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P R E S E N T S

T H E

2020

HOME

OF THEYEAR

Home remains the most significant architectural place we experience throughout our lives. It represents safety, ownership, privacy, stability and personality. As we continue to investigate the role that homes play in our daily lives, the annual SRQ Magazine Home of the Year Competition invites local architects, builders, interior designers and landscape artists to present us with new notions of home environments by submi!ing their recent residential projects. Year a"er year, the competition redefines the spaces where we live and thrive—broadening the discussion of what a home represents and what it can ultimately be with today’s building strategies, renovation techniques and regional trends. From seaside to streetside, inside and out, these award-winning domains celebrate and contribute to a growing legacy of innovative home design. COMPETITION PRODUCED BY SRQ MAGAZINE.

2020 JUDGES HUGO MIJARES, MIAMI, FL Studio Hugo Mijares is an award- winning and ideas-focused design practice established by Hugo Mijares in Miami in late 2008. In the same year the practice was selected by the American Institute of Architects for the ‘Emerging Young Architects’ Houses Tour and it has been widely published, both locally and internationally. The practice distills a holistic detail design and process-led approach in the delivery of highly creative and pragmatic solutions that resonate conceptual rigor and material invention. DAVID POORMAN,

NAPLES, FL David Poorman’s childhood was a blend of farm and beach, having moved at an early age from Ohio to Naples, Florida. A!er enrolling in the architecture program at St. Petersburg Junior College, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Architecture from Princeton University. He lived for ten years in downtown Chicago, working and travelling for Perkins and Will and then for David Woodhouse Architects. In 2010, David established David Poorman Architect LLC (DPA) in Naples, an award-winning firm specializing in small-scale residential and commercial projects inspired and informed by Florida’s natural resources and climate. BRUCE SPARANO, NEW YORK CITY, NY Bruce Sparano is a licensed architect in the Untied States. He practices residential, municipal and commercial architecture, in addition to real estate consultation and development. Bruce is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the United States Green Building Council, the Preservation League of New York State, and the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.

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BEST OVERALL HOME — OVER $2 MILLION

BAYVIEW HOUSE L E A D E R D E S I G N ST U D I O/S AWA D E S I G N ST U D I O PL ATINUM

This 3,400-square-foot home is situated on a beautiful Longboat Key bayfront lot. The residents envisioned a warm, modern one-story home designed to capture the dramatic bay views and provide a seamless indoor–outdoor lifestyle. From the street, a series of carefully cra!ed terraces gently raise the existing grade to meet the FEMA-required floor level of the house. Visitors approach the home through an open-air courtyard with a sculptural screw pine at its center. The courtyard serves as a backdrop to the main living spaces and non-waterfront rooms look inward upon the courtyard to maintain privacy from the street. The main living spaces and master suite are situated along the L-shaped waterfront facade of the home and have sweeping bay views across an infinity-edge swimming pool. Upon entering the home, visitors are greeted with long views across the infinity-edge swimming pool to the bay beyond. A modest 8-foot-high cypress-clad ceiling compresses the entry space, then cascades upward as you move into the home, reaching a height of 14 feet in the light-filled living room. Floor-to-ceiling glass and pocketing sliding glass doors face the pool and bay, while clerestory windows ring the living room providing abundant natural daylight from above. The living room opens onto a large covered porch, serving as the perfect perch overlooking the bay. The porch features an outdoor kitchen, natural cypress wood ceilings and retractable insect screens. A gas firepit, framed by oolite stone benches, sits at the water’s edge. A warm pale"e of natural materials is used both inside and out. Natural-finished white oak floors were chosen for their warmth and beauty. Cypress wood detailing, locally sourced Florida limestone cladding and white shell-topped concrete were used on the exterior, providing a rich contrast to the smooth white walls of the home’s interior. Architect: Leader Design Studio Contractor and Builder: J.M. Meyer Construction Interior Design: Sawa Design Studio Kitchen Cabinets: Sarasota Architectural Woodworking Bathroom: Sarasota Architectural Woodworking Carpets and Flooring: Behr Snyder Group Landscape: Coast Outdoor Services Pool By: Pool Design Concepts Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography


BEST OVERALL HOME — OVER $2 MILLION

SARASOTA MODERN RETREAT GOLD

M U R R AY H O M E S

When the owners of the home are an architect and an interior designer, the assembling of the design and construction team becomes a very considered process. A!er careful scrutiny, they chose Guy Petersen and Damien Blume"i to design the concept and produce the construction documents and Murray Homes as the contractor. The lot is in a very established, old Sarasota neighborhood and the modern design began to develop around a glorious banyan and oak trees on the lot. The clients’ goal was to build a main house and adjacent guest house positioned on the two separately pla"ed lots, connected for livability, but not infringing on the setbacks. The level of planning and implementation in this house was highly critical, as the structure and finish takes much longer to build than a traditional home. This was a truly collaborative effort with collective decision-making between all involved to achieve the very best outcomes. The end result of the home is stunning. From the concrete detailing to the integrated cabinetry, house automation, and overall landscape and hardscape, this home is truly a modern classic. Architect: Guy Peterson and Damien Blume"i Contractor: Steve Murray Interior Design: Damien Blume"i Kitchen Cabinets: Campbell Cabinetry Designs Bathroom: Campbell Cabinetry Designs Carpets and Flooring: Weird Science Concrete Landscape: Michael A. Gilkey Pool By: Pool Design Concepts Photographer: Mark Borosh and Ryan Gamma Photography Other: Artwork: Grace Howl


BEST OVERALL HOME — OVER $2 MILLION

S I LV E R

ORCHID BEACH NAUTILUS HOMES

Nestled in the white sands of Lido Beach, overlooking a 100-acre preserve of Florida habitat, this Colonial West Indies home celebrates the natural beauty that Sarasota is known for. Inspired by the sugar-plantation estates on the island of Barbados, “Orchid Beach” radiates a barefoot elegance. The family worked with Angela Rodriguez of Space as Art Interior Design and Ryan Perrone of Nautilus Homes to bring their vision to reality. Imported Dominican coral and a red brick paved drive transition to a courtyard with stone and bronze fountains, cedar trellises, gas lanterns and an intricate orchid pergola—creating a calming effect while approaching the home. The old-world materials and cra!smanship continue throughout the home, culminating in areas of standout detail, including an English pub–style bar overlooking the preserve, a regal and serene terraced pool deck, and a paneled master bedroom with windows to resemble the stern of an old sailing ship overlooking the bayou. Orchid Beach was designed as a personal oasis for the owners to share the Florida lifestyle with their family and friends. Even the guest suites are fit for a governor. They provide exceptional privacy—having their own “wing,” located on a mid-level—with their own balconies overlooking the beach. The home gives the feel of traveling back in time to a spectacular island estate and promises to become a timeless piece of architecture on Lido Key. Art and cra!smanship are the cornerstone of society. Orchid Beach combines an unparalleled level of cra! into a living piece of art.

Contractor Ryan Perrone Builder: Nautilus Homes Interior Design: Angela Rodriguez Interiors Kitchen Cabinets: Elite Woodwork Bathroom: Elite Woodwork, Heritage Glass Carpets and Flooring: Oracle Flooring & Design Landscape: Hazeltine Nurseries Pool By: Fox Pools Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography Other: Sarasota Granite Company, Myers Painting, Engler Window and Door.

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BEST OVERALL HOME — BETWEEN $1 TO $2 MILLION

THE SCHECHTER HOUSE PL ATINUM

S E I B E RT A RC H I T ECTS

The owners asked for a 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house that would take advantage of its elevated waterfront location, provide an indoor–outdoor lifestyle and be filled with natural light. The program is organized into two main volumes, with the courtyard, media space and office volumes as both the link and separation between the two. The main spaces in the house are aligned along the waterfront to capture the preferred views and open into the pool cage for bug-free indoor–outdoor living. The glassed-in courtyard brings light, vegetation and sky to interior circulation, where views to the water are not provided. The pool area and waterfront yard are terraced to provide flat outdoor space for activities, children at play and to moderate the transition down to the water. Stepping the site also allows one to see the water’s edge from the interior of the house rather than only distant water views. The entry to the house transitions up to floor level with a raised entry forecourt let into the house’s massing. The entry foyer floats between the entry forecourt and the interior courtyard. A"ention is given to the experience of moving through the house. With the house all on one level, ceiling-height transitions create spatial hierarchy, define boundaries and articulate circulation. Over main spaces, radiused wood ceilings allow natural light to spill in from above and provide an enhanced sense of openness and a lightness of spirit. These curved forms contrast with the more serious rectilinear nature of the design, bringing a lighthearted quality to the house—which is upli!ing to its inhabitants. Architect: Seibert Architects, PA Contractor: Yoder Homes & Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets: Dura Supreme Cabinetry Landscape: Grant’s Gardens Pool By: Water Designs of Sarasota Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography

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BEST OVERALL HOME — BETWEEN $1 TO $2 MILLION

