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Mar ‘22

Our Private Luxury Residences at Golden Oak in Lake Buena Vista, FL

Golden Oak Custom Home by Phil Kean Design Group - The Pearl

Luxury Home Design That Puts the “Home” Into Vacation Home

Phil Kean Private Residences at Walt Disney World® Resort’s Golden Oak Community

When you live in Golden Oak, it can feel like it’s a vacation all the time. That’s because this private residential community is located within Walt Disney World® Resort grounds in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Golden Oak Custom Home by Phil Kean Design Group - The Pearl

But just because Golden Oak makes you feel like you are on vacation, doesn’t mean your home should feel at all temporary, or as if it’s designed for just anyone.

When Phil Kean Design Group became an approved builder at Golden Oak’s Four Seasons Private Residences neighborhood, we did not set out to create vacation homes, but private getaways that were custom-designed for our homeowners. Our goal was to put the “home” in “vacation home” (along with a little bit of that Disney magic.)

What Is Golden Oak?

If you haven’t heard, Walt Disney World Resort® in Florida has its very own community of private residences located on the resort’s grounds called Golden Oak. The community is made up of nearly 300 homes and seven neighborhoods, including Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando where Phil Kean Design Group is an approved builder.

Each neighborhood in Golden Oak offers its own unique style ranging from quaint cottages to contemporary estates. Each neighborhood also offers wonderful views including waterfront views, views of nature preserves, and the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks show.

Residents of Golden Oak are also members of the Golden Oak Club, a premier club that offers special benefits, services, events, and experiences for the families who live in the community.

Phil Kean in Golden Oak

As mentioned, Phil Kean Design Group is an approved builder in the Four Seasons Private Residences neighborhood in Golden Oak. The Four Seasons Private Residences neighborhood is the newest addition to the community and offers a limited number of lots for new homeowners.

Phil Kean has already designed two homes in the neighborhood, each with completely different (but equally gorgeous) design styles. The first home is called Nyumbani. Inspired by The Lion King, Nyumbani is the Swahili word for “home.” The second home is known as The Pearl and its castle-like, island design is magical indeed.

The Nyumbani Residence at Golden Oak

The clean lines and open spaces of Nyumbani seamlessly blend the home’s indoor and outdoor living areas. Natural lighting and glass paired with architectural accents in walnut create a space that feels warmly connected to nature, much like the movie it is inspired by.


The space not only looks magnificent, it is also highly functional. The kitchen includes three islands, all serving different purposes from preparation to entertainment. The home also features a large outdoor kitchen, dining and living areas, taking the fusion of indoor and outdoor one step further.

The Pearl Residence at Golden Oak

The architecture of The Pearl home is unmistakable. Inspired by Spanish, Bermuda, and Alys Beach architecture, the white, castle-like facade is in beautiful contrast with its surrounding homes.

golden oak modern residence by phil kean design group

This home includes a private courtyard that contains a uniquely shaped pool which can be seen from almost any room in the house.

The Pearl, like Nyumani, is also highly functional. It, too, features extensive outdoor living spaces, including a summer kitchen. The home also features a large wine room within the main living area and several other special areas dedicated to entertainment.

To view more images of these homes, click here.  If you would like to learn more about the Golden Oak Community and how to join, visit their website.

If you are interested in designing and building your luxury home with Phil Kean Design Group, whether it’s in Florida or anywhere else in the country, contact us. Create your home with PKDG and ensure the best combination of luxury, function, and magic.