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The Mindera

The perfect blend of Coastal, Spanish and Mediterranean influences.

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Luxury Living in Siesta Enclave

8 Exclusive Home/Lot Packages Available Take advantage of this rare opportunity to build your custom home by Sarasota’s leading, award-winning home builder. John Cannon’s Siesta Enclave is bordered by Siesta Drive and Wisconsin Lane, nestled in one of Sarasota’s most sought after neighborhoods, “west of Trail” and located just minutes from the white sand beaches of Siesta Key and downtown Sarasota. Call 941.361.1300 or 941.383.5886 for more information.

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PUBLISHER John Cannon EDITOR Phillipa Cannon MANAGING EDITOR Nancy Hielscher ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Christine Koch Steve Boris Boost Studio COPYWRITERS Gary James Katie Trentley Deirdre Grigoli


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©2016 John Cannon Homes. Photographs and floor plans represented in these materials may differ from the actual homes and products being offered. Features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. All ceiling details as shown are optional and an additional cost. See a Design/Build specialist for complete and current information.

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President’s Letter The second edition of Live Well

The Design Center Turning design ideas into reality

Featured Homes A look at some of our exciting models

Our Communities Where we build and on-your-lot



Homes We Love Private residences

Guest Bed & Bath Be our guest

Lighting Trends Bright ideas for your home

Advertiser Index

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Welcome to the 2nd Edition of Live Well With the launch of our magazine Live Well last year, Phillipa and I had no idea that the magazine would be so warmly and enthusiastically embraced by potential customers, current clients, Realtors and trade partners.

You’ve told us it has helped with decisions about trends and traditions and

you’ve enjoyed being introduced to the luxury homes we build on the water and in the area’s finest gated communities. Moreover, we appreciated learning that we’ve helped you choose the community or neighborhood that was right for you and your family. Thank you!

This is our 29th year building custom luxury homes, and we continue to be

honored with accolades, such as: - 1st place 2016 Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s “Best Builder” Reader’s Choice Award, for Sarasota and Manatee counties, our 24th consecutive year with this distinction; - This year’s 2016 Parade of Homes, presented by the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association, the most recognized home builder sweeping the competition with 22 awards including four in the “Best Overall” category.

The Akarra III, recognized for Best Architectural Detail, Best Floor Plan, Best

Kitchen and Best Master Suite is featured in this edition, along with three new exquisite John Cannon models. We’ve expanded our section on the “Homes We Love” while “Be Our Guest!” offers a peek at what makes a guest room special.

Thank you for making John Cannon Homes the waterfront builder of choice

with over 370 custom homes on the water, and for another successful year building in southwest Florida’s most sought-after neighborhoods and communities. Warmest regards,

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THE DESIGN CENTER Trends in 2016-17

The New John Cannon Homes Design Center: Turning Design Ideas into Reality Opposite: Outdoor selections for your home that you can see, touch and feel. This page: Clients can meet with designers at comfortable work stations to choose from a variety of products.

With design trends continually evolving, the newly renovated John Cannon Homes Design Center offers an even wider selection of products for homeowners and prospective clients to consider when designing their custom home. Encompassing nearly 4,000 square feet, it is located at the John Cannon Homes Corporate Office Building in Lakewood Ranch. Cannon’s clients partner with a Design Liaison at comfortable workstations surrounded by contemporary vignettes displaying products. This allows our clients the opportunity to see, touch and feel all of their choices prior to construction in a complete visual presentation.

And the selection is extensive:

From a wide variety of roof tiles, both flat and barrel, and over 50 selections of cultured stone and pavers, to the most opulent designs in flooring including stone and wood; Luxurious bath fixtures by Kohler and Moen and stunning tiles, sinks and porcelains; Over 100 choices 8

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This page: From pavers to plumbing fixtures to a wide variety of cabinetry finishes the selection process is made easy.

Opposite: Your designer will assist in the coordination of all your exterior and interior selections.


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of solid surface countertop offerings

for our clients to work with one designer

including marble, granite, quartz,

throughout the entire process,” John

and Silestone are available and an

Cannon said.

exquisite selection of cabinetry

featuring different species of wood

this relationship. Our designers know

and acrylic in a myriad of profiles,

the customers and also know the

stain and paint finishes.

homes. Pre-construction selections

allow for a seamless transition to build,

“With so many options, choices

“We believe it’s crucial to maintain

and selections to be made during the

minimizing delays due to product

construction process of a custom home,

availability and last minute changes.

we find it’s easier and very productive

Deadlines can be met, budgets aren’t

compromised and, most importantly,

Our lifestyle today requires greater

our customers are completely

attention to creating spaces that feel


uncluttered and inviting. John Cannon

By keeping everything under one

Homes will listen to what you want

roof the client does not have to make

– and need – to make your custom

trips to warehouses and supply

home your dream home perfect for

centers. Plus, the experienced team

you, your family and your life. And the

will assist in selecting windows, roof

Design Center is the best place to start.

Opposite: Cast stone at the wing walls is duplicated at the front entry. Above: The great room features a majestic floor-toceiling granite wall with fireplace.

tiles, doors and exterior materials that meet neighborhood architectural guidelines as required, in addition to coordinating the interior selections of paint colors, flooring, countertops, cabinetry and fixtures.

Some of the trends: Easy, edgy,

comfortable living is today’s vibe; Overall “luxe minimalism” and “transitional” focus on clean lines and simplicity. Natural elements are mixed with contemporary materials. Wood, steel and glass are popular combinations; Organic influences combine with old-world and classic elements. Distinctive tile details are the new standard in bathrooms and kitchen. Work zones rather than the traditional “triangle” design with storage and entertaining are top priorities and driving kitchen layout. Get-away rooms for relaxation and family time are here to stay, and baths continue to evolve into spa-like retreats: Large dramatic freestanding tubs act like works of art or sculpture taking center stage. The John Cannon Homes Lifestyle Magazine




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Expect the Unexpected Joining The Akarra I (2011) and Akarra II (2013), The Akarra III boldly expresses a fresh, lively transformation of this enduring classic. The interior colors of The Akarra III heighten your





enter through the double bronze finished doors and step into the great room, with its vibrant color scheme of crimson and fire red surrounded by shades of linen, and paired with rich walnut and caramel woods. A majestic floor-to-ceiling solid granite wall with its linear fireplace and custom wood detailed ceiling treatment unify this refined, impressive space. The open floor plan – with great room, kitchen, and dining room, all bathed in natural light – creates sweeping, captivating views as the interior spaces blend with expansive outdoor living areas.