MYAKKA FARMHOUSE SWEET SPARKMAN ARCH I TECTS

Situated on a working 40-acre ranch, this new home is made up of three primary areas: garage, living area and bedrooms, all unified under one “bu"erfly” metal roof. The design pulls apart these volumes to create outdoor living in the interstitial spaces, enabling the relatively small home to feel more expansive and integrated into the beautiful rural landscape. The unifying roof provides a practical benefit to the Florida climate, shading the floor-to-ceiling glass while allowing for daylight harvesting. The home is organized along a primary corridor, which terminates in views of the surrounding pasture. The expansive roof provides the home with more shaded outdoor living area than enclosed air-conditioned space. Deep eaves make these spaces comfortable for year-round use. Offering a reprieve from the hot Florida weather, the open dog-trot breezeways funnel breezes through the open hallways. Locally sourced, carbonized poplar create louver walls to hide fixed screens, connect the spaces visually and create privacy.

Architect: Jerry Sparkman, AIA, NCARB Contractor: Josh Wynne Construction Interior Design: Sweet Sparkman Architects Kitchen Cabinets: Sarasota Architectural Woodworking Bathroom: Josh Wynne Construction Carpets and Flooring: Brewer Carpet One Landscape: JWS collaboration with owner Pool By: Ron Schultz Pools Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography

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BEST OVERALL HOME — BETWEEN $1 TO $2 MILLION

THE FISH CAMP P E R RO N E CO N ST RU CT I O N S I LV E R

The Fish Camp was built to honor the historic stilt homes that dot the waters of Charlotte Harbor and would serve as dormitories for commercial fishermen during an era where boats only ran several miles offshore and fish were netted by hand. The feeling evoked when arriving at the Fish Camp is that you are 1,000 miles away, detached from the constant of time. There are no cars on the island, and the lush mangroves and tropical native vegetation envelop you like the breeze of salty air. Building on a remote island presents unique building challenges and unusual feats of ingenuity. The vision was to build a family compound, a place where they could unplug and retreat, a place where you could be nothing but in the present. Renowned Architect Paul Konstant designed the structure with a warm, inviting front elevation enticing visitors to stop by for a spell on the front porch— only to discover the expansive master living area inside followed by a cascading row of individual cottages laddering toward the shoreline. Every detail was taken into consideration to create a seamless integration of the exterior and the interior, including pocketing all the doors into the walls to ensure an uninterrupted flow to the outside. Staying true to Florida’s heritage was defining in their careful selection of materials. More than 22,000 linear feet of Florida Southern yellow pine covers the walls and ceilings, complementing the spirit of the architecture. As a final nod to the old fishing dormitories, the owner Rich Perrone, a builder of luxury custom homes, revisited his early days as a carpenter and handcrafted a bunk room outfitted with rustic bunk beds reminiscent of camp. Architect: Paul Konstant and Konstant Architecture & Planning Contractor/Builder: Perrone Construction Interior Design: Michelle Perrone Kitchen Cabinets: Elite Woodwork Bathroom: Perrone Construction Carpets and Flooring: Legno Bastone Landscape: Hazeltine Nurseries Photographer: Ricky Perrone, Perrone Construction.

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BEST OVERALL HOME — UNDER $1 MILLION AND BEST SUSTAINABILITY | GREEN

PL ATINUM

MIKE’S HAMMOCK J O S H W Y N N E CO N ST RU CT I O N

Eventually, if we are lucky, we all grow old. I designed and built this home for my aging father. My dad adopted me when I was two. He was the hardestworking, most selfless man I have ever known. His whole life he fantasized about retiring to a cabin in the woods. Unfortunately, health issues cut his career and his dreams short. I had to rescue him, but our budget was tight. To keep him close, I found a prime spot on our family farm. I had to evict the pigs from their pen! The pen dictated the building size, as I chose not to remove trees to build the house. I minimized the foundation to protect the palms and maintain drainage. The structure was cantilevered beyond the foundation to keep it light in its location and to allow for the program without removing trees. The rear is set to the west, overlooking an adjacent wetland, where he can watch the birds and the deer with nightly sunsets as the backdrop. The design is intended to be incredibly cost efficient, durable, comfortable, low maintenance, fi"ing for its environment and my dad’s love of cabins, and considerate of his unique health issues. The shape is a reflection of standard material sizes, resulting in a waste factor of less than 1 percent. We filled only a 10-yard dumpster in its construction. The cladding wraps the walls and the roof to break the perceived length of the structure and minimize maintenance, with the corrugation matching our 70-year-old barn. Yellow pine cladding runs cohesively through and up the ends of the structure to stretch the perception of space and create visual interest at every moment in the home. White interior dividing walls were intended to be lost visually while still reflecting light. The kitchen is full size, with a hidden pantry, flush microwave and no uppers. The Ikea cabinets feature all full-extension drawers for easy access—and saved my wallet. I used every inch of space. The bathroom is oversize with a walk-in shower, made to fit my dad’s needs. The HVAC system was custom-designed and built by Carrier. It is the smallest variable-speed split system in the US, to help maximize indoor air quality and comfort control. Scraps, small lots and le!overs make up the majority of finishes. This home is proof that we can provide be"er design, be"er construction, be"er care and a be"er life for our aging loved ones—even on a budget. My dad’s health has improved drastically since he moved in. He loves his home. He’s out tending to the chickens right now.

