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ANNA MARIA ISLAND FAMILY VACATION HOME

AT HOME WITH ALL-STAR PITCHER MARK MELANCON

MODERN HOME VERTICAL DESIGN+BUILD

HOME TRENDS CLOSER TO NATURE STATEMENT VESSELS CLEVER STORAGE WOVEN MATERIALS

REAL ESTATE AGENTS EXPLORING THE HOME MARKET

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Home design stories, inspiration and thoughtful architecture on the West Coast of Florida from Anna Maria Island and Lakewood Ranch to Sarasota, Venice and the Barrier Islands.

The Main FINDING HOME BASE With more than a decade of pitching experience for Major League Baseball under his three-time All-Star belt, Mark Melancon has sported jerseys for the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves. He and his family have chosen a quiet slice of Anna Maria Island paradise to build their private vacation home—a retreat for the couple and their three children when Melancon’s not standing on the pitching mound.

Trends CLOSER TO NATURE Taking inspiration from nature is nothing new to interior design, but many homeowners and designers are turning over a new leaf with shades of muted green.

STATEMENT VESSELS The vase is a trend unto itself right now; the more of these you have in your home, the better— regardless of composition or silhouette.

CLEVER STORAGE Manufacturers and designers are coming up with modern ways to store our possessions in a unique, creative fashion—influenced by the amount of time we’ve spent in our homes among all our stuff throughout the past year.

WOVEN MATERIALS There are a few identifiable materials that give us coastal-chic vibes—natural, seaside textiles and mediums that remind us of the upscale island essence of places like Bali, Tahiti and the Maldives.

Books Newly released architectural pages come bound and printed for the ardent designers, planners, builders and appreciators. COVER AND THIS PAGE AMI Vacation Home; Emily Moss, Interior Designer; Emilymossdesigns.com, @emiymossdesigns; Moss Builders, Custom Home Builder, mosscustombuilding.com; Beacon Home Design, Architectural Design, beaconhomedesign.com. 2

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CLOSER TO NATURE Taking inspiration from nature is nothing new to interior design, but many homeowners and designers are turning over a new leaf with shades of muted green. Having grown (pun intended) in popularity since quarantine life—when the outdoors felt more like a grateful getaway than an everyday encounter—matted mossy hues, deep forest greens, variations of fresh or dried sage and palm leaf patterns are reigning supreme on accent walls, paneling and cabinetry throughout indoor spaces. W R I T T E N B Y Brittany Mattie

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Expert for Sarasota design firm Chic on the Cheap weighs in on the trending earthtones. “We’re seeing sage green in cabinetry as a softer alternative to the dramatic black cabinet trend. Hues of green, just like blue, are comforting because they are the colors we see everyday in nature,” Patella says. “Many people are afraid of color but, remember, paint is the least expensive way to transform a room, and color done well is always in style! You don’t need to commit to painting your entire kitchen island sage green, but consider incorporating a shade of green on an accent wall, in accessories, or even a houseplant to warm up your space and provide color and texture.” Similarly, a concept used in the building industry known as Biophilic Design caters to humans who yearn for a connection to the natural environment in their homes. Through the use of direct nature, indirect nature and space and place conditions, Biophilic Design has been gaining momentum for a number of

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years, with more people realizing the importance of feeling close to nature. When we can’t be outdoors, how do we create a space where we at least feel like nature is not too far away? “Our taste in color and style are a direct reaction to the world around us. So it’s no surprise the last 18 months had us craving adventure and the outdoors,” Patella says. “Need proof? Just look at how many Facebook groups are dedicated to houseplants!” Houseplants give off healthful oxygen for us to breathe, calming our senses, making us feel more grounded and creating a dwelling that makes us feel “out in the open” instead of enclosed in a box. “Studies have proven the positive impact natural elements have on our mental wellbeing when incorporated into our interior environment,” says Patella, “and who doesn’t want to be in a space that makes them feel happy and comfortable?” And, if you’re notoriously known for killing just about every potted plant you’ve ever owned (we know a lot of you are out there), consider going all in on a larger-than-life palm leaf wall

