Four interior design and architectural photographers share details of their favorite homes they’ve shot over the past year.
By Cayla Childs
Frederiksen says the bathroom, entryway and views to the pool at this Talis Park residence, which the homeowners decorated themselves, are some of the most interesting she has seen here.
“You only have one chance to make a first impression, and this home certainly has it,” she says. “As soon as I entered the foyer, I knew I was going to love it. One of my favorite features of this home were the floor-to-ceiling windows, with views to the elongated pool from almost every room.”
“I always love homes with an indoor-outdoor feel, and the spacious outdoor living area was also spectacular. But perhaps the most stunning was the master bath, which featured fully retractable doors that opened to a beautiful outdoor shower area, once again incorporating the outdoor seamlessly with the indoor. This home is one I will remember for a while.” amberfrederiksen.com
Builder: Harwick Homes
Bethem’s choice, nicknamed “Namaste” by its owners, comes from Gulf Shore Boulevard South.
“This property stood out to me mainly because of the amazing artwork and ceiling treatments the owners incorporated into their design,” he says.
“A lot of the wood materials that showed in the ceilings and the dining room table were shipped over from Asia on a container ship. The master bath was incredible, with its stone bathtub and both an indoor and outdoor showers. It was a challenge to show how they blended all the textures together into a very peaceful and comfortable home.” rickbethem.com
Builder: Jeff Canada, Grand Bay Building & Development
Architect: Don Stevenson
Designer: Andra Maldovan, Keaton Interiors
“The Modern Masterpiece,” as Johnathan passionately calls this 10,300-square-foot home in Aqualane Shores, took three years to complete.
“From the moment I entered the vertically pivoting front door,” he says, “my creativity started to flow as I laid eyes on all the stunning finishes, furnishings and textures sourced from around the world. This home is the epitome of attention to detail. For instance, the interior walls float a perfect ½ inch, creating a shadow line on the floor throughout. Every room features floor-to-ceiling glass that creates captivating light and shadows that change as the day goes. And the wow factor did not stop inside; the rear of the home is cantilevered and appears to float over its own private spring-fed lake.” blainej.com
Builder: Old Naples Builders
Architect: Gerald Yurk
Designer: Lime International Décor
Hildebrand “just loved” what the owners and designers did with this mini-mansion tucked away on the water in Cape Coral.
“I shoot a lot of different projects, ranging from 2,000 to 28,000 square feet,” Hildebrand says, “but one of the things I always enjoy is seeing what people do with their kitchens and the master bathrooms. The main living areas are typically designed with entertaining guests in mind, but the kitchen and master bath typically show the owners’ true sense of style. That, and also those two rooms lend themselves to multiple textures, being both a dry and wet area, so there’s an opportunity to use lots of uses of different surfaces.” theshootgroup.com, arch.theshootgroup.com
BUILDER: Koogler Homes
Designer: Arlynn McDaniel, Freestyle Interiors