t 3,289 square feet, this three-bedroom, three-bath (plus study) nondescript 1960s ranch was ample enough space for the homeowners, one of whom is a top realtor for Sarasota’s renowned Michael Saunders & Co.
Cramped, chopped-up rooms and a considerable lack of storage, however, were the impetus for a full-house remodel within the same footprint. A small, isolated kitchen with 8-foot ceilings also drove the redesign.
The structure was gutted to the studs and blocks walls, reimagined to open up the living room, kitchen and great room, and to emphatically open the master suite to an expansive, screened-in outdoor living area with pool and patio.
Inspirations and finishes include interior windows that allow the residents to see into a brand new wine storage room, skylights, and glass doors for master bath and closets. Shiny marble tile bath surrounds and flooring, and a marble slab surround for a Napoleon linear gas fireplace provide surfaces that reflect light and help open each space. Garrison French Oak Toulouse engineered oil flooring is seen throughout the home. Cambria (natural stone) and Silestone(quartz) kitchen countertops with pendant and recessed lighting were added, and the ceiling in the new open chef’s kitchen/great room was raised to 10 feet.
Windows were replaced with hurricane glass and a privacy wall was erected.