Houzz consumer Nicki Conway knew she wanted her house to be contemporary, and a warm texture to her home was equally as important. With her lot near the shore in Sarasota, Fla., easy transitions between inside and out was vital, too. Conway recruited two natives — architect Peter Hofmann and designer Pam Picozzi — to help her create this setting. Together they came up with a concept that uses warm natural tones and near-seamless connections to outside living areas.
The dining and living areas are contained by 1 room. “I could spend hours in there,” Conway says. “At the end of a very long day, I find myself wanting to unwind and spend the rest of my time in the living space .”
White walls make the couple’s colorful artwork collection stand out. Interior designer Picozzi additionally suggested a warmer colour on the television wall for comparison.
The couch is W. Schillig’s Telluride model, and the coffee table was custom made by a local artisan. The shag carpets throughout the house are from Samson Shag Rugs.
A screened-in porch space extends out from the main living area. Although it seems like this area is enclosed by glass windows, then it’s actually surrounded by metal displays. This exterior room is shut off from the rest of the home by sliding glass doors. A screen door at the end of the patio leads to the outside pool area. Cartagena chairs offer a contemporary option for outdoor furniture.
Ledgestone panels on an accent wall mimic the stone on the wall in the living room, in addition to an outside wall on your garage. This result helps tie the house together and blend the outdoors with the indoors. Durable travertine tile was installed around the pool area.
The exterior paint is a hot white called Greek Villa out of Sherwin Williams. Conway loved the colour so much, she decided to use the same hue on the outside and interior of the house.
The home is located on a plot in a gorgeous section of Sarasota a block in the bay. After discovering this dream lot, Conway recruited builder Phil Torrence of Ridgeland Homes to start the construction procedure.
Travertine tile lines front entrance. The landscape was designed by local landscape architect Lee Alderman. “Some of the landscape choices were our toughest,” Conway says. “Lee really wondered how the landscape and outside space would encourage our lifestyle.”
While the architect originally drew an open kitchen design, Conway insisted on creating the galley-style kitchen independent. “I see a lot of houses where the kitchen is right next to the entryway,” says Conway. “I knew I didn’t want that. I simply don’t enjoy the idea of people walking into my home and visiting the kitchen straight away.”
The kitchen cabinets — plywood boxes and rift cut white oak — were custom made by a local company. Absolute Black granite was selected for its countertops, and a glass tile in a soft ocean blue was installed since the backsplash. Conway discovered the unique pendants on the internet, and the barstools are out of Advanced Interior Design.
Conway made sure the structure of the home was kept simple and streamlined. There’s no crown molding in this house, and no door casings. They did have a simple baseboard designed to safeguard the walls, but it’s hardly noticeable. The table in this breakfast corner has been custom designed by their cabinetmaker. The stools are Kartell Ghost Stools in a punchy red-orange.
The dining area, open into the excellent area, is a fantastic spot for both informal lunches and more formal dinner parties. The Philadelphia Dining Chairs and the Horizon Low Cabinet against the wall are by Callagaris. The chandelier is a unique and eye catching lighting fixture out of Possini.
Like the rest of the house, the bedroom is contemporary, warm, simple and soothing. The ceiling fan is out of Lumens, and a Sevilla Bench is at the foot of the bed.
The bed rests on a contemporary Gamma Platform Bed, while Conway picked out soft but simple bedding from Macy’s Hotel Collection. A soft blue rug in Samson Shag Rugs rests underneath the bed frame. Walnut floors were installed throughout the majority of the home’s living spaces.
Conway picked a NeosTile for the floor and shower partitions in the master bathroom. The identical granite countertops in the kitchen are used in this space, and a Kartell Ghost Seat is tucked underneath to create an easy built-in vanity.
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