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A modern garden for a modern house

Sarasota

Herald Tribune

Although his profession as a commercial designer takes him all over the country, creating dazzling display areas for jewelry stores and other retail spaces, Jesse Balaity had never designed and built a house for himself, even though it was always on his mind.

He had been living in a peaceful neighborhood in Palmer Ranch for seven years when a friend (for whom Balaity had designed a pool house) convinced the young designer to think about moving to downtown Sarasota.

Article written by Marsha Fottler

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Robert Davie and Associates Picked Up In Landscape Contractor and Design Magazine 

Landscape Contractor and Design Magazine

Fashion Forward Design Receives Tremendous Accolades

Sarasota, Fla, July 11, 2016: Robert Davie and Associates Landscaping, a 40-year veteran of landscape design was just featured as the main event in Landscape and Design Magazine for a recent renovation evoking a true fashion forward design concept.

“We created an entirely new space with a contemporary and clean feel and expanded the footprint out in three different directions” says Robert Davie.

The company specializes in the design and implementation of complete outdoor living spaces. This particular project was a redesign for a home that had a definite 90’s feel and was in need of a fashion- able facelift from top to bottom. This entailed a new pool, pool enclosure, spa and outdoor kitchen. The plans included several seating areas, water and fire features, landscape makeover and stunning LED lighting. The look can be described as Avant garde with touches such as canvas and steel cantilevered awnings and brushed stainless steel and wood columns.

“These columns are truly very custom pieces, a work of a craftsman” says Davie.

The landscape materials included a large selection of palms with contrasts in texture and ground orchids for color. Lighting is also a key element with LED tape lighting used throughout the outdoor area set in aluminum tracks and covered in translucent polycarbonate material. Some of the lights are consid- ered jewelry case style and create indirect lighting as they shine upwards to the awning.

Robert Davie and Associates has been a fixture in the landscape design industry for over 40 years and is a highly regarded member of the Sarasota community. The design team creates amazing environments from modest residences to lavish estates.

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Ballard Designs Collaborates with Robert Davie and Associates Landscaping

Landscape Design News

SARASOTA,FL Ballard Design International wrapped up their Spring/Summer 2013 catalog shoot set among landscapes designed and implemented by Robert Davie of Robert Davie & Associates Landscaping, Inc. of Sarasota.

Residential properties selected for the photo shoot were designed and installed by Robert Davie & Associates including Lido Key, Old Forest Lakes, Cherokee Park and near Riverview High School were all featured as the setting for the outdoor furniture issue.

Robert Davie worked with Ballard Designs’ producer and set designer selecting beautiful, unique properties, making arrangements with owners, as well as assisting on set with plant materials and arranging background shots. Of the experience Robert Davie said “It’s always a pleasure to work with such creative people… and speaks to the quality of our work that a catalogue of Ballard Designs’ caliber chose our projects for their Spring/Summer 2013 issue—and we had a lot of fun too…”

For over 35 years, Robert Davie Landscaping Inc has increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses, from modest properties to exceptional estates – with refined and remarkable landscaping. We combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project our singular attention and provide individual solutions.

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Sarasota Herald Tribune Interviews Robert Davie

Sarasota

Herald Tribune

The Sarasota Herald Tribune business section, featuring real estate professionals, writer Chris Angermann interviewed Robert Davie of Robert Davie Landscaping on the finer points of landscape design in southwest Florida, in particular, landscape design that sells property.

“I can make a $500,000 home look like a million- dollar home, and you don’t have to spend $1 million to do it.”

Robert Davie creates this possibilty by way of plant palette selection and placement.

Addressing the gap between owner expectation and buyer demand, Robert says “Some people find it hard to let go of their preconceived notions. They want to fix up their home because they want to sell it, but they want to do it according to their dream. And that can be the opposite of what will make a house look good and marketable.”

Furthermore, regarding value, Robert comments that “A professional decorator coming into your house will pick out a palette for your walls, carpet, furnishings, fabric and drapes. You do the same thing for a landscape and plan you textures accordingly.”

