Susan  Berry

Simply Beautiful Design

The Complete Professional Biography of Susan P. Berry, ASID:

 

Well versed in the complete circle of the home building process from conceptual planning to construction documents through model merchandising, Susan Berry is a Professional Building Designer (AIBD) and former Florida Society Director of the American Institute of Building Design. As a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) with her NCIDQ certification, Susan is recognized for designing period style and themed dramatic architectural details within the context of both new and existing homes.

 

For over 28 years, Susan has been active in both the Florida and National home design markets, employed as a designer with notable Architectural and Interior Design firms. Prior to founding Classical Home Design, Inc. in 2001, she was the director of Interior Architecture for Beasley and Henley Interior Design, one of Florida's most exclusive residential firms.

 

With a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida, College of Architecture, Susan pursued graduate studies in Classical Architecture, Urban Planning and Theatrical Design.  She spent several years with Walt Disney World in both the Resort and Show Design Departments creating concepts, designs, programming, and details for projects including Euro Disney.

 

Among Susan’s brightest gifts is her ability to bring to life unique custom home designs. Whatever the client can imagine, Susan has a knack for materializing. In essence, Susan wants each of her custom designs to resonate with the client’s personal lifestyle and vision.

 

In a recent Home and Gardens TV interview, Susan was asked what she would do if she didn't design homes. "If I didn't design homes, I would write romantic suspense novels that take place in exotic locations. Instead of building a picture or scene with words, I build stories with details. I design the homes so that there are different surprise elements as you turn a corner or enter a space, yet there is continuity throughout the home. I believe the saying that ‘Home is where your story begins’ and thrive on creating a home that is a reflection of the story of the individual client."

 

Her ability to research historical details and breathe new life into them in her designs is unparalleled by any other designer in the Central Florida area. Susan is a master at themed and period design projects incorporating true details and maintaining continuity of a design. Recent commissions include a historical 1940's colonial remodel,  a new Creole style river front home, an Old’ Palm Beach style show house, a French Country waterfront estate, a Mexican style courtyard home on an urban infill lot, and a 1920’s Cape Cod style getaway.

 

Susan's talents and insight as a trusted team player are sought by some of Florida's leading master builders.  Most recently, Susan provided plan and elevation reviews, interior detailing and material specifications services for six Street of Dreams Show Homes located in Orlando, Florida.  She was honored as the "Interior Architect" design team member on the homes that won the ‘Peoples Choice Awards’ of Best Architecture, Best Interior Design and Best of Show.

 

Susan thrives in a live design setting, because she loves to explore, problem solve, and delve into the relationship aspects of creative design. Winning the “by invitation only” 2004, 2005 & 2007 AIBD Aurora Concept Award at the Southeast Builders Convention was a true validation of Susan's design philosophy of honoring her clients program with creative and marketable ideas.

 

One of the many unique services Susan offers is an on-site live design Charrette session.  Each Charrette session is custom designed for the individual client’s needs. For example, she may review all or a select group of a builder’s plans, models, material selections and meet with their marketing team. She will offer unique solutions, options, sketches, ideas and concepts to enhance the builder’s product line. She stays aware of consumer trends in relation to both the builder’s target market and details to excite the home buyer. Builders enjoy the fresh ideas, efficiency and energy of these live Charrette sessions.

 

Susan is truly an idea oriented individual. She is intuitive, rational and inventive. Creating an atmosphere in each of her homes which is truly joyous, interesting and serene is her ultimate goal. In every home, she creates a story of “simply beautiful design.”

 

Please contact Susan by e-mail at SusanBerry@ClassicalHomeDesign.com or by phone at (407) 331-4855.

Susan Berry, ASID of Classical Home Design, Inc. is a natural storyteller, but instead of words, she uses her vibrant interiors to tell the tale.

 

 "Instead of building a picture or scene with words, I build stories with details," she says.

 

Each of her designs weaves a fascinating story, with unexpected twists and turns, breathtaking moments of suspense and always finishes with a happy ending.


Berry's storied career comes with impeccable credentials.  She is a Professional Building Designer (AIBD), as well as a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) with her NCIDQ certification.  States Berry, "I thrive on creating a home that is a reflection of the story of the individual client."

