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Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Fireplace design, Kitchen Design

This Spanish Revival custom home built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri sits on 5 acres wrapping around Hinden Lake in St. Cloud, Florida. “Architectural elements that imbue the home with Spanish Revival style include its whitewashed stucco facade, terracotta barrel tile roof, a tower chimney, and the trio of arches leading to the handcrafted wrought iron front door.  Inside we added decorative elements including handpainted tiles and ornamental ironwork,” Jorge says.  The home spans 7,500 square feet total with 4,700 square feet of living space under air.

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

“We designed the home to connect to the organic nature of its surroundings and capture lake views from the main living spaces,” Jorge says.

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri

The single story custom residence has an open concept floorplan with three bedrooms plus a master suite and features the latest lifestyle amenities.

The great room opens to the outdoor living spaces with a 20-foot high ceiling and clerestory windows to draw in natural light from above in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The great room opens to the outdoor living spaces with a 20-foot high ceiling and clerestory windows to draw in natural light from above in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The kitchen is outfitted with Sub-Zero Wolf appliances and draws focus to a backsplash of hand-painted tiles in an open floor plan that connects both the living and dining rooms, all of which open up to the back patio.

The kitchen opens to the great room and features a brick and beam barrel ceiling with a contrasting ivory colored island and handpainted tile backsplash in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The kitchen opens to the great room and features a brick and beam barrel ceiling with a contrasting ivory colored island and handpainted tile backsplash in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

 

A custom range hood crafted of precast stone coordinates with handpainted tiles on the backsplash of the range niche in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

A custom range hood crafted of precast stone coordinates with handpainted tiles on the backsplash of the range niche in this Spanish Revival Custom Home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The kitchen is crowned by an undulating brick barrel and beam ceiling that pulls together the warm sand tones of the travertine tile. 

The granite island counter and granite perimeter counters with gray and white veining contrast with walnut wood stained cabinetry and travertine floors and backsplashes to give this kitchen its Spanish Revival style in this custom home by Orlando custom homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

The granite island counter and granite perimeter counters with gray and white veining contrast with walnut wood stained cabinetry and travertine floors and backsplashes to give this kitchen its Spanish Revival style in this custom home by Orlando custom homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Throughout the main living spaces of this one story custom residence, 20-foot ceilings give the home an open, airy feel. The mission style fireplace features inlaid brick accents that compliment the brick barrel ceilings throughout the home. A 20-foot wide sliding glass door opens to the great room to the expansive outdoor living area.

The 20-foot fireplace in the great room features an inlaid brick design that echoes the home's brick barrel ceilings throughout.

The 20-foot fireplace in the great room features an inlaid brick design that echoes the home’s brick barrel ceilings throughout.

 In the master bath, travertine stone clads the tub and shower seamlessly tying in with the flooring throughout the home.  

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home's flooring.

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home’s flooring.

The master suite is trimmed with walnut stained wood moldings that echo the wood beams of the vaulted ceiling.

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home's flooring.

The master bath is clad in travertine stone that compliments the home’s flooring.

Sliding barn doors attached to a beam with rustic hardware and opens to the laundry room.

White-painted sliding barn doors open to the laundry room conserving space in the hallway because they require no clearance to open up in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Spanish Revival architectural features include interior arches, a mix of tongue and groove and brick barrel ceilings and ornamental iron light fixtures.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Interior hallway with arches that open to the great room in this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.

Situated on 5 acres, the home wraps around a large outdoor space with a summer kitchen, pool, and spa.

Backyard view of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that wraps around a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

Backyard view of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that wraps around a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

The great room of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that opens to a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

The great room of this Spanish Revival custom home by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri that opens to a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and living spaces.

The great room seamlessly opens to the pool for alfresco enjoyment and entertaining.

Florida Modern Architectural Style Elements

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Uncategorized

 Residential Architecture Should Consider the Context, Location & Environment of a Home.

Florida Modern styled home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri in Lake Mary. www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Modern styled home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri in Lake Mary. www.imyourbuilder.com

Unlike other places in the country, Florida summers are characterized by an intense rainy season and extremely high temperatures. Careful consideration must be given to these climate conditions in the design of the home.

