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Born in New York City
Resident of Florida 1966

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

Classical Home Design, Inc.
Maitland, Florida 2001

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

Home Builders Association
Southeast Region, SEBC

Home Builders Association
Southeast Region
single family detached $1- $1.5 million
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
Florida Design Magazine
Orlando Home Buyer Magazine
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
Classical Home Design, Inc. and Susan P. Berry, ASID do not practice Commercial Interior Design or Commercial Architecture in the State of Florida.



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P.O. Box 940746, Maitland, Florida 32794



From a Mexican courtyard villa to a French country estate, whatever you desire, Classical Home Design, Inc. will bring your home to life.

Decorating Services 
Residential Building Design
Residential Interior Detailing
Plan & Elevation Design Reviews
Residential Ornamental Details
Material Specifications
Custom Homes & Historically Inspired Remodeling


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.”



Classical Home Design, Inc.

PO Box 940746, Maitland, FL 32794

407-331-4855 Studio!/@susanpberry

NCBDC, NCIDQ, CPBD Professional, ASID Professional