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Asheville architecture firm, ACM Design featured in the Wall Street Journal

ACM Design in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reached out to Amy Conner-Murphy to get her take on luxury mountain homes and the trends going forward for their recent article about mountain real estate. [edgtf_blockquote text="“Everyone is drawn to the majesty of elevation, whether you’re on a mountain in the Alps or in the eastern part of our country in the Appalachian Mountains,” said Amy...

Celebrating Life thru Design

Celebrating Life Through Design

Birthdays are a time to celebrate by gathering with loved ones, and as my own birthday approaches, I am feeling particularly grateful for the ability to do so this year. For many of us, the pandemic made it far more difficult, if not impossible, to see friends and family. It also coerced us into slowing down and allowed us to...

Housing and Building Construction Insights for Western North Carolina from ACM Design | architecture & interiors

Market Insights: The State of New Home Construction and Renovation in Western North Carolina

Like the rest of the country, Western North Carolina is experiencing delays in the construction process for new homes and renovations. Material and labor shortages being the cause, we are seeing the impacts across trades and industries and suppliers. Couple this with a record demand for people wanting to live in the mountains of North Carolina, we are in uncharted...

As Seen in House Beautiful, Spring 2021

“Sensing Home”–As Seen in House Beautiful

  The following appeared in the June issue of House Beautiful Magazine. A profile of Amy Conner-Murphy and the recently completed Lumiere House project. As a young architect, Amy Conner-Murphy honed her professional skills in big-city firms, but it wasn’t until she designed her family’s Asheville home that she recognized the intimacy tied to personal spaces. [edgtf_blockquote text="“A home needs to function...

Live where you want and work remote is a trend that is here to stay

Live Where You Want and Work Remote is a Trend that is Here to Stay

I was recently reminded of a conversation I had with a friend who began working in the late 1960’s. He said the talk at that time was of a shift to 30 hour work weeks in work environments other than office buildings. Here we are 40+ years and a global pandemic later witnessing these ideas emerge as the new reality,...

Carolina Home + Garden, Spring 2021

The Curated Life

[caption id="attachment_7680" align="alignright" width="1800"] Builder Kevin Reed, owner of BlueStone Construction, emphasizes how important the stone detailing is to the feel of this modern, chateau-esque home in the Ramble, owned by a trio of retired New Yorkers. Fond du Lac limestone, Chesapeake Pearl tumbled brick, steep gable rooflines, and chic dark accents were partly inspired by the look of historic...

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