Susan Berry, ASID

2007 Aurora Award

Orlando Luxury Home &

 Street of Dreams Designer

SUSAN BERRY, ASID
Residential Building Design
Residential Interior Details & Decorating

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE:
Born in New York City
Resident of Florida 1966

EDUCATION:
University of Florida, BD
Bachelor of Design in Architecture/1982
Institute of Classical Architecture
28 years of Florida Design Experience

PRESIDENT:
Classical Home Design, Inc.
Maitland, Florida 2001

AFFILIATIONS:
AIBD, Professional Member
American Institute of Building Design
Florida Society Board of Directors 2001-2006

ASID, Professional Member
American Society of Interior Design

NCIDQ, Certified
Nationally Certified Interior Design Qualified

IIDA, Professional Member, Inactive
International Interior Design Association

ICA/CA, Professional Member
Institute of Classical Architecture

WCAA, Professional Certification
Window Coverings Association of America

AWARDS:

2008 Golden Brick Award, Seaside National Bank
Home Builders Association
Southeast Region, SEBC

2007 GRAND AURORA AWARD

2007 Parade of Homes Remodel $100,000

2007 First Place Parade of Homes $2,350,000

2007 Street of Dreams Choice Award

2005 GRAND AURORA AWARD, 1st Place
AIBD LIVE DESIGN
2004 AURORA AWARD, 1st Place
AIBD LIVE DESIGN
Home Builders Association
Southeast Region
2004 AURORA AWARD
single family detached $1- $1.5 million
2004 AURORA AWARD
single family detached $2-$3 million
Multiple AURORA AWARD Winner
Entry Level Homes through Estate Level
2003 Street of Dreams
Peoples Choice Award
Best Architecture
Interior Architectural Designer
Designer of Exterior Architectural Character Elements
2003 Street of Dreams
Peoples Choice Award
Best of Show
Interior Architectural Designer
2003 Street of Dreams
Peoples Choice Award
Best Interior Design
Interior Architectural Designer
1998 Volusia County Parade of Homes
Selected to Design the Parade Show-house
Residential Building Designer
Show House ($718,000) 14 Awards
1986 to 2001
Interior Design (several categories)
Design Team Member, Interior Architecture
Interior Merchandising (several categories)
Design Team Member, Interior Architecture
Best Kitchen (Mid Level & Estate categories)
Design Team Member, Interior Architecture
Clubhouse Interior Design
Design Team Member, Interior Architecture
Architecture (Estate Level)
Residential Design Team Member
Multiple Parade of Homes Awards
Residential Building Design
2000 International Homes Awards
Best Interior Design
Design Team Member, Interior Architecture
1999 Golden Brick Award
Orlando, Florida
Design Team Member, Interior Architecture

PUBLICATIONS:
Florida Design Magazine
Orlando Home Buyer Magazine

New York Times

Orlando Leisure

Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Magazine

Parade of Homes Magazine
Custom Home Outdoors

Custom Home Pool & Spa News

The MCBC Builder

Residential Architect Magazine

Orlando Home Renovation

Custom Builder Magazine

Architect Magazine

Home Builder Magazine

Kitchen & Bath Magazine

 

Design Team Member

DuPont Registry

Architectural Digest

Southern Accents

Beautiful Luxury European & Period Style House Interiors & Plans by Exclusive Designer Susan. P. Berry, ASID & Professional AIBD.   Original Luxury Home Interior and Exterior Designs and Plans for Spectacular Residences.  Ultimate Luxury Real Estate houses, Street of Dreams homes, Executive Homes, Vacation Homes, Historical Homes, Private Homes for interior detailing, interior home design, Interior Architecture, and/or complete construction plans for new and remodeled home designs and luxury condominiums.   Limitless design styles for Private Lives including Classical European, Tuscan Provincial,  Mediterranean Dream Homes, English Tudor, French Country, Victorian, Coastal Cottage, Chateaux, Florida style, Beach Homes,  Villa Estates,  Georgian Mansions, Contemporary Classics, Andalusia Farmhouse, Spanish Colonial.  Luxury House floor plans & styles per your specifications.  Builder’s plans and model merchandising.  Interior Decorating and Design.  Exclusive “To The Trade” resources, art, antiques, accessories,  fabrics, rugs, tile, stone, marble, wrought iron, furnishings, fixtures, plumbing, sculpture, and anything imaginable.  Full turn key Design and installation or specification only.  Complete finish specifications for the interior and exterior of the home through purchasing and installation.  Commissions accepted in the United States, and serving an international market.  Susan Berry, of Classical Home Design, Inc., also Provides Healthy Home Design, Green Design, and ADA specifications and modifications for commercial properties and residential homeowners.  Street of Dreams, 2008, Lake Mary, Florida, Longwood Street of Dreams, Street of Dreams Lake Mary, Alaqua Lakes Street of Dreams, Luxury Home Show, Lake Club Street of Dreams, Seminole County, Markham Woods Road Street of Dreams 2008.

