Located in Sarasota & Naples, Florida

Architecture License: AR 94536

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661


Harbor House Interiors

Sarasota, FL

Indoor-outdoor living is paramount in this elevated great room.  Located on the second floor, this two story, twenty-two foot tall living space opens entirely onto a covered balcony living space.460 square feet of glazing open this 496 square foot room up for abundant daylighting possibilities over the two floors it occupies.  A vertical fireplace feature strengthens the height of the space, the linear gas fireplace with white glass media forms the base of the feature with custom poured tile panels stacking from floor to ceiling. The custom wall tiles contrast against18X36 floor tiles intended to mimic raw concrete. Above the rectilinear space hangs an organic Skydro chandelier and curvilinear coffee table to soften the sharpness of the room. The great room opens internally into the kitchen, library, and vertical circulation core. The kitchen features flat paneled zebrawood veneer cabinetry paired with a white quartz countertop and waterfall island slab. The third floor bridge is accessed by an open riser steel tube staircase with wood treads and features glass railings for optimal viewing through the great room space out to the bay.

The intent of a great room is to entertain, the availability to close off portions of the room to mask the dishware or limit access during the party is accomplished with pocketing barn doors.This concept of hiding areas is also used to conceal the pantry in the kitchen with a full panel zebrawood door built into the kitchen cabinetry. The space can also be opened, the entertainment area can spill outside onto the fifteen foot deep covered balcony. The transition between these two spaces is seamless with the balcony pavers on pedestals to allow drainage underneath and a flush threshold. On the balcony, one can enjoy an outdoor gas fire pit, dining area, and outdoor kitchen all with a directional focus on the bay beyond.

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