Architect: Design by Josh Wynne and Jimmy Thornton of Nebula Design Contractor: Josh Wynne Construction Interior Design: Josh Wynne Kitchen Cabinets: IKEA Bathroom: IKEA, Atlas Concorde Carpets and Flooring: Locally Sourced Southern Yellow Pine Landscape: Josh Wynne Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography

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OVERALL INTERIOR DESIGN

PL ATINUM

BAYVIEW HOUSE L E A D E R D E S I G N ST U D I O / S AWA D E S I G N ST U D I O

The residents of this new home envisioned a warm and modern abode designed to capture the dramatic bay views and provide a seamless indoor–outdoor lifestyle. A natural-material pale"e is used both inside and out. Satin-finished white oak floors were chosen for their warmth and beauty. Cypress wood ceilings and regionally sourced limestone-clad walls flow seamlessly from interior to exterior. The kitchen sits in the middle of the open-plan living and dining spaces. The centerpiece of the kitchen is a meticulously cra!ed 12-foot-long T-shaped island and integrated eat-in dining table made of river-recovered black cypress. The island is clad in honed Calaca"a Altissimo panels with color-matched white quartz counters, providing a durable work surface. Beautiful ribbed wood doors were salvaged from an existing home on the property and refashioned into an artful backsplash in the dining area. A custom dining table sits center stage, acting as both seating and art. The base is made of curved and tapered walnut wood slats with a white quartz tabletop. A custom blue-and-beige area rug anchors the room. The living room includes a gray-toned sectional sofa positioned to capture the expansive bay views. Playful accent pillows tie into the colors of a painting hung over the sofa, while sheer curtains so!en the floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A finely cra!ed recessed shelving unit was built to display the clients’ personal touches. The naturalmaterial pale"e extends into the bathrooms through the use of natural stone on the walls and custom white honed concrete trough sinks. The master bathroom features a stained wood accent wall to accentuate the sculptural form of the vessel tub. Full-height sheer curtains so!en the space. The result is a sophisticated, warm, tropical–modern home that captures the beautiful Sarasota Bay view.

Architect: Leader Design Studio Contractor: J.M. Meyer Construction Interior Design: Sawa Design Studio Kitchen Cabinets: Sarasota Architectural Woodworking Bathroom: Sarasota Architectural Woodworking Carpets and Flooring: Behr Snyder Group Landscape: Coast Outdoor Services Pool: Pool Design Concepts Photographer: Ryan Gamma. Photography

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OVERALL INTERIOR DESIGN Architect: Leader Design Studio Contractor: J.M. Meyer Construction Interior Design: Sawa Design Studio Kitchen Cabinets: West Wood Manufacturing Bathroom: West Wood Manufacturing Carpets and Flooring: Behr Snyder Group Landscape: DWY Landscape Architects Pool By: American Beauty Pools Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography

CITRUS HOUSE L E A D E R D E S I G N ST U D I O / S AWA D E S I G N ST U D I O

This warm, modern courtyard home was designed to provide its residents the feeling of living in their own private “Selby Gardens.” The inward-focused home meanders across the property and the architectural forms push and pull to define a series of exterior courtyards that are interwoven amongst the interior rooms. Inside, each space is intimately scaled and thoughtfully cra!ed to feel distinct, yet open and interconnected. A sophisticated and subtle pale"e of warm, natural materials is used throughout the home. Satin-finished white oak floors were chosen for their warmth and beauty, while smooth white walls are carefully planned to feature the client’s contemporary art collection. The light-filled living room features 13-foot ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling glass faces the pool courtyard—bringing the outdoors in—and west-facing clerestory windows wrap over the TV/bookcase wall to capture views of the sunset sky. The TV is set upon a gray porcelain-tile backdrop to minimize the visual impact. White kitchen cabinets wrap the perimeter of the kitchen, while a meticulously cra!ed 13-foot-long island, designed for entertaining and eat-in dining, anchors the space. The island is clad in ri!-cut white oak and a honed gray quartz countertop, while a Carrara marble backsplash and back-painted glass upper cabinets provide timeless and elegant accents. The master bedroom and bathrooms open to both a meditation garden and the pool courtyard, reinforcing the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. A den is situated to the front of the home and opens to the entry courtyard and front porch, providing an intimate and peaceful space to relax. The result is a sophisticated, warm, organic–modern home, set into its own tropical paradise. 72 | srq magazine_ MAR20 live local


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OVERALL INTERIOR DESIGN

OLD GROVE N AU T I LU S H O M E S S I LV E R

The Old Grove was brought to life as a forever home for a renowned musician, his former ballerina wife and their two young children. The family, having traveled to orchestral halls around the world, has very distinct architectural taste and expectations. The family purchased the 7 acres of Spanish moss–draped, riverfront landscape over 10years prior to this build. The lot was part of the Gamble Sugar plantation, built in 1840. The family drew their style inspiration from classic and traditional architecture, taking inspiration from Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina. Designed for airiness and coolness, the “Beaufort style” incorporated elements of Georgian and Colonial architecture as well as those of Greek Revival and semitropical Spanish. They requested a home resembling the longest-standing structures in North America, such as Drayton Hall built in 1747, with the conveniences and open feel of a new build. In preparation for construction, the Nautilus team traveled to visit Drayton Hall to understand the architectural building techniques of the period to ensure the home would hold historic integrity. The home was designed and cra!ed to maintain the historic, traditional feel while being filled with playful and creative details such as painted striped floors, swinging diner doors, rolling ladders, antique hardware, gas lanterns, brick floors, reclaimed wood and secret doors. The home features authentic materials, including Loewen windows, Signature entry doors, Timberlane shu"ers, coffered ceilings, custom cabinetry and millwork creating elaborate, grand spaces. This home is exquisitely complex, while creating a sense of calm. In a time where simple, clean structures are the trend, we put care in cra!smanship and detailing with integrity. The home captures the clients’ character and will stand as a testament to their family and their passion for classical arts. Architect: William B. Litchfield Residential Designs AIA Contractor: Ryan Perrone Builder: Nautilus Homes Interior Design: William B. Litchfield Residential Designs Kitchen Cabinets: Elite Woodwork Bathroom: Elite Woodwork, Heritage Glass Carpets and Flooring: Paramount Flooring Landscape: Hazeltine Nurseries Pool By: Fox Pools Photographer: Jessica Glynn Photography. Other: Finishing Touch Custom Painting, LLC.


BEST KITCHEN

PL ATINUM

BAYVIEW HOUSE LE AD E R D E SI G N ST U D I O / SAWA DE S I GN ST U DI O

The kitchen is the heart of the home, si"ing at the center of the L-shaped openplan living and dining spaces. The kitchen is purposefully positioned to provide the owners with views across the infinity-edge swimming pool to Sarasota Bay beyond while standing at the island. L-shaped in plan, the perimeter of the kitchen features custom-painted white cabinets with simple quartz counters and backsplash. A clean-lined stainless-steel range hood and back-painted frosted glass upper cabinets provide a crisp, contemporary accent. A concealed appliance garage with pocketing doors, full-height pantry cabinets and integrated paneled appliances help to create a calm and unfe"ered backdrop to the living space. A fully concealed wet bar sits below a large picture window and serves as the bridge between the kitchen and living room. The centerpiece of the kitchen is a meticulously cra!ed 12-foot-long T-shaped island and integrated eat-in dining table. The island is clad in honed Calaca"a Altissimo panels with color-matched white quartz counters, providing a durable work surface. The eat-in dining table and island cabinets are fabricated from river-recovered black cypress wood and visually anchor the space. To reduce visual clu"er, details include recessed finger pulls on cabinets, undercabinet LED strip lights, speakers concealed behind the drywall, flush electrical outlets and 1-inch-square trimless LED lights over the island. The result is an elegant and timeless kitchen that anchors the living space, serves the dining space and provides the perfect backdrop for everyday life and entertaining.