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mural decal/wall covering instead. “Blush paired with palmprint green has seen a huge resurgence in recent years as well,” says Patella, “perhaps most notably in the classic Beverly Hills Banana Leaf pattern we’ve seen in fashion and home décor.” A pattern as iconic as the neighborhood it originated, the whimsy banana leaf pattern seems to be popping up in bathrooms and bedrooms from Brooklyn to the Bahamas. Whether you live in a cramped studio apartment or a sprawling beachfront home, a tropical wallcovering can not only transform your entire interior space to feel more lively in a fundamental fashion, but dispatch you from urban jungle to actual jungle the second you walk in the door. SRQH&D

For color consulting and design services, contact Amanda Patella at amanda@chiconthecheap.net, Chic on the Cheap, 242 S. Washington Blvd., #118, Sarasota, 1-866-663-6062, chiconthecheap.net, @chic.on.the.cheap. To branch out beyond the typical neutral kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, achieve the transitional green cabinetry look with a professional remodel through Magnolia Cabinet Company, 1830 S. Osprey Ave., Suite 107, Sarasota, 941-9068744, magnoliasrq.com, @magnoliasrq.

For a DIY room makeover, source endless shades of green earth tones from Benjamin Moore Paints—such as Pinelands 446, Adirondack Green 453, Cedar Path 454, Boreal Forest AF-480, Herb Garden 434 or Saybrook Sage HC114—at local paint shop Sarasota Paint Company, with five locations in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, 941-955-7004, sarasotapaint.com, @sarasotapaint.

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To stock up on leafy green plants that thrive indoors and are easy to care for—such as Bird’s Nest Fern, Monstera Deliciosa, Fiddle Leaf Fig/ Ficus Lyrata, Sansevieria ‘Snake’ Plant, Bamboo Palm and Philodendron ‘Green’ Cordatum hanging plant—take a trip to local nursery and garden center Your Farm and Garden, 735 S. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, 941-366-4954, yourfarmandgarden.com.

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Modern Elegant Equipped with the “best available expertise in building science,” the team at Sarasota’s Vertical | Design+Build has created a coastal bayfront modern home that is a paragon of longevity.

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ocated on Tangier Way, overlooking Sarasota Bay, this brand-new, 6,175-square-foot residence was constructed to weather the often-unforgiving Southwest Florida climate. The four-story, fivebedroom, five-bathroom concrete block house features elevated, cantilevered concrete slab floors on 25foot pilings. It exemplifies the durable design upon which the firm has built its reputation. “At Vertical, we are involved in collaborating on the design from conception to completion— through planning all of the thousands of details, to the installation and creation of the finished product,” says Grant Castilow, the president of Vertical | Design+Build, who has been a general contractor for 16 years. “It’s my opinion that the more collaborative the design process is, the more costeffective and time-efficient the build will ultimately be.” Castilow and his staff at Vertical | Design+Build have more than five decades of experience in designing and building award-winning, high-end custom homes along the Florida Gulf Coast. The firm features an internal design studio with a state-licensed architect, a team of interior designers and a construction management staff. “We are a design-builder of custom homes between $1 and $2 million, and we work from Boca Grande to Tampa Bay, primarily doing coastal construction,” Castilow says. “We have also been called upon for what we call ‘whole-house luxury remodeling.’” In the Tangier Way home, luxury and sustainability blended seamlessly. The homeowners had lived on the Sarasota street for 25 years and requested a teardown of their existing residence. After studying the soil and the structure’s proximity to the bay, the owners opted to put the home on piles—an ultra-conscious move that would serve the building far into the future. “It was not a requirement of FEMA but rather a collaboration with the owner, architect, site contractor and geotechnical folks—to provide the best foundation that would withstand any flooding and the environment in Sarasota,” Castilow says. “We wanted this home, overall, to be put together so that it was maintenance-free, and to make this a home

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An expansive view of the mangroves from the living space; clean lines articulate the spacious master bathroom; exteriors at sunset; and, the master bedroom suite with patios overlooking the waterfront.

