Dreaming Big? Statement Items for Your New Owner’s Suite

You’re finally committing to the new custom Florida home you want, and your carefully curated wish list contains a number of must-haves for your secret hideaway — A.K.A., the owner’s suite.

Go ahead and plan a backyard tree house for the kids, or a pool for party fun. But if you don’t get that soaking tub in the bathroom, you might as well not move, right?

We can help! ICI Homes has built custom homes all over Florida for more than four decades. We’ve made thousands of dreams come true. So if you’re dreaming big, follow along. We’ll share some statement […]

ICI Homes Wins Five Awards at Flagler County Parade of Homes 2019

The Flagler County Parade of Homes 2019 awards results are in. ICI Homes is proud to announce that we took home 5 awards this year! We had entries in our Ormond Beach community of Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club, as well as in Palm Coast for our “On Your Lot” division.
This year’s winners
The Egret II in Plantation Bay:
• The Parade of Homes Award of Excellence
• The Realtor Choice Award: 2nd Place for $525,000 and Above

The Blossom II in Plantation Bay:
• The Parade of Homes Award of Excellence

The Serena in Plantation Bay:
• Grand Award

The Juliette in Palm Coast:
• The Parade […]

ICI Homes Wins Three Awards in Tampa Bay Parade of Homes 2019

We are excited to announce that ICI Homes has won three awards in this year’s Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. Our models in Asturia in Odessa, Florida and FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, Florida both took home awards.
This year’s awards

The Serena in Asturia: The Silver Award for the $500-$549k Price Range

The Serena in Asturia: Best in Class for Merchandising

The Shenandoah at FishHawk Ranch: The Grand Award for the $1 Million – $1.2 Million Price Range
Multi-year award winners
Not only did both our Serena model home and Shenandoah model home win awards this year, but both were also winners in previous Parade […]

How to Clear the Toughest Clutter

For most of us, it’s easy to toss, recycle or donate duplicate household furnishings, old kids’ toys and clothing we no longer wear or need.

But how about those boxes of vacation photos (taken with actual cameras)? Physical vestiges from former careers such as uniforms? The Mothers or Fathers Day gifts made by your now-grown child?

Those items aren’t so blithely pitched into a discard pile. The emotional attachment and memories we harbor over sentimental “junk” can make it difficult to blaze ahead with restorative, clutter-busting projects.

But if you’re preparing to move into a new custom Florida home, now is the […]

Here’s What to Do With That Bonus Room

Many ICI Homes floor plans include what’s traditionally called a bonus room. Also known as a flex space.

It’s square footage in a particular floor plan that’s available for use per an ICI Homes customer’s needs. Very often it’s slotted on a plan — you’ll see a large room upstairs over a garage labeled a bonus room, for example — or tucked near living areas as a potential home office.

What you make of it is up to you. And it often can be shifted in many plans. You’re not stuck with what might be a static area of little use […]

Woodhaven Grand Opening Featured in the Port Orange Observer

Our newest community, Woodhaven in Port Orange, hosted our public Grand Opening event on Saturday, March 9th. The event was featured recently in an article in the Port Orange Observer, and included quotes from both an interested customer and a future resident who offered praise for the new community.

The Observer also interviewed our sales staff. We offered some information about what features and amenities this amazing new neighborhood will have.
Three single-family model homes were unveiled, with two townhomes models to be completed within the next month. According to Michelle Llanos, sales manager for ICI Homes, the neighborhood will provide […]

Design an Attractive Home Office Where Work Gets Done

More and more of us are working at home these days, at least partially or full-time.

We still might go to a company office for meetings, or keep office hours there on certain days, but otherwise we’re pounding a laptop at home, and most of us will take that perk every day of the week.

But the freedom to work at home also necessitates a place to do it, whether you’re employed by someone else, self-employed or freelancing. And how much work space you require depends on what work you do. The same applies for any equipment you need.

Use this information when […]

News Journal Article: Mori Hosseini set to unveil ‘best project yet’ in Port Orange

The News Journal featured an article about our newest community, Woodhaven in Port Orange, just in time for our Grand Opening. We are excited to unveil this new community to you!
Hosseini’s company ICI Homes on Saturday will hold a grand opening for the first model homes in his newest development, a community in Port Orange called Woodhaven.

The gated community will be located along the west side of Interstate 95 and north side of Pioneer Trail. It will cover more than 1,000 acres and upon full buildout have as many as 1,338 homes and apartment units as well as a […]

Keep the Sparkle in Your New Custom Florida Home

It’s impossible to keep any home clean 100 percent of the time.

Homes are made to be lived in, and messes happen more often than not. Add multiple residents, kids of all ages, their friends, pets and a busy at-home social calendar, and you have a recipe for grunge, grime and grit of all kinds.

Sounds lovely, doesn’t it!

Even the neat freaks among us may surrender at all that. But cleaning crises and catastrophes don’t have to be daily or weekly occurrences. Here are some tips to keep the sparkle in your new custom Florida home.
Do the basics first
Probably none of […]

The Hardworking Outdoor Lighting That’s Right for You

So you’re designing a new custom Florida home — or compiling a wish list for one — and most of your attention is rightfully going to interior living spaces.

You’ll spend the most time inside and your floorplan should be as comfortable as you like it.

But don’t neglect the exterior of your new home. In Florida, outdoor living is year-round thanks the Sunshine State’s balmy climate, and if you’re not used to being outdoors every month, you’re in for a nice surprise.

Another important thing you shouldn’t overlook is outdoor lighting. Florida’s warm, temperate evenings are made for porch sitting, marshmallow […]