Timeless Transformation

Timeless Transformation
Presenting a symmetrical façade, the front elevation of the home boasts an illuminated waterfall cascading between twin fire features and creating a dramatic welcome. Because the home is situated in an elevated flood zone, the concrete block ground floor level is dedicated to parking; the stucco-ov...

Design Revival

Design Revival
The owners of this Italian-inspired beachfront villa seek refuge here from the cold winters of upstate New York. The couple sought out architect Dan Dawson after admiring his work, desiring to create a home which reflects the architecture they fell in love with on their Italian honeymoon. “Like...

Green Glam

Green Glam
This 5,000 square foot under air contemporary home has four bedrooms, four full- and one-half bath, and abounds with “green” features. Foam-filled masonry block was used along with Timber Strand Lumber (TSL), an engineered wood from young growth pine, which uses 96-percent of every tree cut. The...

Island Fever

Island Fever
The front of this island home is infused with island flavors. The selected paint colors, including rain-washed and moody blues, evoke a refreshing, fleeting tropical downpour. Gagne Construction employed shingle accents, gable and board and batten detailing, and even concrete horizontal siding made ...

Natures Legacy

Natures Legacy
This contemporary home with stellar views over Siesta Key and the lights of downtown Sarasota, makes use of every available passive and active sustainable system. Keeping in line with its modern appeal, D & D Garage Doors installed stucco textured Clopay Modern Steel doors with a Wi-Fi operated ...

Balanced Fusion

Balanced Fusion
This Sarasota model personifies transitional architecture. In keeping with today’s favored style and craving for low maintenance, a tile roof and stucco structure are employed, while natural fieldstone highlights certain focal points such as the window surrounds and entryway. D & D Garage Door...

A Longer View

A Longer View
The joy of an expanding family was the catalyst for interior designer Mark Dalton’s clients to search for more space and a gorgeous view of the water. They finally settled on a 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath attached townhome on Longboat Key, which answered both those needs—with some modification. “...

Nostalgic Notion

Nostalgic Notion
Put together a team of design and construction professionals specializing in custom homes and the result is exactly that—a home so custom that there is not even a name for its style. “It’s THAT custom!” declares residential designer Jon Coulthurst of JC Drafting & Design. Contemporary...

Wish List

Wish List
As night falls on Tampa Bay, the transitional style of the home truly shines. Flatly-lined concrete tile roofs and silver travertine walkways speak to the modernist side, while Indiana limestone detail and richly-toned wood accents, as seen on the arched entry and garage doors, pay homage to the tra...

Dramatic Design

Dramatic Design
Anchored by a neutral, custom-sized rug from Rugs As Art in subtle shades of gray, an off-white linen-blend sectional by Cassina is accented by custom made black and white pillows. A black and white throw drapes over the chaise. “I always like a little bit of black because it gives definition to t...

Ball High

Ball High
This three-bedroom house welcomes visitors with imported Balinese sculptures made of volcanic ash. The exterior consists of masonry, Brazilian hardwood ipe and cypress, and a tile roof. Black bamboo and coconut palms continue the tropical theme in the landscaping. The exotic quarried coral stone pav...

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished
All homes in the Tampa neighborhood of Avila must adhere to Spanish Mission architecture, which posed a fun challenge for builder Bobby Alvarez and architect Jeff Smith. The two-story Florencia features the clay barrel, low-sloping roofs, smooth plaster façade and arched colonnades that characteriz...