Body of Design Work

Over the years Bill has designed many homes both large and small. This year alone he has designed 4 garages for clients.  No job is too small or unimportant. The following are larger works but in no way diminish the importance of smaller projects.

  • Master renovation plans The Oldham County History Center. c.1860
  • An approved designer for Norton Commons, a planned community.
  • Master renovation plans for Rob Morris Chapel c.1840
  • Historical consultant for c.1820 Federal home Eminence, KY.
  • Historical consultant for 2008 Bellarmine Showcase Home.
  • Contracting for Larry Johns’ Squirrelly’s Tea Room and Magic Theater.
  • Numerous historical renovations on Main Street, Old Louisville, and Cherokee Triangle.
  • Former design committee member Yew Dell Gardens.
  • Bill has been published in Southern Living Magazine, Old House Journal,
  • Kentucky Homes, Kentucky Living, and the Courier Journal Home of the Week.
  • Bill is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Kentucky Advocates.
  • Bill applied for and received La Grange’s prestigious Preserve America Award from First Lady Laura Bush.

Small vacation house overlooking Lake Cumberland.

Small vacation house overlooking Lake Cumberland.

Home in Bowling Green KY. 7,500 sq. ft. based on the mannor homes of the English country side.

Home in Bowling Green KY. 7,500 sq. ft. based on the mannor homes of the English country side.

Home in Bowling Green KY. 7,500 sq. ft. based on the mannor homes of the English country side.

Home in Bowling Green KY. 7,500 sq. ft. based on the mannor homes of the English country side.

<strong>Anchorage New Home:</strong>  This home was designed in the late 1980s and is in Anchorage, KY. It compliments Anchorages unique cottage architecture.

Anchorage New Home: This home was designed in the late 1980s and is in Anchorage, KY. It compliments Anchorages unique cottage architecture.

Anchorage Renovation: Once thought to be the ugliest home in Anchorage and scheduled for demolition. Creative design and clever structural engineering brought it back to be on the Louisville Tour of Best Remodeled Homes in the mid 1990s

Anchorage Renovation: Once thought to be the ugliest home in Anchorage and scheduled for demolition. Creative design and clever structural engineering brought it back to be on the Louisville Tour of Best Remodeled Homes in the mid 1990s

Contemporary Design: One of eight homes located in Covered Bridge designed by WJL. It is contemporary in design but reflects the rugged wood framed construction used for many years in the Boy Scout camp.

Contemporary Design: One of eight homes located in Covered Bridge designed by WJL. It is contemporary in design but reflects the rugged wood framed construction used for many years in the Boy Scout camp.

A veranda with pizza oven located in Bardstown, KY

A veranda with pizza oven located in Bardstown, KY

Large pantry located in Bardstown, KY

Large pantry located in Bardstown, KY

Georgian: This is a large Georgian style home designed in 2008. It sets on a large lot and reflects a grand time gone by. It is an example of what is called New Old House Design. The details in this home are period in design and copy the craftsmanship of yesterday.

Georgian: This is a large Georgian style home designed in 2008. It sets on a large lot and reflects a grand time gone by. It is an example of what is called New Old House Design. The details in this home are period in design and copy the craftsmanship of yesterday.

Georgian 2:  This house was the Bellarmine Showcase Home for 2008. WJL did all the historical architectural consulting on this project. This is a fine example of good historical restoration.

Georgian 2: This house was the Bellarmine Showcase Home for 2008. WJL did all the historical architectural consulting on this project. This is a fine example of good historical restoration.

Indian Hills Addition: An example of a tasteful addition that compliments the existing structure and the neighborhood. This is the third addition to this home we have done for three different owners.

Indian Hills Addition: An example of a tasteful addition that compliments the existing structure and the neighborhood. This is the third addition to this home we have done for three different owners.

Norton Commons Italianate: This was one of the first homes designed for the planned development of Norton Commons. It won best designed home under $400,000.00 in 2006 presented by Louisville Home Builders Association. It is another good example of new old home design.

Norton Commons Italianate: This was one of the first homes designed for the planned development of Norton Commons. It won best designed home under $400,000.00 in 2006 presented by Louisville Home Builders Association. It is another good example of new old home design.

Norton Commons Queen Ann: A large home designed for Norton Commons. This home reflects design elements taken from the early 1900 hundreds. It is again an example of new old home design.

Norton Commons Queen Ann: A large home designed for Norton Commons. This home reflects design elements taken from the early 1900 hundreds. It is again an example of new old home design.

Second Empire: This home reflects the grand estate homes we see today along Louisville’s Third and Fourth Streets. Its design was garnered from the mid to late 1800s and is called Second Empire. This is another example of new old home design.

Second Empire: This home reflects the grand estate homes we see today along Louisville’s Third and Fourth Streets. Its design was garnered from the mid to late 1800s and is called Second Empire. This is another example of new old home design.


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