Home of the Year
Home remains the most significant architectural place we experience throughout our lives. It represents safety, ownership, privacy, stability and personality. As we continue to investigate the role that homes play in our daily lives, the annual SRQ Magazine Home of the Year Competition invites local architects, builders, interior designers and landscape artists to present us with new notions of home environments by submitting their recent residential projects.
Seventh generation circus bareback horse rider, Ermes Zamperla is Sarasota’s very own piece of living history. Alpine Steakhouse – a fixture in the Sarasota dining community for nearly a half-century – has emerged from an intensive revamping with a new look and outlook. New Crew SRQ, an inclusive rowing team pioneered by a student at New College of Florida, is racing into top-level rankings. Circus veteran sisters, Kay and Ellian Rosaire share their love for exotic animals at the Big Cat Habitat.
Three years after her passing, Master Painter Eleanor Merritt makes her way to The Ringling Museum. The Herbarium at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, home to more than 117,000 collections of flora – is a wonderland of tropical beauty.
Southeast Asian cuisine goes contemporary casual at Stiks. A brew that calls itself “the drink of joy,” Boombacha Kombucha is a Sarasota-made staple that is, well…booming.
Local Good Hero Jim Tollerton shares wisdom and lessons learned from a lifelong passion for helping people succeed.