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designs his own interpretation of Florida Modern that embraces the characteristic rectilinear facade with subtle roof elevations to accommodate  the region’s subtropical climate. “Flat roofs work great in other regions of the nation, but here in Florida, heavy precipitation and strong UV rays shorten the lifespan of some of the water proofing materials including roof membranes and sealants. Flat roofs don’t drain as easily as sloped or pitched roofs. The rooflines I design have a subtle pitch crafted of flat concrete tile to promote drainage yet still preserve the rectilinear style,” explains Jorge, who is finishing up two Florida Modern custom residences, one on Markham Woods Road in Lake Mary and the other in Lake Markham Preserve in Sanford.

Florida Modern styled home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri spans 10,000 square feet and wraps around a ski and boating lake in Lake Markham Preserve. www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Modern styled home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri spans 10,000 square feet and wraps around a ski and boating lake in Lake Markham Preserve. www.imyourbuilder.com

The Lake Markham Preserve home in Sanford overlooks a large ski and boating lake with its own dock. The home is designed to wrap around the lake view and drink in natural light through two-story windows.

Floor to ceiling windows in this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Floor to ceiling windows in this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

“Modern homes are known for their large walls of glass but in Florida, due to our high temperatures, we need to find a balance. I design tall windows spanning from the floor to the ceiling that speak the visual language of contemporary architecture without overheating the home and compromising the comfort factor.”

Florida Modern home with rooflines designed with subtle pitches to promote drainage and better accommodate Florida's climate conditions. The roofline is designed to appear flat in keeping with its contemporary styling but has a small slope. This home was designed by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri and is under construction in Lake Mary. www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Modern home with rooflines designed with subtle pitches to promote drainage and better accommodate Florida’s climate conditions. The roofline is designed to appear flat in keeping with its contemporary styling but has a small slope. This home was designed by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri and is under construction in Lake Mary. www.imyourbuilder.com

In the Lake Mary custom residence, large second-story windows act as skylights illuminating the main living spaces without overheating them. “Large rectangular glass windows on the facade and the front door’s horizontal frosted glass panels infuse a lot of natural light into the foyer and family room, while sliding glass doors and a two-story trio of windows on the back of the home capture natural light as the sun shifts throughout the day. “

White ledge stone on this floor to ceiling fireplace echoes the stone on the facade and ties the interior and exterior together in this Florida Modern Home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Other expressions of Florida Modern architectural style include stacked stone or ledge stone on the exterior and interior of the home. White ledgestone is used on the facade of the Lake Mary home and echoed in the interior on the double-height fireplace.

Grey ledge stone on this wall that extends from the exterior to the interior adds warmth to the contemporary styling of this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Grey ledge stone on this wall that extends from the exterior to the interior adds warmth to the contemporary styling of this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

In the Sanford home, a slate gray ledge stone embellishes many interior and exterior features and ties the living spaces together. “Stone visually warms up the space as a natural material juxtaposed with popular contemporary-styled, man made materials and finishes such as chrome and lacquer.

Grey ledge stone on the fireplace wall adds warmth to the contemporary styling of this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Grey ledge stone on the fireplace wall adds warmth to the contemporary styling of this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Lighting choices also convey a particular interpretation of contemporary style from minimalist to midcentury modern.  One home references space age, Googie-inspired influences with starburst and globe lighting fixtures while the other home nods to art and sculpture with its lighting choices.

Starburst light fixture in the wine room of this Florida Modern home in Lake Mary designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Starburst light fixture in the wine room of this Florida Modern home in Lake Mary designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

 

Chrome and glass globe lighting fixtures in this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Chrome and glass globe lighting fixtures in this Florida Modern home under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Modern style is a balancing act of design elements and materials that make a space warm and inviting yet sleek, clean and sophisticated.

This staircase blends the natural materials of marble and wood with glass and chrome for a perfect balance of warmth with sleek elements. The staircase was designed by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri in this Florida Modern home under construction in Lake Mary. www.imyourbuilder.com

This staircase blends the natural materials of marble and wood with glass and chrome for a perfect balance of warmth with sleek elements. The staircase was designed by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri in this Florida Modern home under construction in Lake Mary. www.imyourbuilder.com

For more design ideas and inspiration give Jorge Ulibarri a call at 407-733-5500 to discuss your custom home and subscribe to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s video series, Trade Secrets 

Kitchen and Bath Trends To Inspire Your New Home

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design, Uncategorized

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri Shares the Latest Looks in the Kitchen & Bath for 2017

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in an Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in a Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

If you are thinking of building a new home or undertaking a kitchen or bath remodel, Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri wants to share the latest trend report from The National Kitchen & Bath Association for inspiration and an honest look at what is in and what’s out in kitchen and bath style. Here are the major takeaways:

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in an Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Gray and White Transitional Kitchen in a Orlando Luxury Home, designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Contemporary and Transitional-styled bathrooms and kitchens outrank Traditional design preferences as people opt for clean lines, sleek and simple over fussy details and embellishments.

