All posts by leo@lelandhomes.com

Leo as Our Guide – Pepper Pike

“I never liked to cook. It could have been my kitchen.

Thanks to Leo and his equally talented, insightful, creative and pleasant crew, we want to spend every minute in our kitchen. Leo helped us integrate our design ideas into the heading of farmhouse industrial. With Leo as our guide and farmhouse industrial as our mantra, our kitchen quickly came together. We had some wacky ideas, and Leo not only listened to them, he made them happen. Whether it was using salvage pieces for ceiling fixture parts, up-cycling wrought iron table legs turned corbels, picking through reclaimed Cleveland brick to create a wall, or building our butcher block countertop from scratch, it was an amazingly fun and rewarding journey. Leo was so thoughtful every step of the way. Forever conscious of budget, timelines and attention to detail, sometimes it felt like he was the homeowner. Now our kitchen is finished, and while I’m in there so much, I actually do like to cook.”

Kevin & Annie
Pepper Pike

Go to our Home Improvements page to see more pictures of Kevin & Annie’s Industrial Farm House Style Kitchen.

I Was Astonished – Shaker Square

“I live in a great condominium apartment near Shaker Square.  That said, every day I was faced with addressing shredding and increasingly dirty carpet throughout the apartment. It was cheap to begin with and worn down to the cement base near the front door. I just did not have the time or energy to change it before I moved in.

Going forward, the goal was to at least address the front entrance hallway by installing a new hardwood floor. I really wanted to do the main living areas as well but it all seemed too overwhelming. I could not face the prospect of moving all my furniture along with thousands of  books, shelving, art work, antiques and collectibles.

But I had to do something. So I called Leo at Leland Homes. I knew him from previous experiences in buying and selling properties. He prides himself on absolute integrity and skilled workmanship.

He convinced me that his team could move every piece of bulky and heavy furniture, every book, every piece of china even including each crystal glass from the inside of an antique corner cupboard. He said they would put them back exactly where they were before.

They installed beautiful new custom made Beech hardwood flooring everywhere I requested with precision and in less than a week. I was astonished. And now I have what looks like a new and much brighter apartment.

P.S. Not one wineglass, vase, china dish, or glass table was broken. “

Bill

Exceeded Our Expectations – Moreland Hills

“Home projects demand many talents– engineer, taskmaster, artist, coach.  Intuitively, it seems, Leo Lee is able to absorb all of the objectives of the project while at the same time catering to the wants and needs of the homeowners’ sometimes fragile psyche.

Don’t let the demeanor of soft-spoken, quick to smile Leo fool you.  Certainly, he is a straightforward man:  his tactful personality is authentic.  Leo, however, is so much more than merely accommodating.  He is a consummate professional in every aspect beautifully demonstrated by the projects that he has completed for us.

Through direct contribution (he drafted our architectural drawings) or oversight of craftsmanship, Leo exceeded our expectations regarding design, engineering, value, work environment and inventiveness.”

Rhona & Brian Williams

Leo is a Trusted Advisor – Cleveland Heights

“Leo is a trusted advisor.  He is detail oriented and thorough in his explanations of all the various processes involved with buying and/or selling houses.  You would be hard-pressed to find someone more knowledgable than Leo in the real estate business.

Leo sold us our first home in 2005 and helped us sell it in 2013 and buy our new home in 2013.  We loved our first home and also love our current home.  Our experiences with Leo have been very positive over the past 8 years and we highly recommend his services to anyone buying or selling their home.”

Jay and Julie

Classic Nostalgic Comfort is Back. About time isn’t it?

The New Old Style of home is in the news. It is about time. We have been telling people this would happen for over 25 years. I am thrilled because this type of work is what we enjoy most and we are good at it too. Read the Article from the Wall Street Journal.

It is a trend and it’s more than just about homes. People are worn-out with the BIG BOX lifestyle we have been sold. We want more High-Touch to go with all the High-Tech around us.

We know how to improve the Classic Comfort Home of years gone by into the Classic Comfort Home of Today. Or we can build you a new one.  It will not cost $500-$600 a square foot like the WSJ article states either. A splash of imagination and creativity can save you thousands. Interested? Let’s talk.

Leo

Happy Home Buyer – Mentor

“A dear friend of mine had recommended a REALTOR, Leo Lee, from Leland Homes to me. She said that if anyone could help me buy a house he would be able too.

I was very hesitant to call Leo. I was divorced with a small down payment, tight budget to work with and a specific location of where I wanted to live.

I did meet with Leo and very shortly after our meeting I was pre-approved to buy.

Leo truly listened to me of what I need and want in a house. He is a gentleman with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Leo provided me with such good care, guidance and understanding. As in all house hunting there are ups and downs but I had such great trust in Leo that I was so comfortable through it all.

Three months after my first meeting with Leo I found my house. For me it is really a dream come true. I could not imagine going through this process with out Leo guiding me step by step. I have much gratitude and appreciation for Leo.”

Debbie

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill