Sarasota Modern Architecture

What is Sarasota Mod Weekend

“There’s a reason a handful of communities in the world stand out for architectural innovation. Sarasota’s one of them. You really do have to see it to believe it.”

— Carl Abbott FAIAAmerican Legacy: The Sarasota School of Architecture

 

Sarasota MOD Weekend 2019 Sarasota Architectural Foundation

 

What is SarasotaMOD?

Sarasota architecture truly has something special.

SarasotaMOD Weekend 2019 gives us a highly unique opportunity to bring a 21st century encore to the Sarasota Modern movement, which flourished from 1941-1966.

Featured in the New York Times, Dwell Magazine, and Architectural Digest, the 6th annual event is presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, which brings awareness of the Sarasota School of Architecture (also known as Sarasota Modern) movement “helping to preserve or rehabilitate its irreplaceable buildings and demonstrating its relevance to the contemporary built environment.” The organization works with government leaders, awards scholarships, and presents ongoing films, lectures, and tours educating the community.

Learn more about the foundation here.

The Sarasota School of Architecture is a regional style of post-war modern architecture that emerged on Florida’s Central West Coast, specifically focused in Sarasota, Florida. A Sarasota Modern home is often “characterized by open-plan structures, often with large planes of glass to facilitate natural illumination and ventilation, that address the unique indigenous requirements of the regional climate”. Several of the Sarasota Modern pioneering architects’ careers were launched by this style and several important buildings remain today.

Check out more on the Sarasota School of Architecture below!

 

What are the must sees?

This year’s theme is Sarasota in the Sixties instead of highlighting on architect, they are entertaining a broader range of features of that decade. The weekend is chock full of fun events. Here are some of our favorites!

SarasotaMOD Weekend Opening Party, $50

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  • The Sarasota Modern (map)

Kick off SarasotaMOD Weekend at The Sarasota Modern, a downtown luxury boutique hotel. Capture the spirit of “Sarasota in the Sixties” at our poolside party with music by The Shindigs, a Beach Boys tribute band. You and your guests will enjoy a fun, hip 1960s vibe and decor, photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and valet provided by The Sarasota Modern Hotel, the Official Hotel of SarasotaMOD Weekend. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early.

 

Saturday Morning Program: “Sarasota in the Sixties”, $50

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  • Holley Hall (map)

*Includes Breakfast

Join SAF as it explores Sarasota’s development in the 1960s. The morning begins with the screening of a wonderfully retro promotional short “David of Sarasota,” produced by the Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce in 1965. Native Floridian John McCarthy, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point, will provide a colorful overview of the town during this this decade, followed by a panel of architects and historians moderated by Christopher Domin, co-author of “Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses.” The morning will finish with a talk by Sarasota School architect Frank Folsom Smith, providing insight into his work of the 1960s. Special thanks to SAF’s educational program partner, the Sarasota Art Museum.

Sarasota Modern Architecture

Lido Shores Self-Guided Walking Tours $50 (can also be bundled with the Umbrella House and Hiss Studio for $75)

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  • Lido Shores (map)

After a hiatus in 2018, this tour is back by popular demand, with returning favorites and new gems to explore. Lido Shores was developed by Philip Hiss, who designed many of the early houses and also commissioned local architects such as Tim Seibert, Ralph and William Zimmerman and Paul Rudolph. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of Lido Shores as you stroll through the neighborhood, a midcentury modern gem itself. Interiors of many private homes will be accessible to ticket holders.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please note: timed tours of the Umbrella House and Hiss Studio must be purchased with ticket bundle.

The Nautilus Homes team will be volunteering to help out with these as well so come and say hello to us! Also, check out our brand new build at 1240 Westway Dr. right in the middle of the tour!

 

Yoga at the Umbrella House $30

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  • Lido Shores (map)

Experience a rare opportunity to salute the sun at what Architectural Digest named “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century.” Yoga practice led by Kris Galea, Yoga From The Heart.

