SRQ Magazine features the design team of our award-winning project, ‘Happy Place’.

Custom Home in Sarasota

Happy Place continues to receive press and accolades even after its completion in 2021 for its beautiful design and presence. Located on Longboat Key with sweeping waterfront views, this custom home in Sarasota has a story that began before the purchase of the property had been finalized and continues to tell its story long after completion. Each detail is bespoke, from the position of the structure relative to the land to the nuanced interior design details. It all comes down to forming the right team. Assembling the right team allowed this dream custom home in Sarasota to become a reality.

“Having a good team is everything.”

Surrounding yourself with a well resourced team is integral in a successful project. Creating synergy between the builder, architect, interior designer and landscape architect illuminates the possibilities and allows your vision to shine through in every detail. This project proved to be just that, a synergistic approach that led to some novel ideas overcoming challenges and interpreting luxury, quality and intended lifestyle for the owners. Learning more about a client’s taste and personal style is just one aspect of the discovery stage of design. A strong design team also uses the process to get to know their clients on a personal level so that function and aesthetic work in tandem.

“What we uncovered through the process is that what speaks to them of quality is to have details in moldings. We wanted to give that to them because they wanted their home to feel very high-quality, but we also wanted the space to have a clean and fresh contemporary feeling at the same time. Working out the balance of those two things was our challenge.”

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