Throughout his 29-year tenure, Michael Nantz has served an international client base covering more than 70 cities, 10 states, and five countries, across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
A Platinum member of Genesis, Nantz’s firm, Elite Concepts, Inc., is praised for its on-site presence and hands-on involvement in each project—from design development to implementation to completion and follow-up, all of which connects contractor to client in a meaningful way. It is that connection that leads to high-quality, thoughtful designs with enduring success.
Nantz’s technique is best described in his own words: “My design work fits within a time and place for it to exist; designs are rarely repeated. I strive to evoke relaxed and sometimes surreal emotions when entering a space—a mood changing experience achieved by so much more than merely acquiring and placing objects.”
That approach results in projects characterized by smooth-as-glass pools, dramatic effects inspired by the surrounding environs, and sophisticated signature touches. Sleek negative-edge spas, mirror-like infinity pools, travertine decks, tile interiors, and arching structural elements are all found in Nantz designs. Opportunities to amend or add architectural elements are embraced to create seamless extensions of a home’s interiors—blurring boundaries between indoor and out; applying color to link the property’s interior with exterior spaces; and utilizing living pavilions, outdoor kitchens, outdoor theaters, and more are all within Nantz’s purview.
Of his general design philosophy, Nantz says, “I find the quality of the surroundings can lift the quality of our lives. On every project, an integrated design process applies in which the site environment influences the final product. The home’s interiors can play a key role as well, providing inspiration and elements to achieve what many clients consider extraordinary results.”