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LUXURY MEETS LIFESTYLE
Each home in this trio of Old Naplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cottages designed by MHK Architecture & Planning for Stock Custom Homes includes three bedrooms, a guest cabana, covered lanai adjoining with the pool and spa, and a three-car garage all within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and shops.
Stock Custom Homes’ two-story row houses on Old Naples’ 6th Street South are each impeccably furnished for spacious, contemporary living in the heart of downtown. Located just a few blocks from the highly desirable 5th Avenue shopping and dining district, and a short stroll to the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the trio of homes offers nostalgic Naples Cottage charm. “The crispness of the exteriors exudes the cottagey feel, where you are just a hop, skip, and a jump from the beach, yet you are in the elegant part of Naples as well. It is a real coastal home that embraces the elegance of Naples with the proximity to the sea,” says Stock Development Vice President of Sales and Marketing Claudine Leger-Wetzel. The overall design reflects the signature Florida-style of Matt Kragh of MHK Architecture & Planning. The team refers to them as shotgun houses—long and narrow—with each 3,800-square-foot home being just 35 feet wide. The design masterfully incorporates a first floor master suite, living room, and dining room, with an additional two bedrooms, loft, bonus room, and guest cabana on the second floor. The seamless indoor-outdoor connection is completed by landscape architect Christian Andrea’s designs. “Naples is all about outdoor living so we put as much glass as we could in the living, dining, and kitchen areas to bring the outside in; you don’t feel like you’re in a narrow home when you’re in those spaces,” says Steven Jallad, MHK Architecture & Planning director of residential design. “We moved the master suite to the front of the house, allowing those spaces to all open to the pool and outdoor living.” The interiors, each executed by a different design firm, present potential buyers with unique styles, carefully selected details, background finishes, and furnishings. “Our goal was to work with what we consider three of the area’s top design firms and to give them the same blueprints but have a different look and feel in each house. We met with them to make sure there wasn’t duplication of materials or design because we all know each of us lives a little bit differently,” explains Leger-Wetzel. “There is something for every buyer.” The cottages harken back to Old Florida, when Naples was a small town and arriving travelers meandered along a few blocks of shops and sidewalk cafes, soaking in the sun and picturesque way of life. Each of the three is offered for sale, fully furnished, complete with a lifestyle ready to savor and enjoy. n
CINNABAR DESIGN The Hamptons-style design of the southernmost row home was a synergistic collaboration by the entire Cinnabar Design team comprised of President Diana Hall, President, CEO Laurie Walter, and interior designer Elizabeth Manchego. What was Cinnabar Design trying to accomplish with the design? A home that Stock could sell effortlessly & quickly! We want 9 out of 10 people to walk in and say, “I could live here.” What is a favorite part of the project? The overall relaxed feeling you get when entering the home. You are greeted by shiplap walls, a custom railing, and a polished-nickel light fixture. Vintage 1953 black-and-white photos add ambience to the cozy space. Natural elements in the living area, such as the large piece of driftwood high above the sofa, add texture. The juxtaposition of the contemporary Lucite cocktail table with the petrified wood console table also adds interest. How did the location influence the team’s design? Being so close to the beach and a walk to Fifth Avenue, we wanted to create a transitional coastal feeling. Although the home has a “beachy” flair, we wanted to be sure to keep a level of sophistication in line with the price point of the home. What was the inspiration? We were inspired by South Hampton. The coastal design aesthetic flows throughout the entire home incorporating
grasscloth, and rattan. This home would certainly appeal to an affluent resident with a family. Special guests can escape to a private sanctuary, the cabana suite which we completed with a built-in banquette for dining/lounging, and a wet bar.
Written by Lisa Mishler Photography by Lori Hamilton Andersen Windows 100 4th Avenue Bayport, MN 55003 1.800.426.4261 www.andersenwindows.com Cinnabar Design 1939 Trade Center Way Naples, FL 34109 239.776.6434 www.cinnabardesign.net Ficarra Design Associates 633 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34102 239.643.3450 www.ficarradesignassociates.com Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living 7830 Drew Circle, Suites 1 & 2 Fort Myers, FL 33967 239.939.7187 www.gratefireplace.com International Design Source 6001 Taylor Road Naples, FL 34109 239.591.1114 www.ids1.com J.R. Evans Engineering, P.A. 9351 Corkscrew Road, Suite 102 Estero, FL 33928 239.405.9148 www.jrevansengineering.com MHK Architecture & Planning 975 6th Avenue South, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34102 239.919.0786 www.thefloridaarchitect.com Stock Development 2639 Professional Circle, Suite 101 Naples, FL 34119 239.592.7344 www.stockdevelopment.com
NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING
1939 Trade Center Way Naples, Fl 34109 239.631.5927 www.cinnabardesign.net Laurie Walter, IDS
Diana Hall, IDS
Elizabeth Gonzalez, ASID, NCIDQ FL LIC# ID6111