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December 2014

Mission-Mod Blog House Walls Go Up

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The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction.

This week the Mission-Mod Blog House began to take shape as the walls went up on the first floor of this 4,600 square foot custom home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. This is a good time to talk about the engineering of masonry block construction (also known as CMU). In certain parts of Florida, building code requires that the first floor of a home be constructed out of masonry block filled with reinforced concrete.

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Masonry block alone does not carry the weight of the home. It must be filled with rebar (steel rods) and concrete inside the cells of the block for the walls to support the structure of the home. The way masonry block behaves structurally is by lining up the cells and filling them with reinforced concrete every four feet and at every opening in the home to create a series of vertical concrete columns that will carry the structural load from above.

Masonry block walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.  THe masonry block (also known as CMU)  will be filled with reinforced concrete. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Masonry block walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. THe masonry block (also known as CMU) will be filled with reinforced concrete. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

At the top of the masonry block walls are lentil blocks installed that have U-shaped openings. These line up with the adjacent masonry block and will be filled with reinforced concrete to create a horizontal, continuous beam around the perimeter of the home. Next, work begins on framing the second floor of the home. Workers also will create a cast-in-place radius beam over the front door that will be filled with concrete to carry the weight of the tower entry.

Click the video below to watch a recap of the Mission-Mod Blog House construction process thus far:

Check back again next week as we document the structural frame work for the second floor.

Mission-Mod Blog Home Concrete Foundation Pour

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Concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida.

Concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida.

Foundation work is complete on the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.  The dirt floor underwent a termite treatment and was covered in plastic to prep for the concrete foundation pour.

The dirt foundation is prepped with a termite treatment and covered in plastic in advance of the concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The dirt foundation is prepped with a termite treatment and covered in plastic in advance of the concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The 4,600 square foot home’s foundation sits four inches above the finished floor elevation. Notice that the tower entry sits even higher at 14 inches above the finished floor elevation to accommodate steps leading to the front door for a grand entrance.

 

 

Before the concrete pour, you can see around the perimeter of the home’s foundation, deep trenches with reinforced steel rods. These trenches are called footers and they are 20 inches deep and will be filled with concrete to anchor the load bearing walls of the home.

Because the home has an open floor plan, the footers are a few inches deeper than in a typical home foundation. Since there are fewer load bearing walls in the home, the footers have to be super stable to support few walls that will carry the structural load.

The concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The foundation required 11 trucks of concrete. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The concrete foundation pour at the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The foundation required 11 trucks of concrete. Follow the step-by-step process as we document the construction of this 4,600 square foot custom home located in Heathrow, Florida. for more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Next, the concrete block walls go up, so stay tuned as we offer tips on the masonry phase of construction. For more, go to www.ImYourBuilder.com

 

 

 

Mediterranean Custom Home Communes with Mother Nature

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Natural Materials Blend with Mother Nature in latest home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Villa Hernandez is a 6,300 square foot home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri in the gated enclave of Acuera in Seminole County, Florida.  For more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Villa Hernandez is a 6,300 square foot home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri in the gated enclave of Acuera in Seminole County, Florida.

Nestled next to a nature preserve, Villa Hernandez embodies all the beauty of Mother Nature evidenced in its architecture, materials and scenic setting. The 6,300 square foot home is located in Acuera, a gated community in the North West corner of Seminole County.

The stone tower of Villa Hernandez adds elegant curb appeal in perfect sync with the home's natural surroundings. Precast stone frames the tower windows and the custom made wrought iron door. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri built the home for a client who wanted a Mediterranean style home with warmth and timeless appeal.  For more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The stone tower of Villa Hernandez adds elegant curb appeal in perfect sync with the home’s natural surroundings. Precast stone frames the tower windows and the custom-made wrought iron door. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri built the home for a client who wanted a Mediterranean style home with warmth and timeless appeal.

Stately wrought iron gates open to brick paved streets canopied by moss-draped trees and surrounded by a state nature preserve that the Wekiva River runs through.

The formal living room of Villa Hernandez makes a stately presence with its romantic balcony of intricate scrollwork overlooking travertine stone floors, an Old World iron chandelier set in a recessed grid of beams and a stone fireplace. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri for a client. for more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The formal living room of Villa Hernandez makes a stately presence with its romantic balcony of intricate scrollwork overlooking travertine stone floors, an Old World iron chandelier set in a recessed grid of beams and a stone fireplace. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri for a client.

The formal living room opens to a formal dining area and Tuscan-style kitchen. Also, downstairs is the  master bedroom and two guest suites. Upstairs leads to a theater room, exercise room and another guest suite.

