Custom Homes

Bella Collina – The Ultimate Residential Gated Golf Community!

At Nov 13, 2017

Builders at Bella Collina

Bella Collina, just a few miles North West of the tourism centers, is a luxury community like no other.
In the theme of a richly designed Tuscan village, the rolling landscape embraces one of Florida’s most challenging, yet scenic golf courses.

The views look huge and the from the raised vantage point near Lake Apopka, you could be forgiven for thinking that time itself has literally paused.
Bella Colina’s peace and tranquility is astounding.  The sounds of nature take the place of day to day life, leaving you and your family to relax, rest and play in a world of luxurious privacy.

The Bella Collina community embraces the majestic Nick Faldo course, along with lakefront vistas and parkland driveways, providing a stunning and serene backdrop for its wealthy residents.

Golf view Homes – Luxury Lots and Affordable Upscale Living!

With stunning golf view lots and a carefully designed custom home or ‘spec home’, Bella Collina offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a luxury lifestyle in Central Florida.
Raising your quality of life has never been easier, and the Bella Collina team are ready to draw up the most perfect residence for you and your family.
Whether you are planning to create a primary or secondary residence in the Sunshine State, or a corporate golf retreat for your business, you can build the dream at Bella Collina!
Golf views, custom designs, great lot selections and stunning custom designs!

Estate Homes

For the ultimate luxury living experience, the estate lots offer spacious settings for your very own larger custom homes at Bella Collina.
Set in a further gated division within Bella Collina, the Estates provide an exclusive layer of privacy and security for owners and their families.
Tree lines avenues, charming conservation lots and spectacular lake lots, all provide an opportunity to select the spot for an idyllic lifestyle.

Clubhouse, Restaurant and Lifestyle

80,000 gallon pool with a 16 person hot tub
10,000 sqft pool deck with sun loungers
75,000 sqft clubhouse
Fine Dining restaurant and casual dining options
Spa and salon
Sportivo Centro Fitness center
Social event calendar for members
Special events venue, by arrangement

Golf Course

7,500 yards Nick Faldo designed course
Valley style design, makes great use of the rolling landscape.
Nestled in 1900 acres of lush, rolling scenery.

‘Future Proof’ Location

Central Florida is enjoying unprecedented growth in recent years, thanks to the ongoing investments within many of the region’s key business sectors.
Bella Collina benefits from easy access to the Florida Turnpike, 429 Toll Rd and I-4.
Unlike many areas within the central and east sides of the region, Bella Collina benefits from that ‘close enough, but far enough’ phenomena that is so desirable for discerning property buyers.
Bella Collina is highly regarded as a ‘one of a kind’ luxury community, in a location that offers easy access to the region’s commercial centers, without the hustle and bustle of a grinding daily commute.
The outstanding access to the toll roads, offers a level of exclusivity that will ‘future proof’ your daily drive for many decades to come!

For more information contact us!

Email Info@McNallybuilds.com
Call +1-407-352-8200

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Large Vacation Homes – Reunion’s Success Story!

At Sep 06, 2017

 

Our latest new McNally Mansion is a major success for its owners and future rental guests!

Just weeks after we completed the build, the Magical Vacation Homes team have already secured dozens of bookings, some reaching as far forward as 2018.
The exciting new 12 bedroom mansion is built on a wide double lot, overlooking the 1st fairway of the Jack Nicklaus course.

A Luxury Home – Lifestyle is Everything at Reunion Resort!

President, EJ McNally knows the winning formula; “When we build on Reunion Resort’s golf lots, it’s all about that amazing view, and that drives almost every aspect of the home’s design.  For this particular home, that spacious pool deck has been created to offer a spectacular connection with the golf course and surrounding conservation.”

With a capacity of 30 or more guests, multiple gathering and entertainment spaces are a vital part of the home’s character.
Thanks to features like the futuristic ‘space’ themed home theater, a sports bar/game room and a further TV console ‘den’, the home’s guests have lots of indoor space to choose from.
When a large group of guests return home form the theme parks, we want them to be free to relax by the pool, have fun playing games, watch a great movie, or rest in privacy, however they choose.

Owners Enjoy Excellent Returns along with Great Family Vacations!

