Winter Park Home Renovation
Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, Details Construction Group provides Winter Park home renovation services for an array of remodeling and restoration services. With more than 10,000 residences, the progressive neighborhood is home to many historic sites including Rollins College, Full Sail University and the world's most comprehensive collection of Tiffany glass at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Originally founded in the late 19th century, early Winter Park restorations are seen in many civic buildings, retail stores, art galleries, historic sites, educational institutions and parks as well as the downtown shopping district and neighborhoods. The city's lakes are interconnected with navigable canals that provide active recreational activities for residents who enjoy boating, fishing and skiing. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation's oldest outdoor art events and has received accolades from the National Endowment of the Arts, the White House, Congress and noted magazines.
Winter Park Service Area
Due to its convenient location, Winter Park is an ideal community for commuters living and working in the downtown Orlando area as well as artists, students and patrons seeking a unique cultural lifestyle. As one of the first developed areas of Orange County, Winter Park's boundaries are defined in our service area map below:
Whether you are considering a Winter Park home renovation, remodeling, or whole house restoration, Details Construction Group is conveniently located to serve your needs. While older homes may not be the answer for some homeowners, current data suggests that the market for remodeled and expertly restored homes continues to grow at a better than average pace.
Golden Age of Hotels
Early Winter Park new constructions created central Florida's Golden Age of Hotels. Presidents, celebrities and wealthy vacationers, frequented these state-of-the-art facilities. Included in the elite list of visitors to Winter Park were Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Regan, Mamie Eisenhower, Barack Obama, Walt Disney, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Larry King, Hugh Hefner and Lady Bird Johnson. Although some structures were lost over time, several important landmarks have been remodeled, renovated or repurposed, such as:
- Roger House (later the Virginia Inn) - Surrounded by piney woods, orange groves and magnificent views of Lake Osceola, the official opening of the Rogers House coincided with the founding date of Winter Park on April 8, 1882. Today, this is the site of the Cloisters Condominiums.
- Seminole Hotel - The original hotel was completed in January of 1886 and served as a "winter resort" for many millionaires. Located on the western shore of Lake Osceola, the original hotel burned in 1902 but was rebuilt and remained a key attraction until the 1970s when the property was sold for residential development.
- Hamilton House - Built in the 1920s, the Hamilton House on Park Avenue now exists as the Park Plaza Hotel. The Winter Park home renovation of this beautiful facility earned the European-style hotel the city's Beautification Award for restoration of its 1932 balcony.
- Alabama Hotel - Overlooking Lake Maitland, the Alabama Hotel was built in 1921. The mission-style structure had a Hotel California look and featured phones in every room with a refectory and excellent cuisine. The resort was converted to condominiums in the 1970s and the facility's character and charm preserved for future generations.
- The Langford Resort Hotel - When the Langford Hotel was built in 1955, central Florida resorts were only open from November to April. The Langford changed the rules for affluent vacationers from around the world as the first air-conditioned hotel. Because of the unique design and decor, it was deemed too expensive to renovate the hotel and, after five decades, it was torn down. Today, the Alfond Inn at Rollins College (rated as one of Florida's top hotels) occupies the landmark site.
Remodeling Vintage Homes in Winter Park
Numerous vintage structures exist in Winter Park but only two neighborhoods have been classified as historic districts: the College Quarter and Virginia Heights East. Homes in these areas are one-of-a-kind constructions and Winter Park's historic preservation ordinance mandates regulations for restoration of the exterior facades. Although the Historic Preservation Board must approve exterior home renovations, interior spaces can be remodeled to match any homeowner's specific needs for a modern kitchen, upgraded bathrooms or modern living areas. In addition to the two historic districts, homeowners can voluntarily seek to list their property with the Winter Park Register of Historic Places. Either way, many homes in Winter Park possess a charm and character that cannot be replicated by a new construction.
MEET YOUR WINTER PARK REMODELING SPECIALISTS
Location.. location.. location. If you're looking for a living space that's perfect for your family that is nestled in one of Orlando's best neighborhoods and close to everything, consider a Winter Park remodeled home or whole house restoration. A renovated vintage structure with an updated kitchen, bathrooms and living spaces can provide a great place to live and raise your children while your investment continues to grow. At Details Construction Group, our experience in all aspects of home renovation, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room conversions, outdoor living spaces and residential landscaping can save you time, frustration and money. Call us today at 407-221-7406 to discuss your Winter Park remodeling project.