Home & Design Magazine | March 2023
The bravado of a big home was never the intention or desire for the owners of this three-bedroom waterfront home, despite its coveted place in the world – a large peninsula homesite reaching into Lemon Bay, with Manasota Key on the horizon nearly a mile away, and southwestern sunset views. Its 2,500 square feet are restrained and purposeful. Every square inch accommodates the family of four’s daily lifestyle without superfluous space.
“With most waterfront builds, people feel the need to go big and over the top,” explains Luxury Home Builder Michael Voigt of Voigt Brothers Construction.
“This home was designed for the specific needs of the family. They wanted something special and architecturally impactful. It’s comfortable and functions for them.”
This modern family home on Lemon Bay in Englewood was strategically placed on its large lot to maximize views and preserve 15 of 18 existing live oaks. The landscaping, photographed days after Hurricane lan’s winds clocked over 150 mph, also includes an array of palms. “The husband is a palm tree aficionado and has palms from all over the world,” explains Voigt. “He was growing them before construction began.”