Reunion Resort’s unique zoning, means that homes can be placed into short term rental programs.
Although the theme park area has a number of vacation rental resorts, Reunion is the only community that offers the beautiful mansion style properties that are leading the way in the vacation rental market.
It’s not unusual to see the highest specification homes yielding 20%+ returns on investment.
The secret is to get the bedroom count at 8 or above, include fabulous outdoor living spaces and recreation areas and media rooms.
Guests appear to be fixed on booking bright, spacious contemporary themed homes, with themed bedrooms and imaginative play rooms leading the way for the best occupancy.

A Few Favorite Things!

Ryan McNally (McNally’s Vice President) – When guests take their first step inside, they are greeted with an amazing vantage point of what they are about to experience.
With open living and dining areas, and walkways with surprises at every step, there’s intrigue for all ages.
The home is a never ending spectacle and we are all extremely proud of the team and all those involved in bringing this one of a kind home to fruition.

Kevin Maw (McNally’s Marketing Manager) – The detailing throughout the entire home second to none, but my favorite single feature is that gorgeous bedroom turret.
The tasteful architecture, has just a hint of ‘Cinderella Castle’ to bring the magic to life.

Cesar Lopez (Top Villas Realty) – Every time I walk the home with a prospective client, the pool area quickly becomes the center of the discussion.
The pocket sliding doors to the family living area really do create a special atmosphere out on the lanai.  Perfect for making the most of the Florida weather!

The Owner – This is our second McNally home in our portfolio of properties and we appreciate the creativity, reliability and workmanship of the McNally team.  They care about us, and that makes a world of difference when you are building a luxury home, hundreds or thousands of miles away from your home town.

View and Book the Home Online!

Magical Vacation Homes manages this home on behalf of the owner, offering a full care and reservation service.
President and founder of MVH, Leigh Bateman has built his entire operation around the management of rental investment homes within Reunion Resort and surrounding communities.
“Our owners place their assets in our care and we take full responsibility for the upkeep and profitability of the home.
With the vast majority of owners living out of state or overseas, we ensure that our marketing efforts produce industry leading occupancy for each vacation rental home.
Providing a perfect vacation is our number one goal and we take the business of caring for a=our homes and owners very seriously indeed!”
View this 12 bedroom Reunion Resort mansion for the latest rates and availability!

For the greatest luxury homes in Central Florida, please feel free to contact us on 407 973 1456 or kev@mcnallybuilds.com 

Follow this link to learn about Reunion Resort’s unique reasons for investment success!

Exclusive Article (Courtesy of the Master Custom Builder Council)

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For a full PDF Version click here McNally MCBC Builder Fall Issue 2017

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The Most Popular Room in Florida? A Designer Pool Deck!

At Jul 10, 2017

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Florida, once famed for sweet, juicy oranges.
Our Sunshine State has one enviable asset that few other states can even dream of;
Year round warmth and sunshine!

With so much to do in Central Florida, even the toughest of golfers and theme park fans succumb to the need to slow down, relax and laze around in the sparkling clear waters of the refreshing pool.
Pool Designs have evolved at lightning pace here in Central Florida thanks to the growing awareness that outdoor fun needn’t be something to sweat about!

While we proudly showcase one of our most recently completed vacation rental pool homes within Reunion Resort, near Walt Disney World, we thought we’d share some cool tips on what makes a perfect luxury custom home pool design!

  • Keep the pool size in proportion to your yard space and home to avoid overwhelming the home or the yard.
  • Leave enough paved space around the pool for pool furniture and sun beds.  Think about a typical family gathering by the pool to help you decide what’s enough space, then double it for friends and relatives too!
  • Pool shapes are fun to create, but rectangular is the most cost effective and can really look classy with the right detailing.
  • Pick the right color coating to keep things upbeat!  Dark surfaces can create a ‘murky and uninviting effect’.  Blue works well, and the lighter the color, helps you spot any water maintenance issues before its too late.
  • Simple running water makes the pool come to life.  Beware of excessively tall fountains and deep cascades.
    Soothing sounds are great but crashing waterfalls will be most unpopular when you want to drift off in the shade for an afternoon nap!
  • Sun shelves are a nice upcoming tend, offering a a place to rest your sun bed in the shallows.  Perfect for those that like the idea of being in the pool without the ‘wet!’
  • Little seats and ‘caves’ built into the pool sides are relatively inexpensive to create, but add tons of appeal for youngsters to play in.
  • LED lights have added a lot of interest to poolside evenings.  You can choose any cool you like to suit the evening mood, or slowly vary lights automatically throughout the night!
    The longer lasting LED lamps also reduce maintenance costs!
  • ‘Beach entry’ or ‘zero entry’ shallow ends, create a nice safe and predictable spot for younger kids to play.
  • Infinity edge pools were originally designed for sea front homes, to create a seamless view that joins the ocean and pool water.
    Although popular for inland pools, the effect is kind of lost, and the metal edges can reduce access around the pool.
  • Often overlooked, pool bathrooms can be invaluable.
    Kids need towels, toilet visits and showers, making the slippery indoor flooring a safety hazard if they are constantly dashing in and out of the main home!
  • Hot Tubs – Originally created for ‘cold climates’, hot tubs have even caught on in Florida!
    Great places to hang out if the temperatures drop a little, or kids want to warm up a little in between the sun and pool.
  • Fire pits are great for those topping up the degrees during those lovely Floridian winters.
    Gas units are great, but add a zip timer to the system to prevent burning gas all night!
  • General Pool Safety – Always follow the pool safety rules in your state and never leave children unsupervised for even the most briefest of moments.
    A great, interesting view on pool safety from TotalOrlando.com
  • Thanks to allseasonspools.com for another great project at Reunion Resort Orlando!
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Did it Really Take 22 People to Furnish A McNally Home?

