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The Macalla

This Spanish revival exemplifies the joys of the relaxed Florida lifestyle.


Thank you Sarasota and Manatee John Cannon Homes voted Best Builder for 23 consecutive years. John Cannon Homes has won hundreds of design and building awards throughout the years. Being named as the winner or finalist of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Awards as the ‘Best Residential Builder’ for 23 consecutive years reflects the reputation we have earned as a team associated with quality, value and longevity. CGCA18551

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Contents

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President’s Letter Greetings and welcome to our new publication, Live Well

The Design Center Where your house becomes your home…

Our Communities Live, work & play: Lakewood Ranch

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Featured Homes

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Private Residence

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On-Your-Lot Experts

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An inside look at some of our exciting models

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An enticing blend of grandeur and comfort

We’ll design and build a home that’s a perfect fit for your lot & your lifestyle

Advertiser Index

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT John Cannon

Greetings and welcome to our new publication, Live Well My wife Phillipa and I started our company over 27 years ago and, together with a very talented team of professionals, we have built over 1,350 homes in southwest Florida’s most prestigious gated and waterfront communities. We’ve also become the waterfront builder of choice with over 350 custom homes built for clients on the water.

This year has been especially rewarding and we’d like to thank you for our

most recent accolades: - 24 awards presented to John Cannon Homes by The Manatee-Sarasota Home Builders Association at this year’s Parade of Homes and, - 1st place in the prestigious Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s “Best Builder” Readers’ Choice Award for 2015–our 23rd consecutive year

Saying we feel honored is an understatement. This year’s “Best Builder”

award, which represents both Sarasota and Manatee counties, is a tribute to our entire team’s hard work and dedication.

This inaugural issue of Live Well offers a variety of features, including spot-

lights on our models, a special community section (where we’ve been building for 20 years!), a preview of new design trends, on-your-lot construction, and an exclusive, inside look at one very spectacular private residence we’ve built.

I hope you enjoy this intimate look at John Cannon Homes.

Warmest Regards,

John Cannon President and CEO

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THE DESIGN CENTER Trends in 2015-16

Where your house becomes your home… The 4,000 square foot Design Center,

Color

housed within the John Cannon

“Do we detect an accent?”

corporate building, features the prod-

Soft, Neutral Tones and Palettes:

ucts that homeowners and prospective

Soft focus colors from Sherwin Wil-

clients want to complete their home,

liams reveal subdued and/or muted

from roof tiles to flooring products.

hues, sometimes “smoky” but always

Multiple vignettes showcase the most

versatile:

opulent designs in flooring to the most

• SW6073 Perfect Greige — a flawless

luxurious bath fixtures that can been touched as well as seen. Best of all, our

subtle, coastal aqua (as seen in the

you find the perfect selections for your

Avianna)

“It’s crucial to maintain the

relationship,” says John Cannon. “Our designers know both the clients and the homes.” With so many options, it is easier for our clients to work with one designer throughout the entire process. Pre-construction selections minimize product availability delays and last minute changes and keep deadlines and budgets intact. But most importantly, our clients are completely satisfied.

The following are just some of

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• SW6204 Sea Salt — excellent as a

experienced designers are ready to help needs.

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blend of gray and beige

• SW7547 Sandbar — a true, hard-tofind beige without any pink • SW7551 Greek Villa — a rich, creamy white. 50 Shades of Gray: Still very popular, grays pair with fresh creams and white to create an understated yet unique palette. Bold Accent Patterns: Accent patterns infuse many jewel tones with drama and intensity. Dynamic greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges will also be more prevalent. Brighter touches added to shades of navy, black, tan and regimental green will also be popular.


Expect to see non-matching metal finishes in the kitchen. Gold, bronze, gunmetal, and silver are popping up in lighting and giving individuality and acceptance to retro and vintage reproduction hardware. Distinctive Tile Details in Bathrooms and Kitchens: These features provide an opportunity for highlighting construction quality and well thought out design.

