Chosen by Home Builder Digest,a national online magazine that focuses on the residential housing industry, as the leading ‘Italianate Custom Home Builder in Florida’, Perrone Construction continues to demonstrate our team’s breadth and ability to build the finest homes in any architectural style. With a strong passion and eye for true-to-style architectural design, our team excels at interpreting the fine details that give a bespoke home its unique character and realizing that vision into a final masterpiece that speaks to any architectural style from ultra modern to classical. It is with a true understanding of building materials, design, and luxury custom home construction practices orchestrated with our time-honored systems that yield timeless, legacy homes.
“As Sarasota’s most iconic custom waterfront home specialist for over four decades, Perrone Construction brings a passion for constructing luxurious custom homes in some of Sarasota’s most exquisite locations.”
We are humbled to receive this recognition from Home Builder Digest, which adds to the growing list of accolades received in recent years by their editors including Best Georgian Home Builder and Best Custom Home Builder on Longboat Key. The magazine celebrates the best home builders, remodelers, and architects throughout the country and is a trusted source for recommendations about construction professionals.
The Italianate Villa that redefined “green” opulence.
Featured above is an award-winning home on Bird Key, built in 2011 this home remains Sarasota’s largest LEED certified home at over 8,200 square feet under air. This home, simply referred to as the Palm House by its owners, has been recognized this time not for its design or its size, but for its environmentally conscious attributes. The Florida Green Building Coalition, FGBC for short, has featured the home on its project spotlight for those thinking about going green to learn more about green luxury home construction. And for good reason, at its impressive size, it is the largest LEED-certified home in Sarasota. In addition to its LEED Silver rating, it received several other awards and certifications including the Aurora Award for design, an Emerald rating under the National Green Building Standard, a Platinum rating from the FGBC, a Gold rating for water conservation, and an Energy Star certification. Cumulatively, these awards say that this Sarasota home is big, beautiful, and green.
Richard Perrone, president of Perrone Construction elaborates on the project “Many of the practices we’ve had in place already over the past 43 years were what you would consider the components of green construction now. Though it wasn’t called that back then, they were just good solid practices, we tweaked those practices slightly to fit tighter within the guidelines of the different governing bodies to create a LEED-certified home that Sarasota hadn’t seen anything like before.”
Though the Sarasota home is certified “green” it’s important not to forget about the design itself, for which it won the coveted Aurora award. It’s an Italianate villa that remains true to the root of its design and authenticity. The home is 75% clad in Syrian Ebla Limestone hand carved on site, the soffits and corbels are western red cedar with a deep rich stain. Inside the home, the kitchen, family room, and stairwell are clad in Texas limestone. There is a large home theater, a wine cellar, a craft room, and a library. Custom woodworking adorns the interior, of course, all of which are FSC certified.
Sarasota luxury homes are fairly abundant but this one stands out and makes a statement, for those who want a LEED-certified luxury home without compromise, you in fact can have your cake and eat it too. Of course, this is just one of our more classical, Italianate homes built. Check out our homes gallery here to view more!
“The most important thing to our company other than the quality of the homes we build is the authenticity and character of it. We examined traditional examples of this style for inspiration. You’d look at the home and most people would never imagine that it is such a highly rated “green home.” Says Richard Perrone.
View a video tour inside this Italianate Villa here.