At Jun 30, 2017

A familiar story.
Owner arriving at the weekend, last minute finishing touches to lighting and trim.
The lovely smell of fresh paint.
Sun beating down over a brand new, pristine luxury pool.
It all looks so calm.
Until that is, the furniture arrives!

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With the precision of a marching band, the strength of a special forces unit and the creativity of an award winning design team, Masterpiece Interiors and the McNally construction team, combine forces with Reunion Resort’s finest contract specialists to create the most beautiful 12 bedroom golf view mansion yet.
In just 2 days, McNally’s 14,000 square foot, 12 bedroom, 17 bathroom house was transformed into an ‘owner ready’ dream home!

All of our combined efforts required 3 moving trucks, 10 movers, 3 furniture assemblers, 2 drape installers, 1 artwork installer, 2 glass top and mirror fabricators, the lead interior designer and 3 of her staff.
Controlled chaos… McNally style!

The final result is truly breathtaking and we are looking forward to the professional photoshoot (coming soon, after the owners have enjoyed their first ever stay in this stunning Reunion Resort custom mansion!)

More on this home soon, as we write about some of the gorgeous features of Reunion Resort’s latest and greatest luxury custom home.

 

12 Bedroom Mansion Reunion Resort

Our Latest Luxury Custom Home within Reunion Resort. Joins the Magical Vacation Homes rental program in July 2017!

 

 

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Visit Our New Model Homes at Reunion Resort

At May 31, 2017

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The McNally team are very proud to showcase their latest homes!
For a limited time, a selection will be open for guided viewing in the prestigious luxury gated golf community of Reunion Resort, Orlando.
With just a 10 minute drive to Walt Disney World, Reunion is famed for its ‘hot location’ and stunning custom vacation homes.
Contact us for available dates and let us work together with your family to create the ultimate vacations of the future.

Alternatively, keen eyed investors can benefit from the very profitable opportunity, by placing the home into a reputable vacation rental program.
Whatever you decide, McNally Homes at Reunion Resort is a proven route to success.

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A Taste Of McNally’s Creative and Craftsmanship!

At May 26, 2017

We take great pride of our luxury custom homes and owners, but this week’s blog allows us to take a step back to admire our work!

Our brief video presentation offers a brief insight into our previous work, along with a glimpse of some of the new designs that will soon grace the prestigious golf courses of Reunion Resort, Orlando.
A big thank you to all of our owners, past and future!

 

Searching for a reputable luxury custom home builder?
We’d love to help you discuss your next dream home.
Our experts are willing to guide you, at no cost to yourselves.

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Homes of Tomorrow Will Be Like This – (Part 2) – Growing Outdoor Spaces!

At Mar 28, 2017
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Follow this link to HGTV – Top Outdoor Living Rooms

Outdoor Living Spaces will expand and integrate

One of the basic roles of any dwelling is to protect us from the environment.
So why are people exploring their balconies, gardens and yards more than ever?
3 Factors could explain the epic rise in the desire for better outdoor living spaces.

