Coastal Breeze : A Light and Airy Naples Home

With a style perfectly suited to its location, this stunning coastal-influenced downtown Naples home offers an open, flowing livable space. The home’s architect, Matthew Kragh of MHK Architecture & Planning in Naples, says the entire design is centered around bringing touches of the outdoors into the living spaces. When you’re walking through the house, he explains, “sometimes you can’t tell if you are inside or outside.”

A roomy 4,189 square feet, the home offers two levels of open space, light, and comfort. In addition to the four generous bedrooms and bathrooms, the house features a second upstairs family room. This gave Kragh the opportunity to extend the windows in the back of house upward, creating two floors of glass for spectacular views and plenty of natural light. A high vaulted ceiling, which helps give that upstairs family room an airy feel, is a favorite feature of Claudine Leger-Wetzel, of Stock Signature Homes.

And, since a private beach is just a short walk away, each and every detail of the design focuses on paying tribute to the seaside setting. The interior design team of Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen of Clive Daniel Home, selected paint colors in blue-green hues and rich textures of the sea. Sherwin-Williams Shojii White, along with pops of Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt, feature prominently throughout the house. Textured linen walls, bed linens, curtains, rugs, and custom art pieces also reflect the soothing seascape color-palette.

“We’ve also used seashells throughout the home in lighting fixtures, mirrors, and so on,” says Errett-Pikosky, referring to accents like the chandeliers, which are finely detailed with glimmering crystals and textured seashells.

“The home,” explains interior designer Rebekah Errett-Pikosky, “exudes elegance and has a chic, upscale quality. But it’s also user-friendly to today’s active lifestyles.”


Classic old Florida style white stucco gives this home a timeless quality. Architect Matt Kragh took a more playful approach to the front of the home by creating different rooflines for visual interest. The gable over the garage helps draw the eye away from the garage doors. The landscape along the front of the property guides views to the front door, while still providing privacy from the street. The planting design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Landscape Design utilized tropical plantings to maintain the coastal styling of the home. Eye-catching balcony detailing extends over the front door.


The wide-open living room space mimics the floor plan of the entire home. “In this room you can see how light and airy the whole place must be,” Kragh says. Errett-Pikosky points out the linen wallpaper treatments, along with pops of color and texture that reflect the coastal landscape. Bronze Global View end tables, curvy alabaster tables, and glass Vanguard tables with metal frames, arranged around a pair of neutral Vanguard sofas, add visual interest. The Wesley Hall chairs are upholstered in a Greek key pattern. Custom art pieces adorn built-in shelves, while the Napoleon Vector 50-inch direct vent linear fireplace from Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living offers cozy ambiance.


With an open view of the outdoor living area, the dining room emphasizes the way this house “brings the outdoors in and the indoors outside,” says Leger-Wetzel. The Ambella dining table provides a strong focal point to the room. Its rich, deep-toned top contrasts against a chalk-white finish applied to the table’s apron and legs. “We’ve mixed that with our dining chairs from Clive Daniel Home, which were upholstered in a velvet, deep sea-glass green color, with a contrasting tape applied to the chair backs,” says Errett-Pikosky.


Birchwood floors, with a brushed texture and wood patina used throughout the home give an authentic coastal feel, even in this shiny, pristine kitchen. The space features painted wood cabinets, glossy Pure White quartz counters, a 48-inch Dual WOLF Range, and Miele, Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances from Monark Premium Appliance Co. A large kitchen island with Rock Salt quartz countertop provides plenty of space, and is set off by plush Wesley Hall counter stools.


“We consider the lighting to be the jewelry in the house. We allow the designer to pick the pieces, so these are unique to the house,” explains Leger-Wetzel. The lighting is designed by Fredrick Raymond through Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Intricate fixtures, like those shown here in the master bedroom, feature shells and crystals, which add a earthy elegance and reflect the coastal location. The Sea Salt wall color by Sherwin Williams infuses the master bedroom with a tranquil touch. The soothing light blue hue also appears in the bedding and pillows. “People say they feel very relaxed in this room,” Errett-Pikosky says of the color scheme. The marine-inspired abstract piece which hangs above the Ambella Home console, further complements the room’s palette.


The master bathroom not only offers a top-of-the-line Kohler shower system with four different automatic shower sprays, but imparts the feeling of visiting a luxurious spa. “Mosaic tiles detail the wall behind the mirrors, and the backdrop ceiling mimics what’s on the wall,” says Errett-Pikosky. An accent wall of that serene Sherwin Williams Sea Salt color ties it all together. An oversized window in a bathroom is unusual, she adds, but integrated shutters allow for privacy.


The loft is a dramatic space in this house,” says Kragh, with its vaulted ceiling and extended windows, which provide floor-to-ceiling light. Three bedrooms open onto the unique loft living space. The designers finished the room with special touches to give it a light yet polished quality, including modern furniture, restrained pops of color, and tailo red custom-made Roman shades.


Elegant yet simple, the home office’s unique zinc wallpaper gives the room a modern veneer. “It’s a simple application to the space,” explains Errett-Pikosky. “This is one of our tricks to keep cost down but still create a unique space.” The tongue-and-groove ceiling carried through the whole house gives the office a cohesive feel.


The outdoor living space was created for year-round entertaining. With the push of a button, paneled screens enclose the entire area. Shell and stone used on the pool deck and the fireplace facade, provide a seamless transition from lanai to patio, while continuing the coastal aesthetic. Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design used oversized stairs into the pool to provide a grand entry as well as seating opportunities. In addition to the wet edge spa, Laminar jets provide an additional water feature, “which adds a tranquil acoustical backdrop,” according to Andrea. A storm water management system designed by J.R. Evans Engineering is incorporated into the landscape design to provide flood protection. Seating includes Summer Classics metal Adirondack chairs and Seasonal Living outdoor dining and cocktail arrangements situated around a freestanding gas fire pit from Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living.

Written by Claire Vath

Photography by Michael McVay

Architectural Land Design
2780 South Horseshoe Drive, Suite 5
Naples, FL 34104

Clive Daniel Home
2777 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
3406 Domestic Avenue
Naples, FL 34104

Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living
7830 Drew Circle, Suites 1 & 2
Fort Myers, FL 33967

J. R. Evans Engineering, P.A.
9351 Corkscrew Road, Suite 102
Estero, FL 33928

MHK Architecture & Planning
975 6th Avenue South, Suite 200
Naples, FL 34102

Monark Premium Appliance Co.
27180 Bay Landing Drive, Suite 1
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Stock Development | Stock Signature Homes
2639 Professional Circle, Suite 101
Naples, FL 34119


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