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that would create a legacy for the homeowners. They’re planning to pass this home down to future generations and wanted a home that would withstand the test of time—both architecturally and from a maintenance/ lifecycle cost standpoint.” To achieve this, the Vertical team implemented a full insulation strategy to seal the entire home (and maintain indoor air quality); positively pressurizing the home to create a higher interior air pressure than the exterior (to allow the home to breathe from the inside out and keep pressure at bay); and using a high-efficiency, right-sized air-conditioning system. “A better-built home is one that uses preferred building science methods and performance materials. All of the components and cladding we put on the house are nonwood (either cementitious or composite). The materials we put on the home will be there forever,” Castilow says. “These green, eco-friendly strategies are the gold standard for performance materials, and that’s all we know how to do.” Some of the home’s highlights include an array of Thermador appliances; Sawn Rosewood Cabinetry in the kitchen, theater, office and great room and Cuisimax Lastra polyglass white cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom vanities by Epoch Solutions, Inc; quartz countertops by Architectural Marble and Florentine Marble; Lauzon maple carob semi-gloss wood floors by International Wood Floors; Mountain Ledge exterior decorative stone cladding by Eldorado Stone; and stunning landscaping by Hazeltine Nurseries. “I would describe this home as ‘coastal modern elegant.’ It’s very elegant to me but not cold,” Castilow says. “I think the way the home was

designed to frame the views is what stands out—from all the living areas, including the rooftop area—framing the views of Sarasota Bay and the evening sunsets.” The home also contains long-term, low-maintenance roofing material; insulated impact glazing on the windows and sliding glass doors; and stone flooring in the living areas. Every material was cherry-picked for its fortitude. “We take pride in the fact that we’re able to be involved in the decisions of picking the best materials, and that we can help our clients to make informed decisions. We’re always providing creative solutions,” Castilow says. “I want to build dream homes for my clients, and client satisfaction is the bar by which I measure success.” Working hand in hand with architects is an essential part of the Vertical process, Castilow says. “The most successful projects I’ve ever done were those that were more collaborative. Architects are integral to what I do,” Castilow says. “Their design informs our technical part, and our technical part informs their design.” For the Tangier Way home, the architecture was the product of CMSA Architects in Sarasota, with collaboration from MGB Built, Snell Engineering, Armor Systems, Graham Interiors and Hazeltine Nurseries. “We utilize only the most skilled, talented designers and quality craftspeople at Vertical. Ours is a highly creative and collaborative process that delivers the magic,” Castilow says. “The process of designing and building a home is a source of pride for our entire team. And the inspired result is one that we can guarantee as exceptionally built to stand the test of time.” MH

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STATEMENT VESSELS The vase is a trend unto itself right now. The more of these you have in your home, the better—regardless of composition or silhouette. Yet, there are undoubtedly a few styles that have begun to establish themselves as the “it” pieces of today—showing up on Instagram feeds, as well as in design studios and home stores. They are geometric, abstract-shaped structural vases that are as artistic as they are functional—designed for holding dried stems of trending pampas grass. W R I T T E N B Y Brittany Mattie

THE TASTEMAKERS AT SARASOTA DESIGN STUDIO, PANSY BAYOU, remain aficionados in luxe interiors, lifestyle furnish-

ings and craftsmanship. And they are currently leaning heavily into the trendy vessels at hand—utilizing them as not just practical assets but also as powerful interior accents. “At Pansy Bayou, much of our time is spent working on computers, figuring out the puzzle pieces that put together a beautiful interior. But there is nothing we like better than pulling a vase off the shelf and filling it with Gulf Coast greens,” says Ellen Hanson, owner of Pansy Bayou and Ellen Hanson Designs (her design team includes Lisa Hargus and Studio Director Casey Stephenson). “We especially love the energetic

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color play of a tropical leaf with either a moody dark vessel or a brightly-colored one for unexpected eye candy in our rooms.” At Pansy’s retail shop and showroom, find a line of structural vases and pitchers by Philadelphia-based home goods manufacturer, Edgewood Made. The Sectional Vase Series consists of abstract pieces made from porcelain and inspired by the vascular systems of trees. Each vase can be displayed on its own, or paired with others from the series to display together in a myriad of arrangements that create sculptural tablescapes. Edgewood Made’s handcrafted vases consist of a matte, raw porcelain exterior with a gloss-glaze interior—a construction that combines simple beauty with durability. SRQH&D

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SOURCE IT Pansy Bayou Design Studio, 1533 Dolphin St., Sarasota, 941-413-5115, pansybayou.com, @pansy_bayou_ design_studio; ellenhansondesigns. com, @ellenhansondesigns. Images courtesy of Pansy Bayou Design Studio.

