Home design features Tropical Modernism

Written by: Sarah J. Dills/Photos by: Judson Brady

When an advertising executive escaping the cold New York winters met his wife in Tampa, they had to find a home design that merged their personalities and families.  “My wife says we’re a ‘blended’ family,” the husband explains of the four children they share. “We needed a house big enough for all of us, so we started looking to build a six-bedroom home on Davis Islands in early 2002.”  The family took occupancy in 2004 and enjoyed 12 years in their tropical oasis. But now that three of their children are adults and their youngest is a freshman in college, the now empty nesters are looking to downsize. They take us on one last trip down memory lane as they reflect on all the good times they shared in their house by the sea.

Resources: Architect: Walton Chancey, AIA, Chancey Design Partnership; Builder: Monogram Builders; Interior design: Sandra Chancey, ASID, Chancey Interior Design; Cabinetry: Price Cabinets & Millwork; Cooktop: Gaggenau; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero; Ovens & warming drawer: Wolf; Dishwasher: Asko; Custom Fireplace & lighting: Gulassa & Co.; Home theatre: Audio Visions South; Pool: Freestyle Pools & Spas; Realtor: Jim Walters, Smith & Associates Realtors

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