A little about my background…

Hi and welcome to Orange Home + Renovation.  Thanks for stopping by…I’m happy to be sharing my experience and passion with you.

I bought my first home in 1990, a run-down duplex at the edge of the Dupont neighborhood of DC back when it wasn’t so great as it is today. That’s how I became a homeowner, renovator and landlord in my 20’s.  Since that first duplex, it’s been a rowhouse in Georgetown, and after a move to Miami, 9 historic properties in Coral Gables, a beach condo in Delray Beach and a lake cottage near Asheville.  All of this was in my “spare” time while working in the technology industry in the US, Europe and Latin America. 

Three years ago, I had the opportunity to take a break from tech.  It dawned on me that what had been my passion for almost 30 years could be my occupation.  Now my focus is on acquiring and renovating higher-end single family homes in Miami.  You can see some of these on the projects page.

Fast forward a couple years, and several friends asked me to help them design and renovate their homes.  They knew my instinct for design and attention to detail, and that I have the experience and the relationships with craftsmen to get the job done right.  That gave them the confidence to trust their projectst with me.  You can read about some of them on the customers page.

I know from experience that starting a home project can be overwhelming.  From the sheer amount of design and materials choices, to knowing the right people you can trust to do the work, to the costs of interior designers, architects, contractors, etc — the complexity and cost can stop you from moving forward.  At Orange Design + Renovation, we simplify the process by managing design, planning and construction, and keep costs low by reducing the amount of people involved.  No handoffs from designer to architect to contractor, all inflating project budgets dramatically.

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, give us a call on on (305) 903-5158 or get in touch for a free home design and planning consultation.  Thanks for stopping by! 

John Carr, Owner

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1172 S. Dixie Hwy, Suite 273
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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