Orlando's Lake Lawsona Historic District, which includes about 500 buildings, has homes dating from 1905-1930, the Craftsman Period.  This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Orlando. Home styles are Mediterranean, Bungalow style, Minimal Traditional and Colonial, Mediterranean, Mission, Neoclassical and Tudor revivals. However, one 3800 sq ft home is brand new.

Planning to remodel the old house that sat on the lot, 6 blocks east of downtown's Lake Eola, a couple who loved the Craftsman style found that it could not be saved, so drew up plans to replace it.  The lot is narrow, but deep.  A 2-car garage is behind the house.  Note that the foyer has the stained glass panel over the front door, a papered ceiling and 1930's style fixture.

Working with two architects from nearby Winter Park, the home includes two large guest suites, master suite, wood-paneled study and spacious, open upstairs.  The front porch is deep and has angled pillars, a gently sloping roof with wide eaves and exposed beams, and a porte-cochere over the driveway.

Inside, artistic stone, tile and stained-glass elements are included.  All fixtures are 1930's style designs.  There are white oak floors.

The large kitchen opens to a coffered ceiling dining room and family room with tiled fireplace.  The back porch, shaded by trees, has a summer kitchen.  

Details were approved by the Orlando Historical Review Board so that this house was in keeping with the neighborhood and style. The panel above which is on the back porch was from the original house.


Norma said...

I love that the foyer has the stained glass panel over the front door. It adds a decorative and creative look that adds beauty to the home. You can find a stained glass panel for any room in your home. No matter what kind of decorating style or theme you have, there are beautiful stained glass designs to go with it. Home decors will have matching glass panels that are customized to match the interior design and time period of the building. Glass panels come in varied colors, textures, designs, decorations, colors, stains, and even plain ones. There are numerous choices which can be very confusing. There is so much you need to find out before using glass panels because the right info can really have some wonderful benefits and save you from future headaches. A great first step to any kind of home improvement project, is doing some research with McGraw Hill's Sweets Directory of construction products. Though I currently work for them, they honestly offer a lot of useful information, and offer some really helpful CAD details that you can download from their site. They have really helped me on a lot of my home improvement projects. cHECK IT OUT.

Marilyn Farber Jacobs said...

Thank you for your helpful comments, Norma. Much appreciated.