“When someone wants to purchase the home before it’s even done, I think that’s a sign we got everything right!” says Randy Frederick, sales professional with Florida Lifestyle Homes, about the Quail West Golf & Country Club home known as the St. Kitts. Originally a model, the home was purchased before completion and embodies Florida Lifestyle Homes’ fresh take on straight lines of the West Indies-style design. Bill Ennen, owner of Florida Lifestyle Homes, utilizes his own rich history with construction and in-house residential design team to, in his words, “…create brand new looks and designs.”
Ennen’s commitment to quality — not quantity — is sustained by his long-standing relationships with other talented industry professionals like Larry Norris owner of Norris Furniture & Interiors. Interior designers Luanza Maitland and Sydney Warren of Norris Furniture & Interiors, collaborated with Florida Lifestyle Homes to create this luxurious home inside and out. “The color palette throughout the home has the feeling of a watercolor painting. There are touches of silvers, grays, and soft blues with deep charcoals added for balance,” states the Norris Furniture & Interiors design team.
It is no wonder the to-be homeowners were taken at first sight! Natural light spills through the windows and sliders filling the interiors with warmth. The open floor plan effortlessly leads the eye across the cool, calming palette of the living and dining rooms, and on through large sliding glass doors that frame the outdoor living and multi-level resort-style pool. The kitchen — a chef’s dream — is fit with two islands and a generous butler’s pantry.
Massive sliding glass doors connect the indoors to the outdoor living, kitchen, and unique pool that stretches the length of the home. “For years and years, it has been a trademark of Florida Lifestyle Homes that we create the most unique ceilings and outdoor living spaces. It is often talked about during our showings and the annual Parade of Homes event,” Ennen mentions. And, the outdoor living spaces aren’t exempt from Florida Lifestyle Homes’ trademark ceiling stamp either; exquisite details are carefully designed for these outdoor spaces, too!
This home emits a peaceful and elegant atmosphere with details spanning floor to ceiling. Built by a team of passionate and inspiring professionals, the model home that sold itself exemplifies Florida Lifestyle Homes’ tagline, Some Dreams are Meant to be Built.
The serene colors in this great room are accentuated by the lighting details throughout the space. The up-lit ceiling tray lifts the eye to view the sparkling chandelier from Lighting First hanging over the sleek furnishings from Norris Furniture & Interiors. A backlit niche above the television creates dimension and visual excitement for this focal wall, showcasing a layering technique of silver metallic paint tones and textures with glass elements.
“This kitchen is truly a cook’s delight!” says Randy Frederick of Florida Lifestyle Homes. “The butler’s pantry has its own oven, warming drawer, dishwasher, working sink, and ice maker. It’s very, very spacious.” This brilliant kitchen dazzles the eye with a seamless view of the Atlantic Blue quartzite countertops and blacksplash from Discover Marble. Appliances from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery are inset to custom Oyster White cabinets, which provide a clean backdrop to this open and airy kitchen.
Light dances around the reflective surfaces in the dining room. The bar’s mirrored panels reflect natural light from the lanai, adding sparkle to the glistening Crystorama chandelier from Lighting First. Storage and style coalesce at the large built-in buffet and floating shelves that service the Lexington Home Brands dining table and chairs from Norris Furniture & Interiors.
Florida Lifestyle Homes’ craftsmanship elevates this room with the gracefully arced detail in the tray ceiling. The designers envisioned a peaceful feeling to flow throughout the home and they create that with the use of rich fabrics and sheer draperies. The custom Kravet drapery panels in Remi adorn the Alaskan Sky artisan finished walls specified by the Norris Furniture & Interiors team. Stylish comfort is created with a combination of custom and semi-custom bedding fabrics by Eastern Accents from Norris Furniture & Interiors.
This his and her master bathroom has a large 6-by-8-foot shower. The hexagonal tile border created in the flooring mirrors the hexagonal ceiling treatment — a Florida Lifestyle Homes signature. More so a work of art, the chandelier by Diamond Lighting from Lighting First is suspended in the center of the room. The view from the soaking tub from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery nestled in the bay windows makes it the perfect spot to unwind.
Opulence collides with the soft gray and silver color palette to create drama in this powder bath. The Alina Art Vessel sink in Crystal from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery appears to float above the granite counter top from Discover Marble. Light reflects off of the glass wall tile from the Surfaces’ Geo Collection in Let’s Go Crazy Gray. Faux finishing treats the rest of the wall in a silvery blue metallic. It wouldn’t be a Florida Lifestyle Homes project if the ceiling wasn’t elegantly detailed — even in a powder bath. The rounded ceiling houses a tubular glass chandelier from Lighting First that fills this sleek powder room with warmth.
Rivaling the size of the master bedroom, this guest room was, as Frederick puts it, “purposefully made comfortable!” Soft and warming finishes along with attention to detail make the perfect place to, “put your guests who you don’t want to leave,” continues Frederick. This luxurious guest room features a generous walk-in closet, floating bathroom cabinets, and custom frames around the bathroom mirrors. The focal wall showcases a painted shadow gap of 8-inch planks, highlighting the soft cornices in a dazzling Soma Stripe fabric by Fabricut.
The barrel curve ceiling adds height and interest to the study’s neutral palette. The contrast between the Oyster White shelving that is set atop the deep wall tone gives a sophisticated feel. The cabinets, in a Stonedust Dusk finish, anchor the room, while the floating Silestone desk in Calacatta Gold quartz from Discover Marble creates weightlessness — together they form a harmony of rich design.
The chevron pattern of this wood veneer wall treatment tantalizes the eye with movement and texture. This unconventional use of the bark from the Tung Oil tree frames the striking Leftbank wall art, titled Hidden Truth II, that hangs above the sofa. Silk draperies flank the large opening that stretch the view of this cozy den outwards. Ennen says, “It’s a private living space, fourth bedroom, man cave, secondary place to watch television, or kids hang-out!”
The outdoor living space was designed to mix comfort and entertainment. A variety of conversation nooks are arranged with purpose using uniquely shaped woven pieces. Laminated impact-glass doors by PGT Custom Windows + Doors connect the indoor living to the serene outdoor setting, landscape and pool. This large pool features a sun shelf with waterfalls, spa, and a vanishing edge.
This outdoor kitchen — equipped with seating for eight from Norris Furniture & Interiors, plus room for four more at the bar — is the perfect setting for year-round socializing. The island is the ideal spot to relax while the “chef” works at the 36-inch Artisan Professional grill with a built-in rotisserie from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Large ceiling beams on the covered lanai, as well as the pairing of wood and metal finishes, mirrors the refinement and style present in the interiors.
This captivating exterior grew from the collaboration of Florida Lifestyle Homes and Norris Furniture & Interiors. The lush, organic landscape balances the clean lines of this West Indies-style home. Large, undulating curves and flowering plants soften the contrasting stucco exterior in Sherwin-Williams Worldly Gray. The professionals at Florida Lifestyle Homes walked the generous 200-foot lot to find the perfect position for this 8,191-square-foot home.
Written by Rachel Seekamp
Photography by Blaine Johnathan
Luxury Home Builder & Residential Designer
Florida Lifestyle Homes
14311 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Norris Furniture & Interiors
5015 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103
Design Studio By Raymond
990 1st Avenue North
Naples, FL 34102
10002 Bavaria Road
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
38 Goodlette-Frank Road South
Naples, FL 34102
28001 South Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, FL 34134