Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Barefoot Elegance

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Barefoot Elegance
TO OWN THIS HOME IS TO OWN A LIFESTYLE To own this home is to own a lifestyle. One block from the shops and restaurants of 5th Avenue, and one block from the beach, this property is all about the location. Formerly a tired pink rental house built in 1984, this fixer upper sat at the intersection of...

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Sophisticated Style

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Sophisticated Style
THIS RENOVATED ESTUARY HOME CHARMS Ten years and two owners after this stately Estuary home was first built, new homeowners took on a re-design project to give it a modern lift. With strong architectural elements in place, compliments of the original architect Stofft Cooney Architects, Barbara Rooc...

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : British Bermuda

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : British Bermuda
THIS ‘GREEN’ HOME BLENDS CONTEMPORARY WITH COASTAL Fil and Wendy Adams-Mercer, an English couple used to big furniture in small spaces asked for comfort in their Naples home and wanted to incorporate elements of their coastal location in the home’s theme and style. Designer Dominique Coffman ...

Suncoast : Home Tour : Approachable Elegance

Suncoast : Home Tour : Approachable Elegance
THE ART OF ZEN IN THE HOME “Develop the quiet, even state of mind… and gently go your way in peace.” --— Heart of a Buddha The owner of this beautiful Harbor Acres home knows a lot about how order creates serenity. An organic chemist, he also devotes countless hours to creating and cultiva...

Suncoast : Home Tour : Coastal Casual

Suncoast : Home Tour : Coastal Casual
MINIMALIST DESIGN WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS Anna Maria Island has long been known for its old Florida charm and its picturesque views. Nestled on the north end of the island, a secluded lot has a remote feel making it ideal for this coastal inspired retreat. The owner, having a strong background in en...

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Fresh Perspective

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Fresh Perspective
A STYLISH DESIGN/BUILD COUPLE’S TALIS PARK MODEL The husband and wife team of Tom and Regina Scholten brings a new meaning to the term ‘custom building.’ “We are originals,” declares Tom Scholten, of the eponymous Scholten Companies. “We try to do our own thing; we don’t seek out othe...

Suncoast : Home Tour : Cottage Redux

Suncoast : Home Tour : Cottage Redux
AN HISTORIC HOME GETS A THOUGHTFUL REMODEL Larry and Deanna Reams were searching for a place to put down roots in Siesta Key and fell in love with a vintage sunny cottage. Built in 1929, the house had undergone previous renovations and The Reams were eager to put their touches on it to make it thei...

Suncoast : Home Tour : Girona Grace

Suncoast : Home Tour : Girona Grace
OLD WORLD ELEGANCE MEETS CASUAL LUXURY Turkish travertine flooring, rustic beamed ceilings, and a transitional design with warm brown wood tones and contemporary upholstery provide a modern, classic backdrop in the new Girona model at The Founders Club. Built by London Bay Homes – named America...

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Livable Luxury

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Livable Luxury
THIS MORAYA BAY HOME SOARS Upon hearing the design concept at first, ‘tranquility and comfort paired with palatial decor and elegance,’ it didn’t seem possible. But it took less than a year for the design team to bring that concept to fruition. “We blended the owners fine taste and opulenc...

Suncoast : Home Tour : Modern Classic

Suncoast : Home Tour : Modern Classic
ELEGANT AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN SARASOTA Nestled in a historic and walkable neighborhood, this modern home embodies the desires and needs of the current home buyer in Sarasota. A hub for art and innovation on Florida’s West Coast, Sarasota’s residents desire homes and lifestyles that reflect ...

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Modern Glamour

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Modern Glamour
SUBTLE DESIGN WITH EXTRAORDINARY PRESENCE A house initially built for a broad audience turned into an airy coastal home with modern design for one family to love.  The complete white backdrop compliments the homeowner’s contemporary art collection. “Understanding negative space and using the ...

Suncoast : Home Tour : Modern Marvel

Suncoast : Home Tour : Modern Marvel
A MULTIFUNCTIONAL GUY PETERSON MANSE Standing like a sentinel along Sarasota’s New Pass Inlet, this modern marvel is as remarkable as it is eye-catching. Large walls of glass and aluminum with accents of vertically oriented wood cladding create a striking structure with a flair of artistry. “Wh...

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Rocker Chic

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Rocker Chic
BREAKING THE RULES AND CREATING THE UNEXPECTED Breaking the rules and creating the unexpected is what homeowner Ann Cowherd set out to do in this one-of-a-kind Florida vacation home. From the moment you arrive at the doorstep, the attention to detail and the whimsical nature of this residence are a...

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Rustic Contemporary

Southwest Florida : Home Tour : Rustic Contemporary
A MASTERFUL DEVELOPER’S “HOME WITH A SOUL” IN PELICAN BAY Wonderful things happen when talented people join together in a creative process. When Leslie Sherman of Calusa Bay Development began work on this 5,700 square foot home in Pelican Bay, she assembled a team comprised of top professiona...