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Bird Key Family

Our approach to this gorgeous new home was to give it context through a multitde of green textures, which are accented by playful pops of color that speak to the personality of this special family. In the front, the terraced hardscaping helps to ground the required elevation of the house, providing a warm, human scale to the entry experience.

Bird Key Garden

This client has a love for color, symmetry and balance–three words that make our hearts sing. From the driveway patterning to the pops of purple everywhere, this landscape is a delight for the senses.

Bird Key Modern

The design intent for this special project was to minimize the disconnect that can sometimes happen with bayfront homes, which are required to have a higher elevation than the street and shore. The solution: a series of terraces, punctuated by water and glass, which move fluidly through the home, and a strong horizontal presence to balance the vertical impact.

Bird Key Retreat

The landscape for this Bird Key residence was designed in concert with the homeowners’ unique lifestyle. Low maintenance materials are instrumental for these jetsetters. Spaces to entertain and gather were created on several scales. A sleek plant palette and rhythmic paving patterns complement the home’s architecture and bayfront exposure. 

Boca Grande Coastal

This coastal contemporary house in historic Boca Grande deserved a lush, tropical backdrop, but was in severe need of organization, nuance, and privacy for the pool area. Our solution was a series of raised containers and a floating hedge that allow golden light and salty air into this renovated sanctuary.

Boca Grande Waterfront

The angular architecture of this retreat on Gasparilla Sound includes an entry that felt hidden behind its expansive site. Our design solution was to bring the user through the property in an exciting sequence that culminates at the front door, only then revealing the strong axes that led to the arrival experience.

Casey Key Pagoda Garden

This project was special in every sense of the word. A designer’s dream come true, this waterfront acre was transformed, through careful collaboration and research, into a cultural oasis for a worldly family. The result is a marriage of east and west, of exotic and native, of intimate and expansive. The Casey Key Pagoda Garden is our most award winning garden to date.

Casey Key Residence

This complete exterior renovation reflects our client’s love of art, of bright color, and of the sunsets framed by this Gulf-to-Bay property. Custom glass work and thoughtful dune enhancement create an entry sequence that is a conversation between nature and human expression. 

Cherokee Park Estate

Outdoor family living is paramount at this streetcorner home, which integrates seamlessly into its bustling young neighborhood. Careful screening and circulation offer privacy yet create an inviting facade. Preserved live oaks anchor the design elements of the front yard, including several custom structures and edible plants. In the back, it’s time to play. 

Cherokee Park Renovation

This family wanted functional outdoor space for their young children to enjoy, and an integration of their one-story home into its thriving neighborhood. We engaged in discussions about circulation and scale as these concepts related to their uniquely shaped corner lot. The result is a reimagined site plan that celebrates destination and detail. 

Family Home in Cherokee Park

We worked closely with this family, taking root in one of Sarasota’s oldest neighborhoods, to identify their outdoor living style in compliment to the classic architecture of their home.We helped site the home to maximize backyard living, and to salvage three grand live oaks on the property. In the front yard, form and detail took center stage. 

Lakewood Ranch Courtyards

The family that occupies this golf course residence has welcoming arms. Designed for entertaining, this dramatically renovated landscape includes a contemporary garden house on axis with the existing pool, an expansive event lawn, a bocce court, and intimate areas for seating. There are surprises around every corner in this classic courtyard garden.