Old Grove Southern Plantation Sarasota Luxury Home Builder

Presenting Old Grove

“This New Old House”

 

The Old Grove was brought to life as a forever home for a violinist and his ballerina wife. The family, having traveled to orchestral halls around the world has very distinct architectural taste and expectations.

Antebellum Charleston Style Estate

Old Grove

 

They purchased the 7 acres of Spanish moss draped, Florida river front landscape over ten years prior to this build, slowly drawing their dream home. The lot was a part of the Gamble Sugar plantation, Florida’s only surviving plantation home built in 1840. They requested a home resembling the longest standing structures in north America such as Drayton Hall built in 1747 with the conveniences and bright, open feel of a new build.

 

 

 

The family drew their style inspiration from classic and traditional architecture, taking inspiration from Beaufort, South Carolina and Drayton Hall in 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 semi-tropical Spanish.

 

 

Old Grove Southern Plantation Sarasota Luxury Home Builder

 

Old Grove Southern Plantation Sarasota Luxury Home Builder

 

The family chose Philip T. Shutze award-winning designer, William B. Litchfield of Atlanta. In preparation for construction, the Nautilus Homes 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 crafted to maintain the historic, traditional feel yet filled with playful and creative details. Some of these include painted striped floors and swinging diner door in the pantry, rolling ladder in the laundry room, antique hardware throughout, gas lanterns, brick floors, reclaimed wood, and hidden storage. The home features authentic materials including Loewen windows, Signature mahogany entry doors, Timberlane shutters, coffered ceiling, solid oak flooring, gas lanterns at the front entry, an elevator, conventionally framed roof with a huge attic for the kid to play in, custom cabinetry and millwork creating elaborate, grand spaces.

 

 

 

 

Old Grove Southern Plantation Sarasota Luxury Home Builder

 

The home is so historically accurate, most guests will ask when the renovations started or how old the plantation is. They are shocked to hear that it is brand new which is a testament to the teams diligence in maintaining historic integrity in the build.

One of the most interesting aspects of the home is that it is exquisitely complex, yet creates a sense of calm. This is due to the depth of care that all parties involved put into the home. In a time where simple, clean structures are the fad, we are bucking the norm and embracing the talented craftspeople that we have in this area.

 

 

 

 

The Old Grove home truly captures the clients’ personality and character and will stand as a testament to their family and their passion for classical arts for generations and has been affectionately been referred to as “the new old house”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antebellum Estate Charleston Style Laundry Room

Old Grove Chosen to be Featured in Houzz Editorial

Nautilus Homes was recognized with the honor of being on the front page of the popular home improvement and interior design site Houzz. The article, “New This Week: 5 Great Laundry Room Ideas” featured outstanding design in laundry rooms around the the US and Canada. We appreciate the article highlighting a room that is often forgotten but a great opportunity to utilize space creatively in a home.

The home that was featured was Old Grove – a grand Charleston style estate recently finished by the Nautilus team. This home is full of well-thought-out design details, so check out the portfolio for more images!

Nautilus Homes along with the Atlanta based designer, William B. Litchfield of William. B. Litchfield Designs were featured among some of the best including Soda Pop Designs, Beautiful Chaos Designs, and Amrami Design Group. 

Beautiful Mud Room Design

 

Antebellum Estate Charleston Style Laundry Room

 

Check out the article for inspiration from five of the top laundry rooms in North America, and follow us for more ideas to come!

Rio Vista Estates

Nautilus Homes Named to Exclusive Preferred Builder Team

Nautilus in the News

 

Nautilus Homes Named to Exclusive Preferred Builder Team

Nautilus Homes is honored to have been chosen among the exclusive, preferred builders to construct homes in Rio Vista Estates, the third and final phase of the award-winning The Islands on the Manatee River community.

The Best of The Best
The Islands on the Manatee River is renowned for its homes of architectural excellence. In the last four years, the community has garnered award-winning accolades for its model homes from Parade of Homes, as presented by the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry. In being named among the exclusive builder team for Rio Vista Estates, Nautilus Homes has been recognized as a local, experienced and talented custom home builder that understand and share the vision of The Islands as a community of elegance, style and exceptional quality.

What to Expect
With 65 estate-sized waterfront homesites, Rio Vista Estates boasts picturesque harbors and navigable access to the Manatee River and onward to the Gulf of Mexico. Adding to the appeal of Rio Vista Estates is the architectural flair of the Caribbean. Each of the preferred builders will offer custom-suited homes in varying shades of white, with metal and barrel tile roofs, tropical landscaping and distinguishing architectural details. All homes will carry a Spanish Colonial and traditional or modern West Indies design.

In Ryan’s Words
Best Home Builder in Sarasota FL“We are thrilled to be among the sought-after homebuilders trusted to ensure the most innovative, distinguished neighborhood of The Islands on the Manatee River comes to life with the vision, refined style and quality of its developers,” said Ryan Perrone, owner of Nautilus Homes. “We take pride in our craftsmanship and attention to detail, and look forward to working with homeowners to make the construction process both seamless and enjoyable.”

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.

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 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.

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!

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.

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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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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