Florida has tons of beautiful manufactured home communities and within those parks are some gorgeous manufactured homes. After all, Florida is the mecca of retiring in affordable style!
I was fortunate enough to get to feature a beautiful Floridian double wide a few months ago. It set in a community called Lost Lakes outside of Cocoa, FL. Today, I get to feature another beautiful double wide in the same park.
With picturesque views of water and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, this manufactured home park is a perfect setting for the beautiful manufactured home you’re about to see!
The owners, Steve and Pat Towers, own a 32′ x 50′ Classic Jacobsen Manufactured Home. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren, all living in the Orlando area. Anticipating their eventual retirement, they purchased a waterfront lot when Lost Lakes was being developed, with the goal of placing a factory-built home after they were both officially retired.
The couple met with the manufactured home builder and ordered a completely customized manufactured home that meet all their specifications and needs. Pat moved in sooner than planned after getting transferred and Steve stayed in their original home in South Florida.
The split arrangement grew old quickly so Steve retired from his position after 38 years in the education field. Once the lovely couple were settled in and had been living in the home for a few years they realized the home needed to be fine-tuned to their new living style.
After 11 years, there’s not a room in the house that remains in its original state. Here’s their living room and kitchen during the makeover.
Slowly but surely they tackled each and every room. They created a unique look while still keeping a good “flow” to the design.
Taking out two walls and putting in French doors opened the living room to the rest of the home. It gives the home a grand appearance when entering.
Hardwood floors grace the entryway and main part of the house, giving an unified look to the home.
Steve, a handyman himself, enjoys wood working so when his wife saw custom moldings on a TV home show he recreated it. The moldings give the home a very traditional look.
Even though bedroom two and three are now integrated into the main part of the house, the doors can be closed and couches folded out to create two guest rooms. This home remodel was thoroughly planned and well thought out.
The lot is filled with gorgeous, mature landscaping too! The couple has created lush tropical landscaping to enhance the curb appeal of their manufactured home.
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What a great home! It’s homes like this that continue to inspire me and make me realize just how great a factory-built home can be. The poor image that manufactured homes get are unfair and doesn’t take into account the beauty, affordability, and convience of these homes. Compare this gorgeous home to any site-built home and I guarantee you’ll not beat the price per square foot or the joy one gets from having a spectacular home at a price you can actually afford.
Thank you so much Pat and Steve Towers! I appreciate you letting us visit your home. It’s gorgeous!
And thank you so much for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living! Hope to see you again soon!