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...

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...

Top U.S. Travel Cities from Travel + Leisure Magazine

Asheville Makes the List for The Top Cities in the U.S.

[caption id="attachment_7102" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Outdoor Entertaining with a view of Downtown Asheville at the Modern Rustic Mountain home.[/caption]   Coming in at number 9, Asheville is a perennial favorite of the top cities in the U.S. We've always known that Asheville and our little corner of Western NC was a great place to live, but it's always wonderful when others see it...

Carolina Home and Garden, Spring 2020

Loose Reins in a Tight Space

[caption id="attachment_7657" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Entry to the Unexpected -- No trace of a garage-top room remains in this bespoke oasis.[/caption]   Loose Reins in a Tight Space Firm Gets Carte Blanche to Transform an Old Carriage House by Carolyn Comeau Photos by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The smaller a space is, the greater the level of obsessive attention to its design must be. Amy Conner-Murphy, architect,...

Best of Houzz 2020 for Service

ACM Design Architecture & Interiors has been awarded the prestigious, Best of Houzz Award for Service for 2020. The award is based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2019.  Only a fraction of the over  2.5 million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals on Houzz are selected for this...

Porch Design by ACM Featured on Houzz

The front porch at the Modern Rustic Mountain Estate Home was recently featured on Houzz.com in an article titled, 10 Gorgeous Porches That Add Wow to the Building Facade. The porch design was chosen because of the wood timbers and stone and the combination that brings warmth to the building facade.  We couldn't agree more!  The project was a complete...

Amy Conner-Murphy selected to AIA Triangle Jury Panel

AIA Triangle Tour of Residential Homes Selects Amy Conner-Murphy to Jury Panel

Amy Conner-Murphy, Principal and Founder of ACM Design, based in Asheville, was recently selected to serve on the four-person Jury Panel for The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Triangle Tour of Residential Homes. The Tour showcases the area’s most innovative designs, promotes public awareness and accessibility to architecture, and is held annually in the early fall, typically in September or...

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