Modern architecture with South Beach cachet has officially arrived on Anna Maria Island. A streamlined modern gem designed and built for a discerning European couple has taken up residence amongst cottages and bungalows on the Island’s North end.
To start, a two-story glass expanse of floor-to-ceiling impact windows opens up on the picture postcard Gulf of Mexico view. The 110-foot frontage is pivotal to this watery backdrop. The modern metal radius roof and oversized half-crescent bath windows add to the overall one-off aesthetic. The arch-shaped radius deck is wrapped by solid glass so not to interfere with the view.
Although it looks quite large, the 2,400 square-foot three bedroom three bathroom home is at its narrowest point only 13 feet wide. The kitchen and elongated open floor plan are definitely geared toward entertaining. High-gloss Italian lacquer cabinets and white quartz countertops enhance the streamlined look, but perhaps the most artistic piece in the kitchen sits like a ceiling sculpture above the island. The polished stainless steel range hood is this gourmet kitchen’s finishing touch.
Outside, the 45-foot pool is not at all typical and is characterized almost as a water feature. It actually sits underneath the house, smartly located for direct access to the property’s private beach. The pool’s backdrop echoes the Gulf with dazzling aquamarine and turquoise glass wall tile. Three waterfalls jut out from the wall with a continuous flow into the pool. Two long windows look in on the home’s stairwell and smoked glass elevator, which was added for accessible transport to the main living space.
The location, the modern architecture and the casual Gulf-front lifestyle of this beach home is, simply put, priceless.