Cooks and entertainers

The design of this 3,700 sq ft. house satisfies the owners’ desire for a minimalist home in which they could not only live but also entertain. It serves as a functional yet innovative space where a multitude of ideas are woven into one fluid experience. Sitting on the Gulf of Mexico, the property lacked an expansive water view, but the owners wanted their daily rituals, ranging from rising in the morning and preparing meals to returning home, to consistently capture the feeling of being connected to water. Architects created a concise, uncluttered design and a palette of simple finishes to make the interior and exterior spaces open and expansive, while maintaining a sense of privacy.

Project Location: Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida

Contractor: Jonathan Parks Architect

Location: Sarasota, Fla.