Speculative Perfection: A Modern Take on Coastal Living
Located in Park Shore, this four bedroom, four and two half bath home is a fantastic example of the beautiful work Borelli Construction of Naples produces. Built as a spec home, the interior and exterior both feature a modern take on the much loved coastal design so popular in Naples. From top to bottom, every detail has been thought of thanks to Parker Borelli’s keen eye and expert design knowledge honed through a lifetime of family experience that stretches back to the 1970s in Naples. “This is something that sets us apart as a builder as we are able to assist our clients from start to finish including the interior design choices in their new home,” explains Borelli.
The exterior is a prime example of modern coastal design thanks to the architect, Weber Design Group. The home features composite materials which have been painted to give the home its coastal look while creating an exterior that can withstand the elements in Southwest Florida. The grey concrete tile roof matches the single entry brick driveway which has been squared off to keep the home’s overall feel more modern. While the home maintains a monochromatic color scheme, Borelli decided to give the exterior a pop of color through the rich mahogany doors and the bright blue decorative shutters above. Soffit lighting enhances the architectural details and the tropical landscaping completes the front of the home.
In the foyer, the soft, driftwood-inspired floors from Naples Flooring Company have been laid in a chevron pattern. The beautiful design of the front door is the perfect introduction to the craftsmanship found throughout the home. Extra high baseboards signal quality, custom design. In the ceiling, levels of crown molding create an intriguing pattern which also hides the air conditioning grills. A chandelier by Visual Comfort & Co. illuminates the elegant accent table and modern art.
The home office is located off the foyer through double entry glass doors, and the vaulted ceiling is the focal point of this comfortable space. The beams and crown molding used in the ceiling add visual depth and detail. A dark fan emphasizes the height of the room and the space is finished with accents of vibrant blue and rustic touches thanks to the mix of metal, wood, and the hide rug.
Open Concept Accessibility
“Open concept living is so popular here in Naples, so we created a home centered around the great room and an easy transition to the large outdoor living spaces,” says Borelli. The kitchen, dining room, and bar are all conveniently accessible for easy entertaining. Crisp white and grey are enhanced by royal blue accent pillows and dark wood and metal tables. On the far side of the room, the bar, stained to match the kitchen island, boasts two wine refrigerators, sink, and plenty of storage for bar items. The beautiful ceiling details found in the foyer are extended to the great room while LED lights and a chandelier by Visual Comfort & Co. set the mood for all occasions.
The kitchen is always a wonderful place to gather and this home’s large island offers plenty of prep space and is topped with leathered Taj Mahal quartzite. The same stone is used on the perimeter countertops but has been given a polished finish. On the island, the slab is thicker so the edge of the stone has a more dramatic effect. Double stepped shaker style cabinets which reach the ceiling with backlit glass inserts are complemented by a marble tile backsplash. According to Borelli, small things, like the placement of outlets, can make a huge difference in the look of a kitchen. “You won’t see the outlets in this kitchen and that’s because we chose to hide them under the cabinets. That allowed us to preserve the clean lines of the beautiful backsplash.” The kitchen also features a walk-in pantry, two dishwashers, a microwave drawer, and a gas range. All appliances are top of the line courtesy of Subzero and Wolf.
The home’s split floor plan gives the master bedroom its own wing for additional room and privacy. A standout feature of the extra-wide master is the large sliding door which opens to the pool and private seating area with fireplace. The vaulted ceiling with beams is impressive but is softened thanks to the relaxing colors chosen for this room. Hidden tilt plantation shutters are more modern while still in keeping with the home’s coastal look. “We pride ourselves in our attention to detail,” says Borelli. “We added reading lights over the bed which can be individually controlled for maximum comfort and, while it’s a small feature many people wouldn’t think of, they love once they see it’s an option.”
Asian statuary marble facilitates tranquility in the master bath. Dual vanities flank the floating tub by Avanity and offer storage towers, modern light bars, and crown molding. The glass-enclosed shower features dual-controlled rain heads by Kohler and is flooded with natural light from the large window. Glass panels at the top of the shower can be opened or closed to create a steam shower effect.
The home’s lanai is anchored by natural shell stone laid in a french pattern which pairs well with the stained cypress ceiling. The outdoor kitchen’s leathered granite counters offer a durable surface for al fresco cooking. A teak furniture seating area with clean lines and modern appeal is a perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing evening outside. Across the pool, a fireplace with stacked stone wall is the focal point directly off the master. Pocketing doors across the back of the home create a seamless indoor/outdoor living environment. Screens roll down covering the lanai’s openings for protection from bugs and the weather.
The pool is a true oasis with sparkling glass tiles and lush tropical landscaping. A three-sided spa floats in the pool with recessed can lights and soffits which create evening ambiance. The sun shelf with two bubblers is ideal for catching some rays. The lanai also features an outdoor shower and a separate fire pit area for maximum outdoor enjoyment.