Real estate professional and interior designer Kristen Hamilton believes that everyone should live in a home they truly love – a place that represents their personal style while reflecting the beautiful story of their life. A creative visionary with a passion for all things home, she founded Hamilton Homes alongside her husband, Dane. For years, Kristen has helped homeowners bring their vision of home to life with her inspiring design and intentionally curated spaces.
Originally from Barrington, Illinois, Kristen attended college at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where she studied broadcast journalism and was a member of the TCU Cheer team. Formerly a morning TV feature reporter, Kristen followed a job opportunity in Fort Myers, Florida, where she met Dane. They got married in Tampa, and then moved to Dane’s hometown of Winter Park, Florida to plant their roots and start their family together. They enjoy being outdoors, going to the beach, and spending time with their son, Blake. For more on Kristen’s journey, check out her article on the blog, “From Morning TV to Home Renovations.”
Dane grew up in Winter Park, Florida, and has an extensive professional background in construction and land development. He studied civil engineering and business management at the University of Florida. From there, Dane began his career with a commercial general contractor in Orlando, working on large distribution and retail shopping centers. It was also during this time that he purchased his first property and began renovating homes.
From commercial construction, Dane transitioned into residential land development, working for a master-planned community developer in Lake Nona. Then, he moved to Tampa to marry Kristen, where he expanded his skillset into building homes in the historic neighborhoods near downtown St. Petersburg, FL. There, Dane and Kristen pursued their passion together: buying, selling, designing, renovating, and building homes. With their first child on the way, they decided to make the move back to Orlando to be close to family, and hone their focus on building & designing new homes for others.
“All the glory belongs to God, who has been so good to us. Five years ago, I never would’ve guessed where I’d be today: with a beautiful wife, a healthy baby boy, and a flourishing homebuilding company. Kristen and I love what we do, we love our partners and clients, and we’d love to share our expertise with you and help you and your family achieve your goals in any way we can.” – Dane