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London Bay Homes Honored with 8 Sand Dollar Awards for its Luxury Model Homes

by Arelys Alexander
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Members of the London Bay Homes team recently attended the 2017 Sand Dollar Awards hosted by the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) to receive recognition for their luxury model homes in Naples FL.

Every year, the CBIA comes together to recognize member builders, developers, remodelers, interior design firms, and other professionals in the industry that have delivered excellence in building, design, and marketing.  Out of 12 entries by London Bay Homes, Romanza Interior Design, and Acquatico Pools, the luxury home builder and its partners brought home eight Sand Dollar awards.  These awards included the best in architecture, home design, outdoor living, and the coveted Community of the Year award for Mediterra Naples, an award the community has now received 11 times.  Find your dream home among our luxury model homes and communities in Naples FL.

The Claremont in Old Naples Florida

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  • Product Design of the Year Single Family Homes $5,500,001+
  • Interior Design of the Year Single Family Detached Homes $5,500,001+ (Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design)
  • Best Outdoor Living Area Over $50,000 (Acquatico Pools)
  • Best Kitchen Design Over $250,000 (Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design)

From home design to outdoor living and everything in between, the Claremont luxury single-family home in Old Naples Florida was the star of the evening with four Sand Dollar awards recognizing its exquisite design.  This stunning award winning home in Naples Florida is located at 271 First Ave. N., just one block from the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and minutes to fine and casual dining, high-end shopping, quality theatre and arts, and world-class culture at Fifth Avenue Shops.  The luxury home was designed to encompass every aspect of the Naples lifestyle with a contemporary coastal architecture from London Bay Homes and a midcentury and modern classic interior design theme from Michael Scott, including a palette of ivory, ocean blue, charcoal, and mocha.  The grand home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two-half bathrooms in its 5,900 square feet of living space, as well as a picture-perfect outdoor living area with a large sundeck surrounding the custom lap pool and raised spa, an outdoor living room with a fireplace, and an adjoining al fresco dining space with a summer kitchen that brings the total square footage to 7,618.

Schedule your tour of The Claremont in Old Naples Florida.

The Bettina in Cabreo at Mediterra

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  • Interior Design of the Year Single Family Detached Homes $1,750,001 - $2,000,000 (Luann Powers Gliwski of Romanza Interior Design)

The harmonious combination of colors, textures, and materials chosen by Luann Powers Gliwski won over the CBIA judges when they visited The Bettina villa home in Mediterra.  The interior design scheme filled with shades of blue and taupe, white and beige backgrounds, and gunmetal, nickel, and light wood finishes creates a relaxing and inviting atmosphere throughout the 3,100 square foot home and allows for homeowners and guests alike to feel as if they have arrived home.

Schedule your tour of The Bettina in Cabreo at Mediterra Naples, located just a short walk from the community’s formal Parterre Gardens with lush flora, multiple water features, relaxation benches, and walking paths.

The Catalina in Cortile at Mediterra

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  • Interior Design of the Year Single Family Detached Homes $4,000,001 - $4,500,000 (Jennifer Stevens of Romanza Interior Design)

The Catalina represents one of the very few remaining luxury model homes in the coveted Cortile neighborhood in Mediterra Naples, and was designed to create an inviting open floor plan blending the great room, kitchen, and café.  A second floor offers homeowners and guests additional spaces for relaxation and entertaining with a loft and a “sunset overlook,” which is a balcony just outside of the loft with a fireplace and a gorgeous view of the sky, the preserve, and the golf course.  Jennifer Stevens elaborated on this peaceful home design with a contemporary aesthetic blending rustic and eastern influences punctuated by Asian-inspired accessories and shapes that brought additional life into the space. 

Schedule your tour of The Catalina in Cortile and discover the tranquil and alluring home you’ve been seeking.

The Capriano in Lucarno at Mediterra

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  • Best Master Suite Under $50,000 (Jennifer Stevens of Romanza Interior Design)

The Capriano model home in Lucarno at Mediterra is your oasis of relaxation from the hectic schedule of everyday life with a well-thought-out two-story design, a breathtaking outdoor living space that frames a custom pool and spa, a lake, and Mediterra’s Parterre Gardens, and a soft contemporary look designed by Jennifer Stevens that completes the ambience of this four bedroom, four bathroom luxury villa home.  The award winning master suite in the Capriano is set at the back of the home to take advantage of the lake and garden views and exudes a zen-like feel with a light washed-wood dresser and shagreen accented nightstands on each side of the upholstered headboard encrusted with black nickel nail-head trim.

Schedule your tour of The Capriano in Lucarno to find your award winning home design in Naples FL.

Mediterra Naples

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  • Community of the Year Over $1,000,000

Drive past the gates of Mediterra and it will only take a moment to realize why this luxury home community has been honored with the CBIA’s Community of the Year award an amazing 11 times.  Among its nearly 1700 acres, you’ll find beautiful, lush parks, landscaped streets with Mediterranean charm and sophistication, and no more than 950 condos, villas, and single-family homes.  Miles of walking and bicycling paths connect neighborhoods and parks, while members enjoy 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, a private Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico, a Sports Club with a full calendar of fitness activities, tennis, and fine and casual dining at its elegant Clubhouse.  The Clubhouse employs a full professional staff that also keeps everyone entertained with a regular schedule of unique activities.  Mediterra also offers a private Beach Club on the white sandy beaches adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico.  The 10,000 square foot, two-story club has an elevated swimming pool, casual indoor and outdoor dining with a full bar, and valet service for beach chairs, umbrellas, and beverage and food menus.

Schedule your tour of Mediterra Naples and you’ll wonder how you could have ever lived anywhere else.

London Bay Homes has had the honor of building the finest custom homes and luxury model homes in Southwest Florida for nearly 30 years.  Contact us if you are ready to find your award winning home among the many luxury homes for sale in Naples FL, or simply download our brochure to learn more about London Bay Homes.

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