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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 Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Design, Kitchen Design, Uncategorized
Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

This Florida Modern Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri is a regional interpretation of popular modernist styles but with warmth and texture that counterbalance rectilinear lines and sleek elements. Unlike typical modernist styles with flat roof lines, Jorge created his version of Florida Modern architecture with subtle roof pitches that appear flat from the facade yet promote better drainage.

Roofline of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Roofline of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

“Florida’s humid climate sees a lot of rainfall and frequent hurricanes, so we considered those climate factors in our design of this 5,000-square-foot home. Flat roof lines in Florida tend to create structural problems because of rainwater water pooling on the surface,” explains Jorge.

Inverted L Entry Tower defines the curb appeal of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Inverted L Entry Tower defines the curb appeal of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Large windows and sliding glass walls fill the home with natural sunlight enhancing its modern style. “There is a delicate balance we strike in the design of large windows without too much glass that will overheat the home and negatively impact its energy efficiency,” says Jorge.

An inverted L entry tower clad in split-face white travertine anchors the rectilinear planes. “We didn’t want a very plain, very cold house so we added a lot of textures with wood, stone, glass and steel.”

Two-story family room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Two-story family room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

In the family room, the focal point is a fireplace that soars 22 feet framed with a tower of espresso wood panels and steel bands and a floating mantle crafted of white quartz.  Sleek wood beams throughout the home add warmth and character.

Modern style wine room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Modern style wine room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Next to the great room, the winery has double glass doors that offer a transparent view to the travertine split face wine wall and starburst light fixture with a wine tasting bar, cold storage area, and espresso wood floors.

Modern style kitchen in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Modern style kitchen in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The great room opens to the kitchen, filled with natural light from sliding glass doors. The double kitchen island serves as a prep area and a breakfast table that accommodates six people, crafted of modern white lacquer cabinets with quartzite tops. Espresso wood grain cabinetry with white quartz lines the perimeter of the kitchen.

View of the double-height kitchen island for food prep and eat in table in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

View of the double-height kitchen island for food prep and eat in table in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A custom-colored range by Big Chill in cobalt blue and framed by a silver glass tile backsplash adds a pop of color that coordinates with the blue accents in the adjoining family room.

This custom-colored range by Big Chill in cobalt blue adds a pop of color that coordinates with the color palette of the adjoining family room in this Florida Modern home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

This custom-colored range by Big Chill in cobalt blue adds a pop of color that coordinates with the color palette of the adjoining family room in this Florida Modern home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Marble floors ground sleek design elements including a trio of chrome globe pendant lights and stainless steel appliances.

Dining room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Dining room in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The dining room sits to the right of the foyer and opens to the family room crowned by a modern barrel ceiling framed in espresso wood featuring a chrome lightsaber LED light fixture. The travertine split-face stone feature wall acts as a unifying architectural element.

Master bedroom with a floating ceiling canopy over the bed and hanging light pendants in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Master bedroom with a floating ceiling canopy over the bed and hanging light pendants in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bedroom features an ethanol-burning fireplace, one of three in the home, and a dropped ceiling with espresso wood trim that acts as a canopy over the bed with two hanging light pendants used in lieu of nightstand lamps which is one of the latest looks in lighting.

View of the contemporary fireplace crafted of split-face travertine and powered by ethanol fuel in the master bedroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

View of the contemporary fireplace crafted of split-face travertine and powered by ethanol fuel in the master bedroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bathroom exudes a spa-like feel with a freestanding rectangular tub with a chrome waterfall faucet surrounded by Mexican river rock in gray tones.

The master bathroom showcases a rectangular freestanding tub framed by river rock in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bathroom showcases a rectangular freestanding tub framed by river rock in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The double entry shower with rain head fixtures features porcelain wood tile and pebble stone floors. Modern floating cabinetry and vanities are crafted in espresso wood with sleek, recessed hardware. Surface mounted rectangular sinks and the mirrors framed by pebble stone walls draw inspiration from luxury baths in boutique hotels.

The double entry shower with a porcelain wood tile wall and pebble rock floor sits behind the freestanding tub in the master bathroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The double entry shower with a porcelain wood tile wall and pebble rock floor sits behind the freestanding tub in the master bathroom of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Upstairs, a glass panel bridge that connects both wings of the home and overlooks the family room.

A glass panel staircase framed with chrome supports and wood railings with marble stairs in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A glass panel staircase framed with chrome supports and wood railings with marble stairs in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The right-wing upstairs features two bedrooms and the left wing comprises a bedroom and a media room.