  • Better materials
    Creative flooring offers the opportunity to create the same natural looking surfaces, both indoor and outdoors.
    For years, designers have tried to integrate indoors and outside spaces, but only recently have the materials been affordable to us all.
    The result is a harmony that makes the yard a desirable, low maintenance place to relax in style.  A sheltered haven perhaps, or a safe play zone for kids to play.
  • Reduced yard space for new homes
    Lot sizes are generally reducing in size, and builders are maximizing the living spaces to suit the family needs.
    Once builders would simply grass the exterior and leave the yard design to you.
    Now that yards are smaller, their limits actually become an ‘enabling constraint’!  In other words, a challenge that works out for the better!
    It’s hard to sell a home with a useless tiny grass yard.
    But a super cool landscaped outside living area can easily be created, adding a wow factor without a jaw dropping expense.
    Fire pits, low energy lighting and stunning landscaping make that problem yard, the most desirable place in the home!
  • Owners spending more time at home
    With almost half of all US workers estimated to be working from home in 2017, there’s more demand than ever for homes to offer high quality leisure space.
    Telecommuting (as it is known) is on the rise, and workers are advised to designate areas of the home as ‘off limits’ during their work day.
    Without that discipline, the whole home would feel like an office, making those outdoor living spaces a vital element of the sense of freedom.
    Nothing beats the sounds smells and visuals of the great outdoors after a day behind the computer.

Planning consent is required for the most adventurous outdoor room designs, but the patience, effort and occasional compromise, can pay off.
Nothing can beat the sensation of enjoying the fresh natural light and air, with the benefit from carefully designed protection from the elements.

Let us build your amazing dream home, complete with an amazing outdoor living space, right here in Central Florida!
Our expertize and creativity has always been the key to our success and we’d like nothing more than to share it with your family.

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Homes of Tomorrow Will Be Like This – (Part 1) – Renewable Energy

At Mar 23, 2017
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Renewable Energy Will Finally Make Progress (Some Decade Soon!)

The pressure on energy consumption has never been so great and the outlook clearly shows that consumption must be supplied from renewables.
Homeowners are receptive to the concept of ‘free’ energy, but the capital costs, and emerging technologies aren’t favorable just yet.
Two important factors will ‘push’ renewables; need & affordability.
Fuel is still very cheap right now, even though supplies of fossil fuels are tough to extract.
The issue however, is that regions like California simply can’t meet demand as population density outstrips the electricity grid’s capacity.
Couple that capacity shortfall with increasingly extreme climate change and energy demand trends are set to grow.
It’s those ‘energy stressed’ regions that will have no other choice than to drive the demand for realistic renewable energy systems.
Not surprisingly, California based pioneers Tesla, are leading the way to an affordable solar solution.
As soon as Elon Musk’s team (and competitors) perfect renewable energy products, with longevity, forward compatibility, efficiency and realistic capital costs, the market will rapidly embrace solar energy en mass.

Solar Energy and Florida – A Match Made in Heaven?

On the face of it, Florida, enjoys an abundance of that gorgeous golden resource.
With over 60% of the average yearly daytime delivering solar energy, the Sunshine State boldly wears its nickname with pride.
But according to NOAA statistics, Arizona and California really max out with around 90% available sunshine.
We can expect those states to rely more on solar as their AC units demand more energy during warmer and warmer yearly average trends.

But will solar ever be attractive?
The aesthetics of solar panels has left a lot to be desired over the years and many signature communities have strict controls that prevent many of the conventional systems from being used.
As the image below indicates, the solar winds of change are a coming!
Tesla are on the right path if they can produce solar roof tiles in the required volumes, with assured quality and the right price.
Many doubt they will, but their CEO has the drive to make the extraordinary happen!

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Windermere Custom Homes – Lakes & Luxury Living!

At Mar 17, 2017

Central Florida’s exclusive Windermere shares a lot of quality with its English namesake.
Desirable real estate and stunning lakeland views, define two sought after rural destinations, despite a separation of almost 4200 miles.
The Floridian version comes with a few added advantages for fans that love great weather and world class entertainment of course!

Windermere Fl, offers much more than the obvious, as we try to dig a little deeper into the heart and soul of the region’s top ‘des res’ locations.

The Lakes 
Lake Butler and Lake Downs offer the largest bodies of water around Windermere Fl, but Lake Bessie (land locked) and Wauseon Bay (access to Lake Butler) offer delightful waterfronts to some prime real estate in the area.
With many homes offering easy access to the water, boating enthusiasts are treated to the 11 connected waterways of the Butler Chain of Lakes.
Inland waterfront real estate does not come better than this!

