Urban Retreat: A New Look for Old Naples
The Poinciana Cottage represents a new design aesthetic Naples has not yet experienced. Located on 6th Street, right off 5th Avenue South, the cottage’s urban décor and loft-like feel fits perfectly into this downtown space. Warm woods, unique stone accents, Old Chicago-style brick, and dark mullions come together to create an environment that blends the best city of living with the relaxed Naples style people love and expect when buying a home like the Poinciana Cottage.
The cottage is the middle home in a line of three unique properties by developer Kristen Williams. Williams has managed to create a feeling of history and established design with this project, and it’s not unusual for passersby to take photos of the homes thinking they are walking past historic Naples cottages. Although this is a brand new build, the unique elements woven throughout the interior and exterior of the home gives it a timeless feel. “There is a history to this space,” explains broker Mary Katherine White, who co-lists this home with Chris Wells of Olde Naples Real Estate. “A Naples pioneer and artist moved from England and settled on the property in the 1940s. He began painting when 6th Street was just a swamp and Naples didn’t yet boast one of the best downtowns in the county. This artist left a visual heritage in his art studio which was located at the back of the property.” Williams moved the studio and 2,000 of his paintings to the Collier County Museum before the unredeemable houses were torn down. Now, this crisp new home is standing tall and proud, adding to the beauty of downtown Old Naples.
This home is for sale for $4,399,000. Contact Olde Naples Real Estate for more information.
Photography by Michael Owen.