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McMullenDevelopment Launch

October 19th, 2009

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Today, E.H. McMullen & Associates becomes McMullen Development.

We are excited about the new opportunities that we are pursuing and looking forward to sharing those with you soon.  For now, please take a tour through our website and let us know what you think.  If you are looking for the full story on what we do and how we do it, please start here.  Don’t forget to click the green arrow to move through the site!  You might also want to check out our Emerald Grande Case Study, which discusses in detail our involvement with this Legendary project in Destin, Florida.  If you are looking for the full history of our company, please visit our  McMullen History section.  Finally, if you are looking for our bios, please click here.

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Emerald Grande wins ARDA Gold.

April 25th, 2008


The Interior Design for Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village by HHCP Architects and Raleigh Design Receives ARDA Award


Emerald Grande Lobby

Emerald Grande Lobby

MAITLAND, FL (April 24, 2008) – The interior design for Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village by Maitland-based Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock/Architects in collaboration with Winter Park’s Raleigh Design has received a 2008 ARDA Gold Award from the American Resort Development Association. Developed by Legendary, Inc., of Destin, Florida, Emerald Grande’s 281 resort residences include both fractional and whole ownership units – a new concept for the Destin area.

The ARDA Awards Program recognizes professional excellence in the resort industry. A jury of industry peers reviewed over a thousand entries in thirteen main categories that included management, advertising, marketing, and design. The Legendary-HHCPRaleigh Design team won top honors – the Gold Award for interior design of the common areas of the Emerald Grande Hotel & Resort.

Nestled along 14.7 acres on the Destin Harbor, Emerald Grande offers a luxurious vacation-home experience with hotel-style services and amenities, all in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Opened in the summer of 2007, the resort’s design reflects Legendary President Peter Bos’ vision to create a landmark structure that would celebrate Destin’s natural beauty and rich heritage as a fishing village. Interiors, which reflect a turn-of the century southern yacht club, are eclectic, warm and inviting, with furniture full of character. According to John M. Purdy, AIA, Vice President and Senior Designer for HHCP, the resort’s grand lobby exemplifies this vision and offers a compelling public space with solid hardwood floors, custom world globe chandeliers, oil paintings depicting the flora and fauna of the area, and a 15-foot compass rose floor inlay of exotic woods, granite, and polished brass. Emerald Grande anchors the evolving HarborWalk Village, which is destined to become the northern Gulf Coast’s most exciting retail and resort complex.


Emerald Grande Master Bedroom

Emerald Grande Master Bedroom

About HHCP
An innovator in architecture and a major player in Central Florida’s growth and development for more than three decades, HHCP has evolved into an international design leader with diverse projects in 30 nations worldwide. Founded in 1975 by four partners, HHCP today has more than 95 talented, diverse team members located in Orlando, Florida, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Beijing, China. The architectural design firm offers clients a unique breadth and depth of expertise through wide-ranging practiceareas, including planning/mixed use, themed entertainment and hospitality, health facilities, residential community and retirement resort. For more information, visit

About Raleigh Design
Raleigh Design is a commercial interior design firm based in Winter Park, Florida. Founded in 1973, the firm designs well-detailed, hand crafted and romantic interiors for restaurants, clubs, hotels and resorts throughout the US and the Caribbean. The technical and creative staff at Raleigh Design creates theme-specific environments for companies that strive for unique brand identity and broad market appeal. For many years Raleigh Design has been providing consulting services to the Central Florida leisure, entertainment and hospitality markets. Their client list contains such industry leaders as Disney, Universal, Hard Rock, Warner Bros., Marriott Hotels and Darden Restaurants. Raleigh Design has completed over 550 projects totaling over six million square feet. They have taken the skills learned from many years of working with the theme parks, movie studios, and attractions, apply this knowledge to the design of interiors to create a memorable guest experience. Visit


Grande Vista Bar at Emerald Grande

Grande Vista Bar at Emerald Grande

About Legendary
Legendary, Inc. is headquartered in Destin, Florida and holds a diversified portfolio including a Resorts Division, a Realty Division and a Marina Division. With enterprises such as Emerald Grande, Legendary Marine, HarborWalk Village, Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club and Destin Commons, the company’s diversity and expertise has produced numerous successful Destin area projects. The company stands strong behind its mission to provide “legendary experiences which exceed the expectations of visitors and residents along the North Gulf Coast.” Visit or