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2023 Award Winners


Interior Architecture & Design

Kitchen in a Custom Home Priced over $2,000,000


Island Breeze—Kitchen


Sarasota, Florida

Architect/Designer | Zobrist Design Group

Builder | Nautilus Homes

Landscape Architect/Designer | Michael A Gilkey LLC

Interior Designer | Jett Thompson Interiors

Photographer | JESSICA GLYNN

The “Island Breeze” kitchen stands as a beacon of elegance within a luxurious waterfront oasis. At its center is the kitchen island, boasting a single Calcatta Gold slab with 2.25-inch mitered edges and providing seating for 4-plus people, that is beautifully paired with matching perimeter countertops. The bespoke details of handhewn reclaimed timber beams from an Ohio barn and handmade brick backsplash create a warm, historical charm.

Modernity meets mastery with top-of-the-line appliances, a 48-inch range and a 5-foot-long custom stainless steel sink. Custom cabinets, handcrafted by artisans renowned for building out yacht and motor coach interiors, embrace both luxury and function.

The innovative design features a bifolding pass-through window that seamlessly extends entertainment to the outdoor barbecue patio. Linear HVAC grilles are strategically positioned, minimizing visual impact without sacrificing comfort.

The hidden jewel is the concealed butler’s pantry, adorned with antique mirrors and brass lattice, amplifying the home’s intricate detailing.

From the Judges
This kitchen is well done. We love that they have two kitchen sinks for added functionality. And the elongated bar stool is a great design touch.

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