Custom Home in Landfall

December 14th, 2016

We are excited to announce that we have started construction on this beautiful custom home inspired from coastal cottage architecture of times past. A full covered stone front porch, facing the Intracoastal Waterway, is perfect for relaxing in rocking chairs while enjoying the lazy summer days of Wilmington.
front-elevation
 The front elevation will have square stacked natural stone and butter pecan color siding enhanced by full height raised panel window shutters. The front double accoya doors will be painted a lively anjou pear color flanked by full shutters.
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The back of the home introduces you to a quiet setting. A stone and granite grilling station offers outdoor cooking while a relaxing fire pit overlooking the pool and spa is the perfect way to relax and close the day. A weathered standing seam metal roof tops the home and offers the finishing touch to this cozy cottage designed by Sullivan Design Company.
Click here to follow the construction of this home from breaking ground to completion! Progress photos are uploaded to this site weekly.

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.

The master bath has mosaic floor tile with black and white marble under a freestanding tub. A little retro feel with some modern sprinkled in for flavor.

10 Questions:

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.

Wilmington, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes has recently installed TRU-VUE FOLD doors in a home we are constructing in the Landfall community. This is a versatile folding door system with an inspired concept for bringing the outside in and extending the inside out, instantly creating an enjoyable space for living or entertaining.

The door set comprises three, four or five doors, which all simultaneously fold open together. Simply unlock the set, open the internal drop bolts and the entire unit glides open with a gentle push. Additionally, the door on the end hinges open and closed for easy access and everyday use.

To see the progress of the home we are constructing in the Landfall community, click the link below to view the Mark Johnson Custom Homes Flickr page.

MJCH Flickr Page

The Belwood, MLS #477451

Open floor plan with 2820 sf, one-story living with bonus room over the garage, spacious rear porches for outdoor entertaining…these are just a few of the features you will find in the Belwood plan designed by Sullivan Design Company.

The Belwood Plan

Plan Highlights:

  • Glass doors and windows in rear to take advantage of the views
  • Bosch stainless steel appliances including counter depth refrigerator
  • Screened and uncovered porches in back
  • Stamped concrete porches (front and back)
  • Bonus room with full bath
  • 8/0 solid doors downstairs (10′ ceilings)
  • Rounded drywall corners
  • Hardwoods included in the master bedroom and closet
  • In-ceiling speakers with volume control
  • Full use of interior designer for selections
  • Iron pickets on staircase
  • Garage sink
  • Shower doors in all baths
  • Bench seat with cubbies
Energy Features:
  • 2×6 exterior wall construction
  • R24 blown-in fiberglass insulation (Bibs)
  • Radiant barrier roof decking to keep attic cooler and reduce demand on HVAC system
  • Attic framed knee walls to include air barrier
  • Recirculating hot water system with a tankless hot water heater
  • Zoned HVAC for master bedroom and bonus room (3 thermostats in house)

The Belwood 1st Floor Plan

The Belwood Bonus Room

Some of the benefits of working with Mark Johnson Custom Homes include:

  • Full use of a designer for interior/exterior selections
  • Weekly production schedules
  • Home walk-throughs with clients at rough-in stage
  • Independent home inspector reports upon completion of construction

Construction of The Belwood will be completed in October 2012. There is still time to make selections to customize this dream home.

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.

The Angelique

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

February 3rd, 2011

Wilmington, NC home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes recently installed a grey exposed aggregate driveway using recycled sea shells at a home being built in Landfall. Exposed aggregate with broadcast sea shells gives concrete the elegance and beauty of the old south. 

Shells

The process includes broadcasting and pressing recycled sea shells into concrete when wet, then removing the top surface when the concrete flashes (water evaporates) allowing the beautiful shells to appear.

Buckets of Shells

Adding the Aggregate to the Concrete:

The most commonly used method is to seed the decorative aggregate onto the slab surface immediately after the concrete has been placed, struck off, and bull floated. This involves sprinkling the aggregate by hand or shovel uniformly onto the surface and then embedding it with a bull float until it’s completely covered by a thin layer of cement paste.

