Located in Sarasota & Naples, Florida

Architecture License: AR 94536

Architecture Firm License: AA0003661

DSDG ARCHITECTS

Hi-Tec Ranch

Sarasota, FL

Built in 2020

Located in the country, this residence pays homage to its equestrian setting while modernizing the ranch typology. Sprawling 14,000 square feet with equal indoor-outdoor space.  With a 10,000 square foot pool and deck, this modern ranch defies everything associated with ranch living. Low ceilings were lifted and soar to gable peaks.  The wraparound porch was moved to the interior courtyard to focus on water and interaction. Five bedrooms and three additional living spaces all open onto the pool area which is manicured with concrete pads, raised wooddecks, and artificial turf all interspersed with stone bordered vegetation. The pool alone is larger than most city residential lots and features a beach entry and an elevated sport pool with acrylic panels flanking a waterfall.

The interior spaces are flooded by natural light from the high clearstory windows and high vaulted ceilings. A terraced home theater with stage, home recording studio and spa-like master bathroom suite with sauna and soaker tub upgrade this home into a personal ranch resort. An outdoor game room and a full-size outdoor kitchen equipped with grill, oven, and hibachi grill focuses the livability of the home outdoors. Technology has been infused into each space featuring app-control of the entire home from motorized doors, lighting system, shades and appliances. The home is self-sufficient with a 56KW ground mounted solar array with battery backup, well and septic make it possible to live off-grid if needed. The home is designed and built to withstand a category 5 hurricane.

The estate-sized property the home sits on is just as grand as the home. The entry is sequenced with a light chasing driveway meandering around organic shaped ponds and Florida native landscaping mounds. Corten steel accent louvers add a touch of age and shading to this warm modern beauty.

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