Home Design and Remodeling Design

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I am John Allen, a building designer specializing in Custom Home design & the Remodeling of Existing Homes.

I work in central Texas on projects of various sizes from small remodels to large custom homes. I am certified to work in all of the Austin area including the Sub-Chapter F “McMansion” area.

A custom home design begins with the land and its unique properties. I seek to create a harmonious relationship between your home and the land on which your home is built. As the great Frank Lloyd Wright said, “No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”

Certified as an Austin Energy Green Building Design Professional, I have designed homes that ranked as 5 star homes with the Austin Energy Green Building Design Program.

As your home designer I will develop the design and the construction drawings for your house. I will help you hire any other professional you may also need like a structural engineer and I will help you choose the best builder for you.

Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. While it takes knowledge and skill to develop construction documents, it also takes a good imagination. Your home should be like you – unique and special. My goal is not to design a home pleasing to the masses, or, even to me. My goal is to create a home that is pleasing to you and reflects your personality, your desires, and your imagination.

I love what I do. Design is inherently a problem solving endeavor and I am a natural problem solver. While I take pride in my work, my fees are very competitive. The initial consultation is $200 which will be credited if we move forward with a fixed fee agreement. I accept all debit cards for no additional charge and most credit cards for a small additional fee. Contact me today to learn how to get started.

John Allen Design Best of Houzz 2012 and 2014-880