Before Shells

Exposing the Aggregate:

There are several exposure methods contractors can choose from, depending on the look desired and size of the project. Only the top of the stone is exposed while the rest remains permanently embedded in the concrete. The general rule of thumb is to remove the surface concrete to a depth no more than one-third the diameter of the aggregate particle. Brushing and washing is the oldest method and the simplest because it doesn’t require chemical retarders or special tools. You just wash away the thin layer of surface concrete covering the aggregate by spraying with water and scrubbing with a broom until the aggregate is exposed to the desired depth. The timing of the operation is critical, however, so this method is often better suited for small jobs. The work should begin as soon as the surface concrete can be removed without overexposing or dislodging the aggregate. You can test this by lightly brushing away the surface mortar in a small area with a stiff nylon-bristle broom.

Sea Shell Driveway

Choosing Decorative Aggregate:

The color palette of an exposed aggregate surface is largely determined by the type of decorative stone that’s used. Aggregate selection can also have a big impact on the total cost of the project. Expensive aggregates are not always needed to achieve impressive results. You can also use manufactured materials such as recycled colored glass.

Glass

New Home in Landfall

November 19th, 2010

If you are considering building a new home or purchasing a resale, Wilmington, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes has a great deal for you to build a custom home on our lot. A new custom home built on our prestigious lot in Landfall could be yours for $619,000!

Lot 2DI

 2016 Deer Island Lane: half acre lot backing up to wooded conservancy for privacy, also close to the Arboretum Gate of the Landfall community.

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The Forestdale II Plan: 2500 sf, 20%-30% more efficient than a code-miminum home, brick veneer or painted hardiplank siding, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths downstairs, bonus room over garage, screened porch, 2×6 construction, 10′ ceilings and a lot of storage space.

Home for sale in Wilmington, NCThe Birkdale Community in the private, gated community of Landfall in Wilmington, NC offers four available floor plans to create your dream home. The Primrose Plan allows you to enjoy open one floor living with 2,770 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is a private suite above the garage and ample storage space, and a large kitchen with center island and breakfast nook. As with most Mark Johnson Custom Homes projects, this home has an excellent insulation package with 2×6 exterior walls insulated with blown cellulose.

Mark Johnson Custom Homes’ 100% client referral rating is a testament to the Landfall lot for salequality of their projects and hands-on approach from Mark Johnson himself. Contact Mark today for more information on this corner lot for sale in Wilmington, NC and other Mark Johnson Custom Homes Inventory!

Landfall Custom Home in Wilmington, NCWouldn’t you love to live in a new home in the luxurious Landfall community in Wilmington, NC? Why not build your dream home from the ground up with a trusted custom home builder with a 100% referral rating! Mark Johnson Custom Homes currently has a lot for sale in Landfall at 1005 Arboretum Drive with an exceptional location on the #3 green of the Nicklaus Ocean Course.

The proposed home plan for this lot is The Sunnybrook from William E. Poole Dreamhome Collection, a nearly 3,000 square foot plan, and is available for your customization today! The first floor plan shows the two car garage, screened-in Wilmington, NC lot for saleporch, kitchen, master, great room plans, and more! You can also view the second floor plan with the studio, study, two bedrooms and bathrooms.

With the combination of an award-winning builder like Mark Johnson, the Landfall community that Forbes magazine ranked the “Best Address” in their “Best Places” category, and everything the adjacent Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, NC have to offer, this home promises to be everything you ever wanted! 

For more information, view the complete Intracoastal Realty MLS listing with Jimmy Hopkins in Wilmington, NC or contact Mark Johnson directly!

Previously, Landfall custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes introduced our readers to two series of Energy Star certified Bosch Appliances – the 800 Plus Series Dishwasher and Vision Washer and Dryer. Now we’d like to highlight the Evolution 800 Series Refrigerator. Complete with a door alarm to notify you if the door was accidentally left ajar, the Evolution has external temperature controls which allow you to make adjustments (such as changing the temperature, locking the icemaker, etc.) without having to open the door. This ensures the inside of your refrigerator maintains a constant temperature and keeps food fresher longer. And because it’s Energy Star Qualified you are guaranteed that it will minimize energy use and maximize efficiency, which will reduce energy bills and help protect the environment. Visit their website for more informaton on the Evolution and other energy-efficient appliances!

Energy Star Bosch Appliances were used in our LEED Platinum Green home in Wilmington, NC. Click here to watch an HD video on the home and learn about its Green features!