Opposite: Cast stone at the wing walls is duplicated at the front entry. Above: The great room features a majestic floor-toceiling granite wall with fireplace.

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Below: The outdoor dining area, perfect for entertaining, conversations and dining outdoors. Opposite: The dining area opens to the dramatic kitchen and great room.


The Akarra III kitchen and dining room stirs the soul and adds dramatic flair creating the perfect mood for your dining experience. In the kitchen, quartz counters and contemporary light fixtures paired with recessed lighting inspire both culinary

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creations and lively conversation. Over the granite island, contemporary wooden light boxes with bold inset lighting deliver unique artistic panache. Stainless appliances and a blend of solid maple flat front and frosted glass cabinetry finish

the space. The kitchen and dining area is extended with a conveniently placed wine refrigerator and bar, offering additional space to entertain guests as you prepare cocktails. An alluring master suite – complete with its own sitting

room and private access to the main lanai – is a secluded oasis surrounded in muted taupe and khaki tones. Reminiscent of a five star South Beach luxury spa, the master bath features an expansive use of clear and frosted glass walls for the water closet and the spacious dualhead shower complemented by crisp white oversized wall tiles. This modern bath, highlighting clean lines and smooth surfaces, includes a free-standing tub on a raised platform with inset pin lighting. Delivering additional richness to the bath, the dual sink vanity is topped with a bold blend of dark chocolate and tan granite with solid wood flat front espresso stained cabinetry. This is refined elegance wrapped neatly in a contemporary, yet timeless, design. The Akarra III’s two guest bedrooms each features a separate full-sized bath. As with previous versions of The Akarra, the bonus room integrates well with the dining

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The pool features a geometric shape along with special elements such as stepping stones and corner sun-deck.


The pool features a geometric shape along with special elements such as stepping stones, a fire pit and spa. Most impressive, however, is the spacious area for entertaining, conversations and dining outdoors, featuring a dream kitchen with a Wolf® Outdoor grill and cabana bar finished with a granite countertop.

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room and kitchen: perfect for watching movies or the big game, or the ideal setting to get away from it all. In addition, a classic, traditional study situated at the front of the home offers space for a contemplative retreat or home office. Disappearing sliding glass doors invite you to step out to an expansive outdoor living area. In keeping with the contemporary flair of the home, the pool features a geometric design along with special elements including stepping stones, fire pit and spa. Most impressive, however, is the spacious area for entertaining, conversations and outdoor dining, alongside a dream kitchen with a Wolf® outdoor grill and cabana bar with a granite countertop. Cedar cabinets below offer plenty of storage options and red glass mosaic wall accents add the finishing touches to the chic style of this versatile and stunning entertainment area.

A signature style of John Cannon and a feature in all of his custom home models is the integration of the Florida outdoor lifestyle with the rest of the home. The Akarra III does not disappoint. It’s no wonder that The Akarra III was an honored award-winning model in this year’s Parade of Homes. Based upon the accolades awarded to previous Akarra models over the years, there is much anticipation and excitement preceding the opening of the newest model in this series, The Akarra IV, in January 2017.

The master bath is best described as “refined elegance wrapped neatly in contemporary timeless design”.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Study: Garage:

1 3 31/2 1 3

BUILDING AREAS Total Living: Entry: Lanai: Total Under Roof:

3,631 sq ft 79 sq ft 868 sq ft 5,436 sq ft ©2016 John Cannon Homes The John Cannon Homes Lifestyle Magazine


A Twist on Traditional When your thoughts turn to waterfront living and living an elegant life, The Baylee is just that and more. The classic Mediterranean



soft warm beige façade, cream stone trim, large barrel tile roof, and striking tangerine wooden Above: A modern-style pool and spa surrounded by a clearview screen that offers unobstructed views. Opposite: The Mediterranean façade with cream trim and tangerine shutters.

shutters makes a definitive statement. Inside, you’ll find a unique twist on the traditional – as only John Cannon can create – with the interior selections and accents reflecting the look and feel of a Tuscan farmhouse, culminating in the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern amenities.



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The Baylee’s great room opens to the kitchen, dining area and outdoor spaces, blending a century’s old love of beauty, simplistic function and superior artistic craftsmanship. The floor plan’s masterful design utilizes disappearing corner sliding glass doors, creating a stunning lanai view that focuses on outdoor living at its most inviting. The main living areas of the home flow together in effortless yet thoughtful design. The kitchen highlights a honed black granite countertop and a double-bowl clay farmhouse sink with wrought iron, twohandle arc kitchen faucet and crisp linen tile backsplash. The stepped island is a combination of Black Walnut butcher block and honed black granite with a zero radius single-bowl stainless steel sink. The lightly distressed solid wood cabinets are finished in a painted heirloom stain with coffee glaze. Hand-waxed tiles behind the range complete this updated, clean take on a traditional Tuscan look. 20

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Adjacent to the kitchen and great room is a butler’s bar with wine fridge and entwined wire, open front cabinets, affording plenty of storage for entertaining essentials. A sun deck, just outside the kitchen and accessible from both the second and third bedrooms, offers additional light making this world-class kitchen both bright and lively. A tangerine orange barn door at the entry to the laundry room adds a splash of color in the hall opposite the secondary bedroom. The home’s neutral color palette is a combination of soothing grays and subtle beiges and creams, which transition gracefully and seamlessly throughout the home. Caramel stained oak flooring adds warmth to each room. The study, a place for private moments to work or relax, is an an ideal companion to the open great room. At the rear of the home is a bonus room affording picturesque views – and should you choose – this versatile room

can easily become a family or game room that also provides a convenient access to the outdoor kitchen and exterior living area. Just inside the entry to the master suite is a sitting area with a burnished, planked wood wall treatment, perfect for late night reading or television watching.