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CLEVER STORAGE There’s a common need to find creative and sustainable ways to remain neat and tidy (even if we’re hiding a mountain of cleaning supplies, toys and eyesores behind some kind of closet door or drawer). Manufacturers and designers are coming up with modern ways to store our possessions in a unique, mixed-use fashion—influenced by the amount of time we’ve spent in our homes among all our consumption of things throughout the past year. W R I T T E N B Y Brittany Mattie

AT BLU HOME, FIND THE CANTILI ENTRY SHELF

for your entrance way, made of Gunmetal-finished iron and light acacia shelving with a removable mirror. The shelf forms an open, airy framing—perfectly sized to check a reflection before heading out, slipping your shoes on from underneath or leaning a yoga mat against for a quick exit. “This is a modern take on the popular mudroom storage nook,” explains Blu Home Co-Owner Nicole Dolan. “This version by Four Hands is freestanding with sleek lines—perfect for Sarasota’s mid-century modern homes.” It has a long vertical mirror for you to check out your outfit before leaving the house, as well as integrated wooden shelving units to hold/show off aesthetics like books, magazines, candles and flower arrangements. All the while, there is plenty of hanging space with built-in hooks for jackets, hats and bags, ideal in the entryway or anywhere extra storage is needed. Look for similar, stylish pieces that offer multi-purpose, mixed-use storage without the bulk. SRQH&D

SOURCE IT Blu Home, 1830 S. sprey Ave., #101, Sarasota, 941-364-2900, shopbluhome.com, @bluhome sarasota.

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WOVEN MATERIALS There are a few identifiable materials that give us coastal-chic vibes—natural, seaside textiles and mediums that remind us of the upscale island essence of places like Bali, Tahiti and the Maldives. The thin, pliable stems of a palm (known as rattan) wave proliferated throughout bohemian-clad spaces and on Instagram feeds near you. W R I T T E N B Y Brittany Mattie

RATTAN IS INCREASINGLY UTILIZED to make

SOURCE IT Blu Home, 1830 South Osprey Ave., #101, Sarasota, 941-364-2900, shopbluhome.com, @bluhomesarasota. Studio G Home, 1530 State St., Sarasota, 941-504-5235, studioghome. com, @sarasotastyle.

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furniture such as ottomans, chairs, light fixtures, drawer knobs, headboards and more. Jute is another natural, rough fiber made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant and it is often used for making twine/rope that is woven into matting for an environmental area rug. Cane webbing, woven rush and wicker furniture have also evolved, and been elevated, with contemporary finishes or upholstery. From collecting dust in Old Florida beach homes to now making appearances in coastal-chic modern abodes, Nicole Dolan, co-owner of Blu Home, remains an avid proponent of the woven decor trend. “This year, our shop aims to create a space of retreat,” Dolan says. “Weathered wood, rattan and natural stone textures and elements make a home feel more alive and comfortable. With hints of black mixed in with neutral staples, you create a dimensioned room that can be enhanced with colorful, soft goods and interesting accessories.” Owner and ASID Interior Designer Gail Carlson Brundage of Studio G Home shares what makes a home a “healthy home” with all-natural textiles in the bedroom and bathroom. “Health and wellness influence many aspects of our lives,” she says. “The ‘Healthy Home’ incorporates organic and non-toxic materials, biophilic design, and can include using natural seaside materials.” The Studio G team is committed to not only creating a personal sanctuary but improving clients’ overall quality of life—procuring linens, sheets and towels that are as kind to the environment as the body, sans chemical ingredients (bleaches, dyes, finishes or formaldehyde). “Within our curated collection of furniture, bath and bedding, we strive to reduce our impact on the environment by using non-toxic, organic and renewable materials,” she says. “Using natural, sustainable materials, we improve our indoor air quality and connect with nature through the use of natural fibers—such as linen, wool, cotton and wood pulp.” Graccioza, for example, is a NY-based bath linen company Studio G carries that partnered with the Seaqual Initiative to formulate high-grade cotton fibers with recycled polyester yarn of marine origin— upcycled from plastic pollution collected from the ocean. “Nature is the essential puzzle piece for finding the perfect balance,” Carlson says. SRQH&D

