Nautilus Homes Partners with William B. Litchfield Designs

Nautilus Homes is honored to be collaborating with William B. Litchfield Designs, Inc., of Atlanta, in the design and construction for one of our current outstanding projects: “Southern Charm” — a 5,500-square-foot private residence situated along the beautiful Manatee River in Ellenton, Florida. Litchfield Designs was recently awarded two prestigious Philip T. Shutze Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southeast Chapter, one award for its Regency-inspired Georgian renovation of a single family home in Buckhead, Georgia, and another for a smaller remodel project.

Regency-inspired Georgian Renovation by William B. Litchfield Designs, Inc. (photo courtesy of LitchfieldDesigns.com)

“We’re thrilled to be working with an architect of Bill Litchfield’s renown and caliber on one of our projects here in Florida,” said Ryan Perrone, president of Nautilus Homes. “Bill’s sensitivity to site conditions, clients’ desires, materials, and period detailing is perfectly suited to our own vision at Nautilus Homes, and it’s a privilege to collaborate with his firm on ‘Southern Charm’.”

Designed to capture the essence of the architecture and lifestyle of Charleston, South Carolina, “Southern Charm” is carefully sited to take full advantage of the property’s expansive 7 acre grounds that extend to the shores of the Manatee River. The home is detailed to recreate historic craftsmanship and features a separate pool house and water’s edge gazebo. In the planning stages of this project, Ryan Perrone and members of his construction team traveled through South Carolina, visiting some of the oldest, grandest estates and plantation homes in our country, including Charleston’s famous Drayton Hall.

Nautilus Homes was also recognized recently with a “Home of the Year” award for its own work on an historic renovation project in Sarasota’s historic Burns Court neighborhood. SRQ Magazine cited Nautilus Homes as being one of the Sarasota Florida top home builders who “pulled out all the stops” in their work in the magazine’s annual design competition.

Nautilus Wins Sarasota Burns Court Remodel Home of the Year Award

Nautilus Homes has won a Silver Award for its Sarasota Burns Court remodel project from SRQ Magazine’s 2017 Home of the Year Competition.  Nautilus Homes was recognized by the magazine as being one of the Sarasota Florida top home builders who “pulled out all the stops” in their work on the homes winning this year’s competition.

“This historic renovation at 422 Burns Court was a unique opportunity to work with our client in reviving an historic home in an iconic downtown Sarasota neighborhood and bring it back to its former glory,” said Nautilus Homes president Ryan Perrone. “The size of the home – only 1,000 square feet — presented some unique design challenges. We were honored to partner with Ellen Hanson of Pansy Bayou; Elite Woodwork; and Paramount Stone to find innovative solutions to preserve the historic importance and most efficiently utilize the space of this exciting home renovation project.”

The key features of this house include: all new Loewen aluminum-clad wood push-out windows with old-fashioned wood-framed hinged screens, a phenomenally designed kitchen, master bedroom built-in wardrobe, totally reconfigured master bath and all new courtyard walls (front and back). Interior trims were matched to the profiles that were used originally and reused the interior doors and hardware with minor refurbishment along with refinishing the walls and ceilings throughout to a level-5 finish.

Click here to view more images of this Sarasota home remodel project in the historic Burns Court neighborhood.

Nautilus Homes Vice President Participates in BuilderFest Sarasota 2017

Nautilus Homes Vice President Ricky Perrone was an expert panelist weighing in on the “Deciding to Build” panel discussion led by Real Estate Editor Harold Bubil, during BuilderFest 2017.  The February 11 public event was presented by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Read Harold Bubil’s full report by clicking on the Herald Tribune article linked in the photo below (photo courtesy of Herald Tribune website / photography by HT’s Rachel O’Hara).

Sarasota Luxury Home Builder Nautilus Homes’ New Website

Sarasota luxury home builder Nautilus Homes has launched a new web site, Nautilus-Homes.com, to showcase its luxury home portfolio and building services. The new web site features a gallery of professional project photography illustrating the Nautilus approach to building finely crafted custom homes, as well as videos, testimonials, and a portfolio of available properties. The site also includes a regularly updated blog written by Nautilus president Ryan Perrone who shares his expertise and curates top stories on trending materials, resources, and superior design approaches in home building and remodeling projects.

Nelinda O’Brien is the web site guru who created the redesigned web site for Nautilus Homes.

Nautilus Homes is a preeminent luxury custom home building company based in Sarasota, Florida, serving discerning clients throughout southwest Florida. Known for its trademark Jewel Box® homes and concierge-level construction, Nautilus Homes was founded in 2010. For more information, call 941.366.3650.

