It was his relatives-existence scenario that led celeb chef and creator Bob Caputo to pick a 2,600-sq.-foot condominium on the fourth ground at Fairway Bay, a community of bayside household towers in the Bay Isles area Longboat Key.
“My mother had been residing with me due to the fact she turned a widow six decades ago,” claimed Bob Caputo. “She was my very first cooking trainer and her inspiration led to my becoming a chef and cookbook writer. She also taught me the basics of property entertaining from a younger age. We ended up incredibly close. But, I journey a whole lot in my career and it turned crystal clear that she needed a full-time companion in addition to me and that intended we needed extra room.”
Mom and son ended up now residing on Longboat Essential and Caputo has been a long term resident of Florida given that 1980. His moms and dads started out using him to Florida in the 1970s and he remembers practically growing up in Pompano Beach front. “Being on or close to drinking water is vital to me,” claimed Caputo. “I generally want to be able to see the water and I like currently being on the water in a boat. This condominium has been fantastic in phrases of area, and the measurement of the apartment was just fantastic with four bedrooms and 3 entire baths. I realized I could make it get the job done for a few of us.”
And he did right until his 93-12 months-old-mother passed absent in 2020. Now this home is significantly even larger than he desires and so he is supplying it for sale for $1,200,000 via Karen Wantuck of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
The spacious sky-box is updated with a modern-day open-strategy ground prepare that is perfect for entertaining, especially for anyone who loves to cook or who employs a particular chef. “I required to be in a position to use the house as a check kitchen area for recipes I demonstrate in my on the internet films and in a cookbook (his fifth) that I’m in the method of writing,” reported the property owner. “So I redesigned the kitchen and enlarged it so we could easily movie there. It is fully geared up so that it would be convenient for me to do the job in and it confirmed fantastically on screen,” explained the chef.
The U-formed kitchen, which has sights of Sarasota Bay and flows into a mild-crammed wonderful home, is a elegant blend of significant-close design and style components starting up with the luminous aqua-colored backsplash of glass subway tiles. A long quartz peninsula is excellent for food prep, added eating and to use as a buffet when there is a get together. 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 (1 is convection), two Wolf stovetops and an oversized Sub-Zero refrigerator all positioned for highest efficiency for a cook dinner. “We had to just take down partitions to reach this kitchen,” stated the home owner, “and when we did that we discovered at the rear of 1 of the partitions a soaked bar that prior owners experienced lined up. So we reworked it and now there’s a beverage heart that we did not be expecting to get. I have beloved every moment of cooking for myself and my mom in this kitchen area and I know it’s the fantastic kitchen to host a significant get together far too. It is chef intended and chef tested.”
When he isn’t cooking on Longboat Key, chef Bob Caputo is traveling the planet as a well-liked writer and speaker about wellbeing and wellness as the author of “The Bob Caputo Dwelling Perfectly Cookbook.” In addition, he is the producer of a collection of movies ranging from diet and creatively nutritious cooking to exercise and specific work out regimens. He is the Tv host of Cookin’ Lite Cookin’ Straightforward.
Caputo is also a aggressive mixed martial artist as effectively as an avid sailboat racer, possessing raced in each important human body of drinking water. He also spends a thirty day period of each and every yr in Northern Europe, finding out cooking and filming vacation films.
“My mother, Gilda, was an avid supporter of the opera and symphony and utilised to give opera supper events before she turned much too unwell to have on,” said her son. “So below in this condominium I utilised to organize film evenings for her. We’d choose a film these as “Below the Tuscan Sun” and I’d cook dinner a total Italian meal with substances that would be area to the Tuscan location of Italy. It was a whole lot of fun, much more men and women really should try it.” Caputo expended a calendar year in Italy studying regional cooking and previous yr he was in Cuba performing the exact. Apart from an state-of-the-art degree in finance he has a diploma in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales.
Aside from transforming and enlarging the kitchen at this condominium, he replaced the complete-household lighting system with LED and put in above-picture lights for his art 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 bed room he took out a wall and reconfigured the area to consist of a dressing home, whilst also customizing the closets.
The apartment has four bedrooms, with two primary bedrooms on opposite sides of the household. “These two masters are both of those about the very same, it just is dependent on the place you want to rest and what views you want,” said Caputo. “But, 1 of these suites opens to a personal covered terrace so that was my alternative.”
There are also two guest rooms. “The just one off the kitchen is amazing flexible area and if I were being here I would change it into a wine cellar,” explained the property owner. “But, it could be a big stroll-in pantry, or butler’s pantry or a property office environment. Or 1 could just hold it for extra sleeping.”
Caputo didn’t have celebration to use that little place incredibly substantially and has just held a single bed in there. That component of the apartment has a services entrance in addition to a formal front entrance to the home, a little something that numerous condos do not have.
The gated Fairway Bay condominium community is a collection of mid-increase towers. There are three different house owner associations. The local community presents residents security, garage parking, pool, tennis courts, physical fitness centre and deeded entry to a non-public beach front. The buildings are pet pleasant as very long as your puppy weighs below 15 lbs.
As he packs up to depart the apartment he so thoughtfully renovated, Bob Caputo is looking forward to residing in two destinations. “I’m in the method of purchasing a boat and strategy to are living and travel on it,” he reported. “I’ve been wanting to do this for really a though and the time is proper. I’m wanting for a boat with a significant galley for the reason that I do plan to use it as a examination kitchen and it’s possible do some filming on the boat. But, I also need to have a pied-à-terre close to downtown Sarasota wherever I can continue to keep my art and antiques and exactly where I can entertain friends. The following chapter of my culinary existence will be both equally on land and at sea. I’ll be cooking in each locations. Ought to be quite an experience.”