In everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo. We lead where others follow working to restore the American dream. We transform neighborhoods by creating beautifully designed & functionally optimized properties built for decades of enjoyment.
Restore 818 develops designer spec homes for home-buyers looking to purchase a completed turn-key home. An added distinction to the design quality of the homes is that buyers of a Restore 818 home have the option to add custom window coverings, furniture and furnishings at a significant savings over retail for a true HGTV-style reveal.
Founded in 2010 by husband and wife team John-Paul and Janie Micek, the firm started out designing, renovating and rebuilding pre-1940’s homes in neighborhoods of Los Angeles worst hit by the the bursting of the 2008 credit bubble.
In December 2012 Restore 818 relocated from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale to establish ourselves in what we saw to be one of the strongest and most rapidly appreciating markets in the U.S. (The strength and stability of the market is already being proven out with Florida surpassing NY as the third most populous States in 2015, five years ahead of projections. You can learn more here why investing in South Florida real estate is a smart move, even if it’s your own personal residence.)
Studio 818 is a designer-led custom build firm working directly with clients looking to create their ideal designer dream home or boutique commercial space through complete renovation, gut-rebuild or new ground-up construction. With our comprehensive system we lead every aspect of the process including consulting on property acquisition, preliminary budget analysis, design development, construction documentation, contractor bidding, construction administration, and optional finish-out with furniture & furnishings. Soup to nuts.
With 5-star-rated expertise and the ability to infuse value through nearly 25 years of real estate investment experience, Studio 818 is able to tackle the most challenging residential and boutique commercial design & build projects.
The principals, a husband and wife team John-Paul and Janie Micek, contribute unique skill sets and experience to the benefit of buyers of Restore 818 homes and Studio 818 design clients.
Janie brings over 15-years of Interior Architecture and Design experience to the company. Her unique design style and finely-honed expertise in space planning, floor plan reconfiguration and project management uniquely positions Studio 818 to help clients create their dream home or boutique commercial space.
John-Paul brings over 25-years of real estate investment and development experience in single-family, multifamily and commercial properties. Since 1995 he has invested in, developed or managed over 200 real estate projects in New Jersey, Hawaii, Texas, California and Florida ranging from single-family homes to 350-plus unit apartment complexes.