Opposite, left and below: The main living areas of the home flow together in effortless and thoughtful design.

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The master bath is where old-world charm meets today’s contemporary standards.


The wall of sliding glass in the master suite bathes the room in natural light while providing private access to the pool and spa. The plush carpet and oversized dual closets are just a few of the luxurious amenities this

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secluded space has to offer. The master bath is where old-world charm meets today’s contemporary style with prominent brickwork, separate vanities, a slipper tub finished in brushed chrome on brick flooring, a dual-head glass

shower accented with hand painted tiles, and driftwoodstained Knotty Pine cabinetry with retro-inspired hardware. Guest room baths feature high-

which beckoned you from the first moment you entered The Baylee, is the center point for home activities. For sophisticated entertaining, the

end style, each with unique finishes and appointments. The outdoor living space,

outdoor dining and kitchen area offers a Wolf grill and cedar cabinets and a contemporary pool and spa surrounded by a clearview screen for an unobstructed view of your surroundings. The Baylee, with classic architectural elements and modern farmhouse appointments, exemplifies John Cannon’s incomparable twist on traditional.

Just inside the entry to the master suite is a sitting area with a burnished, planked wood wall treatment.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Study: Garage:

1 3 3 1 3

BUILDING AREAS Total Living: Entry: Lanai: Total Under Roof:

3,442 sq ft 77 sq ft 725 sq ft 4,934 sq ft

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Love at First Sight Early mornings and refreshing breezes on your sun-kissed porch. Sunset on your spacious, private lanai. An evening under the stars with family and friends enjoying the pool and cabana. Tucked away in the Bay Estates Preserve at MiraBay, you’ll find our Mindera model home and the relaxed, comfortable Florida lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Surrounded by preserves and offering water views with your own private dock, The Mindera is the perfect blend of Coastal, Spanish and Mediterranean influences. Designed in the “Santa Barbara” architectural style, The Mindera’s use of customized finishes and natural materials offers subtle, timeless luxury with a signature aesthetic present in every room.

Opposite: The lanai features an outdoor kitchen, bar, two seating areas, pool and spa. Above: The front elevation of The Mindera.


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Right: The separate dining area opens up to the outdoor living area. Below: With its aroundthe island seating, this is an allaround functional, versatile kitchen. Opposite: The home’s great room features sweeping vistas of the waterfront and preserve.


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Walnut finished double entry doors bring you into a grand foyer open to the second level of the home, and your eyes are drawn to the dramatic intricate ceiling details, the stunning natural materials, the graceful flow and the harmony of light and space. Calm seaside colors have been chosen to enhance the visual appeal of stone and deep woods that make The Mindera appealing to both families and empty nesters alike. While the home’s great room features sweeping vistas of the waterfront and preserve, it’s the stained birch beams in the tray ceiling paired with the harmonious use of dry stacked Shellstone, which wraps the fireplace, and deep maple naturally-aged wood flooring that adds to the “wow” factor of the home. And when the room’s disappearing glass wall is tucked away, connecting you with the pool, spa and lanai, you will marvel at the unique and inviting design.

One of the keys to The Mindera’s sophisticated design is the sense of massing and proportion, an element of symmetry which maintains balance and harmony, a signature element found in every John Cannon Home. Just off the great room is a innovative and inviting oversized kitchen, its openness enhanced by the sky-blue ceiling treatment at the kitchens barrel ceiling. While culinary creativity will be inspired by the stateof-the-art stainless steel appliances, the pairing of the antique white-painted maple cabinetry and rustic knotty alder at the island will also impress. With its around the island seating, separate dining area and comfortable, creative lighting, this is an all-around functional, versatile kitchen where you will be at home entertaining guests, enjoying fun family game nights or managing after school projects. Tucked behind the kitchen is a study leading to an intimate

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The Mindera’s serene and spacious master suite is the perfect place to unwind. This bath is an incomparable, sophisticated space.


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courtyard that separates it from one of the home’s four bedrooms. In addition to the master suite and a bedroom on the main floor, two bedrooms

and a private entrance to the pool or immersing yourself in the soaking tub of the spa-like master bath. Contemporary lighting selections of the

are located on the second level, each with a full bath. Both bedrooms connect with a bridged walkway to the upper level bonus room, complete with its own private lanai. The Mindera’s serene and spacious master suite is the perfect place to unwind, whether reading a book in the separate sitting area with views

master bath combine with the a striking blend of fieldstone, flat panel dark wood cabinetry, rich wood beams at the ceiling, glass mosaic floor accents and two separate vanities topped with leaf shaped vessel sinks result in an incomparable, sophisticated space. Perfecting Florida living, The Mindera’s spacious rear lanai features a complete outdoor kitchen, a cabana bar topped with travertine, two distinct seating areas, and a pool and spa. This area is more than an extension of the great room; it’s the very essence of the relaxed Florida lifestyle. The Mindera is another one of our prestigious homes, as only John Cannon can design and build.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Study: Garage:

2 4 41/2 1 3

BUILDING AREAS Total Living: Entry: Lanai: Total Under Roof:

4,472 sq ft 204 sq ft 854 sq ft 6,658 sq ft

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Recaptured Splendor In creating The Miah, John Cannon has built a home that is a fresh and easy contemporary




Spanish Revival design. The arched openings, barrel tile roof and ceilings with exposed beams, are all classic design elements found in seaside villas of Italy, Spain and California. Above: The Miah’s well-appointed patio area becomes your “outdoor” living room. Opposite: The front exterior features a fresh and easy contemporary take on traditional Spanish Revival design.

The interior of the home features wall colors in gentle gray, reflective white and subdued beige, with accents and textiles in colors such as poppy orange, ebony and biscotti cream, offering upbeat, elegant living. Modern finishes are paired with organic, rustic, natural details and materials that comfortably enhance this current design.