A glass panel bridge overlooking the family room connects both upstairs wings of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A glass panel bridge overlooking the family room connects both upstairs wings of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Upstairs media room sits on the left wing of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Upstairs media room sits on the left wing of this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The home is powered by smart-home technology controlled by Alexa voice command that operates thermostats, the refrigerator, lights, the video doorbells, alarm system and audio-visual technology including a Sonos speaker system.

The master bedroom has sliding glass panel doors that open to the Outdoor living room with a fire table and ethanol burning fireplace in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The master bedroom has sliding glass panel doors that open to the Outdoor living room with a fire table and ethanol burning fireplace in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

Designed for indoor-outdoor living, sliding glass doors connect the family room and the kitchen to the outdoor entertaining spaces including a living room with firepit and an outdoor kitchen with bar top and table.

The outdoor kitchen, designed for entertaining, opens to the kitchen through sliding glass doors in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

The outdoor kitchen, designed for entertaining, opens to the kitchen through sliding glass doors in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A pergola with seating area and fire table overlooks the resort-style pool and spa in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A pergola with seating area and fire table overlooks the resort-style pool and spa in this Florida Modern Home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.imyourbuilder.com

A pergola with the outdoor sitting area and fire pit overlook the geometric pool and spa, embellished with glass mosaic tiles. For more design ideas from Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri, subscribe to his YouTube channel TradeSecrets by Jorge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decoding Your Kitchen Style

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

Today’s kitchen is both the focal point and social hub in updated and new homes. No longer walled off from view, the kitchen is open and inviting where cooking is communal and entertaining often gravitates around the island and dining spaces. Style is more important than ever with the kitchen front and center in the home; however, the aesthetic choices and layouts can be overwhelming. To help you decode your kitchen design, Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri offers the following style guide and tips for creating a kitchen that is functional, inviting and in sync with your home’s interior decor and architecture.

Florida-Modern Kitchens:

This Florida-Modern style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes marble stone floors with quartzite double height kitchen island and white quartz counters on the perimeter. Espresso wood cabinets bring warmth while stainless steel globe fixtures bring a modern edge. White ledge stone frames the custom-colored blue range, drawing attention to the pop of color. for more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

This Florida-Modern style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes marble stone floors with a quartzite double height kitchen island and white quartz counters on the perimeter. Espresso wood cabinets bring warmth while stainless steel globe fixtures bring a modern edge. For more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri often designs kitchens in a style he calls “Florida-Modern” that embraces and balances the sleek, clean lines and modern materials with warmer, natural materials and elements.  Natural stone floors and a mix of natural stone and engineered surfaces bring texture and a contemporary edge to the look. Lighting fixtures can either emphasize the modern look or counterbalance with more traditional designs. “I like to add reflectivity to the Florida-Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and chrome fixtures and chrome-framed glass fronted upper cabinets mixed with natural wood cabinets. Gray and white color palettes provide an ideal foundation to create this look because it feels fresh, airy, open and current,” says Ulibarri.

In this Florida-Modern kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, white ledge stone frames the custom-colored blue range, drawing attention to the pop of color. for more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

In this Florida-Modern kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, white ledge stone frames the custom-colored blue range, drawing attention to the pop of color. for more go to www.imyourbuilder.com

“A lot of my clients want a less fussy, sleeker, easier look, to match their lifestyle,” says Ulibarri.

Transitional-Styled Kitchens:

Transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes warm espresso wood and natural stone with quartz countertops and stainless steel. Rustic touches such as the beams are counterbalanced with glass mosaics and modern lighting fixtures. www.imyourbuilder.com

Transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri mixes warm espresso wood and natural stone with quartz countertops and stainless steel. Rustic touches such as the beams are counterbalanced with glass mosaics and modern lighting fixtures. www.imyourbuilder.com

There’s a lot of design buzz about transitional-styled kitchens. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s  interpretation of this hybrid style is the Modern-Mediterranean kitchen. Envision sleek cabinetry, single-color, solid-surface countertops, geometric hardware, a glass mosaic back splash, sculptural range hood and lighting fixtures and stainless-steel appliances for an industrial luxe vibe strategically set in a rustic palette of travertine stone floors, ceiling beams and travertine split-face stone on accent walls.

