Riverview High School Ace Mentor Program Students

Ryan Perrone’s Ace Mentor Students Present Design Projects at Sarasota Riverview High

Nautilus Homes president Ryan Perrone recently attended Sarasota Riverview High School to watch Ace Mentor Program of America/Sarasota Affiliate students present their design projects. Ryan is a Mentor for the group, which inspires high school students to pursue careers in construction, design, engineering, and architecture.

“What a great night watching these incredible students present the projects they had worked so hard on,” Ryan said. “I am very proud of my team for creating a great design that met all of the requirements.”

Riverview High School Ace Mentor ProgramThroughout the school year, Ryan has visited Sarasota’s Riverview High School once a week to meet with students and give them real-world insights into the hard work and opportunities of the design and building industry. “The program introduces students to construction and design careers, and encourages them to investigate and understand all the different roles involved in building and design,” Ryan said. “It gives them an opportunity to get real-world insights into what areas of the building industry they might want to pursue.”

“One of the things I enjoy sharing with the students, is the inspiration and example that they can go into this industry and, with hard work and focus, they can make a great living while having the freedom of their own business and the pride of having a craft they enjoy.”

Nautilus Homes Nabs Best of Houzz 2018 for Design

Southwest Florida luxury home builder Nautilus Homes has been recognized with a “Best Of Houzz 2018 Design” award from Houzz, Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design. Houzz announced the awards on Jan. 17, after Nautilus Home’s Houzz portfolio of design images and projects was voted “most popular” by the Houzz community of over 40 million monthly users. The Nautilus Homes Houzz portfolio, which offers product ideas and building and design constructed by Nautilus president Ryan Perrone, may be viewed at houzz.com/pro/ryan-perrone/nautilus-homes.

The Best Of Houzz awards are the result of Houzz’s annual survey of users’ preferred home builders, architects, interior designers, landscapers, and residential remodeling professionals. Users cast votes in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography, and the result is a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the best of the best in design and home renovation across the nation.

In its press release announcing the awards, Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz, stated, “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”

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. For more information, call 941.366.3650 or click here.

Nautilus Homes Names New Project Superintendent

Sarasota luxury home builder Ryan Perrone of Nautilus Homes has promoted Kendall Ellis to the position of Project Superintendent. Mr. Ellis has worked with Mr. Perrone for two years, learning the luxury residential construction trade and acquiring the skills of project supervision and management through both in-field and in the office experience.

Mr. Ellis volunteers in his community as a head coach for Florida Storm Elite Basketball, a U.S. amateur basketball league that travels and plays competitively throughout Florida; he coaches the sixth grade elite team. He moved to southwest Florida in 2001 and is the father of three children.

ryan at builderfest 2018

BuilderFest 2018 Tackles Effect of New Tax Law on Building a Home in Sarasota

Nautilus Homes president Ryan Perrone was a panelist during the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s second annual BuilderFest event, held Saturday, February 23, 2018. This year’s event focused on the effects of the new federal tax laws and was titled “Home Building (and Owning) in a New Tax Climate.”

The panel was moderated by Harold Bubil, former real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune, who frequently writes, lectures, and gives tours celebrating real estate and architecture in southwest Florida. (Read Mr. Bubil’s column about the event, here.) Mr. Bubil posed many questions of this panel and several other panels held on varying topics throughout the day-long event. Topics covered included whether or not the new tax law will heal or hurt local property values, and whether it might motivate residents of New York and other high-tax states to move to Florida (which does not have a state income tax).

During Ryan’s panel, Mr. Bubil posed questions about the cost of construction in the southwest residential market, and as part of a larger conversation Ryan commented that “Cost is the difference between value and expense … our clients are essentially developers and we can help guide them to create valuable projects.” Recognizing the tremendous investment homeowners make in their residences, and helping clients maximize the fullest value for that investment, is a Nautilus Homes specialty.