Architect: Leader Design Studio Contractor: J.M. Meyer Construction Interior Design: Sawa Design Studio Kitchen Cabinets: Sarasota Architectural Woodworking Bathroom: Sarasota Architectural Woodworking Carpets and Flooring: Behr Snyder Group Landscape: Coast Outdoor Services Pool: Pool Design Concepts Photographer: Ryan Gamma. Photography

MODERN COVE DSDG ARCHITECTS

A classic contemporary kitchen with an industrial twist, the space is a total flip with top-of-the-line appliances. Part of the kitchen is transformed into a wine room, and in a stunning architectural move, a window was placed on the added wet bar to view into the wine room. A three-panel glass door to the wine room gives the wall a so!er look. It’s all in the details with this kitchen. Stunning blackand-white contrast cabinets with added design elements include elevating a contemporary flat panel cabinet with beveled edges. A panel-ready fridge lends to the well-thought-out details with a set of faux drawers at the bo"om and gorgeous large brass handles and a matching set of small brass knobs. Notches down the side of the island wall create a unique faux door with another touch of brass knobs. Contrast black hardware stands out against the bright white cabinets. Perfect symmetry can be seen on the kitchen wall with the cabinets reflecting one another. These are framed in wall-to-ceiling marbled quartz perfectly laid to frame out the window in a seamless mitered edge. The quartz then transitions to countertop from the back wall to the island. With all of this classic modern in the space, the kitchen is given an edge with a concrete-look porcelain tile. The sink boasts a black double faucet with a brass industrial detail on the head. The lights play into the sleekness with a black metal and brass combination.

Architect: DSDG Architects, Mark Sultana Contractor: DTI Construction Interior Design: DSDG Architects, April Ballie"e Kitchen Cabinets: Campbell Cabinetry Designs Photographer: Tara Correa.

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BEST KITCHEN Architect: Potvin Design Company, John Potvin Contractor: Voigt Brothers Construction, Michael Voigt Builder: Voigt Brothers Construction, Michael Voigt Interior Design: Point West Designs, Gary Pike Kitchen Cabinets: Contemporary Cabinetry Bathroom: CAB Contemporary Cabinetry Tile:: Tile Market. Carpet and Flooring: Sticks and Stones Landscape: Tropical Landscape Solutions Pool By: Water Designs Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography

LIDO RETREAT V O I G T B R OT H E R S C O N S T R U C T I O N S I LV E R

Perched at the merger of New Pass and the Gulf of Mexico, this extraordinary waterfront home dazzles among its peers. Located in the classic Lido Shores neighborhood, the home conveys the rich history of Sarasota through its variety of architectural details. From the elaborate millwork including seven-piece crown molding, three-piece casing and custom base, to the marble floors with brass inlay detail in the Master bath, the residence is a true showcase. Greeting guests upon entry is a giant aquarium while an Oval two-story ceiling detail adds elegance. Exterior rear views captivate the imagination with a terraces outdoor living bonanza. From the massive pool area complete with gro"o and firepits, surprises never stop whether inside or out. The homes design offers the owner excellent privacy from the street while at the same time takes ever advantage of the amazing views that the rear of the property offers of the crystal-clear waters of New Pass as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. These views can be enjoyed from almost every room in the house and the rear porches that have raised the bar for the highest level of outdoor living. The roof line and plantation shu"ers give a West Indies feel while the contrast of light and dark is characteristically transitional.

BEST BATHROOM PL ATINUM

THE FISH CAMP P E R RO N E CO N ST RU CT I O N

Architect: Paul Konstant and Konstant Architecture & Planning Contractor/Builder: Perrone Construction Interior Design: Michelle Perrone Kitchen Cabinets: Elite Woodwork Bathroom: Perrone Construction Carpets and Flooring: Legno Bastone Landscape: Hazeltine Nurseries Photographer: Ricky Perrone, Perrone Construction.

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The Fish Camp was built to honor the historic stilt homes that dot the waters of Charlo"e Harbor and would serve as dormitories for commercial fishermen during an era where boats only ran several miles offshore and fish were ne"ed by hand. The feeling evoked when arriving at the Fish Camp is that you are 1,000 miles away, detached from the constant of time. There are no cars on the island, and the lush mangroves and tropical native vegetation envelop you like the breeze of salty air. Building on a remote island presents unique building challenges and unusual feats of ingenuity. The vision was to build a family compound, a place where they could unplug and retreat, a place where you could be nothing but in the present. Renowned Architect Paul Konstant designed the structure with a warm, inviting front elevation enticing visitors to stop by for a spell on the front porch—only to discover the expansive master living area inside followed by a cascading row of individual co"ages laddering toward the shoreline. Every detail was taken into consideration to create a seamless integration of the exterior and the interior, including pocketing all the doors into the walls to ensure an uninterrupted flow to the outside. Staying true to Florida’s heritage was defining in their careful selection of materials. More than 22,000 linear feet of Florida Southern yellow pine covers the walls and ceilings, complementing the spirit of the architecture. As a final nod to the old fishing dormitories, the owner Rich Perrone, a builder of luxury custom homes, revisited his early days as a carpenter and handcra!ed a bunk room outfi"ed with rustic bunk beds reminiscent of camp.