VIlla Hernandez makes a grand entrance with its Stone Tower that opens to a winding staircase and two-story ceiling that soars. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed and built the home for a client who wanted a Mediterranean inspired custom residence. For more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

VIlla Hernandez makes a grand entrance with its Stone Tower that opens to a winding staircase and two-story ceiling that soars. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed and built the home for a client who wanted a Mediterranean inspired custom residence.

The Tuscan-style kitchen plays with contrasting features including commercial-grade stainless steel refrigerator recessed in dark cabinetry that stands out against the cream-colored kitchen island.

The Tuscan inspired kitchen of Villa Hernandez plays on contrasts with a modern, stainless steel commercial grade refrigerator, dark cabinetry and a cream colored kitchen island.  A barrel ceiling of beams and travertine stone insets soften the rusticity of the space. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. For more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The Tuscan inspired kitchen of Villa Hernandez plays on contrasts with a modern, stainless steel commercial grade refrigerator, dark cabinetry and a cream-colored kitchen island. A barrel ceiling of beams and travertine stone insets softens the rusticity of the space. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The kitchen opens to the family room as different ceiling treatments deliniate the space.  Stacked stone frames the range and the fireplace as the material thread that seamlessly blends the two spaces. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. For more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The kitchen opens to the family room as different ceiling treatments delineate the space. Stacked stone frames the range and the fireplace as the material thread that seamlessly blends the two spaces. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

A farmhouse copper sink with scrollwork compliments the wrought iron chandelier above and contrasts beautifully with the softer colors of the granite kitchen island counter. This Tuscan-inspired kitchen is in Villa Hernandez, a home built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.  For more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

A farmhouse copper sink with scrollwork compliments the wrought iron chandelier above and contrasts beautifully with the softer colors of the granite kitchen island counter. This Tuscan-inspired kitchen is in Villa Hernandez, a home built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The formal dining room opens to the kitchen. Precast stone frames the perimeter of the ceiling inset with wood planks. The French doors open to a resort-style pool and outdoor living area.

The formal dining room features precast stone trim that frames the wood plank ceiling.  Dark wood baseboards enrich the space and contrast with the lighter walls. The formal living room is in Villa Hernandez a home built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The formal dining room features precast stone trim that frames the wood plank ceiling. Dark wood baseboards enrich the space and contrast with the lighter walls. The formal living room is in Villa Hernandez a home built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The main hallway leads to a wine cellar conveniently located next to the kitchen with cold storage and custom-crafted room temperature storage racks. A travertine countertop provides a tasting bar with base cabinets for extra storage

The wine cellar in Villa Hernandez is located next to the kitchen with cold storage and custom-crafted room temperature storage racks and a travertine countertop that functions as a tasting bar. The custom-made wrought iron doors are crafted by hand in Mexico and imported by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.  For more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The wine cellar in Villa Hernandez is located next to the kitchen with cold storage and custom-crafted room temperature storage racks and a travertine countertop that functions as a tasting bar. The custom-made wrought iron doors are crafted by hand in Mexico and imported by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The hallway downstairs features a travertine barrel ceiling that leads to the master suite and guest suite.

The main hallway downstairs features a barrel ceiling of travertine stone and leads to the master suite and guest suite in Villa Hernandez.  Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri built the home in Acuera, a gated enclave in Seminole County, Florida for a client.  For more, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The main hallway downstairs features a barrel ceiling of travertine stone and leads to the master suite and guest suite in Villa Hernandez. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri built the home in Acuera, a gated enclave in Seminole County, Florida for a client.

Intricate scrollwork on the staircase and balcony adds a romantic touch to the main living spaces.

Intricate scrollwork on the staircase frames the travertine stair treads embellished with stone mosaics in Villa Hernandez, a home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. For more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Intricate scrollwork on the staircase frames the travertine stair treads embellished with stone mosaics in Villa Hernandez, a home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The master bathroom in Villa Hernandez features a wood plank ceiling framed by dark trim and a stately iron chandelier.

The master bathroom in Villa Hernandez features a wood plank ceiling framed by dark trim and a stately iron chandelier.

The master suite has a corner pocket glass wall that opens up to the outdoor living room overlooking the nature preserve. A stone fireplace and barn-door TV niche set the scene for entertaining.

The outdoor living room of Villa Hernandez overlooks a nature preserve and sets the scene for entertaining al fresco with a stacked stone fireplace and barn-door TV niche. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri built the 6,300 square foot home in Acuera, a gated enclave in Seminole County Florida.  For more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The outdoor living room of Villa Hernandez overlooks a nature preserve and sets the scene for entertaining al fresco with a stacked stone fireplace and barn-door TV niche. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri built the 6,300 square foot home in Acuera, a gated enclave in Seminole County Florida.