One of the keys is to design a landscape whose beauty as well as monetary value, appreciate over time: “The right plants are going to grow in relation to the other plants in the landscape so that your design appreciates over time and the integrity of the plan doesn’t disintegrate.”

Read the full story here at the Sarasota Herald Tribune

For over 35 years, Robert Davie Landscaping Inc has increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses, from modest properties to exceptional estates – with refined and remarkable landscaping. We combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project our singular attention and provide individual solutions.

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Robert Davie Landscaping Inc wins 2007 Florida Nursery Growers and Landscaping Association (FNGLA) Landscape Award

Landscape Design News

Robert Davie Landscaping Inc., has been selected as a winner in the 2007 Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, (FNGLA) Landscape Awards Program for best landscape design.

The firm received the award of excellence for the Ed & Karee Valek residence in Sarasota Florida’s Old Forest Lakes, where Robert Davie designed the outdoor fireplace, pool house, swimming pool, landscape gardens and spa.

 

Greg Harazda, accepted for the company October 5 2008, at an awards ceremony held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, for the winning project.

For over 30 years, Robert Davie Landscaping Inc has increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses with refined and remarkable landscaping. We combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project our singular attention and provide individual solutions.

International Landscape Design Book Features Robert Davie Project

"Water Gardens, Landscape Design Series" 

SARASOTA, Florida – April 19, 2012 – A new book entitled “Water Gardens, Landscape Design Series” features Robert Davie & Associates Landscaping, the book includes projects from some of the finest international architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from around the world.

 

Martin Mosko, of Marpa Landscape Design Studio, describes the book in the preface as the “art of water… from some of the world’s top designers…” whose work reflects “the intersection of art and craft.”

Tianjin Ifeng Space Media Company edited the publication to just 20 design firms from such diverse locales as Thailand, Lebanon, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Netherlands, Costa Rica and Qatar. Robert Davie and Associates Landscaping is among a small handful from the United States. Space Media Co selected Robert Davies’ New Orleans inspired landscape project for the book – the landscape is located in Sarasota Florida. Iris Huang, of Space Media Co, commented “your projects are so beautiful” and thanked Robert Davie and Associates for a “great contribution to this book.”

“It’s a wonderful tribute to our over 35 year commitment of creating beautiful landscapes in Sarasota, to be honored among international landscape designs of this caliber. It simply demonstrates that creativity can compete with magical projects on dream budgets” said Robert Davie, the studio’s founder and head designer.

For over 35 years, Robert Davie Landscaping Inc has increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses, from modest properties to exceptional estates – with refined and remarkable landscaping. We combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project our singular attention and provide individual solutions.

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Siesta Key Pelican Press Features Robert Davie's Landscape Awards

Siesta Key

Pelican Press

SARASOTA, Florida – December 4, 2010 – The Siesta Key Pelican Press Newspaper featured Robert Davie & Associates Landscaping in an article on Sarasota landscape designs entitled “New Orleans style Shangri La.”

Diana Colson, of the Siesta Key Pelican Press, writes “Robert Davie & Associates Landscape has created a backyard so remarkable it has taken two major landscaping awards… when Robert Davie was first interviewed by the owners after they had spoken to – and rejected – numerous other companies. Other landscapers simply had not listened to the desires of these owners… [and] were not “going outside the box…”

Colson continues “In 2008, the entire property won an award from the Florida Nursery & Growers Landscape Association for the Best Residential Landscape in Florida. In 2010, it was featured in Landscape Contractor Magazine as “Best of The Best – Theme Project.” Robert Davie & Associates’ lighting was recently featured on CNBC as an example of one of the top current [landscape lighting] design trends.”

Robert Davie remarked “…of course, we’re delighted with the recognition of our landscape awards – but more importantly, we’re grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with such wonderful clients to produce stunning landscapes… In this challenging economic landscape, it’s more important than ever, to not only bring our landscape design expertise and 35 years of experience to a project, but also truly listen to our clients, find creative solutions and incorporate their ideas into a finished landscape that we’re all happy with, proud of and cherish – it’s an organic relationship.”