Glass mosaic backsplash and stainless steel range hood bring modern elements into the design while ceiling beams and travertine floors counterbalance with rustic elements in this kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

A glass mosaic backsplash and a stainless steel range hood bring modern elements into the design while ceiling beams and travertine floors counterbalance with rustic elements in this kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri. www.imyourbuilder.com

In Florida, our unique take on the transitional kitchen honors our attachment to the traditional, timeless appeal of Mediterranean architecture and our desire for something modern and edgy.

This transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri is a lighter, airy interpretation with whitewashed brick accents, white and gray granite kitchen island top and white quartz perimeter counters counterbalanced with a rustic light fixture barrel travertine tile ceiling and breams. www.imyourbuilder.com

This transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri is a lighter, airy interpretation with whitewashed brick accents, a white and gray granite kitchen island top and white quartz perimeter counters counterbalanced with a rustic light fixture and barrel travertine tile ceiling and beams. www.imyourbuilder.com

Mediterranean architecture endures in Florida as a style perfectly in sync with its surroundings and history. But exterior curb appeal doesn’t have to dictate interior decor.

The appliance wall in this transitional style kitchen by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases sleek stainless steel appliances accented with glass fronted and chrome framed upper cabinets for a modern edge. www.imyourbuilder.com

The appliance wall in this transitional style kitchen by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases sleek stainless steel appliances accented with glass fronted and chrome framed upper cabinets for a modern edge. www.imyourbuilder.com

Florida Custom Builder Jorge Ulibarri says most of his clients prefer some variation of Mediterranean architecture, but their interior preferences often merge Old World and 21st century styles. “I have clients who want a home that looks from the outside like it has endured for generations. Yet on the inside. the style is sleek and modern-a look commonly  defined as contemporary”

A transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri that skews traditional with ornate cabinetry, travertine floors and wood beams. The white cabinets and stainless appliances temper the traditional elements. www.imyourbuilder.com

A transitional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri that skews traditional with ornate cabinetry, travertine floors and wood beams. The white cabinets and stainless appliances temper the traditional elements. www.imyourbuilder.com

Traditional-Styled Kitchens:

This traditional style kitchen pulls from Tuscan influences such as the copper rangehood framed by stone and kitchen island base cabinetry that mimics furniture with wood carvings and embellishments. www.imyourbuilder.com

This traditional style kitchen pulls from Tuscan influences such as the copper rangehood framed by stone and kitchen island base cabinetry that mimics furniture with wood carvings and embellishments. www.imyourbuilder.com

The traditional-styled kitchen with a nod to Tuscan influences, remains a perennial favorite look among Florida homeowners. “Many of my clients prefer a Tuscan-styled kitchen for its timeless appeal that feels like the home has been there for generations but with modem amenities,” says Jorge.

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri draws the eye to the copper range hood framed in stone. www.imyourbuilder.com

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri draws the eye to the copper range hood framed in stone. www.imyourbuilder.com

Rustic elements figure prominently in traditional kitchens with wrought iron light fixtures, travertine floors, stained cabinetry, corbels, mosaics, ornate detailing, beams and barrel tile ceilings.

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases an undulating barrel and beam ceiling crafted of travertine tiles and wood beams. The wrought iron double door pantry is another focal point. www.imyourbuilder.com

A traditional style kitchen designed and built by Orlando Custom HomeBuilder Jorge Ulibarri showcases an undulating barrel and beam ceiling crafted of travertine tiles and wood beams. The wrought iron double door pantry is another focal point. www.imyourbuilder.com

“The look is warm and inviting, typically with a sun-kissed or earthy color palette of reds, oranges, browns and beiges.”

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 

 

 

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 

Step Up Your Stairway Style with 5 Design Ideas

By | Custom Home Construction, Custom Home Design, Uncategorized

Staircase Design Ideas from Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri:

This metal contemporary staircase makes a sculptural statement accented with glass art on the walls in this home. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

This metal contemporary staircase makes a sculptural statement accented with glass art on the walls in this home.

Today’s floorplans showcase the staircase as the focal point of  the room serving as functional sculpture. No longer relegated to the back of the home as uninspired utilitarian features, the latest staircase designs merge art and engineering to defy the limits of the standard banister and baluster system. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designs the staircase in each of his custom homes as an attention-getting architectural feature and shares a few ideas to inspire your own stairway style:

Transparent railings:

Acrylic or glass rail stair systems create a contemporary, clean silhouette drawing focus to the stair risers and treads. This staircase has no hand rails, opting instead to encase the steps behind a tempered glass wall for safety and visual effect.

