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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Flexible Expansion : A Versatile Design with Guests in Mind
May 2, 2017
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