Yoga At the Umbrella House Sarasota, FL

“Making Your Mid-Century Modern an Architectural Gem” Sunday AM Panel Discussion, FREE EVENT

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  • BOTA Center (map)

Join SAF and visit our friends at Hive Architects at the BOTA Center in the Rosemary District, as we provide ideas about how to save a mid-century modern structure and bring it up-to-date. The panel will include the BOTA Center’s developer and architects, as well as local homeowners who have updated their homes with today’s tastes in mind. Learn about the architectural gems of Sarasota — the celebrated structures we know and love, as well as the hidden treasures. What are the features that characterize mid-century modern homes in southwest Gulfcoast Florida? How can these homes be adapted for today’s challenges without compromising their original designs? Learn how to preserve your architectural treasure from homeowners, architects and builders who will share their stories as well as offer ideas and practical advice.

“Sunset at Plymouth Harbor” MOD Closing Party $100

As the sixth annual SarasotaMOD draws to a close, join us at the innovative Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay. Plymouth Harbor, designed in 1966 by Frank Folsom Smith and Louis S. Schneider, serves as a fantastic backdrop for the SAF’s “Sarasota in the Sixties” closing party. A great opportunity to end SarasotaMOD Weekend and enjoy an amazing sunset on Plymouth Harbor’s pool terrace. Light bites, drinks, 1960s entertainment, tours of Plymouth Harbor and more await at this landmark piece of architectural history in Sarasota.

There are tons of tours including trolley tours around downtown, Siesta Key, Southgate, tours of the Cocoon House and the Revere Quality House. There is truly something for everyone interested in Sarasota history and architecture.

 

How do I sign up?

You can get your tickets here!

We want to thank the Sarasota Architectural Foundation for putting on this event, and we really look forward to putting our time and energy into honoring the history and unique architecture of Sarasota.

Happy SarasotaMOD weekend!

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Joe and Gwen Kelly Hive Architects

Inside the Minds of Two Great Visionaries- Interview with Hive Architects

Inside the Minds of Two Great Visionaries- Interview with Hive Architects

Sit back, grab a cup of something cozy, and get ready to go inside the minds of two of Sarasota’s most influential up-and-coming architects. Joe and Gwen Kelly, who struck up a chemistry in…well chemistry class while at University of Florida have spent decades building up their knowledge and experience working with prestigious architects in the area. Just as they promised each other in college, they recently launched their long awaited dream firm- Hive Architects. Nautilus is honored to be bringing their newest vision, Shibusa, to life. We have enjoyed working with and getting to know them on this project and decided to sit down, dig even deeper, and learn a little more about what makes them tick. Keep reading to see our new project and see what brings them their creative inspiration.

 

Joe and Gwen Kelly Hive Architects

Interview With Nautilus Homes How did you get started in your career?

When we were in college, we both had majors in the medical field. We quickly realized that we were
lacking passion for this academic branch so we decided to seek another path and took an aptitude test
to determine what we would be best at. Our test results were identical with architecture at the top of
the list. With almost no knowledge about architecture, we both enrolled at the University of Florida
College of Design, Construction, and Planning in Gainesville. Passion for architecture struck us the first
day we attended our Design 1 class. We looked at each other and agreed that one day we would have
our own architecture practice.

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

Joe Kelly Hive Architects

Gwen Leroy-Kelly Hive Architects

Interview With Nautilus Homes What about your career gets you out of bed every day?

There are so many facets and scales to creativity in architecture. From problem solving, to the
conception of 3D spaces, to structural composition and its constructability, to the coordination of
materials and finishes, they are all part of a thought process that started from an idea that one day will
become a concrete habitable structure. It’s rewarding when a project is completed and you see your
Client enjoying the spaces you’ve designed for them.

 

 

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

Interview With Nautilus Homes What do you foresee as the next trend or movement in your industry?

