Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.

(941) 364-4600
www.cmsa1.com

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Naples to Tampa Bay

Business Description
Founded in 1992 and celebrating 20 years of successful design collaboration with clients. CMSA has been making a mark on many premiere waterfront properties throughout Florida with custom designed residences, elegant renovations, golf course developments, and commercial properties. Tapping into the talent of our highly qualified architects and interior designers, the firm is a recognized and respected design firm throughout the United States.

Specializing in new construction, renovations of custom residences, waterfront properties, golf and country clubs, offices and various commercial properties, gives CMSA a broad range of experience. Combining the tradition of classical architecture and clean contemporary lines sets CMSA apart from all others.

CMSA has a staff of experienced architects, interior designers, researchers, specification writers, detail specialists and administrative personnel. Each member of the team works together to ensure the quality of design, including the integrity of the budget and the time schedule for completion of work. Working in tandem with the client, the professionals at CMSA create designs with elegance and enduring quality.

Clifford M. Scholz, AIA, LEED AP, FGBC CA – President

As founder and namesake of CMSA, Cliff brings over 35 years of experience in architecture and construction. His sense of design and clear-cut goals have guided his firm and created a reputation for quality and excellence. As lead architect, he is responsible for design and construction management for projects consisting of custom residential developments, office structures, commercial renovations, golf clubs and high-rise condominium buildings. He takes a proactive role in every project as the client contact, and directs his team of highly skilled professionals to keep every endeavor in balance.

Cliff is a very active member of the community and maintains memberships in the following organizations; Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture, NCARB, Chamber of Commerce of Sarasota County, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is a Leadership Sarasota Alumni. Cliff is also a Certifying Agent for the Florida Green Building Coalition, and LEED AP certified by the US Green Building Council.

Cliff received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Institute of Technology in Southfield, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Cliff is also a Licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida.
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We have to agree with many houzzers on this feed! When it comes to your shutters, we would recommend replacing them with properly fitted shutters. As mentioned, properly fitted shutters should measure out to half the size of the window they are fitting. We would reccomend a Board and Batten style, but it all depends on your design preferences.

Removing the cedar shingles and replacing them with flower boxes will look great, as long as the shutters are properly fitted and have decorative hardware :)
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Shutters should never be longer than the window. If you have the means to do so I would replace the cedar with the same shingles of the home to you have a cohesive look to the home in the meantime. I agree with Timberlane Inc. above me, replacing the cedar area with flower/planter boxes will look great and also add a nice appeal to the home. Good luck on your new home and new and exciting projects ahead of you!
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This is beyond our scope of work. Good luck on your home project!
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Hi debleezim! We have the ability to custom make any type and style of shutter. These specific shutters are Bermuda Shutters (Bahama Shutters), which are perfect for homes in coastal environments as they are hinged from the top and allow the perfect amount of sunlight and air to flow through your home!

Feel free to visit our website to learn more about this specific style and request a free catalog: http://www.timberlane.com/index.php?cID=251
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Thank you Timberlane Inc!
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what size is pergola ?
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The pergola is 9' x 12'
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I have similar flooring in my home it is called coffee bean by Shaw
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You can find this flooring at any local hardware store/flooring store. Colors may look different from the photo than in the store.
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Victoria, I apologize this project was completed quite some time ago and I do not have the information readily available.
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I apologize this is beyond our scope of work, but good luck on your home project!
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I apologize this is beyond our scope of work, but good luck on your home project!
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I apologize this is beyond our scope of work, but good luck on your home project!
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this is a siding roof and you can find this in any hardware store in your local area. good luck on your home project!
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These are Travertine tile and you can find these types of tile in any hardware store.
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I apologize this is beyond our scope of work, but good luck on your home project!
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This project was done quite some time ago and the project plans have been archived. Good luck on your home project!
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This is beyond our scope of work, but good luck on your home project!
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Thanks!
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What is the distance between hood and cooktop?
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This is beyond our scope of work and I am sure you can find that information on the Wolf website. Good luck on your home project!
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This table is actually the owners table and was brought in after the work was completed.
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You can find a less expensive option with Design Without Barriers-ARC Inc.
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I apologize, this is beyond our scope of work. Good luck on your home project!
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These are curtains used for outdoor use we purchased from Restoration Hardware. You can find similar curtains from Sierra Trading Post dependent on the climate you are using this for.
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Is the vanity custom made and what brand is the faucet?
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vanity is custom made and the faucet is from Kohler
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emilyneel, I apologize, but I could not find the paint color and that information will be with the owner now. Best of luck with your home project!
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These Ottomans are property of the owners. Good luck on your project!
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These were installed by a custom cabinetry designer local to Sarasota Florida.
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Sorry for the late reply. The drawer pulls were custom for these drawers, but most sizes are 5"x 1 5/16" . (five by one and five sixteenths inches)
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I am glad you like them. These were custom fit for the project. Most handles come pre installed for cabinetry. We these we chose to keep it simple and yet elegant at the same time.
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They are in fact Marble. Good Luck on your project!
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Wolf Stove, go to their website and you'll find a list of dealers.
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Thank you LuLu. You are correct, this is a Wolf Stove. you can find them on the internet with a variety of different sizes, uses. http://www.subzero-wolf.com/showroom/orlando
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The Chandelier was actually custom made be a lighting designer here in Sarasota Florida to fit the dimensions of that space provided.
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Our company has enjoyed the privilege of working with Cliff for two generations now. He approaches each project with a reverence for classic design and a fresh ...
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We have worked with Cliff and his team on many projects, building custom waterfront homes on the keys of Sarasota over the last 7 years. Cliff's plans are great...
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As a national door manufacturer, we have had the opportunity to see and participate in thousands of different designs by talented folks. Yet, we are always in...
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Cliff Scholz and his firm are a beacon of excellence, quality and current style in Sarasota. His designs perfectly reflect and respect the beauty of our area's...
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I have been working with Rich Perrone and Perrone Construction since 1983. His eye for detail, superior quality of construction and the ability to deliver a be...
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