Holmes Beach, FL, USA
8017 Marina Isles Lane
An exotic oasis on Anna Maria Island, this custom Balinese-inspired retreat is an architectural poem of elegance and artistry. The personal residence of a local builder, the level of craftsmanship is as unmatched as the beauty of its location, with sweeping water views of Bimini Bay. At the entry, Balinese sculptures made of volcanic ash frame quarried coral stone pavers from the Florida Keys, and building materials of Brazilian ipe and cypress. Once inside, a vaulted cypress ceiling rises to 20â€™, presenting views of the water which is further enhanced by an interior Koi pond. The kitchen is open to the living space and outdoor entertaining area while almost all the appliances are hidden behind closed doors. The cabinets are made of sapele, a sustainable African hardwood. Soapstone countertops and a fossil stone backsplash preserve the organic feel. Host memorable dinner parties in the dining room where views of the outdoors are revealed by 32â€™ wide pocketing sliders. The master bedroom is a study in serenity and takes in some of the best views in the house, poised to experience morning light. The master bath boasts a 2,500-lb bathtub andacirc;€“ a hollowed-out granite boulder from Bali and extensive sapele cabinets topped with soapstone. With the feel of a treehouse, the guest suite is encompassed by greenery and wood accents including oak flooring. The piece de resistance is the outdoor area overlooking 160â€™ of waterfront. Take a dip in the infinity pool or cast off from the dock to explore enchanting waterways.