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Sam Maybrook's condo with a view

METROHome Tour: Modern, Eclectic, Elegance With A View

By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Greg Dean, Owner/Photographer, Real Pro Media LLC  Spectacular views of the downtown Tampa waterfront and cityscape from the comfort and privacy of a spacious condominium balcony, convinced Sam...
The Schaaf Castle in the Clouds

METROHome Tour: Castle in the Clouds

 The Schaaf's Castle in the Clouds By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Robert Richards  Gary and Josephine Schaaf had high hopes about making their next home a high-rise in Tampa’s Channel District. Their search for...

METRO Home Tour: Custom Coastal Chic Estate on Boca Ciega Bay in Sunset Park

Blending Views with a Custom Coastal-Inspired Design in Sunset Park By Ronda M. Parag  Creating and designing a custom home involves lots of decisions and vision. Homeowners and builders, Mark and Lori Todsen, created a majestic home...
METRO Home Tour: 5120 W Longfellow Ave Tampa FL

METROHome Tour: The Look of Love

  Building and Designing a Family’s Dream Home By Mary Lou Janson | Photography by Susan Carnes   Designing a new home for their family of five was truly a labor of love for Benjamin and Nadia Heldfond. Their...
adding pizzaz to a modern estate

METROHome Tour: In Living Color

Adding Pizzaz To A Modern Estate By Mary Lou Janson A contemporary architectural style, features that include tall glass walls, wide windows and light-inviting skylights are mixed with a monochromatic color scheme. The lines and design...
Metro Home Feature

METROHome Tour: Color, Texture, Sophistication & Creativity

  Posh custom-designed high-rise condo By Mary Lou Janson The private elevator opens to reveal bold black and red monogrammed carpeting, marking the entrance to the custom-designed condominium, just beyond the mirrored doors guarded by two lions...

A Home Built Upon Trust and Friendship.

  By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Jean Allsopp  A beachfront condominium requiring a major makeover, prompted Drew and Kerri Hudgins to first contact the founders of Chancey Design Partnership nearly three decades ago. Acting...

METROHome Tour: Historic Pass-a-Grille Renovation

 Couple Reclaims An Historic Pass-a-Grille Home With Flair By Mary Lou Janson | Photography By Amy Lamb  One stands grandly on the glistening white sands bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The other occupies a waterfront parcel...
Tampa Bay Metro Home Tour

METROHome Tour: A Redesigned, Rebuilt and Refined Davis Islands Estate.

  Designing an ideal home for entertaining and escaping By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by John Kantor  Located on a prominent, half-acre pinnacle of land offering enviable views of the nearby Davis Island Yacht Club, landmark...
Tampa Bay Metro Home Tour

METROHome Tour: From Beach Getaway to a Modern Gateway

Perched on a picturesque, wedge-shaped lot located on a barrier island bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the intracoastal waterway, the single-story cottage is just steps from the shoreline. Despite a setting that...
Contemporary Design by Enrique Crespo of Tampa’s, Crespo Design Group

METROHome Tour: Contemporary Design Within a Historic Setting

 Once the decision was made to hire a professional to help improve their home’s interior, the first move made by the owners was to set up a meeting with Enrique Crespo of Tampa’s, Crespo...

METRO Home Tour: Relevant Design For All Time

click on images to enlarge or view as a slideshow Relevant Design For All Time   No corners were cut and quality was never compromised, despite the intricate and elaborate architectural design and globally-sourced, one-of-a-kind features and...
Tampa Bay Metro Home Tour 4501 Vasconia

Home Tour: Deep In the Heart of South Tampa

  Olde World Charm Blends With New World Convenience in Sunset Park Estate   In the heart of south Tampa is the neighborhood of Sunset Park, with its numerous canals and water access to Old Tampa Bay....
Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors in Newly Designed L.A. Townhouse

HOME TOUR: Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors

view photo gallery below   Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors In Newly Designed L.A. Townhouse By Mary Lou Janson   Bright, bold and a bit unconventional. What describes a newly decorated, vibrantly designed, Los Angeles townhouse owned by a prominent...
New Wheldon Home

METROHome Tour: Fine Lines

New Wheldon Family Home in St. Petersburg By Mary Lou Janson    Inspirations for the interior of Susie Wheldon’s custom-designed home were drawn from such diverse sources as the white-washed interior brick walls of a local business,...
State-Of-The-Art Home In Historic Hyde Park

State-Of-The-Art Home In Historic Hyde Park

   Just steps from beautiful Bayshore Boulevard is a home with all the modern conveniences of a newly built home in one of Tampa’s most desired neighborhoods. In Historic Hyde Park, you’ll find an incredible...
Iconic Bayshore Midcentury modern home in Tampa Bay Metro magazine

Mid Century Modern Home Tour

Iconic Bayshore Mid Century Mod By Mary Lou Janson |  Photography by Raif Fluker  Distinctive, distinguished and designed to take full advantage of the panoramic views afforded by its floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows, this Bayshore Boulevard...
Radi Home Article Tampa Bay Metro May 2015

Defining Lines and Soothing Tones

The Art of Southern Comfort and Sensibility By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Elias Théroux  After relocating to Tampa from Boca Raton, Mark and Renee Radi embarked on an extensive search for their new home....
Elevated Beach Chic

Elevated Beach Chic

 Elevated Beach Chic By Mary Lou Janson  Moving to Florida presented New Jersey residents, Lee and Cindy Launer with an opportunity to take a more comfortable — but unconventional — approach to how they live....

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