It was his relatives-lifetime situation that led movie star chef and author Bob Caputo to select a 2,600-square-foot condominium on the fourth ground at Fairway Bay, a group of bayside residential towers in the Bay Isles section Longboat Vital.
“My mother experienced been residing with me since she turned a widow 6 several years in the past,” explained Bob Caputo. “She was my first cooking teacher and her inspiration led to my turning into a chef and cookbook writer. She also taught me the fundamentals of property entertaining from a youthful age. We had been pretty near. But, I journey a good deal in my job and it turned crystal clear that she essential a total-time companion in addition to me and that intended we desired extra space.”
Mother and son were already living on Longboat Key and Caputo has been a lasting resident of Florida because 1980. His mother and father started out using him to Florida in the 1970s and he remembers pretty much expanding up in Pompano Beach front. “Being on or close to water is critical to me,” explained Caputo. “I constantly want to be capable to see the drinking water and I adore becoming on the h2o in a boat. This condominium has been best in conditions of spot, and the dimension of the condominium was just wonderful with four bedrooms and a few comprehensive baths. I understood I could make it do the job for a few of us.”
And he did until his 93-year-old-mom passed absent in 2020. Now this household is significantly even bigger than he desires and so he is presenting it for sale for $1,200,000 through Karen Wantuck of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
The spacious sky-box is updated with a modern-day open up-concept flooring strategy that is excellent for entertaining, particularly for a person who loves to prepare dinner or who employs a individual chef. “I wanted to be in a position to use the space as a examination kitchen area for recipes I reveal in my online video clips and in a cookbook (his fifth) that I’m in the course of action of crafting,” said the house owner. “So I redesigned the kitchen area and enlarged it so we could very easily movie there. It is fully equipped so that it would be convenient for me to do the job in and it confirmed fantastically on display screen,” mentioned the chef.
The U-formed kitchen, which has views of Sarasota Bay and flows into a light-stuffed great area, is a elegant combine of high-close structure ingredients starting up with the luminous aqua-coloured backsplash of glass subway tiles. A extensive quartz peninsula is ideal for foodstuff prep, added dining and to use as a buffet when there is a party. The property owner has made use of it for recipe screening and as the phase for capturing cooking demonstrations.
For appliances there are two dishwashers, two ovens (one is convection), two Wolf stovetops and an outsized Sub-Zero refrigerator all positioned for highest performance for a cook. “We had to choose down partitions to obtain this kitchen,” mentioned the property owner, “and when we did that we found out driving a single of the walls a soaked bar that preceding house owners had protected up. So we reworked it and now there is a beverage middle that we didn’t count on to get. I have beloved each individual moment of cooking for myself and my mother in this kitchen area and I know it is the fantastic kitchen area to host a massive get together as well. It’s chef created and chef examined.”
When he isn’t cooking on Longboat Important, chef Bob Caputo is traveling the world as a popular author and speaker about health and fitness and wellness as the author of “The Bob Caputo Residing Very well Cookbook.” On top of that, he is the producer of a series of films ranging from diet and creatively balanced cooking to conditioning and specific physical exercise regimens. He is the Television set host of Cookin’ Lite Cookin’ Effortless.
Caputo is also a aggressive blended martial artist as perfectly as an avid sailboat racer, possessing raced in just about every key physique of water. He also spends a thirty day period of each and every calendar year in Northern Europe, researching cooking and filming travel videos.
“My mother, Gilda, was an avid supporter of the opera and symphony and used to give opera supper functions prior to she grew to become also unwell to have on,” claimed her son. “So below in this condominium I utilized to manage movie nights for her. We’d decide on a film these types of as “Under the Tuscan Solar” and I’d prepare dinner a comprehensive Italian evening meal with ingredients that would be regional to the Tuscan region of Italy. It was a ton of pleasurable, a lot more people today ought to try out it.” Caputo invested a year in Italy learning regional cooking and very last yr he was in Cuba carrying out the exact same. Aside from an highly developed degree in finance he has a diploma in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales.
Apart from remodeling and enlarging the kitchen at this condominium, he replaced the total-dwelling lighting technique with LED and installed about-picture lights for his artwork assortment. He place up deep crown molding and seven-inch baseboards. He took up all the flooring and replaced it with engineered hardwood and in his bedroom he took out a wall and reconfigured the place to incorporate a dressing area, though also customizing the closets.
The apartment has four bedrooms, with two principal bedrooms on opposite sides of the house. “These two masters are each about the very same, it just depends upon the place you want to sleep and what sights you want,” mentioned Caputo. “But, a person of those people suites opens to a non-public included terrace so that was my preference.”
There are also two visitor rooms. “The 1 off the kitchen is fantastic flexible place and if I were being below I would transform it into a wine cellar,” claimed the property owner. “But, it could be a large walk-in pantry, or butler’s pantry or a home business. Or one particular could just continue to keep it for extra sleeping.”
Caputo didn’t have event to use that small home quite substantially and has just retained a one bed in there. That component of the condominium has a support entrance in addition to a formal entrance entrance to the residence, a little something that a lot of condos do not have.
The gated Fairway Bay condominium community is a collection of mid-rise towers. There are three separate home owner associations. The neighborhood offers people safety, garage parking, pool, tennis courts, exercise centre and deeded entry to a non-public seaside. The properties are pet pleasant as prolonged as your doggy weighs less than 15 kilos.
As he packs up to leave the condominium he so thoughtfully renovated, Bob Caputo is seeking ahead to living in two spots. “I’m in the method of purchasing a boat and approach to are living and travel on it,” he said. “I’ve been wanting to do this for very a whilst and the time is right. I’m seeking for a boat with a massive galley simply because I do approach to use it as a exam kitchen and it’s possible do some filming on the boat. But, I also need to have a pied-à-terre near to downtown Sarasota exactly where I can preserve my artwork and antiques and where by I can entertain friends. The future chapter of my culinary lifestyle will be equally on land and at sea. I’ll be cooking in both locations. Need to be very an adventure.”