Twenty years after launching the “Peek at the Unique” home tour, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva announced the latest incarnation of its annual fundraiser — “Peek at the Unique Home Trends.”
Set for March 19 from 9 a.m. a.m. to noon at The Community House on Sanibel, it will focus on the use of interior and outdoor living spaces and current trends in home design, construction, decor and landscaping. Local providers will discuss their expertise and share the latest techniques, knowledge and insider information. The program will include a question-and-answer session, plus a buffet brunch.
“This event honors Zonta’s 20-year tradition of introducing unique homes but goes a step beyond,” chair of fundraising and Zontian Judy Langley said. “Currently, we can’t take Peekers on a tour of the great work being done in our island homes, so we created an event to connect homeowners with knowledgeable, local professional firms and designers who do this work, showcasing the latest trends.”
The sponsors and presenters for the program are Architecture Joyce Owens, Clive Daniel Home, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, John Grey Painting, R.S. Walsh Landscaping, and VIP Realty Group.
Founder and principal architect at Architecture Joyce Owens, Joyce Owens creates spaces and places that are both environmentally sensitive and culturally appropriate for their setting. Her client list ranges as far afield as Italy and the United Kingdom. She and her firm have received numerous design awards, including “Best of Gulfshore 2021” for architecture and a merit award from the American Institute of Architects for The Island Village on Captiva.
Principal designers Michael Scott and Thomas Riker will present for Clive Daniel Home, founded in 2011 by father-son duo Clive and Daniel Lubner. A destination for luxury home furnishings and custom residential and commercial interior design services, the firm offers a mix of contemporary, traditional and casual designs. It has won over 400 awards for design excellence, including Best New Showroom in the United States.
Dan Hahn Custom Builders co-owners Dan Hahn and Kevin Vertesch have lived and worked on Sanibel for years. Supported by an experienced team at its Sanibel Design Center, the firm develops custom high-quality homes and creates functional remodels of interior and outdoor living spaces.
Founded by John Grey, John Grey Painting has been family-owned and operated for 50 years. In addition to painting, services include installation and renovation of kitchen and bathroom cabinets and floors: installation and repair of decks, stairs and rails; and refacing of existing cabinets. Also offered are specialty coatings, decorative faux finishes or murals, and popcorn ceiling removal or repair.
Landscape designer Katia Olmstead and head of management and sales Justin Walsh will present for R.S. Walsh Landscaping, a multidisciplinary service that specializes in custom residential design and installation and maintenance and includes a tree nursery and retail garden center on Sanibel. Founded by Bob Walsh, the firm’s mission is to present a personalized landscape design that reflects its client’s taste and exceeds expectations.
Established on Sanibel in 1975, VIP Realty Group is one of the largest privately-owned, full-service real estate companies in the area. Owner and managing partner Jim Hall will present for the firm. Hall served as president of the Sanibel-Captiva Association of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 2010, and he was chosen as the Sanibel-Captiva Realtor-Associate of the Year in 1991.
Event tickets are $75 each and include brunch.
All proceeds will be directed to the Zonta foundation for distribution in grants to area non-profits that work to improve the lives of women and whose mission mirrors the club’s — empowering women.
For more information and tickets, visit www.ZontaSanCap.org.
The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.