A harmonious interplay between the elements of light, air and water characterize this spacious, private home located on Davis Island, just south of downtown Tampa. The new 2700 square-foot residence, which sits on a corner lot, features an L-shaped plan that wraps around a private courtyard containing the pool, spa, planting beds and covered terrace. An outdoor kitchen is also featured in the courtyard to invite breezy, open-air living.
High ceilings and clerestory windows illuminate and airily the ground floor interior, where a walk-through kitchen, featuring wenge cabinetry and crushed marble countertops, is located between the dining room and living room space. Travertine floors provide a cooling and classic aesthetic.
Large sliding glass doors open from the ground floor living room onto the covered terrace, which sprawls, uninterrupted, into shallow steps that dictate a gentle transition from the home into the pool, sited street side for optimal daylight exposure. The simple lines, cool grays and bright whites of the home’s exterior provide a clean backdrop to accent the azure skies reflected in the serene, glassy waterscape of the pool and spa.
The master suite and study, located on the ground floor, open up to the private courtyard and flow into the pool, mere footsteps from the patio doorway. Concrete terrazzo countertops in the master and guest bathrooms pay homage to the Sarasota School of Architecture and, as with all other areas inside and outside the home, natural light is a key element in the bathrooms. The upper level of the home features two bright, luxurious bedroom suites.
The spacious, breathable floor plan of this home does not come at the sacrifice of privacy: The L-shaped home embraces the courtyard with high walls and tall planting beds, which invite the sunlight and the breeze, rather than unwanted eyes.
The result, a modern-day fortress of casual luxury and light.