“Home is the nicest word there is.”

-Laura Ingalls Wilder

Custom Home Design

When people say that your home is the largest investment most of us will make in our lives, they are referring to the financial investment. While that is true, GuernseyTingle also understands that the design of a custom home also represents a huge emotional investment as well. Your personal tastes, your sense of style, your lifestyle, your family values, or even a lifetime collection of wonderful art and furnishings will matter as much as the bricks and framing that form the physical shelter of your new home. Not only will it take a competent designer who can put together those building documents for the contractor, it will take a sensitive partner who can help guide you through the journey to put together the realization of your own dreams and aspirations.

Or as Mr. Plumbeam says in The Big Orange Spot, “My house is me, and I am it. My house is where I want to be and it looks like all my dreams.” We should all have a home that inspires such sentiment.



+ Custom Home Design

+ 3D Renderings

+ Feasibility Studies

+ Conceptual Design

+ Renovations

+ House Additions

+ Interior Design

+ Remodeling

+ Permitting

Create Your Home

Based in Eastern Virginia, GuernseyTingle’s architectural, planning and interior design staff is small enough to provide personal attention, yet large enough to respond quickly and thoroughly. We create in a studio atmosphere to design unique spaces with architectural character that responds to the context of the particular project.

GuernseyTingle works with a variety of building types, some of which involve custom residential spaces, multi-family, SFD housing communities, and affordable housing.  Our numerous awards and publications in regional and national periodicals reflect positively on our design abilities. However, the focus of the practice is problem-solving, providing creative solutions to meet your individual tastes and create your vision of home.

Featured Projects

Featured Team

Kristin C. Baum

Vice President

Ann Marie Smith

Interior Designer

Chris Cromer


Thomas G. Tingle


Partner with us

    Guernsey Tingle

    4350 New Town Avenue, Suite 101
    Williamsburg, Virginia 23188


    757-221-0457 (Fax)


    Charlottesville Office

    Post Office Box 5686
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22905