The audience was encouraged to ask questions as well, and when one audience member asked how builders deal with the current labor shortage being experienced by the construction industry at large, Ryan talked about his experience with the local chapter of the ACE Mentor Program of America, which inspires high school students to pursue careers in construction, design, engineering, and architecture.

Ryan, who visits Sarasota’s Riverview High School once a week to meet with students and give them real-world insights into the hard work and opportunities of the design and building industry, told the BuilderFest crowd, “I work with the ACE program to inspire young people to go into this industry and to show them that they can make a great living while having the freedom of their own business and the pride of having a craft.”

Nautilus Homes Adds Office Manager to Team

Sarasota-based luxury home builder Nautilus Homes has added Jennifer Ricks to its office staff in the position of Office Manager. Throughout her career, Jennifer has held positions in human resources and office management, frequently within the construction industry. In her role at Nautilus Homes, she will manage the front office as well as handle bookkeeping for the construction company.

Jennifer is the first point of contact for most people when they contact Nautilus Homes. “She is in charge of keeping everything in the office running smoothly so the rest of the team can do what we do best – build luxury homes throughout Southwest Florida,” said Ryan Perrone, president.

Jennifer enjoys contributing to the community, and has served on the Board of Directors – several years as its president – for her neighborhood Homeowners Association. Jenn grew up in Long Island, New York, and is a first-time mother to five-year old son Alex as well as a step mother to her other three children. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, network, scrapbook, and do crafts, as well as run her eBay business.

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.

Sarasota Luxury Home Market Outlook Strong

“Bonaire” – a Nautilus Homes luxury home on Siesta Key

The Sarasota luxury home market, Nautilus Homes president Ryan Perrone discussed in a recent Sarasota Herald Tribune article, continues to be on a hot streak, with available waterfront properties and Sarasota luxury home building sites in prime neighborhoods being snapped up at a very fast rate.

Quoted in an article titled “The Lap of Luxury: Market for High-End Residences in Sarasota Robust,” Ryan suggested that would-be waterfront home site buyers and luxury home site buyers expand their options to include Sarasota County communities such as nearby Osprey and Nokomis. Those areas still provide interested buyers of Sarasota County waterfront home building sites with opportunities, Ryan said, where “half-acre bay-front sites can still be found for under $1 million and the location is becoming more and more desirable.”

Venice Beach, Florida – Nautilus Homes.

Nautilus Homes builds custom luxury homes throughout Southwest Florida, including recent projects in the Venice beach community and along the Manatee River waterfront in Ellenton.

The article, written by Herald Tribune Real Estate Editor Chris Wille, examined the current state of the luxury home market in Sarasota County, and included insights from local real estate sales experts such as Kim Ogilvie of Ogilvie Luxury Real Estate/Michael Saunders & Company.

Read the full article here: “The Lap of Luxury: Market for High-End Residences in Sarasota Robust.”

Custom Homes Stay on Schedule with Clean Organized Job Sites

When building a luxury custom home in Southwest Florida, organized job sites are a key sign of a disciplined, proactive custom home builder. It’s essential for general contractors to establish and maintain clean, well-organized job sites from the very beginning of the project.

Especially during the dog days of Florida summers, job sites and work flow can be significantly impacted by sudden rains and even tropical storm events. Proper staging of the site, ongoing organization of work areas, constant attention to scheduling, and creating space for materials storage, all make a construction site function more smoothly for subcontractors. This gives easy access to suppliers and delivery trucks when arriving at the job sites, and allows subcontractors to focus solely on the quality of their craftsmanship.

Proper staging, cleanliness, and organization of job sites allows everyone on the site to be more productive. These images show the secondary garage and pool/rear retaining walls and steps are all being strategically held off until a later date. Doing so allows the Nautilus team and subcontractor crews more room to work, and to get the interior dried-in so rough trades can start.

