Located in the heart of the downtown Orlando Historic District, this residence is a modern interpretation of early Florida cracker style Architecture. Elevated off of the ground, enabling the passage of air beneath the structure, the house employs passive cooling technologies and efficient placement of the building's systems. Maintaining the historic character of the district through its proportion and use of natural materials, the expression of construction and connection details along w/ the controlled integration of natural light results in a very modern home. Visitors are greeted w/ a 35' wide stone porch flanked w/ gas lanterns. Heavy Douglas Fir timber posts support exposed steel beam and wood roof members resulting in a clear expression of materials and components that make up the home. Inside, the dormered ceiling soars to 27' w/ a high transom window flooding the interior space w/ natural light. A 25' tall stone wall provides the backdrop for a magnificent floating steel and glass staircase. The natural ceiling, composed of heavy wood rafters along w/ the oak hardwood floors completes a sense spaciousness and comfort to the interior. The great room is flanked by a spacious chef's island kitchen, connoisseur's hidden wine rack and commercial appliances opening to rear porch and summer kitchen. Top level roof deck offers additional 1200 SF of living area w/ panoramic city skyline views, hot tub and seating areas. The private 2 BE guest apt. is situated above the 3-car detached garage.