Cocoa, Florida

Built in 1916, the historic Porcher House in Cocoa, Florida, is an excellent example of twentieth century classical revival architecture, adapted to the Florida climate.  Built by Edward Porcher, a pioneer in the Florida citrus industry, the ten bedroom house is composed of native coquina rock, and finished in the interior with teak, oak, and cedar.  In the 1950’s, the city of Cocoa obtained the house from the Porcher family and turned it into the City Hall.

With the assistance of state grants and city funding, we performed extensive renovations to this house including:

  • structural stabilization of studs in walls and roof rafters
  • restoration of wood windows and trim
  • restoration of trim in wood cornice
  • installed new veneer plaster on walls and finished to match existing
  • refinished wood floors and replaced installed new parquet floor
  • installed a new roof
  • installed a new widow’s walk at top and curved balustrade in front replicating the details found in historic photographs
  • waterproofed foundation
  • new kitchen cabinets
  • re-painted interior
  • installed new chandelier

On the National Register of Historic Places, this Cocoa landmark is now open for public viewing and special occasions.