Susan P. Berry is currently known for the interior details and design of the following:  Vacation Home, Second Home, Waterfront Home, Vineyard Properties,  Property, Golf Club Homes, Country Club Homes, Mountain Home, Summer Homes, high-priced home, Fractional Living, Green Design, healthy Home, Island Home, Tropical Home, Golf Resort, Private Home, Bella Collina, Lake Butler Sound, Palazzo Del Lago, Moonshadow, Coo Coo Ka Choo, Street of Dreams, Parade, Orlando Magazine, Lodge Home, Private Spa, Gated Community Home, Georgian Home, historical Preservation, Remodeling, Restoration, Unique Home, Upscale Amenity, Upscale Home, luxury community, Luxury Home Builder, Mid century modern, Secure Home,  Home Security, home theater, ranch home, tropical home design, green home design, billionaire home, and celebrity home.  Susan currently provides the following:  personalized design service, interior house design, has won multiple aurora awards, eco-conscious home,  sexy bedrooms baths spas, simplicity, turn-key furnish, historic proportions, 17th, 18th, century French architecture, private sanctuaries, supreme luxury, palm beach style, ritz carlton , retreat, majestic, casita, vintage, new home, equestrian home, intimate,  expensive properties, colonial, family friendly, and adult destination.  Susan’s current clients are internationally based, including, Europe, European, Saudi Arabia, India, and many others.  Susan currently provides design services for the Orlando, Central Florida area.

 

Web Design:  http://www.GiseleVeilleux.com

Beautiful Luxury European & Period Style House Interiors & Plans by Exclusive Designer Susan. P. Berry, ASID & Professional AIBD.   Original Luxury Home Interior and Exterior Designs and Plans for Spectacular Residences.  Ultimate Luxury Real Estate houses, Street of Dreams homes, Executive Homes, Vacation Homes, Historical Homes, Private Homes for interior detailing, interior home design, Interior Architecture, and/or complete construction plans for new and remodeled home designs and luxury condominiums.   Limitless design styles for Private Lives including Classical European, Tuscan Provincial,  Mediterranean Dream Homes, English Tudor, French Country, Victorian, Coastal Cottage, Chateaux, Florida style, Beach Homes,  Villa Estates,  Georgian Mansions, Contemporary Classics, Andalusia Farmhouse, Spanish Colonial.  Luxury House floor plans & styles per your specifications.  Builder’s plans and model merchandising.  Interior Decorating and Design.  Exclusive “To The Trade” resources, art, antiques, accessories,  fabrics, rugs, tile, stone, marble, wrought iron, furnishings, fixtures, plumbing, sculpture, and anything imaginable.  Full turn key Design and installation or specification only.  Complete finish specifications for the interior and exterior of the home through purchasing and installation.  Commissions accepted in the United States, and serving an international market.  Susan Berry, of Classical Home Design, Inc., also Provides Healthy Home Design, Green Design, and ADA specifications and modifications for commercial properties and residential homeowners.   Street of Dreams, 2008, Lake Mary, Florida, Longwood Street of Dreams, Street of Dreams Lake Mary, Alaqua Lakes Street of Dreams, Luxury Home Show, Lake Club Street of Dreams, Seminole County, Markham Woods Road Street of Dreams 2008.

Classical Home Design, Inc. provides Residential Building Design, Residential Interior Detailing & Decorating Services in the State of Florida.  CHDI (Classical Home Design) does not practice Commercial Interior Design or Commercial Architecture in the State of Florida.

Susan P. Berry, ASID

Classical Home Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 940746—Maitland, Florida 32794
Phone: (407) 331-4855

SusanBerry@ClassicalHomeDesign.com

Professional Member, American Institute of Building Design

Professional Member, American Society of Interior Designers

NCIDQ Qualified

Professional Member, Institute of Classical Architecture

Susan P. Berry, ASID

Classical Home Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 940746
Maitland, Florida 32794
Phone: (407) 331-4855

SusanBerry@

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