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Thomas Lamb: Designing Man


By Michael McLane

Thomas sat down with Match to give an inside look at this in-demand designer! Match: What is your design niche? TL: Luxury, high end homes, custom condos and penthouses. Match: How do you describe your work? TL: Distinctly original with classical precedences, whether that is applied to traditional or contemporary design. Match: Who or what… Read more »

Palma Ceia Golf Course Masterpiece

Luxury Home Magazine

Smith & Associates Real Estate

Welcome to “Villa De Columnas”, a magnificent estate of architectural distinction, quality and the very best in craftsmanship. Completed in 2008 and superbly designed by famed designer Thomas Everett Lamb, striking sophistication flourishes in this golf front Palma Ceia Country Club Gated Estate. Constructed to the highest of standards, this home is truly a masterpiece…. Read more »

Inspired by 16th Century Artisans

Luxury Home Magazine

Century 21

This 5,040 sq.ft. 4 BR, 4.5 BA, Thomas Everett Lamb, architectural tour de force is unlike anything on the waters of Tampa Bay. Spectacular great room, immense ceilings and towering windows overlook a grand waterfront. Magnificent inlaid murals, Venetian plaster moldings, Scaglia stone columns/trim, Bella Studios wall finishes and rich, extensive accoutrements deliver an uncommon… Read more »

Palma Ceia Golf Course Masterpiece

Luxury Home Magazine

Smith & Associates Real Estate

Welcome to “Villa De Columnas,” a magnificent estate of architectural distinction, quality and the very best in craftsmanship. Completed in 2008 and superbly designed by famed designer Thomas Everett Lamb, striking sophistication flourishes in this golf front Palma Ceia Country Club Gated Estate. Constructed to the of highest standards, with over 7,000 heated square feet… Read more »

Private Homes Open to Benefit the Spring

Tampa Tribune - Style & Society

Courtney Frank

Community-minded leaders recently opened their homes to benefit The Spring of Tampa Bay, a domestic abuse shelter. Maureen Rorech Dunkel hosted a debut party fundraiser last Tuesday and kicked off the grand opening of the Mayfair House in South Tampa. This historic house is a showcase of designer “bests,” with each room displaying a designer’s… Read more »

Profile Designer: Thomas Everett Lamb

Florida Design Review

Anastasia Bowen

Custom home designer Tom Lamb is the owner of Thomas Everett Lamb Design and Development Inc. in Tampa. After studying architecture at the University of Notre Dame and working on his Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning at City College of New York, Lamb moved to Tampa and opened his business in the early 1990’s…. Read more »

Off the Wall Finishes

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Carol Nuckols

Inset photo: Finished Walls: The listening/media room in the Florida Orchestra Guild’s showhouse in Tampa featured faux-finished walls. Thomas Everett Lamb of Design & Development Inc, 1103 Swann Ave., Tampa, painted the walls so that they give the impression they’re made of sandstone.

Mediterranean revival and Florida vernacular remain the most popular architectural styles for custom homes in Tampa, but there’s a whole world of design options out there. At least a few homeowners are opting to branch out, and while it’s too early to call it a trend, some of the area’s top builders and architects say… Read more »

Rebirth of a Culbreath Isles Home

Building and Remodeling Update

“The house is a dream come true,” says Mrs. Myles O’Connor. “If you look at where we started, it is overwhelming how the home evolved into such a beautiful house,” she says, of the complete renovation of their Culbreath Isles residence. The house, typical of the neighborhood, had small rooms, smaller windows, and a water… Read more »

Mansion Shuffles Down the Street

St. Petersburg Times

Rick Gershman

After more than 60 years, one of South Tampa’s most stately mansions has a new home, right down the street. The Hanley House, built in 1945 and originally home to longtime former U.S. Rep. Sam Gibbons and his wife, took a little trip last week. Developers of the Enclave of Palma Ceia moved the house… Read more »