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VISIONS OF HOME: TIMELESS DESIGN, MODERN SENSIBILITY Written by Andrew Cogar and Marc Kristal, and photographed by Eric Piasecki. This new volume from the Historical Concepts architectural firm daringly features remarkable homes that are rooted in tradition but exhibit deliberate touches of modern sensibility. INVITING INTERIORS: A FRESH TAKE ON BEAUTIFUL ROOMS The first book written by Atlanta interior designer Melanie Turner. Wielding a seemingly timeless excellence, her work is largely inspired by her love of fashion and borrows much of its palette from nature. In the book, she shares many of her secrets for creating and maintaining fabulous yet functional interiors. DESIGN REMIX: A NEW SPIN ON TRADITIONAL ROOMS Written by interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins, who is known for his vibrant and youthful take on traditionalism. Jenkins relays his unique perspective on interiors that have been brilliantly reimagined from their traditional backgrounds. DESIGN THE HOME YOU LOVE: PRACTICAL STYLING ADVICE TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SPACE Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed, co-founders of online interior design company Havenly, came together yet again to write this personalized hardcover. They dedicate themselves to breaking down the intimidating realm of home design in ways that are accessible to consumers. JUNGALOW: DECORATE WILD Coined the “ultimate guide to creating free-spirited interiors,” Justina Blakeney’s Jungalow is complete with bold styles, patterns and artwork. Photographed by Dabito, the founder and creative director of Old Brand New creative studio. BUILDHER: EMPOWERING WOMEN TO BUILD & RENOVATE THEIR DREAM HOME An exceedingly unique take on new builds and home renovations written by Kribashini Hannon and Rebeka Morgan. BuildHer details the process from their first steps through to styling. WILD CREATIONS Written by interior and plant designer Hilton Carter, Wild Creations is just that—a wild creation. Dubbed the “LeBron James of plant styling” by Good Morning America, this book specifies how homeowners can efficiently make, style, decorate and care for their own plants and Special order from local bookseller surrounding interiors. SIMPLY SUSTAINABLE: MOVING TOBookstore1, 12 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, WARD PLASTIC-FREE, LOW-WASTE LIVING Writer Lily Cameron 941-365-7900, sarasotabooks.com strives to break the unsustainable plastic habits of consumers with simple steps to guide them on their individual journeys toward the lower-waste homes of the future. SRQH&D

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FINDING HOME BASE This design team hits a homerun for a pro-baseball player and his family’s AMI vacay pad.

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WITH MORE THAN A DECADE OF PITCHING EXPERIENCE for Major League Baseball under his three-time All-Star belt, Mark Melancon has sported jerseys for the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves. Currently the closing pitcher for the San Diego Padres, Melancon and his wife, Mary Catherine (owners of Diamond Turf), have done their fair share of traveling and moving. It’s safe to say they’ve seen more of the east and west coasts than the average person, and yet, they’ve chosen a little quiet slice of Anna Maria Island paradise to build their private vacation home—a retreat for the couple and their three children when Melancon’s not standing on the pitching mound. The architectural planning and development began in late 2018, with the build reaching completion in November 2020. “Mark and Mary Catherine gave me total creative freedom with this project but, like with all clients, we had numerous design meetings, discussing style preferences, use of the spaces and function of

the home to get us started,” says Emily Moss of Emily Moss Designs, the interior designer for this championship project. Unlike many other traditional Florida homes that tend to take on a primarily coastal-themed concept or mid-century modern design style, the Melancons’ home emits an adversely eclectic and funky feel. “Perhaps a good term for it would be ‘spritely, seaside chic,’” says Moss. “Being that we do mostly coastal-inspired design, this project still has those elements running through—like weathered wood tones, ocean blue colors, natural linens and textures, and bright white spaces—but integrated with sophisticated detailing in the custom casegoods, glam marble tiles, metallic accents and urban art. It was fun to add spaces that clients requested, like the theater room and the playroom, which make the home so unique, personal and liveable.” Ultimately, the lively design choices throughout the house reflect the young, active family that lives there. Of the standout elements running throughout the house, Moss’ favorite to

