New Build, steep slope custom mountain home, traditional craftsman style
Stacked stone fireplace, builtin wood bookcases and wood clad vaulted ceiling with mountain views
Vacation Home Design: Traditional Mountain Craftsman
Dining room open to kitchen
Custom, built in cabinetry to look like hutch
Ceiling transition from flat to vaulted
Details in Master Bath Design, Craftsman
Custom stair rail design for steps leading down to lower level in mountain home
Breezeway from garage to main home in Traditional Mountain Craftsman
Sunset view of custom mountain craftsman with traditional and modern details

Traditional Mountain Craftsman

This traditional Craftsman style home welcomes family and friends to gracious living from the front entry to the rear porch that frames amazing mountain views. Designed as a vacation home that would eventually transform to a permanent residence, the main level spaces create a dynamic flow between great room, dining and kitchen to accommodate large family gatherings, while still offering cozy spaces for quiet moments. The commanding stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling with beams frame the great room and add drama to the views, while the adjacent dining room offers space for family gatherings. Delicious Italian dishes are easily prepared in the well-appointed kitchen while guests enjoy a glass of wine at the ample central island. Each room in this two level home captures its very own view to the expansive mountain vistas, bathing the interior spaces in natural daylight and stunning evening sunsets.

Amy and her team were the consummate professionals to have design our vacation / future retirement home. My husband and I interviewed other architects but I knew instantly upon meeting Amy that she would be the right one for us! She was extremely thorough in asking us the right questions and most importantly listening to our answers. Together we designed a home that we are thrilled with and that is extremely warm and inviting. She is extremely attentive to details and has an incredible ability to create the right feel and flow to space. There are many architects who create beautiful buildings but Amy and her team really created a home. She helped with nearly all of our finishes and created wonderful palettes from which we could choose. Our project was done from a long distance away and Amy maximized our time together. She was organized and prepared for and kept us on track at every meeting! Vendors and builders have great respect for her which made the entire process stress-free.


–The Homeowners



ACM Design PA


ACM Design PA


Blue Ridge Mountain Homes


Kevin Meechan


Custom New Home, Interior Design


Modern Mountain, Mountain Craftsman

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.