We Fine Home Designers have produced a great variety of home designs for individual clients from New England to the tip of Texas to the desert S.W. and to the mountain west of the U.S. The variety of environments, styles, and sizes of homes has been as wide as the country. You can see many of these homes on the Portfolio pages. Any one may not be your style, but we can work in one that you favor, or produce an Original home design for you.
With this wide background of experience driving our designs, you can be assured of the quality and comprehensiveness of service. The design is created specifically for you, the individual home owner and for your family and in collaboration with you, so that your new home is well suited to your style of living, your plans for the future, and to your particular home site. Our willingness and ability to respond to each client’s wishes, as well as experience in a wide range of architectural services, styles, climatic conditions, regional and historic influences, gives the ability to satisfy the many different programs presented by our clients.
We understand what makes an antique home wonderful
When it comes to restoring or updating an antique home, it is important to hire professionals who have an understanding of what makes an antique home wonderful. It is necessary first to really see the details that create the antique ambiance of an old house, its handcrafted details, and irreplaceable patina which are all of great value. If your antique home is properly handled, its value will be preserved and enhanced, both in monetary terms and in its value to its occupants. Do you want to update your kitchen? remove an unfortunate addition? reconstruct a salvaged antique home? restore a standing antique home? If so, you have come to the right place. My name is Leigh Douglas Johnson and I have the experience and sensitivity to see and preserve the valuable details of antique homes.
Our home designs reflect the region and climate of their intended building site as well as the needs and desires of the individual clients.
I became involved with the early homes of our country in 1975 when I moved to Massachusetts. In addition to years of hands-on restoration work, I studied under two prominent preservation architects, Robert Neiley in Boston, and Robert Mack in Minneapolis.
In 1985, I founded 18th Century Design. The variety of projects involving antique and historic homes has given me a solid foundation and expertise, which is seen in my work when I design additions and new homes.
In 1998, I changed the name of my firm to Fine Home Design. Some of the new home designs I have created are influenced by antique styles and some are more contemporary.
In my work, I create designs with practicality. I gained experience as a restoration and building contractor, a fine craftsman and a fine artist with which I can assure the quality and comprehensiveness of my complete service. My designs are created specifically for you and for your family. I work in collaboration with you so that your new home is well suited to your lifestyle.
If you have an antique home or want a new home in your preferred style, I will be sensitive to it. For a new home, I create an original design that embodies and expresses your personal taste.
My approach towards the architectural styles, climatic conditions, regional and historic influences, give me the ability to satisfy the different programs presented by my clients. Together with my engineers and consultants, I produce documented plans for the project. I also will be engaged with oversight responsibilities during the construction of your home, if needed.