WSM Craft is an Heirloom Home Designer focused on creativity, craftsmanship and the elevating the legacy of craft in Western North Carolina. We design landmark homes and specialty renovations in the Asheville area. Our team and collaborators include the area’s master craftspeople and innovative makers. We are one of the only custom home builders in this region with our own wood shop.
Smith McAulay, CAPS, President and Lead Designer, is a North Carolina native, active in the Asheville home building industry since 2005. During that time, Smith and his team have contributed to Asheville’s history, bringing conscientious design and sound construction of new homes and large scale remodels that honor Asheville’s architectural history, as well as define and inform it’s future.
A Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Smith is a past board member and active member of the Asheville Home Builders Association and a past Chair of the Workforce Development Committee. An alumnus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, with degrees in Studio Art/Art History and Comparative Religion, Smith approaches home design and construction through those lenses. His passion and understanding of art, music, history and religion inform the thoughtfulness of design and composition in WSM Craft homes. He and his artisan team work hand-in-hand with you to design and build your home.
When not at the office or in the design lab. Smith spends time playing guitar and banjo, gardening, raising chickens and ducks and camping and hiking with his wife, their two children and their 3/4 sized mutt, Levi.