"A True Masterpiece" Southeast Homebuilder, 1993
Judge’s Comments, 1991 Orlando HBA Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner
The design is very nice. I knew it would be good, but it is really nicer than what I had envisioned. Thanks.
I. Cotton, California, 11/21/05
being in the house you designed for us for about a year and a half now, I wanted to write
and tell you again how delighted we are with the finished product. Certainly a design with
the main living area above the guest rooms is a bit non-traditional, but it works
exceptionally well for us. Its taken a while to get all the stuff in
place, but now that the spaces are comfortably full, it has taken on a warm, personal
feel. Great job John
if we can ever serve as a reference for you,
wed be delighted to do so. Best Regards,"
Blaine and Rebecca Sweatt, Orlando Florida 1998
Multiple Aurora Award Winner
"John, the drawings
are fantastic as usual."
Mario Garcia, Austin Texas 1996
"The house is still progressing slowly, but
each step is getting us closer to a true work of art. I continually receive compliments on
the exterior elevations and I only take credit for hiring you. It really is
Cynthia C. Patz, Windermere 1997
We were very impressed with this initial design. It
captured everything we asked for in a relatively compact efficient design,
albeit still 5000 SF! The biggest thing we are trying to decide is if we
want the living and dining together in one room on the water. It
absolutely achieves Teresa's goal of for an elegant "blow guests away"
entrance. R. McNeight, Melbourne, 11/20/05
"The simplest design is often the most
George Stout, Orlando 1999
"Extremely sophisticated detailing"
Orlando Magazine, 1990 Orlando, Florida
"We are all anxious to see how this project
will turn out it should be magnificent. Thanks for doing a great job on the design.
I hope youre as excited to see the finished product as we are."
Gary Silverman, Orlando Fl. 1997
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Sybil Sikes, North Carolina. 1996
"We would feel
infinitely comfortable in recommending John to others in the community. He is truly a
professional whose work consistently demonstrates his outstanding skill and
Sandeep Mukerjee, M.D.
Orlando, Florida 1997
architectural genius opens the viewer’s soul for deep aesthetical ecstasy.
Jonas Gintautas, MD,
PhD, MBA, New York 10/03/05
"Obviously we are extremely happy with how our plans
are progressing, but perhaps more importantly, you are making it a fun experience...not an
Craig and Angie
Pierson, Austin Tx. 1998
residential designs are truly magnificent."
John and Nancy Williams, Olympia
you for making it so wonderful for us."
the designs are like art, I am very impressed."
your response time is outstanding"
the most beautiful homes I have ever seen"
answer my questions so quickly that I feel special, Like I am your only
In French, we say: dix sur dix!, meaning, PERFECT! We have no words to
describe how pleased we are with it so far! Awesome!!! We like the
simplicity in the lines, yet the elegance of this design. The house is a
compilation of all the elements we like. Congratulations! You did a
wonderful job with the elevation!
The schematics arrived this afternoon. We also received the latest color
option, which I like a lot. Thank you again for all your hard work this far.
We are really impressed with your work ethics as well as your talent!
and Ferry, Bradenton 7/12/2004
I saw your web page, you included many interesting projects. As I could see,
one of the strongest architectural firms in united states.
Daniel Almada Ibarra. M. Architect, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. Mexico,
can speak from first hand experience, it is a wonderful home"
the house is gorgeous no question about it"
am most impressed by your
extraordinary talent in your attention to detail "
love your work and you have done a beautiful job making our dream home
reality, on paper"
We like your drawing a lot. In fact, your drawing is near perfect! We
are very pleased with the layout of the rooms, the flow, the privacy,
the little details that are already coming out, such as curved railings,
niche, etc. We love the placement of the master bath and the way it
opens out into the upper deck. We love the way both the master suite
and sitting areas have a view and cross ventilation. We love what you
did with the staircase throughout the three floors. We love the
judicious use of space you made for the guest bathrooms. We love the
idea of the two side garages rather than the front garages. If no
changes were to be made, we could live in that house very happily.
Kelvin and JoAnn, San Jose/ Sacramento 7/15/2004
tip my hat to you for pursuing period quality & authenticity"
am amazed with your work"
so refreshing to meet
somebody who obviously is so passionate about their work!"
work is incredible"
impressed by his architectural style and beauty of designs"
have very strong feelings for the design you have come up with for us.
Guess it is called pride."
"Got your floor plans, and we are
thrilled. Things look really great. THANK YOU! "
work is certainly inspiring"
What can I say. I am the kind of
person who is almost never impressed by anyone. And I am very impressed
with what you have done. My trust in you has exceeded my expectations.
