Petrella House

$800,000 invested in construction not including my labor. This house could not be built by a contractor for less than 1.5 million dollars. Must sell now due to illness, ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED

3,300 square feet under air, 5,000 square feet under roof, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths with Jacuzzi Tubs in Each, 1,000 Square Foot Master Suite With Armored Safe Room, 2 Huge 675 Square Foot Garages with Easy Conversion of One to Mother in Law Suite and Much More...


Please look at the info below. For more information or to schedule an appointment, send email to wdwagain@aol.com


Shown by appointment only.

This house has the most amazing kitchen in central Florida!

  • Kitchen   

    click here for photos and more details of this amazing kitchen!

    • 14 custom carved solid cherry columns
    • Over 200 inlaid custom cast copper grape clusters
    • Hundreds of feet of custom hardwood moldings
    • Over 40 linear feet of deep relief carvings
    • 3 giant back-lighted lithophane carvings
    • 29 totally custom handmade cherry hardwood doors with inlaid copper grape clusters and copper edge beads
    • 12 matching drawer faces and furniture grade matching drawer boxes
    • 20 furniture grade custom cabinets, each capable of being a free-standing furniture piece
    • Carved Corian column caps and pedestals, carved to match counter top edge design
    • Five layer crown molding made from cherry hardwood and relief carved Corian
    • Custom booth chairs and granite table
    • Custom coat of arms cold-cast in copper
    • Custom built-in computer workstation/home automation system controlling all lighting and providing internet access. The software was written by us and the graphic elements precisely match the color, wood grain and designs in the kitchen
    • Custom five level light rail molding system with integrated commercial rope lighting for even lighting under all cabinets
    • Commercial rope lighting concealed behind crown molding to evenly light the ceiling above all cabinets
    • 16 gauge polished copper sheet under wall cabinets and arch
    • Reverse osmosis water filtration system
    • 16 feet of pantry with four custom glass doors
    • Broom closet
    • 20 feet of storage cabinets above pantry and broom closet

 

House Features



Below is a list of some of the outstanding features of the Petrella house. The whole house is basically an upgrade with no stock or standard level features or materials used. It was built as a dream house and therefore to a level of detail and precision rarely seen in residential construction. Click here to see a photo gallery showing construction techniques and progress as the house was being built.

Green From the Ground Up

Better Investment

  • Ultra Energy Efficient - The ICF concrete construction system can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 80%.
  • Durable - Solid concrete structures can last for hundreds of years versus decades, with lower maintenance costs.
  • Smart - Insurance premiums and HVAC costs can be lower for ICF block homes and resale values are typically higher.

Better Health and Comfort

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality - ICF concrete walls protect against mold and mildew. Reduced air infiltration improves conditioning and allergen filtering.
  • Comfortable - R50 rated walls provide consistent inside temperatures without cold spots or drafts.
  • Peace and Quiet - With a 50% reduction in noise transfer compared to wood.

Better Safety

  • Super Strong - Reinforced concrete can withstand hurricane force winds and flying debris, keeping your family safe. The walls are rated for 250mph sustained winds.
  • Fire Resistant - ICF walls have a fire rating of over 4 hours

Inside

  • Kitchen   click here for photos and more details of this amazing kitchen!
    • 14 custom carved solid cherry columns
    • Over 200 inlaid custom cast copper grape clusters
    • Hundreds of feet of custom hardwood moldings
    • Over 40 linear feet of deep relief carvings
    • 3 giant back-lighted lithophane carvings
    • 29 totally custom handmade cherry hardwood doors with inlaid copper grape clusters and copper edge beads
    • 12 matching drawer faces and furniture grade matching drawer boxes
    • 20 furniture grade custom cabinets, each capable of being a free-standing furniture piece
    • Carved Corian column caps and pedestals, carved to match counter top edge design
    • Five layer crown molding made from cherry hardwood and relief carved Corian
    • Custom booth chairs and granite table
    • Custom coat of arms cold-cast in copper
    • Custom built-in computer workstation/home automation system controlling all lighting and providing internet access. The software was written by us and the graphic elements precisely match the color, wood grain and designs in the kitchen
    • Custom five level light rail molding system with integrated commercial rope lighting for even lighting under all cabinets
    • Commercial rope lighting concealed behind crown molding to evenly light the ceiling above all cabinets
    • 16 gauge polished copper sheet under wall cabinets and arch
    • Reverse osmosis water filtration system
    • 16 feet of pantry with four custom glass doors
    • Broom closet
    • 20 feet of storage cabinets above pantry and broom closet

 

  • Bedrooms
    • Wall to wall closet plus bonus storage above closets
    • Solid wood doors
    • Top closet sliding doors custom made to match lower doors

 

  • Master Suite
    • 8ft x 13ft walk-in closet
    • High windows on furniture walls so furniture can be placed anywhere, also enhances privacy
    • additional 8ft x 10ft walk-in closet - Full safe room - 2ft thick concrete floors. Concrete walls and ceiling. Rebar every 9 inches. Beyond F5 tornado standards, cannot be penetrated by any hurricane or tornado
    • All walls have 2 1/2in high density foam inside and outside. Vented and ready for install of NCB
    • filters (Nuclear / Chemical / Biological)
    • Private sitting room

 

  • Garages
    • 2 separate oversized car garages, both attached. Technically 2 car garages but will actually hold 3-4 cars each
    • Each garage is 675 square feet (22.5 ft. x 30ft.)
    • Each garage is finished just like th interior of the house, these are basically non-air conditioned extensions of the house, not normally garages. Could be easily air conditioned since they are fully insulated and have high-end double pane windows like the rest of the house.
    • 10 - 8 ft. 2bulb high output fluorescent fixtures on 10 individual switches per garage
    • One garage has separate entry door, can be easily converted to in-law suite (qualifies for property tax credit)
    • Knock-down finish and house color paint inside each garage.

