It was his spouse and children-lifestyle scenario that led movie star chef and creator Bob Caputo to pick a 2,600-square-foot condominium on the fourth flooring at Fairway Bay, a local community of bayside residential towers in the Bay Isles section Longboat Crucial.
“My mother had been dwelling with me since she turned a widow 6 years back,” said Bob Caputo. “She was my initially cooking instructor and her inspiration led to my becoming a chef and cookbook creator. She also taught me the fundamentals of household entertaining from a younger age. We ended up very shut. But, I vacation a good deal in my vocation and it grew to become apparent that she essential a entire-time companion in addition to me and that meant we required more area.”
Mom and son were now living on Longboat Key and Caputo has been a permanent resident of Florida since 1980. His dad and mom started having him to Florida in the 1970s and he remembers almost expanding up in Pompano Beach front. “Being on or in close proximity to drinking water is important to me,” explained Caputo. “I generally want to be in a position to see the water and I appreciate currently being on the water in a boat. This condominium has been perfect in phrases of area, and the dimensions of the apartment was just great with 4 bedrooms and a few whole baths. I realized I could make it do the job for a few of us.”
And he did right up until his 93-12 months-old-mom passed absent in 2020. Now this residence is a lot even bigger than he wants and so he is offering it for sale for $1,200,000 by Karen Wantuck of Coldwell Banker Actual Estate.
The spacious sky-box is up to date with a contemporary open up-notion floor approach that is great for entertaining, specially for another person who enjoys to prepare dinner or who employs a individual chef. “I preferred to be ready to use the room as a exam kitchen area for recipes I exhibit in my on the internet videos and in a cookbook (his fifth) that I’m in the course of action of writing,” reported the homeowner. “So I redesigned the kitchen and enlarged it so we could simply movie there. It is absolutely equipped so that it would be convenient for me to get the job done in and it confirmed fantastically on monitor,” reported the chef.
The U-shaped kitchen, which has sights of Sarasota Bay and flows into a light-crammed wonderful area, is a chic blend of significant-conclusion layout elements commencing with the luminous aqua-colored backsplash of glass subway tiles. A lengthy quartz peninsula is best for foods prep, further eating and to use as a buffet when there’s a bash. The house 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 (a person is convection), two Wolf stovetops and an outsized Sub-Zero refrigerator all positioned for maximum effectiveness for a prepare dinner. “We experienced to choose down partitions to attain this kitchen area,” said the home-owner, “and when we did that we found powering 1 of the walls a moist bar that prior owners experienced coated up. So we reworked it and now there’s a beverage middle that we didn’t be expecting to get. I have liked every single minute of cooking for myself and my mom in this kitchen area and I know it’s the perfect kitchen area to host a big social gathering too. It is chef developed and chef examined.”
When he isn’t cooking on Longboat Critical, chef Bob Caputo is traveling the planet as a preferred writer and speaker about health and wellness as the author of “The Bob Caputo Living Well Cookbook.” In addition, he is the producer of a series of video clips ranging from nourishment and creatively wholesome cooking to physical fitness and distinct workout regimens. He is the Tv set host of Cookin’ Lite Cookin’ Quick.
Caputo is also a competitive combined martial artist as well as an avid sailboat racer, obtaining raced in every big physique of water. He also spends a month of every single year in Northern Europe, learning cooking and filming journey films.
“My mom, Gilda, was an avid supporter of the opera and symphony and utilized to give opera supper events before she turned way too sick to carry on,” mentioned her son. “So right here in this apartment I utilized to organize film nights for her. We’d choose a movie this sort of as “Underneath the Tuscan Sunshine” and I’d cook a comprehensive Italian evening meal with components that would be regional to the Tuscan location of Italy. It was a whole lot of exciting, far more folks should try it.” Caputo expended a calendar year in Italy researching regional cooking and final calendar year he was in Cuba executing the very same. Besides an advanced degree in finance he has a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales.
Besides remodeling and enlarging the kitchen at this condominium, he replaced the entire-residence lights system with LED and installed above-photograph lights for his artwork assortment. He set up deep crown molding and 7-inch baseboards. He took up all the flooring and changed it with engineered hardwood and in his bed room he took out a wall and reconfigured the house to contain a dressing home, though also customizing the closets.
The apartment has 4 bedrooms, with two most important bedrooms on reverse sides of the residence. “These two masters are each about the similar, it just is dependent on the place you want to slumber and what sights you want,” stated Caputo. “But, just one of these suites opens to a private covered terrace so that was my selection.”
There are also two visitor rooms. “The a person off the kitchen area is great versatile area and if I had been being here I would transform it into a wine cellar,” stated the property owner. “But, it could be a enormous stroll-in pantry, or butler’s pantry or a property office environment. Or one could just hold it for extra sleeping.”
Caputo did not have celebration to use that compact space very much and has just held a single bed in there. That component of the condominium has a support entrance in addition to a official entrance entrance to the home, a thing that several condos do not have.
The gated Fairway Bay condominium group is a assortment of mid-rise towers. There are 3 independent homeowner associations. The neighborhood offers inhabitants stability, garage parking, pool, tennis courts, health and fitness heart and deeded access to a non-public beach. The properties are pet welcoming as lengthy as your pet weighs under 15 kilos.
As he packs up to depart the condo he so thoughtfully renovated, Bob Caputo is on the lookout ahead to dwelling in two spots. “I’m in the process of purchasing a boat and approach to live and journey on it,” he stated. “I’ve been seeking to do this for quite a although and the time is ideal. I’m hunting for a boat with a massive galley simply because I do prepare to use it as a examination kitchen area and maybe do some filming on the boat. But, I also have to have a pied-à-terre near to downtown Sarasota where by I can keep my art and antiques and in which I can entertain buddies. The subsequent chapter of my culinary life will be the two on land and at sea. I’ll be cooking in each places. Really should be fairly an journey.”