Bird Key Renovation
Sweeping views of Downtown Sarasota across the Bay from Bird Key create a dramatic backdrop for this Neo-Modern renovation.
Situated at the corner of a waterfront street, the original home had strong bones and great sight-lines. The owner sought to re-imagine the interiors in a more contemporary style, complementing the owner's eclectic art collection. Echt-Architects worked with the owner closely to realize this collaborative design, with the help of Interior Designer Marie Bowman, and General Contractor Nathan Cross.
The spaces are opened inward toward each other, and out toward the dramatic views. Large format concrete-look porcelain tiles blend them together. A tall walnut-stained front door welcomes guests into the Living Room, with a broad custom concrete fireplace surround with tapering edges, and a soaring walnut paneled over-mantle and ceiling detail.
A broad threshold overlooks the Dining area with Family Room beyond. A large, open Kitchen sits at center stage, with walnut and lacquer finishes. An elegant stair with a center stringer and wood block treads brings you upstairs to the guest suites.
Beside the Family Room, a custom concrete bartop with waterfall and tapering details provides ample space for relaxation and play.