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Mod-Mediterranean Custom Home with Transitional Interiors

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One of the latest architectural styles popular in Florida is Modern-Mediterranean also known as Mod-Mediterranean, a fusion of sleek, clean lines and geometric forms with Old World influences. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri recently designed and built this 5,700 square feet, two-story home in the gated community of Lake Forest in Sanford, Florida that melds Mediterranean forms and flourishes with eclectic design elements. The interior styling is transitional with a decidedly Mediterranean exterior.

Mod-Mediterranean Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The 5,700 square foot home resides on a lake in the gated community of Lake Forest in Sanford, Florida.

Mod-Mediterranean Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The 5,700 square foot home resides on a lake in the gated community of Lake Forest in Sanford, Florida.

The floorplan embraces the latest living spaces to accommodate today’s lifestyles with an open kitchen and great room, a master suite, 3 bedrooms, an office, a theater room, a flex room and a four-car garage.

The great room draws focus to an electric fireplace clad in gray stacked stone with a wood plank column that rises above it with an inset to display artwork. The ceilings soar to 22 feet in the great room. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room draws focus to an electric fireplace clad in gray stacked stone with a wood plank column that rises above it with an inset to display artwork. The ceilings soar to 22 feet in the great room and to 10 feet in the rest of the home. White limestone floors surface the main living spaces of the home. “The main living spaces have high ceilings that deliver openness and freedom throughout the home, adding a sense of space and depth,” says Orland Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room opens to the kitchen with 22 foot high ceilings anchored by two large chandeliers and wood beams. The balcony walkway connects the two wings of the house. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room opens to the kitchen with 22 foot high ceilings anchored by two large chandeliers and wood beams. The balcony walkway connects the two wings of the house. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The home’s transitional styling mixes modern and industrial elements throughout. “We incorporated design statements in the home that reflect the homeowner’s personality and lifestyle,” Jorge says.

Interior styling is transitional mixed with eclectic elements such as the Moroccan globe light fixtures paired with Mediterranean architectural elements such as the wood beams in the dining room.

Interior styling is transitional mixed with eclectic elements such as the Moroccan globe light fixtures paired with Mediterranean architectural elements such as the wood beams in the dining room.

The open kitchen is sleek with white cabinets and quartz counter tops grounded with wood elements including the ceiling beams and the porcelain wood plank floors.

The open kitchen is sleek with white cabinets and quartz countertops grounded with wood elements including the ceiling beams and the porcelain wood plank floors.

Key design elements in this open, gourmet kitchen give it a transitional style including the trio of traditional pendants over the quartz kitchen island white with gray veining. Wood beams paired with porcelain wood plank floors add Old World details that ground the space and counterbalance the white cabinets, counters and island and rough-hewn subway tile backsplash. Matte black cabinet hardware mixes with stainless steel finishes, one of the latest looks in interior design, pairing different metals in the same room.  The demand for matte black fixtures and hardware in kitchens and baths continues to grow. The homeowner chose matte black cabinet hardware for a crisp contrast black with the white cabinets,” Jorge says. 

The kitchen's barrel ceiling and wood beams infuse Mediterranean architectural elements paired with sleek gray stacked stone that frames the range.

The kitchen’s barrel ceiling and wood beams infuse Mediterranean architectural elements paired with sleek gray stacked stone that frames the range.

The exterior draws curb appeal from Jorge’s signature tower entry design clad in stone with a wrought-iron, custom-crafted, double-entry door.

Today’s floorplans call for flex space to accommodate the changing lifestyle needs of homeowners. In this home, we designed a flex room as a versatile space upstairs that can function as an extra bedroom, office, home gym or craft room. It is designed to be transformed for different uses, depending on the wants and needs of homeowners such as a home gym or office,” says Jorge.

Each of the home’s five full baths and the half bath makes a unique design statement with different floor tile, vanity designs and lighting fixtures.

This bathroom conveys a more rustic vibe with its industrial style lighting fixtures and distressed porcelain gray wood plank accent wall behind the vanities with porcelain octagon mosaic tile floors.

This bathroom conveys a more rustic vibe with its industrial style lighting fixtures and distressed porcelain gray wood plank accent wall behind the vanities with porcelain octagon mosaic tile floors.

