Barefoot Elegance : A Composition of Coastal Elements

Barefoot Elegance : A Composition of Coastal Elements
The Florida coastal style is epitomized in this Anna Maria Island home. Historical architecture is adapted to the tropical climate and demands of modern living. The traditional exterior welcomes family and visitors alike to the beach, and a casual yet sophisticated lifestyle. Architect Allison Ka...

Material World : A Beach House of Textural Treasures

Material World : A Beach House of Textural Treasures
This five-bedroom 4,800-square-foot Anna Maria Island beach house is the result of a close collaboration by Lee Ross of Ross Built Construction and interior designer Lisa M. Guild of LMG Design. Two things about the home are especially striking. One is the coastal color palette; the other is the cre...

Modern Magic : A Team Crafts a Client’s Dream Vacation Home

Modern Magic : A Team Crafts a Client’s Dream Vacation Home
The clients wanted two seemingly divergent feelings in their vacation home on Sarasota’s Harbor Drive— modernity and warmth. But architect Mark Sultana is in the business of realizing people’s vision, and doing so without drama or conflict. “I listen carefully to my clients and give them wh...

Modest to Modern : A Sarasota Bay Condo Revival

Modest to Modern : A Sarasota Bay Condo Revival
When the seasonal owners of this downtown Sarasota condo decided it was time for a whole-home makeover, they contacted Liliana Allen whose work they’d admired in a previous issue of Home & Design. The couple already had a particular vision that would transform their 2,800 square feet o...

Sarasota Fresh : The Gardenia’s Broad Appeal

Sarasota Fresh : The Gardenia’s Broad Appeal
Before venturing into the Sarasota market, Stock Signature Homes took a close look at their most popular models in Naples and Fort Myers according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Claudine Léger-Wetzel. “We redesigned some of our more popular models specifically for the Sarasota area,” ...

Visual Delight : Stunning Design and One-of-a-Kind Details

Visual Delight : Stunning Design and One-of-a-Kind Details
What’s so special about this home? Ask president Derek Nelson and interior designer Julia Hill, both of Nelson Homes in Sarasota, and you hear a similar answer. “I feel like every room, around every corner in this home, there’s a surprise — some special element,” says Hill. Nelson agrees,...