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The Dutch West Indies Meets Siesta Key

Bonaire At Spice Bay


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Interior Design & Staging: Pamela Hughes Hughes Design Associates

Architect: John Cooney Stoffit Cooney Architects

Landscape Design: Stephen Hazeltine Hazeltine Nurseries

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Builder: Richard Perrone Perrone Construction

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Bonaire At Spice Bay The Dutch West Indies Meets Siesta Key By Kerrie Lehnert West Indies style, specifically Dutch

and British, is a style not categorically demarcated in architecture at this time. It is a popular topic, and a trending style, that new construction is interpreting, specifically in coastal areas of Florida. To me, it is a collection of ideas, most

often idealizing function, that are leading to a new reform on architecture. With Perrone Construction’s recent venture, the Bonaire at Spice Bay, they are continuing to define the West Indies construction trend. Let’s visit the West Indies, Spice Bay and the Bonaire.

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The West Indies, a group of islands at the intersection of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, have a rich and diverse history, the architecture there is reflected in that history. West Indies architecture, whether it be Dutch, British or French is derived from the old world architecture of the settlers of those islands. The old world styles were adapted to the conditions, lifestyle and available materials found in the Caribbean. The homes became and have remained a very practical adaptation of a formal style, exuding a sense of casual elegance. Spice Bay, a Siesta Key enclave of 14 half acre home sites, is Perrone Construction’s display of a very defined and architecturally correct rendition of West Indies style. Patriarch Richard Perrone shares, “Ultimately we agreed this area of land (Spice Bay) exuded a natural Florida feel and emanated an old world charm fitting with the architectural styles of the Dutch and British West Indies.” The land that Spice Bay is built on radiates the old world charm Richard refers to with its masses of old oak trees, lush natural foliage and 450’ lineal feet of bay frontage topped by warm tropical breezes. Before hitting the drawing board the Perrone family spent a significant amount of time researching the West

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Indies styles and traveling the Caribbean. They not only studied multiple architectural aspects, but the West Indies lifestyles as well that aided in the home’s designs. Son Ricky explains, “We traveled through the Caribbean; Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Puerto Rico. We did it to get a thorough understanding of the architecture, character and detailing of the homes. The lifestyle became just as important as the architecture.” Richard continues, “We looked at styles conducive to ‘Florida Living’ and to a past that we wished to return to. We were interested in developing a home that was very connected from the inside and outside. We’ve built homes for over 33 years and wanted to be at the forefront of bringing in something fresh to Sarasota.” The homes in Spice Bay sit behind an impressive gated entrance of coral stone. Richard recalls, “Our first stop in the Caribbean was Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The moment I saw the cobblestone streets I knew that was the look we wanted to emulate.” He adds, “The way the cobblestone road meanders throughout the neighborhood, and the similarity of the material to its Caribbean counterpart, are just a couple of the many little things that give Spice Bay its character.” Each home in Spice Bay will be unique as each of the home sites. Four home sites are situated directly on Little Sarasota Bay, all have direct access to the bay and use of the neighborhood’s kayak launch, fishing pier and optional boat slips. Perrone’s first home in Spice Bay, finished in British West Indies style, garnered national attention, received an Aurora Award for the Southeast United States and was a local Parade of Homes winner. The newly completed home I toured was named after the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and translates to

“Good Air”. The Bonaire is a Dutch West Indies interpretation in Perrone’s “Jewel Box” series of homes and the residence already took honors locally as Home of the Year. The Bonaire is a Jewel Box home and achieves its charm and character through the use of subtle details. Just under 4,000 square feet, every aspect of the home has a point and purpose. One of the many things I most appreciated was the clean lines of the details, and how each worked methodically in the home’s composition. Standing at the front entry, patches of soft green grasses are situated just as carefully as an area rug between the interior sofas. Two sets of large mullion glass French doors flank a wide floor to ceiling clear pane of glass, creating the feeling that there is not a clear division between interior and exterior living. Unique exterior architectural details are seen from the interior, framed by the masses of windows. Interior and exterior spaces meld together and seamlessly extend one to the other. Something very intentionally and thoughtfully created throughout the home by the architect and the Perrones. I ask Richard about the views and after a pensive moment he looks up and explains, “We wanted this home to speak to indoor and outdoor living. It is more about a lifestyle that we all really value in this region and why many are drawn to Sarasota. In designing this home we focused on the rooms having a view of the exterior space’s architectural details. We wanted to create a continual inside/outside feeling from function and style. The views encourage enjoying the outside, taking in the tropics. We studied current design, specifically interior/exterior utilization and there was a disconnect. Here you look out and see meaningful, beautiful architecture, not just the side of a house.”