Spice Bay Sale Sets Record on Siesta Key

Spice Bay Sale Sets Record Price for Past Year on Siesta Key
Nautilus Homes Breaks Ground on Next Model Home

January 27, 2017 / Sarasota, FL — A 3,765-square-foot Siesta Key home sold on January 20, 2017 for $2.235 million, the highest-priced residential non waterfront sale for the past year. The three-bedroom, three and a half-bath home is located at 1219 Sharswood Lane, in the exclusive, 14-lot, bayfront community of Spice Bay on the southerly end of Siesta Key. Built in 2010 by Sarasota builder Ryan Perrone, president of Nautilus Homes, and designed by architect Clifford Scholz, the home was the first of the Perrone’s trademarked Jewel Box® homes and captured the 2010 Parade of Homes Winner distinctions in its class for Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Architectural Detail, and Best Overall.

Nautilus Homes will break ground in February on a new 4,827-square-foot home at 1214 Sharswood Lane in Spice Bay, directly across the street from this most recent sale. The new model home, called the “Shearwater,” is another Jewel Box® home, also designed by Scholz. The energy-efficient “Shearwater” offers two master suites, four and a half baths, a glass-enclosed wine room, deeded boat dock, an outdoor kitchen, custom mahogany entry door, pool, hot tub, and outdoor fire pit. Listed for $3,095,000, the “Shearwater” is ready for a buyer to join the design process and imprint a personal style on the home before construction begins.

The community of Spice Bay was conceptualized by Perrone Construction, which conceived the subdivision’s design approach around a West Indies lifestyle and architecture. Perrone Construction toured the Caribbean to study and bring to Sarasota a genuine Colonial West Indies style to the subdivision’s features and architecture — everything from the cobblestone roads mimicking those found in old San Juan to the verandas and plantation-style shutters of the homes, to the lush, island-style landscaping. Homes in Spice Bay range from $2-7 million; all homes have dock access and 11 have deeded boat slips.

Nautilus Homes was founded in 2010 by Ryan Perrone, focused on concierge-level, luxury custom home building. The company’s Jewel Box® homes are noted for superior layout, features, and finish, encapsulated in smart-sized homes designed for entertaining and a relaxed, luxurious lifestyle. For more information, contact Nautilus Homes at 941.366.3650.

Designing Your Sarasota Home For Resale

It’s a Sarasota design question we are almost invariably asked. It goes something like this: “We don’t foresee ever selling this home but if we decide to we want to make sure we are building it to be marketable. Is there something we should be doing that we are not? Is there something we are doing that we shouldn’t?”

 

To create a home that is marketable on the high end isn’t difficult but does take experience. You want to understand the family that would consider the home, you also want to think about how tastes may change over time. There is a formula that we have followed and our clients have been very successful with. If you track the homes that we have built which have gone up for resale you’ll find that they beat the market, significantly in most cases. The same goes for the homes we’ve built on speculation, there’s a formula that just works.

 

Purchasing a desirable piece of land is important, not just in terms of the property itself but the location, the desirability of the area and the appeal of the neighboring properties on the street. This takes some local knowledge but it also takes some experience. When we seek out properties for our own company we seek out properties which are special in one way or another. Recently we purchased a single parcel of land on Bird Key, we divided it into two lots because a single canal front property on Bird Key had never sold for the price we needed to get for it. The property was special because it looked directly down the canal rather than across a narrow canal at another property, Bird Key has been very sought after for a long time now and these things combined with the price we were able to get it for made it a winning situation.

Design is critical though, and in the scheme of things equal to if not more so than location. I know this is counter to the commonly held belief but hear me out. I keep pretty close tabs on the real estate market here. Location is of little consequence if you choose poor design. Good design will always have a tough fight against a poor location. The synergy of a great design in a great location pays off not just when you go to sell but in the general enjoyment of your home.

 

So, design is important, we get it. Well, choosing the right design style and engaging the right architect is critical as well. At the end of what I like to call the “Mediterranean era” we would have clients come into our office and when we’d ask them what they wanted to build the consensus was “anything but Mediterranean”. Now for the record, I find the Mediterranean style beautiful in all of its subsets, done right I think its one of the most adaptable and fun architectural styles there is. The problem is, these people were referring to the “bastardized” Mediterranean style, the ones that were being built by track homebuilders who really didn’t take the time to understand the architectural style, the details or anything else about the homes they were building. Because they aren’t timeless, they age. They were a trend and now they are difficult to sell. Some of their hallmarks were a skip troweled stucco finish, large every fake looking and almost always out of scale foam “gingerbread”, aluminum soffits, poorly scaled and designed entryways the list goes on and on. When you can tie a home to a decade, it becomes hard to sell, when a home is timeless its very easy to attract buyers.

 

For resale, especially if its a long way off design needs to be timeless and I cannot stress enough the value of a talented architect. There are things that can be done to create a home that makes it easier for a future buyer to decide on. We’ve made accommodations for future elevators in homes where the owners had no intention of ever having one. We’ve made homes handicapped compliant. We’ve built 3 bedroom homes for clients who never planned on having guests stay the night. The idea is to envision the potential future buyer. They probably aren’t that different from you but perhaps you may want to add another bay in their garage for what may be their car collection, the extra space isn’t going to hurt you! And definitely research and hire a great architect for a great Sarasota design. The people who are putting it all together have to be great too so make sure to give us a call!

