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They really boxed off living spaces in 2005 (the year this house was built). Many new builds are still the same. This property had separation of the living, dining room and kitchen. Imagine how closed off that felt.

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Closed off living, dining room and kitchen

We wanted to make sure that opening up the space would not entail load bearing issues. Once it was determined that there were no structural issues, the demolition began. All the walls and cabinets were removed creating an open concept.

The focus was rebuilding an island that would serve as a main gathering point. It was challenging to find a single piece of granite to fit the bar top. We searched 4 granite yards in Orlando and was lucky to find one with an adequate sized White Colonial granite slab imported from India. The island was shaped in a U, with a pull-out cabinet interior on the left and a carousel on the right. The center housed a double bowl sink, garbage disposal, goose neck faucet and dishwashing machine. The Ikea cabinets are all shelves, this allows the new homeowner options of adding from the generous Ikea cabinet interior options. Back wall housed the electric cook range, refrigerator, lower cabinets and 39″ upper cabinets with glass doors. Gas hook up is already piped in. Recessed and a hanging bar light illuminates the island area, while the open dining room and breakfast nook has their own spot lights. A 6 speed fan with remote control moves air around. Microwave hood provides cooking exhaust. Driftwood laminate floors cover the entire house creating one seamless floor.

Open Concept

Open Concept

Opening up the walls is the most dramatic change in this house. The days of planning and head scratching all paid off when anyone walks in and saddles up to the bar, looks around and says, “Wow this looks so open and amazing”. Exactly, the idea we were going for. Touting my horn? Well, what do you think?

Would you like to make this your new home? If all is still on track it should hit the MLS tomorrow. Greater Pines Subdivision (where the house is located), is having a community garage sale and Open House for all 11 properties currently on sale this Saturday from 8 am – 12 noon. Feel free to share this information with anyone looking to move to the desirable Clermont area.

Property address: 13350 Loblolly Ln. Clermont, FL. 34711. Listing price $245,00. We would love to discuss an offer with you. Feel free to contact Real Estate Agent Ryan Rogers, Keller Williams Classic,  at 407-492-0674.

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