2012 : Home Tours

Contemporary Fusion

When the new owners of a Lake Drive residence in Naples turned their home over to interior designer Kara Hardt, they had only two stipulations. First, after living in a traditionally furnished home up North, they were looking for a change…Entire Article and Video

French Flair

Since 1982, Freestyle Interiors in Bonita Springs has been furnishing award-winning homes in Southwest Florida. The firm brings their design excellence and construction experience to each project and facilitates the design of each residence from the ground up…Entire Article and Video

Gracious Mediterranean

Nature provides a tranquil backdrop for a gracious estate residence within the Osprey neighborhood at Estuary at Grey Oaks. Designed in the Mediterranean tradition, the home’s cobblestone drive and landscaped courtyard lead to beveled glass doors…Entire Article and Video

Continental Style

When asked by longtime friends to assist with a full-scale renovation of their 19th floor end-unit condominium, the sun swept view from their Cap Ferrat home in Pelican Bay provided a majestic starting point for Swiss interior designer Roland Wyss…Entire Article and Video

Cipriani Villa

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…Entire Article and Video

Naples Chic

Together, Steve Cantera and Greg Griffin of Foresite Homes bring over 45 years in construction and real estate experience to their clients. Cantera facilitates the design and development tasks while Griffin manages the construction processes…Entire Article and Video

Gulf Gardens

Close to the stunning sands and glistening waves of the Naples shoreline is a masterpiece of architectural detail and design by BCB Homes. This “tour de force” is one of several homes selected to be on the 2012 Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour on February 4th, 2012. The Tour has become one of the hottest tickets in town, and this year is its 58th annual event…Entire Article and Video

Grand Scale

For the tasteful, retired entrepreneur with a passion for architecture and gardening, the estate at the edge of Robert’s Bay on Marco Island had magnetic appeal. He discovered the property in the late 1990’s and fell in love with the three acres of lush tropical gardens and the wide expanse of direct pristine water front…Entire Article and Video

Beachfront Luxury

Acknowledged as one of the world’s premiere boating and beachfront communities, Port Royal has come to define Naples’ heralded upscale lifestyle. Michael and Lorrie Lavery have tipped the area’s luxury scale even higher with the creation of a 20,075-total-square-foot masterpiece situated directly on the glittering waters of the Gulf of Mexico…Entire Article and Video

Transitional Elegance

Somewhere between traditional and contemporary lies a design choice that is actually the best of both worlds and one of the most popular with today’s style-savvy homeowner. It is called ‘Transitional’ and it borrows the shapes, textures, and colors from both the classic and the modern. It is quintessentially ‘right now’…Entire Article and Video

Home Reconsidered

In Southwest Florida, the requirements of second homeowners often change over time. Many move to Naples, love the lifestyle, and opt for a larger home…Entire Article and Video

Free Formed

The adventure started 3 years ago. That’s when architect Roger Kraft and his associate Adam Roberts of Roger Kraft Architecture met with a couple from Kansas City who had purchased a 7,400-square-feet penthouse residence in The Brighton at Bay Colony. Roger had worked with the owners on their Kansas City home…Entire Article and Video

Moving Forward

In some quarters, high-rise residences are perceived as homes that, while attractive, offer less square footage than single-family living spaces. That’s not necessarily the case. In fact, some of the newer high-rises in Southwest Florida actually offer more square footage than many single-family homes…Entire Article and Video

Family Focus

In some quarters, high-rise residences are perceived as homes that, while attractive, offer less square footage than single-family living spaces. That’s not necessarily the case…Entire Article and Video

Florida Style

When builder Mike Assaad, President of Waterside Builders and Matthew Kragh, President of MHK Architecture & Planning first saw the three-tiered 1930’s buildings for sale in Old Naples, they knew they had the perfect developing partner for them—past client Kristen Williams Haseotes….Entire Article and Video