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Sanibel British Colonial

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This British Colonial theme new residence sits atop the ridgeline on the west end of Sanibel Island overlooking the Gulf.  Carefully manicured dune and beach access offer breathtaking views from the main and upper patios of the residence to the beach and the sunset.

A lush, tropical entry runs the length of each side property line from the road, along each side of the house, to the CCCL line and provides a dense privacy barrier from the beach access path along the east property line.  Tropical bamboo, white bird of paradise, traveler palms, dwarf leaf clusia and relocated native trees and shrubs make up the dense buffer.

In the front of the residence a specimen multi-stem Sylvester Date Palm anchors the center drive island while stately royal palms, foxtail palms and multi-stem adonidia palms accent the foundation of the residence.  Curved coconut palms march down the driveway to the street.  Individual theme gardens were created in the side yards which include a Moon Garden, Fruit Garden, Butterfly Garden, Wetland Garden, Tropical Garden and Bamboo Garden.

Architectural garden elements include a Walpole garden gate, arbor and mail box with a custom house name sign attached.  As one walks the many different specimen gardens, large concrete garden benches from Curry & Co. offer a place to pause while botanical plant label stakes indicate plant species and origin. A California style espalier wall with confederate jasmine vine softens the back side of the pool wall, which is visible upon the entrance to the garages and espalier on the pool side wall for trellis bougainvillea offer vertical elements to connect the house and the landscape with tropical vegetation and color.

This ideal client had a specific idea for their property which we were able to visualize and bring to reality.

Location

Sanibel Island, Gulf Propoerty

Completed

Fall 2014

Builder

Benchmark General Contractors

Architecture

W.A. "Bud" Lawrence