Flooring “Textures to take your breath away.” Texture will be central in many new collections. Floor and wall tile designs will range from Naturalistic Faux Wood Grains and Petrified Woods to sophisticated Concrete interpretations. Realistic renditions of wood will be especially prevalent, as more suppliers employ digital printing to achieve the patina of petrified, aged, or reclaimed wood. A wide range of colors and sizes are available, including squares and traditional plank forms. With all the emphasis on texture, it’s no surprise that shimmering The John Cannon Homes Lifestyle Magazine

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Metallic tones are once again in

So, as a major investment, choose

demand, especially in decorative

kitchen products that will last.

embellishments. Gold tones add

Cream and White kitchen cabinet

grandeur, and tile makers are offering a broad range of elegant patterns as well as bold, high profile accents.

Interior Spaces “Outdoors is what’s in.” “Luxe Minimalism” and “transitional” themes bring outdoor elements indoors with a focus on clean lines and simplicity. Organic Influences: Expect to see modern textures with old-world and classic elements. Natural Elements alongside contemporary materials:

styles while Granite countertops and Stainless Steel appliances remain top choices. Get Away Rooms: Creating spaces to encourage relaxation, family time, or recreation is a trend that is here to stay. Master Baths: As the master bath is re-envisioned as a spa-like retreat, large, well-designed tubs will be pulled away from the wall to become the focus of the room like a work of art. Wine Rooms and Bars: No longer just

combinations that create edgy yet easy

luxuries for the avid collector, these

and comfortable living.

areas are showing up in new and

space to meet family needs. Work zones instead of triangles drive kitchen design in 2015 and the importance of storage and entertaining are reflected with built-in pantries, pull-out shelves, counter seating, and wine storage. In new kitchens, the most popular styles are traditional, transitional and contemporary. According to Houzz.com, most homeowners’ relationship with their kitchen can last 30 years or more.

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followed by Shaker—or raised panel—

Wood, Steel, and Glass are popular

Kitchens: Open floor plans create

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finishes are still the classic choice

creative ways.

Outdoor Entertaining Beautifully designed Pool and Spa areas, Outdoor Kitchen and Dining areas, and even Gazebos provide ample “get away space.” Transitional Cabana Rooms shelter homeowners who want to grill indoors during inclement weather (as seen in the Avianna).


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OUR COMMUNITIES FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

Live, work & play: Lakewood Ranch Southwest Florida’s master-planned community weaves its past into a bright future.

Above: An overview of one of Lakewood Ranch’s Golf Courses. Opposite is one of the Ranch’s many trails.

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ended in cow pastures. It wasn’t until

the Florida Green Building Coalition.

1995 that visionaries set out to turn

John Cannon Homes, celebrating their

8,500 acres of lush, tropical Florida

20th year building in Lakewood Ranch,

land into a master-planned community

has consistently won Parade of Homes

called Lakewood Ranch, comprising

Awards for design and luxury proving

of seven distinct villages. Today, this

going green doesn’t mean forgoing fine

thriving community has more than

craftsmanship, uncompromising quality

doubled in size while retaining its

and the finest materials.

original character.

Lakewood Ranch is still a master-

with a wide selection of boutiques and

planned community as envisioned so

stores ranging from the familiar places

many years ago. But it has grown to

such as florists, fine jewelry and dry

17,500 acres and nine villages with

cleaners to more flavorful shops like

an accompanying official slogan -

cafes, ice cream parlors, wine and spirit

Live, Work and Play – which couldn’t

emporiums, and bakeries.

be more accurate and befitting a

Anyone who has visited southwest

community that offers so much, to

Main Street that becomes an attraction

Florida can understand why it ranks

so many, and does it so well.

all its own. Music On Main, Evening

so highly in popularity. Between 1990

There are eight shopping districts

And, yes, Lakewood Ranch has a

Under the Stars, The Suncoast Wine

and 2000, according to statistics, the

Live

Festival are just a few of the yearly

population of Sarasota-Manatee

From townhomes to custom estates,

scheduled events that call Main Street

counties experienced population

the builders in Lakewood Ranch

home. There’s even a community blog

growth upwards of 33%, as thousands

approach their projects with an

and on-line forum, Lakewood Ranch

moved to the region to enjoy its

attention to detail and an abiding

Talking, that keeps the community

climate, attractions and culture.

concern for the environment. This

connected, whether it’s for trading

is just one of the reasons Lakewood

do-it-yourself advice, reaching out to

Parkway, the dividing line that straddles

Ranch is one of the area’s largest green

help neighbors in need, or just sharing

Sarasota and Manatee counties, literally

certified developments, according to

pet videos.

