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Call to Action: Inspire Indian Beach

Student Architectural Challenge & Competition
Design submittal deadline: March 18, 2013

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty (Premier) and the Schemmel Property Group (SPG) have the pleasure of marketing one of the most extraordinary single family residential properties available for many years on the west coast of Florida.

This property is a remarkable 5 acre “estate” site with huge, mature, oaks and hickorys and over 600 feet of westerly frontage (think amazing sunsets and wide water views) along the waters of Sarasota Bay. The property also includes two existing homes situated to serve as future guest, staff or office quarters.
It is anticipated that the new owner of this extremely valuable and prestigious site will add a principal residence and extensive landscape/hardscape to complete his or her ideal luxury residential “estate-compound”.

In an attempt to explore the vast array of possibilities for the design of such an estate on this site, Premier and SPG have created this competition for architectural students entitled “Inspire Indian Beach”.
The competition, which is open to students around the world, seeks to explore the most amazing residential concepts for this site.

• A single first place winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize.
• The top three designs will be featured by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty & SPG in their worldwide marketing of the property with credit acknowledging the winning designers.
• The top five designs selected by the competition judges will be presented at an event at
the Indian Beach Property in April 2013 to be attended by a significant number of industry professionals who will vote to help determine the first place winner.

Competition Minimum Requirements
1. Concept plan and elevation for the future principal residence to be at least 6,000 square feet
2. Designs should demonstrate a connection to the site, integration with the waterfront (no boat dockage currently permitted) and maximization of interior and exterior site line views of the water as well as the surrounding landscape.

Submittal documents are to be in digital format (.jpg of a file size no larger than 10MB) that are the equivalent of two presentation boards 24”x36”, and are to include a minimum of the following:
1. Front and rear elevations showing the home (or homes) in site context
2. A concept site plan incorporating the home (or homes)
3. A concept or more fully developed floorplan
4. A maximum 500 word description of the project which should communicate the designs intent and features

Site Details and Information Provided
1. Digital survey
2. Aerial & Site Photos
3. Background in CADD


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