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...

Consider Greening Your Home Remodel

[caption id="attachment_607" align="alignright" width="300"] ACM Designed Green Home[/caption] Perhaps you’ve been considering a home remodel, but are concerned about the cost and what the ROI will be.  If this is the case, you may want to consider a “green” remodel.  Incorporating green features into your existing home may cost less than you think and save you a lot of money in...

Best Bang for Your Buck on Appliances

[caption id="attachment_598" align="alignright" width="300"] Stainless Steel is Here to Stay[/caption] Incorporating the right appliances is a great way to add value to your home, but with so many options, it can be hard to know what to look for.  By working closely with your home architect, and familiarizing yourself with some of the basics, you can be assured a strong ROI...

Amy Connor-Murphy

Why I Do What I Do . . .

As a high school student struggling to find my path for college, I visited an architect's office in my hometown and immediately "knew" that was the job for me.  Of course, I had no idea what being an architect really entailed, but the thought of drawing everyday and being outside while the building was being built sounded just right to...

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...

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.