Tuscan Makeover

Tuscan Makeover
When interior designer Lana Knapp of Collins & DuPont Design Group, first saw this home in Pelican Bay, she knew it had good bones and great possibilities—she just had to first refine some angles. Built in 2001 the home, like so many in Naples at that time, was fashioned after an opulent Itali...

Timely Precision

Timely Precision
The architecture and interior design of this idyllic Naples vacation home was heavily influenced by the strong retail industry background of its metropolitan owners. Once at the helm of a trend-setting chain of athletic stores, the couple desired a forward-thinking home to accommodate their many vis...

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...

Sweeping Sophisticate

Sweeping Sophisticate
Situated in a gated park-like setting in Naples’ Pine Ridge Estates, this home encompasses over 9,400 square feet of clean, transitional-style living space. Ideal for entertaining, its six bedroom suites, multiple living areas, and media room wrap around a spacious lanai, custom pool, and spa over...

Seafaring Sanctuary

Seafaring Sanctuary
In Florida real estate, where a waterfront lot is worth its weight in gold and then some, this grand Naples estate with a British West Indies flair sits on a coveted double lot overlooking the white sand beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Belying its recent completion, the home’s 27-thousand-plus squar...

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...

Sea and Sky

Sea and Sky
The creation of this splendid home is a love story in several ways. The homeowners, after vacationing for years on Bonita Beach, would dream of owning a home there. They were mesmerized by the way the gulf would change colors throughout the course of the day and the seasons from bright aqua to deep ...

Perfect Puzzle

Perfect Puzzle
Whether it is a couple who loves entertaining or a far-flung family that enjoys get-togethers, the future owners of this expansive home on a waterfront lot in Naples’ Quail West community will find themselves with plenty of room for everyone, according to residential designer Rich Guzman of R.G. D...

Chateau Moderne

Chateau Moderne
A glamorous sophistication, infused with beauty and style in every carefully planned detail defines this alluring home in Naples’ Pine Ridge Estates. Rustic bones in its ceiling and wall treatments are juxtaposed with transitional furniture and décor, blending the traditional elements and classic...

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 ...