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Oct ‘23

PKDG Homes: Value Beyond an Elevated Lifestyle

In the realm of luxury homes, certain properties seem to possess an inherent quality that sets them apart, driving their value and price appreciation beyond the ordinary. Phil Kean, AIA, a recognized name in residential luxury design-build architecture, has proven successful at continuing to introduce homes that command a premium in the market.
In this article, we unravel the driving forces behind the price appreciation of PKDG homes and why investing in one is not just a purchase but a strategic investment in opulent living. Building a PKDG home has proven to be a sound investment opportunity for our homeowners throughout the years.

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Brand Power

One of the primary factors that contributes to the price appreciation of Phil Kean Design Group homes is the power of the brand itself. Phil Kean’s name is synonymous with design, quality, innovation and awards. The brand carries such a positive reputation that automatically elevates the perceived value of any property associated with it.


PKDG Homes "Glass Slipper" at Golden Oak Residences in Winter Park, FL

The “Glass Slipper” at the Four Seasons Golden Oak Residences in Winter Park, FL.

Clients are not just purchasing in a home; they are investing in a one-of-a-kind that comes with the Phil Kean wow-factor.

Thoughtful Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living

PKDG is an expert in designing indoor/outdoor spaces that seamlessly blend together, creating a harmonious living experience.


Indoor Outdoor Design used in PKDG Homes

The Bay Point property exemplifies the thoughtful confluence of indoor/outdoor considerations when approaching luxury home design.

This thoughtful design maximizes the use of space and creates a connection with nature adding a layer of exclusivity to Phil Kean homes, making them more desirable and, consequently, more valuable in the real estate market.

Quality Construction

The old adage “you’re only as good as the company you keep” holds true in luxury home construction.

The Patriot custom residence is a perfect example of seamlessly integrating distinctive design, skilled craftsmanship and quality materials.Architecture, Construction and Interior Design by Phil Kean Design Group. Video by Uneek Image.

Phil Kean Design Group hires top-tier trades & consultants to ensure the quality and craftsmanship of each home. The use of premium materials and the expertise of skilled artisans contribute to the longevity and detailed expectation of PKDG homes, factors that directly impact their market value over time.

Capturing Natural Beauty

A distinctive feature of Phil Kean Design Group homes is their ability to maximize the views of each property. Whether it’s a breathtaking mountain range, a panoramic waterfront, or a lush courtyard, Phil Kean homes are meticulously designed to capture and showcase the beauty of their surroundings.
treasure coast custom home

Making the most of the beauty of the natural surroundings plays a large part of PKDG’s approach to luxury home design.

This not only enhances the living experience for residents but also adds a premium to the property’s value, as natural views are often considered priceless in the luxury real estate market.

Unparalleled Attention to Detail

No two PKDG designs are the same. Each home is a unique work of art and function–a testament to the meticulous attention to detail that defines the design group.


custom luxury kitchen with meticulous attention to details

Each material finish in a PKDG homes is thoughtfully selected to bring the client’s dream home to life.

From custom finishes to architectural nuances, every element is carefully curated to create a one-of-a-kind living space that meets the client’s requirements and tastes. This exclusivity not only appeals to discerning buyers but also positions PKDG homes as rare and valuable asset-in the luxury real estate market.

A Resounding Case: Highest Price per Square Foot Resale:

To underscore the point of inherent value appreciation, consider the recent resale of a Phil Kean Design Group project that achieved the highest price per square foot in Winter Park.
It originally sold in 2008 for $3,750,000, and by the date of its next sale in May 2023, sold for $5,200,000–a 39% increase in 15 years.


adams hall design build winter park fl

The “Adams Hall” luxury home recently resold for the $5.2 million–the highest price per sq. ft of any design build in Winter Park, FL.

This instance is not an anomaly but a reflection of the consistent value that PKDG homes bring to their owners. It also serves as a compelling testament to the enduring allure and financial appreciation that comes with investing in a KDG-designed property.

Addressing the Reticence of Affluent Clients

Many potential clients in the luxury real estate market approach the idea of investing in a luxury home with reserve. They view it as a significant financial commitment with unpredictable returns.
However, the case for a Phil Kean Design Group home is not just about a property; it’s about an investment that transcends market trends and economic fluctuations.


Convincing Factors:

  1. Long-Term Value: A PKDG home is not just a residence; it’s a long-term investment that appreciates in value over time. The combination of sustainable features, thoughtful design, and brand power ensures that these homes remain desirable and sought after in the luxury real estate market.
  2. Prestige and Legacy: PKDG’s reputation for excellence extends beyond the homes themselves. Clients are investing in the prestige and legacy associated with the brand, aligning themselves with a name that signifies distinctive and forward-thinking design and innovation.
  3. Tailored Exclusivity: The custom nature of PKDG designs ensures that each home is a unique expression of luxury. Clients are not just purchasing a property; they are acquiring a bespoke living experience that reflects their individual tastes and preferences.
  4. Market Resilience: The luxury real estate market has shown resilience over the years, with high-end properties often retaining and increasing their value even in economic downturns. A PKDG home, with its unique features and brand recognition, is well-positioned to weather market fluctuations to buyers with discriminating taste.

In conclusion

Investing in a luxury home is not just a lifestyle choice; it’s a financial investment that appreciates over time. As PKDG homes continue to embody the epitome of thoughtful design, luxury, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces, and quality craftsmanship, this will remain a continuing investment trend.


Our brand’s commitment to uniqueness, coupled with its track record of achieving the highest price per square foot in the market, establishes a compelling case for potential clients. Whether you choose to build with PKDG or simply invest in the architectural design, the intrinsic value of a PKDG home goes well beyond the tangible features—it’s an investment in a legacy of luxury living that appreciates in value with time.