This floating staircase is encased in a glass wall that negates the need for hand railings. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

This floating staircase is encased in a glass wall that negates the need for hand railings.

See-through stair railing systems can draw focus to feature walls such as this one crafted of stacked stone and the floating wood steps. “Stair feature walls crafted of wood, stone, tile or decorated with art add visual drama and replace the outdated accent wall painted a different color that was once popular in main living spaces,” says Ulibarri, who is building a contemporary home with a white stacked stone stair feature wall and glass railing system.

Floating wood stair treads and glass panels convey organic contemporary style complimented by a stacked stone feature wall and wood sculpture in the 2016 New American Home. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Floating wood stair treads and glass panels convey organic contemporary style complimented by a stacked stone feature wall and wood sculpture in the 2016 New American Home.

Floating wood stair treads and acrylic panels with wood hand rails mix materials as an architectural feature in this home. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Floating wood stair treads and acrylic panels with wood hand rails mix materials as an architectural feature in this home.

Cable Railing Systems:

Stainless steel modular staircase by Marretti.For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Stainless steel modular staircase by Marretti.

Metal railing systems with horizontal or vertical cables, crossbars, mesh or perforated metal in aluminum, brass, iron, steel or stainless steel go great with contemporary and industrial-styled interiors.  Metal designs come in a variety of finishes— polished, brushed, satin or powder coated and with fasteners and fittings in interesting shapes. Mix materials by adding handrails of wood or plastic.

Wood and aluminum rail staircase in the Responsive Home, a concept home in Las Vegas. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Wood and aluminum rail staircase in the Responsive Home, a concept home in Las Vegas.

Floating Stairs:

Stairs that appear suspended without supporting structures below are popular designs because they work well with traditional styles and contemporary styles.

This floating staircase curves to stylishly accommodate a narrow space in the foyer. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

This floating staircase curves to stylishly accommodate a narrow space in the foyer

Under the Stairs Wine Storage:

Jorge Ulibarri suggests making the most of under-stair space with creative storage features such as a wine cellar. “Typically, the space under the stairs is large and deep enough to build a walk-in wine storage room with refrigeration and a tasting bar. Under the stairs wine storage is one of the most in-demand features in my homes, ” says Ulibarri, who is building a contemporary home with under-stair wine storage crafted of glass doors with display lighting.

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed and built this staircase in a Lake Nona home with a walk-in wine storage room. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed and built this staircase in a Lake Nona home with a walk-in wine storage room

 

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed and built this staircase in a Lake Mary home with a walk-in wine storage room. For more design ideas by Orlando Custom Home Builder go to www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed and built this staircase in a Lake Mary home with a walk-in wine storage room

For more design ideas and inspiration, subscribe to Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s video series, Trade Secrets.

Kitchen and Bath Trends To Inspire Your New Home

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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.

Tile Style—The Latest Tile Trends in Custom Home Decor

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Top 10 Tile Style Trends from Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

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Handpainted artisan tiles embellish the stair treads of this Windermere Custom Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.ImYourBuilder.com

Tile is the ultimate design tool—it’s a durable, practical surface material that adds texture, color and dimension to a living space. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designs and builds with tile to bring out a home’s architectural features and provide functional surfaces that withstand years of use.

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Large format marble-look tile clads the shower/tub of this bathroom complimenting the grey and white color palette in this Windermere Custom Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

The latest tile styles in Orlando luxury homes favor large-format porcelain and ceramic tile, oftentimes mimicking the look of  marble. Besides floor and wall cladding, tile can create a punctuation point in a room as a fireplace surround, countertop, or ceiling treatment.

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Handpainted artisan tiles bring Hacienda-inspired style to this fireplace surround in this Windermere Custom Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.ImYourBuilder.com

To inspire your next design project, here is a list of  the top 10 tile trends forecasted for 2017.

HandPainted Artisan Tile:

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Handpainted artisan tiles embedded in the precast stone mirror arch in this Windermere Custom Home by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. www.ImYourBuilder.com

Small batch production, handpainted tiles are decorative accents that bring personality to a living space. Used in small doses, these colorful, patterned tiles can create a visual surprise and signature look.

Tropical Scapes:

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Mainzu. Livorno Blanco (8X8) and Mural Sonata (8X8) Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

Tropical motifs, especially retro inspired, are bringing a little bit of vacation home as consumers seek to escape into stylized nature scapes of exotic plants and birds and tropical foliage

Fragmented:

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Geotiles in Nolita & Geo Brick. Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

Tile arranged in pixelated patterns or modules come together by pairing different shaped ceramic tiles. This combination of geometric forms creates an imperfectly-perfect layout.

