Suncoast : Home Tour : Shining Star


To creatively display the attributes of this stunning 5,500 square foot four bedroom, four-and-one-half bath deluxe coastal contemporary home, overlooking the water on Lido Key, Modus Custom Residences turned once again to Angie D. Hall of Angie D. Décor and her incredible home staging talents.

The designer has a long history with the firm. She first began working for Graham Hanson, the father of Modus Custom Residences owner and founder, Steven Hanson.

“From the very first home built, Hanson insisted on nothing but the very best in craftsmanship and artistry for their beautiful residences. This extends to the quality of furnishings, distinctly selected to accentuate the jewels that are their homes,” says Hall. “They trust me to visualize how an owner may wish to live in the home, creating a space for them to incorporate their own special treasures. I then get to go shopping to pick the perfect furniture and accessories to showcase the home at its finest.”

Allowing the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico to be predominant, Hall utilized a neutral palette throughout the homes interior. In the expansive great room two chocolate brown leather sofas sit atop a unique 9’x12’ hand-woven leather rug in a striking Matador Blue. Throw pillows echo the colors of the Gulf while hammered silver objects d’art, sitting atop the beveled glass and mirror cocktail table, reflecting the natural light that fills the room. Clarte pendant light fixtures complement the gleaming chrome range hood sourced from England and illuminate the island seating area featuring chrome and black leather stools.

The sleek and elegant kitchen with cabinets finished in both a beautiful mink wood grain and classic white is supremely functional and appointed with Jenn-Air appliances. The countertops and island are crafted in a white Silestone. Glass subway tiles in shades of silver and gray add movement to the backsplash and 30-inch white porcelain tiles create the seamless floor.

“We make use of a technique called ‘laid mud setting’ which allows for no grout lines to interrupt the lovely flow of the floor,” says Hanson. “The porcelain floor is a favorite of many of our clients who, once they have seen it, want it for their home.”

The glass dining table for six has a wood and metal base, marrying the elements found throughout the space with ebony stained chairs sporting white leather and chrome legs completing the intimate setting. A cutwork cylindrical chandelier from the Layover Collection creates fascinating patterns of light on the polished surface below. An open mesh front dry bar with marble top is from Robb & Stucky. The bas-relief art piece above it is entitled “Refuge,” and was created in 3D plaster by former Ringling College of Art & Design attendee and Sarasota local, Jeff Hostetler.

Realizing the true star of the show in the master bedroom is the view, Hall floated the grey linen upholstered platform bed in the middle of the room. She added abstract organic bedding and introduced a pop of color with a mustard throw and shams. The window treatment was left minimal—to frame the view–just layers of triple-pinched classic white sheers and a pocket door for privacy at night. The ceiling deck and outdoor trellis of stained and sealed cypress was custom designed by Modus Custom Residences.

A snow-white dresser behind the master bed provides storage and the Lucite end table with glass and grey linen lamp complete the bedroom ensemble.

Large double doors open to a master bath unlike any other, featuring a show-stopping clear glass bathtub. “Each of the homes we build has one particular never-to-be forgotten feature and in this home, it is the tub,” says Hanson. “We took some artistic license to create this unique and beautiful focal point, and it is truly fantastic.  We also understand the practicality and provided a neoprene insert for day-to-day use.” Matching his-and-hers white vanities are topped with silver and grey Silestone. The chrome and glass pendants reflect light off of the expansive mirrors and the room features a walk-in shower and separate water closets.

Palms screen the sanctuary that is the covered lanai with lap pool, adorned in lateral glass mosaic waterline tiles. A cypress-clad ceiling provides shade for the cushion and iron seating group. Easy care Sunbrella fabrics in shades of cocoa, with butter and driftwood blue accent pillows, sit atop a sisal rug.

“This home is stunning and just took my breath away from first glance,” says Hall. “I was delighted to be asked to help add to its luster.”

“With all of our homes, we try to live up to the meaning behind our company name — Modus Custom Residences,” says Hanson. “We create living spaces that are modern, dynamic and superior and with this residence, we have certainly done just that.”

This home is for sale, furnished, for $3 million.

Written by Kitt Walsh
Photography by Ryan Gamma Photography

Modus Custom Residences
444 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Angie D. Décor
4922 Hidden Oaks Trail
Sarasota, FL 34232

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