Celebration is the planned community developed by The Walt Disney Company in Osceola County, Florida. Celebration was planned in an early 20th-century architectural style and is not zoned for high-density residences. The Disney Development Company was formed to develop the community. Disney executives were encouraged to “make history” and develop a town worthy of the Disney brand and legacy. What lives on is a wonderful community that I am fortunate enough to call home. I love walking all around Celebration and enjoying the different architecture, from the little Craftsman Bungalows, porch-trimmed Victorians to the large Antebellum-style or imposing Mediterraneans.
There quite a lot of coastal-style homes in Celebration. Many of them are true single story homes, even though they appear to have a second story with dormer windows. This home has a true second floor. Front porches are something we love in Celebration. The wrap-around porch on this house is a great place to enjoy a cup of morning coffee, or to just sit out and visit with passing friends and neighbors.
This lovely Antebellum-style home is one-of-a-kind in Celebration. It has been occupied only as a vacation home, therefore, the landscaping is not quite up to the standards I think it should be. This is a four-story home, I was lucky enough to get inside this home. The fourth floor is the cupola with just a small walkway around the top. The view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks must be beautiful from up there! The four story staircase in this home is stunning!
This lovely home with double porches was for sale when I snapped this photo, however, it is now being updated by the new owners.
Like all homes in Celebration, the paint color on this Victorian home had to be approved by the Celebration Residential Owners Association. Not to worry – there are ample colors to choose from, and exceptions are able to be appealed, and are often approved. Isn’t the wrap-around porch on this Victorian home lovely?
This large Mediterranean Mansion has since been painted white, which saddens me. This was so much more true to the style in the terracotta color. The back of this home looks over a lovely little lake. The bouganvilla laden staircase on the left leads up to a second floor apartment. Many home in Celebration have “garage apartments” or “granny flats”, usually located over the garages, which can be kept for guests, or rented.
This owners of this lovely traditional home have improved their curb appeal with the addition of the brick pavers and the brick columns and iron fence.
Wispy curtains have been added to this Celebration home’s front porch.
Celebration is a wonderful place to live. I hope you enjoy looking at these homes. I will bring you more images of Celebration style in the future!