With an abundance of sunshine, Florida dwellings just beg for the outdoors to be a natural extension of our daily lives. Whether you’re inclined toward an action-packed recreation arena or a zen-like retreat – options abound.
Bringing the outdoors in is a must for most every residence that South Tampa’s custom home builder, Sunset Properties, designs and builds. Partners, Mark Jordan and Peter Kieffer, say their clients truly enjoy the Florida lifestyle and want it incorporated into their daily lives. “We treat their outdoor space with the same pride of place as the main residence,” says Jordan.
Aquatics, in some form, are a frequent starting point in South Tampa outdoor living. Dedicated lap pools, beach entry, infinity edge, waterfalls, fountains, bridge steps, and hot tubs, as well as ponds – koi or critter-free, all get their look-see moment.
The entertainment continues for those who indulge in culinary arts with all manner of outdoor kitchens, the least of which requires a grill…and maybe a smoker…how about a pizza oven, refrigerator, freezer, and then of course a wine cooler and/or keg, have we talked about BBQ, fireplaces and pits…exciting options!
Each of us has an innate, deep-seated connection with the outdoors. For many Sunset Properties’ clients it manifests in green-thumb pursuits. “Accommodating softscape desires is an integral part in achieving our client’s vision,” Jordan adds. “For some clients, the outdoors, the view, the lot configuration, the sunrise/sunset are our genesis, with the home design following suit.”
“Fulfilling our clients’ outdoor living delights is always a fun aspect of the whole project,” says Jordan. “Nobody has requested a roller coaster yet, but we’re game if the challenge comes our way!”