July 23, 2017

Style and Design

Cutting Edge Architecture: Captiva Island house

Designed by residential designer James Lucia of Winter Park

Patti Roth | 11/1/2010
Captiva Island - Curves Ahead - Design: James Lucia
[Photos: Doug Thompson]

The owners requested that residential designer James Lucia of Winter Park create something different for their Captiva Island home. To accommodate them, Lucia went round and round. Curves abound in the 13,990-sq.-ft. home overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The structure itself curves, as do window panels, sliding glass doors and colorful strip lights that glow from the ceiling. The stairway curves next to a chandelier that spirals alongside of it from the top of the third level. Out back, a framework of “Star Trek”-inspired rings — the owner is a fan — hovers overhead. The rings serve as a decorative feature that defines the pool deck, which emphasizes its own set of curves. The deck is built on three levels, with pools positioned on two levels and a sun shelf and whirlpool spa on the top.

Captiva Island - Curves Ahead - Designer: James Lucia

Captiva Island - Curves Ahead - Designer: James Lucia

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