Casey Key is a narrow strip of land separated from the coast by Blackburn Bay just south of Sarasota. Homes on the key enjoy both a seaside Gulf exposure to the west as well as views eastward across the bay to the mainland. Discover a new landscape that became a landmark soon after completion due to its strikingly unique features. Step inside to discover why:
"This is the truest design-build project I've ever been a part of," explains Michael Gilkey, Jr., principal landscape architect of the firm founded by his late father in Sarasota. Four years ago Gilkey went to work for a client who traveled the world often, only to come back to their existing home on the Gulf coast. The landscape would be created in 1.2 acres of land, designed for entertaining two or two hundred guests. Design inspiration was based upon the clients' frequent world travels, and many features showcase these memories. This exquisite view is from a terrace that looks out over the rose garden to the conservatory in the background. This is only part of the landscape which also includes an edible food garden and the most stunning of all, an exquisite Chinese garden.
This garden was the only recipient of an Award of Excellence in the residential category in the 2013 Florida ASLA Design Awards. Visit the website of landscape architect Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.