Lasting Beauty : A Home of Enduring Quality

Lasting Beauty : A Home of Enduring Quality
It takes a special team to build something of lasting beauty in Sarasota’s sub-tropical climate. Residential designer Jon Coulthurst of JC Drafting & Design worked alongside builder Richard Rosenberg and interior designer Toni Vecchitto to craft a home of such enduring quality. The materials ...

Flexible Expansion : A Versatile Design with Guests in Mind

Flexible Expansion : A Versatile Design with Guests in Mind
This 3,900-square-foot guesthouse in The Concession was conceived by the owners and crafted for hospitality, whether it’s their daughter, out-of-town visitors, or a few hundred of their closest friends. The owners of the 7,000-square-foot Tuscan-themed main residence told architect Clifford Schol...

Casually Colonial : A Flexible Lifestyle Design

Casually Colonial : A Flexible Lifestyle Design
Architectural designer Paul Fletcher set out to create a model home that any future buyers could easily make their own and that took advantage of beautiful views on whatever type of lot it was built. With The Marquesas, he succeeded in both goals. The home is situated on a wide preserve-view lot in...

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...

Barefoot Elegance : A Composition of Coastal Elements

Barefoot Elegance : A Composition of Coastal Elements
The Florida coastal style is epitomized in this Anna Maria Island home. Historical architecture is adapted to the tropical climate and demands of modern living. The traditional exterior welcomes family and visitors alike to the beach, and a casual yet sophisticated lifestyle. Architect Allison Ka...

Material World : A Beach House of Textural Treasures

Material World : A Beach House of Textural Treasures
This five-bedroom 4,800-square-foot Anna Maria Island beach house is the result of a close collaboration by Lee Ross of Ross Built Construction and interior designer Lisa M. Guild of LMG Design. Two things about the home are especially striking. One is the coastal color palette; the other is the cre...

Modern Magic : A Team Crafts a Client’s Dream Vacation Home

Modern Magic : A Team Crafts a Client’s Dream Vacation Home
The clients wanted two seemingly divergent feelings in their vacation home on Sarasota’s Harbor Drive— modernity and warmth. But architect Mark Sultana is in the business of realizing people’s vision, and doing so without drama or conflict. “I listen carefully to my clients and give them wh...

Sunrise Sunset : Water Views and Sarasota City Lights

Sunrise Sunset : Water Views and Sarasota City Lights
Limited to just eight fortunate residents, One88 offers the finest in luxury living in the very heart of Sarasota. Overlooking Sarasota Bay from Golden Gate Point, One88 offers these select few ever-changing vistas of sunsets and city lights. The creation of the Florida division of Toronto based Va...

Seaworthy Sanctuary : A Family Waterfront Retreat

Seaworthy Sanctuary : A Family Waterfront Retreat
This stunning British West Indies-style house on Harbor Drive in Sarasota Bay is everything the homeowners—a pair of empty-nesters with grown children and grandkids—wished for and more. Interior designer Gail Carlson of Studio G Home collaborated with builder Steve Murray of Murray Homes and ar...

Sophisticated Serenity : An Oasis of Calm on the Gulf

Sophisticated Serenity : An Oasis of Calm on the Gulf
Steps away from the tranquil aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Asian influence and modern tastes are evident in this a three-story beachfront home of contemporary design from architect Bradley John Smith.  Although this 7,000-plus-square-foot home, with five bedrooms and six full- and two half-bat...

Downtown Delight : The 2017 Suncoast Signature Home

Downtown Delight : The 2017 Suncoast Signature Home
When Emilio Sadez, president of International Design Source, met with David Weekley Homes’ Division President Jeff Waddle about the company’s plan to build a “Modern Farmhouse” on a corner lot in Sarasota’s historic Laurel Park neighborhood, he immediately thought of international celebrit...

Old Florida : Textures, Tones, and Styles

Old Florida : Textures, Tones, and Styles
Luxury homebuilder and developer WCI created the spacious 2,999-square-foot, three-bedroom, four-bath Pinehurst model to appeal to active adults who like to entertain and host out-of-town guests. The residence includes the most sought-after aspects of homes built under the purview of WCI. “From th...