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Luxury Comfort in the Trees of Florida



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Offering a luxurious comfort, the guest house `Casey Key` represents a bridge between contemporary designs and natural surroundings…

The owner`s project assignment was put into one sentence: `respect the land, and the rest will follow`. As a result a small guest house was built, set within a mature oak hammock on a barrier island.

The island is here only 180m wide and it spans out between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Going from east to west, the native ecologies can be seen including shallow bay waters, mangroves, oak hammock, sand ridge, dune, beach and gulf. The live oak trees which were shaped by the coastal winds from the west influenced the structural form.

A `house in the trees` consists of a bedroom, bathroom, living area, kitchenette and a loft (sleeping area). The loft interior, defined primarily by the curved beams and ship lap cypress siding on the walls allude to the aquatic bay environment and wooden boat hull construction.

This house was designed in a form of a hammock and it reminds of summer, relaxing and taking a nap after lunch. Beautiful natural wood, beige and white, modern design, large windows and balconies of the house offer guests a perfect communication with nature.

Like a large cocoon, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and blue waters, its unique aesthetics will impress all the guests. It is the right place for relaxation…


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