Sarasota Remodel Historic Burns Court Featured in STYLE Magazine

Photography by Greg Wilson / STYLE Magazine

The award-winning Sarasota remodel by luxury home builder Nautilus Homes is the subject of an in-depth feature profile in the January 2018 issue of the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s STYLE magazine. The story examines the planning, passion, and talent it takes to bring a historic Burns Court home back to its full Mediterranean Revival best — in form and function. Read the full story here, beginning on page 32.

Photography by Greg Wilson / STYLE Magazine

Written by Marty Fugate, the profile describes the “creative dream team” assembled by the owner: builder/design consultant Ryan Perrone, president of Nautilus Homes; and New York interior designer Ellen Hanson (Pansy Bayou is her local office).

Ryan’s expertise, Fugate wrote, would be needed in the special project of bringing this charming 1920’s historic home back to life. He’d need, Fugate wrote, to “Repair, restore and redefine, with 21st-century craftsmanship and the same standard of quality. And to prove that they still build houses like they used to.”

Apparently, they do.

The story is chock full of the nuances that bring a home together — from stripping out the unusable to repurposing original doors and hardware to the installation of custom kitchen cabinetry by master cabinetmaker Anthony Aguilar of Elite Woodwork.

Read the full story at STYLE Magazine online (beginning on page 32) and see these gorgeous photos — and many more — from STYLE magazine photographer Greg Wilson.

Photography by Greg Wilson STYLE Magazine.

Photography by Greg Wilson STYLE Magazine.

How to Select a Qualified Contractor for New Home or Remodel

In Today’s Hot Real Estate Market, Free Guide Helps Owners Research and Choose Reliable Contractors for Home Building & Remodeling Projects

Ricky Perrone, vice president of Sarasota luxury home builder Nautilus Homes, has created a consumer guide, “Choosing the Right Contractor.” The concise and informative guide offers valuable advice and tools for researching and selecting  qualified, ethical, and professional building contractors. The guide gives tips on how to spot red flags that might indicate inexperienced or unscrupulous builders, and also provides a detailed questionnaire form that can be used as a basis to start the interview process with contractors.  The free guide is available for download at the home page of nautilus-homes.com.

With the current hot real estate market in Southwest Florida, more property owners than ever before are considering building a new home. “Choosing the Right Contractor” was created in order to support home owners in realizing their dream an enjoyable building process resulting in a home that will provide years of pride of ownership while giving them a tool to help them build as wisely and safely as possible.  The guide is also available in print, upon request, to real estate agents, lawyers, and interior design professional who may interact frequently with property owners wishing to build.

“Over the years there have been a number of high profile stories locally involving unscrupulous builders” said Ricky Perrone. “We’ve been approached to take over projects that these contractors had abandoned as recently as last year. I’ve seen, firsthand, the heartache and turmoil caused and for two years now, I’ve been thinking about how to help people ask the right questions and ultimately wind up with a team they can feel confident in because they’ve done the work to truly understand the company they are hiring.”

“I take a lot of pride in my industry,” said Perrone.  “My family has been building in Sarasota for forty years and it bothered me that these contractors could operate like this not only to the detriment of their clients, but to the detriment of our industry. The guide encourages people to begin talks with three or more contractors and narrow that down to one using the questionnaire and referral forms. I want people to ask the right questions so they are able to make the right choices and have the best experience in building their home.  My goal is to help them feel informed and confident and most importantly, to help them avoid the pitfalls of choosing the wrong contractor.”

To request a print copy of “Choosing the Right Contractor,” please call  941.366.3650.