Gray and white Transitional-styled kitchen with Zodiaq surfaces in London Sky and Corian Surfaces in Deep Mink

Gray and white Transitional-styled kitchen with Zodiaq surfaces in London Sky and Corian Surfaces in Deep Mink

Whites and grays continue to be the most popular color palettes in the kitchen and bathroom; however, blue with violet and purple undertones are gaining traction. Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Greenery is inspiring cooler greens in home interiors with gray and yellow undertones or blue-green shades.

BlueStar oven and range hood in Pantone's 2017 Pantone Color of Year, Greenery

BlueStar oven and range hood in Pantone’s 2017 Pantone Color of Year, Greenery

 

Mid-Century Modern styled green kitchen with Corian countertops

Mid-Century Modern styled green kitchen with Corian countertops

In the kitchen, frameless cabinetry continues its forward march into the latest looks, in high gloss and matte finishes. White and gray painted cabinets continue to dominate kitchen color schemes and are joined by blue and black toned cabinets. High gloss finishes in cabinetry take it to the next level of sheen with new chrome-plated metallic finishes joining the mix of lacquer surfaces.

Poggenpohl chrome plated lacquers in 14 shades that draw inspiration from metallic paints in the automotive industry.

Poggenpohl chrome plated lacquers in 14 shades that draw inspiration from metallic paints in the automotive industry.

Black stainless steel is a popular look in kitchen appliances paired with matte black finishes and  quartz outranks granite as the surface of choice.  Microwave drawers replace stand alone units and induction cooktops and convection ovens are must-haves on the list for an updated kitchen.

Black stainless steel collection of appliances recently launched by Frigidaire Gallery, debuted at KBIS 2017

Black stainless steel collection of appliances recently launched by Frigidaire Gallery, debuted at KBIS 2017

In the bathroom, floating vanities and open shelving continue to be popular storage features while undermount bathroom sinks and trough sinks are replacing vessel sinks and pedestal sinks.

NKBA award-winning bathroom designed by Andrea Lupo features the popular floating vanity and under cabinet lighting.

NKBA award-winning bathroom designed by Andrea Lupo features the popular floating vanity and under cabinet lighting.

Hardware is all about mixing and matching to create your own personal style statement mixing metals and styles. Plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures also mix it up with different metallics in combinations of chrome and brushed gold, brass and nickel etc.

Atlas Hardware's Tableau Collection mixes and matches metal finishes in different shapes and sizes for custom hardware configuration

Atlas Hardware’s Tableau Collection mixes and matches metal finishes in different shapes and sizes for custom hardware configuration

For an added dose of bling, some designers are using metallic grout with metallic tiles.

Armstrong Flooring's new Vivero Collection with Diamond 10 Technology pictured here in Antiquity that mimics vintage wood

Armstrong Flooring’s new Vivero Collection with Diamond 10 Technology pictured here in Antiquity that mimics vintage wood

In the bathroom, ceramic tile flooring remains the number one choice in looks that mimic wood and stone.  For more design ideas and inspiration, subscribe to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s video series, Trade Secrets.

Mission-Modern Orlando Custom Home

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Kitchen Design

Tour this Mission-Modern Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

A custom home that is both timeless yet stylistically relevant requires a balance between enduring architecture and the latest home interior looks. One of the latest custom homes by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is a fusion of Spanish-Mission and Contemporary architectural elements to create a unique Florida style known as Mission-Mod. 

The Tower Entry of Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Tower Entry of Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Villa Sirena is  a 4,600 square foot home  located in Heathrow Country Club, a gated community just north of downtown Orlando that sits on a private cul-de-sac. Interior design was done by Decorator Karen LeBlanc.