Yet, until the mid-90s, University


John Cannon Homes also builds in these gated and waterfront communities: The Concession The Founders Club The Links at Rosedale The Islands on the Manatee River MiraBay Stonelake Ranch

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Below: Music On Main and Evening Under the Stars are just a few events that call Main Street home.

technological advances in medicine as

than 12,000 people, while pumping

planners, living also meant living

well as cardiovascular services, physical

more than $1.5 billion into the local

well. Located just two miles from I-75,

therapy, pain specialists, emergency ser-

economy per year (Nielsen Claritas, Inc.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center,

vices complemented by events, classes

Site Reports, 2008).

celebrating a decade of service in

and support groups for the community.

But for the Lakewood Ranch

the community, is a an acute care

And to educate and train the future

business leaders and innovators in the

hospital employing over 400 physicians

Work

and allied health professionals. The

Work is also vital to the Lakewood

schools and institutions of higher

hospital’s fully-integrated inpatient

Ranch community. In 2008, there were

learning in Lakewood Ranch, including

and outpatient services offer the latest

1,200 businesses employing more

the prestigious Out-of-Door and Sea of

area, there are twenty-two public

Strengths Academies, satellite campuses for Keiser University, State College of Florida, Everglades University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of South Florida and Manatee Technical Institute.

Play Along with parks and more than 150 miles of trails, lakes and nature preserves, residents can enjoy 36 holes of private golf, 18 holes of daily fee golf, 18 tennis courts and an athletic center that sports world-class amenities and fitness, aquatics – even polo and cricket clubs.

Live. Work. Play. Such a perfect,

simple description for Lakewood Ranch that it’s the community’s official slogan. To quote a long-time resident, “there is so much here, and so much to do, that there really is no reason to leave … except to take in the lovely, pristine white sand beaches of our coast, only minutes away.” 12

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Lakewood Ranch sports world-class amenities and is home to polo and cricket clubs.

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THE KIANDRA

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Representing the American Dream...naturally. When Country Club East added Seacroft to the existing villages of its gated community, John Cannon Homes added a jewel of its own to Lakewood Ranch’s illustrious crown. The Kiandra, designed to take full advantage of Seacroft’s breathtaking location nestled among nature sanctuaries and lakes, is an abundant home at over 3,600 square feet. Dressed in Tuscan details with brick and stone accents, The Kiandra offers a spacious interior that features a trio of bedrooms

The outdoor kitchen area at The Kiandra is just steps away from the pool.

and bathrooms, a kitchen, study, exercise room and bonus room. Leading to the generous double walnut-stained entry, a subtle earth-toned paved walkway guides visitors past a masterful play of color accented with cut stone details on the house and 3-car garage.

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The kitchen’s clean lines flow seamlessly into graceful curves, while just off the great room expansive views abound.

Once inside, guests will find that The Kiandra is generous enough for any family’s needs yet comfortable enough to feel like home. The foyer’s lofty ceiling, at over 14 feet, and great arched doorway transitions into a central great room which serves as the focus for all the other rooms such as the lanai, kitchen, dining areas and the hall leading away to more private spaces such as the study, exercise and master suite.

The kitchen’s clean lines flow seamlessly into the graceful curves of the Francois Regent pewter polished hood. Abundant Maple cabinetry, adorned with Shaker narrow-style doors and beaded inset edges provides plentiful storage with thoughtful touches such as Amerock polished chrome hardware and soft-closing dovetail drawers. The island is equipped with an Elkay Clayton stainless steel sink and Moen Align single-handle hi-arc pull down faucet. Complimenting the kitchen’s appearance is a SubZero-Wolf Cabinet Paneled refrigerator flanked by the cooktop hidden pantry. Just off the great room, the study affords expansive views of the pool and lake to provide a tranquil setting for catching up on emails or perusing the latest best-seller. The tranquility continues in the master suite. The capacious master bath and sitting area provide relaxation and renewal. Then, for times when a soothing cascade from the shower’s

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The Kiandra’s master bedroom with double doors lead to a private lanai.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Dens: Garage:

