Island Breeze - Nautilus Homes | Luxury Custom Home Builders Sarasota, Florida

Island Breeze

Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida | 2023 | 6,100 sqft


The Old Grove was brought to life as a forever home for a family with a passion for the classical arts. The family purchased the 7 acres of Spanish moss draped, river front landscape over ten years prior to this build. The lot was part of the Gamble Sugar plantation, 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 open feel of a new build.

Core Concept

A Antebellum home rich in tradition with the open feel of a new build and playful details.


2019 Aurora Award for Interior Detailing – Grand

2019 Aurora Award for Best Custom Home – Silver

2020 Best in American Living Awards Best Custom Home 4,001-5,000 sq. ft.

“Island Breeze,” situated on the bayfront of Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, FL, epitomizes an unparalleled balance of style, craftsmanship, sustainability, and low maintenance.

Drawing inspiration from the Abaco Islands, the home gracefully unites historical elegance and modern simplicity, creating a luxurious waterfront retreat.

The exterior’s radius roof lines, adorned with cedar shake, hand-bent copper roofs, and Carolina brick, resonate with timeless craftsmanship and a family’s cherished memories. Inside, spaces like the great room with a soaring fireplace and hand-carved coral mantle exude elegance. The kitchen stands as a beacon of sophistication, adorned with Calcatta gold marble countertops and custom cabinetry.

Environmental stewardship interweaves throughout, with features like a geothermal HVAC system, sustainably sourced cedar shake roof, spray foam insulation, certified green framing lumber and windows/doors, and a community solar program.

These elements synergize to create a high-performance, low-maintenance, and stunningly beautiful home. Every detail, from the light blue louvered shutters to the antique mirrors and brass lattice, reflects a meticulous focus on design and functionality.

“Island Breeze” transcends traditional homebuilding, embodying a perfect blend of luxurious aesthetics, innovative design, unmatched craftsmanship, and responsible sustainability, setting a new benchmark in custom home design.

“Island Breeze” sets an industry benchmark, masterfully balancing style, craftsmanship, sustainability, and low maintenance.

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