New construction mountain home--modern craftsman with industrial touches, designed by ACM Design Architecture and Interiors
Modern Craftsman with Industrial touches and Craftsman flair in the woods of Western North Carolina
Modern yet rustic craftsman home with industrial touches
Front porch entry of modern style mountain home with wood beam architectural elements
Craftsman styled mountain home with vaulted ceiling in Western North Carolina
Living room to kitchen view in new mountain craftsman with vaulted, wood clad ceiling
Large open plan eating and den in craftsman mountain home
Craftsman style living room with rock fireplace
Custom uplighting in modern design
Craftmans mountain home kitchen to open plan dining and living area
Modern mixed with industrial in craftmans mountain home kitchen with gray and white cabinets
Appliance wall in new modern, rustic kitch with gray cabinets
Sunny desk nook off kitchen near mudroom
Mudroom in mountain home with laundry room
Master bedroom with transom windows over the bed
Master bathroom with double vanities and freestanding tub with halfwall separating the two
Front entry of mountain home
Stairwell decending to lower level
Front entry with stairwell to lower level
Craftsman details in staircase to lower level
Lower level wet bar with bookcases separting to TV room
Terrace level TV room
Rear elevation of mountain slope home

The Bridge House

Nestled amongst the trees on a hilltop in Black Mountain, The Bridge House is a newly constructed traditional craftsman mountain home but with a modern twist. The interior of the home combines natural wood tones in the flooring, beams, and great room ceiling along with primarily pale grey painted walls. This creates the perfect backdrop for the homeowner’s collection of craftsman furniture and eclectic art. The front entry of the home flows into the open plan great room and dining room with wood clad vaulted ceiling and exposed wood trusses. A stacked stone fireplace with shiplap detail over the mantel anchors the room and is visible from the large kitchen with center island. A unique mix of two-tone cabinetry in the kitchen blends distressed gray stained base cabinets with crisp white painted upper cabinets. The appliance wall was given a streamlined appearance by using only the gray cabinetry along with a cabinet front refrigerator. A breezeway connecting the garage to the home with a side entry opens into the mud-laundry room with dropzone. A quiet desk nook creates a connection and transition space between the mud/laundry, pantry, and kitchen. This home is rich with custom details that enhance the craftsman feel including the millwork appointments, the doors and window trim, and the staircase newel posts.

The exterior of the home blends into its surroundings with a calming palette of shades of gray for the house body and burgundy trim surrounding black window mullions. Metal awnings and eyebrows give a nod to industrial modern style on the front facade of this craftsman mountain home. Stained wood on the exterior doors and garage doors adds warmth to the deep gray palette. The path leading to the front door is punctuated by stained wood beams and brackets supporting the metal awning over the floor to ceiling front windows of the great room. The design concept for this home was to create a light-filled connector between two masses that would allow full view through from the front of the home to the woods and mountains beyond and offer a glow in the evening, leading to this home being fondly named “The Bridge House.”


The ACM Design team is one of the best that we have worked with; Amy and her team are creative, listen and understand client needs, and provide very accurate cost expectations. Amy was recommended by both previous clients and our builder. She has been supportive throughout the project and fielded questions from our communities Architectural Review Board. From previous experience we know that building long-distance can be a challenge. Amy and her team made the process easy.


–The Homeowners



ACM Design PA


ACM Design I architecture & interiors


Blue Ridge Mountain Homes


Cloos Landscape Architecture


Wilde Acre Landscaping


Kevin Meechan


Black Mountain, NC, Custom New Home


Modern Craftsman, Mountain Modern

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