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BUILDING AREAS Total Living: Garage Sq Ft:

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Entry: Lanai: Total Under Roof:

3,644 sq ft 740 sq ft 74 sq ft 961 sq ft 5,419 sq ft


ceiling tower isn’t enough, a separate master entrance opens onto a master lanai for even greater rejuvenation. If there is something that can distract from The Kiandra’s peerless interior, it may well be its exterior with master and family lanais, expansive deck, spa, outdoor kitchen with a 30-inch grill and 36-inch wall range hood,

and an ingenious infinity edge pool. Surrounded by a clear view screen that virtually disappears, the stunning lake view and luxurious amenities can be enjoyed no matter what Mother Nature might have in mind. This latest offering from John Cannon Homes is guaranteed to be a favorite among home buyers.

The spacious master bath and soaking tub provide a spa-like area for relaxation and renewal.

The Kiandra’s bonus room opens up on two walls to the home’s outdoor living areas.

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Tradition Doesn’t Have to Be Unadventurous The Avianna model from John Cannon Homes ushers in the return of grand estate-style living to The Concession Golf Club and Residences. Uncompromising quality and fine craftsmanship are on display throughout this opulent Mediterranean-style home from the entryway to the mastersuite; from the dining room to the kitchen; from the intricate ceiling details to the expansive outdoor living areas. The spacious one-story dwelling features three bedrooms and four bathrooms in nearly 5,000 The Avianna’s refined design makes the transition from inside to outside virtually seamless.

square feet; every inch designed with the needs and desires of residents and their guests in mind. Rich colors and textures evident through opulent stone floors and custom woodwork please the eye while other amenities satisfy your other senses.

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The gazebo is where you can light a fire on a cool evening, or on those warm summer days, gather with friends for an intimate lunch.

Whether Epicurean tastes favor wine or wings, The Avianna is well-equipped. The ample kitchen comes with a generous island for preparing or displaying dishes, plentiful cabinet space, and the latest Wolf | Sub-Zero appliances such as a separate under counter refrigerator drawers. A climate-controlled wine vault and hidden walk-in pantry complete this ideal kitchen and insure the host is prepared for whatever they want to cook up, from a blow-out party to an intimate dinner. Situated between the kitchen and the family room, a casual dining area is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner while the bonus/cabana room with its

indoor grill has the space needed for those events where guests can watch the big game with plenty of room for them to jump out of their seats. When it’s time for the host to turn homebody, The Avianna transforms into an oasis. At the end of a private hall, the master suite beckons. Within

Uncompromising quality and fine craftsmanship are on display throughout this opulent Mediterranean-style home from the entryway to the master- suite; from the dining room to the kitchen; from the intricate ceiling details to the expansive outdoor living areas.

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this chamber, the sumptuous master bath offers a soothing respite. Soaking in the travertine marble tub, with its backdrop of a cascading waterfall, will not only soothe weary muscles, but also help clear an anxious mind. There’s also a cavernous walkin shower elegantly appointed with mosaic tile accents and an invigorating view of a secluded garden. Separate vanities in the master bath are topped with rich, Rainforest Cappuccino marble that make the space feel more like a spa. And that’s just the inside. The Avianna’s refined design makes the transition inside to outside living virtually seamless. Imagine slipping through the disappearing sliding doors of the cabana or the bonus room to enjoy a glass of perfectly chilled Chablis by the pool. Stepping stones lead to the gazebo with its tented Cypress wood ceiling. On brisk nights, indulge with a soak in the spa or unwind by the fireplace as you take advantage of

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The bonus room with adjacent cabana bar, features an indoor/ outdoor kitchen. The room with its exposed beams and tented cypress ceiling also features an expansive seating area.

yet another perfect Florida night. Although touring The Avianna is likely to leave future homeowners speechless, only one word is needed to describe it: exquisite.

Resting atop a bed of stones is a luxurious freestanding travertine soaking tub with a cascading waterfall feature separating it from the dual-head walk-in shower.


