London Bay Homes has announced the $18.5 million sale of its luxury 7,640-square-foot home on Admiralty Parade West in Port Royal, Naples’ most prestigious neighborhood.
A California-based buyer responded to the home’s sophisticated style and idyllic waterfront location, with views across Admiralty Bay to Keewaydin Island. The custom-built estate was born of a developer-led creative dream collaboration with Jon Kukk Architecture & Design, Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design and Landscape Architect Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design.
“The creativity of this team elevated the possibilities for this exceptional homesite with a design that fuses the beauty of its stunning waterfront views with luxurious finishes, and quality architectural styling that is both timeless and contemporary,” said Mark Wilson, London Bay Homes president and CEO. “Even before the home was discovered by the client, our approach was to anticipate and beautifully fulfill every need and luxury element that would possibly be desired for this distinctive home.”
The five-bedroom, five full and two half-bath home showcases flexibility with a VIP guest suite, multifunction bonus room, and a pair of personalized studies.
London Bay Homes Vice President Steve Miller explained how the architectural and design teams worked together through the planning process.
“The power of London Bay Homes’ professional relationships truly flourished in this remarkable home,” said Miller. “When you have some of the best in the business all gathered together, in a truly collaborative spirt, the possibilities and creativity to explore every “what if” is endless. And at this price point, we weren’t afraid to push boundaries and try new elements that would resonate with a refined buyer.”
Kukk said he appreciated working as part of a team with passionate convictions about creating the best home possible. “It’s more fun collaborating with strength,” he said.
Kukk’s design employed a judicious selection of repeated elements, including articulated glass corner windows and dark-trimmed windows and doors, to provide continuity and dramatic counterpoint throughout the home. Wide expanses of glass throughout the home capitalize on the dramatic water views and create an interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Pivot doors from the dining room and a lift-and-slide pocket door from the great room offer a seamless transition to experience the outdoor living area envisioned by Architectural Land Design.
“We created defined spaces outside through elevation change and material contrasts,” said Andrea. “While the spaces seamlessly flow to the next, each dedicated area also fosters its own intimate setting.”
Italian porcelain floor tiles on an integrated pedestal drainage system design allow the entire pool deck to be on one level with the outdoor living space, without drains or sloping. “The vanishing edge connects the pool to the bay, bringing the water views to the foreground,” he said.
Scott’s sophisticated, clean-lined coastal interiors enhanced the easy elegance and inherent livability of the home, with neutral tones and modern touches that marry transitional detail and contemporary flair in a traditional-scale home.
“Each room is a balance of function, comfort and style,” Scott said. “For instance, we positioned the master bedroom to take advantage of wide water views through an expansive wrapped window, yet incorporated touch-control motorized blackout shades for added privacy. Even more stunning in this space is a must-see her closet that has been fully customized with a lighted gallery case crafted of Italian glass designed to showcase a Louboutin shoe or prized Birkin collection.”
“While the home is a luxurious design in one of the country’s finest neighborhoods, our desire was to make it a house that truly feels like a home,” said Wilson. “Amidst a backdrop of custom finishes and top-quality selections, the home embodies a warmth and comfort that creates the ideal setting for an upscale dinner party or a casual conversation after a day on the golf course.”
With Gordon Pass to the south, Naples Bay to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the home affords deep water access and world-class yachting and fishing with a dock to accommodate crafts of up to 36-feet. Beyond Port Royal, the new homeowners will enjoy destination dining and upscale shopping just minutes away at Naples’ historic main street, Fifth Avenue South, and the vibrant Third Street South, both offering a curated selection of upscale boutiques and acclaimed restaurants with outdoor dining among the palm trees.
Additional custom designs by London Bay Homes can be seen in private residences throughout Park Shore to Port Royal, including a new developer-led collaboration – a 6,569-square-foot luxury home at 4155 Cutlass Lane that once again combines the talents of the Admiralty Parade West team.
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