London Bay Homes has completed a private luxury residence in Naples that epitomizes the possibilities of ‘Private Label Living’ – the company’s brand promise of expertise, quality and attention to each home’s design from concept to completion.
To help first time Naples homebuyers, The Verson Family, realize the vision of a dream home on 4th Ave. North, Michael Faulhaber, London Bay Homes’ director of design and Jennifer Stevens, senior design director at Romanza Interior Design, teamed up to create a custom-built showplace ideal for entertaining.
“We have built three homes. The first was a tract home, so no big deal. The second was like what we are doing now, and I was absolutely miserable. But, when we started with London Bay it was just great from the first day and everything has met or exceeded my expectations,” said Mr. Verson. “The team has been just incredible and trustworthy…I really would not know how to build another house, unless it were with London Bay again, as I can’t imagine anyone being as good.”
With an overall transitional-coastal approach, the home incorporates elements identified through communication and creativity between the clients and the team, with a primary goal of designing the ideal home for gathering with family and friends.
“For a focal point, we designed a two-story gas fireplace in the great room, with seating all around it and a lot of architectural detail,” said Stevens.
The interior design combines the homeowner’s preferences of contemporary furniture, along with some transitional influence. “Their home blends the two styles in harmony,” said Stevens.
The design team added interest throughout the home with an up-lit beam treatment in the great room, a backlit tray ceiling over the island, and coffer ceilings in the study.
The homesite’s extra space allowed for an expansive outdoor living area and pool – elements that were at the top of the homeowner’s “must have” list. A multilevel bar near the outdoor kitchen encourages conversation and is complemented with high quality Crypton indoor-outdoor furniture in the outdoor living area. A destination firepit and pool serve as a backyard focal point, with a nearby trellis and fountain wall adding an element of discovery.
“Our homeowners have adult children, so they wanted a place where people can relax and enjoy themselves,” said Stevens. “The spaces are casual, comfortable, and extremely livable.”
An ensuite office fulfilled the desire for a stylish and functional working space.
“The couple owns a business together in the Midwest, and they wanted a shared office space in their new home,” said Stevens. “We were able to custom design desks for him and her, tailored to their needs. He uses two computer screens, so he wanted a more open design, while she wanted more space for files and some built-ins.”
Comfortable guest accommodations were also a priority, with a VIP guest suite on the first floor, along with an additional guest room upstairs. The master suite was strategically positioned near the pool, with a private entrance. Its palette of soft green tones serenely pairs with painted white paneling, built-ins and cabinetry. With porcelain tile and statuary marble accents, the bath features floor insets and an accent basket weave border to complement a dramatic freestanding tub positioned between two vanities.
A shared closet with plenty of shelves for the couple’s wardrobe and storage features a shared island ideal for packing or planning coordinating accessories for a big event, and floor-to-ceiling space is utilized to maximize storage.
In the kitchen, an oversized island with a raised sit-down bar at one end allows for additional casual seating – ideal when everyone congregates in the kitchen during gatherings.
“We chose quartzite for counter and crisp white full-height cabinets,” said Stevens. “They also requested a built-in coffee maker.”
To Stevens, the standout feature is a dramatic powder bath with glass tile and an integrated sink carved from marble. “It’s absolutely beautiful,” she said.
London Bay Homes has perfected the art of bringing clients’ visions to reality since 1990. Named America’s Best Builder by the National Association of Home Builders, London Bay Homes has earned more than 400 industry awards. The company builds new luxury custom estates and multi-family homes, priced from $1 million to more than $15 million in many of the region’s most exclusive neighborhoods and communities.
For more information about London Bay Homes, call 239-298-7605 or visit www.LondonBay.com.