Brick Inspired:

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Gayaforest Tile in BrickBold, Almond. Photo Credit Tile of Spain

Stylized tiles that mimic brick forms add a textural and dimensional element. Brick inspired tiles with embossed design elements come in a wide range of finishes and styles including rustic and glossy.  

Right Lines:

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Saloni. Integra Series. Linear Model (16X47) Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

The latest tile styles are lining up  in vertical or horizontal, continuous or interrupted in flat or relief patterns.  Lined tile designs can visually create the perception of expanding or contracting space depending on the installation configuration and pattern.

Chevrons:

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Roca Cerámica Tile in Flamant Geo Wood. Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

Zig-zag patterns, also known as chevrons, provide an updated treatment of tile.  Whether used in a monochromatic or contrasting color palette, chevrons are a subtle way to add pattern without overwhelming a room.  

Dimensional Tiles:

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Harmony by Peronda. signature Series. Model Bowl Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

Tiles becomes sculptural art when designed with dimensional effects. 3D tiles add contemporary twist to decor as feature walls and architectural elements.  

Tonal Gray Tiles:

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Levantina Tile in Blaze Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

Gray remains the “it” neutral in today’s decor; however, the latest design techniques skillfully mix tones of gray in nuanced color palettes such as cooler grays to slate tones, softer grays and beiges. Texture and superimposed tones give these tiles a warm, earthy feel.

Blue Hues:

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Keros Cerámica Tile in Aguamarina. Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

A popular tile look is to “paint” the wall in trending blue hues. The latest blues are warming up with a touch of yellow or green. Whether the look is coastal, beachy, modern, eclectic or somewhere in between, blue tiles in various shades and tones lighten up the ambiance. 

Large Format Tiles:

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Porcelanosa Tile in Bluestone Ston-Ker. Photo Credit: Tile of Spain

Large format “rectified” tiles (installed with minimal grout lines) create a sleek, clean, contemporary look. Digitally printed designs create large format tile taht can mimic the look of many materials including brick, concrete, marble and exotic stone.

For more design ideas and tips for building your own custom home, check out Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri’s company Cornerstone Custom Construction and subscribe to his blog.

3 Wine Storage Design Tips for Style & Function

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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.

Villa Verona in Windermere

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Villa Verona, a 5,600 square foot custom home in Windermere, Florida by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona, a 5,600 square foot custom home in Windermere, Florida by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona in Bellaria, Windermere, Florida is a 5,600 square foot custom home by Orlando Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The home’s commanding curb appeal comes from its generous use of precast stone, stone tower and seamless modern windows.

Villa Verona, a 5,600 square foot custom home in Windermere, Florida by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona, a 5,600 square foot custom home in Windermere, Florida by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

The homeowner wanted a style that was elegant with grand spaces without losing the rustic charm and character of Ulibarri’s signature Mediterranean style. From the first meeting with Ulibarri, the homeowner decided the floor plan would center on a large open-to-above formal living room and formal dining room. It was important to the homeowner to have glass walls facing the pool and outdoor living space.

Villa Verona features an open floor plan with two-story grand main living spaces anchored by a quatrefoil ceiling treatment and 3 crystal chandeliers. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona features an open floor plan with two-story grand main living spaces anchored by a quatrefoil ceiling treatment and 3 crystal chandeliers. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Halfway through the construction process, Ulibarri suggested precast stone to embellish the main living spaces of the home. The builder added base, crown and columns of precast stone that enhanced and elevated the architectural detailing so that the main living spaces are reminiscent of grand estates.

Villa Verona features an open floor plan with two-story grand main living spaces. Notice the beam grid ceiling treatment over the formal dining room anchored by one of 3 crystal chandeliers. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona features an open floor plan with two-story grand main living spaces. Notice the beam grid ceiling treatment over the formal dining room anchored by one of 3 crystal chandeliers. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Three statement-making crystal chandeliers imported from Egypt soften the precast. To enhance the light diffusion, the homeowner added an 18-foot mirror over the fireplace. The detailed scrollwork on the railings required four months of hand fabrication are visible throughout the entire home.

Villa Verona's Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona’s Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

The kitchen Tuscan-style kitchen features a travertine stone and wood barrel ceiling and a grand stone niche that frames the precast stone range hood with travertine mosaic backsplash.

