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London Bay Homes Excels at the 35th Annual Aurora Awards with its Naples FL Homes

by Gina Watters
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London Bay Homes strives to create the finest luxury homes in Southwest Florida by focusing on each individual homeowner and creating a custom home that speaks to their tastes and personality.  On July 29, 2016, our efforts were recognized and honored with seven home building excellence awards received during the Southeast Building Conference’s 2016 Aurora Awards ceremony.

The SEBC is the largest building industry trade show in the southeast and honors architectural design, interior design, and planning excellence for companies throughout the Southeastern U.S. and Eastern Caribbean.  One of our luxury home communities received the award for Best Community Site Plan and many of our custom Naples FL homes received Aurora Awards for architecture and design.  However, the biggest winner of the evening was the stunning Chelston model home located at 631 Broad Court in Old Naples just blocks from the city’s downtown area and famed beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.  The two-story, single family home brought home four distinctive awards, including the Golden Aurora for Best in Show for Best Single Family Detached Home - 4,000 to 5,000 square feet, A Grand Aurora for Best Single Family Detached Home - 4,000 to 5,000 square feet, the Aurora Award for Best Bath over $2 million, and the Aurora Award for Best Interior Merchandising of a Home over $2 million.

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Designed by London Bay Homes and Romanza Interior Design, the Chelston features 4,227 square feet of luxury living space designed to mirror the area’s carefree lifestyle with West Indies architecture and an Old Florida-inspired interior design.  Some of the highlights of the beach-style residence include three bedrooms and three-and-one-half bathrooms, a study, formal dining, a grand kitchen, breakfast nook, and a great room that serves as the perfect open gathering space for friends and families alike, especially with the large transom windows that let in natural light to invigorate the home.  The second floor of the home features 1,245 square feet with two bedrooms with private full baths and walk-in closets, and a loft with a wet bar and undercounter refrigerator.  The home features clean-lined dark walnut wood furniture that complements the neutral backgrounds, as well as provides the perfect base for the bight interior design accents.  Melissa Allen of Romanza Interior Design has made the West Indies home pop with vibrant colors such as rain forest citrus, teal, coral, butter, and eggplant.

The Chelston’s design also allows for a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor spaces with multiple exits in the home that lead you to the majestic outdoor living area.  The first is through double doors in the master suite that lead you to a private patio adjacent to the raised spa and the second is through pocketing sliding glass doors in the great room and the sliding glass doors in the breakfast nook.  The outdoor space is filled with trellises, built-in planters, and a secluded fire pit, as well as outdoor living and dining areas with resort-style chaises, a fully equipped summer kitchen, and a custom linear pool accented with moon-hued brick mosaic glass tile with a dark Tahoe blue interior.  These areas, plus the entryway and two-car garage allow for more than 5,000 total square feet.

Custom Homes: The Anguilla in Old Naples

Other luxury Naples FL homes recognized during the 2016 Aurora Awards were the Anguilla in Park Shore for Best Single Family Detached Home - 3,500 to 3,999 square feet and the Capriano in Mediterra for Best Custom Home - 4,000 to 6,000 square feet.  Mediterra also received the Grand Aurora Award for Best Community Site Plan.  Learn more about these award-winning floor plans and community.

London Bay Homes is proud to continue the tradition of building exquisite, award-winning Naples FL homes in luxury home communities and be listed among the industry’s “best, brightest, and most innovative architects, designers and builder/developers,” as described by Aurora Award Chairman Drew Smith of Two Trails.

Download our brochure to learn more about our design and build process for Naples FL homes and many others throughout Southwest Florida.  You can also schedule your tour of the Chelston model home to secure your slice of paradise in an award-winning model.

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