Just off the study, the master bedroom is a welcome retreat.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Study: Garage:

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

4,954 sq ft 130 sq ft 876 sq ft 7,297 sq ft

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THE CAAREN

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Redefining the Open Design Plan Elegant yet open, luxurious yet relaxed, The Caaren at the Links at Rosedale offers a range of amenities perfectly tailored for your lifestyle. From the grand, pillar-framed entrance to the sliding glass doors leading to an outdoor paradise, this three bedroom, three bath home with nearly 3,000 square feet has room to hold plenty of memories. For tasteful affairs, the dining room’s vaulted tray ceiling is the perfect setting for formal events. For smaller get-togethers, such as movie night with family and friends, the family room features built-in media cabinets for the latest home theater systems and you can open the sliding glass doors with disappearing corners that lead to the lanai once the credits have rolled.

Above: Classic architectural styling welcomes you to The Caaren. Opposite: The spacious outdoor living area.

Somehow everyone ends up in the kitchen; it’s as natural a part of life as Florida sunshine. And The Caaren’s kitchen is designed for presentation

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Right: Classic archways surround The Caaren’s dining room. Far right: The home’s family room features built-in media cabinets for the latest home theater systems and the outdoors is just steps away.

as well as preparation. The oversized granite-topped island offers ample breakfast seating and the casual dining area, with its picture window, affords a gorgeous view of the lanai. Then, on those occasions when one is the perfect number, the study, with its large bay window provides a contemplative retreat without ever having to leave home. As is common with this most uncommon John Cannon home, indoor living transitions seamlessly to outdoor living. Where 28

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the study’s generous windows provide an entrancing view, the sliding glass doors of the family room make it easy to slip into an outdoor oasis. Imagine, hosting the book group by the pool or celebrating an anniversary or a special occasion on the lanai. The Caaren’s outdoor kitchen makes it easy to enjoy those perfect Florida evenings, entertaining family and friends with an expertly prepared burger or fragrant vintage. When it’s time to turn in, close the French doors of the master suite and drift away within minutes. With the room’s bay windows allowing dawn’s first light as a wake up call you’ll stop reaching for the snooze button. Instead, you’ll rise rested and ready for the day, stepping through your private door to the lanai for a quick swim before breakfast. Afterwards, prepare for the day in the master bath, bathing in the light while you immerse yourself in the garden tub situated beneath an over-sized

window. When showering, the dual-head frameless shower also features two windows of its own. And, with “His and Her” vanities, there’s no need to take turns in the bathroom. This is the lifestyle for which John Cannon Homes designed The Caaren. The Florida lifestyle Your lifestyle.

The Caaren’s kitchen is designed for presentation as well as preparation. The oversized granite-topped island offers ample breakfast seating.

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Awash with subtle shades of browns and aqua, The Caaren master suite is a comfortable refuge after a long day, and just steps away from the pool.

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Bold. Edgy. Striking. The Akarra & Akarra II

Above: The Akarra II features a Tuscan motif for its exterior. Right: The Akarra, with its stunning Mediterranean detailing.

John Cannon Homes debuted The Akarra in 2011 in The Lake Club’s newest neighborhood, The Vineyards, located in Lakewood Ranch. This 3,358 square foot home features stunning Mediterranean details inside and out and native landscaping that frames the expansive pavered

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walkway that lead visitors to the impressive yet inviting glass and wrought iron wood doors. Once inside, guests find themselves in the great room and are treated to sweeping views of the exterior living spaces that comprise a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and dining area, and separate sitting area with fire pit. Sumptuous, warm Rubino floor tile, hickory chocolate wood floors, accented with of tans, khaki, and a palette of subtle greens, reds and creams create a unique living experience that is The Akarra. The Akarra’s award-winning kitchen boasts Albrecht custom, solid maple cabinetry painted Taupage, a tasteful, understated green, with upper cabinets accented with curved wood insets and seeded glass. Ample built-ins with matching finish surround the breakfast bar and adorn the great room. A deep red, Sherwin Williams 7600 Bolero complemented by a relaxed brown glaze on both the dining room niche and entry

walls make a beautiful statement. The Akarra’s spacious master suite offers a sitting area, oversized his-and-her walk-in closet, and an opulent master bath. Just off the great room and kitchen, The Akarra features a study, two guest bedrooms with Jack-n-Jill bath, and a bonus room that opens to the covered lanai and outdoor kitchen. The Akarra garnered a best overall award in its category at the 2012 Parade of Homes, eliciting praise from visitors and prompting John Cannon to start revising the floor plan for The Akarra II. Prepossessing in form and function, The Akarra sold immediately after opening and remained a model for an additional year and a half.

