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Cover – Metamorphosis By Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Pete Samuel Bryant Samuel Enterprises, Inc. By: Ed Bertha & Gabi Charity Photography By: Daniel Perales Studios & PIX360 “It was a big challenge to show the home’s potential and eventually we found the right buyer with the vision and the courage to take on the renovation of this home.” Gabi Charity Realtor/Listing Agent CHARITY & WEISS International Group BHHS Florida Realty This monumental waterfront estate home was built in 1972 by, at the time, well known Architect Erwin Gremli for his own use, explaining why the home was built with extraordinary strength exceeding current codes for the period.

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Cover – Nautilus Home’s, The Shearwater

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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Nautilus Homes The Shearwater Old World Elegance By Ed Bertha Welcome to the Shearwater, a luxurious private home embodying the grace and well-traveled nature of the Shearwater bird for which it is named. The Shearwater is a nearly 5,000-square foot, subtly luxurious home reminiscent of a grand estate residence, with light pastel colors enhancing the West Indies character, where every aspect of the home has a point and purpose.

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Cover – John Wolterman – NetZero Construction

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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John Wolterman NetZero Construction By Ed Bertha Cover Photography by James Corwin Johnson “Protect Your Family And Your Investment” Concrete, we can trace the word back to the Latin verb concrescere, meaning “to grow together.” It’s been around since the Egyptians used gypsum and lime mortars in the pyramids and still forms the basis for construction today. John Wolterman’s industry experience is a comprehensive blend of educational knowledge and practical experience. Growing up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, John learned the fundamentals of construction firsthand. His father owned a company specializing in concrete projects, and thus his interest in the […]

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REAL Communities – Ashton Oaks

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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Ashton Oaks by Heritage Builders A Private Enclave In The Heart Of Sarasota By Ed Bertha Ashton Oaks is a private, gated new home community comprised of just 20 new single-family homes. These stunning luxury homes are conceived and delivered by Sarasota’s premier home builder, Heritage Builders. Ashton Oaks provides a rare opportunity to build a new home with the ability to customize in this coveted Sarasota area. This exclusive enclave is ideally located in one of Sarasota’s finest school districts and just minutes from downtown, the area’s finest shopping, cultural attractions and Gulf Beaches. “Ashton Oaks’ location is one […]

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Cover – James M. Towery – Coastal Gardens

Friday, August 28, 2015

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James M. Towery The Art and Science of Design with Nature By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi Growing up in Michigan, outside Detroit, James “Jim” Towery’s life was like so many others in The Motor City. His father worked in the automotive industry and mother in the local church. Jim could have followed his father’s footsteps, but a summer stint with a local gardener changed his trajectory. It was the love of the outdoors that set Jim’s future course, and led him to enroll at Michigan State University. Jim shares, “I’ve had an artistic flair […]

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REAL Green | Saving Nature At The VUE

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Saving Nature At The VUE Photography/story by Ed Bertha As the VUE continues to rise skyward we look back on the day a lone Reclinata Palm Tree, the only living thing on the job site except for the scurrying of craftsman and machines, was saved from obliteration by a move to the end of the Ritz Carlton driveway near 41. The tree was rumored to be planted in the early 1900’s, maybe predating the construction of John Ringling’s hotel. Where will this “tree on wheels” end up next? What was involved? 90 days of prep time 200 ton crane 68,000 […]

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REAL interview – Developer Of The Concession Kevin Daves

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Kevin Daves Developer of The Concession Golf Club & Residences By Ed Bertha Resurgence At The Concession Why did you choose the location? “When I started looking around for land I was amazed at the lack of land with trees. Almost everything I looked at you needed to move a lot of earth, bring in a bunch of trees and hopefully in 30 years it would look great. I feel very fortunate to have found this parcel of land, now known as The Concession Golf Club and Residences, that was untouched. At the time the parcel was next to Lakewood […]

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REAL craftsmanship – DeVittori Custom Woodworks

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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DeVittori Custom Woodworks The Peak of Perfection By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa With a surgeon’s precision he ensures that every cut is clean, every angle exact. Ryan DeVittori’s commitment to excellence is reflected in each project he handles, and has earned his company, DeVittori Custom Woodworks, a thriving customer base. He was just 23 years old when he launched his company, but Ryan had by then acquired a keen understanding of the needs of his industry’s most discriminating clientele. He had also established himself, early on, as a visionary and a go-getter for whom outstanding quality was a professional benchmark.