Villa Verona's Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona’s Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

A bi-level granite island with a farmhouse copper sink, hand-made in Mexico with decorative detailing, serves as the food prep area and breakfast bar.

Villa Verona's Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona’s Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Cabinetry is dual-toned mixing a dark glazed Maplewood with an off-white island base cabinetry for visual contrast. Travertine floors throughout the home with dark stained wood doors give the home timeless appeal.

Villa Verona's Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona’s Tuscan-style kitchen with travertine stone and wood beam barrel ceiling and stone niche framing the precast stone range hood with an oversized bi-level kitchen island that serves as both a food prep area and breakfast bar. The home was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

The breakfast nook features a circular dome made of travertine stone and framed by precast tone anchored by a rustic chandelier.

3 stunning crystal chandeliers that the homeowner imported from Egypt are dramatic focal points tying together the large two-story main living spaces of Villa Verona, built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

In the formal living room, a quatrefoil tray ceiling over one of the chandeliers with LED indirect lighting embedded in the cove finished in a contrasting brown to trace the shape of the quatrefoil.

3 stunning crystal chandeliers that the homeowner imported from Egypt are dramatic focal points tying together the large two-story main living spaces of Villa Verona, built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

3 stunning crystal chandeliers that the homeowner imported from Egypt are dramatic focal points tying together the large two-story main living spaces of Villa Verona, built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

The tower windows were enlarged to keep the architectural consistency of large walls of glass throughout the home with no window panes.

Detailed scrollwork embellishes the railings visible throughout the home. The hand crafted intricate design took four months to create. Notice the niches built into the wall of the stairway. These niches required special engineering because they are built inside of the load bearing tower wall. Villa Verona was

Detailed scrollwork embellishes the railings visible throughout the home. The hand crafted intricate design took four months to create. Notice the niches built into the wall of the stairway. These niches required special engineering because they are built inside of the load bearing tower wall. Villa Verona was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

In the staircase, one of the challenges was the creation of niches with precast stone surround, LED indirect lighting and travertine stone. These niches were built into the tower wall as requested by the homeowner. Because the wall is load-bearing wall, additional engineering was required to create headers that support the weight above.

Dark-stained knotty pine doors enrich the home's interior decor and complement wood plank ceilings adding warmth to the living spaces in Villa Verona, built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Dark-stained knotty pine doors enrich the home’s interior decor and complement wood plank ceilings adding warmth to the living spaces in Villa Verona, built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

The homeowner added wood-stained doors throughout the home-made of stained knotty pine that with the chiseled travertine stone floors counterbalances rusticity with modern elements such as the large seamless glass windows and crystal chandeliers.

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The home features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an office, formal living and dining room, breakfast nook, upstairs loft and family room.

In Villa Verona's master bath, a copper vessel sink with an open channel oil-rubbed bronze faucet brings metallic accents into the space to brighten up the stone. Villa Verona is built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

In Villa Verona’s master bath, a copper vessel sink with an open channel oil-rubbed bronze faucet brings metallic accents into the space to brighten up the stone. Villa Verona is built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

The home’s large lot spans one acre with ample backyard space for an oasis pool with a wall of water that flows from the pergola into the pool.

Villa Verona opens to a grand outdoor living space with an oasis-style pool by Ultimate Pool Design. Villa Verona was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona opens to a grand outdoor living space with an oasis-style pool by Ultimate Pool Design. Villa Verona was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

 

Villa Verona opens to a grand outdoor living space with an oasis-style pool by Ultimate Pool Design. Villa Verona was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona opens to a grand outdoor living space with an oasis-style pool by Ultimate Pool Design. Villa Verona was built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

 Ultimate Pool Design created the pebble-tech bottom pool with two stone waterfalls, one that cascades into the spa, the other into the pool. The pool’s travertine edge and concrete pavers enhance the generous use of stone.

Villa Verona, a 5,600 square foot custom home in Windermere, Florida by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

Villa Verona, a 5,600 square foot custom home in Windermere, Florida by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.ImYourBuilder.com

An oversized driveway of concrete pavers leads to the tower entry clad in stone as requested by the homeowner. The custom-wrought iron double door entry is framed in precast stone with complementing precast stone surrounds on the exterior windows, columns and balusters. The four-car garage features doors upgraded by the homeowner from Acque made of metal with wood foam trim. For more on the Jorge Ulibarri custom homes go to www.ImYourBuilder.com  All architectural photos were taken by Harvey Smith.