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Waterfront Wishes

A family focused lakefront retreat

When you find the perfect community with outstanding amenities and a dynamic lifestyle, you never want to leave. That is the case for the owners of this new two-story estate home at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. With an expanding family of grown children, new spouses, and new grandchildren coming to visit, the couple felt they had outgrown their original Miromar Lakes’ home. They selected a waterfront homesite a few streets away in the community’s exclusive Sorrento enclave to build a larger family-focused retreat.

“The clients requested a comfortable, spacious home that accommodated them seasonally, and allowed family and friends privacy while visiting,” says architect John Cooney of Stofft Cooney Architects, adding, “They assembled a great design team and Gulfshore Homes executed a wonderful, traditional home that they will enjoy for many years.”

Gulfshore Homes, a preferred builder at Miromar Lakes, wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to work closely with the owners, strategizing elements of design and lifestyle to deliver a home of quality, comfort, and livability.

“This is a family home; it was fun to build. We had to take into consideration the kids, grandkids, what the family growth would be, and how they would live in this house. It was a team effort; we were involved in every aspect of it, sketching things up on the way, taking the owner’s ideas and putting them on paper and turning it into reality,” says Gulfshore Homes director of construction Matt Schull.

Interior designer Kristin Lyons also consulted on such things as tile layout, ceiling details, and the overall cohesiveness of the owner’s choices for lighting, interior paint, and tile. “Kristin was great to bounce ideas off of and get confirmation that our choices were all tying together,” says the owner.

While the home was being built, the owner curated a collection of furnishings found in galleries and showrooms from New England to Florida. Gulfshore Homes’ project manager Jessica Bradford worked closely with the owner on the kitchen design, bathrooms, flooring, and furnishings throughout the home.

“Jessica was invaluable throughout the process,” praises the owner. “She was an incredible help to me and was involved in all aspects of the construction and final completion of this home. Having her by my side was immeasurable. Working closely with her was a home run!”

Gulfshore Homes’ President Steve Watt notes that the company’s personalized commitment and on-site attention is a hallmark of Gulfshore Homes reputation, “Our team’s experience and attention coupled with the trust, cooperation, and great decisions from the owners, made this a very memorable project.” And ultimately transformed the owners’ ideas into a home that truly grants their waterfront wishes.

Situated on the waterfront at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, this stately home captures the classical elegance of the British West Indies-inspired style. The two-story six-bedroom residence features more than 8,000 square feet of living space with a private backyard boat dock.

A wrought iron embellished glass door leads to a wine room cleverly designed in the space under a traditional grand staircase with dark wood treads and stair runner to soften the climb.

The great room’s dual seating areas accommodate many guests. Closest to the kitchen, a quartet of deep aqua upholstered club chairs is grouped around a Bernhardt coffee table. Two nailhead trimmed ivory sofas and a pair of metallic finish whimsical polka dot upholstered chairs sit nearest the fireplace atop an area rug from Designers’ Rug Center. The two spaces are connected by matching Visual Comfort dual-caged polished nickel lantern fixtures from Lighting First suspended from the beamed ceiling. The foyer artwork from a New England gallery is positioned above a custom-designed Century Furniture Bridgeton credenza.

The Tradewind Designs kitchen features Wood-Mode Brookhaven cabinetry in Nordic White on the perimeter cabinets and Dark Lager finished cabinetry on the quartz-topped center island and in the working kitchen. The same white finish is used on the wet bar cabinetry with lighted uppers and display shelving. A trio of inverted glass and polished-nickel pendants from Lighting First are suspended from the beamed ceiling detail, illuminating the island workspace.

The club room opens via Andersen Window sliding doors to the outdoor living space and water. Furnished for family living, an Arhaus denim covered sectional affords durable seating for TV viewing. The Olhausen shuffleboard and billiards tables from Zing Patio provide fun for all ages. The Tradewind Designs bar area repeats the kitchen’s Nordic White Wood-Mode cabinetry. Two Arhaus pub tables take advantage of the lake views.

Peaceful gray-blue hues in the custom master suite bedding draw upon the water outside. The traditional Hickory Chair bed is complemented by Henredon side tables with dresser. An Arhaus sofa situated in the window alcove delineated by crisp moulding detail is a sunny spot for reading.

The Nordic White Wood-Mode cabinetry from Tradewind Designs in the master bath features a square-edge recessed door. A hatched tile design inlaid into the marble flooring is repeated in the glass-enclosed shower. A freestanding sculptural tub positioned under the window complements the room’s simplicity. California Closets designed the home’s storage spaces including the his-and-her walk-in closets in the master retreat.

The steps and hallway leading to the bunkroom create a functional place for kids to hang wet pool towels. A window wall provides a flood of natural light on the crisp white shiplapped wall.

One of the builders’ favorite uses of space, the bunkroom takes advantage of the square footage over the garage to provide a gracious, lively hideout for visiting grandchildren. Four Thomasville twin beds dressed in a nautical theme are cleverly positioned to maximize the open area.

With a 700-acre lake at your disposal, the outdoor areas of the home are designed to take advantage of the waterfront lifestyle. A dining area for ten, sofas, and fire pit from Zing Patio are protected under the covered living space with automated shutters. Chaise lounges surround the pool and spa for leisurely relaxation after a day of boating or fishing.

Written by Lisa Mishler

Photography by Lori Hamilton

Andersen Windows

100 4th Avenue

Bayport, MN 55003


California Closets

2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 810

Naples, FL 34109


Designers’ Rug Center

732 Ninth Street North

Naples, FL 34102


Gulfshore Homes

8891 Brighton Lane, Suite 101

Bonita Springs, FL 34135


Lighting First

28001 South Tamiami Trail

Bonita Springs, FL 34134


Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club

10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard

Miromar Lakes, FL 33913


Stofft Cooney Architects

633 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 300

Naples, FL 34102


Tradewind Designs

2800 Davis Boulevard, Suite 112

Naples, FL 34104


Zing Patio

15495 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 107

Naples, FL 34110



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