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It All Fits Together: Southampton Home and Gardens, 10 Years in the Making

The famous English garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the U.S. She just loved gardens; they were her life. When she decided to build a house, she first spent five years working on the gardens, then hired the architect Edwin Lutyens to put the house where she wanted it. When it was done, the entire property was complete because the gardens were already established.

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Heartfelt Homes: A Gift That Keeps Giving

Creating a home for someone is something like preparing the perfect gift. What is meaningful to one person is different than what matters to another, so personalizing each design is essential. At ACM Design, we think that the best homes are born from a collaborative creative process with our clients. This process allows for an interactive experience in which we come to learn about what you expect your life to be like in your new home.

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Hundred Year Old House Reveals Secrets

One of our current projects is a house in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill. It’s a 1917 stone home on a 4-acre site, atop a hill that drops down into Fairmount Park – beautiful! The owner is semi-retired from the commercial insurance business; what he wants the home to be has evolved with changes in his life, so the design evolves as well. But the secrets the house revealed inspired the design’s evolution, too.

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As An Italian Architect, Design Is Like A Wonderful Romance

In my practice, I have always tried to give each individual client the right amount of attention, and the peace of mind that each seeks. One occurrence especially enlightened me to a new perspective, through a special client. When it comes to collaborating with a couple on designing, often there is one person who is speaking just a little more, who is maybe getting the most attention to wants and needs.

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