1924 Bougainvillea – West of Trail – Update

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.


The first tenant of Green Building is a clean worksite.


We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Water Designs and the commencement of the new pool.

Please stay tuned for more updates.


InStride Equine Assisted Therapy and Ampersand Construction

Now that we are back in the season of giving Ampersand was very happy to support a fantastic, local charity for the second year in a row: InStride Equine Assisted TherapyDSDG Architects asked us and a few of our fellow builders in Sarasota, like Voigt Construction, Perrone Construction and Envirotec Air to join in.
About InStride Equine Assisted Therapy: (from their web site)

InStride Therapy is recognized as the leading hippotherapy center in the southeastern United States and has been a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)International since 1994.

InStride’s new state-of-the-art facility offers year round programs in equine assisted activities including hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, clinic-based therapies and learning programs. We also offer experiential learning through outreach and youth programs and many volunteer opportunities.

InStride is a nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS under the 501(c)(3) designation.

For Sale: 1627 Peregrine Point Ct, Sarasota, Florida 34231

1627 Peregrine Point Ct in The Landings as been listed for sale by Roberta Tengerdy and Carolyn Collins of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Ampersand Construction worked closely with the owner of this 1980s home during the extensive remodel. During the remodel Ampersand upgraded the home to exceed current codes. The finishes and selections, sourced locally and out of state, were all chosen with a view to “modernize while staying true to the period-specific look”.

Click HERE for the listing details.

From Premier Sotheby’s: Property has been completely renovated and re-landscaped, including a new well and irrigation system and all new windows and doors throughout. This sprawling four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in one of Sarasota’s most sought-after 24-hour gated communities, the Landings. Enter through solid wood custom-made double doors into a light-filled foyer topped by a sculptural chandelier. The expansive living room opens onto the completely new pool deck and swimming pool through 16 ft. of sliding glass doors. The split plan offers a massive master suite with an extra sitting room offering views through bay windows and sliding glass doors to the pool and covered lounging area. A bonus room adjacent to the elegant master suite may be used for a nursery, home gym, office or caretaker getaway. Master bath has double pocket doors to your personal spa with a free-standing soaking tub with an elegant Caboche-style chandelier hanging overhead and a shower with a powerful rain dance showerhead or a handheld. The kitchen, which opens onto the family room, is equipped with GE Monogram stainless steel appliances, an induction cooktop, Perlick wine cooler, center island and double, walk-in pantries. Quality and thought went into every design element here. All cabinetry is solid wood construction by Campbell’s Cabinets topped with Caesarstone quartz countertops. All living areas have Porcelanosa wood plank tile and the bedrooms are carpeted. Come be captivated.


1924 Bougainvillea Street, Sarasota: West of Trail: Progress Report

The second floor is up and Avery Roofing has installed the roof on the 1924 Bougainvillea Street (map) house for Red Bridge Investments. Universal Windows should have our CGI windows coming along with the Windoor sliders. Sarasota Superfloors have begun grinding and polishing the concrete floors.

Sarasota Superfloors grinding and polishing the concrete floors.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have / should you care for a site visit.

Ampersand Construction: Houzz Testimonial

You may view photos and updates on our blog and web site, but you can also find us on Houzz.

We recently received a thoughtful review from a wonderful client:

“I can’t tell you enough how happy we are with the service and workmanship that Ampersand Construction has provided us. Any big project is stressful, but & (Ampersand Construction) did a great job. As we are out of the country, they were great at keeping us informed, and sorting out any issues that we had. There also was no problem with us asking for a little extra on the punch list – they happily provided the work. Allan was also conscientious about doing a great job and with how the final result would impress us – and it truly did impress us. 

We would recommend Ampersand to anybody in the Sarasota area. 
P.S. They came exactly on budget.”


Sarasota West of Trail New Construction: 1924 Bougainvillea Street

We are making great progress on the spec house for Red Bridge Investments on Bougainvillea and the remodel of the guest house in the rear. Otto Jordan masonry is laying block as fast as they can. We have a bit of competition as Emerald Homes and D.R. Horton are building across the street. Please call for an appointment to visit the project.

Museum Area in Sarasota : Before & After Shots of a New Construction Project

When tasked with removing the “least desirable house” on Brywill Circle and replacing it with new construction, the owners asked for a Spanish Revival home. The ground-up construction was built with cutting-edge technology and all the creature comforts and amenities of a modern house. The structure and surrounding walls are EBS prefabricated panels, which were poured in place. Everything in the home is insulated and impact-rated beyond Florida Code resulting in a very efficient, custom product which will minimized the operating an maintenance costs of our client.

CLICK HERE to see the final product.
Here are a few more pictures of what we carried away:

The Landings Sarasota Remodel: Peregrine Point Circle // Before & After, Part II

After Remodel

After Remodel

This is Part II of our Peregrine Point Circle “Before & After” blog series. Our client purchased a dated, 1980s home in The Landings which required a top-down remodel. We will be doing a series of blog entries with “before and after” shots. The clean and modern feel of the home at present is a wonderful combination of current updates blended with period-specific selections and finishes.

Before Remodel

Before Remodel

This entry is dedicated to the kitchen of the home. We are loving the results.