Sand Castle

Sand Castle
A couple selected this waterfront property to build a beach house they intend to use as the gathering place for their large, close-knit family. The husband and wife, who hail from the New England area, envisioned a home that embodied Northeastern-style architecture, but also fit within the context o...

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance
You wouldn’t be surprised to see gentlemen in white dinner jackets, women in satin gowns, or a young Louis Armstrong blowing his trumpet in the corner of an elegant cocktail party in this 1,770-square-foot, two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condominium at the Vue, a high-rise in downtown Sarasota. ...

Family Focused

Family Focused
Creating a peaceful retreat with a playful side for a large and loving family was the charge of architect Yehuda Inbar of Inbar Architecture, AIA. He had a two-acre heavily wooded waterfront property–nestled in a protected coastal hammock on Manasota Key–on which to place a house, with room for ...

Fearlessly Fashionable

Fearlessly Fashionable
“Bespoke” is the buzzword for this extraordinary waterfront home. Located on Lido Key, the neighborhood of Lido Shores is a special place that conveys the rich history of Sarasota through its variety of architectural styles. The homeowners, who couldn’t settle on just one style, enlisted archi...

Changing Tide

Changing Tide
Bird Key may be a long way from Reno, Nevada, but mesmerized by beauty of its waters, the homeowners relocated without ever looking back. Initially, it was their daughter’s passion and talent for tennis that sparked their desire to purchase a home near IMG Academy, a boarding school for dedicated ...

Lake Superior

Lake Superior
For a well-traveled couple in the prime of their lives, no ordinary lakefront home would do. Nestled in the exclusive neighborhood of The Lake Club, a private community in Lakewood Ranch featuring scenic lakes and decorative bridges, it’s abundantly clear that a water view was of the utmost import...

Stunning Elegance

Stunning Elegance
A Clearwater Beach penthouse renovation wasn’t your typical clear-cut remodel. The clients, a couple from New York, wanted to create not just another vacation home, but a sophisticated retreat to rival the finest five-star hotel. The three bed, three-and-a-half bath home had plenty of room at 4,28...

Island Reveries

Island Reveries
Wide verandas, high ceilings, and leafy courtyards were part of the vision for this Anglo-Caribbean home. Designed for a new six-lot community along the Manatee River, it features a unique one-room-deep plan using an old technique for bringing light and flow-through ventilation to every part of the ...

Linear Equation

Linear Equation
Take edgy ideas and sharp angles, add tasteful finishes and technology, then multiply them by panoramic views and the answer is unequivocal: a distinctively modern waterfront home. To ensure a modern house doesn’t end up looking like a box, you need to think outside it. Strong lines make a powe...

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 ...