Golden Oak’s Casa de La Fuente: Spanish Revival In The Heart of Florida

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Zahra Abdillahi

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This pristine and stylish custom home impressions a piece of old Europe right within Florida. The bright white exterior and courtyard design can fit flawlessly in any Spanish neighbourhood.  Featuring the perfect blend of modern and classic design, the plain stucco exterior is nestled in the backdrop of lush green landscaping, neatly trimmed hedges and colourful accent flowers. The homeowners wanted the feel of old Spain, and they got it with this JRW construction. With its references to European and Caribbean styles, Golden Oak celebrates the timelessness of Old Florida architecture while being attuned to contemporary resort living.

Carved wooden doors featuring iron details lead to a warm interior space simulating a stylish boutique hotel aura. The wide entry area with uninterrupted views into the backyard immediately draws attention to the beautiful mosaic-tiled fountain in the stone courtyard. Large rounded glass windows and doors frame the pool and the beautiful palm trees swaying in the back yard showcasing the house for the tropical paradise that it is.

The gourmet kitchen has marble countertops, light coloured wooden cabinets and natural light walls juxtaposed by large exposed wooden trusses on the ceiling. The interior is laden with ornate details apparent in both large and small features such as intricately tiles patterns and exposed beams.

With its applied relief ornamentation and wrought iron details, the dining room captures the Spanish theme perfectly. The tile-work touches mixed with the use of dark stucco finish and natural materials create an exotic but harmonious experience parallel to Mediterranean homes.

Large glass windows framed in reddish-brown wood and doubling as doors open up to an expansive terracotta tiled patio and a colonnade of stucco columns overlooking the pool. Elaborate tile work, applied relief ornamentation and wrought iron grillwork have been used to create frames around doorways and windows and as decorative accents throughout the house.

Project information
Orlando, Florida, USA
Architect: JRW Construction
Landscape Architect: LRM
Client: Samuel & Lois Bergami
Completion: 2018
General Contractor: Rick Watson
Photography: Chibi Moku

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