Silliman Homes CitySide Breaks Ground on “House of Hugs”

April 24, 2015

ORLANDO,Fla. (April 24, 2015) – Silliman Homes CitySide, a leading builder of luxury homes in Central Florida, recently hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for “House of Hugs,” a four-bedroom, 2,594 square-foot custom home being built and sold at fair market value to benefit three local nonprofit organizations.

Proceeds from the sale will be distributed among the Florida Hospital for Children, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and Greater Orlando Builders Association’s Foundation.

“Giving back to the community and bringing hope to our neighbors is a passion of mine,” said Bill Silliman, president of Silliman Homes CitySide. “I’m so thankful for all the support we’ve received from our contractors and United Legacy Bank. Without these partnerships, building ‘House of Hugs’ would not be possible.”

The home is located just north of the Mills 50 district at 1118 Ayrshire St. in Orlando. It will take approximately six months to build and isslated for completion at the end of October 2015.

“Florida Hospital for Children serves almost one in every two children that need care in this community, and we rely heavily on philanthropy to accomplish our goals andservices,” said Marla Silliman, senior executive officer, Florida Hospital for Children. “We’re thankful for generous donations like this one, which allow us to remain one of the premier hospitals for children in the nation.”

This is the first time Silliman Homes CitySide is donating the proceeds of a house to charity. The company is well-known for finding hidden gems in communities throughout CentralFlorida – the overlooked home sites and older homes ready for demolition – and constructing new homes with innovative custom design options.


About SillimanHomes CitySide
Bill Silliman has been a mainstay in Orlando’s high-end, custom housing market since the early 1980s. His name and the Orlando luxury home builders associated with Silliman Homes have become synonymous with high-end design and fine craftsmanship, earning him and his company numerous industry awards. Silliman CitySide creates stunning luxury custom homes in the best locations Central Florida has to offer. Even if those locations have already been “built out.” Even if new homes haven’t been sold there for years. Silliman CitySide finds the hidden gems
the overlooked homesites and older homes ready for demolition and turns them into viable new home options. As a result, all of Central Florida’s primezip codes are back in play: Winter Park, Maitland, Windermere, College Park, Dr. Phillips and more. Thanks to Silliman CitySide, chances are excellent that the neighborhood where you always wanted to build a new home may still be available. For more information, visit


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