First floor main living spaces of Villa Sirena open up to the resort-style outdoor pool bringing in a lot of natural light. This Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

First floor main living spaces of Villa Sirena open up to the resort-style outdoor pool bringing in a lot of natural light. This Orlando Custom Home is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Distinguishing architectural features include arched windows with pre cast stone surrounds, gable roofs, a round tower entrance, red clay tile roof and white washed stucco and the tower entrance, a signature feature in many of Jorge Ulibarri’s custom homes. Upon entering through the two-story foyer tower, the view extends through the home out to the resort-style pool and outdoor living spaces, infusing natural light throughout the main floor. 

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The kitchen blends rustic and contemporary design elements including the travertine-tiled barrel ceilings with sleek beams. Painted white brick accents including the range reference the Spanish-Mission style contrasted with modern tile that has metal inserts on the backsplash.  Flat panel espresso wood cabinets mix with and a creamy white kitchen island base. 

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The Kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The home has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a media room, an office, and a grand room.  The home’s open floor plan combines the great room, kitchen and dining room into an expansive living and entertaining space. The house does not have a breakfast nook instead a double island serves as the casual dining area to accommodate six people. There is a formal dining room and a great room replaces the formal living room. A three-car garage is in the back of the home so as not to distract from curb appeal.

The great room opens to the kitchen in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The great room opens to the kitchen in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

“We’ve eliminated most of the formal areas and we’ve enlarged all of the functional areas,” says Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, acknowledging the latest living space trends call for less formal spaces and more casual, multipurpose rooms. 

The only formal living space is the dining room in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The only formal living space is the dining room in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The family room’s interior decor creates a zen-like ambiance in a color palette of blues, whites and grays with white leather couches, pops indigo blue throw pillows and doses of texture with faux fur pillows and the shag run.

The family room or great room in Villa Sirena, an Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

The family room or great room in Villa Sirena, a Orlando Custom Home that is a blend of Spanish Mission Architecture and Contemporary design elements by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri of Cornerstone Custom Construction

Texture, gray, white and blue color pallette and concrete, glass and metallics interplay to give the space a contemporary vibe that is serene and warm. Decor by Karen LeBlanc in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Texture, gray, white and blue color palette and concrete, glass and metallics interplay to give the space a contemporary vibe that is serene and warm. Decor by Karen LeBlanc in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

“The prevailing tastes in new homes are changing to more modern, contemporary styles, although I still have many clients who prefer more of a traditional house with rustic finishes.  This house sits right in the middle of the two styles with both modern finishes and rustic finishes. It’s more of a Florida contemporary home. You don’t have that extreme contemporary look with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and  flat roofs typically associated with West Coast contemporary architectural styles. Our Florida version is more friendly with the type of hot and humid climate endemic to this region,” explains Ulibarri.

Wine cellar in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Wine cellar in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

For the wine cellar Ulibarri designed a display wall of white Carrera marble trimmed in espresso wood to showcase modern wine bottle holders . The white brick feature wall that fronts the wine tasting bar and a rustic chandelier with the Edison bulbs gives the space a patina. 

The master bathroom exudes the natural warmth of wood with tile that mimics woodgrain and with natural wood ceilings and transitional styled cabinets and white quartz countertops tops. All of the plumbing fixtures are modern, streamlined geometric shapes.

Master Bathroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri mixes wood-looking tile with natural wood ceilings, white quartz counters and espresso wood cabinets for a warm contemporary look.

Master Bathroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri mixes wood-looking tile with natural wood ceilings, white quartz counters and espresso wood cabinets for a warm contemporary look.

Master bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Master bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Office in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Office in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Piano room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Piano room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Boy's bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Boy’s bedroom in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Second floor media room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

Second floor media room in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Decor by Karen LeBlanc

The home has three main outdoor living spaces—the outdoor kitchen, the outdoor dining room and the outdoor living room, all wrapping around this beautiful resort style pool.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The rain curtain water feature creates an oasis, spa-like experience ambiance enhancing the whole resort experience outside.  The pool’s sundeck in shallow water hosts two ledge loungers, sculptural blue contoured chaises for sunbathing or relaxing.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Resort-style outdoor living spaces in Villa Sirena, a home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

For more ideas and information on Orlando Custom Homes by Jorge Ulibarri, contact him at 407-733-5500 or email: [email protected]

 

 

 

3 Wine Storage Design Tips for Style & Function

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Uncategorized
Wine Cellar designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction in modern custom home.

Wine Cellar designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction in modern custom home.

