Water Wishes

Water Wishes
When boating, fishing, and kayaking are what move you, the yearning to live near the water is inevitable. Such was the case for a family who chose this elegant, coastal home steps away from St. Armand’s Circle. “The ease of access to the water was a huge draw for this client, who had the dock co

Sublime Design

Sublime Design
This one-of-a-kind home was designed for the owners and realized by Greg Ross of Ross Built Construction makes the most of an unusual pie-shaped lot that sits on a cul-de-sac and opens to 200 feet of magnificent bay frontage. The house is oriented around optimal views of sunrises and sunsets. The ma

Stunning Symmetry

Stunning Symmetry
Bob and Brenda Biallas often gazed out their front door, across their neighbors’ tennis court and guest house, to the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay beyond. Bob has always enjoyed viewing the Sarasota skyline from across the water, so when the lot became available, the couple bought it and began

Southwest Splendor

Southwest Splendor
You would be forgiven if you expected to see John Wayne step out of the front door of this home, six-shooter blazing, and a herd of cattle stampeded by the sound. That is exactly the effect the owners were aiming for when they engaged Jon and Vicki Moore, architect and design project manager and par

Model Behavior

Model Behavior
One of several models by Kolter Homes in Artistry Sarasota, a new resort-style single-family home community, the Chagall offers four bedrooms plus a den and five baths in its 3,623 square feet of living area. The two-story home has everything you’d expect, and something you might not. In the Chaga

Luxe Smart

Luxe Smart
One might expect to meet James Bond—shaken, not stirred martini in hand—in this jaw-dropping penthouse condominium high above Sarasota Bay. Creating an alluring mix of sophisticated finishes and high technology, the 6,211-square-foot space is a showpiece made for entertaining. The owners enga

Light and Lively

Light and Lively
Perched between Lido Key and mainland Sarasota, Bird Key is an exclusive community for homeowners who enjoy the luxury of living on a private island, without sacrificing the conveniences that a bustling downtown offers. Residential designer Michael Bade, of HausDesign Studio, enjoys designing homes

Lasting Beauty

Lasting Beauty
When you build a home for your family you want it to last. From the structure itself to the interior design, a well-built and well-planned house ensures years of memories and peace of mind. With the idea of longevity at the forefront of her design, Debbie Stevens set out to create a home in Hidden H

Intracoastal Chic

Intracoastal Chic
Located in the cozy bayside enclave of Blackburn Estates, this family home is a stunning example of the best of contemporary trends seamlessly blended within a neighborhood that’s become known for Mediterranean-style houses. The exterior of the home features some of the traditional Mediterranean e

Downtown Sophisticate

Downtown Sophisticate
Create a luxury single-family home that will blend into an historic Sarasota neighborhood, while making a modern-day statement—that was the builder’s goal for its new two-story 4,377-square-foot Camberdale model. Located in South Poinsettia Park, home to original 1920s bungalows, the architectur

Coastal Fresh

Coastal Fresh
There is a certain temptation to take coastal living literally, but with smart, sophisticated selections, it doesn’t need to be cliché. Interior designer Meg Carson of Emcy Interior Design of Bradenton, who was enlisted to design the interior of this model home with a British West Indies flair, h

Stylish Sustainability

Stylish Sustainability
Pulling into the shell aggregate curved driveway amidst majestic Royal Poinciana trees, visitors can spot the hallmarks of an Old Florida cracker-style house with its unique design. Orientated on the site for shade, the metal roofs, raised floors, and large covered porches are hallmarks of the style

Industrial Chic

Industrial Chic
This remarkable space which occupies the 15th floor of Siesta Key’s Terrace Building is a fascinating study in contrast. The starkness of exposed concrete and steel is not lost on this project—rather, turned into an advantage, lending a utilitarian, ultra-cool effect. The incorporation of rich t

Diverse Delight

Diverse Delight
In the Sarasota neighborhood of Avondale, elegant 1930s Colonial Revival-style homes stand proudly beside quaint bungalows and low-slung ranch models of the 1950s and ’60s. Leafy oak trees line some streets, while stately royal palms march down others. Colorful bougainvillea climb the time-worn st