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create was the kids’ playroom. “The playroom was so fun because we don’t get to flex those whimsical muscles too often,” she says. “We got a lot of enjoyment picking out the bulbous, uniquely shaped seating and the elements of surprise (like their kids’ names hidden in the word search artwork adorning the entire back wall).” In addition, the “smoothie room” off the kitchen has some noteworthy custom tile work and “is such a joyful surprise when you walk in,” says Moss. “We love that no space is too tiny to have an impact.” Meanwhile, in the theater room, the stained, paneled walls give the home theater a darkened, eclipsed ambiance—perfect for Friday night movies with the family or a late poker night with the couple’s friends. Beacon Home Design of Bradenton came up with the grand-slam architectural design of the waterfront home. And the contractor who made it come to life was Holmes Beachbased Moss Builders—co-owned by Emily Moss’ husband, Ryan Moss, who worked in construction on AMI for more than 13 years. Since Ryan Moss gained his contracting license, he has managed 60-plus homes on the island. “We love our builders and local tradespeople who make most of the custom design happen the way we imagine,” says Emily Moss. And, as far as art and decor are concerned, Emily Moss had a young and talented local artist, Elle Leblanc, hand-paint the playroom’s word search mural mentioned above. “Every project we take on is different, even if there is a coastal current that ties them all together stylistically,” Emily Moss says of working with clients to achieve their own version of “island time.” “Sometimes it’s more bold, sometimes more neutral. Good design should reflect the homeowners and how they want to exist in the space,” she says. “This project was a dream because we got to be creative in our use of repeated color palettes, material selections and different styles under one roof—a little bit sophisticated, relaxed, dramatic, southern, coastal, kid-friendly...you name it. It was our job to weave those things together in a way that felt cohesive.” SRQH&D

Credits: Emily Moss, Interior Designer; Emilymossdesigns.com, @emiymossdesigns; Moss Builders, Custom Home Builder, mosscustombuilding.com; Beacon Home Design, Architectural Design, beaconhomedesign.com.

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2021 SRQ MAGAZINE

AGENTS OF DISTINCTION MAURICE MENAGER AND LIN DUNN OF TEAM DUNN M A R K B O E H M I G , M I C H A E L S A U N D E R S & C O M PA N Y C A N D I M A L B U R G A N D A A R O N P E R R Y, L I V I N G V O G U E A N D R E W A N D N ATA L I E TA N N E R , P E T E R G . L A U G H L I N G R O U P ALEXANDRIA TWIGG, LUCIDO GLOBAL OF KELLER WILLIAMS

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LISTING OF AGENTS | SUMMER 2021

TOP AGENTS

MAURICE MENAGER AND LIN DUNN Michael Saunders & Company Maurice Menager c: 941.238-8119 Lin Dunn c: 941.809.2154

CANDI MALBuRG AND AARON PERRY Living Vogue 1540 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236 c: 941.281.5567 candi@livingvogue.com

ALEXANDRIA TWIGG Lucido Global of Keller Williams Realty AlexandriaTwigg@Lucidoglobal.com c: 941.350.7044 @srqrealestate

TEAMDUN.MICHAELSAUNDERS.COM

LIVINGVOGUE.COM

sarasota.lucidoglobal.com

MARK BOEHMIG Michael Saunders & Company markboehmig@michaelsaunders.com c: 941.807.6936 MARKITSOLDFL.COM

ANDREW AND NATALIE TANNER Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Peter G. Laughlin Group Andrew Tanner c: 941.539.0998 Natalie Tanner c: 941.539.0989

AlexandriaTwigg.Sarasota. LucidoGlobal.com

PETERGLAUGHLIN.COM

TEAM DUNN Foundational to Team Dunn’s business is the notion of going above and beyond for all who hire their services no matter the price point. Known for orchestrating contractors, local tradespersons, moving services, and more, Lin and Maurice consistently provide an ever-expanding network of resources, honesty, empathy, and follow-through. Their commitment to each customer is to build a lifetime relationship on trust, communication, transparency, value, and longevity. Team Dunn works hard to ensure that each experience is exceptional and exceeds expectations. Partners Lin Dunn and Maurice Menager personify professionalism and

integrity. Their philosophy of exceptional client service and building “Relationships for Life” assures each relationship lasts far beyond the transaction process. Their 42 years of combined real estate knowledge and exceptional client care translate to stellar results for their customers, as well as within the industry. Lin and Maurice have consistently been recognized by leading broker Michael Saunders & Company for their top performance at the company’s Siesta Key office, recipients of the Founder’s Award, and John McMahon Award. Passionate about Sarasota and the lifestyle it offers, Team Dunn’s reputation has become more than a history of benchmark sales, and they are often viewed as true ambassadors of the region in addition to distinguished real estate professionals.