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Realtor Lynne Koy adds “This home is designed with a view from nearly every room in the house.” She walks to another window and complements, “Viewing this home is art.” I agree with her but the Bonaire is so quiet, modest, soft, and comfortable. Art evokes emotion and this home certainly provokes a feeling of peace, comfort, simplicity and ease; the tropics. Ironically, with all the details that the Perrones pondered and worked closely with the architect and interior designer, Richard calls my attention back outside to ask me if I notice something different about the roof. As my eyes make their way to the roof I gaze up the stairwell that has a shape reminiscent of Nautilus and I stop to admire a pattern of four harlequin diamond cutouts at the side of the guest suite second floor terrace.

with an answer when Richard politely chimed in, “It has no ridge tile.” Ah ha, I thought to myself. He continued to explain that when roofs are constructed in this manner, they actually cut the tile to fit the roof (similar to installing a tile floor). This process was used on the Bonaire, handcrafting the roof, eliminating the need for the commonly acceptable ridge tile, something very frequently used in roofing. This is just another example of Perrone’s dedication to creating the ultimate West Indies home. “It would have been a very attractive roof even with the ridge tile but that one subtle change really added to the character of the home and brought it closer to its Caribbean counterparts. In our studies of each home we build we look for areas that we can get the most mileage out of a dollar in terms of architectural appeal. On this home that was one of those areas”

Richard volunteers “I spent an entire Saturday afternoon drawing those diamonds, laying them out, again and again. I wanted them to be perfect.” And you could see in his expression that he felt a While studying the roof system, I notice a very soft repetition strong sense of satisfaction and pride just in that subtle detail. of the harlequin diamonds used in the exterior. Again Richard He’s a big picture thinker that does not neglect even the smallest smiles, “Thank you for noticing.” These small details, extremely details, not only those in the home but in the subdivision as well. subtle and minimalistic, just add to the “art” of this property and Back to the roof he asks, “Do you notice something different neighborhood. Elements that I believe bring the wow factor to about this roof?” On first glance the white tiles are very clean, the Bonaire and Spice Bay. symmetrical and look very unobtrusive but amazing. My grandfather owned a roofing company so I really felt I should know the answer. I studied the roof closely and was at a standstill

Lynne Koy Previews Property Specialist Broker/Associate, CRB, CRS, GRI Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 544.5117

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As of press time the Bonaire is pending contract. Click on the QR code to view Perrone’s next home in Spice Bay, the British West Indies inspired Antigua. The Bonaire at Spice Bay 1220 Sharswood Lane, Siesta Key MLS# A3968053 $2,349, 000 4 BR 4/2 BA – 3,966 Sq Ft A/C The Antigua at Spice Bay 1214 Sharswood Lane, Siesta Key MLS #A3973431 $2,200,000 3 BR 3/1 BA - 3,141 Sq Ft A/C

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600 Menendez Street, Venice Island By Appointment Only $1,100,000

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The designer of this Venice Island estate property is something of a visionary; this executive residence, just completed in 2011, is squarely on trend with what contemporary buyers are searching for. High-end materials, luxurious finishes, quality workmanship by construction artisans - all incorporated into a floor plan that uses every square foot efficiently - these items top the wish lists of the most discriminating buyers. More than just a home; this is a special place to live a refined coastal lifestyle; and is located just blocks from pristine Gulf beaches and the historic entertainment district of downtown Venice. 3BR 3B

5820 Jamila River Drive, Lemon Bay Estates MLS# N5779086 $1,595,000 New Construction – Choose Your Finishes - Estimated Completion August 2013 Superb waterfront value is what you will find in this finely crafted estate home currently under construction. Immerse yourself in Mother Nature’s paradise, the private and pristine Lemon Bay Estates, resting along the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounded by two hundred and twenty-two acres of coveted nature preserve. Tucked behind regal entry gates and lush landscaping this inspiring Mediterranean style estate becomes one with its majestic surroundings. 4BR 3.5B

