Home is where the Art is

Nothing brings a home together quite like the pieces of art waiting to be discovered inside. From extraordinary display shelves built specifically for showing off your art, to breathtaking wall pieces, you won’t see anything quite like these artistically unique homes.

216 Bird Key Drive, Sarasota, Florida

This architecturally significant and beautifully designed contemporary home in the highly desirable Bird Key on Little Sarasota Bay, is perfectly positioned for extraordinary views and breathtaking sunsets. As you enter through a unique set of eight-foot custom design entryway doors, you are immediately taken by the soaring, vaulted ceilings with dramatic decorative exposed beams and a wall of windows meant to capture your senses. The exceptional design of this two-story home incorporates extra-large room sizes, five bedrooms, six baths, custom built-in cabinets and display shelves. This waterfront home showcases both stunning and functional interior redesigns.

2211 South Winds Drive, Naples, Florida

This South Winds estate breaks all boundaries and has become one of the area’s most recognized iconic European-inspired architectural homes. Under the leadership and design of Lime International Décor, the three year project, from conception to completion, encompasses groundbreaking products sourced from around the globe. Meticulous attention to every detail makes this residence truly one to set all standards. Completed in 2017 and engineered to cantilever over its own private lake, the home feels like it floats with water views glistening from every room through the huge walls of glass.

16612 Johns Lake Road, Clermont, Florida

Situated on seven, elevated and landscaped acres, just northwest of Orlando this three-level modern estate home was architecturally designed to showcase private lakefront views from almost every room. The main home boasts approximately 7,500 square feet of living space and has five bedroom en suites, a two-and-a-half-story formal living room with full-height glass window walls showcasing serene scenic sunrise views over Johns Lake, a formal office, large workout room and six-person home theater. The home’s façade amazes with a stunning porte-cochere and brilliant double entry door with custom designed glass artwork.

298 Lodge Ridge Trail, Banner Elk, North Carolina

The South Beech Summit, located on the ridge top of The Lodges at Eagles Nest, is one of the jewels of The High Country. The four season inspired mountain retreat offers residents a unique lifestyle all its own. Boasting 180-degree southern exposure at 5,200 feet of elevation and over 100-mile-long range views, the home provides sunrises and sunsets looking over numerous rolling mountain ranges. Offering four bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths on over three expansive acres, the decor is best described as Miami meets the mountains and finds the perfect balance between simple mountain elegance and sleek contemporary sophistication.

Whether you enjoy subtle reflections of art or statues that make a bold statement, art will always have a place in your home.

Property Feature | Impressive Manatee River Home

Prepare to be blown away! Located on the protected inlet of the Manatee River, this impressive four-bedroom, five full and two-half-bath, 5,688-square-foot Arthur Rutenberg home provides the perfect mixture of elegance, luxury and natural beauty. Enter through etched glass double front doors to the stunning foyer opening to the gracious living room with 17-foot coffered ceilings, fireplace, beautifully painted murals and direct views of the infinity pool and river.

The home has ample entertaining opportunities with four wet bars throughout, a formal dining room, wood paneled office, gourmet kitchen and multiple outdoor lanai and patio features including an infinity pool and a gas-heated hot tub.

The downstairs owner’s suite is spacious with a private entry to the lanai, tray ceilings, two walk-in closets and a wet bar. The bathroom has a jetted tub flanked by dual sinks and a spacious shower with a tropical mural view.

The graceful wood stairs take you to a second master suite, media room and bonus room that opens to a large balcony with great views and plenty of room to relax. There is also a wood paneled elevator for your convenience.

This home is finished with a multitude of fine touches that are hard to beat and located on over 1 acre. This is a special opportunity!

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Exclusive: Inside Villa del Sogno

The enchanting Villa del Sogno stands behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club in a separately gated enclave of eight private beachfront estates. The residence centers its attention on the Gulf of Mexico with its vivid sunsets and dynamic vistas.

Visitors proceed through elegant double gates to the circular drive and ascend the broad staircase to a two-story portico and grand mahogany-and-glass double doors that lead to a marble foyer. The grand staircase brings you to a formal living room with a marble fireplace, formal dining room, central kitchen and catering kitchen, master en suite and wood paneled office.

Custom appointments abound as discerning owners demand. An imperial staircase, in itself a dramatic work of art, spectacularly frames the entryway.

The entry foyer also leads to a family room, four guest suites and a guest kitchen opening to the infinity pool, spa, gazebo and terraces overlooking the pristine beach and azure sea.

This beachfront residence is located in the most coveted, gated neighborhood on Florida’s west coast and is the only property in the enclave to become available in almost a decade. There has just been a price adjustment and this home is now available for $18,490,000, come enjoy one of the best views on Longboat Key today!

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Property of the Week | The Art of Modern Living on Siesta Key

11100 Ogden Street | Sarasota, Florida

This modern masterpiece is perched on the pristine North Siesta Key waterfront.  The main residence is a 4,755 square-foot custom estate designed by acclaimed architect Guy Peterson. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home reveal stunning views. Gleaming Terrazzo floors, Brazilian Ipe wood walls and brushed aluminum staircases set the stage for free flowing indoor-outdoor living. The first living level boasts an open great room, chef-inspired kitchen, dining area and two en-suite bedrooms.

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An elevator leads to the resort-style master retreat, which occupies the entire second living level. The bedroom and terrace offer tranquil water views, while the spa-inspired bath beckons with its serene minimalist décor and sculptural soaking tub. Abundant seating areas, colorful plantings, artfully designed lighting, pool, spa and private dock further enhance a truly unique waterfront lifestyle.  A separate guest house is a stunning piece of architecture in its own right. The Revere Quality House is a nationally recognized 1948 home designed by famed Sarasota School architects Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchel. Restored in 2007, this iconic two-bedroom home was an important part of the emerging Modernist movement.

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Room to Grow | Luxury Living for Couture Kids

1395 Great Egret Trail | Naples, Florida

Little ones inspire big dreams. So when it comes to home design, passionate parents are looking for more than just pink or blue — they want a space where their kids can play, learn and thrive. “Designing children’s rooms today is a really fun process because modern parents are looking to make their homes kid-friendly without being kid-centric,” says Brandon Quattrone of Consort Design.  “We’re creating rooms that are functional for children but flow cohesively with the rest of the home from a look-and-feel perspective, and because of that approach, these rooms are able to easily evolve as the child grows.”

“Our favorite way to create a classic space that’s fun for all ages is to incorporate elements that will activate a youthful imagination,” says Quattrone, “whether it be through pops of vibrant color or conversational patterns in wallpaper and linens.” If you’re looking to design a bold bedroom or a posh playroom, explore these luxury listings for some pint-size inspiration.

3315 Bayshore Road | Sarasota, Florida

6760 Sable Ridge Lane | Naples, Florida