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The main living area features soaring ceilings with rustic beams, transom windows for natural light, and a cast stone fireplace. Vintage light fixtures with exposed filament bulbs and rich hickory flooring tie together the distinct aspects of this spacious great room plan. Architectural details abound with lead pipe corbels, arched niches and bird cage iron railings. The crown molding throughout the home is a deep ebony, and beautifully paired with eight-foot knotty pine two32

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panel square plank doors underlining a look that harkens to a different age and time. The Miah’s kitchen is an exercise in form and functionality with industrial metals, state-of-the-art appliances, glass tile and lustrous countertops creating the ideal backdrop for entertaining and culinary ventures. Black is back in honed granite countertops, and matte subway tile, complementing custom knotty alder cabinetry with a rustic

gray finish resulting in a trendy, urban vibe. The oversized center island with contrasting wood and quartz countertop includes a wine cooler, breakfast bar and abundant under counter storage. The addition of a hidden walk-in pantry puts the finishing touch on this impeccable space. The romantic master suite has smoother lines and softer edges with plush Tweed Coat carpeting, muted gray walls and a boudoir crystal chandelier with sheer black shade. Two pairs of French doors afford private access to the pool and fire pit in the outdoor courtyard. The elegant master bath features granite countertops, maple cabinetry finished in a weathered teak stain and brushed stainless vessel sinks. A combination of stone and glass tiles with a Silestone deck, encase the luxurious soaking tub. There are four baths in all,

each offering its own special aesthetic and amenities with brushed nickel, polished chrome or bronze fixtures and custom cabinets in rustic knotty alder or maple. The second floor bonus room, indicative of an oversized Tribeca loft, is open to the great

room below and perfect for game nights or a media/ entertainment center. The downstairs study off the kitchen offers its own special environment for a variety of uses. As with all John Cannon

Opposite: The bold, captivating great room and spacious summer kitchen. Above: The Miah’s kitchen blends industrial metals, and glass tile with a black honed quartz countertop.

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SPECIFICATIONS Stories: 2 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 Study: 1 Garage: 2

BUILDING AREAS Total Living: Entry: Lanai: Total Under Roof:

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3,272 sq ft 35 sq ft 419 sq ft 4,225 sq ft

homes, the well-appointed patio area becomes your “outdoor” living room, an essential and integral element to enjoying the Florida lifestyle. In dramatic fashion – reflecting the Golden Age of legendary Hollywood villas – a wrought iron spiral staircase leads you from the upper level balcony to the lower back yard piazza. The outdoor living area offers a fully appointed kitchen, lounge deck, outdoor shower, inviting pool and spa and a cascading wall of water above the stone-surround fire pit, all anchored by oversize porcelain tiles and charcoal pavers. The Miah reflects John Cannon Homes’ ability and expertise in building “on-your-lot” by creating a home in harmony with an established neighborhood. Located “west of Trail,” a soughtafter area of Sarasota, The Miah was built to reflect a style that has existed for generations in our area while bringing it up to the standards and taste of today’s homeowner.

Top left: The romantic master suite. Top right: The second floor bonus room is open to the great room. Below: The elegant master bath features varying blends of stone and glass tiles.

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Build On-Your-Lot or in one of these gated, golf course or waterfront communities. This page: Award winning gated communitieis with a variety of amentities.

From the charming West of Trail

New communities

neighborhoods surrounding vibrant

Siesta Enclave - Only 8 John Cannon

downtown Sarasota to the tranquil

Homes will be built in this exclusive

bayside canals of Longboat Key and

enclave, just minutes away from Siesta

beyond, Southwest Florida offers

Key’s white sandy beaches and vibrant

diverse lifestyle choices and stunning


natural surroundings. If you’re

Indian Lakes - Estate-sized homesites,

planning to build on a lot of your own,

each 3 to 10 acres can be found in this

it’s important to know that the builder

new community located just minutes

you’re working with brings continuity

east of I-75 on Fruitville Road.

and consistency to the process. professionals at John Cannon Homes

Gated, golf course or waterfront communities

will give you a free site evaluation to

The Concession - A private setting

determine the feasibility and cost to

for grand estate living surrounded by

build on that parcel of land. We’ve

century-old oaks, pines and protected

put together a team that is well versed


in local and national building

The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch - A gated

codes, as well as the requirements for

community surrounded by unspoiled

building in our area’s individual

Florida countryside. Expansive 3 to 5

neighborhoods. The on-your-lot

acre homesites.

experts at John Cannon Homes will

The Founders Club - One of Sarasota’s

make building your dream home on

premier golf and country club

your dream lot a rewarding and

communities offering homesites

enjoyable experience.

with golf, lake or preserve views.

Before you purchase your lot, the


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The Islands on the Manatee River Fort Hamer Bridge will soon bring Lakewood Ranch, I-75 and Sarasota within minutes of this gated paradise. 1/2 acre-plus homesites allow for waterfront living in this beautiful area.

Our expertise as an on-your-lot custom builder will make building your dream home an enjoyable experience.

The Lake Club - The highly acclaimed private, master-planned community in Lakewood Ranch where Manatee and Sarasota counties meet and Tuscan influences abound. Country Club East - Located within Lakewood Ranch, each homesite offers panoramic views of the preserved wetlands and woodlands that weave throughout the neighborhoods. The Links at Rosedale - Estate size homesites featuring towering oak and pine tree vistas in this award-winning golf course community. MiraBay - This gated waterfront community offers a unique blend of Coastal architecture and upscale amenities in a relaxed and connected setting. The Oaks Club - One of the more exclusive golf and country club communities in Sarasota. Surrounded on 3 sides by water, The Oaks Club encompasses 1,000 acres of land. Stonelake Ranch - 20 minutes from downtown Tampa, Stonelake Ranch is a private community that combines expansive rolling hills with breathtaking views of Lake Thonotosassa. The John Cannon Homes Lifestyle Magazine



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Homes We Love Four couples have graciously opened up their homes to share what makes their custom John Cannon home special. Each home is dramatically different in approach and expression of personal style. And, as you will discover, each of our homeowners had very different “wants and needs� when it came to making their Florida waterfront home special. What they all had in common, however, was a vision of seeing a home built that they will cherish for years. By sharing their stories, we hope that they have inspired you to explore how John Cannon Homes can take your ideas and your vision, from concept to completion, and make your dream home come true.

