Here is the copy from the listing:
Art in architecture — Near completion, an art modern inspired home designed by Traction Architecture, an award-winning architecture firm whose work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Dwell, Sarasota Magazine, and on the cover of SRQ’s Home of the Year issue. For the Bougainvillea Residence, Traction teamed up with custom homebuilder, Ampersand Construction, also a Home of the Year winner. The design references the art modern style, with streamlined forms, glass corners, smooth surfaces and porthole windows. Clean lines, exposed materials and expanses of glass connect interior and exterior spaces. Upon entering, glass sliders offer views to a backyard oasis with a pool and a 500 square foot two story structure, ideal for a guesthouse, art studio or office. In the main house, high ceilings and bright spaces are perfect for entertaining. Open den features a dramatic glass corner that filters northern light into the home and contains a window seat with treetop views. Functional layout includes 3 bedrooms and spacious master suite with light-filled bonus room, great for an office or gym. A tandem two-car garage has additional space for storage. The home was designed to accommodate a future elevator. Located west of the Trail, in a coveted school district. Minutes from the beach, downtown, the Mall, and Southside Village. Construction to be complete this Spring. Don’t miss this opportunity to live in a one-of-a-kind home that celebrates the art in architecture.
Though we missed a mention by a fluke, Sarasota Magazine just did a piece on our client, Red Bridge Investments and our project at 1924 Bougainvillea Street. In fact, the 1827 Loma Linda house we completed with DSDG and Mark Sultana is also mentioned, as is Chris Leader of Leader Design Studio who we will be building with this summer. Coincidentally, the concrete floors at the Seagrape House by Traction Architecture, as well as the rest of these houses, were polished by our sister company Sarasota Superfloors.
Author: Ilene Denton
New modernist homes are popping up in the popular West of Trail area, better known for traditional bungalows, stucco ranches and newer Med-Rev residences. Guy Peterson’s Spencer House on South Orange Avenue has the highest profile, but a block north, Chris Leader of Leader Design Studio is completing a modern residence for a former Lido Shores couple, and Mark Sultana of DSDG has built a handful (including one for his own family).
Lisa Gialdini’s new-home project at 1924 Bougainvillea is the latest. She’s hired Jody Beck and Ross-Alan Tisdale of Tampa’s Traction Architecture (their Seagrape House was featured in our December issue) to design a 3,300-square-foot home with high-end finishes, pool and separate 500-square-foot guesthouse. Slated for completion in March, it will be offered for sale at around $1.3 million.
Gialdini is a tax attorney who lived and worked in Russia for 20 years, and she named her company Red Bridge Investments for Russia’s Krasnymost, or Red Bridge. In Russia, “I was used to living in small spaces where I had to use every available square inch I could,” she says, “and I wanted to make sure the Bougainvillea house is as user-friendly as possible.”
She’s purchased three other West of Trail properties for future redevelopment. Two are on Goldenrod, and the other is on Shoreland. All will have clean lines, she promises. “I don’t go in for a lot of frou-frou,” she says.
The project with Traction Architecture on Bougainvillea is progressing nicely. Our vendors are in full swing installing their wares. Wicked Smart Homes and DRH Plumbing have done their respective rough-ins and both Avery Roof Services and Universal Windows have completed their installs. We have had Jansen Insulation foam the house and are watching Mizell Stucco clean up the outsides while Sarasota Superfloors hones and polishes the concrete floors.
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Water Designs and the commencement of the new pool.
Please stay tuned for more updates.
We have reached the end of the build at Loma Linda and we all agree that the result was better than we could have hoped for. There were challenges along the way, however working with DSDG Architects has proven to be a rewarding experience.
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Progress continues on the West of Trail new construction project on Loma Linda that we are currently working on with DSDG Inc.
Please see photos above and below, which include the inside of the residence and the pool (above).