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.


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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

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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.

Home Design Trends for 2016

Renovating or remodeling your home is one of the best of ways of not only improving the look and layout of a room in your home, but ultimately increasing its value. Making a decision to remodel your home requires you to engage in a good amount of research and learn about design styles and trends so you can ultimately make your home uniquely yours, whether that means going modern or keeping with a more traditional feel.

When it comes to making improvements to a home, most people start of by remodeling their kitchen or bathroom, and then move onto other areas such as great rooms and master suites. On the outside, replacing windows and doors and doing some landscaping can surprisingly go a long way toward improving the curb appeal of your home.

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Nautilus Homes: Taking Inspiration From Tuscany and Curacao

Back in October of 2014, Nautilus Homes was featured in Architects and Artisans to discuss the rich influence that homes in Tuscany and Curacao have on the homes we build in Sarasota, Florida.

I feel that it’s my duty as president here at Nautilus Homes to often travel to places like Umbria and Curacao in order to get real life samples of the architecture and style.

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Were 2015 Home Design and Remodeling Trends Predicted Correctly?

In early 2015, Nautilus Homes was featured in two different articles on the Home Finder blog. There, we discussed our thoughts on the 2015 home design and 2015 home remodeling trends. Let’s go over the trends and see if they came true or if we can inspire you to to makeover your space and raise the overall value of your home.

The Remodeling Trends Included:

  1. Open kitchen shelving
  2. Spa-inspired bathrooms
  3. Transitional kitchen and living space
  4. Mixed finishes
  5. Flush appliance installation
  6. Multi-generational design
  7. Fully functional outdoor living spaces
  8. Affordable sustainability and technology

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Sarasota Beaches Attract Home Buyers Every Year

It’s not a secret that the United States has many beautiful cities that one can opt to call home. But there is one, in particular, that has become one of the most desirable places to live in, especially for many people from the Midwestern and Northeastern states who are looking to retire to a sunny climate in an area that is tax-friendly: Sarasota, Florida.

Sarasota is replete of one-of-a-kind attractions that can keep you busy, such as its dozens of lush beaches with tropical waters. According to’s article Escape to Our Sarasota Beaches . . . and Escape Your Everyday Life, Sarasota beaches are considered to be among the most beautiful in the United States. In a national poll of the top ten beaches in the US, Siesta Key Beach was rated number one. TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards named Siesta Public Beach as the number one beach in the United States as of February 2015.

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Sarasota Offers Some of the Best Dining Options in Florida

Those who have the pleasure of living in or visiting Sarasota are quick to say one of the reasons they love the area so much is its diverse dining options. Sarasota offers something for everyone. Its eclectic restaurant offerings are one of the reasons so many people vacation in Sarasota and the neighboring Keys. Those who are food enthusiasts will love the myriad of food choices and the ever-evolving restaurant scene that introduces flavors from all over the world.

The Sarasota area offers some of the most diverse food choices in the world, with new restaurants popping up on a regular basis. Of course, no one could visit Sarasota without enjoying its delicious local seafood. Seafood definitely is a big part of the tourist draw, yet there is so much more to this area’s diverse cuisine.

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The Market Heats up for Custom Homes in Sarasota

Whether you are looking for a cozy beachfront bungalow on the sandy shores of St. Armands or a home that gives your entire family room to spread out on Longboat, finding the property you are looking for can be difficult in the hot Sarasota real estate market. With a high demand for gorgeous homes and a very limited amount of inventory to choose from, it is easy to see why an increasing number of home buyers are opting to custom build their new home.

A Look at the Sarasota Housing Market Numbers

According to Redfin, 530 single family homes and 242 condos sold in the Sarasota area in April 2015. This is a 2.6% increase from March and an 11.4% increase from the previous year. Currently, the median selling price for single family homes is $236,000 (up 13.3% from 2014) or $138 per square foot (7.8% from 2014). Sellers are getting an average of 96.3% of their original asking price. Homes in the Sarasota area are typically on the market for 157 days before a sale is complete. Overall, homes in Sarasota are selling and they are selling fast for top dollar.

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