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M WHEN LESS IS MORE: MINIMALISM DEFINED Above: Clean architectural elements lead the way into this Mediterranean Modern residence. Opposite: The outdoor area affords beautiful bay views as it wraps the curved edges of the pool. 40

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inimalism and its aesthetic of paired-down design elements is not one that comes up often for John Cannon and his team. The homeowners, a husband and wife who have a primary residence on Florida’s East Coast, were ready to build their first custom home. She wanted a builder who would translate the architectural concepts of Mies van der Rohe and his motto “less is more” into a home she envisioned accentuating simple, clean spaces that play with natural light and color.

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Having worked with John Cannon on a past

aesthetic, which emphasizes a sense of order and

renovation project, she had no doubt as to who


could design their custom dream home exactly the

Floating credenzas can be found in the dining

way she imagined. In fact, she is so pleased with

room, offices and secondary guest bedrooms,

the home, she’s asked to be anonymous because,

which allows for the seamless flow of the Walnut

in her words, “it’s all about the house.”

Saddle wood flooring in the home’s main living

Situated on a pie-shaped lot jutting out into

areas. The home has been decorated with a few

Sarasota Bay, “My concept was to bring the

prized crystal and silver museum pieces adding

outside in, that the artistry of nature would be the

singular drama to rooms while never distracting

featured art of the house,” she said, and added,

from the main focus: the dynamic, ever-changing

“and John captured those concepts and executed

water vistas. The Baccarat crystal chandelier, a

them perfectly.”

piece the couple purchased on a trip to Paris floats

When you enter the great room of the house, your eye goes straight to the bay. The hues, tones and colors of furniture were all chosen to relate to the environment without distraction. The custom made sofas and furniture by Luminaire were designed to minimize visual breaks. The pedestal table in the breakfast nook and thin-legged chairs are chosen to keep your eye moving through the space and to the outside with minimal obstruction. The dining table, kitchen

Above and left: Subtle transitions from both the dining area and kitchen complete the aesthetic desired by the homeowners. Opposite: The hues, tones and colors of the great room’s furniture were all chosen to relate to the environment without distraction.

elements and lighting, as well as the neutral tones throughout the entire home, were all chosen and planned to act as a canvas for nature and the people who bring the space to life. Minimalistic design doesn’t mean easy. Musthaves for the homeowner were frameless doorways, the absence of crown molding and the use of flatstock baseboards. “It may not seem to be a big deal, but these subtle transitions complete the The John Cannon Homes Lifestyle Magazine


effortlessly above the dining table and is one of the more ornamental fixtures in the home, but even it is featured in a way that accents, not overpowers. A matching Baccarat crystal floor lamp in the great room along with a Phillippe Stark designed mirror for Baccarat and the Tiuku Standing Pendulum Clock, designed by Ari Kanerva, make a statement of their own. There is a place for everything and everything is in place: The kitchen is designed with appliance “garages” for storage after use so the overall view is unobstructed. The modern curve of the light fixture emphasizes the circular shape of the breakfast table. Vertical pendants above the island are barely visible yet cast a dramatic light. The lacquered






stainless steel and the granite featured throughout

Her bath with its Industry Raw stone flooring has

the kitchen is Snow White Zodiaq. Another

a much more urban feel, and the floating slab

ultramodern feature in the home is the use of

front acrylic Northern Contours cabinetry with

recessed linear tray lighting instead of standard

Hafele clear pull drawers add a feminine flair. Both

round recessed can lighting.

spotlight how personalized you can make a

Contemporary furnishings are found in all of the

custom home.

bedrooms, including the master suite, yet kept to

“Coming into the custom home building process

their functional purpose. Customized closets in

was both exciting and challenging,” she said.

the rooms replace dressers or bureaus allowing

“For John and his team to take what I envisioned,

for plenty of storage options. Separate his and her

put it to paper and then seeing it become a reality

baths flank either side of the master bedroom,

is truly rewarding. They couldn’t have made it more

and what makes these baths exceptional, is how

enjoyable and everyone – at every level – worked so

differently they are tailored: Vertically installed

well together. They were a delight and they made

Porcelain wood tile in his bath mimic the vertical

the process fun as well as exciting. I put my heart and

views of stately palms seen from the windows.

soul into this home and they produced a work of art.”


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Left and below: Contemporary furnishings are found in all of the bedrooms, including the master suite. Bottom: The home’s clean architectural lines as seen from the bay.

Opposite left: His study features unobstructed views of the outdoor vistas. Opposite right: Neutral colors in her bath reflect the home’s urban vibe.

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A Fresh Take on a Classic


ike and Erin Moser relocated to Sarasota from Naples in 1997. Having spent time in Panama City, FL, the couple fell in love

with the “Plantation style” home design. “Balconies across the front of the house, black shutters around the windows, two stories – that’s what we wanted for our first custom home that is located on a canal with access to the gulf,” Erin said. Organized chaos best describes their family that includes four children, and at this time, an exchange student, two dogs, plenty of pet fish and a hedgehog. They wanted their custom home to fit their fun, active

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lifestyle and reflect their adventurous nature. No formality required, just a warm and welcoming home overflowing with love.


ohn Cannon and the design team fulfilled their requirements with a 3-story, 6-bedroom, 5-bath, 4,685 SF home with

3-car garage at the first level, complete with plenty of storage areas and two living levels. Crisp, pure white Hardie Board siding paired with traditional 2-panel double entry doors and shutters painted black make the home’s exterior a perfect backdrop for Erin’s festive Americana decorations. Though they had an idea for the interior Erin

Above and top left: The children’s bedrooms where color really pops. Below left: With a lifestyle as active

as theirs, the master suite is a welcome retreat. Below: The great room with built-in bar.

defined as Southern classic traditional, “the design center and team really helped us in making choices in fabrics and materials,” she said. A large, functional kitchen was really a musthave for us,” Erin said. “It really is the heart of our home and we wanted a space that was open to the family room. We often have family visiting, we love to entertain, and with our active lifestyle it needed to be low maintenance, offer lots of storage and be inviting and comfortable.” In the kitchen, Erin chose to offset the Frosty White painted maple cabinetry with navy glaze topped with Absolute Black polished granite.


