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About Us


Hello, thanks for taking the time to visit our website!

I started designing and renovating homes in the early 1990s with a duplex in the Dupont neighborhood of Washington, DC. Since then, it’s been a 19th century row house in Georgetown, and after a move to Miami, several historic properties -- from old Spanish mansions to Bahamian style cottages -- a beach condo and a lake cottage near Asheville, NC. (You can see some of these projects here on my profile.) All of this was in my “spare” time while working in the technology industry in the US, Europe, and Latin America.

6 years ago, I retired from the technology business to dedicate myself to my passion. I started Orange Home Design + Renovation, building on my experience in design, planning and construction to offer full end-to-end service for my clients.

I know that a home renovation project can be overwhelming. Design, materials, building plans, permits and construction can be a complex and expensive process, involving interior designers, architects, engineers, permit expediters, general contractors and construction trades. At Orange Home, our mission is to simplify the process by offering a one-stop-shop, managing all aspects of our clients projects, shielding the complexity and keeping costs lower by reducing the amount of people involved. No handoffs from designer to architect to engineer to expediter to contractor.

It’s a different challenge to help others bring their dreams to reality, and I’ve enjoyed it just as much my own projects. If you like what you see, and you’re looking for someone with experience, passion for design, and focus on quality to help you realize your dreams, get in touch for a free home design and planning consultation. Thanks again for stopping by!

John Carr, Owner