For luxury homebuyers, the prospect of enjoying an integrated, seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle in Naples’ temperate winter season climate has long held great appeal.
The lure of indoor/outdoor living has been especially strong at Mediterra, a 1,697-acre gated community two-miles north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Parkway in North Naples where bringing the indoors out and the outdoors in is part of the day-to-day living experience. As literally thousands of homebuyers discovered during Mediterra’s 2018 Model Home Showcase that concluded last weekend, London Bay Homes has taken the concept of indoor/outdoor living at Mediterra to an elevated level. From its innovative architectural designs, to its captivating interiors by Romanza Interior Designs, stunning covered lanais overlooking Mediterra’s spectacular tableau that include outdoor kitchens and spacious dining and conversation areas, and custom pools by its award-winning Acquatico Pools design company that are surrounded by expansive pavered decks and include captivating fire and water features, London Bay continues to provide the type of indoor/outdoor lifestyle Mediterra residents crave.
“The indoor/outdoor lifestyle is a strong point of conversation during the design development phase of any project under the London Bay Homes umbrella,” said Jennifer Stevens, Senior Design Director at Romanza Interior Design. “How and how often the space will be used, the number of people the outdoor spaces need to accommodate, lighting, air circulation, various activities, lifestyle preferences, and finishes and furnishings are all discussed early on.”
More than 60 purchase opportunities remain available in Mediterra. Available choices include London Bay’s new collection of furnished models, as well as home sites showcasing water and preserve views. Purchasers of homes by London Bay are eligible to secure a full golf membership immediately rather than being placed on the membership waiting list as a Limited Golf Member. London Bay Homes, an award-winning homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than three decades, manages all new home construction sales and marketing for Mediterra. Three of London Bay’s eight models that are open for viewing and purchase at Mediterra feature pools by Acquatico that were named recipients of 2018 Design Awards from the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA). The FSPA Design Awards program recognizes the top designs in pools, spas, and water features.
London Bay’s outdoor living and outdoor kitchen designs are consistent with widely held design trends that embrace cleaner lined aesthetics. Durable materials are incorporated in the designs along with a variety of finishes that satisfy both form and function considerations. Naturekast cabinets, a resin product that is available in a wide variety of door styles and faux wood textures, are a popular choice for outdoor kitchen designs. Danver by Brown Jordan, a line of stainless steel cabinetry, is available in a variety of powder coat finishes. Brushed steel, Sapien stone, Dekton, and Geoluxe slab materials can be used outdoors and offer a variety of visually quieter outdoor countertop textures and a more modern approach than many of the natural marbles and granites that have long been in vogue. A wide variety of outdoor fireplaces available from Brown Jordon, Cooke, and Eco-Smart are available in modern styles. Fire has become a favored accent in outdoor living area designs and can be incorporated in the form of poolside fire and water bowls or specialized post lights from Tempest Torch. These and an extensive selection of other materials are integrated by London Bay’s design team to create an outdoor environment that flows seamlessly from the indoor environment.
“The continuity of the design theme and the materials included in the outdoor living area design is extremely important,” said Stevens. “As designers, we consider the interior and exterior spaces as one cohesive element rather than two distinctly separate entities. We’re able to achieve that cohesiveness through the use of materials that have similar textures, colors, and tones, but not necessarily by using the exact same materials or colors. Furnishings in the indoor and outdoor areas need to complement one another in terms of layout, the number of pieces, and the color palette.”
Central to the inviting indoor/outdoor lifestyle created by London Bay that is cherished by Mediterra residents is the look and feel of each home’s pool and deck design. London Bay’s Acquatico Pools company has established a tradition of award-winning excellence in pool design. Priced at $1,960,000 fully-furnished, London Bay’s three-bedroom, three-and-one-half bath Bettina villa model in Mediterra’s Cabreo neighborhood offers 3,102 square feet under air. The Bettina presents an open plan with a great room, dining room, and an island kitchen with a pantry and a cafe area. The outdoor living space includes an optional outdoor kitchen. Acquatico Pools received a Silver Award in the 2018 FSPA Design Awards competition for the Bettina model’s pool design. Soothing lighting, colorful planters, and a stunning water and fire feature are included in the design.
London Bay’s Capriano and Catalina models are open and available in Cortile, an estate and single-family villa home neighborhood. Priced at $3,675,000 fully-furnished, the four-bedroom, four bath Capriano’s 4,493 square-feet under air floor plan includes a great room, a wine bar, and a library that opens to an outdoor living and kitchen area. A large custom pool that won a Silver Award in the 2018 FSPA Design Awards competition includes a cascading waterfall fountain, sun-shelf, spa, and a captivating lighting design. A fire pit offers a perfect gathering spot. An open staircase ends at a wet bar positioned to serve a second-floor lounge and a guest suite with a balcony, while a sun deck offers a view of the pool and a preserve.
Priced at $4,250,000 furnished, the two-story, 5,288 square feet under air, Catalina model features a great room, an island kitchen, and a café. The café opens to an outdoor living space with an outdoor kitchen, an island bar, and ample seating while overlooking a resort-style pool, spa, and fire pit. The pool design by Acquatico Pools won a Bronze Award in the 2018 FSPA Design Awards competition. In addition to an L-shaped pool and a soothing spa, the design includes a sun-shelf and playful water spouts. The master suite’s sliding glass doors open to a private trellis and patio, while the master bath features a garden shower. The first floor also offers a formal dining room, bonus room and two guest suites. The second floor includes a loft, wet bar, a third guest suite, and a sunset overlook with an outdoor fireplace.
Visit the Mediterra Sales Center at 15836 Savona Way off Livingston Parkway two miles north of Immokalee Road. The Sales Center and model residences are open daily. Visit Mediterra online at MediterraNaples.com.