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Enrique Crespo

The Face of Interior Design — Enrique Crespo

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Interior Design Enrique Crespo Crespo Design Group Unconventional ideas and distinctive style are what define Enrique Crespo as one of the top designers in the area....
Steve Rogai

The Face of Luxury, Custom Homes — Steve Rogai

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Luxury, Custom Homes Steve Rogai Modern Capital Development Group Building relationships is what we do best. Through a collaborative and forward thinking process, Modern Capital Development...
Dean Diakonis

The Face of Residential Real Estate in Tampa Bay – Dean Diakonis

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Residential Real Estate in Tampa Bay Dean Diakonis Realtor Yellowtail Realty Advisors Dean Diakonis is passionate about showcasing our Florida lifestyle. No wonder. After successfully selling...
Steve Rogai

HOME PROS: STEVE ROGAI — MODERN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Featured In Tampa Bay METRO Magazine   STEVE ROGAI MODERN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP Building relationships is what we do best. Through a collaborative and forward thinking process, Modern Capital Development Group builds luxury, modern, and technologically advanced homes....
Crespo Design Group

HOME PROS: CRESPO DESIGN GROUP

Featured In Tampa Bay METRO Magazine   ENRIQUE CRESPO | CRESPO DESIGN GROUP Unconventional ideas, distinctive style and creative thinking are what defines the luxury Tampa interior design of Crespo Design Group. Principal Enrique Crespo and his team are recognized...
4407 W Azeele Street

Hot Property: Gated Estate in Beach Park

  Situated on an incredible 100’ x 283’ homesite, this stunning gated estate offers luxury and privacy for the most discriminating of tastes. With over 6,700 square feet of interior living space, the five bedroom,...
Phil Yost

The Face of Real Estate Title in Tampa Bay — Phil Yost

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Real Estate Title in Tampa Bay Phil Yost – President Compass Land & Title, LLC Phil Yost is the President and founder of Compass Land &...

Home Tour: Majestic Country Lakefront Estate

  Lakefront, Country Estate Combines Elegance and Ease for an Ideal Lifestyle By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography: www.uneekimage.com   The Oaks Estate is a majestic, multi-faceted manor that caters to a luxurious lifestyle, while also offering resort-style amenities...
Beach Park property in South Tampa

Hot Property: Stunning Beach Park Mediterranean Estate

  It might be the perfect home for a growing family. The five bedrooms, four full and one half baths, 4,855 square foot home is located in the heart of Beach Park in South Tampa....
classic mid-century modern home tour

METROHome Tour: A Coveted Mid-Century Modern

By Mary Lou Janson | Photography by Garrett Brown Photo/Video   Classic architecture, contemporary design and an oversized waterfront lot create a look, lifestyle and level of luxury that few homes in Tampa Bay share or can even...
Metro home tour

METROHome Tour: Custom Home Collaboration

  By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Greg Dean, Real Pro Media LLC   Once their sons were old enough to leave home to launch their respective college years and careers, Jonathan and Isabel Ellis were ready...
Culbreath Isles Dr

Transforming Mediterranean Style Into A Soothing Coastal-Charmed Interior

  Dark colors, abundant wrought iron accents and ornate embellishments, defined the personality and interior design of the Westshore area home that attracted a family of five. The location was ideal, literally blocks from their former...
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...
Key West Inspired Waterfront Estate On Davis Islands

Hot Property: Key West Inspired Waterfront Estate On Davis Islands

  Hot Property: Key West Inspired Waterfront Estate On Davis Islands   The sunset views and open bay are just two reasons that this Davis Islands stunner of a home is spectacular. Feel like you are on...
Tampa Bay Backyard Chillin’ In Style

METROHome Details: Backyard Chillin’ In Style

  Spring is the ideal time to spruce up and spend a few extra hours outside. From serving glasses to comfortable seating and décor elements, METRO has found a few pieces to create a backyard...

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...
Outdoor Home Design Trends

METRO Home: Living Lavishly Outdoors with These Stylish Trends

2018 Outdoor Living Trends (Family Features) As many families prepare to ramp up their time spent outside, it can be helpful to keep the latest trends in mind while planning for outdoor living spaces. According to...
5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

5 Outdoor Entertaining Tips

(Family Features) The weather in Tampa Bay brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can...
7 TIPS FOR HOSTING YOUR OWN MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY

7 Tips For Hosting Your Own Mother’s Day Tea Party

By Krayl Funch   Mother’s Day and Sunday Brunch go together like Orange Juice and Champagne. This year skip the crowded restaurants and spend quality time with mom by hosting a Mother’s Day Tea in your...
Pantone Color of the Year home trends

METROHome Details: 2018 Color of the Year

  Color of the Year: Ultra Violet   A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. METRO has found a few new pieces...
Compass Land & Title in downtown St. Petersburg

Colorful, Bold and Creative Office Space

  With a flair for fashion and love of art, Compass Land & Title owners and founders, Phil and Valerie Yost, designed the new St. Petersburg office together. Rather than a stuffy and conservative law...
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...
Holiday Food 2018

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining   (Family Features) For holiday parties of any size, tasty appetizers and starters are menu must-haves. While the main course roasts and before dessert is served, guests may flock...

