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  • Preserving the Past…..Keeping Pace with the Future

     

    1883 – 314 Salvador Square, Winter Park

     

    We are known for building some of Central Florida’s new iconic custom homes. Over the past 25 years we have also been very fortunate to work on some of Central Florida’s historical homes over the years. Whether it is a full restoration or a renovation, great care is exhibited to respect the integrity of the original architecture while at the same time being mindful of the desires and trends of today’s lifestyles.

     

    We have worked on 9 notable historic Central Florida homes that date from 1883 to 1939 including 2 homes drawn by Gamble Rogers. We typically advise keeping the exterior of the structure intact and focus on shifting walls and totally re-imagining the floor plan. If expansion is desired, often the newly created space is located to the rear or side of the existing structure.

     

    The biggest challenge is to open up the floor plan. Often older residences have a more compartmentalized floor plan with much smaller kitchens. While reconfiguring these plans, we are very mindful to collaborate with the Architect and Designer to pursue period ceiling treatments and architectural features when possible. While all this serves as the backdrop, it is very common to then introduce today’s Contemporary or Transitional touches to the home to bring a home from the 1920’s into the 2020’s.  No doubt these projects take on extra layers of planning and coordination, but the final reveal is extra rewarding as we breathe new life into a one of a kind jewel that takes on a new beginning.

     

    Other notable Historical Homes we have remodeled:

     

    c 1924 – 1621 Laurel Rd, Winter Park

    c 1925 – 984 Mayfield Ave, Winter Park

    c 1926 – 803 N. Lake Adair Blvd, Orlando

    c 1926 – 208 N. Interlachen Ave, Winter Park

    c 1928 – 550 Via Lugano, Winter Park

    c 1933 – 540 N. Interlachen Ave, Winter Park (Gamble Rogers – Architect)

    c 1939 – 1700 W Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando

    c 1939 – 225 Palmer Ave, Winter Park (Gamble Rogers – Architect)

     

     

    C1925- 377 Fairbanks Ave

    Notable Historical Church:

    C1925 – 338 E. Lyman Ave, All Saints Episcopal (Jack Rogers Architect for Renovations 2020)

     

     

     

    “At It’s Best, Preservation Engages The Past In A Conversation With

    The Present Over A Mutual Concern For The Future” – William Murtagh

  • Outdoor Living

    Spring is here! When designing and building your new home, don’t overlook your outdoor living possibilities. Florida’s outdoor living opportunities make a perfect family and friend gathering place for a nice place to wind down and relax after a long day. Year round enjoyment of outdoor living space is one of the many perks of where we live!

  • Home Weatherization Tips

    The temperatures are dropping, the fireplaces are roaring, and we are searching for effective ways to prepare for the colder weather as the winter months approach. Instead of turning up the thermostat another degree, there are other ways to prepare your home to stay comfortable all winter long.

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  • 2018 Aurora Awards

    Charles Clayton Construction is honored to have won three Aurora Awards for our recently-completed Winter Park private residence, Pointe Royale. The newly finished home has modern coastal charm inside and out, and won two awards for its unique bath design! Pointe Royale also won an Aurora Award for being the best custom home over 8,000 sq. ft., and we are so proud of this prestigious distinction. Below are the 2018 Charles Clayton Construction Aurora Awards:

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  • Central Florida’s Booming Construction Industry

    Within the past few years, Orlando has become an increasingly popular city to work, play, and live. With a high demand for both new homes and commercial spaces, Central Florida’s construction industry is currently booming as the workforce hits a 10 year high. (more…)

  • Which Style Home is Right for You?

    When building a custom home, the world is your oyster when it comes to style and design. There are lots of factors to consider when choosing a style of home, including your lifestyle, location, and of course, personal preferences. Take a look at some of our favorite styles below to see which one is right for you: (more…)