Custom Home 5,000 to 5,999 s.f.

Michael K. Walker & Associates, Inc.
Sarasota, Fla.

Project Name: Private home
Location: Osprey, Fla.
Size: 5,936 sq. ft.
Cost: $4.1 million
Photos: Greg Wilson Group


Conceived as an island retreat for a busy executive, the main intent of the design was to capture both bay and gulf views from the elevated living floors, while preserving the natural coastal hammock habitat of the inland waterway side of the property. A workmanship tolerance of 1⁄8 in. was required between all of the structural and interior finish components to maintain the collaboration of the architectural and interior design intent. Constructed in 20 months, the project exemplifies integration and collaboration of true craftsmanship from structural concrete through fine architectural and interior finishes. As all of the interior and exterior flooring was cast-in-place, consisting of white Portland cement with integral washed shell, all of the finished flooring was installed, ground smooth, polished and sealed before any of the interior walls or doors and windows were put in place. Protection of the finish flooring was required during all remaining phases of construction through project completion.



Roofing: FiberTite by Seamans

Engineered woods: Timberland

Framing: Georgia Pacific

Brick/Stone: Vulcan Materials

Doors: YKK

Garage doors: Overhead Door Co.

Windows: YKK

Insulation: Biobased

HVAC: Trane



Locksets: Elmes

Fireplaces: Montego DelRay/Spark Modern Fire

Elevator: Luzury Lift

Other: Benjamin Moore



Sinks: Steel Time

Faucets: Dornbracht

Range: Wolf

Ovens: Miele

Appliance drawers: Miele

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Dishwashers: Miele

Microwave: Sharp



Tubs: Wet Style/Zuma

Showers: Dornbracht

Toilets: Duravit

Faucets: Dornbracht

Sinks: Wet Style/Lacava

Spa/sauna: Mr. Steam

Washer/Dryer: Asko/Whirlpool



Lighting Control: Lutron Homeworks

Structured Wiring: Lutron

Security: DSC

Theater projector/TV: Samsung

Touch panels: Lutron