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BEST REMODEL | RENOVATION

COURTYARD HOUSE PL ATINUM

N AU T I LU S H O M E S

The Courtyard House—a classic Sarasota School of Architecture, Jack West home—was designed to be all about the slow reveal. With this idea in mind, a private enclosed courtyard captivated this intrigue at the front entry. A!er its original build as a spec home in 1965, the courtyard was demolished, but in this renovation, the homeowner wanted to pay homage to the original design intent. In 2019, Echt Architects and Hazeltine Nurseries redesigned the landscaping and additional architectural facade elements to honor that same unhurried divulgence. This original objective was reborn by creating a water feature with stepping stones and a singular perfectly placed topiary at the front entry, giving rise to a feeling of serenity before entering the home. From the privacy-protecting Clusia hedges to the Montgomery palm–lined driveway to the earthy wooden ba"ens at the front entry, the space feels secluded yet welcoming and spacious for guests. The home never had a pool originally; however, it is married so naturally with the space that it doesn’t seem it could have ever gone without. The crisp white pavers against the Caribbean blue pool are reminiscent of the sands of Siesta Key Beach against the lapping waves of the Gulf. The water is hugged by a flush firepit to create a zen balance of the elements. The pool is surrounded by an outdoor dining area with swaying palms situated to provide shade where needed, a bar for easy outdoor entertainment and a cozy sunken wood-burning firepit area that leads down to the dock. The Sarasota School of Architecture keeps Florida’s subtropical climate and easy indoor–outdoor lifestyle at the forefront. With these upgrades to the iconic Courtyard House, we were able to preserve the historic intent and integrity while creating a modern and mindful experience at the home.

Architect: Echt Architects Contractor: Ryan Perrone Builder: Nautilus Homes Landscaape: Hazeltine Nurseries Pool: Siesta Pools Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography Other: BMMI, Native Sun Painting, Gator Plumbing, Black Jack Air & Mechanical, Direct Window & Door Supply.

THE ARGUEDAS HOUSE

GOLD

Architect: Seibert Architects, PA Contractor: Ball Construction Inc., Yoder Homes & Remodeling. Interior Design: Jennifer Masters, NCIDQ, ASID Carpet and Flooring: Slik Crete Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography

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S E I B ERT A RC HI T ECTS

This unique mid-century modern house suffered years of modifications and neglect. Doors and windows between inside and outside and between rooms, including bathrooms, had been removed. The original carport was closed in and an awkward storage area was added behind the master bedroom. Different flooring materials occurred throughout the house and some of the original stack-bond block walls inside and outside were covered with other finishes while other areas were still exposed. Essentially, the house had become a patchwork of incompatible materials and unfinished ideas, both interesting and ill advised. Fortunately, the unique roof structure made of Picket panels in a “V” formation was still present and was in reasonable condition. The new owners decided not to restore the house to its original condition due to the loss of square footage that this would require. Ultimately, the goal for the renovations was to bring into focus the unique and interesting aspects of the original mid-century design and to bring a cohesive aesthetic and organization to the house. New windows and doors were installed where missing and as replacements for others. The pool cage was replaced with a taller one that be"er related to the main interior space. Extraneous interior and exterior elements were removed and new exterior hardscape elements were added. Bathrooms were reconfigured and skylights placed above showers to introduce natural light into these otherwise small, dark areas. With low ceilings and no a"ic space, strategies for air-conditioning the house were integral to the solution for the house. Areas where the stack-bond block walls had been covered with other materials were damaged and unable to be restored. To achieve a consistent aesthetic inside and outside the house, wall finishes were replaced or added as needed. Similarly, floors were covered with concrete topping, and doors and doorjambs added and replaced for consistency.


