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Exterior Paint Color Ideas

Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home “What color should I paint my home?” is one of the most common, yet most difficult questions to answer for homeowners. However, choosing the exterior paint color for your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here at ACM Design, we are sharing some of our most popular custom home designs and highlighted...

Carolina Home and Garden, September 2016

Farmhouse Kitchen Featured in Carolina Home & Garden Magazine

[caption id="attachment_6695" align="alignright" width="1800"] Farmhouse style kitchen in the Black Mountain Rustic Modern Farmhouse[/caption] Farmhouse Reimagined by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photo by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The inspiration for this warm, light-suffused space near Black Mountain came from an old-time Pennsylvania farmhouse. But despite the appointment of cherished family heirlooms, there won’t be much of butter-churning or washboard-scrubbing going on here. “This is a kitchen...

Aging in Place & Universal Design

Home Design Centered Around Aging in Place and Universal Design Guidelines For years, the topics of aging in place and universal design have become common terminology and best practice when designing homes. These design considerations apply not only for those with disabilities and older generations, but also for a larger slice of the population, the baby boomers, who plan to stay in their homes as...

ArCHdes Award Winner

Here at ACM Design, we're proud to be announced as a 2016 winner of the ArCHdes (Design Excellence Selection) Awards. The ArCHdes Design Excellence Selection Awards is a yearly program that recognizes outstanding ArCH members and their projects. For more information about the awards click here. ACM Design won the design award for this Biltmore Forest custom home.   Carefully sited to feature views...

Carolina Home and Garden, Spring 2016 COVER

Cover Article: A Fresh Look at Outdoor Rooms

  A Thirst for Magnificence Firm Gets Carte Blanche to Transform an Old Carriage House by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photos by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION Among the liquid extras designed to enhance life and leisure on this dream property are a dramatically terraced series of water features — one standalone falls drops 12 feet from its source — and a paradise pool. The latter is...

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What are Homeowners Focusing On?

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released 3rd and 4th Quarter results for their 2015 Home Design Trends Survey (HDTS) which focused primarily on the popularity of several bathroom and kitchen products and features, home design trends and market conditions compared to 2014. The surveys found that many of the most popular trends from a few years ago have...

Historic Renovations and Tax Credits in NC

In ​our city ​of​ Asheville, NC, we are fortunate to have many historic properties intact, contributing to the uniqueness of our town and culture. ​ ​Making the decision to purchase and renovate rather than ​build new can be difficult, with many factors​ to consider​, such as location, cost, and schedule​. ​ For those who simply love older homes, r​ehabilitating ​the​ structure...

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.