When Richard and Diane Brown where considering ideas for home improvement, Sarasota EuroTech designer Jim Judsen came up with a design for an improved home office/library for them centered on the view. The view is wonderful. The swimming pool, the boat, Sarasota Bay and the Ringling Bridge in the distance. Jim and his co-designers Tracey Calzo and Tia Cuttin knew that Richard’s desk had to be situated so that he could enjoy the view. After that, everything else just fell right into place.
The custom built furniture in Sarasota is Alder with a medium stain and a “shaker” style door. The pilasters, the custom stepped upper moldings and the furniture style toe base all match the style of the doors. The bookcases, with staggered heights that generate a bit more interest, stretch to reach the twelve foot plusceiling. The rolling ladder enables Richard to reach all of his books effortlessly. Richard’s workstation is comprised of a ventilated cabinet for his CPU, a key board pull-out under the
counter top, both letter and legal size file drawers and a green eather insert in the countertop. The warm wood tones of the custom built furniture contrast beautifully with the dark wood floor, the olive colored walls and the white trim moldings.
As with so many of our clients, this was not the first project Jim did with the Browns. Before they asked Jim to do the library, Jim had already completed a wall unit, two vanities and a desk area for Diane. Are they pleased with the library? We think so. Diane has just given Jim the go ahead to do a new upstairs kitchen and a new downstairs kitchen!!!! ?