Jane and I just spent the past two weeks at our new home. We thoroughly enjoy the spaces you created for us. The verandah is flooded with sun in the morning, hitting all its angles, but I particularly enjoy having dinner at the alfresco at dusk, listening to the sound of the king parrots, and looking in at the warm light of the great room through the large windows. It is already rich with tradition, and has become the family “magnet” we always envisioned. My 3-year old grand daughter calls it “Pops Home”, and sings a song about it for two days prior to any visit.
John Gersteling and I met several times over a period of close to a year. John guided me through the planning process, incorporating my ideas with his talent for designing. The excitement grew as I saw my family home coming to life – first on CAD – and then under construction.
“All projects involve details – some more than others. We recently bought our first old house and walked into the project wide-eyed. We knew this 1888 Federation style home had potential but we didn’t fully understand all that is involved in maintaining the character and integrity of a 100+ year old house while transitioning to make it live like a new family home. A friend recommended we work with John Gersteling & Associates, and we are so very glad we did. John sees things that we certainly would have missed. His design defined our project and gave our builder a consistent plan from which to work. He answers our questions, helps us work through difficult design and construction issues, and keeps an eye on our budget – all with great care.