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:
Gilkey teamed up with builder Joe Jannopoulo of Synergy Building Corp to design and build all three elaborate pavilions. To ensure they stand up to Gulf winds and even hurricanes, much of the structure is poured in place concrete. Each one is richly detailed with wood veneers, gilded decoration and fabulous cobalt blue tile roofs. Finials and symbolic figures perch upon the graceful roof lines. These pavilions are positioned to appear as though they are floating upon the koi ponds connected by a series of bridges. At far right in the background is one of the two moongates that provide entry to the Chinese garden.