The Mindera : Mediterranean Influences

The Mindera model in Bay Estates Preserve at MiraBay is the latest home in a long-standing relationship between MiraBay/Newland Communities and John Cannon Homes which dates back to 2004. The stunning home is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. “The exterior of the home is a rich blend of both Spanish and Mediterranean influences in the ‘Santa Barbara’ architectural style,” says John Cannon, president of John Cannon Homes. This two story, 4,472 square foot home feature four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and a home plan which places important rooms off of the expansive and well designed lanai.

Visitors are greeted by a driveway and border of gray-based, camel and charcoal Flagstone pavers in a herringbone pattern. The exterior of the home is painted in Sherwin Williams’ Toque White, which is complemented by dark walnut finishes and Eagle Capistrano gray/brown roof tiles. Decorative shutters provide a splash of bright blue. The tropical landscaping by Trent Culleny Landscape Contractors enhances both the home and surrounding preserve areas.

Upon entering the home, natural stone and wood elements stand out in the living areas. Birch planks, trim, and beams are stained to match the Heavy Chatter Maple Blackstone wood flooring from Naturally Aged Flooring. “The chandelier uses rope accents, which complement the dark wood tones and heavy wooden beams that call to mind those of a ship,” says Rob Barnard, owner of Bee Ridge Lighting. The color of Sherwin Williams’ Creamy paint is echoed in the soft fabric cushions of the sofas and chair.

Maple flooring flows into the open kitchen, where the large island welcomes cooks and guests.  “The kitchen is a true professional cook’s kitchen,” says Scott Mullet, President of Mullet’s Appliances. “All the appliances are professional grade.” They include a high-end Subzero refrigerator and Wolf range. Mullet also points out “There are multiple areas in which to cook and truly entertain in this kitchen.”

The island is topped with an Oatmeal Zodiaq quartz countertop that is six centimeters thick. “The quartz is man-made and scratch resistant, and never has to be sealed,” explains Mike Beasley, President of Distinctive Surfaces of Florida. “It also has a fifteen-year warranty; you definitely can’t go wrong with that,” he adds. The same, but slightly thinner, surface tops the antique white maple kitchen cabinets.

“The pendants over the island are clean and consistent with the theme of the home, while the polished nickel finish gives them a contemporary feel,” says Barnard.

In the dining room, cove crown molding with dark stain trims the ceiling. The same dark stain covers the room’s handy birch-lined coffee niche. The chandelier, made of wood and iron, provides a subtle reference to the home’s nautical feel. “The shape is styled after an armillary sphere used in navigation,” says Barnard.

The maple flooring found in the main areas of the home flows through the open plan into the master bedroom where a sitting area provides comfort near low-profile windows. The blue lamp in the sitting area is just one example of how aquamarine and other blue shades are used throughout the home “for the consistent calming ocean theme,” says Barnard. The room is painted in calming “Silver Strand” by Sherwin Williams. Custom closets provide plenty of storage.


The elegant master bath with his-and-hers vanities continues the home’s dark stains through wooden beams and cabinets. A four inch thick, Papyrus colored Zodiaq quartz countertop covers each vanity. “The thicker quartz separates these vanities from ones with the typical three-centimeter stone,” says Beasley.  The twelve-by-twenty four inch porcelain tile used at the bath is finished with a sand-like texture.

The home’s study is a calm retreat off the kitchen. One-by-two inch Flat Stock wood molding is used to created a 3D pattern on the wall. “The study opens onto an intimate courtyard that separates it from one of the home’s four bedrooms,” says Cannon. The study is a wonderful example of how The Mindera blends indoor and outdoor living. Walls in Sherwin Williams “Balanced Beige” provide a calming atmosphere.

On the second floor, situated between two en-suite bedrooms, a bonus room complete with its own private lanai overlooks the pool and spa area and offers spectacular views of MiraBay’s Bay Estates Preserve areas. Over 850 square feet, the main lanai is loaded with extra touches, including an outdoor kitchen and cabana bar, several comfortable seating areas with views of the pool and spa. The outdoor kitchen includes a thirty six-inch professional gas grill from Wolf with a sear burner for flash-searing meats, and an outdoor Sub-Zero under counter refrigerator. “All of the outdoor appliances are high-grade stainless steel, able to withstand years of outdoor Florida weather abuse,” says Mullet. Shaker style Conestoga poplar weathered grain cabinets provide storage in the outdoor kitchen. Cabinets and bar island are topped with two centimeter travertine, blending European and contemporary flair.

“The Mindera integrates outdoor living with the Florida lifestyle, affording inviting, year-round enjoyment,” says Cannon. By blending the much loved ‘Santa Barbara’ style with new ideas and finishes, the home is the perfect place to unwind or entertain against a backdrop of natural beauty and excellent design.



Written by Teresa Odle

Photography by Grey Street Studios, Inc.


Bee Ridge Lighting
3909 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34233


Distinctive Surfaces of Florida
8272 Vico Court
Sarasota, FL 34240


John Cannon Homes
6710 Professional Parkway, West, Suite 100
Sarasota, FL 34240


Mullet’s Appliances
4233 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34233


Trent Culleny Landscape Contractor
7150 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34241

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