In this pool bath, matte black plumbing fixtures pair with a white quartz vanity counter and a marine-themed mirror on an accent wall of porcelain rough-hewn gray wood plank tile, paired with a Morrocan patterned floor tile for an eclectic look. 

In this bathroom, the marble pebble shower floor pairs with an ornate marble and stone tile floor with an arabesque vanity mirror and a vessel sink, as another electic look.  

This eclectic styled bathroom mixes Moroccan themed patterns and shapes with industrial styled lighting and a sleek floating vanity

This eclectic styled bathroom mixes Moroccan themed patterns and shapes with industrial styled lighting and a sleek floating vanity

The home’s interior finishes, colors and features reflect some of the latest home trends including brushed brass cabinet hardware paired with stainless steel faucets in the laundry room.

The home has two electric fireplaces, one in the great room framed in a floor-to-ceiling stone and wood hearth and a second one in the master bedroom, framed in white stacked stone. The electric fireplaces is gaining popularity as focal feature that creates ambiance with ease of use.

 

The masterbedroom in this 5,700 square foot custom home resides on the first floor and overlooks the lake. It features a white stacked stone electric fireplace and engineered walnut wood plank floors.

The master bedroom in this 5,700 square foot custom home resides on the first floor and overlooks the lake. It features a white stacked stone electric fireplace and engineered walnut wood plank floors.

The master bedroom features engineered walnut wood floors and opens to the outdoor living space with glass doors that provide a lake view.  The master bathroom draws focus to the sculptural freestanding tub set in a niche with a textural tiled feature wall. 

The master bathroom features porcelain tile floors that mimic the look of marble with a niche that frames a free standing tub.

The master bathroom features porcelain tile floors that mimic the look of marble with a niche that frames a freestanding tub.

One of the home’s unique features is the theater room upstairs with stage seating for nine people is painted in dark colors with a space mural on the ceiling. 

The Theater room upstairs showcases a space mural painted on the ceiling with espresso wood trim, dark gray walls and light gray carpet to create the perfect acoustic conditions and ambiance for watching movies on the large screen.

The Theater room upstairs showcases a space mural painted on the ceiling with espresso wood trim, dark gray walls and light gray carpet to create the perfect acoustic conditions and ambiance for watching movies on the large screen.

The 5,700 square foot home resides on a half acre lot at lake in Lake Forest, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. 

The view from the back of this 5,700 square foot home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The home resides on a half-acre lot with plenty of green spaces for privacy and opens to views of the lake.

The view from the back of this 5,700 square foot home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. The home resides on a half-acre lot with plenty of green spaces for privacy and opens to views of the lake.

For more design ideas and inspiration go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

 

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Video Tour of the Modern-Mediterranean Home

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Villa Di Lusso is a Mod-Mediterranean custom home fusing contemporary and traditional styles. The exterior of the 4,800 sq. ft. home is Spanish-Mediterranean and the interior is a mix of modern, sleek and rustic, Old World elements. Built to satisfy the latest consumer preferences, the home doesn’t have a formal living room. Instead, extra space and design priority goes to the grand room. A sweeping 22-foot high Mod-Mediterranean fireplace with dark wood columns illuminated by LEDs with a niche of glass mosaics, stainless steel plates and hearth as the focal point.

The grand room seamlessly opens to a kitchen with two contrasting islands in white quartz and espresso quartz, contrasting light and dark cabinetry and contemporary fixtures in a rustic canvas of travertine floors and wood beams. Each room of the home features a designer ceiling: the formal dining room showcases a custom wood grid ceiling, the main hallway is a barrel ceiling of travertine bordered by glass tiles lit with LEDs hidden in the coves.

The tower entry is anchored with beams with a glass chandelier and the grand room features beams in a cross-cross pattern with a trio of sculptural modern hanging light fixtures. The lower level features a master bedroom and master bath with floating double vanities featuring the latest fixtures in an open channel, geometric design. The office showcases a custom-made monolithic desk seamlessly created from white quartz that contrasts with the dark porcelain wood-look-a-like floors and dark, sleek cabinets. The downstairs level also contains a formal dining room and guest bedroom and bath and a walk-in wine cellar with tasting bar tucked underneath the winding staircase to maximize space. Upstairs, a media room, and two bedrooms overlooking an outdoor retreat with glass mosaic pool, spa and firepit.

