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Featured Mediterra Homes: Delight in the Soothing Sights and Sounds of the Catalina

by Arelys Alexander

London Bay Homes has recently started construction on a single-family home in Cortile that offers two stories of picturesque views with water features to delight your senses.

The Catalina is an estate model home and represents one of the few remaining opportunities in the maintenance-free villa and estate home neighborhood of Cortile.  The relaxing experience of one of London Bay Homes’ newest Mediterra homes begins in the brick detailed arched entry tower that is exquisitely framed with landscaping and two fountains on each side of the walkway.    These engaging landscaping and design details guide you towards the 10-foot double glass-and-wood framed doors to enter the home and hint at the peaceful aquatic nature of the Catalina.  The home itself features 5,288 square feet under air with an inviting open floor plan blending the great room, kitchen, and café.  From the café, large bonus room, and master bedroom, homeowners and guests can access the 950 square foot outdoor living area which provides a peaceful gathering place to enjoy the beautiful Southwest Florida weather with resort-inspired linear pool with a sun shelf, a raised spa with spillover, and a fountain in a master private garden area near a raised fire pit.  The outdoor living space also includes dining and sitting areas, and a summer kitchen with an island bar.

These exterior details rest adjacent to the estate home’s preserve and golf course views for a magnificent and complete outdoor experience of nature and water.  Imagine yourself stretched out near the pool or fountain, listening to the gently lapping sounds of water while catching up on the latest news, reading your favorite book, or just absorbing the natural sounds of the world around you.  All of this and we still haven’t entered the home.

The Catalina follows the Mediterra homes trend of exquisite outdoor living.

Cross the threshold of the Catalina and you’ll find the open space for entertaining  on the first floor, as well as a formal dining room and two guest suites with en-suite bathrooms to join the great room, kitchen, café, and bonus room.  The kitchen invites culinary masterpieces with a freestanding island with sink and dishwasher for prepping and clean-up, as well as a six-burner stove top, a state-of-the-art steam oven, and a separate refrigerator and freezer.

The master bedroom is located on a private wing of the first floor opposite of the wing with the two guest bedrooms.  This private space will revitalize you with sliding glass doors that open up the bedroom to a private patio with a landscaped cedar trellis and a private garden and outdoor shower enclosed by screen walls and an aluminum trellis.  For those opting to shower inside, the master suite will accommodate you with a large bathroom featuring dual vanities, a freestanding tub, and a double-entry walk-in shower.  The master bedroom also includes dual closets.

The second floor of the Catalina offers additional spaces for relaxation and entertaining with a loft, wet bar, and third guest suite.  The loft will feature built-in cabinetry and sliding glass doors that lead out to a special design feature of the home called the “sunset overlook.”  This balcony just outside of the loft was designed to envelop you and your guests in a private area perfect for watching the sunset, gazing at the stars, or taking in the beauty of the nature preserve and golf course fairway views.  On the rare occasions when the temperature drops to below our comfort levels, an outdoor fireplace will create warmth and add to the balcony’s overall ambience.

The four-bedroom, five-bath Catalina estate home built by London Bay Homes will be available for viewing in November 2016 following the furnishings and finishes created by the award-winning team at Romanza Interior Design.

Contact us for more information on the Catalina or view our other Mediterra homes for sale for additional options in Mediterra living.

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