As the popularity of Orlando’s downtown bungalow neighborhoods rise, so too do their rents. In an effort to keep our Creative Class of Orlandoans living within the City limits, we’ve launched an ongoing series of posts that gather up...
World-renowned artist and urban designer, Candy Chang, will speak at Rollins College on January 18 at 7:30 p.m., thanks to the on-going generosity of the Winter Park Institute's free public lecture. Chang has spearheaded a number of game-changing community engagement...
This four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home was originally built by Kiehl and Stevens, Inc. in 1925 and is a National Historic site, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The 5,628 SF S. Howard Atha...
Travel and Leisure has awarded Winter Park's Alfond Inn (Website) second place in its roundup of the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States. Hotels were judged on the knowledge of their staff, sense of place, and "a room...
The public seating in front of the Lake Eola Bandshell is getting redone over the next six weeks. The project will remove approximately 10 sycamore trees that are currently interspersed among the benches. City spokesperson, Cassandra Lafster, told Bungalower that...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood or cultural event each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using...
An Orlando resident is selling his 30-foot yurt on Craigslist. According to the listing, the yurt was erected three weeks ago and was in "mint condition" with no cracks or tears. The seller is raising money for their friend who is...
UPDATE: This listing has since been removed due to an "overwhelmingly high volume of inquiries." The listing agent was unable to respond to our phone calls prior to this posting.  A multi-family housing  development on the northern shore of Lake...
A new Instagram account called Toilets of Orlando (Instagram) is twelve toilets deep in documenting porcelain thrones across the City Beautiful. The tagline for the endeavor is" "unlimited, unmasked, unashamed." Be sure to email [email protected] to submit a toilet that you think...
I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
SPONSORED: This custom-built, Charleston-inspired pool home is tucked away in the heart of College Park, just north of beautiful Lake Adaire, at 1312 N. Westmoreland Drive . The lucky owner would be only a leisurely stroll away from some...
Acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye will host a public discussion on Tuesday, June 20, in regards to the Winter Park Public Library and Events Center project. The event will be held at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center at 1050...
The City of Orlando will install a Florida Historical Marker at the site of the former home of past Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Raleigh Mott. The home was torn down in 2013 to expand Lake Eola Park. Four historic homes were...
There will be a special edition of What's Up Downtown on the evening of June 1 at the Downtown Snap gallery, at 420 E. Church Street . The focus of the night will be "creative placemaking" which is a practice...
Minnesota-based advocacy group, Strong Towns (Facebook | Website) visited Baldwin Park recently, a performed an audit of sorts, on its over-all design and functionality. Strong Towns seeks to challenge the discourse around American cities, and shine spotlights on those municipalities...
The City of Winter Park has named the design team for their new 50,000 SF library development; Adjaye Associates and Hunton-Brady Architects. Adjaye Associates will serve as the design leads while Hunton-Brady will serve as the executive architects. Adjaye Associates' principal...
The Antioch21 Church at the corner of Bumby Avenue and East Robinson Street will be replaced by a new mixed-use concept this summer. The warehouse has already been gutted, painted, and is currently in the process of being thoroughly renovated...
This Arts-Based Placemaking webinar was presented in July, 2015, by Project for Public Spaces Senior Vice President and Creative Placemaking expert, Cynthia Nikitin. Arts-Based Placemaking creates opportunities for communities to reclaim and reinvigorate public spaces through and Arts and Culture...
UPDATE: A representative of the Canin Family Foundation has informed us that the webinar is not  a prerequisite of the in-person workshop.  The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is partnering with the Incremental Development Alliance and Canin Family Foundation on...
Mural Arts Philadelphia (Website) is hosting a revolutionary event in the fall of 2017, called Monument Lab; a participatory, city-wide project that asks residents for their vision of a monument that best represents Philadelphia. In 2015, the Monument Lab team collected over 400...
First Green Bank filed paperwork seeking approval for a series of facade improvements on their new building Downtown, located at 250 N. Orange Avenue . The Appearance Review Board (APB) was requested to grant a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval...
According to Paul Brinkmann of the Orlando Sentinel, Boston-based firm, Northland Paramount LLC, has purchased the 16-story Paramount on Lake Eola building for approximately $65.2 M. The purchase included 266 units, along with the spaces that house Publix, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and...
Mather’s Social Gathering (Website), the new library/speakeasy/watering hole we wrote about in January HERE, will soft open on Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m. The new venue is an effort by Team Market Group, the people behind Red Mug Diner, and...
This three bedroom, three bath home is located in the heart of the Lake Eola Heights historic district, but was built in 2007. It sits at 1,904 SF and features wood floors, an over-sized two-car garage, granite counter tops, and...
CityLab Orlando (Website) is an off-campus program run by the University of Florida, in their Graduate School of Architecture, and is located in Downtown Orlando. The three-year program teaches students about architecture and urban theory, and allows for individual research...