Revisionist History : A Modern Rewrite on French Colonial Design

Revisionist History : A Modern Rewrite on French Colonial Design
Architect Don Cooper was charged with designing a tropically-styled house in Palmetto that was simple yet iconic and created both indoor and outdoor circulation while maximizing views of the Bradenton River. Cooper knew just where to look for inspiration—the Parlange, a French Colonial plantation ...

Floating Oasis : An Exclusive Enclave in Longboat Key

Floating Oasis : An Exclusive Enclave in Longboat Key
The glorious and exclusive Longboat Key barrier island has only 10 miles of beach frontage, so beachfront development is a rarity. The new Infinity Longboat Key condominium, a private enclave of just 11 luxury residences, is a welcome anchor to the island. Designed in the coastal- contemporary style...

Island Inspiration : Award-Winning West Indies Design

Island Inspiration : Award-Winning West Indies Design
Symmetrical yet inviting, sophisticated yet warm and casual, The Victoria model designed and built by John Cannon Homes surrounds you with trademark touches of its island-inspired West Indies design. Underfoot, dark wide-planked solid hardwood floors topped with light-toned area rugs in natural fab...

Dynamic Design : Celebrating a Modern Makeover

Dynamic Design : Celebrating a Modern Makeover
With stunning gulf to bay views enjoyed by oversized terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows on the exclusive south end of Longboat Key, the location of this condo was perfect. The condo, however, was less so, and did not fit the owners’ needs or desired aesthetic, which includes a love of contempor...

Island Idyll : A West Indies Estate on Casey Key

Island Idyll : A West Indies Estate on Casey Key
“Absolutely the most stunning site on which I have ever worked,” is how this sprawling home is described by the builder Dwayne Robinson of D.E. Robinson Construction Group. The compound, realized by residential designer Jon Coulthurst of JC Drafting & Design, rests on two waterfront lots at ...

Modern Masterpiece : Artful Contemporary Design

Modern Masterpiece : Artful Contemporary Design
Bold, beautiful, and show-stopping are the terms designer Darla Cook uses when describing this modern masterpiece that she and her team at Green Life Luxury Homes worked to create. The home was purchased just after construction began. Cook revised the original plan to create the new homeowner’s co...