PROJECT TYPE: Custom new construction
LOCATION: Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
SIZE: 5,500 sq ft
STORY: Featured in the Naples/Sarasota edition of Luxe Interiors & Design magazine, and also awarded in ASID Florida South chapter's Interior Design Excellence Awards, this custom, waterfront home on Sarasota's Lido Key is both traditionally detailed and fresh feeling.
This 5,500 square foot custom home is situated on the far end of a barrier island, along a canal and nestled beside a nature preserve. When the owners decided to tear down their existing home and rebuild, our mission was to help create a custom home that would be as idyllic as its surroundings. The exterior of the home is British West Indies inspired, while the interior is a blend of airy coastal with Old World classical, as requested by the owner. We achieved this goal through cohesive interior detailing, finishes design, fixtures selection, and custom furnishing. The ARI design team put meticulous care and planning into this home’s interior, throughout the design and construction documentation process.
Special features include custom detailed ceilings, paneled walls, antiqued mirror, custom cabinetry and custom doors. The furnishings shift from formal to relaxed depending on the character of each room, and are all of the same high quality throughout. A natural palette of color and texture feels right at home with the home’s natural setting, and accents of greens and blues harmonize the interior with the captivating views outside the home’s expansive windows.
Throughout the home we incorporated personal touches for our client. The design concept for the master bath is based on her love for orchids. We surrounded the large, air bubble tub with an oversized marble deck to be used as an orchid shelf, and used accents of soft green to set an atmosphere conducive to relaxing in nature. Between the double vanity wall and bathing wall, we created a pathway of inset marble mosaic tile that causes light to dance across the floor, mimicking ripples of water. The pathway is mirrored by the inset ceiling detail, and leads the eye straight out to the private reflection garden. The airy, spa atmosphere capitalizes on the abundant natural lighting and garden views. This subtly refined master bath retreat breathes with soft, delicate tones and an organic beauty like that of its inspiration, the white orchid.