The great room affords sweeping views of the exterior living spaces. Just off the great room is The Akarra’s dining room, luxurious and rich with exquisite detailing.

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The pool and spa at The Akarra is surrounded by lush foliage and separate areas for gathering around the fire pit or at the outdoor kitchen.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Garage:

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The Akarra II Again located in the Vineyards at The Lake Club, John Cannon’s encore to The Akarra features a Tuscan motif for its exterior and a clean, modern farmhouse look for its interior, with plenty of brickwork. The Akarra II was designed with the addition of 41 square feet, becoming 3,399 square feet under air. Balmy shades of yellow, beige and the introduction of cozy greys accented with white and cream combined with Ekko Marfil Ivory porcelain tiles, a rustic Hickory Chocolate wood, and old brick original accents to complete the

Tuscan Farmhouse look. As with any good sequel, The Akarra II echoes the original with the endless lake views, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and dining area, and sitting area with fire pit that made The Akarra so successful. Yet, The Akarra II has elements all its own. The kitchen is an instant hit with original brick custom-designed hood, wood mantel, and white Carrera marble backsplash set in a Herringbone pattern. Add to that the impressive detailing of the wood ceiling beams and Albrecht cabinetry crafted in distressed Knotty Alder and Maple and

The Akarra II features a great room and kitchen bathed in muted yellow accents and follows the overall Tuscan theme with brick detailing and wood beams.

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topped with Carrera marble and a solid maple island finished with a black glaze and Zodiaq countertop in Course Pepper, it is easy to see why the kitchen is a customer favorite. The Akarra II’s great room is bathed in muted yellow accents and tied in to the overall plan with brick at the entry and fireplace and detailed ceiling beams. As with the first Akarra, this second model features an expansive master suite, sitting area, guest bedrooms, study and bonus room. Guests were awestruck by the master bath’s 38

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Sheba Slipper tub, walk-in shower with dual shower heads, and double vanities framed with cherry cabinetry and wrapped in Old Brick veneer. Like its predecessor, The Akarra II sold shortly after its premiere in December 2012 and, not surprisingly, plans for The Akarra III were already being developed. The Akarra floor plans have been extremely well-received by clients who have used the plans to create their own custom versions of The Akarra. In the next issue- The Akarra III.

Far left: The Akarra II’s Tuscan inspired master bath with its barrel, bricked ceiling. Above: Outdoor sitting area with fire pit and outdoor kitchen area.


The pool and spa area, complete with brick fountains at The Akarra II.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Study: Garage:

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3,399 sq ft 836 sq ft

Entry: Total Under Roof:

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Come home to the luxurious Florida lifestyle The Macalla from John Cannon Homes exemplifies the joys of the relaxed Florida lifestyle. This 3,300 square foot, two story Spanish Revival beckons you to enter; its amber glass fireplace and spacious great room with 19’ vaulted ceiling extend a warm welcome. Indoors and out, your family will create memories here as indelible as the rustic stone floors. Picture yourself freeing the cork on that Chianti that’s been waiting for a special occasion in anticipation of your guests’ arrival. Meanwhile, the festive sounds of children playing in the pool fill the air outside. As the stars glimmer overhead, the most difficult decisions facing you tonight are whether to entertain indoors or out and what movie to show the kids in the bonus room. Welcome to Florida. Welcome to living.

Opposite: The Spanish Mediterranean exterior of The Macalla. Above: The upper level bonus room overlooks the great room below.

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Adjacent to the The Macalla’s great room, right, you’ll find a kitchen that comes fully appointed with state-of-theart Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, an island for preparing culinary delights, and a hidden pantry.

