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.