Phone Number: 786-217-6733

About Restore 818 Homes

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 Inc. is a leading edge real estate development & design firm challenging the status quo in property transformations since 2010. Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL our team works with residential and commercial property owners throughout South Florida.

For clients looking to transform their existing home into a designer masterpiece Studio 818 Interior Design is ready to help. With 5-star-rated expertise, capabilities far beyond the typical Interior Design firm, and the ability to infuse value with nearly 25 years of real estate investment experience — Studio 818 is able to tackle the most challenging projects with confidence. 


Restore 818 Inc. began operations in 2010 in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the great depression. Founded by husband and wife team John-Paul and Janie Micek, we 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. (This 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.)

The Founders

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 and floor plan reconfiguration places Studio 818 in a unique position to help design clients create their dream home.

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.