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Stephen Lingley Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 400 Barcelona Avenue Venice, FL 34285 (941) 809.7580

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1261 Riegels Landing Drive, Siesta Key | MLS# A3966174 | $2,195,000 Outstanding rarely available waterfront 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home creates a haven of unrivaled comfort and style, yet suited for family living and entertaining. Professionally designed kitchen with granite counters, a walk-in pantry, center island with a sink, and a breakfast nook overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and boat basin. You’ll particularly enjoy the master bedroom overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, his and hers walk-in closets, a 185 gallon indoor Jacuzzi tub, and his and hers granite sinks in the master bath. Cathedral ceilings on the second floor in both the front and rear of the home. The home boasts a 45 foot fishing pier in the rear of the home and a 45 foot boat dock in the front which is currently revenue producing. 38 foot long pool that is situated right on the Intracoastal for relaxing by the pool! Scott Schuhriemen Florida 1 Realty Services 3701 S. Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL, 34239 (941) 962-4769

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290 N. Washington, Lido Key MLS # A3975045 $5,990,000

9230 Blind Pass Road, Siesta Key MLS# A3975160 Each parcel can be sold separately. $10,188,000

Breathtaking bay views and amazing amenities, including the deep-water boat dock, state of the art movie theater and heated pool and spa make this home an offering of true genius. This home has 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, and a 5 car attached garage.

Enjoy the splendors of paradise! Incredible package of homes available on Siesta Key! Main home is 4B/5.5BA + Bonus Rm & Den at 7,845sf. 2 guest homes included & a vacant gulf front lot. Main home listed for $4,999,000. Nearly 200 linear feet of gulf frontage!

4225 Higel Avenue, Siesta Key MLS# A3969941 Builder package available for a luxurious 4B/4BA 4,000sf home for $2,850,000 or purchase the lot for $1,595,000

5582 Siesta Estates, Siesta Key MLS# A3969268 $1,249,000

Rarely available 1 acre lot with 200 linear feet of waterfront on Roberts Bay! Includes a private dock with lift, new sea wall, and private deeded beach access. Brandy Coffey Coffey & Company Keller Williams International Realty Saint Armand’s Circle 9 Fillmore Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 284.4474 ABR,CIPS,CLHMS,CRS,RSPS,TRC Licensed Real Estate Broker

Location, luxury, and lifestyle. This is a gorgeous 5B/5.5BA/3CG custom built pool home within the gates of Siesta Estates. Within close proximity to the world famous Siesta Key Beach! Home may be purchased fully furnished.

40 | REAL Exclusive | MLS# A3969159 $949,900 - Possible owner financing 4822 Ocean Boulevard #PH-C Siesta Key

Breathtaking views from this stunning 12th story penthouse balcony. True full gulf views allow you to witness the dolphins playing in gorgeous Midnight Pass, while you overlook the lands of Longboat Key and Lido Key beyond the Sarasota bridge to the lights of downtown Sarasota; all from the privacy of your balcony. This Penthouse is a complete remodel and looks like a million! Everything is new! 3BR 2B

6334 Laguna Drive, Longboat Key MLS# A3970785

$899,000 - Possible owner financing New Construction - Tree House! Where the water, trees and sky surround you. This secluded retreat lies behind the gates of nine home waterfront subdivision. Deeded boat dock for your sailboat, power yacht with the shoreline engulfed in warm tropical breezes, white sands and turquoise blue waters of Gulf of Mexico all across the street. Quality throughout, open floor plan, 3BR 2/2 B with elevator. Gerald Cunningham, Jr. Keller Williams ‘’On the Water’’ International Realty Saint Armand’s Circle | 9 Fillmore Drive | Sarasota, FL 34236 | (941) 321.8848

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1715 Prospect Street, West of Trail | MLS A3974849 | $1,149,000 Old and new combine seamlessly in this West of the Trail gem. In 1926, a small child, Virginia Allen, watched as her house was towed up the Intracoastal Waterway and pulled onto its present site. She later became the Latin and English teacher at nearby Sarasota High School. The home was considerably expanded in 2001 to the highest standards while retaining its original charm and character. The plaster walls, 8� baseboards, chair & picture rails, cut glass door knobs, built in bookcases, and heart pine floors exude the quality & taste of a bygone era. The gourmet kitchen features stainless appliances, flush face cabinetry, granite countertops, a spacious center island with 5 burner

