Hill County and Foothill Home Designs
|The special environmental challenges as well as special feeling of hill country and mountain foothill enviornments requires a unique level of architectural planning. From the rolling Green Mountains of Vermont to the East Texas hill country to the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, Leigh has lived and created amazing house plans in these demanding environments. Among other designers, he stands out for his original appreciation and adaptation of traditional forms into new homes, remodeling, and restoration projects in these environments. He will be happy to create your dream home for you.
The New Heritage Style
This home design presents an original new style created by Leigh for home sites in rolling hill country. The style draws directly upon historical Japanese and Chinese architecture and also on the historical Spanish Colonial Revival style. We used a colorful barrel tile roof, found in both the Spanish and the Oriental sources as is the stucco wall finish. The windows shown here lend a touch of the Craftsman style as do the exposed rafter tails. The subtle flaring of the roof edges and the exterior walls give the whole form a unique feeling.
This is just one possible home in this new style and it may be used for our client's home design. The style is adaptable to homes of virtually any size. The wide eave projections are suited for all climates. They help shade the windows from direct sunlight in the summer, while allowing the lower winter sun to enter in. The interiors are open and spacious, with larger windows to keep the interiors full of natural light. The design includes a master suite, guest suite, large entertaining great room, dining room, full butler's pantry with its own walk-in wine cellar, large open kitchen - family room, laundry, theater, library, a breezy, covered outdoor room, semi detached garage complex, 3 other bedrooms, and 6 bathrooms. In all it contains 7,600 sq.ft. of interior living space.
A Mountain Foothills Home
This 6,000 sq.ft. by custom home designer Leigh Douglas Johnson, done especially for a certian young family of 4, with each adult having an separate in-home office needs. The home contains all the spaces normally needed by a family plus a children's play room with private stairway right up to their bedrooms; an extra large gourmet kitchen open to the two story high family room with exposed timbered roof trusses; a guest (grandparent's suite); a large entry foyer with twin open stairways; dining room for 12 with a butler's pantry and bar; and a two story sitting room & library just off the master bedroom. The floor plan is long so many rooms have windows on both sides. Covered sitting porch in the front welcomes visitors and a large roofed patio in the back is ideal for outdoor living.