Specialty Design-Vision and Consulting for residential estate, home and restaurant projects throughout the Americas.
The founder John Franklin, famous for his work throughout Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been published in Architectural Digest, also on the cover of Country Living and featured in several other national magazines. He now exclusively takes on design-consulting projects for the discerning client. Should we agree to take on your project you've hired the most creative, experienced, and responsive design-consultant that will set you apart from all the others.
All the pictures shown are of estates designed., built or restored by Franklin Design .Build and Interior design
John franklin is an architectural designer and has a lifetime of working in the trades. His unique, classic, creative style speaks for itself and has been sought after over for decades. Published in Architectural Digest, on the cover of Country Living as well as in two other issues to name a few. His work has been used for advertisement for companies like Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor's LOFT, Chico's, Caption Morgan and may others. He takes pride in doing is own drawings, plans and is able to do as-built drawings through the projects that helps expedite the process. Considered a journeyman carpenter in his earlier career he knows what to expect from the next generation of artisans and holds them to a high standard of quality. Franklin Artisans and Franklin Design are the trade names of his design/build, interior design companies for over 40 years. They have transformed historical homes into a masterpiece. And have created timeless designs from the ground up on treasured Bucks County Pennsylvania land, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia..
Franklins work has been featured in 12 National Magazines. Including Architectural Digest.
I have employed John Franklin over the last year and have had knowledge of his past business endeavors. I utilized John for a complete restoration of a very unique stone residence built in the early 1700’s. This building had been vacant for over 75 years and required a complete ground up overhaul including everything but the stone walls. It included all the site work, landscape, masonry and hardscapes.
The original interior was salvaged and incorporated in to the overall design. He then added all the modern amenities that ultimately turned the “home” into a one of a kind estate.
John executed this task with mastery and a skill set that is unparalleled. Hard working and tenacious, John was able to do the impossible by turning this stone building into a pre revolutionary masterpiece. He handled all aspects of planning, design trade oversight with a very hands on approach. Construction was completed on time and on budget. His attention to the very small details really shows in the overall impactful finished project.
I would gladly use John again for another project and will make myself available for any questions at 561-281-9399.
3795 Aquetong Rd
Carversville, Pa 18913
A note from the Franklin Design founder.
The last Carversville, Bucks County Homestead gem, that’s what I call it!
The house sat un-lived in for over 75 years. Probably the Last historical home of its kind to be rehabbed in the town of Carversville, let alone all of Bucks County. And I had the honor of restoring it. I personally spent well over 50 to 60 hours a week from December 2018 until March 2020 dedicating 15 months to bring one of the last jewels to the crown of my legacy. It is not vanity speaking, it is a lifetime of learning, skill, commitment to vision and love of traditional detail that motivated me to engage the opportunity!
I had the Vision for, Designed and Created the detail drawings for the artisans and contractors that I hand selected to work on the project. Even taught them how to execute many of the details that went into the restoration as much of the craft has been lost. I was even lucky enough to find quality Artisans that had actually apprenticed under me 20 years before while in the design-build Company, Franklin Artisans.
Yes, Dennis Hansen was a fantastic client. He put up the money when needed. He let me make all the selections. He was patient and willing to put all of his trust in my vision. Now and his family live the dream and are having a blast showing it off on Facebook.
This classic pre-Revolutionary stone town home in the Bucks County hamlet of Carversville had been sitting vacant for over 75 years
A complete restoration, Just the porch included saving the wide plank ceiling boards and hand cut rafters. Adding gas lights, mahogany floor boards, classic period details while elevating standards to todays building codes.