Maurice Menager c 941-238-8119 | Lin Dunn c 941-809-2154 5100 Ocean Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34242 | TeamDunn.michaelsaunders.com

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“A home exudes energy, personality and character. It is a place where life happens and memories are made. It’s not just a house to us. It is YOUR home.” —srq premier realty

2021 TOP AGENTS

Known for stellar results, integrity, and gentility, Mark Boehmig sets himself apart

MARK BOEHMIG To Mark, real estate is about relationships and his purpose is to guide those who want to buy or sell residential property. For every customer he serves, Mark looks for the small details that make the experience important to the individuals so they can have an exceptional experience, as well as every need met. His promise to his customers is connection, commitment, and communication on every level. Supported by his experience and earning his GRI, CLHMS, and Ninja Selling Training, Mark ensures goals are accomplished and bonds are forged beyond contacts.

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from other real estate professionals in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Sarasota just by being himself. His portfolio of customer success stories has placed him in the upper echelon of agents for leading Gulf Coast broker Michael Saunders & Company – named the highest performer for the company’s Bradenton office before transitioning to the Lakewood Ranch office. As your advocate, Mark works tirelessly to promote your best interests working toward the goal of minimizing inconveniences associated with the home buying and selling process. He does this through what he considers an integral part of his business, maintaining an open line of communication to keep you informed at all times. When selling, he works with you to achieve success by using his proven “Mark it Sold – Home Value Maximizer.” Using his knowledge of digital and traditional media he covers every type of communication your potential buyer could receive. When you are buying, he works diligently to provide you with the best information and market data so you’re well-equipped and well-informed, putting you in a strong position for negotiating. More than a real estate agent, Mark’s value is hard to duplicate. Mark’s active community involvement and connections serve him two-fold, allowing him a window into the agricultural, government, educational, and corporate facilities that allow our region to prosper and developing a strong network for his customers. He is a member of the Downtown Redevelopment Committee, ECD for the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, and is involved with the Global Business Council. Additionally, he served three years on the Board of Directors for Realize Bradenton and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Manatee.

Mark Boehmig, REALTOR®, GRI, CLHMS c 941.807.6936 MarkitSoldFL.com | markboehmig@michaelsaunders.com

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CANDI MALBURG AARON PERRY CANDI MALBURG As a native Floridian and proud single

mom, Candi is deeply rooted in the Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch area- This is her home. Candi loves to introduce clients to her city, its culture and community, as well as the local businesses and restaurants. Knowing the different neighborhoods inside and out, she has seen their changes and growth over the past 38 years. Her clients appreciate her extensive market knowledge and love for the community and people that live here. A keen eye for aesthetics and design, combined with 20 years of sales experience, Candi specializes in luxury and investment properties. Candi is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing as well as the National Association of Realtors. As a local entrepreneur and investment property owner, she helps her clients to make smart moves and investments. Additionally, Candi is an excellent and fierce negotiator, so it didn’t come as a surprise that she was able to negotiate $100K off the asking price during a sale. When Candi isn’t selling real estate, you can either find her spending leisure time with her son at the skatepark, working out at the gym, or exploring the outdoors with her Nikon 500. Whether you’re a luxury or first-time home buyer, trying to score the perfect property or a cozy nest to raise your children, Candi is the Realtor for you! She will be your advocate and leave no stone unturned until you’re happy. 

AARON PERRY Bad boy son of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, Aaron Perry was born and raised in Boston, MA, but frequently visited Florida throughout his life. Aaron has spent the better part of the last decade touring and running the social media accounts for Aerosmith, Joe Perry and The Hollywood Vampires, gaining his clients over 3,000,000 followers on Instagram and over 10,000,000 across social media in the first few years. With his extensive knowledge in all things tech and background in social networking, photography and social media, Aaron is able to put your home in front of potential buyers from all over the world. Having toured all four corners of the globe and everything in between, Aaron made his way to Florida during the beginning of 2020 and is now proud to call Sarasota, FL his home.

