Builder Concept Home 2012

To Each His Own By mixing homes for three generations on the same street, the Builder Concept Home 2012 ushers in a new model for single-family suburban planning.
Courtesy Canin Associates To Each His Own By mixing homes for three generations on the same street, the Builder Concept Home 2012 ushers in a new model for single-family suburban planning.

A Gen-Xer family flanked by a Millennial couple on one side and Baby Boomers on the other may be somewhat common in an urban condo, but not in the suburbs—until now.

For a new, 2,000-unit section of the Eagle Creek community near Lake Nona, south of Orlando, Fla., Centerline Homes is banking on a new approach to suburban planning that offers single-family homes tailored to the three most prominent buyer types out there. It’s a strategy that hedges against betting on just one of them to sustain sales while creating a more diverse and energetic neighborhood.

This is logic, not theory. Clearly, the days of one-size-fits-all housing are over, replaced by customization and buyer leverage over almost anything. But by offering homes that are clearly suited to certain buyer profiles—an affordable green home for Millennials; a larger family home with room for an in-law for dual-income Xers; and a downsized yet well-appointed abode for active Boomers—Centerline can still build on a production budget and pace while giving these discerning buyers what they want.

The Builder Concept Home 2012 showcases this plan with the builder’s first three model homes, placed side-by-side on a cul-de-sac backing up to a man-made water feature and the community’s golf course beyond.

Find more information and register for a virtual tour of the Baby Boomer (Gen B) house at www.builderconcepthome2012.com.

The New American Home

Modern Marvel Rooted in the mid-century Whote Box, The New American Home 2012 seeks to revive modern designs for single-family homes.
Courtesy Phil Kean Designs Modern Marvel Rooted in the mid-century Whote Box, The New American Home 2012 seeks to revive modern designs for single-family homes.

Wedged between a neo-Tudor and a mid-century rancher, The New American Home 2012 fits right into its mature neighborhood in Winter Park, a historic and vibrant town north of Orlando, Fla.

Designed and built by Phil Kean Designs, a firm known for its modern home aesthetics and steady sales despite the downturn, the 4,181-square-foot, two-story home is a reinterpretation of the classic White Box of the 1960s and 1970s, with clean lines and an open, airy floor plan that affords ample views and access to the outdoors.

The plan calls for just two bedrooms, to suit the needs of the likely buyers: active adults or perhaps a well-heeled younger couple. A generous gallery space inside the front door (through a deep, covered lanai) speaks to the eventual owner’s passions for art and entertaining and a desire for reflection and relaxation in an urban infill setting.

The house is expected to earn an Emerald rating based on the National Green Building Standards, adding to its prestige while treading a little lighter on the environment.

For more information, visit www.buildersshow.com, and click on The New American Home 2012 link on the home page.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Orlando, FL.