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The Rear Facade

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The home is designed by Phil Kean, an architect and design-builder in Winter Park, Florida. It is on a lot just next to the historic district, in a walkable area. It was described in a USGBC newsletter earlier this year:

Kean’s design is a re-interpretation of the Classic White Box of the 1960s and ‘70s, honoring architecture of the past while taking advantage of current technologies and design trends. Not only the design but details like manufactured stone imitate the style of Frank Lloyd Wright and other great architects. At the same time the latest green building products and methods are included into every aspect of the home’s design. Like all showcase homes for Builders Shows, the home benefits by materials, fixtures and appliances being donated by manufacturers who wish to display their products.