Living Vogue | 1540 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 c. 941.281.5567 candi@livingvogue.com

MISSION STATEMENT In the words of Douglas Adams “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity”. In a copy-paste world it is our mission to bring authenticity and honesty back into real estate. We understand that often times this is not the case and money is usually the driving force in transactions. Getting our clients the most for their home is always our end-goal, but so is building relationships and helping to guide our clients in the right direction—one that never compromises integrity.

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2021 TOP AGENTS

ANDREW AND NATALIE TANNER “Fulfilling lifestyle dreams and creating outstanding results and value by delivering the highest quality of service that exceeds the expectations of our clients —every transaction, every day.” This client-focused vision and mission elevates Andrew and Natalie Tanner above and beyond with highly-evolved core values that guide their client relationships: inclusive, dependable, inspired, accomplished, intentional and notable.

A world-class fashion modeL with her image on Time Square billboards and magazine covers, Natalie traveled the world and gained an awareness of true luxury during photo shoots at spectacular homes and resort locations. After meeting Andrew in NYC, they married and settled in Sarasota to start a family. A mother of two, she knows that a property is not only an investment, but a place where families create a home to thrive, dream and build lifelong memories. With a keen eye for seeing the possibilities in a home, Natalie makes the buying or selling process joyful and easy. She brings her drive, persistence and nurturing to consciously connect sellers, homes and buyers. An accomplished and well-traveled business professional, Andrew imparts a global perspective to the discerning luxury client. British by birth, Andrew moved to New York City in his 20s where he established multiple European handmade clothing houses. Collaborating exclusively with Italian sartorial artisans, he clothed renowned film stars and Wall Street titans, garnering the trust of America’s elite. While immersed in New York’s haute couture, he met international model Natalie Laughlin, married and moved to Sarasota. Once here, Andrew shifted his professional focus toward renewable energy and sustainable building. He has built energy-efficient homes, provided guidance to architects and builders to improve energy efficiencies, and owned a national solar company. Andrew has a clear understanding of the quality of workmanship, materials and products that make a home extraordinary. Already past the $100 million mark in sales volume for this year, Andrew and Natalie share some of their secrets to success: “We pledge to get to know you and give you the luxury of unhurried time to listen to your goals. We provide the tools, the staff and the know-how to cover every detail so you don’t have to. Our service is second to none. And outstanding results put more money where it belongs—in your pocket.”

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Andrew Tanner c: 941.539.0998 Natalie Tanner c: 941.539.0989 PeterGLaughlin.com

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ANDREW AND NATALIE have built a distinguished reputa-

tion providing outstanding results in Sarasota’s luxury real estate market. As members of the Peter G. Laughlin Group, one of Sarasota’s top real estate groups, they consistently assist clients in making choices that positively impact their lifestyles and wealth.

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ALEXANDRIA TWIGG A Sarasota native her entire life, Alexandria Twigg started her real estate career in 2015. With a strong passion for the housing market and helping clients, Alexandria has excelled in her beginning years of real estate being a top producer on her team.

Alexandria Twigg was named Team Leader for the Sarasota Lucido Global Expansion Team, and voted Rookie of the Year for the Lucido Global Organization, the largest Keller Williams team worldwide, closing $896M in sales in 2020 for 2444 units. Alexandria attended the University of Alabama where she studied Marketing and Real Estate and moved back to her home town of Sarasota in 2017 to continue pursuing her real estate career with Keller Williams and Lucido Global. Alexandria is an avid advocate for young business professionals as an active member of the Suncoast Young Professionals Network and the founding President of Keller Williams Young Professionals Sarasota/Manatee Chapter. Alex has won the newcomer of the year award as well as the YPN member of the year from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee. Alex strives to lead her team members in growing their businesses while delivering an unparalleled level of customer service and client satisfaction at Lucido Global. Outside of Real Estate Alex serves her community as a member of the Junior League of Sarasota. MISSION Our mission to change lives by redefining real estate. Our purpose to deliver the ultimate real estate experience by providing incredible value, exceptional service, and family like culture. Our values are integrity, knowledge, results, culture, service, passion, success, style, teamwork, innovation.

Team Leader, Broker Associate & Partner Lucido Global of Keller Williams Realty c: 941-320-0548 AlexandriaTwigg@Lucidoglobal.com AlexandriaTwigg.Sarasota.LucidoGlobal.com @srqrealestate

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