Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE / HAROLD BUBIL. 1: Chapell/Lifeso House

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE / HAROLD BUBIL. 1: Chapell/Lifeso House

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FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE / HAROLD BUBIL

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150 Morningside Drive, Sarasota

A fantasy of colors and curves, the 6,800-square-foot Chapell Residence was designed by architect Don Chapell as a home for his family. But the architect died during construction in 1999. His widow, Heather, finished the house with the help of contractor Pat Ball and interior designer Wilson Stiles.

Don Chapell had splashed the colors on the outside, designed most of the interior built-ins and left drawings for other features.

"So much of it was in Don's head," said Stiles, a good friend of Chapell's who worked with the architect on the project, in an interview with the the Herald-Tribune in February 2002. "It's an exceptional house. …

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