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“Curves, circular patterns and wavy lines offer softer, and more whimsical alternatives to rigid corners, harsh angles and severe surfaces,” noted Rob Bowen, principal of Rob Bowen Design Group of St. Petersburg. The resulting timeless design, and accompanying effortless lifestyle, are the culmination of a collaborative process involving hundreds of diverse, talented tradesmen, plus the discerning eye of Bowen, who first became involved with the project five years ago. From the main level, the open floor plan, a multitude of windows and multi-floor-high ceilings, afford unobstructed views of the wide open waterfront. A similar view from the third floor master bedroom makes it seem like the house has the well populated island it occupies all to itself. Similarly, it’s more about what you don’t see that gives the entire home a sleek, singular style that is contemporary, but not trendy. Bathroom mirrors, speakers, light switches, outlets and control panels, are mounted flush with the walls and blended into their backgrounds to make them less conspicuous. Kitchen drawers slide open to reveal drawers-within-drawers and pocket doors slide out of sight into the walls. The unrelenting quest for nothing but the best materials and workmanship endured, throughout the time it took to fully construct and furnish the five-bedroom, eight-bath house.

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