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When the evening reaches a satisfying finale, retire through the arched porticos and double French doors to the grand, private master retreat. The master bath is awash in natural light as you rejuvenate in the soaking tub or wash away the day’s cares in

Upstairs The Macalla features two additional bedrooms and a bonus room overlooking the great room that affords accommodations for any guests. Outside, friends as well as family will also enjoy the luxury of a private upper level lanai, which

the expansive dual-head roman shower. Convenient walk-in closets provide ample storage. As a final touch, a private door leads to the lanai.

has spiral staircase leading the pool below. Aside from the refreshing pool and spa, with its outdoor shower and lanai, the great room and


bonus room, countless memories will be made around the kitchen. The Macalla’s kitchen comes fully appointed with state-of-the-art Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, an island for preparing culinary delights, and a hidden pantry with ample room for all the ingredients needed for a quick after school or after swim snack, a sumptuous meal, or an evening’s entertaining. Tucked away off the kitchen, a study provides a quiet respite where you can escape with your thoughts, that book you just can’t put down, or something rare from the wine fridge. The Macalla also provides a covered outdoor kitchen so that

the entrée never has to be far from the entertainment or the grandeur of the Florida sky at night. These are just a few of the features and amenities that make The Macalla a proud part of the John Cannon collection of fine homes.

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The Macalla’s outdoor kitchen just off the home’s great room and dining room.

SPECIFICATIONS Stories: Bedrooms: Bathrooms: Study: Garage:

2 3 3 1 2

BUILDING AREAS Total Living: Garage Sq Ft: Entry: Lanai: Total Under Roof:

3,300 sq ft 634 sq ft 35 sq ft 382 sq ft 4,351 sq ft

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PRIVATE RESIDENCE at the Concession

An enticing blend of grandeur and comfort

Classic Mediterranean style architectural detailing defines this magnificent private residence.

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Bradenton, Florida is home to one of

pit, a cabana bar complete with pizza

the world’s premier golf courses, The

oven, and a luxurious 876 square foot

Concession. And now, The Concession

pool and pool house. A family’s every

is home to one of the world’s premier

demand and desire can be found in

homes designed and built by John

the floor plan. Yet, friends and guests’

Cannon.

needs have not been overlooked.

This magnificent estate sits on

Connected to the main house by a

nearly 4 acres in one of Florida’s most

breezeway, an in-law suite, staff’s

exclusive golfing communities.

quarters, and kennel provide

Architecturally rich and luxuriously

comfortable space for four-legged

appointed, at nearly 18,000 square feet

as well as two-legged guests.

under air with nearly 30,000 square

Like one of the vintages from the

feet of living space, this residence

residence’s wine cellar, the property

boasts six bedrooms with private

located on Lindrick Lane took time to

verandas, eight full baths, four half

complete. And, just as time creates

baths, a gourmet kitchen with dual

an outstanding wine, the 3-year

walk-in pantries and separate butler’s

construction period has yielded this

pantry, a dining room, a living room,

peerless estate that combines classic

library, his-and-her studies, a family

Mediterranean style with a stunning

room, a bonus room, an exercise room

play of architectural form and natural

with adjoining sauna and steam room,

light. The entry foyer with its soaring

billiard room, and a 16-seat movie

ceiling hosts a custom designed stone

theater. Off the kitchen, a spiral

fountain surrounded by a duo of

staircase winds down to a subterranean,

dramatic stone staircases accented by

1,000-bottle capacity wine cellar and

mosaic risers. High ceilings adorned

tasting room. Outside are a variety

with detailed inlays, elegant stone

of living spaces that include kitchen

flooring, custom moldings, solid wood

and dining areas, seating areas, a fire

cabinets and built-ins, and custom brick


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The entry foyer with its soaring ceiling hosts a custom designed stone fountain surrounded by a duo of dramatic stone staircases accented by mosaic risers.

work at the wine cellar enhance this home’s old-world character, while state-of-the-art security and sound systems, by Tempus Professional Services, provide the homeowner with modern day comfort. The abundance of custom floor-to-ceiling windows and doors grace the various large-scale living spaces and frame stunning views of the outdoor living areas. The secluded, luxurious master suite is a splendid refuge that comprises both indoor and outdoor spaces. Setting the suite apart is a built-in closet system that includes a dressing area and peninsular cabinet. Distinctive ceiling treatments enhance the bedroom and sitting areas while the master bath’s open garden tub, expansive walk-in shower with dual shower heads, and twin glass mosaic create a rejuvenating, 48

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spa-like experience.

service of food and fellowship.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen

