The homeowner’s only request was to keep as much of the existing landscape as possible on this Sanibel remodel. As the driveway winds around, you are enticed by the pockets of tropical plantings located in and around the stately royal palms lining the drive. The color sparks your interest as you move down the drive to a rounded island with a simplistic approach to a tropical courtyard. The coral walkway and border leads you to the front door, but the angel trumpet and its significant blooms catches your eye.
Entering into the courtyard lined with colorful bromeliads and orchids, the sound of the custom water feature gives you a sense of serenity. Both the pottery and fountain add to the rustic ocean ambiance. An existing seahorse statue became the inspiration for a whimsical water feature, and is surrounded by alocasia, apostle iris and ground orchids. The sound of the water can be heard not only throughout the courtyard but also around the resort-styled outdoor living area. The deep cushioned teak furniture provides a tranquil atmosphere and utilizes the space under the home to create a comfortable outdoor living space.
Bougainvillea give you a spectacular burst of color as you enter the ocean side of the residence. Existing spindle and sabal palms anchor the beds containing firebush and coontie to attract butterflies. The use of grass, mulch and the shell pathway towards the beachside area adds an element of dimension. This expansive property was truly a diamond in the rough and now provides beauty and enjoyment for the homeowners.