Leader Design Studio is a Sarasota, Florida based residential design firm founded in 2011 by Chris Leader. Specializing in new single-family construction, extensive renovations, waterfront properties and condominium renovations, Leader Design Studio has a broad range of experience creating thoughtful homes suited to our clients’ unique needs. With a combined 25 years of experience, Leader Design Studio and its staff have designed and completed over 50 custom homes in Southwest Florida over the last 10 years. We are a full service design firm and we oversee projects from initial concept design through construction administration. Our studio is currently under construction and will be located in Downtown Sarasota at 1003 North Orange Avenue.
Leader Design Studio is fully committed to making thoughtful, responsible, and sustainable homes. Thoughtfully designed buildings connect us to our natural environment and improve the quality of everyday life. We design site-specific homes to be respectful and responsive to the surrounding community and take deep consideration for the larger social and physical context. Our projects optimize natural light and ventilation, use locally sourced materials, and employ the most energy efficient products and systems. With each project, we strive to contribute to a more sustainable way of living and future. Among our LEED Certified Platinum projects are the Lido Deck Haus, Fish Camp and Lotus on Orange.
Recently listed and sold by Sotheby’s for $8.5 million, this contemporary Canadian chalet features a dramatic entry, lined by towering stone walls, a modern metal and wood staircase and water fountains. Around the fountains’ pool, dark tiles have delicately been laid to form its edges. Inside the front doors, an animal skin rug greets visitors, while a […]
It’s difficult to believe that this penthouse was built in the 1920’s with its ultra modern interior and immaculate attention to detail, it looks very much the styling of the 21st century. London architect John Pawson has taken this 90 year old penthouse and transformed it into a minimalists dream. This construction boasts large brushed […]
Well lived in and often used, this sprightly home in Miami successfully uses a warm, monotone palette to highlight its space, structure and modern elegance. The home office has been arranged to focus on a white work table flanked by four white rolling office chairs. Light wood shelves hang high, lined in a bright, cheerful […]
When the owners of a quaint Brazilian apartment contacted Mauricio Arruda Arquitetos & Designers, no one was certain of what would develop. While various elements of traditional Brazilian sensibilities are present in the living space, there is a definitive contemporary and European vibe that permeates the home. Colors are combined freely in each and every room […]