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SEATHRU HOUSE BORDEN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Oriented to capture the sunsets across Sarasota Bay, this modern gem embodies coastal living. The exterior design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. The driveway design and connecting pedestrian paths were formed concrete pads with a simple broom finish, a “piano key” effect with long linear pads in various lengths. The 6-inch gaps between the pads are neatly topped with crushed gray granite and allow rainwater to flow through, minimizing runoff onto the street. As you approach the front of the home, you’ll enter an almost hidden courtyard, which is bounded by the guest suite and main residence. The pockets of plantings within the courtyard contain sculptural accent plants such as dracaenas, agaves, succulents and some variegated dwarf primrose and ornamental grasses. Native limestone slabs create an elevated path across the space with white beach pebbles between them, adding a whimsical detail. The royal poinciana is placed as an anchoring shade tree that will help cool the space in the summer in a very beautiful way. One of the notable design challenges, as with many homes, is proximity to neighboring properties and balancing openness while retaining privacy. We achieved this by planting a combination of traveler’s palms and podocarpus to screen views outside of key windows along the property line, without the need for any fencing. The crushed stone path along the eastern side is flanked by an a"ractive combination of fountain grasses, dwarf fakahatchee grass and native muhly grasses, with an a"ractive yellow tabebuia tree outside the main guest window.

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BEST LANDSCAPE DESIGN Architect: Echt Architects Contractor: Ryan Perrone Builder: Nautilus Homes Landscape: Hazeltine Nurseries Pool: Siesta Pools Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography Other: BMMI, Native Sun Painting, Gator Plumbing, Black Jack Air & Mechanical, Direct Window & Door Supply.

COURTYARD HOUSE NAU T I LU S H O ME S GOLD

The Courtyard House—a classic Sarasota School of Architecture, Jack West home—was designed to be all about the slow reveal. With this idea in mind, a private enclosed courtyard captivated this intrigue at the front entry. A!er its original build as a spec home in 1965, the courtyard was demolished, but in this renovation, the homeowner wanted to pay homage to the original design intent. In 2019, Echt Architects and Hazeltine Nurseries redesigned the landscaping and additional architectural facade elements to honor that same unhurried divulgence. This original objective was reborn by creating a water feature with stepping stones and a singular perfectly placed topiary at the front entry, giving rise to a feeling of serenity before entering the home. From the privacyprotecting Clusia hedges to the Montgomery palm–lined driveway to the earthy wooden ba"ens at the front entry, the space feels secluded yet welcoming and spacious for guests. The home never had a pool originally; however, it is married so naturally with the space that it doesn’t seem it could have ever gone without. The crisp white pavers against the Caribbean blue pool are reminiscent of the sands of Siesta Key Beach against the lapping waves of the Gulf. The water is hugged by a flush firepit to create a zen balance of the elements. The pool is surrounded by an outdoor dining area with swaying palms situated to provide shade where needed, a bar for easy outdoor entertainment and a cozy sunken wood-burning firepit area that leads down to the dock. The Sarasota School of Architecture keeps Florida’s subtropical climate and easy indoor–outdoor lifestyle at the forefront. With these upgrades to the iconic Courtyard House, we were able to preserve the historic intent and integrity while creating a modern and mindful experience at the home.

OSPREY LANDING BORDEN LANDSCAPE DESIGN S I LV E R

This warm, modern home rests is in a canopied Whitfield neighborhood with views of Sarasota Bay. As relaxed as it is sophisticated, the landscape enveloping the residence allows children to play, adults to gaze and visitors to feel truly awed and welcomed into the home. The great recreational lawn in the rear yard, surrounding the swimming pool and spa, provides not only a great surface for walking or running around on, but also helps to frame the bay’s views as a beautiful flat plane of zoysia grass, reinforced by the graceful native sabal palms and longleaf pines. The front entry gardens, the most welcoming feature of the property, contain a variety of carefully selected tropical plantings, succulents and natural stones along with a pathway that enhances the architectural expression. It serves as a wonderful intermediate experience between the front lawn and vehicular areas to the entrance of the home. Strategically placed trees provide canopy above, and an unusual variety of specimen palms and other plantings provide visual interest. The expansive linear front lawn is punctuated by a single pink floss silk tree and bordered by a thoughtful composition of pink lantana and lush ground cover. Closer to the home are a series of dracaenas and giant iris, dramatically lit at night. The panelized concrete walkway contains linear grassed joints that allow the lawn to extend through the concrete and capture rainwater as it flows down the drive during storm events. At the request of the homeowner, large canopy trees and other buffering plant material were provided along the southern edge to shield the side yard from a sometimes harsh summer sun and roadway traffic. The overall composition achieves a stunning series of unique spaces that entices the individual to enjoy every space within the landscape. Architect: DSDG Architects Builder: Josh Wynne Construction Landscape Design: Borden Landscape Design Landscape: Earth Works Landscape Management Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography

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