Posada Custom Homes240 N Pennsylvania AveSuite 201Winter Park, Florida 32789
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Posada Custom Homes is a preeminent custom home builder based in Winter Park, Florida. We provide design-build services for clients in Winter Park, Orlando, Windermere, Maitland and surrounding Central Florida communities.
Our passion for achieving artisanal beauty in each home we build is our enduring trademark. Each home exudes a feeling of distinction, charm and permanence where discerning details are wrapped in perfect scale, balance and clean design.
We invite you to browse our portfolio and discover a world of timeless beauty.
We recently started a major renovation of a historic Spanish Colonial Revival style home in Winter Park. The 9000 square foot home, located on North Interlachen Avenue, is a classical Addison Mizner inspired design created by architect Harold Hair. The home was constructed by builder Frank A. Hiegel in 1938. Hiegel built several homes in the Winter Park area, as well as the high school auditorium. The 22 room home was built on the west shore of Lake Osceola for Louis C. McKinney of Titusville, Pennsylvania.
The home featured stuccoed walls, red Spanish tile roof, a full basement, a swimming pool, and architectural wrought iron work and lighting fixtures supplied by the R.G. Coffman Company. Architect Harold Hair incorporated modern materials and methods into the design of the home, while preserving a more conventional look.
We were chosen to renovate the entire home and build a 3000 square foot addition, after being referred to the home owner by the current architect, Cindy Norris. The home features a beautiful pan-and-cap mud system roof with Ludowici roof tiles, which presents intriguing challenges. Fortunately, we were able to convey our confidence to the homeowner that we were the right choice for the renovation of this historical home, because of our knowledge, experience and care.
Our philosophy reflects that of the original architect, Harold hair, who, in a newspaper article nearly 75 years ago said
Following in the footsteps of a noted architect like Harold Hair is no mean feat, but we intend to continue his tradition of fine craftsmanship and materials. We look forward to sharing the rest of this story, with some photos, soon.
The Master Custom Builder Council (MCBC) has set the standard by which all others in our business are measured. For 25 years, this exclusive trade association, comprised of the finest custom builders in the Orlando area, has contributed to the our craft by establishing best building practices, pooling buying power with our vendors and maintaining strict ethical requirements of all of its members. The MCBC is also very active in local philanthropy, recently helping to construct 60 villas for Give Kids the World Village.
I was honored to be inducted into the MCBC earlier this month. For several years, I had been invited to join by other member builders, but other priorities always took center stage. Finally, on September 7, 2012, I officially accepted Victor Farina's invitation to join this pantheon of the finest and most committed custom home builders in central Florida.
Founded in 1988 by Dave Brewer, the MCBC represents what is best about custom home construction. To become a member, one must be invited by a current member and be sponsored by two additional members. It's truly a privilege to be counted as one of the member of this distinguished organization.
Henry David Thoreau once said, "What's the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" It was with this philosophy in mind that we recently built a home in Winter Park for a couple who were referred to us by friends in the local community.
These clients wanted a somewhat smaller home that had a more earth-friendly footprint and one in which they could gracefully enter their golden years. A home reflective of their needs more so than their means.
Once the initial design concept was created, we introduced them to the work of famed Louisiana architect, A. Hays Town, author of the acclaimed book, The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town. I drafted the schematic design, with the final construction documents being completed by local architect, Gary Hancock of Winter Park Design.
The Lowcountry Louisiana style home is slightly larger than 3000 square feet. It's covered by a metal roof and exterior brick veneer. A wealth of reclaimed materials are used throughout the home including salvaged old-growth Cypress. Antique Pine, Walnut, Blue Stone flooring and other natural stone products.
A tranquil courtyard with a fountain behind the house is designed around an old Live Oak already on the property. Landscape architect Joe Knight completed the picture with mature landscaping, accented by tall Magnolias and Live Oaks.
A green approach was used in the design and construction of the house. A 15 SEER energy-efficient heat pump, open-cell foam insulation and a natural gas tankless water heater contribute to its environmentally friendly footprint.
The home also includes features as part of an aging-in-place philosophy. Among them, a residential elevator, an elevated dishwasher, and a front loading washer and dryer to mention a few. Impact glass is featured on all of the doors and windows, providing a shell of safety, as well as beauty, for its owners.
Throughout each step of the process our clients valued the continuous hand-holding that we provided in the design, materials selection and overall project management. Providing intimate guidance to our clients has long been a cornerstone of our design-build process. It's this kind of confidence that we try to inspire in all of our clients, whether they are building a new house or remodeling an existing one.
This spring, we were commissioned to remodel a house for Kim Allen, a friend I've known for about 20 years. We reconnected when she attended an open house for the American Bungalow project.
Kim had found a 2000 square foot lake-view house built in 1948. Over time, the house had fallen into a state of disrepair. We consulted with Kim prior to her purchasing the house, ensuring her that the home was a diamond in the rough. This was contrary to the advice of others who insisted that the home could never be made livable again and should be demolished.
The roof leaked, much of the wood trim had rotted, there was mold and mildew, and the house was generally unlivable. Our assurances to the client, and the trust she had in us were enough to overcome any doubts.
We upgraded the Coastal style home with a new roof featuring 40-year dimensional architectural shingles, fiberglass attic insulation, clad double pane windows and a 15 SEER, variable speed Carrier heat pump.
The kitchen and both bathrooms were completely remodeled. Throughout the house, the oak floors were sanded and refinished, and brought back to a state of their original beauty. The Interior and exterior doors were replaced, including the garage door. Finally, the house was structurally brought up to current hurricane resistance standards.
The home has a unique round room into which natural Sisal carpet has been installed. Windows looking out onto the beautiful lake-view property were replaced with sun windows, providing an abundant source of natural light.
Kim appreciatively gave a testimonial of her experience with Posada Custom Homes. It's clear that, in spite of the monumental challenges of renovating a neglected 60-year-old-plus house, we were able to create a space that compliments the lifestyle and priorities of its owner.
You might say, we helped Kim turn a lemon into lemonade.
This American Bungalow sits at home in the historical district of downtown Orlando. The Arts and Crafts style dwelling is rich in natural materials and architectural details. Quarter-sawn white oak hardwood floors; Spanish cedar wood mouldings, cabinetry and doors; and authentic period fixtures and hardware create the home's warmth, strength and simplicity with a casual elegance.
This fine house is the result of collaboration of a team of skilled craftsmen, Architect David Runnels, Posada Custom Homes and Gribble Interior Group.
Carlos Posada is praised by both clients and colleagues for his hands-on knowledge of design and execution of authentic details in architecture. After studying at the University of Florida and working with several architectural firms, Carlos decided it was time to pursue his dream of building his own designs. As one client aptly stated, "Carlos has a sincere passion in what he does and prides himself upon what he builds. Every nail, every door, every window, every detail is thought out. Carlos' work is his art..."
Since 1985, he's been designing and creating custom homes using an architect to complete the working documents. His reputation for great design and professionalism led him to an opportunity with the Orlando Opera Guild in 2004. They selected Posada's "Le Jardin Orlean" as their show house. This classic Low Country home is rich with historical details and features a prominent courtyard built around majestic oak trees with a series of French doors that can be opened for true indoor/outdoor living.
Recently, Carlos experienced the excitement of being sought out and invited back to remodel a home he originally built in 1992. The opportunity to use his experience to upgrade this “old friend” was deeply satisfying. Remaining in contact with his clients and the owners of the homes he has built has always been important to Carlos, and he derives great pleasure from maintaining these relationships.
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