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The same granite is duplicated at the over-sized

both levels and neatly anchors the living areas.

island with a honed finish providing ample space

Bright white walls throughout the home are

for food prep and a family meeting place for lively

accented with oversized family photographs,

discussions and entertaining ease. Black Moss,

children’s art and beautifully framed cards

naturally distressed maple flooring was used on

announcing the births of their four children.

Splashes of color surprise in alcoves or the back of a bookcase, adding visual impact and interest, but it’s in the children’s bedrooms where color really pops. Here you can see their individuality shine through with their choice of themes and accent colors. With a lifestyle as active as theirs, the master suite offers a welcoming retreat, with a free-standing Maax Versailles Clawfoot tub and raised-panel espresso cabinets elegantly finished with Carrara marble.


ike’s in the building and land development industry and was familiar with the style and quality

of the homes John Cannon built. “But that being said, this was our first custom home building experience and we didn’t know what to expect.” Erin had particular praise for their building superintendent, “His attention to detail, the follow through, being easy to work with, discussing and handling the typical tweaks encountered in the design and building process … both John and the team exceeded our expectations.” “Knowing that John was an expert in waterfront building, and knowing the exacting standards required, the Cannon team really shined, and with John’s input on determining the placement of the home on the lot while integrating everything we requested, his design resulted in a bonus of two enormous, oversized garages. Right now, with the children ages 9, 10, 13 and 15, we’ve got a lot of space we can fill,” Erin joked.

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waterfront building. We did our due diligence and met with a few other builders, but John and his team explained about state and federal coastal construction codes, and how they would work to stay within budget, yet incorporate everything we wanted,” she said, “there’s a

embracing waterfront living

lot that goes into building on

on the coast. “We have two

the water, and John and his

teenage boys and together

team have the knowledge

we enjoy boating, fishing and

and skill.”

sailboarding. With incredible

When talking about the

views of the bay - and being

construction process, Alison

directly on the water - we

didn’t want to pass up the

consider ourselves lucky to

opportunity to mention,

have stumbled upon this lot,” Alison said, adding, “and could not pass it up.” “We began our interview process with John Cannon Homes because of John’s reputation as an expert in


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Right: Clean lines, creamy whiteon-white tones and on-trend blue prints, coupled with natural light creates a classic nautical, yet understated style in the open great room.

Above: This home completely embraces coastal Florida living, with wrap-around lanais on all levels offering panoramic views of the bay.

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Left-right: Glass doorknobs add a touch of glamour; the master bath; Coastal architecture at the front of the home; the spacious sherbet hued laundry room.

“we loved our building

level of the home.

superintendent; he made the

The main living areas on the

custom home building process

second level include the kitchen

enjoyable and we had complete

with breakfast area, great room,

trust in him.”

dining room, study, laundry

The 3-story home’s square

room and a playroom that can

footage at 4,329 SF, features

change and adapt over time.

two living levels, with two 2-car

One requirement for this active

garages and plenty of storage

mom is a practical, yet time

room, flanking the entry

honored invention in the

staircase on the ground level

laundry room - a laundry chute -

of the home.

a sensible feature for an active

This home completely


embraces coastal Florida living,

The owners had a clear

with wrapping lanais on all

interior design aesthetic in mind

levels. The floor plan places the

for their home: “We wanted to do

bedrooms on the third level,

away with formal living, heavy

separating the living area – and

woods and dark small spaces,

“the boys” – from the second

but keep some traditional aspects that make a home warm and easy to live in. And, we wanted

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an open comfortable space.” Their vision is captured by John Cannon with the melding of living and kitchen spaces into an open floor plan featuring an

An elegant outdoor sitting area just off the great room and kitchen.

abundance of windows with a breathtaking panorama of the bay. Clean lines, creamy whiteon-white tones and on-trend blue prints, fabrics and accents coupled with so much natural light creates a classic nautical, yet understated style. Alison and James chose warm wood Maple Red Wine flooring for added richness and warmth in the main living areas and all bedrooms. “When there’s nothing to watch on television, we swivel our chairs and watch gorgeous sunsets,” Alison said. In reflecting on what is her favorite space in her new home, Alison said, “I’d have to say the great room. It’s exactly what we always dreamed about.” And, a close second? Bathed in pink and orange hues it would be “My beautiful laundry room. It almost makes doing laundry bearable.” The John Cannon Homes Lifestyle Magazine


A Taste of Burgundy on the Bay As active retirees, when they relocated from Above: Staying true to the French Country style of architecture. This photo: Beautiful sunsets create the perfect backdrop for outdoor dining.


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Annapolis, Maryland to their home on a beautiful waterfront inlet leading to Sarasota Bay, they knew exactly what they wanted in a custom built home: “A little bit of French countryside on the water.” Wishing to remain anonymous,

on the water. They spent many years

our globetrotters “were looking for

fishing and boating on Chesapeake

a European-style home, but without

Bay and the husband sculls (rows)

the formality. We spent years walking

for exercise. Over the years, it was

through a dining room we never

becoming more difficult for him to

used to get to the family room,” our

get out and row. “By being on the

homeowner said. “This home was

water he can row out into Sarasota

going to be an open floor plan, with

Bay in no time, she said.

lots of space for entertaining,

After finding the property, with

laughter and comfort, inside and

magnificent views of Sarasota Bay,

out, with no unused spaces.”

they set out to choose their builder.

It was imperative the property was

“Friends were looking to build a

In the home’s Great Room, wood floors add a warm visual appeal, ceilings feature exposed wood beams and an oversized stone mantel and fireplace provide Old-world charm with a relaxed feel.

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The home’s kitchen stays true to the French Country theme, with brick, stone and wood accents.


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custom home as well, so we

do these?’ As we learned more

began tagging along visiting

about John Cannon Homes and

models,” she recalled. “We

his reputation as a waterfront

visited a model by John Cannon

builder, and their ‘can do’

Homes, liked what we saw, but

attitude, we knew they were

also had some special things we

going to be our choice to build

wanted, so we asked, ‘Can you

the home we envisioned.”

