Berkshire Winter Park
An innovative solution to a challenging site that attracts creative, urbane professionals.
2021 Silver Aurora Award: Best Multifamily Housing Community - up to 4 Stories For Rent (SEBC) // 2020 Golden Brick Award Finalist: Residential Development (Downtown Orlando Partnership)
Berkshire Winter Park repairs the urban fabric in a challenging location, supporting north Orlando’s growing population while remaining sensitive to its neighbors. The project replaced a vacant parking lot and is nestled in between I-4 and the surrounding area, with the added benefit of buffering the busy interstate’s traffic and noise. To achieve a respectful, unimposing presence, the existing homes and businesses around Berkshire are neighbored by narrow facades, while the adjacent 3-acre Calvary Church parking lot is presented with a gesture of attractive urban townhomes that encourages further walkable development.
Beyond the typical high-end apartment conveniences, Berkshire Winter Park attracts a community of creative, urbane professionals with an abundance of modern concepts. Amenities include a podcasting studio, creative work room, pet spa/lounge, and outdoor recreational areas, while numerous old growth live oak trees were preserved in the development of various courtyards and gathering spaces. The project even takes advantage of the adjoining elevated highway infrastructure to provide a wonderful, surprisingly quite garden muse.
At 52.28 units per acre, Berkshire is a successful anchor in the community and contributes to the critical mass that sustainably supports the nearby medical complex, local businesses, and SunRail mass transit system.
|Project Status:||Completed less than 5 years ago|