Skyframe Spacious – Home & Home :: SRQ Magazine article by Abby Weingarten
Located along a bird key arterial canal, this retreat was designed as “a place for family gathering while maintaining a strong sense of privacy,” says Mark Sultana, AIA, owner of DSDG Architects. With 3,000 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a boudoir to support the family atmosphere, it is as comfortable as it is elegant. “As you approach the site through carefully manicured harsh landscape, the entrance to the house is revealed by large expanses of glass that showcase a floating staircase,” says Sultana. “As you ascend to the main living level, you orient yourself to experience the water view from the open floor plan of the living room and kitchen.”
There are 14.5 foot high ceilings and tall sliding glass walls blur the boundary between the interior and exterior of the home (bringing in blue and green hues through the glass). The water connection is enhanced by expansive balconies connecting the living room, kitchen and main living area. “The remaining two bedrooms are tucked behind the family room and offset from the main area to create privacy while showcasing framed views of Sarasota Bay,” says Sultana.
Exposed concrete is paired with contrasting clean white stucco and warmed by natural wood ceiling elements. Wood is transported from the exterior to the interior via openable glass walls, while warming the kitchen and the pristine white walls from within. “Skyframe’s minimalist modern design and use of large glazing positions the residence perfectly within its surroundings,” says Sultana. “And it creates a peaceful retreat that combines livability with natural immersion.”
Architect: Mark Sultana, AIA NCARB-DSDG; Contractor: Voigt Brothers Construction; Interior design: Mindy Voigt kitchen; Cabinets: kitchen and bathroom from the main street; Bathrooms: Ferguson kitchen and bathroom; Carpets and flooring: sticks and stones; Landscape Architect: Mullett Brothers; Pool: Water Designs of Sarasota; Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography.