McGarvey Custom Homes’ Cipriani villa model in La Caille at Quail West evokes the experience of staying at a tropical resort. Designed by Rich Guzman at R.G. Designs, Inc., this exquisite residence features 2,965 square feet under air, including three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and a study. The tropical style interior created by Edgar and Tiffany West of the East Indies Home Collection is meant to live in harmony with nature and provides the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that Southwest Florida residents crave.
La Caille is an enclave of single-family villa residences created by McGarvey Custom Homes. Six La Caille floor plans include single-story residences, two-story homes with elegant balconies and terraces, and a courtyard design with an inviting outdoor living area and spacious cabana.
“La Caille offers home sites with breathtaking views and dimensions that allowed the creation of a truly unique custom villa product,” says John McGarvey, President of McGarvey Custom Homes. “There are beautiful side-load courtyard garage door entries. Because of the depth of the lots, there is more covered space for maintenance-free outdoor living. When people walk into a La Caille villa, we want them to envision their lifestyle. We’ve given great attention to the proportion of the rooms and placed great importance on the kitchen, main living space and master suite.”
“With the Cipriani, our intention was to create a villa residence with features typically found in a larger home,” says Guzman. “When you approach the residence, a tower with an arched gated entry and a wall with an arched detail provide visual interest and a sense of mystery. The Cipriani has been positioned on the site to maximize the view from a very large outdoor living area that is designed to maximize the enjoyment of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.”
The gated entry opens to the Cipriani’s welcoming courtyard that serves as both an attractive entrance and a comfortable outdoor living area. The courtyard features tropical plantings, a fountain, an art-glass sculpture from Bali, a fire pit, and resin wicker furnishings, all of which encourage restful contemplation.
Once inside, the West’s attention to true tropical elegance is evident in the luxurious fabrics and warm spice colors of the design palette. Soothing colors highlight the view with tones of natural leaf and palm green, rich nutmeg, cinnamon, and spicy russet. Furnishings have been chosen to include the finest makers, such as Century, Henredon, Theodore Alexander, East Indies Home, and Joseph Charles Patio.
A study with hand-scraped plank flooring is off the foyer. An East Indies hand-carved teakwood St. Bart’s writing table gives the space a masculine feeling. The desk has a rattan inset and is topped with glass. A pair of Theodore Alexander distressed dark walnut bookcases are scaled to the room and feature arched openings, paneled backs and lighted shelves. An armchair in front of the writing table repeats the cinnamon, saffron and leaf green stripes found on the custom silk draperies.
The kitchen’s raised panel cabinetry is medium-toned with a dark glaze. A subway tile backsplash runs above granite countertops throughout, while a copper finished pot rack over the cooktop adds an ironwork detail. The large island has stainless-steel sinks and a raised bar with four East Indies, hand-carved, solid teakwood barstools modeled after stools from the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
“McGarvey likes to stay a step ahead of everyone else with their kitchens,” states Clay Cox, owner of Kitchens By Clay. “The quality of their cabinetry and their attention to detail reflect that approach. The raised-panel cabinet doors have details around the edges. All of the drawer fronts are made to match the cabinets, so they are raised panel as well. Luxurious five-and-one-quarter inch crown molding around the cabinets and soft-close drawers are included. All of the cabinet material is stained the same way at the same time by the same manufacturer and delivered to the job site together. Everything is consistent and flows together beautifully,” concludes Cox.
The Cipriani’s great room is defined by a wool rug in soft brown tones. Matching muted-gold linen wingback chairs have charcoal grey raised stripes and whitewashed legs. A chocolate and cream linen sofa is simple, comfortable and low to provide good site lines. Circular end tables with marble tops and ginger jar lamps flank the sofa. The sofa is accented by leaf-green velvet and Thai silk cream pillows. A rich chocolate brown silk modified wingchair chair with a lotus print has a hint of gold.
The master suite rivals accommodations at an exclusive resort on Nevis or Barbados. The color palette includes sand, gold and blue. From the crisp silk bedding, to the lush Jim Thompson silk cream draperies, the fabrications are luxurious. The lake view from the carved light walnut four-poster bed evokes the feeling of waking on a private island. The bed is topped by a gold and white Dupionni silk bedspread that has a bit of organdy and a muted gold stripe. Rich gold Jim Thompson silk pillows provide stunning accents.
Dark walnut cabinetry in the master bath is topped by granite countertops with gold and light brown tones. The wallpaper is a natural linen color with cream and a medallion print. Chiseled Travertine flooring has been honed and set on the diagonal. The walk-in shower has an arched entry encased with marble, 20-inch chiseled Travertine flooring and a six-inch onyx basket-weave listello on the wall.
A spacious lanai off the great room provides a view of an expansive lake, fountain and the finely manicured golf course. Tall trees line the fence behind the home and contribute to a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor dining or enjoying the sculptural free-form pool and spa. The outdoor kitchen area has teak cabinetry, butterfly granite countertops, a large grill and a wine cooler.
“The La Caille villa residences are a perfect addition to the offerings at Quail West,” states Cheryl Deering, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Quail West Realty. “The floor plans have a spacious feeling and suit the Quail West lifestyle beautifully. This is a unique, wonderfully finished villa product with outstanding features.”