Surrounding neighborhoods

The beauty of Windermere owes a lot to its stunning natural landscape.
Mature oaks bring a touch of romance to this upscale community, often reminding us that money can’t buy what nature so gracefully provides.
Most importantly, Windermere is blessed with the presence of neighboring communities such as Isleworth, Keenes Pointe and the Windermere Country Club.

Serene, but appropriately active lifestyle!

A leisurely drive around the stunning streets of Windermere reveals the heart of the community.
An overwhelming sense of wealth and well being.
The peaceful ambience is breathtaking, but don’t be disarmed, this is no retirement village!
With water-sports, outstanding opportunities to golf and some of the region’s finest schools, Windermere is probably the perfect choice for potential buyers in search of an idyllic luxury home in the heart of Central Florida.

Windermere – It’s natural beauty prevents over development

Not many communities have an environment that offers a natural barrier to over development.
As Central Florida benefits greatly from the lure and economy of the continually growing tourism sector, some communities suffer.
Windermere and its immediate neighbors seem to be protected within nature’s own ‘bubble’.
The channels, roadways and lakes offer more than beauty however.
Over the century, they broke up the area sufficiently enough to prevent any large scale commercial developments, making them just perfect for residential communities.

Windermere Area Schools 

Private Schools

Crenshaw School (Pre-K through 12th Grade)
Premier Academy (18 mos. through 1st Grade)
Windermere Preparatory School (Pre-K through 12th Grade)

Elementary Schools

Bay Meadows Elementary School
Metrowest Elementary School
Palm Lake Elementary School
Thornebrooke Elementary School
Windermere Elementary School
Windy Ridge Elementary School (Pre-K through 8th Grade)

Middle Schools

Gotha Middle School
Chain of Lakes Middle School
Southwest Middle School

High Schools

Olympia High School
West Orange High School
Dr. Phillips High School

Windermere Restaurants

Dixie Cream Cafe
Dexter’s of Windermere
BurgerFi
Spoleto My Italian Kitchen
The Vineyard Wine Bar & Healthy Bistro
Allen’s Creamery & Coffee House

Leisure in and around Windermere

RD Keene Park – Soccer and recreation fields with boat ramp entering the Butler Chain at Lake Palmer. More information here
Windermere Tennis Courts – Park Amongst the Lakes – Annual Membership ($25 per year) More information here
Orlando Area Rowing Club – More information here

Shopping

Great shops at the intersection of S. Apopka Vineland Rd and Conroy Windermere Rd. (2 Miles Drive from Windermere centre)
Further shopping at Winter Garden Village (5 Miles from Windermere Centre)

 

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Why Central Florida’s Luxury Homes are Thriving

At Mar 10, 2017

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The McNally team has never experienced such a demand for high end luxury homes, despite a rising trend on construction costs!
‘New build’ luxury communities are progressing well and Central Florida’s custom home market has never been so healthy.
Our marketing team are confident that they know why!

Despite a slight reduction in overseas visitors dues to foreign currency rates falling against the dollar, the domestic economy is booming both nationally and locally.
This is driving the biggest demand for large custom homes, as the North American buyers become increasingly aware of the ‘hidden gem’ investment communities such as Reunion Resort.
With its unique ‘short term rental’ zoning, Reunion’s large luxury mansions are no longer a secret.  The word is out that the return on investment is strong.
With what we would describe as ‘serial owners’, we are seeing our previous clients come back for second homes and more.
Structured correctly, with the right product, owner investors are experiencing mid 20% ROI.
All with the benefit of a place they can use themselves for their own vacations!
Ryan McNally – Vice President of McNally Construction Group

The vacation rental market isn’t all that ‘drives the thrive’ within Central Florida’s construction industry.
The world’s theme park capital is also experiencing an unprecedented boom in investment.

  • A whole new water park is emerging in 2017 at Universal Studios (Volcano Bay)
  • Animal Kingdom is reinventing itself as a night time show venue
  • Pandora: The land of Avatar will debut this summer
  • Disney’s Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land are under development at Hollywood Studios
  • Margaritaville Resort is being developed by the 192 area of Formosa.
  • The USTA National Tennis Centre will be calling Lake Nona home shortly
    Kevin Maw – Marketing Manager at McNally Construction Group

The effect of those investments within the region is already creating the next wave of exclusive permanent residential homes.
More than ever, Investor/executives that are going to be calling Florida home.
After all, with year round warmth, unrivaled leisure and entertainment opportunities, we cant think of any place better to be!

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