On a tucked away street WEST OF THE TRAIL, where most residences are decades old, Eric Collin of Firmo Construction and Leonardo Lunardi of Lunardi Architecture set a new paradigm with the Iroquois Avenue House. With only a 50-foot-wide lot to work with, the elongated mid-century modern spec home features an enviable back porch, four spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room, an airy open kitchen-dining-living space and 14-foot ceilings over copious natural light. And capitalizing on all the latest smart technologies and a vernacular blueprint to achieve LEED Gold certification brings it to a level of sustainability found most commonly in more luxury builds. But Collin and the team have the average, middle-class family in mind to afford them the ability to enjoy the pleasures of living in Sarasota without breaking the bank. “You really get all the benefits of living in a new, custom modern home,” says Lunardi, “And we pulled it off with a budget in mind to alleviate that elevated price point.” Bringing sustainable living features in a less expensive, and more usable home to the type of buyer that wouldn’t normally have access, has motivated this team to break ground on more of these style homes—mentioning three other projects now currently in their concept stages on the same street. “Eric and I both work on very high-end projects and in this style of home, it’s common to have this kind of quality,” says Lunardi, “But to bring it to an affordable level where you can be in a thriving urban, yet rural neighborhood, it’s very exciting.”