Located in the Estuary at Grey Oaks, the classically elegant Calascio by Harwick Homes offers four bedrooms, four and a half baths within it’s 4,964 square feet of living area. Joe McHarris and his design team at McHarris Planning & Design created an open, flowing floor plan that showcases Harwick Homes’ relentless commitment to value, richness and beauty.
The moment one enters the Calascio’s foyer through double mahogany doors with decorative ironwork, the home commands attention. Numerous Harwick signature features are set in a California Wine Country themed interior designed by Collins & DuPont Interior Design. Natural light, gorgeous views and details that lure visitors from one area of the home to the next are found throughout.
The living room provides a gracious introduction to the Calascio. The space features a wall with three soaring arched windows that provide a see-through look at the spacious outdoor living area, spa and pool and Estuary’s award-winning golf course. This stunning window treatment is a Harwick signature. It is in keeping with what Florida is about – the outdoors, sunshine, blue skies and water. There are no heavy draperies to impede the view. Another Harwick signature is the exquisite molding detail that encases the window and transforms it into a work of art. An angled tray ceiling treatment has been executed with dry wall to provide an adaptation of a heavy timbered beam supported by corbels. The furnishings are transitional and include two Maitland-Smith replica chairs that are artsy and fun. A mission style fireplace has a beautiful wood mantle.
“When we design our homes, we work with the architect to establish an axis point from which architectural features draw you to the next room – that place where you first stand after entering,” said Harwick Homes Vice President Mark Smith. “When you enter the Calascio, you see a dramatic view through the highly detailed living room windows. From this point, you are drawn out to the pool and the amazing view beyond. To your right is the Master suite with an arched window looking out to a flowering tree. To the left, the gallery forms a view corridor leading to the dining room with beautiful windows and another view beyond. Along the journey to the dining room, you are further enticed to take in the views through the family room, kitchen and breakfast nook out to an expansive outdoor living area, pool and fireplace. These details and views establish and maintain the flow of the home.”
The Calascio’s spacious kitchen, breakfast area and joining family room share a large space that conveys the Wine Country feeling. The kitchen ceiling is a dry wall coffered ceiling with lineal timbered beams. Cabinetry painted in a light tone that closely matches the wall color contributes to the sense of space. A window is set over the stove to provide natural light. The kitchen is ideally suited to dinner gatherings. Generous counters, an island and a long peninsula offer segregated work space to allow food preparation and socialization in comfort. The peninsula is located adjacent to a wine area and bar that is part of the kitchen. Pecan finished cabinetry with decorative opaque glass fronts are featured above the bar.
Heavy timbered beams are set on the family room ceiling. The room’s color tones are a relatively neutral camel and sage-green accented by the corals, oranges and teals of a soft, cotton Schumacher tapestry on two comfortable side chairs. Arched openings on either side of a built-in lead to the living room. The tall built-in houses a television and features various niches for accessories and home theater speakers. The built-in has a comfortable design that works beautifully with the scale of the space. Its mission style feeling is consistent with the Wine Country theme of the home. Tile insets have been placed across the top and offer an interesting detail.
The Calascio is designed to open the doors and windows and have a marvelous cooking experience! The kitchen, breakfast area and family room open to an outdoor living area measuring over 1,200 square feet that includes a fully equipped kitchen and two seating areas furnished with outdoor wicker. A fireplace provides a wonderful gathering spot for conversation and enjoying the expansive golf course view. An intimate pergola with chaise lounges is positioned on the opposite side of the pool immediately adjacent to the master bedroom.
The intricate, three layer coffered ceiling catches the eye upon entering the master bedroom. The king-size bed and nightstands are set in a niche that compliments the ceiling. Furnishings throughout the room are transitional. The neo-classic bed, Regency leather chair and dark-toned nightstands play well against the camel colored walls. Sliders provide access to the pergola outdoors.
“The Calascio residence at Estuary at Grey Oaks is another Harwick Homes masterpiece,” said Todd Kendall of The Lutgert Companies. “The beautiful floor plan is designed to blur the lines between indoors and outdoors. The transition from one space to the other is seamless. A large outdoor living and grill area are perfectly suited to the Estuary lifestyle and offer fabulous views of Estuary’s award-winning golf course.” The Calascio is offered by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, a division of The Lutgert Companies.
“At Harwick Homes, we have found that today’s luxury home buyer is most interested in value, classic elegance and livability,” said Mark Smith. “The desire for the more complex, elaborate homes that were built throughout Southwest Florida in the recent past has diminished to a degree for a large segment of the market. With the Calascio, our intention was to build a home with Mediterranean characteristics and elegant features and finishes at a reasonable price point for the Estuary community. It has been built to Harwick’s long standing and quality driven specifications, including all concrete, sealed envelope construction. It is an ideal home for those intent on enjoying both the casual elegance and charm of Southwest Florida’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle and the prestige of Estuary at Grey Oaks. This is a home to be enjoyed.”