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Unified Design

Designing a more than 13,000-square-foot forever home from the ground up over a three-year period was a true pleasure for Wright Interior Group. After working with the homeowners on their previous home, Creative Principal Nan Wright and Associate Creative Director Caitlin Heath were able to satisfy the husband’s love for geometric details and the wife’s appreciation for softer, organic motifs, all while creating a unified design showcasing a classic style with coastal accents.

Wright and Heath were involved in the design, specifying exquisite material selections from the start of the project. “We really wanted to make every area special,” says Heath. From the exterior’s custom mahogany entry door by New Erra Doors, to the interior’s Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring in their Giuseppina finish, every space fascinates.

“We use 3D renderings to illustrate the unique features we design,” explains Wright, “So, even in the planning stages, our clients can see a realistic photo of what each space will look like once it is completed.”

One particularly important detail to the homeowners: ensure the property’s breathtaking views would be enjoyed from all areas of the home. “The Bay appears to come right up into the foyer,” explains Project Manager Phil McHenry of Architectural Land Design, who worked with the homeowners and design team to bring everyone’s landscaping and outdoor living ideas to life.

The home’s exterior incorporates a range of design elements. “They wanted something a little different, not something ultra-modern,” explains McHenry, describing the home’s grand-yet-sleek façade. To the contrary, he says the outdoor living area feels “more playful and fun.”

One of Port Royal’s well-known builders, Andy Bringardener, built the opulent waterfront estate.

“This project is one that before you even start with a shovel in the ground, you just know the finished product is going to be spectacular,” says Bringardner, who attributes this project’s success to the team of professionals involved, stating they were, “a dream team.”

Another vital member of the “dream team” is architect Jonathan Kukk. “We worked really closely with Jon from the very beginning,” says Wright. “It was a really creative collaboration. He brought some ideas, we brought some ideas, and we were able to meld everything and make it all work.”

Every space was carefully considered to ensure each room was unique yet purposeful for the homeowners’ lifestyle, while cohesive to the overall aesthetic. “Our goal is to achieve optimal results for the client and exceed their expectations,” says Bringardner.

Wright agrees, “The whole team worked really well together to make all of the home’s unique features come to life.” And when this group of professionals refers to “the team”, they are including their incredible clients.

“When you have a client that is easy-going, enjoys all the details and special finishes you select,” reflects Wright. “It is simply the best combo,” Heath concludes.

*Feature cover image: This stunning waterfront home is artistic and inspired by the homeowners’ love for geometric details and organic motifs. Architectural Land Design incorporated lush, tropical landscaping with contemporary water features to bridge the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. Wright Interior Group and architect Jonathan Kukk designed this 9,778-square-foot under air Port Royal estate home constructed by builder Andy Bringardener, for their clients to enjoy year-round Florida living. The home’s façade, walkway, and entry columns are finished in natural stone — Mocha Créme and Ocean Reef -— and the columns are inset with bronze metal detail, all from DeMarco Tile.

Written by Emily Fitzgerald

Photography by Giovanni Photography

Interior Designer

Wright Interior Group

6001 Taylor Road

Naples, FL 34109


Landscape Architect

Architectural Land Design

2780 South Horseshoe Drive, Suite 5

Naples, FL 34104



DeMarco Tile

3527 Domestic Avenue

Naples, FL 34104


Design Studio By Raymond | Andersen Windows & Doors

990 1st Avenue North

Naples, FL 34102


Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

38 Goodlette-Frank Road South

Naples, FL 34102


International Design Source

6001 Taylor Road

Naples, FL 34109


Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring

2684 Horseshoe Drive South

Naples, FL 34104


Lighting First

28801 South Tamiami Trail

Bonita Springs, FL 34134


New Erra Doors

2787 North Airport Road, Suite 410

Fort Myers, FL 33907


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