At 9.5 weeks since start date — even with 12 days of rain delay, this Nautilus Homes luxury waterfront project, called Bougainvillea Beach, is on track. Thanks to our project team’s dedication to maintaining a clean, organized job site, and to the awesome subcontractors and suppliers who deliver such great work and product.
Click here to see more images and learn more about this gorgeous custom, waterfront home in Florida.

Sarasota Luxury Home Builder Nautilus Homes Wins Aurora Awards

Sarasota luxury home builder Nautilus Homes was honored with Grand Aurora and Silver Aurora Awards during the July 28 Southeast Building Conference’s 36th annual Design Competition, held in Kissimmee, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center. Hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association, the annual conference is the largest building industry trade show in the Southeastern United States. The 2017 “Aurora Awards” Design Competition drew 400 entries.

Nautilus Homes won a Grand Aurora Award in the Best Kitchen Category ($1M to 2M) as the builder for its “Shifting Shores” project in Osprey, Florida. Nautilus built the 4,400 square foot, waterfront organic architecture home, for a private client, in collaboration with Architect Randy Paul Sample of Sarasota. The home’s stunning wood and stone kitchen was designed by the project’s Interior Architect from Arkansas – Walter Jennings of Maurice Jennings Architect – the same firm that designed the spectacular home featured in the Golden Globe-nominated film “Gone Girl.” The 315-square-foot stone and wood kitchen features a cherry wood central island; three-inch thick cherry butcher block island countertop, custom-designed cherry chandelier, and gorgeous water views from all work stations. Elite Woodwork of Sarasota created the outstanding kitchen cabinetry.

Nautilus was also awarded a Silver Aurora Award in the Best Custom Home Category (4,000 to 6,000 sf) as builder for its “Venice Beach Cottage” project, in collaboration with Harrell & Co., Architects of Naples, Florida (interior design by Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker). Built for a private client, the 4,200-square-foot home is situated in Venice, Florida,

Nautilus Homes was founded in 2010 by company president Ryan Perrone, and is known for its trademark Jewel Box® homes and concierge-level construction. Over seven years, the company has built a strong reputation for luxury home construction and remodeling in Southwest Florida.

With its emphasis on form and function, Nautilus specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind “forever homes” for discerning clients, and works in collaboration with noted local, regional, and national architects, including Randy Paul Sample of Sarasota , Clifford M Scholz Architects of Sarasota, Harrell Architects of Naples, Hacker and Cohen of Chicago, Ellen Hanson Designs of New York , as well as William B. Litchfield of Atlanta, Georgia, and the acclaimed Maurice Jennings Architecture firm based in Arkansas. For more information about Nautilus Homes, we invite you to call us at 941.366.3650.

Sarasota Renovation and Remodel in Historic Burns Court

Nautilus Homes’ historic renovation and remodel of a lovely, but dated home in Sarasota’s Burns Court neighborhood is featured in the May issue of Sarasota Magazine. At under 1,000 square-feet, the remodeling project was much smaller than the typical Nautilus Homes project, but president Ryan Perrone says the project fits right in with his company’s vision and commitment to creating homes that will not only stand the test of time, but reflect the values of timeless quality and craftsmanship.

Quoted in the article, Ryan described the renovation project’s allure: “It’s iconic. It’s not a trend, it’s not a fad, it’s forever.” Check out the triptych of images in the header photo on this page (from Sarasota Magazine’s article and photographer Gene Pollux) and read the full story, written by Ilene Denton, here: A Historic Burns Court Bungalow.

Ryan and his team collaborated with Sarasota-based interior designer Ellen Hanson (of Pansy Bayou) on the project. “Our goal was to preserve the historic integrity and charm of the home, while updating it completely and maximizing the utilization of space,” Ryan said. “Ellen had fantastic ideas for space and design; it was great fun to work with her on this size-challenged home.”

Nautilus Homes utilized local vendors and established subcontractors during the project, including the outstanding team at Engler Window and Door.

For more photos of this delightful home, click here: Sarasota renovation and remodel project.