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The Modern-Mediterranean Home

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Introducing my latest home, “The Modern Mediterranean Home.”  This 4,800 -sq.ft custom home is located in the gated community of Magnolia Plantation, in Lake Mary, Florida A new video series on the home is coming soon to my youtube channel at www.youtube.com/tradesecretsbyjorge so keep checking back. Meanwhile, here is a slide show tour of the home on Houzz.

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Indirect Lighting for Direct Impact

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LED lit coves in the barrel ceiling on this hallway cast a soft glow on the glass tile edges of the travertine barrel drawing focus to key architectural details in this Mod-Mediterranean home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

LED lit coves in the barrel ceiling on this hallway cast a soft glow on the glass tile edges of the travertine barrel drawing focus to key architectural details in this Mod-Mediterranean home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

LEDs provide new opportunities for lighting small spaces once inaccessible by bulb technology. Because these semiconductor chips are miniscule but pack a lot of light, they are illuminating living spaces in ways we’ve never seen before. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is in the final stage of constructing a Mod-Mediterranean home that is the perfect canvas for indirect lighting. “We used LED tape lights to create illuminated silhouettes that draw the eye to architectural details,” explains Ulibarri who designed the 4,800 sq. ft. home as a fusion of Old World and contemporary design.

LED light kitchen in this Mod-Mediterranean Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

LED light kitchen in this Mod-Mediterranean Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

The home’s elevation is Spanish-Mediterranean but the interiors showcase clean lines, sleek fixtures and finishes such as glass mosaics mixed with rustic beams, travertine floors and other raw natural materials.

“Lighting design plays an important role in creating the Mod-Mediterranean style. It has to be done right, with a modern, edgy allure that melds with more rustic features. LED indirect lighting creates that contemporary vibe in a traditional setting,” says Ulibarri.

LED tape lights illuminate the kitchen cabinets inside, above and below in this Mod-Mediterranea home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

LED tape lights illuminate the kitchen cabinets inside, above and below in this Mod-Mediterranean home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

In the kitchen, Ulibarri added LED tape lighting to the interior, top and bottom of the upper cabinets as well as the bottom of the kitchen island for toe kick lighting. When lit from within, the frosted glass cabinet panels cast a soft glow in the kitchen. LED indirect lighting in the open kitchen provides added illumination without casting distracting glare on the flat screen TV in the adjoining living room. “LEDs work well in the kitchen because they provide a powerful light source without giving off a lot of heat. Keeping the temperature down in kitchen is a challenge because you have to balance the need for light with other heat radiant sources such as the oven and range. LEDs give off less heat than other light sources such as halogens and incandescent lights,” explains Ulibarri. Consider that a typical incandescent bulb runs at 200 degrees above room temperature.

LED Tape light

LED Tape light

LED Tape consists of a dot of light spaced approximately every 5/8 inch. The quality of LED chips varies in terms of the light conducting phosphorous coating (a proprietary recipe that differs among each manufacturer). Ulibarri installed high quality LED Tape light with a color temperature of 3000K at an approximate cost of $18 per liner foot for materials and installation. Prices vary depending on the complexity of the project and installation.

Led tape lights illuminate the sides and decorative inset of this Mod-Mediterranean fireplace designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Led tape lights illuminate the sides and decorative inset of this Mod-Mediterranean fireplace designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Ulibarri installed LED tape light to illuminate the sides of the soaring Mod-Mediterranean fireplace, a centerpiece that anchors the aesthetic. LED tape light also illuminates the built-in glass tile mosaic and glass inlay above hearth.

In the hallway, LED tape lights hidden in the barrel ceiling cove cast a soft glow on the travertine tile framed in glass tiles.

