Home & Design Magazine | Design Issue 2014 | Southwest Florida Edition

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Casual elegance Olde Naples radiates an irresistible draw that is quite compelling. The glorious weather, close proximity to the beach, Gulf, restaurants and shopping, a lively cultural atmosphere beaming with art galleries and boutiques, and an invigorating community, all contribute to its magical allure. But perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of this iconic neighborhood is the architectural integrity of the homes and buildings that line its streets; a blending of old and new, in an authentic, original, and timeless way. Located one block off Fifth and less than one block from the beach, with water views from the second floor lanai, this 4,626-square-foot property on Gulf Shore Boulevard South, epitomizes all that Olde Naples has to offer. “It’s a cleaner version of British West Indies with a bit of a tropical spin,” says Scott Weidle, COO, BCB Homes, Inc. “Obviously, the coastal look is very popular here so the outside is in keeping with Olde Naples historical, but the interior has a more transitional/contemporary vibe… and clearly, the locale couldn’t be better.” John Cooney, Partner of Stofft Cooney Architects agrees. “The opportunity to design a current day West Indies home with transitional features was exciting as it has been an architectural trend in the area. This residence is an open entertaining plan that has an abundance of natural light with the indoor/outdoor living element evident throughout the home’s entirety.” A stucco exterior that closely mimics board and batten siding, concrete tile roof, large overhangs, porches and terraces, all add to the property’s distinct style. The commitment to incorporating high quality materials with advanced design strategies was paramount. “High efficiency air conditioning units and a closed attic system with icynene insulation contribute to a better quality of life while respecting the environment,” explains ­­­­­Weidle. “The windows, in particular, are the ultimate in performance glass. They reject the sun’s heat, and provide fade protection without sacrificing crystal clear visibility. So, you get great views, a cool home, and a lower utility bill to boot.”

This lovely home features a white stucco exterior with concrete tile roofing. There are four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a 3-car garage, wine room, library, and elevator. HomeAndDesign.net