‘Ohana on Longboat Key is this magnificent enclave of structures that lives a like a private retreat, taking full advantage of sun, surf and sand. Living on Florida’s gulf coast, finding homes that “live like a retreat” and offer some of the most spectacular water and sunset views is not uncommon yet, there is not another gulf front property quite like ‘Ohana. So what makes ‘Ohana so unique?
Everything about this home was done with meticulous consideration, from the carefully designed landscaping with over 60 varieties of palms and tropical plants to the hand-selected cypress pillars, Douglas fir beams and white oak flooring. Unlike most homes in southwest Florida, ‘Ohana’s architectural influences did not come from the Florida Keys, the Caribbean, or even from the Mediterranean region, nor did it come from inside the pages of Modern Architecture, but instead found its inspiration in Balinese and coastal South African resort architecture, combining aesthetic principles, use of natural materials, and extraordinary craftsmanship.
Michael Saunders describes ‘Ohana as pure magic and there couldn’t be a better description as this home magically blends the expanse of more than 2.5 acres and over 9,000 square feet of total living space with the warm, cozy feeling of a true family home. Consisting of three pavilions, and a separate beach house, family members and guests alike can bask in privacy, but at the same time seclusion does not become the only option, as the pavilions are connected and lead to indoor and outdoor living spaces designed to host large gatherings and celebrate family togetherness.
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