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2023 Award Winners


Interior Architecture & Design

Specialty Room/Project in a Custom Home Priced over $2,000,000


Island Breeze—Cabana

Room of the Year

Sarasota, Florida

Architect/Designer | Zobrist Design Group

Builder | Nautilus Homes

Landscape Architect/Designer | Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.

Interior Designer | Jett Thompson Interiors

Photographer | JESSICA GLYNN

The Cabana offers an enchanting guest experience as an adjoined but separate quarters. With its own patio, wet bar, bedroom, living room, bathroom, bunk loft, its 850-plus square feet of space is designed to cater to young families during extended stays.

Bright colors and shiplap-clad walls create a vibrant coastal ambiance that is more exaggerated than the main home. The motif is enhanced by unique lighting features such as the chandelier and wall sconce. The dill-colored wet bar supports a countertop that discreetly houses a beverage drawer.

A gracefully curved staircase with solid white oak treads and handrail swoops gently to meet the dormer window seat adjacent custom bunk beds. With hidden storage seamlessly blended into the shiplap, the guests have plenty of space to store their luggage under the stairs.

The bathroom is modestly sized, yet does not lack in refinement: the hexagonal floor tile and subway wall tiles are artfully arranged to create a sublimely beautiful space.

This room’s charm isn’t just in its individuality but subtly reflects the sophistication of the “Island Breeze,” offering guests a personalized living experience without overstating its connection to the main residence.

From the Judges
This is a cool bunkroom that is well executed, from its efficient use of space to the complex details and materials chosen for the space. The covered patio is a nice transition to the main space as well. 

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