LED lit barrel ceiling in the hallway of this Mod-Mediterranean home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

LED lit barrel ceiling in the hallway of this Mod-Mediterranean home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

No matter what your style, any home has several “sweet spots” for LED lighting, areas where LEDs are practical and economical.  Terry McGowan, DirectorEngineering & Technology
American Lighting Association, offers the following ideas for LED lighting:

–       Portable task lights

–       New or retrofit downlights in ceilings

–       Under and over-cabinet lighting

–       Interior cabinet lighting

–       Indirect lighting – particularly in coves

–       Outline lighting (for example, outlining a door so it can be seen at night for orientation)

LEDs can product light colors in the entire spectrum and come in a color temperature measured in Kelvins (K) in a range of 2700K-6500K. As a general rule when selecting the right LED lighting, remember: the higher the Kelvin number, the bluer the light will appear. The lower the Kelvin number, the warmer the light appears. LED lighting opens up new possibilities in lighting design. These are just a few ideas for  inspiration to show you the potential of this energy-efficient lighting tool.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Sneak Peek at a Mod-Mediterranean Home Under Construction

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Transitional style is the buzzword in today’s home design and decor. It’s a fusion of traditional and contemporary design but in Florida, we’ve got our own take on this trend: It’s called Mod-Mediterranean. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri says a lot of clients are asking for the Mod-Mediterranean look in new homes because it’s timeless yet reflects some of today’s trends. The key to successfully creating this New twist on Old World design is striking a balance between the sleek, shiny, edgy, urban and the rustic, timeworn, traditional.  Jorge says to create the look, first define style of the large surfaces and elements in the home such as floors, ceilings and solid surfaces. “Do you want them to be rustic or modern? Once you’ve established the style of the base decor of your home, go in the opposite direction with details and accents,” explains Jorge.

For example, if your floors are rustic, perhaps made of chiseled-edge travertine, add in modern details such as stainless steel, metallics, quartz and glass to bring in a contemporary edge. Let the defined style of your base decor and accents be your guide as you pull together the Mod-Mediterranean look in architecture and decor.  Here are few ideas from a Mod-Mediterranean home Jorge has under construction with 4,900 square feet of living space that dances between both worlds: Modern and Old.

Mod-Mediterranean Ceiling Designs:

This barrel ceiling features travertine square tiles as the primary material with glass tiles in brown and beige forming the decorative edge for a seamless blend of rustic and contemporary materials.

A Mod-Mediterranean style barrel ceiling. Notice how glass tiles in earth tones edge the rustic travertine tiles for a seamless blend of Old World and Modern. This hallway is in a Mod-Mediterranean home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

A Mod-Mediterranean style barrel ceiling. Notice how glass tiles in earth tones edge the rustic travertine tiles for a seamless blend of Old World and Modern. This hallway is in a Mod-Mediterranean home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

This ceiling uses rustic materials in a contemporary design. Notice how the painted wood planks form a decorative grid recessed in the ceiling and anchored by a contemporary light fixture.

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Mod-Mediterranean Kitchen Design:

In this home, the canvas or large surface areas are rustic and the accents are contemporary. This kitchen blends both styles by balancing out traditional materials with sleek accents. Notice the wood beams in the ceiling and the rustic stone on the curved pantry wall that frames a sleek flat-paneled wood door. The glass mosaic backsplash, metal-framed, frosted-glass panel cabinets, stainless steel sculptural range hood and industrial light fixture give the kitchen a modern edge. White quartz on the kitchen countertops keep the aesthetic clean and sleek.

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A split height kitchen island breaks with traditional style. Notice how the white quartz countertops have a clean, simple edge, nothing embellished. The kitchen’s white, flat-paneled base cabinets contrast with the island’s darker wood base melding modern-style cabinetry with rustic chiseled-edge travertine flooring.

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A Mod-Mediterranean Fireplace:

Creating focal points that blend traditional and contemporary materials will pull together the Mod-Mediterranean style. This 24-foot fireplace mixes contemporary glass tiles with wood panels and rustic stone. The stainless steel hearth injects modern metallic into the design for a fireplace that is timeless yet current.

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Mod-Mediterranean Floor Design:

The home’s rustic canvas relies on chiseled-edge travertine stone as the base but shiny glass mosaic floor medallions throughout the living space create visual surprises and opportunities to inject more modern design accents.

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Mod-Mediterranean Pool:

This seamless blend of Old World and modern continues outside as well. The home’s outdoor living space features a glass tile spa and pool with travertine pavers.

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For more Mod-Mediterranean design ideas, check out this episode of Trade Secrets by Jorge and keeping checking back for more photos of the home’s finished spaces.

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