Modern-day wine storage no longer hides out in the basement. In today’s homes, wine storage commands attention as a design element and functional amenity. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri says wine storage is on the must-have list of most of his clients. “Wine walls, glass wine rooms, walk-in wine storage under stairways and tasting bars are some of the more popular oenophile requests,” says Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction in Heathrow, Florida.  “Styles of wine storage are changing from the typical time-worn, rustic and Tuscan looks to more sleek and contemporary,” adds Ulibarri.  The Orlando custom home builder has constructed dozens of stylish and functional wine rooms and storage spaces and shares his top 3 Wine Storage Design Tips.

Choose a Location with Ideal Conditions:

Traditional wine room designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction. The wine room features custom made wrought iron doors and wine refrigeration.

Traditional wine room designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction. The wine room features custom-made wrought iron doors and wine refrigeration.

The proper storage of wine requires a cool, dark place with higher levels of humidity. Ideally, wine should be stored at 55 degrees to 58 degrees. Unregulated temperature fluctuations (even as little as 5 to 10 degrees) can deteriorate wine. Why? As the temperature rises, a wine bottle and the wine itself expands, creating pressure within the bottle that forces the wine out. When wine cools, a vacuum forms that sucks oxygen rich air back in. Humidity levels should be kept at 55 to 75 percent. Humidity levels of 80 percent or higher will cause mold to form and rot the labels. Lower levels will dry out the cork and let oxygen in. Wine should also be kept away from sources of vibrations emanating from laundry rooms or mechanical rooms.

Determine Storage Capacity:

Individual storage racks in a temperature controlled wine room. For more design tips and advice on building a custom home, check out the blog by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri at www.imyourbuilder.com

Individual storage racks in a temperature controlled wine room. For more design tips and advice on building a custom home, check out the blog by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri at www.imyourbuilder.com

Room size, capacity and weight of your wine collection also factors into decisions about where to locate wine storage. As a general rule, a 750ml bottle of wine weighs approximately 3 pounds. If you are installing a wine room upstairs, make sure there are enough load bearing walls and structures to support the weight.  A 6-foot ceiling will hold 57 individually stored bottles per linear foot of wall space while an 8-foot ceiling will hold 75 individual bottles. These estimates are for single deep racking. The average capacity chosen by clients is 1,054. Custom wine cellar owners tend to build storage to hold double the capacity of their current collection.

Diamond storage racks and individual storage racks in a temperature controlled wine room. For more design tips and advice on building a custom home, check out the blog by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri at www.imyourbuilder.com

Diamond storage racks and individual storage racks in a temperature controlled wine room. For more design tips and advice on building a custom home, check out the blog by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri at www.imyourbuilder.com

When choosing a racking system, as a general guide, keep in mind a full depth racking system is 13 ½ inches and holds an entire bottle. A reduced depth racking system is 9 inches deep leaving the neck of the bottle visible. You can also choose a double depth racking system 25 ½ inches deep that holds two bottles but it will be harder to see your inventory because one bottle sits in front of the other.

Individual storage racking is the most popular type of storage because it stores the bottle horizontally in its own cradle. Individual diamond bins are another alternative where racks are in a symmetrical diamond pattern. Diamond bins generally hold 16 bordeaux, 12 champagne or 9 magnum bottles per bin.

Wine storage designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction. This wine storage uses reclaimed barrels as diamond wine racks and includes a small tasting bar and wine refrigeration. For more, go to www.ImYourBuilder.com

Wine storage designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction. This wine storage uses reclaimed barrels as diamond wine racks and includes a small tasting bar and wine refrigeration. For more, go to www.ImYourBuilder.com

A 15 degree angle displays store bottles at the 15 degree angle to keep the cork moist and wine label easily viewed.

What is the purpose of your wine storage?

Rendering of a glass wine room visible from the dining area.

Rendering of a glass wine room visible from the dining area.

Is the wine collection space simply for storage, display or both? Will it include tasting areas?  Will there be a seating area or just a standing bar? These factors will help you determine the room size and racking system as well as any decorative elements. Wine rooms and storage can add the “wow factor” to a living space as the focal point with stacked stone, painted murals, stained glass or other art. Many modern homes are opting for glass enclosed rooms visible from the main living spaces.

