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ACM Design Featured on NC Design

A Blue Ridge Mountain Dream Called “Home” When Marcus Katz and his wife, Pearl Baker Katz, decided to create their dream home in Western North Carolina, they initially set their sights on a small renovation. As they worked with Asheville Architect, Amy Conner-Murphy, owner of ACM Design, the vision they had for their dream home began to take shape – and transformed...

What’s in Store for Your Home in 2014?

As professionals in the housing industry, architects often ask, “What do homeowners have planned for their home this year?” This seemingly simple question should have a straightforward answer, but there are many directions a homeowner could follow based on a variety of factors. The economy, family structure and dynamics, as well as the local housing market all play a role...

How to Choose an Architect for Your Project

If you're considering working with an architect, the custom residential architects network, CRAN, which is part of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), has prepared a video series about working with an architect for your home project which may provide some insight to help you make your decision. Check out the video below....

Secret Lighting Tips

Light Your Home Like a Pro! Lighting can impact various aspects of our home. From affecting the mood of a room, the color of the walls and even the direction our eyes follow, lighting sources and selections are important to the overall design of a home. From bathrooms to kitchens and great rooms, homeowners should consider light placement as an essential...

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Inspiring Spaces for Architecture and Interior Design

For many, designing the home of their dreams can be an overwhelming task. In fact, merely redecorating a room can cause some homeowners stress. Hiring an architect and/or interior designer is a great first step to alleviate some of the pressures associated with the early stages of design, but there are a few online resources that are emerging as great...

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.