The front of a white mid century modern home with a new modern landscape to match

Sarasota School of Architecture Ness House

We had the rare opportunity to make substantial improvements to one of Siesta Key’s original dwellings in The Sanderling Club. This home, coined the Ness Home after the owners that worked with Tim Siebert, a Sarasota school of architecture pioneer, in the early 70’s, is modest in AC sf yet boastful in history and design. It was originally built in 1958 in what was a cutting edge technology of the time “lambolithic”, solid poured concrete, construction technique pioneered by the original builder John Lambie. We removed all of the epoxy floors from inside and replaced them with 4’x4′ Kerlite tiles. These are 1/8″ thick porcelain tiles with a 1/32″ grout joint. The final product is a seamless, perfectly white floor. While we were doing that we replaced all of the baseboard trims with brushed aluminum. This made for a clean look in keeping with the overall design. Tim Siebert has been a driving force in the Sarasota School of Architecture since the early 1950’s.

The real changes were to the outside though. The landscaping had not been updated for years, the pool deck was all cracked apart and there were some major parts of today’s living that needed updating. The addition of a covered full outdoor kitchen, a new hot tub and a landscape/hardscape that is as artistic as the home and client it serves. All of the concrete elements were created using shells that were artfully spread into the concrete while it was setting. There were no second chances! This space will serve as a home to a beautiful and loving family for many years to come.

Here is an article about the history of the home.

 

# Sarasota school of architecture #Ness house #Siebert architects

The front of a white mid century modern home with a new modern landscape to match

Renovations of a Sarasota Modern Icon, The Ness House

Modern outdoor kitchen with Kalamazoo grill and other appliances

Full outdoor kitchen with all Kalamazoo appliances and custom made concrete countertops

 

 

 

 

Houzz.com – Ideas for your Nautilus Home

We find that Houzz.com is an Incredible tool. On every project that we work on we collaborate with our clients on Houzz. Once we understand their style we start saving pertinent photos to their idea book as well. If you are thinking about getting started with a project then start on Houzz.com.

Sarasota Professional Office Space for Lease Suitable for Medical and Office

7126 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota

Sarasota Professional Office Space for Lease

Nautilus Homes is now offering superior and professional office and medical office space in Sarasota for lease in its corporate headquarters building at 7126 South Beneva Road in Sarasota, Florida.

A total of 3,170 square-feet of contiguous space is available, comprised of two suites, 2,070, and 1,100 square feet, respectively. The suites offer private entrances, are move-in ready, and are available for immediate occupancy.

This outstanding professional medical or office building space in Sarasota is located directly on Beneva Road, close to Prestanica, Palmer Ranch, Gulf Gate, and US 41. The building offers excellent visibility, location, and signage, with plenty of parking, and a recent full exterior renovation.

Click here to see more exterior and interior images. For more listing details, click here or call the offices of Nautilus Homes at 941.366.3650.

Sarasota Luxury Builder Nautilus Homes Celebrates New Headquarters

Sarasota luxury builder Nautilus Homes hosted over 75 guests during the Saturday, December 3, ribbon-cutting and celebration event for the company’s new headquarters located at 7126 Beneva Road, in Sarasota.

Nautilus Homes purchased the 5,285-square-foot, two-story property on Beneva Road in April and has remodeled 2,115-square-feet of the building’s second floor to accommodate day-to-day operations and staff for Nautilus Homes.

“Mad Men” Design for New Headquarters with Office Space Available for Lease
Known for luxury home-building, Nautilus incorporated a high-fashion, mid-century modern, “Mad Men”-influenced design scheme in its new headquarters. Special design features include Granyte® stone finish on walls, LED lighting throughout, walnut trim moldings and custom cabinetry by Elite Woodwork of Sarasota, and interior design by Space as Art and interior architect Randall Paul Sample. The building has an additional 3,100 square feet of Class B office/medical office space available for lease.

Spice Bay Home on Siesta Key – Plans Unveiled
During the celebration, Nautilus Homes also unveiled plans and images for its latest Spice Bay home, on Siesta Key: the 4,827-square-foot Shearwater model, designed by architect Clifford M. Scholz. The project breaks ground in January 2017.

The celebration included celebratory mimosas and al fresco dining on the property’s shaded outdoor lounge area, followed by the ribbon-cutting, tours of the Nautilus office space, and a champagne toast.

Sarasota Luxury Home Builder Nautilus Homes
Nautilus Homes is a preeminent luxury custom home building company based in Sarasota, Florida, serving discerning clients throughout southwest Florida. Known for its trademark “Jewel Box” homes and concierge-level construction, Nautilus Homes was founded in 2010 by Ryan Perrone, president; brother Ricky Perrone, vice president; and their father, esteemed luxury home builder Richard Perrone. For more information, call 941.366.3650.