Glass Railing Designs & Ideas
Wanda Ely Architect Inc.
photo by Scott Norsworthy
The concept began with creating an international style modern residence taking full advantage of the 360 degree views of Sarasota downtown, the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay and New Pass. A court yard is surrounded by the home which integrates outdoor and indoor living. This 6,400 square foot residence is designed around a central courtyard which connects the garage and guest house in the front, to the main house in the rear via fire bowl and lap pool lined walkway on the first level and bridge on the second level. The architecture is ridged yet fluid with the use of teak stained cypress and shade sails that create fluidity and movement in the architecture. The courtyard becomes a private day and night-time oasis with fire, water and cantilevered stair case leading to the front door which seconds as bleacher style seating for watching swimmers in the 60 foot long wet edge lap pool. A royal palm tree orchard frame the courtyard for a true tropical experience. The façade of the residence is made up of a series of picture frames that frame the architecture and the floor to ceiling glass throughout. The rear covered balcony takes advantage of maximizing the views with glass railings and free spanned structure. The bow of the balcony juts out like a ship breaking free from the rear frame to become the second level scenic overlook. This overlook is rivaled by the full roof top terrace that is made up of wood decking and grass putting green which has a 360 degree panorama of the surroundings. The floor plan is a reverse style plan with the secondary bedrooms and rooms on the first floor and the great room, kitchen and master bedroom on the second floor to maximize the views in the most used rooms of the house. The residence accomplishes the goals in which were set forth by creating modern design in scale, warmth, form and function.
one house green
due to lot orientation and proportion, we needed to find a way to get more light into the house, specifically during the middle of the day. the solution that we came up with was the location of the stairs along the long south property line, combined with the glass railing, skylights, and some windows into the stair well. we allowed the stairs to project through the glass as thought the glass had sliced through the steps.
RJohnston Interiors, Inc.
Photo: practical(ly) studios ©2012
This outdoor kitchen is well equipped, we tiled the kitchen floor and below the counter top for easy cleaning. To continue the zen ambiance, I decided to use this beautiful light green glass strip tiles all along as a backsplash. Photo Credit : Coy Gutierrez
This home is fun, innovative and makes good use of its site and immediate environment. Gilleaindreas is modest in size, articulate in proportion and geometry and is extremely energy efficient. A definite award contender and a proven lifestyle enhancer for the wonderful young family who reside here. Photography by Matthew Mallet
KKC Fine Homes
With extraordinary beach views from every level of the home life on the strand could not get any better than this. A unique home for a unique lifestyle. Photographed by: Nicole Leone
Photo: Ben Benschneider; Interior Design: Robin Chell
This minimalistic kitchen is given well balanced combination of natural daylight via skylights, accent lights, accent colors and a wood slab counter.
West Chin Architects & Interior Designers
Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc.
Flooring: Solid 3/4" x 6" Mahogany Plank Flooring with a custom stain and finish. Stairs: 4 Sided Wrap Santos Mahogany Floating Stair Treads with a custom stain and finish.
Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes
Rolling Stone Landscapes
Swiss Milk Studio
Photography by David Lauer
CplusC Architectural Workshop
derek lepper photography
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