Wine storage designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction. This wine storage uses reclaimed barrels as diamond wine racks. For more, go to www.ImYourBuilder.com

Wine storage designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction. This wine storage uses reclaimed barrels as diamond wine racks. For more, go to www.ImYourBuilder.com

Moldings provide furniture quality detail and a tight fit for your racking system from floor to ceiling

A painted mural in this wine room adds a decorative element and a 3D effect of being part of a larger cellar.

A painted mural in this wine room adds a decorative element and a 3D effect of being part of a larger cellar.

You can also embellish with a painting or mural, mosaics, stained glass, tumbled stone, hand painted tile or wood carvings.

Clever idea for individual wine bottle storage and display.

Clever idea for individual wine bottle storage and display.

Remember flooring as to be moisture resistant and able to withstand a  high level of humidity. Ideas include flooring from reclaimed wine barrels or cork

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Ideal wood types for wine cellars: alder, birch, cherry, african mahogany, maple,pine, poplar, red oak, redwood, black walnut. California redwood is the most popular used in wine cellars because it’s naturally resistant to humidity and cool temperatures, requires no sealant or finish. California redwood also has less volumetric shrinkage than other domestic woods avoiding splitting, warping and opening of joints and it has a natural resistance to decay and insects. Flooring should be moisture resistant such as concrete, stone or hardwood. When working with hardwood, make sure to incorporate a half-inch gap to allow for expansion of wood. To keep humidity levels in check you can add a decorative humidifier such as tabletop, wall mounted or floor fountain. Again, you want to maintain humidity levels of 55 to 75 percent and temperatures at 55 to 58 degrees.

Modern wine shelves that pull out in this temperature controlled wine room.

Modern wine shelves that pull out in this temperature controlled wine room.

Insulation, vapor barriers, must be used to maintain these conditions without damaging the wine or the surrounding rooms. For more design tips and ideas for your custom home, subscribe to the blog by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri at www.imyourbuilder.com

 

Lake Nona Residence

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Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes Introduces Its Latest Custom Residence on Beautiful Lake Hart in Lake Nona

 5,300 square foot custom home located on an envious waterfront lot on stunning Lake Hart in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida. Designed and built by Orlando luxury home builder, Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

5,300 square foot custom home located on an envious waterfront lot on stunning Lake Hart in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida. Designed and built by Orlando luxury home builder, Jorge Ulibarri.

This 5,300 square foot custom home is located on an envious waterfront lot on stunning Lake Hart in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida. Designed and built by Orlando luxury home builder, Jorge Ulibarri, the home is framed by moss-draped oak trees in a storybook setting. The owner wanted to take advantage of the picturesque lake views by opening all of the main living spaces to the outdoors.  “I wanted the architecture to create a sense of arrival that feels as if one has traveled to the secluded beauty of a country manor or Tuscan estate. The home’s stone tower entry and precast accents, custom-made, wrought-iron, double door give it a sense of history and grounded character,” says Jorge Ulibarri, owner of Cornerstone Custom Construction, a luxury home building company based in Heathrow, Florida. Through architectural photos, we invite you on a tour of this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with a style that respects Florida’s regional architectural language and infuses the latest looks in home interiors.

The two-story grand room opens to the kitchen with a double-height fireplace and wood beams in a grid design anchored by two geometric chandeliers in this home designed and built by Orlando Luxury Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

The two-story grand room opens to the kitchen with a double-height fireplace and wood beams in a grid design anchored by two geometric chandeliers in this home designed and built by Orlando Luxury Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

The ceiling treatment in the grand room draws the eye up to the grid of beams and two geometric chandeliers, an open hallway bridges the two wings of the home upstairs overlooking the tower entry and grand room. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

The ceiling treatment in the grand room draws the eye up to the grid of beams and two geometric chandeliers, an open hallway bridges the two wings of the home upstairs overlooking the tower entry and grand room. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

The kitchen in this Lake Nona custom home designed and built by Orlando Luxury Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri features a transitional design with gray cabinets and white quartz countertops that stand in contrast with the kitchen island crafted of espresso wood and gray and white granite. The kitchen features a barrel ceiling of travertine stone and wood beams and an eat-in breakfast bar. www.imyourbuilder.com

The kitchen in this Lake Nona custom home designed and built by Orlando Luxury Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri features a transitional design with gray cabinets and white quartz countertops that stand in contrast with the kitchen island crafted of espresso wood and gray and white granite. The kitchen features a barrel ceiling of travertine stone and wood beams and an eat-in breakfast bar.