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Cover – Ryan Perrone – Nautilus Homes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Ryan Perrone Nautilus Homes Perfecting The Shell By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Design by Christian Lunardi “From Form Follows Function Until Form And Function Are One” The Nautilus has been revered and studied by mathematicians, biologists, and philosophers for ages. It has endured for millions of years, an exquisite specimen that exemplifies the relationship between form and function. “The shell,” says Ryan Perrone, “represents everything that can be accomplished in the building process: beautiful design, solid construction, and innovative use of space.” Ryan, who grew up working in his family’s construction business, launched Nautilus Homes to fulfill a […]

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Cover – The Macalla – Secluded Luxury

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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The Macalla Secluded Luxury By Ed Bertha The quaint area known as “West of Trail”, closely and quietly neighboring downtown Sarasota is full of charming homes of varied styles. The area ranges from small salt box homes to mansions, many new, many dating back almost a hundred years. The charm of this neighborhood is amplified by a mixture of the softly dominating style of Spanish Revival, to a drop of a contemporary home here and there. Most of the homes are outlined by the city sidewalks, creating a sort-of ‘Welcome’ mat for residents to enjoy their community as well as […]

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REAL Magazine Featuring Jay Anderson Of Edgewater Contractors

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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REAL Magazine Digital Edition Featuring: Jay Anderson & Edgewater Contractors, State of the Arts Gallery, Donte’s Den, Carl Abbott and more. Click on magazine cover to launch Digital Edition.

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Habitat For Humanity Sarasota’s Impact On One Family

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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A Dream Becomes Reality Through Habitat For Humanity Sarasota Karla Arroglia’s Story By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa Photography by Giovanni Lunardi For Karla Arroglia, purchasing a home through Habitat for Humanity has been an investment whose yield extends far beyond the value of real estate. The hard-working mother of two, who invested over a year in the process of acquiring a property, notes that her home has given her family roots within the community, and allowed her children to flourish.

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Volunteers Are The Lifeline Of Habitat For Humanity Sarasota

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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Nothing Is Stronger Than The Heart Of A Volunteer. Habitat For Humanity Sarasota Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Last year over 42,400 volunteer hours helped change lives through Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. Come meet some of these incredible individuals. Gus Friedrichs Volunteer of the Year 2010. 10 year volunteer, Crew Leader, retired design engineer, finish carpentry and plumbing. Gus is also a ReStore volunteer and does tutoring for Sarasota County schools.

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Mark Miller & Westwater Construction Luxury Home Builder

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Mark Miller Westwater Construction The Pursuit of Perfection By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa Photo Gallery at Bottom After two decades in the business of distinctive home building, Mark Miller maintains a sense of curiosity and idealism that keeps his approach –and his work- fresh. A keen eye for design and a desire to create lasting and sustainable homes that suit his clients’ lifestyles yield spectacular results in new construction and renovation projects; Westwater Construction offers a quality experience from start to finish.

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Interview With Builder John Cannon By Ed Bertha

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Interview With Builder John Cannon By Ed Bertha John Cannon graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science in Building Construction and first came to Sarasota in 1979 to work for a national builder. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife Phillipa founded the firm bearing his name, and have been building luxurious custom homes for nearly 25 years in many of southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities. Sitting with John at his new Tauri model we had a chance to talk about the market and the changes John Cannon Homes has undergone.

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