50 Central Avenue, Sarasota FL 34236

Thermador gas range, food prep sink, and 3 appliance garages. This home features solid wood doors ; hardwood, slate, and marble floors; a coral stone fireplace; built-in fire-proof safe; fire hose in the hallway; Vermont Castings stove; and bathrooms w/ antique vanities. With beautiful private views from its windows this deceptively large, classic craftsman is framed by mature trees and palms in a yard designed for ease of care. Features include privacy fencing, large deck, spa and a free-form pool with waterfall fountain. This coveted location is within walking distance of Southside Village, Selby Gardens, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and all that is vibrant downtown Sarasota.

Carolyn Barker Collins (941) 320.0722 Roberta Tengerdy (941) 321.2292

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3935 Shell Road, Siesta Key MLS# A3973186 $6,500,000

The ultimate in beachfront living; an exquisite gulf-front Mediterranean estate with an emphasis on magnificent views and al fresco living. A gated 3/4+ acre tropical paradise with lush tropical landscaping, extraordinary beach frontage and a home built with old world charm of the highest quality construction and fine finishes. The expansive 2-story living room with natural light culminates in a rotunda ceiling. Features include top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances, soaring ceilings, expansive gourmet kitchen with granite counters and family room. Elevator, impact glass, privacy wall, 3-car garage. 4BR 4/1B

106 12th E Avenue, Palmetto MLS# A3966867 $1,695,000

Brand new custom waterfront home designed and built by John Cannon Homes offering direct views of the beautiful Manatee River. This stunning custom home offers exquisite finishes including imported Italian stone flooring, hand selected granite countertops, custom raised wood panel cabinetry, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances including Sub-Zero and Wolf. Quality abounds throughout this waterfront home with the very latest building code requirements for hurricane protection including Impact glass, premium quality roofing and sound insulation. In addition the home has a full complement of Green technologies that include tailored foam insulation and tankless water heaters for energy efficiency. For the boater a 50’ boat slip is included with the purchase of this home and is located within the protected harbor at Riviera Dunes. 5BR 4/1B

10673 Leafwing Drive Forest, at Hi Hat Ranch MLS# A3974363 $1,575,000

Experience the luxury of a true masterpiece. This beautiful estate home completed in 2008 was custom designed to maximize the spectacular views of the Forest at Hi Hat Ranch. The interior finishes and upgrades at every turn will impress even the most discriminating buyers. The gourmet kitchen includes hand selected granites, raised panel cabinetry and upgraded appliances. The master bedroom suite is luxury personified with serene views to the outside forest. The master bath is a welcome retreat with warm colors and a stunning dual shower area adorned in glass mosaic. 5BR 5B

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231 Robin Drive Bird Key MLS# M5833118 $4,390,000

37 | REAL Exclusive | Enjoy an exquisite view of Sarasota’s city skyline while living in one of the most sought after luxury boating communities!!! This exceptional residence offers 100 foot water frontage situated on Sarasota Bay with a dock & lift capabilities for a 100 foot beauty. Key features include a picture perfect chef’s kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite counters, wet bar complete with an ice maker, wine cooler, and a bar fridge. On the 2nd floor, capture the wonderful bay breeze by opening the wall to wall sliding glass located in media/billiard room. 5BR 4/1B


1850 Boyce Street West of Trail MLS# A3959911 $1,474,000 Here is a tropical paradise that invokes the feeling of the Florida Keys. With an open floor plan featuring a vaulted cypress ceiling, the kitchen includes stainless steel & granite counter tops, a wood island cutting board & a separate work station, featuring a finely crafted Vermont soapstone sink. Outdoors there is a pool/spa coupled with a gazebo & brick grilling area. Just beyond are a detached guest house & Koi pond with a rock waterfall. Triple double doors off the pool open to a spacious entertainment area, where the floor is ringed by an artisan sand feature. Add in a full wet bar and the light, airy theme subtly brings the outdoor ambiance inside. 5BR 5/1B

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