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...

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,...

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...

NC Architecture Magazine, Spring 2018

ACM Design on the Cover of NC Architecture

[caption id="attachment_6735" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Front elevation of the Waynesville Mountain Modern Craftsman[/caption]     2017 AIA North Carolina Residential Home Tour Photos by Kevin Meechan     NC Architecture Magazine is publication of AIA North Carolina. ACM Design appeared on the cover of the Spring 2018 issue. ...

As appeared on HGTV, November 2017

HGTV Features ACM Design Renovation in Lake Lure

[caption id="attachment_6790" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Rustic Hearth with Stacked Stone in Outdoor Room in Lake Lure Renovation & Addition[/caption]   10 Fireplaces You’ll Want to Curl Up Next to This Fall Photos by: Kevin Meechan Fall is very, very distracting. Who wants to be at the office or running around from errand to errand when the weather is temperate, the pumpkin-spice desserts are begging to...

Carolina Home and Garden, October 2017

Carolina Home & Garden Features Modern Mountain Kitchen Design

[caption id="attachment_6738" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Kitchen of the Waynesville Modern Mountain Home[/caption] Elevated Style by Melanie McGee Bianchi Photo by Kevin Meechan REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION A set of contemporary Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs surrounding the kitchen island may be merely auxiliary to the main event, but the choice of the clear acrylic stools is highly clever — and consistent with this rustic-modern home perched 4,300 feet...

Western North Carolina Magazine, September 2017

Instagram Alert: ACM Featured in WNC Magazine

Picture Perfect: Five must-follow local interior designers on Instagram ACM Design: @acmdesignarchitects If you’re dreaming of the quintessential WNC abode, complete with stone fireplaces, weathered beams, calm neutrals, and classic furniture pieces occasionally mingling with subtle injections of modern, follow the design journey of Amy Connor-Murphy and friends. An architecture and interior design firm under one roof, ACM Design interweaves the two...

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