Specialty Room/Niche Space

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


The lot backs up to a three-story condominium building and its alley. To create privacy, the home was designed in a “C” shape with a courtyard in the center. To reduce noise from the alley, all western walls were built without windows. As a result, the living room became an unusually long space with a solid western wall. With art collectors as owners, the solution was to transform the room into an art gallery. Warmth was created by adding wall texture with a stone veneer. A floating ceiling and mimicing carpet placement define spaces. Furniture groupings provide intimate sitting arrangements. A bar with an LED-lighted art glass backsplash was designed to facilitate entertaining and to be a visual draw to the end of the room.

Judges’ Comments:
“Love the space.”




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