Gulf of Mexico Vacation


  • 3,700 spft
  • 1/4 acre lot

Lido Shores, Sarasota, FL

Situated on a quarter acre lot, this island residence was designed to reflect the owners’ desire for a minimalist home in which they could equally live and entertain.

The home is in Lido Shores, an enclave for modern design centered among the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

Located across the street from the water, the owners were surprised by their property’s lack of water view. To accommodate their want of a connection to the water, the architect designed the floorplan to be formed around the pool. Stepping-stones at the entryway lead over a reflecting pond while the entrance hall itself acts as bridge.

All the main public and private spaces pivot around the pool, including the entry, circulation areas, the living room, kitchen, outdoor area, library, and master bedroom. Daily rituals, from rising in the morning to preparing meals to arriving home, maintain the owners’ desire for a relationship to the water. The dining room, which centers on conversation, and rooms that are meant to be introspective, like his and her office, are more intimate, taking advantage of views looking out from the property.

A second challenge was to design the home on an oddly angled, trapezoidal lot. To achieve this, the architect designed the home so that the secondary spaces absorb the angle (his office, laundry room, library, and upstairs terrace). This composition allows the principal spaces the openness of a normal flow.
The uncluttered design and palette of simple finishes creates a sense that the interior and exterior spaces are wide open, without ignoring privacy. Unencumbered doorways, multiple vistas, and transom windows grant natural light throughout the course of the day.

The result is a home where a multitude of ideas and journeys are woven into a single experience.


Lido Shores, Sarasota, FL




Celebrity Dream Houses

View amazing celebrity luxury homes and houses from movies that may be for sale or rent. We were the first ever celebrity real estate app, with over 100 high quality celebrity dream homes with prices, descriptions and high resolution photos. See Celebrity Dream Houses

Editor Picks

Editor Picks mansion homes are the most expensive and crazy mansions on the planet. Editor Picks are only for the best of the best multi million dollar mansions for sale and with the most luxurious interior design ever. See Editor Picks


If you like houses, you have to love unique architecture as much as Mansion Homes does. Inside this category, we have some amazing mansions with the coolest architecture with designs that will baffle, amaze and please you. Check out these unique architecture mansion homes. See Architecture

Luxury Beach Homes

Mansion Homes has the most beautiful beach houses and beach mansions for sale including luxury real estate and amazing beach houses for sale. See Luxury Beach Homes

Historic Mansions

Historic mansions are houses that are over at least 100 years old. Some luxury homes are designed to look like older homes, but this category is reserved for mansion homes that are historic and have great stories that go along with them. We have historic mansions for sale as well as historic luxury real estate. See Historic Mansions

Mega Mansions

Mega mansions are any mansion that is significantly larger than most homes. These luxury real estate mega mansions range in square footage, but to be called a mega you should at least have 20,000 square foot of floor space. The largest homes in the United States are over 100,000 square feet! To see some of the most expensive mega mansions in the world you just need to visit this category of mansions. See Mega Mansions

Most Expensive

Here are the most expensive houses and luxury real estate in the world. From the biggest and most expensive cabin mansions, to the most luxurious penthouse in the world. Visit the Most Expensive section to see the most expensive luxury homes in the world, United States and even some states. Here are inside pictures of the most expensive houses in the world. See Most Expensive

Waterfront Mansions

Waterfront homes include lake houses, beach houses and any property that has an amazing view. See Waterfront Mansions

Contemporary Luxury Real Estate

Contemporary design is for real the "right now" style that everyone has got to have! There are tons of luxury real estate contemporary luxury interior design photos inside this Mansion Homes special category. Contemporary is similar to modern, with strong lines, open spaces and geometric shapes. We've found the best contemporary mansions and contemporary luxury real estate. See Contemporary Luxury Real Estate

Penthouses and Condos

Want the location and the luxury but don't want to worry about things like maintenance and upkeep? A luxury penthouse is just the thing for you. We've gathered the most expensive penthouses in the world for you to shop. See Penthouses and Condos

Follow Mansion Homes