Below Left: The wine room adds a unique, authentic touch at the home’s entrance.

This photo: Throughout the home there is authenticity to

the interior that is both refined and comfortable.

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The home is in the style

authenticity to the interior that

grace the interior. Throughout

of French Country, but as he

is both refined and comfortable.

the home, doors are finished in

puts it, “We weren’t looking

“Wherever we look, our eyes are

French Walnut, and wall colors

for something too rustic.” The

happy,” she said.

are soft, neutral tones of vanilla,

authenticity of the interior -

Old Brick Originals City Hall

cream and beige. The great

from Classic Tan stone flooring

interior accent brick – not

room features a stunning stone

with a distressed edge at the

often seen in Sarasota - and

fireplace, and an exquisite 18th

entry foyer and hall to Bella

majestic wood beams stained

century Flemish tapestry that

Cera Amalfi Coast Hickory wood

Harvest Gold with Sable glaze in

has a dual purpose: It hides

flooring throughout – there is an

both the kitchen and great room

the television when they are entertaining guests. On the

Above: This space above the garage is the perfect location for the home gym. This photo: The Master Bedroom reflects the romantic, traditional style of the homeowners.

backside of the house, an infinity pool reaches out to the inlet leading to Sarasota Bay. And, there is a “very European” wine room located just off the foyer that adds a unique and authentic touch. Both residents were looking for a space to call their own: For him, Cannon creating a study for quiet reading and contemplation; As a watercolorist, she needed a studio, so John Cannon created one facing north, where she paints and reads (she also studies languages), and throughout the home she has created one-ofa-kind faux finished lighting fixtures complementing their magnificent collection of European and American art


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Both inside and out, the home has lots of room for entertaining, laughter and comfort, with no unused spaces.


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and antiques. “We are both traditionalists and romantics,” she said, “and we have a history with each piece, whether it’s contemporary or part of our collection.” In working with the Design Center the team helped her interpret colors, textures and materials to integrate furnishings and fixtures into a pleasant, comfortable interior. “We love our new home so much, we find we don’t go out as much anymore,” she laughs. “Perhaps we’ve finally settled down.” “Working with interior designers and the design team was great, but you need to immerse yourself in the process,” she explains. “They make it enjoyable, help with the decision making, for sure, but when you put that extra effort into the design, it’s your life, not one imagined by someone else. So in the end, you design the set, and you live the script of the life you build.”

Both images above: The guest bedrooms combine colors, textures and materials into pleasant, comfortable interiors. This photo: Her studio/ study affords endless views of the bay.

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“Be Our Guest” | by Katie Trentley, Kay Green Design Inc. Creating a space for guests in your

beautiful bedding, fluffy towels, distinct

home involves more than just providing

bathroom amenities, and a quality TV.

a comfortable place to sleep. It is an

Providing guests with a place they get

opportunity to make people feel truly

away to relax on their own is beneficial

welcome and ensure their time with

for everyone.

you is memorable. Successful guest

bedrooms are a guest’s “hotel” away

with the color scheme. Matching the

from home; greeting them with

color palette with the rest of the home

Right and Below: The guest rooms featured here offer a variety of bedding with soft, touchable textiles and baths with distinctive amenities.


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is key to keeping the home coordinated,

cotton stitched coverlet, in a neutral

although switching it up with a surprise

palette, then add pops of color in

pop of color can make the room feel

accent pillows to create a cozy, chic

extra special. Color is where emotions

bed for your guests. Then find space

live, so use it to create the ambiance

for a sitting area; a soft throw on

you wish to establish – cool blues and

simple chair in the corner will make a

neutral tones to invoke serenity, or

welcoming reading nook.

warm golden and copper hues to

energize their spirits.

to personalize the space. Framed

photos from a vacation or a themed

Great bedding should feature soft,

Lastly, utilize unique accessories

touchable textiles offered in layers so

accessory representing your interests

your guest has choices depending on

will be wonderful conversation starters

the temperature. Pair different textural

as your guests settle in for their stay.

Opposite, Left and Below: Choose colors that coordinate with other rooms in the home. Adding colorful pillows, personal photos and fresh flowers make each room feel welcoming and special.

elements like a linen duvet with a

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Lighten Up: Bright Ideas for Your Home Inside and out, how your home is

porate a variety of light sources

illuminated – with natural and

when defining a space: Highlighting

additional lighting – can make or

architectural or art pieces (accent);

break a well-designed space. Think

creating conversation and entertaining

about it: Lighting can help create a

spaces (ambient and natural lighting);

mood, make tasks easier to perform

and functional lighting for shaving,

or transform an outdoor living space

reading, chopping vegetables (task),

into its own sparkling nighttime

for example, are all used to build

jewel. It’s that essential.

levels of interest and comfort. Multiple light sources are particularly good for


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Make Your Home Shine

avoiding dark areas in the evening. Wall

When you move through your home

sconces throughout your home will

during the day, you have probably

enlarge interiors visually and make you

noticed subtle changes in the way

want to linger in them longer.

light plays on the walls, in rooms, on

furniture and accessories. As night

achieved through judicious use of

descends, and more artificial light

lighting placed overhead, under

becomes needed, your home’s

cabinets and over the island. Focused

ambience changes with the setting

task lighting such as low voltage

sun. Studies have shown that how we

halogens with narrow flood beams are

light our home - with both natural

an excellent source to light an island

and artificial light - can make all the

workspace. The perfect mix of layered

difference in our mood, productivity

general and task lighting creates a

and energy costs.

convivial atmosphere for the most used

room in many homes.

At John Cannon Homes, we

Effective kitchen lighting can be

are committed to incorporating an

integrated lighting aesthetic in every

flexibility, each type of light should be

home we build.

controlled separately and dimmers are

essential for both your incandescent

Successful lighting designers incor-

For maximum efficiency and

Opposite: The pool becomes a sparkling jewel with the addition of well-planned accent lighting. This page: An example of effective kitchen lighting as seen in The Mindera.