The kitchen's gray and white color palette makes it feel fresh and modern with stainless steel appliances, fittings and fixtures. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

The kitchen’s gray and white color palette makes it feel fresh and modern with stainless steel appliances, fittings and fixtures.

A two-story tower foyer makes a grand entrance pouring in natural light from a crown of windows. The wrought iron staircase echoes the design of the custom made wrought iron and glass door in this home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

A two-story tower foyer makes a grand entrance pouring in natural light from a crown of windows. The wrought iron staircase echoes the design of the custom made wrought iron and glass door in this home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The masterbath features a free standing tub that fronts a double-entry shower with gray base cabinets and white and gray granite countertops in this custom home designed and built by Orlando Luxury Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

The masterbath features a free standing tub that fronts a double-entry shower with gray base cabinets and white and gray granite countertops in this custom home designed and built by Orlando Luxury Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The formal dining room in this Lake Nona home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

The formal dining room in this Lake Nona home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

Barn doors painted white with stainless steel hardware open to the media room and the hallway with a barrel travertine tile ceiling. The home was designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

Barn doors painted white with stainless steel hardware open to the media room and the hallway with a barrel travertine tile ceiling.

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.

 

The Mission-Mod Blog House Groundwork Begins

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Laying the Groundwork For the Mission-Mod Blog House:

The Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home. Follow the step-by-step construction of this home as Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri helps you master the learning curve of custom home construction.

The Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home. Follow the step-by-step construction of this home as Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri helps you master the learning curve of custom home construction.

 

This week, groundwork is underway on the Mission-Mod Blog House by Orlando Custom Builder Jorge Ulibarri in advance of the concrete foundation pour. Here’s what happens in this phase:

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

The installation of the underground electrical and plumbing systems of the home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Placement of the steel reinforcements for the footings. Remember that footings are sections of the concrete foundation that are larger and deeper to carry the weight loads of the home.

Steel reinforcements for the footers of the foundation as groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Steel reinforcements for the footers of the foundation as groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Termite treatment of the foundation

Now, here a few tips to consider in this phase of new home construction:

Before the concrete slab is poured, it’s a good idea to review your electrical outlet locations and make sure that you have ample floor outlets for lamps, technology, a piano etc. in spaces such as the living room, family room and office.

Check the location of the main electrical panel that will be located on exterior wall. Make sure on the opposite side of that wall, in your interior living space, that the exterior panel is not near a bed. Some clients have concerns about electro-magnetic fields produced by the power running through the panel. It is best to avoid placing the exterior panel on the opposite wall of where a bed would be located.

Stay tuned this week as we lay the foundation of the Mission-Mod Blog House and offer tips for this important step in new home construction.

Mission-Mod Blog House Foundation Work Begins

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Follow the Mission-Mod Blog House for a Step-By-Step Tutorial on the Custom Construction Process

The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The next phase of construction of the Mission-Mod Blog House by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri requires soil testing of the lot. This should happen before the concrete forms are laid out for the foundation and the underground work begins. Two soil tests are necessary: Proctor and Density. These two tests will provide the builder with information on the type of soils the lot contains and how compact the soils are. Compaction results of 95 percent or better are suitable for construction.

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Next, the concrete foundation and underground work begins. Due to the existing grading conditions of the lot, the builder decided to do a monolithic foundation which consists of the footings and the slab in a single pour versus a stem wall in which the footers are poured and a masonry wall is constructed and then the slab poured on top of that. If your lot is on a hill or sloping terrain, a stem wall foundation is required. Since this particular lot is flat, it accommodates a monolithic foundation, which is less expensive (a cost savings of approximately 30 percent).

The concrete foundation contractor places the forms around the perimeter of the house including the garage and sets the forms at the proper elevation.

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Foundation forms for The Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri of Jorge Ulibarri Custom Homes. Follow the blog for a step by step guide to the process of custom home construction. For more information, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Next, the plumber and the electrician “pull strings” (string the locations) to figure out where pipes electrical conduits will be located with respect to the walls and plumbing and fixtures. Also in this phase, the plumber will do the underground work for the mechanical contractor, which is placing conduits for the copper lines necessary for the air conditioning units. This form serves as a grid to guide the underground work. Stay tuned for our next post as the Mission-Mod Blog House undergoes its concrete foundation pour.