Wednesday, December 21, 2011


We thought we would leave you with some final images as we hand over the home to the Watts family – it has been a home that we have all become quite attached to as we have worked together with the highest expectations of all involved and the tightest of schedules to create something really special!

If the response to the showhome opening is any indication – I think it was mission accomplished.

A secure and welcoming entry

View to the pool

That marvelous kitchen

Cool and classical tones

The stunning Master Bath Suite

Views from the Master (above and below)

Outdoor entertaining at it’s best

That O so welcoming pool!

View from across the canal

A final thanks from Neil, Tami and Shayne to the Watts family, and to all our subcontractor friends and partners. And a special thanks to all who have followed our progress on the Phoenix Group Showhome 2011 project – Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


The public arrives on Showhome day! The showhome vendors and subcontractors have displays set up across the road.

Tami’s scale model of the home adorns the black granite kitchen counter.

The buffet overlooking the step down into the Livingroom

Beautiful mahogany treads by “The Machine Shop” finish the Phoenix- fabricated steel stair system that leads first to the bedroom wing and then up to the Home Office and Media Room.

The public enjoys exploring the main circulation areas of the home, including the fantastic kitchen.

The light-filled master bedroom is one of the home’s highlights

One half of the bright and beautiful Master Bathroom – note the bathroom samples board on the counter to illustrate the design process in pulling a dynamic room like this together.

More highlights of the home tomorrow.

Friday, December 2, 2011


70 guests coming tonight at 7:30 – got to have it complete! The cleaners are here, paintings being hung; furniture still arriving....everyone is still smiling!

The grass is cut – final touchups happening around the home - we are just over 5 months and three weeks since we broke ground. Time flies when you are having fun!

Lets get comfortable around the pool

A few nice spots to settle. The aluminum trellis looks sensational!

Final touches on the waterfront side

We will be rolling this out of here on Monday. What a great team!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


....because everywhere in the home final touches are being applied!

It was late afternoon yesterday when the concrete for the driveway arrived but the conditions were perfect for a good concrete pour – cool and slightly wet – and sometimes more than slightly......the guys were troopers last night. Note how we have protected the exterior surfaces of the home with plastic sheeting.

The finished driveway this morning – the concrete has a slightly beige tone added at the mixing plant.

While we are talking about concrete, you will have to see the beautiful finish of the polished exposed- aggregate countertop of the outdoor kitchen! This will be treated with a stone penetrator to keep it sealed. Have to see this in person.

The custom aluminum doors to the pool equipment and the boat equipment storage areas are now installed. Nice, clean and weatherproof.

The trellis system has started to arrive at the jobsite and will be moved into position on the home by hydraulic crane. We are all excited to see what this looks like on the house!

Back inside, Audiophile is running through the complex install options with the homeowner Brad. The rack across from them will contain a large power amp and two complex multi-zoned Audio/Video receivers that operate the multiple outdoor speakers, the multiple HD screens downstairs and the dynamic 3D surround sound home theatre in the next room. There will also be room for the security system and the operables for the multi-camera CCTV system.

Got some Owners Manuals to read Brad!

The 60” 3D screen is installed along with 3 Dynamics wall speakers - add a free standing subwoofer and rear mounted ceiling speakers and the sound will rival a commercial theatre.

The future is here – the touch screen remote control – an almost endless array of options and far more intuitive than you might imagine.