After the meal, homeowners and

rises to meet the needs of even the

their guests can adjourn to the top

most discerning cook. Whether for

floor media room which literally and

a late-night snack, a casual cocktail

figuratively takes the home cinema

get-together, or a full-scale reception,

experience to a whole new level. The

the kitchen provides a generous prep

entertainment enclave features 16

island, top-of-the-line appliances

leather seats for guests to sit in comfort

including Wolf-SubZero, and Bosc,

as they thrill to the sights and sounds

complemented by the custom Albrecht

of the latest audio-video technology on

cabinetry. Separating this attractive

an expansive 144-inch screen.

kitchen from the adjoining casual

Just as The Concession Golf Club

eating area and outdoor dining spaces,

represents the epitome of the sport

a curved breakfast bar ensures that

and sportsmanship, this residence

form and function combine in the

exemplifies all that a home can be.

The abundance of custom floorto-ceiling windows and doors grace the various largescale living spaces and frame stunning views.

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The abundance of custom floor-to-ceiling windows and doors grace the various large-scale living spaces and frame stunning views of the outdoor living areas.

The secluded, luxurious master suite comprises both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Distinctive ceiling treatments enhance the bedroom, bath, and sitting areas of this retreat.

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A JOHN CANNON HOME ON YOUR LOT

We’ll design and build a home that’s a perfect fit for your lot and your lifestyle. canal, in a quiet residential area in Manatee County, near Sarasota’s vibrant downtown, or on a nearby inlet? Wherever your perfect site is located, the experts at John Cannon Homes will make building your dream home a rewarding and enjoyable experience. It’s not surprising that people often start with a piece of land they’re considering buying. If you’re such a homebuyer, you can count on John Cannon Homes to carefully assess the feasibility and cost to build on that parcel of land before you make the purchase. Home building is complex and

Above:

takes skilled trades and thousands of components. It combines many Opposite and above: This Mizner-style Mediterranean residence on Longboat Key is a true family home that connects with nature. 52

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Our region’s diverse surroundings are

disciplines, from constructing a solid,

ideal backdrops for a range of homes,

energy-efficient structure and installing

including luxurious waterfront

state-of-the art plumbing, heating,

properties, beautiful golf course homes,

cooling and ventilation systems to

and stunning country club estates. But

fitting the home with a wide range of

what if your lot is tucked away on a

products and finishes, inside and out. It


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requires design and planning up front

communities. Everything must be done

experience handling the daunting

and careful management throughout

within a context of local and national

permit, inspection, and approvals

the process. At John Cannon Homes

regulations, permits, inspections and

process. For nearly three decades, we

our team of experts are familiar with

approvals.

have designed and built custom homes

local and national building codes as

With John Cannon Homes, you’ll

in many prestigious neighborhoods and

well as the codes and requirements for

be selecting a builder with solid

have the distinction of building over

our area’s individual neighborhoods and

build-on-your-lot expertise, including

350 waterfront homes on client-owned

Opposite: This private Sarasota residence is distinguished by its French architectural detailing. Above: Located on Roberts Bay, this private home exudes an inviting coastal feel.

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Below: This Mediterranean residence, located on Longboat Key, features architectural lines that are crisp and shapes that are simple and straightforward.

lots along Florida’s southwest coast—

and build a home that expresses your

plans that may already capture your

more than any other builder. Our

personal character and style. We’ll

taste and suit your budget as well as

customers know that our knowledge

design your home to reflect the unique

your lot.

and experience saves them both time

character of your lot, achieve your

Here’s why selecting John Cannon

and money.

design goals, and take advantage

Homes to build on your lot is the right

We understand this is one of the

of views or accommodate natural

choice:

most important financial decisions

elements you want to retain. We can

• Build-on-your-lot expertise

you will make and we want to design

also modify one of our many existing

• In-house architectural services and free site evaluation • A variety of floor plans to adapt to your lot or a complete, white sheet custom design • Buying power that ensures you the best prices for high quality goods • A design center staff to help you

choose and coordinate cabinetry and other finishes • A Leading industry warranty program John Cannon Homes offers a free home site evaluation that includes the positioning of your home, architectural design planning with a review of trees that can be retained or cleared, interior design selections, and builder support. To get started on your perfect home, contact John Cannon Homes today at (941) 361-1300.

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