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Right: Multiple lighting options in The Akarra III add visual appeal to the main living areas.

and halogen light sources. Highlighting show pieces, creating an inviting space to read a book or subtly illuminating a hallway creates visual appeal and a comfortable environment.

Controlling multiple light sources

can be achieved through simple multiple light switches or more sophisticated methods such as a programmable Clare® system with preset options or using your tablet, cellphone or laptop.

High ceilings can result in dark

spaces. Lights such as ceramic metal halide or high wattage halogens offer a focused, tight beam spread, which can often illuminate a room with better fill light than recessed downlights. Ambient lighting such as wall-mounted or pendant sources add visual appeal as well.

Decorating with light need not be

something to fret over, especially if you imagine how all your light sources work separately and together. Think of light as a dimension that can help define a space, and you will be well on the way to enjoying a home that can be transformed by light.

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most popular interior styles where your

bedroom, kitchen and living room.

have a minimalistic look, are “rough

momentum – from appliances to

selections of lighting will shine:

Exposed Edison bulbs add vintage flair

around the edges” incorporating glass,

hardware to fixtures – with bronze and

Artisanal: It’s that reclaimed

to a modern living space.

steely accents and mixed metals. Look

gold tones making their mark as room

antique mirror, those mid-century scroll

Industrial: These can be seen in

for bronze, gold, silver and contrasting

accent colors as well as lighting, bath

sconces or a couple of wrought-iron

commercial settings and urban lofts

textures like leather and denim to bring

and kitchen fixtures. A welcome change:

candlesticks, and incorporating lighting

where exposed ductwork and iron

an industrial vibe to any room.

wall color is no longer all the same from

in repurposed materials. Artisanal is

beams are featured. In residential

Brass: It’s back, and bolder than

room to room, and the adventurous are

best used to accent rooms such as your

interior design, furniture and fixtures

ever. Warm metals continue to gain

adding accent walls to complement

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metallic tones and neutrals for dramatic effect. Think Big: This trend is a modernized version of mid-century design: Oversized lamps, shades that make a design statement, large hanging light fixtures in geometric shapes: pendants, globes, glass spheres and chandeliers in chrome, glass and crystal. Don’t be afraid to mix traditional, contemporary, futuristic or rustic. Homes with high ceilings can feature a dramatic fixture that simultaneously draws the eye up and fills the space. Retro: In textiles, wall finishes, furniture and even appliances, retro is a “blast from the past” in colors and design prevalent in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Fabric shades, prismatic glass accents, Art Deco-style mirrors and geometric wallpapers harken to eras gone by; high-end appliances in vintage colors such as turquoise and chrome are making a huge comeback. Nautical: With navy being a top color trend in many coastal homes, complement your interior lighting look with fixtures that incorporate beveled or seeded glass.


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Sources: Make Your New Year Bright.; Canington, Carol. 7 Lighting Mistakes Only Rookies Make. 05.24.16. http://Progressive Lighting; Kelly, Kerry. Get the Lighting Right..; Profis, Sharon. 5 things to consider before buying LED Bulbs. 03.25.16.

Right: Natural and additional lighting in The Amarina dining room complements the neutrals used in the furnishings. Opposite: A fabric wrapped crystal chandelier adds glamour to The Akarra III’s bath.

How to Choose LEDs As LED bulbs become more effective, more attractive and replace incandescent bulbs – those traditional bulbs that have been around since Edison invented them – it can be confusing to pick the right bulb for the right task. Though it’s not as difficult as learning the metric system, how they are classified is a lot different than we’ve been accustomed to for years. Here are some tips: Forget Watts. That’s actually a measure of energy (heat) output. Lumens measure brightness now and the larger the lumen number the brighter the bulb (For example, an old 150w bulb is 2600 lumens – the LED bulb is able to put out a very bright light using as little as 25 watts of energy.) So, forget the watts and focus on the lumens for brightness. Choose the Color of the Light. Just like incandescent bulbs, LEDs let you choose the color of the light. This is measured in Kelvins, and the lower the Kelvin number, the warmer (yellower) the light. LEDs available in “warm white” and “soft white” produce a warmer yellow hue like the incandescent bulbs you’re used to in a table lamp, and “bright white,” produces a cooler (whiter) light, closer to daylight, for kitchen and tasks. For outdoors, you can mix and match for ambient and functional lights, such as sconces and walkways. LEDs are dimmable. But, there’s a caveat: Remember the wattage thing? Incandescent bulb dimmers work at cutting off the watts (energy) to the bulb. Since watts aren’t part of the LED equation, LED bulbs can be dimmed, but not all LEDs are dimmable. (It has to do with how they’re manufactured). You need either LED bulbs compatible with traditional dimmers or replace dimming switches with leading-edge (LED compatible) switches. LEDs can’t be used everywhere (yet). Even though LEDs don’t give off lots of energy (watts again) they do give off some, and because of their design, all LEDs can’t be used in enclosed fixtures: only those approved for recessed or enclosed spaces can be, and most people find it is best to work with a professional in deciding what’s best to use.

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Valued name in resale. When you own a

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new home. Our designers are here to help

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home will not only be admired by your

in-house Designer is priced prior to you

you make all of your interior and exterior

standing relationships with both national

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and local vendors. You can be confident that

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you will be getting the best possible price for

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all materials used in building your home.

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contract, we’ll do our best to deliver

builds. His uncompromising commitment

updated pricing in a timely manner.

Best Builder Award. For the past 24

helped each of these repeat homeowners

to excellence is evident from his involvement

Corporate offices are centrally located. Our

to know that we are going to be around to finish homes, pay our trades, and service the product we sell.

the Design Center showcases many of the

understood the value of a John Cannon

Final. Everything that you have discussed

consecutive years, we have been voted

with the sale of their previous home(s).

the area’s Best Builder by the Sarasota Her-

Established trade partners. For nearly

personal on-site inspections of every home

ald-Tribune readers in both Sarasota

30 years, we have been building a team of

and University Parkway, and we provide all

under construction.

and Manatee counties.

expert trade partners who meet our stringent

of our services under one roof.

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