Elements of Modern Floating Staircases,

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A statement staircase can completely transform the look and atmosphere of a home’s interior and curb appeal. At Phil Kean Design Group, our international architects understand the statement a notable feature can make and know how to maximize the impact of a commanding stairway while maintaining design balance. Merging art and architecture, we design elements that create a “Wow” factor while serving a functional purpose.

Contemporary Interior Design

Several of our most innovative floating staircases have recently been featured in curated collections of outstanding design work. Within these installations, our team of modern architects and contemporary interior designers infuse thoughtful and captivating elements into the overall look, including those discussed below.pkdg modern florida architect

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Endless Possibilities for Inspiring Bathroom Spaces,

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An inspiring bathroom design can elevate a home’s living environment as well as its value. When approaching the design of a modern luxury bathroom, the architects and interior designers of Orlando custom home builder, Phil Kean Design Group, work hand-in-hand to ensure the harmony of the design’s functionality and appropriate finishes. For that reason, Phil Kean Design Group is constantly on the lookout for emerging products and technologies that allow us to take our clients’ interior design projects to the next level.

Exciting New Technology for Modern Home Builders

wedicorp USA is a manufacturer of innovative waterproofing systems. wedi offers an exciting ready-to-tile, malleable, waterproof structural board ideal for custom bathroom designs.

This product is used to create personalized dream showers, steam oases, custom bathroom fixtures and room dividers in all imaginable forms. These malleable Building Panels are 100 percent leak free and allow such structures to be built without the need for wooden frameworks.

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All-White Contemporary Kitchen Wins Room of the Year at BALA,

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All-White Kitchen Wins Room of the Year at BALA

Bold yet timeless and sleek but functional, our Lake Tibet kitchen remodel and its striking, all-white features earned Winter Park custom home builder, Phil Kean Design Group, the “Room of the Year” recognition at the 2013 Best in American Living Awards. Developed with both style and practicality in mind, this kitchen incorporated one of today’s biggest trends: the all-white interior.

The Contemporary Trend

The monochromatic appeal of an all-white kitchen has emerged as one of 2014’s most sought after styles, and for good reason. Clean lines, solid colors and quartz slab accents create an instantly sleek and contemporary atmosphere while retaining a classic, timeless allure. Finished off with modern hardware and ample counterspace, the trend shines a light on this kitchen’s best features while remaining 100 percent functional and ready to take on extensive food prep.

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Wanting to infuse the luxe feel of an all-white interior into a fitting environment, our team of modern home builders and designers developed and constructed this legendary space within an Orlando, Florida home. Alongside the “Room of the Year” Award, this remodel also earned a Platinum Award in the $100,000 and Over Kitchens category.

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Phil Kean named “2013 National Custom Builder of the Year”, NAHB,

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February 4, 2014, Las Vegas, NV – Today during the 2014 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Phil Kean was named “2013 National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Custom Home Builder of the Year”.  Kean, president of Phil Kean Design Group and WAYCOOL Homes, LLC, was presented with the award during the Custom Building Central Awards Luncheon.

NAHB Custom Home Builder of The Year

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“Phil Kean is an exemplary representative of the home building industry.  He has been a pacesetter in leading-edge design and has shown commitment to excellence in “green” building”, says Scott Merritt, CEO of the Home Builders’ Association of Metro Orlando.  “Phil deserves this recognition due to his positive leadership, integrity and professionalism as an architect and builder, and generosity to the industry and community.”

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Phil Kean Design Group voted “Best Architecture Firm in Central Florida”,

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October 18, 2013, Orlando, FL - Phil Kean Design Group was chosen by readers as the Best Architecture Firm in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row:

Best Architecture Firm

OBJ readers selected Winter Park-based Phil Kean Design Group asBest Architecture Firm.  Owner Phil Kean is this year’s president of the Master Custom Builder Council and the firm was on OBJ’s Golden 100 list of the region’s largest privately held companies in Central Florida.  The company – which does architecture, construction and interior design – was the builder of the 2012 New American Home show home for the International Builders Show in Orlando last year.Best Architecture Firm

Modern Town Homes by Phil Kean Design Group in Winter Park, Florida,

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May 30, 2013, Winter Park, FL  - Phil Kean Design Group introduces its first multi-family project: Luxé Urban Town Homes in Winter Park, Florida to be built at 125 S. Interlachen Avenue.

Award Winning Modern House Plans

Featuring modern architecture and warm, open interiors by award-winning Phil Kean Design Group, 125 S. Interlachen represents luxurious comfort in a spacious and private sanctuary only steps from Park Avenue’s shoppes, cafes and trendy boutiques. This 6 unit urban town home is currently under development with a target completion date of Spring 2015.

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Phil Kean Designs recognized as 2013 “Best of Houzz” Winner,

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January 21, 2013 -  Houzz.com is the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.

houzz Recognizes Phil Kean Design Group as One of The Best Modern Architects in Florida


“Best of’” winners are professionals recognized by the Houzz.com community of homeowners and home design enthusiasts for delivering exceptional customer service and results, and for creating the most inspiring and innovative residential designs in the past year,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Houzz.

Phil Kean Introduces: WAYCOOL Homes, LLC designs by Phil Kean in Florida Design magazine,

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Experiencing a Phil Kean home is like discovering a unique piece of art. Each one-of-a-kind home has amazingly strong character and is full of inspiring details and surprises.

Chosen by the National Association of Homebuilders, Phil Kean Design Group was the Architect, Builder, and Interior Designer for “The 2012 New American Home”, an international showcase home located in upscale Winter Park, Florida. In addition to this honor, Phil Kean DesignGroup has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2012 Americas Property Award and 2012 Best in American Living “Home of the Year”.

Designing for clients all over the world, Phil differentiates his work with his thoughtful, innovative design approach. He is sought out for his signature indoor/outdoor spaces that take livability to the next level. From modern to traditional, Spanish-Mediterranean to island-inspired designs, the warmth and drama Phil creates in each style exceed his clients’ expectations.

Taking on an exciting new venture, Phil is proud to introduce a new architectural line based on his award-winning designs, WAYCOOL Homes, LLC. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian concept of bringing great, affordable architecture to everyone, Phil’s mission is to bring innovative and functional designs to connoisseurs of fine architecture beyond the custom market.

Committed to thoughtful architecture, sustainable design, and exclusive product lines, WAYCOOL Home designs are brought to fruition by authorized builders across the country. In addition to featuring Phil’s distinctive, award-winning architecture, WAYCOOL Homes offers WAYCOOL Interior Design and Interior Merchandising services.

With a vision of bringing stimulating architecture to everyday living, WAYCOOL Home designs introduce an elevated lifestyle to those who might otherwise settle for ordinary.

Phil Kean named 2012 Business Owner of the Year,

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November 8, 2012 – “His award-winning architecture/custom home construction/interior design firm not only succeeded against difficult odds during the most challenging housing downturn imaginable, but also grew to become Central Florida’s largest Custom Home Builder.”, Orlando Business Journal.

Phil Kean Designs, Inc. ranked Largest Custom Home Builder in Central Florida,

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August 17, 2012 – Phil Kean Designs, Inc. ranked #1 as the 2012 Largest Custom Home Builder in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal.