Perspectives on Design Florida book
Hardcover book, pub. Panache Partners
Georgian Manor home featured on all panels of the dust jacket for the book.
||"Best of State Winner, Aurora Award 2008"
Florida Home Builder magazine
"Embracing the natural beauty of St. Simons Island, this California Spanish Mission home was designed to conserve space on the island, as well as environmental factors."
In American Living Awards 2003: Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 6,501
s.f. and Over"
Luxury Homes magazine
2003 Vol. 1, Issue 2
"The primary design challenge for this French Country-style
home was to reconcile the client's wish that it be an intimate
family home as well as a grand entertainment venue."
vs. Italian-Mediterranean Revival Architecture"
"The subtle distinctions of Spanish and Italian influences
can result in significant differences in the design of Mediterranean
architecture. This overview explores the key principles to consider."
"Good contemporary design requires the same sensitivity
and expressive talent as good period design, so a respect for
period design is important in all architects..."
Florida Architecture magazine
62nd Edition, 2000
" 'This is a style that
is more cognizant of the shapes that come together -- more playful,
for example, with the conical tower on the front. Its about
nesting and cascading of forms.' While the Isleworth home utilizes
several dominant Richardsonian features, and most pointedly the
cascading of forms, it is clearly an adaptation for Florida."
Mediterranean-Style Villa in Florida"
"This residence, completed in 1998, re-creates the character
of a 1920s Mediterranean-style villa, with period detailing of
roof tiles, textured stucco, stone trim, and wood windows and
brackets. The house is the Builder's first spec residence in an
upscale community where the previous homes were large, but not
Unique Homes magazine
"It's true that at one time the 21st century loomed like
Big Brother on the horizon, looking a little sterile, much too
clinical, and none too hospitable. But now that it's finally here,
the new millennium seems far less daunting and much more personalized..."
60th Edition, 1999
"On a chain of lakes in Orlando's Windermere suburb, among
the century-old cypress and oak trees, one house wears its non-conformity
with patrician reserve. It is palatial, yes, but it flaunts nothing.
Like an heirloom, it is prized for its venerable heritage, distinguished
by its timelessness..."
Traditions: Building and Restoring the Period Home... New 1920s-Style
Cottage (and Barn) for Horse Ranch"
"The owners of a 20-acre horse ranch looked back to the
1920s to find a homestead model that would best suit their lifestyle.
Latticework conceals a crawl space below the house, which is elevated
on piers. The barn (behind the house) picks up some of the house's
detailing and style..."
in American Living Gold Award:
Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home in the Nation
Over 7500 Square Feet"
"Featuring dramatic interior living spaces, this palatial
8,170-square foot Country French residence located in Orlando,
Florida, is exceptionally suited to the social lifestyle of its
executive owner, yet it also retains a casual elegance that makes
the whole family feel 'at home'...."
in American Living Grand Award: Best One-of-a-Kind Custom, Under
4000 Square Feet"
"This 2,200-square-foot Grand Award winner echoes a Craftsman
theme: at once rustic and contemporary, using cedar columns, beams,
stonework and mitered glass. Inside, the glass spiral stair-with
birch stringer and treads to match other trim-centers an open
floor plan. Mitered glass exterior corners provide sweeping views
of grounds and lake..."
Home Built With the Holidays In Mind"
"To say that Sally Hoch loves Christmas is an understatement.
While traveling with her professional golfer-husband, Scott Hoch,
she's always on the lookout for angels and Santa Claus figures
to add to her collection. So naturally, when the Hochs planned
to build their home in southwest Orlando, she made sure the halls
would be designed for optimum decking..."
Bound: Front Porches Bring Homeowners Out of the House"
"Here's a look at three downtown front porches that have
heightened the quality of architecture and life in each neighborhood.
While each porch is different, each also shares essential elements.
And each is a link to Orlando's past - that's blending nicely
into Orlando's future..."
Kitchens Go To Work"
"Maximum dramatic impact is delivered by the prototypical
sleek contemporary kitchen of the Siegels..."
||"A Guest Cottage in
Cover Article for Florida Builder magazine
Home With Scott Hoch: A hole-in-1 dream home for golfer"
The Orlando Sentinel
Home Section, December 18, 1993
"The 8,500-square-foot three-story could pass for an ante-bellum
mansion, Price said, except for the fact that it's in perfect
condition. "What makes that house really sing," he said,
"is that the Hochs agreed to replicate the period and its
details exactly. We used period detailing down to using full 1-inch
beaded boards on the porch ceilings. Like the old houses, the
porch is elevated with lattice underneath, and the column trim
is all true to the period..."
"With velvet lawns and natural wooded areas, the back of
the 7,000-square-foot Cypress Point home wraps around the shoreline
of Lake Sheen. The varied landscaping, including decks, terraces,
fish ponds and brick walkways, offers many outdoor environments
for relaxing, dining and entertaining. The front elevation (above)
borrows elegantly from the California craftsman style characterized
by exposed heavy timber porch columns and stone detailing.
Florida Architecture magazine
"The owners of the house are from Chicago, and were inspired
by Florida sunsets and storms over Lake Sheen," says Price,
"and Stonehenge fulfills their dreams for a house with windows
to the sky." Price took his inspiration from the Craftsman
"When he first began thinking about having a new home built
several years ago, the owner, a plastic surgeon, had very contemporary
tastes. Then he and Orlando architect Tom Price began working
Home With Aaron and Vilma Dowd"
"One shared appreciation the Dowds have is Mediterranean
architecture. Their home, on Lake Down, the first lake on the
Butler Chain of Lakes, is just that, and also reflects their lifestyle.
Built of stucco and tile, the house is elegant and casual. "It
has a very comfortable feeling. With the tile and stucco, the
house is very low maintenance," says Aaron."
Florida Home & Garden
"A lifetime's collection of antiques, baskets, china from
Scotland, and old wooden country furniture creates a cozy eclectic
kitchen in Orlando. 'Everything has a story,' says the owner,
and indeed, it looks like a storybook cottage. But in reality,
it is a new home made to look old, built on the site of the old
house, which this resembles."
private kitchen the pros would love"
Home Section, October 1987
"Barbara and Skip Fowler cook in what she says is probably
"the largest commercial kitchen in a private residence in
town." The kitchen, four years in the planning and completed
last summer, has 1,200 square feet, three sinks and two refrigerators.
It is not your usual remodeling effort..."