A Renovation Fit for a Brood

St. Petersburg Times

Janet Zink

Brad and Monica Culpepper have three children age 5 and younger. They say so repeatedly, like a mantra. It explains their hectic lives and the renovation of their Davis Islands home. Their young brood led them to choose this 5,000-square-foot house in the first place. It has five bedrooms and a good-sized yard. When the… Read more »

One of the bigest trends in flooring right now is bamboo. Bamboo floors have been around for about 20 years, says Tim Baker, owner of Faffco Carpet and Blinds, but they’ve only become popular in the United States in the past five years. This year, they entered the realm of a trend. “We did five… Read more »

Crafting Homes Down to the Details

St. Petersburg Times

Janet Zink

Planner Thomas Lamb‘s creations – typically with $1.5-million price tags – are spreading through the Tampa area. When Thomas Lamb was a kid, he passed up coloring books on grocery store shelves. He went straight for the house plan books. Carefully, with liquid eraser and pens, he altered floor plans, laying the foundation for his… Read more »

For a homeowner, steering the way through new home construction and interior design can be like trying to conduct a symphony – with no experience! The details of contract management are vast, from concept and design and grounds location, through masonry, framing, plumbing, wiring, sound systems, pool construction and landscaping, and finally, to furnishing. A… Read more »

Mystery of Almeria Street

Tampa Tribune

Beth Dolan

For months now, the house on Almeria Street in the city’s Golf View section has been abuzz with activity. Walls removed, wallpaper hung, faux finishes applied, new lighting installed, rooms gutted. But when the front door opens at 10 a.m. today, the 1997 Designer Showhouse presented by the Florida Orchestra Guild/Tampa will overflow with activity… Read more »

Romantic Expressionism

Hyde Park Metro


Inset Photo: South Tampa has many fine people in the design field. Photo submitted by Thomas Everett Lamb Design and Development, Inc. Thomas is a fine example of a specialist in Neoclassical home design, a style that lends itself very easily to romanticism.

Under a clamshell moon, the dark Tudor mansion in south Tampa mirrors an age of medieval castles and kings. Built in 1923, the 4,000-square-foot home is constructed of bay-colored bricks, fused together from the kiln to create a stonelike appearance. Outside, Spanish moss hangs from crooked oak limbs, casting ghostly shadows across the home’s towering… Read more »


Tommy Lamb has exceeded all of my expectations in the design and development of my new home.
His design work is creative, artistic, precise, and beautiful; and the high level of his service, follow-up
and follow through is excellent. Thank you for a wonderful experience and your incredible expertise!

- V. Muzzillo, Birmingham, MI

We are repeat clients and can speak in detail of Tom's sixth sense. He has the unique ability of interpreting
one's imagination into a realistic masterpiece. He has a keen understanding of space requirements, functionality
and excellence in design. His ability to choose materials and colors is unmatched. Tom Lamb is very attentive,
responsive and is a skilled advocate of his clients. We have no reservation in recommending Tom Lamb
for new and remodeling architectural endeavors.

- J. Guggino, Tampa, Fl

"Tommy's uncanny ability to understand, translate and enhance one's vision and bring it to life make the
design and build process very exciting. His creativity and experience allow for many unique ideas
to be considered. It is all about the details...and Tommy's passionate attention to detail
culminates in the delivery of an exceptionally high-end product."

- S.Balsera, Tampa, Fl

We were looking to build a really spectacular home here. We purchased a lot on the Palma Ceia Golf Course.
We then set about to find an architect or residential designer. There were very few homes we saw that we liked.
It seemed all the truly well designed beautiful homes were designed by one man, Tom Lamb. We called Tom,
showed him the lot, explained what we had in mind and immediately knew he understood our dream and
would help us achieve it. He was a pleasure to work with... We would recommend him to anyone looking
to build a quality, beautiful home... His knowledge... creative insight and integrity were amazing.

- J. Jassy, Naples, FL

Your website is amazing. I wanted to travel to see the Taj Mahal,
but now I don't have to, I can just visit your work.

J. K., Tampa, FL

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