Joyal Homes executive designer Jeff Joseph skillfully repurposed Gothic
doors from an 1800s-era church into pantry doors with the help of Joyal
trim carpenter Manny Rodrigues, who crafted live-edge casing to further
enhance the eye magnet.
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Orlando’s late, great Church Street Station complex, which in
the 1970s was considered among the top attractions in Florida.
The couple found both massive pieces while browsing at
Florida Victorian Architectural Salvage in Deland and wanted
them incorporated into their new home.
So, what do you do with mammoth church doors? Use them in
your pantry, of course. The doors had no casing, but that only
provided an opportunity to make an even greater statement.
“Our trim carpenter, Manny Rodrigues, did the casing with a
live edge,” Joseph said.
The pantry also serves as a coffee bar and to make access of
the higher shelves both fun and a breeze, a library ladder,
trimmed down to scale, was installed.
The ornate Victorian pub wall from Church Street Station,
with its elaborate beveled glass, rich dark woods and brass
inserts, seemed tailor-made to create a foyer space without
altering the open plan feel of the house. Discussions on
whether or not to restore the antique wall followed.
“We decided to keep it as original as possible and match the
trim as much as possible,” Palencia said.
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Both accent pieces were pivotal on the path the entire design
On the other side of the wall, a railway station clock replica
from the Bombay Co. fit perfectly into the space created by the
wall and the pantry. It is here, in the wine and cigar room, that
An ornate pub wall from the legendary
Church Street Station in Orlando was
tailor-made to create a foyer space without
altering the open plan feel of the house.