Living Art

Living Art
Stewart Bennett, owner of Ampersand Construction, describes it best: “This house was designed to exhibit artwork, but it is a piece of art in and of itself.” The Bird Key beauty was built for form and function, using unconventional materials requiring minimum maintenance and unusual methods dema...

Multigenerational Masterpiece

Multigenerational Masterpiece
Remarkable things often result from pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box, and focusing on how to innovate. In this case, a well-acquainted group of luxury home professionals did just that, resulting in a ground-breaking style of home that will surely be mimicked and remembered for its uniq...

Total Transformation

Total Transformation
Mike Cocozza of Trinity Construction & Design raves, “I love renovations! I built my business on renovations!” Architect Mark Sultana of DSDG Architects chimes in, “They’re fun and they’re challenging!” noting this is the fifth Mediterranean-to-coastal-contemporary conversion he has ...

Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance
Nestled at the southern end of Naples, the neighborhood of Port Royal is steeped in a tradition of enduring elegance. Through its serene, winding streets, past its lushly landscaped estate homes, a newly completed London Bay Homes-led collaboration at 700 Admiralty Parade West seamlessly assumes its...

Florida Fashionista

Florida Fashionista
“We wanted to create the ideal client for this project, building the home to accommodate a fashionista who would love old Hollywood glam but also understood the casual Florida lifestyle,” says Dwayne Bergmann of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors on his vision for this spec home in Talis Park. Luxurious ...

Bayfront Bungalow

Bayfront Bungalow
Perhaps builder Dan Gagne of Gagne Construction could have renovated the older home nestled among the mangroves on Millar Bay — it needed new air conditioning, a new roof, and termite remediation for starters. However even if restored to pristine condition, the home would still be larger than what...

Eternal Sunset

Eternal Sunset
Spectacular sunsets and luxurious living are two enduring qualities at L’Ambiance on Longboat Key. Units at the popular condominium community don’t come on the market often, but when they do, they generally sell swiftly. New owners are likely to embark on remodeling the 1990s-era residences, fro...

Coastal Collaboration

Coastal Collaboration
Broker and Partner Taber Tagliasacchi of Calusa Bay Properties redefines the meaning of service as she adapts to selling luxury homes during a global pandemic. This transitional, West Indies-style spec home in Pelican Bay sold in April of 2020 — and sales aren’t dropping! Calusa Bay Properties a...

Color Bounce

Color Bounce
“You don’t have to leave the space you love — just recreate it and make it better,” says Lisa Guild, owner and lead designer of LMG Design Consulting. To bring this Naples waterfront condo fashion-forward, the highly experienced team knew all the walls had to go! Brightening the colorway and...

Mediterranean Makeover

Mediterranean Makeover
“Ninety-five percent of my firm’s business is remodels. We enjoy transforming old things and making them look fresh and new,” says Edward Kalenichenko of KALEN Construction & Design. “This was a solid home, we didn’t have to take out any walls or reconfigure the floor plan. In most of ...

Lasting Quality

Lasting Quality
Much of what makes this golf course home in The Oaks Club community in Osprey unique is not visible to the naked eye. Two years in the making, the home was built on the site of a teardown and designed to fit the lot. “The owners are residents in the community and wanted to build a quality spec hom...

Destination Home

Destination Home
Picture a peaceful paradise getaway. Imagine a rolling estate-home with a lush landscape enveloping a saltwater pool, lounges, fire pit, and spa. Situated to capture the warm southern sun, it is walking distance from shops, fine dining, and the sugar sand beaches. Now — imagine this is home...

Charismatic Retreat

Charismatic Retreat
Natural instinct is needed to see the potential of a dark space with little sunlight. This couple saw just that — “A diamond in the rough,” agrees interior designer Chrissy Howard and design associate Barbara Schwenk of Jinx McDonald Interior Designs. Howard and Schwenk knew their two-woman...

Trendy Yet Timeless

Trendy Yet Timeless
Combining current trends and timeless features, this home melds British West Indies architecture with the ever-popular coastal-contemporary style. The exterior’s clean lines are complemented by classic choices: decorative columns, traditional railings, shutters, and corbels. Inside, dark wood mite...