Oakland Park homes are inspired by historic styles and old-Florida charm, and built by highly-regarded regional builders. Design features such as outward-facing interiors and rear-facing garages create a pedestrian-friendly feel, while large front porches encourage interaction between neighbors and create an organic feeling as if the community developed over several decades. And if you desire something different, our available homesites and options allow you the variety to satisfy your own personal tastes and practical needs.
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Architecture is the key to creating the look of an old-Florida town. So Oakland Park has five highly-regarded builders on board: David Weekley Homes, Ashton Woods, J & J Building, Dream Finders Homes, Vintage Estate Homes, and RCB Homes. Homes follow historically significant architectural styles that have been in the region for generations. And the intermingling of various house sizes creates an organic feel, as if the community developed over several decades. We’ve also put standards and guidelines in place to ensure the beauty and integrity of Oakland Park will last for many generations to come. Select a builder below for more information.
One of the largest private home-building companies in the nation, Ashton Woods Homes is renowned for award-winning designs that inspire, captivate, and offer a host of personalization options that let you make your home truly your own. Ashton Woods is also the only builder in the country to utilize the Environments for Living Platinum Program, which certifies the energy efficient status of our homes. With distinguished design and commitment to the environment, it’s no wonder Ashton Woods was recently named the #1 Most Trusted Homebuilder in America.*
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Born in Houston, Texas in 1976, David Weekley Homes has grown to become the third-largest privately-held home builder in the country. David Weekley Homes is passionate about building exceptional homes, and are committed to serving you, their fellow team members, and the communities in which they live and work with an uncompromising dedication to excellence.
Dream Finders Homes is a private, national home builder dedicated to building the highest quality constructed homes at the most affordable prices. Dream Finders prides itself on offering transparency in the home building process. As a privately owned company, Dream Finders Homes has a commitment to deliver to you, our customer, the highest standard in new home construction practices, the use of superior building products, the ability to personalize your home to fit your lifestyle, one-on-one customer service, while simultaneously achieving the best value at every price point!
J & J is a family-owned and operated full-service building and development company with over 60 years of combined general contracting, design, and business experience. When you build with J & J, you’re more than just a customer. You’re family. You’ll receive personal service from the builders/owners themselves, Jerry Miller and James Costello, building a strong relationship, as well as a beautiful home. That's the J & J difference.
We always seek out the best craftsmanship at the best price. We offer custom design-build services to help clients with the planning and development of their dreams. Ensuring the quality of construction in our homes begins and ends with RCB owners and supervisory staff. Ownership is involved in all day to day activities and decisions. Supervisors manage only a limited number of homes and our subcontractors are only hired if they provide proven quality at a good price and take pride in their work. Many of our tradesman work primarily for RCB which has allowed us to develop a close and trusting relationship ensuring quality and efficiency.
Vintage Estate Homes is a family oriented business and over 97% of our customers said they would recommend us to a friend or family member. When we build a new home we know that our name and our reputation are built into that home too. Our main priority, with every home we construct, is to make sure we build it with the highest quality materials, to the highest level of craftsmanship and with a total commitment to building it right. We build it right the first time!
Our five primary styles are Colonial Revival, Victorian, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial and Florida Vernacular. These were all popular in Florida during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The variety gives residents plenty of choices to satisfy personal tastes and practical needs. The mixture of distinctive styles adds interest and a sense of permanence to every street. Garages are behind the homes, serviced by rear alleys or driveways, contributing to the community’s aesthetic and pedestrian-friendly nature. And Oakland Park requires all of the homes within the community to be built to FGBC green certification standards, ensuring that the community is earth friendly, affordable to operate, and pleasant to live in.
During the earliest part of the twentieth century, much like today, there was a resurgence of the values and traditions of Colonial Architecture (Georgian, Federal, Adam, etc). Central Florida has many fine examples of these architectural styles and Colonial Revival is one of the most predominant styles in the area. Elements such as entry, cornice, and windows are adapted from Georgian and other earlier period styles to embellish these modest yet elegant homes. The strong presence of the Colonial Revival home is defined by the home’s main body symmetrical facade, a well detailed entry portico or full facade porch, and side wings that buttress the main body of the home. Typical for an Oakland Park Colonial Revival will be a street-facing gable end with a front porch, extending across the front facade. Other versions include a side-gable main body with an entry portico or one or two-story front porch, or an asymmetrical form where a porch terminates into a street-facing gable end protruding from the main body.
The Craftsman style’s finish framing, unique massing, and colorful palette provide our community with diversity and character. Generally, an Oakland Park Craftsman home will be a foursquare home where the main body width and depth are no more than 32 feet. The square volume of the main body may be capped with a simple hip roof, gable, or a four-sided gable. A front porch extends across the front facade. Other versions include a bungalow with a full facade front porch.
The Florida Vernacular style is an adaptation of the National style known for its practical details and construction. This style is the best suited for our warm sub-tropical climate with its broad overhangs and deep porches allowing for shade and slight breezes. Typically, an Oakland Park Florida Vernacular will be a street-facing gable end with a front porch extending across the front faade. Other versions include a side-gable main body with a one- or two-story full façade front porch; or an asymmetrical form where a porch terminates into a street-facing gable end.
In Central Florida, the Folk Victorian style is a refinement of the Florida Vernacular style. This style utilizes the same massing and forms as Florida Vernacular with additional detail or ornamentation. Characteristic for an Oakland Park Folk Victorian will be a street-facing gable end with a front porch extending across the front façade. Other versions include a side-gable main body with a one- or two-story full façade front porch, or an asymmetrical form where a porch terminates into a street-facing gable end.
As the popularity of the Colonial Revival style increased during the early part of the century, the Spanish Colonial style became an attractive alternative in southeast Florida. Central Florida has many examples of this robust style ranging from small bungalows to lake-front estates. In some cases, the buildings would utilize elements from Mission and more formal European (Mediterranean) styles establishing architecture unique to our area.