Since meeting in 1997, Lee & I have been planning to build a traditional, Low-country plantation-style
home in Summerfield, Florida (North Central Florida). We have traveled throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina,
and South Carolina looking for details for our home. We began designing the home in mid-2002, and we began construction on
August 1, 2003. We finally moved into our home on March 6, 2004.
Some of the architectural details that we have
incorporated after our many hours of research include the pier and beam construction, the 10 foot front porch with traditional
wide columns, the metal roof, haint-blue porch ceilings, and a 150 year old fireplace mantel native to Marion County, Florida.
Since we have tried to keep the home as "historically accurate" as possible, I have come to cringe at the
term, since it usually means that my husband has a new idea that will cost more money!!
The name White Rose Plantation
comes from the combination of our two names: Angela DeRose and Lee White.