Old Florida : Textures, Tones, and Styles

Old Florida : Textures, Tones, and Styles
Luxury homebuilder and developer WCI created the spacious 2,999-square-foot, three-bedroom, four-bath Pinehurst model to appeal to active adults who like to entertain and host out-of-town guests. The residence includes the most sought-after aspects of homes built under the purview of WCI. “From th...

Golf to Gulf : Clara Model Captures Sarasota’s Style

Golf to Gulf : Clara Model Captures Sarasota’s Style
London Bay Homes’ three-bedroom Clara model reflects the colors of sea, sand, and the tropical green palms of the nearby Gulf Coast. Situated at The Founders Club, the views throughout showcase the Sarasota country club’s legendary fairways. “People come to Florida seeking those two attractio...

Island Colonial : Gathering Place on the Manatee River

Island Colonial : Gathering Place on the Manatee River
A team approach to construction took on a whole new expansiveness for developer/builder Ken Keating of Camlin Custom Homes, when Pat and Peggy Ward decided to build a second home at The Inlets in Bradenton. “Pat Ward is a custom cabinetry maker and he wanted to be highly involved and put his expe...

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,...

Dynamic Design : Celebrating a Modern Makeover

Dynamic Design : Celebrating a Modern Makeover
With stunning gulf to bay views enjoyed by oversized terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows on the exclusive south end of Longboat Key, the location of this condo was perfect. The condo, however, was less so, and did not fit the owners’ needs or desired aesthetic, which includes a love of contempor...

Island Idyll : A West Indies Estate on Casey Key

Island Idyll : A West Indies Estate on Casey Key
“Absolutely the most stunning site on which I have ever worked,” is how this sprawling home is described by the builder Dwayne Robinson of D.E. Robinson Construction Group. The compound, realized by residential designer Jon Coulthurst of JC Drafting & Design, rests on two waterfront lots at ...

Modern Masterpiece : Artful Contemporary Design

Modern Masterpiece : Artful Contemporary Design
Bold, beautiful, and show-stopping are the terms designer Darla Cook uses when describing this modern masterpiece that she and her team at Green Life Luxury Homes worked to create. The home was purchased just after construction began. Cook revised the original plan to create the new homeowner’s co...

Jewel in the Sky : Penthouse on Longboat Key

Jewel in the Sky : Penthouse on Longboat Key
Ronna Romney wanted her newly purchased penthouse at Longboat Key Club Bayside to sparkle. And sparkle it does — in the day when the sun shines in and at night, thanks to spectacular lighting choices. “Lighting, for me, is very important,” she says. “I love to walk out on the terrace and see...

Relationship Building : The Foundation of a Sarasota Masterpiece

Relationship Building : The Foundation of a Sarasota Masterpiece
The peninsula of Manasota Key stretches for 11 miles along the Sarasota coast. Its beaches are often referred to as hidden gems, its mansions a string of pearls. Like those lustrous orbs, this Florida Mediterranean style compound on the Gulf of Mexico took years to form. A pleased former client ref...

Waterfront Wonderland : Coastal Style on Longboat Key

Waterfront Wonderland : Coastal Style on Longboat Key
Calling it “calming and exciting at the same time,” Longboat Key residents Keith and Kristie Harrison loved living on the water, so much so that when a vacant lot with both canal and bay frontage became available, they seized the opportunity to build a new home on it, in concert with John Cannon...