About Us

Seacoast Cottage Company was founded by brother and sister team
Art Monahan and Andrea Van Buren, third generation Florida contractors.

Natives of Miami, they were most influenced by their childhood in the Virgin Islands growing up around the family construction business.
They were inspired by the “Not So Big” architectural movement, which believes in a house that values quality over quantity and emphasizes comfort, beauty and a high level of detail.

Art and Andrea specialize in Caribbean and Old Florida architecture, and have a thorough knowledge of the
unique demands of building for Florida’s coastal climate.

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Our Office
Our office is located in a restored 1940’s era Cottage, located in the downtown historic Fort Myers River District.

Arthur Monahan

A graduate of Florida State University, Art is a licensed and insured General Contractor.

In his 25+ years in the Construction Industry, Art has specialized in sensitive coastal areas, and has completed projects in the US Virgin Islands, Antigua, the Dominican Republic, Florida Keys, and coastal Florida. Art has completed both residential and commercial projects throughout coastal Florida.

He currently resides with his wife and two daughters on Fort Myers Beach. He is also a licensed boat captain, and active in local youth sailing.

Andrea Van Buren

Andrea studied architecture at the University of Florida and has worked as an interior designer in Miami.

Andrea uses her passion for color and spacial design to influence the architecture of all their Seacoast Cottages.  After many years working from her studio in Illinois, Andrea is excited to have moved to Southwest Florida in 2013.

Andrea was excited to have built her own home, the Mimosa Cottage, in 2015 and is proud to officially call Sanibel home!


          Our projects can be found all over coastal Southwest Florida including
Sanibel, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, the Historic Fort Myers River District and Naples.

Seacoast Cottage Company’s home designs has been featured in Coastal Living’s online magazine
and their Mango Cottage was selected as a Southern Living Featured Home.

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