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  • Brilliant coral wingback chairs command this restaurant lounge, making the fireside seating perfect for a before dinner cocktail or an intimate charity fundraiser.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    Brilliant coral wingback chairs command this restaurant lounge, making the fireside seating perfect for a before dinner cocktail or an intimate charity fundraiser.
  • This central Gallery in a shingle style house terminates into a gracious Main Staircase with custom period railings.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    This central Gallery in a shingle style house terminates into a gracious Main Staircase with custom period railings.
  • This family Kitchen features custom painted cabinetry and a v-groove ceiling and opens to the Family Room across a built-in table.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    This family Kitchen features custom painted cabinetry and a v-groove ceiling and opens to the Family Room across a built-in table.
  • Floor to ceiling commercial glazing wraps the Living Room and sets the backdrop for the classic 1960's furniture mixed with contemporary millwork.
    photo by James Haefner
    Floor to ceiling commercial glazing wraps the Living Room and sets the backdrop for the classic 1960's furniture mixed with contemporary millwork.
  • An economical hexagonal tile is laid in a custom rug pattern on this mudroom floor; walls are lined with built-in storage cabinetry.
    photo by James Haefner
    An economical hexagonal tile is laid in a custom rug pattern on this mudroom floor; walls are lined with built-in storage cabinetry.
  • Sliding pocket doors with leaded glass panels separate this marble walled Kitchen from the Breakfast Room, either left open for family-style or closed for catering.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    Sliding pocket doors with leaded glass panels separate this marble walled Kitchen from the Breakfast Room, either left open for family-style or closed for catering.
  • Custom painted cabinetry with glass doors and contrasting interiors highlight the owner's tableware. Terrazzo tops the island.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    Custom painted cabinetry with glass doors and contrasting interiors highlight the owner's tableware. Terrazzo tops the island.
  • This historic restoration leaves the garden bay window undraped to blur indoor and out while lighting a collection of Art Deco and contemporary furniture.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    This historic restoration leaves the garden bay window undraped to blur indoor and out while lighting a collection of Art Deco and contemporary furniture.
  • A French Art Deco Dining Suite by Jules Leleu is topped with a carved, cased glass chandelier by Daum.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    A French Art Deco Dining Suite by Jules Leleu is topped with a carved, cased glass chandelier by Daum.
  • This Sunroom Office designed for a collector of natural curiosities juxtaposes contemporary paintings with realist photography.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    This Sunroom Office designed for a collector of natural curiosities juxtaposes contemporary paintings with realist photography.
  • A double-height Dining Room features the main Staircase Overlook. Chippendale style dining furniture contrasts with Italian blown glass lighting for an edited take on traditional.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    A double-height Dining Room features the main Staircase Overlook. Chippendale style dining furniture contrasts with Italian blown glass lighting for an edited take on traditional.
  • The Kitchen's stainless steel dish pantry and German oak cabinetry are glimpsed beyond the mid-century dining chairs and custom designed table.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    The Kitchen's stainless steel dish pantry and German oak cabinetry are glimpsed beyond the mid-century dining chairs and custom designed table.
  • A French limestone floor and wainscot are bathed in  the patterned light from a Dale Chihuly chandelier in this octagonal Foyer.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    A French limestone floor and wainscot are bathed in the patterned light from a Dale Chihuly chandelier in this octagonal Foyer.
  • An enfilade of walnut paneled receiving rooms supports a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    An enfilade of walnut paneled receiving rooms supports a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings.
  • A black and white photographic history of a Fortune 100 Company is hung salon style in the walnut paneled Library.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    A black and white photographic history of a Fortune 100 Company is hung salon style in the walnut paneled Library.
  • This open plan Living Room and Dining Room is anchored by a monumental fireplace façade of Chinese quartzite and glazed terracotta. Furnishings represent an international line-up, all exclusively from the 1950's.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    This open plan Living Room and Dining Room is anchored by a monumental fireplace façade of Chinese quartzite and glazed terracotta. Furnishings represent an international line-up, all exclusively from the 1950's.
  • Beveled glass pocket doors open a traditional paneled Dining Room onto a gleaming modern Kitchen that features pickled oak floors, tiled walls and hood and a pistachio enameled range.
    photo by Gene Meadows
    Beveled glass pocket doors open a traditional paneled Dining Room onto a gleaming modern Kitchen that features pickled oak floors, tiled walls and hood and a pistachio enameled range.
  • The classical columns and frieze separate the limestone  floored foyer from the paneled Library. Traditional furnishings are punctuated by modern lighting.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    The classical columns and frieze separate the limestone floored foyer from the paneled Library. Traditional furnishings are punctuated by modern lighting.
  • Eighteenth Century Columns from a courtyard house in Delhi have been repurposed to conceal the steel structure in this Lower Level Entertaining Room. Richly colored walls and terrazzo floor set off these carved wood features.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    Eighteenth Century Columns from a courtyard house in Delhi have been repurposed to conceal the steel structure in this Lower Level Entertaining Room. Richly colored walls and terrazzo floor set off these carved wood features.
  • Cherry cabinetry and paneling are used to define an open plan Family Room and Kitchen. A floating cabinet divides the space while hidden doors conceal the pantry. Furnishings are Mid-century.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    Cherry cabinetry and paneling are used to define an open plan Family Room and Kitchen. A floating cabinet divides the space while hidden doors conceal the pantry. Furnishings are Mid-century.
  • A glass and walnut wall divides the barrel vaulted Tasting Room from the wine storage vault. A reclaimed brick floor is covered in an oriental rug to anchor the eclectic table and chairs.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    A glass and walnut wall divides the barrel vaulted Tasting Room from the wine storage vault. A reclaimed brick floor is covered in an oriental rug to anchor the eclectic table and chairs.
  • A new dowel supported shelving unit nestles into a Family Room niche in this mid-century makeover.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    A new dowel supported shelving unit nestles into a Family Room niche in this mid-century makeover.
  • An open plan loft plays eclectic furnishings off industrial windows, exposed roof structure and the matte white concrete floors with black slate baseboards.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    An open plan loft plays eclectic furnishings off industrial windows, exposed roof structure and the matte white concrete floors with black slate baseboards.
  • The open center of a room dividing cabinet frames the view to the paneled breakfast room and its modern furnishings.
    photo by George Dzharistos
    The open center of a room dividing cabinet frames the view to the paneled breakfast room and its modern furnishings.
 
Mark Johnson
AIA
Mark Johnson & Associates
21 Maywood Avenue
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
ph: 248.543.5411
fax: 248.543.5118
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www.mjaarchitects.com
 
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
To design environments that keep daily living magical! Using the tools of great architecture: sunlight, views, scale and functional commodity, with those of excellent interior decorating: lighting, paint, furniture and fabrics, to create visual, functioning environments that suit the personalities of our clients and the way they live.

SPECIALTIES
An interdisciplinary team of architects and interior designers providing residential and commercial services: architecture, interior architecture, and furnishing, either a’ la carte or turnkey. Work is cited for its variety of styles, rigorously detailed documentation, custom construction, and the highest quality available at all budget levels.

FEE METHODS
Hourly with retainer of fixed fee contracts for design services. Product services are net cost plus commission.

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Principal Mark Johnson, B. Arch. Rice University 1988 and apprentice to Robert A. M. Stern Architects, has spent the past 21 years practicing his passion for marrying inheritable architecture with rich interior decoration. Detroit Home Design Awards: First Place- Contemporary Interior Design 2006 and Traditional Interior Design 2008.
 

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