John Cannon Homes Blog

Vote for John Cannon Homes in the Herald-Tribune’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

If you love your John Cannon Home, you are in good company. John Cannon Homes has been voted a Best Builder/Finalist for 22 consecutive years in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Media Group’s Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2014, we were honored to earn the title of Best Home Builder in Sarasota County as well as a Finalist in Manatee County. We are thrilled that our homeowners and the community love our homes as much as we enjoy being a part of the Sarasota and Manatee area.

A place where respect, equality, opportunity, justice and peace prevail. An intimate look into Girls Inc of Sarasota.

“A place where respect, equality, opportunity, justice and peace prevail.” This is only a fraction of the oath the young girls at the Sarasota Girls Inc promised as Commissioner Suzanne Atwell swore in the young and newly appointed Dream Harbor commissioners. Dream Harbor is an entire “city” run by the girls and for the girls, within the walls of Girls Inc. We had the honor of witnessing the exciting She Votes swearing in ceremony for their Dream Harbor Government on November 12, 2014. There was such a sense of pride and honor in the air as one by one the new commissioners took the stage to give their acceptance speeches. 

Lakewood Ranch 2014 Tour of Homes

At John Cannon Homes, we are pleased to announce that four model homes will be featured in the Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes. The tour begins October 3rd and runs through November 23rd. This fall, we are excited to invite you to visit our Baylin and Akarra II models along with our two newest model homes, The Kiandra and The Akarra III, both opening during the last two weeks of the tour.

From pool-side barbecues to evening soirées, it's time to host the event of the season!

Here at John Cannon Homes, we strive to be characterized by our love for beautiful architecture and excellence in design. Our custom homes are designed with the utmost care and attention to detail, to meet all of the seasonal needs of each individual homeowner, and to truly be the home of their dreams. Our exquisite outdoor living spaces are no exception.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in Sarasota.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Declaration of Independence.

We spend roughly FOUR years of our lives in the bathroom!

Throughout history, from the Romans to the Victorians, a luxurious bathroom has been considered a place for pampering and relaxation. And, according to this graphic released by Hansgrohe, "Globally, people spend over 70 minutes in the bathroom each day." That means on average, we spend roughly FOUR years of our lives in the bathroom!

Hard Hat Tours of The Avianna at The Concession - All Are Welcome!

John Cannon’s signature is subtle, indefinable, yet in his newest model home, The Avianna, visitors will find that it’s present in every room of the home. For over a quarter of a century, John Cannon continues to build award-winning homes with impeccable attention to detail and the finest products available. With The Avianna, stone accents found at the Mediterranean styled exterior continue into the home with stone flooring throughout the main living areas that blend seamlessly into the spacious outdoor living areas.

The Concession Cup - Spectators Welcome


Gallery Open Free of Charge on May 1st 2nd and 3rd.

John Cannon Homes at The Founders Club

From the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the many sophisticated art galleries and cultural venues, Sarasota is certainly a jewel in Florida's Gulf coast. Though seemingly tucked away within a serene lalandscape miles from it all, The Founders Club lies just a short distance from the wonder of Sarasota's white sand beaches, the conveniences of a dynamic downtown, and the city's mixture of attractions, restaurants and shopping.

The Expert in Waterfront Building - John Cannon Homes, Inc.

Waterfront and On-Your-Lot Building by John Cannon Homes, Inc.

For over 25 years John Cannon Homes, Inc. of Sarasota, Florida has established a reputation for excellence by building over 1,100 homes in upscale communities on  Florida’s southwest coast. A John Cannon home is easily recognized in many of the areas’ gated communities, but did you know that John Cannon has built over 300 homes on the water?  While the construction process of building a home on your waterfront or on your lot ABOVE THE SLAB is primarily the same as in a non-waterfront community, it’s what happens UNDER THE SLAB that is different and requires the knowledge and experience that only John Cannon Homes can provide.