Hive Architects founders Joe Kelly and Gwen Leroy-Kelly (shown here with their Hungarian Vizsla, Kai) are currently spearheading multiple projects in and around Sarasota, including a historic remodel of the Lamolithic House designed by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell on Siesta Key.

The New Guard of Sarasota Architecture

The founders of Hive Architects are crafting the residences of Sarasota’s future while maintaining a firm grasp on the city’s design legacy
The study draws its gray-green tones from the living room. Custom bookshelves were installed for display space for decorative accessories.

Lakewood Ranch Home Strikes the Right Balance

In Lakewood Ranch, a carefully composed palette and expert layering bring forth the textured vacation home its owners envisioned
Potthast Design worked with Jamie Stern on a custom diamond-pattern area rug that provides an elegant platform for the great room’s furnishings. A white Yamaha baby grand piano pops against the green tropical landscape. Sumptuous seating, including a lavish built-in window seat, wraps the space in comfort. Old Biscayne’s two-tiered white cocktail table and a white-topped cane side table from Worlds Away connect visually to the piano’s silhouette.

Paradise Calls in Tranquil Longboat Key Sanctuary

In Longboat Key, a condominium echoes its idyllic beachside setting with elegant coastal design touches and aqua accents galore
Anchored with a glossy pavement of terrazzo flooring, the open spaces in this airy Sarasota condo visually connect while blending a mix of classic furniture pieces, organic shapes, and natural materials. Textured fabrics and rift-cut white oak features create inviting warmth.

Modernist Musings in Siesta Key Home

Drawing inspiration from mid-century modern architecture, an A-team of designers craft a spot-on second home on Siesta Key
With sweeping views of the city skyline and Sarasota Bay, the great room is awash in natural light, which filters in through a cantilevered overhang. The sculptural chandelier over the dining table is reminiscent of birds in mid-flight. A secondary focal point comes from the monolithic, bioethanol fireplace with a television mounted on top.

Modern Marvel Perched Above Sarasota Bay

A local tastemaker honors the city’s homegrown design style in her own way at a light-filled sky residence overlooking Sarasota Bay
Visible from the living room, the exposed trusses are made of the same timber as the flooring, but were stained in a darker shade. Custom artwork by Bradenton artist William Corr flanks the fireplace, adding intentional color. Most of the furnishings in the house came from RH, all chosen to work with the scale of the different spaces.

Sarasota Modern Farmhouse Was Worth the Wait

After a lifetime of designing residences for others, an architect finds a prime lot in Bradenton for his dream home next to the Manatee River
In 2007, the Guy Peterson Office for Architecture completed the first round of restoration on the Revere Quality House, originally designed in 1948 by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell.

Design Guardians at Architecture Sarasota

Thanks to the dedicated work of the team at Architecture Sarasota, the legacy of the Sarasota School is in good hands
The vintage surfboard, antique oars, porthole window, and white wicker furniture in this loft area continue the nautical theme of the beach house.

American Coastal Cool in Siesta Key Home

A vacation beach house in Siesta Key keeps the focus on barefoot elegance
The sunken living room is host to a cozy fireplace and plenty of seating for family and friends to gather. Coffee table books and ephemera from Murphy’s travels are scattered atop a set of cocktail tables by Bernhardt.

Refined Touches Elevate Sarasota Designer’s Home

A designer leans into classic, sophisticated styling to tell the story of her family home in Sarasota
Nestled on the tip of Anna Maria Island, this modern beach residence designed by architect David Wash emanates a West Indies vibe with its crisp white trellises, spandrels, and breezy Bahama shutters. A giant white planter draping with bougainvillea shapes the home’s entrance.

Anna Maria Island Getaway Emanates West Indies Charm

Circumstance and fate draw an Atlanta designer to Anna Maria Island, the ideal spot for a custom beach getaway for her and her family
Smooth edges echoed throughout imbue the residence with a peaceful fluidity and pleasing sense of continuity. Bathed in an all-white palette, the dining area pays homage to curvaceous shapes with RH’s round marble table paired with a curved-edge buffet and an oversized circular mirror. The CB2 white chandelier adds a sculptural touch.

Peaceful Fluidity Breeds Serenity on Longboat Key

On Longboat Key, a serene design aesthetic grants a northern family a forever-summer retreat on the water
From the beach, the home seems to emerge from the foliage surrounding it. The homeowners wanted it to meld with the natural landscape as much as possible. “They love the seclusion on this part of Longboat Key,” says Sparkman. “This is their own little piece of the island.”

Modernist Finesse Transforms 1970s Longboat Key Gem

An architect’s critical thinking skills are put to the test while tackling the reinvention of a tropical modernist residence on Longboat Key
The red garden gate, integrated into the façade of the Tetreault-Pirman Residence by Seibert Architects, leads to the elevated entry courtyard and front door. The home was elevated five feet to meet flood requirements. A graphic designer’s studio mimics a glass house made of high-performance, R-4 glass that’s resistant to heat and wind.

Paying Homage to Sarasota Modern

Some 81 years after its inception, the Sarasota Modern movement is as relevant and forward-thinking as when it first captured our attention
The family pet, Peaches, enjoys a moment on the custom-made curved chenille sofa. The sofa and the Rollerboy coffee tables are by Dennis Miller.

Sweeping Vistas Stun in Sarasota Penthouse

A Sarasota penthouse embraces the paradise around it with contemporary design and a playful art collection

Island Living Shapes a Siesta Key Retreat in Sarasota

Little Sarasota bay sets the stage for this couple’s dream home on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla. The main design objective was to create a casually elegant space ideal for waterfront entertaining with...