 

  • Bathrooms
    • Note on pics of tiles laid out - Left side, Back and Right side of shower walls all have been grain-matched by hand
    • 3 jacuzzi tubs
    • All shower walls are travertine
    • Master bath arch over tub is travertine up the walls and across the arched ceiling
    • Custom cherry cabinets in every bathroom
    • Custom granite tops in every bathroom

 

  • Location
    • Ultra-Custom from top to bottom
    • Home in quiet area
    • 10 min to airport
    • 13 min to medical city (lake Nona)
    • 13 min to new VA hospital
    • House sits on 1 acre

 

  • Misc
    • Baseboard - 768 linear feet of 6 1/4" wide molding- in every room including both garages
    • Crown - 1152 linear feet of 6 1/4" wide molding- in every room including both garages
    • Wainscot - 700 linear feet of molding - in every room but two bedrooms
    • Door/Window casing - 1360 linear feet - every door and window including both garages
    • Chair Rail - 580 linear feet - every door and window including both garages
    • Sills - 98 linear feet of 1 1/2" x 6" routed bead edge wood
    • Granite countertops - 105 lft of double edge (triple waterfall + fantasy)
    • Kitchen sits 22
    • No kitchen can compare, $400K in kitchen
    • Whole house is solid concrete - monalithic pour
    • R50 walls
    • 2 hot water heaters, each of which can supply whole house. Hookups for both electric and propane so you will never be without hot water
    • 5 octagon tray ceilings
    • Family room pre-wired for 7.1 surround sound
    • Large bedroom pre-wired for 7.1 surround sound for easy conversion to home theater
    • Rest of house is all pre-wired for 4 channel sound including the garages and outside porch
    • Wired for full security system, sensors on every door/window
    • Wired for intercom system everywhere including garages and bathrooms
    • Family room has two built-in entertainment centers / display units with dimming top lights and granite tops in all openings.
    • Custom CNC cut millwork arches and door/window top molding
    • High-end ceiling fans throughout house with oversized high-end trim rings
    • Whole house is travertine - grain and color matched and laid with end to end with no gaps for grout. This gives a beautiful and rare finish and makes cleaning and maintenance much easier.
    • High-end chandeliers with large trim rings
    • All switches are high-end deco style with lighted sliding dimmers
    • High-end archtectural details everywhere including 10 arches, 5 octagon tray ceilings, columns, etc.
    • Only 4 ton AC unit due to incredible efficiency of wall and ceiling insulation
    • House is green - super insulated, energy efficient appliances, etc.
    • Main wall in living room is 16 unbroken feet with accent lights and is ready for custom art display, large water feature, etc.

 

 

Outside

  • Roof
    • R30 roof insulation
    • 5/8 real plywood - not strand or particle board
    • 30lb tar paper
    • 90lb commercial hot-mop roof
    • Real Spanish roof tiles
    • Low-profile color-matched roof vents - none on front road-side

 

  • Shell
    • Solid concrete and stucco arches and sills on every window including sides and back of the house - NOT FOAM. Metal mesh molded by hand then coated in concrete.
    • Soffit and gutter around all house including sides and back
    • Best elastic primer and paint - 30 year life
    • Solid Mahogany entry doors
    • Main entrance ouside breezeway roof extends 17 feet with 4 large columns and three arches.
    • Front of house has 12 beautiful oversized high-end light fixtures
    • Double pane low-e tinted windows throughout house

 

  • Utilities
    • Top of the line water filtration and treatment system - all digital and fully automatic
    • Well is 320ft deep 4" galvanized pipe - NOT black pipe as most use
    • 15kW propane generator - fully automated start and switchover. Powers full house including AC
    • 200 gallon in-ground propane tank
    • Electrical system has twice the circuits of a normal house of this size allowing for more flexibility in the placement of appliances and electrical items
    • Full hook-ups for either electric or gas water heaters.
    • Two water heaters, either one can service entire house, other can be used as a backup. By using one electric and one gas, maximum efficiency and flexibility is achieved
    • Laundry room has hookups for either a gas or electric dryer

 

  • Walkways and Driveways
    • Front entrance concrete pad is 22ft x 22ft
    • 14ft round tip-out area in front entrance area concrete pad for large fountain
    • 4ft x 86 ft sidewalks across front of house
    • 3ft sidewalk all around sides and back of house, travel around whole house without ever leaving concrete walkway.
    • Two driveways leading to the two garages
    • All concrete pads, sidewalks and driveways will be covered in pavers

 

  • Structure
    • 145 yards of concrete (14.5 full concrete trucks) used in house
    • Rebar every 4ft horizontally and every 16 inches vertically
    • Double strength foundations
    • Walls are engineered to withstand 250mph winds