Practicality is very rarely the partner of wish fulfillment, but in the case of the dream house for Lily and Darryl Burns, it was a critical part of the dream.
The Merritt Island couple wanted a showplace fit for the frequent entertaining they so enjoy, but that was not all they desired.
"We also wanted a house without a lot of maintenance and ongoing costs," says Darryl Burns.
The 4,800-square-foot home on South Tropical Trail, with sweeping views of the Banana River and two acres of meticulously landscaped grounds and meandering paths, delivers on both counts.... Read More
Stepping over the threshold into Charlie and Cynthia Boyd's abode, one feels akin to Alice, with Wonderland unfolding before her. Suddenly, the Cocoa Beach neighborhood has vanished as floor-to-ceiling windows welcome the wild elements of nature in sweeping views of the Banana River.... Read More
Habitat for Humannity of Denton County has done a side-by-side comparison of two identical floor plans. One has been insulated with foam, and one with fiberglass and solar board. The differences in energy savings are astounding!... Read More
The age old question when it comes to buying a new home has always been, "Is it better to buy a newly constructed home or buy a used home?" The short answer is both are good and it depends entirely on your tastes, your personality and what you personally are looking for.... Read More
If your Florida home is a vacation or winter home and you will be leaving it unoccupied for any length of time, there are some important tips you may want to follow to avoid any unwanted problems.
Most homes here are in relatively safe and secure gated communities where you don't really have to worry about human intruders, it's the furry kind you have to worry more about.... Read More
Chances are, at some point or another, you will inevitably find yourself in need of a custom home renovation.
Most of the time, renovation work is done in the wake of storm, water or fire damage and sometimes it is needed due to the home's age.... Read More
Because we are surrounded by beautiful waterfront views everywhere, a large number of the new homes we have built over the last 34 years have been waterfront properties. We really are experts in oceanfront and waterfront home construction!
Waterfront, and especially oceanfront, construction gives you an opportunity to use the natural environment around you to create absolutely stunning and amazing homes and views.... Read More
As London prepares to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2012, recent construction photos share the progress being made in this sustainable project. This sustainable planning and construction project will develop an area that is economically depressed to provide for the community for many decades after the 2012 Olympic Games are over.... Read More