriage House by Carolyn Comeau Photos by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The smaller a space is, the greater the level of obsessive attention to its design must be. Amy Conner-Murphy, architect,...

Dining Room Home Office

Working from Home

[caption id="attachment_7594" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dining Room Turned Home School Room[/caption]   The recent global pandemic has many of us working from home--an opportunity we appreciate if our jobs allow it. Yet, not all of us have a dedicated home office, so we have created makeshift home offices in existing spaces pulling together the necessities to “get by.” Here are a few creative...

Best of Houzz 2020 for Service

ACM Design Architecture & Interiors has been awarded the prestigious, Best of Houzz Award for Service for 2020. The award is based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2019.  Only a fraction of the over  2.5 million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals on Houzz are selected for this...

Black Mountain Modern Project Update

Black Mountain Modern Project Update

Talk About Views! From the moment you step inside this rustic modern home, you not only enjoy expansive views, but you can envision our client's future family gatherings in the open space, yet feel the coziness and warmth for when it's just the two of them. The outdoor living space commands mega-views of the mountains and valleys as well, and the...

Porch Design by ACM Featured on Houzz

The front porch at the Modern Rustic Mountain Estate Home was recently featured on Houzz.com in an article titled, 10 Gorgeous Porches That Add Wow to the Building Facade. The porch design was chosen because of the wood timbers and stone and the combination that brings warmth to the building facade.  We couldn't agree more!  The project was a complete...

Amy Conner-Murphy selected to AIA Triangle Jury Panel

AIA Triangle Tour of Residential Homes Selects Amy Conner-Murphy to Jury Panel

Amy Conner-Murphy, Principal and Founder of ACM Design, based in Asheville, was recently selected to serve on the four-person Jury Panel for The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Triangle Tour of Residential Homes. The Tour showcases the area’s most innovative designs, promotes public awareness and accessibility to architecture, and is held annually in the early fall, typically in September or...

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