This home in South Tampa is one of several homes on its street with synthetic grass in the front and backyards. Since there is little need for blowers and mowers we think it must be pretty serene and green.
The balcony of this penthouse in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida was damp and slippery from the sea air and morning dew before the owners installed ForeverLawn synthetic turf. Now all surfing takes place on the water only.
Purists will surely cringe at the mere utterance of the words synthetic and plant used in the same sentence. After seeing many examples of what’s on the market, we’ve determined that fake grass deserves more than a second look.
Golf courses and cemeteries are the biggest wastes of real estate, according to Rodney Dangerfield in “Caddyshack.” They also require a metric ton of water to keep green. Many are opting for synthetic grass instead.
When taxed with the redesign of the Palm Island Resort on Palm Island, Florida, landscape architects chose soapstone pavers with synthetic grass creating an intricate yet worry-free garden. We think it deserves a high five.
A neutral color palette continues from the entryway into the living room of this historic bungalow in Tampa, Fla. Punches of green and blue accent the neutral palette. Window treatments are soft, elegant and contemporary.
Designer Don Sharp of Sharp Design Studio designs a laundry room that fits the size of this Tampa Bay house. Lots of black cabinets and open cabinets provide plenty of storage, while also creating a stylish space.
Designed by Don Sharp with Sharp Design Studio, the Tuscan-inspired home was the 2014 Tampa Bay Showcase Home. It also won a national Aurora award for best single family design in the $500,001-$750,000 category and Parade of Home awards.