For over 35 years, Robert Davie Landscaping Inc has increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses, from modest properties to exceptional estates – with refined and remarkable landscaping. We combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project our singular attention and provide individual solutions.

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CNBC Spotlights Robert Davie's Landscape Lighting Design

Sarasota

Herald Tribune

SARASOTA, Florida – November 6, 2010 – CNBC featured Robert Davie & Associates Landscaping in an article on home renovations entitled “The 10 Coolest Home Upgrades.”

Cindy Perman, of CNBC.com, writes “So you’ve got spotlights and those little solar path lights but this is taking your backyard to the next level and doing exotic landscape lighting. Take a solar light, put it in a spotlight and turn it upside down shooting up into your landscaping or water feature like a fountain or koi pond…”

 

Robert Davie commented “We’re thrilled to have CNBC.com inspired by our award winning landscapes and lighting designs, and featured in ‘The 10 Coolest Home Upgrades.’ In this budget conscious real estate climate, landscape renovation, and in particular, landscape lighting, are sometimes overlooked in home renovations – yet it is one of the most cost effective ways of both enhancing property value and entertainment value… Certainly ‘curb appeal’ is paramount – and we all know the importance of first impressions.”

To see the whole interactive presentation visit: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39894625, or visit the page on landscape lighting here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39894625?slide=6

For over 30 years, Robert Davie Landscaping Inc has increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses, from modest properties to exceptional estates – with refined and remarkable landscaping. We combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project our singular attention and provide individual solutions.

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Sarasota Herald Tribune Highlights Robert Davie's Landscape Design Awards

Sarasota

Herald Tribune

SARASOTA, Florida – Octobert 22, 2010 – The Sarasota Herald Tribune newspaperhighlighted Robert Davie & Associates’ Landscaping Design Awards in the article entitled “Business Buzz: Sarasota Landscape Design Wins Award.”

The Sarasota Herald Tribune writes:

"Sarasota’s Robert Davie & Associates received Landscape Contractor Magazine’s Best of the Best Theme Project award in its September issue for the New Orleans-inspired design for an Old Forest Lakes resident in Sarasota. Robert Davie, the firm’s president and head designer, said the project was a challenge because it involved “incorporating many outdoor elements into a cohesive and livable space,” including a pool, spa, planters, gardens and an outdoor fireplace. The project also won the award for Best Residential Landscape in the State of Florida from the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association [FNGLA]…"

To read the full article please visit the Sarasota Herald Tribune: “Business Buzz: Sarasota Landscape Design Wins Award.”

For over 35 years, Robert Davie Landscaping Inc has increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses, from modest properties to exceptional estates – with refined and remarkable landscaping. We combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project our singular attention and provide individual solutions.

 

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Landscape Contractor Award - Robert Davie & Associates Wins National Landscaping Award

Landscape

Contractor

Magazine

SARASOTA, FL – September 17, 2010—Landscape Contractor Magazine honored Robert Davie & Associates “Best of the Best – Theme Project” in its September issue for the New Orleans inspired design of an Old Forest Lakes resident in Sarasota.

“This was a wonderful and challenging project to develop,” said Robert Davie, the firm’s president and head designer. “We went into the project with the challenge of designing and incorporating many outdoor elements into a cohesive and livable space. The clients asked us to create a New Orleans inspired environment that included a pool, spa, planters, gardens, and an outdoor fireplace.

The project previously won the award for Best Residential Landscape in the State of Florida from Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA).

Robert Davie & Associates, Inc. is a local design/build landscape firm in Sarasota since 1976. They have increased the value of Sarasota’s finest homes and businesses, from modest properties to exceptional estates, with refined and remarkable landscaping. They combine innovative design with a respect for the harmony of nature – giving each project singular attention and providing individual solutions.

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