By Amanda Dandy
Keller Williams Realty
After the owner of this 3,628 square-foot home moved out, the home was, to use a real state expression, “neutralized,” with new carpeting placed throughout, and furnishings and accessories changed from an attractive blue-based décor to one of creams and grays. Interior Designer Desiree Kotze moved in with her furniture and artistic flare as part of the Showcase Homes of Florida staging and marketing Home Manager Program.
While the exterior remains one of the prettiest in all of Sawgrass Players Club and the home is safely tucked away in a secluded low-traffic neighborhood, the results of the interior changes have created an entirely new look and the home has taken on a new personality.
The verdant and lush ¾ of an acre is surrounded on two sides by waterfront and is observable the instant a buyer walks inside the leaded glass door and moves through most of the downstairs rooms. The master bedroom and family room each have sliding glass doors onto outdoor patios, but the view has looked different with each color scheme. Although now newly staged like a model home, the accent colors of the throw pillows and staged artifacts and artwork make for a cozy but informal home with good energy. The owner’s previous love of bright, happy colors contrasts with the designers calming earth tones in a way that truly makes the visitor smile and feel welcomed.
Both decors accentuate the combination open-plan, with distinct separation of downstairs rooms while showcasing the easy flow of the house and the perfect plan for entertaining, family gatherings and easy day-to-day living.
The owner/writer’s vast collection of books and the separate writing and reading corners lent a studious “let’s keep our voices down” library-style demeanor to these rooms, while Desiree’s placements of pottery, ceramics and personal artworks imparts an international, eclectic and almost exotic feel.
A true test of a traditional but modern designed home should be that classical, modern or eclectic furniture and accessories can equally expose the house’s finer angles, layouts and personality. 7028 Cypress Bridge Dr. N. wears its new wardrobe charmingly, proving this great house has very good “bones” under all.
This home is represented by Keller Williams Realty and listed by Amanda Dandy.