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Designing New Florida

Landscape architect and urban designer Matthew Horton and veterinarian Lura Jones decided on modern Florida vernacular for their new home — a style echoing the wood-framed, turn-of-the-1900s originals with wide porches but with modern finishes and interiors. They applied a few concepts that Matt, 46, practices in his professional site and master planning projects and that they incorporated into their vet clinic: sustainability and colors and materials reflecting the local environment. The home was built by Dan Dodrill, founding principal of the 25-year-old custom home building firm Daniel Wayne Homes. “He was instrumental in the design process. Dan’s experience with Old Florida homes...

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New Chino IV model design proves popular at Horse Creek

The Chino IV is a new model in Horse Creek Community by Daniel Wayne Homes. It is the first new model in three years and is not for sale, however, customers can have the floor plan built for themselves.

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Are you island shopping? Crescent Island is up for sale

Did you ever dream about living on your own island? This three-story island house has tripled in value since it was built in 2004 by Daniel Wayne Homes, Inc. and offers tranquil island living, but is close to civilization as well. If you’re looking for unique, it’s right here. Photo courtesy of Andrea Stetson, Special of The News-Press

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Building Dreams: Dan Dodrill creates community here, abroad

Our president, Dan Dodrill, has been building custom homes in Southwest Florida for more than 25 years. Not only does he create community here but also in East Africa through a nonprofit organization he founded more than 15 years ago called Builders Without Borders Inc. Read more:

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Horse Creek home, featuring century old items, is now open as a model

The Dodrill’s new home in Horse Creek features century old items and an Old Florida Coastal Cottage feel.

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Front Porches Give Homes Old Florida Country Feel

Front porches are an essential design element of an Old Florida Style home. Dan Dodrill has been stressing the Old Florida front porch since 1992.

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Detached Garages in Gated Horse Creek Offers Storage For Toys

In one of our communities, Horse Creek, one-acre lots and large detached garages are the norm. These “man caves” can be used for a variety of things and are thoughtfully designed to match the home.

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