This has happened so rarely in my life, and I am excited!
home designs are breath-taking"
stumbled onto your site while I was doing research on French chateaux, and
was taken by the immense beauty of your work.
is absolutely magnificent "
been impressed by your work in
WOW! Shot my socks
clear across the room - beautiful work, John, just stunning!
ps. I'll build it.
"Got the first set of plans on
the Chateau. Very nicely done!!!!!! The
sides came out great. I have a builder for these plans."
You are a miracle worker! We were so happily surprised to get the plans
tonight! You were making reference to the noise in your car, but you have
no idea the circus in here!
We are SO impressed with how everything looks. We are just thrilled. It is
GORGEOUS! Will you shoot us if we opt for changing back to the pretty
pillars inside the entry arch? We are worried that you are ready to tar and
feather us.... I swear, we are over elevation "input" and will back out at
this point. Everything is amazing.
As for floorplans, it looks awesome. We have a couple questions as to your
notations, but everything looks great to us. We are definitely wanting to
use that back right space for something in the future. Whether or not we
finish it out or not, we don't know, but we love that it is at least an
option that we can grow into.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for sacrificing more personal time to give us
a truly FANTASTIC front elevation. We are thrilled to pieces.
L. Lawton, Baldwin Park
Chateau des Reves:
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exclusive video of interior space
don't care if I sound like an
idiot but you are a genius. It baffles me how anyone could create
masterpieces like that."
designs are fabulous"
work and commissions are spectacular"
I think it is absolutely
fabulous!!!! OOOOHH LA LA Very nice.. It was worth the wait...
homes John... really proud to say I know John Henry"
really love the "bones" of this house"
Thanks a lot for stopping by
today. Both my wife and I like your very easy-going personality and feel
that we should be able to easily work with you on the design of our house.
should be some type of honorific for Architects. Did one exist, I
would certainly use it when referring to you."
homes offered are exceptional. I admire the detailing effort
and pure thought in all the projects you have created"
Wow! what a design! Your talent, vision and abilities
Robinette, North Carolina 4/22/2004
John, I'm impressed!
Epp, Apopka 1/12/2004
Absolute perfection! Thank you so much. It is beautiful!!
Chryssa Kerr, Austin 2/13/2004
You are EXTREMELY talented. God has truly blessed you. I believe I read
somewhere in the literature you sent us, that you gave their project the
"wow" effect. I concur...WOW. The pastor from the church "Greater Grace"
stood and stared at your work for literally 20 minutes or more. In my
opinion, you go far, far beyond the ordinary "form follows function" and
introduced art ... which like music, inspires the soul.
Wiley Karriem Mustaqeem-Graydon, IV President / Managing
Director ALM Director
John Henry with proud owners at 7,800 SF house under
construction in Angel Bay, Austin Texas
you must have heard lots of praise for your designs in the past and my
simple opinion is probably not a big thing. But, your designs are
exactly what I have been trying to find. It is a rare architect that
truly appreciates the beauty of European influenced designed stone.
Most of my past dealings have been with firms simply willing to put a
crown up and some stucco bands and move on…. One home looks like a
thousand others. Your designs are stimulating and simply elegant.
compliments and admiration for the harmony of architectural style and
detail you have created"
groovy, you insomniac!"
designs are out of this world"
THINK THAT YOU ARE AN ARCHITECTURAL GENIUS"
you for responding so quickly. I was amazed."
Just received all the elevation plans, site plan, and the floor plans
via FedEx. Everything looks superb.
Please proceed with the permit set / construction drawings.
We are very pleased with your excellent architectural expertise.
N.Hasan Chicago, 2005
have not seen an architect working today that offers the gorgeous design
and detail that you are."
house was fabulous! beautiful! stupendous! I was very
talent...and hard work"
to tell you that you are a masterful architect and I really enjoy the
style of the house you designed us. Once we get it built there will be
nothing like it anywhere.
D. Bassetti, Sebring 2005
We just got approval from the
"Coastal Commission" and need to put the
plans through Building and Safety.
John is a very talented and capable architect. We are very pleased with
his plans. As you go through the permit process, undoubtedly you will
need some changes to your plans. Any revisions needed are responded to
immediately by John and his team. I've found John to be a good
"listener" and incorporated all our wants and wishes for our home. We
still plan to use him for the interior design as well. Our structural
engineer has also commented that the plans were done well.
With all the restrictions and limitations we have to build here in
Malibu California, John Henry not only gave us a great design but one
that had no problems getting approved by all our regulatory agencies.
I would recommend John Henry with no reservations.
Please email me if you have additional questions.
Ron Verham, 2005
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