Over the past 20 years designing residential projects, we have seen an ever increasing demand for
interior square footage and larger footprints. The home owners’ demand for additional interior floor
area is not necessarily because people need more space. It is usually based on the false perception
that more space equates to a better life. However, contrary to the northern climate where people
spend most of their time indoors due to poor weather, Florida’s climate contributes to people living
outside as much as inside. The patio, courtyard, or backyard become an outdoor room and an
extension of the interior spaces blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. A trend within
our office is to conceive designs that are efficient in all aspects of space planning utilizing less area,
and promoting continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces. In addition, an efficient foot print is
more economical, sustainable, and practical.

 

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

 

 

Interview With Nautilus Homes Tell us about the new project you’ve been working on with Nautilus Homes.

Shibusa is a Japanese concept related to the aesthetic philosophy of simplicity and modesty with
refinement in the details. Hive’s design for this residential project embodies this notion with a balance
between the simplicity of form and the complexity of the details. The main structure is a simple
elevated L-shaped volume that is articulated by the application and composition of different materials
and architectural elements such as board-formed concrete, wood siding, and powder coated vertical
sun-screens. During the initial dialogue about Shibusa, Nautilus immediately understood the integral
importance of the conceptual idea and the resulting built environment. Prior to construction, Ryan and
his team assisted us in researched materials and construction methods that would best suit the
resulting outcome. It was evident to us that the relationship between Hive and Nautilus was symbiotic
in the desire to bring Shibusa to life.

 

Sarasota Waterfront Modern Home Best Home Builder

    Shibusa Sarasota Best Builder

 

Interview With Nautilus Homes What is one thing that clients building a new home frequently overlook?

There is a sequence of steps that is part of the design and construction process that have to take
place for any project to become reality. Most clients that are not familiar with the fields of architecture
and construction overlook the importance and the time involved in developing a comprehensive and
accurate set of plans. The construction documents are a road map and communication tool for the
contractor to configure the construction of the project from the foundations, to the structural
framework, to the finish materials, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and so many more
elements. Not only it is important for the contractor to have a complete set of plans, it is also
important for the clients as the plans document everything that will be included in their new home
and also will help determine the accurate cost of the project prior to construction.

 

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

 

Interview With Nautilus Homes Where do you get your creative inspiration?

While we were in college, we took a seminar to study the mid-century Case Study Houses program
developed in California. This post-war experimental movement for modern residential architecture
utilized new construction materials and methods with simplicity of form and expression of structural
systems. During the same era, the Sarasota School of Architecture movement emerged in a parallel
manner but was differentiated by its adaptation to Florida’s subtropical climate. Some of these midcentury
structures were so well conceived that they are still relevant today and therefore timeless. We
take inspiration on the architectural concepts engendered by these modern movements. These
include simple volumes and lines with a strong emphasis on the expression of the structural systems,
as well as, architectural components that respond to the Florida’s climate like deep overhangs
shading large expanses of glass, slatted brise-soleil, windows and sliding doors strategically located
to provide cross ventilation, and the continuation of materials from inside to outside to stretch the
space beyond the limit of its physical boundary.

 

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL  Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

 

Interview With Nautilus Homes Tell us about your own dream home? What would be important to you?

It is our dream to design a house for ourselves that would be inspired by the Sarasota School of
Architecture movement but adapted to today’s way of living. We prefer a smaller and efficiently
configured home that can be opened up to the outdoors. It is important to us to have an open floor
plan for the main “public” spaces such as the kitchen, living room, and dining room, but we believe
the open floor plan concept should extend outwards and encompass portions of the outdoor spaces.
Large operable windows or moving screen walls can help define such spaces and control or filter
natural light and outside views. The idea behind this configuration is that the habitable structure
should not stand by itself as a foreign object in the landscape, on the contrary, it should be
completely integrated into it with an interplay of “push and pull” utilizing architectural and landscape
elements.

 

Hive Architects Sarasota, FL Hive Architects Sarasota, FL

 

 

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.