Fancy Pants Homes: A True Zen Retreat

A unique, star-shaped home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs is ready to go to auction in Marco Island, Florida on March 30th. 

Set on the only stand-alone lot in Hideaway Beach — a beautiful private gated community situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico — the 795 Waterside Drive home has been envisioned as a dream-like, secluded retreat by its very owner, Tony Zarella. 

Zarella, a famous drummer who played with Rainbow and Wicked Lester, which later became KISS, is now a recognized architect with over 250 projects under his belt. But the home he created for himself is still his favorite. 

“A conceptual architect, I’ve helped plan and design about 250 projects, among them corporate headquarters, pharmaceutical manufacturing plants and mixed-use projects. But my favorite project has been my own home, which I designed after moving to Marco Island in 2002 to be near my parents” said Tony Zarella in an exclusive comment for Fancy Pants Homes. He went on to say what inspired him for the unique design of the property: 

Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, the cantilevered home has four bedrooms and three baths, two large skylights, and glass walls overlooking dense landscaping on a quarter-acre lot. I wanted to bring the outside in. The result is a minimalist contemporary estate within the prestigious gated community of Hideaway Beach Club of Marco Island.”

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