October 3rd, 2012
Landfall home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to share an article published in Raleigh’s News and Observer about a recent interview with our designer, Eddie Rider with Eddie Rider Designs. The interview focused on decorating secrets and features a bathroom in a home we built in the Landfall community.
Five words that best describe your approach to design: Warm, coordinated, balanced, realistic, inviting.
Best decor bargain you’ve ever scored: Some very old leather books I found at a London flea market.
Best use of black and white: In a recent bathroom and kitchen new construction project. The kitchen has sharp white cabinets with polished nickel hardware, absolute black honed countertops with a polished, beveled carrara tile backsplash. Ebony floors complete the look. The master bath has a mosaic floor tile with black-and-white marble under a freestanding tub. A little retro feel with some modern sprinkled in for flavor.
Recliner: yes or no? No. No. No. If it looks like a recliner, then no. If you’re going for style and form, then no.
What’s your hardware store must-have? Furniture marker for those little accidents.
Favorite shelter magazine: Architectural Digest.
Every dining room should have: Wood floors and area rug.
Low-cost way to dress a transitional mantel: Candles with holders.
Biggest design no-no: Too many prints/patterns/textures, with too many colors.
My best tip for do-it-yourself designers: Take one primary print fabric and use it for your color palette throughout the room; then, carry one of the colors to the next space.
May 8th, 2012
Wilmington custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to announce that The Angelique was a Silver Award winner during this year’s Parade of Homes that took place April 28 – 29 & May 5 – 6. To view a video of the award winning home built in the Landfall community, simply click “The Angelique” below.
January 13th, 2012
October 6th, 2011
Wilmington home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes prides ourselves in providing excellent service to our clients. We would like to share a testimonial from our most recent clients.
“Our experience with MJCH was first rate from start to finish. MJCH was hands-on with great attention to detail and costs from the initial planning stage through completion. They worked within our budget to provide us with everything we wanted in our new home and more. We experienced none of the horror stories you sometimes hear about constructing a home, and in fact, could not have asked for a better experience in constructing our new home. My wife and I have built three other new homes prior to working with MJCH, and I have personally been involved in construction and the legal representation of contractors since 1993. We absolutely would recommend MJCH, without hesitation. MJCH worked closely with us to develop the plans and a reasonable budget to construct our dream home, and then proceeded to construct the home on time and on budget. Having worked in construction for many years, I recognize that this is not always the case and is dependent on having a general contractor that’s primary focus is pleasing its clients. That’s the case with MJCH, and why they are a first rate builder that we highly recommend to anyone looking to build a home.”
Michael and Jeana Gandee
October 5th, 2011
Wilmington new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to announce that we have completed construction of The Angelique, a custom home in the Landfall community. We invite you to take a tour via the two minute video below to experience the home’s New England colonial style and old world charm. Simply click “The Angelique” below to view the video.
September 15th, 2011
July 11th, 2011
Wilmington builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes would like to introduce our readers to The Angelique, a custom home we are currently building in the Landfall community.
This client, currently residing in California, brought The Angelique plan to us from Southern Living House Plans. We purchased the plan and had a designer redraw it locally with changes.
The 3800 sf home has a washed and aged tumbled brick exterior that offers a feeling of old world European charm. The dark brown windows will match the gutters to contrast the soft and creamy white color tone of the home’s exterior. Soft arches on a courtyard wall will be lit by large carriage lights and softened by natural green landscaping, leading overnight guests to their own entrance and private suite. Walnut colored operable composite raised panel shutters will complement the pallet nicely.
The interior of the home will be a study of clean lines, layers of soft white with gray tones. The chef’s kitchen will be set with Thermador stainless appliances that will contrast white cabinets and a subway tile backsplash. For a little flair, there will be black granite counter tops with a complementing carrara marble island. Mini crystal and nickel chandeliers will punctuate the setting with a perfect amount of accent lighting.
We invite you to visit The Angelique on our Flickr page to view the construction progress.
May 10th, 2011
“I would indeed recommend Mark Johnson Custom Homes, I already have. My design, worked out with the architect, required some imagination and attention to detail, especially in regards to building codes. The job was completed exactly as I wished and required considerable ingenuity.”
March 10th, 2011
Wilmington builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes would like to share with our readers the following testimonial from our most recent homeowners.
“Mark Johnson Custom Homes did a beautiful job building our dream home. Mark is an enthusiastic builder who is professional and accessible. He has a wonderful roster of sub-contractors that value his business and do a great job for his customers. Most importantly, Mark will do whatever it takes to make sure his customers are happy with their new home.”
Steve and Susan Crumrine, Landfall
March 10th, 2011
|Wilmington, NC home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes recently completed an Energy Star certified home in Landfall. The home received a 61 on the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index, meaning it is 39% more efficient than a code minimum home.
The estimated ANNUAL energy cost for the 3100 sf home is $1,897. After the final calculation, the homeowner stated, “Wow, we would have spent that amount in 4 months at our last home.”
Basically, being 39% more efficient than code for this home equals $700+ savings PER YEAR. MJCH’s standard framing techniques, insulation package and HVAC system not only accommodate, but exceed Energy Star requirements. The return on investment is less than 15 months. If the homeowner stays in the home for 15 years, that’s $10,500 in savings and as our energy costs rise (and they will), the savings will be even greater. This also results in a more marketable home when it comes time to sell.
At the end of construction, our Energy Rater, Above and Beyond Energy, removed the front door, added pressure to the house and calculated the air leakage. This test, along with various field visits, ensured a 5 STARS PLUS rating which is the highest level attainable.