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Timeless Appeal


The term "traditional" can paint a picture in someone's head, so it might be best to avoid its use. There are numerous traditional styles, from Mediterranean to Modern to Colonial. We like to refer to regionally historic designs as being "timeless".  A home with timeless design, maintains its appeal long after the current trend has gone out of style.

Vernacular design is found throughout established communities across the United States. Most regionally specific designs were developed as a result of climate conditions, but some were brought along by the immigrants that settled there. Within Florida, the Florida Cracker and Mizner Mediterranean styles are the most recognized. Winter Park and Downtown Orlando actually have a few styles that help to tell a little story about the history of the area.


Design and Construction Ideas and Information about Homes in the South. Florida and the Gulf Coast have unique climate and environmental conditions that have influenced the design of homes since long before air-conditioning was available. Lessons from “Olde Florida” vernacular design still apply today. With energy efficiency and a new green awareness on the minds of many in the industry, building systems and construction techniques are evolving forward with an eye on the past.