January 30, 2023


Giving your Home a new Option

After a Complete Renovation, This Formerly Concrete House Is Up for Grabs for $500K

Just north of Orlando in Winter Park, Florida, a revamped, two-bedroom cottage barely resembles its former self. The concrete block structure, built in 1952 amidst a post-war housing boom, originally looked exactly like what you might expect to find in the suburban neighborhood. A recent renovation changed all of that—cladding the exterior and interior in warm wood tones while transforming the facade with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Before: In a 2018 listing photo, the concrete block structure is adorned only by a few small windows along the painted facade.

After: Cedar shake siding and expansive windows transformed the facade, which also now features a stuccoed finish with brick trim. A Chicago brick driveway and custom landscaping round out the new look.

Last sold in 2018, nearly every corner of the 968-square-foot home has since been revamped. Inside, concrete floors were covered in reclaimed European oak and the ceilings clad in cedar. Massive windows wrap around a central great room, which was opened up to to create an open kitchen and living area. Designer lighting and other custom features add an unexpected finish to each space.

New windows wrap around a corner of the entryway. The natural oak flooring and cedar tongue-and-groove ceilings run throughout the interior.

The all-new kitchen features custom cabinetry and a large central island. Vaulted ceilings and custom JELD-WEN windows add to the bright and airy aesthetic.

Outside, a new row of trees create an intimate enclosure for the front of the home while custom landscape lighting illuminates them at night. A grassy, fenced-in backyard is complete with what else but a pair of palm trees. The home itself is also within walking distance of area shops and restaurants. Scroll ahead to see more of the revamped abode, now asking $479,000.

Another view of the kitchen shows additional cabinetry along another wall.

Natural light pours into the living area from the large windows. Designer lighting is sandwiched between a built-in surround-sound system, catering to easy entertaining.

The home offers two large bedrooms. Tall ceilings and windows on two sides help to enhance the sense of space.

The home’s single bathroom is dominated by marble. Custom wood cabinetry and all-new fixtures round out the high-end look.

A look at the large, fenced backyard. In total, the home occupies a .15-acre lot.

A nighttime glow from the interior is complemented by warm landscape lighting along the perimeter of the lot.

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