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The Craziest Remodel Project We've Ever Built

If you grew up in Winter Park in the 1970's, you may remember Glen Turner's castle. The castle which was never completed, was used a few Halloweens as as spook house.


The 2-story boathouse has 3 boat slips and featured bullet-proof glass and a dance floor.
The boathouse for Glen Turner's castle

The boathouse was completed though, and occupied by Turner's brother while the castle was under construction. We were hired by the new owner to remodel the structure as a vacation home. 



Circa the period, the original interior was complete with velour paisley wallpaper and long multi-colored shag carpeting. It was a hoot. The project was a lot of fun and we're sure that the owners' family has enjoyed it over the years.


Eventually, the castle was demolished and we were hired to build the show home in conjunction with the 1994 Custom Builder Symposium - The Clairveaux.



The photography is all from the pre-digital age which of course dates me a little. We've been blessed with some interesting projects over the years and these two certainly fall within that group.


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Little is more meaningful and personal than a home, and the experience of designing and building your own home should be rewarding and enjoyable. Choosing a builder is difficult. The process of designing and building a home involves numerous decisions about components, systems and services selected from criteria that includes price, quality, appearance and performance. How can you possibly understand everything unless the builder is willing to share all of the information?


Allow us to introduce you to The GCH Way of building your next home. Please let us know if you have any questions. Keith Groninger

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