Custom Home 4,000 to 4,999 s.f.

Phil Kean Designs
Winter Park, Fla.

Project Name: The New American Home
Location: Winter Park, Fla.
Size: 4,183 sq. ft.
Cost: $1.5 million
Homeowner’s occupation: Architect and builder
Photos: Timberlake Cabinetry

Judges’ Comments:
“I really like this house! Nice details; everything comes together as one. Great sight lines through the home.”

“Details everywhere including shades, and construction throughout.”

This home is a reinterpretation of the Classic White Box of the 1960s and ’70s. Built for empty nesters, it is set up as a two-bedroom home. However, the workout room, office and studio could be converted into additional bedrooms. Accessible by stairs or elevator, the master suite, workout room, TV loft and three balconies take up the entire second floor. The home focuses on attention to detail, leading-edge technology and indoor/outdoor living. The lot and neighboring buildings provided a design challenge, as the rear of the lot backs up to a three-story condominium building and its alley, creating a privacy issue. To create privacy, the home was designed in a “C” shape and the west walls without windows. The solid west wall in the living room is used to display art, while the center of the home opens to a courtyard/pool area via sliding glass panels. Indoor/outdoor areas provide ample private entertainment space. LEED Platinum requirements were followed from the earliest stages of design.



Roofing:                                               GAF - EverGuard Extreme TPO membrane          

Engineered woods:                         Nordic Engineered Wood            

Structural panels:                             Logix - Insulated Concrete Forms R-26 and R-30                

Framing:                                              Nordic Engineered Wood            

Siding:                                                   Florida Rock - stucco      

Brick/stone/stucco:                        Environmental StoneWorks - stone veneer        

Doors:                                                   Jeld-Wen            

Garage doors                                     Overhead Door - Modern Aluminum Collection

Windows:                                            WinDoor Inc. - Eco-Impact Series             

Insulation:                                           Icynene LD-C-50 closed-cell expanding foam insulation 

HVAC:                                                   Lennox - SunSource Home Energy System          

Other:                                                  Doors in Motion - sliding door automation           


Doors:                                                   Jeld-Wen            

Locksets and hardware:                                Emtek  

Tile:                                                        Dal-Tile vein-cut limestone 6"x36" plank tiles     

Flooring:                                              Dal-Tile tiles & Mohawk carpet & wood

Lighting:                                               Progress Lighting             

Fireplaces:                                          Napoleon - modern direct vent fireplace & patio heaters             

Elevator:                                              Harmar

Central vacuum:                               Broan-NuTone 

Other:                                                  Lutron Roller Shades     


Cabinets:                                             Timberlake Cabinetry - Lausanne             

Countertops:                                     DuPont Building Innovations - Zodiaq    

Sinks:                                                    Kohler  

Faucets:                                               Kohler  

Range:                                                  Jenn-Air - Induction Cooktop     

Exhaust hood:                                   Jenn-Air - Euro Style      

Ovens:                                                  Jenn-Air              

Appliance drawers:                         Jenn-Air              

Refrigerator/Freezer:                    Jenn-Air              

Wine storage:                                    Jenn-Air              

Dishwashers:                                     Jenn-Air              

Microwave oven:                             Jenn-Air              

Other:                                                  Gaggenau CM 210 built in coffee machine           


Cabinets:                                             Timberlake Cabinetry - New Haven        

Countertops:                                     marble - calacatta gold  

Tubs:                                                     Kohler  

Showers:                                             Kohler  

Toilets:                                                                 Kohler  

Faucets:                                               Kohler  

Sinks:                                                    Kohler  

Spa/sauna:                                         Kohler  

Washer/dryer:                                  Whirlpool - Vantage® HE              


Home control system:                   Clare Controls - ClareHome        

Lighting control:                               Lutron Electronics - HomeWorks® lighting controls          

Structured wiring:                            Eaton / Cutler Hammer

Security system:                               Elk Products      

Theater projector/TV:                   Digital Projection, Inc. - M-Vision Home Cinema DLP projector   

Theater speakers:                           Triad & SpeakerCraft     

Touch panels:                                    Apple iPad and iPod touch          


Decking:                                               RESYSTA              

Lighting:                                               Progress Lighting             

Fireplaces:                                          Napoleon - Bellagio patio heaters            

Grill:                                                       Fire Magic          

Refrigerator:                                      Fire Magic          

Other:                                                  Phantom Screens - retractable screens