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North Carolina Design Online, January 2013

ACM Design Green Built House Highlighted on NC Design

[caption id="attachment_6861" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Front Elevation at Night of the Sustainable Living Craftsman[/caption] In a recent blog post by NC Design Online, one of ACM Design's past projects is discussed as one of the favorites currently online. [edgtf_blockquote text="I could find myself immediately at home in this Mountain Craftsman styled home designed by Asheville architect, Amy Conner-Murphy, AIA, of ACM Design and...

Maintain Your Home’s Value This Spring

Spring 2011 has finally arrived with warmer temperatures, beautiful flowers, and greener foliage. As you awaken from winter, ready to renew your spirits, don't overlook your home. Renew your dwelling and maintain it's value at the same time. Take "Spring Cleaning" up a notch this year with these tips: Exterior Maintenance: Look at your home's exterior. Power-wash decks and siding, and...

Asheville Parade of Homes: Reaping Inspiration & Exploring Mountain Communities in WNC

[caption id="attachment_489" align="alignright" width="139"] Gold Level Healthy Built Home designed by ACM Design[/caption] Western North Carolina has welcomed fall with cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, the first droves of tourists, and most recently the annual Asheville Parade of Homes.  Held on back-to-back weekends in early October and hosted by the Asheville Home Builders Association, the Parade of Homes offers individuals and families...

Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor Rooms Add Luxury and Comfort

One area of your new home you may not have thought to consult your home architect regarding is the outdoor space.  But imagine enjoying a beautiful WNC evening with friends or family while the aroma of a fresh baked pizza fills the air from a blazing, brick outdoor pizza oven.  Outdoor rooms are getting more attention than ever and the...

How to Choose the Best Property for your New Home

When building a new home, most homeowners spend days and months scouring home plans or working with a custom home architect to design their dream home. Many people don't realize, however, that an equal amount of thought is required when buying residential property. Understanding how to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of a particular property is critical in the setting...

Video of Custom Home Construction Tour in Asheville

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Custom Outdoor Kitchen

Entertain in Style with Custom Outdoor Kitchens

[caption id="attachment_145" align="alignright" width="269"] Outdoor kitchen and covered porch designed by ACM Design[/caption] Nothing enhances a backyard, patio, or deck like an outdoor kitchen. Offering casual entertaining in a gorgeous setting makes custom outdoor kitchens a popular trend in outdoor design. Before building an outdoor kitchen, think first about how you plan to use the kitchen. How will you use your outdoor...

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