Biltmore Forest The Ramble designed by luxury mountain home architects, ACM Design
Formal living room with vaulted ceiling with timber beams
Dining room with coffered ceilings
Kitchen view to informal family room
Flooring and ceiling heigh transition from kitchen to family room
Stairs to lower level in architect designed Biltmore Forest Ramble Romantic
Exterior detail: light fixtures and stone work on stucco european romantic style home in Biltmore Forest
Stone fireplace on screened porch in Biltmore Forest Ramble Romantic

Ramble Romantic

This picturesque home tucks into a gently sloping wooded site in a manner that understates its presence. An exercise in restraint, this home offers a carefully studied rendition of European Romantic style, honed with clean lines and masculine appointments. The balanced blend of warmth and reserve is expressed throughout the design from its spare but substantial exterior stucco and stone to the quiet interior palette with bursts of color. An expanse of natural light inhabits both the formal and private spaces that collect about the terrace to capture the wooded view for both grand gatherings and quiet moments.

ACM Design provided us a complete package from conceptual sketches to overall development of the home design to material selections to construction drawings to working out the detail of an awesome color palette. Amy excelled at making sure that the details enhanced the overall design. Starting with our vision she designed our home to fit and match to the dynamics of the site. Amy proposed an integrated design of both in interior and exterior concepts with the goal of creating a unified style and ambiance. During the design process, she offered design strategies, led our visits to showrooms and provided online sources to finalize selections and confirm pricing. It was our plan to obtain firm pricing, so Amy developed the construction drawings and project manual that was used during the bid process and ultimately led to our contractor selection. After the bids were submitted she took us thru an optimization process to balance scope with budget. Amy coordinated the design with architectural detailing, materials, finishes, millwork, casings, lighting, fixtures, hardware, and accessories. When changes were made during construction, she was there to make it happen seamlessly. We need to say a special word about color balance. Amy’s sense of color is amazing. The one question that most people ask is: How did you get all those pieces and colors to be seamless? The answer is simple: Amy. When you start to build a house, you think it is will be easy, and then you find out that you are building a puzzle with 10,000 pieces. Amy is a master puzzle builder.


–The Homeowners



ACM Design PA


ACM Design PA


Brock Builders, Inc.


Cloos Landscape Architecture


Kevin Meechan


The Ramble Biltmore Forest


Asheville, NC, Custom New Home, Interior Design


English Romantic, The Ramble

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