Quality Over Quantity: Designing the Jewel Box Home

Small homes have become far more trendy in the past few years among the affluent. Though living in something a little on the smaller side may have once indicated financial woes, it's no longer the case. Many people choose a less expansive house in addition to their existing estate (think vacation home), while others do it to limit their carbon footprint and live more simply. But figuring out how to maintain a certain lifestyle while living smaller, can be a game you don't want to play alone. Which is where Florida-based Nautilus Homes swoops in.

The nautilus shell is considered to be the ultimate example of nature's perfection; a beautiful balance between function and form. Which is why Richard Perrone and his two sons (Ryan and Ricky) decided to name their company after it. Nautilus Homes creates custom luxury residences that are less than 5,000 square feet and refers to these smaller residences as "jewel box" homes. Five thousand square feet may not seem all that small, but we agree with Forbes that on average a large home or mansion sits at a comfortable 8,000 square feet or above. That is a size that takes considerable upkeep and guzzles energy, water and more. Each residence designed by Nautilus is designed to match each client's lifestyle and needs, focusing on top-of-the-line fixtures, gadgets, and décor, instead of lavish space. 

Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in content design at Intuit. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)

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