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...
Mexican Chipotle Shrimp Skewers with Lime Beer Basting Sauce

7 Tips to Master the Grill This Summer

Mastering the Grill This Summer   (Family Features) Becoming a master of the grill doesn’t have to be complicated. Test out these seven tips for quick marinades, flavorful sauces and marinade hacks to take your summer...
grilling tips for Tampa Bay

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

Make Your Outdoor Parties Unforgettable   (Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling...
Tampa Bay Metro home: Outdoor kitchen design trends

Outdoor Kitchen Design

  Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design   (Family Features) If your idea of enjoying the great outdoors is relaxing on your deck with a tasty beverage while the grill heats up, you’re in good company. “The...
Tampa Bay Metro: How to host a wine party

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this year? Get your...

METRO Home: High Life Living in Downtown Tampa

  Grand Penthouse at Skypoint   Feel the vibe of the city and escape the suburbs with one of the most unique properties currently available in downtown Tampa. The two-story, two bath Grand Penthouse is on the...
Metro Home Details. The Pantone Color of the Year

METROHome Details: Greenery, The Color of the Year

Pantone® Color of the Year: Greenery     Symbolizing new beginnings, the newest color trend in home décor and design is a bright, fresh burst of Greenery. Inspired by nature and bringing the great outdoors in, METRO has found...
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....
Kelly-Kapowski-drink-recipe

Gettin’ Tiki With It

  Summer Drink Recipes The Mixologists at Datz in Tampa have created a few summer cocktails and shared the most popular Tiki cocktail concoctions with METRO. It's Tiki time!       Endless Summer Ingredients: 1 oz      Bernheim Wheat Whiskey 1 oz  ...
classic stripe indoor outdoor pillows

Home Details: Outdoor Entertaining

  Summer time is the best time to get outside and embrace the warmth of the season, relax with style, comfort and enjoy good backyard entertaining. METRO found a few items to enjoy your next...
Tampa Bay Metro Hot Property listing

Hot Property: Beach Park Beauty

  South Tampa's Beach Park Beauty By Ronda M. Parag   There is room to spread out for each person in the family to have their own space in this custom-built home by Sterling Ridge. Set on a...
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...
Westshore Yacht Club Estate

Hot Property: Westshore Yacht Club Estate

  Contemporary Retreat   Conveniently located near Tampa’s downtown and Westshore business districts and near the Gandy Bridge with easy access to Pinellas County, this single family home located inside the Westshore Yacht Club, boasts over 4,548...
Hot Property: 5718-S-Gordon

Hot Property: Serenity is Calling

  Ballast Point Beauty   In the heart of south Tampa lies a stunning home with views of Hillsborough Bay and the feeling of serenity with its private location. The Ballast Point area has hosted generations of...
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,...
Coffee Pot Hot Property Tampa Bay Metro

Hot Property: Stunning Waterfront Beauty

Coffee Pot Riviera Estate in Old Northeast, St. Pete The brick streets and charm of Coffee Pot Riviera only add to the beauty of this two-story, Hacienda-style home, located in the heart of Old Northeast...
10 seasonal tips simple ways to save time

10 Tips for the Holiday Season

Simple Ways to Save Time and Enjoy the Holidays (BPT)   It may be the most wonderful time of year in the Bay area, but at times, it can also feel like the most stressful....

Sensational Sides for the Holidays

  Top Chefs Dish Out Some Holiday Tips     The holiday season often comes with a calendar full of festive celebrations and get-togethers. Whether you are hosting a holiday dinner or attending as a guest and bringing...
state-of-the-art office for Michael Martin’s branding, sales and marketing company

Work Space Design Tour

Work Space Geared For Battle  By Ronda M. Parag        Driving along Cypress Street in West Tampa, there has been ongoing construction behind the metal fence that was once Hector-Elisa’s Health Club. For the past eight months,...

Waterfront Living in South Tampa

  Beach Park Isle Waterfront Estate  By Ronda M. Parag         The contemporary, two story home in South Tampa is a perfect blend of the old neighborhood with the new conveniences of a modern built home....