After many, many, many viewings and a few offers, we are happy to say that this condo is SOLD! We thank everyone for their support in spreading the word. On to the next project!
There are several condominium communities in Orlando. What sets Cypress Woods apart? It is nestled in a natural mature setting unlike any other in middle of a bustling theme park destination.
In newer constructed communities, all of the units are replicas of each other. Not in Cypress Woods. There are several floor plans. Although the original listing documents states “constructed in 1973” more units, Pine Creek Drive, were added in 1983. There are one, two, and three bedroom units stretching across either single or two stories. Most units boast exposed wood, be it in the ceiling, dining, or master bedroom.
Surrounding and meandering around these unit are several lazy streams. There are several man made short water-features that help water movement. Dense native vegetation are allowed to grow in abundance creating privacy back walls, while front areas are immaculately kept.
There are two tennis courts, two pools and a clubhouse. The clubhouse is a two storied building with mature landscaped water feature entrance and a giant stone fireplace inside. The lower floor houses administrative office, maintenance work shop and a pool table. While the upstairs is a multi use open floor plan with kitchenette and bar facilities. This space can be rented at a nominal fee for parties and celebration. A pavilion connected to the clubhouse overlooks the tennis courts.
Most of the residents have owned here for several years. It is a quiet, peaceful, stress free community. The management company and Board of Directors are very efficient in handling community affairs.
Here is a community set away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It is almost like being one with nature.
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Gorgeous and completely remodeled!!!! This condo has been transformed into an amazing place to call home! You walk through the entrance and you will see a beautiful high end laminate that compliments the freshly painted interior and new light fixtures. As you move to the kitchen you will see new high end cabinets with gorgeous granite countertops and an amazing stone backsplash. The kitchen is complimented with amazing stainless steel appliances. Moving on you will notice that both Bathrooms have been updated to today’s style. A beautiful wood look tile compliments the condo’s overall theme followed by all new sinks, vanities, toilets and light fixtures. Make it yours today as tomorrow may be too late! – Ryan Rogers Listing Realtor.
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Shower is done. Toilet is in. Vanity is in. Mirrors are hung. Lights are in. Doors are up. All major projects are done.
Grouting of the shower was an effortless icing on the cake. Operational test resulted in a fully drained shower. Hot and cold water works as it should. Goof Proof shower Kit did provide a good pitch with a little finagling. But that could be operators room for improvement. Toilet sat majestically in its place with very little shimming to level.
Double sink vanity floats in the alcove to give maximum storage with sleek clean lines. Complete hidden plumbing added functionality and style.
Closet doors are hung in place. Additional walkin closet added more space or a functional study area.
A few touch ups, a little polishing and this project will be ready for the Orlando Real Estate market at the beginning of the year.
Shower wall and floor tiles are finally in. To maximize whole tile coverage and a seamless look, I decided on installing cut tiles in the corners. Oh yea, a gazillion cuts later and the entire floor to ceiling is covered.
Mosaic tiles covered the floor with cuts along the edges and around the drain. Large 24″ x 8″ wood grain tile lay outside the shower and form a floor for the toilet. Leveling these tiles is very tricky. Time and patience. Lots of it.
Next is grouting. Then change out the vanity and lay bedroom floor. Light is getting brighter.
After much troweling and manipulating the shower floor is pitched to satisfaction. We’ll see what happens when actual water hit the tiles and it has to drain. Anchor row of wall tiles are in.
In this particular situation I did not want to take a chance and have tile slippage half way up the wall, which would create havoc on a straight grout line. So to be on the safe side, I installed the first row of wall tile almost on the floor, well shimmed to form a straight line. Next the rest of tiles will go up. Then the floor tiles, followed by tiles outside of the shower.
Is that a glimmer of Christmas lights?
What the heck is a shower pitch? In short without getting too technical, it is the slope of the shower floor that allows water to reach the drain. Or 1/4″ fall per ft. requirement. Simple enough, right?
Well, seasoned professionals may have a practiced eye and arm sweep that creates a perfect pitch everytime. Seasoned I do not profess to be. So I turn to the next available tool, or dare I say “aid”. After much internet research Goof Proof Shower Kit from Mark E Industries seem easy enough and affordable.
The first step is to set up a Pre Pitch mortar bed. Then lay a Shower Pan liner. Install Kirb-Perfect. Pour a Quick Pitch Mortar bed. Then set tiles. The Kit comes with written instructions and a DVD. For more info or step by step instructions, check out their website http://www.markeindustries.com.
So far I have installed PrePitch, KirbPerfect, Shower Pan liner, and Purple Gypsum Board. Next is Quick Pitch, mortar, and then tile.
After the shower is complete, the vanity is next, then lay floor boards in the master bedroom. There is a little closet that has to be painted and this project could go on the market!
In this day and age we seldom savor the old. It is easier and cheaper to tear everything down and start from scratch. Granted, some situation cannot be saved.
When I first walked into this unit, buried under piles of clutter and debris were these lonesome bamboo planks. Some were still attached to the floor others were loose. I immediately saved them. There had to be something that could be done with these. As time and this renovation took shape, it occurred that I should put these bamboo under the pass through counter. The purpose is twofold. One as an added feature. Second and more practical as protection for the wall should someone want to use the counter for sitting.
As this feature evolved, I added a foot rest. I found this piece of heavy 4″x 4″ wood laying in the unit. Another piece I tucked away knowing that it would serve a purpose later, if not in this unit then another.
Bamboo flooring fitting as tongue and groove. Two pieces of grooves served as anchor on the top while the bottoms were nailed into the wall. Then the foot rest was attached with 4 6″ x 1/4″ Spax screws into the kitchen wall. Baseboards were extended from adjacent walls. Two narrow strips of crown molding, top and bottom, tied it all together.
Master bedroom is painted. Closets are prepped and ready for paint, now that all that bamboo flooring is removed. Master bathroom is yet to be demolished.
Of course I am talking about the kitchen sink, faucet, and dishwasher.
The sink hole was cut by the granite installers. A little shaving of cabinet rails and hooks snugly held sink on place. Faucet was placed on sink for easier clean up and uncluttered countertop. Quick connect water supply lines were used with a T-connection on hot water line for dishwasher.
The single sink drain was led into a garbage disposal which mounted under sink. A flexible extension added length to tailpiece connecting to P-trap and drain.
Operational test of appliances yielded positive results. A little paint touch up and the kitchen will be completed. Although, there is a bamboo featured covering going under the bar counter to serve as accent and protection from kicks.
Work has begun on the master suite. Walls are filled and waiting to be sanded. Closets are to be painted. Master shower and vanity to be demolished. Yes, there is a glimpse of light.
The kitchen countertop is installed. After much searching, deliberating and countless trips to various granite suppliers we choose a small business partner Ameritiles. Their attention to detail, selections, and ease in working made the choice easier. Santa Cencilia Light is the selection. This slab is imported from Brazil.
Now that the kitchen is complete it is on to the Master Suite. The old entry doors were replaced with wooden Double French doors.
We are getting there.